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LIVING February/March 2020

The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Chintimini Wildlife Center


Summer Camp! Chard Big Show, Little Art


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In This Issue...

February/March 2020


Chintimini Wildlife Center

Regulars 12 Art in the Mid-Valley 20 The Bookshelf 38 Real Estate Update 39 Sten: On the Money 40 Style 41 Gardening With Brenda 42 Kris on Health 44 The Hot Ticket





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rom Tuesday, January 28 through Saturday February 22, Gallery Calapooia in Albany, Oregon will host its third annual “Big Show of Little Art”, a community event that is becoming a favorite Albany tradition. About 120 original works of art will be displayed, each no larger than 8 X 8 inches. A variety of media are accepted, including two-dimensional work like paintings, drawings, and photography, and three-dimensional pieces like ceramics, woodwork, textiles, jewelry and sculpture. The small-size format allows many pieces to be displayed and creates a wonderful tapestry of color and imagination. The huge range reflects our community’s interests, values and ideas, our attachment to our natural environment and our connections to one another. Participating artists have come from all over the Willamette Valley to enter.  The show offers an opportunity for artists of all ages and skill levels to display and sell their creations.  Some participants are professional artists while, for others, this will be first time they have shared their work.  Members of Gallery Calapooia will also participate by offering 8 X 8 creations of their own.  All of the artwork in the show is for sale, giving everyone an opportunity to find a one-of-a-kind treasure or a special Valentine. The public is invited to enjoy a fun evening opening reception celebrating the participants of this year’s “Big Show of Little Art” on Friday, February 7 from 6 - 8 pm.  In keeping with the Albany Downtown Association’s First Friday Valentine event, the gallery will offer a special selection of chocolate goodies, as well as beer and wine.  Says Gallery Calapooia President, Susan Bourdet, “When we opened the gallery doors for the first time in 2013, we were

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proud and excited to offer our work for sale. Over the seven years we’ve been in business, we’ve seen Gallery Calapooia evolve into a meeting place for art lovers from all over Oregon.  We are delighted to again offer the “Big Show of Little Art” as a showcase for the fellow artists of our Willamette Valley home”. Gallery Calapooia, located in the Historic Flinn Block at 222 West First Avenue in Albany, is a nonprofit cooperative of 21 area artists and is open Tuesday through Saturday 11a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information call 541-971-5701 or visit the gallery website at www.gallerycalapooia.com www.willametteliving.com



Art in the Mid-Valley By Brian Egan The Annual Howland Community Open is the The Arts Center’s most popular exhibit and offers an opportunity for artists of all ages and skill levels to have their work displayed in the main gallery of The Arts Center. The Open invites ALL people living in Linn or Benton Counties to show their art. The exhibit reflects the joy of art-making and the engagement of our community with the visual arts. Art making is a valuable means of expression for beginners and seasoned professional artists alike. The 2019 show featured over 200 artists showcasing painting, sculpture, fiber arts and more. For more information and submission rules go to www.theartscenter.net/call-to-artists-howland-communityopen-2020 Artwork drop off dates for Arts Center members are February 11th to 14th, noon to 4pm Artwork drop off date for non-members is February 15th, noon to 4pm. Show Dates are from February 18th to April 9th Artist Reception and Awards Ceremony will be on March 12th from 5:30 to 7:30 The Arts Center’s Artist Accelerator Program is excited to showcase the work of the most recent Artists in Residence. As part of their residency in The Arts Center’s Artist Accelerator Program, Kristie Potwora (painting and printmaking), Margot Dedrick (painting), Sabra Comins (mixed media and writing), and Shagufta Mulla (painting) exhibit their work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. The Artist Accelerator Program is dedicated

to the professional development of established as well as emerging artists. In it, artists learn career-building skills that boost confidence, artistic abilities, and economic proficiency. The residency has provided these four artists with studio space at The Arts Center for four months, access to lectures and critiques, participation in artist talks, partnership with the Corvallis Arts Walk, and this exhibit in the Corrine Woodman Gallery. Show Dates are from February 25th to March 11th Artist Reception will be on Thursday, January 17, 5:30-7:30 pm SAVE THE DATE! Thursday February 13th is the next ArtBar at The Arts Center, an evening of creative cocktails and art related fun and games. Three or four local distillers will be on hand to serve up adult drinks made from their finest potent potables. The ArtShop will be open for last minute Valentine gifts for late shoppers. This event runs from 5pm to 8pm and is open to the public. See details at theartscenter.net. Corvallis Art Walk (CAW) will take place on February 20th and March 19th with all the regular stops in the Downtown Corvallis area. Go to www.corvallisartswalk.com for a list of venues. Art Classes: Are you interested in expanding your art skills or taking beginner lessons? The Arts Center offers a variety of classes and workshops ranging from after school culinary classes for kids to freestyle dance for adults. Class offerings change on a regular basis so check the schedule online at theartcenter.net / classes/ for listings. If you are a teaching artist and would like to propose a class, camp, or workshop please contact our Education Outreach Coordinator Jen Hernandez at Jenc@theartscenter.net. The LaSells Stewart Center at OSU will host Marine Food Webs: Drifters to Swimmers, an exhibit depicting sea life that may include algae, plants, and animals that live in the marine environment. This exhibit will be a parallel show to a special collection by invited artists who participated in a National Science Foundation funded Artist-at-Sea Residency Program that worked with scientists from OSU Hatfield’s Plankton Lab and UO's Sutherland Lab aboard four oceanographic research cruises. Show Dates are from Feb 3rd to March 12th

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The Corvallis Folklore Society is now partnering with The Arts Center to host Local Folk, an open mic all acoustic event on the second Monday evening every month from 6:00 to 10:30pm at The Arts Center. The event is open to the public free of charge so stop in to appreciate a night of local talent.

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The Annual Lebanon Bridal Show will take place on Sunday, February 23, 2020. The event will take place at Santiam Place Event Hall, 139 Main Street, Lebanon—from 12 noon to 5 pm.  Admission is $5 per person and part of admission fee will benefit Dala’s Blue Angels of Lebanon.  The Lebanon based organization is our featured nonprofit for this year’s event!  Visit Willamette Valley wedding professionals who can help make your wedding day the perfect day!



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School's Out For Summer, Now What?

How to Choose a Summer Camp Your Kids Will Love and That You Approve By Kimberly Blaker

Whether you're looking for enrichment for your child, a way to keep your kids occupied and supervised while you work, or need a short reprieve from parenting, there's sure to be a summer camp that's the right fit for your child and family. The benefits of summer camp Summer camp offers kids plenty of benefits, and many kids thrill at the idea of going away to summer camp. Still, for some kids, particularly those who are shy, introverted, or homebodies, the thought of going away for a night, let alone a week or more, can cause considerable anxiety. When kids are adamantly opposed, forcing summer camp on them may not be in their best interest. But for kids who are eager – or at least willing to give it a shot without much fuss – summer camp offers opportunities kids may not have elsewhere. Summer camp provides kids the following benefits: • fosters independence • a place to develop lasting friendships • development of new skills

What is the purpose of sending your child to summer camp? Do you want a resident (overnight) or a day camp? Are you looking for a short-term (week or two) or summer-long program?

What are the staff's qualifications?

Do you want a camp that's very structured or one that provides your child with lots of freedom and choices?

Many summer camps use teens to staff the camps. Teens make excellent mentors and can bring liveliness to summer camp programs. However, the programs themselves should be developed by professionals and have professional oversight to ensure kids are getting the most from their camp experience.

What are your child's passions, such as a particular sport, hobby, or other interest? Once you've narrowed down some of the criteria, you can begin your search. Many summer camps advertise in localpublications found at newsstands and online. Also, visit www.summercamps. com, where you can search by zip code or category.

"But do keep your child's choices in mind to ensure your child gets the most out of summer camp."

• discovery of new interests and hobbies • the opportunity for creative expression • a break from being plugged-in • daily exercise • improves their self-esteem • teaches kids to work with others • makes them feel part of a community • prevents or reduces summer learning loss Getting started in your search Before you begin looking into summer camps, create a list of the criteria you're looking for. Here are some things you'll want to consider. What is your budget for summer camp?


Once you and your child have narrowed the list down to a manageable selection, you'll want to investigate the camps further. There are several things you'll want to consider.

The American Camp Association (ACA) accredits summer camps. So this is another excellent place to look. The ACA educates camp owners and directors in health and safety for both staff and campers as well as program quality. It then accredits camps that meet the ACA's standards. Next steps to finding the perfect summer camp Once you've selected a few summer camps that meet your primary criteria, and that fit your child's interests, share the choices with your child to see what excites him or her. Be sure to let your child know upfront that you still need to thoroughly investigate the camp(s) before making a final decision. But do keep your child's choices in mind to ensure your child gets the most out of summer camp.

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How does the camp ensure your child's safety? Find out what kind of safety training the camp provides its staffers. Also, is there staff on hand at all times that knows CPR? What are the camp's procedures in the event your child becomes ill, has an accident, or an emergency? What is the daily schedule for campers? Ask for a daily itinerary, so you know your child will be getting everything you and your child anticipate from the program. What are the rules? Each camp has its own set of rules. So, find out whether your child is allowed to call you. If it's a summer-long residential camp, can parents come and visit? Can kids bring along a cell phone or electronics? Also, how much money can they bring, and how is it managed? Don't sweat it Keep in mind, although there are many great camps, no camp is likely to offer everything precisely the way you want it. Just choose the one that best fits your child and satisfies your most important criteria. Remember, your child will have many summers to come and plenty more opportunities to work in more exciting camp experiences.


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Summer Camp

Ultimook Running Camp rugged beauty, old-school grit By Chelsea Yarnell

Each summer nearly 300 athletes from 18 different states flock to the Tillamook Coast to attend the Ultimook Running Camp at Patrick Zweifel’s farm.

“We offer a unique training environment with the best runs on the Oregon Coast. It’s much different than a college campus which is the normal venue for a running camp,” Zweifel said.

And it’s about more than just running.

Camp-goers will be coached by experienced running experts who have coached athletes and teams to state championships, and a few have competed in the Olympic Trials themselves. Campers’ running abilities range from elite to beginner, and each are treated to individualized training plans that complement their fitness levels.

“Our goal is that everyone leaves with more confidence than when they arrived,” Zweifel said. “I also believe that our emphasis on character development and leadership training is a real advantage. I’m sure that nearly all kids leave with a greater love for the sport of cross country and excited about the upcoming season because of the unique culture they are exposed to at the Ultimook.”   Zweifel is currently the head cross country and track and field coach at Tillamook High School. He also owns the Hydrangea Ranch, one of Oregon’s premier flower farms, adjacent to the Kilchis River and surrounded by the Tillamook State Forest, where the Ultimook Running Camp is hosted. 


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“Nearly every run has a range of distance and difficulty,” Zweifel said. “We also follow a hard/easy approach with one day being challenging and the next day recovery. The end result is a challenging week of training just prior to the start of the cross country season.” The ‘Sasquatch Games’ are a unique highlight of the camp and a reason to sign up a whole cross country team.



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“Teams compete in activities including: the log carry relay, tug-ofwar, chocolate milk mile, and glow stick relays,” Zweifel said. “There is nothing more bonding for a team than participating in that.”  

For more information and to register for camp, visit the Ultimook Running Camp at www.ultimookrunningcamp.oregoncoastalflowers.com

In between training sessions, athletes gain valuable insight from guest speakers. Speakers in the past have included high school phenom Melody Fairchild, and Jim White, the McFarland coach who inspired the Hollywood movie McFarland, USA.

The Hydrangea Ranch is located at 9455 Kilchis River Road, Tillamook, Oregon 97141

“We focus heavily on character development and leadership training,” Zweifel said. “It is really important to me to help build character in young athletes. Cross country is one of the perfect tools to aid in this teaching.”  In 2020, co-ed Ultimook Camp has two sessions scheduled for July 26-August 1 and August 2-August 8. A special addition this year is Melody Fairchild Girls Running Camp July 5-July 10, 2020. “This camp will take a comprehensive approach to life and running, addressing the unique issues adolescent girls face in today’s culture, as well as the latest research on training and nutrition,” Zweifel said. Group rates are offered for teams. Coaches with five or more athletes attending are eligible to partake in the camp for free. “These coaches will take part in camp activities and we frequently hold panels with multiple coaches participating,” Zweifel said.


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Books birds, bees, butterflies and other wildlife. Elegant Trilliums thrive in woodland settings. Showy lewisias stand out in the rock garden. Hazel and huckleberry are among the deciduous delights of early spring, while serviceberry and creek dogwood provide a riot of fall color. Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest is the essential resource for learning how to best use this stunning array.

Eating the Pacific Northwest By Darrin Nordahl

Moss From Forest to Garden: A Guide to the Hidden World of Moss By Ulrica Nordström A concise anatomy of moss,

The Backyard Herbal Apothecary Effective Medicinal Remedies Using Commonly Found Herbs & Plants By Devon Young

Author and community activist Darrin Nordahl aims to enlighten readers and expand their palates through a tour of seven prominent PNW cities—a tour that highlights the delicacies indigenous to each city and the meals that make each visit memorable. From Seattle’s Chinook salmon to Eugene’s black and white truffles, to Lummi Island’s buckwheat crepe and huckleberry compote, the journey is sure to pique the interests of even the most well-versed epicure.

Gardening with Native Plants of the Pacific Northwest By Arthur R. Kruckeberg and Linda Chalker-Scott The Pacific Northwest abounds with native plants that bring rich variety and beauty to the garden while offering food and shelter to

recommendations for equipment to find and grow moss, and a reference guide to the different species of moss. Each species is both illustrated and photographed with a description of the typical plant environment, surface, color, characteristic, distribution, and what it is suitable for. While Nordström grew to love moss in her native Sweden, she includes a global history about the popularity of moss gardens in Cumbria, UK, as well as in Japan and their influence in the Northwestern United States.

Let’s Be Weird Together By Brooke Barker and Boaz Frankel Your garden or neighborhood could hold all the plants and herbs you need to treat everything from respiratory issues, to nerve pain, to colic using natural remedies that are just as good for your body as they are for the environment. This book is packed with information on 50 different plants, recipes for 56 remedies and beautiful photography on every page. Devon Young, founder of the holistic lifestyle blog Nitty Gritty Life, is a trained herbalist and is well practiced in developing and implementing herbal remedies. As a result, each of Devon's recipes is a natural and effective tonic for your health concerns. Use cottonwood to make a salve for achy joints, heal minor bumps and bruises with the common yard daisy, and so much more using safe, locally foraged plants.

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People are weird—and when two people fall in love, they get even weirder. Case in

point: When Brooke Barker, creator of the New York Times bestselling book and Instagram account Sad Animal Facts (with more then 400k followers), met her husband Boaz Frankel, they discovered that not only do they bring out the best in each other, but also the very weirdest parts, leading to the peculiar habits, routines, traditions, and inside jokes that make their relationship so enduring. Brooke and Boaz’s book is a celebration of this universal phenomenon, featuring a collection of funny diagrams and charts, mini-comics, quirky lists and facts, and more joyfully bizarre oddments that embrace every couple’s eccentricities.

near Tallahassee, Florida, a correctional facility where horrendous abuses were committed against mostly black boys. The Nickel Boys is a fictionalized account of two boys who go through a similar but fictitious facility in the ‘60s called the Nickel Institute. The novel depicts the horrors of the institute and the lasting effects those experiences have on the boys’ lives as they try to move on and forget. Because of recent events, the story feels like part journalism, part fiction, and part social justice commentary. It comes together to create a powerful story of how people get swept up into a system of abuse because of the color of their skin. Mike

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Some Places More than Others

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By Renee Watson People will be talking about this book. A report came out earlier this year about 27 more possible unmarked graves discovered on the grounds of the former Florida School for Boys

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Winterwood By Shea Ernshaw Shea Ernshaw, NY Times bestselling author of The Wicked Deep and resident Oregonian, has created an atmospheric, dark paranormal story in her upcoming release, Winterwood. This young adult novel tells of Nora Walker, the youngest of a line of Walker women, rumored to be witches living alongside a lake and wicked, magical woods. One winter, Nora is home alone when a blizzard snows her in, along with a delinquent boys’ camp and an elderly neighbor. Strange things begin happening as Nora is followed by a moth that foretells death, and finds the frozen body of a missing boy from camp, alive despite having been lost when the blizzard began two weeks prior. Check out this compelling and eerie read to get the whole story.


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Some Places More Than Others is Renee Watson’s middle-grade debut and a wonderful read for both older kids, younger teens, and adults. Watson grew up in Oregon and moved to New York as an adult; her experiences in these two very different places play a significant role in her newest title. Amara Baker is turning 12 soon and wants nothing more for her birthday than to travel to New York with her dad on his next business trip so she can meet her father’s NY family for the first time. Her parents finally agree to let her accompany her dad on this trip, but she’s a little nervous as she’s learned that her father and his dad haven’t spoken in 12 years‌the same amount of time since she

was born and when her grandma passed away. This book is a love letter to Oregon, as well as to the beauty and black history of Harlem in New York. It’s a look at love, families, and how the power of words can bring understanding and harmony to even the most difficult of situations.


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Since its founding in 1989, Chintimini Wildlife Center has provided support to native wildlife in the Willamette Valley. Chintimini was born out of humble beginnings - staffed by a handful of volunteers in the small barn of a rental property. Today, it operates on a 9.4-acre parcel just north of Corvallis. Activities at the Center are overseen by 6 employees and more than 120 weekly volunteers. More than 20,000 donated volunteer hours keep it running each year. In carrying out its mission of protecting wildlife, Chintimini provides educational outreach to the community with the goal of fostering connections between people and their environment. Chintimini is home to a team of non-releasable Raptor Ambassadors. These birds of prey are trained to participate in educational activities at the Center such as tours, presentations, and flight demonstrations. They also travel to off-site locations to reach broader audiences. In 2019, the birds traveled to meet groups in schools (K-12 through college-level), retirement communities, business and networking events, and correctional facilities. The aim of the program is to ensure that everyone can forge a connection with and understanding of the native wildlife in their community. This supports Chintimini’s long-term goal of preventing conflicts between humans and wildlife. 

Ferdinand, our Turkey Vulture ambassador Claire Peterson

Handler Kathleen Dodge with Red-shouldered Hawk Ambassador Milagra

Juvenile American Crow patient

To address the more immediate needs of wildlife in need of assistance, Chintimini operates a wildlife hospital that admitted nearly 2,300 injured and orphaned wild animals in 2019 (and nearly 30,000 since its founding 30 years ago). Of these, about 70% are avian species including songbirds, raptors, and waterfowl. The remaining 30% are mostly mammals like bats, squirrels,

American Kestrel patient, admitted due to collision with a vehicle

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Volunteer handler Mel Nelson with Morgan, a hybrid Northern Spotted Owl, Barred Owl cross.


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Veterinarian Dr. Claire Peterson performing surgery on a Red-tailed Hawk patient. She is assisted by staff member Ashlee Sabiers. The hawk was admitted in 2019 after being hit by a car.


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Both their education and rehabilitation activities are permitted and monitored by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS). If you find an injured, sick, or orphaned wild animal, call a permitted wildlife rehabilitator right away. State and Federal laws prohibit the general public from possessing most wildlife, even if you are attempting to care for and/or release it. There are several local rehabilitators in the Willamette Valley who are trained, permitted, and ready to help:  • Corvallis: Chintimini Wildlife Center, www.chintiminiwildlife.org  • Eugene: Cascades Raptor Center (for raptors only), www. cascadesraptorcenter.org  • * for non-raptors in the Eugene area, contact Chintimini Wildlife Center • Portland: Portland Audubon Wildlife Care Center, www. audubonportland.org   • Salem: Turtle Ridge Wildlife Center, www. turtleridgewildlifecenter.org  Chintimini Wildlife Center is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and they receive no government funding. They are largely supported by individual contributions, grants, and fundraising events. To learn more, plan a tour, or donate, go to www.chintiminiwildlife.org 

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Marine Food Webs: Drifters to Swimmers Art Exhibit Open Now at LaSells Stewart Center's Giustina Gallery

Rebecca Welti

Esteban Camacho

This exhibit encourages dialog about the importance of sustaining and preserving our ocean food web—from the microscopic plankton to those that consume them. Bridging art to science, this exhibit will be a parallel show to a special collection by invited artists who participated in a National Science Foundation funded Artist-atSea Residency Program that worked with scientists from OSU Hatfield’s Plankton Lab and UO's Sutherland Lab aboard four oceanographic research cruises. The MEZCAL Artist at Sea Residency program Broadening scientific understanding of our natural world is increasingly important in this day and age of change. However, the effort to enhance awareness is not confined to nature but also includes the human dimensions of science and the people it serves. How is science conducted and what is going through the minds of scientists as they collect data? How does the human element shape the science that is done and the interpretation of observations? How do we observe, measure, and form conclusions about our natural world? Experimental programs like the MEZCAL Artist at Sea residency program are an effort to get at the intangible ‘something’ global that orbits the heart of curiosity and change in a person. Artists and scientists have a lot in common and yet are seen by society as lying at opposite ends of the professional spectrum. Stereotypically, we view scientists as rigid, narrow-bandwidth people working with facts, and artists as whimsical people working in the realm of feelings and indulgence. Both descriptions are flimsy caricatures far from reality.


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Professions that demand complex practice for mastery and also share similar rigorous requirements can find crossover points of understanding with very different professions. An engineer and a medical doctor can find common ground as diagnosticians. Architects and musicians can find common ground as practitioners who create spaces that reflect and support facets of the human experience. Those professionals can both delight in the shared ground and the great differences between them and discover something wonderful, affirming and expansive in that space. Likewise, artists and scientists share an insatiable curiosity of the world and the desire to say something about what they have discovered. Yet they rarely interact in professional spaces together. The MEZCAL project was designed to bring together these two groups during a series of major research cruises. The National Science Foundation funded four MEZCAL research cruises off the west coast of Oregon and California that included an Artist at Sea resident on each 10-day research voyage. Through this extensive opportunity for scientists and artists to work alongside each other, new levels of understanding of the process and products of these different professions have emerged, leading to a burgeoning awareness and appreciation of the natural world and the people who observe it.

Exhibit runs from February 3 to March 12, 2020. The exhibit is free and open to the public. The Giustina Gallery is located at 875 SW 26th St., Corvallis. In the OSU LaSells Stewart Center.

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Kaiyo Sushi Albany’s new sushi sensa�on. Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick lunch mee�ng, date night, or family night out.

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

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Chard *Recipes compliments of First Alternative Coop

In Season

Raspberry Walnut Chard Salad •

1 bunch chard, stems & leaves

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

2 carrots, thinly sliced

2 Tbsp raspberry vinegar

½ cup walnut oil

1 tsp honey

Salt and pepper to taste

1/3 cup toasted walnuts

Goat cheese cubes, optional

Separate chard leaves from stems. Wash and spin dry leaves and chop them into 1” ribbons and place them in a large salad bowl. Trim the stems into 2” pieces and place into a quart jar. Fill with cold water. Screw on the lid and shake for a minute or so. Pour into a colander and rinse. Slice stems into match sticks and add to the salad bowl. Add carrot and the onion to the bowl. Combine dressing ingredients and mix well. Taste and adjust accordingly. Add walnuts to the salad bowl, add dressing, toss and serve.

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Red Lentils with Chard Ingredients:

To prepare:

2 cups dry red lentils

SautĂŠ onions, garlic and ginger with lentils until onions are slightly translucent and tender. Add water and bring to a slow boil stirring often. When lentils are almost cooked through, add coconut milk, salt, and curry powder. Cook at a slow boil until mixture thickens (about 20-30 minutes) Add chopped chard in the last minute. Serve alone or with rice.

1 onion, chopped 1-2 cloves garlic 1 tablespoon chopped fresh ginger ½ bunch chard, chopped 2 cans coconut milk


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Pasta with Chard Ingredients:

To prepare:

1 bunch swiss chard

Cook bacon until crisp, set bacon aside to drain. Remove rendered bacon fat from pan and discard. But, leave a tiny bit - don't wash the pan yet.

1 box thin spaghetti 2-3 cloves garlic 5 strips bacon 1 cup heavy cream 1/4 tsp Nutmeg Salt & fresh ground pepper to taste fresh grated Parmesan cheese

Cook heavy cream in separate pot to thicken. No thickener needed, as the moisture evaporates, it will thicken on its own. When thickened, add nutmeg to cream and turn off heat. Chop chard - leaves first then chop stems into 1/4 inch pieces. In bacon pan cook thinly sliced garlic for just a minute, then add chard and a couple of teaspoons of water to steam chard until wilted. Once Chard is wilted, remove from pan and set aside. Boil pasta until cooked then drain, leaving just a bit of pasta water in the pot - 1/4 cup. Combine cream, chard, bacon and pasta. Toss lightly. Serve with parmesan and salt & pepper to tase.


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Chard & Pastrami Pizza Ingredients: 1 prebaked pizza crust 2 russett potatoes ½ Pound of sliced pastrami 1 bunch chard 2 cups grated mozzarella cheese ½ cup cream 2 tbs butter

To prepare: Peel and boil potatoes until soft. Mix potatoes, cream and butter in a bowl (like mashed potatoes). Spread potatoes in a thin layer on pizza crust. Quickly sautĂŠ chard just to wilt, let cool. Arrange chard, pastrami, and cheese on top of potato layer. Bake in oven at 425 degrees for seven to ten minutes. Let stand for a few minutes to firm up, slice and enjoy.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Grilled Salmon on Chard Ingredients: (For two) 2 six to eight oz. salmon fillets

2 cups sliced mushrooms

2 cups heavy cream

2 shallots

1 bunch Swiss chard

½ tsp dried dill 1 oz vermouth Splash of olive oil to sautÊ To prepare: Boil cream in saucepan for a few minutes to reduce and thicken, cream becomes very shiny when it thickens, don’t cook it down too far. When thickened, add dill, stir and reduce heat to low. At the same time in a separate pan, quickly sautÊ shallots, mushrooms and chard in olive oil, add vermouth at the end for flavor, continue to cook for a moment to cook off alcohol. Your choice: grill, broil, or poach salmon fillets to cook. When ready, mix cream into sautÊed vegetable mixture. Mix lightly to coat mixture with cream. Arrange a bed of the vegetable mixture on plates, and top with cooked salmon fillets. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

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PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Ask Annette

Chose the right lender! By Annette Sievert


he right (or wrong) lender can make or break the purchase of a property. Lots of buyers are looking for one thing and one thing only: low interest rates.

But there is so much more to closing a transaction and loan successfully and on time. First, there is a difference between a mortgage lender and a mortgage broker. A lender lends their own money, a broker matches a buyer with a lender and their specific loan programs. That also means that there could be different requirements for different lenders and a broker is not free to make decisions, they will always need to adhere to what a specific lender wants. A low rate will often mean higher fees or teaser rates. I have seen many transactions turn into a nightmare because of an obscure internet lender, luring people in with lowest rates, then coming up with weird requests and requirements, usually very late in the process, inevitably leading to delays or nasty surprises. Here is a good example: A lender told a buyer their closing cost would be $7000. The buyer negotiated repair credits against those closing costs for $7000 in good faith. At the closing table it turned out the true closing costs were only $3000. The $4000 difference went back to the seller and there is nothing that could be done, especially last minute. You want to work with a lender who has high integrity, is known in the community for closing their transactions on time and reliably with the terms agreed to in the beginning. You want a lender who will answer their phone on the weekend. That is when you most likely want to have your pre approval letter as you are looking for houses on Saturdays and Sundays. You want to work with a lender whose pre approval letters are worth their salt. Here is another example: A buyer was moving from another state and started looking for houses in the $500000 range, armed with a preapproval from some lender in the state they moved from. Red flags went up when the buyer told the broker that they were looking for new jobs here while they were looking for houses and

had already given notice at their former employment. You need to be employed and have income to get a loan... They were sent to an excellent local lender who looked at the situation, stating they could only buy for up to $265000 with the current numbers. Needless to say they decided to wait, get employment and ultimately bought the house they wanted. But just imagine if the real estate broker had relied on the existing pre approval letter, obviously not vetted well, and had gotten an accepted offer only to discover that the transaction was not viable, a catastrophe not only for the buyer but a huge disappointment and damage for the seller as well. My father, a real estate developer in Germany, had a wise saying: “if you want to have the last drop from the bottle, the lid will hit your nose” So look beyond the shiny teaser rates, don’t try to find the cheapest, try to find the best which will probably be cheaper in the long run and will make for a smooth transaction. Ask your local broker for recommendations and USE THEM! Happy Buying

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


PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Getting “2020 Vision” on Your Finances in The New Year


he start of the new year is a great time to focus on your finances and put them into perspective.

Competing demands on our time can often cloud our line of sight on what really matters. So, if you want a better handle on your finances, take these six foundational steps to get a better vision in 2020.

1. Review where you stand Begin by looking at your broad financial picture. This includes determining your net worth (assets you own minus liabilities or debts you owe). Identify whether you can cut costs in order to put more money to work toward your key financial goals. Also make sure you have a sufficient emergency fund that could cover at least three to six months of income.

2. Reassess your goals Determine if the goals you’ve established, such as education savings or retirement savings, are still appropriate based on your plans for the future. Are you on track

to achieve them? Can you find more dollars to put toward them?

3. Consider your debt and credit score If you haven’t checked your credit score lately, it’s a good idea to do so. Look at your current debts (auto loans, mortgages, student loans, etc.) to see if there are ways they can be paid down more quickly or if you could benefit by refinancing any loans.

4. Review your portfolio Investment markets have performed well for an extended period of time. Are you prepared for increased unpredictability in the markets? Make sure the risk reflected in your portfolio aligns with your risk profile. Consider rebalancing investments if your portfolio allocations have shifted due to varying performance for different assets.

5. Conduct a checkup of your protection strategy Now is a good time to review your

Sten Carlson, CFP®, CLTC, CKA, 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 25 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.

insurance policies to make sure you are properly covered. This includes everything from auto and home insurance to life insurance, disability income coverage and long-term care protection.

6. Solidify your estate plan Pay special attention to your estate planning needs. This is a concern regardless of your age and assets. Review your will to be sure that it is current and reflects your wishes for how your legacy will be carried out. If you don’t have a will, arrange to have one prepared. Consider whether trusts need to be in place or if those in place are up to date. Also review beneficiary designations on your financial accounts and insurance policies. In all of these matters and others, it can be helpful to sit down with your financial advisor to review where you stand and plot out your next steps for the year ahead.


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

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Want to Upgrade Your Style? By Oscar B. Hult

Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham Downton Abbey


First Friday, Photo by Brett Murphy

here are very few things in this world that will help you gain confidence and feel better about yourself than dressing better. It’s not about trying to impress others, it’s about respecting yourself.

Chances are they dress well. Look at the actors that care about the way they dress. George Clooney, Sean Connery, and Daniel Craig come to mind. They look sharp, period. That is no small part of the reason they got to be where they are.

If you respect yourself, others will find you to be worthy of their respect as well. People judge you every minute of every day. You may not believe it, but it’s true. You may not believe it’s important, but it is. The way you look, and the way you dress is your only true first impression. When you dress well, people act differently toward you. They’re more friendly and approachable. Dressing better opens doors. With potential employers. With potential dates. With front desk clerks, and airline representatives, waiters, and complete strangers. Think about some of the men you respect and look up to.

Dressing better makes you look and feel better… But where do you start? The first place to start is to make sure that the clothing you wear actually fits you correctly. Wearing clothes that fit better can make a huge difference in the way you look. Another way of saying this: MOST GUYS WEAR CLOTHES THAT ARE WAY TOO BIG. That’s not to say you need to wear things that are super skinny and look like they are painted on, but rather to make sure you are dressing in clothing that actually fits you. Your haberdasher can help you find the fit that looks good on you, without


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being restrictive. Of course, having your clothing tailored when needed will make a big difference. You will also want to look at the style that you want to project. Find someone that dresses the way you would like to and use their wardrobe as an example of how you want to grow your own. I personally look at Tom Selleck in Blue Bloods, and Hugh Bonneville as Lord Grantham on Downton Abbey. Again, your haberdasher should be able to help you weed through the items you have and help you find things you need to achieve the look you want. 2020 can be the year that you start dressing like the man you want to be, so that you can get the respect you deserve. Dress well, be confident, find success!


Oscar B. Hult is a co-owner of The Natty Dresser in Downtown Albany. 541-248-3561 Contact him at



Willamette Living Magazine February / March 2020

By Brenda Powell “The Pantone color of the year is Classic Blue, just a little darker than the color of your door,” my aunt said to me when she visited me in December. I’ve been following Pantone and its choices for over 10 years. Pantone’s color choices influence retail sales, interior design and marketing. This year I checked out Pantone’s color choices before they selected the color of the year, so I was honestly surprised when my aunt mentioned their top pick. The words Pantone used in describing Classic Blue: calm, dependable, sense of peace, tranquility, refuge. Boring, safe? I don’t think so. I love blue. Blue is a cool color and in the landscape, cool colors make small spaces appear larger. They sparkle in the shade. Blue reminds us of the sky and is a perfect choice for a meditation garden. Blue is especially good at attracting bees. Also, blue is the most uncommon color in the plant world. There are plants that can add blue to your landscape either in flowers or foliage. Another way to incorporate the color is to choose blue glazed pottery, paint furniture or a wall in the garden, or use blue glass. Following is a list of plants to consider to add the cool, tranquil color blue to your landscape. (See Key).

For the sun:

Salvia: A or P. Height varies. My faves are ‘May Night’ P and ‘Black & Blue’ A. DR. DT. Borage: Annual but reseeds. 2’ tall. Great pollinator attractor. Edible. Nepeta (Catmint): P. Many varieties from 1-3’ tall. DR. DT. Ceratostigma plumbaginoides (Leadwort). P. 9-12” tall. Fall blooms and red fall foliage. Caryopteris (Bluebeard): D. 3-4’ tall. Many varieties. DT. Blue needled conifers: Boulevard Cypress, Feeling Blue Deodar Cedar, Chamaecyparis ‘Blue Feathers’, Blue Spruce (dwarf to large), and Blue Star

Juniper. Most DR & DT. Delphinium: P. Many varieties from 2-7’. Needs good drainage and a humus soil. DR. Gentian ‘Holzmann’: P. 1-3” tall. Alpine plant that likes well-drained soil. Evovulus ‘Blue My Mind’: A. 6-12” tall. Prolific flowers, trailing habit, silver foliage. Amsonia hubricthii (Blue Star): P. 3’ tall. Powder blue flowers and feathery foliage. Ceanothus (California Lilac): E. 5-12’ tall. Small leaves, spring blooms. DT. Siberian Iris ‘Bennerup Blue’: P. 3-4’ tall. Blade-like foliage. Striking blooms. DR.

For the shade:

Brunnera (Siberian Blugloss): P. 12-15” tall. Forget-me-not like flowers over leaves with silver variegation. Several varieties with different degrees of variegation. DR.


Add Blue to Your Landscape

In The Garden

Dark blue star creeper: P. Matforming ground cover. Better behaved than the standard type. County Park is a nice selection. Will tolerate wetter soils. Hosta seiboldiana ‘Elegans’: P. Frosty blue, large , heart-shaped leaves. Camassia esculenta (Quamash): A bulb native to Oregon that grows in wetter areas. DT.


(A) Annual: Grows one season then dies or isn’t hardy. Often reseeds. (P) Perennial: Lives from year to year but may die to ground over wint er. (D) Deciduous: woody shrub that loses its leaves in winter. (E) Evergreen: keeps leaves or needles all year. (DR): usually deer resistant. (DT): drought tolerant.


Brenda Powell is a fourth generation owner of Garland Nursery in Corvallis.

Follow her writing at garlandnursery.wordpress.com




PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Maintaining Good Posture in the Digital Age By Kris Denning


he epidemic of “text neck” is affecting all humans immersed in the digital age. And it doesn’t just look bad and cause you to lose height. It creates neck and upper back pain, constricts breathing, and is said to increase cortisol (stress hormones), thereby slowing the metabolism. Bad posture can affect the entire body. And, since these devices aren’t going away, it is up to each of us to be mindful of our posture whenever possible and to know how to correct it. If you can, have someone take a full body picture of you from the side. Look at this photo and consider your plumb line. You should be able to draw a straight line connecting your ear, shoulder, hip, knee, and ankle. If you have this plumb line, great! If not, there are ways you can help to bring yourself back into proper alignment. With “text neck”, the ears will be jutted out forward of the shoulders and the upper back may be high and rounded. Looking down at your device creates a workload for the neck and upper back muscles that gets exponentially heavier as the angle of your gaze gets lower. Those muscles get so overly worked and tense from holding this unnatural position for so long, that they can create a hunchback. Holding your device in front of you causes your shoulders to rotate forward. This internal rotation of the shoulders causes the chest muscles to tighten, while it weakens the muscles of the midback

which we would normally be using to pull the shoulders back. To help lengthen and stretch the chest muscles, stand in an open doorway with your palms and elbows touching the doorframe and lean into that open space. When sitting or standing for long lengths of time, imagine someone pouring ice water down the center of your back. This will help to draw back your shoulders and contract the muscles of your mid back. Another great way to strengthen the muscles of the mid back while opening the shoulders is to practice the Yoga pose, “Locust”. To do this, lie face down on your stomach with your palms pressing against your thighs. Lift the chest and legs while drawing your shoulders back and down as if squeezing an orange between your shoulder blades. Scoop the neck in and lengthen through the top of your head. Hold position for several breaths, then rest. Practice this daily.

To help bring your body into its natural plum line, stand against the wall with your shoulders, back of your head, and hips touching the wall. If this causes your chin to lift, then scoop your neck inward and lift through the top of your head so that your chin is parallel with the floor. See if you can step away from the wall while maintaining this position. Practice this as often as you can so that your body gets used to the feel of proper alignment. Whether you’re driving, brushing your teeth, or working at your desk, be mindful of your body position; and take breaks from your device often! It took a long time to come into that fully upright position on the evolutionary chart! Let’s try not to regress.

Kris Kris Denning is a Certified Holistic Nutritionist and a yoga/pilates teacher at Timberhill Athletic Club. Contact her at



Willamette Living Magazine February / March 2020

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Pink Lips – Red lip color has been popular for several years. Now a really bright pink is starting to emerge as a favorite. Try a hot pink with blue undertones. Using a matte lipstick will have a little more staying power than a creamy one. Floating Eyeliner – This is an interesting trend. Instead of having eyeliner just on the lash line, we are seeing �floating� eyeliner. Eyeliner is placed on the eyelid just above the crease above the lash line. It’s especially dramatic when it’s a bright neon or pastel color.




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Structured Brows - Bushy, unkempt brows of years past are giving way to a structured strong and polished look. Using clear gels, hairs are groomed into place giving a groomed polished look. Pink Blush all over – A bright pink blush isn’t just for your cheeks. This trend is seeing the blush all over. Blush is placed under the eyebrow bone, temples, and forehead in addition to the cheeks. Using the same color all over gives a dramatic look. While the trends can be fascinating and possibly desirable, one would never want to have them applied with permanent makeup. Permanent Makeup is best suited to create a classic natural look. That way you have a base look that is always flattering and then you can apply topical makeup to follow the trends if you want. Most of the bad looking permanent makeup is when someone ventured too far into a trend. Many women don’t think permanent makeup is for them or they don’t know what to look for. Permanent makeup is customized and personalized to each persons desired look. A qualified permanent makeup artist can show you photos of their work and take the time to answer your questions. Have fun with the trends if you decide to try them!

Cheryl Lohman CPCP, is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and owner of Oregon Permanent Makeup. Contact her at 541-740-1639


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Squirrel Lake Opens Feb 28 - Multiple Performances Albany Civic Theater Albany www.albanycivic.org

National Pancake Day Feb 25 – 7AM-7PM IHOP Salem www.ihop.com McMinnville Short Film Festival February 21-23 McMinnville Cinemas / Linfield College McMinnville www.msff.film

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7:30 p.m. The Emerald City Jazz Kings - It's All Right With Me ď ś

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7:30 p.m. Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: All-Rachmaninoff ď ś

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7:00 p.m. Susan J. McGregor Lecture -- Intersectionality at Work*

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7:00 p.m. Fly Fishing Film Tour ď ś

Mar. 5 Time TBA* The 2020 Octave Levenspiel Lectureship Presents Don Pettit *Please check The LaSells Stewart Center website for details including time

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