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Forest Floor Organic Soils: Leaf your troubles behind

The leaves are falling from the trees, landing on roofs, yards and driveways with ever-increasing frequency. While those leaves may be pesky to clean up, they also contain vital nutrients as they...

 

Sears Hometown Store: Quality Products With a Personal Touch

For nearly 30 years, Sears Hometown Store in Cottage Grove has offered Southern Lane County residents with high-quality products and unmatched customer service. Family-owned and operated by the...

 

The craft of locally made brooms

Broom making has long been a craft handed down through generations. Like so many crafts of old, broom making has almost disappeared from the list of journeyman level trades available today. Fortunate...

 

MV Roofing, LLC: Coverage all winter long

The fall and winter months full of rain, ice, snow and sleet are hard on homes, especially on the roofs and gutters. MV Roofing, LLC on Lynx Hollow Road in Creswell is here to help prepare Lane County...

 

Elena Connelly - Finance of America Mortgage: Planning for the Future

Elena Connelly, the Senior Mortgage Advisor at Finance of America Mortgage, has been in the finance and housing industry since 1987. Since her introduction into the mortgage industry as a...

 

The Flower Basket & Gift Boutique: A Basket Full of Wonders

Family owned and operated by Carol Reeves, The Flower Basket & Gift Boutique on South 6th Street in Cottage Grove has been providing residents of Southern Lane County with unique and beautiful...

 

Answers to three common compost problems

If treated right, microscopic critters in soil will do a gardener's bidding, and turn garden and kitchen debris into black gold for the garden. "There are more microorganisms in a teaspoon of topsoil...

 

Brooks Auto Doctor: Just What the Doctor Ordered

Brooks Auto Doctor, a full-service automotive repair shop on B Street in Eugene, has been offering customers high-quality automotive services for the past 30 years. Family owned and operated, Brooks...

 

Rogers & Sons: The Floor Professionals

Floors hold people up - they are used, abused and stepped on, day after day - but who takes care of the floors? Professionals at Rogers & Son in Cottage Grove can turn that one-way street into a...

 

Coast Fork Feed: All your canning, fermentation & brewing needs

Now is the busy time of the year for gathering the bounty of the season to preserve, ferment and store for the coming fall and winter months. Coast Fork Feed has all the supplies needed for...

 

Cottage Grove plans 'Beer Mile, Toga Style'

Brew Rush scheduled as part of 40th anniversary 'Animal House' celebration on Saturday, Aug. 18 Back in 1978, the town of Cottage Grove buzzed as crews arrived to film 'Animal House,' a movie that...

 

Instead of leaving soil naked, coat it with cover crops

No one wants to go through the winter with no clothes, not even the soil that grows our plants. So, jacket up the soil in cover crops. These hardworking plants can add organic matter and aerate the...

 

South Valley Farmers Market: Local Produce for Locals

Beginning in 2016, local farmers, food producers and consumers started something new in Cottage Grove. From late spring to early fall, South Valley Farmers Market is a place where residents of...

 

Forest Floor Organic Soils: High-Quality Products, Naturally

Over the last year, Forest Floor Organic Soils has taken the Oregon market by storm with their premium soil products and growing solutions. Owned and operated by Chris Stewart, Forest Floor Organic...

 

Don't neglect to water garden in summer

No matter the stereotype, summers are dry in Oregon and gardens need to be watered regularly, especially in times of drought as the forecast calls for this year. Information is available from the...

 

Beneficial bats help control insects in the garden

With a swish of his cape, Count Dracula ruined the reputation of bats forevermore. Maybe. In the 120 years since "Dracula" came on the scene and spooked us into believing bats are bad, we're beginning...

 

The Brewstation and Coast Fork Feed Co. Store: Summer specials and brunch at The Brew

Summer is the perfect time to be outdoors during the warm Oregon days, comfortable evenings and relaxing nights. The Brewstation and Coast Fork Feed Store has everything you'll need to enjoy the...

 

If you can afford to rent, you can probably afford to own

The cost of renting in many areas is greater than the cost to buy, including in Southern Lane County. Some may say that mortgage loans are impossible to obtain without perfect credit and 20 percent...

 

Debi Douglass: A houseSOLD name

The housing market can be an intimidating place, especially if you're braving those deep waters alone. But with the help of an honest and experienced real estate agent, the high seas can feel more...

 

HOME & GARDEN SECTION

Locally owned and operated, Rogers & Son provides Cottage Grove, Creswell and all of Lane and Douglas Counties with quality residential and commercial improvement services. Licensed, bonded and...

 

HOME & GARDEN SECTION

Cottage Grove's South Valley Farmers' Market is growing and changing as a means to best serve its community. This heartfelt market, located at the intersection of 7th and Main streets, may be smaller...

 

Susan Bennett: Real Estate Agent

"Location, location, location." We're all familiar with the phrase and its significance when searching for that perfect home, but three other words are just as important when house hunting: "real...

 

The Brewstation & Coast Fork Feed: Organic at its best

Big chain stores and imported, low-quality products have become a common occurrence in this country, leading to poor customer service, lack of diversity and individuality, and low standards. Luckily...

 

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