Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cookies, Coffee, and Community: Building a Home at New Day Bakery

BY SARABETH OPPLIGER “Just give him a job. Don’t follow him everywhere.” Bill Mahoney, dressed in a blue windbreaker and jeans, runs his worked hands through the nest of gray-white hair that rests on his head as he makes his … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gap: Josh Chamberlain’s Journey Into Tea

BY AARON MARINEAU Josh Chamberlain’s hands sweep across the modern, black countertop of his shop. His rough fingers gesticulating nimbly in a delicately detailed dance that not everyone would recognize. Swish. Swish. Swish. His digits flash into positions with a … Continue reading

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Driving Business Up, One Car at a Time

BY ADAM HOLMES It’s close to noon on a Friday morning, and the wide selection of cars at Kendall Auto Group are displayed prominently. Eugene’s biggest car dealership is spread across Goodpasture Island Road, unavoidable to any driver passing by, … Continue reading

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Bicycle deliveries, sail-making, and ceramic art. All in a day’s work.

BY KATIE ARMSTRONG “Get up offa that thing, and dance ‘til you feel better. Get up offa that thing, and dance…” James Brown’s catchy tunes float around the shop. Two women are painting individual ceramic pieces and talking quietly. Holly … Continue reading

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Immersed in Teaching

BY BEN DEJARNETTE Siéntate! Sit down! Soy la maestra. I am the teacher. Her brothers would roll their eyes, calloused to young Margarita’s attempts to order them around. She always wanted to be the teacher, she recalls, just like her … Continue reading

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Addiction Replaces or Aids Art — Profile of a Homeless Heroin Junkie

By Shawn Cook It’s a part of society, some ancient repellent inside that says that which is different is to be avoided, ridiculed, or ignored. That has been the case for most of Collin Gilbride’s life. An artist from a … Continue reading

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Q & A With Music Blogger Katie Hasty

Katie Hasty covers music events across the United States on her blog for HitFix.com. She profiles upcoming releases and festivals with an informative and light-hearted perspective on all things musical.  Q: Can you describe your publication and the work you do … Continue reading

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Q & A with Eugene suburban permaculturist Jan Spencer

Jan Spencer has turned his home into an example of suburban permaculture. His website  chronicles the process of utilizing methods such as edible landscaping, water catchment systems, a greenhouse, chicken coop and much more. Q: What sparked your interest? Where … Continue reading

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Going incognito in the whit on a cold Eugene evening

It’s a tranquil Monday night at a Whiteaker neighborhood coffee shop. Outside, a bundled up bicyclist pedals silently by, his scarf fluttering in the damp 40 degree air. A bright and nearly-full moon shines down from a clear, cloudless sky … Continue reading

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Midterm Part IV: Friendly Area Residents Share Mixed Feelings about GOP Elections

The four presidential Republican primaries Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum may not get much support from voters in the Friendly Area Neighborhood. With the Republican primary elections beggining, Friendly residents voice their mixed opinions on the … Continue reading

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