Monthly Archives: December 2009

Infill Threatens Another Quiet College Town Neighborhood

Seeing a rural, peaceful neighborhood be swallowed up by an encroaching university is hard to watch. All of the sudden, families who have lived the majority of their lives in one unchanging spot are forced to reckon with a unique … Continue reading

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Lane County’s only ice rink faces hard times.

Anna Steeler stops her work briefly to smile and thank a family as they return their skates; She adds the skates to a long line of others waiting to be wiped down and put away. It’s nearing 3:45 and Steeler … Continue reading

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Sidebar 2: How to make a soccer ball

Street Soccer has grown in popularity around the world because it can be played almost anywhere. You don’t need a stadium, big field, painted lines, etc. All you need is a ball and some goals. The goals can be anything … Continue reading

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In a Jiffy

Setting off to find a stone left unturned by my classmates of the Amazon neighborhood was a challenge that drove me to the very edge of the neighborhood, but the center of the community, One of the Amazon neighborhood’s biggest … Continue reading

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Protesting War with Conscious Cuisine

The frosty air of Washington/Jefferson Park is cut by the warm and lightly salty smell of soup, replacing the typical myriad of aromas associated with the area. It’s served out of red plastic cups, which are in the cardboard box … Continue reading

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Sidebars

Farmington Square’s Resident Scribe: Don R. Krohn, M.D. Don Krohn is sitting alone in his one-bedroom residence at Farmington Square. Many of his neighbors are already asleep at 8:30 on this Sunday night. But not Krohn. He’s busy working on … Continue reading

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Life after Independence

Renee Rohr’s room is small, softly lit and inviting. Artful black and white photographs interspersed with more amateur-looking colored ones decorate an old-fashioned ice box, which is filled with various pain medications (or “happy hour,” as Rohr refers to them). … Continue reading

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Sidebar 1: Street Soccer in Photos

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Creating Cultural Bridges under the Bridge

It’s Tuesday night. It’s dark out. You see your breath. Your hands feel the sudden sting of cold and soon you won’t feel them at all. You head down the path off Washington Street towards the basketball courts under the … Continue reading

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The GrassRoots Experience

Sidebar 1: Gallery Richard Gambino has spent years combining his day job at Gambino Stonemasonry with his volunteer work at GrassRoots Garden in Eugene. Over the years, he has helped put in benches, drinking fountains, and in his latest project, … Continue reading

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