April 2022 articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done Monday, April 4.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Development News April 2022

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• Milltowner update
• Bonny Slope Estates application submitted
• Estates at Leahy Park application approved
• Catlin Gabel expansion
• Village Baptist school expansion
• Saltzman Road Apartments approved

Where the sidewalk starts: Washington County pedestrian facilities

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Because there has been confusion and frustration among neighbors recently over what the county requires in the way of “road amenities,” we asked Melissa De Lyser, Public Affairs and Communications Manager for the county’s Land Use and Transportation Department, to give us a rundown on what the county requires in various situations.

Cedar Mill News’ News April 2022

• More new tech for CMN?
• Changes to our publishing schedule
• Comments and membership
• Can you cover a “beat?”

Business News April 2022

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• Second Edition Resale
• Open a youth account at Sunset Credit Union and earn up to $50!
• Mother’s Day discount at Les Couleurs De Provence
• Irene’s Foot Care: Sandal Season is approaching!
• Cedar Mill Farmers Market
• Skyline Memorial Gardens Easter Service, funeral planning events
• Village Gallery of Arts News and events
• The Importance of Movement for Managing Parkinson’s

CPO News April 2022

• April meeting: Candidate Forum
• Land use and your CPO
• Neighborhood meetings
• Development applications
• CPO March Meeting Summary

Bend like a willow

Willows are ecological heroes when it comes to providing habitat and support for wildlife year round. They help reestablish vegetation, especially along riverbanks and flooded or burned areas. And they are a vital source of food for all kinds of wildlife, in particular as a host plant for many, many types of caterpillars. You may not be the biggest fan of caterpillars, but birds are.

School News April 2022

• Interested in PreK at Bonny Slope Elementary?
• Kindergarten Orientation at Bonny Slope Elementary
• New BSD Superintendent
• Sunset Principal leaving for LaSalle

Garden News April 2022


• Master Gardeners’ Education Garden is worth a visit!
• Gardeners, landscape professionals, farmers invited to Soil School
• Five Oaks Garden Club plant sale
• Aloha Garden Club plant sale
• Tualatin SWCD Spring workshops
• East Multnomah SWCD workshops

Hard-working ornamentals!

We all know (or should!) that pollinators are essential for growing our food. As we begin a new gardening season, let’s take a look at some of the flowers that support insects, birds, butterflies, and other species that do the work of pollination.

TriMet redistricting proposal lumps us in with downtown! Comment now…

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All three scenarios lump our area together with the northwest and southwest Portland (downtown), with the Willamette River as a dividing line. The transit needs and deficiencies of people in the Tualatin Valley are quite different to those areas, so people interested in transit may want to attend an Open House and/or provide feedback by April 15 by emailing or calling 503-238-7433 (RIDE).

Park News April 2022


• Register for summer programs
• Westside Trail pedestrian bridge update
• Sentinel Plaza transitions to WashCo Parks/Beaverton
• Volunteer While You Enjoy the Spring Weather!

Library News April 2022

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• For Kids
• For Teens and Tweens
• For Adults

Community News April 2022


• Student Academic-Contests for Grades 1-12
• Ask WCSO
Neighborhood Ready? How to win friends and survive a disaster!
• SAMBA Can and Bottle Drive
• Summer childcare help from WCK
• Inside WashCo Shows
• Events at The Reser
• Old Wood Stove Turn-in Event
• Donate a bike to Free Bikes for Kids
• Registration for WashCo Bikes Saddle Up Summer Camps is now open!
• Driver’s Ed for Cyclists
• Legislative Town Hall
• State of the County 2022
• Artist Mingle
• Earth Care Fair
• Call for Beaverton Night Market Vendors
• Public Affairs Forum
• Viva Village April activities
• Everyday Choices Can Improve Your Odds