Keizer kids pitch in to clean up

Nicole Schnurbusch (left) and Hannah Wonderly (Submitted). Hannah Wonderly and Nicole Schnurbusch are both seventh graders at Whiteaker Middle School that enjoy going to Wallace House Park and kayaking on the Willamette River. However, during a particular trip in early-April, the two girls noticed the vast amount of trash that[Read More…]

The truth about climate change and how you can help

Look outside on any Oregon day and the sun will be beaming down. Look out the same window a couple hours later and it’s highly likely that it will be pouring down rain. While most Oregonians will say, “That’s Oregon weather for you,” unpredictable weather is a sign of a bigger[Read More…]

But play a prank on someone anyway

April Fools Day can be a lot of fun, but it can also be overwhelming. I never know where to start or what to do. So I played some pranks around the office that are safe, fun, and easy to replicate. Eye roll: Googly eyes are fun, that’s a fact[Read More…]

April Fool’s Day

On the first of April, everyone plays prank for seemingly no apparent reason. Normally, this is where I would explain where April Fool’s came from, but no one really knows. There are several prevailing theories. The first, and most common, is from France in 1582 when they switched from the[Read More…]

The facts and fiction of St. Patrick

March 17th is the celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. This day, much like Valentines Day, has an interesting history. Although he is traditionally associated with Ireland, St. Patrick was actually born in Britain. He was brought to Ireland at the age of 16, went back to Britain and eventually returned[Read More…]

Salty Irish goodness

Growing up, my grandma and I spent a couple of St. Patrick’s Days together, especially when they fell on three day weekends. One of the things I vividly remember about those trips was her insisting that we eat something Irish. We looked through every cookbook until we found something to[Read More…]