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August / September 2016 FEATURES VOLUME 7 No 4

Regulars 9 Publisher’s Note 14 In the Garden 16 Annette on Real Estate 17 Sten: On the Money 18 Mike on Health 28 Bonnie Milletto 41 Summer Makeup

Eating Well in the Valley 43 The Dining Guide

The 411 10 Non-Profit Spotlight 12 Local Fun 20 Book Report

Out and About 44 The Hot Ticket 47 What's Happening at the LaSells Stewart Center?

Health 40 Local Program Assists Our Returning Vets

Home & Garden 29 Fall Lawn Care 33 Visualize Your Project 36 Remodeling Porn 38 Designing With Light

23 Rollin' on The River

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34 Changing Lifestyles

32 He said

Keeping Pace

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24 Photo Album

30 Bees


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We've been "summering it up" this season. We've enjoyed some camping, some surfing (read wallowing around in the ocean), and we'd been talking about giving stand up paddleboarding a try for some time. So we did. You know how you see people doing it? It looks pretty easy. I figured "how hard can it be?" I found out. It's quite a workout. To exhibit good form, you don't just paddle with your arms, it's more of a lever-from-the-waist action. Wendy, our fantastic instructor said "think of it as doing a thousand crunches today” -- easy for her to say. Once we got the feel of it though, it was great fun. It's nice to be "out there" with the birds above and the fish below. We paddled around just south of the Sellwood Bridge in Portland. Nice, glassy water, no boats, no problem. After

a while, I started thinking I had it mastered and attempted to take off from shore pushing my board like a giant skateboard. Not a good idea. You can't really see it in the above photo, but one of us is soaking wet. My tip: if you think you might not want to buy a new phone, leave it in the car. Which I did - whew. Every once in a while, I think we've been publishing Willamette Living Magazine for nigh on 7 years now, what happens when we run out of stuff to write about?" You'd think that would be a thing, right? Well, every time I start to think that, it's just like taking an econ class in college. The more you do it, the more you realize how much you don't know. It's really kind of surprising. In this state, with it's small population, and

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The Kiwanis Club of Corvallis provides a free program for grab bar installation to Corvallis, Albany, Tangent, and Philomath. It began in 1998 when Brian Egan realized that people were forgoing an essential piece of safety due to the high cost of having a contractor install the bars. So he worked with the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis to provide a free solution that has allowed over 4,000 grab bars to

be installed in homes to date. Mike Mullet, the Program Coordinator, despite physical disabilities, provides a vital role in organizing and distributing requests. Through his contribution, along with the skilled volunteer’s donation of hours and labor, the program has provided a unique service of safety for almost 20 years. Donations are always welcome, and help cover the on-going cost of the program.

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Summer in the City: Michael Gibbons (left) and fellow artists at Paint Out #2 in Portland during the summer of 2014.

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As the olympics roll into Rio, we will see great achievements made by extraordinary athletes from varying countries. We’ll enjoy the tumbling from our young women gymnasts, the thrashing of water as US swimmers continue to dominate, and we’ll cheer on the fleeting folks in track and field. Some may enjoy what is becoming one of fhe fastest olympic sports in the world, Triathlon. Contrary to the world championships held in Hawaii, incredible athletes will compete at the Olympic distance category and defy us mere mortals, as they maneuver through a 1500 meter swim, a 24 mile ride, and a 10k run. Meantime, as we watch the TV, some of us may ask ourselves “I wonder if I can do that?” The answer is yes. No need to worry if you’re a newbie to this sport, the Umph Relay was designed to give folks an opportunity to sample Triathlon. Nowhere in the world has this event been structured in such a way to advance the sport, and allow more inclusion of "regular folks" than the Umph Relay. Beginning Friday night, August 26 and finishing Sunday, August 29, athletes to couch potatoes can venture into the world of triathlon. It’s a relay event that covers just over 140 miles. Each team can have up to 15 members, however only 5 members can participate per sport (run, swim, bike). So on Friday night at Corvallis’ Osborn center, participants will swim 2.4 miles. It’s a 50 meter pool, so you can swim a 50 and let your relay member do the next 50, followed by the next member, and so on. On Saturday morning, teams will gather at the beautiful Emerson Vineyards and bicycle the 112 mile on an out and back 22 mileloop. Do 5 laps with your buddies, and enjoy sunshine, food, and plenty of wine. On Sunday morning, teams will run around the Bald Hill area for a marathon. The course is a 2.6 mile loop. So 10 loops and you’re done. Meantime, there will be great music booming to cheer runners along, food, and great times with friends and family.

En Plein Air #3 - In Toledo! Michael Gibbons collaborated in 2014 with friend and fellow artist Thomas Kitts to help organize the second Plein Air Paint Out in the parks for the Portland Art Museum. “Path of Roses” is a painting of summer beauty done in that City of Roses that includes the famous bronze of Teddy Roosevelt on his horse. The “war-like” feel of the statue is changed as one enters Gibbon’s path in the painting of the beautiful public garden. A hot August day can almost be felt in this rich and colorful oil painting done ala prima during the Paint Out. “I sought and found a direct way to walk in the park through my painting”, said Gibbons. The 3rd Annual Plein Air Competition and Show with awards totaling $3000, sponsored by the Toledo Yaquina River Museum of Art (YRMA), opens with an all- day reception for the artists on Saturday September 3 from 10am-5pm continuing through Toledo's 23rd Annual Labor Day Weekend Art Walk Sept. 4 & 5. The School House is open, free to the public, showing the Plein Air Show Wednesday to Sunday from 12-4 pm through Sept.30 at 151 NE Alder, Toledo. The two-building non-profit museum campus in the Legacy Arts Terrace founded by Michael and Judy Gibbons in 2002 also includes the “1926 Vicarage House Museum” directly across the street which is open to the public by appointment. The Vicarage Garden will be open free to the public during the 3-day event with live music by the “Sons of the Beaches” under a tent-top; scheduled art talks by artists from the Plein Air show; and a wine and cheese reception for artist Michael Gibbons who will be showing Oregon landscapes and seascapes in his Signature Gallery and the Garden. A new feature this year for Art Walk will be a free Punch & Toby hand puppet show presented each day in the Legacy Arts Terrace at 2:30pm by the Oregon Coast Children’s Theatre. Art Walk 23 welcomes Georgia-Pacific Toledo as Corporate Sponsor for this 3-day event. It is with the cooperation of this industry that 50+ Toledo and guest artists will be showing their art throughout the city truly making it: "Toledo, where art and industry meet!"

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ah, it’s August, the vacation month. Truly warm, summer weather is finally here. All I want to do is relax and play. Back to school September is just around the corner. Even though I’m not in school, there’s just something about September that makes me feel that I have to get back to being serious, back to work. As long as it’s August, though, I’m going to savor every moment, follow every butterfly and soak up every drop of sunshine I can. There’s a lot to do in my landscape this year. Things have grown so much and the level of shade and sun has shifted because of it. We have a bed to redo and we’re still talking about eliminating

the lawn in the front. If it doesn’t go away, it needs to be reseeded. Since I don’t intend to work in my garden in August, I’m planning out what to do this fall. Late September and October are great months to plant trees and shrubs. Plants experience less transplant shock. You can take advantage of fall and winter rains to do some of the watering for you. The roots get a head start and the plant grows better in the spring. By spring I’m going to forget what a jungle my landscape is in August and I’m going to want to plant more than I should. Also, fall is the time to select and plant spring-flowering bulbs like tulips, daffodils and crocus. And I love their beautiful, cheery blooms.

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Annette on Real Estate

Annette Sievert is a top performing real estate broker with Coldwell Banker Valley Brokers in Corvallis, OR. Do you have a real estate question?

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here are things you can totally do yourself or actually learn them with a YouTube video. Buying or selling a house is not the best example for DIY though. This might sound self-serving to you as I am a real estate broker, but I have compelling reasons and examples backing me up and there are a multitude of statistics out there that show that you get more for your house by using a broker. Everything can be just dandy in a real estate transaction – until it isn’t. What a good broker primarily does is solve problems. Big or small, that is what we do all day long. These problems are usually not a big deal to us as we have plenty of experience with what to do. A first time home buyer or a seller who's had his house for the last 35 years – not so much.

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• Today I got a client electricity even with CPI being closed on Fridays. Without this they could not have moved over the weekend. • A colleague of mine negotiated for her clients to hand over their house later than contractually agreed on because their moving company had let them down. • During an inspection today it turned out that there were active termites in the crawlspace. Tomorrow the pest company will take care of this along with a window company who gets there to make an estimate for a few failed windows, and the mold expert who will have an air sample done by 10am. Try to arrange that if you have no idea whom to call… • A seller I represent got 3 offers on the first day. One was significantly higher than the asking price. No brainer? Not so fast.

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Will this appraise? And if not, who will pick up the difference? Which of the 3 offers is really the best? •A buyer badly wants a property, but there are 7 offers already in place. How will his offer succeed? What is the best strategy? (and it is not only money.) There are plenty of these examples where a good and engaged broker can get you to your goal, help you out of a bad situation and simply save the day. Having a buffer between a seller and a buyer neutralizes negotiations and takes out or reduces the emotions involved. Having somebody at your side who tells you the truth, does not sugar coat your situation if things get dicey, and has your back at any time, is an invaluable tool to get you to the closing table and beyond.

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How To Get Smart About The Stock Market Sten Carlson

The stock market can have big implications on world events and your own finances, but many investors find it overly complex and cumbersome. Increasing your knowledge of the stock market can help you better understand its impacts, but how do you get started? Consider taking the following steps.

Study common investment terminology. The stock market is rife with complex concepts, so start by getting a grasp of the frequently used terms. First, it helps to understand what all the abbreviations stand for, from NASDAQ to NYSE and beyond. To break it all down, use an online investment dictionary that provides plain-English definitions of common investment terms, or ask your financial advisor to explain them to you. Enroll in a class. Take advantage of free webinars, seminars or workshops on investing fundamentals. If you prefer learning in a classroom setting, look for basic courses on investing, how the stock market works or personal finance at a local college or university.

Follow the news. Start following the business and financial sections of your favorite media outlet to get a healthy dose of investment know-how. You’ll begin to understand the types of business activities that influence the marketplace—for example, oil prices or new housing starts—and gain an appreciation for what’s considered newsworthy. As you become more attuned to global markets, you’ll start to see the ripple effect of mergers and acquisitions, product innovations and even front-page news stories— from natural disasters to general elections and terrorist events—on Wall Street confidence. Watch investment programs. Public radio and television stations often feature investment programs aimed at new and seasoned investors. Even your local news channels may include a market segment. Be wary of infomercials disguised as informational investment programs, though.

Check out stock market apps. There are hundreds of apps available today focused on helping consumers understand investing. Have financially-savvy friends? Ask what apps they use to keep up on the stock market. Before downloading an app, check the reviews and opt for those that have been vetted by trusted sources. Track your favorite companies. To better understand the movement of individual stocks, pick several of your favorite publically traded companies to follow. Then, check their stock price, company newsroom and social media accounts each day. Tracking the stocks over time will help you understand how company announcements and actions, such as a product launch or comment by an executive, may affect the stock price. Sten Carlson, MBA, CFP, CRPC, is a Financial Work with a financial professional. A Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, an professional can help you understand Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Platinum your investment options, and help you Financial Services Agency in Corvallis, OR. He make financial decisions that are best for specializes in fee-based financial planning and your individual needs. Work with someone asset management strategies and has been in who is willing to explain investment practice for 22 years. concepts and provide educational materials. Tell your professional about 541-757-3000 your desire to learn more about the 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR 97330 market. He or she will likely be willing Ameriprise Financial and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or to send you news articles, add you to a advice. attorney regarding their specific situation.Ameriprise Financial newsletter or give you a call to discuss Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2015 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved. File # 1331561 market news that may interest you.

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Skin Care and Nutrition Mike Waters

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Our skin is our body’s largest organ. Skin care is an important aspect to the human body because the skin, of course, is the number one layer of protection that shields us from damaging particles in the environment, like bacteria. In order for our skin to function correctly as a protector, we need to keep it healthy. Maintaining healthy skin can be done by keeping it nourished. A lot of times, we think that taking care of our skin only means to use topical products, such as recommended moisturizers, serums, and soaps. But did you know that what you eat can also affect your skin? Yes! Nutrition plays an important role in taking care of and maintaining healthy skin. So how exactly does nutrition play an important role in taking care of and maintaining healthy skin? What we consume has an effect on our skin such as acne, dry skin, wrinkles, and aging. Foods that are rich in Vitamins A, C, E, zinc, beta carotene, and antioxidants can help your skin thrive. Some foods that are high in these might already be a part of your everyday diet, and some you might want to consider adding if you want radiant, healthy skin.

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Here are our top 7 food picks for healthy skin: Eggs Eggs are very high in sulfur, which is necessary for collagen and keratin production. This is what makes your hair shine and skin glow. Pineapples Pineapples contain about 78.9 mg of vitamin C each. Vitamin C helps repair skin and protect it from free ­radical damage. Green Tea Instead of reaching for a cup of joe tomorrow morning, try going for some tea. Green tea contains anti­aging anti­oxidants. It is also high in an antioxidant called EGCG, which helps fight skin redness.

Shrimp Shrimp is a low calorie food that is high in vitamins and minerals. One important vitamin that shrimp contains is vitamin E. Vitamin E can help reverse damage and scarring of the skin.

Sweet Potatoes They are high in beta carotene, which can help your skin retain moisture. Oysters One oyster contains about 5.3 mg of zinc. Zinc has the ability to heal skin tissues by helping our cells to regenerate. It can be especially useful for acne prone skin. Fish Fish contains vitamin A. Vitamin A helps fight acne which we all try to avoid!

Of course the list of nutritious foods that are beneficial for our skin goes on! The seven foods mentioned are just a starter for you to get the idea that what we consume does play an important role in skin care. Although there is not a lot of medical talk about skincare and nutrition combined, evidence does show that nutrition is helpful in taking care of our skin. For example, Mike Waters MA is the health our skin requires proteins, which break down into amino acids promotion director for Timberhill and provides new body tissue, antibodies, hormones, enzymes, Athletic club. For questions, comments on this piece or any other and blood cells. So yes, recommended topical products may help with maintaining healthy skin, but taking care of your skin health topics he can be reached at ultimately starts from within! Avoid acne, dry skin, wrinkles, and or 541- 207-4368 aging with your diet!

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At age eighteen, in 1974, Yvonne sets out to build a home from trees on eighty acres she’s bought on an Oregon mountainside. This true story of one woman’s survival in the wilderness puts an honest and gritty face on the fantasy of living alone in the forest. It is the first in a three-book series about her relationship with woodsy things in a place of risk and isolation but also peace, quiet beauty, and repose. Sister Dear By Laura McNeill Available through online retailers



Convicted of a crime she didn’t commit, Allie watched a decade of her life vanish—time that can never be recovered. Now, out on parole, Allie is determined to clear her name, rebuild her life, and reconnect with the daughter she barely knows. As her commitment to finding the truth intensifies, what Allie ultimately uncovers is far worse than she imagined. Her own sister has been hiding a dark secret—one that holds the key to Allie’s freedom. Murder in Linn County Oregon By Cory Frye Available through all major online retailers and

On June 21, 1922, Linn County sheriff Charles Kendall and Reverend Roy Healy drove out to the town of Plainview to arrest a moonshining farmer named Dave West. By the end of the day, all three men were dead. The court appointed William Dunlap as the new sheriff, but within a year, someone killed him, too. Author and journalist Cory Frye delivers a riveting, detailed account of these shocking and tragic crimes that haunted Linn County for decades.


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Rollin' On By Brett Gallagher, Cascadia Expeditions

With Oregon summer in full bloom, there’s no better time than now to paddle down one of Oregon’s amazing rivers. Oregon has over 35,000 miles of named rivers and Oregonians have a long history as boaters. If you’re new to the state, or just looking to dust off that river gear and get back out there, Oregon has several Wild and Scenic rivers and ample opportunities for fun in the sun this summer. There are many ways to get out and enjoy our local rivers, personally I’m a huge fan of paddling a raft or a kayak. Contrary to popular belief, you don’t need to be an expert paddler to get out and enjoy yourself. Access to popular rivers is amazingly easy here in Oregon, with options of amazing whitewater, calm lagoons and peaceful river floats. Not sure which adventure is right for you? Jump on a tour with a professional guide service. I am usually a huge advocate of Do-it-Yourself and jumping in with both feet (literally), however, watersports can be extremely dangerous and rivers in Oregon take several lives each year. So if you are a true beginner, I advocate taking a tour with a reputable guide service to learn some basic skills and water safety principles before going it alone. Another benefit to using a guide service: They will have all the gear and equipment you need to try your hand at paddling without draining your bank account. I too have been convinced

by mass marketing and the salesman at the REI that I needed to max out my credit card to prepare for an adventure, but taking a step back and trying a few different styles, models, makes, sizes will help you make the best long-term decision. Additionally, us professional guide types tend to geek out on gear and are more than happy to share our opinions, our accumulated experience (and sometimes wisdom) with anyone interested enough to ask. What should I paddle? Kayaks and Rafts and SUPs, Oh My! With so many options available these days, it might be hard to know what type of boat suits you best. From classic crafts like canoes and kayaks, to rafts, to fancy new carbon-fiber StandUp Paddleboards, the options can be overwhelming. Being able to try before you buy is imperative, as all these boats have different uses. Kayaking Kayaking as a sport is continuing to grow in popularity. The kayak has a long history as a vehicle for fishing and hunting. Eskimos originally built kayaks out of wooden frames, covered with seal-skins, with air-filled bladders inside them. Kayak technology has come a long-way, and now there are several types of kayak on the market. From play-boats, to touring

n The River kayaks, to whitewater creek boats, kayaks have many different uses. Kayaks are a great option for the independent paddler, someone looking for solitude or a personal challenge. Learning to kayak can be quite easy in a sit-on-top kayak, and Oregon has some of the best flat-water thru paddles in the country. We love kayaking the Willamette and are pretty sure you will too! For daily tours in the Corvallis area, Cascadia Expeditions offers both half-day and full-day kayaking adventures. If you’re looking to go on your own, there is an excellent map of the Willamette water trail, you can find a copy on their website at Rafting Rafting is one of my very favorite activities. Big, inflatable and able to carry tons of gear, the raft is definitely my boat of choice for most trips. I love the social aspect of being able to grab a group of friends and head off the grid to some of Oregon’s most beautiful areas. Rafts are essentially gear barges, super forgiving on mellow whitewater and provide a stable platform to kick back and relax. Our favorite rivers are the Grande Ronde and John Day (April – June) and the Deschutes, McKenzie and North Santiam rivers during the heat of the summer. Day trips are great for the thrill-seeker, family or team-building adventure, whereas an overnight trip really allows you to get off the grid and relax. Check boating regulations before you go, and know

there is a HUGE difference between a $200 plastic raft you buy at the local sporting goods store and a reputable whitewater raft that can cost thousands of dollars. We’ve had to rescue more than one group who didn’t appreciate the difference. Give us a call if you have any questions! Stand Up Paddleboard The Stand-Up-Paddleboard (SUP) craze is in full swing here in Oregon, as more and more people take the rivers and lakes to try out this fun and challenging exercise. SUPping is a great way to get a core workout and challenge yourself to try a new activity. Several types of boards are on the market, however the price tags can be astronomical, so we advocate hopping on a tour or renting to try out a few different types of boards before you buy. From touring boards to whitewater SUPs, there’s really something for everyone and they’re a lot of fun. Just be prepared for a great workout! With river season in full-swing, I hope you get outside and take advantage of all the amazing paddling Oregon has to offer. Be sure to wear your life-jacket, know the area before you go and give me a call if you have any questions! We’re always happy to usher new paddlers into this fulfilling sport.


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here is the happiest place on Earth? If you thought Disneyland, think again. It’s actually Denmark. And there’s data to back that up.

its ranking despite a serious financial crisis, while Spain, Italy, and Greece fell in the happiness rankings in part because they lacked the cohesiveness to pull through their financial troubles.

The idea of measuring happiness has gained traction in the 21st century, and many organizations are collecting data to identify what makes people happy and where the happiest people are.

The report also shows that people are happier living in a society where there is less inequality of happiness. To be noted, the happiness inequality has increased since the first report in almost all countries and regions of the world. Happiness, the authors argue, can provide a better indicator of human welfare than income, poverty, education, health, and good government measured separately.

Although the United States may be on the top of many other lists, happiness, according to the data, is not one of them. This year’s results have the same top three as the year before, except their order was rearranged. Denmark won with the happiest citizens averaging 7.526 on the happiness scale, followed by Switzerland at 7.509, and Iceland at 7.501. The United States ranked thirteenth at 7.104. The bottom three included Togo, Syria, and Burundi. According to the authors, social cohesiveness was of much importance for the results of the World Happiness Report. Iceland’s high level of trust helped


The Happiness Index is based off a project from the Buddhist kingdom of Bhutan in the Eastern Himalayas. Their prime minister, Jigmi Y. Thinley, was determined to measure the gross national happiness. He then got the United Nations to invite other nations to measure their happiness as a guide to improve public policies. In 2012 the worldwide report was born.

3,000 people in each country. Each person was asked to rank their answers based on the Cantril Ladder—an imaginary ladder of ten steps, with the best possible life for them being the tenth step and the worst possible life being zero steps. Participants were asked six questions for respondents to rank that were weighed with the GDP per capita: social support, healthy life expectancy, freedom to make life choices, generosity, perception of corruption, and everything else. The answers are then averaged per country, giving insight to the country with the happiest people by their own accord. On a smaller scale, we asked ourselves how Oregonians can increase their equality of happiness. Based on the questions from the World Happiness Index, here are some sites and activities that we hope will enhance your mind and body, your values and virtues, and fulfill social and cultural enrichment while enjoying what Oregon has to offer.

In the 2016 World Happiness Index—the third of its kind—researchers ranked 156 countries based off surveys given to up to

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Happy Increase your Oregon happiness index: Experience Zen The Zen Community of Oregon is a Soto Zen Buddhist monastery in Clatskanie. They offer meditation through authentic Zen practice to the public several times a week, as well as meditation walks in their Zen gardens. A 2013 study by Carlos III Health Institute found that meditation provokes a different expression of brain metabolites, specifically those metabolites linked to anxiety and depression. Meditation shows a strong link with well-being because it calms the body, reduces stress and anxiety, and supports positive thinking. Visit botanical gardens The Oregon Garden in Silverton is an 80acre botanical garden with more than 20 themed gardens, from tropical to wetlands to rose or conifer. They offer tram tours and self-guided walking tours to enjoy the outdoor oasis. Group nature walks are linked with significantly lower depression, less perceived stress, and enhanced mental health and well-being, according to a 2014 study conducted at the University of Michigan.

Enjoy waterfalls and hiking trails Silver Creek Falls is nestled in the foothills of the Cascade Mountains and includes 9,200 acres of hiking, biking and horse trails. The Trail of Ten Falls weaves through a dense forested area, with a series of breathtaking waterfalls in a 7.2 mile loop. Research has shown that a 50-minute walk in nature can improve your mood, decrease your anxiety, and improve your memory. A 2016 study also showed that a 90-minute walk in a natural environment can lead to measurable changes in the brain, and help combat depression. Observe exotic wildlife The Wildlife Safari in Winston is a one-ofa-kind experience. The park has over 76 species, most of which roam free as you drive a 600-acre safari loop. You can see exotic creatures from around the world including tigers, giraffes, zebras, lions, elephants, bison, ostrich, and bears. A Hiroshima University study focused on animal-people interaction concluded that “cuteness” not only makes us happier, it also improves our performance on tasks that require behavioral carefulness.

Walk below the canopy Valley of the Giants is a 51-acre forest preserve in a remote portion of the Oregon Coast Range. Getting more than 180 inches of rain each year, douglas firs and western hemlocks date back hundreds of years and can stand at a regal 200 feet. Numerous studies have shown trees help people live longer, healthier, happier lives—to the tune of $6.8 billion in averted health costs annually in the U.S., according to research published in the 2014 journal Environmental Pollution. Discover the mystery The House of Mystery in Gold Hill is considered a vortex in which strange phenomena on the landscape create optical illusions. Objects seem to roll uphill, relative height can change next to another person depending on where you stand, and structures appear to be sideways. Research by psychologist Rich Walker of Winston-Salem State University showed people who engage in a variety of experiences are more likely to retain positive emotions and minimize negative ones than people who have fewer experiences.

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Women’s Leadership Conference Returns In September When I began the incredible journey into women’s empowerment, I had a vision of what the Oregon ‘MazingYou Women’s Leadership Conference could be, but I had no idea what it would eventually become. With attendance exploding I knew I was on to something truly ‘MAZING!

The ‘Mazing You! Women’s Leadership Conference will return to Salem for its third year on Friday, September 23 at the Northwest Wine Studies Center, 215 Doaks Ferry Road NW.

The one-day event will focus on personal and professional development and giving back.

Speakers will include Dr. Sara Comstock from Corban University, Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Sue Bloom, Dr. Carolyn Hale of  Dermatology Northwest,  Isabelle SanchezHuerta from Churros Locos, The Inspire Foundation CEO Kathy Moore,  Dr. Beth Harmon from  Salem Women’s Clinic, CEO Angie Morris of Travel Salem, business/career coach  Terra Christoff, nutrition/fitness coach Carmen Ohling and women’s life coach Teresa Rodden. Along with this year's Presenting Sponsor, Waddell & Reed Financial Advisors, I invite you to join me, and over 200 women on September 23 in the beautiful west hills of Salem. I promise you will walk away inspired, motivated, and armed with new personal and business-building ideas. General admission tickets cost $139.

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Fall Care for a Healthier, Better Looking Lawn By Melinda Myers

As summer fades into fall it is time to help lawns recover from summer stress and prepare for the winter ahead. Continue to mow your lawn as long as it continues to grow. Grow cool season grasses like bluegrass, fescue and ryegrass 2-1/2 to 3-1/2 inches tall. Warm season grasses like bermudagrass, carpetgrass, centipedegrass and zoysia should be grown at 1 to 2 inches tall while St. Augustine should a bit higher, 2 to 3 inches, for best results.  Taller grass is better able to compete with weeds.  And there is no need to cut it shorter for the health of your lawn. Mow often, removing no more than one third the total height. Leave these short clippings on the lawn. They will quickly break down, adding organic matter, moisture and nutrients to the soil. And as you mow you can take care of all those fall leaves at the same time. Shred the fall leaves and allow them to remain on the lawn. As long as you can see the leaf blades through the shredded leaves your lawn will be fine. And just like the clippings, they add nutrients and organic matter to the soil. Fertilize your lawn with a low nitrogen, slow release fertilizer like Milorganite  ( University research has shown that fall fertilization is the most beneficial practice for home lawns. Less disease problems and slower weed growth means your lawns - not the weeds and pests - benefit from the nutrients.  Fall fertilization also helps lawns recover from the stresses of summer because it encourages deep roots and denser growth that can better compete with weeds and tolerate disease and insects. 

aerate or dethatch northern lawns suffering from thatch build up or compacted soil. Thatch is a layer of partially decomposed dead grass plants that prevents water and nutrients from reaching the grass roots. Use a dethatching machine to remove thatch layers greater than one half an inch. Or core aerate the lawn to create openings in the thatch layer and help reduce soil compaction to encourage root growth and allow water and nutrients to infiltrate the soil. Overseeding your lawn in the fall helps increase thickness and improves the overall health and appearance of the lawn.  For best results, overseed directly after aerating. Begin implementing some of these strategies and soon you’ll be on your way to a healthier, better looking lawn for the coming growing season. Gardening expert Melinda Myers has more than 30 years of horticulture experience and has written over 20 gardening books, including Small Space Gardening and the Midwest Gardener’s Handbook. She hosts The Great Courses “How to Grow Anything: Food Gardening For Everyone” DVD set and the nationally syndicated Melinda’s Garden Moment TV & radio segments. Myers is a columnist and contributing editor for Birds & Blooms magazine and spokesperson for Milorganite. Myers’ website is

Those in colder regions growing cool weather bluegrass, fescue and perennial ryegrass should fertilize around Labor Day and sometime between Halloween and Thanksgiving, but before the ground freezes. Homeowners in warmer climates growing warm season grasses like centipede, Bermuda and zoysia should fertilize around Labor Day. Apply a low nitrogen slow release fertilizer then and in early October if overseeding the lawn. Make sure the last fall application is at least one month prior to the average first killing frost. Fertilizing later can result in winter damage. Weeds often gain a foothold in the lawn during the stressful summer months. A healthy lawn is the best defense.  Even with proper care weeds can bully their way into the lawn.  Try digging, root and all, to remove small populations of weeds.  Weeding can be a great tension reducer and physical workout. If this isn’t possible, consider spot treating weeds or problem areas with a broadleaf weedkiller. Those looking for more organic options may want to try one of the more eco-friendly products with the active ingredient Fehedta or Hedta. Whether using traditional or environmentally-friendly products read and follow label directions carefully.  All these products are plant killers and can cause damage to other plants if not applied properly. Fall, when the lawn is actively growing, is the best time to core

Photo credit – Melinda Myers, LLC Fall fertilization can help lawns recover from the stresses of summer.

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Hey Honey, Check out Mason Bees! By Allison Lamplugh When talking about pollinators, often times the honey bee is the first we think of. While there is no doubt of their importance to pollination, their lesser known cousins—the leafcutter and mason bee—are much more effective pollinators. In fact, they are of more use to a home gardener than a honey bee. Honey bee vs. leafcutter and mason bees

Honey bees are indeed great pollen gatherers, but leafcutter and mason bees are great pollinators. They carry pollen on their hairy abdomen and scrape the pollen off within their nest. Because the pollen is carried dry on their hair, it falls off easily as they move among blossoms. As a result, they pollinate more flowers than the honey bee, who wets the pollen so it sticks to its legs during transport. While honey bees may visit your yard as they pass through, leafcutter and mason bees are permanent residents. The honey bee travels up to five miles from its hive


to forage, but leafcutter and mason bees stay within 300 feet of their home. For this reason, housing these species in your yard will increase your flower and fruit productivity. Leafcutter Bees

Leafcutters have the ability to handle extreme temperatures, and are most active in late summer, thriving in 80 to 110 degree weather. They are ideal for pollinating melons, blueberries, peas, and other late summer vegetables. The leafcutter gets its name because it cuts leaves and uses them in their nest. They are particular about the kind of leaf they use; it can’t be too tough to cut with their mandibles, it can’t be too thick to roll for transport, and it can’t be too veiny to cut easily. In the Northwest, prefered leaves come from hostas, lilacs, roses, or bougainvillea. Having leaves they like within 100 feet of their home is essential or they will move on.

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The mason bee is a productive pollinator for early spring flowers, fruits, and nuts. They emerge when daytime temperatures reach a consistent 55 degrees. Generally, this is about the same time as cherry trees blossom. What is unique about the mason bee is they gather nectar with their tongue at the same time they collect pollen on their underside. Because they gather pollen and nectar on the same visit, they are excellent cross-pollinators as they move between trees and flowers. The mason bee gets its name because of its craftsmanship when building its home. An essential element to keep mason bees in your yard is to have available mud within 150 feet of their home. The mason bee packs its nesting hole with the mud, separating each egg chamber from the other, just as the leafcutter uses leaves. If they cannot find mud in your yard, they will vacate.

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Mud for mason bees

You will need to keep a small amount of mud, about 9 inches wide and deep. Ideally, the mud should be in a hole in the ground and not exposed dirt or in a container. When in the ground, the moisture is higher and less dried from the sun. When you dig your hole in a shady place, ensure there is claylike mud on a sidewall. Mason bees prefer more compact mud because it is easy to carry in their mandibles. If it is too dry it will be difficult to carry and harder to pack into their “hole.” Placing a bee home

Both leafcutter and mason bees are cavity dwellers and do not create holes or damage structures to make holes. They are opportunists that like a hole slightly larger than their bodies, about the width of a pencil, with a depth of about 6 inches. The same home can be used for both species because they are active during opposite seasons. Homes often have the appearance of a bird house, with an open face and straw-like tubes piled on top of each other. The tubes are the “holes” the female will pack with her eggs. Each hole will have up to 15 egg chambers, each packed with pollen, one egg, and a leaf cutting or mud, depending on the species, to close the chamber. Homes should face a southern or southeastern wall so morning sun will wake your bees to begin pollinating. If your climate has hot summer weather, consider a location with sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon. Prolonged direct sunlight will overheat the home and kill cocoons. Do not place the home near a bird watering station. Your bees may become a tasty treat to visiting birds. If birds take interest in the bee home as a potential nesting site for themselves, placing chicken wire on the front will keep them out. It’s important to not move the nest once bees have arrived. They know exactly which hole is theirs and may get confused and leave if the hole they remember is moved. Getting started

Shonnard’s Nursery has a full-service bee department if you are in the Willamette Valley. There you can find everything from the bees to homes to accessories. Crown Bees is a good place for online orders. They too offer all you need to get started and maintain bee homes. Crown Bees offers a program to trade excess bees for nesting material to use in the next season, as each year your bee population should double. Shonnard’s offers services to help maintain homes. Both companies offer items to help harvest and incubate cocoons if you should choose to winter them under protection of a garage or shed for maximum survival of the brood. Garland Nursery in Corvallis is offering a class for little gardeners in August!

Beneficial Insects/Build a Summer Mason Bee House Sat. August 13th – 11:00 a.m. "Many shy away from insects, but our young gardeners are learning that many of those creepy-crawlies are our allies in the garden. In Little Sprouts, we will review beneficial insects and build Summer Mason Bee houses to take home and encourage those docile pollinators into our gardens." Registration required. Call (541) 753-6601 to register. $7 per child.

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This summer, Dale’s

Dale’s Top Five Ideas for Your New Space

Remodeling auctioned off a She Shed built in

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Everyone has heard of the Man Cave; a space where men relax and unwind. Usually a smaller area, a Man Cave is typically characterized by a large television (good for watching football or baseball and playing video games); comfortable seating; a minifridge for drinks and snacks; and of course, sports memorabilia.

3. Exercise. Whether you enjoy yoga or Zumba, your She Shed is the perfect place to break a sweat. Use the space to spread out a yoga mat or hard wire your shed so you can watch instructional videos on a television and dance along. You can even add a coat rack or hooks to hang resistance bands or jump ropes.

But isn’t it time we talked about the She Shed? In our office, when Dale came across the idea he said, “She Shed!” What a concept. A trend that can be traced back to 2015, the She Shed is the counterpart to the Man Cave. It’s a space for a woman to go to relax, create, spend time with friends and to do just as she pleases. Below are our top five favorite uses to inspire you for your She Shed!

4. Fun With Friends. Who doesn’t love some quality time with the girls? Have your pals over and enjoy a glass of wine and the latest episode of “The Bachelor” in your She Shed. Start with a comfortable couch or love seat and add a television, or, if you want a movie theatre vibe, you can use a projector and pulldown screen. Finish it off with a mini-fridge stocked with wine and other goodies.

1. Crafting. Whether you’re a scrapbook fanatic or you love DIY projects, your She Shed is the perfect place to plan and create your next projects. A simple table or counter with an easy-toclean surface is a must. Next, add a four-cube wooden organizer with pull-out canvas containers to keep all of your supplies close by!

5. Relaxing. Finally, after a long day at the office, out on the town, or with the kiddos, you get to relax in your She Shed. A reading nook with a plush chair and pillows is a must. Add a fourcube organizer that you can add books and scented candles to. Continue with the theme of ambience and hang some string lights to finish off the look.

2. Office Space. If you work from home, you know how hard it can be to get things done at the kitchen table where there is a plethora of distractions. Not in your She Shed, though! Start with a spacious desk for your computer and paperwork, then add a comfortable chair and a cute rug to add color. Bonus: A DIY wall chalkboard to stay organized and keep track of upcoming meetings.

Your She Shed is your own unique space… and that’s the beauty of it! If you’re looking for a space like this to call your own, we’ve been following She Sheds since they started and have some great ideas to share. Or, if you have a shed you’d like to convert to a She Shed, a qualified builder/remodeler at Dale’s can help you renovate the place so it’s the perfect dream space for you.


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Visualize Your Project By Heidi Powell

As you are starting to conceptualize a remodeling project it’s helpful to have a good idea of the style you like and the features you are looking for. Gather together those magazine pictures you’ve been collecting and start thinking about what you really want. Would you like a kitchen with the latest in appliance technology? Do you prefer a streamlined and modern look or does something more traditional appeal to you. Are you picturing a luxurious bathroom with a jetted tub for a spa experience or is a tile shower your dream? Think about the specific elements in the spaces that draw you to them. Is it the colors, materials, textures, style? Once you have a good idea of what you want, it’s important that this gets conveyed clearly to your designer. If you have magazine clippings don’t hesitate to show them to her. They will help her to get a feel for what you are visualizing. is a great place to gather photos and set up ideabooks that you can share with your designer. Take the time to make notes on the photos

you like to let her know what you like about the photo (or what you don’t like). Look at photos of your designer’s and/or contractor’s work. This can be invaluable in assuring a mutual understanding of both style and level of quality. Some designers have the capability to draw your plans using 3D software. This gives you the opportunity to see your new space from multiple angles; a big step-up when it comes to visualizing the finished project. An experienced designer will walk you through the process of detailing out your project. She’ll join your mutual visions into plans and specifications to ensure that you are both on the same page and that, with the craftsmanship of the construction team, your visualization becomes a reality.

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Keeping Pace with a changing lifestyle The Home Pros at Corvallis' Henderer Design + Build share a recent project.

Transitions As with many of our projects, homeowners come to us because of changes in their lifestyle or family size. In this case, both were true. The family was transitioning from a busy house full of children to empty nesters. They wanted a more sophisticated, but casual atmosphere not only for the two of them, but also for entertaining friends and family. Assessment It all starts with listening and asking the right questions. Finding out what clients like and don’t like about their current space, and how that fits in (or not!) with their lifestyle is essential. We want to hear about those needs, wants, and dreams! Layout We developed an efficient space plan to support the activities and lifestyle of the owners. The space is divided into zones for basic activities such as cooking, prep work and cleaning. The family also wanted casual seating, a spot to drop off keys and grab a cup of coffee, better flow between the kitchen and dining room, and more connection with the outdoors. To those ends we placed cabinetry and appliances where they made sense for the couple, who often work in the kitchen together. We designed “spaces inside of spaces” to maximize storage. We planned for specific items such as a compost container, recycle bins, cookbooks and a large collection of spices. We hid the small appliances and built a “drop zone” off of the garage.


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Personalization This is an active couple on the go! They love to travel, and enjoy the artwork, pottery and furnishings that they brought back from around the world. One of those collections is Delft Blue Pottery from Holland. The blue of the pottery was the color inspiration for this globally inspired space. Other custom features are a coffee bar and cozy corner banquette, perfect for relaxing with a cup of coffee and the morning paper. And, by removing a wall, this part of the kitchen is now open to the dining room, which is perfect for entertaining. Topping it off are layers of light, including natural light. A good lighting plan not only adds a beautiful finishing touch, but is important for function and safety as well. The Outdoor Connection The home sits on a lovely site, with great views from the kitchen and dining room. To maximize the views and add to the indoor/ outdoor lifestyle, we added French doors that lead out to a new deck, spanning the length of both rooms. The corner banquette with large windows almost creates a treehouse feel, while skylights add brightness and a touch of sky. Each project starts with a conversation. What are your goals? What inspires you? Through our creative design solutions and quality workmanship, we can transform your home from dreams to a functional and beautiful reality. August / September 2016

Project Highlights

Custom Alder cabinetry and accessories Cambria Waterford quartz countertops Settecento New Yorker tiled backsplash Thermador Professional Series cooktop Elkay Crosstown sink with Grohe Ladylux CafĂŠ faucet Quoizel Long Beach pendant lights Contact Henderer Design + Build in Corvallis at: 541-753-5660 |

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Remodeling Porn (Part One)

Did we grab your attention? Why the provocative title? We have noticed many homeowners watch remodeling shows on the major home improvement networks. Although these networks offer great ideas on style and some budgetary details, they do fall short of accurately educating the viewer about pricing, schedules and most importantly what IS and IS NOT included. We are also big fans of these networks and shows, but as experts we have noticed some gaps in the information being provided and wanted to pass that information along to you.

rates for featuring materials or products on the shows in exchange for advertising (you’ll see it in the credits at the end of the show). Another thing to watch for: is the same material being used in multiple episodes of the same show? Buying in bulk can get a product discounted and you will notice certain shows finished designs look very similar and this is a possible reason why. Local, custom remodelers cannot buy in bulk as we design for each client individually.

These home improvement shows have led to consumer misunderstandings and unrealistic expectations of remodeling. We find more and more that remodeling clients are very surprised at the costs and timelines associated with a project. To assist homeowners, we plan to break down the major parts of remodeling that television networks do not typically include in the budget including the costs of materials shown.

Another aspect that is usually not accounted for is the geographic location of the remodel. Location can affect the pricing of materials, and affects the cost of on-site labor for the workers on the show, if the labor is being included at all. For a full bathroom remodel to happen in a few days as you see on some shows, you need a huge crew and one that will work 24 hours a day. Local remodelers just do not have the staff for that kind of timeline, nor do most clients have the money to pay for that much overtime.

One of the first things to pay attention to are the costs mentioned on the shows. Home improvement show material costs are rarely going to be similar to that of a local remodeler. Home improvement shows and networks receive discounted

Local remodelers are usually small businesses that take pride in providing a living wage and benefits for their staff. Big remodeling networks don’t have that overhead in the budgets shown to the viewer which local remodelers have to

include. Usually, those costs are offset by advertising revenue. Rarely is on-site labor included in the budgets of the remodeling shows. Other labor typically not included are time for the designers, applying for and getting building permits and inspections, ordering and delivery of materials, etc. Making improvements to your home can increase its functionality and value. Your home is the largest single purchase you are likely to make in your lifetime. When preparing for a remodel, seek out information that will allow you to be financially prepared for the remodeling journey ahead and allow you to locate an educated and licensed professional to help walk you through the process. We have a handy Remodel Survival Guide available on our website at www.cckb. biz. Just click the book image and it will automatically download. In the next article, we will go into detail about the value of an Interior Designer, and why they differ from an Interior Decorator. We will also go into more detail about timelines associated with the design process.

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One of the most effective lighting design techniques is the concept of layering. Layering is the idea of using multiple sources of light in every room to provide lighting options for a wide variety of activities that might occur. Each layer would be defined as a unique lighting type such as recessed downlighting, recessed accent lighting, recessed wall washing, wall sconces, chandeliers, track lighting, specialty low voltage lighting, table lamps and floor lamps. With a few exceptions such as the laundry room, garage and closets, all rooms should be illuminate d with a minimum of three layers of light for the most effective and flexible lighting solution. DESIGNING WITH LIGHT IN THE LIVING ROOM OR FAMILY ROOM The activities that take place in a family room or living room may include entertaining, watching television, reading, playing games, etc. Other lighting functions might include accent lighting for artwork, plants or decorative architectural features. A good technique for meeting all of these different needs is to use three to four layers of light. These would include recessed lighting at the perimeter of the room, a chandelier or central decorative fixture for the general lighting, wall sconces for mood, and table lamps and floor lamps for task lighting. In all cases, avoid using recessed downlighting over seating areas, and use dimmers whenever possible for maximum control of all fixtures. Fireplaces made of brick or stone can be emphasized with recessed downlights installed in the ceiling over the mantle to create a dramatic grazing effect across the surface. Wall sconces on each side of the fireplace are another option that brings attention to the fireplace area, while providing general lighting for the living room.

Reading requires task lighting that comes from behind and to the side of the reader’s shoulder. This can be accomplished by placing a floor lamp either at the right or the left of the reading chair. The bottom of the shade should be located at eye level to avoid glare. Paintings can be highlighted with recessed adjustable fixtures or with low-voltage, tungsten-halogen picture lights. Work with your ALA lighting showroom to determine the number of fixtures needed depending on the size of the painting and the proper aiming angle. House plants can be accented by aiming an uplight portable fixture at the wall behind the plant, and thereby creating a dramatic silhouette of the plant against the wall. Bars can be lighted from above with recessed or track fixtures, or with miniature, low-voltage pendants that create an intimate scale and a sense of elegance. Glass shelves and glassware can be accented with linear, lowvoltage systems mounted in the cabinet. Miniature downlights mounted at the top of the cabinet are another effective option. The use of low-voltage fixtures with tungsten-halogen bulbs will emit a bright white light that makes glassware sparkle. When placement of the downlights within the cabinet is not possible, use two recessed adjustable fixtures approximately 12 inches from the cabinet.

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Program helps veterans navigate health care By Kyle Hatch, veterans navigator, Samaritan Veterans Outreach As a Marine Corps veteran I spent six years as a corpsman, or medic. I found the experience transitioning out of the military and navigating the Veterans Affairs health care system difficult. This experience led me to approach Larry Mullins, chief executive officer and president of Samaritan Health Services, regarding ways to better serve the veterans in our community. Mullins formed a team including myself and others to create the foundation for what is now Samaritan Veterans Outreach.

and Salem, I believe it is important that we provide an additional option for veterans who live between those areas.

Samaritan Veterans Outreach provides military veterans with resources, support and advocacy for optimal physical health, mental health and social well-being.

It can be a difficult transition coming home from a tour overseas and trying to fit back into civilian life. I want to help veterans ease their transition and provide them with the necessary resources and support they need so they can focus on being back home with their families. Veterans Outreach also offers:

I want to help veterans access the health care they need with less wait time. With the two closest VA community-based outpatient clinics for veterans in Eugene

As the veterans navigator, I meet with veterans and provide assistance navigating the Veterans Choice Program offered through the Department of Veterans Affairs, and also help find providers within the Samaritan health care system for eligible veterans, so travel to the Portland and Roseburg hospitals and clinics is no longer necessary.

Transitional courses to help returning veterans adjust more smoothly, with topics including resumĂŠ building, financial management and more. Monthly support groups that give veterans the opportunity to talk with peers in a supportive setting. Topics include identifying stress triggers, effective coping strategies and more. A Mental Health First Aid for Veterans course for anyone interested in learning how to engage veterans with mental illnesses and addictions. Samaritan Veterans Outreach is a notfor-profit service and several community groups have already organized events to benefit the service. Recent events include the Finish at the Flag 5K and Brian Collins concert, both held in Lebanon. Kyle Hatch, Veterans Outreach Located at 815 NW Ninth Street, Suite 100, in Corvallis. For more information, call 541-768-7800 or email 40

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Summer Makeup Permanent Makeup Tips to Keep You Looking

Cheryl Lohman

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Looking cool and beautiful can be a trick when summer heat begins to climb and your makeup threatens to slide down your face. These summer makeup tips will help you maintain your fabulous look even when the temperature soars: •

Stay hydrated. The human body is up to 60% water so carry a water bottle in your bag and sip away to keep skin plumped and moist. (this also prevents premature aging skin) Moisturize with a moisturizer containing SPF 15 to 30 sunscreen to protect your face from the damaging ultra-violet rays. Use a lightweight oil-free primer under foundation to help base and blush last longer. You only need a pea-sized drop for your whole face.

Instead of powder blushes, try a sheer cream, liquid or gel blush. Powders cake in the heat and humidity, but gels and creams soak into skin.

Draw attention to eyes and lips with bright summer colors like peachy oranges and pale rosy pinks.

Want to look fabulous no matter how hot it gets? Invest in permanent makeup and you’ll wonder why you waited so long!

Because it is long lasting and difficult to remove, it is essential to have permanent makeup applied by a highly qualified specialist. Many people feel they would benefit from permanent makeup services, however are reluctant to proceed because they don’t know how to select a good artist. Similar to finding a surgeon, this is not a service you want to bargain shop for. You will want to have a consultation to see actual client photos and learn everything you need to make an informed choice. Today, many professional permanent cosmetic specialists are members of the world’s leading, not-for-profit society devoted to this field, the Society of Permanent Cosmetic Professionals (SPCP). This organization sets standards of practice for its members, which assures the public of the highest levels of professionalism. With that assurance you can look good all summer long and beyond with the ultimate minimalist makeup! Cheryl Lohman of Image by Design in Downtown Corvallis is a

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Help us explore a potential way to protect your heart Has your doctor said that you have a high risk of heart disease? If so, you may be able to take part in a clinical research study We are currently recruiting patients for a clinical research study looking at a concentrate of omega-3 free fatty acids to see whether it can help to decrease the risk of serious heart problems in people with high blood triglycerides (a type of fat in the blood that can raise your risk of heart disease) and low levels of high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol (HDL-C; the “good” cholesterol). If you take part, you will be asked to take either the concentrate of omega-3 free fatty acids (made from fish oil) or a placebo, which contains corn oil, once a day for 3–5 years.

You may be able to take part in the STRENGTH Trial if you: • are 18 years of age or older • take a statin medication but still have high triglyceride levels • have at least one risk factor for heart disease, such as: – a history of heart problems or stroke – type 1 or 2 diabetes – high blood pressure or taking a blood pressure medication – being a regular smoker.

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Our Asian fusion menu will delight you. You’ll love our chic new restaruant, and our delicious menu items presented with style. Many reviewers have called ours “the best asian food in Corvallis,” come find out why. 11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed 11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat 2329 Kings Blvd Corvallis 541-758-9166

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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 541-754-0181

“World Beat Cuisine” Catering, Private Parties, Lunch & Dinner. Offering a fresh, local and creative menu you’ll love. Promoting local musicians and artists, Cafe Mundo is a destination for coastal travelers and locals. Come on by, you’ll love it! Tues - Wed 11:00 - 8:00 Thurs - Sat 11:00 - 10:00 Sun Brunch 10 am - 3 pm In Newport’s Historic Nye Beach 541-574-8134

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Our late summer home and garden issue. Enjoy!

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Our late summer home and garden issue. Enjoy!