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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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The Community Garden is a Happening Place

My enterprise story has progressed a little bit since my last post on Sunday. I haven’t been able to interview anyone else yet but I plan to next week. Hopefully the weather gets better and I can find gardeners in … Continue reading

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Enterprise Story Update

My enterprise story is going to focus on Eugene’s adult softball league. Eugene’s athletic department administers the league through the recreation services department. Eugene fields 220 teams of 12 to 20 people each. There are some highly competitive teams, but … Continue reading

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Enterprise Update: Community Garden

My enterprise story has been slowly developing since my last blog post. I have decided I am going to have a profile piece, Q&A, photo essay, background piece and a gardening tips piece. I have been in contact with a … Continue reading

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Thomas Loves Life in the Amazon Neighborhood

By Kailee Pence–Amazon Blog Reporter As David Thomas walks down his street on his way home from class, he can smell tangy barbecue sauce, sweet onions and spicy peppers wafting from his front porch grill. In celebration of the first … Continue reading

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A Passion for Books

Peter Ogura didn’t want to be an ambulance chaser. One day, he drove by a florist having a going out of business sale, not knowing that it would change his life for the next 19 years. On a whim, he … Continue reading

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What to do, what to do

I have been struggling trying to find someone to interview for my profile piece, which is interesting because I have an entire neighborhood full of people I could potentially interview. The Amazon neighborhood has a good mixture of residents and … Continue reading

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Writing my profile

On Friday, I interviewed Peter Ogura, who has owned Black Sun Books on Hilyard Street for almost 19 years. I previously interviewed Peter’s wife, Michele Miller, for a group J361 assignment about residents’ opinions of the Amazon neighborhood. Miller told … Continue reading

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Preparing for a Profile

For the profile assignment due this Wednesday, I have been thinking of the different people that work, play or live in the Amazon neighborhood that I could interview and learn more about.  Since it would be smart to write about … Continue reading

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