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Curb Appeal

A woman receives bagged lunches for her children at curbside from Creswell Food 4 Kids, an organization that aims to reduce childhood hunger locally by providing child-friendly, easy-to-make foods for weekends and school breaks when kids aren’t able to eat free or reduced-price meals at school. With the number of[Read More…]

Owner trying to adjust

Nick Hammond, a small business owner who does one-on-one personal fitness training, is feeling the impact of the pandemic. Hammond, a regular on Wednesday mornings at KZEL for 10 years, said he’s offering virtual training. “I contacted my clients and have seven sessions booked using FaceTime, which is a little[Read More…]

Blum: We’re on a mountain we didn’t ask to climb

The legendary Hayward Field’s debut was one of the more anticipated aspects of the USA Olympic Track & Field Trials. The International Olympic Committee announced Tuesday that the Tokyo Games would be rescheduled for 2021. Bradley Cook/Flashbox Studio My wife, Nancy, grew up climbing mountains in Washington State. We met[Read More…]

Make someone’s day – lighten their load

LORANE — This week, a close relative who is caretaking both her husband and brother—one in the hospital, needing to come home, and one who is in hospice care who she could not leave—was in desperate need of our help. I offered to pick up her husband from the hospital[Read More…]

When ‘staying home’ simply was the norm

LORANE — This concept of staying home must seem very strange to our younger generations, but it is familiar to me. When we were raising our family of four kids, I made one trip to town a week to get groceries, and the kids and I celebrated by having lunch[Read More…]

Thing 1 and Thing 2 – out of the box!

Cheryl Clancey’s kindergarten class at Creslane Elementary School celebrated Dr. Seuss Week in their Thing 1 and Thing 2 hats. Heidi Wilson/Special to The Chronicle CRESWELL – Kindergarten classes at Creslane Elementary were among the first to celebrate Dr. Seuss Week, which started March 2. Students in the classrooms of[Read More…]

Cottage Grove Grants

The Cottage Grove Community Foundation (CGCF) announced its Grant Award Recipients for 2020 and that 12 nonprofit organizations were selected as community grant recipients for a total of $11,186 and two unsolicited grants for $4,500. The Cottage Grove Community Foundation will celebrate with these nonprofit organizations at a Community Grant[Read More…]

Here’s how to help feed kids

CRESWELL — When Creswell School District shuttered its doors a week ahead of spring break to help slow the spread of Coronavirus, one of the biggest and most immediate concerns was how to continue getting nutritious food to children whose families depended on receiving free or reduced-price meals every school[Read More…]