Volume 1 â€˘ Issue 2
Touring Wine Country September - October 2010
Eugene Ballet Comes To Town
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From the Publisher
Letter from the Publisher August 18th, 2010
ith the second issue of IN Corvallis underway, we are more excited than ever. It seems as though the more we investigate how special Corvallis is, the more we learn. As we talk internally about the events, special places and people, we generate excitement about future information to share with you. Since the last issue, we have sent out invitations to businesses and individuals to subscribe. As stated in our last issue, we want to provide current and fun information as part of each magazine. We also talked about PURL’s (Personalized URL’s) and have five samples of PURL’s within advertisements in each magazine. Additionally, these same advertisements have embedded QR (Quick Response) codes. Simply use your smart phone and a free download application (Page 11) and be connected right to the advertisers’ websites. This is new technology and we are very pleased to be on the leading edge. Advertisers may now quantify the success of their ad as people access information easily and quickly from their smart phones. We hope you enjoy this issue as much as we have enjoyed creating it.
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hen Burst’s Candies opened in 1938 on Madison Avenue, it was with a commitment to creating the finest candy confections available. The economy wasn’t the best, but their chocolates sure were. Care was taken to handcraft chocolates in small batches and each candy was hand marked with Burst’s distinctive signature.
LetTer from the president // Interim Chamber President Marcy Eastham
Evening on the town // Corvallis welcomes
ART OF THE VINE // Touring Benton County’s
the Eugene Ballet for limited engagement
vineyards and wineries
BARN FIND // A peek inside old barns
LIVE AND LOCAL // A taste of the music scene in
STUDENT STORY // A turtle with promise
READER RECIPE // Fiery Thai Chicken
FALL FESTIVAL // Arts and culture
and around Corvallis
Today, Patrick McGee is proud to carry on that tradition. Burst’s is still in the same building on Madison Avenue, the chocolates are still made in small batches right downstairs and he continues to handcraft, sign and pack the highest-quality chocolate selections for his valued customers. For over 60 years, Burst’s has produced the best, using only the finest ingredients and original recipes. This commitment to their heritage preserves the flavor and distinction of the chocolates. Patrick believes that you can’t improve perfection, especially when it’s a Burst’s confection. September 7 marks Burst’s return from summer hiatus, so that sweet something you have been missing is back on Madison. So this fall, you are encouraged to support your local chocolatier at Burst’s candies and carry on a Corvallis tradition. 353 Southwest Madison Avenue Corvallis, OR 97333 (541) 753-2864 http://www.burstschocolates.com September - October 2010
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Letter from the President
am excited to have been appointed to serve as interim CEO of the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition and believe my many years in Corvallis and as a member of the Chamber will help as we evaluate the â€œbig picture.â€? I first came to Corvallis to attend OSU and as is often the case, made my career here, first at several local savings & loans, then in high tech and real estate. I served on the Chamber Board of Directors and as Board Chair, also serving on the Government Affairs Committee and many others. I have always been proud of my Chamber affiliation and am equally proud to be in a leadership role now. Your Chamber Board, staff, and volunteers are taking a hard look at what we do, services and products we offer, and how to grow and engage our membership more effectively. We are reaching out to our friends at the Downtown Corvallis Association, the Corvallis Independent Business Association, Corvallis Tourism, the Business Enterprise Center, and the Software Association of Oregon, among others, to look for ways to collaborate and work together on strategies and events to unite the business community and engage all our members in making Corvallis an exceptional place to work and live. Look for increased Chamber Forums bringing in local community leaders to discuss important issues in our region. We will be reaching out to members to help us evaluate services and events as we add more value to your Chamber membership. We are committed to finding effective ways to communicate with and engage local government while helping develop policies that provide support for the sector businesses that provide employment for nearly 24,000 people in Corvallis. Did you know that a recent national study found that most consumers think that being active in the local Chamber is an effective business strategy? Consumers believe that being active in your Chamber means you use good business practices, are reputable, care about your customers, and are engaged in your community. The study, commissioned by the American Chamber of Commerce Executives with support from Small Business Network, Inc. found that companies highly involved in the Chamber are seen as trustworthy and industry leaders. If you are not a Chamber member, I invite you to consider joining us as we work to make the Chamber an important part of your business strategy. Your voice should be part of the chorus and your help would be immensely appreciated. Your Chamber wants to work with you and for you. Be part of it!
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Summer in the city ~ Corvallis 2010
visitors splashed in the water at Otter Beach
43 yacht owners took to the water on their private boats
75,000 rounds of golf were played
17,280 ice creams were eaten at Cold Stone Creamery
27 raced Kinetic Sculptures at daVinci Days
people attended the Benton County Fair & Rodeo
1,468 went fishing Marcy Eastham, a longtime Corvallis resident and businesswoman, is the interim president and CEO of the Corvallis-Benton Chamber Coalition.
Statistics collected from official web sites where available. Annual totals weighted for summer month extrapolation. Yachting statistics based on current registration of boats over 30â€™ and 7 tons in Benton Country. Fishing statistics based on license per capita in Oregon. September - October 2010
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oming this fall to Corvallis’ LaSell’s Stewart Center on the OSU campus, the Eugene Ballet has been an innovator in dance and storytelling for over 30 years. Their co-founder and choreographer, Toni Pimble, spoke with IN Corvallis about the company, their art, and the upcoming performances here in Corvallis.
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IN Corvallis: You founded the ballet over 30 years ago, yet here you still are in the thick of things. Describe how you maintain your passion and energy.
new dancers also helps to create a good balance within the company that continues to make the daily rehearsal process interesting and challenging.
Toni Pimble: Riley [Grannan] and I founded the EBC. During the past 30 years we have seen many changes in support for the arts and the art itself. As a company, we are a small arts organization with a supportive board. We have stayed nimble and, when necessary, we can shift the way we operate quickly, thereby staying current. For me personally, pacing creativity with revivals of existing work keeps me engaged without experiencing burnout. Working with long time EBC dancers that I know well and a steady influx of young
INC: How have you seen the audience change over time? What brings people in 2010 to see this art form versus the peaks and valleys you have seen in interest in the preceding decades? TP: The EBC appeals to a diverse audience base. Family audiences enjoy ballets such as The Nutcracker and Cinderella; balletomanes look for contemporary ballets and classics such as Balanchine’s Who Cares? And audiences that enjoy “event” performances attend ballets such as Dark Side of the Moon with guest band
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the Floydian Slips. Balancing this wide range of interests can be challenging. EBC has long recognized that we cannot sustain our level of company by only presenting performances in Eugene. We have toured for over 20 years and we are now expanding throughout the Willamette Valley, presenting our season in Corvallis and Salem, as well as continuing to tour throughout the Northwest and Alaska. INC: As the choreographer for the Eugene Ballet, you have collaborated with a number of performers and artists including Native American storytellers and artists of various disciplines. How did that come about and how will you continue to push the envelope? TP: As a northwest ballet company, we have embraced the community we live in. We have presented ballets such as Children of the Raven, a ballet about the Pacific Northwest Native American myths, legends and culture. Each time we embark on such a project, local people have been very helpful pointing us in the right direction during research and introducing us to artists in the greater northwest community. In the ballet world, folks share information all the
time. Recently, I choreographed a work for Kansas City Ballet. On the program was a ballet by up-and-coming choreographer, Jessica Lang. I loved Lang’s Solo in Nine Parts, so I spoke to the KCB staff and they suggested I apply to the Jerome Robbins Foundation for further support of Ms. Lang’s work. Consequently we received a Jerome Robbins New Essential Works grant to present Ms. Lang’s ballet on our upcoming season! INC: How do you compare the modern dancer to those you saw when you were coming up? Is there a social commentary there? How is American societal evolution affecting the individual dancer? TP: I believe it is very challenging for a serious ballet teacher to stay the course. All the after-school sport activities, compiled with more hip-hop to hula dancing studios springing up, creates a lot of options for the non-discerning parent. Today, raising a well-trained, disciplined dancer is more challenging than when I was studying ballet. The “quick gratification” expectation of young people today and the “everyone must win” mentality of some parents have made the path to becoming a professional dancer very challenging for all but the most discerning parent. At the same time, contemporary choreographers have continued to increase the classical dance vocabulary to a level that frequently excludes all but the most talented dancers.
“As a northwest ballet company, we have embraced the community”
INC: As much as you have really explored the storytelling side of dance and been creative in bringing new material to the stage, do you still have an interest in classics, both commonly known and more obscure?
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Nutcracker Nov. 18 - 7:30 pm
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TP: The biggest challenge for any company is finding the funding to bring in new work, whether that work is current choreographers in demand or contemporary classics such as Kurt Joss’ Green Table. There are many works we would love to present, our dancers would love to perform and, I know, our audience would really enjoy. The reality is, while U.S. citizens and foundations continue to be very generous supporters of the arts, the U.S. government lags woefully behind European countries in its support of the performing arts. INC: What brought you to the Pacific Northwest, and Oregon specifically, and what has kept you here and vital for more than three decades? TP: I met Riley in Kiel, Germany, where we were both working professionally. We decided to marry, buy his former teacher’s ballet school and – of yes – maybe start a little performing group! Staying in Eugene has been challenging financially because it is a small community. Touring and ex-
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Wine making is an art as expressive as any other. Vintners create an experience with the fruit of their vines every bit as moving and enjoyable as another artist would with brush, chisel or turn of phrase. by Aaron Edewards
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A process as old as civilization, cultivating the vine takes the soul of a gambler. So many factors come together to produce the vintage; one must have vision beyond the nuts and bolts of pure business, or even pure viticulture, to see their way from seedling to bottle. Wineries are a study in contrasts: highly regulated, carefully regimented, yet a labor of love, steeped in tradition. The Benton County Winery Association features craftsmen, hobbyists and highly successful companies side by side, all showcasing the grapes the for which the Willamette Valley is fast becoming famous. The art of the vine has its own gallery as well. On a beautiful day it only requires a convertible car for admission, a confident driver to point the wheels toward the estates tucked back into the valleys and hillsides just beyond the city limits. One such vineyard is Airlie Winery off of Airlie Road on the way to Monmouth. Featured in our cover shot, Airlie is owned by Mary Olson, whose thirty-two acres produce Pinot Noir, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Riesling and even single vineyard bottlings to the tune of about 8,000 cases annually. Mary’s tasting room features her estate varietals every Saturday and Sunday from March through Christmas. Touring wine country is an experience not to be missed, and with over 32 vineyards in the immediate area,Holiday.pdf the patron 8/23/10 of this fine art isAMsure to find a IC-Corvallis 11:22:06 perfect bottle to please their palate.
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Barn Find Sunlight sifts through windows coated in nearly a century of grime, dust particles obscuring the view as your eyes adjust to the semidarkness of the old barn.
Part of the local landscape our agricultural heritage recalls, dilapidated barns dot the open spaces throughout Benton County and even the city of Corvallis proper. There is a certain promise in the first opening of a barn long disused, its leaning walls and sagging roof portend of the treasures within. The first human disturbance of cobwebbed corners reveals rusted tractor parts, bicycles with tires rotted from decades of waiting for their owner’s return. The rafters far overhead are still strong, silently bearing the strain of time’s passage, as the seasons
change, stoically shrugging off the weight of snows and storage, solid after all these years. A few steps inside the prize looms, tarp-covered but still curvaceous. The outline says late ’30s, perhaps early ’40s, certainly pre-war. Four tires, no longer holding air but instead, promise. This is a barn find. Parked when fortunes changed, or Uncle Sam came calling, it sits. Silently, patiently waiting to be rediscovered. Sheltered while its brethren rust in fields and are crushed by the machinery of advancing civilization, this one has been preserved. photos by Jake Jones
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Time for a little
Live Music by Seth Hackett
n any given day (or night) you’ll be hard-pressed to catch all the music playing around Corvallis. Just open up this week’s Entertainer or Alchemist and take a look at the day’s offerings; whether you’re into rock, jazz, blues, country, string quartets, or symphonic arrangements, there’s something for you. Most local music is to be found in bars, such as Bombs Away Cafe, the Peacock, and Cloud 9, though cafés like the Interzone and Beanery frequently host smaller-capacity, lower-key artists. The LaSells Stewart Center frequently plays host to Corvallis-based orchestral groups and traveling artists who require a large stage area. Some younger segments of the audience consistently find fault with the lack of all-ages, non-coffee shop venues in Corvallis, but it’s not all doom and gloom for youngsters: FireWorks restaurant holds a weekly open mic night and the newly-elected heads of student government at Oregon State —themselves musicians — have the needs of local performers and their fans firmly in mind. In fact, OSU provides some of the best musical entertainment in Corvallis. The yearly Battle of the Bands and Flat Tail Festival reaches thousands of students and community members every year in addition to providing opportunities for university-affiliated groups to strut their (considerably awesome) stuff. The Flat Tail Festival itself has evolved from not much more than a few Portland-area bands to a tour stop for groups such as Minus the Bear, Shwayze, and Neon Indian. As Corvallis continues to make a name for itself on the national and international level, so too does our burgeoning music scene continue to aspire to greater things. As vivid as the current schedule of events already is, there’s no limit to the heights we can achieve with the backing of the greater Corvallis community. So if you find yourself wondering what to do with an empty evening, hit the town and enjoy the local talent on offer! September - October 2010
Join us for a visit to the woods and see the many facets of forestry for yourself. You can gain a better understanding of working forests and the impact they have on the local economy. We offer several opportunities to see the forest for the trees: a free permit for access to our tree farms forGet hiking, biking, hunting or horseback riding. Join us during the summer for our regular Wednesday afternoon tours through the Tum Tum tree farm near Blodgett. To sign up for a bus trip, call the Corvallis Convention and Visitors Bureau, 541-757-1544. Take the easy, self-guided walk on our Educational Trail near Blodgett.
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Fred the Turtle by Alicia Karli
Once upon a time there was a turtle named Fred. Fred was a kindly turtle, polite and always considerate of other creatures’ feelings. But he had one problem: he was a pyromaniac. Fred loved fire, loved it with a fiery passion. And who wouldn’t? Its vibrant colors filled him with a longing to bathe in its gleaming light; the dancing flames mesmerized him and set him to watching its frolicking, flickering flames for hours at a time. Fred loved to lie in front of the fire at home and bask in its warmth and listen to the crackling of the fire consuming the logs. And, of course, he loved to burn things. Every day before breakfast, Fred would collect firewood and bits of bark, strips of paper and old cardboard, dryer lint and pieces of charred cloth, pine needles and pinecones, and make a big pile in his back yard. Fred would take out his special box of red-tipped matches and slowly strike a single match, his eyes glued to the end of the matchstick. Slowly, the lit match would fall into the pile and his heart would dance with excitement and a secret thrill as the pile erupted in sudden flames. Overcome with glee, Fred would spring into spontaneous dancing, twirling and spinning ’round and ’round the hidden clearing, as light on his feet and as wild as the flames themselves.
Wildly, Fred would throw his head back and fling his arms and feet across the almost searing grass, barely out of reach of the bonfire’s arms. Fred would dance beside the flames until he felt as if his skin were being consumed by a fire from within his feverish body, a fire that resonated with the leaping flames next to him, a fire that grew and grew as time went on. Day after day, Fred would do this, morning after morning, sometimes having toast and jam to go along with the tasty cream of wheat that followed his morning ritual. But one day, Fred got tired of just burning wood and pinecones. He wanted to burn something BIGGER, for he was getting bored with the measly little piles of burnables that he could find. And walking past the quaint wooden cottages and thatch-roofed shops of the nearby town, he got an idea. It took weeks of planning and preparation and no few secret meetings with trusted friends, but eventually Fred’s plan (some would call it heinous) came to fruition. And after weeks of torturous suspense, Fred got his wish and was elected the Fire Marshal of the town, in charge of starting controlled burns to prevent and control forest fires. And Fred lived happily ever after, saving the town many times over from woodland fires.
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Ballet coming to Corvallis (Continued from page 7) panding our season performance range throughout Oregon has kept us active and vital. Many years ago, I realized that Oregon is a pretty exceptional place – given the relatively small population of the state we have thriving arts communities, including the largest repertory company in the country and a level and quality of arts performance that is outstanding. To be a part of that and to collaborate with other arts organizations throughout Oregon has kept it all very interesting! INC: Where do you see the Eugene Ballet in ten years? Do you have a solid framework for the future of the ballet? TP: We are constantly revising long-range plans for our organization and we try to keep it fluid. Our aim is to continue to present the classics, as well as exciting new contemporary work. Currently we are buying our own building in Eugene, which houses the offices and studios of the Eugene Ballet and Academy. We hope that this will also increase our financial stability as we strive to create the very best dance in Oregon. INC: Finally, describe what audiences will see here in Corvallis. What is the expectation and how will you challenge your audience? TP: Cinderella is a classical ballet. Serge Prokofiev wrote the
music in the 1940s, and it has become one of his most well-known and successful ballet scores. It tells the classic fairy tale of Cinderella’s journey from servant to princess evokes humor with the antics of the ugly stepsisters, romance at Prince Charming’s ball and really sparkles in the magical fairy scenes. Local students will have the opportunity to perform in Cinderella. The Nutcracker continues to be our most popular touring ballet. Clara dreams of her Nutcracker Prince, giant mice appear from the fireplace and the comic Mouse King enters on a pirate ship. Skaters dance in a dreamy winter wonderland and Clara takes a magical trip in a balloon to the Sugar Plum Fairy’s enchanted Land of Sweets. Alice in Wonderland is a sophisticated ballet for children and grown-ups. It features Lewis Carroll’s poems set to music by English composers. Alice’s trip down the rabbit hole introduces her to the White Rabbit, the Mad Hatter’s wacky tea party, the court of the Queen of Hearts and ends with a lobster quadrille with the Mock Turtle and Gryphon. Alice is a 50-minute ballet. In the first half of the show, audiences will have the opportunity to see Jessica Lang’s ballet, Solo in Nine Parts, which received funding from a Jerome Robbins Essential New Works grant, making it possible to present this exciting young choreographer on our Corvallis program.
Fiery Thai Chicken 4 chicken breast fillets 1 c ice water 1 egg ¼ teaspoon baking soda ¼ teaspoon salt 1 ½ c un-sifted cake flour 2 to 4 c vegetable oil
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Slice chicken breasts into bite-size chunks. Preheat 2 inches of vegetable oil in a wok or skillet to 350 degrees. Beat together the water and egg in a medium bowl. Add baking soda and salt. Add ¾ cup of the flour and stir with a fork until blended into a lumpy mixture. Sprinkle another ¼ cup of flour on top of the batter and mix only two strokes. Put the remaining flour into a separate medium bowl. Dip each piece of chicken first into the flour, then into the batter then slide pieces into hot oil. Fry in one layer until golden brown. When all of the chicken is done, pour it into a large bowl, and coat with Fiery Thai Sauce.
Fiery Thai Sauce ½ c rice vinegar ½ c + 2 T white sugar ¼ c water 3 T fish sauce 2 T sherry 3 cloves garlic, minced ½ T crushed dry chili Dissolve starch in 3-4 T water. Place all ingredients in a saucepan and bring to boil. Reduce heat to medium and let boil until reduced by half, about ten minutes. Reduce heat to low and stir in cornstarch-water mixture. Continue stirring occasionally until the sauce thickens. Remove from heat and taste-test: you’ve got it right when you taste “sweet” first, then sour and spicy-salty. If the sauce isn’t sweet enough, add a little more sugar. If not spicy enough, add more chili. IN Corvallis | 13
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iles of fabric cover the table in Mandy Clark’s kitchen. There is barely enough room left for her sewing machine. Clark has crafted and sold decorative pillows online and in local shops since 2007. This year she is taking her pillows to a new venue: the Corvallis Fall Festival. An exhibit extravaganza for local artists, the Fall Festival is set for September 25 and 26. Celebrating its 38th year, the festival will showcase more than 200 artists. Patrons can view and purchase works all weekend, according to Cynthia Spencer, Fall Festival director. Along with Clark and her pillows, there will be some new faces at the festival this year. But attendees can also expect to see their perennial favorites like local artist, Bob Haley, who throws pottery in the basement studio of his Corvallis home. Sitting at his potter’s wheel, Haley uses clay-covered fingers to form a once shapeless mass. 2010 marks Haley’s 37th year at the Fall Festival. His one missed festival came only after being diagnosed with colon cancer in 2005. Since recovering, Haley has regained his fire and Bob Haley, potter is back with even more gusto. Art is not the only attraction to the Fall Festival. Local and regional musicians, including headliners “The I-5 Nine,” will take the main stage on Monroe Avenue. Festival patrons can also grab beer, wine or a bite to eat from the booths run by local non-profit organizations that line the closed street. For children, there will be magicians and cultural dance troupes, plus an area dedicated to creative play, allowing kids to make their own art. The 1, 5 and 10k run will again coincide with the Fall Festival. This event was incorporated in 1978 and draws runners from around the Northwest who are gearing up for the Portland Marathon and other fall races, Spencer said.
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