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David Lippoff: A journalist at heart

After 35 years in broadcast journalism as a television reporter, producer, news director and station manager, David Lippoff left the industry because “it was no longer fun or rewarding” and he didn’t like the direction it was headed. A decade later he saw an opportunity to restore the heart of journalism. He now volunteers his…

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Liz Rabiner Lippoff

Peter Wigmore is your basic, normal Oregonian-by-choice, as so many of us are. We came here for a girl/job/vacation and we just stayed. But for Peter, “normal” is a complicated concept. Peter’s mother was an Auschwitz survivor who settled in Prague, met her husband and then emigrated to Australia. Peter was born there in 1950,…

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“This Land is Ashland . . .”

PHOTO: Open to the sky, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s outdoor Allen Elizabethan Theatre seats 1,200 people. Featured in the photo is the 2012 set and ensemble in Henry V. Henry V is back at the festival this year through Oct. 27. This year the play will be in the smaller Thomas Theatre, which seats a…

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Cedar Sinai Park gala raises record-breaking $500,000

Cedar Sinai Park’s May 4-6 “Homecoming, a Three-Day-Long Celebration,” drew hundreds of people to the campus for two events to see all the new and renovated spaces for seniors. The  Saturday evening gala drew another 200 guests to the Hilton for a record-breaking fundraiser. The entire weekend was chaired by Bev Eastern and Michelle Eastern…

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Justice (education) for all

“Classroom Law Project is a nonprofit organization of individuals, educators, lawyers and civic leaders building strong communities by teaching students to become active citizens.” Classroomlaw.org   When Susie Marcus graduated from Grant High School and headed to Stanford in 1954, college girls, she says, could either be teachers or librarians. So she graduated in 1958,…

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Jared Blank runs so others can read

(Photo by Molly Stark/Starklight Photography) Why is Lincoln High graduate Jared Blank, who was director of football operations for two Pac12 football teams, running marathon after marathon after marathon? The partial answer is because he has dyslexia. The whole answer is so much more. Jared might have seemed like your normal Portland kid if you…

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It takes a planet to serve our elders

PHOTO: Cedar Sinai Park CEO Martin Baicker and Howard Klink, the director of CSP’s  Housing with Services program, at the LeadingAge conference. Thousands of people standing and cheering and clapping, music blaring, strobe lights flashing … Lady Gaga concert? Timbers game? Ticker tape parade? Nope. It was the annual conference of LeadingAge, the national umbrella…

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From Chicken Soup to Sommelier

Last fall, our dear friends Joel and Mia stayed with us a few days en route from their home in Vancouver, B.C., to their winter digs in Arizona. Even with all that time in the car, they wanted us to join them for a side trip to her cousin Larry’s new vineyard just south of…

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PEARLS of Wisdom

When Polina Munblit takes potential residents on tours through the newly refurbished Rose Schnitzer Manor, Cedar Sinai Park’s assisted living facility in Portland, she explains their options and answers their questions. She later welcomes the new residents as they move in, helps them get settled and introduces them around. She is not, however, a social…

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