Lots of thoughts this week:

Special thoughts and prayers to the family of Secretary of State Dennis Richardson.  He was one of a kind – a true public servant – caring more about the public than about the next election.  He loved our State and was willing to work with all sides to make...

Pizza NOT Hot Dogs and Baseball

Two of my favorite things, piazza and baseball!   They both come together this Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Mod Pizza at 1844 NW Eastman Parkway, Gresham.   From 10:30 a.m. (yes there is a breakfast version) until 10:00 p.m., 20% of the proceeds from your order will...

A Family of Friends

Children are our most precious resource.  So, when an organization is making great strides in helping children thrive right here in our community, we want everyone to know their story!  After 13 years under Trillium Family Services, FAMILY OF FRIENDS mentoring spun...

Go Shiela!

First, thank you for reading the local newspaper – your support allows Pamplin Media Group to do the special things they do in our community – like sponsor local events that get the word out with in-kind sponsorships that allow so many fundraisers to maximize the...

Lone Survivor

Amidst the buzz of our normal, everyday lives, we tend to forget that somewhere, a neighbor, a relative, a friend of a friend or maybe even someone you know personally, is struggling with PTSD and trying to fit back into a “normal” life. PTSD afflicts a vast...

Try Local First this Spring

Are you ready for Spring?  I know I am.  The daffodils are starting to bloom, and the trees have a hint of pink – just ready to explode to those shades of bright fuchsia and magenta.  Time to get out in the yard and trim, clean-up and plant! When you get ready...