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August / September 2018


The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

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Mercedes Benz of Salem Presents The Mercedes-Benz AMG GT C

The AMG GT C AMG GT C Roadster enhances the portfolio. With an output of 550 hp and peak torque of 502 lb-ft, the AMG GT C is the most powerful new Roadster variant and uses some of the technical reďŹ nements of the AMG GT R. These include active rear axle steering and the electronically controlled rear axle locking dierential. In combination with AMG RIDE CONTROL sport suspension, the AMG GT C Roadster guarantees

dynamic performance at the very highest level. The AMG GT C Roadster also takes its lead from the top AMG GT R sports car where muscular proportions are concerned: the wider rear fenders create space for a wider track and wider wheels at the rear axle, allowing for excellent traction and even higher cornering speeds. The variable performance exhaust system also ensures an authentic V8 sound from the AMG Roadster.

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August / September 2018


Beautiful Homes

“Valley Summer” Photos by Trevor Witt

Regulars 8 Real Estate Update 9 Sten: On the Money 10 Stylin’ 11 Kris on Health 12 Gardening With Brenda 16 The Bookshelf 18 Art Seen 44 The Hot Ticket coming in the

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Ask Annette

Good Fences Make Good Neighbors By Annette Seivert ....but sometimes a fence is not enough. Here is a recent request from somebody trying to buy an acreage property in our area: “I want to be able to ride ATVs and have some chickens and a rooster”. When we hear a request like that at least my first thought is “who wants that neighbor?”. Most people want to live in peace and (preferably) quiet. And while it is understandable that a buyer might think that 10 acres give them the right to do whatever they want, there are still others around. And you will not endear yourself to them thinking only of your own fun.

ATVs are a particularly bad idea in our immediate area. Who wants to sit on their porch and have a nice dinner, listening to an ATV race across the street? The rider is having fun - at other’s expense. Other issues are noisy animals (a rooster is heard for long distances and starts as early as 3:30am in the summer) or taking up a hobby like drumming. While you might enjoy that, think about the guy next door.... Still want that ATV ride? Take it to an area designated for it or buy property where you do not disturb anybody or maybe even have like

If your property is listed with a real estate broker, please disregard. It is not our intention to solicit offerings of other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and operated. ©2018 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity . Each office is independently owned and operated. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.


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minded neighbors. Want that rooster? Send out an email to your neighbors and ask if they are ok. Consideration goes a very long way! Drums, trumpet or something similar? Buy a set that you can plug in and be the only one hearing it. There are solutions for all these activities that will ultimately make for good neighbors. And you never know when you need them... Happy Summer

Annette Do you have a real estate question? Ask Annette, at Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis 541-207-5551

On the Money What Should You Do?

Managing an Inheritance By Sten Carlson

Over the next 30 years, in what is anticipated to be the largest wealth transfer in American history, an estimated $30 trillion is expected to be passed from baby boomers to their children and grandchildren.1 While the size of inheritances will vary, 53 percent of Americans between ages 25-70 who expect to receive assets are anticipating it to be more than $100,000, according to recent research from Ameriprise Financial.2 No matter the size of the assets, managing an inheritance can be emotional and overwhelming as the recipient deals with the loss of a loved one. If you have received or expect to receive an inheritance, the following five-step strategy can help you decide how to manage and spend the newfound assets: Don’t make rash decisions You may be tempted to buy the luxury car you’ve always wanted, take a dream vacation or quit your job. While any of these goals may be possible depending on the size of inheritance you receive, none of them should happen without careful planning. Give yourself time to work through the logistics of receiving the inheritance before deciding how to allocate the money. Understand what you have or will receive Inheritances can come in many forms, so it’s important to understand what type of assets you will receive and their estimated value. You may inherit cash, but it is also common for a loved one to gift securities (stocks and bonds), retirement plan savings, real estate, life insurance or other types of

assets. Certain assets, such as retirement accounts, may allow you to receive payments over time rather than taking control of the money all at once. Your loved one may have specified in a will or in trust documents how the money will be dispersed. In the absence of instructions, you may be able to choose how you’d like to receive the money. Understand the tax implications Tax consequences can vary dramatically depending on the type and amount of the assets you inherit. For example, if you receive stock (in a non-retirement account) that your loved one owned for a long time, you can take advantage of a step-up in cost basis. That means when you decide to sell the stock, any capital gains (and tax you owe on those gains) will generally be determined based on the value of the stock on the date the decedent passed away, not when it was originally purchased. Be sure to consult with a tax advisor to clarify any tax implications from your inheritance. Update your insurance and estate plans Insurance and estate planning needs will likely arise as a result of your added wealth. Consider meeting with a financial advisor and an attorney right away to sort out what actions you may need to take. Common steps after receiving an inheritance include updating your will to reflect any changed wishes or creating an estate plan if you don’t have one; assigning beneficiaries to newly received accounts; and potentially purchasing additional insurance to cover certain inherited assets.

Sten Carlson, CFP®, CRPC®, CLTC, BFA, MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers fee-based financial planning and asset management strategies and has been in practice for 22 years. To contact him, visit the team website at www. PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.

Decide how to save – or spend – the money Think about your financial goals and how these newfound assets could help make one or more of them a reality. Even a modest inheritance can make a meaningful difference in helping you save enough for a child or grandchild’s college education, pay off a home mortgage, retire when you want to, or achieve another important milestone. If you inherited from a loved one or close friend, you may want to consider how to honor his or her legacy with a charitable gift. There is no question that an inheritance can represent a significant new opportunity in your financial life. Taking a prudent, thoughtful approach can help preserve your wealth, add to your sense of financial security and open doors to pursue your most important dreams and goals. – Malito, Alessandra. “America’s trillion-dollar wealth transfer: How to prevent a generation of entitlement,” MarketWatch, April 30, 2017. https://www.marketwatch.com/story/americas-trillion-dollar-wealth-transfer-how-to-prevent-a-generation-of-entitlement-2017-04-25.


- The Family Wealth Checkup study was created by Ameriprise Financial, Inc. and conducted online by Artemis Strategy Group November 23 – December 15, 2016 among 2,700 U.S. adults between the ages of 25-70 with at least $25,000 in investable assets. For further information and details about the study, including verification of data that may not be published as part of this report, please contact Ameriprise Financial or go to Ameriprise.com/ familywealth.


Sten Carlson PacWest Wealth Partners in Corvallis, OR. Contact him at Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com 541-757-3000

Past performance is not a guarantee of future results. Asset allocation and diversification do not assure a profit or protect against loss. Ameriprise Financial Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation. Investment advisory products and services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2018 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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Summer’s Adventures By Oscar B. Hult

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As summer draws to a close we try to fit in as many outdoor activities as possible. Whether your idea of outdoor activities is hunting and fishing, or a walk to the neighborhood park, your clothes need to work for you and not against you. When the pavement ends, you’re best avoiding all-white looks, suede boots and anything that dirt won’t readily brush off of. Know that country walks in Oregon generally mean mud. So, your lower half should be clothed in fabric that doesn’t fear the washing machine, like a dark denim. Or earthy chinos from the brand born in the mountains… Kühl. But the mountain man look might be inappropriate if your ‘hike’ is not the Pacific Crest Trail, but just down the street to the pub to sit on the patio. In that case, a light weight trouser and a stretchy button up shirt from Mizzen + Main might be a better choice. A Ranger backpack from Filson is great on the trail, but in town a touring bag is plenty. It’s just big enough for a wool shirt, so you can stay until after sunset, and a flask of something warming. Just in case you get lost on the way home. When it showers in town, you’re rarely more than ten feet from a doorway. When you’re caught out on the trail, shelter is tougher to find. If the thought of a coat leaves you sweating, reach for a light-

weight windbreaker or packable jacket, rolled up and stored at the bottom of your bag, if it stays nice nobody needs to know you even brought one. If you get caught in a shower you’ll stay dry while the rest of your party gets soaked. When the skies threaten more than a brief dousing, you need something more robust. The waxed jackets from Filson have become the Pacific NW uniform for men who spend a lot of time in the rain, either looking after animals or shooting them. The brand is a classic for a reason… it has been protecting adventurous men from the weather’s worst since 1891. Another PNW brand that is great for town or country is Pendleton. Since 1865 they have been making wool shirts, scarves and hats that are perfect for our climate. They will keep you warm on those cool late summer evenings even if you get wet. That’s why the Pendleton board shirt has been a standard for beach parties since the1950s. Wherever you decide to seek outdoor recreation, you can still Dress well, Be confident, find Success!


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The “She Shed” By Kris Denning

One of the things I like best about a weekend getaway, is being able to truly relax and just do whatever I feel like, in the moment. Leaving all those to-do lists back home, I can feel completely free. I’ve tried to recreate that feeling at home, but most of the time I fall short. Laying out my yoga mat in the corner of a room or trying to curl up with a book often leads to a myriad of distractions. It’s hard to enjoy downward dog when I see dust bunnies in the corner. There’s always a room that needs to be cleaned, laundry to fold, meals to plan and cook, and kids that must be reminded to get off their screens and go outside. I needed a place I could go if only for a few minutes, and truly relax. A place close enough to home, yet with the comfort and ease of a vacation spot. My resolution, a “She Shed”. This new trend is essentially a female take on the “Man Cave” and has been steadily increasing in popularity, and for good reason. It fulfills the need for

women to have an escape from the pressures of the daily grind. A place where you can get away at any time and take a break, where you aren’t Mom, Wife, Employee, Cook, Housekeeper, etc. A space where you can nurture yourself and spend time just being you, without distractions. The She Shed can be built from the ground up or bought prebuilt, or, as in my case, a repurposed outbuilding that was already on my property. For more than 10 years this shed held space for bikes, yard tools, sleds we never really use, and things I intended to rid myself of at the next garage sale. Stuff. It’s crazy to think of all the wasted space in the world that is simply there to make room for stuff. This spring, I pushed all “mom guilt” aside, and with the help of a contractor I’ve converted this shabby outbuilding into my own beautiful little dream of a “She Shed”, a yoga studio. Perhaps your dream space would be an art studio, a sewing room, or a

quiet space for reading or writing. You don’t have to wait for the perfect moment, and it doesn’t have to be a shed. You can do this where you are, with what you have, right now. And you deserve it! Maybe there’s a room or large closet in your house that is simply storing items you don’t use or that could be downsized. Imagine what you could do with that space. Even just a corner of a room can be transformed into a relaxing nook. Draw in calming energy by decluttering the area completely. Then make it simple by adding some calm lighting and a nice comfortable cushion to sit on. Be sure to let everyone know you are unavailable when you are in that space. And don’t feel guilty about it! After all, taking time for yourself is the most important form of self-care. Kris Denning teaches yoga and pilates at Timberhill Athletic Club in Corvallis. Contact her at



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Pondering Propagation By Brenda Powell Imagine it’s 1851 and you’re leaving home and traveling to a new territory It could be a day’s wagon ride away, at the end of the Oregon Trail or even across the ocean. It’s a scary adventure to a strange new place. You can’t take much with you. Would you take only the vital essentials you need to survive, or would you pack up one unnecessary item that reminds you of home? Does it surprise you that many pilgrims took plants and seeds on their journey? I am contemplating a move myself. Not far. Just back to the family farm. You’d think I wouldn’t need to take anything. After all, I own a nursery with the potential ability to obtain any plant I desire. It turns out that’s not entirely true. It may not be available and if it is, I’d have to buy 10 and if I’m the only one that wants it, it doesn’t make economic sense. The plant I covet, the one I’m trying to propagate via cuttings? Surprisingly, it’s a type of plant that often made the journey way back when, too. It is a rose. In my case, specifically a shrub Cecile Brunner that blooms practically non-stop in my current rose garden. There are many uses for roses: cosmetics, cologne, medicine and tea to name a few. Plus, their flowers are beautiful and their scent is captivating. Now is the good time to start roses from cuttings, after a bloom flush

and before deadheading. Take a 6-8 inch cutting from the top of the plant. The cut portion should be firm but not woody. Keep it in water until you have your materials together. Use a 50/50 sand and perlite mixture or a sterile potting soil with added perlite in a clean, tall 4 or 6 inch pot. Saturate the mix with water. Place rooting hormone talc on a clean sheet of paper. Remove the cutting from water, make a fresh cut 1/4 inch below the bottom leaf node, remove the bottom 2 leaves, dip the cut end and up to the next leaf node in rooting hormone and place in the pot. The potting media should cover the bottom 2 leaf nodes. Place the pot outside in an area that gets bright, indirect light or partial morning sun. Check water daily and mist the leaves every other day. (So far I have made 2 attempts, but I knew the time of year wasn’t right. Third time’s a charm!) Imagine again that you are a homesteader staking claim on land in Oregon. It’s been a difficult journey that not all survived and you miss your family and your old home something fierce. Stashed somewhere is a start of a rose. It’s still alive and it reminds you of home and family. You plant it and it grows and blooms. Then this new house, new land becomes more familiar, more welcoming, more like home. Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery in Corvallis. Follow her writing at



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Conference founder Bonnie Milletto: “As the big 5 year NETWORK • GET CONNECTED • BE INSPIRED • BE UNSTOPPABLE anniversary of the conference approached, we knew it For TICKETS and BUSINESS SHOWCASE ADVERTISING visit, was time to gowww.AMAZINGYOUCONFERENCE.COM big! You’ll notice this in many areas of the conference – bigger venue, access to VIP parties, morning yoga, a full visual rebrand, a brand new website, as well as more sponsorship and partnering opportunities for the conference, including business promotion in the annual custom magazine UNSTOPPABLE, Inspiring Women. We’re investing more time, money and energy into this conference in order to provide you with the ultimate experience!” Designed for business women of all ages, backgrounds and walks of life. Celebrating its 5 year anniversary, this empowering signature event is committed to the professional and personal growth of women. This curated experience is filled with support, motivation and resources needed be successful. The Salem Grand Hotel welcomes the 2018 Amazing You Conference Attendees! Spend the night, celebrate the 5 year kick-off with friends, relax in the Friday morning yoga session and get set for the biggest Amazing You event ever, all just steps away from your accomodations! Call the hotel direct at 503.540.7800 and ask for the Amazing You Conference rate, October 4, $149 plus tax, double occupancy in a Double Queen room. Underground parking, high speed Wifi and more!




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Summer Reading Spiraling Madness by Sebastian de Assis

While people worry about the yield returns in their retirement accounts, the future itself has been losing interest to the point of bankruptcy. The mirage of a future that will go on as usual, in spite of the overwhelming odds against it, is the quintessential madness of illu- sion that is spiraling out of control. From the Author

Real Gardens Grow Natives by Eileen M. Stark

I was looking for inspiration and ideas about growing more native plants, and found this book an excellent place to start. The first half discusses why native plants are beneficial, with helpful tips on garden design, plant selection, and organic soil. These sections are packed with information, are fun to read, and the photography is stunning! The second half details 100 plants native to the Pacific Northwest, along with their traits, needs, companion plants, and even the non-native plants you can substitute them for, again, illustrated by beautiful photos. This book can help gardeners conserve water, labor, AND native species of flora and fauna. As Stark says about our ecology, “we are as capable of positive change as negative, and perhaps the easiest and most direct way to participate is at home.” Kyra

Remodelista: The Organized Home by Julie Carson and Margot Guralnick

The minds at Remodelista have compiled a fantastic guide to simple, clean, and stylish home organization that can work for real people and on a real budget. This jam-packed manual includes a manifesto for home orderliness, universal storage tactics, recommended daily rituals, resources for creating a plastic-free home, and go-to suppliers for a wide variety of organizational tools. With sections dedicated to storage solutions for each part of the house, this book is easy to browse and use to target high-priority areas needing organization. There are even recipes for natural, homemade cleaners and kits to address specialized needs from cocktail parties to thank-you cards to a frequent flyer carry-on pack. Kristy

Loveable, Livable Home! by John & Sherry Petersik

Lovable Livable Home is the second book by John & Sherry Petersik, a husband and wife duo that excel at DIY. This book will help you focus your energies into making a home that you find beautiful without sacrificing the functionality you need. The Petersiks’ fun, creative energy leaps from the pages and is very encouraging. There is something for everyone in here: actually doable DIY projects, smalland large-scale design ideas, unique organizing tips, and project photos from dozens of homes to help inspire you. There are also many tips for specifically incorporating kids and pets (and their mess and chaos) into your lovable rooms. This book has helped me bring interest and beauty into my little home in unexpected, functional ways and I cannot wait for their next book! Charnee Librarian’s Picks

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Flea Market Fabulous: Designing Gorgeous Rooms with Vintage Treasures by Eileen M. Stark

This is such a fun and creative book! If you are on a budget or like to reuse materials, this book is full of ideas and projects. Filled with all sorts of ways to make your home a unique and special place without hurting your pocketbook, Lara Spencer (host of Flea Market Flip) goes room-by-room and discusses the challenges of decorating certain spaces, and shares planning and organization ideas with readers on how to create a beautiful and comfortable home that reflects your style. Lindy

Make Yourself at Home: Design Your Space to Discover Your True Self by Moorea Seal

In Moorea Seal’s latest book, she combines self-discovery guides with interior decorating manuals for a refreshing look at making a house a home. Sprinkled throughout are spotlights on inspirational interior decorators who embody the personalized spirit of home that Seal’s book is helping readers explore. There are also included simple DIY projects for making everything from macramé wall hangings to a copper pipe blanket ladder. Each section focuses on a particular living space and has an accompanying self-exploration quiz, tips list, and plenty of pictures illustrating possibilities for readers. Tying it all together are stories from Moorea Seal’s life and homemaking journey. Kristy

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Promise and the Peril

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Art in the Mid-Valley Brian Egan

Mark your calendars for the next Arts Alive, Friday, August 31, 5:30-8:30 pm  featuring  many local artists!  Come check out the fun on August 31 in the The Art Center Plaza at 7th and Madison Ave in Corvallis. Suggested donation $10. Food and beverages will be available for purchase. The Arts Center is featuring the work of 20 artists from other countries who have come the Pacific Northwest to start a new life. They create art to tell their stories of immigration, relocation and the struggles that still exist in their homelands. The show has deep emotional meaning to the artists and may move you as well. I CAME FROM FAR AWAY BUT NOW I AM HERE, ends on August 31. Online ArtShop Coming Soon! The Arts Center operates an ArtShop which showcases fine arts and crafts by local and regional artists. Artwork changes with the seasons, offering a variety of work ranging from photography to jewelry and pottery. Many of the artists’ creations cannot be found anywhere else. We are excited to announce that thanks to a partnership with  The Corvallis Foundry, The Arts Center is working on an online version of the ArtShop!  This will  increase visibility of regional artists and reach more customers. Watch for the  online ArtShop this Fall.  When you shop at The Arts Center, 50% of every sale goes to the artist. CORVALLIS ARTS WALK CAW is a grass-roots art walk that takes place on the 3rd Thursday of each month in downtown Corvallis from 4pm to 8pm. Galleries, studios, arts/crafts stores and the occasional pop-up keep their doors open late to host an 18

art related event or demonstration. Walking maps of the event can be picked up at any of the storefront members. corvallisartswalk. com. September opens the Arts Center main gallery to Artists@Work which will give us insight into the creative process of four artists: Andy Myers and Chris Adams from Corvallis and Milla Oliveira and Julia Oldham from Eugene. They have five afternoons in which they can create a work of art, or the beginnings thereof. It will be an experiment and a challenge for each of them. The artists are given a roll of paper and space to work and then the fun begins. You are invited to see Artists@Work, literally while the artists are working, see how artwork grows and changes over the week. It will become apparent that all artists have very different approaches. There is no set schedule or method in how an artist develops his or her work. Outcomes will be different too, but what they and other artists have in common: they all start with a blank page, and then try and make a successful piece of art. It doesn’t always work as planned, which is part of the excitement of this exhibit. September 4 – 8, noon to 5pm with an Ice cream social closing event on Saturday September 8, 4:00 – 5:00 PM The Arts Center is planning a collaborative installation by Jay Noller and Craig Goodworth from Sept 10 – Oct 6, 2018. The exhibit named CORPUS will be part of the Artists@Work September series. Noller and Goodworth’s collaboration stems from their residencies at Playa Summer Lake. The incremental process of installation in the gallery is itself a performance available for Willamette Living Magazine August / September 2018

the public to view. Their work and practice is environment- based, featuring nature and nature’s processes. At various designated times Noller and Goodworth will be present in the Main Gallery to bring their practices to life. Call The Arts Center for live action times. ArtBar @ The Arts Center, Thursday, October 11, 5:30-8:30 pm, features creative cocktail collaborations from three award winning local distillers: 4Spirits Distillery, Spiritopia Craft Spirits, and Vivacity Fine Spirits in our historic main gallery.  (Beverages and appetizers will be available for purchase) This is also an opportunity to preview “Wonderland of Art”, a one-week pop-up Arts Exhibit showcasing the work of artists who will be featured at Chocolate Wonderland 2018. Chocolate Wonderland (formerly Chocolate Fantasy) is The Arts Center’s 30th annual chocolate and art themed fundraiser. This very popular fun event celebrates the arts with samples of artisan chocolates made by local chocolatiers, live and silent auctions filled with unique experiences, and a chance to go home with original art. Tickets will be $50.00 and go on sale in August 2018. This Benefit for The Arts Center will be held at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on the OSU Campus on Saturday, October 13, 6-10 pm. ARTS CENTER HOURS 12 to 5pm Tuesday through Saturday, evenings for special events. Phone 541-754-1551 www.theartscenter.net

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Play, Corvallis, Play returns to Corvallis from August 12 through September 9. Music will fill the air as people play pianos placed in parks and public spaces. This community art installation features decorated pianos located in public spaces throughout Corvallis. People of all ages play the pianos. The ten piano locations include the Benton County Library, Riverfront Park, Oregon State University, outside Paint and Wine, outside Market of Choice and 4 pianos throughout downtown Corvallis. Everyone is welcome to play the pianos during most daylight hours. Visit corvallisfallfestival.org for the exact piano locations. Play, Corvallis, Play was founded by Lee Eckroth in conjunction with Corvallis Imagination Music and Art Festival (CIMA). This popular event ran several years before CIMA passed the baton to Corvallis Fall Festival (CFF) last year. The CFF board felt the project fits their mission of showcasing the Corvallis community while promoting art. Play, Corvallis, Play is truly a community art project. Local volunteers and artists paint each piano according to a theme. Volunteers set up and maintain the pianos throughout the event. Local businesses and organizations sponsor a piano. This year, Ball Studio is sponsoring a giveaway contest to promote Play, Corvallis, Play. One lucky player will win a free portrait package. Entrants simply post media featuring the pianos to Facebook or Instagram using the hashtags #CorvallisFallFestival and #PlayCorvallisPlay and tag the @corvallisfallfestival account. Follow @corvallisfallfestival on Facebook or Instagram for details and updates on Play, Corvallis, Play and Corvallis Fall Festival. Play, Corvallis, Play is the opening act for Corvallis Fall Festival which runs September 22 and 23 in Central Park, Corvallis. 2018 marks the 46 annual Corvallis Fall Festival and the second year CFF organized Play, Corvallis, Play. Stop by the Ball Studio booth at the Corvallis Fall Festival to see pictures of Play, Corvallis, Play.

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utdoor Living By Heidi Powell We are frequently asked to create spaces that connect the indoor living area to the outdoors. This not only increases the area of living space, but also draws homeowners and guests alike outside, where they can enjoy our beautiful Oregon summers. This remodel was designed for an active family that longed for an open and bright great room where they all could gather. They also wanted a large outdoor living space to enjoy together – a place for meals, barbecues, or an evening fire. Our first task was to design the indoor space and give the kitchen and dining area a total makeover. Next came creating an equally inviting outdoor living area! The existing kitchen was relatively dark and visually isolated from the adjacent family room. We remodeled the spaces so the kitchen is now completely open to the family room. New white cabinets update and lighten the kitchen space, their full height to the ceiling providing additional storage. New quartz counters with an undermount sink, new faucet, and appliances all work to make for an elegant, fresh look. While the sink remained in the same place – saving on plumbing costs – some appliances were relocated. For example, the refrigerator is now at a more convenient location, with easy access from both the kitchen and family room. A new split-level island serves

multiple functions. The lower level provides space for food preparation, while the upper level is ideal for casual dining. Decorative glass fixtures add a splash of color while illuminating the island surfaces. The adjacent dining area is also open to the kitchen. However, its angled orientation defines it as a separate space and adds visual interest. A pantry and built-in dining buffet provide additional storage. A custom desk with hutch makes organization and planning a breeze. While working on the kitchen remodeling project, we simultaneously renovated the outdoor living space, tying both spaces together in an intimate way. The spacious new patio offers plenty of shade during hot summer days, as well as protection from rain during the wetter months. The beautifully stained cedar ceiling adds drama to the space, while the skylights and exposed beams give an airy feel. A large ceiling fan helps the patio stay cool even on the warmest days, and a propane-fueled fire pit brings warmth on a cool evening or autumn afternoon. Sheltered from the rain and sun, the outdoor living room is furnished much like an interior room, complete with indoor-outdoor rugs. Together, the interior renovations and new outdoor living space have dramatically improved the livability of this home, while increasing the home’s value! Heidi is co-owner of Powell Construction in Corvallis, OR Connect with Heidi @ 541-752-0805 Or heidipowell@powellconstruction.com

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Things are changing in the “Biggest Little City in the West”

A short hop from the Willamette Valley by car or by air, Reno is a fun getaway, and if you haven’t been there for a while -it isn’t your parent’s Reno! We took a quick trip down with an overnight stop in K-Falls. It’s an easy drive through some nice country. We rolled into town mid-afternoon and parking was a breeze at the El Dorado, now part of “The Row.” The Row is a newly branded destination in the heart of Reno, uniting the Eldorado Resort Casino, Circus Circus Reno, and Silver Legacy Resort

Casino. Stretching across four city blocks, The Row encompasses 25 restaurants, 22 bars and lounges, 11 nightspots, over 4,000 luxury rooms and suites and 227,000 square feet of casino space with 3,000 slot machines and 125 table games. And, it’s worth noting, the beds at the El Dorado are super comfy! Visit TheRowReno.com, and follow THE ROW on Instagram. The Row offers pretty much everything you’d need for a quick, and fun weekend getaway, and to make things even more amazing, this fall The Row will

debut the new Spa at Silver Legacy. Northern Nevada’s newest luxury spa experience introduces phase II of a master renovation plan of more than $100 million which began late 2016. The Spa, the largest in northern Nevada, will offer premier services in relaxation, beauty, fitness, and retail in the Heart of Reno. “The Spa at Silver Legacy is a vital component of our three-year master development plan, capturing THE ROW’s commitment to luxury and modernization,” said Gary Cara-

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no, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Eldorado Resorts. “Our holistic approach to hospitality has always been built upon excellence in gaming, entertainment, and dining, and The Spa provides the long-desired luxury element to our fully integrated resort-casino group. We are proud of the elite team of internationally acclaimed health and wellness professionals who have brought this vision to life.” The 21,000-square-foot spa treatment area is surrounded by windows, inviting the natural light to illuminate throughout. The Spa includes three couples treatment rooms, four individual treatment rooms, five facial treatment rooms, three relaxation lounges, a salt inhalation chamber, two private hospitality suites, seven hydrotherapy soaking tubs, two steam rooms and two saunas. The al fresco natatorium—a rejuvenating swimming pool and focal point of the additional 8,000-square-foot deck area—includes a waterfall and fire feature, coed hot soaking tubs, and shaded seating and sunbathing lounges intended for pre- and post-treatment relaxation. Reno receives 5.1 million visitors per year (2017). While the summer and winter seasons see a ton of visitors, the fall/spring shoulder seasons are a secret gem, with lowered room rates, fewer crowds and seasonable temperatures for outdoor activities. With the influx of major tech companies—i.e. Tesla, Microsoft, and Apple— Reno has become a hot spot for entrepreneurs and legacy businesses looking to expand. The emergence of these businesses has catalyzed master development plans, new restaurants, renovations, and attractions. There are tons of fun things to do and things to see. So, if you can find the time in between all the activities at the Row... step outside! We were treated to a river/all-over walk with Doug Irwin of the Economic Development Authority of Western Nevada, he pointed out a lot of things casual Nevada visitors (us) might not be aware of. Such as: the Great Basin Community Co-Op, very cool, and very familiar -- has a real Willamette Valley vibe to it, Death & Taxes - an intimate space that serves, as Doug testifies, the best cocktails in the west, Mark Trujillo of Hub Coffee Roasters, a pioneer of good (really good) hipster coffee houses in Nevada, The Generator, a huge warehouse dedicated to art, the source of many of the large-scale pieces you see at Burning Man. A Home & Garden | www.willametteliving.com

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truly amazing space that appears to be very well-funded, we suspect the huge influence of techies, and tech money, have something to do with that. Check out therenogenerator.com, and prepare to be amazed. In a more traditional art sense, we also made a trip to the Nevada Museum of Art. Truthfully, we expected “cowboy art” - grandiose landscapes involving cows, and sage brush. We weren’t disappointed in that respect, but what we didn’t expect were European Masters. Renoir, Van Gogh, Manet, yep, all there. The museum also houses a

number of pop art pieces from the likes of Warhol, Rothko, and de Kooning, and a piece we particularly liked by Reno-born Franklin Evans entitled Arabesquedesign. A lot of the western art, was part of a major show featuring Hans Meyer-Kassel, who came to Nevada from Germany after WWI. Reno is really seeing a boom in development, rennovation, and excitement. If you’re thinking of a quick (or longer) getaway, your luck in the casino may vary, but Reno is a sure thing. Go!

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Eat & Drink

Growing Veggies Downtown - So Oregonian!

Eldorado Resort Casino: Roxy’s Bistro (over 100 martinis and live music) or La Strada (classic, hand-crafted Italian). For classic, causal spots, try Canter’s Deli or Habit Burger. Wine Bars/rustic, locally-sourced eating: Liberty Food & Wine Exchange or Chez Louie in the Nevada Museum of Art New, hot spots: Feast (surf and turf), Calafuria (modern Italian) Quick and healthy: Laughing Planet, Grateful Gardens

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Bars / Lounges: Rum Sugar Lime (new), Death and Taxes (premier cocktails) Chapel Tavern (huge bottle selection), Ten Torr Distillery (new brewery), The Depot (renovated train depot, distillery, brewery, restaurant)

Shop A little of the old Stumptown, in Reno

Lunch at Liberty Food & Wine Exchange. Yes!

Midtown - funky, artistic, shopping: Go treasure hunting at Junkee Clothing Exchange or enjoy various boutique shopping in Sticks Shopping Center, or along Virginia Street. Look for reflections of Burning Man Art, “burner boutiques” like PolyEsthers and the Melting Pot. Riverwalk - Truckee River, shopping: Visit The Basement for boutique shopping in an urban underground setting, West Elm, Hub Coffee Rosters and West Street Market. Enjoy a walk along the Truckee River.

Museums - Nevada Museum of Art, National Automobile Museum, The Discovery Museum (children OK but has fun boozy adult nights occasionally.) Catch an Aces Game at the adorable, AAA field in downtown Reno

Entertainment / Activities

Enjoy “Cirque Paris” in the Eldorado Showroom. Climb the tallest outdoor climbing wall at Whitney Peak. Play Bocce at the Renaissance

Arts and Culture

Inspired by a mix of Burning Man influence and a variety of street artists, sculptors, and makers, Reno has a blossoming arts and culture scene. Take a stroll along the Riverwalk and up Virginia Street past the Reno Arch to the Playa Art Park. Along the way, you’ll pass a variety of sculptures, many of which debuted at Burning Man, including the Bicentennial Sculpture Park, Space Whale, BELIEVE and the Playa Art Park. An abundance of murals and street art can be found in Reno’s MidTown District, with monthly mural tours available. Reno is the host to major events throughout the year, particularly in the Summer and Fall. High profile events include: the Reno Rodeo (June 14-23), BBQ, Brews & Blues (June 14-16), Artown (July 1 - 31), Basque Festival (July 21), Hot August Nights (August 9-13), The Great Reno Balloon Race (Sept. 7-9) and Reno Air Races (Sept 12-16).


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In August we survive the long hot days to enjoy the cooling temperatures of summer evenings, and we start looking forward to September’s change of pace. We share these times with friends and family, mixing outdoor grilling and alfresco dining with casual gatherings. For these occasions, spaces that combine flexibility of use with your unique style can lead to the most memorable gatherings. It’s always great to amp up your place, outside and inside, with lighting, color, and comfort. Outside, you can incorporate solar landscape lighting and lanterns, and market-style light strands for a festive atmosphere that requires minimal maintenance, especially when you opt for LED bulbs. Inside, you can update your switches for your ambient (overall) lighting to dimmers to create soft glow, and use table and floor lamps to add style and sparkle. If your palette runs to neutral tones you can punch it up with accessories like pillows, cushions, rugs, and flowering annuals in planters. Choose complementary colors – blue and orange, yellow and purple, red and turquoise – you don’t have to use them in equal amounts, just enough for a lively interaction. You don’t need to invest in all these items to create a distinct atmosphere for a season or a gathering, and they can certainly be stored away during cooler months – except for the flowering annuals. Sometimes we discover that we need a piece that does more for creating a sense of gathering than a sofa or sectional, especially with open plan spaces that offer more than one focal point like a view, a fireplace, connection to a kitchen or dining room, or the television. Curved pieces can solve this issue while bringing an element of the unexpected to a space. Chairs that swivel also add flexibility to seating arrangements, as do sectionals broken up into stand alone pieces. Imagine these pieces with the further interest of a pattern fabric, or the intricacy of a neutral fabric with an unusual yarn contrasted with a dark wood leg. A unique piece always makes an impact on us, and impresses us with an expression of timelessness and the story it has to tell.

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This beautiful bath is the result of thoughtful design, and master craftsmanship. The homeowners wanted to work within an existing space to create a brand new bath suite that was one of style, quality and comfort. This is a prime example of what can be accomplished with a little forethought -- look before you luxuriate. The design is extremely well-edited; clean, graceful lines and elegant appointments, are very pleasing without being over-the-top. This bath gives one the feeling of a well-appointed European hotel, without our American lust for square footage for no good reason. Quality Kohler “Artifacts” fixtures, beautiful Calcutta Marble from Italy, a cozy walk-in closet for her, custom cabinetry and wainscoting, and a “can’t-wait-to-get-hometo” (very cool) stone resin soaking tub make this a special space. His and her sinks, well placed, quality lighting, and perfect miter cuts work in concert to make this the best place to start, or end the homeowner’s day. Quality, order and efficiency make for a great feeling of potentialities to come. Designer: Deb Kadas Builder: Placid Construction


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Summer Blueberry Salad 4 Cups of diced watermelon (Hermiston is our favorite!) 2 Cups of diced honeydew & cantaloupe 1 Cup of fresh blueberries Juice of 2 limes Garnished with Fresh Mint


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Blueberry Cream Cookies These rich, creamy cookies taste the best with fresh, local, organic blueberries—available every summer at First Alternative Co-op in Corvallis. In the off season, substitute frozen blueberries for for a little taste of that summertime sunshine. 1 cup sugar ½ cup butter, softened 1 egg ⅓ cup sour cream 1 tsp vanilla extract 3 Tbsp. vanilla pudding mix ½ tsp. salt

½ tsp. baking soda 2 cups flour ½ cup dark chocolate chips ½ cup chopped hazelnuts 1 cup blueberries Preheat oven to 350°F. Cream sugar and butter. Add egg, sour cream, pudding mix, salt, soda, and vanilla extract. Mix until smooth. Add flour 1 cup at a time, mixing until smooth between additions. Mix in chocolate chips and hazelnuts. Carefully stir in blueberries. Bake on a greased cookie sheet for 11-15 minutes.

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Blueberry, Aronia, Pistachio, & Chocolate Gluten Free Biscotti Bites! Ingredients: 3 Cups Gluten Free Flour 1 TSP baking powder 1/2 Cup pistachios, chopped + more for sprinkling 1/2 Cup Dried Blueberries & Aronia berries 1/3 Cup Unsweetened Almond Milk 1/2 Cup Coconut Sugar 2 TSP Vanilla 2 Eggs 3 TBSP Olive Oil 3/4 Cup chocolate chips for decoration Directions: 1.Preheat oven to 350F Degrees, on a baking sheet, lined with parchment paper & set aside. 2. In a medium bowl combine almond flour, coconut sugar, & baking powder. 3. Add chopped pistachios, dried berries,

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Looking for a reason to escape to the coast? Like we need a reason... The North Coast Food Trail is a partnership between Tillamook Coast Visitor’s Association, Travel Oregon, Cannon Beach, Lincoln City and Food Roots. The North Coast Food Trail Highlights the unique culinary and agrecultural experiences from Cannon Beach, through the Tillamook Coast, to Lincoln City. This slice of the Oregon shore has an abundance of producers, shops, vendors and restaurants, who share a passion for bringing out the region’s flavors. Follow wild seafood from the fisherman’s net to the chef ’s block; learn how to forage the woods for rare mushrooms; tour the farms--and meet

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the cows--supplying dairy for Oregon-made cheese, ice cream and butter. Get a taste of fresh coast-to-table fare as you explore foodways and check out the “roots” of your meal. There are nine categories of business’ who participate as a part of the North Coast Food Trail: Guided Tours & Experiences, explore the coast with the pros via kayak, hike the coast, or book a curated trip -- your


EVOO Cooking School Cannon Beach

egory is a must! Farms, go straight to the source and see where fresh food comes from. Meet the farmers, hang out with their animals, see how crops are planted, managed, and distributed to local businesses, and beyond! Retail, from handmade candy to just-caught fish, to in-season produce, you’ll find something to take home -- if it makes it that far. Foraging, get out and find food in

guide awaits. Breweries, Wineries & Distilleries, Sip coastal beer, wine and spirits. Experts open their doors to curious customers, whether you’re a casual drinker, or a connoisseur, you’ll have a chance to sample something new, and get an insider look into the process. Cooking Schools, Learn to work with the bounty of natural ingredients available on the coast. Instructors help you slice, sauté, and steam your way to culinary mastery. Enjoy cooking demos, classes, and practical tips to take home and put into practice. Restaurants, of course, relax and let the chef ’s on the coast work their magic with from-the-source-ingredients. This cat-

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deGarde Brewing brewmaster Trevor Rogers

the wild! Haul in crab nets, pluck tomatoes, discover native berries. Have fun and learn something new. Farmers Markets, buy from local vendors. Crisp lettuce, fresh eggs, just-cut flowers, and more. Meet the artisans. Lodging, after a long day, cozy up in a historic covered wagon, a farmhouse room, or a quaint B&B. You have some options, all of them are great!

Le Patissier

Mini Berry Hand Pies Ingredients: Filling: 4 cups *SVOrganics Aronia & Blueberry mix 2 tsps cornstarch mixed into 1/4 of water Crust: 2 1/3 c Bobs Red Mill whole wheat flour 2/3 c Vegetable shortening 8-10 Tbsp ice cold water 1 tsp ground cinnamon (This recipe is for a double crust you can definitely cut it in half for a single crust or you can even use pre made pie crust) Directions: 1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Lightly grease a cupcake pan (12 cavities) and set aside. 2. In a medium sized bowl add the flour, cinnamon, shortening. Using your hands combine well until there are no clumps of shortening. 3. Slowly add in the water and combine

well. If the mixture is too dry continue to add water a couple tablespoons at a time until the dough holds together. 4. Chill for an hour. 5. For the filling combine SVO Aronia and blueberry mix with the cornstarch mixture. Cook over medium heat for about half hour and set aside. 6. When your dough is chilled. Roll out to about 1/8 inch. Remember to dust your rolling surface and roller to avoid sticking. 7. Using a 3 in. cookie cutter, cut out some circles and place into the greased cupcake pan. 8. Add the berry mixture. At this point you can put it into the oven. But I had a bit of dough left over so I added a few fun toppings. 9. Cook at 375 for about 20 minutes or until the edges are golden brown. 10. Enjoy! *Sunset Valley Organics

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All prepared in-house from the freshest ingredients available.



Vive la France !

Delicias Valley Cafe

del Alma

Owners Lupé & Carlos invite you to come have breakfast, lunch or dinner. Delicious, authentic Mexican foods prepared in-house.

An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience.

Fresh ingredients & skilled chefs combine to bring you savory dishes your whole family will love.

Menus and more at: delalmarestaurant.com

Mon - Sat: 8:00 - 9:00 Sunday: 8:00 - 8:30 Breakfast Buffet Sat & Sun Only: 9:00 - 12:00 933 NW Circle Blvd in Corvallis

(Across the street from Market of Choice)

541-753-0599 www.deliciasvalleycafe.com

Open for dinner Mon - Thurs 5:00 -- 9:30 Fri & Sat 5:00 - 10:00 136 SW Washington Ave Suite 102, Corvallis 541-753-2222

Novak’s Hungarian Opened in 1984 by Joseph and Matilda Novak, Novak’s is Oregon’s only Hungarian restaurant! Today, locally sourced ingredients, sustainable practices, and the same love from the “old country” goes into every dish. Mon, Wed & Thurs: 8:00 - 8:00 Friday: 8:00 - 9:30 Saturday: 7:30 - 9:30 Sunday: 7:30 - 4:00 Closed on Tuesdays 208 2nd St. SW in Albany 541-967-9488 www.novakshungarian.com

Kaiyo Sushi Albany’s new sushi sensation. Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick lunch meeting, date night, or family night out. Watch as expertly prepared sushi floats past your seat on our conveyor, and pick your favorites. Sashimi, sushi, vegetarian and vegan options -- even dessert. A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come by today and have some sushi! Open 11 am to 10 pm 2826 Santiam Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Next to Elmer’s)

New Morning Bakery

A local landmark for over 30 years. Our bakers and chefs are at work around-the-clock preparing all your favorite dishes and baked goods using only the finest ingredients. Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or anything in between. Now offering catering too. Mon-Sat 7:00 - 9:00 Sunday 8:00 - 8:00 219 SW 2nd St. Downtown Corvallis NewMorningBakery.com 541-754-0181

Queen’s Chopstick Not just Chinese food!

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. www.queenschopstick.com 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat 2329 Kings Blvd Corvallis 541-758-9166

(541) 497-2622

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What are Your Eyebrows Saying?



Cheryl Lohman Eyebrows speak louder than words. Eyebrows frame the face and give us expression. People experience different states of their eyebrows; from sparse to non-existent, to little tufts of hair here and there, to very thin fine hair. Some natural eyebrow shapes can make you look tired, angry, pale or expressionless. Sometimes people will use a pencil to fill in their brows, but they can’t get them to look right and looking different day to day.

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What are some solutions for creating a balanced eyebrow that makes you look fresh, awake and alive and even younger? You can use eyebrow pencils, eyebrow powders and gels to shape and tame the eyebrows. And if you don’t know how to draw the ideal eyebrow shape, there are stencils to help you, however who wants a “cookie” cutter approach to something so personal? There is a solution where the brow that is created is customized for you. A permanent makeup artist trained in creating brows can create a pleasing shape that is based on your face shape with your preferences in mind. The artist will skillfully choose a color that compliments your skin tone and hair color which will make it very natural looking.

Cheryl Lohman Oregon Licensed Referred by Physicians….Loved by Clients….. “I love Cheryl’s work.Very natural looking!”

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For Benton County Commissioner

If you are curious about if permanent makeup might be a good solution for you, choose your artist carefully. Ideally, you will want to have a consultation and see actual client photos. Your artist should be highly qualified and a keep current with industry best practices. Similar to choosing a good surgeon, this is not a service you want to bargain shop for. Today, many professional permanent makeup artists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. That way you’ll have no worries when you want to your eyebrows to express your best self! Cheryl Lohman of Image by Design is an Oregon Licensed Permanent Makeup Artist and Esthetician, and is a Lifetime Member in the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals. For more information you can reach her at 541-740-1639 or visit her website at www.OregonPermanentMakeup.com

Pat has been endorsed by State Senator Sara Gelser (pictured left) and many other community leaders.

PAT’S DEEP ROOTS AS A LOCAL BUSINESS OWNER AND COMMUNITY VOLUNTEER MEAN HIS PRIORITIES REFLECT BENTON COUNTY VALUES “I will continue the work of health care transformation, promote sustainable environmental protection and create common goals through community involvement, pragmatism, and building consensus using my stewardship skills and business acumen.” - Pat

For more information, please visit votepatmalone.org

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The Hot Ticket

The B52’s with Boy George & Culture Club September 15th The Moda Center, Portland


28th Annual Grape Stomp

September 22-23 Willamette Valley Vineyards, Turner


The Bounty of Yamhill County August 24th & 25th Multiple Venues


NW Art & Air Festival August 24 -- 26 Timber Linn Park, Albany


Festa Italiana August 24, 25 & 26 Portland festa-italiana.org


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SAC Presents 18-19 SAVE THE DATES!


SAC Presents 18-19



Sat, April 6, 2019


(not part of regular season packages:)


Wed, Nov. 14, 2018


Sun, Sept. 23, 2018


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration Special Event

Sat, Jan. 19, 2019

THE OREGON SYMPHONY Fri, Jan. 25, 2019

VIENNA BOYS CHOIR Sat, Nov. 17, 2018



Historic Nye Beach

Nye Beach Wine Cellar

Buy Local • Buy Handmade

Colleen Caubin Anja Chavez Victor Guchov Cynthia Jacobi Katy Lareau Jenny Manilla Alice Martin Alita Pearl Frances Van Wert

258 NW Coast St.


for Artsake Gallery A Co-op of Local Artists

255 NW Coast St.



Queen of Hearts

Gifts & Lingerie 232 NW Coast St. Suite B


708 NW Beach Dr.


A Taste of Ireland on the Oregon Coast Traditional Irish Fare, Imported Irish Beers on Tap, Full Bar, Minors welcome until 10pm, Patio Seating, Live Music. Winter Hours Sunday-Thursday 11am-9pm Friday and Saturday 11am-10pm

www.nanasirishpub.com 613 NW 3rd St.


The Waves of Newport Oceanfront Motel and Vacation Rentals on the Oregon Coast at Newport

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The LaSells Stewart Center THE premier

2018 August, September and October Events For a full listing of events, visit: lasells.oregonstate.edu



Sept 30 2:00 p.m.

Newport Symphony Orchestra - Ode to Joy! Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony with a 170-person choir

arts, meeting,

Oct 12

7:30 p.m.

The Emerald City Jazz Kings - In the Mood

Oct 14

7:30 p.m.

SAC Presents The Branford Marsalis Quartet

Oct 25

7:00 p.m.

Corvallis-OSU Symphony - Stars of the Orchestra Auditions

Oct 28

3:00 p.m.

Portland Youth Philharmonic - Sponsored by Corvallis-OSU Symphony

and conference center serving the Corvallis


area, located

Oct 5

6:30 p.m.

Innovating Our Energy Future - Dr. José N. Reyes, Jr. - Sponsored by OSU College of Engineering

on the Oregon

Oct 15

6:00 p.m.

OSU150 - Celebrating Global Impact

Oct 23

10 a.m. - 7:30 p.m. OSU150 - The Promise and the Peril of Artificial Intelligence

State University campus.

and Robotics Symposium with Keynote, Jacob Ward

ART EXHIBITS AND RECEPTIONS Aug 7 - Sept 26 Exhibition Aug 18 6 - 8 p.m. Reception Oct 1 - 31 TBD

The LaSells Stewart Center

875 SW 26 Street Corvallis OR 97331 541-737-2402 oregonstate.edu/lasells

Exhibition Reception

Call and Response VIII: Celebr8 Call and Response VIII: Celebr8 A Celebration of Oregon State University’s Land Grant Heritage A Celebration of Oregon State University’s Land Grant Heritage

Complete listing of all upcoming events including latest updates and ticket information:


A Smart Home Community in Corvallis, Oregon!

New Homes from the High $400’s Legend at Sylvia includes a mix of single-level homes and main-level living in Modern Farmhouse and Cottage Architectural Styles. These centrally located homes are near the OSU campus.

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LegendHomes.com/Sylvia See Sales Representative for details. All information subject to change without notice and may not be reflected in our models, displays or written materials. Built by Legend Homes, CCB #55151.

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Willamette Living August/September 2018  

Late summer Home & Garden issue with some fabulous Willamette Valley Homes, a little gardening info, and some great recipes. Enjoy!

Willamette Living August/September 2018  

Late summer Home & Garden issue with some fabulous Willamette Valley Homes, a little gardening info, and some great recipes. Enjoy!