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2010-01-26 16:07:00

LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- West Coast Bank is the presenting sponsor of Lake Oswego Reads for the fourth consecutive year. The free community program distributes hundreds of books to Lake Oswego Public Library card holders and offers more than 30 exceptional programs, engaging workshops and lively festivities during the month of February. This year's book selection, The Whistling Season by Ivan Doig, explores small-town, early-twentieth century American life and...

2009-04-09 10:46:00

8,000 Residents Participate in the Free Community Program LAKE OSWEGO, Ore., April 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- For the third consecutive year, West Coast Bank was the presenting sponsor of Lake Oswego Reads, which distributed to the community 800 copies of the Lauren Kessler book Stubborn Twig: Three Generations in the Life of a Japanese American Family. More than 8,000 people read the book or participated in book-related events, which celebrated the Japanese-American culture and offered...

2008-09-17 00:00:15

A construction permit to build a boat dock on the Willamette River in Lake Oswego has been revoked by a federal agency in order to look at the dock's potential to impact endangered species. A related lawsuit was filed by the Northwest Environmental Defense Center on Aug. 8 against the National Marine Fisheries Service and the United State Army Corp of Engineers for their role in approving the public dock at Foothills Park. The nonprofit advocacy group claimed the two agencies violated...

2008-07-29 15:00:42

By Dana Tims, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 29--Lake Oswego's City Council members will meet in executive session this morning to figure out what to do now that talks have broken down with the contractor on the city's $100 million project to replace an aging sewer line on the bottom of Oswego Lake. Negotiations between the city and Barnard Construction of Bozeman, Mont., were halted when the two sides couldn't agree on a maximum price for the so-called Lake Oswego Interceptor...

2008-07-29 12:00:49

By Dana Tims, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 28--A city of Lake Oswego plan to dump tons of Oswego Lake sediment on a site near Luscher Farm Park, the jewel of Lake Oswego's open spaces, has some residents surprised and concerned about its environmental impact. The city is considering taking 19,000 cubic yards of sediment, dredged as part of the city's $100 million sewer construction project underneath Oswego Lake, to city-owned property just east of Luscher Farm. The sediment,...

2008-07-16 12:00:50

By Wendy Owen, The Oregonian, Portland, Ore. Jul. 16--LAKE OSWEGO -- The Lake Oswego School District is known for working with community committees on topics from sex education to preventing bullying. But no one told thousands of people who pay taxes for an Oswego Lake swim park -- controlled by the school district -- that they might not be able to swim there next summer. Word got out when folks visited two weeks ago for a swim on a hot day and found five maple trees tagged for...

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2007-02-10 12:00:00

By JOHN KEKIS PARISH, N.Y. - Sunshine greeted residents of this snowbound village on Saturday, giving crews a chance to haul away some of the 8 feet of snow that has fallen during the past week. "The sun's out, but it isn't going to last," Mike Avery said as he took a brief break from loading dump trucks with snow to be taken to a pile outside town. The National Weather Service said the bands of lake-effect snow fed by moisture from Lake Ontario would continue weaving up and down the...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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