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Been thinking about a cat? Now is the time to adopt one at Oregon Humane Society

Faced with a major influx of cats from the public, the Oregon Humane Society is cutting adoption fees by half for all cats six years and older through April 30.

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The reason this historic Portland sign is about to come down

An Oregon icon is set for a major tune-up as Metro renovates the famous "Portland" sign on Broadway at the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall.

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Power on: Paula Free has found a way to overcome, work with, her physical disabilities

Paula Free has her sights set high when it comes to empowering any individual challenged with a life-limiting disability. But she’s especially passionate toward helping those living with limb loss.

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SURPRISE! Local artists have a secret, and it’s yours to keep – if you can find it

Dee Anna Morgan has been an arts and crafts gal as far back as she can remember. “We are neighbors with Jessica Ramey, and one day she sent me a Facebook invite to ‘like’ the Free Art Friday page,” says Morgan, who lives with her husband Hugh in South Salem.

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Pet therapy brings its rewards

Pet owners know first-hand that dogs and cats love unconditionally; they are there when the person needs a hug or a smile. This love and acceptance make dogs and cats ideal therapeutic visitors for the elderly and disabled in nursing homes and care facilities.

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Oregon’s new poet laureate Elizabeth Woody has overcome many obstacles

Elizabeth Woody is the first American Indian to be named poet laureate of Oregon. She has overcome many obstacles to earn multiple advanced degrees, share her poetry and art, and voice her support for many causes.

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Treasure hunt: Curators prepare for Corvallis Museum and Cultural Center

As warehouses go, a nondescript building in Philomath looks as expected. But walk inside, and find thousands of artifacts — from a wooden loom and old-fashioned carriages, to vintage cars, wheelchairs and even a mastodon. Carefully stored and archived, these relics were rescued by the Benton County Historical Society from a tax law that surely meant their demise.

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The Light of his Life: Roger Beck’s creativity with wood shine through, despite his Parkinson’s

Roger Beck has 4,000 square feet of space in his wood shop, but only 248 square feet in the housetruck he used to live in. One section of his woodshop is devoted to lamps fabricated out of small wooden tiles glued together, a past-time which Beck considers therapy for his Parkinson’s, because of the fine motor skills they take to create.

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Reaching down to lift another: Barbara Fletcher’s caring ways have not gone unnoticed

After 40 years of ministry in the Salem area, Barbara Fletcher is retiring — but not without a well-earned title: Patron Saint of Encouragement. The title was given to Fletcher by a friend who watched her serve in multiple ministry roles over the years at Salem Alliance Church. The friend observed Fletcher being one to many people, helping and praying for those who were troubled, and training and cheering on numerous leadership teams.

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Powder trip: Snowshoeing is the perfect way to embrace the mountain snow

If you love hiking in the high country — viewing miles of breath-taking vistas, breathing in the clean mountain air and enjoying the quiet enchantment of the forest — don’t let the winter snow keep you indoors until the spring thaw. Make this the year you try snowshoeing.

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Tips on keeping pets warm, safe

The Oregon Humane Society offers these tips to keep pets safe and healthy during the cold spells.

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Boomers in business

Older adults are using local resources to help them get a new business off the ground

A growing number of workers aged 50 and older are reinventing themselves by starting their own business. They do so for a variety of reasons, from not having enough savings in retirement, to just doing what they want instead of working for a paycheck. There are many resources that help such individuals get their businesses off the ground or work through the challenges of being self-employed.

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Albany art exhibit pays tribute to days gone by

An art exhibit at the Albany Public Library pays tribute to the “generous” Vida Bullis, a former dahlia farm owner who lived to be 97 years old.

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Who is your favorite president?

We’ve survived another election season and prepare to inaugurate another U.S. president this month. If you’ve lived for any length of time, you’ve been through many U.S. presidents — their parties, politics, disgraces and triumphs. It’s the perfect time to reflect back on previous presidents and ask, “Who was your favorite president and why?”

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Savoring the flavor: Corvallis cooking class mixes the food, culture of India

American appetites used to be primed for TV dinners, casseroles and fast food. College students still live on ramen, and kids seem to be addicted to burgers and fries. But over the last few decades, our palates appear to be looking toward more exotic foods, from sushi to Indian cuisine.

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