Happy Sunday neighbours! Here’s everything you need to know about what’s happening in town today.
First, today’s weather forecast:
Cloudy with a shower or two. High: 52 Low: 46.
Here are the top stories in Beaverton today:
- More affordable housing is coming this way. habitat for humanity received a record number of applications for the construction of houses, some of which will be located in Beaverton. COVID, supply chain challenges and labor shortages have all made the past few years particularly difficult for the nonprofit. But the organization persevered, with 100 ongoing projects in progress and 60 are expected to be completed in 2022. (750 KXL)
- A student from Beaverton came second in the Oregon Poetry Aloud Contest. Maria Daniels, a second-year student at St. Stephens Academy, was beaten by Trayshun Holmes-Gournaris, an elderly person in Oregon School for the Deaf. (Beaverton patch)
- Beaverton Girls dominated in a 41-28 victory against Clackamas in the Semi-finals 6A on Friday. The Beavers basketball team faced barlow saturday night for the championship title. (OregonLive)
- the Town of Beaverton plans to open a year-round homeless shelter. Local officials visited an organized encampment in Multnomah County and meeting on Friday to discuss the issue. Mayor Beaty commented on some sad statistics: The average user of the city parks safety program is a 77-year-old woman, and Beaverton has the highest number of homeless teenagers in the state. (KGW.com)
- As mask mandates come to an end across the state, including those in the Beaverton School DistrictLynne Terry reports on the pandemic status throughout Oregon. the the emergency phase of Oregon’s COVID response is over, noted Patrick Allen, director of the Oregon Health Authority, at a press conference on Friday. Over the past two years, nearly 700,000 people have tested positive, and 83% of the inhabitants received at least one dose of vaccine. Read more about the recap in the Oregon Capital Chronicle.
Today in Beaverton:
- Reser Community Open Day – All ages are invited to the new venue to take tours, listen to live music and see performances. Free. (11:00)
- Family Storytime at Murray Scholls – Beaverton Public Library welcomes children and their families. No registration required. (4:00 p.m.)
- “Come Dance With Me In Ireland: A Pilgrimage to Yeats Country” by Patrick Ball – See a solo musical theater piece based on the life and works of Ireland’s greatest poet, William Butler Yeats, and performed by Celtic harpist and storyteller Patrick Ball at Winona Grange in Tualatin. Tickets start at $25. (7:00 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Public Information Officer Kelsey Anderson, Tigard Police Department, reports that suspects in the armed robbery of a Tigard cafe are moving back on February 22. Learn more about the suspected criminals via Nextdoor.
- Spring becomes spring here. Check out the crocuses that pop up at Cornell Farms through Instagram.
- Get a glimpse of what to expect at Reser Center Open House on Instagram. Local artists in chalk will be present to show their talents!
- Local business of the day: Tiger Sugar recently opened in Central Beaverton, bringing a distinctive twist to Beaverton’s bustling boba scene. My “entourage” loved the not too sweet concoctions and the freshest tasting Mango Sago dessert. (Instagram)
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— Ash DeMello
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