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The Bloom Project: Simple idea to deliver flower bouquets to terminal patients still going strong after 10 years

When your whole world is just a bed and a few personal items, a bouquet of lovely flowers can make your day. Heidi Berkman discovered that fact when caring for her stepmother’s mother in her final days. She remembers how the mood indoors often matched the gloomy January weather outside. There was no sun to fill her stepmother’s condominium, and little to perk up her disposition.

August 30, 2018 10:22 p.m. read more..


Trolley time: Take a ride on a Portland-area classic

The Willamette Shore Trolley may be one of Oregon’s best-kept secrets, and a real gem for those who make the time for a ride. It’s only a mile and a half, but there’s so much to see and hear, it can take up to an hour and a half.

August 10, 2018 11:05 a.m. read more..


Healthy vibes: Don’t let the heat get you down

With the warmer weather and longer days, summertime is the perfect opportunity to get outside and be active. If you’re exercising outdoors this summer, or just having fun in the sun, it’s important to be aware of heat-related illnesses, like heat stroke and exhaustion, and know how to prevent them.

August 3, 2018 11:20 a.m. read more..


Diggin' It: Relax with a good book

Several months ago, I was corresponding via email with famed plantsman Allan Armitage about — obviously — plants. In the course of our conversation, he offered me a copy of his latest book, “Of Naked Ladies and Forget-Me-Nots: The Stories Behind the Common Names of Some of Our Favorite Plants,” to read and review. I gladly accepted and promptly received the book in my mailbox.

August 1, 2018 10:57 a.m. read more..
     

A focus on aging

Phyllis Yes has taken the real-life challenge of caring for her aging parents and turned it into a screenplay that examines the issues facing adult children as caregivers.

April 20, 2018 1:39 p.m. read more..


OHSU Circle of Giving directly benefits research on women’s health

Financial donations from women have made possible an early scientific discovery that could have an impact on Alzheimer’s research. It brings new hope to the fight against this and related diseases wreaking havoc on those with memory loss. Dementia has emerged as one of the great medical challenges of our time.

April 3, 2018 1:17 p.m. read more..
  

Dave’s Killer Magic Shop is a dream come true for Vancouver teacher

Dave Lemberg doesn’t remember how old he was when he first saw a commercial for TV Magic Cards, but he certainly recollects how it made him feel. He was so excited that the cards went straight on his Christmas wish list, and the eventual gift launched a lifelong interest in magic tricks. Lemberg grew up in southwest Washington and eventually became a teacher. Early in his career, he attended a convention where a presenter used magic tricks to teach science.

February 28, 2018 10:33 p.m. read more..

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