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Salad Days

If you’re grilling and chilling on the Fourth, you need some great sides to go with those perfectly prepared proteins. When it comes to salads, classics like po...

Doing it right

“I am not fearful of dying. I just want to do it right.” Those were my husband’s words at our last meeting with his oncologist. Two weeks ago. She liked him —...

Calycanthus shrubs make heady impression

“As punctual as an employee, I would leave home in the eight-thirty cold, almost always on my bicycle but sometimes on foot; after twenty minutes at most, I wou...

Hollywood stars and the Table Rock airstrip

Let’s say you want to impress some of your socially prominent out-of-town guests into buying some property you’ve just developed. And let’s pretend you have eno...

Is that all you got?

I recently read a Facebook post by my nephew, Terrance. Now here is a young man who has struggled with challenges every step of the way to where he is today — a...

50 years of putting people first

Editor’s note: Community Builder is a periodic Q& A series providing perspectives from local people who have been involved in significant change in Southern...

30 years of Music on the Half Shell

When daughter Emily texted last week asking whether I might like to make a run up to Roseburg and meet her for a free Pink Martini concert in the park, I quickl...

Bake, blend, freeze overripe berries

Strawberries seemingly can go from perfectly ripe to overripe in less than a day. That’s why I check on a cache of berries every few hours, which isn’t hard wh...

Strew strawberries into main-dish salads

Another week or so of locally grown strawberries should be in the forecast. That’s according to Amber Fry, who manages Fry Family Farm Store in Medford. The be...

Rugged independence can work against you

“As I’ve gotten older, I’ve come to realize how fruitless it is to just dig one’s heels in. I’ve come to realize we all lose when we are stubborn, righteous...

Strawberry smell confirms season

Traditionally associated with springtime, strawberry season captures the imagination in April, and our anticipation mounts through May. But the season doesn’t c...

Sommelier’s second language is sangria

I love wine. I’m guessing you do, too, or you likely wouldn’t be reading this column. I also love fruit, and when certain fruits are added to certain wines, ma...

Lakeview celebrates Daly Days next weekend

The town of Lakeview will come alive this coming weekend with a variety of celebrations centered around the annual Dr. Daly Days Celebration. This celebration i...

Remembering Chan, the gentleman golfer

Henry Chandler Egan most likely left Chicago to get away from his father, who thought golf was “unseemly.” He had been pressing “Chan” into a distasteful strugg...

Thanks for driving me to the mountain, Dad

There were no skiers in my family. Somehow I got it into my little 11- year-old brain that skiing was something I wanted to do. I can't remember why. Perhaps it...

Neighbors who care create community

Are you familiar with the term “NORC”? Neither was I — and I’m supposed to know this stuff. A NORC is a “Naturally Occurring Retirement Community.” I now recogn...

June, Moon, Spoon, Monsoon

Who knew that every weekend in May and June was slated for rain? Have you noticed Tuesdays have been spectacular? Bright-eyed, sunny and not overly warm. If yo...