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“Night Circus” was the theme of the beer and dinner pairing at Old 99 Brewing Co. in Roseburg on Sunday, and it was evident in the simple yet intriguing decor at the brewery that evening.

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You have good intentions to make healthy and delicious meals for the family, but think it takes a lot of time to do it. Here are some ideas that have helped me get a better handle on my good intentions.

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I love to capture the tastes of the warm summer season and enjoy it all year long — especially since it comes from the bounty in our Douglas County backyard. I enjoy visiting the farms, stocking up, and spending a day making some delicious treat that we can enjoy and give away.

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One clear sign an area is growing economically is by the amount of foam-rimmed pint glasses filled with cold craft brew it is pouring. According to the Oregon Brewers Guild, the state ranks number one for most percentage of dollars spent on craft beer, number two in the nation for hop hortic…

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Since they found out O’Toole’s building was sold, owners Jennifer and Casey O’Toole haven’t had any luck looking for a new building.

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During a trip to the Retreat and Links at Silvies Valley Ranch in Eastern Oregon, I spent time learning about the ranch’s growing goat operation. These “American Range Goats” are a breed developed at the ranch and aren’t just any average herd — they have become the main focus of the ranch.

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Making jam brings back fond memories. Not only is there nothing like a dollop of this homemade treat on biscuits, waffles, or slathered between peanut butter and bread — the nostalgia that comes with it is even sweeter for me.

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Mid Town Grill (Oregon Clam Chowder Company): Chowder, chicken fried steak, burgers, fish. Tuesday through Saturday from 11 AM to 8 PM. Closed Sunday and Monday. 260 Mountain View Ave., Myrtle Creek.

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I know it is pretty bold to declare something “the best,” but my kids said it, so I am going with it. They also claim my microwave skills on frozen nuggets to be “the best.” Their standards might be a little low, but my husband’s are not — especially when it comes to cookies.

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My husband loves Havarti and pears, so the second I saw this recipe combining both delicious flavors, I was excited. With Easter coming up, this is a great dish to make or bring along to your brunch. The combination of cheese and fruit is divine. There is an elegance to this dish, but it is …