Willamette Living Oct/Nov 2019

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Willamette

October / November 2019

LIVING

The lifestyle magazine for Oregon’s Willamette Valley

Wellness

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The Tillamook Coast

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Art Focus: Lee Kitzman

Oregon History


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In This Issue...

Oct/Nov 2019

60

Getaway

The Tillamook Coast

Regulars

14 Art in the Valley

20 The Bookshelf

38 Real Estate Update

39 Sten: On the Money

40 Style

41 Gardening With Brenda

42 Kris on Health

44 The Hot Ticket

11

Lee Kitzman

On the Cover:

Janice B. Gaines-Ehlen

In front of Spa Manzanita

32 25

Viva France

Beef Bourguignon

ART: My Secret

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From the Home Office in Corvallis...

Publisher's Update

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LOOKING FORWARD TO THE NEXT TEN. IT'S BEEN AN ADVENTURE FOR SURE, AND THE ADVENTURE

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Late Summer in Corvallis

In this issue's article about

coastal getaways, it says

Janice the owner of Spa

Manzanita, "comes from a

fitness background."

To expand on that a bit:

• 2006 Oregon State Body

Building Champion

• 1989-90 USA

National Cycling Team

• 1990 National

Gold Medalist

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A: "You hang around

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• 1989 & 1990 World

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What the… I’m barely getting

around to going to the pool

and suddenly, it’s Pumpkin

Spice time. I know it’s a

popular thing, but I hate that

crap, and what happened to

summer? I demand answers!

Well, you know what they

say, if you don’t have a winter

home in Australia, get with

all the fall things. Somebody

probably says that… right?

In keeping with the

precipitous temperature

plunge, we’ve got some

great fall/indoor activities for

you this time like one of my

personal favorites, a getaway

to The Tillamook Coast. It’s

great to visit in the off-season,

school in-session means fewer

people, good deals to be had,

and a gastronomic paradise

with open tables for you!

Another great, indoor activity

is art appreciation. We’ve got

a profile about the artist of

the month at Corvallis’ Art

in the Valley gallery, Lee

Kitzman. Lee is a great guy,

and his Japanese-inspired

art is fantastic. Pop in to the

gallery this month and see for

yourself. There’s also a major

show at the Giustina Gallery

at OSU’s LaSells Stewart

Center featuring art from

Baltic artists combined with

American artists – while you’re

out, swing by LaSells too!

Want to try your hand at some

authentic French cooking?

We spoke with Didier from

Corvallis’ Le Patissier about

Beef Bourguignon, it’s a

simple dish that is a great

antidote to cold, rainy weather.

Didier knows what he’s talking

about, he’s a bona fide French

chef, and French Grannies

have been making this dish

for-ever. Bon appetit.

Here’s to a happy fall to you

all, and thanks as always for

reading Willamette Living.

Scott

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Art Focus

Lee Kitzman at

Art in the Valley Gallery

Art in the Valley Gallery in Corvallis features

one of its members every month. October’s

featured artist is ceramicist/painter Lee

Kitzman.

The co-op gallery is staffed by member

artists and showcases a wide variety of work

from fiber to photography. Kitzman has a

love of Japanese culture which informs his

work, both in ceramics and in his traditional

Japanese ink paintings.

Kitzman enjoyed a long career teaching

art; he enjoyed teaching his students, while

learning along with them.

Kitzman speaks warmly of his daughter who

lives and teaches in Japan. She teaches in

the Japanese university system – no small

feat, even for a Japanese national. A proud

dad for sure, Kitzman has also spent time

in Japan learning from master Japanese

potters.

In Tochigi Prefecture, two and a half hours

north of Tokyo by train you’ll find Mashiko.

Mashiko is arguably one of the most famous

ceramics centers in Japan, famous for the

local pottery known as Mashiko-ware.

Similar work can also be found, this month,

at Art in the Valley Gallery.

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Art Focus

From the Artist:

I grew up in rural Colorado

and realized at a young age

that I was interested in art-

-not farming! Art classes

were not readily available

to me until I got to college

where I majored in Art

Education; which led to a

career in teaching.

I was introduced to ceramics

while teaching at

a school in Taft, California

where I discovered a kiln

that had stood unused

for several years. I quickly

gravitated to it and developed

the skills required to

create and teach a ceramics

program. During that

time, I also explored Raku

which was a new direction

for pottery in the United

States.

I thoroughly enjoyed

a teaching career that

spanned 45 years where

I taught art to students

from kindergarten through

Community College. The

majority of my career was

spent teaching ceramics at

Corvallis’ Children’s Farm

Home, and at Corvallis High

School where I taught art

classes in a variety of media.

Helping young people

to develop their skills in art,

especially ceramics, was

a joy. My goal as a teacher

was to make a difference in

their lives.

Asian influence has been

primary in my approach to

both clay and painting. The

opportunity to further my

skills in pottery presented

itself in l977 when I traveled

to Mashiko, Japan to work

with a master potter. Subsequent

trips back to Japan

have inspired me to study

and incorporate classical

Asian pottery, and Sumi

brushwork in my painting

and pottery decoration.

Exhibitions in Montana,

California, and Oregon have

been part of my history,

and I was honored to be

featured on Oregon Public

Broadcasting’s show Oregon

Art Beat in 2011.

I am a founding member

of the annual event Philomath

Open Studios and

was a participating artist

for 15 years.

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Art

Art in the Mid-Valley

Celebrating a Life in the Arts, Emily Steele

By Brian Egan

steele. Darian memory, front

It is not often that we have the opportunity

to see the work of a nationally known artist

in our area, but our current exhibit shows the

work of a local artist whose work is in private

collections across the country. The Arts

Center recently became the trustee of the

Emily Steele Sculpture Collection when

the Steele family donated eleven works for

the display and enjoyment by the public.

Most of Emily’s work was completed during

the 1970s and 80s but is timeless in its visual

appeal. After graduating from Oberlin

College, she completed her studies in Boston,

Massachusetts and Portland, Oregon,

where she learned the Tiffany technique

of glasswork for windows. After moving to

Corvallis, she established her own studio

and developed a unique form of sculpture

for free-standing, three-dimensional art

forms in antique glass. She expanded the

traditional copper foil-based method by

a special process that permits the use of

steel to support the lead, providing the

strength for her large-scale sculptures. She

collaborated with a team of local craftsmen

for the steel frames and glass molds,

challenging them with her ideas and forcing

them to expand the boundaries of their own

work methods. All glass used in Ms. Steele’s

sculptures represent the finest quality of

hand-blown materials throughout Europe

and the United States. The show references

Steele. Moon Tree 1

the collaborative spirit she inspired to

complete her work, and includes photos,

sketches and memorabilia from which she

drew inspiration, and that document her

lifetime in the arts.

The time and passion Emily imbued in

her work is released as energy in each of

her creations. The many-sided figures are

endlessly new and unique as the viewer

alters his perspective. The play of light upon

the glass surface evokes visions of sun

reflecting on rippling water. The beauty of

her work speaks to our attempts to resurrect

wonder and regain grace in our lives. Emily’s

work can be seen in permanent installations

at the First Presbyterian church in Corvallis,

the Corvallis/Benton County Public Library

and at Timberline Lodge on Mt Hood.

The exhibit runs from now until November

2nd, with a reception on October 17th.

Concurrent to this exhibit, our local Fire and

Light Glass Guild will be showing the work

of 18 members in the Corrine Woodman

Gallery. If you are a lover of glass art this is a

great time to visit The Arts Center.

About Light, a seasonal exhibit at The Arts

Center features the many interpretations of

light, both metaphorically and literally, and

leads us to the Solstice on December 21st.

This is a community-based show featuring

the work of many local artists. The exhibit

Steele.Northern Spirit

runs from November 9th to December 21st

with a reception on November 21st.

The monthly Corvallis Art Walks take place

on October 17th and November 21st and will

provide opportunities for holiday shopping.

The ArtShop at The Arts Center is another

great place for unique gift ideas, featuring

the work of many local artists.

The 16th Annual Philomath Open Studio

Tour (POST), is coming! Local artists are

busy preparing to open their studios again,

for free, self-guided tours. In addition,

several shows will be available in local wine

tasting rooms. The 38 artists will discuss

their processes and show work that may

never have been on public display. A full

spectrum of artistic media will be shown,

including collage, painting, fiber art, jewelry,

photography, ceramics, wood, sculpture, and

many more. The tour takes place October 19-

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Offbeat Oregon History No. 564

By Finn J.D. John

Horse Racing, and Horse-Race Fixing, Used to be Wildly Popular

Horse racing is a sport that’s largely faded

from the scene in Oregon. There’s still an

active community, and plenty of money

changes hands at racetracks — but it’s

more or less a niche thing.

That was emphatically not the case 100

years ago.

Back around the turn of the 20th century,

horses were a big part of almost every

American’s everyday life, and racing them

against one another was a sport that

practically everyone knew something

about. Horse races were an important part

of most county fairs and community events.

And, of course, where there’s a horse race,

there’s always a bookie ... and where there’s

a bookie, there’s usually a story.

THERE’S NOT A WHOLE LOT going

on these days in the Eastern Oregon

community of Jordan Valley (pop. 181). But

100 years ago, this tiny, remote hamlet was

home to a racetrack that may have been

the fastest in the Northwest.

The track was laid out in a broad, open

field in which, if one dug down a few feet,

one would hit water. Basically, it was an

underground swamp; but the turf over the

top of it was thick enough to keep things

dry (and, of course, always green).

The result was a spring-like effect when a

horse ran on it. Jordan Valley’s was a “live

track” — and from the 1870s when it was

first laid out until the 1930s when it faded

away, the place was famous in horse-racing

circles.

At the Jordan Valley track, races weren’t

held on a strict schedule; a lot depended

on the weather. But most of the races

happened in the spring and the fall.

When the time was right and the weather

was good, the track would open for ten

days of racing, and people would flock to

Jordan Valley from all over Eastern Oregon.

Business owners from other towns

and mining camps would shut down

their stores and travel to Jordan Valley;

Indian bands would arrive and camp

picturesquely on the outskirts of town. The

Indians were known for bringing scruffylooking,

unpretentious ponies to the races

and using them to clean up; the uninitiated

bettors would barely give them a second

glance before sinking heavy money on

some grand-looking thoroughbred, only

to watch that scraggly Cayuse pony eat its

lunch.

The town of Jordan Valley, of course, rolled

out the red carpet for all these out-oftown

guests. Some members of the local

business community rolled out the red

lights, too — joined by the entire staffs of

bordellos in Silver City and DeLamar, who

closed up shop and moved into rented

digs outside town or, if none were available,

tents near the track.

“The city fathers wouldn’t allow any soliciting

in town or at the track, but the girls

found that Marshal Johnny Wroton couldn’t

be every place at once,” historian Mike

Hanley recalled in his book, Owyhee Trails.

According to Hanley, Wroton once ran a

well-known local hooker named Lola out of

the stands for “advertising” to the thunder

of boos and cheers from the stands — they

were booing him and cheering Lola.

But the girls soon figured out a workaround.

They found and rented a small

house whose back door was in full view

of the grandstand. Because it was off the

track property and outside city limits, there

was nothing Wroton could do when they

started staging promotional shows on the

back porch; and, as a side benefit, the girls

got to watch the races for free.

IN AUGUST OF 1909, at the track, the two

fastest horses at the show were named

Bunch Grass and Liberty. Bunch Grass’s

owners challenged Liberty’s owner, Frank

Swisher, to a race to decide who was the

top pony; the challenge was promptly

accepted; and, of course, everyone plopped

down stacks of cash on their favorite.

And by “everyone,” I do mean “everyone”

— including the jockey riding Liberty, who

bet his wad on Bunch Grass. Frank Swisher,

who had $100 riding on the race, watched

in dismay as the jockey pulled the horse up,

throwing the race to Bunch Grass. He was

subtle about it, and no one but Swisher

apparently noticed; but Swisher knew his

horse, and he knew what the jockey had

done.

But he paid his bet and kept his mouth

shut — until that evening, when Bunch

Grass’s owners had gotten several drinks

into their victory celebration. Then he

made a suggestion: How would they feel,

he asked, about a rematch? He had $500

that still thought Liberty was the faster

horse, he told them. Maybe they’d like to

take it off his hands?

They most certainly would. But this time,

Swisher was more careful in selecting

Homer C. Davenport as he appeared early

in his career, circa 1900. (Image: Liberal

University Press)

AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY

Finn J.D. John teaches at Oregon State

University and writes about odd tidbits

of Oregon history. His book, Heroes and

Rascals of Old Oregon, was recently

published by Ouragan House Publishers. To

contact him or suggest a topic:

finn@offbeatoregon.com or 541-357-2222.

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This 1906 image, titled “Cowboys Racing to Dinner,” illustrates what horse racing looked

like for a lot of turn-of-the-century Oregonians. (Image: Postcard)

a jockey — and Liberty finished several

lengths ahead.

“It paid me to keep my mouth shut,”

Swisher told historian Hanley. “I made a

profit of $400!”

ANOTHER CASE OF HORSE-RACE

FIXING led directly to the launching of the

career of one of Oregon’s most famous

native sons in the Gilded Age: none other

than cartoonist Homer Davenport of

Silverton.

Homer’s family attended the Oregon State

Fair every year, and Homer was particularly

interested in the horses. His ambition, in his

youth, was to be a professional jockey; and

he spent much of his boyhood hanging

around the neighbors’ stables, where the

neighbor, “Granger” Jones, let him exercise

the stock.

At the state fair one particular year when

Homer was in his early teens, one of

Granger’s sons, Samp, set up a horse race. At

that time, there weren’t enough good horses

at the fair, nor enough interested bettors, to

run a proper racing operation; so Samp set it

up as a “boat race,” putting the family’s best

horse in and matching it up with a collection

of other ponies that were carefully selected

to be sure and lose to it.

One of the horses they picked for their

“sure losers” cohort was a mare that,

although she had once been a really hot

racer, was now too old to be a contender;

they kept her around the stable to school

colts. She still looked like a winner, though,

so they put her in the race — and gave her

to young Homer Davenport to ride.

“Innocent of the frame, he, of course,

believed he was being sent out to win,”

recalls former Oregon governor Oswald

West, “And Samp, never giving the

possibility of his winning a second thought,

gave him the same instructions as he did

the other boy (the one riding the picked

winner) — ‘Get out there and win!’”

Acutely aware that this was his big break,

and determined to make it count, young

Homer urged his mount on — and he and

the horse probably knew each other, so they

had that teamwork thing going for them.

They got off to a bad start, and were at the

very back of the pack leaving the gate; but

that soon changed. Homer’s horse surged

ahead, passing the competition until she

was neck and neck with the lead horse,

and looked like she was actually going to

take the lead.

Granger and his family were dumbfounded

— and terrified. They had, of course, bet

heavily on their picked horse. If Homer won,

they’d be busted down to bedrock.

And Homer would have won, had it not

been for the bad start he got. As it was,

when he crossed the finish line, he’d taken

second place by a head. Dejected, with

tears streaming down his face, young

Homer dismounted for the weigh-in. He’d

been given his big chance, and he’d failed.

But he found the Jones family in great

spirits, and very much disposed to forgive

him for blowing it.

“Samp, with his picket full of pool tickets on

the winner, put his arm around the boy and

said, ‘Never mind, Homer, you know the

best of jockeys have hard luck at times.’”

That autumn, possibly partly to make

up for setting poor Homer up for this

disappointment, the Joneses took Homer

with them on a trip to San Francisco. There,

he met “Lucky” Baldwin, a well-connected

horseman who regularly ran stock on

the Bay District track. Baldwin showed

the Jones party a gorgeous three-yearold

horse, the pride of the stables, and

happened to remark that he’d not been

able to find an artist to draw him properly.

Homer promptly asked permission to try

it himself; and Baldwin was so impressed

with the resulting drawing that he pulled

some strings and got Homer his first job as

a cartoonist, at the San Francisco Chronicle.

(Sources: Owyhee Trails, a book by Mike Hanley (with Ellis Lucia) published in 1973 by Caxton Printers of Caldwell, Idaho; The Annotated “Cartoons by Homer C. Davenport,” a book by Gus Frederick

published in 2012 by Liberal University Press; “Reminiscences and Anecdotes of Oregon History,” an article by Oswald West published in the September 1949 issue of Oregon Historical Quarterly)

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The Reading List

A curated list from your librarians at the Corvallis-Benton County Public Library.

glass towers, and the rest of humanity

live in colorful but decaying island

neighborhoods, a group of urchins are

raised in the faith of The Crooked Warden,

a god of trickery. They progress from

picking pockets to elaborate costumed

con jobs, and eventually set their sights

on the royalty. When they are forced into

a particularly dangerous job by a ruthless

gang leader, their hoax begins to fall apart,

and their cleverness is put to the test. The

characters are entertaining and the plot is

inventive and cleverly revealed.

mom of color. I admired her attempts to

be honest with her son while still trying to

be sensitive to his age – it’s a really difficult

line to walk. The artwork is very unique in

that she uses a mix of photographs and

cut out drawings of the characters that get

pasted onto the photographs. It’s not like

any graphic I’ve ever seen. I wouldn’t say I

loved the effect, but it was executed well.

The Purple Princess

By S.L. Flowers

LOCAL AUTHOR!

Mary Beth lives life as an ordinary girl who

loves purple. That is, until one rainy day she

saves Sir Charles Cartsworth, a frog dressed

as an English gentleman, from drowning

in a puddle. Before she can further help

him, her mother calls for her so she stuffs

him in her pocket, and runs home. Back

in her bedroom, she must revive him. He

expresses his appreciation by revealing his

true identity, King Rallo of Wickersham, a

magnificent white tiger with purple stripes

and violet eyes. As he sees all the purple

in her room, he notes she has the purple

spirit and asks her if she would like to

become The Purple Princess.

The Lies of Locke Lamora

By Scott Lynch

Librarian reviewer: Charles

Good Talk

By Mira Jacobs

Librarian reviewer: Bonnie

Funny, emotional, and relatable, this

is graphic memoir that spring from

questions her young son has regarding

today’s current political and racial climate.

The questions he asks are sincere, full of

precociousness, and very complicated. I

wasn’t always satisfied with her answers,

but I don’t think she was either and that’s

part of the point – how do we answer such

direct, complex, and politically charged

questions when they are posed naively

by children? And, to further complicate it,

what if that child is a child of color from

a family of color? While white children

probably ask some of the same questions,

some of his questions were very specific

to his position as a boy of color with a

People of the Book

By Geraldine Brooks

Librarian reviewer: Bonnie

These are well-written, compelling,

fictional, connected stories around the

journey of a famous text, the Sarajevo

Haggadah. The main character’s job as

a jet-setting book conservator seemed

far fetched, but I got on board. There

was one aspect that felt a bit like plot

device toward the end, but I love who is

revealed as the illustrator of the Haggadah.

Despite myself, I kept finding it difficult

to put down in spots and found some

of the characters’ stories absolutely

fascinating. Fans of historical fiction will

likely enjoy this book as well as anyone

who appreciates a well-crafted book by a

talented author.

The story of an elaborate heist

in the kingdom of Camorr

where the royalty lives in

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Librarian’s

Picks

Corvallis-Benton County

PUBLIC LIBRARY


Willamette Living Magazine • Winner! Best of the Valley 2019

The Inspired Houseplant

By Jen Stearns

Librarian reviewer: Bonnie

This is an excellent book for anyone

on choosing, growing, and caring for

indoor plants. Detailed, useful profiles

of individual plants include their needs

and descriptions of their optimal

environments. This is a handy resource

I’ll refer to frequently, and is appropriate

for the beginner to intermediate indoor

gardener.

You know...

All kinds of things

happen at the library!

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Normal People

By Sally Rooney

Librarian reviewer: Mike

Alienated, disconnected, overburdened.

These are the descriptions that come to

mind when I think of the two characters

in this book, Connell and Marianne.

Although this is ultimately billed as a

love story, more than the relationship

between the two characters I get the

sense of all the things in the world that

are weighing on them, their struggle to

cope and somehow still connect with

others, and with each other. The story is

told in alternating perspectives between

the two, so we get both sides to key events

in their lives, and their communication

and miscommunication. We watch each

struggle to find their place in the world,

and explore the meaning of life, power

dynamics in relationships, the difference

between public and private self, and how

much anyone can really know another

person. This is a beautiful novel about that

great morass of time that defines every

generation, the transition to adulthood.

Caraval

By Stephanie Garber

Librarian reviewer: Kristy

Caraval is the first title in a teen romantic

fantasy trilogy, and is a perfect mash-up of

The Night Circus and Alice in Wonderland.

Pick this one up and get swept away into

the annual magical festival and treasure

hunt, Caraval, hosted by the mythical

Legend, a mysterious, elusive magician.

Follow the tale of two sisters as they

escape from home to find themselves and

first love, all while playing in this magical

game. This is a truly compelling read, and

the romance is totally clean – meaning,

there are lots of passionate kisses and

longing looks, … and not much more.

Better yet, all the books in the trilogy

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Your Health

How to Die Young, at a Very Old Age - Part 5

7 common myths about aging.

By Dr. Frank Sievert

I will be quoting from the new book by Dr.

Steven Gundry: The Longevity Paradox

Myth 1: Your genetics determine your

health.

There is a lot of excitement about genetic

testing and what kind of information could

be gathered from it. But many people do

not realize that genetics are estimated to

only determine about 10% of your overall

lifetime disease risk, the other 90% are

environmental factors and epigenetics.

Epigenetics are the sum of all factors that

determine which genes are turned on and

which are left turned off.

Myth 2: The Mediterranean diet promotes

longevity.

Don’t get me wrong, you’re better off

following the Mediterranean diet then

the standard American diet. Two of the

“Blue Zones” are in the Mediterranean.

The Blue Zones are regions of the world

where Author Dan Buettner claims people

live much longer than average which

led many people to believe that the Mediterranean

diet was the ideal diet to follow.

The term first appeared in his November

2005 National Geographic magazine cover

story, “The Secrets of a Long Life”. Buettner

identified five regions as “Blue Zones” --

Okinawa (Japan); Sardinia (Italy); Nicoya

(Costa Rica); Icaria (Greece); and among

the Seventh-day Adventists in Loma Linda,

California. The Mediterranean diet contains

cereal grains though, and this is actually

a negative component of that diet.

These people live long despite eating so

many grains, not because of it.

What Blue zones have in common is not

what they eat, but what they don’t eat,

which is a large amount of animal protein.

Myth 3: Animal protein is essential for

strength and longevity.

You do need an adequate amount of protein

to power your body and build muscle

to avoid muscle wasting as you age.

But there is a big difference between the

amount of protein you have been let to believe

you need and the amount you actually

need, primarily because of commerce.

Animal protein has become ridiculously

inexpensive thanks to government subsidies

of corn, other grains and soybeans

that are fed to industrially farmed animals,

poultry and even fish. The result is that

many western societies vastly overconsume

animal protein, leading to higher

blood sugar levels, obesity, and a shorter

life span.

You might ask why animal protein is so

mischievous when it comes to aging. It

goes back to the fact that we are “wired”

to thrive on an annual cycle of growth and

regression. During periods of growth, your

cells communicate with one another by

a pathway that sends signals for cells to

grow and proliferate. This pathway, which

is known as the mammalian target of

rapamycin (mTOR), helps to regulate cell

metabolism and is itself a sensor for energy

availability within the body.

If “mTOR” senses that there is plentiful energy

in your body, it assumes that you are

in the growth cycle. It then activates the

production of a growth hormone called

insulin-like growth factor I, which sends a

signal to your cells to grow. On the other

hand, if it senses that there is little energy

in the body, it assumes you are in a period

of regression, such as a famine, and food

scarce, so it’s time to limit production of

IGF 1.

Constantly high levels of IGF 1 lead to disease

and rapid aging, it also paves the way

for cancer cells to proliferate. Your cells

never get the signal to cull the herd and

recycle dysfunctional cells through autophagy,

which is programmed cell death

necessary for renewal of tissue and optimal

function.

You can therefore use IGF 1 testing as a

marker for aging.

But what does this have to do with animal

protein? When mTOR is scanning the

body for energy availability, it keeps an eye

out for certain amino acids more than others,

specifically methionine , cysteine and

isoleucine, which are most prevalent in animal

protein.

Mouse studies have shown that avoiding

these amino acids extends the life span

at levels comparable to those that result

from calorie restriction.

Myth 4: Growth hormones promote

youthfulness and vitality.

It makes sense that hi IGF-I levels, caused

by mTOR sensing energy in the body,

would promote cell growth. This includes

growth of both the cells that help us grow

tall and the cells that become cancerous.

Many studies have also revealed connection

between height and cancer. In one

study, rapid growth during adolescence

resulted in an 80% increased risk of cancer

15 years later.

Another way to look at this is that if consuming

sugars in animal proteins increases

your IGF 1 level, then lessening your

consumption of them generally, or at least

periodically, is the way to go.

Myth 5: A high metabolic rate is a sign of

good health.

A high metabolic rate is not a sign that

you are burning calories more quickly at

all; it is a sign that your metabolism is inefficient

and working much harder than it

should in order to burn fuel.

During times of stress your cells become

more fuel efficient by stimulating the birth

of new mitochondria, the energy plants

within each cell. A high metabolic rate is

the exact opposite–like a car that gets only

10 miles to the gallon.

Recently, I have seen a lot of my patients

jump aboard the high protein ketogenic

or carnivore diet craze as a weight loss

strategy. Yes, if you are looking to lose

weight quickly, consuming a lot of protein

will work, but it works in much the same

way that a 12 cylinder sports car works. The

heat generated by a high metabolic rate

ages you quickly.

A chemical reaction between amino acids

and reducing sugars is called the Maillard

reaction, compounds called advanced glycation

end products (AGE’s) are produced.

This is a function of both your metabolic

rate and, which determines the heat in

your body, and the amount of sugar you

burn. One example for this process are the

brown age spots that show up as you get

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older, but it does not only happen only in your skin, it happens in

all of your organ systems.

In a 365 day growth cycle, glucose, protein and heat are always

present, so you are producing these chemical bonds all the time.

A good measurement for this process is the so-called “hemoglobin

A1c” value which your doctor may have determined for you to

screen for diabetes. It is an indirect measurement of how fast or

slow you are becoming a giant brown age spot!

Myth 6: Saturated fat should not be demonized.

If you’ve read this far, you know why this is a myth, because animal

fat does not come without animal protein.

Not coincidentally, the fat sources best for longevity all come

from plants.

Myth 7: Milk does a body good.

The people in the blue zones do not only eat much less animal

protein than elsewhere, they also consume sheep and goats dairy

products and rarely cow. Why would that make a difference you

might ask:

Here is why: About 2,000 years ago, a spontaneous mutation in

northern European cows changed the type of protein in their

milk from casein A2 to casein A1. During digestion, casein A1 can

turn into beta- casomorphin-7 and opioid peptide, that attaches

to the pancreas insulin producing cells and prompts an immune

attack and thus inflammation. This is likely the primary cause of

type 1 diabetes. The most common breed of cows worldwide is

the Holstein, who’s milk contains this problematic protein.

Furthermore, conventionally raised livestock and their dairy products

are laced with antibiotics and Roundup, which will send your

good gut bacteria running for the hills.

For longevity sake, stay away from A1 casein products and nonorganic

dairy in general, and do not drink milk as a beverage, particularly

for children, cow’s milk is loaded with insulin-like growth

factor I.

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American & International Art

MY SECRET DOUBLE • NOW AT THE GIUSTINA GALLERY AT LASELLS STEWART CENTER

(A tiny sampling of the fantastic pieces on display.)

This collaborative show presents a curated

selection of artwork, demonstrating

that depression, addiction and suicide are

global issues, but not without hope.

Partnering with Latvian, Estonian, and

Kazak artists in a juried traveling exhibition,

American artists are also expressing

their cultural insights through art. My

Secret Double is a powerful way to share a

common story while bringing awareness

to this international health crisis. The My

Secret Double exhibition intensifies the

gravity of the situation. In so doing, it

serves as an educational and historical

contribution to the importance of depression

awareness and treatment. It also

showcases a fresh way to mobilize artists

to use their talents to touch society.

Through these genuine works of art and

the artists' heartfelt statements, we know

that our shared communities will gain

insights toward achieving more universal

positive mental health.

The Exhibition Team

At Giustina Gallery

The LaSells Stewart Center

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Get Outta Town

Winter Getaways: The Tillamook Coast

A Wellness Retreat on the Tillamook Coast • Indulging in a Mother/Daughter Getaway

Anne Norup

Ashley Courter Photography

It was an astonishing 75-degree, sunny

afternoon—unprecedented at the

beach in Oregon for early spring—when

I greeted my daughter in the lobby at

Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa (www.

headlandslodge.com) in Pacific City. We

were grinning from ear to ear, thrilled

with our good weather karma and excited

about our upcoming time together.

We both live busy lives, each running our

own businesses and her raising three

amazing kids. When we’re together, the

kiddos take center stage and there’s rarely

more than a few minutes for us to catch

up.

The solution? A beach getaway, complete

with spa treatments, long walks, delicious

meals and relaxing, one-on-one time

together. The Tillamook Coast was our

choice.

As we opened the door to our room, we

both caught our breath at the surprisingly

intimate sight of the ocean, right there

in our face. The room felt like it was our

own private world, comfortably appointed

with a fireplace, modern amenities and

a glass rain shower showcasing a view of

Haystack Rock.

We headed back downstairs to explore

the property and had a few moments

to chat with Jennifer Hale, the general

manager of Headlands. She told us about

the many things we could do beginning

with the choice to “stay in or head out.”

If it’s the latter, she explained, “We have

adventure coaches that can tailor an

experience to your interests, whether

it’s hiking, kayaking, berry foraging, tidal

explorations, or whale watching.” Bikes are

in the lobby to ride around town.

“Our staff has a menu of options that

change with the seasons, which could

include wine or distillery tastings, cocktail

classes or learning how to shuck oysters

from one of the local experts.”

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Photos - Facing page: Fresh salmon dinner at Headlands Lodge

This page: Clockwise from top left: Healands Lodge dining room,

Janice Gaines-Ehlen @ Spa Manzanita, Headlands Lodge guest room.

Dinner in the casual, elegant Meridian

Restaurant did not disappoint. Wraparound

windows offered expansive views

of surf and sand in the open dining room.

Wood beams framed the space, anchored

by a massive stone fireplace. The menu

offered delicious ocean-to-table fare,

featuring local purveyors from fishermen

plying nearby waters to farmers who grow

their own produce.

With the day’s warmth still lingering,

we took a leisurely twilight beach stroll

following dinner, gawking at the full

moon rising above the lodge, illuminating

cresting waves in a silver glow. At least a

dozen bonfires dotted the shoreline, their

scent of woodsmoke mingling with the

tangy sea air.

As darkness descended, we donned our

suits and soaked in the outdoor, saltwater

hot tub, chatting and basking in luxurious

warmth.

That night as I sunk into bed with the roar

of the surf so close, right at the edge of the

beach, a deep sleep immediately claimed

me.

After a delectable breakfast, we headed

to Tidepools Spa for massages. We

learned the spa’s wellness philosophy

focuses on treatments that are simple

and deeply restorative, facilitating and

promoting wellness for each guest. I had

the 60-minute “Head and Sole” treatment,

which peeled away layers of stress

and soothed my achy muscles. Other

amenities included a steam room and

workout area with fitness equipment plus

space for yoga.

Throughout the property, customer

service was redefined by the staff’s natural,

genuine friendliness. No pretention with

this crew! Each person helped make our

stay exceptionally memorable.

Reluctantly, we checked out of Headlands

and drove north to Manzanita for lunch.

While there, we stopped at Spa Manzanita

(www.spamanzanita.com). They were

already booked for treatments, but we

had a few moments with founder Janice

Gaines-Ehlen, who’s owned the spa since

2007.

“This business is an expansion of my

personal daily practice. We offer what I

believe in,” she commented. In addition

to spa sessions, she has a gift shop in

the small lobby with eco-friendly, fair

trade items. Janice comes from a fitness

background, having evolved the spa over

the years with the goal of encompassing

people.

“The therapists that work here must

first be kind and welcoming, so when

people walk in the door they can let go

of their worries and frustrations. We offer

personalized service, paying attention to

each individual’s needs. Our spa is not just

about business.”

Awhile later, my daughter and I hugged

one another good-bye. We parted feeling

refreshed, recharged and reinvigorated,

our bond of love renewed—a perfect

wellness getaway. More

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Get Outta Town

Now You're Cookin' - The Tillamook Coast

Anne Norup

Cooking Schools on the North Coast Food Trail

If you’re a passionate foodie who loves

to cook, you’ll be delighted to explore

Oregon’s North Coast Food Trail (www.

northcoastfoodtrail.com) spanning from

Cannon Beach through the Tillamook

Coast to Lincoln City. Celebrating the

bounty of regionally sourced ingredients,

you can learn from local chefs in handson

classes or demos. It’s a perfect opportunity

for cooks wanting to hone culinary

skills, get kitchen tips or nab a new coastto-table

recipe. Watch how the pros make

it or try it yourself with a chef nearby to

answer that burning question that’s been

nagging you for years.

One of Cannon Beach’s culinary treasures

is EVOO (www.evoo.biz), owned by Chefs

Bob Neroni and Lenore Emery. After 15

years, their mission—to create menus and

dishes that inspire guests to cook them

again at home—hasn’t changed and their

following of food lovers continues to grow

as a result. Their gracious welcome into

the studio kitchen for one of their signature

three-hour dinner shows begins with

a glass of wine and friendly introductions.

From there, hang onto your seats as you

watch culinary magic unfold before your

eyes, and best of all, you’re included in

every step of the process.

Chef Bob’s philosophy is, “If it grows

together, it goes together.” Fresh ingredients

speak for themselves and good cooking

brings forward the natural flavors. He

pays homage to the local bounty that’s

brought to him, whether it be from farmer,

fisherman or forager.

Chefs Bob and Lenore entertain you with

their light-hearted back-and-forth banter,

keeping you engaged and inspired,

wowed by the flavors they put in front of

you. “We teach technique more than how

to follow a recipe.” You’ll come away from

the evening having learned basic things,

like how to salt food appropriately, the

best way to dress a salad or how to heat

oil properly. But more importantly, you’ll

depart in a warm glow of great food, good

wine and culinary camaraderie.

Go to the source for a catch-and-cook

experience at Kelly’s Brighton Marina

(www.kellysbrightonmarina.com) on Nehalem

Bay. Bring your family and friends

and learn the art of crabbing from owner

Kelly Laviolette. Even if you’ve caught crab

before, the passion Kelly imbues is infectious

and oh-so-much fun! It’s a great way

for the kids to get involved from catching

the crab, to learning how to cook it and

finally eating it on the dock by the bay. Or

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Photos - Facing page: Chefs Lenore Emery and Bob Neroni, owners of EVOO

This page: Clockwise from top left: Hands-on cooking class with Chef Donna Riani at the Lincoln City Culinary Center,

Lincoln City Culinary Center Manager and Chef Donna Riani , Chef Bob Neroni skillfully plating at an EVOO dinner show.

make a party of it with friends. Whatever

you choose, Kelly promises you’ll have a

blast! And if you love to fish, this is the

place for some of the best fishing in the

area including summer Chinook. Boats

are available to rent plus there’s RV and

tent camping available.

The Lincoln City Culinary Center (www.

oregoncoast.org/things-to-do/culture-history/culinary-center/)

welcomes you to

experience seasonally inspired cooking,

from hands-on classes to demos or private

events.

One of the primary things the center

strives to do is to get everything locally.

As Culinary Center Manager Donna Riani

says, “We’re fortunate to live where we

do, because we’ve got farm-to-table, forest-to-table,

forage-to-table and oceanto-table.

There’s such abundance here

with more going on than meets the eye.

It’s our mission and job to help people see

and experience that.”

The team of chefs shows you how to turn

these fresh ingredients into delicious

dishes that will tantalize your taste buds.

Sit back, relax and watch a demo or jump

into the kitchen and create a masterpiece

yourself under the tutelage of a professional

chef. Then join your fellow cooks to

share a family-style meal of your collective

creations paired with Oregon wines,

ciders and beers.

After time spent together in the kitchen,

new friends have been made and the

spirit of joviality is contagious. Laughter

and good-natured joking abound as you

taste one another’s dishes. The dining

room provides a perfect setting with

magnificent views of the ocean, Lincoln

City and the coastal foothills. You’ll make a

lasting memory and take away some new

cooking tips as well.

From charming seaside towns to

jaw-dropping scenery along the way,

you’ll be inspired to whip up something

new at home, having discovered the

delicious bounty of Oregon’s North Coast

Food Trail.

For more information on spas,

cooking schools, and other fun

things to do on the Tillamook Coast,

visit www.tillamookcoast.com

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2019-2020

CONCERTS

Sunday, October 6, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Bruckner: Te Deum, with 200 area high school choir members

Mozart: Sinfonia Concertante for Four Winds

Sunday, October 27, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Portland Youth Philharmonic

David Hattner, conductor

Beach: Symphony in E minor (“Gaelic”)

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F major

Joshua Ji, soloist, PYP Piano Competition winner • All seats $5

Sunday, November 24, 2019 at 3 p.m.

Shostakovich: Symphony No. 10

Kodaly: Dances of Galanta

Friday, December 6, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.

Holiday Concert

Selected Orchestral and Choral Works

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Beef Bourguignon

Beef Bourguignon

Ingredients

• 3 lbs Beef, Chuck or Shanks --

inexpensive cuts work well!

• 5 Strips of Bacon (thick)

• 3 Cups of (Willamette Valley) Pinot

Noir, plus more for personal hydration

while cooking… if desired.

• 2 cups Beef Stock

• 1 tbsp Tomato Paste

• 1 Bouquet Garni – *see below

• 2 Cloves Garlic

• 1 Yellow Onion Chopped

• 2 Carrots - sliced thick

• 1 Pound Mushrooms - halved (white

button, or your favorite, or a mix!)

• Salt & Pepper to taste

• ½ Stick of Butter

• 3 tbsp white flour

*The bouquet garni (French for

«garnished bouquet») is a bundle

of herbs usually tied together

with string and mainly used to

prepare soup, stock, casseroles and

various stews. The bouquet is cooked

with the other ingredients, but is

removed prior to consumption.

There is no standard recipe, but most

French recipes include thyme, bay

leaf and parsley. Depending on the

recipe, the bouquet garni may also

include basil, chervil, rosemary,

peppercorns, or tarragon. Sometimes,

the bouquet is not bound with string,

and its ingredients are placed into a

small sachet, or even a tea strainer.

Directions

Cut bacon into two-inch pieces and

cook In a deep, oven-proof roaster until

crispy -- if you don’t have one, Le Creuset

makes the ultimate porcelain, cast-iron

Dutch Oven for this, and they’re on sale

at Corvallis’ Inkwell Home Store, just FYI.

Remove bacon and set aside. Remove

excess rendered bacon fat, cook beef on

all sides in same pan over medium-high

heat to sear, take care not to scorch

renderings in pan. Remove beef and set

Le Creuset Dutch Oven

aside. Add three cups pinot to de-glaze

pan, cook for a minute or two scraping

bottom and sides. Add beef stock, whisk

in tomato paste, return seared beef

to pot, add garlic, onion, carrots, and

bouquet garni. Cover and place in 325

degree oven for two hours.

Remove from oven. Remove everything

from cooking pot except liquid. In a

small bowl, combine 3 tbsp flour with

1 tbsp white flour, mix together by

hand until incorporated. Then with pot

liquid at a near-boil, add the butter/flour

mixture (Beurre Manie) slowly while

whisking to thicken.

Return everything you took out of the

pot back to the pot, except the bouquet

garni.

In a separate saucepan, cook the

mushrooms in butter until soft and

slightly browned. Mix mushrooms into

pot.

Heat all again and serve with warm,

crusty baguettes (from Le Patissier!),

mashed potatoes, or noodles.

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Now That Fall is Here,

Viva Comfort Food!

Le

Patissier

Few dishes are as comforting

as the French classic, Beef

Bourguignon. The dish has

been prepared in France since

the French began preparing food.

The recipe, first put to paper in

1903 by Auguste Escoffier, the

preeminent chef of the early 20th

century, is not difficult, and it’s

flexible to allow for personal taste.

Escoffier, after spending time

cooking in the French Army

(lucky soldiers), was at the

pinnacle of the food world in

European kitchens from César

Ritz’s Grand Hotel Monaco, to

London’s Savoy, to The Ritz Paris,

and The Ritz London. Escoffier’s

wealthy, socialite diners expected

flair, and he delivered. But Beef

Bourguignon is not expensive,

and doesn’t have to be a big deal,

little French grannies have made

it forever, no pretense, no silver

platters, très simple.

The dish was elevated to stardom

in the United States by our “First

Lady of French Cooking” Julia

Child in her 1961 landmark

cookbook, Mastering the Art of

French Cooking. Preparation of

the dish has now become a rite

of passage for aspiring home

cooks all over the country. It’s

prepared as a family favorite for

the holidays, to impress “the

Joneses” next door, and for “girl’s

night” while sipping wine and

watching Julie & Julia on the flat

screen, in the kitchen.

For this recipe, we consulted our

local expert, Didier Tholognat, of

Le Patissier in Corvallis. We’re not

using the word “expert” like he’s

made the dish a couple of times.

Expert because he was born and

raised in France, everyone in his

family is intimately familiar with

the dish, and he is a bona fide

French Chef.

Perhaps this recipe can become

a regular for you? And as Julia

would say while holding high her

glass of wine, Bon Appétit!





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French Pastry

Savory Dishes

Wedding Cakes

Special Events

All prepared in-house

from the freshest

ingredients available.

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In Season

Kale

Bacon Kale Buddies

Ingredients:

• 1 Tbsp. butter

• 4 slices bacon (or smoked tempeh strips)

• 3 eggs

• ¼ cup milk

• ½ cup shredded cheddar

• 1 Tbsp. flour

• ½ cup kale, minced

• ¼ onion, chopped

• pinch of salt & pepper

Directions:

Butter 4 cups of a muffin tin. Cook bacon lightly

on both sides, until almost done; drain, reserving

1 Tbsp. for sautéing onion. Line the sides of each

muffin cup with one strip of bacon.

Sauté onion in bacon fat until translucent. Add kale

to pan and cook to wilt. Season to taste with salt

and pepper.

Beat eggs, milk, cheese, and flour together and stir

in sautéed onions and kale. Pour into the 4 lined

cups. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes

Kale Chips

Ingredients

• 1 Bundle of Fresh Kale (6 leaves or so)

• Olive Oil Spray (available at most

supermarkets)

• Salt to Taste

Directions:

Wash, and thoroughly dry kale leaves with a

towel. Shred by hand into “chip size” – they don’t

shrink much while cooking. Lightly spray baking

pan with Olive Oil. Place Kale onto pan in a single

layer. Spray Kale with a little more olive oil, lightly!

Sprinkle sea-salt to taste. Bake at 425 for five to

eight minutes until crispy.

Don’t be afraid to experiment! Sprinkle with

parmesan or go vegan and sprinkle with

nutritional yeast.

Enjoy a healthy snack!

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FRESH LOCAL

ORGANIC

KALE

North Corvallis

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South Corvallis

1007 SE Third St

Open daily 7am-10pm

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GALLERY

Tuesday - Saturday

11 to 5

That

gift-giving

time of year

is fast

approaching.

209 SW 2nd St. | Tue - Sat 10-5:30 | In Corvallis

(541) 752-0811

184 S. Main St., Independence, OR

503 838 6171

www.rivergalleryart.com

Sogni/Dreams, Pam Serra-Wenz

If you want

to give

something

unique,

something to

be treasured,

something

created by

local artists,

then come

on in.

Mid-Willamette Valley

ART

Trail

Member

Jean Lawrence

Mike Bergen

Lee Kitzman

Affordable local art for every taste and budget.

Come into the gallery and have a look around, you’ll like what you see.

Featured Arsts

October - Lee Kitzman, November - Jean Lawrence, December - Mike Bergen

/ Art-In-The-Valley-Gallery

arnthevalley.net

Art by Appointment & Fridays 11-2pm

Corvallis Arts Walk - October 17

230 NW 6th Street Corvallis, OR

541-456-4971

beatrice.artwork@gmail.com

Santiam Place Wedding & Event Hall

Your special place for:

• Weddings & Receptions

• Bridal & Baby Showers

• Parties & Anniversaries

• Family Gatherings

Shown by Appointment, Call Today: 541-259-4255


• Reunions

• Barbecues

• Meetings & Lectures

• Presentations & More!

*party rentals available on-site!

139 Main St. in Lebanon

www.santiamplace.com

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Queen’s Chopstick

Not just Chinese food!

Our Asian fusion menu will delight

you. You’ll love our chic new

restaruant, and our delicious menu

items presented with style. Many

reviewers have called ours “the

best asian food in Corvallis,” come

find out why.

www.queenschopstick.com

11:00 am 10:00 pm Sun-Wed

11:00 am 11:00 pm Thurs-Sat

2329 Kings Blvd

Corvallis

541-758-9166

del Alma

An exciting menu of new

Latin fusion cuisine. Fabulous

riverfront bar, special events,

extensive wine list. A truly

memorable dining experience.

Menus and more at:

delalmarestaurant.com

Open for dinner

Mon - Thurs 5:00 -- 9:30

Fri & Sat 5:00 - 10:00

136 SW Washington Ave

Suite 102, Corvallis


541-753-2222



Novak’s Hungarian

Opened in 1984 by Joseph and

Matilda Novak, Novak’s is Oregon’s

only Hungarian restaurant!

Today, locally sourced ingredients,

sustainable practices, and the same

love from the “old country” goes into

every dish.

Mon, Wed & Thurs: 8:00 - 8:00

Friday: 8:00 - 9:30

Saturday: 7:30 - 9:30

Sunday: 7:30 - 4:00

Closed on Tuesdays

208 2nd St. SW in Albany

541-967-9488

www.novakshungarian.com









New Morning Bakery

A local landmark for over 30 years.

Our bakers and chefs are at work

around-the-clock preparing all your

favorite dishes and baked goods

using only the finest ingredients.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, or

anything in between. Now offering

catering too.

Mon-Sat 7:00 - 9:00

Sunday 8:00 - 8:00

219 SW 2nd St. Downtown Corvallis

NewMorningBakery.com

541-754-0181

Albany’s new sushi sensaon.

Kaiyo Sushi is the place for a quick

lunch meeng, date night, or

family night out.

Watch as expertly prepared

sushi floats past your seat on our

conveyor, and pick your favorites.

Sashimi, sushi, vegetarian and

vegan opons -- even dessert.

A taste of Japan, in Albany. Come

by today and have some sushi!

Open 11 am to 10 pm

2826 Sanam Hwy SE,

Albany, OR 97322

(Next to Elmer’s)

(541) 497-2622

Kaiyo

Sushi





Delicias Valley Cafe

Owners Lupé & Carlos invite you to

come have breakfast, lunch or dinner.

Delicious, authentic Mexican foods

prepared in-house.

Fresh ingredients & skilled chefs

combine to bring you savory dishes

your whole family will love.

Mon - Sat: 8:00 - 9:00

Sunday: 8:00 - 8:30

Breakfast Buffet

Sat & Sun Only: 9:00 - 12:00

933 NW Circle Blvd in Corvallis

(Across the street from Market of Choice)

541-753-0599

www.deliciasvalleycafe.com

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REAL ESTATE

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Ask Annette

Talk about Radon!

By Annette Seivert

When buying a home you can order a

number of inspections.

Other than the obligatory whole-house

inspection, there are the options for roof

inspections, sewer scopes, well and septic

inspections (unless you are on city water

and sewer), boundary surveys – and Radon.

So what is Radon and why would you

spend the money to test for it?

Radon is a naturally occurring gas. 13000-

15000 years ago, giant glaciers melted and

enormous amounts of water, called the

Missoula Floods, pushed huge amounts

of sediments and stone down into what

is now Oregon (and probably elsewhere

as well, but that is what is important for

our exploration here). These sediments

and granite contained uranium from

which, Radon is a break-down product.

Because rocks and sediments are not

distributed evenly, whether or not your

future or current home has a Radon

problem does not necessarily depend on

the surrounding risk levels and test results.

Radon is a known cause of lung cancer.

People who never smoked but used a

basement room extensively, unaware of

its high Radon levels, were diagnosed with

late stage lung cancer. Often, the children’s

rooms are on the daylight basement level.

If for nothing else than peace of mind,

measuring the Radon level is simply good

practice.

Readings will be different in different

seasons, temperatures, etc. You can have

it measured professionally by an inspector

or do it yourself with a kit you can get at a

hardware store. Self-test kits can be long

and short term.

A reading over the EPA max level of 4 pCi/L

should be mitigated. For this a reputable

radon mitigation company will install

suction points and vent the Radon out

with a fan system.

The mitigation company should

guarantee they will lower the reading

below the EPA level. For the price quoted,

make sure they do even if they have to use

multiple suction points. Tests should be

repeated every few years. Ask a specialist!

I often hear hesitation when I recommend

additional inspections but Radon should

really be tested in any case. Better safe

than (very) sorry.

Annette

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other real estate brokers. We are happy to work with them and cooperate fully. © 2018 Coldwell Banker Real

Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Coldwell Banker® is a registered trademark to Coldwell Banker Real Estate

LLC. An Equal Opportunity Company. Equal Housing Opportunity. Each office is independently owned and

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Each office is independently owned and operated. Information deemed reliable, but not guaranteed.

Do you have a real

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Ask Annette, at Coldwell

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On the Money

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Does Your Retirement Plan Account for Inflation? Here’s Why

You Need to Make Sure It Does – And What to Do About It

YOUR FINANCES

By Sten Carlson

Today it’s common for Americans to spend

2, 3 or even 4 decades in retirement. This

means people have ample time to relax

and achieve a bucket list of dreams. However,

the flip side is that retirees need to

ensure they have enough savings to last

through their lifetime. One complicating

factor is that inflation is a fact of life, and it

can result in meaningfully higher expenses

over time.

Living costs increase even with modest

inflation

By historical standards, the impact of inflation

on Americans’ expenses has been relatively

low, rising less than three percent

annually over the last quarter century. Yet,

even modest inflation adds up. A three

percent annual increase means living

costs would double in less than 25 years.

Consider this example: a retired couple

planning to live on $60,000 in 1994 would

require $103,842 today to maintain their

standard of living.1

Some costs can grow more quickly

What this reality means is that if you are

preparing for or are in retirement, you

need to account for inflation, regardless

of how modest it may be. And, while you

should plan for inflation to affect all your

retirement expenses, you can expect

some costs to make a bigger impact:

• Health care – as you grow older, it’s

likely that you will require more medical

attention. Health care costs are

rising, which is affecting both out-ofpocket

expenses and insurance premiums,

including Medicare and longterm

care policies.

• Housing costs – by the time you’ve

reached retirement, you may have

paid off your mortgage. But other expenses

like insurance and property

taxes can sometimes rise significantly,

putting more stress on your retirement

budget. If you plan to move to a different

home, it might cost more than you

expect depending on the real estate

market in your area.

• Miscellaneous expenses – in retirement,

day-to-day expenses such a groceries,

gas, and utilities bills, as well as

travel and entertainment costs will increase

– all of which can add up quickly.

There are steps you can take today to help

prepare for the impact of inflation.

If you still have time left before you retire:

1. Increasing your retirement plan contributions

annually – recognizing that

living costs will rise throughout your

retirement, consider boosting your

retirement savings each year. If you

can, maximize your contributions, or at

least save enough to match the rate of

inflation. Doing so will put you in a better

position to manage higher costs in

retirement.

2. Own a tax-diversified retirement

portfolio – along with your tax-deferred

workplace retirement plan or

IRA, focus on building savings in other

vehicles. This includes Roth IRAs and

Roth 401(k)s (if available) that can potentially

generate tax-free income in

retirement. Any income you can generate

that is tax-free will reduce your

total withdrawal amount since no taxes

are due. That can help your retirement

savings last longer.

3. Keep working – this is not the answer

everybody wants to hear but staying

at your job for a little longer than originally

planned can help boost your nest

egg and reduce the amount of time

you need to live off your savings.

If you are retired:

1. Invest to keep up with inflation –

while it’s important to take some risk

Sten Carlson, CFP®, CLTC, CKA, MBA, is a Financial Advisor with PacWest Wealth Partners, a financial advisory

practice of Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. in Corvallis, Oregon. He offers fee-based financial planning and

asset management strategies and has been in practice for 25 years. To contact him, visit the team website at

www.PacWestWealthPartners.com or call at 541-757-3000. Office address is 2396 NW Kings Blvd., Corvallis, OR.

off the table in retirement and move

to more conservative investments, it

is possible to be too conservative. At

a minimum, make sure your investments

are returning enough to keep

pace with inflation. Depending on your

circumstances and retirement goals,

you may want to continue investing a

portion of your portfolio for growth.

2. Understand your income streams

– knowing what sources you have to

draw from, such as a workplace retirement

plan, IRA, annuities, and Social

Security – and which ones you will

withdraw from first – can help you

make tax-efficient decisions that preserve

your savings.

3. Consider working in retirement – returning

to work may not be ideal, but

if your savings come up short, working

part-time or as a consultant can help

solidify your financial picture.

Whether you’re preparing for retirement

or have already stepped away from your

primary career, it’s important to have a

solid plan that realistically estimates your

financial need for retirement – which

means taking inflation into account. If you

need help getting started or deciding if

you need to adjust your existing plan, consult

a financial advisor in your area.

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Consumer

Price Index (CPI-U) with dollar amounts

determined using BLS Inflation Calculator

(https://data.bls.gov/cgi-bin/cpicalc.pl)

Sten

Sten Carlson

PacWest Wealth Partners

in Corvallis, OR.

Contact him at

Sten.E.Carlson@ampf.com

541-757-3000

Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. and its affiliates do not offer tax or legal advice. Consumers should consult with their tax advisor or attorney regarding their specific situation. Investment advisory products and

services are made available through Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc., a registered investment adviser. Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Member FINRA and SIPC. © 2019 Ameriprise Financial, Inc. All rights reserved.

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STYLE GUIDE

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

The Haberdasher

Getting Your Wardrobe Ready

For The Changing Seasons

By Oscar B. Hult

AS THE LEAVES BEGIN TO CHANGE, AND

WE START THINKING ABOUT POTS OF

STEW ON THE STOVE AND SNUGGLING

IN BY THE FIREPLACE, IT IS ALSO TIME

TO GET THE CLOTHES READY FOR FALL

LAYERING.

However, before you get the tweed out

of mothballs, it is time to put away the

Spring/Summer wardrobe.

For those linen and cotton short sleeved

shirts, it's simply a matter of making sure

they have been laundered, folded neatly

and placed in what ever off season storage

system you might have. I personally use

a large clear plastic bin at the bottom of

my closet. In it I put whatever off season

clothing that I want to use again next year.

Before you simply put away everything

however take a close look to see if you

actually need all of it. If you didn't wear it

at all this summer, are you likely to next

year?... Probably not.

Same goes for those lightweight jackets

and vests that you didn't find use for. Your

summer suits and sportcoats that you

want to keep should be dry-cleaned

and put away in your off season storage

(Check out how to fold a suit coat on our

website www.TheNattyDresser.com). This

will allow you to get out those fall/Winter

suits and sportcoats, sweaters and other

layering pieces that we all love to wear

in the cooler months. There are of course

probably a few items that are of yeararound

use like that classic grey suit that

you wore to that job interview, your friend's

wedding and your great aunt's anniversary.

You will probably still need it for the

Holiday party your boss throws, the school

fundraiser and that awards banquet. Make

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sure to get it cleaned too, so it is ready

when you need it (If you haven't worn it in

a while, be sure to try it on to make sure it

still fits).

Of course this same line of thought

applies to your season specific shoes, hats,

scarves, sweaters... Get the things you

need for Fall ready for use, and clean and

store everything else, so you don't have to

rummage through it all to find what you

are looking for.

Now that your wardrobe is ready for Fall

you can easily... Dress well, Be Confident,

and Find Success!

Oscar

Oscar B. Hult is a co-owner

of The Natty Dresser in

Downtown Albany.

541-248-3561

Contact him at

www.thenattydresser.com

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In The Garden

Garlic Revisited

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

GARDENING

By Brenda Powell

Garlic is an ingredient that I use in most

recipes I prepare. I wrote about it in this

magazine in 2013 but I thought it was time

to revisit the subject. Although I’ve grown

a little bit in my former small raised beds,

last fall I finally had the space to grow a lot

of garlic. I always intend to clearly label

or map what I plant, follow the growing

instructions perfectly, harvest at the right

time and store properly. I’d give myself a B

minus on implementation as I didn’t water

enough and harvested too late. Some of

it smaller than I expected. The important

thing is I ended up with a lot of usable

garlic!

There are two basic groups of garlic:

softneck and hardneck. Softneck varieties

like Italian and Silver Rose produce several

rows of cloves around the stem. They

tend to be milder and store longer. The

“neck” of the bulb is soft and braids nicely.

Hardneck varieties like Spanish Roja and

German Red have cloves in a single circle

around the center. They want to flower

(don’t let them) and have fewer skins

unless you harvest them with a few green

leaves still attached, something I learned

too late. Hardneck varieties have a wide

range of flavors but generally are stronger

and spicier than softnecks.

The basics of growing garlic:

• Plant garlic from September-

November, with October being the

ideal time.

• Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in full

sun.

• Break into individual cloves and plant

1-2 inches deep. Space cloves 4-6 inches

apart in rows 8-12 inches apart. The

pointed end is up. If you see residual

roots those are down.

• Use a complete fertilizer (example: 5-5-

5) when planting. In early March sidedress

with organic growth fertilizer.

Another option is liquid fertilizer every

two weeks through April.

• Keep area weeded. Cut off flower stalks

when they appear.

• Water as needed until mid-June.

• Harvest with 4-5 slightly green leaves

remain at top of plant. Lower leaves will

be dry.

• Place in a cool, dry, well-ventilated

location for about 4 weeks. If you wish

to braid the softneck varieties, keep the

leaves on. Otherwise, when dry, cut off

any foliage or stalks and trim back roots.

• Store cured garlic in a cool, dry location in

mesh bags or hang the braided softnecks.

A simple way to enjoy the mellowed taste

of garlic is to roast a whole bulb. Preheat

your oven

to 400 deg F. Cut off the top ¼ to ½

inch of the cloves. Place on foil or in a

ramekin or muffin cups. Drizzle with olive

oil. Wrap with the foil or place foil over

the cups. Bake for 30 minutes or so, until

soft. Remove from the skins and enjoy on

bread or crackers.

Brenda

Brenda Powell is a fourth

generation owner of Garland

Nursery in Corvallis.

Follow her writing at

garlandnursery.wordpress.com

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HEALTH & FITNESS

PROFESSIONAL HELP: Tips from local leaders in their industry

Wellness

The Healing

Power of

Antioxidants

By Kris Denning

If your body were a fish tank, antioxidants

would be the feeder fish at the bottom

eating up all the icky stuff (free radicals)

keeping the tank clean. We accumulate

some free radicals naturally through our

own metabolic processes. Our body creates

antioxidants that attack free radicals before

they can do their thing, which is scavenging

and damaging our cells. The problem is that

we are carrying around more free radicals

than ever before, and we have the sickness,

inflammation, and diseases to prove it.

Processed foods, tobacco use, pesticides,

additives in cleaning products and foods,

and even UV light can create free radicals.

Although the life span of a free radical is a

fraction of a second, in that time they can

damage cells, and cause mutations in our

DNA that lead to inflammation and disease.

Diabetes, heart disease, cancer, dementia,

stroke, and many more ailments can be

linked to cell-damaging free radicals. It

makes sense then, that those ailments can

be prevented and remedied by increasing

our intake of free radical fighting

antioxidants.

How do we get more antioxidants? By

eating plant-based foods. Plants are

naturally loaded with antioxidants. Beans,

vegetables, fruits, herbs, and spices are all

great sources of antioxidants. It really can

be that simple. Eating seven servings a day

of fruits and vegetables will help save your

cells. You can protect your body by adding

antioxidant rich spices such as turmeric,

oregano, marjoram, thyme, cinnamon and

nutmeg to your cooking and baking.

We desperately need, as a society, to focus

on healing our bodies and preventing

disease, rather than popping a pill to

mask symptoms. A great analogy from

the book, “How Not To Die” by Michael

Gregor MD, likens treating illnesses with

medications; to mopping the floor around

an overflowing sink, rather than simply

turning off the faucet.

Keep a fruit bowl and your vegetable

drawers stocked with produce. In the

morning, have an apple or a banana and

a cup of green tea. Add berries and/or

apple and cinnamon to oatmeal. Sautee

peppers, asparagus, spinach or zucchini

to go with your eggs. Load up a smoothie

with spinach, an apple, and berries! Keep

carrots, celery, and other veggies cut and

ready for quick snacks. For lunch have a

big salad or a vegetable and bean soup.

For dinner, let the vegetables be the main

course. A large sweet potato with added

cinnamon and nutmeg packs a powerful

antioxidant punch.

Studies have shown that genetics account

for just a low percentage of acquired

disease. The rest are attributed to diet and

environmental hazards like smoking. This

means, that inflammation and disease are

not an inevitable part of aging that we

must accept. If you were told you had just

one car for life, would you put the wrong

gas in the tank and never do regular

maintenance? Your body is your vehicle.

Every time you eat, ask yourself if the food

will be healing, or damaging to your body.

Just having that awareness can be helpful.

This is your life. Give your body what it

needs for a long and healthy one.

Kris

Kris Denning is a Certified

Holistic Nutritionist and

a yoga/pilates teacher at

Timberhill Athletic Club.

Contact her at

healthytothesoul.com

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Willamette Living Magazine • Winner! Best of the Valley 2019

Breast Cancer Patients

Feeling Whole Again

By Cheryl Lohman

Breast cancer patients find

themselves navigating a whole

new world, even after successful

treatment. How can you get

back to looking and feeling

your best after you've just been

through so much?

Breast Cancer Awareness

Month is a good time to talk

about some of those details.

Following surgery -- whether

for a single or double mastectomy

-- you and your medical

team may determine that

breast reconstruction is right

for you.

Here's where Permanent

Makeup plays an important

role. Permanent Makeup, also

known as micro-pigmentation,

cosmetic or paramedical tattoo,

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areola and nipple area after

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you a more natural look.

• With a single mastectomy,

we work to match the

color and size of the existing

areola.

• With a double mastectomy,

we can help you design

the areola color and

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• Scarring can also be camouflaged

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Best of all, the technology behind

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Here are a few queries about

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breast cancer.

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anesthetics are used to

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Q. How do you find the right

person to do Areola Repigmentation?

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a trained and highly qualified

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professional. Select a

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considering to review actual

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The Hot

Ticket

Disney on Ice

Multiple Dates

Moda Center

Portland

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Mount Pisgah Arboretum

Mushroom Festival

October 29 10 AM-5 PM

Eugene

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Celtic Music Festival

November 8-10

Yachats Commons

Yachats

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The Hot

Ticket

Quiltopia 2019

November 1-2 10 AM-5 PM

Willamette Heritage Center

Salem

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Psycho

October 23, 2 PM or 7 PM

Elsinore Theatre

Salem

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37th Lane County Home

Improvement Show

October 11-13

Lane Events Center

Eugene

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The Black Keys

Moda Center

November 22

Portland

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Cher

Moda Center

November 19

Portland

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*Mecca for the literary, scholarly and artistic.

Nye Beach Wine Cellar

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A Co-op of Local Artists

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The

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Stewart

Center

October and November 2019 Events

THE premier

performing

arts, meeting,

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541-737-2402

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Willamette Living Magazine • Winner! Best of the Valley 2019

Oct. 6

Oct. 11

Oct. 27

Nov. 3

Nov. 6

Nov. 21

CONCERTS AND PERFORMANCES

3:00 p.m. Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner & Mozart

7:30 p.m. The Emerald City Jazz Kings - Get Happy

3:00 p.m. Portland Youth Philharmonic

4:00 p.m. Corvallis-OSU Piano International Steinway Piano Series:

Conrad Tao

7:30 p.m. SAC Presents: Nobuntu, with OSU’s Bella Voce women’s choir

7:30 p.m. OSU Wind Ensemble & OSU Wind Symphony

Nov. 24 3:00 p.m. Corvallis-OSU Symphony Orchestra: Shostakovich & Kodaly

= Ticketed Event

LECTURES AND PUBLIC EVENTS

Oct. 11

Oct. 16

Oct. 18

Oct. 22

Oct. 30

5:30 p.m. College of Science Distinguished Lecture given by Dr. Warren

Washington who will speak on his historic work on climate models

5:30 p.m. SAC Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture Series: Joan Truckenbrod

6:00 p.m. CEOAS Distinguished Visiting Lecture: Adventures in Climate Science

Speaker, Dr. Gavin Schmidt, Director of the Goddard Institute for

Space Studies at NASA

6:30 p.m. Presidents Commission on the Status of Women, Keynote Speaker

Dr. Jackson Katz - Taking it Personally: Why Gender Violence is an

Issue For Men

7:00 p.m. CEOAS Condon Lecture: Speaker, Maureen Raymo from the Lamont

Doherty Earth Observatory

ART EXHIBITS

Oct. 1 - 30

Oct. 4

Nov . 1 - Dec. 9

Nov. 1

My Secret Double - An International Exhibition

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Vistas & Vineyards 30th Anniversary Juried Show

6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Reception

October and November 2019 Events

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