Pazzo: A place to get together

CRESWELL – Good food is a staple for all walks of life. It triggers memories, entices happiness, and perhaps most importantly for Pazzo owner and executive chef Scott Pisani, it connects people together. Farm to table. Fork to mouth. Good food that looks good, too. It’s all part of the[Read More…]

RAIN to strengthen businesses in 2020

RAIN is plugged into 18 rural communities and five city regional areas including Albany, Florence, Lincoln City, Linn and Benton counties, and Oakridge and Lowell. Last month, the City hosted a luncheon for over 20 Creswell business leaders and entrepreneurs. Those leaders expressed interest in the program, City Manager Michelle[Read More…]

Cottage Theatre starts remodel

An architect’s rendering of the theatre’s new facade once the project is completed in 2021. Photos Provided/Susan Goes After years in the making, Cottage Theatre is moving forward with their remodeling plans. Although unexpected changes in cost over the years required a different strategy, Executive Director Susan Goes said this[Read More…]

Paws-itive’ service

So many good boys: Jayson Southmayd, of the new, Creswell-based nonprofit SouthPaws LLC, works with his personal ”pack of four”: (from left) service dogs Kimber and Arrabelle, service-dog-in-training Milo and service dog Canine. Gini Davis After growing up largely in foster care, Creswell native Jayson Southmayd served in the Marines,[Read More…]


Brittney Morlan, Josh Wedmore, Josh Knoebel and Curran Munzer are the team behind Curran’s Custom Taxidermy in Springfield. The shop opened in 2008. Aliya Hall One of the biggest misconceptions that Curran Munzer hears about taxidermy is that the process involves ”stuffing” an animal. ”These are not stuffed, they’re mounted,”[Read More…]