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The Friendly Kitchen has been providing meals on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays to seniors, homebound residents and disabled adults who live in the Roseburg area for more than 40 years.

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Walls lined with wigs and a rack of knitted hats greet visitors at Douglas County Cancer Services. The organization has been providing resources to cancer patients and survivors since 1989, relying on donations from the community in order to provide a number of services — financial assistanc…

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Assessing what youth in Douglas County need is one of the things Josh Sullivan, and his fellow youth development mentors at Douglas Education Service District, have been asking over the past year and a half.

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Juliete Palenshus, along with Jess Hand, and John Dimof came together four years ago to form the Blue Zones Project-Umpqua movement. As of August 2021, these original members have transformed this organization into a Certified Blue Zone Community under the name Thrive Umpqua.

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For the first time ever, Veteran Suicide Prevention and the city of Winston will partner up on a 3-day Oktoberfest fundraising event.

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WINSTON — Part science and a whole lot of prayer. While ‘pray for the best batch ever and that all batches will be the best beer in Oregon’ may be listed as the No. 1 instruction on every ale brewing procedure list at Lookingglass Brewery, there is clear evidence that a meticulous scientist …

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GLIDE — Source One Serenity has received an $88,000 grant to use for its HealTerra worm castings project. With help from Douglas County Commissioner Tom Kress, founders Rusty and Elana Lininger were awarded the grant from the United States Department of Agriculture. They have until September…

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Music on the Half Shell returned to Roseburg Tuesday evening, celebrating its 30th season. Kicking off the eight weeks of free concerts, the Portland-born band Pink Martini performed at Stewart Park, drawing a crowd of hundreds.

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SUTHERLIN — On a blustery day with heavy clouds and the threat of rain looming, the newly-named Umpqua Woofstock Festival went off without hitch on Saturday.

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As the Fourth of July approaches, firework crews are busy making preparations, but fireworks are the icing on an Independence Day cake.

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For the past 11 years, Sutherlin has hosted the annual Woofstock event. But this year, with a newly-appointed Board of Directors, the Umpqua Woofstock Festival is set to blow puppy minds and send participants tripping through the park.

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This Saturday, Elkton will host its annual Blooms ‘n Butterflies event, including the 5k Butterfly Run, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the 15-year anniversary of the event and people of all ages are welcome to come to enjoy the event and participate in the run.

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SUTHERLIN — The Sutherlin Skate Park has been a staple on 6th Street for at least two decades. Over the years, it has attracted kids who drop by to drop in and hone their skateboarding skills. The park is small, yet features enough ramps and rails to keep skateboarders rolling along.

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Local firefighters are getting ready to kick off their boots and they’ll soon be asking you to help fill them. They’ll be hitting the streets — with boots in hand — asking pedestrians, motorists and anyone else they come across to fill the boots with donations that will go to charity.

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Since February 2007, the Humane Society Thrift Shoppe has been serving the people of Roseburg. Now, those doors closed for the final time on Thursday.

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One by one, pickers and players from all over Oregon trickle into the Floral Building at the Douglas County Fairgrounds. One by one, they join a growing circle of pickers and strummers who are gathered in the round. Four chairs, five chairs, then all of a sudden, a dozen. As their circle gro…

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Following a three-decade run on the road, the Oregon Old-Time Fiddlers’ Association is returning to Douglas County to host its state convention. The event will be held May 19-21 at the Douglas County Fairgrounds.

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Lines of people looking at displays of beautiful stones, weaving themselves around and around tables full of geologic perfection. Fingers pointed and eyes lit up at the treasures pulled from the ground as they are found again by patrons and rockhounds spending the day at the Douglas County F…

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WINSTON — Each year, the Wildlife Safari Park chooses a fundraising project that will benefit its animals or the hundreds of thousands of people who visit the park. Last year, they set their sights on a tall order — to build a new giraffe barn. The hope is it will lead to even more giraffes …