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Health and Fitness

Envelopes for the Elderly

By Shannon Milliman Last summer we took our young family of seven to Burley, Idaho for a family reunion.  We saw The City of Rocks, mountains laden with roaming cattle, the Wrigley farm complete with my Dad’s name scrawled on the sheep shed, picked raspberries from Grandma’s backyard, rode bikes past fields of wheat and corn and shared stories […]

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Show your ‘petiquette’

Portland, OR –Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) and Portland Public Schools are encouraging dog owners to show good “petiquette” when visiting parks and schoolyards. “Parks and schoolyards are used for many different kinds of play, from soccer to jogging to dodgeball to biking,” says Ali Ryan, who manages PP&R’s Dog Off-Leash Program.  “The best ways […]

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Environment

What’s the skinny on essential oils? I love them, but a friend told me they are no good for the environment.

EarthTalk® E – The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s the skinny on essential oils? I love them, but a friend told me they are no good for the environment. — Mary M., via e-mail Essential oils are more popular than ever for medicinal and therapeutic purposes as well as in fragrances and flavorings for food […]

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‘One Man Guitar Festival’ to join Scott, Moore at O’Connor’s Vault

Veteran Portland singer-songwriters Cal Scott (Trail Band, Kevin Burke) and Richard Moore (The Wombats) welcome “One Man Guitar Festival” Paul Chasman to their bimonthly circle at 7 p.m., Monday Dec. 2 at O’Connor’s Vault in Multnomah Village.  Tickets are $12 in advance or $15 at the door from http://songwritersdecember2.brownpapertickets.com. Seating is very limited and the […]

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Washington

Fife mural promotes diversity

Fife, WA – The Fife Public Arts Commission recently unveiled “Opulence” a new mural by Muralist Savy Jane repesenting the diversity and bright and full lives that Fife residents enjoy. It depicts a historical scene with a contemporary, progressive interpretation to represent Fife’s progress, growth and future. Jane is a local artist from Puyallup and created […]

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Northwest Events Oregon Travel

A tasty trek through Portland

By Nancy Thompson NEW FEATURE: 50plusnorthwest.com welcomes Portland travel writer Nancy Thompson as a regular columnist in our Travel section. Visit 50plusnorthwest.com often for regular updates on Thompson’s travels throughout the Northwest and beyond. About Nancy Thompson: Thompson is an aspiring world traveler with a newly retired spouse.  A late bloomer, Nancy became a certified […]