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Providence St. Vincent Given Elite Award

Providence St. Vincent Given Elite Award

| March 4, 2014 | 0 Comments

“Providence St. Vincent is a role model for health care organizations around the world.” That’s what Deb Zimmerman, chair of the Commission on Magnet Recognition, told leaders at Providence St. Vincent as she notified them of their fourth Magnet designation. The American Nurses Credentialing Center Magnet Recognition Program recognizes health care organizations that deliver outstanding patient care, […]

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Local Dad Rocks Monster Truck This Weekend

Local Dad Rocks Monster Truck This Weekend

| February 13, 2014 | 0 Comments

As Monster Jam returns to PDX this year, Oregonians get the chance to see one their own tearing up the dirt. Norm Miller, a Scappoose police chief officer, gets behind the wheel of the never before seen in PDX truck, New Earth Authority. Norm Miller’s Monster Jam truck racing career dates back to 1990 but […]

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A Locally, Healthy Sweet Valentine

A Locally, Healthy Sweet Valentine

| February 12, 2014 | 0 Comments

We just thought this was a sweet alternative to the usual stuffed animals and processed candy. This exquisite Gift Tower is packed with four Red D’Anjou pears and other sweets for the sweet: chocolate covered cherries, zebra chocolate popcorn, strawberry yogurt pretzels and Fuji apples. The Fruit Company, based in Hood River is even offering free expedited […]

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Information for families in the event of teacher strike

Information for families in the event of teacher strike

| February 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

From Portland Pubic Schools:  Portland Public Schools is focused on reaching a contract settlement with the labor union representing our teachers, the Portland Association of Teachers. Mediation is continuing today, Monday, Feb. 10. Click the link to view the  PPS Mediation Proposal, which adds teachers and schools days, raises pay, maintains strong benefits and helps PPS put the […]

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WIN AN adidas SHAMROCK RUN FAMILY RACE ENTRY!

WIN AN adidas SHAMROCK RUN FAMILY RACE ENTRY!

| February 3, 2014 | 0 Comments

Portland Family is pleased to partner with the adidas Shamrock Run in offering one lucky family race entry in the March 16 event in Portland. This event is sold out, so these entries are like golden tickets!! Send your name, address and phone number by Feb. 14 (midnight) to editor@portlandfamily.com with the subject “SHAMROCK RUN.” Winner […]

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Explore Local Wilderness & Nature

Explore Local Wilderness & Nature

| January 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

Looking for a winter getaway? How about hiking around an ancient lava dome or taking a road trip to scope out birds of prey? A series of programs led by naturalists from the Oregon Zoo’s education division offers these adventures and more over the next several months. “Winter is a great time to get outside […]

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Tips From Our Friends At ProPhoto Supply

Tips From Our Friends At ProPhoto Supply

| January 27, 2014 | 0 Comments

Photography is all about storytelling. Just finding a story can be its own challenge, but choosing how to tell it is even more difficult. How you frame a shot not only determines how viewers will be drawn into your image, it also controls how they connect to the story. Photographic stories need not be complex, nor […]

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Research On African-American Mothers & Breastfeeding

Research On African-American Mothers & Breastfeeding

| January 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

African-American mothers breast-feed their children at lower rates than Caucasian, Latina and Asian mothers. This difference often has been attributed to socio-demographic factors such as age, income, education and personal experience with breast-feeding. Now, a researcher at the University of Missouri has discovered that African-American college students are aware of the benefits of breast-feeding for […]

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Damien Lillard & “Respect, Pass It On”

Damien Lillard & “Respect, Pass It On”

| January 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard visited the students and staff at Wilsonville High School today to tip-off the second year of the “Respect, Pass it On” program. Joined by representatives from Special Olympics Oregon, Les Schwab Tire Centers, adidas and the Trail Blazers’ front office, Lillard spoke at the all-school assembly about the importance of standing up for the rights […]

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Most Popular Baby Names 2013

Most Popular Baby Names 2013

| December 31, 2013 | 0 Comments

Providence St. Vincent Medical Center has compiled a list of the most popular baby names of 2013. The names were assembled from a list of more than 5,100 Providence St. Vincent birth certificates. Girls’ names 1.    Emma 2.    Olivia 3.    Emily 4.    Natalie 5.    Sophia Boys’ names 1.    Jackson 2.    Noah 3.    Logan 4.    Liam 5.    Aiden Some additional items of note: ·         One in […]

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