Author Archives: jenniferpetty

Artisan life threatened by potential Fairgrounds move

To Raven Moon, December means business. Dressed head to foot in purple, the petite artisan loads up his garden cart with spirit shakers and hits the road, en-route from his home in the Jefferson Westside neighborhood to the Saturday Market’s … Continue reading

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Whiteaker: Beyond Blair Boulevard

This afternoon I meandered over to the Whiteaker for my neighborhood post. I’d read the Whit group’s blog posts, so I kinda had a feel for the neighborhood, plus read up about it on its Wikipedia page. Blair Boulevard is … Continue reading

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We Make the Media

Yesterday I woke up at 5 a.m. (on a Saturday!) to attend the first We Make The Media conference at the University of Oregon in Portland. The conference was marketed as an opportunity for people to plan and build a … Continue reading

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Cornucopia

Tonight I went to Cornucopia on 17th and Lincoln for dinner. According to reviews I’ve read online, the restaurant caters to special diets, serves lots of beer, and has the best burgers in town.  I love a good burger, so … Continue reading

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Where is the line between editorial and advertising?

As the holiday season rapidly approaches, it’s the time of year for publications to slap gift guides together. I’d never critically thought about the gift guide until I started interning at Eugene Magazine.  As we were trying to put the … Continue reading

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Dreaming for a vacation

Bonnie Lee Solari sells dreams. As the owner and single employee of Bonaventure Travel, Solari will plan the trip of a lifetime for just a small fee. Solari was ready to own a business when she bought Bonaventure Travel in … Continue reading

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Picc-a-Dilly Flea Market

This morning I drug my suportive boyfriend to the Picc-a-Dilly Flea Market at the Lane County Fairgrounds.  I’d never been to a flea market before, so I wasn’t sure what to expect. We were greeted with a $1.50 entrance fee … Continue reading

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Paying attention to reader comments

I read two interesting New York Times pieces in the last few weeks where the reporters responded to reader’s questions. First was David Rhode’s five-part series on being kidnapped by the Taliban.  Rhode was held by the Taliban for 7 … Continue reading

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Small business owners still dealing with effects of recession

The recession may be over, but tell that to the small business owners going at it solo. The gross domestic product increased by 3.5 percent in the third quarter, a sign the worst recession since the Great Depression might be … Continue reading

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Jefferson Westside neighbors push for rezoning

They like their neighborhood just the way it is. The Jefferson Westside Neighborhood Association is encouraging the Eugene City Council to adopt Jefferson Westside Special Zone Area, a rezoning ordinance that they say would preserve the atmosphere in their historical … Continue reading

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