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Olympic Peninsula parks beckon outdoor enthusiasts

Located across the top part of the Olympic Peninsula, Clallam County is home to a number of stunning public parks and outdoor facilities. Freshwater Bay is an ideal and tranquil location to launch kayaks and small boats for pleasure and fishing. Located on the bluff above the bay, a large picnic area and covered picnic […]

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BBB IDENTIFIES INDUSTRY COMPLAINT PATTERNS BY STATE

Lake Oswego, Ore. – From January to March 2012, Better Business Bureau’s complaint statistics reveal that different states—Alaska, Oregon and Western Washington—attract different industry complaint patterns. Aside from auto dealers, auto repair companies, contractors and other common categories on the top 20 most-complained-about industries list, BBB has identified that: Complaints on Alaska-based companies center on motor […]

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Volunteers change lives

Senior Services’ Volunteer Transportation provides vital rides for King County seniors.  Using their own vehicles, volunteer drivers help older adults maintain their independence by taking them to/from necessary medical appointments. Clients appreciate their improved access to medical care, meaningful interactions with caring volunteers, and increased peace of mind.  Betty L., a 90-year-old regular client of […]

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Northwest Lifestyles Oregon

Portland woman works out with trainer to thrive at age 93

Portland, OR–Willa Asbjornsen told her daughter she didn’t need to be in an assisted-living community. The 88-year-old wanted to move back home. But Allison Asbjornsen was concerned about her aging mother’s ability to care for herself. The two women agreed to a compromise: Willa could move back home – if she worked out with a […]

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Oregon

Calling all maritime artists!

The deadline for a juried art exhibit for the opening of the PacificMaritime & HeritageCenter has been extended to Friday, March 15. Michael Gibbons, artist and curator of the Yaquina River Museum of Art, and the Lincoln County Historical Society have joined to conduct the juried exhibit for maritime-related art. Jury selections will be exhibited […]

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Oregon

Program focuses on ‘functional fitness’

LAKE OSWEGO – EncompassHealth & WellnessCenter introduces a program designed to help men and women achieve functional fitness. The 8 Weeks of Health and Wellness begins with an initial consultation to determine current body composition, eating habits and stressors contributing to an unhealthy lifestyle. Dr. Kris Pollack and his team will create an individualized plan […]

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Oregon

Volunteer at Oregon Coast Aquarium

Newport, Oregon— The Oregon Coast Aquarium volunteer spring training session begins April 6. In order to apply applicants must submit an official application which is available at the admissions area of the Aquarium or on www.aquarium.org.  After receiving your completed application, the Aquarium will then contact the applicant prior to training to conduct an interview. During […]

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Bravo! Vancouver Chorale Sings Rachmaninoff

On Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 PM, the 60-voice Bravo! Vancouver Chorale performs Solemn Vespers—or Vsenoshchnoye bdeniye as it is known in Russian—by Sergei Rachmaninoff.  The concert is held at St. JosephChurch, 400 S. Andresen Road, Vancouver. A virtuoso pianist and concert artist who toured throughout the United States from 1918-1943, Rachmaninoff (1873-1943) as a […]

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Books

Dr. Ruth authors book on help for Alzheimer’s caregivers

The best present you can give to Alzheimer’s caregivers this holiday season is time to take care of their own health, says Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the well-known sex therapist and author of the new book “Dr. Ruth’s Guide for the Alzheimer’s Caregiver: How to Care for Your Loved One with Getting Overwhelmed … and without […]