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UCC hosts drama beamed from London (1)

August 28, 2014 — 

As a new faculty member last fall at Umpqua Community College, Stephanie Newman knew to tread lightly on budget requests. Still, the performing arts director had an idea to stir …

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DOUGLAS COUNTY: Author sets speaking dates (2)

August 27, 2014 — 

Oregon writer Jane Kirkpatrick will speak in Douglas County twice next month in a statewide tour supporting her latest novel, “A Light in the Wilderness.” The book is Kirkpatrick’s 26th. …

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WINSTON: Melon Fest returning (3)

August 27, 2014 — 

A celebration of Winston’s history as one of America’s top canteloupe producers, the Melon Festival, is next month at Riverbend Park. Events are planned 1 to 9 p.m. on Sept. …

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SUTHERLIN: More outdoor gospel concerts planned (4)

August 27, 2014 — 

Central Park will be the scene of more outdoor music this weekend and next, as the Music Off Central Gospel in the Park series continue. Roseburg band Kenny Holmes and …

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MYRTLE CREEK: Coos Bay soul band to play finale (5)

August 27, 2014 — 

The Music in the Park series wraps up Aug. 28 with Coos Bay band Soulpie performing at 6 p.m. at the band shell in Millsite Park. The 13-piece band’s sound …

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ELKTON: Historical celebration planned (6)

August 27, 2014 — 

The Elkton Community Education Center is planning a weekend of historical celebration with its annual Fort Umpqua Days this weekend. Activities at the ECEC, 15850 Highway 38, are planned from …

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ROSEBURG: Plein Air Event coming (7)

August 27, 2014 — 

Next month is the Umpqua Valley Art’s Association’s annual Plein Air Event, a five-day celebration of outdoor painting. Activities begin Sept. 10 with a Quick Draw competition at 3:30 p.m. …

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ROSEBURG: Hop on over to park for dinner (8)

August 26, 2014 — 

Poodle skirts and leather jackets will be the height of fashion yet again when guests gather for “At the Hop,” a dinner and social gathering set to begin at 6 …

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Brews Review: Putting a stopper on dreaded bottle bombs and gushers (9)

August 26, 2014 — 

Your bottled beer has conditioned for two weeks and you are so ready to sample that first beer. You may have even invited your buddy over for the triumphant occasion. …

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Sutherlin Blackberry Festival winners add spice to old recipes (10)

August 26, 2014 — 

Linda Bruinsma can’t keep her fingers out of the muffin batter or her salsa out of the salad, but the way she mixes blackberries into both is award-winning. The Oakland …

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Extension Spotlight: A little planning adds pizzazz to brown bag lunches (11)

August 26, 2014 — 

With September fast approaching, it’s time to get back in the groove of the school year. That means planning meals that are quick and easy, yet packed full of nutrition …

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Douglas County Moms: Get your caffeine fix with Mocha Truffle Cookies (12)

August 26, 2014 — 

Like it or not, fall is on its way and that is my favorite time of year to do some serious baking. I came across this recipe a few years …

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Best Bets for Aug. 22-24 (13)

August 22, 2014 — 

echoes of 1969 — An inaugural event, Elkstock, will be held this weekend at the Elkton Community Education Center, 15850 Highway 38 in Elkton. The two-day concert is a fundraiser …

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Square dance circles in on Drain (14)

August 21, 2014 — 

DRAIN — As well as having a deep and pleasant voice and an instinctive understanding of the geometry of dancing, Oakland square dance caller Don Marshall likes to tell jokes, …

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Extension Spotlight: Late summer is the time gardens lend us their ears (15)

August 20, 2014 — 

We have such an abundance of fresh food available here in the Roseburg area during the summer, and it’s such a delight to take advantage of it all. Fruits, vegetables …

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Men sweep baked goods categories at Douglas County Fair (16)

August 20, 2014 — 

Gentlemen, take a bow. Men swept the top three awards last week in the Douglas County Fair’s baked goods contest. A Roseburg man, a Roseburg teen and a Melrose teen …

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ELKTON: ‘Elkstock’ features two days of rock and roll (17)

August 20, 2014 — 

A new event, a fundraiser for the Elkton Charter School’s music program, “Elkstock,” is this weekend. Eight bands will perform on a stage near the Umpqua River outside the replica …

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MYRTLE CREEK: See Cee Cee at the park (18)

August 20, 2014 — 

Myrtle Creek’s Music in the Park series continues Aug. 21 with firebrand blues singer Cee Cee James and her band. James plays at 6 p.m. at the band shell at …

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CANYONVILLE: Rimes to play payback concert (19)

August 20, 2014 — 

Country singer Leann Rimes plays Seven Feathers Casino this weekend. It’s a make-up date for a cancelled show in February. Rimes takes the stage at 9 p.m. Aug. 22 at …

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ELKTON: Event center has history in scads (20)

August 20, 2014 — 

Fort Umpqua Days, the Elkton Community Education Center’s biggest event of the year, is Labor Day Weekend. The history-heavy festival is scheduled for Aug. 30 and 31 at the ECEC, …

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