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Sunlight is homeowners' best tool to fight moss

BY KYM POKORNY Chronicle news service CORVALLIS – In the moist Pacific Northwest, moss on roofs is inevitable. The ubiquitous plant clings to shingles, causing damage that can lead to expensive...

 

Happy to Help - A monthly spotlight on volunteer and nonprofit efforts

CRESWEL – Did you know that Creslane Elementary School has about 35 adult volunteers working in every K-3 classroom to help children learn to read? We are in our seventh year of operation. This...

 

Community Kitchen reaches milestones

It isn't "pretty" yet, but construction and installation of Creswell Food Pantry/Community Food for Creswell (CFFC)'s new 900-square-foot commercial kitchen at the Cobalt Activity Center is well under...

 

Happy to Help - Service Groups

COAST FORK KIWANIS EVENTS & INFO • Meeting scheduled March 4 at El Tapatio Mexican Restaurant & Cantina in Cottage Grove, with Al Bennett presiding in Don Ehrich's absence. Karen Rainsong,...

 

DONOR DRIVE RESULTS

• Amy Saling and Jana Waterman helped organize a three-way donation drive for red blood cells, platelets and plasma. KMTR/KVAL helped sponsor the event Wednesday, Feb. 13, at McKenzie Willamette...

 

CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE

CRESWELL TUESDAY, MARCH 10 • Monthly luncheon Food available at 11:45 a.m. and meeting begins at noon. COTTAGE GROVE THURSDAY, FEB. 28 • Penny Poker Night with a Magnolia Gardens resident. Contact activities director Lesa Eller at (541)942-0054...

 

New Monthly Feature: Happy to Help

A note from our editor The Chronicle today debuts a new monthly page that spotlights the volunteers, nonprofit agencies and others committed to helping make our lives better each day. While we...

 

'Martha Circle' lends half-century of support for Korean orphan

CRESWELL — For more than 50 years, the Martha Circle – a small group of women from Creswell Presbyterian Church – helped make life more comfortable for a Korean girl under the care of Holt...

 

Happy to Help: SERVICE GROUPS

COAST FORK KIWANIS EVENTS & INFO • Scheduled Wednesday, Feb. 5, at El Tapatio in Cottage Grove. • Contact info: Don Gould at (541) 942-5920 and Donald Ehrich at (541) 895-4309. COTTAGE GROVE...

 

Chamber of Commerce

CRESWELL CHAMBER SATURDAY, JAN. 25 • Flea Market from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 298 W Oregon Ave. COTTAGE GROVE CHAMBER TUESDAY, FEB. 11 • Chamber Ambassadors meet second Tuesday each month at 5:30. Ruth...

 

Key resources- Get involved

• Dial 211 toll free; text your zip code to 898211; or email [email protected] Helps people identify, navigate and connect with the local resources. • Cottage Grove Community Sharing...

 

Veterans Day - Cottage Grove

From left is son Michael, daughter Beverly, and Raymond Bourque at the Cottage Grove Veterans Day Ceremony Monday. Michael is holding a picture of himself, while Beverly is holding a picture of her...

 

Build something together - Gingerbread workshop a way to connect, invent this holiday

COTTAGE GROVE – The Cottage Events Venue is offering several opportunities for families to have creative holiday fun this season by decorating a handmade, pre-built gingerbread structure together....

 

Keys for growing successful houseplants

Gardeners hear it often enough: right plant, right place. It's a fundamental rule of gardening, said Heather Stoven, a horticulturist with Oregon State University Extension Service, and one that appli...

 

ANTIQUES AND COLLECTING:

Ever wonder who invented the table? The earliest tables seem to have been used by the ancient Egyptians, although they did not sit near it; they used the flat top to hold things. It was not until the...

 

Italian Sausage Soup

September arrives and all of a sudden, soup is back on the menu! With the cooler nights this Italian soup is sure to please. It's rich and can be made richer by adding a can of coconut milk at the...

 

Trufflebert Farm

In Trufflebert Farm's 10th season, Ken Corricello had read that award-winning chef Charlie Trotter was opening a new restaurant in Chicago. Corricello decided to send him a large sampling of nuts...

 

A new palette: India's garden

Every plant in India Tornell's garden tells a story. At a wedding she attended, they threw seeds instead of rice, and she planted them. Another clipping came from a neighbor from whom she bought raw...

 

What's in season: What to plant, where to get seasonal produce

With August peeking around the corner, the availability of locally grown produce begins to shift and gardeners find themselves wondering what's still worth planting. It's the middle of berry season,...

 

Trial gardens show vegetables can be grown without irrigation

Growing vegetables without irrigation may sound farfetched, but two Willamette Valley trials proved crops can be grown in home gardens without a drop of irrigation. At demonstration gardens in Benton...

 

Flower Basket celebrates 35 years of success, involvement

Carol Reeves has put her heart and soul into The Flower Basket - her curated shop of flowers, Oregon-made chocolates, boutique clothing, jewelry and gifts - for the past 35 years. So naturally, she...

 

Healthy eating made easy

Making healthy food choices can be challenging. The chaos of life almost always makes it easier to swing by a drive-thru. Not only is this typically an unhealthy option, but all that money spent on...

 
 By Aliya Hall    Communities    May 16, 2019

LOCAL AGRICULTURE: OSU researcher focuses on integrated pest management

As a child growing up in Baltimore, Md., Gail Langellotto always was interested in science. When she took a part-time job in undergrad with an entomologist, her love for insects was sparked. She...

 

A Gift for Mom

Mother, mom, mama, ma. No matter what we call her, the meaning is the same. This Mother’s Day, it’s time to show the woman who gave us life, taught us right from wrong and guided us through...

 

Coast Fork Feed Store - Springtime in the Grove

Spring has sprung, and Coast Fork Feed Store in Cottage Grove has the answer! Open seven days a week, Coast Fork Feed Store is always ready to provide customers with unique and high-quality items to...

 

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