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More Family By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Take one family, add the beach, and you have a recipe for an excellent Thanksgiving getaway. The Portland crew headed south, I north, to Lincoln City. Our five-bedroom Airbnb housed us comfortably, and picture windows offered stunning ocean views. Eleven of us gathered—two grandmothers, three sons and…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Interview with Frank and Maude – Part Five Dennis Ellingson This is the continuation of an interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt with Frank and Maude Ditsworth. The Building of the Laurelhurst Road: Here Wallace and Frank discussed the process of the road building in the lower section….

Senator Linthicum newsletter

Just before leaving Oregon for Bonn, Germany and the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Governor Kate Brown issued a couple of Executive Orders which she claimed would, “drive the state’s efforts forward in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.” The governor’s first executive order, would require new homes built after September 2020 be equipped and…

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 120117 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   With December’s arrival our coldest weather is just around the corner. Time to throw that down comforter on the bed and move the down jacket to the front of the closet.  

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The Seesaw Season By Lynn Leissler For the Independent I recently found some interesting items here and there, as though I’d been on a scavenger hunt. Orbeez had lodged in patio cracks. (Those dots that are all the rage with young girls—put them in water and they expand to squishy orbs. Poor Planet Earth!) Inside,…

Senator Linthicum’s Newsletter

When you think about Thanksgiving, what is the first thing that enters your mind? For most people, it is probably some sort of food – moist turkey breast, buttery mashed potatoes, brown sugar-glazed sweet potatoes (you know… with smoking marshmallows on top,) or pumpkin pie with a dollop of whipped cream. Or, you might have…

Let’s do Lunch

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By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent The following recipe may not look like a big deal, that is, unless you happen to be gluten intolerant, celiac or have a gluten allergy.  Till the alternatives came along, there was little choice but to eat a pie crust made from glutinous products or to attempt to make…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake The Interview with Frank and Maude – Part Four Dennis Ellingson This is the continuation of an interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt with Frank and Maude Ditsworth. Frank is telling the story of a night intruder on their Strawberry Farm in the Laurelhurst. “And our dogs was a…

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 112117 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week’s Crawly looks like it crawled right out of the pages of a Dr. Seuss book! Meet the Erebinae caterpillar. Erebinae is a subfamily of moths and we have lots of its members here in the Upper Rogue, so many types in…

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Potato and kale soup   By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Here’s one you are going to love.  Remember, I said it is officially soup season now, and this one is a winner: Tuscan Potato, Kale and Sausage Soup.  And what is even better about this soup is that it is made in a slow…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

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Talking with Frank and Maude Ditsworth – Part Three Dennis Ellingson We continue an interview conducted by Wallace Ohrt author of “The Rogue I Remember” He is talking with the couple most noted for their strawberry fields. These long time residents of our lost villages’ area add great insight and information to what we can…