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Thanks for voting us “Best of the Valley!”

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Wonder Dogs prides itself on having experienced and certified instructors, who are current on the latest research regarding canine development, behavior, and the most up-to-date training techniques. By always participating in continuing education, they make the classroom setting effective, informative and fun!

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Art in the Valley The Bookshelf Real Estate Update Sten: On the Money The Haberdasher Gardening With Brenda Kris on Health Looking Good Senior Fitness Medical Cannabis coming in the Sept/Oct 2022 Issue

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Another win for Garland Nursery, your pick for Best Nursery in the Valley, every year! Congratulations Brenda, Erica, Lee and Co!

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The new C-Class Sedan This is how inspiring the comfort zone can be The new C-Class already looks to be in motion at a standstill with its

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forward in terms of a high-value appeal in the interior, and the

overhang, long wheelbase and rear overhang. The sporty hood with

new C-Class goes even further with respect to modern luxury. The

power domes accentuates this appearance of forward motion. The

interior adopts highlights from the new S-Class, adding a sporty

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Scio Hardware & Mercantile

Summer at Last!

Scio Hardware and Mercantile, is your local hardware and general merchandise store with everything you need for your Home & Garden! Come on in and say hello.

THIS MONTH'S QUOTE IS DEDICATED TO OUR BEST OF THE VALLEY WINNERS "Greatness is not guarding yourself from the people; greatness is being accepted by the people." — Mike Tyson Or, in light of the difficulty of just being in business for the last year, we selected this alternate quote: "Yo Adrian, I did it!" — Rocky Balboa

Publisher's Update MY FAVORITE SEASON IS HERE!

Gloves and hand creams for hard working hands.

AT LAST, THE GREY SKIES HAVE CLEARED, AND THE RAIN HAS STOPPED, PRETTY MUCH. SUMMER IS MY FAVORITE SEASON, MAINLY BECAUSE IT’S UNPLEASANT TO BARBEQUE IN THE RAIN. “BARBECUE” – IF YOU PREFER. We’ve had kids attempt to ply the river on floaties already, but the water is cold. Remember, that water was snow about a week ago! We’ll wait until August thank you.

Tools to get the job done.

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As you may have gleaned from this month’s cover, the winners of our annual Best of the Valley contest are listed in this issue. We have some perennial favorites, Inkwell Home Store, Garland Nursery, The Natty Dresser, and we have a few newcomers to the victory circle. Some of our new champions look pretty great – Wonder Dogs, Gamberetti’s in Albany, and Margin Coffee, to name a few. We’ve already made our way out to Lebanon and tried Seeds Italian Bistro and the verdict is two enthusiastic thumbs up for them! See our review in this issue.

Elaine Rea started as our Travel & Lifestyle contributor in the last issue, and she has been burning up, uh… zero gas, shooting from one end of Oregon to the other in her space-age Tesla. In this issue, we have her reports from a getaway to Yachats, and a quick trip to Multnomah Village. She’s great at finding every-last-detail for you. Heather Bublitz-Newton put together a round up of this summer's fairs and festivals in the area. Looks like we've got some fun music and outdoor events coming up. Go visit and have a corn dog. And finally, we wore the damn mask for two years straight, we got all the shots, and (not kidding) TWO days before we were supposed to fly to Vegas, we tested positive. Fortunately we didn't have major symptoms, but both of us give Covid a hearty thumbs down - do not recommend. Thankfully Visit Las Vegas came through for us and sent a TON of fun things for you (AND US!) to go check out. Viva Las Vegas, baby.

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Took a quick trip to St. Louis (where I was born) with our daughter Kate. Here we are inside the little soup can you ride in to get to the top of the Gateway Arch. Fun, but not an activity for the claustrophobic!

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Glass Art at Gallery Calapooia By Carol Houk with Steve Terhune, Glass Artists GLASS IS EVERYWHERE! WINDOWS, DOORS, VEHICLES, JARS, VASES, DRINKING GLASSES, EYEGLASSES, PHONE AND COMPUTER SCREENS – AND THAT'S JUST THE BORING COLORLESS, TRANSPARENT STUFF. 2022 has been designated by The United Nations as the International Year of Glass, check out the website at www.iyog2022. org for more information. Steve and I, both glass artists with Belle Vista Glassworks, are the featured artists for July at Gallery Calapooia at 222 W 1st Ave in Albany. Come see what we do with glass! We have different styles when it comes to our work, but we do collaborate on large commissions and bounce ideas off of one another for our own art.

Above: Blackeyed Susan, by Carol Houk Top: Red Bowl, by Steve Terhune

Steve is the engineer of the family. He likes his work to conform to rigid standards of precision, measurement and symmetry. He uses a computer to design his artwork and then converts the designs to a coded machine language, which is then used in a water-jet machine to precision-cut the glass. Putting the pieces together is like working on a jigsaw puzzle. Once all of the pieces are laid out in the desired design, they are fused

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Clockwise: from left: Steve's Giraffe Steve cleaning the water jet Louis Wain's Cat, by Carol Carol pulling molten glass into canes

together in a kiln at high temperatures. His bowls and dishes take an additional kiln-firing step to slump the fused piece into the desired shape using a ceramic mold. I have a background in science, so I like to experiment. Sometimes experiments come out with the desired effect and sometimes I get surprised, but I always learn something in the process. I use a variety of glass working techniques, and most of my work tends to be more freeflowing, allowing for imperfections. I also like to find ways of using up leftover glass from previous projects. I’ll chop or grind leftovers into smaller pieces to make frit

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(ground up glass), or melt glass pieces in a small kiln with a hole in the bottom to pull strings of glass or produce canes for cutting into murrine, which I use in my Little Gardens. Murrine are colored patterns that are revealed when the long canes are cut into thin cross-sections. I also do traditional stained glass, which requires a higher level of precision. As the featured artists at Gallery Calapooia for the month of July 2022, Steve and I decided to focus on Flora & Fauna as our combined theme. My work focuses on the flora and Steve's focuses on the fauna, but you'll find some cross-over in our displays.

Gallery Calapooia 222 W 1st Ave Albany, OR 97321 541-971-5701 GalleryCalapooia.com


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Out 'n About

CITY GEMS Multnomah Village By Elaine Rea

TUCKED IN THE SOUTHWEST HILLS, this charming neighborhood bills itself as “The Village in the heart of Portland.” Multnomah Village boasts a robust neighborhood association with 113 year history as a business district. Each year they celebrate with Multnomah Days (Saturday, August 20th, 2022), a one-day street festival with food, music, art, and family-friendly fun. multnomahvillage.org/multnomahdays

Fat City Café

Otto & Anita's Schnitzelhaus

Must Eat Fat City Café

7820 SW Capital Hwy

Multnomah Arts Center

fatcitycafepdx.com Family-owned since 1976, the walls are decorated with globespanning license plates and the tabletops are a collection of old student body cards, assorted family photos, and random postcards…eclectic and entertaining. Try the Fat City Sizzle and the Homemade Sinnamon Roll (yes, that is the spelling!) This is a cash-only establishment.

Otto and Anita’s Schnitzelhaus

3025 SW Canby St

ottoandanitas.com A family-run, Bavarian hideaway with Alpine murals and a dozen ways to eat your schnitzel. Their Dill Pickle Soup is “famous” and delicious. There is a selection of authentic, German baked goods to eat-in or take away. Two thumbs up for the Hot Wienerschnitzel Sandwich (made with breaded pork loin) and the Black Forest Torte.

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Root & Branch

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rootandbranchpdx.com The owners are Chinese medicine practitioners and their shop carries herbs and teas. “Ancient Remedies for a Modern World.”

Thinker Toys

7784 SW Capital Hwy

thinkertoysoregon.com In Multnomah Village since 1994, this shop offers expert recommendations for age-appropriate children’s toys and free gift wrapping. WARNING: bringing children (and some adults) here may result in spontaneous buying!

Indigo Traders

7814 SW Capitol Hwy

indigotraders.com For 20 years, Indigo Trading has carried Turkish towels, soaps, and coffee supplies. They have a website with an on-line store but the colorful atmosphere, touching the towels and smelling the soaps, is worth an in-person visit.

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Get Outside! Try Some Fly Fishing, With a Pro The Willamette Valley brings ample amounts of nourishing elements in the form of good conversation, great food, world renowned fertile lands and most importantly, extraordinary fishing. Fishing brings a new outlook for healthy lifestyles, not just for the body, but also for the mind. Unplug from the daily stressors our environment can throw at us and let your worries wash down the river to turn into something magical. Fly fishing provides technical brain training for kids and adults alike who are looking for a hobby that involves nature. It can also provide memorable bonding moments with family over the unimaginable wonders the valley can bring.

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At Watershed Fly Shop they bring the action, the right tools and the skills to give the Willamette Valley the good fishing it needs. While respecting our beautiful environment and the plentiful fish nature gives us, they help foster a healthy relationship with fly fishing. Watershed offers a variety of services to help guide you on your fishing journey. Get on the water in the Santiam River (north and south), the McKenzie, the Willamette, the Siletz and the Alsea with experienced guides that provide trips for trout and steelhead. When the water gets too deep, experience their raft and drift boats for a steady row down the river of your choice. For when the summer heat coaxes the caddisfly for a dangerous tango on top of the river, call Watershed for a walk and wade dry fly trip to enjoy the chilly water and a good catch. Are you trying out fly fishing for the first time? No worries! Watershed trips include an on the river homemade lunch with friendly guides, and all the supplies you will need to be successful. We recommend any new fly fishers consider letting Watershed guide you. Does your partner fish and you enjoy helping them tie flies? They offer fly tying classes to help you craft the very fly that could land the fish of your dreams. Watershed can introduce you to fly fishing in a way that caters to every unique learning curve, whether you prefer in the shop classes, or getting more action with on the water classes. Stop in the shop the learn more.

Check out the "Summer at the 45th" event presented by The Chic Bride-celebrating their 10 year anniversary! Join them Saturday, July 23rd from 10AM until 5PM at the 45th Parallel Building in Salem at 2195 Hyacinth St. NE for a super fun day of promoting and supporting small businesses. Come to support a business, promote your own business, and network with fellow business owners and entrepreneurs.

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Love Aloha shirts?

Learn how they put Hawaii on the map at the Washington State History Museum. The exhibition Art of the Aloha Shirt: Keoni of Hawaii, 1938–51 opens this Friday, July 1, 2022 at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma and will be on view through September 11. Art of the Aloha Shirt explores the history, artistry, and production of Hawaii’s enduring fashion statement. The exhibition of 60 objects, including original textile artwork, production sketches and swatches, advertisements, and vintage shirts, tells the story of an early innovator, John “Keoni” Meigs, in an industry that has left an indelible mark on fashion in the United States and the world. “Aloha shirts have been in demand for decades. They’re a sign of Pacific Island popular culture in the Pacific Northwest and beyond, and something everyone can relate to,” said Mary Mikel Stump, director of exhibitions and programs at the Washington State Historical Society. “We’re delighted to bring this exhibition. It’s fun to learn more about Aloha shirt design, the textile industry and fashion history.” Although many claim authorship, the exact origin of the Aloha shirt remains uncertain. The patterns of Polynesian tapa cloth, the colorful and bold floral designs of Tahitian pareau, and the sheer Japanese fabric used for making kimonos are often cited as some of the early stylistic influences. Sometime in the late 1920s to the early 1930s, when Hawaii’s economy began to shift from an agricultural to a service-oriented economy and tourists started flying to Hawaii in ever-increasing numbers, the emphasis of the island clothing industry shifted from the production of work clothes to sports and casualwear. Combining the young islander’s love for colorful clothing with the tourist’s desire to bring home keepsakes of their holidays on the islands, the Aloha shirt enjoyed massive popularity, particularly after the conclusion of the Second World War. At 6:00 PM on Thursday, August 18, the Washington State History Museum will host a free event with special guests to celebrate Art of the Aloha Shirt. Dr. Linda A. Bradley, Professor Emeritus at Washington State University, will lead a fun, fastpaced gallery tour. She will share an overview of the roots of Aloha attire and provide insight into the broader cultural and historical significance of this style. Local collector David Bader will share examples of aloha shirts from his extensive collection, while providing participants with deeper understanding of how the style has changed over time. And cocktail historian Rene Cebula will present “The Origins of Tiki: The Drinks Behind the Shirts.” Guests can enjoy a tropical mocktail while they take in the stories at this event, held on Third Thursday with free admission from 3:00-8:00 PM.

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Visit the web site for videos, fishing reports, and local river updates. Stop into the shop at 200 NW 2nd. St. in Corvallis. 10 - 6 daily, closed Sun & Mon.

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Art of the Aloha Shirt is organized by ExhibitsUSA, a program of Mid-America Arts Alliance. The exhibition is curated by Dale Hope. The Washington State History Museum is open TuesdaySunday, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM. WSHS members get free admission. See www.WashingtonHistory.org for details.

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THE ARTS

Art in the Mid-Valley

“You can't use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have” – Maya Angelou

By Brian Egan JULY AND AUGUST BRING A FULL LINEUP OF ART AND MUSIC IN CORVALLIS, INCLUDING TWO OUTDOOR EVENTS THAT HAVE BEEN CANCELLED IN RECENT YEARS DUE TO THE PANDEMIC. WHETHER YOU LIVE IN THE CORVALLIS AREA OR JUST PASSING THROUGH, A STOP AT THE ARTS CENTER OR ONE OF THE MANY LOCAL GALLERIES IS ALWAYS AN OPPORTUNITY TO IMMERSE YOURSELF IN THE WORK OF OUR TALENTED ARTISTS.

Hester is an accomplished artist in her own right and will show her work in the Corrine Woodman Gallery at The Arts Center from August 23rd to September 21st. The show is titled Hester Couke, My Other Life, and will provide us a glimpse of what she does in her spare time.

Arts Alive! Arts Alive! is back this year on the Arts Center Plaza! After virtual events the past two summers this year features eight live workshops and a concert. The format may have changed but the fun and excitement will be just as great as past live events. August 12, 7:00 to 9:00, Join us for the 5th Annual Arts Alive! Celebration & Artist Reception. Tickets are just $15 and include a free adult beverage (21+). Plus, don’t miss the Caricatures, Poetry, Pizza, Cocktails, and live music by Glide Divine (psych-pop).

Relic, by David Lewis The Arts Center features its 20th Around Oregon Annual exhibit July 9 – August 13. Mario Mesquita (Regional Arts and Culture Council) chose 43 works, by as many artists, out of 453 submitted images. The AOA shows work by contemporary artists from all over the state, in various media and subject matter. From the oil painting techniques of David Carmack Lewis’ “Relic” to Tyler Brumfield’s use of bottle caps in “Encrusted”; from intimate interior photographs by Lee Niemi’s “At Home” to majestic landscapes such as M.C. Reardon’s “Storm over Nipple Mountain”; and including more conceptual work by Epiphany Couch, “Buried by White Ways”. All of them breathe a contemporary spirit, solidly based in the “now”. The exhibit reception will take place on July 21st from 5:30 to 7:30.

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On August 13th, noon to 9pm, Artists will be sharing techniques and practices while encouraging participation in the eight workshops. You can see a schedule of workshops and fees at theartscenter. net/arts-alive-2022. Workshops include poetry, collage, felting, weaving, printmaking and more. At 6:30 the music kicks off with Corvallis based alternative blues band the Church Ladies, followed by headliner jazz singer/songwriter Halie Loren from Sitka, Alaska. Save the date for a fun-filled day and bring your dancing shoes! Long time curator at The Arts Center, Hester Couke will be retiring this fall. To celebrate her contributions to our local art scene an exhibit titled 30+ Retrospective will open on August 18th and run through September 26th. This show will feature the work of the many members of The Arts Center Exhibition Committee spanning the 30 years of Hester’s tenure. A reception for the exhibit is scheduled for August 18th from 5:30 to 7:00.

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After a pandemic hiatus the Corvallis Art Guild is bringing back the Clothesline Sale of Art on the lawn of the Benton County Courthouse. The 66th annual sale takes place from 9:00 to 5:00 on Saturday, August 6th. You can meet the artists, view their work and take home art created by some of the best artists in the valley. The Corvallis Art Walk (CAW) takes place on July 21st and August 18th. A list of artists and venues can be found at www. corvallisartswalk.com. You can get some exercise, meet new artists and maybe purchase a piece of art, all in Downton Corvallis.

CORVALLIS ARTS CENTER HOURS Noon to 5:00 pm Tuesday through Saturday (check website for updates) Phone 541-754-1551 www.theartscenter.net


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Heather Taylor Heather’s enthusiasm for color and vibrancy are reflected in her artwork and soft pastels especially offer both in abundance. Her inspiration is derived from the world around her. Her creations blend subject matter that is beautiful and interesting with a sense of solitude and respite.

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2022 SUMMER CONCERT SERIES

Two Beings 36 x 48 acrylic, by Carol Chapel

ummer has arrived and we are enjoying the rewards of its beauty and bounty in Oregon. Be sure to put a visit to River Gallery on your Summer art adventure list.

The Music of Abba

August 11 – Eddie Montgomery of Montgomery Gentry

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Anna Mallard Anna mainly enjoys working with gourds and textiles. At a conference in the US southwest she became interested in the prehistoric nature and versatility of gourds. Her textile art is colorful and brings attention to her art pieces.

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Friendship Force Travel The World With Friends

Wayne Smith, Friendship Force founder, and the Carters in the early 1980s FRIENDSHIP FORCE INTERNATIONAL (FFI) IS A NON-PROFIT CULTURAL ORGANIZATION FOCUSED ON PROMOTING UNDERSTANDING, CULTURAL EDUCATION AND CITIZEN DIPLOMACY THROUGH HOMESTAY JOURNEYS AND PERSONAL FRIENDSHIPS. It is based in more than 45 countries and on 6 continents, with 15,000 active members and over 300 journeys taking place each year. Through these exciting personal encounters, strangers become friends. FFI members know that by experiencing different views, you can discover common ground with other people. FFI programs bring diverse people together into each other’s cultures and homes to share one-of-a-kind experiences not available to regular tourists. More information about FFI can be found at: www.thefriendshipforce.org. FFI was founded by Presbyterian minister Wayne Smith and then-governor of Georgia Jimmy Carter in 1973. It was formed after an exchange program with Pernambuco, Brazil in which the Brazilians stayed in the Georgia Governor's Mansion. FFI was unveiled on March 1, 1977, by President Jimmy Carter and Smith at a White House gathering of state governors. First Lady Rosalynn Carter served as Honorary Chairperson until 2002. On July 4, 1977, the first “journey” took place. It involved 762 members who did a reciprocal exchange between Atlanta and Newcastle Upon Tyne in England.

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Jimmy Carter exits Air Force One in Newcastle Upon Tyne England during the first Friendship Force exchange in July 1977

Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter and Friendship Force Founder Wayne Smith- 1993


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Muhammad Ali Photograph: Neil Leifer He floated like a butterfly, he stung like a bee in 1977, An International Friendship Award Was presented To Muhammad Ali For the first five years, FFI used air charters to shuttle delegations of 150 to 400 visitors between partner cities. In 1982, the format was changed from large simultaneous homestays to smaller non-simultaneous visits using commercial airlines, the model still in use today. In the 1980s, a Japanese industrialist donated money to the organization that allowed the program to grow internationally. In 1985, FFI instituted the American Russian Mutual Survival program to encourage "the use of arms that embrace rather than arms that destroy" and facilitated exchanges between the United States and the Soviet Union. In 1992, FFI was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize for its work building understanding between the people of the United States and the Soviet Union during the Cold War. In June 2012, on its 35th anniversary, FFI launched a program to Cuba. (The above paragraph was paraphrased from Wikipedia). The program continues to grow in strength and relevance today. The mid-Willamette Valley has a FFI club. We will tell about the history and current operation of that club in our next article. Information about the club can also be found at the club website: www.fforegon.org

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GOOD READS

The Maid : A Novel by Nita Prose A Knock At Midnight : A Story Of Hope, Justice, And Freedom by Brittany K. Barnett This memoir is both a coming-of-age story from a gifted young lawyer with an unwavering belief in humanity, and a call to bring hope and justice to America's legal system. Brittany K. Barnett was only a law student when she came across the case of Sharanda Jones, who had been torn from her young daughter to serve a life sentence without parole for a firsttime drug offense. Moved by Sharanda's plight, Brittany set to work to help her gain freedom. By day she was an accountant on her way to a future in corporate law, and by night she worked pro bono to free clients in near-hopeless legal battles. Ultimately, her path transformed her understanding of injustice in the courts, of genius languishing behind bars, and the definition of freedom itself. (Nonfiction)

The Long Dark Tea-Time Of The Soul by Douglas Adams When a check-in desk at London's Heathrow Airport disappears in a ball of orange flame, the event is said to be an act of God. But which god? wonders holistic detective Dirk Gently. And how is this connected to Dirk's battle with his cleaning lady over his filthy refrigerator… or to the murder of his latest client? Or are these events just another stretch of coincidences in the life of the world's most off-kilter private investigator. (Fiction)

When she discovers the dead body of the infamous and wealthy Charles Black in his suite, hotel maid Molly Gray finds her orderly life upended as she becomes the prime suspect in the case and is caught in a web of deception that she has no idea how to unravel. (Fiction)

The Man Who Died Twice by Richard Osman When an old friend who has been accused of stealing millions of dollars’ worth of diamonds desperately needs her help leaving a dead body in his wake, Elizabeth and her friends go up against a ruthless murderer who wouldn’t bat an eyelid at knocking off four septuagenarians. (Fiction)

The Lost Language by Claudia Mills

A Little Hatred by Joe Abercrombie A battlefield hero, a ruthless socialite and a woman with the ability to glimpse into the future find their world and prospects transformed by escalating tensions among the disparate supporters of magic and machine development. (Fiction)

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While on a mission to save a near extinct language, sixth-grader Betsy finds her relationship strained with her best friend, Lizard, who is obsessed with the project, especially when tragedy strikes and Lizard does the unthinkable. (Children’s Fiction)

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Once Upon A Goat by Dan Richards When a proper king and queen ask their fairy godmother for a child, they find themselves gifted instead with a baby goat. (Children’s Picture Book)


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The Unlikely Escape Of Uriah Heep by H. G. Parry Realm Breaker by Victoria Aveyard

Mrs. England by Stacey Halls

Corayne an-Amarat can feel a strange darkness growing in Allward. She is the last of an ancient lineage, and the last hope to save the world from destruction. She is joined by a band of unlikely companions: a squire forced to choose between home and honor, a vengeful immortal, an exiled assassin, an ancient sorceress who speaks in riddles, a mysterious forger, and a bounty hunter. Together they stand against a vicious opponent determined to burn all kingdoms to ash, and an army unlike anything the realm has ever witnessed. (Young Adult Fiction)

In 1904 West Yorkshire, newly graduated nurse Ruby May looks after the children of a wealthy couple, hoping it will be the fresh start she needs, but instead finds a series of strange events, forcing her to question everything she thought she knew. (Fiction)

A young scholar with a secret uncontrollable magical ability to bring literary characters into the world is overseen by a protective older sibling before an unknown stranger unleashes literary characters throughout their city. A first novel. (Fiction)

You Made a Fool of Death with Your Beauty by Akwaeke Emezi

A Tale For The Time Being by Ruth L. Ozeki Time Is A Flower by Julie Morstad

A novelist on a remote island in the Pacific is linked to a bullied and depressed Tokyo teenager after discovering a Hello Kitty lunchbox that washed ashore in this new novel from the award-wining, best-selling author of My Year of Meats. (Fiction)

Depicts a child's imaginative vision of time as a sunbeam crossing a room, a spider spinning a web, the sun going down, or a beach wave. (Children’s Picture Book)

A fresh and seductive love story about seeking joy while healing from loss. For young widow Feyi Adekola, a steamy encounter at a rooftop party cascades into a whirlwind summer with a luxury trip to a tropical island, decadent meals by a celebrity chef, and a curator who wants to launch her art career. She starts dating the perfect guy, but keeps locking eyes with someone else. How far is she willing to go for a second chance at love? Can she release her past and honor her grief while still embracing her future? (Fiction)

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Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site

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he “Gem of the Oregon Coast” located between Newport and Florence on scenic Highway 101, Yachats (pronounced YAH-hots…silent ‘c’) features great, locally-owned eateries and shops offering quality food and goods that are not found in suburban strip malls or big-box retailers. There is plenty to do outside too; enjoy the coastal atmosphere at easily accessible beach parks and on miles of trails.

Yachats Chamber of Commerce and Visitor Center 241 Highway 101 N • yachats.org

They host a terrific website with all-things Yachats…links to trail maps, a calendar of events, and a comprehensive Visitor’s Guide. Yachats Welcome Sign

Public Sea Lion Art

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Yachats Ocean Road State Natural Site


Things to See & Do Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

fs.usda.gov/recarea/siuslaw/recarea/?recid=42265 Managed by the U.S. Forest Service, Cape Perpetua boasts some of the best views on the Oregon Coast. From high above Highway 101 the West Shelter, built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930’s, is a stone parapet perched on a bluff but accessible by car and a short trail walk. Down at the water’s edge there are tidepools and the ocean puts on its best shows at Spouting Horn, Thor’s Well, and Devil’s Churn. The scenic area is popular for watching whale migrations in the spring and winter. A National Forest Recreation Day Pass is $5.00 and available at the park’s Visitor Centers.

Places to Stay Historic Drift Inn

124 Highway 101 N

driftinnlodging.com The Drift Inn offers eclectic and unique accommodations. Stay in “Top of the World” or “Mermaid Heaven.” There is a full-service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Outdoor dining is available on their heated patio, shared with a wood-fired pizza oven. They bake bread and desserts on site (we recommend the Marionberry Cobbler!) and feature live music. Pick up dinners to-go at Yachats Mercantile next door.

Marionberry Cobbler at the Historic Drift Inn

Overleaf Lodge & Spa

280 Overleaf Lodge Lane

Cape Perpetua Scenic Area

overleaflodge.com The Overleaf’s Fireside Motel sits on the beachfront and offers rooms with fireplaces and ocean views. Themed picnic baskets (Coastal, Romance, Brewery, or Tuscan) can be arranged at the front desk to accompany you on your day of sand and surf. For family stays the Overleaf Cottages sleep 6-12, and the event center is on-site for weddings, reunions, and corporate events. Don’t forget to book some “me time” at their full-service spa.

Oregon Trail Mural

3025 SW Canby St

traveloregon.com/things-to-do/events/visual-performingarts-events/oregon-mural-trail/ Yachats is the site of one of Travel Oregon’s eight, hand-painted murals depicting the best of what the state has to offer. Find this one next to Yachats Brewing.

Oregon Trail Mural

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Places to Eat

Luna Sea Fish House

Luna Sea Fish House

153 Highway 101 N • lunaseafishhouse.com

The “Village Fishmonger,” Luna Sea serves fish and chips a dozen ways with your choice of albacore, halibut, cod, salmon, shrimp, clams, oysters, and any combination thereof! Dine on picnic tables outside and enjoy live music.

Saint Perpetua Patio

Merchandise at the Green Salmon Coffee Company

Green Salmon Coffee Company

220 Highway 101 N • thegreensalmon.com

357 Highway 101 N • saintperpetuapatio.com

This patio-only eatery recommends you dress for the weather, and watch the menu as it changes seasonally. Their small team and creative chef source locally and work hard to deliver unique, high-quality food.

Green Salmon is a micro-roaster featuring organic, fair-trade beans and teas from around the world as well as their own house blends. The cafe serves delicious, fresh-baked pastries to accompany your fresh-brewed coffee. They take sustainability seriously with a no plastics pledge, and the shop is solarpowered.

Yachats Brewing

348 Highway 101 N • yachatsbrewing.com

Yachats Brewing has 30 taps offering their award-winning beers and house-made probiotic beverages. The restaurant serves locally sourced meats and produce. The Maitake Melty mushroom sandwich is a fan favorite, and we can heartily recommend the Brisket Sandwich. Try a flight of your choice of four beers or perhaps kombuchas. Take a minute to admire the mural created as a paint-by-number and completed by the community and shop for their ferments like sauerkraut, kimchi, and garlic dill pickles.

Pastries at Bread & Roses Bakery

Bread & Roses Bakery

238 4th Street • bnrbakery.com

“Rustic loaves and refined desserts,” Bread & Roses Bakery has a charming garden with outdoor seating to enjoy coffee and a pastry, or perhaps a slice of quiche.

Beach Street Kitchen

84 Beach Street • beachstreetkitchen.com

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Open for take-away or delivery, Beach Street Kitchen has breakfast specialties like frittatas, burritos, and panini-pressed sandwiches. They have frozen entrees to-go, smoothies, and espresso drinks.


Places to Shop Toad Hall

237 W Third

Opened in 1988, this charming gift shop has an extensive selection of cards, candles, soaps, and décor, and their jigsaw puzzle section is second to none. Be sure to pick one for your next beach weekend… rain or shine.

Styx, Stones n' Bones

Styx, Stones n' Bones

160 W Second

This shop has over 1700 different minerals in the store including one of the largest collections of tourmaline anywhere. They offer family-friendly summer activities including a mining station where kids of all ages can try their hand at panning. Don’t miss their replica juvenile T-Rex, “Betty.”

Just Local

271 Highway 101 N • justlocalyachats.com

Toad Hall Puzzles

Judith's Kitchen Tools

In this location for ten years, all items in this well-stocked shop are made within 30 miles of town. Fifty vendors are featured selling creative items from paintings to potholders, jewelry to homemade jam.

Judith’s Kitchen Tools

261 Highway 101 N

Since 2002, Judith has been selling beautiful, unique, and useful tools for the kitchen. The shop is tiny but it’s loaded floor-toceiling with whatever a chef or baker might need… and more.

Topper’s Ice Cream and Candy

153 Highway 101 N

This shop is small but reminiscent of old-school, Oregon Coast candy stores. Start with an ice cream cone, shake or sundae, and take away some saltwater taffy or house-made fudge or chocolates. Midtown Guitar

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Yahots Video Country Store

262 Highway 101 N • yahotscountrystore.com

Besides offering Blu-Ray and DVD movies for rent this store carries fresh, organic produce and specialty foods rarely available in a town this size, and if the need arises, they are a Notary Public as well. Topper's Ice Cream and Candy

Midtown Guitar

357 Highway 101 N • guitarsofmidtown.com

This store sells new, acoustic and electric guitars as well as ukuleles and some vintage guitars. Above the shop is Perpetua Records (instagram.com/perpetua.records) selling “kick ass vinyl records, books, and vintage ephemera.”

Breadworks Herb Focaccia

Billow Cloud Seawater Soaps

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Remodeling Contractor 1. Powell Construction 2. Henderer Design & Build 3. G. Christianson

Plumber

1. Albin’s Plumbing/Judson’s Plumbing 2. Ron Knight 3. Complete Plumbing Systems

Tile

1. Mid-Valley Tile 2. Benson’s Interiors 3. Premiere Flooring

Home Pros

Lighting

1. J&J Electric 2. Radiance by Design 3. Inkwell Home Store

Professional Services Retirement Community 1. Mennonite Village, Albany 2. Stoneybrook Village, Corvallis 3. Brookdale Grand Prairie, Albany

Window Coverings/Blinds 1. Benson’s Interiors 2. Whitaker’s 3. Budget Blinds

Dog Trainer

1. Wonder Dogs, Corvallis 2. It’s a Ruff Life 3. Best Friends Dog Training

Nursery/Garden Center 1. Garland Nursery 2. J&B Garden Center 3. Shonnard’s

Pet Boarding

1. Joyful Noise, Albany 2. Inavale Farm 3. Albany Pet Hotel

Heating and Air

1. Hendrix, Tangent 2. Middleton Heating & Sheet Metal 3. Pace Heating & Air

Go to Pet Places

1. Minto Brown Island Park 2. Crystal Lake 3. Cheadle Lake

Interior Designer 1. Anna Bishop 2. Powell Construction 3. Rylee Henderer

Real Estate Agent

1. Diana Liktor, Windermere Corvallis 2. Prisha Brown, Re/Max Corvallis 3. Marty Fulford, Town & Country Corvallis

Landscaper

1. Pride Hardscape Construction 2. Refuge Landscape Design 3. Arne Jensen Landscaping

Real Estate Company

Builder

1. Henderer Design & Build 2. Powell Construction 3. Gerding

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Accountant

1. Hendrick & Kellison 2. Kara Brausen, CPA 3. Scott Meeker, CPA/Accuity

Law Firm

1. Reynold’s Law Firm 2. Smith, Davison & Brasier 3. Weatherford Thompson

1. Ryan Hanson, Edward Jones Albany 2. Kim Hall, Clarity Wealth Development 3. Mica Habarad, Edward Jones Corvallis Chris Scariano, Edward Jones Albany

1. Equilibrium Painting 2. Paint Effects 3. The Paint Doctor

1. Integrity Flooring 2. Corvallis Flooring / AK Carpet & More 3. Premiere Flooring

1. Dave’s Performance Hybrids/ John’s Auto Repair 2. Clayton’s 3. Trusty Auto Repair

Financial Planner

Painters

Flooring Company

Auto Repair

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1. Town and Country, Corvallis 2. Laura Gillot Team, Keller Williams Lebanon 3. Windermere Willamette Valley Realty

Portrait Photographer

1. Ball Studio 2. Jodi B Herrling 3. NosesTailsPaws Pet Photography

Credit Union

1. Oregon State Credit Union 2. Central Willamette Credit Union 3. Maps Credit Union

Pet Groomer

1. Urban Tails 2. PNW Grooming 3. It’s a Ruff Life

Veterinarian

1. Reid Veterinary 2. All Creatures Great and Small 3. West Hills Animal Hospital


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Farmers Market

1. Corvallis 2. Albany 3. Salem Saturday Market/ Scio Saturday Market

Cheese

1. Willamette Valley Cheese Co. 2. Ochoa 3. La Mariposa

Seafood

1. The Depot 2. Pacifica Seafood Market 3. Local Ocean

Mexican Food

1. La Roca/La Rokita 2. Tacos El Machin 3. TacoVino

Food & Drink

Burger

1. First Burger 2. Bo & Vine 3. Squirrels

Asian Food

1. The Show 2. The Woodsman 3. Tarntip

Sushi

1. Sada 2. Momiji 3. Aomatsu

Family Dining

1. Homegrown Oregon Foods 2. Loafer’s Station 3. Block 15

Outdoor Dining

1. The Barn 2. Sky High Brewing & Pub 3. Common Fields

Romantic Dining 1. Sweet Red’s Bistro 2. Sybaris Bistro 3. del Alma

Gluten Free Dining

1. Eats & Treats 2. Homegrown Oregon Foods 3. TacoVino

Lunch Spot

Food Truck

1. Ohana Kitchen 2. Grindz 3. Kento Hibachi

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Best Chef

1. Matt Bennett, Sybaris Bistro 2. Jesse Alire, Sweet Red’s Bistro 3. Danielle Lewis, Castor

Best Caterer

1. Sweet Red Bistro 2. Homegrown Oregon Foods / Forks & Corks 3. Jacopetti’s Catering

Winery Event

1. Al Jebal 2. Little Morocco 3. Marco Polo

Bakery

1. Natural Sprinkles 2. New Morning Bakery 3. Michelle Ashley’s Custom Cakes

1. American Dream 2. Pizza Amore 3. Southpaw’s

Middle Eastern Food

Appetizers

1. Sweet Red’s Bistro 2. Sybaris Bistro 3. Vault 244

Pizza

Tasting Room

1. Evergreen 2. Nirvana 3. Royal India (Millersburg)

Desserts

1. Sweet Red’s Bistro 2. Michelle Ashley’s Custom Cakes 3. Natural Sprinkles

1. Gamberetti’s, Albany 2. Seeds, Lebanon 3. Beppe & Gianni’s, Eugene

Indian Food

Breakfast Spot 1. Brick and Mortar 2. WiseCracks Cafe 3. The Dizzy Hen

Italian Food

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1. Brick & Mortar/ Homegrown Oregon Foods 2. Loafer’s Station 3. Grinds Hawaiian Food Truck

1. Willamette Valley Vineyards 2. Compton Family Wines 3. Lumos

1. Willamette Valley Vineyards, Grape Stomp 2. Ankeny Vineyards, Gatsby Event 3. Compton Family Vineyard, Wine Club Events

Spirits

1. 4 Spirits 2. Spiritopia 3. Vivacity

Brewery

1. Block 15 2. Calapooia Brewing 3. Dirt Road Brewery

Dispensary

1. OG Collective 2. High Quality 3. The Green Room

Cider

1. Two Towns 2. La Familia 3. Salt Creek Cider

Cocktails

1. Sweet Red Bistro 2. The Vault 244 3. Castor / TacoVino

Coffee House 1. Margin Coffee 2. Tried & True 3. The Brim


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Men’s Haircuts 1. 2. 3.

Raw Hair Society So Fly Honeycomb

Tanning Salon 1. 2. 3.

Tan Republic, Monmouth Palm Beach Tan Pacific Bronze & Bliss

Personal Training 1. 2. 3.

Healthcare

Personal Care

Pharmacy

Skin Care/Aesthetics

1. 2. 3.

Rice’s Pharmacy Corvallis Philomath Pharmacy Elm Street Pharmacy, Eugene

Doctor 1.

2. 3.

Angie Bean, Corvallis Family Medicine Dr Kruppa, Corvallis Kira Biron, Phoenix Family Health

Dentist 1. 2. 3.

Adam Kirkpatrick, Lebanon Dr. Black, Timberhill Dental Scott Travelstead, Corvallis

Orthodontist 1. 2. 3.

Paventy and Brown, Corvallis Wade Haslam, Valley View Orthodontics Dr. Aman Grewal, Springhill Dental

Chiropractor 1. 2. 3.

Jason Young, Body of Health Dr Rolland House Heresco

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Michelle Leach, Pure Beauty Aesthetics Honeycomb, Corvallis Dr O’Hare, Corvallis

Massage 1. 2. 3.

Embrace Kindness Bodywork Honeycomb Epic Day Spa

Permanent Makeup 1.

2. 3.

Oregon Permanent Makeup, Cheryl Lohman Isabella Ware, J Bella Tattoo Pure Beauty, Michelle Leach

Medi-Spa 1. 2. 3.

Milan Esthetics Michelle’s Personalized Skin Care Bella Vita

Day Spa 1. 2. 3.

Epic Day Spa Milan Esthetics Honeycomb Salon and Spa

Optometrist

Tattoo Studio

Acupuncture

Hair Salon

1. 2. 3.

1. 2. 4.

1. 2. 3.

Riverview Family Eye Care Valley Eye Care Frost Eye Care

1. 2. 3.

Corvallis Community Acupuncture Balance Point Acupuncture Bonnie Lorenz, Worsley Institute

Studio Lumos, Corvallis Diehard Piercing and Tattoo Main St. Tattoo Independence

Honeycomb, Corvallis Raw Hair Society, Corvallis Luminous Salon, Corvallis

Nail Salon 1. 2. 3.

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Capital City Barbell Echo Taylor Helix Corvallis

Health Club/Fitness Center 1. 2. 3.

Capital City Barbell, Salem Hub City CrossFit, Albany Anytime Fitness, Corvallis

Yoga Studio 1. 2. 3.

Love Yoga, Albany Willamette Valley Power Yoga Sole to Soul Yoga, Albany

Martial Arts 1. 2. 3.

Integrity Martial Arts, Albany Corvallis Martial Arts Oregon Ki Society


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Women’s Clothing

Home Décor

Formal Wear

Kitchen Store

1. Emma Downtown 2. Sibling Revelry 3. The Clothes Tree

1. The Natty Dresser, Albany 2. Expressions in Bloom, Corvallis 3. Men’s Wearhouse, Eugene

Pet Supplies

Shopping

1. Animal Crackers, Corvallis 2. Sniffany’s Pet Boutique, Albany 3. South Salem Pet Supply

Men’s Clothing

1. The Natty Dresser, Albany 2. Peak Sports Annex 3. Kohl’s

Auto Dealership

1. Wilson Motors, Corvallis 2. Toyota of Corvallis 3. Corvallis Honda

Gifts

Custom Alterations/Tailoring

1. The Inkwell 2. Restyle 3. Emma Downtown

Vintage/Antique Store 1. Albany Antique Mall 2. Beekman Place 3. Oak Creek Collection

Outdoor/Sporting Goods

1. Peak Sports 2. Sportsman’s Warehouse 3. Two Rivers Fly Shop/Scio Hardware

Local Hardware Store 1. Robnett’s Corvallis 2. Scio Hardware & Mercantile 3. North Albany Ace Hardware

Bike Shop

1. Peak Sports 2. Corvallis Cyclery 3. Bike n Hike

Resale

1. Second Glance 2. Restyle Albany 3. 1st Hand Seconds

Boutique

1. Emma Downtown 2. Restyle Albany 3. Burlap and Lace

Designer Eyewear/Glasses

1. Albany Eye Care 2. Eye Care Associates/All Family Vision 3. River View Eye Care

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1. The Natty Dresser, Albany 2. She’s the Cat’s Meow, Silverton 3. Specialty Sewing by Leslie, Corvallis

1. Inkwell Home Store 2. Restyle Corvallis 3. Emma Downtown

1. Inkwell Home Store 2. Kitchen Shop Nye Beach 3. Restyle Home

Art Gallery

1. Gallery Calapooia 2. The Arts Center 3. Bush Barn Art Center

Jeweler

1. Jordan Jewelers 2. Sid Stevens 3. Olufsen’s Designs

Shoe Store

1. Shoe Hutch 2. Miss Meers 3. Natty Dresser


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Golf

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Farm Event/U-Pick 1. Melon Shack, Corvallis 2. Bryant Blueberry Farm 3. Grandpa’s U-Pick

Sports Event

1. OSU Gymnastics / OSU Women’s Basketball 2. Corvallis Knights Baseball 3. Ironman Salem

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Fun & Games Independent Cinema 1. Pix Theater 2. The Darkside 3. Whiteside Theater

Casino

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Camping

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Coastal Getaway 1. Newport 2. Yachats 3. Gleneden Beach

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1. River Rhythms 2. The Cuthbert 3. WOW Hall

Dancing/Night Spot 1. Z Place to Dance 2. Silver Spur 3. Sweet Red Bistro

Live Theater

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Driving along looking for wildflowers I saw some roses next to the road in a tiny, sort of casual picnic area. Now I like humble and sort of overlooked bedraggled things and these roses looked very old. I stopped to look, as I did so someone way down the road came out. Uh Oh, I hope I don’t get yelled at I thought. He asked me what I was doing, I told him I’m an artist looking for material for a show. He brightened up and came over to talk, his name is Cyrus, he just bought this little bit of land from his mom, and he’s going to build a cabin on it to replace a very old one now buried in ivy. He came out to see what I was doing because he says people always want to know if he will sell the land, it is after all riverfront and he thought that was what I was up to. Here’s what he told me about the roses (as best I can remember it). The red one is over 100 years old, planted from a cutting by his great grandmother. It’s been growing at his mom’s house for a long time but it got shaded out by the pines. So, he moved it to his land…. he’s got it right plant roses first then build a house! This rose came from Boone Island nearby and yes it’s that Boone family as in Daniel Boone. The pink Damask smells lovely. Cyrus has promised to start a cutting for me from it. And way down on the end was a small heathy plant about 18 inches

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tall with no blooms yet, the “Chinese” rose. It came from an abandoned coal mine on the mountainside further down the road. The first mine on the coast, and staffed by Chinese slave labor. The men brought roses from China with them and planted them by the mine. The roses grew there for over a century, and when the mine was torn down Cyrus went and got some. They are so hardy, a huge wild plant grows right next to the river (maybe planted by the laborers). This part of Oregon was one of the very first settled so it’s rich in history. The little cabins and other homes were once the town of Wynat, the first town in Oregon. I hope you enjoyed this little story of a chance encounter, had Cyrus not seen me, we would never know. An artist’s life just turns on moments like this. And I think it just really lights up how special even humble forgotten roses can be.

Photo: Coleen Caubin. One of the photos I plan to use for my painting “A Real Survivor.”

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ADMISSION: Adults $9 Youth and Seniors $5 Kids under 5: Free SUNDAY ONLY: Youth 12 and under: FREE MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT: Friday, July 8 BRELAND Saturday, July 9 AARON WATSON RIDES: Funtastic Shows Carnival features traditional rides. Ride tickets are available for purchase. No bracelets available in 2022. Inflatable Jumps, Bounces and Obstacle Courses featuring premiere inflatable rental company Madjek Rentals, including slides, rock walls, mechanical bull and 20’ free fall stunt jump. Unlimited activity wristbands are available, as well as single ride ticket purchases. Wristbands are available for inflatable rides only. OTHER:THE WOODS (Ages 21 and older only) - Entrance included with fair admission. Featuring a full bar, fun games and great bands.

Pick Your Day of Fun Pack - $35. Get 1 general admission ticket and 1 all day carnival ride wristband. See website for guidelines. Pre-Sale carnival ride wristbands - $32. Carnival ride wristband good for any one day of the fair. Admission not included.

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Saturday, July 16 at 8:30 pm SAWYER BROWN Free with fair admission. Limited reserve seats start at $22.

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Lane County Fair July 20-24

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ADMISSION: Adults (16+) $10 Thursday for rodeo $12 Season pass $30 Seniors (62+)$8 Thursday free until 4 pm Season pass: $20 Juniors (11-15) $8 Season pass: $24 Kids (10 and under) FREE Military (w/ ID) Free every day

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Benton County Fair - Photos: J.Lee/Z Photography

Benton County Fair & Rodeo August 3-6 110 SW 53rd St. Corvallis bentoncountyfair.net DAILY DEALS Wednesday, August 3: Grange Day! Kids 10 and under are FREE when they bring a dressed up fruit or veggie (11 am to 1 pm ONLY). One entry per person. ​ hursday, August 4: Weyerhaeuser T Family Day at the Fair honoring all Seniors, First Responders & Military Personnel Seniors (65+) pay $2.00 admission all day in honor of our Senior Social (11 am to 2 pm in the Auditorium). Active, Disabled and Retired Military Personnel from all branches of the Armed Forces including National Guard receive $2.00 admission on Thursday of Fair with valid military ID. Sunday, August 6: A Day at the Fair benefiting Food For Lane County FREE admission from 11 am to 2 pm with a donation of 3 canned food items per person. Valid only from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm, so come early and enjoy the Fair all day!

​PINTS FOR A PASS ​ int for a Pass = FREE Fair admission P ticket! Register to donate blood between now and July 24th to receive a FREE Fair admission ticket! Check the web site for more information. MAIN STAGE ENTERTAINMENT Wednesday, August 3 at 7 pm BRIANA RENAE Wednesday, August 3 at 8:30 pm CHASE BRYANT Thursday, August 4 at 7 pm FAT BOTTOMED GIRLS

Pre-fair sale: Unlimited rides: $30 includes 2 games. Good for one day. Purchase at fair: Unlimited rides: $40 includes 2 games. Good for one day. On-site sales: One ticket = 50 cents Ticket deals: 120 tickets = $50 250 tickets = $100 RODEO: FREE ADMISSION TO ALL RODEOS WITH FAIR ADMISSION Wednesday, August 3 at 7 pm All Girls Rodeo Thursday & Friday, August 4 & 5 at 7 pm NPRA Rodeo

Thursday, August 4 at 8:30 pm THE SPRINGSTEEN EXPERIENCE: A TRIBUTE TO THE BOSS Friday, August 5 at 6:30 pm CATHERINE LOYER & STRAWBERRY ROAN Friday, August 5 at 8 pm COLT FORD Saturday, August 6 at 7 pm YESTERDAY: THE BEATLES TRIBUTE Saturday, August 6 at 8:30 pm KENNY METCALFE AS ELTON, THE EARLY YEARS

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By Holly Peterson SUMMER IS THE PERFECT TIME TO GATHER THE FAMILY AND PRESERVE A TIMELESS MEMORY WITH A FAMILY PORTRAIT.

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Work with your photographer to express what is meaningful about the portrait. Maybe a child is getting ready to leave the nest. Or grandparents are visiting and not getting any younger. Sometimes a birthday or wedding anniversary is the event bringing everyone together. Instead of relying on selfies and timers on smartphones, trust a professional photographer for the milestone portraits of your family.

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Share with your family what colors to wear. We like to tell clients to think about picking colors in a paint store. Not everyone needs to be in the same color but choosing colors that blend well with each other contributes to a portrait with pleasing color harmony.

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Don’t give your children a lot of instructions. A good portrait photographer is always observing the children and capturing natural expressions with good timing and conversations. Sometimes the best portraits are made when the parents least expect it.

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Be sure and purchase actual prints or make them yourself. The only way to be sure your portraits will stand the test of time is to have prints. CNN referred to our children as the lost generation because of reliance on digital devices to store photos. Most of our digital devices will become obsolete but a beautifully printed portrait is an art piece to pass down for generations.

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The Strip From The North-Photo: David Becker, LV NewsBureau

LAS VEGAS IS A QUICK HOP VIA ALLEGIANT AIR LINES OUT OF EUGENE (EUG). THEY HAVE GREAT LOW-FARES AND FREQUENTLY SPECIALS CAN BE HAD, CHECK ALLEGIANT AIR’S WEBSITE FOR CURRENT INFORMATION! IN A MERE TWO HOURS YOU CAN BE WHEELS DOWN AT HARRY REID INTERNATIONAL, AND FROM THERE IT’S A QUICK UBER RIDE TO ENDLESS FOOD, FUN AND ENTERTAINMENT! WITH THE HELP OF VISIT LAS VEGAS, WE’VE COMPILED A SAMPLING OF THINGS FOR YOU TO CONSIDER, READ ON!

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June 24, 2021 as the first ground-up resort on the Las Vegas Strip in over a decade. The property is a techforward, innovative and inclusive resort which stands on the pillars of elevated service, harmony, loyalty and luxury. The resort features 3,506 guest rooms and suites; an innovative, next-generation gaming floor; world-class food and beverage options; a 5,000-capacity theatre; Ayu Dayclub, bringing an outdoor pool venue with a distinctly Southeast Asian tropical island theme; Zouk Nightclub, the resort’s nightlife focal point with resident DJ Zedd; Awana Spa; a curated retail collection of designer and boutique shops and more. The integrated resort weaves time-honored traditions of the international Resorts World brand into the fabric of Las Vegas, introducing a bold, fresh take on hospitality to the city with stunning design, progressive technology and world-class guest service.


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As part of the resort’s $150 million transformation, SAHARA LAS VEGAS debuted Azilo Ultra Pool on Sept. 4, 2021. The sprawling pool oasis, boasting nearly 35,000 square feet of poolscape, offers an alluring and inspired atmosphere with lush greenery, Moroccan décor and sparkling waters. Azilo features state-of-the-art visuals, lighting and sound; VIP cabanas, each outfitted with HD TVs, private pools, spas, and restrooms; daybeds and lily pads; and three bars with plenty of lounge seating.

CEO and developer Derek Stevens fully opened his newest downtown Las Vegas property, CIRCA RESORT & CASINO, in December 2020. Circa Resort & Casino is the first built from the ground-up casino-resort in downtown Las Vegas in 40 years and is Las Vegas’ first adults-only casino. The resort includes 777 luxe rooms and suites; the world’s largest sportsbook; Stadium Swim, a year-round pool amphitheater; a twostory casino; eclectic restaurant and bar concepts; Garage Mahal, a high-tech transportation hub; an expansive local art collection and more.

VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS, part of

the Curio Collection by Hilton, opened March 25, 2021. The hotel is the only Virgin property located in Las Vegas – as well as the largest in the world – with more than 1,500 guest rooms; a five-acre desert pool oasis including a multi-functional event lawn; live music and entertainment theater with a 4,500 capacity; 24 Oxford showroom, accommodating 650 guests; an exclusive portfolio of twelve food and beverage venues; and over 110,000 square feet of meeting and events space. Featuring a fun yet sophisticated desert modern vibe that reflects the surrounding landscape, the property provides visitors with comfortably designed guest chambers and beautifully reimagined pool areas, all favorably located minutes from the famed Las Vegas Strip.

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Global icon Martha Stewart will open her first-ever restaurant, THE BEDFORD BY MARTHA STEWART, at Paris Las Vegas in late summer 2022. The Bedford will be a fully-immersive restaurant concept designed to bring Martha's famed country farmhouse in Bedford, NY, to life. Signature menu items will be created from sourcing seasonal, high-quality ingredients from various local purveyors and some of Martha's personal favorites, including the Las Vegas Farmers Market, Dartagnan Inc., Urbani Truffles, Roe Caviar, Frog Hollow Farm, Jasper Hill Farm, Vermont Creamery, among others.

FLIGHT CLUB will bring their “eatertainment”

Restaurateur, television star and philanthropist Lisa Vanderpump is set to bring her signature stunning and innovative design aesthetic to Paris Las Vegas for her second Las Vegas venue, VANDERPUMP À PARIS. Vanderpump à Paris will feature delectable dishes, whimsical and unique cocktails, and a lush, elaborate atmosphere with eclectic, Parisian-inspired design details. Vanderpump à Paris is anticipated to open this winter.

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concept to the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas in Spring 2022. A social experience unlike any other, Flight Club will offer a super-charged social gaming experience with multi-player games set in semi-private playing areas and will serve up delectable food offerings and bespoke cocktails. Inspired by the heritage of darts from the British pubs and fairgrounds, Flight Club, the home of Social Darts, has taken the traditional game of darts and revolutionized it with ground-breaking technology that enables automatic scoring and runs exciting multi-player games for groups of six people up to groups of 400.

set to open its first West Coast location at Harrah’s Las Vegas in early 2022. Based in Baton Rouge and found throughout the southeastern United States, the sports dining experience features a Louisiana-inspired menu and a casual and fun atmosphere.


Acclaimed Chef Bobby Flay and Caesars Entertainment expanded Flay’s fast-casual brand, BOBBY’S BURGERS, to two new locations at HARRAH’S LAS VEGAS and PARIS LAS VEGAS. The menu at the two new locations features Flay’s original recipes including signature burgers, fries with delicious sauces and creamy milkshakes. Additionally, the Harrah’s location offers breakfast options on their menu.

ENCORE AT WYNN LAS VEGAS debuted CASA PLAYA, a coastal Mexican concept, on Sept.

16. Located adjacent to the renowned Encore Beach Club, the space features authentic dishes, innovative cocktails, and a lively lounge. The restaurant is the ultimate destination for those seeking an all-encompassing dining experience boasting an upscale twist on authentic dishes and a buzzy aura in a chic setting. With a menu from Executive Chef Sarah Thompson, cocktails from Wynn Resort Mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini, and a curated mezcal and tequila collection from agave expert Noah Arenstein, the restaurant will offer distinctive flavors that will leave guests feeling as if they’ve been transported to the Mexican seaside.

Wynn Las Vegas welcomed DELILAH, an Art Decothemed supper club concept from Los Angeles, which took over the luxury resort's Chairman’s Salon. Pairing a dash of Roaring ’20s-inspired supper club with West Hollywood roots, the glossy restaurant and lounge is decked out in plush seats and dripping chandeliers to serve elevated American fare and enticing bottle service presentations. A band playing on stage and servers wearing white jacket tuxedos and flapper dresses set its entertainment vibe giving the space a decidedly Great Gatsby feel. The captivating food & beverage program, helmed by Executive Chef Joshua Smith and Resort Mixologist Mariena Mercer Boarini, expands upon the West Hollywood menu. In addition to a wide selection of premium steaks and seafood, the new menu includes highlights such as the Wagyu Beef Wellington; chef Joshua’s inventive take on a Chicken TV Dinner; Smoked Salmon & Caviar Latke; Delilah ‘Fish & Chips’; Surf & Turf; and Strawberry Shortcake Baked Alaska, a beautifully flambéed dessert that reigns supreme on the new menu. Signature libations include Stepford Wife; Champagne Papi; Hollywood Land and more.

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Superfrico

Spiegelworld, the audacious entertainment trailblazer behind the smash shows OPIUM, Absinthe and Atomic Saloon Show, premiered its first-ever fully-integrated

dining and cocktail concept, SUPERFRICO, at The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas on Sept. 24. The all-night establishment promises to break down the walls between fine dining and the anything-goes, submersive splurges that Las Vegas visitors crave. Superfrico - Mortadella Pizza - Photo: Louiie Victa THE BEST OF THE VALLEY | www.willametteliving.com

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RESORTS WORLD LAS VEGAS sits on an

88-acre site at the north end of the Strip. The property is a tech-forward, innovative and inclusive resort standing on the pillars of elevated service, harmony, loyalty and luxury. Signature restaurants include: ¡VIVA!, Chef Ray Garcia’s modern take on regional Mexican cuisine set in a vibrant, lush and contemporary space; Genting Palace, the culinary gem established by Genting Group in 1965 that offers an exquisite menu of authentic Cantonese cuisine, seafood and exceptional dim sum; Kusa Nori, a Japanese bistro with a high-energy sushi bar and teppanyaki grills serves classic and innovative dishes from Japan; Brezza, an upscale and modern Italian restaurant serves coastal fare that embraces the traditions of Italy and honors the country’s vast produce and historic wine regions; Bar Zazu, a vibrant, chic café that brings the spirit and flavors of Europe by showcasing its regional diversity through hot and cold tapas, cheese and charcuterie and sweet and savory pastries paired with wines from around the world; and Carversteak, the city’s largest luxury steakhouse and the resort’s only steak-focused outlet, offers a contemporary take on the classic steakhouse experience. Casual eateries include: Sun’s Out Bun’s Out egg dishes; Tacos El Cabron; Richie Palmer’s Mulberry Street Pizzeria; The Kitchen at Resorts World; and the poolside Agave Bar & Grill. Famous Foods Street Eats is a 24,000-square-foot food hall with cuisines from around the world. Zouk Group, the Singapore-based nightlife and restaurant company behind the market, dubs the food hall an ode to hawker centers found in Southeastern Asia and pulled some of their favorites to fill it. The 16 stalls include: Streetbird Las Vegas; Ah Chun Shandong Dumpling; Geylang Claypot Rice; Ten Suns Braised Beef; Springleaf Prata Place; Kuru Kuru Pa Yakitori; Boon Tong Kee; Fuhu Shack; Googgle Man’s Char Kuey Teow; Pepita’s Kitchen; Taiwanese bubble tea shop Tiger Sugar; Blood Bros. Barbecue; and Nori Bar, which offers madeto-order hand rolls and sashimi. The space also offers beverage service with two enticing bar concepts. Famous Foods Center Bar features 16 seats with a self-pour and automated beer system, offering a rotation of beers from around the world, along with cocktails and wines, all on tap. Here Kitty Kitty Vice Den brings a grunge speakeasy, tucked away to offer an exclusive vibe, classic and innovative cocktails and a menu of delectable bar bites. The restaurants and food hall joins FUHU, a highenergy contemporary Asian dining venue; Wally’s Wine and Spirits, a blend of restaurant, wine bar and specialty gourmet market; Gatsby’s Cocktail Lounge, an ode to all things Champagne with a 360-degree view of the casino floor; and RedTail, a casual pre-game spot with its own cocktail creations and shared contemporary Asian bites.

The popular Greek seafood restaurant, ESTIATORIO MILOS returns to Las Vegas at The Venetian Resort Las Vegas. The restaurant concept by chef and owner Costas Spiliadis brings the finest ingredients, an extensive list of fine wines and modern aesthetic to the resort. Milos offers fish flown in from the Mediterranean, a new fruit and vegetable market, a raw bar, a yogurt room, and Greek wines, and is open for lunch and dinner in The Venetian’s Restaurant Row.

Estiatorio Milos

VIRGIN HOTELS LAS VEGAS features

a dozen new and unique dining and hospitality experiences. Restaurant partners include the return of Olives by Todd English, bringing a new iteration of the classic; Night + Market, a Los Angeles eatery from chef Kris Yenbamroong, highlighting authentic Thai dishes; Kassi Beach House from restauranteur Nick Mathers, opening a poolside European-style restaurant and ultralounge; Casa Calavera by Hakkasan Group, combining traditional Mexican cuisine with a twist of energetic social ambiance; Money, Baby! By Clive Collective, offering a sports viewing experience with betting, interactive games, innovative food and cocktails and a high energy atmosphere; and Afters Ice Cream, the Southern California hot spot’s first location outside of California. Restaurants returning to the new resort from its previous outpost at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino will include the original Las Vegas Nobu by chef Nobu Matsuhisa; One Steakhouse by David and Michael Morton and Pizza Forte by the Ferraro Family. Visitors will also enjoy Virgin Hotels signature concept Commons Club including The Kitchen at Commons Club, The Bar at Commons Club, The Shag Room, and Funny Library Coffee Shop.

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Peyote

The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas introduced the debut of Chef David Chang’s BĀNG BAR BY MOMOFUKU at Block 16 Urban Food Hall on April 1. The menu features spit-roasted meats with an Asianaccented spin, and signature dishes include the U Wrap stuffed with spicy pork, teriyaki chicken, or spicy eggplant wrapped in bāng flatbread; the Fold-Up Wrap with two per order; and the Rice Bowl with pickled onion and bāng sauce. Diners can opt for sides such as stewed chickpeas with flatbread, spicy eggplant, pickled shishito peppers, or creamy bean salad.

PEYOTE, a new concept from Corner Bar

Management, the firm behind downtown Las Vegas hot spots Park on Fremont and Commonwealth, opened at Fegusons Downtown in September. The latest to hit the Fremont East Entertainment District dining scene, Peyote serves from-scratch seasonal new American cuisine and craft cocktails for brunch and dinner. The bistro, located at 1028 Fremont St., features an industrial design with neon and fresh flower accents, as well as an expansive desert patio complete with a communal fire pit.

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Award-winning chef Bobby Flay has opened his highly anticipated first Italian restaurant, AMALFI BY BOBBY FLAY, at Caesars Palace. Inspired by Flay’s extensive travels to Italy and the Amalfi Coast, Amalfi will transport guests to the Mediterranean with its enchanting blend of coastal ease and fresh, bright flavors. A focal point of Amalfi is the fresh fish and seafood display, inspired by coastal Italian markets and staffed by a knowledgeable fishmonger, who is available to answer any guests’ questions—from where the fish is from, when it arrived in Las Vegas and more. Guests may order a whole fish, prepared grilled over charcoal or roasted al forno, served with lemon, capers and salsa Verde.

RAIDERS TAVERN & GRILL, the highly

anticipated Raiders-themed restaurant at the M Resort Spa Casino in Henderson, offers more than 3,400 square feet of dining space as well as two bars, Raiders memorabilia, and merchandise. The first of its kind, Raiders Tavern & Grill lends its design and atmosphere to the rich history of the Raiders and the enjoyment of watching sports. With more than 45 high-definition TVs, it will be the ultimate environment for fans year-round.

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THE GRAPEVINE

What's Happening at

Emerson

Just minutes from Corvallis or Salem!

Vineyards

VISIT EMERSON VINYARDS The winery is open to visitors daily from noon to five. If you’d like to come out at other times, we’d love to have you. Please email or call to arrange a visit. For our safety, and yours, we’d appreciate it if you wore a mask when you enter. We’ll also ask you to give us your contact info so we can provide information to Polk County and the Oregon Health Department if needed. We’re excited to welcome you back!

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Dead Lee The Emerson Vineyards Summer Music Series July 15th, Beth Willis July 22nd, Dead Lee July 29th BobKat Duo Emerson's summer music events are Willamette Valley winery life at its finest. All 6 to 9 PM at the vineyard. Register online to reserve your spot. Cover charge is just ten bucks plus a canned food donation for our local food bank.

Visit the Emerson Tasting Room! 11665 Airlie Rd. Monmouth, OR 97361 503-838-0944 "Minutes from Corvallis or Salem"

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THE GRAPEVINE

Life on the Vineyard at

Compton

Family Wines

New! The Wine Pair Podcast chats with Tabitha Wine from Regenerative Agriculture: The Wine Pair Podcasters interview Tabitha Compton of Compton Family Wines and learn about how they make their wines using Regenerative Viticulture methods.

Listen now at: comptonwines.com

The Compton tasting room is located in the winery, with easy access and convenient parking. It is managed by our family and staffed with our knowledgeable and friendly staff. Taste, sample, ask questions, let us help you choose what fits your tastes and needs. Best of all, you can buy exactly what you like from our several premium offerings. Visit the Compton tasting room: 810 Applegate St, Philomath, OR 97370 541-929-6555

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Trade Secrets

INGREDIENTS: 2 cups all-purpose flour ⅓ cup white sugar 2 teaspoons baking powder 1 lemon, zested ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon baking soda ½ cup cold butter, cubed 1 cup fresh blueberries ½ cup heavy cream 1 large egg 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons heavy cream Lemon Glaze (Optional): ¼ cup powdered sugar ww 1 ½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice

STEP 2: Combine flour, sugar, baking powder, lemon zest, salt, and baking soda in the bowl of a food processor. Pulse 3 or 4 times to mix. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs, 20 to 25 times. Pour mixture into a large bowl. Fold in blueberries, making sure they are well coated with the dry ingredients. STEP 3: Beat 1/2 cup heavy cream, egg, and lemon juice together using a fork in a small bowl. Stir into flour mixture and mix just until slightly moistened. STEP 4: Turn dough out onto a well floured surface. Gather dough in a circle using floured hands, kneading only slightly to incorporate any remaining dry ingredients. Flatten dough into a 9-inch round disc; cut disc into 8 triangles. Transfer scones using a bench scraper to the prepared baking sheets (4 scones per baking sheet). Brush scones with 2 tablespoons heavy cream. STEP 5: Bake in the preheated oven until light brown, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool completely, about 30 minutes. STEP 6: Mix powdered sugar and lemon juice together in a small bowl. Transfer to a small resealable plastic bag; snip the corner off of the bag using scissors, and drizzle cooled scones with glaze

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THE DEL ALMA MOJITO

photo: Trevor Witt

STEP 1: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees, Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.

Infuse any good quality white or silver rum with chocolate cinnamon Yerba Matté. (Oregon Coffee and Tea) Muddle together: 1 fresh mint sprig ¾ oz. Simple syrup ¾ oz. Infused Rum ¾ oz Citrus – Mixed, or straight lime Then strain into glass and top with club soda – maybe 2 oz. Garnish with fresh mint and a lime wedge

For 2022, may we present the secrets behind master mixologist, Kinn Edwards' most popular cocktails from his restaurant, del Alma, in Corvallis.


Seeds

Featured Eatery

Italian Bistro

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e took a ride out to Lebanon on one of our late-June sunny days. We’d heard (through our readers) that Seeds Italian Bistro was one of our Best of the Valley winners, and we’d never heard of it! What? We immediately boarded the New Italian Eatery Emergency Response Vehicle. 20 minutes later we were seated at a patio table in Lebanon. If you’re familiar with Lebanon, Seeds occupies the building just on the east side of the train tracks on Main Street that used to be the little fuchsia colored Mexican place. There is a big canopy set up in front with garden tables. They’re quite nice despite an occasional logging truck or two cruising by. Seeds is owned and

operated by people who know what they’re doing, and their food makes that very clear. One of the owners used to manage a Pastini (Beloved Oregon Italian Food Restaurants) and both have culinary degrees. Our lunch… We had an order of Pasta Carbonara, and an order of their Lasagna. Both were surprisingly good, like really good! Truthfully, much better than we were expecting! After all, we were at a small, privately owned restaurant we’d never heard of on the side of the road in Lebanon. Not exactly San Francisco’s North Beach, but just as good. The Caesar Salad dressing was just the right amount of “Caesary” without overdoing it on lemon, or anchovies. The garden salad was also great with fresh

produce, croutons, and pepperoncini for a little kick. Entrees were also perfect, the Lasagna sauce was a great red sauce, just like you find in the “big time” Italian restaurants, and the Carbonara was also perfect, creamy sauce, perfectly seasoned and little bits of way above average bacon.

Seeds 1112 S. Main St. Lebanon, OR 97355 541-570-1240 seedsitalianbistro.com

We haven’t been to Seeds for dinner yet, but that’s at the top of our to do list! We have it on good authority that Seeds will be moving to a bigger location, still in Lebanon, and the current spot will become a breakfast place, same owners. We’ll be at both. Go give it a try for yourself, you won’t be disappointed.

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Le Patissier

French Pastry Savory Dishes Wedding Cakes Special Events

All prepared in-house from the freshest ingredients available.

541-752-1785

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Curried Potato Salad This is a great recipe that goes well with lots of summer meals. The curry makes a great flavor that no one can quite put a finger on until you tell them what it is. 1. bag of those little potatoes, the really little ones that are about an inch in diameter. Choose the red ones, the yellow ones, or the mix, they're all delicious. Boil potatoes until thoroughly cooked, about 25 minutes. Let cool. Add: 2 cups coarsly chopped celery, 3/4 cup finely chopped yellow onion, 1/2 cup of bleu cheese (optional), 2 chopped hard boiled eggs, 1 cup mayonaise, 1 teaspoon of any good curry powder, 1/2 tsp of salt and 1/2 tsp of pepper, 1 tsp of dill, and two teaspoons of yellow (French's, not dry powder) mustard. Mix all together while using a fork to chop the little potatoes in half. Refrigerate for a few hours and serve. Garnish with chopped parsley. Bon appetaters!


CHERRIES! AT THE CO-OP GOOD HEALTH AND GREAT TASTE GO HAND IN HAND AT THE CO-OP, WHERE YOU'LL ALWAYS FIND A RAINBOW OF FRESH, SEASONAL PRODUCE DIRECT FROM LOCAL AND ORGANIC FARMS. EATING THE RAINBOW IS EASY AT FIRST ALTERNATIVE. TRY THIS RECIPE FOR A TASTE OF THE POSSIBILITIES. 3 CUPS FRESH CHERRIES ½ CUP SUGAR ½ CUP GRAPE JUICE ½ TSP ALMOND EXTRACT PINCH OF SALT DIRECTIONS: PLACE ALL INGREDIENTS IN A BLENDER OR FOOD PROCESSOR. PROCESS UNTIL SMOOTH, ABOUT 2-3 MINUTES. PLACE IN A BOWL AND FREEZE UNTIL FIRM. DELICIOUS WITH FRESH, SWEET RED OR BLACK CHERRIES, OR USE FROZEN SWEET CHERRIES.

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Airlie Seven • $20 Rosé of Pinot Noir, 2021 $18 • Garden Series We intentionally harvest Pinot Noir a little earlier to make our Rosé. Half of the fruit is whole cluster pressed and the other half is soaked on the skins overnight. This vintage offers hints of fresh strawberries, depicted in the charming wildflower bouquet on the label. Rosé is perfect for chilled summer sipping and pairs beautifully with just about any meal.

Müller Thurgau, 2019 $18 • Garden Series Müller Thurgau is the second most-planted wine grape in Germany and grows well in the Willamette Valley too. Enjoy scents of fresh citrus and citrus flowers and bright flavors of stone fruit with a touch of melon in the finish. Light and refreshing with a lovely balance of sweetness and acidity, Müller Thurgau may become your new favorite.

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Celebrating the approachability and complexity of seven white varietals, a touch of sweetness and great structure will have you pouring a second glass.

Blush Pinot Noir • $25 This semi-dry wine has clear, slightly salmon color with an inviting floral nose. Fresh aromas of pomegranate and hints of citrus are followed by a bright and refreshing balance featuring a trace of natural sugar. This is a great wine to sip in warm weather or use as a starter for lunch or dinner. It pairs well with all seafood, shell fish and is terrific with Asian food. Try pouring some of this Blush Pinot over a fruit compote and savor the integration of the acid and hints of sugar that make this a special treat. An Oregon Wine Awards gold medal winner!


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2020 Albariño • $15

2021 Pinot Gris • $16

The Albarino grape originated in northern Spain; we source ours locally from just down Airlie Road. This light, bright, and fruit driven wine is perfect for the summer! Enjoy the crystal-clear wine as it sparkles in the sun. Aromas of green apple, passionfruit, and ginger are enhanced with flavors of lemon zest and grapefruit. Fruit filled aromatics and citrus notes lead to a crisp, clean, refreshing finish. This magic in a glass is the perfect wine to enjoy with friends or serve with your favorite pasta, seafood, or a light charcuterie board.

This Pinot Gris from Southern Oregon contains summer in its golden glow. Hints of honey and pear delight the nose and bright citrus flavors of grapefruit and green apple are complimented by lemon flavors. This vibrant Pinot Gris finishes fresh, crisp, and bright lending itself to pair well with delicate seafood, salads, and a crab cocktail.

2020 Muscat Ottonel • $16

2021 Viognier • $16

Think “in the glass, outside the box” our 2020 Muscat Ottonel is not your sweet Muscatel, it is a shimmering glass of dry bliss. This Alsatian varietal of Muscat offers delicate aromatics of citrus, white peach, and orange blossoms. Bright, refreshing notes of honeysuckle, pears, and lemon merengue lead to a lingering, light, clean finish. This wine pleases on its own and pairs well with lighter fare. Think pasta, brunch, or any light dessert.

Our Estate grown Viognier flistens like a sun stone. This vintage is the most aromatic Viognier we have prduced to date. The aromas include an intense medley of papaya, white peach, and tropical fruit flowing out of each bottle. A full palate fruit bomb of pear, lychee, and mango nectars follow. Enjoy as a nice sipping wine at the start of your meal, pair with Thai food, or drink with your favorite dessert.

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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

del Alma

An exciting menu of new Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous riverfront bar, special events, extensive wine list. A truly memorable dining experience. Menus and more at: delalmarestaurant.com Open for dinner Mon - Thurs 5:00 -- 9:30 Fri & Sat 5:00 - 10:00

Dining in the Valley

Queen’s Chopstick

136 SW Washington Ave Suite 102, Corvallis 541-753-2222

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Novak’s Hungarian

Opened in 1984 by Joseph and Ma�lda Novak, Novak’s is Oregon’s only Hungarian restaurant! Today, locally sourced ingredients, sustainable prac�ces, and the same love from the “old country” goes into every dish. CURRENT HOURS: Thursday & Friday 11:30 -- 4:00 Buffet from 5:00 to close. 208 2nd St. SW in Albany 541-967-9488 www.novakshungarian.com

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

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. Watch as expertly prepared sushi floats past your seat on our conveyor, and pick your favorites. Sashimi, sushi, vegetarian and vegan op�ons -- even dessert. A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come by today and have some sushi! Open 11 am to 10 pm 2826 San�am Hwy SE, Albany, OR 97322 (Next to Elmer’s) (541) 497-2622

Homegrown Oregon Foods Life is busy and ea�ng healthy can be challenging. Homegrown Oregon Foods is an oasis in a sea of fast food. Our food is made with healthy, fresh ingredients at an affordable price, and always 100% gluten free. Dine in, Pick up, or Delivery See the website for details. 212 1st. Ave. in Albany 541-971-7174 www.homegrownoregonfoods.com THE BEST OF THE VALLEY | www.willametteliving.com

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Hong Wolfe • REAL ESTATE

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Real Estate Update

The Best Indoor Plants for Every Room By Hong Wolfe WITH THOUSANDS OF PLANT SPECIES, IT CAN BE HARD TO DISTINGUISH WHICH PLANTS ARE BEST SUITED FOR EACH ROOM IN YOUR HOME, WHICH GREATLY DEPENDS ON SUNLIGHT EXPOSURE AND TEMPERATURE. A SIMPLE RULE OF THUMB IS TO MAKE HIGHER MAINTENANCE PLANTS MORE ACCESSIBLE TO YOU. SOME LOWER MAINTENANCE PLANTS CAN GO WEEKS WITHOUT WATERING AND REQUIRE VERY LOW LEVELS OF SUNLIGHT. Here’s a quick guide on indoor plants and where to place them in your home based on the level of care and management. LIVING ROOM A monstera, a.k.a. Swiss cheese plant, works well in the living room due to its size and their natural inclination to climb. Providing a monstera with a stake or a trellis will bring about some decorative growth. Another large plant, the fiddleleaf fig, works well in larger rooms. Fiddle-leaf figs tend to be more top-heavy with their large, floppy leaves. Both of these plants could work well next to a couch or sitting area where there is ample overhead space for the leaves. These large-leaved plants are typically happiest with indirect sunlight. Proper watering can be determined by observing the dryness of the soil. Once the top of the soil is dry to the touch, which is typically once a week for these plants, it’s time to give them a shower.

BEDROOM/OFFICE Spider or jade plants can be great to have on a desk, and also work well to fill up shelving space. Adding a plant to a bookshelf here and there adds texture and brings a sense of wellness to the space, which is especially important when you’re working long hours from home. You could even swap a bookend for a plant to liven things up. Both of these plants are low maintenance and thrive in partial sun or shade. These plants typically require watering every two weeks, but when in doubt, check the soil to see if it’s dry. BATHROOM Plants that require low levels of sunlight and enjoy high humidity—like ferns or bamboo—are great for the bathroom. Place them on your shower shelves or on a countertop to give your bathroom a spa-like feel. Because they can absorb water from the shower steam, they can go up to three weeks without a proper watering. Pothos, or Devil’s Ivy, is another great houseplant for the bathroom. They like to grow downward in a draping manner, so you can get creative with a hanging basket display. KITCHEN Two plants that work well in kitchen spaces, such as on windowsills or in corners, are the Snake Plant and CastIron Plant. The snake plant is known for its resiliency, and its thick leaves can

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handle the occasional splash from the kitchen sink or accidental bump from pots and pans. The Cat-Iron Plant is one of the toughest houseplants you’ll find. Where another plant may wither and die, the Cast-Iron Plant survives. Both are low maintenance plants can last weeks without watering. No green thumb? Fear not. These plants will keep on keepin’ on through harsh conditions or neglect, and their bright green leaves will help give your kitchen a fresh look and feel. As the seasons change, your plant care routine will need to adjust to climate conditions. Some plants are known to go dormant in the darker months and require less amounts of water and sunlight. During springtime, fertilization can be done by adding fertilizer to the top of the soil. Before you bring a new plant home that could end up in the hands (or paws) of a child or pet, do some research to be sure it’s safe for everyone in your household. Organizations such as the APSCA and the National Poison Center offer online sources to research the plants you plan on bringing home.

Hong Hong Wolfe Windermere Willamette Valley in Corvallis. Contact her at Hong@hongwolfe.com 541-740-9497


Sten Carlson • YOUR FINANCES

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On the Money

Are You Talking Yourself Out of Saving for Retirement? Here’s How to Break the Habit By Sten Carlson SAVING FOR RETIREMENT CAN BE AN ABSTRACT CONCEPT. IT’S SOMETHING WE ALL KNOW WE SHOULD DO, BUT THE FARTHER AWAY WE ARE FROM IT, THE EASIER IT IS TO DELAY MAKING IT A PRIORITY – ESPECIALLY WHEN WE HAVE OTHER FINANCIAL COMMITMENTS NEARER ON THE HORIZON. If you find you are talking yourself out of saving for retirement, consider reframing your thinking. A shift in perspective may be what you need to get on the right track. Here are some common excuses people give for not saving for retirement – and how you can overcome them. “Retirement is a long way off.” It’s easy to get wrapped up in your current financial obligations, telling yourself that you’ll prioritize your retirement next year. However, like many worthy aspirations, building a retirement nest egg takes time and discipline. If your golden years seem far away, remind yourself of the power of saving early. Time allows you to tackle your retirement goals in smaller increments with the potential for compounded growth. Retirement will

likely come faster than you think, and you’ll thank yourself later for planning ahead. “I’ll prioritize retirement after paying for my child’s education.” With the rising costs of college, it’s understandable if you to want to help your child obtain a quality education. However, although it may feel like you’re letting your children down if you don’t make paying for their tuition your top financial goal, saving for retirement should take priority. If your retirement savings come up short, you won’t have the ability to apply for scholarships, grants, or financial aid to help bridge the gap like your child might for college. “I can’t afford to save.” If this phrase comes to mind, give your self-talk a flip. Instead, think “I can’t afford not to save”. Setting aside even a small amount of money each month can make a big difference, as your assets can grow with the benefit of compounding. If you are able, consider increasing your monthly contribution to continue to build your nest egg.

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.

“My family will help me.” Perhaps you’re expecting a generous inheritance or hoping that your adult kids will provide a financial cushion if you experience unexpected expenses later in life. Wishful thinking is not a strategy. Regardless of who you believe may come to your aid, it’s best to take your financial security into your own hands. Life is full of uncertainties that could impact the bank accounts for both you and your family members. Knowing your future is under financial control can give you and your family peace of mind. Don’t let these common mantras and negative self-talk undermine your retirement. With a consistent and well-informed approach to saving and investing, you’ll be in a much better position to retire with confidence. Consider working with a financial advisor to create a plan for your future. Together you can determine your savings targets and explore a wide range of strategies to meet your financial goals. It’s time to talk yourself back into retirement.

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

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Oscar B. Hult • THE STYLE GUIDE

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The Haberdasher

A Casual Summer

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By Oscar B. Hult, Haberdasher

WE THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES, IN ORDER TO FORM A MORE PERFECT UNION, ESTABLISH JUSTICE, INSURE DOMESTIC TRANQUILITY, PROVIDE FOR THE COMMON DEFENSE, PROMOTE THE GENERAL WELFARE, AND SECURE THE BLESSINGS OF LIBERTY TO OURSELVES AND OUR POSTERITY, DO ORDAIN AND ESTABLISH THIS CONSTITUTION FOR THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

July is one of my favorite months of the year. Summer activities really get ramped up as the nice weather settles in - and I must be honest; The Fourth of July is one of my favorite holidays as well; The flags, buntings, hot dogs and apple pie, topped off with a fireworks display; all come together for me in an annual reminder that we live in an awesome country. Our founding fathers put together a document (the Constitution) that guarantees - We The People - the God given rights that have made this country great. I personally like to wear a US flag on my lapel, or a tie of red, white, and blue stripes (like those you see on Tom Selleck in his role as Frank Reagan on Blue Bloods). We also love to be able to buy American made products and offer a good selection of the same in our shop. Show your pride in America all month long. Come by the shop and pick up a free American flag, and maybe even grab a copy of the US Constitution. God Bless America!

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

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In The Garden

Brenda Powell • GARDENING

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Dressing Up Your Outdoor Space By Brenda Powell SUMMER IS FINALLY HERE, AT LEAST ACCORDING TO THE CALENDAR. WE'RE READY TO ENJOY WARM EVENINGS ON THE DECK, PATIO, OR LAWN. MAYBE INDULGE IN A FROZEN BEVERAGE AND BARBECUE SOME ZUCCHINI OR A BURGER. IF YOU'RE LIKE ME, YOU HAVEN'T HAD MUCH CHANCE TO GET OUT AND GET YOUR OUTDOOR LIVING SPACE DECORATED AND READY FOR RELAXING OR ENTERTAINING. Thankfully, it's not too late! After a good cleaning, finding those cushions for the chairs, and setting out the drinks cart, it's time to add some fine details. Let's start with my favorite flowers and foliage. Good thing there are plants still available at the garden center. Some of my favorites are colorful lantana, fragrant Angelonia, succulents, and graceful grasses. These plants don't require very much water, either. Maybe some hardy fuchsias and Mexican sage to attract the hummingbirds. Tropical plants such as

Bougainvillea and bananas make you feel like you're in Hawaii or Mexico. There are wonderful choices that will add pizzazz to your pots until frost. There are so many pretty non-living items to make your space extra inviting. Solar lights, string lights, solar lanterns, and artificial candles offer different ways to light up the evening. Outdoor canvas art, pillows, and rugs are available. We used to pull the sleeping bag out onto the lawn, lie back and watch the stars. Now you can create a star-viewing room and be so comfortable you'd think you were in your bedroom. Don't forget an umbrella. They provide shade and protection if we get a light summer shower. Water features such as fountains add sound and motion while birdbaths attract birds. Another element that adds sound is a wind chime. Find the one that sounds good to you and won't disturb the neighbors.

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Finally, garden art such as statues, colorful metal spinners, and artistic cut-outs adds a whimsical, decorative element. Or make your art. I collect broken metal tools such as loppers, trowels, broken rakes, and even a metal gas funnel. Add some outdoor paint, rocks, and marbles; you've got art. Pinterest and Google can give you thousands of ideas. Don't have time or aren't creative? Buy a unique metal or glass sculpture from a local artist at one of the summer art festivals like Garland Nursery's Art & Wine in the garden. Whatever you decide, get outside. Enjoy summer while it lasts (with sun protection, of course). I'll take it, whatever it brings. We've had enough rain this year, and I’m ready for some outdoor living. Happy relaxing!

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

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Kris Denning • HEALTH & FITNESS

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Wellness

The Best Ever Summer Broccoli Salad By Kris Denning BEFORE YOU CRINGE AND LOOK AWAY – TRUST ME, EVEN THE ANTI-BROCCOLI PEOPLE WILL LOVE THIS SALAD. It’s salty, sweet, savory, and crisp. It has everything that anyone could want in a salad and is super easy to make! Every time I attend a summer gathering, this is my most requested dish to bring to the mix. It goes with everything – burgers and hot dogs to the more elegant entrees like salmon and steak. And can we talk about how healthy broccoli is? Broccoli, particularly eaten in the raw as is in this recipe, is loaded with nutrients and antioxidants. One cup of broccoli has as much vitamin C as an orange! It is also rich in iron, potassium, zinc, and many other vitamins and minerals as well as being high in fiber. Plus, broccoli has natural compounds that are known to stop cancer cells from forming in the body!

Broccoli is the base and the biggest part of this salad, but it also contains BACON, which tends to intrigue the pickiest of eaters. Of course, the bacon can be substituted for turkey bacon or a plant-based bacon substitute. If I use real bacon or turkey bacon, I always choose, and highly recommend, using a nitratefree bacon that is from a humane and free-range farm. There is good reason for this. Nitrates that are added to cured meats are carcinogens, as in, they are found to cause cancer. So, avoid them whenever you can. Now, for those of you who I socialize with, please remember, this salad is for me to bring to the party. It is my dish, and you have your own. For those of you who have no idea who I am and may likely never attend the same gathering, I permit you to read on and enjoy and share this recipe!!! Have a fun and festive summer and enjoy the abundance of the season…

SWEET AND SAVORY BROCCOLI SALAD * 2-3 broccoli crowns, just the florets, chopped (5-6 cups) * 10 bacon slices, crisp-cooked and crumbled (or bacon substitute) * 1/3 cup red onion, finely diced * 1/3 cup sunflower seeds * 1/3 cup dried cranberries (chopped up if you want) * ½ cup mayonnaise * 2 tblsp apple cider vinegar (good for the gut!) * 2 tsp sugar * salt and pepper optional (I find it rarely needs this) Instructions To a salad bowl, add broccoli, bacon, onion, sunflower seeds, and cranberries. In a smaller bowl, mix the mayo, vinegar, and sugar. Pour the dressing mixture over the salad and toss well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour until ready to serve. Same day eating is best! Enjoy.

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Kris Denning is Reiki Master, Yoga and Pilates teacher, and Holistic Nutritionist. Contact Kris at:

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Looking Good

Summer, Skin Cancer and Permanent Makeup?

Cheryl Lohman • LOOKING GOOD

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

By Cheryl Lohman

AHHHHHH SUMMER. I DEVOTE THIS ISSUE TO PROTECTING YOUR SKIN IN THE SUN TO REDUCE THE CHANCE OF SKIN CANCER. STAY WITH ME NOW. AS I PERFORM PERMANENT MAKEUP ON CLIENTS, I SEE MANY SUSPICIOUS MOLES THAT TURNED OUT TO BE CANCEROUS. MANY PEOPLE LIVING IN THE WILLAMETTE VALLEY THINK BECAUSE WE HAVE A LOT OF CLOUDY DAYS THAT WE DON’T NEED TO WORRY.

INTERESTING FACTS… • Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. More than one million skin cancers are diagnosed annually. • One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime. • 40-50 percent of Americans who live to age 65 will have skin cancer at least once. • About 90 percent of non-melanoma skin cancers are associated with exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun.

Oregon has a high rate of skin cancer. Even with cloud coverage, the sun is still able to affect the skin. Up to 80% of Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays burn right through the clouds. UVB rays are the strongest in the summer. Studies have even show that UVB rays can be more damaging than UVA rays.

The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends the best way to protect the skin is by covering up, especially areas that are most exposed such as the face, head and neck, as this is where most skin cancers occur. Wide-brimmed hats, UVblocking sunglasses, scarves and hoodies are great defenses against the sun. Using sunscreen is good too.

You may be hearing radio ads about detecting melanoma startseeingmelanoma.com. Oregon Health Sciences University (OHSU) has been actively working with estheticians, massage therapists, hair stylists, nail stylists to have more people screening for melanoma. It makes sense. Typically, these professionals see areas and changes in the skin that you may not see. I have some of OHSU’s brochures and DIY tools to help detect suspicious moles and skin changes. Send me a note if you’d like to learn more.

Is tanning in a tanning booth safe? Tanning booths are the same UV rays as the sun, so they are not safer. In fact, there is no safe tan whether direct sun or tanning booth. Have you wondered how sunscreens work? Mineral based sunscreen ingredients reflect rather than absorb UV radiation. Mineral sunscreens are physical barriers that contain Zinc and Titanium oxides. Chemical based sunscreens absorb the UV rays once they are inside

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your body. These chemicals which include oxybenzone, octinoxate, octisalate and avobenzone, change UV rays into heat, which is then released from the skin and scattered. I prefer a mineral based sunscreen as it keeps my skin feeling cooler. THINGS YOU CAN DO: • Visit a physician for a baseline skin scan and yearly check. • Always use sunscreen with SPF 30 and above. Using a tinted moisturizer makes it easier. • Cover often-missed spots like the tops of the ears, around eyes and hairline. • Ask that your hair stylist keep a watch for suspicious moles on your scalp and ears. Permanent Makeup is great to simplify your summer look. If you work with me, you can be assured I’ll be watching for any suspicious moles that should get checked out. Have a great summer!

Cheryl Cheryl Lohman CPCP, is a Certified Permanent Cosmetic Professional and owns Oregon Permanent Makeup in Corvallis Contact Cheryl: 541-740-1639

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Nate Haines • SENIOR FITNESS

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Fitness Over 50

Fighting Back Against Parkinson’s Disease By Nathan Haines

NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS ARE THE LEADING CAUSE OF DISABILITY WORLDWIDE. THE FASTEST GROWING DISEASE IN THAT SEGMENT, PARKINSON’S DISEASE, IS BECOMING MORE AND MORE COMMON. WHETHER IT IS DUE TO AN INCREASINGLY AGING POPULATION FROM THE BABY BOOMER GENERATION, ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS, OR BECAUSE OF INCREASED LONGEVITY, APPROXIMATELY 60,000 AMERICANS ARE DIAGNOSED WITH PARKINSON’S EACH YEAR. Roughly 1 million people in the United States and 10 million worldwide suffer from the debilitating disease. And while there is no current treatment to reverse the disease, there are options available to help slow the progression and manage symptoms. Parkinson’s disease progresses differently in individuals; common symptoms include tremors, bradykinesia (slowing of movement), stiffness, and balance/gait issues. Conventional treatments such as medications and surgery can help stunt the progression of Parkinson’s, but one of the most effective treatments to stay

independent and manage symptoms is something individuals can do on their own: exercise. Once diagnosed, a targeted, specific exercise program is important to start as soon as possible to stay ahead of changes in normal physical function. Incorporating strength training, aerobic, balance, and flexibility exercises are vital to continued performance of activities of daily living (ADL), as well as help a person feel better emotionally. It is especially important to work with an experienced fitness coach to make sure appropriate exercises are incorporated that will not increase risk of injury or be counterproductive to battling symptoms. Taking exercise classes such as yoga, tai chi, dance, etc. can not only help physically, but provide social and emotional health improvements as well. Specific classes in in the Willamette Valley designed solely for individuals with Parkinson’s, such as Rock Steady Boxing and Mindful Movement with Parkinson’s, incorporate proven training methods and simultaneously provide a support group atmosphere with other individuals

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battling the same issues. Classes are typically offered for individuals in different stages of progression to provide the most effective exercise treatment no matter the individual’s fitness or experience level. For more information on Rock Steady Boxing or to find a class in your area, visitrocksteadyboxing.org As the population continues to get older and live longer, more and more individuals will be dealing with the inevitable decline in certain areas associated with aging. Regardless if it is a result of a disease such as Parkinson’s or simply just a natural aging process, becoming and staying active is one of the best ways a person can remain independent for as long as possible. So get outside, or find a gym where you feel comfortable, and set yourself up to live better, not just longer!!

Nate Nate Haines is a co-owner and General Manager at Fitness Over Fifty in Corvallis. Learn more at:

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Medical Cannabis

Using Cannabis to Look Good, and Feel Great! By Rhea R Graham

USING CANNABIS TO LOOK AND FEEL GOOD IS EASY WHEN YOU KNOW WHAT TO USE AND WHEN. WHO KNEW THAT A COMBINATION OF CANNABIS AND AVOCADO OIL COULD BE SO DIVINE FOR MOST COMPLEXIONS? Easy. Now I’ve got you looking good in one quick step, let’s get on with the more complex issue of feeling good. Sometimes people just need a little bit of CBD to give them a sense of well being. However, others have pain and lots of it – and still others can’t sleep. What hurts? Where? Why? Does it hurt when you push on it? Then don’t push on it! Humor aside, you have receptors on every inch of your skin and on all other organs for Cannabinoids, compounds found in the Cannabis plant. A simple application of a topical salve relieves many if not most types of pain for countless people each day. A quality salve can be applied to anywhere to relieve most any pain. Sometimes the relief is short-lived, so it is important to use the long-term delivery system at the same time, allowing time for the remedy to get to work. It’s almost as if the longer your relief lasts, the longer it takes to kick in … “butt” not always! Suppositories begin working almost instantly for nausea, and in roughly 15 minutes for pain or sleep issues, (but) last six to eight hours. So there goes the time theory. The kick in for capsules and other medibles (medicated edibles) is affected not only by what you eat and when you eat it, but by what it is and the base or carrier of it. This will take more than a paragraph to discuss!

Elixirs are non-alcohol based remedies that are held in the mouth then swallowed and absorb best in the buccal where the dentist shoots the numbing shots. Some good elixir bases (all virgin organic) include glycerin, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil and Hemp Seed Oil to name a few. Each has their own positives and drawbacks be it ability to carry strong enough remedies, taste, or temperature requirements. Many choose MCT Oil; it can be found as an organic, but it’s not a “virgin” product as MCTs are processed out of the coconut. It is found to be great for many and we may start using it more. It is processed differently by the body, adding to the benefit list. Tinctures are alcohol based and are best in a drink that can be held in the mouth to lessen the burn. Both are fast acting but elixir doesn’t last as long as medibles, capsules or suppositories; tincture may last longer than elixir because alcohol can carry more THC than glycerin and oils, but the alcohol factor is not good for those of us who are unable to use any alcohol at all. (Prayers for the alcoholic or addict who still suffers). If your pain is in your back, neck, hips, or head you will most likely benefit from the use of Cannabis suppositories. (Did I really just suggest putting Cannabis in your rectum?) Yes, yes I did. Cannabis suppositories are an amazing vessel to deliver Cannabinoid therapy for patients of all ages. Not only is timing everything, but just like in real estate: location, location, location! Nausea is gone nearly instantly and back pain can lessen and or disappear

in a short 15 minutes when using Cannabis suppositories. Headaches and hip pain disappear as well. Prostate and bladder cancer issues can often be easily and quickly resolved, depending on prior treatments and the severity of damage from them. Those whose issues can’t be resolved can have a better quality of life, if nothing else.

Rhea Graham • MEDICAL CANNABIS

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If you haven’t already, you will be amazed when you learn about using Cannabis as Medicine. Please do! Please support us in our endeavor to open the ACKR Canna-itALL Healing Center! Learn more at www.TheACKR.com

Rhea Rhea Graham and her daughter Kendra are writing a book about “How to make and use Smokeless Cannabis Remedies from Albany’s Canna Kitchen & Research” which is to be published in the near future. The proceeds from the book will be used to fund the opening and operations of the ACKR Canna-it-ALL Healing-Life Center, so let’s get it on the best sellers list, and fast! Preorders will be taken, and they are looking for Launch Team volunteers to read and honestly review the free electronic copy when it is available (shooting for early September 2022). Let them know by email if you are interested in either at: info@TheACKR.com.

Rhea Graham owns Albany's Canna Kitchen & Research and is a pioneer in the medical cannabis field.

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