Art & Culture

Artisans Holliday Faire set for upcoming weekend

The 10th annual Artisans’ Holiday Faire will return to Cave Junction Dec. 10 and 11 at the Lorna Byrne Middle School gym.“We’re very excited to be hosting this fun and free event again,” stated Illinois River Valley Arts Council president Judy Hoyle. “It’s become a big holiday milestone for many.[Read More…]

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

On Oct. 14, the Cave Junction Farmers’ Market and Southern Oregon Guild held the seventh annual Upcycle Art and Furniture contest, a competition designed to showcase local artists’ ability to repurpose ordinary objects into extraordinary art pieces. Participants were encouraged to use the full scope of their artistic capabilities, and[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…]