Constructing a brighter tomorrow

Woodshop teachers across Lane County are following different specs this year – constructing a brighter future for not only their students, but the homeless, too.  In a far-reaching collaborative initiative with Lane Community College, Lane Education Service District (ESD), Lane Workforce Partnership, Everyone Village, Square One Village and 15 school[Read More…]

Americorps team serving Grove region

COTTAGE GROVE — This summer, The Center for Rural Livelihoods, a nonprofit centered in Lane County and aiming to advance social, economic and ecological resilience, hosted an Americorps team that served the greater Cottage Grove region.  The crew had a rocky start, driving from the Americorps headquarters in Denver to[Read More…]

Prepping for preschool

Fall is approaching and with that comes time for preschool. When looking for a preschool for your child, look for one that fits within your family structure. There are several aspects to consider when choosing a preschool. Here are some helpful hints for picking the perfect preschool for your child.[Read More…]

Local cemeteries hold deep history

For the last few months I have been engulfed in working on a historical display that will be erected at the J. Polk Currin Swinging Bridge.  One side tells of the days when River Road was essentially downtown Cottage Grove and is titled “Slabtown”.  I didn’t have much to do[Read More…]

Cottage Village to revitalize its space

COTTAGE GROVE – The city council voted Monday to allocate funding to SquareOne Villages’ Cottage Grove location, Cottage Village.  SquareOne Villages, Lane County nonprofit dedicated to creating self-managed communities of cost-effective tiny houses for people in need of housing.  In 2020, the city council adopted the “Housing Development Cost Assistance[Read More…]