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 By Dana Merryday    News    January 17, 2019 

The coat that proved unsinkable

Cottage Grove, being a small town out in the sticks, doesn't usually come to mind when you think of the drama and tragedy associated with the sinking of the Titanic on her maiden voyage. At the time...

 

Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel receive Gold Diggers Civic Pride Award

The Cottage Grove Prospector and Gold Diggers Civic Pride Award 2018, was awarded to the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel. This award is a yearly presentation to a business or other group that...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    January 10, 2019

Do something different this weekend

If you made a New Year’s commitment to do something that you haven’t done before, then I have a couple of suggestions that are happening this weekend. One possibility is to participate in the...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    December 20, 2018

Christmas spirit in spades at Village Green

Cottage Grove has gotten a taste of Germany with the Village Green Christmas Market. Through Dec. 23, all are welcome to partake in this open-air holiday market that offers a light show, vendor... Full story

 

Light at the end of the tunnel

In Cottage Grove, there was dismay and immediate inconvenience in September of 2016. A right of way that has been open for over 100 years was, without warning, boarded up, closed and posted “No...

 

A Rotary Christmas comes to Bohemia

Christmas came a little early last Thursday, thanks to the Cottage Grove Rotary Club, local businesses and a host of volunteers. When the doors at Bohemia Elementary School swung open at 6 p.m., the c...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    December 6, 2018

Alas Slabtown, where art thou?

When you think of a ghost town usually it conjures up dusty, bleached out buildings with flapping doors and maybe some tumbleweeds blowing through. Cottage Grove has a sort of ghost town that looks...

 

Dr. Snapp House preserves Cottage Grove's early medical history

The familiar Queen Anne Victorian house at the confluence of Silk Creek and the Coast Fork of the Willamette River is a museum maintained by the Prospectors and Gold Diggers Club, to showcase early...

 

Cerro Gordo – Vision & Reality

There seems to be some doubt as to exactly how the highest butte in these parts got the Spanish name "Cerro Gordo." The mountain is clearly visible from Main Street in downtown Cottage Grove. Local...

 

Local is where it's at

I am pretty sure you have seen signs or heard it said: Shop local. Well this holiday season, I would like to encourage you to really take that to heart; to put your money where your heart, or more lik...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    November 8, 2018

Warm hearts, warm beds

If you are lucky enough to have a warm dry place to live, it is probably easy to forget that there are folks who have it pretty rough when the mercury drops and the rains set in. Ten years ago, a... Full story

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    November 1, 2018

The trains are in town

On entering the Cottage Grove Armory, the magic sound of wheels on track of model trains was intoxicating. The timbre is so familiar, having trains regularly passing through the Grove, yet...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    October 25, 2018

Walking down Main Street in Cottage Grove

"Walking down Main Street getting to know the concrete, looking for a purpose from a neon sign." Those opening words to the Son Volt song "Tear Stained Eye" often come to me as I stroll down the Main...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    October 11, 2018

Home again

Two editions ago I dropped into The Creswell Chronicle without as much as "by your leave" and maybe left you wondering, "Who is this person? Why are they taking up space in the Creswell paper talking...

 
 By Dana Merryday    News    October 4, 2018

Miss Kitty, a community staple

Progress is not all it is cracked up to be, and although change is inevitable it doesn't always leave a good taste in your mouth. I often think that as I pass by the little "Cottage Grove Answering Se...

 

Celebrate our two towns, celebrate 'Creswellgrove'

Guests entering Cottage Grove's historic Armory this past Saturday were greeted by bundles of corn stalks, fresh cut flowers, apples and locally grown produce. The bounty was a sign of a gathered...

 

Attempted CG bank robbery Monday - FBI, police need help identifying man

A man attempted to rob a Wells Fargo Bank on Monday, Sept. 17 and the FBI and Cottage Grove Police are asking for the public's help identifying the man. The bank is located inside Safeway at 1500 E....

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    September 20, 2018

'Elks Care, Elks Share' rings true

Marie Ammon first became interested in the Elks when she joined their Relay for Life team. She said she loved the community service aspect, and now 11 years later she is the Cottage Grove Elks Exalted...

 
 By Aliya Hall    News    August 30, 2018

Cottage Grove hosts panel to build hate free community

The First Presbyterian Church and Cottage Grove Community United joined together to host a community forum in Cottage Grove on Aug. 22 called "Building a Hate Free Community." Bruce Kelsh with the...

 
 By Don Williams    News    August 9, 2018

Carousel Project is 85 percent complete

When the Friends of the Cottage Grove Carousel began the restoration process three years ago, a commitment was made to donors and supporters of the carousel, and to those with interest in following...

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 9, 2018

912 Project aims to educate, connect community

There is a place for the community to be educated on a variety of subjects in Cottage Grove, and that group is the Cottage Grove 912 Project, said Pam Duffy, who founded the group in 2009. It’s a...

 

Cottage Theatre holds auditions for The Fantasticks

Cottage Theatre will hold auditions on Sunday, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. for The Fantasticks, a touching fable about passion and innocence. This production, the final show in Cottage Theatre's 2018 season,... Full story

 
 By Erin Tierney    News    August 2, 2018

Local author's talent recognized internationally

Back in March, The Chronicle had the opportunity to attend a world premiere musical play performance, "The King Who Wanted a Whale," by Cottage Grove Playwright Hal Holbrook at The Opal Center. It...

 

Snapshots from Bohemian Mining Days

Last week, Cottage Grove hosted the 59th Annual Bohemia Mining Days celebration, which highlights the history of how our familiar geographical names east of town came to be. The town went all out to...

 
 By Mike Rothgeb    News    July 26, 2018

Cottage Grove Art Walk: An Art Walk to Remember

The Cottage Grove Art Walk is something residents of Southern Lane County look forward to every summer. Created over a decade ago, this self-guided walking tour takes place in historic downtown Cottag...

 

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