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It’s time for something new: Readying for a new era

In the past 35 years, Northwest Boomer and Senior News has seen some changes. Personnel come and go. Sometimes locations change. Even the business name changes. Such has been the case for Northwest Boomer and Senior News. Now, we’re about to undergo one of our biggest changes ever.

November 30, 2018 7:52 p.m. read more..
     

A school of rock:Carl Hinds gets to the heart of the matter

When Carl Arden Hinds envisioned opening a music school, he thought about what would have appealed to him as a 16-year-old musician: A place where students not only could hone their playing and writing skills, but also rehearse together, learn how to record tunes and perform live with a group.

October 2, 2018 10:20 a.m. read more..
 

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..
  

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