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Volume 8, Issue 8


August 2010

Cedar Mill Business Association Member News

yellow dressDress your girls in the colors of Provence

Les Couleurs de Provence is having a sale on all their lovely summer dresses. $25 for sizes 6, 12,18 months, 2, 4, 6, 8-years. They are 100% cotton, machine-washable and in the vibrant and cheerful colors of Provence! Find them at the Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market every Saturday, or contact Mireille Nett at 503-679-1681.

Burnt Ends’ new team member—John Roberts introduces their newest team member, a beautiful new grill on wheels, at the Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market. John and Laura drove to Iowa to pick up this beauty, which was a gift from a benefactor who believes in their BBQ! Be sure to sample its output on Saturdays at the Market, and at the Cedar Mill Cider Festival in October.

dogsHot Dog Wagon visits Banner Bank

Visit Banner Bank at 3180 SW Cedar Hills Boulevard on Tuesday, August 10 from 11 am – 2 pm for free hot dogs and balloons for the kids. Branch Manager Amanda Martinez says, "It is a customer/community appreciation day to thank everyone for their banking relationship and welcome any non-customers to come out and have lunch with us to check us out."

Westside Music School adds new instructors

Director Claudia Reinsch is happy to announce that two new instructors have been added to the Westside Music School Staff.

Woodwind instructor Eric Jordan graduated with honors from Beaverton High School and Indiana University. Eric played saxophones and participated in concert band, marching band, and jazz bands and orchestras in high school and college. Since graduating, Eric has played woodwinds (sax, flute, and clarinet) in several bands and orchestras, including 3 years on the Royal Carribean Cruise Lines. He has been teaching since 2005. Recently relocated to Oregon, vocal instructor Charlotte Conley has taught for many years in the Sacramento, California area.

The music school is now enrolling students for the fall term in piano, vocal, saxophone, clarinet, and flute lessons, as well as early childhood music and movement classes. For more information, call the school office (503) 626-7181 or check the website

sunset logoSunset Animal Clinic introduces VetStreet Pet Portals

VetStreet Pet Portals is an online service that allows families to manage their pet’s health care online. Ask us questions or communicate your concerns via Pet Mail – an easy –to-use messaging system available only from your Pet Portal. Our staff monitors Pet Mail each day that we’re open for business and will make sure your questions are answered quickly.

Other services include: Remind yourself with an email when to give that heartworm or flea preventive tablet. Medication Minders make it easy! Order refill of prescriptions and special diets— even when we’re not open. Request an appointment or boarding reservation. Print your pet’s vaccination record or other information from your Pet Portal. Use PetNotes to easily create and print pet health care instructions for pet sitters or kennel staff when your are out of town.

Coming soon to our community – VetStreet Pet Portals from Sunset Animal Clinic, 14740 N.W. Cornell Road in the Oak Hills shopping center. Call 503-690-8249 or visit their website, for more information.

Annual Summer Clearance Sale at Second Edition

Begins Friday, August 6 and Ends Saturday, August 14. Everything in the store (excluding soccer shoes and selected items such as furniture) will be:

  • 25% OFF August 6-8
  • 50% OFF August 9-12
  • 75% OFF August 13
  • $7 Bag Sale on August 14

The bag is $7. Everything you can fit in the bag is yours!

Shop early for the best selection. The shop will be closed on Sunday, August 15 for cleaning and restocking. Re-opening at noon on August 16 with Fall Fashions & Back-to-School merchandise. 

Second Edition is an ongoing fundraiser for the Cedar Mill Community Library Association. If you’ve never been in, we encourage you to support your local library while saving money on great buys on new and gently-used items, clothing, art, jewelry, and collectables.

Silvercreek Falls, by Melody Cleary

Village Gallery News

Melody Cleary is a local Beaverton artist who has been juried into many local art shows and exhibits. Her August show will feature acrylic landscape and nature themes. She finds inspiration in the beauty of Portland and surrounding area waterways, ponds and waterfalls. Melody has a special gift for painting water, water patterns and the reflections created by the surrounding environs. The August group show with featured artist Melody Cleary opens on August 10th and runs through September 4th.

This fall, join one of our art classes to re-spark your creativity and explore something new! Drop into the gallery (just next door to the Cedar Mill Library) at 12505 NW Cornell Road or find our class schedules on our website at The gallery is open Tues.-Sat. from 10am-4pm and Sunday from noon to 4pm.

Ballet Summer Camp attracts young dancers

In July, Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy held their first summer camp at their new studio in Cedar Mill. Artur Sultanov, Artistic Director of the Academy and current lead dancer of the Oregon Ballet Theatre, was the instructor.

Children travelled from faraway places such as Tacoma, Astoria, Salem, and Gresham for this exclusive opportunity to train with Mr. Sultanov. One student even commuted daily from the Oregon coast to attend this week-long summer intensive. Mr Sultanov’s reputation—both as a dancer and teacher in the Portland Metro area—has attracted many aspiring dancers to his new studio on NW Cornell Rd. These young students who ranged in age from 10-19 took a master workshop in ballet technique, pointe, jazz, Russian Character, and Contemporary ballet with live drum accompaniment.

Mr. Sultanov and his wife Cynthia (co-founder of SRBA) are excited to be a part of the Beaverton/Portland arts community. The school is currently accepting students for their Fall dance program. For more information, visit The school is located near Bales Thriftway at 12849 NW Cornell Road.

falafelPars adds items to lunch menu

Pars Market is now serving freshly-made falafel and gyros sandwiches in addition to their delectable chicken and beef kabobs. Gyros—fresh slices of a lamb-beef mix combined with tomato and tahini sauce in a pita pocket, are served with taboulli salad. Delicious home-made falafel (crunchy fried vegetarian chick-pea patties) are tucked into pita with tomato, onion and tahini sauce and served with tabolli. Sandwiches are only $5.95 each, and are served Monday-Friday from 11-2. On these lovely summer days, you can enjoy your lunch at one of their sidewalk tables at 12923 NW Cornell.

Sunset Credit Union in industry news

Sunset Science Park Federal Credit Union, and their online applications, were the subject of a feature article in the national CU Times newspaper. The paper noted that the CU has its own iPhone app, along with a full-featured web interface that allows customers to do most banking tasks online. The small (2000 member) credit union has been able to offer these features by partnering with other small companies who provide the technical savvy. Read the article at (search for Sunset) or get a reprint at the CU.

gelato loungeFrozen delights at Gelato Lounge

Newly opened Gelato & Yogurt Lounge offers self-serve frozen yogurt with dozens of toppings, and handmade Italian ice cream in their delightfully decorated shop in the west end of the Safeway shopping center. Welcome them to the community during their Grand Opening August 12-14 with live music and art. And fight fans, join them for a free UFC fight night (Silva vs. Sonnen) on their bigscreen on August 7 with any purchase.

Mikes’ can power you up

Mike’s Auto Parts now carries a wide variety of batteries for many applications. From motor homes to mobility carts, computer backup batteries to, of course, car and truck batteries of all sizes, their affordable line of batteries will keep your juice flowing. Come into Mike’s in the Milltowner Center at Saltzman and Cornell to feel the power.

Register now for Fall OCAC Community Programs

Oregon College of Art & Craft’s Studio School adult program, Art Adventures classes, and Teen Workshops offer an exciting array of classes and workshops for all ages in an inspiring setting. Scholarship assistance is available. Find out more on their website: Click on the Community Programs link.

Cornell Family Medicine online

Cornell Family Medicine is excited to announce the launch of its secure web portal. Now patients of Dr. Robert Barlow will be able to use the website to access their medical records, view their test results, and send secure messages regarding prescription refills, follow-up questions, and referral requests.

The goal of the website is to improve patients’ access to care and information while decreasing the need for follow-up visits. New patients are welcome to register for the website once they have scheduled their first appointment. For more information, visit or contact the Cornell Family Medicine office at 503-352-0211.

Right at Home offers Lifeline with AutoAlert

Lifeline with AutoAlert features the only pendant-style help button that can automatically call for help if a fall is detected and a senior is unable to push the help button. According to an internal laboratory study of simulated falls, Lifeline with AutoAlert detected 95 percent of many types of falls and had a low rate of false alarms.

Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma, as well as injury-related deaths. Close to 50 percent of seniors can’t get up from a fall without help, and lying on the floor for an extended period of time can lead to serious complications, including: pressure ulcers, muscle necrosis, dehydration, hypothermia and pneumonia.

Lifeline with AutoAlert is designed to help reduce the risk of long lie times. If a fall victim receives help more quickly, that may reduce emotional distress and potential costs of extended treatment, rehabilitation and supported living.

With AutoAlert, if a fall is detected, subscribers receive quick access to assistance even in situations where they can’t push their button, for example, if they lose consciousness, become immobilized, forget to push their button or won’t push their button because they feel they can manage the situation independently. Just as important, the service can provide added confidence and peace of mind to the 22 million seniors who fear falling.

“One of the greatest threats to seniors’ health is falls and associated injuries,” said Grant Hamilton. “For about the cost of a cup of coffee a day, we are proud to give seniors in our community a meaningful and needed service, allowing them to have the confidence to continue to live in the homes they love, knowing that they can get help when they need it.” For more information about Lifeline with AutoAlert, please call 1-800-372-4127.

Virtue of the month: Grace

Grace is our connection to the Divine, a sense that we are loved and provided for in all circumstances. It is opening ourselves to bounty. Grace inspires us to give unconditional love to others. When we are gracious and elegant, others are drawn to our company. With grace, we can turn every communication and relationship into a thing of beauty. We grow in grace when we treat others with dignity, kindness and exquisite courtesy, and whenever we forgive. As we connect deeply with grace, we become the presence of grace to others.

For more information about the Virtues Project see

Summer Camps are offered at Sunset Presbyterian Church.

Sunset Kids Camp will be held at the church Tuesday, August 17 through Friday, August 20.

Aye Pirates, Mr. J is sailing back this summer with his Pirate crew! Games, grog, crafts, REC time, awesome worship, live dramas, and new friends!! 1st-5th Graders meet 9-Noon and 4-5 year olds meet from 9:15-11:45am. All are welcome to register at




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