In 1912, aviation pioneer Silas Christofferson settled into his Curtiss-type Pusher airplane and, in an audacious move, took off from the roof of downtown Portland’s Multnomah Hotel, cruising across the Columbia River to the Vancouver Barracks.June 12, 2018 5:48 p.m. read more..
Most amateur genealogists probably do not fully appreciate the professional staff and dedicated volunteers required to maintain the vast archives that we easily access through the many available websites.June 4, 2018 4:14 p.m. read more..
Retirement for Chrissie Forbes meant the end of teaching, but it opened the door to a colorful new beginning as an artist. This avid artist explores color on canvas and creativity with found objects, especially her “robot art.”April 25, 2018 6:18 p.m. read more..
Do you remember newsreels before movies, Blackjack chewing gum, roller skate keys, Butch wax, party lines, and cereal with prizes in the box? Did your mom buy her groceries at a particular grocery store just to get that free dinner plate? Did the groceries come with an added bonus – S&H Green Stamps?April 9, 2018 10:33 a.m. read more..
Andrea and Curtis Ryun sold their boat and bought a recreational vehicle, so they could have a fun vacation without worrying about where to stay or what to eat.March 18, 2018 8:23 p.m. read more..
Sheila Hamilton is an Emmy Award-winning radio personality who hosts shows on KINK-FM and KXL. She was recently voted Oregon’s best radio personality. But there’s a lot more to Hamilton than what you hear on the radio. She should be voted “most able to cope with life’s sudden crises.”March 10, 2018 11:12 a.m. read more..
The little town of Crawfordsville houses a celebrity named Tommy Nelson, a man who has lived in the area for more than 40 years.February 10, 2018 8:54 p.m. read more..
Gerardo Calderón has brought his love of folk music from Mexico to Oregon and, in so doing, has brought pleasure to people of all ages. He’s performed in schools, at the Portland International Airport, in auditoriums and at elder care facilities — one of his favorites.December 4, 2017 2:57 p.m. read more..
There are giant pumpkins and then there are the mother-of-all-pumpkins. Ask Steve Daletas which ones he prefers. He’ll tell you about a pumpkin that weighed nearly 2,000 pounds and won him almost $12,000 in competition. In fact, Daletas, a commercial pilot, has been growing pumpkins as a hobby for more than 30 years, and entering competitions for many of those years.December 4, 2017 2:34 p.m. read more..
It isn’t often that a child’s activity turns into an adult hobby, but that’s exactly Guy DiTorrice’s experience. He began collecting things such as fossils, rocks, leaves, snails and insects when he was 7 years old in Illinois. When his family moved to Colorado’s dinosaur country, he began looking into finding and collecting their bones and fossils.December 4, 2017 7:39 a.m. read more..
Chronologically, John H. Williamson is 76 years old. But not only does he not act like it, he doesn’t feel it. Williamson, better known as Old Man Dancing, even has his moniker stitched colorfully on his cap.December 1, 2017 6:25 p.m. read more..
It’s a Sunday morning at Unleashed Community Church in Eugene. Members of the congregation start arriving and find their seats.November 25, 2017 7:33 p.m. read more..
Carol Lindauer calls herself a “Harley chick.” It’s hard to put into words what she enjoys most about riding a motorcycle, but “fun and freedom” come to mind. Lindauer, now 72, is petite and slender. Several years ago, she was used to riding on the back of her husband’s motorcycle, but then decided she wanted to learn to ride her own.November 24, 2017 11:42 a.m. read more..