Brad’s Blog: Popular Philomath restaurant up for sale

Owners Lynda and Sandy McHenry will keep it open while working through ‘well-planned exit strategy’

Just about every time I’ve taken a seat to enjoy the “steakhouse salad” at Eats & Treats, the popular gluten-free eatery on Main Street here in Philomath, co-owner Sandy McHenry has stopped by to shoot the breeze. I know a lot of folks can say the same thing — Sandy…

‘Education for All’ — How LBCC is serving Philomath

As president of LBCC, I’m often asked to share our community college’s vision within the cultural and economic landscape of the Mid-Willamette Valley. I have a three-word answer: “Education for All.” Last month, I was pleased to be invited to…

Veun Virasak-Holmes standing in her garden

Love of Learning: What it means to be an American

It is heart-wrenching to watch the images of displaced Ukrainian refugees fleeing their homes and their country to escape the grim realities of war. While it seems a world away for most of us, a few local residents have experienced…

Brad’s Blog: Former PHS baseball assistant at Cottage Grove

Former Philomath High baseball assistant coach Lance Faxon is heading up the program at Cottage Grove High School. The Cottage Grove Sentinel published a preseason a story about the coaching change back in mid-March. “We played Cottage Grove a ton…

David Paul Bayles photo of logger

Brad’s Blog: Updates on Philomath photographer and poet

A couple of years ago, I sat down with David Paul Bayles at his Philomath-area studio for an interview about his then-latest exhibit at the local museum. A talented photographer with a fascinating background, I enjoyed writing the feature. Bayles’s…

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