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Volume V, Issue 5

May 2007

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Featured Business
Sunset Medical Practice Group, PC

This medical practice group, right in the heart of Cedar Mill, is a rarity in the Portland area today – a medium-sized multi-specialty practice that is not affiliated with a large medical group, such as the Providence or Legacy Systems.


CPO 1 Meeting May 1

Citizens’ Participation Organization 1 will meet at 7 pm on Tuesday, May 1 at the St. Vincent’s Hospital Auditorium in the East Annex.


Road improvement plans reviewed at Open House

Neighborhood traffic plans, Saltzman Road widening, Murray Boulevard project


Next Meeting
Cedar Mill Business Association

Tuesday, May 17, noon

Place: Cedar Mill Community Library
Topic: Hiring and Retaining Good Employees

Roger Buskers, from HR Source, will help us learn to recognize and foster talented, effective employees who will help us grow our businesses

The Cedar MIll Business Association's meetings are free and open to anyone interested in business in Cedar Mill

Free pizza provided, bring your own beverage

CMBA Meeting Notes
Credit Card Processing, Emergency Preparedness & Highway 217

During the April CMBA meeting, Eric Jenks with Total Merchant Concepts, Inc. presented information on credit card processing for small businesses.


Library News & Events

Blooms for Books!
The second annual library Plant Sale will be on Saturday, May 5 from 10 am to 2 pm in front of the library. In addition, the Village Gallery will have garden-themed arts and crafts and artists will offer face painting for children. Second Edition Resale Shop will have gardening supplies, decor, pots and clothing. Present the library’s Tilly’s gelato flyer (available at the library) when you purchase food and beverages on May 5 and Tilly’s will donate a portion to the library. Proceeds benefit library operations.

The Library Garden Tour is Back!
Mark your calendars! The 10th Library Garden Tour will be on Sunday, June 10 from 1-5 pm. There are five outstanding gardens for you to view. Activities include a raffle and a drawing for a quilt. Village Gallery artists will be in the gardens, painting and selling their art. Ticket sales start May 21. $10 per person.

We’re looking for NEWS!

Does your business have an announcement that would be of interest to our readers?


History in the News
Historic house plans moving forward

The small white saltbox-style house on Cornell, known as the JQA Young House, was built in 1869 by the second owner of the lumber mill that gave our community its name.



Cedar Mill Farmer’s Market

SNEAK PREVIEW!! Check out the Cedar Mill Farmers’ Market on May 26 from 10 am to 1 pm, where you will find fabulous flowers and more.


Touchmark Heights planning nears completion

To meet the needs of some members of the growing population of aging boomers. Touchmark is building a new 53-acre active adult community northwest of the intersection of Miller and Barnes.



Meet the CMBA Board
Mark Sleasman, Treasurer

Certified Public Accountant, Alten Sakai & Company, LLP

Childhood ambition: Ski Bum - goal achieved in 1975, retired in 1977


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Village Gallery News & Events

Show of the Month
The theme for May is “At Play.” This all-media show runs from May 8 to June 3.

Artist of the Month
A reception for the Featured Artist for May, Terry Rohe, will be held on Saturday, May 12 from 1-3 pm. Using folk dance as her subject, Terry Rohe has created a series of lino-cut prints with chine-collé. Terry finds her inspiration through the costumes, color, shapes and forms of the dancers.
The Village Gallery of Arts is a non-profit cooperative teaching gallery for arts and crafts. 12505 NW Cornell Road. Next to the Cedar Mill Community Library. 503-644-8001.

Old Mill Saloon opening delayed

Oregon Restaurant Concepts’ new business in the former Tillamook Creamery restaurant building will not be opening until June or July, according to V.P. and Partner Doug Royce. He has suffered some recent health problems, which is partially responsible for the delay. In addition, OLCC application procedures are taking longer than anticipated, he says. CMBA will plan to hold a Third Thirsty Thursday event there as soon as it’s opened!

Help design North Bethany!

Washington County’s Department of Land Use and Transportation invites interested parties to a Design Workshop at the PCC Rock Creek campus. It will be an opportunity to share ideas about the future of North Bethany.


Sunset High News

Band Concert, Spring Play
The Sunset High School Band Spring Concert and fundraiser will be held on Thursday, May 3 at the school. The school’s Jazz, Concert and Wind ensembles will all be featured. This year there will be a Silent Auction, starting at 6:30 pm and finishing during the concert intermission. Cheesecake and beverages will be available for sale. Proceeds from the event will benefit the school’s band program led by Greg Hall. Free admission, Sunset High School auditorium.

Spring Play
The drama department is presenting “A Company of Wayward Saints,” written in 1963 by George Herman. The play is about actors and play-making. It is also about the stages and vicissitudes of life, the follies of human nature, and the importance of overcoming self-centeredness to unite in a meaningful common endeavor. The play will run from May 17-19 in the Sunset High auditorium. Call the school for ticket information.

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Tsunami of Aging

At the April Washington County Committee for Citizen Involvement (CCI) meeting we had a presentation which addressed the increasing needs of “Baby Boomers,” people born between roughly 1946-1965. Every eight seconds a boomer turns 60—four million a year.


Greenlick Town Halls

State Representative Mitch Greenlick will be having two town halls in May:

• May 22, 7 pm at the Cedar Mill Community Library
• May 29, 7pm at the Northwest Branch of the Multnomah County Library, 2300 NW Thurman Street

Angelic Healing Hands adds therapist

John Ramey, LMT, has joined Angelic Healing Hands as a Massage Therapist. John provides Deep Tissue, Swedish, hot stone and several other techniques to help people relax, recover from injuries, and function better in their daily lives and in sports and other activities.

Angelic Healing Hands is located at 1223 NW Murray Road, Suite 103—the office building north of McDonalds. They also provide massage services at the Sunset Athletic Club. Call 503-644-6109 or visit them on the web at

Bonus Web-only Articles

Public invited to community meetings to share input on proposed boundary changes

The Beaverton School District will hold several community meetings to gather input on
proposed boundary changes for two new elementary schools slated to open in the northern part of the district in September 2008 and September 2009. The public is invited to attend any of the meetings.

The District has posted maps with the proposed boundary changes on their website:

The schedule is as follows:

McDaniel Road/119th school, opening September 2008:

Wednesday, May 2, 6:30 p.m., Oak Hills Elementary, 2625 NW 153rd Avenue
Friday, May 4, 1:30 p.m., West Tualatin View Elementary, 8800 SW Leahy Road
Monday, May 7, 3:15 p.m., Terra Linda Elementary, 1998 NW 143rd Avenue
Monday, May 14, 3:30 p.m., Cedar Mill Elementary, 10265 NW Cornell Road
Tuesday, May 15, 7:00 p.m., Terra Linda Elementary, 1998 NW 143rd Avenue

Brugger/Springville Road school, opening September 2009:

Monday, May 7, 7:00 p.m., Jacob Wismer Elementary, 5477 NW Skycrest Parkway
Tuesday, May 8, 4:00 p.m., Rock Creek Elementary, 4125 NW 185th Avenue
Thursday, May 10, 6:30 p.m., Bethany Elementary, 3305 NW 174th Avenue

The timeline and process for the proposed boundary changes are as follows:

Proposed boundary adjustments developed; schedule school/parent community and LSC meetings with affected schools/parents.

May 14 School Board Meeting, Meadow Park Middle School, 14100 SW Downing St.,
7:00 p.m., presentation of the proposed boundary adjustments.

June - July
District staff review of recommendations and input; refine proposed attendance boundaries.

School Board reviews proposed boundary revisions.

September - October
District staff take proposed boundary revisions out to schools/parents.
Board discussion and provides public input opportunity.

School Board reviews and endorses attendance boundaries.

For more information, contact:

Dr. Bud Moore, Deputy Superintendent, 503-591-4395 or
Maureen Wheeler, Public Communication Officer, 503-591-4360 or

Native Plant Sale

This spring use native plants to create a beautiful, wildlife-friendly garden — the butterflies and birds will thank you! The Audubon Society of Portland's 11th annual Native Plant Sale, featuring over 100 native species, will take place Saturday and Sunday, May 19 and 20, from 10 am to 4 pm at 5151 NW Cornell Road. The Audubon Society will have experienced volunteers and staff available to answer your questions and provide assistance. Proceeds benefit local Audubon nature sanctuaries.

Right at Home Celebrates Anniversary

Right at Home is celebrating its first year in Cedar Mill. The company provides in-home patient care. Their clientele is typically seniors who would rather stay in their homes than move to an assisted living facility. Right at Home’s caregivers provide care for as little as 3 hours a day up to around-the-clock care. The company’s owner and managing director, Rob MacNaughton, says: “We have grown rapidly in our first year; the company now has over 70 employees.” Right at Home is looking forward to the upcoming year; the company expects continued rapid growth and expansion. The office is open 7 days a week and is located at 12847 NW Cornell Road. 503-574-3674.

May is National Bike Month
By Dawn Anderson

Time to get back on your bike, enjoy the fresh air and have some fun! Bike to Work and School Week is May 14-18.


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