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Pat Pendley’s Get To Know Oregon Blog The Oregon Jamboree

OREGON JAMBOREE
2 STAGES 22 SHOWS ONE SWEET WEEKEND
AUGUST 2-4, 2013

ABOUT THE JAMBOREE

Each year, thousands of fans gather from across the nation to attend The Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home – the Northwest’s premier three-day country music and camping festival, but many may not know that the Jamboree is actually a non-profit event.

For over 20 years the Oregon Jamboree has been the fundraising arm of The Sweet Home Economic Development Group (SHEDG), it was created to help fund both economic and quality of life projects in Sweet Home, Oregon. Over the past 21 years the event has helped in the fundraising of over a million dollars in economic development and non-profit projects. So when you buy a ticket to the Oregon Jamboree you are also helping to build a community!

But don’t worry though; we will make sure you get your money’s worth with two stages, 22 shows, three beer and wine gardens, concessions booths, a Kids Zone and three jumbo screens throughout the venue make every seat feel like a front row seat. Music-lovers can also stay close to the action by camping out at one of our many RV and tent camping sites near the venue.

The picturesque beauty of Sweet Home – nestled between the Cascade Mountains and the Santiam River – sets a stunning backdrop for this star-studded weekend.
Join us for a weekend of family fun and music at The Oregon Jamboree in Sweet Home!

2013 LINEUP
Toby Keith
Luke Bryan
Dwight Yoakam
Jerrod Niemann
Kip Moore
Thomas Rhett
Neal McCoy
Sarah Darling
Dean Alexander
Brett Eldredge
Dakota Bradley
Maggie Rose
Drake White

FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TICKET INFORMATION VISIT http://www.oregonjamboree.com/tickets/#sthash.O5e4MY7H.dpuf
OR CONTACT
Oregon Jamboree:
401 Main Street Suite D
Sweet Home, OR 97386
Phone: 541-367-8800

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Changing loan types after you are under contract – Too risky?

Signed Sold Delivered

Part of making an offer on a home is specifying which type of loan you intend to use for the purchase, down to the number of years and type of interest rate (fixed or adjustable). While the contract (at least in our area) allows you to change the type of loan that you use, doing so comes with certain risks that should not be ignored.

The direct effect of such a change is on the contract’s financing contingency, which is meant to protect you a) if rates go up further, or b) you are unable to get the loan you need to buy the property after all.
In order to exercise the contingency to void the contract and get your deposit back under either of those circumstances, you have to present the sellers (within the allotted time) with a denial letter for the exact loan that you described in the…

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Real Estate Reads – 6/28/13

Behind The Close

Some news concerning the world of real estate:

The importance of real estate concerning family matters
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Hurry, Shoppers! Mortgages won’t stay low for long
• …or play the waiting game.
San Francisco: One the premier markets
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Dallas market attracting builders from other parts
• High-income makers get into house flipping

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Make Your Own Potting Bench From Old Pallets

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Start with two pallets that initially held boxes of tile because tile box pallets provide the longest and strongest lumber. Teisl says the potting bench’s 37-inch-high work surface is perfect for potting plants.

What You’ll Need:

One or two wooden pallets

Framing hammer

Pry bar

Measuring tape

Straightedge

Pencil

Miter saw or circular saw

2×4 lumber (optional)

Table saw

1-5/8-inch galvanized exterior screws

Screw gun

Glue (optional)

Level

Drill

Sandpaper

Tack cloth or vacuum

Stain and polyurethane or primer and paint

Step 1: Disassemble the Pallets
Disassemble the pallet(s) using a hammer and pry bar. Be careful not to damage the ends of the boards during deconstruction. Select the widest, best-looking boards for the countertop. Measure the salvaged wood; its dimensions will determine how wide the finished bench can be. (Hawley’s benches usually measure 40-42 inches wide.)

Step 2: Make the Boards Uniform
Using a straightedge, pencil, and miter or circular saw, mark and trim away splintered wood and square the edges of the boards — “unless you want to keep the nail holes,” Hawley says. “Some people think they look unique.” He suggests cutting off knotholes and other weak parts of the boards.

Step 3: Build the Legs
Use the pallet base or 2×4 lumber for the legs. Because most pallets have three 2×4 pieces, you need to break down a second pallet or join two pallet pieces with screws to make a fourth leg. To get the hutch top above the countertop height, notch with the table saw 8 inches out of each of the two 2×4 pieces (for the back legs), and add another notched piece for the desired height of 60 inches. “Sister” these two notched pieces with screws, and glue, if you wish. These pieces can come from the other pallet’s 2×4 base pieces or from 1x material cut to match the width of the leg pieces. After you’ve notched out all four of the back legs and extension pieces, connect them with screws.

Step 4: Frame It Up
Starting with the two back legs, attach a 1×26-inch board; this will be the depth of the bench. Screw it in perpendicular to the inside of the leg pieces so the tops of the boards will be 36 inches from the ground. Screw in the other front leg to the 1x piece so you have a configuration resembling a lowercase h. Repeat so you have two identical pieces that will serve as the framework for the left and right sides of your bench.

Step 5: Attach the Skirts
Add one countertop board at the back of the bench to support it, then position the front face board, or skirt, and install it. “Sister” the front legs to match the thickness of the back legs. Flip the bench over and install the back skirt to complete the frame.

Step 6: Add Blocks
Measure and install blocks on the back legs in the spaces directly in front of the back skirt. You will screw the final countertop piece into these blocks.

Step 7: Install the Countertop
Choose your countertop pieces, lay them flush with each other from front to back, and screw them into place. The front countertop piece can overlap the front skirt slightly if you wish. You will have to cut the last piece to the appropriate width and length.

Step 8: Build the Bottom Shelf Support
To create supports for the bottom shelf, about 7 inches above the base attach two 1x pieces to the front and back legs on each side. To ensure consistent shelf height, you can install temporary spacers (the longer pieces parallel to and touching the ground) and measure the distance between the tops of the spacers and the tops of the shelf-support pieces.

Step 9: Install the Bottom and Top Shelves
Screw in the bottom shelf pieces using 1x material the same way you did the countertop. Add the top shelf, screwing it into the tops of the back legs.

Step 10: Add the Back Slats
Install more 1x boards to form the back slats, generously and evenly spacing the boards so you can hook things over them in the future. Use a level to make sure the slats are straight.

Step 11: Cut Bracing Blocks
Using 1x material, measure for length and cut two blocks with 45-degree ends. Drill holes into the edges so the blocks won’t split when you screw them into place. Start screws into the blocks.

Step 12: Install Bracing Blocks
Position the bracing blocks on the insides of the back legs. Drive screws into the back legs, the countertop, and the back skirt. Drill in the back-skirt screws from the outside. These blocks will prevent side-to-side motion of the bench

Step 13: Smooth the Surface
Remove all rough, splinter-inducing spots with sandpaper.

Step 14: Stain or Paint
Wipe down or vacuum the entire bench to remove wood dust. Stain or paint the bench. Hawley applies one coat of stain, then two coats of polyurethane, following the label instructions for drying times. If you paint, apply two coats of primer and two coats of paint for a long-lasting finish.

Courtesy of
Better Homes and Gardens
http://www.bhg.com/gardening/yard/tools/make-your-own-potting-bench/#page=17

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Oregon Business Activity For The Week Ending June 21,2013

For the week ending June 21, 2013

OREGON COAST

• Cannon Beach Café & Olio Cupcake Co. opened in Cannon Beach. The Parisian-style restaurant offers a gourmet lunch menu, box lunches, catering services, and a cupcake bar. Cannon Beach Chamber Newsletter, 6/13/2013

• Statewide MediTrans, a medical transportation service, opened in Brookings. Curry Coastal Pilot, 6/11/2013

• Cloverdale’s Garden Café opened in Cloverdale. It offers biscuits and gravy, muffins, pastries, soups, and sandwiches. Headlight-Herald, 6/5/2013

SOUTHERN OREGON

• Texas Roadhouse, a steakhouse chain restaurant, opened in Medford. It employs 179 people. KDRV, 6/17/2013

• Sol de Sutherlin, a Mexican restaurant, opened in Sutherlin. It employs six people. The News-Review, 6/10/2013

• Lily Bee’s Consignment opened in Grants Pass. It offers home, garden, and art items. Grants Pass Daily Courier, 6/9/2013

CENTRAL OREGON / COLUMBIA GORGE

• Blue Orchid Photography opened in Sisters. The Nugget Newspaper, 6/18/2013

• Erickson Aero Tanker in Madras plans to hire about 35 pilots and mechanics over the next few years. The Bulletin, 6/17/2013

• Redline Tactical, LLC opened in The Dalles. It offers ammunition, guns, and related equipment. The Dalles Chronicle, 6/12/2013

• Rat Hole Brewing will open a brewpub in Bend in July. The Bulletin, 6/7/2013

• Redmond Mail Depot opened. It offers shipping, postal, and business-related services. The Redmond Spokesman, 6/5/2013

• Tetherow Resort in Bend will add a pub called The Row. The Bulletin, 6/1/2013


EASTERN OREGON

• Bee Hive Homes, a provider of residential assisted living for the elderly, will open a facility in Baker City. Baker City Herald, 6/10/2013

• The Eaves Drop-In restaurant opened in Enterprise. Wallowa County Chieftain, 6/5/2013

• Sunshine Pediatrics in Ontario will close. Argus Observer, 5/28/2013

PORTLAND AND SURROUNDING AREAS

• Ohio Retail Security and Mainstreet Maintenance plans to lay off 49 security and cleaning services workers at Lloyd Center in Portland. The Oregonian, 6/18/2013

• Pinwheel, a clothing and home goods resale shop, opened in north Portland. The Oregonian, 6/16/2013

• Poplandia, a gourmet popcorn shop, opened in northwest Portland. The Oregonian, 6/16/2013

• Drake’s 7 Dees will close its southeast Portland garden center. The Oregonian, 6/15/2013

• Plainfield’s Mayur, an Indian restaurant in downtown Portland, will close. The Oregonian, 6/13/2013

• Axiom EPM, a Tigard business software company, will lay off an unspecified number of its nearly 100 employees. The Oregonian, 6/12/2013

• Jewart’s Gymnastics Northwest opened in Wilsonville. Wilsonville Spokesman, 6/10/2013

• Ataula, a tapas restaurant, will open in northwest Portland. The Oregonian, 6/7/2013

• Sen Yai, a restaurant specializing in Thai-inspired noodles, opened in southeast Portland. Neighborhood Notes, 6/4/2013

• Hatch restaurant in downtown Portland closed. The Oregonian, 6/2/2013

• Sand Bar at Fish Grotto, a rum bar, opened in downtown Portland. The Oregonian, 6/2/2013

• Saint Helens Pizza & Pub opened in St. Helens. The South County Spotlight, 5/31/2013

WILLAMETTE VALLEY

• Orchards Bistro opened in southeast Salem. Statesman Journal, 6/19/2013

• GreenFLEX, a Salem manufacturer of structural panels used for commercial and residential buildings, will relocate to Stayton. It employs about 50 people and plans to add about 50 more. Statesman Journal, 6/19/2013

• Terminus, a restaurant in Corvallis, will close. Corvallis Gazette-Times, 6/17/2013

• Polk County Mental Health and Health and Human Services departments will eliminate 16 positions by the end of June. Polk County Itemizer-Observer, 6/11/2013

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Tips For Single Homebuyers…

Paul Simpson - Real Estate

20130309-220320.jpgIn the last few years, homes have became increasingly owned by single homeowners. Many single people are realizing that there are many benefits to owning a home that aren’t just for married couples.

Single homebuyers face unique challenges in buying. They have to compete with dual-income households, which can be tough when the market is hot and competition is fierce.

But whether you are single or married, some real estate basics hold true. For example, the biggest decision factor for both continues to be the old and true — location, location, location. The neighborhood, price, and closeness to work, school, family and friends are important factors to consider in a home.

With the ever-present economic uncertainty and high home values in many areas, many single homebuyers wonder if they can afford a home. With the uncertainty of  interest rates, this is a valid worry.

In many areas, inventory is slim…

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Light Up Your Night With an Easy Outdoor Table Lamp

This might be the easiest lamp makeover you’ll ever see. A quick trip to Goodwill, where I found a really cool pink acrylic lamp, and to the hardware store and a few minutes with a pair of scissors were all it took to add some soft light to my outdoor space. An electricity-free and battery-free outdoor table lamp like this one — it’s solar powered — is perfect for summer nights on your patio or deck

Materials and tools:
•Scissors
•Solar landscaping light (I got mine at Lowe’s for about $9)
•Lamp base (about $5 at Goodwill)
•Lamp shade with socket frame (about $4 at Goodwill)

1. Snip off the electric cord at the base of the lamp.

2. Unscrew the socket and pull out the remaining cord

3. Cut off the cord at the base of the socket.

4. Remove the metal bracket and screw the socket back on the threaded post.

5. Place the shade down over the socket.

6. Make sure the wire shade frame is snug on the socket.

7. Remove the plastic spike from a landscaping solar light.

8. Place the top of the solar light (with the small solar panel facing up) snugly into the socket. My light fit pretty well into the socket, but if yours is wobbly, try using some padding in the socket around the light base. A folded-up piece of scrap fabric, foam or even florist’s putty would work well.

Voilà! This cute little lamp looks great outdoors, day or night.

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