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NW Nosh: Israel inspires Ray

For many years, Chef Jenn Louis has been known for her handmade pasta and flavorful New American cuisine. But a recent trip to Israel left her so spellbound that she did a culinary 180. Jenn explains, “There’s this one restaurant I went to just outside of the Old City in Jerusalem. We sat down, and…

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Seniors sing their way to health

Celebrating its bat mitzvah year of singing success, the Rose Schnitzer Choir will treat attendees at Cedar Sinai Park’s June 6 annual meeting to a stirring performance. “Choral singing is an inexpensive way to help people be healthier, happier and more mobile as they age,” says Cantor Barbara Slader, the volunteer director of CSP’s Rose…

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Insulin resistance may hasten cognitive decline

A new Tel Aviv University study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease finds that insulin resistance, caused in part by obesity and physical inactivity, is also linked to a more rapid decline in cognitive performance. According to the research, both diabetic and non-diabetic subjects with insulin resistance experienced accelerated cognitive decline in executive function…

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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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