Fern Ridge Review
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.