Parenting

Welcome to Language through Fusion

Welcome to Language through Fusion

Did you know that numerous studies have shown that multilingual learning benefits students’ brain function, as well as their social skills? Many educators tout the benefits of language-immersive education, and there are plenty of good reasons to consider a bilingual, multicultural learning environment for your child. This is why the German American School of Portland […]

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Travel

Livin’ Aloha Local: Food, Farms, Fun at Ka‘anapali Beach

Livin’ Aloha Local: Food, Farms, Fun at Ka‘anapali Beach

The Hawaiian island of Maui carries a deep cultural and historical legacy over hundreds of years, to both tourists and locals. Pristine beaches, gentle rainbows, a sparkling turquoise sea and wonderful nature-centric activities are perfectly suited for those special occasions when families gather, including weddings, graduations, reunions and hard-earned R & R. The tourism industry […]

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Teenagers

Stepping Up From Middle to High School

Stepping Up From Middle to High School

The transition from middle school studies to an early high school curriculum can be an exciting yet daunting experience for students. In the transition, teenagers tend to realize that their study habits need an upgrade. However, not all ninth graders know how to upgrade their scholastic systems, and may find themselves falling behind in school […]

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Nutrition

Beat the Sweets: Breaking a Sugar Habit

Beat the Sweets: Breaking a Sugar Habit

Here’s the sugary scoop: American kids consume far too much of the sweet stuff. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), toddlers are getting 12 teaspoons instead of the recommended 4 (19 grams), and school-aged children who should have no more than 3 teaspoons (14.2 grams) are consuming 21. Preteens and teens take the cake; […]

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C’Mon Northwest, Let’s Hike 10,000 Miles!

C’Mon Northwest, Let’s Hike 10,000 Miles!

| August 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

In an effort to encourage healthy living in the Pacific Northwest and be a health support partner for its members, LifeWise Health Plan of Oregon is launching the Actively Northwest #YouGotThis Hiking Challenge and is challenging the community to hike a total of 10,000 miles during the 10-week contest. The summer hiking challenge encourages people […]

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Finding Quality Child Care

Finding Quality Child Care

| July 30, 2014 | 1 Comment

Most of us will be there at some point: we need to find a child care provider we can trust with our children. We might start with asking friends or searching online. But those in the know highly recommended that we start with our local Child Care Resource and Referral agency (CCR&R). By starting with […]

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Alice’s Wonderland of Art & Tattoos

Alice’s Wonderland of Art & Tattoos

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The art of tattooing has been traced all the way back to Neolithic times. Egyptian royalty, European tribes, nomadic peoples, Polynesian warriors, sages, saints and sinners have all undergone some ritual of embedding pigment beneath flesh to honor, declare and memorialize social rank, religious values and loved ones. The reasons people choose to emblazon their […]

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Three Numbers for Help: 211

Three Numbers for Help: 211

| July 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

Kemmie Giarde is a single mother of three boys, ages 3 (twins) and 6. They live in a rural area of the Columbia Gorge, where “the kids are in heaven,” she says, with a bit of room to be rambunctious without disturbing the neighbors. But before they landed there, Kemmie was under incredible stress while […]

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Congressional Action Supports Toxics Reduction in Columbia River Basin

Congressional Action Supports Toxics Reduction in Columbia River Basin

| July 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

US Senator Merkley and US Representative Blumenauer reintroduced the Columbia River Restoration Act. This could bring significant resources to the Columbia River Basin to reduce toxic contaminants and improve ecosystem conditions. The Columbia River Restoration Act will authorize Congress to appropriate funds for voluntary toxics reduction actions by growers, tribes, foresters, soil and water conservation […]

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Be Enchanted By Sunriver Resort’s Fun-Tastic Summer Events

Be Enchanted By Sunriver Resort’s Fun-Tastic Summer Events

| July 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Sunriver Resort is a beloved summerfun tradition. Families and friends like yours gather for a wide range of outdoor activities including biking, hiking, canoeing, swimming, golf, and horseback riding. Sparkling lakes, turquoise skies and beautiful summer sunsets accompany everything you do. Did you also know that Sunriver Resort hosts a some fantastic not-to-be-missed events during […]

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