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FreeCOVID-19 April 17
Parks officials urge physical distancing
Lane County Parks officials are urging visitors to do better at physical distancing when they are in County parks.
FreeHealth April 17
Grow garden staples in time for second round of virus
am hearing from friends all over the country that they are taking advantage of the extra time at home to plant gardens — even bigger than last year.
FreeNews • Springfield April 17
Library staff using time to upgrade its building
Although the Springfield Public Library has closed down its physical location due to social distancing requirements, access to books and library programming is now available online, and library staff can make some upgrades that patrons can take advantage of once its doors open again.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 17
Seeing our best shine through
I am proud to live in a community that is so caring and positive.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 17
VFW leaders adapt, finding new ways to vote, interact online
The VFW has been unable to hold meetings at the direction of our higher HQ, so we have been doing a lot of emails and phone calls.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 17
Even in these times – especially in these times – so much learning
The kids were “back to school” this past Monday. Teachers have been reaching out to the students, and learning the Google Classroom platform. They are preparing new kinds of lesson plans and making interactive videos, etc.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 17
‘Lights for Longing’
Have you noticed recently that the stadium lights have been turned on at Creswell High School?
FreeNews • Springfield April 17
Mayor focusing on COVID-19 help, solutions
In the wake of COVID-19, Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg has put her campaign for re-election on the back burner.
FreeNews • Springfield April 17
A first-of-its-kind campaign
Challenger ’knocked on 1500-2k doors’ before isolation
FreeCOVID-19 April 17
Everything is up in the air
As folks try to adjust to a new normal the goal posts keep moving. While it is frustrating not to have life as usual, there are things more important than being able to do exactly as you please. Such as life itself and those of the ones you hold dear.
FreeCOVID-19 April 16
How to Succeed Remotely
More people are working from home in general, and the COVID-19 pandemic has forced many more to figure out how to make it work. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, almost 30% of American workers – over 41 million people – are able to do that.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 16
Staying solution-oriented
I will say, in my 10 years doing this kind of work, I have never experienced the intense focus on solutions and the extraordinary level of cooperation and collaboration among members of the community, businesses, nonprofits, public agencies, elected officials, neighbors – it’s remarkable.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 16
Loss of sports brings back memories of special trip
I have been fortunate that athletics have been an integral part of my life since elementary school. From playing sports in high school and college, to coaching and now as an athletic director, there have been many experiences and memories that I cherish.
FreeCOVID-19 April 16
Beautiful weather, dreary news for students
Week four of lockdown is proving to be much improved thanks to our beautiful blue skies and warmer temperatures.
FreeCommunity • Our Stories April 16
Pandemic triggers memories of time stopping
Live long enough, and you come to understand that the world occasionally shifts its axis. In those moments, routines and necessities change: time stops.
FreeCOVID-19 April 16
Creswell’s Hobby Field receiving $30,000 as part of CARES Act
Rep. Peter DeFazio (OR-04) announced Tuesday that he has secured more than $25 million in grants for southwest Oregon airports in the CARES Act.
FreeCommunity April 16
Connected clubhouse
‘Community Helpers’ keep kids engaged
FreeNews April 16
U.S. Senators appeal for newspaper relief money
As Congress considers another stimulus package, 19 senators signed the letter below seeking financial aid for community newspapers.
FreeNews April 16
Domestic violence calls, intensity increase
With the murder of 31-year-old Krystal Jones by her partner on April 4 in Springfield, the Springfield Police Department has seen not just a slight increase in domestic violence calls but a greater intensity in the disputes themselves.
FreeBusiness April 16
CARES Act, additional money available for small businesses
COVID-19 has struck the nonprofits and small businesses that serve our communities, just as it has so many of our neighbors. The uncertainties of the length of the crisis make it particularly difficult to make plans and take care of employees.
FreeNews April 15
Watching the world through front window
Whether you’re waiting in an airport, vacationing abroad (like, say, Alabama), a shopping mall or busy downtown sidewalk, it’s fun to check out how others act and interact.
FreeNews • Springfield April 15
Artists helping artists
Local artist Nyssa Perrin Clark is torn. In order to buy more art supplies, she needs to sell some of her work, but as someone with underlying medical conditions, putting herself in a position to sell and deliver her artwork is a risk she’s not sure is worth it right now.
FreeNews • Springfield April 15
Board is moving forward on grant
The school board unanimously passed a proposal to submit a Student Investment Account application, during its virtual meeting April 14.
FreeCommunity April 15
Show & Tell: The Vaughn family
Mary Vaughn said that in addition to entertaining herself by building with blocks and playing with her other toys, her young daughter Esther is “really enjoying” the Storytime that Creswell Library youth and community services librarian Nick Caum is now holding weekly via Zoom.
FreeNews April 15
Newspapers are more important than ever
We’re in the midst of a global pandemic, but its impact on America’s communities is local.
FreeOpinion • Chinese Astrology April 15
Virgo-Snakes enjoy music and technology
I received a question from the mother of a 6-year-old. Her son was born under the sign Virgo during the lunar Year of the Snake. The family has been social-distancing in their apartment for the past few weeks due to Coronavirus, and she wondered what she might do to engage her son’s interest in activities. She describes him as challenging to motivate and seemingly disinterested in her ideas.
Free April 15
Frieze, Apo and Dapron add to the trophy cases
FreeObituaries April 15
Death Notices
FreeObituaries April 15
Ardyce Houser
Oct. 20, 1932 - April 3, 2020
FreeObituaries April 15
Jeffery Smail
Jan. 1961 - April 6, 2020
FreeObituaries April 15
Howard Angus Lindstrom
FreeObituaries April 15
Irene M. Pearson
Oct. 12, 1930 - March 24, 2020
FreeObituaries April 15
Joe Donald Meyers
Sept. 16, 1918 - April 5, 2020
FreeObituaries April 15
Harold Morris Burnell Dahle
April 3, 1930 — March 24, 2020
FreeObituaries April 15
Rita Childs
Nov. 11, 1933 - April 1, 2020
Free April 15
Greenhill is Lane County partner on pet supplies
“The animals need our help more than ever now,” said Greenhill’s Executive Director, Cary Lieberman.
FreeCOVID-19 April 15
Food pantry drive-thrus are a source of nutrition and inspiration
In its mission is to provide access to food for the community, the 30 food pantries in the county are especially having to adapt and react to the realities of the COVID-19 pandemic. There are more people to help now, and each has to be cared for from a distance.
Free April 14
We are asking for your help...
I spoke to you just one month ago - on the occasion of our one-year anniversary of ownership - regarding the long road of progress The Chronicle had made in better serving you, and our hopes for the future. Then COVID-19 happened.
FreeCommunity April 13
Pazzo Eats Chef's Experience
Where strong hands make delicate food.
FreeCOVID-19 April 13
Socializing Your Puppy during a pandemic

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