The Canby Now Podcast
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.

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

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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.

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

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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. 

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

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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.

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

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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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Episode 128: A Shot of Whiskey Hill

Episode 128: A Shot of Whiskey Hill

December 15, 2019

News and More: The Aurora Airport Improvement Association looks to get by with a little help from their "Friends." No injuries this week in a single-alarm fire at OBC Northwest. Pressing business at the Canby industrial park. Molalla Fire saves a kitten, and it is the cutest thing ever.

Canby Conversation: Childhood sweethearts come back to their hometown to return the local store to its former glory. No, it's not the plot of the latest Hallmark Christmas movie, it's the real-life story of Amy and Darryl Lenhardt, and their planned restoration of the Whiskey Hill Store!

After the Break: Manager Aaron Wolfe looks back as Filberts Farmhouse Kitchen prepares to celebrate its first year in business. Manya Frazier tells about her simple idea to brighten up the holidays for her neighbors during a dark time.

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Episode 127: A Tough Nut to Cracker

Episode 127: A Tough Nut to Cracker

December 11, 2019

News and More: Councilors debate the appointment of a new planning commissioner, whose application some felt was overly political. Police see a rise in vehicle break-ins and car prowls. The owners of a neglected 21-acre nursery south of Canby hope to transform it into a premier wedding destination.

Canby Conversation: The music. The dance. The costumes. The...200 kids? It could only be that elegant Canby tradition, "The Nutcracker," presented by Allegro Dance Studio. Director Amanda Staehely joins to give us a sneak peak of this weekend's brand-new production.

After the Break: Spencer Labunski, general manager of iFLY Portland, tells us why he thinks he has the best job in the world. Plus, the legendary football coach who'll let you pee — but only if you're quiet about it — on Canby Then.

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Episode 126: Jazzing Things Up

Episode 126: Jazzing Things Up

December 8, 2019

News and More: The design options for the Canby splash pad are out, and some residents think they don't hold water. The final phase of the Tofte Farms subdivision is set to be reviewed by the planning commission. The downtown quiet zone enters its final phase of approval. Meet two of the guys responsible for "Lighting Up the Night" each year.

Canby Conversation: Real-life lounge singers — excuse me, restaurant lounge singers — Rebecca and Ray Hardiman make their first appearance on the Canby Now Podcast to tell us about helping to usher in the digital age of music (sorta) and whether or not jazz is polarizing and to talk all things The Carpenters. After the break, they give us a sampling of their smooth and nostalgic stylings, which are quickly becoming a staple at many local events, from First Thursday to the Cutsforth's Cruise-In.

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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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