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Up and Away! By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Rapture, ecstasy, elation—words to describe Renee as she took the window seat for her first airplane flight. At liftoff, she gripped my arm. “Nana,” her voice trembling with joy, “I’m flying.” Surely my grin equaled hers, although mine came from watching her experience the moment.

“Molly’s Mistake”

“Molly’s Mistake” This is a work of fiction, inspired by a presentation recently given.  However, it is an event that could and may take place in Oregon every day. Yes, her first mistake was that, a mistake. She shared that error in a moment of young passion with a boy named Seth. This mistake could…

Let’s Do Lunch

burgers

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent   Over the last couple of years, we have experimented with many different recipes for healthy foods.  Some have been very good, some I won’t make again.

From The Flea Market To The Stock Market

From The Flea Market To The Stock Market Long-Time Entrepreneur Suggests Success Can Be Found In Humble Beginnings Bill Green was once just one of us. A regular guy growing up in the suburbs with no silver spoon to be found anywhere, no trust fund waiting for him to turn the right age and no…

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake

The Lost Villages of Lost Creek Lake Old Crater Lake Hwy and the Evergreen Ranch – Part Two Dennis Ellingson As mentioned last time, one of the most recognizable sites on Lewis Road is the old farm house that was originally The Evergreen Ranch.  

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By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week’s Crawly is another rare and unique Upper Rogue resident. Meet the prettiest click beetle you’ll ever see, Pityobius murrayi.  

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Summer Nutrition By Lynn Leissler For the Independent Did you miss it? July 16 was National Ice Cream Day, a delicious way to assist your nutritional intake. One scoop provides about 10% of your daily calcium. Throw in strawberries for vitamin C, or chocolate to jumpstart your endorphins.

Let’s do lunch

cream cheese and celery

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent Like most folks who have had to switch their diets, I have had challenges with cheese.  Cheese is so wonderful, so fulfilling and so bad for those who have respiratory problems, it leaves us with a dilemma: quit eating cheese or fudging on the diet.  Well, those are not…

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Creepy Crawlies with Christy 080317 By Christy Pitto For The Independent   This week’s Crawly is an unfamiliar looking species of a very familiar type of butterfly. Meet the female Great Spangled Fritillary (Speyeria Cybele).

Let’s Do Lunch

foccacia bread batch

By Ralph McKechnie Of the Independent It is inconvenient being celiac, but not the end of the world.  While you are forced to give up a number of things that you have eaten till this time, there are other foods that are much better for you, and they too, can be tasty.

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Happy Birthday to You By Lynn Leissler For the Independent As I say often these days, it’s been a long time since I… Fill in the blank. This time the statement concerned a child’s birthday party. I decided to throw a big bash for Renee’s eleventh, and explored several kid-oriented venues. Since I didn’t want…