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Harper’s Playground: A Place for Everyone

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With spring in full swing, families are filling up local parks all over. One Saturday, I had some errands to do in Portland, and to reward my children for patiently accompanying me, we stopped at Arbor’s Lodge Park in Portland, which includes Harper’s Playground. Visiting a new park is always an exciting occasion, and this… Read More

Play Ball: Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex is Open for Play

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In the summer of 2014, Ridgefield School Board members dreamed of a large sports and recreation hub that would benefit Ridgefield School District sports teams, as well as enhance recreation for general residents. Five years later, the field of dreams has become a reality. The Ridgefield Outdoor Recreation Complex (RORC), located on Hillhurst Road next… Read More

Building a Whole Beautiful Life as an Adult with Disabilities

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In a neighborhood near Columbia River High School lives a family of five brothers, two chickens and one dog. This family is like most families who have their own daily routines for meals, recreation and relaxation, except the “brothers” are actually residents of Winegarden Adult Family Home. Lyle (names have been changed to protect privacy),… Read More

Renaissance Dad: Miracles Happen

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I know I’m the guy that’s usually good for a few laughs (I hope!), but this month’s topic is one I take very seriously, and very personally. My wife and I spent ten years trying to have our daughter. Ten years of frustration, and disappointment, and tears. Ten years of smiling through the pain, as… Read More