• Willamette Valley Power Yoga
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    1478926329647In the vast sea of yoga studios by which Corvallis is surrounded, it doesn’t seem like the easiest feat for newcomers to wade in and stay afloat. This logic, however, has been easily defied by Corvallis’ latest studio to join the ranks: Willamette Valley Power Yoga. The downtown yoga studio is bringing a much-welcomed, fresh style to our mellow town, itching to sweat harder. Not only have they built a successful business in a community far from starved for yoga outlets, but this is their second studio they’ve opened—in just over a year.

    WVPY is owned by four women from the Albany/Corvallis community. Co-owners Nicole Scariano and Melinda Luksch started teaching out of their lofts. Fellow co-owners Jessica Perlenfein and Jen Alder joined the lineup at Scariano’s loft. The home studios couldn’t hold the attendance that seemed to grow every week, which prompted the four friends to brainstorm about going bigger.

    “The four of us joined forces to make more space for our already existing students and create possibility to share something we love with our community,” explained Luksch.

    Create more space they did, starting with their Albany studio, which opened in April of 2015. Though they always intended to open in Corvallis, Albany happened to have the perfect space, so they started there. As it took off and the community (both Corvallis’ and Albany’s) flocked to the bright, polished studio, it eventually became a necessity to open in Corvallis to make even more room. The local downtown studio opened in May of 2016 and has seen a similar turnout.

    The newest yoga outlet follows the Baptiste practice, which is a heated (though not as hot as Bikram—think summer days in the high 80s calling for shorts and a tank top) vinyasa flow that has a balanced focus of inner and outer work. You know, that meditation/soul stuff paired nicely with the physical challenge stuff. Think it’s just for the veteran practitioners? Think again. Luksch says classes are taught to all levels.

    “Zlhe practice meets each student where they are, whether looking for physical or emotional well-being. Classes provide modifications for injuries and other physical needs. We don’t see these as limitations, rather as opportunities to learn about the body and how amazingly adaptable it is,” she said.

    Located just off of 4th Street on C Avenue, WVPY rates run at $15 for a drop-in class, with packages of 10 classes/$100 and monthly memberships. They also offer student and military discounts, as well as new-student deals. The Albany studio is located downtown on SW 5th Avenue. Memberships and class packages are valid at both locations.

    Bringing the much-needed fresh boost to the Corvallis yoga community in an approachable, welcoming environment, Willamette Valley Power Yoga has set its anchor solidly. Twice over. 

    By Leah Biesack

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  • Neighborhood Improvement Grants
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    City BeautificationThe City of Corvallis is once again running the Neighborhood Empowerment Grant (NEG) Program. Applications are being accepted now through March 17 at 5 pm. These grants, which typically range from $500 – $1,000, provide opportunities for neighbors to come together to improve this place we all call home.

    Applications will be reviewed by the Community Involvement and Diversity Advisory Board, and the City Council will award the selected grants. Whether that means starting a community newsletter, planting some trees on an otherwise barren patch of grass, or providing new educational opportunities in the neighborhood, anyone with an idea for local improvement can apply. The only caveat is that the organizers of the application must show a willingness to match the NEG funding. There’s no need to pony up out an out of pocket payment, though. Fundraising, in-kind donations, and volunteer hours are all acceptable ways to match the grant.

    There are a few broad criteria proposals applicants have to meet to even be considered. Projects must improve community organization, the neighborhood in general, or the livability of a particular area. In more basic terms, if you see a need for an improvement in your neighborhood, consider applying. Strengthening a neighborhood’s identity is specifically mentioned on the City website, so one-off/annual community events are well within bounds of the NEG’s goals.

    Even for some who might have a great idea, there is still one hurdle in the way of a succesful application. Most people don’t have experience writing grant proposals, and with a program as historically competitive as the NEG, that might seem discouraging. Fear not, as the City of Corvallis is also hosting a grant workshop to help prospective applicants understand every bit of the application process. The workshop will take place from 4:30 to 6:30 pm on Feb. 27 at the Multicultural Literacy Center, 128 SW 9th St. Come with all the questions you might have regarding the NEG, and city staff will be on hand to answer them.

    For more information, including a detailed list of critera, deadlines, the application itself, and sample materials, visit http://www.corvallisoregon.gov/index.aspx?page=2045 and don’t forget to attend the workshop if you still have questions.

    By Kyle Bunnell

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  • Women’s Role Changing in Oregon Fishing Community
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    commercial-fishing-boatWomen are adapting to new and ever more important roles in Oregon’s commercial fishing industry, according to a new study published in the journal Marine Policy. Interviews with women and men from the Oregon coastal towns of Astoria, Garibaldi, Newport, Port Orford, Warrenton, as well as in Morrow Bay, CA were conducted by former OSU master’s student Sarah Calhoun. The research was funded by the Oregon Sea Grant.

    Study co-author Flaxen Conway, OSU College of Liberal Arts professor and Oregon Sea Grant community outreach specialist, said in a recent press release, “I’ve always been really impressed with the resilience of the fishing community, and this work has showed us that adaptation has actually resulted in a major change in the roles women play in the family business.”

    Community groups such as Newport Fishermen’s Wives have played essential parts in helping people adapt and learn new skills in the face of changing complicated regulations and fishing quota systems. The increasing involvement of women in management, research, or as part of commissions and task forces was a theme certainly deemed noteworthy by some of those interviewed.

    One woman, the wife of a fisherman, noted, “More women and fishermen’s wives are much more aware of the regulatory issues than they were 20 years ago, and are much more active… self-educating or attending the meetings, or pushing their husbands out the door [to a meeting] and telling them, ‘You need to go to this.’”

    Another woman added, “It was really obvious that our boat and our community was going to be entirely left off it [if] we weren’t at the table to participate in the really finer details of the design of the [catch shares] program, and so that’s when I got involved.”

    Research like this helps fishing-oriented communities inform policy makers so that they better understand how management policies affect the social as well as economic well-being of the coastal communities they represent.

    By Matthew Hunt

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  • Corvallis Bike Share Expands
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    pedal corvallisPedal Corvallis, the city bike share program that launched in June 2016, will add two stations on the Oregon State University campus this spring, according to Phil Warnock, transportation director for the Oregon Cascades West Council of Governments. The addition will bring the total number of stations in town to eight, with a total of 41 bicycles and two tricycles.

    The bike share, sponsored by OCWCOG and the InterCommunity Health Network Coordinated Care Organization and operated by the vendor Zagster, has facilitated more than 1,100 trips in the seven months it has been operational.

    “Taking into account some pretty wild weather this year, that is still a little above our initial projections,” Warnock said.

    Warnock said that the program’s peak membership was 215, a bit lower than the national average for systems of similar size in comparable cities, but the rides taken per member is higher than average.

    The most popular of the six existing stations is the Benton County Health Center station at 530 NW 27th Street, though all stations are well used, Warnock said. The other stations are located at the Oregon State Credit Union, 1980 NW 9th Street; Lincoln Health Center, 121 SE Viewmont Avenue; Osborn Aquatic Center, 1940 NW Highland Drive; and SamFit/Samaritan Square, 777 NW 9th Street #310.

    With the addition of new OSU stations, Warnock reports no intention to change the pricing model.

    “The price point is working well and feedback has been positive,” he said.

    An annual Pedal Corvallis membership costs $25. Users can also purchase a three-day pass for $5 or a month pass for $10.

    For more information about Pedal Corvallis, visit www.OCWCOG.org/pedal

    By Maggie Anderson

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  • When Weed Won’t get your Fired
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    weedGood news for those who like to chill. A new Senate measure, if passed by the Oregon legislature, will make it illegal for employers to fire employees for off-the-job marijuana use. SB 301, which was introduced in the first week of 2017, has been referred to judicial and has now been scheduled to be discussed in a public work session.

    The Joint Interim Marijuana Legalization Committee first conceived the bill, though the ethical debate of what it would promise the Oregon workforce has been a point of contention for far longer than marijuana’s legal status. Now that cannabis is a legal substance in Oregon, and is presided over by the OLCC, it only makes sense that the use of marijuana should, at least by law, be treated the same as the use of alcohol.

    The official Oregon government text describing SB 301 reads: “Provides that conditioning employment on refraining from using any substance that is lawful to use in this state is unlawful employment practice.”

    Proponents of the bill have assured us that in the fine print, the rules designated to protect employees who use marijuana will also prevent employers from rejecting applicants based on their marijuana use, whether employers test positive for TCH or simply admit to regular pot use.

    Since pot was decriminalized, high-profile cases of work discrimination for marijuana use have been a subject of constant debate. One of the most notorious conflicts occurred last May when a popular Eugene news anchor was fired for failing a drug test.

    Oregon is technically an “at-will” employment state – according to the Oregon Government technical assistance webpage for employers, employers can legally terminate any employee for any reason they choose. Despite the fact that marijuana is legal in the state, Oregon employers can still fire employees for testing positive for the substance. The bill does not affect employers’ right to drug test employees for marijuana, alcohol or other drugs as the safety of a business and its workers could still be threatened by the use of more dangerous or addictive substances.

    By Kiki Genoa

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  • Corvallis Experiments in Noise: Salute Your Cilia Feb. 18
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    noiseOften dismissed as nothing more than ear-piercing buzzy nonsense, noise music is very much the opposite (and also not…), with a rich history reaching all the way back to the dawn of the 20th century. Comprising an incredibly wide variety of styles and approaches, noise is as diverse (if not more) as any other genre, celebrating experimentalism in sound and generally providing a little bit for anyone with an open mind and a willingness to listen. Being the haven for art and science that our town is, it’s not hard to swallow the fact that we have our own DIY noise community: Corvallis Experiments in Noise.

    In their own words, the group exists to focus on “creating consistent live performance [and collaboration] opportunities.” This I can confirm as one hell of a successful mission statement. Most often spotted at our very own art-friendly Interzone, their sound exhibitions have occupied everything from The Majestic to Happy Trails and Bison Bison. The particular event I’m slickly manipulating you into attending is being handled by both Corvallis Experiments in Noise and DumpsterScore Home Recordings of Eugene (dumpsterscore.org), a great place to visit if you’re wanting to score some noise records. Do people still say “score?” Let’s go with yes.

    The show in question is at Interzone on Saturday, Feb. 18. It starts at 6:30 p.m. and is completely free. What you can expect are sets by Kyle Monroe and Depleted Your Cranium (Corvallis), Don Haugen & KLOWD (Eugene/Corvallis), Regosphere of Eugene, CBN (Omaha, NE), FILTH (Denton, TX), and Gnawed (Minneapolis, MN). Genres will include various iterations of industrial, drone, noise jazz, and more. Influences and sounds seem to be all over the place, so whether you’ve been out before, have been thinking about it, or never even knew about the local noise shows – get in on this one, my dudes.

    Corvallis Experiments in Noise can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/corvallisnoise. The aforementioned acts are all on Bandcamp.com, so do the Internet thing and get a sneak preview.

    By Johnny Beaver

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  • Naomi Klein at Oregon State University
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    Naomi-Klein-credit-Kourosh-KeshiriOn Wednesday, April 5 the Spring Creek Project will host climate activist Naomi Klein. Klein authored This Changes Everything: Capitalism versus The Climate, which insists that climate change is not about carbon, but about capitalism. Klein explains how the current climate crisis challenges us to restructure a failed economic system to address the alarming consequences of a changing climate, while simultaneously improving social and economic failings in society.

    Her talk at OSU will address the current social and political issues, and how to mount an effective resistance to the powers that be.

    In preparation for Klein’s visit, the Spring Creek Project is hosting a book club reading featuring This Changes Everything, which will include a series of discussions on the book. The book club will be meeting at the Multicultural Literacy Center on Wednesdays, March 1 and March 15 at 6 p.m.

    The Spring Creek Project – an initiative from the College of Liberal Arts – aims to find new ways to understand and re-imagine our relationship with the natural world, with a marriage of wisdom from environmental sciences, philosophy, and the arts.

    This exciting talk will go down at The LaSells Stewart Center on 875 SW 26th Street on Wednesday, April 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. Tickets are free, but limited – get yours while they last!

    By Keely Corder

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  • Corvallis’ Clay Lohmann at Jordan Schnitzer
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    lohmann_photo credit Julie Green(Correction: an earlier version of this article mistakenly listed JSMA as located in Portland.)

    Nobody of sound mind would argue that quilting isn’t a form of art, but it may not be the first thing one thinks of in relation to “fine art.” As with many such assumptions, that’d be a mistake, and Corvallis has in Clay Lohmann one shining reminder of this. After decades spent focused on painting, Lohmann took up sewing in 2008, and has since been recognized time and time again for his voice in textile art and installation.

    Having had the opportunity to visit Lohmann’s studio last year, I was an instant believer. I was able to see firsthand what it looks like when reverence and care – the kind I can only dream of putting into my own brushes and tubes of paint – is applied to a wonderland of fabric, creating swatches carrying incredible stories within them. You may not be as lucky as me to see the workshop itself, but you can take a short trip out to Eugene and soak in his massive Camo Cubes installation.

    Wrapping a rather massive section of wall in the Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art in Eugene, Lohmann’s installation is truly something to behold, questioning gender expectations (through the use of traditionally masculine prints) and the peripheral treatment of handicraft. “Worth the drive” is an absolute understatement.

    Lohmann’s Camo Cubes installation went up on Feb. 1 and lasts until April 30. For more information, visit https://jsma.uoregon.edu/ClayLohmann or Lohmann’s website at http://guysew.com/.

    By Johnny Beaver

    (Photo Credit: Julie Green)

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  • Corvallis Arts Walk Feb. 16: Matt Kish, Milla Oliveira, and More
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    millaPrepared for this month’s Arts Walk yet? All you need is a good pair of shoes (or at least a passable pair), and a desire to lay your eyes on some of what the Corvallis arts scene has to offer. Technically, you don’t even need those things, but let’s not get technical.

    Notable offerings this month are Milla Oliveira’s Na Bagunça, A Collection of Choices exhibit in The Arts Center’s Corrine Woodman Gallery, which is a breathtaking look at choice in terms of one local artist’s experience of her native Brazilian culture. The Arts Center will also be hosting the Howland Community OPEN Exhibition. A few blocks away at Bison Bison! is a one-night-only exhibit by Ohio-based artist Matt Kish, featuring a drawing for every page of the classic novel Moby Dick – all 522 of them. And of course, Jennifer Lommers is back with her new studio space!

    For you newcomers, the Corvallis Arts Walk generally lasts from 4 until 8 p.m. Be sure to grab a map and plot your route along these great venues:

    (pictured artwork by Milla Oliveira; http://www.millaoliveira.com)

    THE ARTS CENTER • 700 SW Madison Ave.

    ART IN THE VALLEY• 209 SW 2nd St.

    ARTWORKS (CEI Gallery) • 408 SW Monroe Ave.

    BISON BISON! • 354 SW Madison Ave.

    CYRANOS • 361 SW 2nd St.

    FAIRBANKS GALLERY • 220 SW 26th St., Fairbanks Hall

    FRED AMOS STUDIO • 340 SW 2nd St., Studio 12

    JEFF HESS STUDIO • 460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 16

    JENNIFER LOMMERS STUDIO • 460 SW Madison Ave., Ste. 16

    PEGASUS GALLERY • 341 SW 2nd St.

    VOICES GALLERY • 301 SW 4th St., Ste. 160

    By Johnny Beaver

    (Correction — Milla Oliveira’s name was mispelled in the original print edition)

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  • ‘Post-Truth’ Science Shout-Out
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    scientist-clip-art-di6kb7yi9Evidence indicates a series of significant operator errors in some of our nation’s civil structures, and alarms are sounding loud and clear in the scientific community. The Oxford English Dictionary’s 2016 “Word of the Year” was “post-truth” – defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.” Several of the highest offices of the U.S. executive branch are now occupied by individuals that deny evidence of climate change and seem unlikely to revise that particular stance anytime soon.

    Based on these observations, Oregon State Distinguished University Professor Jane Lubchenco published a guest editorial titled “Environmental Science in a Post-Truth World” in the Ecological Society of America’s journal, Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment, this month, with some advice for scientists dismayed by these attacks on falsifiable facts and deductive logic.

    The honorable Lubchenco is a globally renowned marine ecologist and environmental scientist with the OSU College of Science with a diverse background in academia as well as government. She was nominated by President Barack Obama in December 2008 as part of his administration’s “Science Dream Team.” Lubchenco also served as the U.S. State Department’s Science Envoy for the Ocean from 2014 to 2016, and Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere and Administrator of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration from 2009 to 2013.

    “We must engage more vigorously with society to address the intertwined environmental and social problems that many have ignored, to find solutions, and to help create a better world. We must truly listen to and address the reasons why a post-truth world has emerged,” Lubchenco wrote, urging scientists to meet the occasion head-on and climb down “from lofty perches above society.”

    “Today’s challenges demand an all-hands-on-deck approach wherein scientists serve society in a fashion that responds to societal needs and is embedded in everyday lives. Humility, transparency, and respect must characterize our interactions.”

    Lubchenco suggests strategies on three fronts for scientists to address these complex challenges:

    Stand up for science by demonstrating its value and our relevance. Science needs to be trusted and valued, not seen as imperious, threatening, wasteful, or doom-and-gloom.

    Provide hope by highlighting the profusion of existing successes. Scale them up. Create more.

    Modify scientific reward structures and training to meet current needs. Many academic scientists already do some of the above, or want to, but must do so in addition to teaching, research, and service. We need to change our own incentive structure to recognize and reward engagement as a core responsibility.

    The full text of Lubchenco’s guest editorial, “Environmental Science in a Post-Truth World,” is available online at onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/fee.1454/full.

    Hey, you – yeah, you in the lab coat, rubber boots, and goggles – grad students, post-docs, PIs, professors, technicians, and undergraduate research assistants out there among our readers – we’re glad you’re here, and thanks for reading. We want to help. Do you or your lab have something scientifically scintillating to share with a local audience? Want to be in the newspaper?

    The “reward structures” around here may be of the non-monetary sort, but at least there aren’t too many in-text citations or appendices to format. Heck, this is almost as fun as doing field work. You can always email us here at The Advocate with science stories and ideas at editor@corvallisadvocate.com. 

     

    By Matthew Hunt

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  • The Boldly Me Fashion Show
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    BoldyMe_OSUThis March, OSU’s Student Health Services’ Prevention, Advocacy, and Wellness team will be hosting a four-day event that promotes healthy sexuality, consent, and inclusivity. Held from March 13 to March 16, the inaugural Boldly Me Health Week will give students the opportunity to participate in several engaging workshops, receive free STD/STI screenings, attend movie showings, and engage in panel discussions.

    This informative and fun-filled week will culminate with the Boldly Me Fashion Show – a student-led event that will focus on “building gender inclusivity, healthy communication in all aspects, survivor advocacy awareness, STI prevention, and the promotion of healthy sexual relationships,” said Boldly Me Planning Committee Chair and Public Health student Aubrie Loden.

    The fashion show is a revised version of OSU’s Red Dress Fashion Show. Organizers will still draw inspiration from Red Dress events around the United States, which raise awareness about HIV and AIDS, but will feature student voices exclusively. Organized by DAMchic and aired live by KBVR, this show will include keynote speakers sharing stories about healthy relationships, as well as student models, student emcees, and student musicians.

    With help from CAPS, the Wellness Agents peer leader program, the Pride Center, and Orange Media Network, Student Health Services hopes to make this event a yearly tradition. Loden hopes to spread the message far and wide: “Students, staff, and the OSU community are invited to celebrate love, health, and ourselves during the Boldly Me Health Week!”

    By Anika Lautenbach

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  • Corvallis’ Mardi Gras Drag Bingo Fundraiser
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    drag queenB.I.N.G.O. and Mardi Gras Drag Bingo is the name of the game… the game played on Saturday, Feb. 25 at Odd Fellow’s Hall, 223 SW 2nd Street, from 7 to 11 p.m. Beyond games, fabulous drag performer Poison Waters will be present to lighten the mood and crack a few smiles. Drop a $15 donation at the door, $10 for seniors or students with an ID, and get ready to get your bingo on.

    VAIN, the Valley AIDS Information Network, is a non-profit organization located here in Corvallis, dedicated to supporting those with sexually transmitted diseases and their families within the area. VAIN is hosting the affair as an educational fundraising event to support both the community and raise some cash for themselves.

    Mardi Gras Drag Bingo is, well, exactly what you would imagine. Costumes are not necessary, but are encouraged.

    Although playing bingo in a Mardi Gras costume is great enough as is, the real treat is the performer and host, Poison Waters. Poison Waters, sometimes identified as her alternative ego, Kevin Cook, is a Portland-based entertainer and activist known for her wit and humor on stage.

    Poison Waters is renowned in the Northwest for hosting events of all sorts and as a theatrical performer. Cook is a respected MC and an active community member, putting in time as Volunteer Camp Director for Camp KC, part of the Cascade AIDS Project.

    If you want to learn more about AIDS, HIV, and other sexually transmitted infections, meet people, and get your bingo on, head over to Odd Fellows. Grab a donation and bring your costume to the Corvallis Mardi Gras Drag Bingo Show Game Fundraising Event Night, guaranteed to be a lively, educational, and inviting evening.

    For more information, check out http://www.valleyaidsinfo.org or call 541-752-6322.

     

    By Anthony Vitale

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  • Corvallis Loses Best Local Deli
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    Natalia&Cristoforo's_SandwichIf you never had a sandwich from Natalia & Cristoforo’s Italian Deli, you may have missed the opportunity to sink your teeth into the best meat and cheese Corvallis had to offer. On Feb. 9, the deli released a bittersweet statement via Facebook: “After 17 years in business, it looks like the deli will be closing soon, and Greg will be moving on to some other opportunities. We don’t know if this is a forever closure—but it is needed at this time.” While this might have come as a shock to some patrons, particularly those who visited the deli regularly, it was a long time coming for owner and unforgettable sandwich slinger, Greg Leytem.

    “I’ve been sitting in here making $80 a day,” Leytem said. “Ever since we had this election everybody’s quit spending money. We’re not the only business suffering.” This is a good reminder to buy local—if we don’t support those little mom and pop shops we love, they will keep disappearing. Leytem’s deli has been a Corvallis institution for 17 years. The son of a meat-cutter, Leytem got his passion for serving high-quality cuts and learned the importance of building customer relationships from his father.

    “I’m extremely happy for my customers and the loyalty. I’ll miss every last one of them,” Leytem said. “This is tearing me up.”

    Leytem guessed that the last day to buy sandwiches was on Feb. 11. He has until March 1 to unload all his perishable goods, so there’s still a chance to visit the quaint and friendly space one last time. Leytem might bring the sandwiches back some day, but they won’t be sold in a brick and mortar building. He’s thought about opening a food truck, but he would need to start a GoFundMe campaign to make it happen. As sales decreased, his debt increased and he’ll need to pay some of that off before he can think about his next venture in the food world. For now, Leytem has property in California he can rent out and a lot of neglected projects he’ll get to tackle with his extra time. He expects to make more money when he closes. Whenever—fingers crossed—Leytem decides to give the food truck a go, we’ll be there to support him. We hope you’ll be there, too.

    Leytem is in the process of selling his equipment from the deli. If interested, please call 541-752-1114.

     

    By Anika Lautenbach

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  • 60 Films? Hell Yes. The Corvallis Queer Film Festival Returns
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    gaycouple movieWhile Moonlight might be the queer film of the year, the chance to experience queer films in Corvallis with just as much humanity and depth is far from long gone. The Darkside Theatre is hosting the Corvallis Queer Film Festival from Wednesday, Feb. 22 to Saturday,

    Feb. 25, and yes—wait for it—it’s free.

    Curator and OSU Assistant Professor of Spanish and Linguistics Dr. Juan Trujillo has put together four nights of about 60 films for this year’s festival. It’s been two years since the last production, and this is the first year organized as a submission-based festival.

    The call for submissions brought in an impressive 753 films from 30 countries. Trujillo and Dr. Bradley Boovy, festival founder and assistant professor at OSU, watched all of the films, slowly whittling them down with a few criteria. According to Trujillo, they selected films with directors who self-identified as queer or trans, and films that demonstrated complicated discourse around sex and gender. For them, this meant humanizing, non-stereotypical tropes and characters with depth, real personalities, desires, and fears.

    The selections culminated into four distinct themes, which they organized by date for the festival. The first night focuses on an exploration of identity and diverse communities, the second night features experimental films, the third night features a montage of shorts for ages 18 and older (ID required), and the final night explores intergenerational identity and celebrates queer life. Each night begins with a feature-length film, followed by a selection of shorts for the second half.

    For more information and a program, visit the Corvallis Queer Film Festival page on Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/CorvallisQueerFilmFestival/

    By Regina Pieracci

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