October 2022 Articles

The print and PDF versions of this issue will be done by Tuesday, October 4.This is a placeholder to separate issues…until I figure out how to add a proper line (and we’re working on that now!)! Read the articles by clicking on the titles!

Aura Aesthetics

Aura reception area

Suzanne Jagger and her staff want you to feel comfortable as soon as you step into the Aura medspa. “Come as you are,” is more than a slogan. They even welcome well-behaved kids. “We will always encourage our clients to bring in their kids instead of missing their appointment,” says manager Savannah Yates.

Development News October 2022

• Peterkort Rock Gym
• Starbucks
• Cedar Hills Apartments approved
• Redevelopment of former Hall Street Grill
• Gas station next to a wetland up for consideration again

Beavers: nature’s firefighters!


Smokey the Bear may be famous as the animal who helps prevent forest fires, but North American beavers, Castor canadensis, are much better at fire prevention.

CPO News October 2022


• October CPO 1 meeting agenda: Election Forum!
• Neighborhood Meetings
• September 2022 Meeting Summary

Business News October 2022

• Open House dinner for Estate Planning Questions
• CMBA Meeting
• Oregon Potters Association Fall Fair at Cornell Farm
• Village Gallery of Arts October Events
• Look-ahead to the housing market through 2024?
• Wow and Flutterville childcare open house
• Celebrate International Credit Union Day!

School News October 2022


• New Sunset Principal Elisa Schorr
• New boundary between Bonny Slope and Findley elementary schools
• Proposed levy renewal added to the November 8 ballot
• Beaverton School District awarded funding for a new electric school bus

WashCo News October 2022

• County rolls out new website design
• Boards & Commissions vacancies
• Sign up for WashCo alerts
• HHS promotes Repair Fairs
• WashCo awards $2M to hire community health workers and improve COVID-19 health literacy
• Help your community access free interpretation for government-funded services

4-H in Washington County

4-H robotics

The four H’s stand for Head, Heart, Hands and Health. Throughout the 100+ years of 4-H, Oregon State University Extension professionals and devoted adult volunteers have been on the cutting edge of education with experiential learning—”learn by doing.” During the 1918-19 school year, Oregon became the first state to offer 4-H in a metropolitan area. Portland-area school grounds were used for the first victory gardens in World War I with help from 4-H.

Update to public safety radio communications system

The radio system serving most law enforcement and fire/Emergency Management Systems (EMS) agencies of Clackamas and Washington County was upgraded to a digital system in January 2022.

Park News October 2022

Abbey Creek Park concept plan

• Community meeting for future dog run
• Abbey Creek Park concept plan• Volunteer for a THPRD advisory or budget committee
• THPRD winter term registration
• FREE fitness in the park
• Basketball leagues starting soon!
• Looking for spooktacular Halloween happenings?

Garden news

tree planting

• Fall planting gives trees a head start
• From Seed to Shining Seed: How restoring diversity will save us all

Library News October 2022

zombie plushies

• All Ages
• Kids
• Teens & Tweens
• Adults
• Visit Second Edition Resale for Holiday must-haves
• October Writer’s Mill

Community News October 2022

kalapuyan land

• Skyline Grange Garage Sale
Treekeepers’ Fall Color photo contest
• Specialty bikes at the ReStore
• Indigenous Peoples Day
• Clean Water Services leaf disposal and food drive
• Emergency Preparedness Fair
• Booverton Halloween Festival
• 101 Extraordinarily Awful & Truly Terrible Ways to Die (In One Night)
• Who’s ready for Halloween?!
• A Spooktacular Blood Drive
• SHS Grad Party Holiday Pie Sale
• SHS Climate Change Club Recycling Drive
• Bottle & Can Drive
• Sunset Classic Marching Band Competition
• Metro transportation online survey
• TriMet survey and open house
• October events by Viva Village
• October happenings at The Reser
• Public Affairs Forum
• Cedar Mill Scouts, Troop 207
• Your organization could receive up to a $5,000 grant!
• Organizing for Caregivers with Whitney Zeigler