Thursday, September 14, 2023

Good afternoon. In the newsletter today: Philomath Community Services, now in its 32nd year, plans to celebrate volunteers and supporters during a special event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Marys River Park and the community is invited (there will be free pizza). Plus, a pretty intriguing lineup of musicians will be performing Sunday evening at Marys River Grange Hall. See below for links to each of those stories.

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Brad Fuqua, publisher/editor

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Local organization hosting celebration for community

Philomath Community Services event runs 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Marys River Park with free pizza and activities

Philomath Community Services plans to celebrate its volunteers and supporters during a special event from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday at Marys River Park and Natural Area, organizers announced. The celebration […]

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Folk musicians to play Philomath venue Sunday evening

Gabrielle Louise, Darryl Purpose and True North Duo to take the Marys River Grange Hall stage Sept. 17

The historic Marys River Grange Hall will come alive with music Sunday evening with a show that includes Gabrielle Louise, Darryl Purpose and True North Duo. The concert begins at […]

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Philomath in Photos

THURSDAY, SEPT. 14, 2023: Streetscapes work on the corner of Eighth and Applegate. (Photo by Eric Niemann)

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Chili cook-off sees record year for participants, attendance

The Public Safety Chili Cook-off, a four-hour fundraiser for the Philomath Police Foundation and the Benton County Sheriff’s Foundation attracted its largest crowd ever with […]

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Community Calendar

• Thursday, Sept. 14: PHS Girls Soccer vs. Estacada, 4 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 14: PHS Cross-Country at Country Fair Classic, 4:45 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 14: PHS Boys Soccer at Estacada, 6 p.m.
• Thursday, Sept. 14: Alyrica Free Digital Safety Training, 6-8 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 15: Talk Like a Pirate, 6-8:30 p.m.
• Friday, Sept. 15: PHS Football at Cottage Grove, 7 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17: Philomath Farmers’ Market, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17: Philomath Community Services Celebration, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Sunday, Sept. 17: Concert at Marys River Grange Hall, 7 p.m.

Brad Fuqua has covered the Philomath area since 2014 as the editor of the now-closed Philomath Express and currently as publisher/editor of the Philomath News. He has worked as a professional journalist since 1988 at daily and weekly newspapers in Nebraska, Kansas, North Dakota, Arizona, Montana and Oregon.