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THE CHARBONNEAU VILLAGER 21 January 2020 Sunshine Service By JOAN VEDDER Volunteers needed in the new year Happy New Year! ( or al- most?) I’m writ- ing this on Dec. 10. and and I hope I made it to the “new” year. VEDDER At the moment I’m down for the count with some sort of bug. Same old, same old... cough, sore ears, sore throat, laryn- gitis, etc. Those of you who know me, probably can’t imagine ME with laryngitis? Ha, ha. It’s mighty quiet at our house this week. I’m putting out the Clarion Call for a few new volunteers to help the Sun- shine Service. You do NOT have to an- swer a call if it’s bad timing for you. You ARE allowed to travel if you de- sire! I try to keep a list of about 15 helpers who, for the most part, are available to help local residents obtain medical items from our giant cup- board. This WILL involve stairs down to the basement so please don’t apply if that is too much for you. The CCC has promised us either an elevator or a main floor storage area once the new Annex is built next year, so that will be a Godsend for both volunteer and client. This is such a rewarding service in Charbonneau and I guarantee you’ll feel appreciated! As I’ve stated earli- er this year, as many times as I have helped others, I never thought we’d need so much help ourselves. It’s been a long nine months for my husband and I. We cherish the simple necessity of walkers, wheelchairs, shower benches, bed rails, etc., and it has made for a good quality of life, in gen- eral, for our household. Sunshine Ser- vice offers the same comforts to ALL of you, as well. Incidentally, said husband just had his 90th birthday in late November! That was our 2019 goal and we made it. Please give me a call if you feel you’d like to join our volunteer group at 503-694-5637. Let’s talk! I wish all of you a wonderful year ahead, filled with good health and much happiness. CHESS FUNDRAISER BENEFITS FRIENDS OF FRENCH PRAIRIE By WAYNE RICHARDS O n Jan. 29 we’re having a fundraiser for Friends of French Prairie and their fight to protect our farm- land and our quality of life in and around Charbonneau. We are having an evening of chess starting at 6:30 p.m. in the dining room of the Charbonneau Country Club. Ev- ery dime goes to support Friends of French Prairie. Here is how it works: You will have a chance to play highly ranked International Chess Federation player and winner of many Oregon Chess Championships, Nick Raptis. He will also do a presentation on how to be a better player. If you want to actually play Nick it’s a $50 donation. He will play up to 20 people all at once! Amazing! If you would like to watch, the dona- tion for those tickets will be $20. We’ll show the games on a big screen TV for those attending. You’ll be able to see what Nick is talking about during his presentation portion on the screen too. Wine will be available. We’ll have a wonderful auction afterward hosted by Greg Leo with fabulous items. This is a very necessary and impor- tant cause. Let’s have some fun. SUBSCRIBERS GET FREE ACCESS to our online news! Just follow these simple instructions: 1. Go to and open a story. 2. All readers receive 1 free story to read online each month. 3. Once you reach your monthly story limit, you’ll be prompted to create or log into your Wallit account at the bottom of the page. Riesling with that novel? Modern ‘Cinderella’ Library Foundation holds fundraiser Wilsonville High students add a new take to the old story See PAGE A16 See PAGE A12 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 • Vol 35, Issue 44 • Building a stronger Wilsonville through great local journalism • • $1.00 4. Click the I have an existing print subscription tab. 5. Enter your account number located on the mailing label of your newspaper (bottom left corner on the front page) and click the Link subscription button. Fire marshal: Sprinklers can make difference Two apartment buildings that burned recently didn’t have systems By COREY BUCHANAN The Spokesman Two Wilsonville apart- ment buildings that went ablaze in the span of nine days this month had one key feature in common: nei- ther had fire sprinkler sys- tems. The two fires ignited at apartment complexes in Wil- sonville destroyed two units and damaged a few others. In total, about a couple dozen people were forced to flee their homes because of the fires. According to Tualatin Val- ley Fire and Rescue Fire Mar- shal Steve Forster, a working sprinkler system can make a big difference. “Where we do have a sprin- kler system, for the most part, we see considerably less both fire damage and water dam- age,” Forster said. “Generally speaking, the sprinkler sys- tem suppresses or fully extin- guishes the fire.” In 1997, the Oregon Build- ing Codes Division mandated that developers implement fire sprinkler systems, which emit water onto the source of a blaze in the interior of a home, when constructing apartment buildings. However, the two apart- ments that sufffered fires in Wilsonville — Bridge Creek Apartments on Southwest Rose Lane and Boulder Creek Apartments on Southwest Ashland Drive — were built in See SPRINKLER / Page A6 PMG PHOTO/JAIME VALDEZ The Summers family poses in front of their home on Southwest Orchard Drive in Wilsonville. Pictured from left; Maverick, 13, eighth grader at Wood Middle School; Leia, 8, third grader at Boones Ferry Primary; Jeremy, father; and Skyla, 16, junior at Wilsonville High School. HALLOWEEN T By COREY BUCHANAN The Spokesman Holiday inspires Morey’s Landing family members to transform their home IF YOU GO hroughout October — when it is covered with tombstones, skulls, pumpkins, spiders and webs — Jeremy and Michelle Summers’ home in the Morey’s Landing neighborhood of Wilsonville transforms from an unassuming single-family residence into a menacing spectacle. Then, when the sun goes down on Halloween night, a UFO enters the equation and music blares — it’s one of the spookiest parties in town. “The house is alive on Halloween night,” Jeremy said. “And you can see it on the faces of everybody that comes up to this house.” The Summers’ home is known around the neighborhood as the “Halloween House” because they pull out all the stops to make it a fun occasion for the youth of Wilsonville and their parents. “We start hearing the hooting and hollering of the cars passing by because Halloween is coming. Our house kind of brings the ‘Oh, Halloween is here.’ That’s kind of neat,” Jer- From empty nest to full dog bed By COREY BUCHANAN The Spokesman PMG PHOTOS: COREY BUCHANAN Greg finds Sylvia at a park and takes her home, which creates problems in his relationship with Kate. INSIDE INSID Editorial/ Editorial/Opinion ................... A4 Police Log .............................. A7 Puzzles .................................. A9 Classifi eds ........................... A10 Education ............................ A12 As a newfound empty nester, WilsonvilleSTAGE Director Aar- on Morrow can relate to the prob- lems the characters in the upcom- ing production of “Sylvia” face as they transition to a new phase in their life. Morrow hopes audiences will find their own connections — and maybe laugh a little as well. “They’ll laugh a lot and maybe cry a little, but they’ll walk away feeling like they have gone through a story they find entertaining and compel- ling,” Morrow said. After tackling a bombastic farce of Shakespearean proportions earlier this year, the Wilsonville theater CONTACT US Offi ce ............................ 503-636-1281 Classifi ed ...................... 503-620-7355 Real spooky savings just in time for Halloween! WHAT: Summers’ Halloween House WHEN: Approximately 5-9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31 WHERE: 30597 S.W. Orchard Drive, Wilsonville See HAUNTED / Page A3 Theater troupe to perform ‘Sylvia,’ a romantic comedy company is venturing into another comedic genre for its upcoming show — romantic comedy. Performances will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 at Charbonneau Country Club and at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 2-3 and Nov. 8-10 and 2:30 p.m. Nov. 3 and Nov. 10 at the Wilsonville Public Li- brary. Ticket prices range from $15- 18. For more information, visit www. “Sylvia” centers around two char- acters — Jeff and Kate — whose chil- dren recently transitioned to adult- hood. Throughout the show, the char- acters wrestle with aspirations they previously had left unspoken — Greg wanted to switch careers and Kate IF YOU GO WHAT: Wilsonville STAGE performs “Sylvia” WHEN: Oct. 25- Nov. 10 WHERE: Charbonneau Country Club and Wilsonville Public Library MORE: www. wilsonvillestage. org See COMEDY / Page A8 Circulation ................... 503-620-9797 Advertising ................... 971-204-7774 Visit: 400 Second St., Lake Oswego 2.99 NOW OPEN ON SUNDAY AT 9 AM! ea All $3.79 Snack Size Bagged Candy Look inside for our ad & find storewide savings! FOR STORE LOCATIONS VISIT WWW.BIMART.COM • ONLY $5 FOR A LIFETIME MEMBERSHIP If you have any questions please call 503-620-9797 Prices effective through October 30, 2019