Summer Fun

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High up in G-d’s wonderful world

My hill is Desolation Butte, North Fork John Day Ranger District (Ukiah), Umatilla National Forest in Northeast Oregon, and my tower is Desolation. In my post-retirement job as a U.S. Forest Service Fire Lookout, I spend three and a half months, most of the fire season, in a wooden, 15 by 15, 70-foot-tall cabin in…

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Art and Humanity

July 6 is a red-letter day for David Slader – in both his former life as an attorney and his current life as an artist. On July 6, 2004, the Portland Archdiocese filed for bankruptcy protection after settling dozens of claims by victims of sexually abusive priests; attorney David Slader represented those victims. Thirteen years…

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Like art? Take a hike

Every month, local artists and merchants support the art scene in various Oregon communities with art walks. These art walks offer a free and easy opportunity to enjoy the arts in communities around the state. First Thursday/PDX For more than a quarter century, First Thursday has meant an evening of art, food and fun. Portland…

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Shows you won’t want to miss this summer

Portland Center Stage presents Mona Golabek in “The Pianist of Willesden Lane” for a limited return engagement June 17-30: Grammy-nominated artist Mona Golabek returns to Portland Center Stage at The Armory for a limited engagement of “The Pianist of Willesden Lane,” adapted and directed by Hershey Felder and based on the book The Children of…

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Staycations & Summer Fun Directory

BROADWAY ROSE THEATRE COMPANY 12850 SW Grant Ave. Tigard, OR 97223 503-620-5262 broadwayrose.org Summer performances – “The Addams Family” (June 29-July 23) and “Gypsy” (Aug. 3-20) – will be performed at the Deb Fennell Auditorium, Tigard High School, 9000 Durham Road in Tigard. Broadway Rose has been producing professional musical theatre in the Portland area…

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Ask Helen: Vacation finances

Dear Helen: I agreed to go on vacation with a friend in another state. The place we chose was a compromise, as she is a doctor and I live on much more modest means. We agreed to go Dutch, though not to worry about splitting every meal down to the penny. I made reservations for…

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