Month: March 2020

Project Linus

Project Linus

Comforting children with blankets at their time of need By Sonia Duggan Cold rain, freezing temperatures, extreme heat, high winds. Not much will keep volunteers from showing up at the old Nevada gymnasium on Highway 6 every Wednesday throughout the year. The dirt parking lot 

Explore Nature in Oregon

Explore Nature in Oregon

By Sydni Ellis The fresh scent of pine needles mixed with sweet raindrops fills the air. It’s only 57 degrees outside, but somehow the brisk wind and the wet skies make it seem even colder. It’s early March in Portland, Oregon—a perfect time to travel 

Beckett’s battle

Beckett’s battle

Mom’s blog chronicles son’s fight for his life By Sonia Duggan Beckett Burge is a superhero. On some days the 4-year-old will don a cape, but most days his winning smile, along with an arsenal of medication and family support, is his superpower against the 

Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

Take the hassle out of watering container gardens

By Melinda Myers Growing flowers and vegetables in containers will allow you to expand planting space, grow plants right outside your door and elevate them for easier access and maintenance.  Unlike growing in the ground, the smaller volume of soil in containers is exposed to 

Make room for Chia!

Make room for Chia!

Chia could possibly be the perfect pet if you are looking for a partner with energy. She is a one-year-old active Lab mix who weighs 45 lbs. She loves to play with other dogs of similar size and energy. Fetch and catch are absolute favorite 

Irish fare

Irish fare

Irish Potato Bread | Makes 8 | Serves 4 1¾ cups smooth mashed potatoes  (1 very large cooked potato or 2 medium) ¾ cup self-rising flour ¼ teaspoon powdered mustard ½ teaspoon sea salt Several grinds of black pepper 1 tablespoon snipped chives or 2