Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Dog Days

Eugene, Ore. — In the parking lot at Lane County Animal Services (LCAS) the anxious and playful barking of what seems like a hundred dogs fills the air. Over the past few years Kylie Belachaikovsky has grown used to the … Continue reading

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The Sun is Shining in the Amazon Community Garden

What is the Amazon Community Garden? Since 1978, the city of Eugene, Oregon has offered community gardens for the local residents to grow a variety of vegetables, fruits and flowers. With a total of 300 garden plots and six community … Continue reading

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Concern for Eugene’s Bicycling Population

Riding down Alder Street, Paul Nicholson would never expect to find himself lying on the ground not able to move a single limb. As he reached the intersection of Alder Street and 15th Avenue, he felt a 15 mph force … Continue reading

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Eugene softball steps up to the plate

EUGENE, Ore. — Regie Valenti wound up and threw a pitch during a co-ed softball game in Roseburg, Ore. The batter smacked it right back up the middle. The ball hit Valenti, a 51-year-old mother from Cottage Grove, in the … Continue reading

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Martin Gabbert on Black Smithing

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Obsoletely Fabulous

Martin Gabbert stares at the piece on his anvil, a small red-hot bar of metal with a ball at the end. With a breath, Gabbert begins striking the bar with a steady rhythm, not the great swings that are seen … Continue reading

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The Sheldon Community Center in pictures

Colin Deaver This is the photo story I produced to go along with my enterprise story about the Sheldon Community Center. To read the full length article, click here. To read my interview with the center’s senior program supervisor, Kim … Continue reading

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Who Gets the Final Word?

Story and photos by Diana Higgins Trainsong Park is calm on a Friday afternoon. Fenced backyards follow a bike path around the edge and a still blue cargo train covered in graffiti lines the western side. A boy skates alone … Continue reading

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Q & A with Kim McManus, Sheldon Center

Colin Deaver Kim McManus is the Senior Program Supervisor at the Sheldon Community Center in Eugene, Ore. She has worked at the center in some form since 1995. To read the full-length story about the Sheldon Community Center, click here. To … Continue reading

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Sheldon Center provides community with resources, fun for all

Colin Deaver It’s Feel Good Thursday at the Sheldon Community Center, and for the staff of the center, that means a special treat. While most of the employees are still filing in to work, behavioral specialist Kevin Leonard is hard … Continue reading

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