Two Teachers from West Linn schools win Crystal Apple awards – my Oregonian story Nov. 10, 2012

(Originally published in print edition of Nov. 10, 2012 Oregonian SW Community section) Oregonian story link online (Kevin Egan, band and orchestra teacher at West Linn High School, won a Crystal Apple teaching award.  Photo: Cornelia Becker Seigneur) Two teachers in...

Staying up late with the kids as God wraps our street in a blanket of snow

So, my twins and I are up late watching the snow accumulate as God is blanketing the  street and the house and the yard in a blanket of soft white. And the twins who are 14 say, “Mom, it’s really sticking and there must be an inch at least and they will at...

Cedaroak Park and Burgerville team up for tasty fund raising day Wednesday Dec. 7 –

(Originally published at The Oregonian’s website Dec. 6, 2011 Oregonian website story link Wednesday Dec. 7 is another Dine in/Dine Out  Burgerville day in West Linn, where the hamburger restaurant is  donating 10 percent of all sales to Cedaroak Park Primary...

Popular band instructor returns to West Linn to lead top music program and secures grant for Euphonium

It’s like he’s returning home to family. After leaving Rosemont Ridge Middle School in 2004 for teaching positions in Beaverton, then Banks, band instructor and director Ronald LaGrone returns to the West Linn school to lead sixth- through eighth-grade...

Adventure With Kids – Summer 2010 – Week 1 – Powell Butte Nature Park

Last year I started a tradition, a way of being intentional regarding adventure with my children. A way to make sure we get out and experience the area, to take in the outdoors together, to explore  new territory, to get away from the neon lights of electronic toys....

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