Author Archives: Christopher M. Scotti

For the love of the art

The old Victorian house was built in 1921. Shutters that had long sheltered it from the wind and rain sagged off their hinges. It had been abandoned for years and now smelled heavily of mold and decay. An old red … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Willamette River Trail and Friends

By Chris Scotti and Stacey Hollis

Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment

Less-than-Hostile Takeover at Country Fair

Rowdy accordion enthusiasts plotted and enacted a plan to invade the Drum Tower at the Oregon Country Fair. Jason Webley, an accordion player that frequents the country fair, said that in honor of his last show at the fair (for … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

Oregon Money Matters

1. The Oregonian: Columbia River Crossing has spent $130 million, without lifting a shovel Money has been pouring into the Columbia River Crossing Project (CRC) at a rate of approximately $60,000 a day. Groundbreaking is still 18 months away. The … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

A WOPR of A Problem

Western Oregon Plan Revision (WOPR) in the news this week: The Oregonian published an article this week, written by Eric Mortenson, regarding the abandonment of the BLM’s plan for logging forests it manages in Western Oregon. The plan, dating back … Continue reading

Posted in Aggregations | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

A Silvery Ushering Ushers in a New Artist

A local artist gets her chance on the gallery circuit and shares about her work along the way. The Voyeur, a gallery in the Whiteaker neighborhood, hosted an artist talk by Tilke Elkins about her first solo show, A Silvery … Continue reading

Posted in Whiteaker | Leave a comment

Honoring the Armed Forces on the 4th

1. A Silver Star on the Fourth of July Oregon citizen Sgt. Franklin M. Simmons will be awarded the silver star for valor. Sgt. Simmons platoon was ambushed by enemy fighters and on of the vehicles was disabled.  Without regard … Continue reading

Posted in Aggregations | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment