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 By Dana Merryday    News    March 26, 2020 

Grove residents, businesses respond

As Grovers try to map out their path through this newly imposed reality, here is the official news concerning COVID-19 and Cottage Grove. Stay safe out there, practice common sense and common...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 26, 2020 

Area soap maker gives helping hand in effort to promote hand-washing

COTTAGE GROVE - As the community does its best to keep as clean as possible, local soap maker Tanesha Smelser wants to make it easier for neighbors to have access to soap. She is donating her...

 
 By Gini Davis    News    March 5, 2020

Lady Lions 'strike' gold with first state bowling title

COTTAGE GROVE - Paced by Thurston junior Kari Kindrick, an OSUSBC (Oregon State United States Bowling Congress) cooperative sponsorship girls' bowling team comprised of Cottage Grove, Creswell and Thu...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    March 5, 2020

Parklet idea gains interest in Grove

Before I delve into your possible weekend itinerary in this week's column, I first want to touch on the parklet idea presented by Ryan Sisson, civil engineer for the City of Cottage Grove, at last...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    March 5, 2020

Panel addresses stigma, greater youth support

COTTAGE GROVE – With 1-in-5 teenagers suffering from a mental illness, according to teenmentalhealth.org, examining options for middle and high schoolers is more important than ever. For that...

 

Cottage Theatre holds 'Seeking Red' auditions

COTTAGE GROVE - Cottage Theatre will hold open auditions March 15 at 6 p.m. for the West Coast premiere of a new drama about truth and identity. Seeking Red, written by Chicago playwright Glenn B....

 

The strange world of Mardi Gras

A family medical event ripped me from my Oregon home and landed me in the pine woods that I grew up in. While I help my family care for Dad, my finger is temporarily off the pulse of Cottage Grove....

 

Pie in sky idea?

When I was a kid and heard of a political party, I naturally assumed it was a party like I was used to attending. You know ... balloons, cake, ice cream and similar fun! It didn’t look so fun as I...

 

Love is in the air!

With Valentine's Day being tomorrow it seems appropriate to mention the latest addition to Cottage Grove's historic downtown. "Hearts on Main" is a beautification program sponsored by the Main Street...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    February 6, 2020

Get your freak on with the 'Folly Family'

COTTAGE GROVE - I owe a lot to my good friend, Jim Guthrie. Besides years of deep friendship and hours of storytelling, Guthrie is the reason I ended up in Cottage Grove. I lamented to him one summer...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 30, 2020

Hashtag this: Work ethic never grows old

COTTAGE GROVE — I recently saw a post on the Cottage Grove community page from a teenager looking for work. It did my heart good to remember my younger days trying to scratch together some money...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 23, 2020

Make your voice heard at Town Hall

COTTAGE GROVE - Finally, I am getting to enjoy some proper Oregon weather. Although I am not native, I have been here long enough that if the winter weather is too dry and warm, I get nervous. People...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 16, 2020

Remembering one of the Grove's best: John 'Pat' Patterson

COTTAGE GROVE – The new year in Cottage Grove got off to sad start. On Jan. 2, we lost one of the most dynamic and community service-minded of our citizens, John Reuben "Pat" Patterson. Encircled...

 

Vision in motion - Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel

COTTAGE GROVE - "Sir" Russ McGuire, sole operator and project engineer of the Cottage Grove Carousel, is seen in action at this week's Carousel event. There will be a tile painting fundraiser on...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 9, 2020

South Lane Women's Network: Strength in numbers

COTTAGE GROVE - One charm about living in a small, close-knit community is that life comes at a slower pace, on a more manageable scale. That is all well and good if you have found your piece in the...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 2, 2020

Here's to a happy – and healthier – new year!

COTTAGE GROVE – To rework an old phrase; “The road to health is paved with good intentions.” I imagine there is a four-letter word stuck in your mind right now and sorry for the cheap literary...

 

Play your way into the new year at 'Gamesquall'

COTTAGE GROVE – If you have ever wondered about the lighted sign bearing the letters "I.O.O.F." with three interlocking links on Main Street, you are not alone. That building, the Cottage Grove...

 

THE CAROUSEL CORNER - Happy New Year from carousel friends

Dear Chronicle readers: The Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel wish to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We wish to thank The Chronicle for the superb coverage of the carousel...

 

Keeping track of the winter solstice

I actually prefer using the more inclusive "Happy Holidays." For me it has nothing to do with political correctness or desire to please or at least not offend anybody. It just comes down to the fact...

 

After 119 years, Currin's footbridge history remains unbroken

COTTAGE GROVE – Two weeks ago on a brisk, grey Saturday morning, Cottage Grovers gathered along South River Road to celebrate. It was a day many have been looking forward to. Some thought it may not...

 

Holiday market lights dazzle

COTTAGE GROVE – Inspired by the European Christmas markets from the late Middle Ages, the Village Green Christmas Market at 725 Row River Road is an "open air" outdoor holiday market that offers...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    December 5, 2019

Hooked on a feelin', high on believin' ... 'tis the season

COTTAGE GROVE – Hang on to your mistletoe, the Grove is going full "holidaze" this weekend. The events that are sweeping into town like a polar blast run the gamut from serene to large-scale ...

 

Tiny houses? Now that's a giant idea

As you are hopefully relaxing, gratefully stuffed from the holiday meal with a roof over your head, there are others in our community who don't have this luxury that should be a basic right....

 

'Dharma Town:' City has long history with Buddhism

Cottage Grove is a place that is deceptively deep in hidden treasures. Sure, we are known for our covered bridges, excellent biking trails and historic downtown, but did you know we host not one but...

 

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