Susan and Terry Morse stop at Farmer’s Building Supply for drywall screws on their way back to Brookings. With deals and discounts, the store is one of several participating in Small Business Saturday this weekend in a counterpoint to Black Friday that underscores the importance of locally owned, locall operated businesses.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
Everyone's heard of Black Friday, but the lesser known sales holiday called Small Business Saturday is slowly beginning to catch on.
Proposed by American Express in 2010, the day gives small businesses the chance to compete with big box stores, which tend to crowd out smaller establishments during Black Friday. Read More »
Grants Pass High will have two wrestling teams this year, a boys' and a girls'. The OSAA will sponsor a girls' wrestling state championship for the first time this year. From left: JJ Watts, Samantha Dara and Kyle Bautista. All three competed in their respective state tournaments a year ago.
By Ben Maki of the Daily Courier
The Grants Pass High wrestling teams will be in a bit of a transition this year.
On the boys' side, the Cavemen return four state qualifiers, but no placers.
This year, the girls finally have their place at the table, despite having met the requirements to be recognized by the OSAA several years ago.
Until this year, girls' wrestling was an independent entity, as the OSAA did not recognize it. Read More »
Never having cooked with pumpkin puree before, Pam Holmes-McCarthy (center) and husband Theodore McCarthy receive a few tips from Reaching Our Community food pantry volunteer Robyn Tyler during the nonprofit’s Thanksgiving distribution Saturday.
By Jason McMillen of the Daily Courier
With hundreds of turkeys and a long list of supplementary holiday foods on hand Saturday, Reaching Our Community food pantry made sure everyone in the local community had the chance to enjoy a home-cooked Thanksgiving meal.
"I'm really thankful for the ROC because they help a lot of people, including us — we come here all the time," Theodore McCarthy said. "People can't afford things even when they're working. It's sad — prices on everything just keep going up." Read More »
John Harden creates a solid bowl blank made from numerous pieces of different woods to make designs like his "basket weave." Harden's work is available at the annual Siskiyou Woodcrafters Guild show Thanksgiving weekend.
The 39th annual Siskiyou Woodcraft Guild show, Harvest of Fine Woodworking, is Nov. 23-25 in Ashland at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival's Hay-Patton Rehearsal Center, 30 South First St.
Hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Nov. 23, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Nov. 24 and 10 a.m to 4 p.m. on Nov. 25.
More than 20 members of the guild, including two from our area, will be showing their work, including hand-crafted furniture, wood carvings, turned bowls and wood boxes. Read More »
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The mountains circling Grants Pass can feel like old friends that we see every day. But how much do you know about them? Ever wonder what those mountains are called, and why? The Daily Courier has compiled names and their origins, along with other information, for most of them within sight in an interactive project.
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