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Unique options for matching personal fitness with community giving

Unique options for matching personal fitness with community giving

By Jamie Caulley
For the Hollywood Star News

The traditional holiday season of giving just ended. But why not keep it going into the new year? Often January brings a change in focus towards personal goals, frequently fitness goals. What about combining the two? Here are a couple opportunities that will help you increase your physical activity while giving back to your community at the same time.

Pixie Project

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New spa offers warm water therapy for children with complex needs

New spa offers warm water therapy for children with complex needs

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

The warm waters of aquatic therapy help increase range of motion, reduce pain and keep essential body systems running, according to staff at the Center for Medically Fragile Children at Providence Child Center.

The water also can open a world of social and verbal skills, said staff members who provide 24-hour skilled nursing care for children with profound disabilities and complex medical … More

Providence researchers find promise in clinical trial to treat late-stage cancer

Providence researchers find promise in clinical trial to treat late-stage cancer

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Providence Cancer Center researchers are reporting a “gratifying response” from a clinical trial using an antibody to boost the body’s ability to fight late-stage cancer.

The phase 1 trial results, recently published in the journal Cancer Research, showed tumors in 12 of 30 patients shrank. Also, all patients experienced improved immune response and only mild or moderate side effects, the researchers said.… More

Sandy Boulevard’s former Auto Row sees development shifting into high gear

Sandy Boulevard’s former Auto Row sees development shifting into high gear

Along Northeast Sandy Boulevard between 17th and 34th avenues, pockets of renovation and renewal are showing signs of economic rejuvenation. Tod Breslau, broker with Premier Property Group, started several years ago with See See Coffee at Northeast 17th and Sandy by brokering and arranging the sale of the property and transforming it from an old office building to the first combination coffee house/motorcycle boutique, catering … More

Laurelhurst’s Hollywood Pet Hospital retains high marks for care

Laurelhurst’s Hollywood Pet Hospital retains high marks for care

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Hollywood Pet Hospital, 3565 N.E. Sandy Blvd., has again achieved accreditation after a review by the American Animal Hospital Association.

The association, based in Lakewood, Colorado, assessed the hospital’s patient care, practice protocols, medical equipment, client service and the facility itself, said Kate Spencer, communications manager for the association. The 900 quality standards go beyond basic state regulations, she said.

Unlike … More

Providence Hospital gains new chief executive

Providence Hospital gains new chief executive

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

A new chief executive, Paul Gaden, will leave Texas to lead Providence Portland Medical Center in January 2014.

“Paul is committed to serving the poor and vulnerable with Providence, just as he has in his previous health care work experiences,” said Theron Park, chief executive of delivery systems for Providence in Oregon.

At Providence Portland, Gaden will lead a 483-bed facility with … More

Laurelhurst artist CJ Hurley opens new show this month

Laurelhurst artist CJ Hurley opens new show this month

Through his work, Northeast Portland artist CJ Hurley strives to unify art and life. With more than twenty years of experience, he describes his journey as an artist as an unfolding flower. His belief that all of the arts are of equal importance to the human environment is what inspires him.

Hurley spent the better part of this year isolated in his small studio inside his Laurelhurst neighborhood home creating … More

Former teacher, coach retires but keeps ties to school

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

Walter Shepard claims he will retire, after decades as a student, coach and teacher at All Saints School. However, he acknowledges he will continue to be part of the school and the All Saints Catholic Church parish in some way.

He is basically retired now, but teaches when needed, said Danielle Wallace a Laurelhurst resident who said the community loves to have … More

Laurelhurst Middle School student places in Teen Idol contest

Emilee Brnusak, an eighth grader at Laurelhurst Middle School, became second runner-up in the Portland Teen Idol competition this summer, and she is participating in entertainment tours with other finalists.

Finalists will appear at the Oregon State Fair in early September and at a Big Brother-Big Sister event at North Portland’s Columbia Park on September 15. The Teen Idol contest started in 2011 through Dennis Gleason and his Dark More

Historic movie theaters thrive in local neighborhoods

Historic movie theaters thrive in local neighborhoods

By Kathy Eaton
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The Hollywood Theatre

The Hollywood Theatre is not competing with Regal Cinemas,” said executive director Doug Whyte. “We see ourselves competing with everything else that’s happening on a Saturday night.”

In the three years that Concordia resident Whyte has been executive director of the historic theater on Northeast Sandy Boulevard, ticket sales have risen 50 percent. The theater offers a variety of film genres … More

BUSINESS NEWS

BY LEE PERLMAN

Laurelhurst strip bar seeks liquor

Diamonds, the strip bar formerly known as Mynt at 3390 N.E. Sandy Blvd., is seeking a liquor license.
Tracy Doss received a license for Mynt despite strong opposition from the Laurelhurst Neighborhood Association, as well as the presence of the Teen Challenge drug rehab center and a daycare facility within a block, and records of problems Doss had had as manager … More

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

Green Street stewards help solve stormwater problems in

By Janet Goetze
For the Hollywood Star News

David Delk is a volunteer for a city program that controls stormwater, provides attractive streetscapes and adds natural habitat for some creatures.

Best of all, Delk said, his basement no longer floods.

He is one of about 60 Green Street Stewards who watch over small “rain gardens” being installed along city curbs to handle run-off from rain storms.

The city is seeking … More

Local artists share space and experience

Local artists share space and experience

Portland Open Studios:
October 9, 10, 16 and 17

By Careen Stoll
For the Hollywood Star News,
October, 2010

Two emerging artists who share a painting studio near Burnside Street will open their door to the public during the annual Portland Open Studios tour taking place October 9, 10, 16 and 17. Shawn Demarest and Anna Magruder agree that sharing a studio with each other has been a wonderful experience. … More

Heritage Home Tour – An inside look at spectacular homes around the city

Heritage Home Tour – An inside look at spectacular homes around the city

By CJ Hurley
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

The Architectural Heritage Center (AHC) inaugurates its Heritage Home Tour on Saturday, July 31. The tour will be a fundraiser for the Bosco-Milligan Foundation, which works to preserve Portland’s historic buildings and neighborhoods and acts as an educational center to members and the public.

Through the Heritage Home Tour, the AHC is offering the community an unprecedented opportunity to view … More

Providence Pirates

Providence Pirates

Kids from Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children — participated in the Fred Meyer Junior Parade on June 9. Nearly 70 volunteers from area schools spent two hours decorating wheelchairs and dressing up kids to fit this year’s pirate theme. Providence recreational
therapist Elizabeth Sullivan also enlisted members of the Pirates of Portlandia, a local community group, to lend credibility to the crowd, as it meandered its way along … More

Providence opens café

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, July, 2010

Providence Health Systems is moving staff into its new Halsey Center, and should have the 238,000-square-foot building fully occupied by late August, spokesperson Gary Walker tells us. They have opened the Halsey Street Café in the ground floor at 4400 N.E. Halsey St. It is open weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is available to the general public.… More

Scholar Athletes honored

By Laura Meehan
For the Hollywood Star News, June, 2010

Twenty-seven high school sophomores throughout the Portland metropolitan area were honored as being Scholar Athletes by the Multnomah Athletic Club. They were chosen by administrators and student leaders in each school, and were recognized at a banquet at the MAC on Wednesday, May 19. All are honor students who will receive memberships entitling them to full use of the club’s … More

Development news: Providence office building nears completion

By Lee Perlman
For the Hollywood Star News, June 2010

According to Providence Health Systems spokesperson Gary Walker, although work continues on the new six-story, 238,000-square-foot Halsey Center, staff should start moving this month, and the building should be fully occupied by early August. Indeed, the building’s new public plaza on Northeast Halsey Street at 44th Avenue is ready for the public to try it out.

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Author William Stack explains Oregon history through photos

By James Bash
For the Hollywood Star News, March 2010

If you’ve ever gone through a pile of your grandparents’ photographs, you’ll understand the challenge Laurelhurst resident William Stack faced while working on his first book, Historic Photos of Oregon (205 pages, $39.95). The publisher of the book, Turner Publishing, asked Stack to identify 210 black-and-white photos of Oregon that dated from the 1860s up to the 1970s.

All of … More

Development news: Providence seeks new development, plan update

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

Providence Medical Center will soon be working to update its 2003 Campus Master Plan, administrator James Arp announced at the hospital’s annual open house last month. One feature of such a plan will be an expansion of the campus boundary to include three properties Providence has acquired on the north side of Northeast Glisan Street west of 47th Avenue, and … More

Development news: New poles to affect Halsey traffic

By Lee Perlman
For The Hollywood Star News, February, 2010

If traffic on Northeast Halsey Street in Hollywood gets even more congested this month, don’t put all the blame on Providence Medical Systems. According to Providence spokesperson Gary Walker, Pacific Power and Light, Comcast and Excel will be replacing their power poles on this stretch of the street, adjacent to Providence’s Halsey Center now under construction, and restricting traffic at … More