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Volume 11, Issue 8  
August 2013


August 2013 Business News

New Post Office hours

The USPS Contract Station at Bales Thriftway is now open Monday-Friday 8:30-6 and Saturday 9-3. More convenient hours for all of us!

Virtue of the month: Dignity

“Dignity is a sense of worthiness and respect. It comes from remembering who we truly are and our purpose for being. When we are mindful of our own dignity, we hold ourselves with self-esteem, respect and simple confidence. We move and speak in a graceful manner. We avoid actions that cause us to feel ashamed. When we value each other, we honor our Creator.

The Practice of Dignity: I know my own worth. I carry myself with respect. I keep myself free of shame. I value all people. I avoid mistreating others. I act honorably. I honor everyone’s rights.” From Virtues Reflection Cards, written by Linda Kavelin Popov; Contact Delaram for more information about 2013 Virtues Day Camp and training in your neighborhood:;

Weekend Yoga Retreat

Join Nina Pileggi and a small group of yoga students for a weekend getaway on the Nehalem River, October 18-20, 2013.They will be staying at Sandy Crinklaw’s Coastal Mountain Sport Haus, located near Mist, Oregon, just 50 short miles from Beaverton. All levels of students are welcome to join the retreat. The cost of the retreat includes six delicious meals (dinner Friday evening through lunch Sunday morning), eight hours of yoga instruction and lodging in the carriage house or in the lodge. During the ample free time you can sit and read on the porch, hike or bike, or visit downtown Vernonia. Sandy has also added a mineral water soaking tub! For more information, visit

cigarsAshton Cigars

Cedar Mill Liquor and Cigar is excited to announce a new line of Ashton cigars available at their shop. Ashton is one of the most prestigious cigar brands in the world, and Cedar Mill Liquor has worked hard to go "direct" with them. The individual brands are Ashton, La Aroma de Cuba by Ashton, and San Cristobal by Ashton.

Cedar Mill Liquor is located in the Sunset Mall, 13528 NW Cornell. Visit their website for more information: or call 503-626-2611.

Free Music Class

For students and parents thinking about beginning music lessons, Westside Music School, 1800 NW 167th Place, #110, is offering an opportunity to experience a free music class on Saturday August 24. Age-appropriate class activities include singing, rhythm, movement, ear training, keyboard/ piano, and an introduction to music reading concepts.

Class sizes are limited, so call 503-533-5100 for the schedule and to reserve your spot in an age-appropriate class for beginners of all ages: Toddler Tunes (ages 1-1/2 – 3), Music in Me (ages 3-5), Harmony Road (ages 5-7), Young Musician (ages 6-8), Keyboard Prep (ages 8-12), as well as Musical Moments for teens & adults. A free short informational meeting for parents will also be held.

Show Your Card and Save

The UPS Store® located at 10940 SW Barnes Rd, along with The UPS Store locations across the country, has teamed up with AAA to offer valuable discounts to AAA members through AAA’s Show Your Card & Save® program. AAA members that visit the The UPS Store can save 15% off the full retail price of eligible services and products, while saving 5% on shipping costs.

In addition to domestic and international shipping, The UPS Store offers full-service packaging; digital printing and online printing; black-and-white and color copies; document finishing (binding, laminating, etc.); printing services (business cards, letterhead, rubber stamps, etc.); notary; custom crating and shipping for large items (furniture, artwork, motorcycles, etc.); mailbox and postal services; office and packaging supplies; and more.

The UPS Store is open 9 am-7 pm Monday to Friday, 9-5 pm on Saturday, and closed on Sunday. For more information, call 503-646-9999 or visit our website at

Home Banking with Sunset Credit Union

Sunset Credit Union, a not-for-profit financial institution serving just Cedar Mill businesses, residents and their family members, recently upgraded their Home Banking system. The upgrade, combined with their free apps for iPhones, Android SmartPhones, and Kindle Fire, allows their members to conduct a variety of transactions, get account balances, and find their nearest ATM using just about any type of mobile device.

“We may be one of the smallest credit unions in the nation, but we’re also one of the most technically advanced,” said Rhonda Baggarley, President of Sunset Credit Union. “Our members have access to some of the most cutting-edge products and services out there. We’re proud to be able to provide our members with financial tools that even the big banks don’t have yet.”

If you live, work or attend school in Cedar Mill, Sunset Credit Union may be a good banking option for you. Visit or stop by their office at 1100 NW Murray Blvd., to learn more.

Cedar Mill HealthSource provides screenings to benefit students

A new school support program founded by HealthSource Chiropractic and Progressive Rehab® will provide funding for local schools, while helping to relieve pain-related issues for students and members of the community.

The program will provide free community health screenings in exchange for minimum $10 donations to Sunset High School. The free health screenings (a $189 value) will help track down even the smallest amounts of pain, including low back pain, headaches, neck pain, shoulder or arm pain, bulging or herniated discs, leg pain, numbness and more. Even X-Rays will be included if necessary.

To learn more about the program, or to schedule an appointment, call 503-746-5085 today. Or schedule your appointment online at The offer concludes August 31.

According to statistics, more than 3000 children each year require emergency room visits for backpack-related injuries. Thousands more are treated for headaches, neck, and shoulder problems related to improper backpack usage.

Improper backpack use can also lead to poor posture and scoliosis. Younger children may be especially at risk for backpack-related injuries because they're smaller and may carry loads that are heavier in proportion to their body weight. Also, backpacks with tight, narrow straps that dig into the shoulders can interfere with circulation and nerves. These types of straps can contribute to tingling, numbness, and weakness in the arms and hands.

palmVillage Gallery of Arts

August’s featured artist Marcia Petty’s mixed-media pieces reflect the reduce-reuse-recycle mantra—each piece features one or more items she has found, collected, bought at non-profit fund-raiser garage sales, or rescued from her wastebaskets at home. These found items are disguised with color and design, and bring their own function to her mix of materials.

Village Gallery of Arts will be celebrating its 50th Anniversary in September, with a historical exhibit commemorating five decades of local art and artists in the community. If you or someone you know was a past member of Village Gallery of Arts, please email to receive an invitation to our September 21, 2013 reception.

This month’s featured workshop is Turkish Marbling on Fabric with Danny Rodriguez (Saturday, August 17, 10-1, all levels). Explore the joys of marbling fabric. Complete instructions will be given for using all the various marbling ingredients. Learn about the patterns, and how to make the tools to produce them. Following the demonstration, you’ll create your very own custom marbled silk scarf to take home. This course is for beginners as well as those who already have experience with marbling. Fabric marbling is a beautiful art that you can wear! Cost: $60, includes all supplies. Register at Village Gallery. View samples of Rodriguez’s work and read his blog at

This month’s classes include Children’s Art Classes with Kristi Roberts, Beginning Drawing with Nancy Cuevas, and Traditional Watercolors with Emma Achleithner.

To learn more or to register for classes, please call the Gallery at 503-644-8001 or visit their website: Village Gallery of Arts is located at 12505 NW Cornell Road, next to the Cedar Mill Library. Hours are Tuesday-Saturday, 10 am-4 pm; Sunday 12-4 pm.

Sultanov Ballet moving

Cynthia Sultanov, co-owner of Sultanov Russian Ballet Academy, says, “We will be moving our studio at 12849 NW Cornell Rd to a new location come September 2013. Our new studio space will be located at 1800 East 167th Place, Suite 125 Beaverton, OR.”

“We are also offering a special promotion for new students. Sign up by August 12 and receive a $40 gift card to a local dance apparel store.”

pianoPiano for grownups and kids

Beginning this fall, Hoffman Academy will be offering a new 10-week “Piano Teams for Adults” class for students with no previous piano experience. This class is perfect for students interested in learning the basics of music at the piano in a casual, supportive setting with fellow beginning students.

Two different class times are being offered: Tuesdays 12:30-1:30 pm, and Tuesdays 7 -8 pm, with classes starting October 1. Hoffman Academy also offers private lessons and coaching sessions for adult students of all levels. Registration is now open for both the Piano Teams for Adults class and for private lessons.

Parents of preschoolers will also find a new schedule and lower tuition rates for Hoffman Academy's “Musical Beginnings” Pre-K music class beginning this fall. This class has been popular with preschoolers and their parents for several years. The Musical Beginnings class awakens children to the exciting world of music through singing, movement, drumming, listening to music of many styles, and exploring instruments. New this fall, the Academy will offer 10-week sessions of this popular class at reduced tuition rates. Classes will be offered Thursdays 11-11:45 am & 1-1:45 pm starting October 3, and Fridays 11-11:45 am starting October 4. Registration is now open, and families can find more information about this class and the tuition rates on the Academy website.

The public is invited to visit Hoffman Academy's studios, and meet director Joseph Hoffman as well as a few of the Academy's teachers during an Open House on Saturday, August 24, 10-2. The Academy offers classes in piano, guitar, voice, and pre-school music to students ages two through adult and is located at 12660 NW Cornell Road in Cedar Mill. For more information about Hoffman Academy visit, or call 503-336-3121.

leafConcrete Leaf Classes

Learn to make your own beautiful cast-concrete leaf. Choose one 2 hour session: Tuesday August 13, 10-12 am; Saturday August 2410-12 am; Wednesday September 11, 10-12 am; Saturday September 14, 3-5 pm.

With two or more people you can schedule your own class. $30 includes all materials. You will be able to make more than one leaf. Email Roberta at or call 503-350-2348 to schedule a class.



OCAC Degree Info Session

Saturday, August 10, 2 pm: Info Session and Tour

This on-campus information session of Oregon College of Art & Craft's undergraduate programs provides an easy and convenient opportunity for you to ask questions; find out about the College, learn about admission requirements and scholarships, and join a student-led tour of campus. Applications for Fall 2013 or Spring 2014 may be submitted at the event. This session will be led by a knowledgeable admissions staff member in an informal group setting. The tour follows the session and is optional. Meet promptly at 2 pm at the Information Desk in the College's Centrum building. RSVP NOW!


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