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January 2019 Hello LO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR 2 Grants Offered Meet Your City Council Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan Farr Bike Park 3 Parks & Recreation Bag the Bags Inclement Weather Policy 4 Name the Chickens LO Speaks Repair Fair ARTmart Community Calendar Insert Parks & Rec Library Inside For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. O . O L .January 2019THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGOHello TRAFFIC CHANGES ON COUNTRY CLUB ROAD FROM JANUARY THROUGH SUMMER Utility and pavement improvements on Country Club Road, between 10th Street and Six Corners (intersection of Iron Mtn. Blvd./C Ave./ Bayberry Rd.) are scheduled to begin the week of January 7. Work is expected to take six to eight months to complete. Temporary traffic revisions will be in place for the duration of the project, during all hours and all days (refer to the map below). To help maintain the flow of traffic through this major corridor, Country Club Road will be reduced to two lanes of traffic – one travel lane in each direction. Stop signs will also be temporarily removed for east and westbound traffic on Country Club, several side streets will be closed at Country Club and A Avenue, and traffic speed will be reduced to 25 mph. These adjustments are subject to change, but will be restored to the previous configuration after the project is complete. Residents and the traveling public should expect significant delays, plan ahead or use an alternate route. For more information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/ countryclubroadproject. Continued on page 4 BOONES FERRY ROAD PROJECT OPEN HOUSE JANUARY 10, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. A vibrant, welcoming commercial district enriches life, both for the neighbors who live here and the businesses that serve them. This year, the transformation of Boones Ferry Road is expected to begin! The Project Team and Project Advisory Committee invite you to view the new street designs up close, meet the designers and ask questions at an open house on Thursday, January 10, from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lake Oswego Maintenance Center, 17601 Pilkington Road. Large maps will be available, as well as sample images of the improvements at various intersections and artistic elements. In spring 2019, the project team expects to select a contractor to build the project. Construction is now expected to start in summer 2019, and take at least two years to complete. During construction, some travel lanes will be closed and traffic will be shifted. There will be delays and disruption, but Boones Ferry Road will remain open during construction. For more information, or to sign up to receive e-newsletters, visit www.boonesferryproject.org, email info@boonesferryproject.org or call 503-697-6573. Sample rendering of new traffic signal and intersection at McDonald’s (16044 Lower Boones Ferry Rd.) Continued on page 3 INVESTING WISELY IN OUR SEWER SYSTEM The City is studying how rain and groundwater get into our sewer system – called inflow and infiltration, or I&I. As sewers age, they leak more, allowing rain and groundwater to enter the sewers and mix with the wastewater. There are also places where drains from roofs or parking lots allow rainwater directly into the sewers. The problem with I&I is that when clean rain or groundwater get into the sewer system, it takes up capacity that could be used for dirty sewer water. We don’t want to pay to build bigger pipes when a much cheaper alternative is to keep clean water out of the sewer system. THANK YOU - 2018 UNSUNG HEROES One of the most positive annual events associated with our community is the recognition of volunteerism through the “Unsung Hero” Award. For almost 20 years, the City has recognized people in Lake Oswego who best exemplify selfless community service. These are the people that work quietly, behind the scenes, without seeking or receiving pay or recognition. These are the people who, when you ask for help, step forward and get things done without a motive other than helping their neighbors and their community. These are the people that make Lake Oswego such a wonderful place to live. To date nearly 80 outstanding volunteers have been recognized and this year we were pleased to honor two more at our 2018 “Unsung Heroes” award presentation at the Lake Oswego City Council meeting on December 18. To these wonderful volunteers, making contributions and being involved are second nature and they have no expectation for rewards or recognition. They are helping others out of the goodness of their hearts because it’s the right thing to do. This year we would like to recognize Connie Hutson and Michael Gershon as outstanding members of our community with the 2018 Unsung Hero Award! Connie Hutson - For the past seven plus years, Connie has been a whirlwind volunteer force at Lake Oswego Junior High. Arriving almost daily to tackle anything and everything - like picking up after students, cleaning off cafeteria tables, and straightening classrooms - Connie demonstrates a visible and genuine sense of responsibility to the students and the school community. Her selfless example quietly embodies itself into the mindset of the students, helping to mold our young people into wonderful, caring, and responsible adults. Michael Gershon - For more than nine years, after being invited to join JobSeekers, a volunteer organization that hosts weekly job seminars and mentoring, Mike has provided a strong commitment for helping others prepare and find employment. Not only did he routinely organize, prepare and present the weekly seminar to the group, he also willingly continued to accept new 2 Theresa Kohlhoff City Councilor 503-660-8693 (Cell) Jackie Manz City Councilor 503-939-2563 (Cell) John LaMotte City Councilor 971-263-8272 (Cell) Daniel Nguyen City Councilor 503-913-4383 (Cell) Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) John Wendland City Councilor 971-235-8014 (Cell) Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) City Council 503-635-0215 City Manager Scott Lazenby 503-635-0215 MEET YOUR CITY COUNCIL The Lake Oswego City Council consists of a mayor and six councilors who serve four-year terms. The Council holds regular meetings on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at City Hall. All meetings are open to the public. Kent Studebaker - Mayor Mayor Studebaker attended school in Lake Oswego from grade school through high school. After earning his undergraduate and doctor of jurisprudence degrees from the University of Oregon, he served on active duty with the Marine Corps for 3 years. He then practiced law in both governmental and private corporate offices. Following that, he owned his own successful manufacturer’s representative business for 21 years. He served on the Lake Oswego Citizens Budget Committee. Kent is married to Kim, his wife of over 40 years, and has two adult daughters. Term 2: 01-01-2017 to 12-31-2020 Term 1: 01-01-2013 to 12-31-2016 Theresa Kohlhoff - Councilor Theresa M. Kohlhoff has lived in Lake Oswego since 1989 with her husband, Mike. Together they have 6 grown children and 6 grandchildren. Councilor Kolhoff has a BA in English from Portland State University and a JD from Lewis & Clark Law School. She has been a practicing attorney since 1980. Before being elected to the Lake Oswego Council, she was on the Board of Bar Governors for the Oregon State Bar for 4 years, the last year being chair of Budget & Finance. Term 1: 01-01-2017 to 12-31-2020 John LaMotte - Councilor John LaMotte is a city planner with expertise in land use, community development and conflict resolution. He has served as Chairman of the Lake Oswego Planning Commission and on the Clackamas County Sheriff’s Juvenile Diversion Panel. He currently serves on the board of Lake Oswego Arts Council and Village on the Lake Homeowners Association. Councilor LaMotte has a Masters of Urban and Regional Planning from University of Wisconsin and Bachelors of Geography from University of Utah. John and his wife, Jennifer, live in the Village on the Lake neighborhood. Term 1: 01-01-2017 to 12-31-2020 Jackie Manz - Councilor Jackie Manz is a business and strategic management consultant and twenty-four year resident of Lake Oswego. Her governmental experience includes a completed term on council, serving as co-vice chair on the Lake Oswego Citizens Budget Committee and Chair and Vice-Chair of the Hallinan Heights Neighborhood Association. She served on the Oregon Tourism Commission, Oregon Heritage Vitality Task Force and the Oregon Sustainable Tourism Action Initiative. Jackie and her husband, Christian, have two adult children who both graduated from Lake Oswego public schools. Councilor Manz holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management and Marketing from Portland State University. Term 2: 01-01-2019 to 12-31-2022 Term 1: 01-01-2015 to 12-31-2018 Daniel Nguyen - Councilor Daniel Nguyen is a restaurateur, businessman and community volunteer. Born to Vietnamese refugee parents and raised in the Pacific Northwest, he and his wife Katherine moved to Lake Oswego in 2010 with their two school-aged daughters. Councilor Nguyen holds a BA in Business & Public Administration from the University of Puget Sound and an MBA from Marylhurst University. His educational and professional background includes economic development, construction administration, and hospitality management. Term 1: 01-01-2019 to 12-31-2022 Skip O’Neill - Councilor Skip O’Neill is a local business owner and community volunteer. He has served on the Lake Corporation Board as both a member and past-president. He is a Lake Oswego Chamber of Commerce Member and coaches for the Lake Oswego Soccer and Lacrosse Clubs. Skip and his wife, Lynda, have lived in Lake Oswego for over 30 years, where they raised their three daughters. Councilor O’Neill holds a degree from Michigan State University in Advertising. Term 2: 01-01-2017 to 12-31-2020 Term 1: 01-01-2013 to 12-31-2016 John Wendland - Councilor John Wendland graduated from Lake Oswego High School. He earned a BS in Commerce degree in Accounting and a Certificate of Retail Studies at the Retail Management Institute from Santa Clara University. Councilor Wendland held various corporate and senior management positions prior to owning his own manufacturing business in Portland. He has volunteered in many capacities for our schools and served on the Lake Oswego School Board for eight years, two as Chair. He serves as Chair of non-profit organization Reading Results, served on his HOA board, and has been a LO Chamber member since 2006. John and his wife Lisa have two daughters, both graduates of Lake Oswego schools. Term 1: 01-01-2019 to 12-31-2022 WATCH COUNCIL MEETINGS AT YOUR CONVENIENCE Keeping up on City issues has never been easier. You can watch meetings live or at your convenience online at www.lakeoswego. city/meeting. As you watch the meeting, you can link to related material as it’s being discussed. Plus you can quickly jump exactly to the agenda topic in which you are most interested. Kent Studebaker Mayor 503-201-2270 (Cell) Theresa Kohlhoff City Councilor 503-660-8693 (Cell) John LaMotte City Councilor 971-263-8272 (Cell) Jackie Manz City Councilor 503-939-2563 (Cell) Daniel Nguyen City Councilor 503-913-4383 (Cell) John Wendland City Councilor 971-235-8014 (Cell) Skip O’Neill City Councilor 503-781-7664 (Cell) NATURAL HAZARD MITIGATION PLAN UPDATE The City is in the process of updating their existing Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (NHMP). This work is being performed in cooperation with the University of Oregon’s Institute for Policy Research and Engagement - Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience and the Oregon Military Department’s Office of Emergency Management utilizing funds obtained from the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant Program. With re-adoption of the plan, Lake Oswego will maintain its eligibility to apply for federal funding towards natural hazard mitigation projects. A natural hazard mitigation plan provides communities with a set of goals, action items, and resources designed to reduce risk from future natural disaster events. Engaging in mitigation activities provides jurisdictions with a number of benefits, including: • Reduced loss of life, property, essential services, critical facilities, and economic hardship. • Reduced short-term and long-term recovery and reconstruction costs. • Increased cooperation and communication within the community through the planning process. • Increased potential for state and federal funding for recovery and reconstruction projects. The updated plan, as with the current plan, will be included as an addendum to Clackamas County's Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. To review the updated draft Lake Oswego NHMP addendum, please visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/ citymanager/emergency-management-program. As part of the update process, the City is asking residents to complete a brief survey regarding their preparedness for natural hazards. Please take the survey at: www.surveymonkey.com/r/LONHMP. The survey closes on January 15. If you have any questions regarding the Lake Oswego NHMP addendum or the update process in general, please contact: Bonnie Hirshberger, Citizen Information Specialist, at 503-675-3992 or bhirshberger@ci.oswego. or.us; or Michael Howard, Assistant Program Director for the Oregon Partnership for Disaster Resilience, at 541-346-8413 or mrhoward@uoregon.edu. Disasters can hit at any time. The Camp Fire, with 85 fatalities, is the deadliest wildfire in California history. This fire, which began on November 8, 2018, burned 153,336 acres, destroyed more than 18,000 structures and damaged another 580. Photo credit TASR/AP. Learn more about wildfire preparedness at www.readyforwildfire.org. GRANTS OFFERED DEADLINE - 5 P.M., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15 Municipal Grant Applications The City is currently accepting applications from non- profit organizations that wish to apply for financial assistance under the categories of special services, and social and cultural grants. For an application and policy guidelines, contact the Finance Department at 503-635-0254. Tourism Grant Applications The City is also accepting applications from public, private and non-profit organizations for projects that are designed to increase tourism or tourism activity. For an application and policy guidelines, contact the City Manager’s Office at 503-675-3984. Applications and guidelines for both grants can also be found online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/community/grants. FARR BIKE PARK AND LUSCHER TRAILS In November, the City held two public meetings to present a preliminary concept plan for proposed multi- use trails and bike park development on the Luscher Farm property. The City will be holding additional public outreach meetings in early 2019. Look for details in the February HelloLO and on the project webpage: www.ci.oswego.or.us/parksrec/farr-bike-park-and-luscher-trails. 3 PARKS & RECREATION 17525 Stafford Road For more information or to register for Parks & Recreation (LOPR) programs, call 503-675-2549 or visit www.loparks.org. BAG THE BAGS! On December 4, the City Council passed an ordinance that will ban plastic shopping bags in Lake Oswego. Retailers larger than 10,000 square feet will have until July 1, 2019 to comply, and all retailers smaller than that will have until January 1, 2020 to comply. This includes all retailers, restaurants, City-sponsored events, facilities, and the Farmers Market. Paper bags will cost 10 cents to purchase. What bags are included? All plastic carryout bags that you receive at the checkout. What bags are not included? Produce bags, bulk food bags, pharmacy prescription bags, flower and dry cleaning bags, plastic bags that contain hot liquid take out items, and bags that you purchase to take home (dog poop, Ziploc, etc) will still be allowed. Why the 10 cent fee? Local retailers have shared that paper bags cost them between 15 and 25 cents each. The 10 cent fee helps them to recover this cost. Additionally, the fee will help change consumer behavior. In Portland, where the plastic bag ban did not include a fee for paper, paper bag use increased by 491%. And while paper is recyclable, it is also one of the top materials being stockpiled due to downturns in the recycling market. Where can I get a reusable bag? First, any bag you currently have, even plastic ones, will be accepted if you bring it with you shopping. Reusable bags are sold at most grocery stores, and the City will be looking to put in reusable bag swaps at City facilities and Farmers Market to allow residents to find a clean bag for free. I’ve heard reusable bags are disgusting. Isn’t this a public health risk? Certain grocery items should always be bagged separately and safely, like meat and vegetables. Just like washing your veggies before using them, you should also wash your bags. Some can be run through the laundry, others can be soaked in a bleach mixture. Please keep your bags clean. Is LO the only city to do this? No. Besides Portland, other local cities with bag bans are Milwaukie, Hillsboro, Forest Grove, McMinnville, and Salem, as well as larger cities like Eugene and Corvallis and many coastal towns. What about other plastics? We are not currently considering other single- use plastic bans. There are several Lake Oswego restaurants who have chosen to eliminate plastic straws and utensils on their own. The Portland Chapter of the Surfrider Foundation keeps a handy map of participating bars and restaurants! Individuals can also bring their own mesh produce bags to the store, use reusable coffee mugs and water bottles, carry metal or glass straws, or personal cutlery. Questions? Please contact Jenny Slepian at jslepian@ lakeoswego.city or 503-635-0291. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY With winter upon us, the City would like to remind citizens that it will make every effort to maintain normal work hours even during inclement weather. However, when extraordinary circumstances warrant - for example, severe snow or ice - the City may close its facilities. When weather conditions are severe, citizens are encouraged to regularly check the City's website - lakeoswego.city - for any closure information. In addition to posting information on the website, the City will use social media to notify citizens when facilities are unexpectedly closed. For Parks & Recreation, classes and program cancellations are guided by the LO Public School (LOSD) inclement weather policy. For after hour classes (4 p.m. and later) and weekend class cancellations the Parks & Recreation general phone line (503-675-2549) will be updated. SUPER BOWL LIII Super Bowl Iceman Tourney Join us at the Lake Oswego Golf Course on Sunday, February 3 for this 2 person fun team event. Shotgun start at 9 a.m. Format: 18 Hole – “3 Club” Scramble. Ladies and kids under 15 are permitted to add a 4th club. Prize Payout: Gross and net (no handicap required). Entry fee: $80/team. Includes: Donuts and coffee before play, warm up balls, green fees, lunch, prizes and entry into game pool up to $500. In the event of foul weather players wishing to skip the golf will receive a $10 golf shop gift certificate. Super Bowl Kick-off at 3:18 p.m. For more information, call 503-534-5430 or visit www.lakeoswegogolf.org. STEWARDSHIP OPPORTUNITY Check off 4 New Year’s Resolutions at this Stewardship Event! √Get Exercise, √Volunteer, √Discover a New Place, √Restore Habitat. Join Friends of Lily Bay Natural Area for their first planting party of 2019! Plant native sword ferns in areas cleared of invasive species by volunteers. The area is home to a variety of wild life, water fowl and birds of prey. Gloves, tools and snacks provided. Dress for the weather. 1-3 p.m., Saturday, January 26. Contact: Babs Hamachek at 503-534-5697, bhamachek@ci.oswego.or.us or lostewardship.org. Address: Trail head is at the corner of Diamond Head Rd., which turns into North Shore Rd. Parking: Carpool please. Limited parking on Diamond Head Rd. Look for work party signs. MUSIC FOR KIDS - TEENS - ADULTS 18690 – Just Sing for Kids All aspiring singers are welcome to join this group, no experience required. Find your voice, learn how to use it and sing your heart out. Ages 6-10, 4-4:45 p.m., Wednesdays, January 16-February 20, Christ Church Parish (CCP), $73. 18704 – Ukulele for Teens The ukulele is a tiny instrument with a big sound. Learn to play your favorite songs and get to know this awesome instrument. Ukes provided. If registered for the Teen Lounge class is free. Ages 11-17, 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays, January 16-March 20, CCP, $75. 18723 – Just Sing (Formerly Choral Group) Whether you have not sung in years or you have been singing your entire life, learn the basics of proper vocal technique, warm ups and vocal health. Join the fun, and socializing with other music lovers. Ages 18+, 5-6 p.m., Wednesdays, January 16-February 20, ACC, $49. 18729 – Piano for Adults Learn the basic skills of piano on a keyboard. Group lessons introduce students to the basics of music theory. Learn to play songs, read music and rhythmic expression. Ages 18+, 6:15-7 p.m., Thursdays, January 17-February 21, CCP, $67. ART CLASSES 18637 – Little Masters Use a variety of mediums to create art while engaging the senses of touch, smell, sound and taste. Parent participation is required. This class also includes free admission to Friday Indoor Playground after class. Ages 2-5, 9:30-10:30 a.m., Fridays, January 11-February 15, CCP, $53. 18684 – Origami-Afterschool Art Explore the timeless Japanese art form of Origami. Make individualized art and fun models of your own imagination. This art form uses critical thinking and can enhance creativity and mindfulness. Ages 6-10, 3-4 p.m., Thursdays, January 17-February 21, CCP, $70. 18605 – Bob Ross Oil Painting-Light at the Summit Easy step by step class takes beginners to seasoned painters from blank canvas to finished masterpiece in one class. All supplies provided. Visit loparks.org to view paintings. Ages 12+, 1-4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 22, ACC, $49. GET INTERESTED Spanish Whether you are planning a trip, need to learn Spanish for work, or just want to learn a beautiful language, we are offering fun and laughter-filled classes at various levels, providing students with 10 weeks of learning. Offerings this season include: Beginning II, Beginning II & III, Beginning III, & Advanced II. Ages 16+, morning classes (Thur. or Fri.), January 10-June 7, Adult Community Center, $67. For more information or to register visit www. loparks.org or call 503-675-2549. 18509 - Social Security Planning for Couples The Social Security decisions spouses make when they are in their 60’s will determine the amount of total income they will receive in their remaining years. This workshop will cover little-known rules that can help married couples optimize the Social Security system. Ages 55+, 6-8 p.m., Monday, January 14, ACC, $15 for individual attendees or $25 for couples. The City of Lake Oswego wants to find cost-effective ways to reduce I&I, using a portion of the South Shore basin within the McVey-South Shore and Palisades neighborhoods as a pilot area. The first step is to test the sewer system to find the sources of I&I – that testing has begun and will continue through the spring. You may notice workers installing equipment to measure sewer flows, taking videos of the inside of the pipes (called CCTV) or using smoke to find places where water can enter the sewers. Information from the study will help identify improvements that offer the best reduction in I&I for the lowest cost – pointing to wise investments in our sewer system. For additional information, please contact Pat McDougal at pmcdougal@ci.oswego.or.us or 503- 635-0273. SEWER Continued from page 1 44 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. Contributing writers: Kam Frederickson, Finance Katy Kerklaan, Engineering Robin Krakauer, Arts Council Judy Nelson, Parks & Recreation Jenny Slepian, Sustainability Diana Smith-Bouwer, Public Information Citizen inFormation speCialist and hellolo editor/writer Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@lakeoswego.city This newsletter is printed on Processed Chlorine Free 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. ACC Adult Community Center CCP Christ Church Parish DRC Development Review Commission GC LO Municipal Golf Course GRP George Rogers Park HRAB Historic Resources Advisory Board LAB Library Advisory Board LIB LO Public Library LORA Lake Oswego Redevelopment Agency MC Maintenance Center MPP Millennium Plaza Park NA Neighborhood Association PNAB Parks, Rec & Natural Resources Advisory Board SAB Sustainability Advisory Board TAB Transportation Advisory BoardGlossaryJanuary 1 Tuesday • City Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED 2 Wednesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm 3 Thursday 4 Friday 5 Saturday • Michael Moloi Gumboots Dancing, LIB, 2-3pm 6 Sunday 7 Monday • LO Reads Kick-Off, 6:30pm • DRC Meeting, 7pm 8 Tuesday • Pints from the Past: The Pig War, LIB, 7pm • First Tuesday Music: The Big North Duo, LIB 7pm 9 Wednesday • Performing Arts: Adam Miller, ACC, 1pm • HRAB Meeting, 6pm • LAB Meeting, 7pm 10 Thursday • City Council Open House, 5:30pm • Boones Ferry Road Open House, MAC, 6:30pm • Old Town NA Board Meeting, 7pm 11 Friday 12 Saturday • City Council Goal Setting Retreat, GC, 8:30am-3pm • Repair Fair, LO United Methodist Church, 10am 13 Sunday 14 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 15 Tuesday • City Council Regular Meeting, 6:30pm • An Evening of Poetry in Honor of William Stafford, Oswego Heritage House, 7:30pm 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19 Saturday • Mayor and Neighborhood Chairs Meeting, City Hall, 8:30am • LO Speaks, Lake Theater, 10am 20 Sunday 21 Monday • MLK Holiday - CITY OFFICES CLOSED • Public Art Committee Mtg, 2pm • SAB Meeting, 6:30pm 22 Tuesday 23 Wednesday • DRC Meeting, 7pm 24 Thursday 25 Friday 26 Saturday • Ticket Giveaway to Hear Cristina Henriquez, LIB, 11am • Stewardship Work Party, Lily Bay Natural Area, 1pm 27 Sunday 28 Monday • Planning Commission, 6:30pm 29 Tuesday 30 Wednesday • Deadline - Name the Chickens 31 Thursday February 1 Friday • LO Reads - Classical Guitarist: Maria Olaya, 6:30pm • LO Reads - Everything About the US Immigration System: Susan Dussault, 7pm 2 Saturday • LO Reads - Book Discussion, 10am • LO Reads - Foreign Language Scavenger Hunt, 1pm 3 Sunday Event dates are subject to change. More details are available online at: www.lakeoswego.city/calendar For more information, call 503-675-3992. Community Calendar NAME THE CHICKENS AT LUSCHER FARM SUBMIT YOUR SUGGESTION BY JANUARY 30 Help us name the chickens! Submit your suggestions at www.LakeOswego.city/LuscherFarmChickens. This bold and spirited Leghorn (9 months old, from the Tuscany region of Italy, and a possible distant relative to the famous Foghorn Leghorn), might be small in stature, but she’s super- fast when it comes to food. She lays white eggs and is proud to be second in command of the coop. This sweet and savvy little girl is also a Leghorn (also a possible distant relative to the famous Foghorn Leghorn). Of Italian decent, she was born in March 2018. She lives an active life and enjoys making friends with farm visitors. With healthy lungs, she lets everyone at the farm know when she lays an egg. This handsome fellow is a Lavender Orpington of English decent (the original Orpington was created in England in the 1880s by William Cook who lived in the village of Orpington in Kent, England). At 9 months old, he stands about 2 feet tall, has a strong singing voice and enjoys letting the public admire his good looks. He is a fine protector. LO SPEAKS SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 10 A.M. TO 1 P.M. AT THE LAKE THEATER, 106 N STATE ST. The Lake Oswego Youth Leadership Council is hosting its second annual LO Speaks event. The theme is “Untold Stories” and will open your eyes to a multitude of different lives and experiences in order to broaden your understanding of different communities that reside within our own city. This is a TEDx-style event, featuring six to eight 10-minute long talks, including Lake Oswego youth. The event is free to attend and will offer something for all ages. Please join us and learn more about the people in your community through unusual stories we guarantee you have not heard before! IS BACK! The ever-popular ARTmart returns for its fifth year! The Arts Council of Lake Oswego offers the community an excellent opportunity to clean out your art collection and collectibles, along with finding some new treasures during the month of January! Now through January 18, 2019 ARTmart will be accepting donations of artwork that may no longer have a place in your home, office or has been stored away in boxes collecting dust! This includes works such as paintings, drawings, frames, sculptures, prints, ceramics, quilts, fiber art, photographs, posters, mixed media and more! Arts Council of Lake Oswego’s ARTspace is located at 510-520 1st Street in Lake Oswego. Gallery Hours are Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, visit www.artscouncillo. org or call 503-675-3738. ARTmart Key Dates: • Work Accepted - Now through January 18 • Exhibition On View - January 4 through February 2 • First Friday Opening - January 4 from 5 to 7 p.m. • ARTmart “After Dark First Friday Reception” – February 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. All funds raised from this event will go toward funding outreach and education programs. REPAIR FAIR SATURDAY, JANUARY 12, 10 A.M. - 1 P.M. LO United Methodist Church 1855 South Shore Blvd. Do you have something broken at home you’ve been meaning to fix? Come join us at the Repair Fair! Visitors bring broken items from home and work with a volunteer repair specialist to try to fix it at no charge. It’s a fun way to learn about repair, save money, and keep things from going into the trash What to bring: We’ll also be accepting Styrofoam (all #6) for recycling! Learn more on Facebook at http://bit.ly/LORepairFairJan2019 • Small appliances • Clothing (clean) • Electronic toys • Jewelry Volunteer repairs clock at Repair Fair in Forest Grove. people to mentor each week. He often met with each participant several times a week, providing interview coaching, resume updates, and his “can-do” encouraging attitude, helping community members refine or change their career paths. He only slowed down when a major health issue forced him to recently retire. Through his professional guidance and enthusiasm Michael has changed the lives of many in our community for the better. On behalf of the Council and the Lake Oswego community, we thank you and all of our Unsung Heroes who make Lake Oswego such a wonderful place to live, work and play! UNSUNG HEROES Continued from page 1