December 2022 Articles

Everyone’s invited to join us to light up our first ever Cedar Mill Holiday Tree! Click on the poster for more details!

The people behind The News

This month, Cedar Mill News wants to celebrate all the hard work that makes this community newspaper possible. The News wouldn’t happen without the local community members who put in the hours to serve the Cedar Mill Area.

Habitat protections take another hit

Rapid development in Washington County has taken a toll on the large, mature trees that have made it such an inviting place to live.

A recent application in Cedar Mill was submitted and approved by the County. This 15-home, four-acre development is in a protected Significant Natural Resource area (SNR).

WashCo News December 2022

• Law enforcement collaborates with Jiffy Lube to deter catalytic converter theft
• Auditor report critical of county efforts to diversify advisory boards 
• New Commissioner Districts adopted
• Town Hall December 6
• Special Recycle+ string lights collection

Holiday News December 2022

• Cedar Mill Holiday Tree
• Insomnia Holiday Makers Market
• 12 Kegs of Christmas
• Christmas tree recycling supports Scout Troop 207
• Holiday Service of Remembrance
• Portlandia Brass Ensemble – Let’s Do This! Holiday

CPO News December 2022

December meeting: Beaverton Education Foundation; State Senator Elizabeth Steiner

Road News December 2022

• Snow removal response times may increase due to operator shortage
• Tolling Ahead for I-5 & I-205

Business News December 2022

• 77 Fitness opens December 6
• Sunset Credit Union teams up with Family Promise of Washington County
• ASL Classes
• DuFresne’s 19th annual Free Brakes
• Mild Recession Forecasted for 2023
• Village Gallery of Arts News
• Grand Central Bakery Cedar Mill new hours!
• Catlin Gabel offers arts programs for the community
• North Beaverton Ski and Snowboard bus
• Dine out and donate
• Healthy pets through the holidays
• Generosity – The Root of Great Leadership

Opinion: Re-Imagining the Hillsboro Airport

According to a Feb. 14, 2021, Oregonian article, “The Port of Portland is considering a major overhaul…the restructuring is part of a sweeping philosophical shift away from facilitating trade for powerful business interests to a ‘shared prosperity initiative’ intended to spread the wealth to people of color, the poor and the marginalized. In some cases, that could mean selling off profitable operations in order to pursue these new, broader aims, which are taking root amid a resurgent civil rights movement.”

Community News December 2022

• COVID-19 resources undergo transition
• Local Organization helps our neighbors in need
• Light Up a Life: Care Partners’ Service of Remembrance 
• Learn and enjoy dances from around the world!
• December Viva Village events
• Afterschool Is Cool! Poster Contest
• PlanetCon returns!
• WashCo Bikes clinics

School News December 2022

• BEF funding benefits all Cedar Mill schools
• Fourth Annual Beaverton School District Walk + Roll Art Contest
• BSD public outreach
• Oak Hills Scholastic Online Book Fair
• ACMA Restaurant Night Fundraiser
• Sunset HS Marching Band Bottle & Can Drive 
• Deadline extended to apply for Language Arts and English Language Proficiency Project Team
• PCC bond will benefit Rock Creek campus

Garden News December 2022

• It’s ivy pulling season! 
• WCMGA presents three classes in December 
• Leaves: Bring ‘em or leave ‘em
• 10-Minute University offers videos and more

Library News

• Holiday Book Sale 
• Winter Reading Challenge: Winter Nights & Cozy Reads 
• Annual Kids’ Books Fundraiser 
• Events for Multiple Age Groups 
• Kids 
• Teens & Tweens 
• Adults

Park News December 2022

• Winter Registration is Here!
• Holiday Gift Card Drive Underway
• Winter Break Camps
• Letters to Santa
• Personal Training Available at THPRD