Cottage Grove

Walking down Main Street in Cottage Grove

A VIEW OF DOWNTOWN COTTAGE GROVE. Photo provided ”Walking down Main Street getting to know the concrete, looking for a purpose from a neon sign.” Those opening words to the Son Volt song ”Tear Stained Eye” often come to me as I stroll down the Main Street Historic District in[Read More…]

Home again

Two editions ago I dropped into The Creswell Chronicle without as much as ”by your leave” and maybe left you wondering, ”Who is this person? Why are they taking up space in the Creswell paper talking about Cottage Grove?” Both excellent questions. The second one is the easiest to answer.[Read More…]

Miss Kitty, a community staple

The Cottage Grove Answering Service on Adams is where Kitty Slack could be found. PHOTO PROVIDED Progress is not all it is cracked up to be, and although change is inevitable it doesn’t always leave a good taste in your mouth. I often think that as I pass by the[Read More…]

Elks Care, Elks Share’ rings true

Exalted Leader Marie Ammon and Secretary Linda Renfroe pose outside the Elk’s Lodge in Cottage Grove. The Elks supports local communities Cottage Grove and Creswell, all the way to Elkton. Aliya Hall/The Creswell Chronicle Marie Ammon first became interested in the Elks when she joined their Relay for Life team.[Read More…]

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