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Opinion • Chinese Astrology September 4
Rabbits and Dragons, and mutual admiration
A reader of The Chronicle asked if she and her husband were born under compatible signs. She was born under the sun sign Libra during the lunar Year of the Rabbit, and her husband was born under the sun sign Gemini during the lunar Year of the Dragon. A Gemini-Dragon and Libra-Rabbit are both wonderful signs, but they don’t move at the same pace.
News • Cottage Grove September 4
Off the beaten path: Alleys still provide easy access
Somewhere along the way, alleys picked up a bad reputation. “Don’t get caught in a dark alley,” is a saying many can picture in their mind as a thing to avoid, having a clandestine, shady, or even dangerous aspect. They have been around for a long time and their history has something to do with this dark view of this utilitarian and useful passageway. From the Chinese Zhou dynasty to the ancient Greece, many other cultures incorporated narrow passageways in addition to streets as they laid out their cities.
Community September 4
‘Trainer dude’ proud, poised
Whether you’re deeply in or have brushed up against the fitness or bodybuilding world in the lower Willamette Valley, you have probably heard the name Nick The Trainer Dude. “NTTD” is Nick Hammond, a longtime Springfield resident.
Community September 3
Chuck and Alice looking to build on its first year
Chuck and Alice, the shop that owner Christopher Randall has lovingly dubbed “as kitsch with just adorable things that you probably want but don’t need,” celebrated its one-year anniversary on Aug. 25; although the shop’s doors officially opened on Aug. 22. “It’s everything,” Randall said regarding making it through the first year. “We wanted to be here for multiple years, if not more, and it makes us really happy.”
Community September 3
United Way funds Covid recovery efforts
To help take the burden off of historically marginalized communities, United Way has given over $447,000 in grants this month to support initiatives led and served by Black, Indigenous and People of Color (BIPOC), rural and low-income communities to help them recover and rebuild from the pandemic.
Community September 3
Happy to Help
Community September 3
All-day blues festival offering music, ‘healing’
The inaugural Village Blues Festival, featuring Anni Piper and five more Northwest-area bands, will be at the Village Green in Cottage Grove on Saturday, Sept. 5. The nonprofit fundraiser – sponsored by the Rainy Day Blues Society – is for the Blues in the Schools (BITS) program. BITS gives kids grades 1-12 an exciting, educational, and interactive glimpse of the world of blues music, teaching its importance not only in history, but in basic music appreciation.
Education September 2
Education Notebook
Ninth grade Springfield High School student Jay Bramhall placed as an honorable mention for his essay “Vote = Power,” in the essay contest “Women and the Vote” sponsored by Wordcrafters and League of Women Voters of Lane County. The contest was held to recognize and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution giving women the right to vote. 2020 is also the centennial of the founding of the League of Women Voters.
Education September 2
Students have choices: Area districts offering independent-work options, too
As schools prepare for Comprehensive Distance Learning, it can be difficult for parents to research and understand the differences between CDL and other online schooling options provided by the districts. These online schooling options, which differ from district to district, include Creswell Online Academy, South Lane Online (SoLO) and SPS (Springfield Public Schools) Online. These programs are separate from the traditional K-12 schooling, although they are provided by the same district.
Community • Springfield September 2
Ribbon-cutting event brings slice of normalcy, joy
Rocked by a pandemic during uncertain economic conditions, yet buoyed by readers and advertisers, The Chronicle marked another milestone Friday, Aug. 28, when it celebrated its new office at 655 S. A St. in Historic Downtown. It came one year after renaming the weekly newspaper to “The Chronicle” and its website to “chronicle1909.com,” embracing both its future and its 110-year anniversary.
News September 2
Candidates file in CG, Springfield: SUB seats uncontested; Cottage Grove mayor and council spots on the ballot
Three seats will expire on the Springfield Utility Board (SUB) in November, and in Cottage Grove, the mayor and three council seats are up for grabs. The SUB positions to expire are held by David Willis, Robert Scherer and Pat Riggs-Henson. Incumbents Willis and Scherer are up for re-election. Riggs-Henson will not run again; Mark Molina, personal coach at Molina Leadership & Business Development Solutions, is running uncontested.
News September 2
REBUILDING A LIFE: Flood of kind acts follows fire disaster
“I didn’t get to grow a garden this year,” Maeta Henrikson said as she kicked up the soot and ashes in what used to be her green backyard at 30082 Fox Hollow Road. In the heat of the Oregon summer, in the middle of a pandemic, Maeta and her family’s house burned to the ground. It’s all gone now — the garden, the grass, the house, the cars, the workshop.
FreeObituaries September 2
Teresa Luce
Sept. 1, 1961 - July 10, 2020
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Ruth Knox
Dec. 24, 1923 - Aug. 13, 2020
FreeObituaries September 2
Dan Honer
FreeObituaries September 2
Jeremy Evans Gonzalez
May 10, 1992 - July 19, 2020
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Randall ‘Randy’ Keith Langham
July 31, 1962 - Aug. 22, 2020
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Edna Evalyn Teel
Aug. 17, 2020

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