The Canby Now Podcast
Episode 125: Let There Be Light!

Episode 125: Let There Be Light!

December 4, 2019

News and More: The man responsible for a drunk driving crash that killed a Molalla mother and four young children will spend his next 34 years in prison. More concerns about Canby’s drinking water bubbled over onto social media this week. Hey, gimme five...A! Canby football will play down at 5A in 2020.

Canby Conversation: Calvin LeSueur, the city's Economic Development Tourism Coordinator and Professional Canby Now Podcast Guest, returns to talk about one of the community's favorite annual events: Light Up the Night! The twinklies are coming to downtown Canby this Friday.

After the Break: Friends of the Canby Public Library Chair Joyce Ares tells about the ever-popular Christmas Tour of Homes fundraiser. Support the library, and nose around a bit inside your neighbors' homes — what could be better? Plus, the colorful story of a champion sharpshooter on Canby Then.

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Episode 124: Get Into the Grove

Episode 124: Get Into the Grove

December 1, 2019

News and More: Parents' rights in education was again a topic of conversation at the Molalla River School District. Sixth-grader Bella Capra is making Christmas merry and bright for some of our overseas service members. Pastry chef Bethany Zito shares about her business, B's Bake Shoppe, coming to the Dahlia next spring.

Canby Conversation: On the Canby Conversation today, we head to one of our favorite places on earth: Canby Grove. Francke shares why that is, while Shelly Goeppner and Aaron Hemry give us all the juicy details on this weekend's Christmas at the Grove

After the Break: Operation Snuggle founder and "Chief Snuggler" Dawn Depner tells us about one of the area's most unique and beloved outreaches, happening this Saturday at Baker Prairier Middle School. And Canby Music owner Brian Haines strums a banjo and gives a special message about buying local.

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Episode 123: Cookin’ With Pappy

Episode 123: Cookin’ With Pappy

November 27, 2019

News and More: A group of can move forward with plans to turn their land south of Canby into a large cannabis growing operation. The Canby Transgender Alliance urges the city officials to foster sensitivity and inclusion toward all. The Canby School District schedules bond development meetings.

Canby Conversation: His name is Mike Merrill, but you know him as Pappy, of Pappy's Greasy Spoon. In honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked him to teach us how to cook. It went about as well as could be expected.

After the Break: We catch up with Elf 314 to hear about this year's Letters to Santa campaign, a uniquely Canby holiday outreach. Finally, on Canby Then, revisiting the strange (but happy!) story of Charley Sturgis. 

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Episode 122: A Kiwanian Christmas

Episode 122: A Kiwanian Christmas

November 24, 2019

Canby teachers are reminding district of their past sacrifices, as their bargaining stand-off over salary increases, insurance contributions and other issues appears headed for mediation. Two new companies, boasting a combined 220 employees, are eyeing a move from Tualatin to the Canby Industrial Park.

Collection bins have peppered the community, as Canby Kiwanis preps for its 61st annual Community Food and Toy Drive. This incredible local effort has served thousands of families and children in our community. Longtime volunteers Todd Gary and Bob Hill join us today to tell why they do it.

Finally, local Rauline McCoy shares about the latest on her incredible 10-year-old daughter, Eva, who is fighting for her life after an emergency liver transplant at Seattle Children's Hospital. And Renee Fuerst, of Canby Foursquare Church, shares about a brand-new event helping ring in the holiday season this year.

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Episode 121: Show Me the Moneyball

Episode 121: Show Me the Moneyball

November 20, 2019

The Molalla River School District community is discussing the role of teachers and parents after the school board passed a controversial proclamation last month. A Canby law firm has again prevailed in their case against Gov. Kate Brown and the Oregon Health Authority on the vaping ban. The city of Aurora is appealing the state's recent decision to approve the Aurora State Airport Master Plan.

It's a real treat on the Canby Conversation today as we host Scott Hatteberg, former Oakland A's catcher and a central character in the best-selling book and film Moneyball. The story you haven't heard is how the future big-league star first tested the baseball waters as a catcher. Believe it or not, it happened right hear in Canby.

Joy Strube takes off her Canby Now hat to share about a new Clackamas County initiative aimed at improving equity in Canby and two other communities. Finally, our long-awaited profile of a 1970s rodeo cowboy, on Canby Then

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Episode 120: The Gift of CAB

Episode 120: The Gift of CAB

November 17, 2019

"There's no reason we shouldn't live in beauty." This simple sentiment lies at the heart of the new nonprofit, Canby Area Beautification (CAB), whose mission is to make sure Canby lives up to its nickname, "The Garden Spot." And it's also a sentiment that motivates artist Cathy Rae Smith, founding member and president of CAB, and also the visionary behind the sprawling mural outside the Canby Public Library. She joins on the Canby Conversation today to talk about both.

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Episode 119: Gable Ready

Episode 119: Gable Ready

November 13, 2019

Today's guest accomplished something that no other man who ever lived can claim. Don't miss the incredible true story of Dan Gable, the greatest wrestler in the history of the sport, and the only time he ever lost: to a kid from Canby High School named Larry Owings.

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Episode 118: ‘A Heart the Size of Canby’

Episode 118: ‘A Heart the Size of Canby’

November 10, 2019

Canby is the best public school volleyball team in the state, and Cougars Ruby Kayser and Daley McLellan join to recap their remarkable run to third place in the state tournament this weekend.

In honor of Veterans Day, Marine drill sergeant Clark "Doc" Hickman whips us into shape, and tells us about his recent Honor Flight trip to Washington, D.C. Finally, Canby Music Store says farewell to a beloved and longtime employee.

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Episode 117: That’s a Wrap! (Almost.)

Episode 117: That’s a Wrap! (Almost.)

November 6, 2019

A new winery is coming to the Aurora area, thanks to Clackamas County's approval last week of the Butteville Road Winery near Charbonneau. Speaking of new, Canby Gifts and Toys is ready to open any day now at the Dahlia Building. Mary Hanlon, of Hanlon Development, and Maya Kinley-Hanlon come on to tell us about the crafting of this shopping experience, where they'll be offering wares you can't find anywhere else. Finally, Greg Perez gives us the scoop on Canby's Veterans Day Celebration at 11:30 Nov. 11 at the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Highway 99E.

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Episode 116: Almost, Canby

Episode 116: Almost, Canby

November 3, 2019

First episode after Halloween, and we are stuffed with candy. Also, news. Get the latest on some sad news from Canby Grove, downtown's newest store, the Canby firefighters serving down in California and a cornhole tournament that raised over $30,000 for a local girl battling cancer. And more!

Also, we catch up with the cast and crew of Canby High School Theatre's newest production, and Francke reveals his shocking connection to John Cariani, playwright of Almost, Maine. Finally, we help celebrate Canby Builders Supply's birthday. They sure look good for 70 (especially in that blue!)

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Canby Nowloween Special

Canby Nowloween Special

October 31, 2019

The demonic dog of Fifth Street. The ghostly Volkswagen Beetle. The terror on Goat Mountain. The strange lights in the skies over Canby. The restless spirits that roamed Fairview hospital in Salem. The phone call from beyond the veil.

It's Halloween in Canby, and we're taking a break from the news to bring you something a little...spookier. Hear 20 real-life stories of residents' firsthand experiences with the strange, the paranormal and the unexplained. From Bigfoot to UFOs to good, old-fashioned devil dogs, these are true stories you can't find anywhere else.

Featuring vocal talent from the cast and crew of Canby High School Theatre's production of Almost, Maine, and the Canby Now Podcast team.

Cast (in alphabetical order): Tanner Bedortha, Tyler Clawson, Jon Edelkamp, Ed Grautski, Lee Hepler, Tyler Francke, Josiah Keen, Hannah Ray Lambert, Sarah Link, Hannah Sasek, Joy Strube and James Walton

Episode 114: An Oregon City Haunting

Episode 114: An Oregon City Haunting

October 27, 2019

Looking for a spooky adventure this year? Just down the road, Rocky Smith of NW Ghost Tours tells us all about the haunted history of the area. And Calvin LeSueur from the city of Canby, gets us ready for the tricks and treats going on downtown this Halloween, including a brand-new live show from the Canby Now Podcast!

Canby Nowloween Live Show: https://www.facebook.com/events/canby-nowloween/

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Episode 113: Ghosts of 99 Roadhouse

Episode 113: Ghosts of 99 Roadhouse

October 23, 2019

The Route 99 Roadhouse outside Canby is rumored to be one of the most haunted places in town, and that seems to be true. Staff say the place is crawling with the ghosts of once-living people. Or, possibly, with cats. We're not really sure.

Also, Bob Oblack of the Clackamette Mineral and Gem Club tells us about a rocking (and free!) event at the fairgrounds. And finally, on Canby Then, the tragic and disturbing story of Florence Sohn (TW/CW: murder, attempted suicide).

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Episode 112: That’s How It Moe’s

Episode 112: That’s How It Moe’s

October 18, 2019

It's a good Odd-fashioned pizza party today on the Canby Now Podcast, as we welcome Mike Sublett of Odd Moe's, which is finally open in the Safeway retail complex for take-out and delivery. 

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Episode 111: On Your Mark…

Episode 111: On Your Mark…

October 16, 2019

A consultant hired by the city tells us everything that's terrible about downtown Canby (and how to fix it). Also, we learn about the remarkable history of Mark Prairie, one of the oldest one-room schoolhouses still standing in Oregon — and the family that's trying to save it. Finally, the director of The Canby Center talks about a new grant from Clackamas County that will help them better serve those in need. 

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Episode 110: The Bear Obsessities

Episode 110: The Bear Obsessities

October 13, 2019

AT&T is set to find out this week if the Canby City Council will be sympathetic to their appeal for a proposed 130-foot stealth monopole near Highway 99E, or if they're...barking up the wrong tree. Every year, thousands around the world tune in to webcams following the lives of the brown bears of Brooks River, Alaska. Local artist Marsha Kearns Chez is one of them, and she tells all about this strange ritual we are now obsessed with. Canby gives retiring City Administrator Rick Robinson a fond send-off. Finally, Tyler us his latest movie review. And no, I'm not joking.

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Episode 109: Carry On My Wayward Sub

Episode 109: Carry On My Wayward Sub

October 9, 2019

Canby's TMK Creamery just rolled out their newest creation: a smooth, small batch vodka made from fresh milk, forever giving all new meaning to the term "milk drunk." Canby's newest restaurant is Wayward Sandwiches, a sandwich shop and wine bar that opens this week at the Dahlia. Their team shows us around and tell us all about their approach: high quality, locally sourced food, prepared with culinary flair, served with zero pretension. Finally, Canby Then brings the story of the CHS grad who did what had never been done before or since: beat the legendary Dan Gable on the wrestling mat.

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Episode 108: Hooked on a Filming

Episode 108: Hooked on a Filming

October 6, 2019

An impartial hearings officer on Thursday heard the case of a group of entrepreneurs who want to turn their 21-acre farm outside Canby into a large recreational cannabis operation for multiple licensed growers. Canby High School junior and varsity soccer team captain Ellie Shorter tells us why cancer picked the wrong girl. #elliestrong

Jon Dragt, president of the Canby Public Library Foundation, returns to the show to tell us all about the fourth annual Canby Film Fest, which will screen an exceptional slate of 14 Oregon short films at the Canby Cinema 8 on Wednesday night. Finally, Tyler reports live from the Buskers' Ball last week in downtown Canby.

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Episode 107: Get to the Point

Episode 107: Get to the Point

October 2, 2019

The Oregon City Nighttime Nailer has been, well, nailed. Jessica Romaine, owner of Fir Point Farms, explains why the harvest festival is her favorite time of the year, and what's new this year. (Hint: it involves pumpkins, bowling and, um, that's pretty much it, but it sounds like a blast!)

Finally, the incredible story of Canby brothers Ralph and Ed Coleman. Born at the turn of the century, one became a coaching legend at Oregon State. The other smashed homers on baseball's biggest stage, and even impressed Rogers Hornsby. You can find it right here, on Canby Then.

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Episode 106: Compose Yourself!

Episode 106: Compose Yourself!

September 29, 2019

A group of Portland entrepreneurs wants to move forward with their plan to turn a peach orchard south of Canby into a large, indoor cannabis production facility. But much depends on whether the county will grant their application this week to house multiple marijuana licensees on the same property.

Jeff Payne, Fear No Music, tells us about the Young Composers Project, which gives students the chance to develop their own compositions with the help of professional musicians. Also, we hear from Haladar Wright, a Canby student who participated in the project earlier this year. It's a conversation four months in the making.

Finally, Tyler brings his review of Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark. Based on the beloved children's book series that our parents told us we weren't allowed to bring on camping trips but, of course, we did anyway, the new film builds on its source material while enabling a new generation to, ahem, jump in.

Music in this episode: "A Beginning," by Haladar Wright. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/