Tag: Crow Grange Mother’s Day Breakfast

Sweet Lorane Community News, April 25, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 25, 2019
By Pat Edwards

Glorious Spring! It definitely is a season of rejuvenation. With each year that passes, I feel my age as we make our way through the winter doldrums and rain, but as the sun begins to come out and the ground begins to bring forth the daffodils, tulips and other beautiful blooms, I feel my lost energy returning. This past week, I bought a carload of flowers to plant and I’ve actually planted most of them already—I’ve even watered them several times. The dogs and I have taken some short walks up the hill despite the havoc the uphill climb does to my back, and our sweet, wonderful daughter, Gloria, has mowed the lawns in Lorane twice now.

They say that time heals all wounds… Jim’s have a ways to go yet, but he’s gaining strength and losing some of the pain that his recent accident inflicted on him. He was even able to get on the riding lawnmower at home and tame some of that lush green grass that’s threatening to become a hayfield. Life is good these days.
Activity in the community is blooming, too. There are several new things to tell you about this week.

The date has been set for the community meeting regarding the upcoming Territorial Highway Project in the Lorane area. Be sure to add this to your calendar if you have questions or concerns about how the project will affect your property. It will be held at the Lorane Grange on Thursday, June 20, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. The grange has offered to provide beverages and finger foods for those attending. Thank you, Lorane Grange, for once again providing such a valuable and welcoming community venue.

Lisa Livelybrooks has just announced that next year, the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School District will begin participating in an exciting new project called “Roots of Empathy.” This program was developed in Canada to encourage young children to be kinder to each other and, thus to reduce bullying. In the program, the 2nd grade classroom(s) will be visited nine times by a baby that will have been born between May and August of 2019, and its parent. The students will have an opportunity to observe and interact with him/her during those visits. The idea is that because a baby can’t explain and externalize how it is feeling, children learn to recognize and identify the baby’s emotions, and become more emotionally astute themselves. It’s been proven to reduce bullying. Google “Roots of Empathy” to learn more about it.

Lisa is heading up an effort to sign on a volunteer who will agree to 3 days of training and 21 short (20 minute) visits to the classroom throughout the next school year. If this program interests you, please contact Lisa at 541-935-9502 or llivelyb@gmail.com, or the Crow-Applegate-Lorane District Office at 541-935-2100.

The Crow Grange will be hosting its annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 12, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Breakfast includes pancakes or biscuits and gravy, sausage, eggs, juice and coffee. They don’t charge for the breakfast, but donations will be gladly accepted.

Jim and I had the pleasure of attending “The Sound of Music” at the Cottage Theater last night. It was three hours of pure pleasure for this huge fan of the movie—and now, play. Our daughters and I have watched every showing of the movie that we could over the past 54+ years since it debuted in 1965 with Julie Andrews playing the lead. My soul breaks into song whenever I hear, “Raindrops on roses…” or “Do (doe), a deer, a female deer.” But one of my favorite songs from the show has to be, “Climb Every Mountain…” Last night, it was especially sweet, because I was able to hear our niece, Tracy Nygard, as Mother Superior, sing a magnificent rendition of it. It literally brought chills.

Thank you to the whole cast of the Cottage Theater production for providing us a such a fantastic evening.

Sweet Lorane Community News, April 18, 2019

Fern Ridge Review
Creswell Chronicle
Sweet Lorane Community News
April 18, 2019
By Pat Edwards

Today, it hit 80 degrees on my car’s thermometer. What a nice reward for all of us who were beginning to wonder if the rain and cooler weather would be with us through the summer. It gave me the incentive to stop in town and purchase some burgundy petunias for the planter boxes I made a few years ago for our daughter, Michele, and me. I still need to get some in bright pink and white, but at least I’m ready to tackle my yard and flower beds.

We received word last Wednesday that there will be a community meeting scheduled with representatives from the Lane County Transportation Department sometime in June, regarding the realignment and widening of Territorial Road between Gillespie Corners and Lorane. The Lorane Grange has offered to host the meeting. For those who are interested in the Construction Schedule, you can go to the project page at http://www.lanecounty.org/territorialhighway and click on the “Construction Schedule” link. As soon as we have a date and agenda set for the public meeting at the Lorane Grange, I’ll post it in this column.

Jim and I own some properties—our home, store and the former Dew Drop Inn tavern properties—along the construction route that will be impacted by the proposed plans. Because of this, two members of the Lane County team agreed to come out to talk to us about what we can expect. I was very impressed with their concern for us and all of the other property owners. Be sure to attend the June meeting if you have questions for them.

Marissa McNutt Cooper asked me to include the following item in this week’s column:
“Crystal Nevins is running for a position on the Crow-Applegate-Lorane School Board. Some of her friends and supporters will be hosting a ‘Meet the Candidate’ event on April 26 at 6:00 p.m., at the Lorane Grange. This is a chance to meet Crystal, hear why she is running for the C-A-L school board, and ask her any questions you might have. We will be providing desserts, and the Lorane Grange will be providing coffee and tea. We hope you to see you there!”

Applegate Elementary School is having its annual Grandparents’ Tea on Thursday, April 25, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the gymnasium. This has always been a fun event for grandmas and grandpas each year. Even if you don’t have a grandchild attending Applegate, you are welcome to come and be honored with tea and snacks, wonderful music and lots of fun. If anyone in the district has donations for the silent auction and/or door prize drawings, please bring them to the school or let someone in the office know that you have something to include.

Here are a couple of other events to include on your calendar.

The Applegate Elementary Boosters are having a dinner and bingo night in the gymnasium on May 10. Dinner will begin at 5:00 p.m. and bingo at 6:00 p.m.

The Crow Grange will provide it’s annual Mother’s Day Breakfast on Sunday, May 12, so mark your calendars. I don’t have the details this week, but I will include them in next week’s column.