Category Archives: Community involvement

Giving Tuesday

The Canby Center’s Giving Tuesday event last night was low key and enjoyable. The guests roamed among tables that visually showcased the Center’s various programs, such as the clothing collection, Reading Mentors, and the health services offered, and ate desserts. … Continue reading

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Small Business Encounters

I was glad to meet three small business owners in Canby for the first time this week: Suzie Joy of Retro Revival and Perry and Rick Palo of Northwest Furniture Outlet. It’s often on my “to do” list, to visit … Continue reading

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South Korean Students Visit Canby

I watched the welcome ceremony for the South Korean exchange students this morning at Baker Prairie Middle School and it was special. The 8th grade band played both the Korean national anthem and the American one. The principals signed a … Continue reading

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The Dougy Center in Canby

I took a tour of the Walker’s House in Canby the other day with the executive director and program director of the Dougy Center. It is the seemingly empty house located across from Wait Park on 3rd Ave that we’ve … Continue reading

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Concilio Meeting

I attended the Concilio (in English: “council”) meeting on Tuesday night at Baker Prairie Middle School. They are an advisory committee to the Bridging Cultures board, and the majority of the group’s first language is Spanish. It was the first … Continue reading

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Operation Snuggle in Canby

The masses of volunteers came out to make about 400 hand-tied blankets for homeless students in the Canby area during Operation Snuggle on Saturday morning at Baker Prairie Middle School. The kids and I were more efficient than last year, our … Continue reading

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Bridging Cultures Feast

Sophie and I went to the Bridging Cultures Thanksgiving celebration last night.  This group’s mission is to build friendships across ethnic lines. My other kids weren’t feeling well so my husband Myron had to stay home with them. It’s too bad … Continue reading

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