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Home is where the heart is This issue is packed with home improvement ideas, all from our local contractors and home pros. We’re proud to offer all of these great suggestions from our neighbors in business. We’ve also got a story about a woman in Olympia Wasington who built herself a “Tiny House.” Definitely an appealing concept, but what about all our stuff? Therein lies the problem. But, no mortgage payment... hmmm.

pretty much just plant stuff and hope for the best. Maybe water a little... or a lot. In this issue, we’ve got some advice from someone who knows how to grow vegetables, really well, Chrissie from Kookoolan Farms in Yamhill. In addition to Chrissie’s article, we have our regular contribution from Brenda at Garland Nursery, with more veggie tips. Now, we’re ready to grow some produce!

Now that it’s high summer, we’re all gardening away in the valley, hoping for glorious red tomatoes and tender lettuce, and if you’re like me, you

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The Best Time To List Is… It is common perception that the best time to put your house on the market is the Spring. Everybody is emerging from winter hiatus, there is the scent of new beginnings in the air, people are out and about... eager to find the New Home. And surely, that is indisputable. But there are variations to this theme. It starts with the fact that in our neck of the woods we have, in general, not a terribly cold and frozen winter (lucky us). Yes, it rains. And yes, we did have that snowstorm last winter that forced us to be cloistered with our loved ones for a few days (my boys barely made it..). But it is overall not intolerably cold, there are the sunny days, and therefore we are not in the same boat in our area as those poor MidWesterners or East-Coasters who endured 26 named winter storms last season that probably

brought their real estate market to a grinding (or deep frozen) halt. So when to list? When you are ready! If that is not in May or June, July and August still offer all those opportunities, for instance from buyers who want their children in school in early September. Then there are the buyers who want to be in a new house before Thanksgiving, for Christmas, for the New Year… There are the buyers starting the academic year at OSU, the ones whose new job begins mid December… During the late fall and winter month the amount of listings goes down and so does the amount of buyers looking – and with that we have a new market equilibrium, for both parties, buyers and sellers, the competition is lower. The buyer who found himself in bidding

wars in Spring and Summer might now be able to get a house at first try with a good offer. The seller who had competition from 4 more similar homes now is the lone offer. I have sold houses on Christmas Eve, New Years’ Day, during snow storms and in down pours. Buyers looking in bad weather more often than not are highly committed, they need a house and they will do what it takes. And for buyers: if you love a house in drenching rain and gray skies chances are pretty good you will be delighted by it when the sun shining brightly. So when you are ready, list, and make it count with professional first class pictures, a great video, some serious staging and the correct, well founded pricing. You will be just fine!

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Food... From a Different Angle Those of you that read my articles know by now that I approach health sometimes from a different perspective. I want to show you that there is good science. Good research on areas of our biology that doesn’t get discussed a lot. This piece on food and the choices we make with food is an example of looking at diet from a different perspective The new, but old science of Food Rheology Food Rheology is a whole science of creating, preparing, and storing various foods to maintain not only their storage life, but maintaining the consistency, and texture of the food, or food product. All foods, whether in a natural state like fruits and vegetables, dairy products, or baked, cooked process foods like bakery goods and peanut butter have a consistency and texture to them. Food labs at some Universities, and private food companies design the foods we consume to meet these consistencies and textures. This is an art and science that must be used to create all the foods that our society wants. Because foods are structurally complex, the mixture of fluids (oils) and solids (dough, fruits, vegetables) must be carefully constructed to create a single food product. Psychorheology: The textures and consistencies we like in our food choices What does this area of food cooking and processing in a food lab have to do with human diet and nutrition? Psychorheology is the study of how we use our senses in our

food preferences. This is where the mind and sensory awareness work together. How food appears, and most importantly how it feels in the mouth is critical in the types and amounts of food compositions we consume. Taste is important, but psychologists that study people in food labs tell us that how food feels in our mouths might be even a bigger factor in the choices we make. This is a complex area of research because humans may have desires in what’s termed “mouth feel” with several different textures and consistencies. Some examples might be that some people like crunchy and oily type feel, soft, chewy, or drier like in certain breads. Crunchy and salty like in pretzels and chips. Softer and sweeter like in cakes, pastries. There are large lists of different texture, and consistency combinations that food rheology researchers have come up with. Products in your grocery store are all created from this type of research design. The “Super Tasters” In Psychorheology, there’s a small percentage of the population that are classified as Super tasters. These people have a high level of sensitivity in their sense of taste and this area of “mouth feel”. They’re highly aware of both textures and consistencies of foods. The bitter is extremely bitter and the sweet very sweet. Here’s what’s interesting. Super tasters are picky eaters. Because they have more taste buds than the average person, they’re more clear about what they like and dislike in their food and beverage choices.

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What does this all have to do with diet, nutrition, and possibly health? There are a couple of key teaching points I want to make here. 1. Psychologists that work in the field of Psychorheology are not in the HEALTH field. Their job is to help food chemists design all types of foods to be sold in the market place. They do these psychorheology tests on people to find out what people like to eat. Their job is to get people to buy these foods, and lots of it. It has nothing to do with health. It’s all about business. 2. Dr Beverly Tepper, a food science professor at Rutgers university tells us that Super Tasters because of their strong sense of mouth feel, and being picky eaters tend to carry less weight than normal tasters. Super tasters in her research actually eat heavier, richer foods, but less of it. The science of food rheology and this, “mouth feel” that invites us to enjoy certain foods, is another way to look at yourself, your family and those around you and the food choices and the amount we consume. Perhaps this is one way where we can look at food from this perspective that will help us make better but less and tastier choices. Mike Waters MA is the health promotion director for Timberhill Athletic club. He can be reached at or 541- 207-4368 to discuss this topic, or any other topic in the area of health and wellness

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Fall and Winter Gardening Would you like to enjoy fresh produce from your garden through the winter months? In the Willamette Valley you can, and now is the time to plant those cool season vegetable starts. Things like broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, collards, mustard, kale, lettuce, spinach and Swiss chard may be planted late July to early September. Depending on the type of vegetable, harvest may be from late September through February. If you want to grow vegetables from seed, you can direct sow arugula, carrots, corn salad (mache), lettuce, mustard, radishes, spinach and turnips in August and/or September. Garlic and shallot bulbs may be planted in September and October for harvest next summer. For specific planting times, Territorial Seed Company has a great chart in their fall and winter catalog and online. Plant starts and seeds in your garden bed where you may have room from summer vegetables that have stopped producing. If you don’t have room, many varieties grow and look great in containers. You can even add edible flowers like violas. Make sure to use an organic fertilizer when you plant. Also, I GN-PrintAd-3.895x4.928-WillametteLiving-AugSept2014.pdf 1 7/24/2014 3:17:52 PM recommend using Harvest Guard floating row cover over fall and

winter starts. This keeps the plants from bolting, extends harvest and prevents the European cabbage moth from laying eggs that hatch into green worms which eat the leaves and hide out in the plant. If you have empty space in your garden and want to enrich the soil and keep weeds from growing, September is a good time to plant a cover crop. Crimson clover and soil builder mixes grow through the winter, fix nitrogen in the soil if inoculated, and are turned under before flowering to add green manure. So get your olive oil, find some yummy recipes and prepare to enjoy fresh-picked produce from your garden for months to come. Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery. Her passions include gardening, cooking, reading, writing and photography. Follow her writing at


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Fancy Pants is an exhibition of Benton County britches from the museum’s permanent collection. The fashions and fabrics represent both individual taste and societal trends in the home, at work and play. The history behind each pair of trousers provides insight to changes in American gender roles and social norms from 1860-1980. The exhibition will open to the public from July 11 through August 23, 2014. Please wear your own fancy pants when you visit the museum! Selected examples from the exhibition include: • Chippewa beaded pants presented to Douglas McKay • British-born Fred Merryfield’s World War I Royal Air Force jodhpurs • Under bloomers and outer bloomers from the early 20th century • Pedal Pushers and culottes from the 1950s and 60s • Crazy Quilt bell-bottom jeans from Summit, Oregon, 1971 Enjoy a visit to Oregon’s past AND present! The museum is open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00 – 4:30. Admission is always free! Located six miles west of Corvallis on Hwy 20/34, at 1101 Main Street, Philomath, Oregon, the Benton County Historical Society operates the Museum facilities for the preservation of history and culture. Its goal is to preserve the material culture of Benton County, Oregon. It strives to enrich people’s lives through interesting exhibitions and educational programs. Please call (541) 929-6230 or visit for more information.

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ABC House Nationally, one in eight children will experience child abuse before their 18th birthday. In our community, a non-profit organization by the name of ABC House is dedicated to helping children, youth, and their families overcome the crisis of child abuse and neglect. As a Child Abuse Intervention Center (CAIC), ABC House is committed to evaluating and healing the victims of abuse, as well as providing abuse prevention resources and educational programs. For the past 17 years, ABC House has provided direct services to over 7,000 abused children and their families. It is the only agency in Linn and Benton counties that provides child abuse assessments, including forensic medical exams and interviews, trauma counseling and followup support services in one child-friendly location to children ages 0 - 18 whom authorities believe have been abused or neglected. More than 50% of ABC House’s funding comes from the community-individuals, businesses, foundations and fundraisers. Without this

private support, the agency would not be able to adequately serve our society’s most vulnerable population. Each year, ABC House sponsors two major fundraisers. The first is the Celebrate Hope Banquet held every April during Child Abuse Prevention month. The second fundraiser has been deemed by past participants as “the best half marathon in the Willamette Valley”: The Runaway Pumpkin Half Marathon. This year’s event will take place on Saturday, October 18 at Cheadle Park in Lebanon, Oregon. The 13.1 mile course draws runners and walkers from all over Oregon and beyond. It winds through beautiful farmland and meanders along the South Santiam River. Over 800 runners and walkers competed in last year’s race and came away with incredible medals, t-shirts, and goodie bags. The race is all about fun-- celebrating the Halloween season by encouraging participants to dress in costume. But the race’s mission is serious; all proceeds go to sustain ABC House’s all-important work with children and their families.

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The 411 Valley History Mob racketeers and corrupt union men battled over pinball games And they may have been right about that — at least, in some cases. But after 1949, the illegal status of pinball was going to have some profound effects on Oregon’s underworld, especially in and around Portland. It would set the stage for a semi-comical battle between two of the Beaver State’s scuzziest racketeers. Where pinball came from Games like pinball had been around since at least the 1700s, but the coin-operated game was developed in the early 1930s, and by the end of the Great Depression they were a familiar sight in bars and malt shops pretty much everywhere. But slot machines of the “one-armed bandit” type were getting to be a familiar sight, too. And as city authorities started cracking down on these in the 1940s, they also took a look at the pinball games.


f you were a fan of the classic ABC television sitcom “Happy Days,” you know The Fonz had a special relationship with two particular machines: His trusty ’49 Triumph motorcycle, and the pinball machine in Al’s diner. But it may surprise you to know that when Fonzie was playing that pinball machine, in 1950s Milwaukee, Wisc., he was breaking the law — and so was Al. It’s a bit hard for younger Oregonians to believe, but just a few dozen years ago pinball was illegal in most large American cities — including Portland. When coin-op pinball was first developed, it was mostly a game of chance, not skill — at least until flippers were added in the late 1940s. But even then, authorities still looked at a pinball machine as a straight-up slot machine with some extra gewgaws attached to it to fool players into thinking it was innocuous.


To be fair, pinball was mostly luck-based at first. That made it great for gambling operators, since it provided protection against some wizardly player coming to the table and using his or her mad skills to take them to the cleaners. So a number of bars had started letting patrons place bets and cash in extra games that they might win. They’d quit doing that by the late 1940s, as improvements to the games had dramatically increased the amount of skill that was involved in the game and decreased the role of luck. But by then it was too late. The public-relations war had already been lost. So in ’49, when the city of Portland outlawed the silver balls, pinball’s reputation was dark and sordid — and alluring. Authorities considered them “gateway machines” used by wicked, scheming men to lure innocent youths into the underworld of one-armed bandits, covert blackjack tables and other underworld wickedness. Rebellious youths, attracted by the forbidden-fruit effect, considered them great fun. All of which meant that by the mid1950s — the beginning of pinball’s glory days — pinball in the Portland area was strictly an outlaw enterprise. Games were supplied by

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criminal syndicates, sometimes in collaboration with corrupt local officials. And when those syndicates started fighting for market share, things could get pretty exciting. The pinball wars The pinball wars in the north Willamette Valley mostly centered around two racketeers, who supplied the machines that restaurants and bars used. There was Stan Terry, an old bootlegger whose pinball-and-slots syndicate covered mostly establishments south of Portland, in the Milwaukie area; and “Big Jim” Elkins, the self-styled vice boss of Portland itself. The two of them, in a nutshell, coveted one another’s rackets. They started out in the early 1950s with surprise raids. Elkins, with five or six heavily armed goons, would barge into a bar with Terry’s machines in it, take all the money and as many of the machines as they could haul and disappear into the night. Then Terry would respond in kind. Apparently nobody got hurt in any of these tit-for-tat raids, but then again, they weren’t getting anywhere either. So around 1955, Elkins escalated the battle by traveling to Seattle and asking the Teamsters Union for help. The Teamsters Union at that time was essentially an organized-crime syndicate, and was already running some machines in Portland under the direction of a short, stocky crook named Tom “Blubber” Maloney. The Teamster scheme Elkins couldn’t get an appointment with the head of the Teamsters in Seattle, so he reached out to Maloney instead. Holed up in the Roosevelt Hotel on Park Street, the two of them hatched a scheme: They’d set up a August / September 2014

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Teamsters-affiliated pinball operators union, lock Terry out of it and shut him down by denying him access to union trucking services and by throwing picket lines around his customers’ joints.

restrictions on its slots and pinball machines. At that point, it was checkmate: Elkins had no choice but to sell his machines and routes to Terry for whatever he could get. Terry, with the Teamsters, had run him out of the business.

This was soon done, and a few weeks later, the Coin Machine Men of Oregon was formed. Almost immediately, it moved on the enemy: It summoned a picket line of Teamsters around the Mt. Hood Café, a place with a bunch of Stan Terry’s machines in it.

But Elkins wasn’t done yet. He had another scheme up his sleeve to get the business back. All the business. And it was very simple.

The Vegas mafia gets involved It was looking like the end for Stan Terry. Once the Teamsters started shutting down his customers, his remaining clients would leave in a hurry. In desperation, he went and talked to an old underworld buddy who’d worked for legendary former head Portland racketeer Al Winter before he’d left to open the Sahara Casino in Las Vegas. Terry’s friend had another friend who knew Hy Goldbaum, the pit boss at the Flamingo Casino — the mobbed-up joint in Vegas that had been started by the late Bugsy Siegel. Goldbaum personally escorted Terry to Seattle and introduced him to the head of the Teamsters — the guy Elkins hadn’t been able to get an appointment with. Some cash changed hands, and then a telephone rang and the pickets were pulled from around the Mount Hood. Just like that, Elkins had lost, and now the Coin Machine Men of Oregon was the group on the outside, facing the prospect of pickets and “hot cargo”

Elkins’ desperate scheme Elkins had made the acquaintance of a squarejawed goon named Herman “Bugsy” Burns. Now, he called up Burns and told him he had a job for him: He and some associates would pose as pinball-machine repairmen and start making the rounds to every joint with one or more of Stan Terry’s machines in it. Elkins already had the trucks and fake IDs that they’d need, and had lined up a big warehouse in North Portland where the machines could be hidden afterward. Everything was ready to go.

And it probably would have worked, too. But they’d never find out. Because Bugsy and his friends got bored while waiting for the signal to start the collection run, and decided to while away the time by knocking over a Safeway. Of course, they got caught. Stan Terry kept his machines, and kept paying the Teamsters for the privilege. Big Jim Elkins was stuck on the outside looking in, perhaps thinking — as historian Phil Stanford wryly comments in his book — that “as ever, good help is so hard to find.” (Sources: Stanford, Phil. Portland Confidential: Sex, Crime and Corruption in the Rose City. Portland: ptown books, 2004; Donnelly, Robert C. Dark Rose: Organized Crime and Corruption in Portland. Seattle: UW Press, 2011)

When the crew got to each joint, they’d tell the owner pretty much what The Grinch told Cindy Lou Who in Dr. Seuss’s classic “How The Grinch Stole Christmas”: The machines were being updated, so they were collecting the old ones, and another truck would be along in an hour or so with the new replacements. Elkins figured if they were efficient, they could collect every single Stan Terry pinball machine before anybody figured out the scam, and then Terry would be out of business.

Finn J.D. John is an instructor at Oregon State University and the author of “Wicked Portland,” a book about the dark side of Oregon’s metropolis in the 1890s. To contact him or suggest a topic: finn@, @OffbeatOregon (on Twitter), or 541-357-2222. Willamette Living Magazine


Inspiration MILLETTO Be Careful What You Say, You Are Listening Your Inner Voice Every thought you think, every word you say is an affirmation. Our beliefs are learned thought patterns that we have developed since childhood. Many of these messages work well for us, but others may now be working against us and may be blocking us from achieving what we want. Bring positive and permanent change to your life, one word at a time Positive affirmations are short, positive statements targeted at a specific, subconscious set of beliefs. Affirmations are used to challenge negative beliefs and to replace them with positive, self-nurturing beliefs. The stronger your determination to make changes, the better affirmations will work for you. It’s All In Your Head Your perceptions of life, whether true or false, make you the person you are. Your thoughts (both positive and negative) and judgments about yourself and your environment combine to create your reality. Reprogramming your thoughts through the use of affirmations allows you to move towards accomplishing your personal and professional goals. It is about you taking responsibility for your life. Affirmations Really Work Repeating affirmations daily with purpose and passion will break down even the strongest resistance. If you believe you are a person who can succeed, then you will act accordingly. Through repetition, your subconscious mind picks up the message and you start taking action to create change. Affirmations create positive thought processes – which lead to positive change. Every day, we subconsciously or even consciously make thousands of negative statements about ourselves or about the circumstances in our life. An old pattern is not a set pattern. The first step toward positive change is to change your outlook by changing the words you say to yourself. “The Essential Inspiration affirmation collections are easy to understand, effective and always accessible.” Affirmations give you an opportunity to see how your dream reality could realistically become a possibility. Repeating positive affirmations enough times, you will be transformed by the power of your own words. A lot of people say affirmations in the morning when they wake up and at night before bed. This is a great way to start the day and let positive affirmations sink in while you sleep. Your words will seep into your mind and your mind will direct your actions.

My Special Summertime Gift To You It has been said, “There is a book for every special person in your life.” Within the pages are stories that can evoke emotions of reflection, inspiration, triumph and stories that warm the heart. For the past 5 months you have read a selected story from the book I wrote, “Dedicated To The Cup, Nine Ways To Reinvent A Life.” Each chapter addresses a different theme, including courage, confidence, encouragement, perfection, gratitude and legacy. A powerful collection of real-life inspirational stories from real people, just like you.

My summer reading gift to you and to all the special people in your life is a copy of the entire book from Amazon for $1.99. * Sixteen stories that will take you up and down and all around, like a roller coaster ride on a beautiful summer’s day. I dedicated this book to my children, my family, my family of friends, and to those who refuse to be defined by their past circumstances, who wish to live lives they love, and who are committed to the many joyous possibilities life offers. There is a book for every special person in your life. Today, that special person is you. * The e-Book download is available in Kindle format, although a Kindle Reader is not necessary to enjoy the book. There is an app for that! You can download a free Kindle Reader app and enjoy the complete collection on your iPad, laptop or computer.

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Resources Steve Solomon, “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades,” best all-around, in-depth gardening book. If you’re only buying one, get this. Eliot Coleman, “The Winter Harvest Handbook,” useful although he relies a lot on greenhouses. Seattle Tilth, “Maritime Guide to Gardening in the Pacific Northwest” is helpfully organized by month and includes recommended plants and varieties. Territorial Seed Company, Winter Seed Catalog, contains a wealth of information and tips in addition to being a great source of northwest-proven seed varieties.

Raised beds don’t require fancy carpentry. Just mound the amended soil and plant! (Photo by Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, taken at Kookoolan Farms.)

“salanova” lettuce selection from Johnny’s Selected Seeds


Beet varieties, all of which perform well in Oregon year round: left to right: Bull’s Blood, Detroit Golden, Detroit Red, Chioggia. (Photo by Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor, taken at Kookoolan Farms.)

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Merida carrots in January (!) still going strong! (Photo by Chrissie Manion Zaerpoor taken at Kookoolan Farms.) August / September 2014

In Oregon we are blessed with a mild maritime climate. Not too hot in the summer, not too cold in the winter, means it’s possible with a little planning to have fresh vegetables coming out of your garden all year round.

till again to mix in your native clay “subsoil.” This is a quick bootstrap place to start from. Next year if you feel more ambitious you can test your soil and do something more serious. But don’t let that stop you right now.

Some considerations: how much space do you have? How much work are you wanting to put in? What is your goal for the percentage of your household’s winter vegetables that you want to grow yourself? What are your favorite vegetables? The biggest technical challenges to winter gardening are good drainage, good air circulation, sufficient daylight, and frost protection. The biggest secrets to success are good site selection, soil preparation, and choosing the right varieties for your climate and season.

Choose good varieties

Site Selection We get a lot more rain in the winter compared to the summer. Low areas are subject to prolonged flooding, which is likely to result in rotting roots. Try to choose a relatively high area on your property to take advantage of better natural drainage. The sun is lower in the sky, and by late December we’ll be down to seven hours of daylight. Choose a site with maximum sunlight. In winter we typically get at least a few, and often several, high-wind, hard-rain, storms. These winds and heavy rains batter tender plants like lettuces. Although getting protection from wind and rain is often at odds with getting maximum sunlight, at least consider wind exposure, and consider the possibility of sowing and tending more delicate plants under plastic or glass protection.

Soil Preparation Most Oregon soils west of the Cascade mountains are heavy clay soils that run to the acidic. These clay soils saturate quickly in high water, exacerbating the problem. For better drainage, work in a good amount of sand and silt to lighten the clay, lime to sweeten (neutralize) the acidity, and compost for tilth and fertility. According to Steve Solomon, founder of Territorial Seed Company and author of the peerless “Growing Vegetables West of the Cascades,” just consider your clay soil to be an excellent subsoil, and build a raised bed of topsoil on top of it. This does not mean getting out a lot of lumber and making a major construction project out of it: raised beds can be simply heaped up. Till up the top three inches of your existing soil, then order some fine silt from your local gravel company; cover your site 6 inches deep with silt plus 0.5-inches of compost, plus 50 pounds of lime per 1,000 square feet, and

The same species of plant, say carrots, has hundreds of different varieties available. Some are better suited to early spring, some to summer, and some to overwintering. Some are bolt resistant in the heat. Some resist rotting in wet soil. Some are very delicate and require very light soil. Some are better suited to heavy soils. The point is, don’t be seduced by florid descriptions of flavor and color. Instead, focus on the traits suited to your growing conditions in the winter. Does that sound too hard? The easy way is to call Territorial Seed Company and have them send you their winter seed catalog. Really the majority of what you need to know is right there.

Don’t delay! Even though we’ve just passed the middle of summer, the time to start your winter vegetable garden is right now. You have the whole month of August to get this done, but all your seeds should be in the ground by the end of August!

Weed and thin in September Winter plants need a little more air circulation space between them to make up for the higher humidity; thin a little more aggressively than you do main season plants. And it’s important to get the first round of weeding done before October 1: growing in the winter is more difficult for the plant, so you want to eliminate any extra competition.

Farmer’ Chrissie’s Favorite Winter Crops and Varieties Carrots: YaYa mature in only 60 days but don’t hold well; Merida holds in the ground all winter and spring. Kale: Toscana is the fashionable favorite and reliable; Red Russian kale is the deep-frost winner whose flavor improves when temperatures drop below freezing. Parsnips: “Hollow Crown” has a more open leaf canopy resulting in better air circulation for the leaves. Beets: there is no bad beet variety in Oregon. I prefer the milder flavor and bleed-proof color of golden beets and Chioggia beets. Lettuce: “Salanova” from Johnny’s Selected Seeds produced all winter, 365 consecutive days, for us both in 2012 and 2013 with no protection from frost or rain! Spinach: “Bloomsdale” is a trooper and will last until the first hard frost. Cilantro and Parsley: these surprise herbs last all winter most years!

With a little planning you’ll be enjoying fresh vegetables out of your garden long after the first of January! Bonus tip: be ready with Salanova, YaYa carrots, beets, peas, and potato seeds: reliably in February we have a week of clear dry weather. Be ready to swoop and make an early planting in February; four years out of five, you’ll be successful and have these mature vegetables coming out of your garden by mid-May, when your neighbors are just gearing up to start planting! Chrissie and Koorosh Zaerpoor have operated Kookoolan Farms in Yamhill, Oregon, since October 2005, and have offered vegetables both through a CSA program and to restaurant accounts since 2009.

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By Scott Alexander Pics: Dennis Rivera

How tiny is Brittany Yunker’s tiny house? Not as tiny as her mortgage payment on her tiny house -- which is zero. We recently took a field trip north to Olympia Washington to visit a tiny house perched on the edge of the south sound, Puget Sound that is. The tiny house movement has been afoot for some time now, and it seems to show no signs of slowing down. More and more, tiny houses are appearing on facebook, in magazines (other magazines), in the news, under shamrocks, in backyards, and even an old high school friend’s sister is building a tiny house in her bid to flee the South, and move back to the Monterey Peninsula where we all came of age -- talk about a mortgage payment problem, take a look at real estate prices in Carmel. If you aren’t Clint Eastwood -- forget it, “get off my lawn.” So how appealing is a tiny house? Here’s some compelling information: Say, for example, a person was to buy a house for $240,000. In 30 years when that mortgage is paid off at a pretty standard interest rate of 6.5% that will net the bank a cool $648,000, or a profit of $408,000. “Homeowner” works for 30 years to make payments, and the bank doesn’t have to do a damn thing. Pretty sweet deal for the bank. And when the “homeowner” actually IS the owner, it’s time to check out of the house, and into the rest home, or die from 30 years of mortgage payment stress. Alternate scenario: tiny living lifestyle adoptee builds a tiny house for about $18,000 (like Brittany did) -- that’s equal to about 10 house payments by the above mentioned “homeowner.” And that’s it. Done. Then, with the money that would have been donated to the bank, alternate dweller invests the same amount at a modest 7% rate of return for 30 years, with an annual inflation rate of 3% and a tax rate of 25%. Any guesses how much that works out to be? How about $1,906,674. So instead of the rest home, it’s time to party on the shuffleboard cruise to Alaska! Heck yeah!

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So, why aren’t we all doing this? There are a few drawbacks, like trying to release our death grip on our tons of “stuff.” We all need a ton of lamps, flat screen TV’s, kitchen gizmos, sports equipment, boats, lawn furniture... etc, etc, etc. How else would the bank be able to keep the credit card industry afloat? We wouldn’t want the big four to lose money! Heaven forbid! Of course there are other considerations, like some municipalities are less friendly to the concept than others. Living in a tiny house is considered to be the same as living in a camper or RV, so there is the grey / black water situation, and living in a mobile house is not kosher in some areas.


Brittany’s lived here since she was... tiny.

A room with a view, a great view!

So, you’re kind of an outlaw, in a sense, but it’s like “good outlaw.” The thing with the tiny house is, it’s fun! Like when you go camping, or take a vacation, you’re suddenly in a better mood right away.

Great news! She also told us about her friend in the tiny house world Dee Williams who is the driving force behind “PAD” which is an acronym for “Portland Alternative Dwellings” - another source for all things tiny.

Brittany is lucky in that her family has a sweet spot of land that suits her tiny house just right. Brittany is very knowledgeable in the tiny house world, she conducts workshops to teach others how to build their own tiny houses. She conducts workshops for “The Tumbleweed Tiny House Company.” Located in California, Tumbleweed kind of invented the whole concept, and they are a great resource for everything you ever wanted to know about tiny houses.

We asked about the process of moving into the tiny house, and if it was hard adjusting to the tiny part, Brittany said she’d always shared spaces with others in college, and before that she’d lived at home, so she’d never really had a space to herself. When she moved into her tiny home, it didn’t even seem tiny, it seemed nice to have “all that space” to herself.

Outdoor accents, cool. kitchen was not exactly the giant granite island and stainless steel appliances some look for in a home. It was just what one needs to prepare a meal, or some coffee. What else do you need, really. The bathroom (which did include a shower) was great, even with the composting toilet. The warm wood and Cape Cod-esque paneling made it seem like a much bigger space. Rich, and inviting. All through the house were fun “built-ins” like hooks placed cleverly above the heater to dry towels, slats to fit wine glasses perfectly, little shelves for spices, bowls and glasses. We’re sold on tiny.

Wondering about the possibility of being “asked to leave” we asked Brittany where the most likely spot to successfully park in a tiny house would be, and she said... “Portland.”

We stood outside and talked about the whole thing for a while, and then we went in -- all 5 of us, and it was surprising. Once inside the tiny house didn’t seem tiny at all! All of the areas of the house were so nice, that they seemed pleasing and inviting, tiny was about the last thing that came to mind. The

Entry with ample closet space

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We’re proud to bring you excerpts from the book “Dedicated to the Cup - Nine Ways to Reinvent a Life!” a collection of inspiring stories from many Willamette Valley locals who have overcome adversity and reinvented their lives.

Writing For Miss Kaplan By Jerry McGill

For a child, encouragement could make all of the difference in the world, yet it is equally as important for an adult to be encouraged as they strive to grow and prosper in a society in which it seems to get harder and harder to achieve satisfaction. I was born to a sixteen-year old single mother in the slums of Brooklyn. Often struggling mightily just to keep a roof over our heads, moving on and off of welfare like a fly floating from one mound of garbage to the next, she didn’t really have the necessary skills to provide consistent encouragement. The encouragement she gave me came in the form of keeping me alive, making sure we had food at least once a day, and warm enough clothing in the winter. In keeping with the wonderfully astute theory that “it takes a village” to raise a child, I was able to garner encouragement from numerous other sources in my childhood, and the one that stands out the most to me came from my second grade teacher, Miss Kaplan. At that point in my life, I hadn’t really encountered too many Caucasian adults. My neighborhood in Manhattan’s Lower East Side (we moved from Brooklyn when I was six) was comprised of blacks, Puerto Ricans, and Dominicans. The only whites I saw at that point were cops or television stars on our small black-and white TV. Miss Kaplan resembled the latter. I remember her as an exceedingly tall brunette with a strong face that reminded one me of Kate Jackson of Charlie’s Angels fame. She had this funny habit of letting students massage her feet at the end of the school day, and we would all fight each other over who would have the privilege to do it. She actually made it seem like a prize, and we all strove to achieve the honor of coddling the Kaplan toes. If in my later, more mature years, I developed a proclivity for tall brunettes it is almost certain that Miss Kaplan had something to do with it. However, my attraction went beyond physical beauty. She was my earliest experience with creativity and literature. It was around the second grade that I recall truly enjoying reading. As a class we would


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read short stories from our textbooks. The stories were always simple, maybe three pages at most, and filled with pretty, colorful pictures in the Dr. Seuss mold. Somehow I found these stories so appealing that I was inspired to try my own hand at writing. I would try my best to imitate the stories we had recently read, but throw in my own little dash of plot or rhyme. I remember being really proud of one story in particular – the plot involved a tiger that ate all of the kids in our class one by one. I handed it to Miss Kaplan one morning thinking maybe she would be impressed enough to let me massage her feet at the end of the day. Shortly before we were to be let out of school, Miss Kaplan gathered the entire class in a circle and told us that on this day she had a special treat for us. We all sat around in suspense wondering what it could possibly be. Then she started in – she had just read a story by a fantastic author and she wanted to share it with all of us. And so she began to read the story and it didn’t take me long to realize that the story was in fact mine. The fantastic author that she had discovered was me. There is really no way to put into words that feeling. That feeling when you feel your own self being lifted high above this earthly ground. When you can feel a shift inside of you that comes from an outer light finding its way into your heart. At that moment with Miss Kaplan reading those words, watching my fellow students who were captivated by my prose, I encountered a moment that I will never forget. It was the moment that I felt in my heart of hearts I was meant to be a writer. I would write many more stories after that and Miss Kaplan would read them all aloud. It became a special bond between she and I, and though I would never see her again after the second grade, there is some part of me that is always writing for Miss Kaplan. The encouragement she showed me made all of the difference, even decades later.

Jerry McGill is a writer, filmmaker, overall artistic type, from New York City. He has lived in Oregon for the past fifteen years where he has held various jobs including case manager for homeless youth, journalist, high school teacher, and customer service trainer. His memoir, Dear Marcus: A Letter To The Man Who Shot Me, was published by Random House three years ago, and his latest novel, a thriller, Othello’s Brother, is due out in the fall. August / September 2014

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Summer Foot Care Many people are reluctant to talk about their toenail fungus. Not only is it unsightly, but it also may be painful. About 40 million Americans suffer from this condition, medically known as Onychomycosis.

a stand-alone treatment. Topical antifungals have been effective in only 8 percent of cases because it is difficult for the topical medicine to penetrate underneath the toe nail where the bacteria are embedded. Prescription oral antifungal medications, such as Lamisil, have been slightly more effective, but the pills may interact with other medications and can have side effects.

Fungal nails often become thickened, yellowed and crumbly. Unsightly at the very least – and often progressively painful as the nail thickens. This is NOT a hygiene problem. We all have normal skin flora of both fungal and bacterial organisms. Problems develop when the population count goes up, or our defense system fails.

Laser treatment is by far the most effective method to eliminate toenail fungus. Clinical studies reveal that it has a 65-85 percent success rate. This technology has proven to be more effective because the laser can penetrate beneath the toenail, killing the fungus and allowing a new healthier nail to grow out in six months. However, preventive care must be continued to help stem reoccurrence.

If prevention doesn’t work, laser treatment is the best way to clear toenail fungus

Factors that may predispose you to infection are as follows:

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Chronic Athlete’s foot with cross contamination to toenail Injury to toenail Warm moist environments where fungus thrives Contaminated shoes Elderly, diabetic, and immuno-compromised patients

I emphasize to my patients the importance of an overall care program for skin, toenails and shoes. You must pay attention to all three to have success in your treatment of the toenail fungus.

Laser treatment is painless, safe, requires no anesthesia, and takes place in about a 30-minute single office visit. Because toenail fungus is very contagious, this procedure requires that all 10 toenails be treated to prevent spreading. The type of laser I have been using since 2009 employs a near infrared beam that destroys the fungal pathogens. As with Lasik eye surgery, laser toe nail treatments are not covered by insurance. However, it can be covered through flexible healthcare savings accounts, and it beats the cost of repeated topical and oral medications that can become equally expensive. So, if you can’t avoid toenail fungus, take heart. There are treatments that can return your toenails to a clear, clean look.

Here are my recommendations:

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Use antifungal medication directly on toenail for 8-12 months. Two of my favorites are Fungoid Tincture and Tineacide. Be patient as toenail growth is slow, thus change comes slowly. Apply anti-fungal cream to skin of feet daily. Spray shoes at end of day with anti-fungal spray or powder. Change out of moist or sweaty socks; fungus thrives in dark moist environments.

In addition, many nail polishes trap moisture and may contribute to the problem. Use nail polish that does not contain formaldehyde. Remedy Nails is one example of this type of product. Stay diligent with your care of skin and shoes even after the nail infection clears. This will help prevent recurrence. If the above methods don’t work, I would suggest seeing your provider about medications or laser treatment. Prescriptions and Laser Treatment While I do suggest antifungal medication to my patients, I also have to caution them that the topical treatments are not very effective as


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Found: Shoes That Look as Great as They Feel As the warehouse manager at Samaritan Medical Supplies in Tangent, it’s common for Josh Wise to be on his feet 10 hours-a-day. “I’m up and down most of the day around the office and warehouse,” Wise said. Earlier this year, he had a chance to try out a new pair of orthopedic shoes. Beginning in August, Samaritan Medical Supplies in Corvallis will sell Dr. Comfort brand orthopedic shoes, and Wise wanted to see for himself what they were about.

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“I wanted to give these shoes a real good test since we are going to sell them,” Wise said. “The shoes are very comfortable and I immediately noticed the support in the soles.” Samaritan Medical Supplies offers a wide selection with more than 60 Dr. Comfort styles in dress, casual and athletic shoes, sandals and slippers, as well as shoe inserts, socks and compression stockings. Each Dr. Comfort shoe is created from fine leather and specifically designed to address comfort issues related to diabetes. Properly fitted shoes are essential for reducing foot complications for people with diabetes, arthritis, plantar fasciitis, tendonitis and other conditions. Medicare or private insurance may cover the cost of orthotic shoes and replacement inserts for people with diabetes, and Samaritan Medical Supplies can bill your insurance directly. But you don’t have to have foot problems to wear orthopedic shoes. Orthotic shoes are also popular with people who work in professions where they spend a lot of time on their feet, such as nurses, teachers and service workers.

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“I would recommend these to anyone for dress and casual wear,” Wise said. “I plan to buy another pair for sure.” Customers can have their feet measured in the store with the Dr. Comfort foot scanner, then choose from the many styles available. Shoes are ordered and delivered for a final fitting at the store within five to seven days. Samaritan Medical Supplies is located at 946 NW Circle Blvd. in Corvallis and is open weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5:30 pm. For more information, call 541-768-7500.


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Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon T. Abe Lloyd / Fiona Hamersley Chambers


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Wild berries, fresh, delicious, and free, are abundant throughout the Pacific Northwest. In their new book Wild Berries of Washington and Oregon, T. Abe Lloyd and Fiona Hamersley Chambers give clear instruction for where and how to find wild berries, when they are in season, and how best to enjoy them.

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Festivals, Faires & Celebrations Sharleen Nelson & J.V. Bolkan Glad Eye Press Whether you’re a newcomer, just passing through, or a native, Oregon offers a rich variety of experiences for the intrepid, fun-seeking traveler. This handy guide provides a sampling of the many annual events dotting all four corners of the state.


5 Plague of Justice A True Crime Story Stan Turel

This true crime story includes money, murder and arson investigations, romance, and securities fraud. Greed and manipulation by the diagnosed psychopathic mastermind led to a contract killing. The convicted murderer, in an act of revenge, then sues the victim’s son.

The Big Tiny Dee Williams Blue Rider Press Dee Williams is a teacher and sustainability advocate. She is the coowner of Portland Alternative Dwellings (, where she leads workshops focused on tiny houses, green building, and community design. Her story has been featured on major media like PBS, NPR, Good Morning America and more.


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After, Chef’s Kitchen and Great Entertaining Opportunities - After Photos: Erick Lubbock,

The Leeseberg Project Cressa Campos It all started with Jonathan and Sooyun Leeseberg’s love for entertaining and cooking. They had a desire for an open living & cooking space that most cooks dream of. They thought if we could move just a few walls, and shuffle things around inside the kitchen, the flow would be much better. Since Jonathan Leeseberg is a “Jack of all Trades” kind of guy, it was easy for him to picture the kitchen of his dreams. Lars from WL Construction was able to talk details and brainstorm with him, in order to come up with the best design for their home within the budget. The kitchen was slightly outdated, not exactly what you would call an eyesore, but it had too many walls in it for their liking. The breakfast nook was being used as an office space, but seemed like it could be better utilized

as part of the kitchen. There was plenty of opportunity for improvement in the counter space as well, as the space was tight. The kitchen was closed off from the rest of the entertaining area, and it was challenging to carry on a conversation with those in the living area while trying to host a party.

cabinets and topping them with handpicked pieces of granite. A good cook knows which appliances make the cooking enjoyable; the Leesebergs special ordered their favorite appliances that were sure to enhance the kitchen’s appeal, allowing the kitchen to really reflect a chef’s dream.

It was time to take this kitchen to a whole new level. This is where WL Construction Inc. crew really separates from the rest. Together with Jonathan, they started removing the walls that were interfering with the conversation area. They did this by expanding into the old office area and into the living room. This change allowed for some incredible lighting opportunities as well as more efficient flow. The ample countertop space was revealed after putting in custom

The WL Construction Inc Team has extensive experience partnering with local businesses to come up with impressive carpentry, lighting, plumbing and design details that make our work uniquely beautiful. We greatly appreciate local support for our business, and we feel strongly about sustaining our local economy. It’s been our great pleasure to work with the Leesebergs in creating a timeless masterpiece.

Cressa and Lars Campos own and operate WL Construction in Corvallis. Reach Cressa at: 541-231-2999 Workmanship & Quality That Endures

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Mennonite Village

Picture yourself living at Mennonite Village... A Not-for-Profit Continuing Care Retirement Community Providing Life-Enriching Services A 275-acre community in a rural setting, Mennonite Village provides living spaces for all levels of retirement – just a short drive from Corvallis, Salem, or Eugene. With award-winning healthcare and beautifully landscaped grounds, Mennonite Village is an inclusive community of amazing people.

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Remodeling: Costs vs. Value By Heidi Powell

Dining room addition -- kitchen and dining room trade places

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concern that we often hear from homeowners who are considering a remodeling project, is that they don’t want to “over-build” for their neighborhood. Many people would like to add quality and comfort to their home but want to be sure they can recoup their investment if later they decide to sell. A well planned remodeling project should improve the livability of your home and enhance the day to day experience within the space. At the same time, this remodel should be working for you financially to help your home retain and increase its value. When we remodel our home to keep it up to date, refine traffic flow, accentuate curb appeal, improve lighting and comfort, and in some cases, add space, we bolster our home’s resale value.

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So what is meant by over-building for the neighborhood? If your house is twice the size of the neighbors or has no backyard because the addition fills the entire space, you may be over-building. Other things to consider are the finishes you are putting in your home. Nowadays homeowners are turning more and more to high end finishes such as quartz or granite counters, hardwood or tile floors, and stainless appliances. As your neighbors add these products to their homes it makes it easier to not have to worry about “out classing” the neighborhood. But if your assessment of the neighborhood is that higher end finishes aren’t warranted, there are also wonderful new options in finishes that are very affordable and look lovely. Laminate counters with edge inlays and flooring materials such as laminates and luxury vinyls that look like higher end

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surfaces, to name a couple. However, there are some items that shouldn’t be skimped on, such as cabinetry. Too often we are asked to re-do a relatively newly remodeled home that has granite counters set on worn cabinets. Expensive gadgets aren’t what make cabinets high quality, it is the structure and materials of the cabinets themselves. Be wary of cheap cabinets as the foundation of your nice new kitchen remodel. You may want to tune into what your neighbors are doing to their homes, while at the same time researching resale values. This begs the question, which types of projects bring you the greatest return on your investment? When you remodel your home what do you actually add to its value? These answers may play into your decision-making or you may just be inclined to

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Remodeled Entry with new Entry Door follow your heart and make the changes that you think will make you happiest. Hopefully you can make some improvements that will satisfy both requirements! Remodeling magazine conducts a yearly survey to answer these questions for the Pacific Region, one of 9 regions that they survey on 35 popular remodeling projects. According to the Remodeling 2014 Cost vs. Value Report, a Major Kitchen Remodel, for example, brings an 89% return on the dollar. This value reflects resale within the first year of remodeling, so it doesn’t include any market appreciation. Over time, as property values increase, your return increases. An Entry Door Replacement (steel) brings the highest cost recouped at 113%. Other projects with strong returns are Minor Kitchen Remodels at 104%, Basement Remodels at 102%, Garage Door Replacement at 98%, and Bathroom Remodels at 92%. Both Family Room Additions and Two Story Additions bring a solid return of 90%. Home Office

Remodels, interestingly enough, brought a comparatively low return on investment of 61%, as did Sunroom Additions, also at 61%. However, in Oregon, I would be hard pressed to deny those who want a sunroom, the pleasure of catching every sunbeam they can, for both themselves and their plants. So it is not always about the short term financial return. Even if you are not planning on selling your home in the short term, it’s interesting to have an idea of how much a remodeling project will add to your home’s value. Ask yourself, what other investment can you enjoy every day, while you watch it appreciate? Of course the value of any remodel depends on the quality of the design and the work. Avoid cost saving pitfalls that can devalue your home such as additions that have a significant change in floor level, shoddy workmanship, inferior materials, or awkwardly designed spaces. A professional remodeling company can guide you toward a product that will give you maximum value for your investment and enjoyment for your life!

■ ■ ■ Heidi Powell is Co-owner of Powell Construction, an award winning design-build company established in 1990, and a member of the National Kitchen and Bath Association. Heidi can be reached at the design studio located on South 3rd Street in Corvallis or at 541-752-0805.



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Saving Your Sanity A Remodeling Survival Guide By Brian Egan, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer HIRING A CONTRACTOR You’ve been thinking about a remodel project for your home, but what should you know before you start talking to a contractor? How do you even find a reputable one? The first place to start is by talking to your friends, co-workers, and neighbors – their experience with local contractors can be an enormous help. You can also look up local contractors with the National Kitchen & Bath Association, Oregon Remodeler’s Association, or Houzz. You can access the Construction Contractors Board website at www.oregon. gov/ccb to search the contractor’s name and access records like how long they’ve been in business, the expiration date of their license, complaints & judgments against them, etc. You can also see that they’re bonded & insured. The next step is to ask the contractor for references. Call their past clients and ask for all the positive and negative elements of their project. Was the contractor responsive to problems? Did the contractor schedule the project efficiently? Was his communication timely and helpful? Was the client happy with the final project? HIRING A DESIGNER? While an architect or engineer may be needed for structural changes, an interior designer will be appropriate for interior changes. Many contractors are now design/ build firms with a designer on staff, making the whole process run more smoothly. An interior designer works with the floorplan and layout of things like appliances, countertops, bath fixtures, and skylights to make the space efficient and attractive. An interior designer

is also trained in colors and styles to make the whole room work in your home. At Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths we have Brian Egan, Certified Master Kitchen & Bath Designer, Bettina Rasmussen, Associate Kitchen & Bath Designer, and Kim Adams who has a Bachelor of Science degree from OSU in Interior Design. PAYMENT You’ve heard this before: don’t give your contractor 100% of the cost up front. At our company we ask for a 30% deposit, 30% when we start work at your home, 30% upon cabinet or counter delivery, and the balance on completion. Other reputable contractors should have a similar plan. PROTECTING YOUR HOME, ETC Your contractor should have a plan to keep dust and debris in the work area and not spread all over your home. Our CCKB crews hang plastic to isolate the work area, and put protection on the floors. We also work hard to protect your landscaping. We need a dry storage area for materials, and a bathroom for our workers to use. What about your kids & pets? You need to make arrangements to keep them safely out of the work area, and ensure your pets can’t escape through an open door or window while we’re working on your home. Wagging tails are a happy sight but not when the tail whacks a freshly painted wall! Some of our clients have booked their dogs at “doggy day care” for the days we’re working on their homes. WORKING HOURS Every contractor works a different schedule,

but they should give you that schedule ahead of time and confirm that it works well with your family’s schedule. Our crews work Monday – Thursday from 8:00 am to 6:30 pm with subcontractors sometimes working on Fridays. If that doesn’t work for you we can adjust it to make the impact on your life less stressful. LIVING IN YOUR HOME DURING A REMODEL It’s not easy living with a remodel going on. If it’s a kitchen remodel you will need to think about things like where will you do dishes? Can you set up a temporary kitchen in your garage, deck, or elsewhere? How much can you afford to eat at restaurants? If it’s a bath remodel and you only have 1 bath you’ll need to make alternative arrangements for showering and other care. Maybe you can shower at your health club or a friend’s house. Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths will minimize the “down-time” of your room so you can use parts of it after work hours. PROJECT COMPLETION Remodeling is very different than new construction; we help people live in their home during construction. This means that remodeling contractors must be constantly aware of the occupants and respectful of their needs. Scheduling is of utmost importance so that we can efficiently finish the project and move you into your new space. Once the project is completed according to the contract terms pay the balance to your contractor so he can then pay for materials and subcontractors. Then sit back and enjoy your newly remodeled home.

Brian and Kris Egan own and operate Corvallis Custom Kitchens & Baths, specializing in the remodeling of existing homes since 1992. They are located at 602 NW 4th Street in Downtown Corvallis. Visit their website at or contact them at



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Mama’s Italian

Fine Italian Food & Wine Shop A large selection of Italian favorites prepared using the finest produce, meats, breads, cheeses and more. Fresh salads, soups, scallopini, cacciatore, chicken, shrimp, beef & veal along with other local favorites like beef stroganoff make for a fantastic dining experience. Pizzas made in-house to order. And don’t forget the Tiramisu and Cannoli for dessert! 11:00 -- 8:00 Tues, Wed & Thurs 11:00 -- 9:00 Fri. 4:00 -- 9:00 Sat. 11:00 -- 4:00 ? Sunday Brunch

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An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: Open for dinner Tues. - Thurs. 5:00 -- 10:00 Fri. & Sat. 5:00 - 11:00

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Experience the history of this restored schoolhouse that now serves as a gathering space for small and large groups alike. Fresh ingredients and a peaceful setting make for the perfect dining atmosphere. Enjoy traditional lunch fare and signature dishes! Our staff will help create a memorable event that will surely meet your needs. Mon-Fri 10am-3pm 4455 NE Highway 20 Corvallis 541-758-5953

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Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat

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Savor the romance of wood-fired cooking straight from our giant hand-sculpted earthen oven. Serving the best local wine and beer in a relaxed, family-friendly environment. And featuring locally grown fresh produce, eggs, meats, and cheeses - from small, sustainable farms in Oregon’s Willamette Valley. Open for lunch & dinner Wednesday thru Sunday Sunday Brunch 10:00 ‘til 2:00 506 So. Trade St. in Amity


Produce, herbs and flowers grown on the owners’ Buzzard Hill Farm combine to create an intensely personal, flavorfully vibrant meal. The food is alive with this justpicked garden goodness. We like to think of it as “Farm to Fork” dining at its best. It doesn’t get any fresher than this! Dinner from 5 pm Wed -- Sun Reservations Recommended. 749 NW 3rd St. in Newport’s Historic Nye Beach district

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The Chowder Bowl

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Seven sizzling remodeling trends for 2015 Home remodeling is at an all-time high, according to the National Association of Homebuilders. The trend will continue next year, and homeowners are planning for projects now. Energy savings or better organization often drives remodeling projects, while other homeowners want to create space or add accents to suit their lifestyle. Dale’s Remodeling of Salem reports these seven trends are the most requested by their customers: 1. Wall accents. Inside and out, homeowners are choosing textures and natural wood accents for walls. Reclaimed and vintage barnwood adds warmth. Chalkboard and faux finishes can be used in any room, from kitchen to office to bedroom. 2. Decorative hardware. This is a simple and affordable way to update any room and add personal style. The options are endless, from clear or colored glass to traditional metal, and from vintage to modern. Or choose a specialty style or finish to complement or contrast with your décor. 3. Touchless faucets. You’ve seen them in hotel restrooms, now they’re available in sleek designs for home. Touchless faucets help reduce water waste and are more sanitary than ones with handles. Place them in kitchens and bathrooms, or in home bars. 4. Hot water dispensers. While instant hot water faucets have been around for a while, they’ve become more efficient and popular. Why wait 15 minutes for a teapot to boil when you can make a steaming cup of tea in less than 5 seconds? 5. Deck pavers. Old decks and patios are being replaced with waterproof pavers made of recycled materials. Pavers last longer than wood planks or cement slabs, and eliminate the need to seal or stain. Pavers in interesting patterns help define “outdoor rooms.” 6. USB charging stations. Eliminate the tangle of cords and electrical adapters plugged in throughout the house. A single wall outlet with USB ports is not only more organized, it keeps people from shouting “Have you seen my phone?” 7. Layered lighting. The look is rich, but layered lighting serves a practical purpose. Chandeliers and pendants are much better for seeing than harsh, overhead lights. Under-cabinet lighting makes it easy to read cookbooks, and interior lights make china and collections shine behind glass cabinet doors. Whether you’re considering a small aesthetic update or a major remodel, or you need the personalized advice of an interior designer, call Dale’s Remodeling at 503 370-7609. Dale’s has been named Best of Mid-Valley by the Salem Statesman Journal, and has won several awards from the Oregon Remodeler’s Association. Visit for more information.


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LED Tape Lighting Today in the lighting industry, LED Tape Lighting is becoming more and more popular. There are many useful applications for this product. Its small size, flexibility, and the fact that it can be cut roughly every two inches, make it perfect for kitchen under cabinet lighting, toe kicks, cove lighting, niches, and so much more. Its 2700k warm white color temperature makes it easy on the eyes and closer to incandescent lighting which we all know and love. We find new uses for this product almost daily. LED Tape is extremely efficient and runs off 12 volts, powered by either a plug-in or a hard-wire driver. When using the hard-wire driver it can be dimmed to create just the desired mood or effect. For kitchen under cabinet lighting, we provide an aluminum channel with a clear, or frosted lens, that can be custom cut to your desired length. This provides a clean smooth look under any cabinet that is easy to clean and is less than ½” thick. Consider running Led Tape behind crown molding in a master bedroom, or living room. Now you have the perfect light to read in bed, watch tv, or just relax after a hard day. At J & J Electric we design/ layout, custom cut, and provide Led Tape for all of your lighting needs.

Marge Tomlin owns J & J Electric in Albany contact Marge at: 541-928-8488

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Coming Up at The LaSells Stewart Center August Watercolor Shows Exhibit Dates: August 4—29, 2014 (limited viewing hours during the week of August 4—8, 2014 due to a large-scale conference at The LaSells Stewart Center) Reception: August 15, 2014 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm Show Description: The LaSells Stewart Center at Oregon State University will present the Watercolor Society of Oregon (WSO) 49th annual aqueous media exhibit Traveling Show, featuring 20 award-winning paintings, nearly 50 invitational community art pieces, plus exclusion artwork by Ed Labadie. The collection of 20 award-winning works was selected from the 80 works juried into WSO’s annual Spring Exhibition by California artist and juror Robert Burridge. The Traveling Show tours Oregon for five months at four locations. 2nd Annual Crater Lake Show & Experience Exhibit Dates: September 3—30, 2014

Reception: September 5, 2014 from 6:00pm to 8:30pm Show Description: The 2nd Annual Crater Lake Show is a juried art show. The artwork portrays the experiences and feelings one would have when reaching the crater’s rim as they in-take the beauty of one of Oregon’s many wonders. Moscow Quartet and Piano—Chamber Music Corvallis Event Date: September 29, 2014 from 7:30pm to 9:30pm

Event Description: Haydn: Quartet No. 2 in F, Op.74 Schnittke: Piano Quintet Tchaikovsky: Quartet No. 2 in F, Op. 22 “...conquerors of a repertoire from Haydn to Schnittke... Life gushes forth pure and tremulous, filled with lyrical breath... messengers of poetry and transparency.” — Revue Belgique, Belgium “Once again.. virtuosity and poetic qualities as well a specific musicality tinged with a hint of profound nostalgia.” — Le Monde, France  “...provocative program building and intelligent, truly musical virtuosity....big piano playing in its most positive, emotionally generous manifestation.” — Gramophone Puttin’ on the Pink Education Day Event Date: October 1, 2014 (time TBD) Vistas & Vineyards 2014 Exhibit Dates: October 1—31, 2014 Reception: TBD Show Description: This a group of artists that meets weekly between mid-May through mid-October to express themselves individual as artists, to enjoying painting “en plein aire” at local sites and to share their work with each other and the mid-valley community. Eugene Ballet—Cinderella Event Date: October 9, 2014 (time TBD) Jazz Kings Event Date: October 10, 2014 from 7:00pm to 9:00pm Puttin’ on the Pink Style Show Event Date: October 11, 2014 (time TBD)

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As a passionate walker, Shirley Grill of Albany refused to let knee pain hold her back. Shirley had her knee replaced at Samaritan, and now says, “The people in the hospital were very nice and very caring. They were right there, if you needed anything, they took care of you. It was a very pleasant experience. I can’t say enough good things about it.” Call 1-800-299-2929 or visit to learn more.

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Willamette Living August / Sept. 2014  

Our second home improvement issue of the year with loads of home tips from local pros. Visit a tiny house in Washington, and learn from Farm...

Willamette Living August / Sept. 2014  

Our second home improvement issue of the year with loads of home tips from local pros. Visit a tiny house in Washington, and learn from Farm...