Mother’s Day: Give a Fair Trade Gift

Mother's Day is coming quickly and as many of us will wait until the very last minute to buy anything, we may forget to stop and ask, “Is this fair trade?”...

10th Annual CARDV Run/Walk to Help Stop Domestic Violence

It’s time to register for the 10th annual CARDV Mother’s Day Run/Walk for Safe Families. This family-friendly event will be held Saturday, May 12, and offers courses for all ages and abilities, including a 5K run, a 5K walk, and 1- and 2-mile walks. ...

Natural Areas Celebration Week (May 5 – 13)

The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, in conjunction with their many partners, invites the public to participate in a Natural Areas Celebration Week. Free events will occur daily from May 5th through May 13th to celebrate the natural areas in and around Corvallis. Events vary from interpretive nature walks to photography workshops to volunteer work....

Homeless in Corvallis: The Changing Face of Poverty

Homelessness has etched a stereotypical mascot into our collective conscious but in the face of a crumbling economy and a poorly structured educational system, "homelessness" is becoming a much broader term with more than one definition and a much more complex image....

Death Sentence for Oregon Sea Lions

They're a welcome attraction at Sea Lions Caves, San Francisco's Pier 39, and other sites on the West Coast, but 40 miles east of Portland, wildlife officials are killing California sea lions by lethal injection. The crime? Eating endangered Chinook salmon and steelhead trout at the Bonneville Dam on the Columbia River....

Corvallis Hurling: Benton Brigade brings new life to old sport

If you visit Willamette Park on a Saturday morning, you might come across a group playing with a ball and some sticks on the big field at the end of the parking lot. If you’re like some of the passersby I heard comment as they were biking past the field, you probably think it’s field hockey. Those people might be surprised to know it’s actually the Benton Brigade Hurling Club playing one of the world’s oldest field sports, hurling....

I Pledge Allegiance…

Corvallis resident Bruce Harmon went to the April 2 Corvallis City Council meeting to share his views on plastic shopping bags (he likes them). Then a bigger threat to freedom than a ban on plastic bags came up....

Finger Licking Good: An Art Exhibit About Food

The Arts Center’s Main Gallery exhibit for May will be concerned with food -- not nutritional values or growing techniques, but on the visual interest of specific foods and food production environments....

Occupy Corvallis: May Day Labor Solidarity Fair

What does a five-foot, blue and purple disembodied ear have to do with May Day? Quite a lot, according to Occupy Corvallis, who will be launching its Radical Listening Project on Sunday April 29 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Corvallis’ Central Park as part of the May Day Solidarity Fair in support of workplace rights and economic justice sponsored by a coalition of local groups....

CARDV Raises Awareness with Denim Day

As part of its awareness activities for Sexual Assault Awareness Month, the Center Against Rape and Domestic Violence (CARDV) is inviting the community to help raise awareness about sexual violence by wearing jeans on April 27th—Denim Day. ...