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October 1st, 2014

Those born under the sign of Libra (September 23 to October 22 ) are said to be peaceful, idealistic and hospitable. Their unique ability to put themselves in other people’s shoes and see things from their perspective makes Libra the diplomat of the zodiac. That’s why these greeting cards from Sycamore Street

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This old barn south of Stayton on Stayton-Scio Rd looks like it’s seen far better days. I’m surprised it’s still standing. Still, the wobbliness of the structure gives it character. The post In A State Of Disarray

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This old barn south of Stayton on Stayton-Scio Rd looks like it’s seen far better days. I’m surprised it’s still standing. Still, the wobbliness of the structure gives it character. The post In A State Of Disarray

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She was beautiful, but not like those girls in the magazines. She was beautiful, for the way she thought. She was beautiful, for the sparkle in her eyes when she talked about something she loved. She was beautiful, for her ability to make other people smile, even if she was sad. No, she wasn’t beautiful […]

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September 30th, 2014

Columbia River Multnomah Falls Holla! Bonneville Dam Block + Tackle Pepe le Moko L O V E: Forever and All Ways. M-I-S-S-I-S-S-I-P-P-I A 1930′s Vintage Chevrolet. Beautiful! Interurban – yumm… … Happy Tuesday, dear readers! I hope it is lovely where you are. We are in full autumn here in Stumptown, wi

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In today’s ever consolidating and shrinking editorial environment, individuals and company’s with something important to communicate are wise to avoid relying solely on third-party editorial channels to communicate their messages. The days of simply briefing analysts and reporters and then awaiting their stories and

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The Davis Graveyard has risen from the year-long sub-subterranean slumber. The home haunt display of Jeff and Chris Davis returns for another month-long showing to entertain visitors at 8703 SE 43 Ave. (SE 43rd. Ave. and SE Johnson Creek Blvd.) in Milwaukie. Between October 1 and October 31, the display will be lights only

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Guest photographer Tom Miller took this lovely photo of the Hannah covered bridge east of nearby Scio. I’ve never seen this one in person, so it’s extra cool to me to post this image. Thanks, Tom! The post Hannah appeared firs

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September 29th, 2014

Josh Marquis is the Clatsop County District Attorney. Law-abiding guy that (one would think) he is, Marquis shouldn't have a problem with someone making public record requests to see whether he broke the law against using taxpayer dollars for a...

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Democrat Peter Courtney has been an excellent state senator in the Oregon legislature. His opponent is Republican Patti Milne, someone my wife and I, along with others in our rural south Salem neighborhood, know quite well as an elected official....

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As Liz’s Creative Cafe’s name implies, the tiny Ardenwald coffee shop does inspire to be creative in an artistic way. Sitting at the windowside bar with my breakfast burrito, cup of mocha and tablet in front of me, I flipped open an available sketchbook to a blank page. I picked out a semi-dull No. 2 pencil from

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Guest photographer Terri Jo Adams attended the car show at the Jordan Chicken Dinner even in nearby Scio yesterday, and took a whole bunch of awesome images of the awesome cars on display. I made a little slideshow thingie which you can peruse through and see all the pretties. Thanks, Terri Jo! The post

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September 28th, 2014

 Saturday was another milestone event for Greenbelt Land Trust.

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Press Release:

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Last night I had the enjoyment to watch the original RoboCop (1987) movie at Hollywood Theatre in Portland (which ended up selling out). I’ve seen the movie when it first came out in theaters (and the recent reboot).  Well, I’m not here to today to compare the 1987 and 2014 movies. Instead, my RoboCop experienc

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Guest photographer Maryann Nielson spotted these birds sitting on a light post, which seems to me to be the perfect spot to watch the sunset. Thanks, Maryann! The post Best Seat In The House appeared first on

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September 27th, 2014

Last week I drove my Viper to Automattic‘s annual grand meetup in Park City, just outside of Salt Lake City, Utah. On the way home I was apparently unlucky enough to puncture my tire but thankfully it wasn’t bad enough to quickly deflate because I made it home safe. It was only a few days […]

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With three months remaining in 2014, three Bike Milwaukie ride events remain. Sunday, October 19, 2014 ride route is yet to be determined. Please stay posted for this event. Sunday, November 16, 2014 ride route is yet to be determined. At the end of September’s ride, it was announced that this ride may head to Oregon

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These were very special times!

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Ardenwald’s newest coffee shop-deli-art class, Liz’s Creative Cafe is now on Twitter! Twitter users can follow Liz’s Creative Cafe at @LizCreativeCafe.

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… With a camera, that is. Guest photographer Denny Barnes caught these turkeys turking around near his house. His description: Seeing your birds the other day which I think may be starlings, thought I’d send a couple of shots of my birds this morning. You’ll have to excuse the quality because they were

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Putting together a video is quite an undertaking. There can be just a few cuts or maybe.....a few

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Okay, the moment I have been waiting for: who will I pick for Milwaukie City Mayor and Council. Here we go. Mayor PICK! Jeremy Ferguson: Running uncontested, he’s been supportive of community projects such as the Walk Safely Milwaukie Program, Milwaukie Main Street and later Moving Forward Milwaukie, public transit, a

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September 26th, 2014

About a decade ago, before smartphones and tablets, when Flash games were a big thing, there was a genre of Flash games known as “Escape the Room.” One of the first popular such games was The Crimson Room. I simultaneously love and hate the genre. I like the aspect of puzzling your way out of […]

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On Thursday evening the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis, Noon Club and Sunrisers, installed new officer

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Corvallis Men's Rugby team will be playing against the Bend Men's Rugby team this Saturday

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Guest photographer Chuck Martin took this beautiful sunset image from Berry St. in nearby Sublimity. I recognize those irrigation pipe wheels from a photo I posted not long ago. Thanks, Chuck! The post Sunset In Sublimity appear

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September 25th, 2014

Mixing full-throttle rock with dollops of blue-eyed soul, vintage R&B and melodic pop radio anthems in-the-making, Parachute has arrived.

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New Icon for American Foreign Polic

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Saturday from 10 - 5 in conjunction with Fun on Foster, we will be celebrating Cartoberfest with a special beer menu, special price menu from all the carts, and great music. If you ever wanted to sample them all, this is the time to do it.

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The weekend has arrived and so has fall! Mcmenamins is hosting Oktoberfest this weekend and the Handmade Bike & Beer Festival returns to Hopworks! Help animals at Animal Aid Casino Night at Northwest Forestry Center or take in a free museum on Saturday's Free Museum Day. This is your last weekend to enjoy Dr. Horrible

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The rocky island from

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There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief. . . and unspeakable love. Washington Irving

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We may be officially into Autumn (and a few rainy days), but guest photographer Maryann Nielson brings us some sunshine to remind us of summer. Thanks, Maryann! The post Let The Sunshine In appeared first on

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ISRO's Mars Orbiter Mission in a Nutshell - The Curious EngineerPretty succinct description of India's mission to Mars, at least until he gets to the four minute mark, then he kind of wanders off into the weeds, but it's understandable given the amount gibberish that infest our communicatio

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September 24th, 2014

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Here's a dirty (or let's say, sawdusty) open secret: the City of Salem doesn't really care much about trees. It allows beautiful healthy trees to be cut down when they don't need to, bowing to special interests rather than the...

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Here’s the scoop for the weekend. For more ideas on what to do this weekend, check the Events Calendar on Metro Parent's PDX Kids Calendar and the urbanMamas calendar page. Friday, September 26th Open Studio at the Portland Child Art...

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Pipeline is once again giving away many Portland event tickets this weekend including to the Bridgetown Comedy, H.P. Lovecraft Film Festival, The MAiZE & more.

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Don't miss Museum Day Live on Saturday, when several museums across the region will open their doors for FREE. Visitors must have a valid ticket, so see smithsonianmag.com and reserve your ticket today!

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The largest tattoo expo in the Northwest, The Portland, Oregon, Tattoo Expo is the show that opened the doors to out of state artists looking to tattoo in the state of Oregon. After months of work with the state legislators, the laws were changed to allow artists from outside of the state to tattoo legally in Oregon. Now in

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In honor of its 150th anniversary, Multnomah County Library will host a free outdoor community celebration at Central Library on Saturday, Sept. 27, from 11 am to 5 pm. The event will feature music, dance, tours and library programs for people of all ages.

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The sheer number of birds nesting

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To see the Summer Sky. Is Poetry, though never in a Book it lie, True Poems flee. Emily Dickinson Filed under: Landscape, Nature, Oregon, Photography Tagged: clouds, horizon, Nature, Oregon, Outdoors, peaceful, Photography, Sky, SwittersB

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TAKIMBA (formerly Melting Pot) and SPINOZZA will be at the controls and keeping it funky all night long. Blending hip hop, soul, funk, breaks & house. There's sure to be something for everybody and a night of dancing and fun for all. They'll be switching off sets throughout the night and may be rocking all 4 decks at o

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The Wedge! will feature artisan, specialty and farmstead cheesemakers as well as accoutrement vendors from throughout the Northwest. The farmer's market-style event will appeal to the cheese lover looking to taste and try new flavors and styles. Classes will cover pairing with beer as well as spirits.

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Call it a biergarten, drink a bier, and Prost! One and all are welcome to participate in the German celebration that is Oktoberfest. Begun as a wedding party for Germany's Crown Prince Ludwig and Princess Therese in 1810, today Oktoberfest is celebrated all over the world with singing, beer, food and revelry – including h

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I just noticed, as I last posted, that SwittersB & Exploring (Fly Fishing) now has 1900 followers. Now I know many came long ago and have since left. I know some left when I broadened the vision of SwittersB to not just be focused upon fly fishing. However, may I just say, I have an […]

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‘…Here, hot and cold, fingers thick with thinking, I try to tie the fly and look for the net, loosening the philosophical knot of why I came here today…’ Kathryn Starbuck, Trout Filed under: Fishing, Fly Fishing, Oregon, Photography Tagged: fly fishing, Oregon, Photography, poetry, rainbow trout,

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Saturday was a busy day with multiple events going on in Downtown Corvallis. The Musical Group &q

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