Art & Culture

Libraries create memories

Blake and Kaden Winslow doing craft and storytime at the library with their grandma Callie Winslow (left) Saturday, Nov. 5 at the Illinois Valley Library. For more information about craft time see the story.

Cave Junction library hosts crafts on Saturdays

Since August, the Illinois Valley library has resumed its weekly storytime and craft event for kids every Saturday from 11 a.m. to noon. Children of all ages are invited to participate in an hour of themed crafts and a story, and those who can’t stay for very long are more[Read More…]

Reused glamour at the Upcycle Contest

Dionne (left to right), Elias Cunningham, Jennifer Cunningham, Effie Brandt, June Palacios and and Tracey Reed at the Trash Fashion Show Oct. 14. (Photo by Lindsay Martinho for the Illinois Valley News) On Oct. 14, the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market and Southern Oregon Guild held the seventh annual Upcycle Art[Read More…]

Uniquely Southern Oregon

A polished white oak tree from Millerville Farms was placed very carefully by the crew of All Construction Elements, LLC and other helpers, such as Matt Miller, into the newly constructed basement of Taylor’s Country Store Tuesday, Sept. 27. Thanks to co-owner Terry Taylor, the Illinois Valley News got a[Read More…]

Thankful and Grateful

Thankful for our thrift stores.Grateful there’s more than one option.Thankful for a good cup of coffee.Grateful there’s more than one option.Thankful for emergency services.Grateful for all who answer to their duties all hours of the day.Thankful for those with mechanical intelligence.Again, Grateful for more than one option.Thankful food banks and[Read More…]

Blame to spare, but what’s the problem?

Guest Opinion by Thomas Brent Andrews: This originally ran in the In Spokane, Wash.’s Spokesman-Review July 6 edition. It ran in response to a an article about newspapers that we plan to run next week with the blessing of the Spokesman-Review. In the late 1990s I went to my editor[Read More…]