Portland Performing Arts Companies Adapt to COVID-19 Restrictions

Our city’s beloved performing arts companies have been hit hard by COVID-19 closures. But they are working to stay afloat and keep on delivering fresh content to families at home.  I miss taking my kids to see the costumed Pam Mahon exuberantly and hilariously narrate one of the Kids Concerts at the Oregon Symphony. And …

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Kids’ Books to Calm Worries

The pandemic, shutdown, economic turmoil and very violent images of police brutality we’ve experienced over the past few months — that’s more than enough to make anyone feel worried and anxious. And kids are not immune to anxiety. So we asked Kim Tano, the children’s-book buyer at Portland institution Powell’s City of Books, to recommend …

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Kids to Know: Oregon’s Top Volunteers

Recent Roosevelt graduate Kaiya Laguardia of Portland and 13-year-old Jacob Van of Beaverton were named Oregon’s top youth volunteers of 2020 by The Prudential Spirit of Community Awards, a nationwide program honoring young people for outstanding acts of volunteerism.  Kaiya produced a 16-minute documentary video on the movement opposing the construction of a military base …

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