The Canby Now Podcast
Episode 105: Hope Springs Eternal

Episode 105: Hope Springs Eternal

September 25, 2019

Not only was Bob Kauffman instrumental to helping fulfill the vision of the Hope Village senior living community, he also has the distinction of being the second guy to ever move in. Hey — they don't call him Bob "Hope" Kauffman for nothing.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 104: A Memorable First Session

Episode 104: A Memorable First Session

September 22, 2019

No one was more disappointed by Aurora Mayor Kris Sallee's resignation than the former mayor herself, according to a statement from her last week. In other news, you can now check out much more than books at the Canby Public Library. Bubble maker? Metal detector? Karaoke machine?? Yes, please.

Her first session as an elected representative was an interesting one for Christine Drazan, from Canby. The newly appointed House minority leader for next year discusses the challenges and lessons from a session considered one of the most divisive in memory, which included two separate walkouts by her Republican colleagues in the Senate.

Back to Aurora. Lisa Hand, from Wind Horse Antiques, tells us about some of the fun, Victorian-themed events on tap this week and next. Finally, Tyler begins his series reviewing fall movies in the run-up to his favorite holiday, Halloween.

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Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 103: You’re Going Down…Town

Episode 103: You’re Going Down…Town

September 18, 2019
Canby has a new city administrator. Officially. Scott McClure starts in his new role Oct. 7. Economic development consultant Michele Reeves shares her thoughts on the story downtown Canby is telling. Volunteers are needed to help give historic Zion Memorial Cemetery a scrub-down. Finally, the story of Canby's world record-breaking, arrow-shooting, mountain climbing PE teacher, in Canby Then.
 
Episode 102: The Buckle Stops Here

Episode 102: The Buckle Stops Here

September 15, 2019

The mayor of Aurora resigns nine months into her term, amid concerns from staff that she was overstepping her authority. Ken and Malinda Buckles, of Remembering America's Heroes, say it's time the country apologizes for the way Vietnam veterans were treated. Eighteen years after the events of Sept. 11, the Canby community pauses to reflect. Tyler introduces the newest member of the Canby Now Podcast team, Joy Strube.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 101: Goin’ to the Chapel…

Episode 101: Goin’ to the Chapel…

September 11, 2019

Minors have an easier time illegally buying vaping products and cigarettes in Clackamas County than elsewhere in the state, according to a recent study. Marilyn and Martin Nash talk about the unparalleled history of the Canby Pioneer Chapel, the premier event space and landmark in the heart of Canby. Those Willows, the Portland-based indie band who are playing the Chapel this Saturday, discuss the nostalgia behind their latest single, "My Landline." Finally, a three-legged goat crashes a one-room schoolhouse in the latest edition of Canby Then.

Music in this episode: "My Landline" by Those Willows. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 100: Yeah — We Can’t Believe It Either

Episode 100: Yeah — We Can’t Believe It Either

September 8, 2019

Well, we did it. We made it to 100 episodes, and nobody has even had the good sense to try and stop us. Today, we're looking back on some of our favorite moments, favorite interviews, favorite music, favorite police stories and more. Thanks for coming along for the ride. See you in syndication!

Episode 99: Beginning of the End Zone

Episode 99: Beginning of the End Zone

September 4, 2019

The Canby Farmers Market wraps its season up this Saturday, and its new manager is hopeful for more community support if the local market is to survive. Speaking of first years, head football coach Jimmy Joyce shares his favorite moments from this summer and what fans should expect from the new-look Cougars. Calvin LeSueur from the city of Canby and Kyle Lang from the chamber talk First Thursday. Finally, the Canby School Board takes issue with boys' long hair and girls' heavy makeup and "extremely short skirts" before the start of the 1965 school year in today's Canby Then.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 98: Cora ❤️

Episode 98: Cora ❤️

September 1, 2019

Paul Ylvisaker, the original fireworks petitioner, offers some clarity on the controversy that engulfed much of the community this week. Eight-year-old Cora Sutton celebrates her first "heart birthday" (the one-year anniversary of her life-saving heart transplant) with her first podcast appearance! Francke and Tyler reflect on the fireworks fiasco and share their takes on some of the highs and lows. We celebrate the opening of Coffee Doodle Doo, Canby's newest cafe and hangout.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 97: We’re Just Gonna Call It “Neuro”

Episode 97: We’re Just Gonna Call It “Neuro”

August 28, 2019

The Canby School District has agreed to end the fireworks displays at high school football games this year. Or, maybe they haven't. We're not entirely sure. Karen and Brent Brelje, of Neurotherapeutic Pediatric Therapies Inc. (we're just gonna call it "Neuro") tell us about the time their daughter with special needs changed the course of their lives by saying three simple words. Daniel Godfrey, of Caldera International, shares his exciting plans for the old Parsons building (sushi, anyone??). And on Canby Then, we read old newspaper articles that say creepy things about teenage girls.

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Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 96: Cars, Cars, Cars, Cars!

Episode 96: Cars, Cars, Cars, Cars!

August 25, 2019

The city has asked the school district to forego fireworks at high school football games this season, plus, a new winery and tasting facility could be coming to Butteville Road. A record-breaking 710 (!!!) cars and other vehicles showed up for Saturday's 25th Anniversary Cutsforth's Cruise-In, and we hear about just a few of them, including the world's oldest school bus, a 215-mph speedster, a WWII Jeep and a (possibly) haunted hearse. 

Music in this episode: The Rebecca & Ray Hardiman Band, live from Wait Park. Plus, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 95: A Dahlia By Any Other Name

Episode 95: A Dahlia By Any Other Name

August 21, 2019

The Parsons building has a new owner (welcome to Canby, Caldera International!), as does the Blue Heron paper mill at Willamette Falls. Nicholas Gitts and Heather Schloe, of Swan Island Dahlias, tell us the stories behind their flowers' wacky — and sometimes, poignant — names. Several local LGBTQ groups are inviting the community to a Diversity Night Out event this Saturday.

Also on tap: a Repair Fair at Canby Public Library. Stacy Luddington returns to tell us all about it. Finally, Canby Then tells the story of the impromptu rodeo that broke out on Highway 99E in 1947.

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Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 94: Go Big or Go…Look, Just Go Big, OK?

Episode 94: Go Big or Go…Look, Just Go Big, OK?

August 18, 2019

Today, we bring you the news on what could be Canby's newest (and tallest) "tree." We catch up with the city's Jamie Stickel and Calvin LeSueur to get the scoop on Canby's Big Weekend and who is the best dancer in town.Tyler and Francke discuss better ways to disguise the proposed 130-foot monopole. Finally, Ken Arrigotti of the Backstop Bar & Grill dishes on his latest plans for the Canby Herald building.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 93: Take Me Out to the Fairgrounds

Episode 93: Take Me Out to the Fairgrounds

August 14, 2019

In this episode, we're live from the Clackamas County Fair! Join us as we terrify a guinea pig, meet the cutest puppy in Clackamas County right now (we're pretty sure), take a photo with Bigfoot, discuss nudity with the Rodeo Court (just blame J.J.) and sample the way-way-way-better-tasting-than-it-sounds Sour Cream & Raisin Pie.

Music in this episode: The Hanson Family, Joni and Olivia Harms, and https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 92: All’s Fair in Love & Horse

Episode 92: All’s Fair in Love & Horse

August 11, 2019

In today's episode, we hear about the favorite Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo memories from three guys who, well, help make the Clackamas County Fair and Canby Rodeo possible! It's Tyler Nizer, marketing and vendor coordinator for the Clackamas County Fairgrounds and Event Center, and Dan Mickelson and Todd Gary, two longtime members of the Canby Rodeo Board of Directors. See you at the fair!

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 91: For the Colony!

Episode 91: For the Colony!

August 7, 2019

In today's episode, we take a quick stroll down Highway 99E as we chat with Aurora Mayor Kris Taylor Sallee about this weekend's celebration of Aurora Colony Days, as well as what binds these two neighboring communities together. We also catch up with Havvy Ehrich, the Canby teen who won a gold medal and several other awards at this summer's International Powerlifting Championships in Helsingborg, Sweden. She'll tell us what about this amazing performance was somehow disappointing to her.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 90: Mr. Crawford

Episode 90: Mr. Crawford

August 4, 2019

In 1980, a fluke brought soon-to-be college graduate Tony Crawford to Canby for his student teaching assignment. It was a town he had never once set foot in before. But for 35 years, he dedicated himself to teaching a generation of Canby students.

To many, he's best-known for the many important and powerful guests he helped welcome to the Canby School District over the years, from First Lady Nancy Reagan to the Dalai Lama. In today's episode, we look back over Tony's remarkable career and discuss his next adventure, which will take him far, far from Canby.

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Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 89: What’s in a Name?

Episode 89: What’s in a Name?

July 31, 2019

You ever think, "Man, I loved it when Canby Community Theatre did (BLANK)! Wish they would do that one again"? Well, in this summer's very special 25th anniversary show, you get your wish, as the local theater troupe looks with all your favorite song and dance numbers from a quarter-century of top-quality productions. In today's episode, we hear from the cast and crew and give you a taste of what this musical extravaganza is like!

The only problem with the show is it doesn't have a name! Near the end of today's interview, Randy Hamilton suggested that we come up with one. We're pretty sure he was just joking, but you have to be real careful what you say to us, because we went and did it anyway! Click over to our Facebook page to see our design concept for Canby Community Theatre Presents: A Show to Remember.

Showtimes: 7 p.m. Aug. 1, 2, 3, 8, 9 and 10

Theater: Richard R. Brown Fine Arts Center

Tickets: $12, available at Cutsforth's Market, at the door and online: https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?ticketing=canby

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 88: Backyard Days

Episode 88: Backyard Days

July 28, 2019

We didn't scare her away! Today's episode features a return guest, as Joyce Ares of the Friends of the Canby Public Library comes back on the program to tell us about The Great Backyard and Patio Tour, which happens this Saturday. Like most of the benefits the Friends put on, the event is a fundraiser for the popular library programming that happens throughout the year.

So, if you ever find yourself the victim of one of her "shakedowns," remember: It's all for the kids.

Friends of the Canby Public Library: https://www.canbylibrary.org/friends-of-the-library.html

The Great Backyard and Patio Tour: Tickets available at the library and Cutsforth's Market.

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 87: It’s a Trap!

Episode 87: It’s a Trap!

July 24, 2019

Pull! Today's episode is all about trapshooting, as we introduce you to Issabella Berge, Canby's crack shooting teen who recently proved herself as one of the nation's top amateur performers on the sport's largest stage. At the recent USA High School Clay Target League National Championship, she accomplished the rare feat of shooting a perfect 100, an achievement matched by only six other competitors in a field of 1,800. She and her coaches take us back to that moment, which provoked cheers, applause, even tears of pride.

More on the Oregon State High School Clay Target League

Website: http://orclaytarget.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ORClayTarget/

Music in this episode: https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/

Episode 86: Little Bit Country

Episode 86: Little Bit Country

July 21, 2019

The Wild Hare Country Festival rode into Canby this past weekend, as the sounds of some of the best red dirt bands in the country transformed Pat's Acres into the old fashioned Wild, Wild West. Whitey Morgan and the chart-topping Cody Johnson headlined this year's festival. We'll bring you some of the sights and sounds (dirt not included).

Music in this episode: Courtesy the Dirty River Boys. Also, https://canbynowpod.com/music-credits/