MudPuddles Toys & Books offers Ms. Kate’s Charm School – April 18th, 2pm

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Ms. Kate’s Charm School

April 18th, 2pm
We are going “old school” with our charm school. We believe politeness can go along way in this world. This is a not-too-serious event (after all we are a toy store and we love acting silly), but we will learn how to introduce ourself, a proper handshake, how to sip our lemonade, basic table manners and how to be a gracious guest.  The class will culminate with participation in the 2015 Creativity design-a-charm contest sponsored by CHARM IT! and Crayola. Each participant receives a free charm too! All that and more at
Ms. Kate’s Charm School

Perfect for ages 6 and up, $3 per child.charm school
Call the store to reserve your spot today,
spaces are limited!
(503) 625-7699


Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Asks for Nominations for Business and Community Leaders

The Sherwood Area Chamber of Business is currently accepting nominations for the 2015 Annual Awards.  Nominations are accepted in the following categories:  Large Business, Small Business, Business Leader of the Year, Citizen of the Year, Commitment to Youth, Golden Apple Award:  Educator, Outstanding Community Service, Chamber Ambassador of the Year, and Outstanding Youth.  All Nominations MUST be submitted by Tuesday, May 5, 2015.

The winner for each category will be announced during the Sherwood Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner “Totally 80’s Chamber Bash” on Thursday, June 25th, 2015.  The dinner and awards ceremony will be held in Old Town Sherwood.  Winners will also be acknowledged in the 2016 Annual Business & Community Directory.

Large Business of the Year:

This award is given to a large business (10+ employees) that demonstrates successful business practices, supports and engages in civic activities, and fosters business development within the community.

Small Business of the Year:  

This award is given to a business (9 employees or less) that demonstrates successful business practices, supports and engages in civic activities, and fosters business development within the community.

Business Leader of the Year:  

This award is given to someone within the Sherwood Chamber who has made significant and lasting contributions to the Sherwood Community. They have demonstrated leadership and cooperation while benefiting the community and/or civic enterprises in the Sherwood area.

Citizen of the Year: 

This award is given to an individual that is active in the community, demonstrates exceptional business ethics, provides leadership, and is a role model for others in the community.

Commitment to Youth Award:  

This award is given to an individual or organization that has shown through volunteering a commitment to help the youth in the Sherwood community.

Golden Apple Award:  

This award is given to an educator that has shown through classroom innovation, volunteering or involvement in the community a commitment to the youth in the Sherwood community. This individual has shown to be a mentor of children and they have gone above and beyond what is expected of them.

Outstanding Community Service Award:  

This award is given to a service club, volunteer, or non-profit organization. This person or organization has shown outstanding leadership, both within their organization and in their involvement in the community.

Outstanding Youth Award: 

This award recognizes a selfless young person who has demonstrated their commitment to the Sherwood community through civic activities and leadership.

To nominate for one of the Annual Awards, complete an on line Nominee Form by visiting


Recipients of the Annual Awards

 Large Business of the Year

Rose’s Restaurant & Bakery 2014

Les Schwab 2013                                                       Pacific Family Dental 2012

Sherwood YMCA 2011                                             Innovations in Management 2010

Bilet Products 2009                                                    Jim Fisher Roofing 2008

Al’s Garden Center 2007                                            Desirant Day Spa 2006

Cedar Creek Assisted Living 2005                             Pride Disposal 2004

Small Business of the Year

Musa Martial Arts 2014

Sesame Donuts 2013                                                 Symposium 2012

The Sherwood UPS Store 2011                                  It’s All Arranged 2010

Oregon Hearing Solutions 2009                                 Sherwood Coffee Company 2008

Chef Bernie Danylchuck 2007                                   Nationwide Insurance 2006

Accent Signs 2005                                                      Portraits by Design 2004

Business Leader of the Year

Kevin Bates 2014

Amber Gardner 2013                                                  Stephanie & Jake Adams 2012

Michael Carson 2011                                                  Matt Langer 2010

Citizen of the Year

Jim Haynes 2014

Selma Broadhurst 2013                                             Keith Mays 2012

Leslie McCabe 2011                                                   Renee Brouse 2010

Dan Jamison 2009                                                       Mark Federspiel 2008

Lee Weislogel 2007                                                    Susan Rychlick 2006

Phil McGuighan 2005                                                 Carrie Richards 2004

Commitment to Youth Award

Robyn Folsom 2014                                                    Sherwood HS Booster Club 2012

Jim Winkler 2013                                                       Susan Rychlick 2011

Bill Butterfield 2010

Golden Apple Award

Jeff Stirling 2014                                                        Kathy Fisher 2012

Mike Dyer 2013                                                         Diane Palidychuck 2010

Colleen Thompson 2011                                             John Neibergall 2009

Outstanding Community Service Award

Todd & Leslie McCabe 2014                                     The Springs of Sherwood Residents and

Capt. Mark Daniel 2013                                             Volunteers 2012

Sherwood Rotary AM 2011                                       Bob Siverforb 2010

Outstanding Youth Award

Jacob Keeth 2014

Liz Wells 2013                                                           Clair Johnson 2012

Liam Jaussi 2011                                                         Emily Rychlick 2010

Driving Relationships, Business & Community

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Lana at 503-625-7800 or email at

Sherwood Foundation for the Arts – Auditions for Into the Woods


   Come one, come all – Audition for this summer’s show – Into the Woods
SFA has officially opened its audition signups for Into the Woods!
Sherwood Foundation for the Arts (SFA) is excited to announce auditions for INTO THE WOODS!
Performance dates are July 8-11 in Stella Olson Park, Sherwood, with a live orchestra. Auditions are open to adults 18 and up. The roles of Jack and Little Red Riding Hood are open to actors ages 12-18 and around 5’2″ or shorter. Cast size will be about 25.
Vocal auditions will be held on April 16th-17th 6:30-9pm. Callbacks will be by invitation only on April 18th 10am-1pm. Rehearsals will be Tuesday and Wednesday evenings 6-9pm and Saturday mornings 9-noon beginning May 5th. Performances are July 8th, 9th, 10th, and 11th.

Be prepared to sing 32 bars (one verse) of a song, preferably Broadway and not from Into the Woods. Bring a karaoke track or pre-recorded accompaniment with you. A speaker will be provided. Wifi may not be available. Or you may bring your own accompanist. SFA will NOT provide an accompanist at auditions.


Please bring a completed audition form with you and be sure to mark any absences on the form.
To sign up, please click on this SFA website link below, and then click the link that says ‘click here to sign up for an audition’.  This will take you to Signup Genius and you can select a time there.  This is where you will download and print out your audition form.



The SFA is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization.  It’s mission is to inspire, nurture, promote and support the arts for the education, enjoyment and enrichment of the citizens of Sherwood.

Sherwood Foundation for the Arts

P.O. Box 219

Sherwood, Oregon 97140

(503) 358-8772

Clean Water Services Announces Cascade Columbia Distributing had a Perfect Compliance Record for 2014

On April 1, 2015 Clean Water Services held its second annual Industrial Partners Pretreatment Awards ceremony. The event, held at the Hillsboro Public Library, honored 44 industrial permittees from throughout Washington County who had a perfect compliance record for 2014. The list of honorees includes one Sherwood employer, Chamber member Cascade Columbia Distributing.

The honored companies met or exceeded discharge permit requirements that included reporting responsibilities, discharge flow limits and permit sampling parameters throughout the year. The diligence of these industries complements the efforts of the greater Washington County community to act as responsible stewards of the Tualatin River Watershed. Clean Water Services applauds their achievements.


Pictured are: Steve Durrell from Cascade Columbia at the event with Mayor Clark, General Manager Bill Gaffi, and the company’s Clean Water Services investigator, Celeste Schlegel.