Local artist working as contact tracer

Chris Kondrat is a popular local artist and long-time member of Village Gallery. We learned that she joined the team of contact tracers working to stop the spread of COVID-19 in the county, and wanted to bring you her story.

July 2020 COVID-19 in Washington County

Face Coverings Required Statewide Effective July 1st
Governor extends state of emergency to September 4
Testing sites
Washington County offers a second grant opportunity for small businesses
Washington County funds Business Recovery Centers
Employment in Washington County

WCSO email hack

On June 11, someone sent out an email to the Washington County Sheriff’s Office newsletter email list. The message contained a reference to an incident at the jail in 2018, along with a video clip.

CPO News July 2020

CPO July meeting
Changes proposed for County Charter would remove “Ordinance Season” and change how Commissioners are paid
Leadership changes at county

CMN News

You may not know this, but the Cedar Mill News is put together using the help of amazing community volunteers and student interns. This month, in the spirit of graduation, CMN would like to share a little bit about our student interns!

Development News July 2020

McDaniel commercial property sold, plans unknown
Development proposed for home site in Bonny Slope West
Construction beginning for Kirkland development

Were Portland’s founders drunk when they laid out the Multnomah/Washington County border?

Since lockdown, I’ve been using Google Earth to take virtual tours of the world. In so doing, I noticed that Multnomah County’s western border is quite odd. Zigzaggy, if that’s a word. Were our founders drunk when they laid it out or what? —Desktop Globe-Trotter

­­Cedar Mill and Bethany Library news

Holds service turned on
A new system for contactless pickup
Library programs and events

History in the News

The Cedar Mill Historical Society has a treasure trove of local stories, photos, and even a few artifacts, and we have wonderful plans for bringing them to the community. What we need are a few good folks—like you?—to join our Board of Directors to help us achieve our goals.

ODA continues multi-year effort to eradicate Japanese beetle

The Japanese beetle is an invasive insect that has been causing large-scale destruction to garden plants and agricultural crops in the Eastern and Midwestern United States. If this beetle establishes in Oregon, it would be a serious threat to our thriving nursery, turf grass, and specialty crop industries.

New Beaverton City Charter approved by voters

Beaverton voters approved a new city charter during the May 19 election. The Beaverton Charter of 2021 went into effect on June 18 and becomes operational on Friday, Jan. 1, 2021.

Helen Fohl 1920-2020

Helen Lorrine Fohl was in her 100th year, just two months shy of celebrating her first century, when she passed away. Her loss to the Ackerly left empty shoes just too large to even try to fill. Her wonderful wit, her wise insight were blessings to us all, noted one neighbor. She added, “I shall miss you more than anyone could know.”

Community News July 2020

Cedar Hills Ready says know your neighbors
Looking for an After School Care Provider for School Re-Opening?
TVF&R burn ban in effect
Red Cross Blood Drive
Catlin Gabel and partners improve habitat
Inside WashCo Radio
TVC helps theater groups, shares online arts and culture events
PCC Music
Viva Village news
Census update
Gender Euphoria virtual exhibit

Business News July 2020

Second Edition opens for Sidewalk Sales!
Cedar Mill Farmers Market
Is your business affected by COVID-19?
Catlin Gabel offering adult craft programs
Village Gallery of Arts News
Cedar Mill Business Association
Ohana Luau at Fieldstone Cornell Landing
Explore The Ackerly from home