Monthly Archives: October 2011

Check out these great Lake Oswego neighborhoods for Halloween trick-or-treaters, oh my!

In our house, Halloween wasn’t about the search for the Great Pumpkin…it was all about the hunt for the candy. Our kids had it down to a six part process: Candy collecting Candy weighing Candy counting Candy sorting Candy trading … Continue reading

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Listen to Mark Twain and get to one of Lake Oswego’s two homecoming parades

The way Mark Twain saw it, a parade was important for two reasons—as a show and as a symbol. When reflecting in “Queen Victoria’s Jubilee,” on the procession in her honor in 1897,  he wrote  “…its minor function being to … Continue reading

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How to Live Happily Ever After in Lake Oswego, Oregon October 24-29

When my kids were young, one of their summer highlights was my brother-in-law’s storytelling night. Holed up in a dark room, he would both scare and engage them with tales of pirates, secret passageways and harrowing escapes. Employing nothing but … Continue reading

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Why the Lakeridge Pacers and Lake Oswego Lakers Deserve a Place in the Hall of Fame

I’d like to nominate a new sports team rivalry to enter the Sports Hall of Fame alongside the likes of the 49ers and the Rams, and the Ducks and the Beavers—that of our very own high school teams, the Lakeridge … Continue reading

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