Category Archives: 2012 February

Humorousness- Because life’s no fun without a few laughs

Welcome to our newest column, “Humorousness”.  Like you, we get a few emails each month that make us smile… of course, we get a lot more that don’t, but we won’t send you those.  You’ll see jokes and riddles, cartoons … Continue reading

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Tom’s Tidbits- DON’T WORRY! We’ll still service your older vehicles!

Greetings! I’ve heard some misconceptions from clients that I wanted to clear up. It seems our 1998 and newer policy may not be well understood. Welcoming new clients with 1998 and newer vehicles, and servicing our existing clients’ vehicles of … Continue reading

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“What NOW?!!” Toons- February 2012

You can’t see this one anywhere but here

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Oregon Tilth- The heartbeat of organic gardening is in… Sellwood?

We’ve told you before that many ideas for our newsletter come from clients using our courtesy shuttle, and this is one of those stories.  A couple weeks ago one of our clients needed a ride to her office a few … Continue reading

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The Powell Memo- Because every road starts somewhere

If you look around at our media/political/corporate landscape, it seems obvious (as Mr. Snydor will say below in his memo, “to any thoughtful person”) that there is an overriding pro-business, pro-corporate, anti-worker, authoritarian fascist agenda.  That same thoughtful person may … Continue reading

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Illahee Lecture Series- Our favorite lecture series hits the stage again

If you’re tired of the pablum and drivel you’re fed by the corporate media there are alternatives, and the Illahee Lecture Series is one of the best you could hope to find.  Since 1999, Illahee has brought over 100 environmental, … Continue reading

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Shop Talk- Don’t Lose Your Money To The “Scan Scam”

The “Scan Scam” is yet another way for you to be separated from your hard earned money! Since the late 70’s early 80’s manufacturers have been providing drivers with a warning system for their vehicles malfunctioning control systems. Over the … Continue reading

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Health Notes- Here’s why apples keep the doctor away!

From ScienceDaily, April 12, 2011— Everyone has heard the old adage, “an apple a day keeps the doctor away.” We all know we should eat more fruit. But why apples? Do they contain specific benefits? According to Dr. Bahram H. … Continue reading

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Drew’s Kitchen- Creamy Cheese Risotto

“Risotto” is one of the most common ways of cooking rice in Italy.  The term applies to just about any Italian dish of rice cooked in broth to a creamy consistency.  Risotto broth can made from meat, fish, or vegetables, … Continue reading

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Sellwood Bridge Update- More than a crumbling relic… a teachable moment!

The Sellwood Bridge itself isn’t winning any awards (yet), but the planning and design process are apparently breaking new ground.  In February 2011 the bridge won an award from the American Council of Engineering Companies for its planning phase, and … Continue reading

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