John Spencer had an epiphany during a lunch meeting in the summer of 2019 when he suddenly realized that he wasn’t content with what he was doing for a living and that something had to change. It all started with some wise counsel from a client and trusted friend.
For fans of the Netflix documentary, “Wild, Wild Country,” who have always wondered what happened to the 64,000-acre central Oregon ranch that acted as a home base for the Rajneeshees’ cult — yes, the ones who tried to poison residents of The Dalles, Oregon, by spiking local salad bars with salmonella — Camas native Simone McAlonen has got a story for you.
The buildings, people, flora and fauna of Camas’ historic downtown provided ample muses for the artists who took part in the 2021 Plein Air Art Event, hosted by the Camas Gallery, on Friday, Sept. 3.
Anyone who loves to catch a behind-the-scenes glimpse of artists in action will want to attend this week’s Plein Air & Art Event in downtown Camas.
Michelle Fox is overcome with joy, gratitude and a bit of disbelief when she thinks about how the TreeSong Nature Awareness and Retreat Center’s two recent major projects were completed thanks to the hard work and financial assistance from a variety of community members, organizations and businesses who love nature and believe in her mission.