The MADD Stand strikes again

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Last time it was lemonade. This time it was hot cocoa. You may remember, from a previous blog post (link), about my MADD Lemonade Stand this September.
This time, the MADD hot cocoa stand popped up at the BMX track across from Autzen Stadium as tailgating parties were underway before the Oregon vs. Colorado football game. MADD volunteers and I handed out free hot cocoa to tailgaters while promoting designated driving to Duck fans.
The location and beverage may have changed but […]

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Merry happy greetings!

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Holiday Potluck ideas
It’s that time of year when we can quickly get too stressed out. Here is your CAWOOD guide to navigating this year’s potluck season. We hope you find time to enjoy family and friends, relax and feel the spirit.
With best wishes for love and joy,
Team CAWOOD

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How one small idea grew into a wave of family traditions

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As a young girl, I loved spending Saturday mornings with my dad at his work. He always took the Saturday shift at the local hardware store, and going with him meant a day of adventure for me!
There were so many trinkets in the store. The ones that grabbed my attention and affection early on were the cookie cutters. Every time I earned […]

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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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The Whiteaker Free Thanksgiving Dinner is celebrating its 26th anniversary Nov. 27, 2014. It began in 1978 and continued yearly after 1988. The event has become a Eugene institution.
I learned about the Whiteaker Free Thanksgiving Dinner when I was on the board for the Oregon Country Fair, which donates $1,000 toward the purchase of new socks to the cause every year. Since then, I’ve spent several Thanksgiving holidays volunteering at the dinner.
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News to be thankful for

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The news is often filled with heartbreaking and horrible events. But if you keep your eyes open, there’s much to be inspired by, too. So as we near Thanksgiving this year, we decided to each choose a good-news headline that made us feel gratitude for the dedication and good work that surrounds us, if you just look for it.
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Sesame St. turns 45, and is still going strong with classic characters and new twists.
Even being […]

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Give a little of your time: it’s a kick

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Eugene Timbers, Website
Here’s Paul and Jürgen.
That’s Paul on the left. He’s a designer and web developer here at Cawood. Jürgen is Jürgen Ruckaberle, and he heads up the Eugene Timbers Futbol Club, a soccer program that involves about 700 kids, four of whom belong to Paul.
When Jürgen’s program won an affiliation with the Portland Timbers last year and changed it’s name, Paul reached […]

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Get up, stand up! At your desk

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A year ago, by the end of a workday, my knee was in pain and my lower back ached. I couldn’t figure out what was wrong. I sat, like many of us do, at my desk all day.
I started noticing a pattern. The more time I spent on my feet, moving around and actually using my legs, the less my body hurt. This realization was great, but most of my work needed to be […]

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The art director is a zombie

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We hope it doesn’t have anything to do with life around the office, but when our art director Cari goes home, sometimes she’s just a zombie:
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(photo by Bill Woolum)
For a couple of years now, Cari has been part of Thrill the World Eugene. It’s an international event wherein people all over the world dress up as the living dead and show up somewhere […]

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A photographer’s journey: Experience is the best teacher

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Story written by Dana Vion
Sweat is dripping into my eyes, and the humidity is fogging up my lens. It’s dark and hot in the forest, and my photography subjects present a challenge not only because they never stop moving but also because they occasionally decide to drop on me from a branch above my head.
rearviewDVI am in Cameroon, volunteering at a sanctuary […]

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On wrapping up a meaningful board tenure

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Most of you reading this have always been able to access a physician when you don’t feel well. Unfortunately, many in our community can’t afford to see a doctor or pay for prescriptions. That remains true even under the Affordable Care Act.
VIM_logoOver the years, it’s been my privilege to serve on the board of Volunteers in Medicine. VIM offers a much needed safety net […]

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