Wellness Center, Pazzo expanding in Creswell

■ Business owners Chelsea and Scott Pisani have announced that both the Creswell Wellness Center and Pazzo on Oregon Avenue are expanding. Located at 24 and 44 W. Oregon Ave., both businesses are expanding into the former Chronicle newsroom, located between both businesses at 34 W. Oregon Ave.

Chelsea Pisani said that the Creswell Wellness Center will be adding treatment rooms and an expanded retail space, in addition to bringing in another massage therapist, wellness providers and new lines of wellness products. Pazzo is expanding its kitchen, allowing chef Scott to better serve Creswell by adding opening days and hours – including a lunch menu, she said. The additional space will quadruple the size of the current kitchen. Construction is underway and the Pisanis anticipate the new space to open in early March. The construction will not affect business hours. 

Free Bus Service to Egan Warming Center: Lane Transit is providing free rides to passengers traveling to the Egan Warming Centers when overnight temperatures are expected to go below freezing through March 31. Egan Warming Center is a service offered by St. Vincent de Paul Society of Lane County.

County budget awarded top honor: The 2021-22 Lane County budget document has been awarded the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association. It is the highest form of recognition in governmental budgeting. The County’s adopted budget has received this honor 16 times. The budget document reflects policy and financial planning while also serving as an operations guide and communications tool. At its core, the budget document shares what funding is available, where funding goes and what services are provided to residents. In addition to this award, the county was notified by Moody’s Investors Services in January that its credit rating of Aa1 has been reaffirmed – the second-highest rating Moody’s provides.

Scam impersonating LCOG staff: Lane Council of Government staff and its Senior and Disability Services division have received several calls from the public about someone who contacted them, claimed to be from LCOG, and asked them to take a survey. They were either called on the phone or the person knocked on their door. LCOG is not conducting any in-person surveys and will not call to ask anyone to take a survey. If you have questions about this potential scam, please call LCOG Senior & Disability Services at 541-682-4038. If you are a victim of a scam and have incurred a loss, please report it to local law enforcement.