Monthly Archives: December 2011

Willamette Wine Enterprise Story

Though Oregon has had wine makers since the early 19th century the culture started to gain acceptance in the 1960s. The pioneers of pinot noir, graduates of UC Davis, began by looking at weather climates and soil information before venturing … Continue reading

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Enterprise Sidebar: Recent college graduate struggles to find a job

With people choosing to spend less money than in recent years, and employers hiring fewer employees, Ben Strength, a graduate of New Hope Christian College, has found it difficult to obtain a job in Eugene. “Between the substantial number of … Continue reading

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Enterprise: Local companies toughing it out through rough economy

Retired special education teacher and owner of Nature’s pet market, Mark Dunn, realized the public education system was not what it should be in the state, and decided to pursue a life in the pet supply world. Having limits as … Continue reading

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Drugs Don’t Win in Whiteaker — People Do

By Barbara Bellinger Needles on the Ground A homeless man sits calmly at a beaten-up picnic table in Washington Jefferson Park. His blue eyes glaze over as his body slowly slumps until he is leaning on the table. The heroin … Continue reading

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Enterprise Siderbar 2: School Closures Can Affect Housing Market.

School closures affect nearly everything in a neighborhood, including real estate markets and property values. Many people desire to live near schools, especially within walking distance, and choose a neighborhood accordingly. If a neighborhood school closes down, residents who wish … Continue reading

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Whiteaker Enterprise Siderbar 1: Interview with Betsy Boyd

From an email interview with Betsy Boyd (edited down)— 1) How long have you been involved with 4J Schools? How about the 4J budget committee? I became directly involved with 4J schools in 2001 when my son entered kindergarten.  I … Continue reading

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Enterprise Story: Lack Of Public Schools In The Whiteaker

The Whiteaker Neighborhood May Be At A Disadvantage Without Any Public Schools Within Its Borders. By: Paul Kiefer In 2001, Ambrose Holtham-Keathley was nine years old and in the third grade at Whiteaker Elementary. That same year, his school closed … Continue reading

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Enterprise Final: Lane County Farmers’ Market

A Lane County Farmer’ Market Business Profile By: Taylor Gelbrich The Lane County Farmers’ Market is full of vibrant people and delicious local grown food. One of those bright faces one might run into is the owner of PremRose Edibles, … Continue reading

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Natural Food Markets and Restaurants Remain Successful Despite Economy

Steep Prices Deter Consumers from Buying Organic, Yet Niche Companies Stay Strong By Ainslie Forsum Eugene, Ore. – Organic. Natural. Holistic. These are all words we use to describe the vastly popular trend in the food industry, that is the … Continue reading

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The Secondhand Solution

Resale shops in Eugene offer the frugal buyer a variety of choices By Sydney Bouchat In here, nothing bought is ever new. Each item comes from humble, often desperate, beginnings. Every worn out ’90s television speaker, every tarnished gold necklace, … Continue reading

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