Pamplin Media Holiday Gift Guides 2019

When Halloween arrives, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day can’t be far behind.

It’s time to get into the spirit of things.

We’re glad to help. Kick off the holidays with CELEBRATE THE SEASON and

keep the momentum going with LAST MINUTE GIFT GUIDE. This year, enjoy expanded distribution

in the News-Times of Forest Grove and Hillsboro to homes throughout western Washington County,

plus coverage of local events and activities like Holiday in the Grove, Hillsboro Holly Days, tree lighting

ceremonies, skating at the Orenco Winter Village and more.

If you have any questions feel free to call me at one of the numbers below.

Toni Ashby


Media Sales Director

Office 971-762-1167

Mobile 503-347-7399

2004 Main St. Suite 309, P.O. Box 408

Forest Grove , OR 97116


Fax; 503-296-2828

North Plains Community Facebook Page

The North Plains Chamber has created the North Plains Community Facebook page with Chamber Members as Administrators. This page is not affiliated with the City of North Plains or its employees.

The Admins are all volunteers and help to run this page solely out of the goodness of their hearts. The goal is to keep the community informed on events, history, local meetings and happenings in our town, along with healthy and constructive conversations between all of us. These are your friends, neighbors, teachers, gas attendants, waitresses and business owners.

Let’s be exceptionally helpful, lead with respect, and grow our amazing community in a positive way. Please read and follow these rules to continue to be a part of the group:

  • There are rules implemented to make everyone’s life here easier. They are as follows:
  •  No spamming with multi-leveling marking posts or click bait.
  • Slandering a specific person or small local business is highly frowned upon and can/will result in a muting or ban.
  • Small businesses in our area feel free to post once per day if it applies to you. Local farms included.
  • Please refrain from publicly shaming people unless you have filed a police report and are actively searching for a vehicle/person.
  • Politics are fine if they are local to our area.
  • Make it a goal to positively impact your community online and in person.
  • PLEASE feel free to share history, stories, photos, events in town, and any other information that may be beneficial to the community.
  • Look at the list of Admins and find one with whom you will be comfortable. When it comes time to tag an Admin, use your tagging power if you think a post should be examined.
  • PM (private message) your Admin of choice if you’re iffy on what it is you’re posting. They can reassure you if it is page appropriate or not.
  • Garage sale posts are fine but personal sales (like classified ads) are not.
  • Freedom of speech does not apply to Facebook groups, period.
  • Try to keep the content related to North Plains or our general area (Forest Grove, Helvetia, Cornelius, Banks, Hillsboro).

Thank you, everyone!

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DUE DATE: The electronic document must be received by the 15th of the month prior to publication.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: Non-profits located within the City of North Plains may advertise in the newsletter at no charge (space availability dependent).

YOUTH ATHLETIC LEAGUESYouth athletic leagues that accept North Plains residents may have up to one half page ad at no charge (space availability dependent).

ELECTRONIC DOCUMENT TYPES: Only electronic documents will be accepted. Information must be in a word document/PDF/JPEG that is print ready.

PLEASE NOTE: Advertisements may be deferred by up to one month if they cannot fit within the newsletter format which is limited to 8 pages per month.

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Since ads are likely to be viewed by children, they cannot feature speech or images that would be considered profane by a prudent person.

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The City retains sole authority to determine if an ad is suitable for the newsletter.

Payment must be made to the City of North Plains before the advertisement will be printed.

Please email with any inquiries related to advertising in the City of North Plains newsletter. 

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Volunteers & Donations for NPES Holiday Gift Shop

🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄 Can you help? 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄

Each year the North Plains Elementary School provides holds a Holiday Gift Shop at the school for every student to pick out 2 gifts for adults in their lives (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles, anyone really special in their lives). This year we have 415 students at the school – meaning we need to have 830 gifts available!!!

We need your help! Do you have any new items you can donate? We are looking for *new* small gifts for adults with a price range of $1-$5. Some suggestions are: golf accessories, jewelry, gloves, fishing supplies, sporting accessories, calendars, coffee items, kitchen gadgets, small tools, candy, knick-knacks and small garden tools.

We also need gift bags and tissue as these a popular with the kids making transport home MUCH easier.

If time is all you have to donate, we need that too! We’ll be setting up the gift shop on Monday, December 16th and will have classes coming in at specific times throughout the day on Wednesday December 18th and 19th. Clean up help is needed in the afternoon on the 19th.  If you want to sign up, contact Arielle Scesa at

The kids get so much joy out of picking out a special gift for their loved ones. 

Below is a flyer that will be circulating around town. Attached is a copy of the flyer that you can print and display in your business and on employee bulletin boards.

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Washington County Museum – Free Family Mornings



Draw your family history with illustrator Anke Gladnick

Saturday, September 14, 2019
10am – 1pm

Washington County Museum
17677 NW Springville Rd.,
Portland, OR, 97229

Washington County Museum’s Free Family Morning series continues with hands-on workshops led by local artists. This September, illustrator Anke Gladnick will lead you through the process of drawing your own family history. Gladnick created the beautiful mural in the Museum’s past exhibit, AgriCulture. The artist returns to the museum this fall after their spring Free Family Morning workshop had to be rescheduled. You will imagine your family’s symbols, share your stories with your kids, and draw a family history together! Materials are provided for this drop-in, all-ages workshop. 

Free Family Mornings is an ongoing series hosted by the Washington County Museum. Each month from March through November the museum hosts a family-friendly, no-experience-needed workshop led by a teaching artist from the community. Workshops are drop-in with no registration required. Museum entrance is free during these events, and includes access to all rotating and permanent exhibits.

Catch the rest of our exciting fall lineup of Free Family Morning workshops:

October 12: Eduardo Cruz y Maria Cortez – Dance, play traditional instruments, and coloring 

November 9Lehuauakea – Stamps, patterns, and repetition

About the Washington County Museum

For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum, a private nonprofit organization, has provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the richness of local history, heritage and culture. 

Museum Hours: noon to 4 p.m. Wednesday through Friday & 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays

For admission, memberships, events and more:



call 503.645.5353

Victoria Sundell

Learning Coordinator

(503) 645-5353

(Pronouns: she, her)

Washington County Museum – Local Story

The Oregon Trail of Tears and Other Hidden Native Histories
A Local Story conversation with scholar David G. Lewis, PhD.

Saturday, October 5th, 2019
11:00 am to 1:00 pm

Washington County Museum
17677 NW Springville Road
Portland, OR 97229


$8 – museum members

$15 – non-members

Purchase tickets here:


Washington County Museum invites you to a Local Story event with David G. Lewis, PhD. Lewis is an esteemed author, Native American historian, ethnohistory consultant, anthropologist, teacher, and a member of the Confederated Tribes of Grand Ronde. 


Lewis and Stephanie Littlebird Fogel, guest curator of the museum’s latest exhibit This IS Kalapuyan Land, will discuss Indigenous representation in museums and the Oregon history that is often left out: the creation of reservations, the residential school system, termination, and restoration of Indigenous sovereignty. This traumatic period from the 1850s-1970s was neglected on our museum’s own original panels before Fogel addressed them. Lewis will share his research on the impact of these policies then and now and how people and institutions can address truth and healing today.


The museum’s Local Story series shares the stories of people who contribute to the living history of this region. Each presenter selects a venue which brings another layer of meaning to their message; Lewis’ Local Story will take place at the museum in conjunction with the current exhibit, This IS Kalapuyan Land, which he contributed to. The new exhibit re-tools the museum’s cornerstone historical display, called This Kalapuya Land, which was created over a decade ago. As viewers move through the space, they will encounter hand-written edits and annotations made by Littlebird Fogel to highlight errors, update language, and note important passages in the original content. The exhibit questions what information is presented as “fact” and how the museum context shapes what the audience learns. “Ultimately, I want to challenge the way we recall our shared histories,” states Littlebird Fogel, “and examine how biased narratives can be perpetuated through archeology and academic institutions like museums and universities.” Fogel also brought in contemporary artworks by 17 Native artists in order to tell the stories of Indigenous descendants who are contributing to cultural survivance today. 


This special conversation will be a chance to learn more about essential local history and culture on an intimate scale with some open discussion time at the end. Refreshments will be available.


Local Story is a nomadic public program created by Washington County Museum to raise awareness about the diversity of people who contribute to the living history of this remarkable region. The program comprises a series of individual events organized in direct collaboration with community members, all of which revolve around the theme of locality, personal history, and the pursuit of opportunity in Washington County and its environs. Presentation locations are chosen by each presenter and serve as an immersive backdrop in the telling of their story.


About the Washington County Museum

For more than 50 years, the Washington County Museum, a private nonprofit organization, has

provided community members and visitors an opportunity to experience and understand the

richness of local history, heritage and culture.


The Washington County Museum is open noon to 4 p.m. on Wednesday-Friday &  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.


For admission, memberships, events and more:



call 503.645.5353

Victoria Sundell

Learning Coordinator

(503) 645-5353


(Pronouns: she, her)


This IS Kalapuyan Land