Nathan Good Architects is delighted to
announce that interior designer Emily Doerfler
has joined their firm.
Emily grew up on a farm in the Willamette
Valley. After graduating from high
school, she attended the Fashion Institute
of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles
where she obtained the Associate of
Arts in Interior Design degree. Emily then
enrolled at Oregon State University to live
out her life-long dream of being a Beaver,
during which she received Bachelor of Science
in Interior Design and Bachelor of Science
in Sustainability degrees.
Emily interned with Nathan Good Architects
the summer before her last year of
college and, after completing her degrees,
was hired to serve as the firm's interior designer.
When Emily isn't in the office, she
enjoys various outdoor activities such as
hiking, traveling, photography and drinking
wine with friends and family.
Nathan Good Architects designs residential
and commercial environments that
merge distinguished design and sustainability.
They are located in Salem with projects
spanning from Alaska to Mexico and
Arkansas to Hawaii.
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Marion County Celebrates 175 Years
By Dick Hughes, special to Marion County
Wolves, grizzlies, black bears and cougars
were killing livestock. People were fighting
over land. A well-to-do man died without
a will, so what to do with his cattle and his
Those issues drove settlers to create the
first Oregon, and later Marion County, government.
They met May 2, 1843 on a bluff
above the Willamette River at a site we now
know as Champoeg State Heritage Area.
That history-deciding meeting is memorialized
in a mural in the House Chamber of the
Oregon State Capitol.
Much has changed in the 175 years since
that meeting, but Marion County's place
as the heart of Oregon government has remained
constant. And regardless of whether
residents have held a minimalist or expansive
view of government, they have counted
on county services.
Marion County has good reason to celebrate
"175 Years of Service" throughout
this year, including festivities at the Marion
County Fair in July.
The celebration also could be called "175
Years of Solutions." That first meeting along
the Willamette largely dealt with an issue
that reigns across Oregon today: wolves.
Political sentiments were strong in the
19th century, as they are in the 21st century.
The Champoeg vote to form a system of selfgovernment
was close, perhaps 52-50.
That Oregon Territory Provisional Government
helped create order on the frontier.
Land disputes proliferated. Probate - the
settling of estates - was a critical concern,
crystalized by the 1841 death of former
mountain man Ewing Young, a prominent
financier and cattle rancher in the Chehalem
Valley who died without heirs.
What would become Marion County was
a huge area, stretching east to the Rocky
Mountains and south to California and Nevada.
One of four districts that made up the
Oregon Territory, it was called Champooick,
later changed to Champoeg.
In 1849, Champoeg County's name was
changed to honor Revolutionary War Gen.
Francis "Swamp Fox" Marion.
The county gained its present boundaries
in 1856 after Wasco, Polk, Linn and other
counties were carved from its vast breadth.
Marion County is bordered by the Willamette
River and Butte Creek on the north,
the Santiam River and North Fork of the
Santiam on the south, the Willamette on the
west and the Cascade Range on the east.
At 1,194 square miles, Marion is comparatively
small in size; relatively large in population,
estimated at 341,286 last year by the
U.S. Census Bureau; and undeniable in its
175 years of political, economic and educational
The oldest university in the West, Willamette
University, was founded here in 1842.
Salem, the county seat, became the territorial
capital in 1851 and then the state capital.
The Marion County Courthouse in 1857
hosted the Oregon Constitutional Convention,
whose foundational charter became
the basis for Oregon joining the Union as the
33rd state on Feb. 14, 1859.
In the 1860s, the county purchased what
would become the Oregon State Fairgrounds,
deeding the property to the Oregon
State Agriculture Society.
Through the centuries, Marion County has
remained one of the world's great agricultural
regions. Generations of Native Americans
lived off the land. Retired fur trappers
settled into farming. Nurseries took hold.
County agricultural agents provided advice.
And thanks to voters in 2015, that collaboration
creation of the Marion
County Extension and
4-H Service District.
The state has taken
over the courts, but
many of the 19th and
early 20th century
demands for services
remain: roads, ferries,
land use, law enforcement,
help for the indigent,
mental health treatment,
and yes, tax collections
to pay for those
The 21st century
has brought more demands
and more services.
But it all started
On May 2, 2018, 175
years after the historic
vote at Champoeg,
Marion County is kicking
off its "175 Years of
for the remainder of
2018. There will be
special festivities as
part of the annual
Marion County Fair,
a self-guided tour of
Marion County, 175
things to do in Marion
County, and more.
Visit www.co.marion.or.us after May 2 for information about upcoming "175" events and activities.
Go Italy When You Have A Chance
If you are a foodie, enjoy good food, go to the source
By LULLU TRUITT
- SBJ FOOD EDITOR
Ciao a tutti:
My last article was all about an Italian tomato
"Pachino" and the possibility that my
sister could send me some seeds. It happened!!
I got the seeds!
Little seeds that one day
will make me happy if only
for the memory of eating
fresh Pachinos in Naples
on my last visit.
Now, what is the food
that comes to mind when
I say I fresh tomatoes?
You can imagine my
brain...I see red tomatoes
all over. In the South
of Italy, we do use more tomatoes then the
rest of Italy, but not every dish has to have
them in it, and in fact, many dishes do not
have tomatoes as an ingredient.
southern Italy includes two islands: Sicily
-the more popular - and Sardinia. Both
islands were governed by invaders. The
Nuragic times lasted from 1500 BC until the
Roman era. The Shardana people that came
from the eastern Mediterranean gave the island
its name-now Sardinia. Vandals from
North Africa, Byzantines, Irarian Alans and
later Arabs and Berbers all were part of the
development -history- of the island.
I feel I am going to write about Italian history
if I don't go back to tell you about the
food of the South, but you get the drift of the
many reasons why Italian food is a land of
differences between the regions.
For example, Sardinia has some of the most
culinary diversity because of its geography
-mountains, coastline and fertile farm land
and just like the rest of Italy, because of foreign
influences. Saffron is very prolific and it
is used very freely as other herbs like myrtle
(also using the berries, flowers, leaves and of
course the wood). The most exported food
is cheese like Pecorino Sardo, Fiore Sardo,
Ricotta, Pecorino Romano and many more.
Believe or not, there is one that is sold only
on the black market because it has been legally
banned. The introduction of cheese live
fly larvae to the age process that is potentially
poisonous almost to the point of decomposition...
is the reason
for its being banned.
a "good friend" wants
to share with you some
Casu marzu and a great
glass of wine...go for
the wine and skip the
Speaking of wine,
Grenache wine grapes
have been dated back to
about 1,200 BC and they
are not genetically different
from the newest
because they have been
grown for thousands of
years in the same area.
On the other hand, the food in the south of
the mainland is poorer then the rest of Italy;
and they used to eat primarily a vegetarian
diet, more pasta, (but not handmade like in
Central and Northern regions) bread, and of
course PIZZA. I think that in the older days,
it was a necessity and I really believe now,
that we are on this diet because we like it.
I did say WE like it. And that includes me!
The South has some cattle ranches, but primarily
lamb, sheep and goats are necessary
for great cheese making and protein dishes.
Of course, I can't forget the great, generous
contribution of milk from the water buffalo
for the famous Mozzarella di Bufala that is
registered DOP (Denominazione di Origine
Protetta or Protected Designation of Origin)
meaning that product is locally grown and
packaged. And we are also proud of our fish
resource from our coast line.
The bottom line is that if you are a foodie,
enjoy good food, go to the source....go Italy
when you have a chance.
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Until next time, keep on cooking!