The Canby Now Podcast
Episode 147: Feed Me, Canby!

Episode 147: Feed Me, Canby!

February 23, 2020

News and More: The Canby Transgender Alliance again requests a proclamation from Mayor Brian Hodson recognizing the International Transgender Day of Visibility. The community observes the 75th anniversary of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. Canby swimmers compete in the state championships.

Canby Conversation: Canby High School Theater debuts its latest show this week, and it's one that's rooted in a long off-Broadway tradition. It's Canby's first-ever production of the dark comedy classic Little Shop of Horrors! The cast, crew and director join to tell us all about it. Don't feed the plant! Showtimes and ticket info.

After the Break: Lt. Brian Jensen shares some of the highlights of his time as public information officer of the CCSO and explains his recent decision to run for Clackamas County sheriff. And a local exchange student from Thailand is seeking a new host family for the second semester of the school year.

This Week's Sponsors: Odd Moe's PizzaCanby Liquor StoreReif & Hunsaker P.C.DirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare Saloon

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Episode 146: Pitch, Please

Episode 146: Pitch, Please

February 19, 2020

News and More: 5G is coming, and it's going to change everything. Including the Canby Municipal Code and planning regulations. Changes are also coming to the county's search and rescue efforts, as Sheriff Craig Roberts announces a new, unified team. A unique store in neighboring Aurora is closing its doors at the end of the month.

Canby Conversation: Today, we feature the story of the Oregon Trail Pitchpipers, Canby's a cappella singing group dedicated to preserving barbershop-style music. Their history in our community dates back to 1965, but for this year's show, they'll be going back way farther than that: to the founding of the country. Tickets to The Pitchpipers Present: "Songs of America," may be purchased here.

After the Break: The Oregon Trail Pitchpipers treat us to a sampling of their upcoming show on March 14 at the Canby Fine Arts Center. (Who knew "God Bless America" had more than one verse?) And, finally: A mysterious meteor, an immigrant fire chief, an Army surplus Quonset hut. It's history of our beloved Wait Park, on Canby Then

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Episode 145: Up to Date

Episode 145: Up to Date

February 16, 2020

News and More: Canby places their new city administrator was suddenly placed on administrative leave this week, and we don't know why. There appears to be little appetite for revising the noise ordinance exemption that allows fireworks at high school football games. The Canby trapshooting team may have discovered their next big thing.

Canby Conversation: Love is in the air — or at least, it was last week — and the romance is still flowing at Now Hear This Studios. Francke's wife makes her podcast debut, as they tell a sampling of some of their bumpier dates. We'll also be sharing some of your best Canby love stories. 

After the Break: Mike Schmader tells the history of the Knights of Columbus' annual Crab Dinner & Charity Auction, a highlight on the local calendar every year. The Canby/Aurora VFW Post 6057 and Auxiliary holds their 75th Anniversary Iwo Jima Flag Raising Ceremony this Saturday.

This Week's Sponsors: Odd Moe's Pizza, Canby Liquor StoreReif & Hunsaker P.C.DirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare Saloon

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Episode 144: It’s Da Bomb

Episode 144: It’s Da Bomb

February 12, 2020

News and More: Formerly Top O Hill Restaurant, the Green Planet is getting the green light, with plans to open next week with CBD-only service while they work through the state licensing process for recreational marijuana sales. Speaking of which, the Aurora City Council voted this week to allow dispensaries in their historic commercial district. Mt. Hope Farms gets national recognition; yeah — that's my jam.

Canby Conversation: What's that smell? It must be today's amazing guests, Parker and Riley from Bathe By Parker, a local producer of handmade, all-natural bath bombs, soaps, lip balms and other products. If there's ever a meth lab explosion in Canby that smells like lavender and patchouli, we're sending the police to Parker's house. Also, a special message from the Canby Suicide Prevention Task Force.

After the Break: There's nothing like the connection between a dad and his daughter, including the way she makes you dance with her every time she hears music. There will be plenty of that happening at the upcoming Daddy Daughter Dance, organized by the Canby Rotary. And, on Canby Then, we revisit one of our favorites, Bill Brown, for Valentine's Day. That's right: It's the never-before-heard story of the Horse King in love.

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Episode 143: Gitt Some!

Episode 143: Gitt Some!

February 9, 2020

News and More: The chair of the county board of commissioners and sheriff spent their weekend trading words over the state of the county's finances. What about the state of the city of Canby? A bit like an awkward teenager, or so says our mayor. (Hey — could be worse.) Thousands rally to protest cap and trade.

Canby Conversation: Some of the most beautiful dahlias in the world come from right here in Canby. That's not like, just our opinion, man. It's also the opinion of the American Dahlia Society, who recently gave top awards to Canby dahlia cultivators Allen Manuel and Nicholas Gitts, owner of Swan Island Dahlias. Today, Gitts joins to tell us about the process of developing his latest star, "My Forever."

After the Break: Cosplay coming to the Oregon Renaissance Faire this year? Plus, a whole new festival celebrating Celtic music and culture? We're here for it. And, congrats to a Canby couple who just celebrated their 24th anniversary. Send your weddings, birthdays, anniversaries and other news to our Community Board at info@canbynowpod.com.

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Bonus: Mayor Brian Hodson’s State of the City 2020

Bonus: Mayor Brian Hodson’s State of the City 2020

February 7, 2020

Mayor Brian Hodson offers an update on much of the development, growth and civic projects happening in the city, as well as his vision for Canby and its future, in his 2020 State of the City address. Recorded on Feb. 6 at Cutsforth's Town Hall.

Music in this episode: Happy by MBB https://soundcloud.com/mbbofficial

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Episode 142: I Like Todos

Episode 142: I Like Todos

February 5, 2020

News and More: Columbia Distributing's new facility in the Canby industrial park is not eligible for the strategic investment program, a decision that will cost the company millions over the next 15 years. Or maybe it is! A lot is still up in the air on this important matter, as state and county leaders work toward a solution.

Canby Conversation: Today, we hear the story of Todos Juntos, which was founded in 2000 by Eric Johnston, who was inspired by his work in South America and Africa to start a community-based organization in Clackamas County. Canby's insanely talented, up-and-coming singer/songwriter Aly Whelchel says, "Hello."

After the Break: We catch up with Sean Wiese, the talented southpaw who holds Canby's single-season strikeout record (73), and is about to start his first season as a relief pitcher for the George Fox Bruins. Finally, we wrap up the life and times of Oregon Supreme Court Chief Justice Aaron Wait on Canby Then.

This Week's Sponsors: Canby Foursquare ChurchDirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare SaloonRetro Revival

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Episode 141: ‘Turn It Up, Canby’

Episode 141: ‘Turn It Up, Canby’

February 2, 2020

News and More: Stanton Furniture's new 170,000-square-foot warehouse facility has been approved for the Canby Industrial Park. Meanwhile, an application for a strategic investment program from their new neighbor, Columbia Distributing, is under review. Canby Fire recognizes two civilians for saving a life. 

Canby Conversation: "Turn it up, Canby!" Those words from Nick Coleman, area director for Canby Young Life, who loves it when his group is the loudest one at camp. He gives us his insights on some of the challenges facing local youth — and some of the joys of getting to work with them.

After the Break: We hear the story behind Koz Water, a new company that wants to change the world — starting right here at Cutsforth's Market in Canby. The Canby Knights of Columbus raise $25,000 for a local couple whose infant daughter needs a heart transplant at their annual Charity Auction & Crab Dinner

This Week's Sponsors: Odd Moe's Pizza, Health Markets, Reif & Hunsaker P.C.DirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare Saloon

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Episode 140: That’s History

Episode 140: That’s History

January 29, 2020

News and More: The Canby School District has a new timeline for public involvement in developing the $75 million bond proposal that may be placed on the ballot for May. An Oregon City teen was killed in a single-vehicle crash near Beavercreek Wednesday. A Canby couple has a vision for a shelter to serve women veterans and their children impacted by sexual and domestic violence.

Canby Conversation: "What is the story of Canby?" Katie Pratt, of the historical preservation firm Northwest Vernacular, says that is the most common question she has heard in surveying local residents on their views about our town's history and heritage. She tells us why history is important to a small town, and how city leaders might use her work to preserve Canby's story for generations to come.

After the Break: Canby Area Chamber Director Kyle Lang gives us a preview of the upcoming chamber gala, which looks to be a groovy good time. And, on Canby Then, we begin our series on Canby's park history with a look back at the incredible life and times of Aaron E. Wait, the state's first Supreme Court chief justice and namesake of our beloved Wait Park.

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Episode 139: Making a Splash

Episode 139: Making a Splash

January 26, 2020

News and More: The victim in the suspected drunken driving crash near Aurora State Airport last week was a longtime Portland comic and more. The county will ask Canby and ODOT for funding support of the Canby Ferry. Volleyball standout Ruby Kayser is Canby High School's first-ever female Royal Cougar.

Canby Conversation: This week, the story of the newest company to come online in the Canby industrial park. It's Active Water Sports, and believe us when we say they are looking to make a big splash. General Manager Dan Lay shares about his company, its remarkable history and their sparkling new storage facility and showroom in Canby.

After the Break: Shantel Harney, president of Canby Kids Inc., tells us about this wonderful nonprofit that provides sports opportunities for hundreds of local kids every year, and the poker tournament "fun-raiser" planned for this Saturday. The grand prize is 1,000 big ones, and no: We're not bluffing. Tickets here.

This Week's Sponsors: Odd Moe's PizzaDirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare Saloon

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Episode 138: Natural Woman

Episode 138: Natural Woman

January 22, 2020

News and More: Canby's city administrator apologizes for the way Columbia Distributing's application for a tax incentive zone was presented to the city council. A Canby 12-year-old soars through the air on her way to another impressive performance in the U.S. Indoor Skydiving National Championships. We think she might be an actual superhero.

Canby Conversation: What is naturopathic medicine? Dr. Erin Walker, founder and medical director of the Canby Clinic, joins to answer that question. She also tells us about the special role her clinic fills for many Canby families and how her approach emphasizes patient education and striving to find the true cause of illness. 

After the Break: On Canby Then, we get a head of ourselves, as we bring you the story of a startling discovery a paper mill crew made on the banks of the Willamette River almost 100 years ago. Some thought it a monster; others, vindication of a very tall tale. But what was it really? Find out, on the Canby Now Podcast.

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Episode 137: Down to Business

Episode 137: Down to Business

January 19, 2020

News and More: Columbia Distributing is in line for a big tax break for its new facility in Canby, and some local officials are not happy about it. The city's thinking re: the old library is changing has changed, after estimates for their planned redevelopment project came in $3 million over budget. Harefest comes home. 

Canby Conversation: This week, we're talking all things business and economic development with Canby Area Chamber Director Kyle Lang and Economic Development and Tourism Coordinator Calvin LeSueur. We ask about the weirdest thing Kyle has ever worn to a meeting; Calvin has to think about it.

After the Break: The Canby Music crew is putting on a show at Gwynn's Coffeehouse at the end of the month. A forum is planned to discuss the community impacts of widespread vaping. As they say, where there's smoke, there's forum.

This Week's Sponsors: Odd Moe's PizzaDirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare Saloon, Canby Music

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Episode 136: Guest of Honor

Episode 136: Guest of Honor

January 15, 2020

News and More: Lone Elder Pizza was robbed at gunpoint shortly after closing this weekend. More clarity has come in the recent tragedy on the Oregon Coast. A former civilian manager at Camp Withycombe owes the U.S. Army more than $2.5 million in restitution after pleading guilty to fraudulent claims. 

Canby Conversation: Linda Tate and Charity Payne join to talk about the Honor Flight Program, which provides free trips to our nation's veterans to ensure they get to see the monuments in Washington, D.C., that are dedicated to their service and sacrifice. Also, a memorable homecoming for a WWII vet in Canby's recent history.

After the Break: Do the Canby Cougars need any more spirit? They did just take down the No. 1 team in the state, after all. Coach Craig Evans tells us about the upcoming Spirit Week festivities anyway, along with his squad's big upset. And on Canby Then, a small country church, a family farm and the project that brought them together: the story of Hope Village.

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Episode 135: Ya Masek

Episode 135: Ya Masek

January 12, 2020

News and More: Columbia Distributing could be in line for a sizable tax break on its new facility in the Canby industrial park. Canby’s newest store is now open, and its name comes from one of the most famous surfing movies ever made.

Canby Conversation: Today's guest is artist Sheryl Masek, of Cerebral Artworks. She's a master of fluid acrylic pouring, a technique she discovered by accident on YouTube and has perfected over the years. 

After the Break: Title I Reading Specialist Jennifer Silbernagel joins to tell us about a new program to get families reading together. Canby High School Theatre's new project takes aim at hygiene. 

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Episode 134: On the Linebackers

Episode 134: On the Linebackers

January 8, 2020

News and More: One of the region's top wholesale distributors of fresh fruits and veggies is eyeing a move to Canby. Their application to build a new, state-of-the-art facility goes before the Planning Commission on Monday. A connection with the Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway — the state's top attraction for cyclists — could be in the cards for future development of the Molalla Forest Road Trail.

Canby Conversation: "They are nice young men. They like to give back. They take care of their mother. I'm far more proud of them in that sense than the football thing." Those words from Canby resident Pam Wilson, whose nephews include NFL linebackers Mychal and Eric Kendricks. Eric's Minnesota Vikings and Mychal's Seattle Seahawks both take the gridiron this weekend with their Super Bowl hopes on the line. Only one thing is certain: Aunt Pam's throat will be sore come Monday.

After the Break: Andrea from Los Dos Agaves teaches us some new words. Finally, on Canby Then, the tragic story of a trusted financial wizard whose offer seemed too good to be true, and it was.

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Episode 133: Easy as Python

Episode 133: Easy as Python

January 5, 2020

News and More: Plastic grocery bags are now banned in Oregon, and some people are real unhappy about it. Head boys basketball coach Craig Evans recaps the wild ending to Friday night's game. Damn, Canby. You look good for 150. 

Canby Conversation: This summer, we thought we saw a guy leave a grocery store in Canby with a 14-foot-long snake around his neck. Turns out, that's exactly what we saw. His name is Micah Westgate, and he has embraced his reputation as the Canby Snake Guy.

After the Break: More fun and games with the Canby Snake Guy and his pets, in this two-part, extended interview. Plus, we roll our a new segment, the Canby Now Community Board!

This Week's Sponsors: Odd Moe's PizzaDirectLinkAdvantage MortgageWild Hare Saloon

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Episode 132: Cougar Country

Episode 132: Cougar Country

January 1, 2020

News and More: The Canby School Board's opinions are divided over cellphone use in high school classrooms. The district's list of most critical facilities projects add up to about $35 million. Almost 140 jobs in Canby have been preserved, thanks to the state of Oregon's successful retention of ICC Northwest.

Canby Conversation: We're starting the new year by looking back. Don't worry: we look forward, too! We're doing both, with our eye on the Canby Cougar football team, and with the help of head coach Jimmy Joyce and senior captain Bryant Raeburn. Together, we recap the Cougs' up-and-down season, and the surprising move to 5A.

After the Break: Should auld acquaintance be forgot? Cutsforth's Market says farewell to its longest serving employee, Ron Russ, who retired this week after over 44 years of service. At the other end of the spectrum, Canby Music introduces its new repair wizard, Nathan Doty.

This Week's Sponsors: Canby Foursquare ChurchDirectLinkAdvantage Mortgage, Wild Hare Saloon, Canby Music

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Episode 131: 2020, Here We Come!

Episode 131: 2020, Here We Come!

December 29, 2019

News and More: The Canby Area Parks and Recreation District hopes to get leaner in the coming new year (join the club, right?). A 10-acre solar farm has been approved on South Spangler Road. Speaking of roads, there's an extra 500 feet on North Maple the city has agreed to manage.

Canby Conversation: It's that time again, when local media outlets look back over the top stories from the year that was. And, since we've actually been in existence for a full year this time, we're taking full advantage. Join us as we look back, and forward, and finally name our inaugural Canby Person of the Year for 2019.

After the Break: The president of the newest company in the Canby Pioneer Industrial Park tells us what hot isostatic pressing is. Unfortunately, it has nothing to do with vibranium, but is still super cool.

This Week's Sponsors: Canby Foursquare ChurchOdd Moe's PizzaMy Cowboy CabinDirectLinkAdvantage MortgageVictory Point Property GroupPromotional Strategies

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Episode 130: Canby Now Christmas Special

Episode 130: Canby Now Christmas Special

December 25, 2019

It's Christmas, and we want to party with you! Join us as we share the sounds of the season, with the Oregon Trail Pitchpipers, Rebecca and Ray Hardiman and, of course, the Canby High School Cantalinas. And don't miss this week's very special Canby Conversation, as Francke and Tyler share our favorite Christmas memories — even the ones that happened to somebody else. From burning chicken coops to Nakatomi Plaza, Merry Christmas, ya filthy animals.

This Week's Sponsors: Canby Foursquare Church, Odd Moe's Pizza, My Cowboy Cabin, DirectLink, Advantage Mortgage, Victory Point Property Group, Promotional Strategies

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Episode 129: The Problem of Pain

Episode 129: The Problem of Pain

December 18, 2019

News and More: The Canby School District avoids a possible teachers' strike with this week's news of a compromise over wages and benefits. The embattled Molalla River School Board chair will keep her position. Tofte Farms' sixth and final phase has been approved.

Canby Conversation: "What we've done in America in the last 30 years is made pain an unacceptable experience of the human condition." In our final episode before next week's Christmas special, we learn more about the opioid crisis in our country, where only 5 percent of the world's population consumes 85 percent of the world's opiates. Dr. Andrew Suchocki, a primary care doctor and Clackamas County's medical director, tells us his view of the grim reality, and the path forward.

After the Break: Paul Modesitt, a recovering heroin addict and now an alcohol and drug counselor, brings a message of hope and healing. More of the same on Canby Then, as we bring you two stories of local athletes who overcame impossible odds to reach the pinnacles if their sports.

Resources: OregonPainGuidance.org. For Clackamas County residents, call Dr. Suchocki's team at 503-655-8471. No patients turned away. 

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