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As the weather stabilizes and people start to think about fresh produce, many of us are planting gardens and many of us are rediscovering the bounty at the Umpqua Valley Farmer Market.

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Luxury travel isn’t solely about the level of accommodations anymore. These days, it’s also about the unique experiences, personalized itineraries and destinations that travelers can choose around the world.

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Local readers who have low vision can utilize a number of library resources that will provide a satisfying reading experience. Whether you’re interested in audiobooks or large-print items, physical or digital materials, Roseburg Public Library can help connect you with the format that fits y…

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses on May 6 to 10, 2019.

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan are being reprinted in The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in March 1991. His thoughts are still pertinent t…

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I love reading novels with well-developed characters and mysteries that have a strong sense of place. Lately, I have read a number of books that meet those criteria; all of them are in the Roseburg Public Library’s physical collection and on the cloudLibrary electronic books platform.

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With lots of activities that appeal to kids — including the child in all of us — a cruise can be a terrific choice for an action-packed family vacation.

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The big “C” is a diagnosis we all dread. Professionals are there to guide us through that perilous journey. But there are also kindhearted Cancer Center volunteers standing in the wings to provide comfort services and support.

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Question: A few years ago we put in a beautiful sod lawn, but now it is looking a bit shaggy with a variety of grasses and weeds in it, and it’s not as green. What can we do to improve the lawn so that it is more like the sod we installed?

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If you draw a line across the country from Northern California to New Jersey, the last expected spring frost date for states above that line falls around the last week of April to the first week of May. So tying Mother’s Day, that falls on the first Sunday of May, to an important gardening d…

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EDITOR’S NOTE: The columns of Bill Duncan are being reprinted in The News-Review. Duncan, who died in November 2011, wrote a weekly column for The News-Review and The Capital Press of Salem from 1981 to 2011. Duncan wrote the following column in February 2005. His thoughts are still pertinen…

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Evening Planets — Mars and Mercury

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In the heart of the Yucatan Peninsula is an eco-park that is like no other. Xcaret is a 200-acre Mayan experience that is the highlight of any trip to that area of Mexico.

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The Douglas County Clerk’s office issued the following licenses April 15 to April 19, 2019.

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PARADISE, Calif. — Wildfire surrounded Darrel Wilken and the three hospital patients in his car. But instead of evacuating Paradise, they were stuck in traffic along with thousands of others.

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“Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid,” Mark 16:8. So ends the gospel of Mark.

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Roseburg Public Library frequently receives requests to use the microfilm collection, which was moved to the library from the Genealogical Society of Douglas County a couple of months ago. It’s an expansive resource, one that complements a number of research options for local historians and …