CIBA Buy Local Brunch – July 7

Community members and business owners are invited to this years Corvallis Independent Business Alliance’s Buy Local Brunch. Come celebrate the wonderful sma...

Gathering Together Farms Restaurant – Italian-Inspired, Locally-Grown

In 2003, local organic produce grower Gathering Together Farm opened a Farm Stand that has since blossomed into a full-scale restaurant with Italian-inspired cuisine made from locally grown produce and meats. The food is delicious and the prices are perfect - be sure to make reservations!...

Ocean Power: A Perfect Fit for Oregon

The story is a legend at OSU: in the 90s, two engineering undergrads built a working wave energy machine out of Dairy Queen plastic spoons and old Walkmans ...

Who Wants to Bag the Ban?

In the next year, Corvallis will begin to see changes in their local shopping stores due to the plastic bag ban voted into effect by the Corvallis city coun...

Why Buy Local

By buying from independent businesses, buyers ensure that their money will be put back into the community. Local businesses buy local, pay more in property taxes, and commit themselves more to projects and causes within the community....

Bag Ban: Culture. . . Fail? Win? You Decide

The recent ban of plastic bags by the city council has polarized our town. Some are applauding the ban of single-use plastic bags, while others are frustrat...

Corvallis Pride in the Park – June 30

Pride Corvallis, a LGBT advocacy group, will be hosting the annual Corvallis Pride in the Park event in Central Park. This is a smaller, more relaxed event than...

The Evolution of the American Marriage

Marriage in the US has evolved significantly over time, and will continue to do so to meet changing social norms. For the most part, we’ve only gained marriage rights, although we’ve also seen a steady increase in divorce rates. And the good old days may not have been as good as you think – while early American courtship was certainly chaste compared to modern customs (if there really even are any), there were more pre-marital buns in the oven and more divorces than you may have expected in colonial times....
Dancer: Babs Jamboree / Photographer: Claire Flint

The Art of Burlesque: When Less is So Much More

Often referred to as “the art of the tease”, modern burlesque is a reinvention of a style of entertainment featured in Europe and America from the late 1800s to the 1940s. While historically shows were a varied mixture of comedy, acrobatics, boxing, theater, and later the infamous striptease, “neo-burlesque” focuses more on the comedy/striptease end of things....

Marijuana Legislation on the November Ballot

In November, Oregonians will have the opportunity to vote once again on the legalization of marijuana in the state with two pieces of legislation – the Oregon Cannabis Tax Act and IP-24....