Tag: Community Yard Sale

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 24, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 24, 2018
By Pat Edwards

The Lorane Community-Wide Yard Sale event has been scheduled for Saturday, August 4th this year. Those who want to participate are strongly encouraged to attend one of the Lorane Community Association meetings to get their sale registered so it can be included on the map that will be distributed and advertised.

You’re going to have a choice of several events in the area on August 4th. I’ll fill in details as we get closer, but here’s a suggestion:

Why not plan to hit the yard sales early to find the best treasurers, of course. Then head for the Crow Grange for a delicious lunch of barbecued chicken at their annual Chicken ‘n Pickin’ event while you enjoy some foot-stomping old-time fiddlers’ music. Then, plan on spending the rest of the afternoon and evening at the Applegate Regional Theater’s first annual “Art in the Country” festival that will be taking place a short ways away on Central Road, north of Crow. It will feature professional and amateur art displays, an Oregon Author table, two performance stages, author readings, live music, a beer and wine garden, craft and concession booths and a kids’ area among other features. Be sure to block out the whole day on your calendars!

While you’re adding that to your calendar, mark down another event which will be coming up shortly. Loranian, Misty Burris, has joined the Bohemia Mining Days board and on Friday, June 1, the board will be “facilitating a 7,000 square foot kids’ zone this year. They will be holding a public tie-dye event called ‘Color Their World,’ as the participants create a colorful border by dying retired hotel linens into wall tapestries.” The event will take place at Coiner Park from 9:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. South Lane Mental Health, Mountain Rose Herbs and Parent Partnership are some of the sponsors so far. It sounds like fun!

Each of us is struggling with the tragedies that are becoming all too frequent in our society in the form of school shootings. The most recent one in Santa Fe, however, made the horror more personal. The son of one of our Crow High School graduates was a casualty.

Jared Conard Black was the son of Pamela Conard Black who graduated from Crow in about 1993. According to information provided on a GoFundMe page set up by his cousin, Jared had just turned 17 on Wednesday, May 16th.

“He was anxiously waiting to celebrate his birthday party that weekend and couldn’t wait for school to end on Friday. Unfortunately, this did not happen, because he was one of the victims of the Santa Fe shooting on May 18, 2017.

“Jared loved art, drawing, playing video games and people. He was a kind-hearted soul who would do anything for anyone. He was a great kid.

“Due to the family’s loss, they are going to have to pull together finances for additional expenses, travel expense, lodging, etc., for family members. They also will need to home-school his younger brother for the rest of his school years. It is just too unbearable to put another child in harm’s way in public schools.

“Instead of planning his birthday party, our family is now planning his funeral. Please help my family as they mourn the loss of our loved one and keep us in your prayers. He will be greatly missed and forever in our hearts.”

May we all keep these children and their teachers in our thoughts and work towards a solution that will once again provide them with schools that can be considered “safe places.”

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 17, 2018

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 17, 2018
By Pat Edwards

I have a few leftover items from the Lorane Community Association’s recent meeting to tell you about. I wasn’t able to get everything included last week.

Volunteers are being sought to help with the Lorane Senior Lunch Program. Each week, area seniors are invited to enjoy a delicious lunch accompanied by entertainment and social interaction. Linda DeBos has been fixing the meals for quite some time, but she needs some volunteer help to keep it going. If you have some free time on Mondays through the lunch hour, contact Linda. Unfortunately, I don’t have a phone number for her, but a message can be left for her at the Lorane Family Store or Lorane Deli.

For those who have not heard, the Rural Art Center sponsors a monthly rug hooking group. No experience is needed and the members will show you how it’s done. If rug hooking doesn’t interest you, there are other craft projects you can do with the group, as well. Contact Mina Knittel at the Lorane Deli for information on days, times and locations of where they are currently meeting since the venues and times tend to change with the season.

Mike and Joanne Cantrell are active in veterans’ groups in the Lorane area and work to support those who have served our country in the past. They are currently selling tickets for a motorcycle raffle to benefit Lane County veterans! The tickets are $20 and only 2,000 will be sold! Please contact the Cantrells for details. A message can be left for them at the Lorane Family Store.

The Lane County veterans also will be doing their annual ‘Stand Down’ at the fairgrounds on October 3rd. They will be collecting warm winter coats later this fall, so keep them in mind if you clean out your closets between now and then.

A community-wide yard sale is being considered for next month if there seems to be enough interest. Contact an LCA member if you are interested in taking part and/or if you have suggestions or want to help organize it.

On August 4th, the Applegate Regional Theater north of Crow is going to host a new annual event—”Art in the Country”—at the theater property on the corner of Central and Fleck Roads. The property is part of the former Central School and the event will take place on the grounds outside and behind the buildings. Booths and displays proposed include juried professional art, selected amateur and kids’ art as well as visual art of all kinds—fabric, glass, sculpture, photography, writing, etc. There will be live musical entertainment on two stages as well as demonstrations, readings, a wine bar, a beer garden, and a kid’s area, among other things. The ART is hoping that anyone interested in helping to make this a big success, contact Karen Andersen at andersenk76@gmail.com.

The Crow High School graduation this year will be held on Friday, June 8, at 7:00 p.m. in the high school gymnasium. Congratulations, Seniors!

The Crow Middle/High School Booster Club is losing a couple of the senior moms who have been very involved in the good workings of the group for several years. It’s now time for others to step up and fill the huge shoes that they will be leaving. The group needs more members and more organizers to keep it going. Over the past few years, the Booster Club has been extremely successful in fundraising that has resulted in major benefits to classrooms and students of all ages in the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District.

It’s time to begin keeping an eye on the Lorane Farmer’s Market food stand in front of the Lorane Deli. I understand that there may be some plant starts for your gardens as well as the produce they will eventually produce.

Summer’s coming!

Sweet Lorane Community News, May 25, 2017

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
May 25, 2017
By Pat Edwards

Once again, I owe my editors and readers an apology. I completely missed my deadline last week. I find that being retired allows my days to roll by without always being classified as Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, etc. Frequently, someone at our bank will ask, “Did you have a good weekend?” and I have to pause and think what the current day is and when the weekend was. No longer are weekends defined as the days when I don’t have to head for work.

Consequently, I’ve found that the only way I can keep track of events and happenings in my life is to put it on my computer calendar which reminds me of what’s coming up in the next 1-3 days. (I set my reminders for 3 days in advance and again, 1 day ahead.) It works most of the time, but some of the more routine deadlines, such as my column submissions, have become rote and are no longer on my reminders. If I get deeply focused on something like last weekend’s Lorane Community-wide Yard Sale, I forget what day it is.

Oh, the joys of aging! All of this is not meant to be an excuse… I don’t take slip-ups such as missed deadlines lightly. This is more of an observation of some of the things the rest of you can look forward to in your advancing years.

This provides me with a smooth transition into talking about what took up much of my attention last week. We were blessed with beautiful weather for the community yard sale. I decided that I’d open up our Dew Drop Inn building – the one I used for awhile as an office for Groundwaters. It has a long history in Lorane. It was once a very popular tavern run by Chancy Davis, and sits just north of the Lorane Family Store. Ever since I stopped using it as an office, it’s been sitting there serving as nothing but a storage unit for all of the tubs of historical research I’ve done on Lorane and my own family genealogy. It also was housing the Lorane memorabilia removed from the former Lorane Elementary School after it was sold to a private party. In addition, it has been home to hundreds of books that I had been collecting for a hoped-for community library at the school should the community be fortunate enough to retain it as a public building. That didn’t happen, and even though the Lorane Community Association maintains a little exchange library at the Lorane Family Store, they don’t have room to display or store the additional books I had collected.

I used the yard sale as a means of selling a few of the books to raise money for community projects. It took all of last week to get my things moved to a storage unit and the building cleaned out enough to set up tables for the sale. The Lorane Grange kindly agreed to take over the caretaking of the Lorane memorabilia, including a time capsule put together by Lorane students in 1986 that is slated to be opened in 2061 – the next appearance of Halley’s Comet – and long after many of us expect to be around.
Now that the sale is over, the building is going to be used by Karen Pidgeon and Alix Mosieur to paint the beautiful mural that they designed and will be hanging on the side of the Lorane Family Store.

When they are done, I’m thinking that maybe Lorane can have its little community library – at least until Jim and I decide what to do with the building down the road. I no longer want it to stand vacant. I’ve already talked to a member of the group that is overseeing the little exchange library and if things work out, I’d like to see them give a purpose to the Dew Drop Inn once again. I think Chancy Davis would like that.