Category Archives: 2011 August

Free Fun in Sellwood- 5th Annual “Passport to Sellwood” Event

Our Sellwood/Westmoreland neighborhood is a wonderful place to live and do business.  Even in a city known for its strong neighborhoods there’s a special warmth and vibrancy that sets Sellwood apart, but this weekend, August 6th, you can expect even … Continue reading

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Popcorn- Tours of net-zero house August 13

Matt Briggs, creator of the multi-award-winning film “Deep Green” is a Portland local, and his Lake Oswego home is an example of how existing homes can be retrofitted to be carbon neutral.  He’s offering tours of his home and bringing … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- Drilling continues; mystery dock solved

Last month we told you that work has started on the new bridge, in the form of in-water drilling for soil samples.  This month’s update is boring… that is, boring for samples will continue in-water through the end of the … Continue reading

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News To Make You Furious- ALEC (American Legislative Exchange Council)

Most people have heard the “I’m Just A Bill” song on Schoolhouse Rock on Saturdays.  In this somewhat simplified version of the legislative process, we learned that laws originate with citizens who contact their elected representatives to help them solve … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- Hail, Grover!

Greetings! Like you, I’ve listened in frustration to the myopic “debate” concerning the debt ceiling.  The only goal I’ve heard clearly expressed is that we’ve got to slash spending to get our budget balanced, but the effects of that “balanced” … Continue reading

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“What NOW?!!” Toons- August 2011

You can’t see this one anywhere but here, but click here for a full archive of Keith’s cartoons for Tom Dwyer Automotive  

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19 Tips To Save On Gas

Simple tricks to stretch your gas dollars Wow.  Take a look at this graph.  It shows the trend of the weekly average price of regular gas across the country.  Is it any wonder that we’re trying to squeeze the last … Continue reading

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Student Loan Hanging Over Your Head?

Client tells us about new program to reduce student loan debt We have a wide variety of clients on our Courtesy Shuttle, leading to conversations on a wide variety of subjects.  If you are one of the many people with … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- The 2-review challenge

When you’re considering working with a new company for the first time, it pays to do your research.  Getting a referral from someone who’s used their service may be the best way to find about a new company, but what … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Frankenfoods Foods Stalk The Earth

Genetically modified organisms (GMOs) are the result of cutting edge science.  Since the dawn of the agricultural revolution people have been tweaking the genes of plants and animals, but until now they’ve been doing it in small steps through selective … Continue reading

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