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I can’t remember exactly when I first came across this recipe, but I know it was in the early days of being married. I know that because my husband and I spent the first few months of married life living with my new in-laws and I was terrified of cooking for them.

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Just three days after Thanksgiving, my mind was wandering toward the woodshop where I would be continuing my work on the big oak and red cedar chest I have been working on, and at first, I did not even hear my little dog Daisy barking so loudly.

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This year was my husband’s and my first year hosting the family for the holiday. Earlier this year, my husband shot a 12-pound turkey for us to feast on. Now, not only was this our first year hosting Thanksgiving, it was the first time I had the honor of cooking a turkey, and a wild turkey at that.

  • ALICIA JONES For The News-Review
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Woodland ownership is attractive to a variety of people for a variety of reasons. According to the Oregon Forest Resources Institute, the 2013 National Woodland Owner Survey showed that the top reasons for family forest ownership in Oregon are beauty, privacy, nature, wildlife, water, recrea…

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In the year 1621, the Plymouth colonists sat down to their first meal with the Wampanoag Indians. While the two groups had major differences, they had something in common that day — a bountiful harvest to be thankful for.

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While I am writing this my three youngest children are watching Ichabod Crane on the TV. In our home, it’s not officially fall until we’ve watched Disney’s version of Sleepy Hallow, hearing Bing Crosby tell us the story of the “itinerant school master.”

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I noticed it when I was just a girl — my mom had a way of making others feel comfortable. She welcomed guests in our home without hesitation. Those who needed a place to stay or just an afternoon meal found their way to our home.

  • DIANE GRIFFIN Brews Review
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Nov. 5 was the official day designated worldwide as “Learn to Brew Day.” A dozen Umpqua Valley Brewers Guild members, new and old, experienced and inexperienced, got together outside Old 99 Brewing to simultaneously brew eight batches of beer and field questions from folks who stopped by to …

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Back in July I made a vow to myself to get healthy. The first three months were mostly dedicated to just nutritional changes, so I’ve been learning quite a bit about what my body needs and that has lead me to trying new things.

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THE DOUGLAS COUNTY CLERK’S OFFICE ISSUED THE FOLLOWING LICENSES NOV. 3.

  • ALICIA JONES For The News-Review
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As many of us look forward to the holiday season, we’re not likely thinking about our taxes. But after the busy end of year gatherings, feasts and celebrations, the reality inevitably hits us in the new year we must start gathering documents and preparing our taxes that are due in just a few…

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This time of year always makes me want to gather my family around a table and just be together over a hot meal, but it seems our household can’t schedule weeknight meals easily. With school, dance classes, work schedules, and meetings, trying to slip in much more than a quick, “Here, eat thi…