How a young girl, undeterred, transformed $ 50 into $ 5600 – Oregonian Living Cover Story May 31

  By Cornelia Seigneur, Special to The Oregonian  At Christmas Earlene Beko decided to do something different for her seven grandchildren — give them each 50 dollars and a challenge: use the money to help someone else. They had till Easter.       “I thought,...

West Linn violist mom organizes benefit concert for Portland arts nonprofit PHAME Friday May 27

West Linn viola player Michelle Mathewson is organizing a Kairos Ensemble Benefit Concert for  PHAME Academy of Art at The Old Church tonight, Friday, May 27.   Starting at 7:30 p.m., Mathewson’s ensemble will highlight a variety of local professional musicians,...

Northwest Contexture Congregations replace “having” church service with “doing” church service on Memorial Day weekend

Sunday May 29 will bring together the West Linn and Beavercreek locations of Northwest Contexture Congregations for a “Big Serve” day, a yearly event that replaces regular church services with an outreach project.  This is its year for Big Serve day. The...

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