Dana Johnson

From the Editor

Have you gotten your vaccine yet? I did and what a feeling of relief. As I write this, I am on the Oregon coast visiting my daughter and her family whom I’ve hardly seen in the last year.

We are now fully into Spring with things budding and blooming all around town. As you’ll read inside this issue of Cloverdale Connect, the Community Garden is looking for a new site. Let’s find them a new location – the garden is such an asset for the entire community. In my own yard, I’ve recently planted dinner plate Dahlias for the first time and look forward to them blooming. This is our annual gardening issue so look for some great information inside.

There’s talk about Friday Night Live perhaps starting up again at some point this summer, we have indoor (limited) seating for restaurants, fingers crossed we may get to go to the movies soon in town, and the school situation is in transition – all good signs for our community. As always, continue to stay safe, wear a mask and be kind. I’ll see you around town!

Dana

 

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Surprising Honeybee News

Surprising Honeybee News

April Lance Backyard Beekeepers  are installing their hives in increasing numbers this year, right in town and around the county. Perhaps people are staying more at home during this COVID 19 pandemic and many are really developing their interest in beekeeping as well...

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Michael & Beverlee Laird Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

Michael & Beverlee Laird Celebrate 50th Anniversary!

On April 24, 2021 Michael & Beverlee Laird will celebrate 50 years of marriage. They met in 1970 when Beverlee was working at First National Bank of Ontario & Michael (employed with Southern Counties Gas) came in to buy U.S. Savings Bonds for his two young...

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Let’s Travel

Craig Clark If you’re flying and concerned about COVID and germs, here are 8 ways to avoid them.1. Wear a mask2. Research airline policies around social distancing before booking3. Wash your hands4. Pack an alcohol-based hand sanitizer5. Wipe down your area6. Consider...

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Cloverdale Vineyard Race

The Kiwanis Cloverdale Vineyard Race makes sure  every penny they make goes to help the children of our community. They have no paid staff, and the vast majority of the work of putting on the race is done by volunteers. All proceeds from this event support the...

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Cooking with David Maciel

Cooking with David Maciel Sponsored by Ray’s Food PlaceQuick & Easy Chicken Cacciatore Is a peasant comfort food recipe that won’t break the budget and is sure to please even the pickiest eaters. Use either bone-in or boneless chicken - note boneless meats cook...

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Sicillian Cookie Memories

 from Michele ArmaninoMy grandmother, Vincenza, immigrated from Sicily to Upstate New York in the early part of the last century. Along with that journey came colorful stories, century-old traditions and old-world recipes. Vincenza’s Sicilian cookies were a...

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April Editors Note

April Editors Note

Have you gotten your vaccine yet? I did and what a feeling of relief. As I write this, I am on the Oregon coast visiting my daughter and her family whom I’ve hardly seen in the last year. We are now fully into Spring with things budding and blooming all around town....

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