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Corvallis The Year in Review 2012

Last Modified: 10/28/16
First Published: 11/28/12
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The year 2012 was full of interesting, thoughtful, and timely events in Corvallis, Oregon. I have been fortunate to have participated in and or been an attendee at many noteworthy news happenings in our community. When I began looking through the many thousands of photos from 2012 I found it nearly impossible to leave out an event that may be the one that the discerning reader may want to become a part of in 2013.

So, I have included 200+ photos with captions identifying location, happening etc. My hope is that you will take a few minutes to "click" through these photos and perhaps you might find that you were actually there!

Many of the events of the Kiwanis Club of Corvallis are included. First as a member of Kiwanis I want to make certain our community knows of the fine work Kiwanis members perform each year and second perhaps you may want to become a member of Kiwanis in 2013.


Corvallis City Club is another fine group of local citizens and business people. You will perhaps also consider joining Corvallis City Club? Then what about volunteering at the Corvallis Senior Center or hike with the Marys Peak Group, both excellent ways to get to know Corvallis better.

Plan on attending a Corvallis City Council meeting in 2013, find out more about how your local Government operates. Oregon State University is a major and vital cog in our community. Many opportunities are available in 2013 to attend an event at OSU, think about it!

There is the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition, CASA, Downtown Corvallis Association and many more civic, fraternal and business groups that are available to join.

Hope you will enjoy this pictorial of Corvallis 2012!

Comments
Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:23 pm
Name: Paul M. Comment: Great photos. A lot of good topics to go through and for Corvallis to consider in 2013.

Mon Dec 31, 2012 3:31 pm
Name: Betty G. Comment: A unique approach to get people to participate in what happens in Corvallis. Photos are good and captions are interesting.

Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:19 pm
Name: Christine Comment: When is the State of the University Address at OSU scheduled this year? Nice grouping of your photos.

Sun Jan 06, 2013 6:39 pm
Name: Barry Z. Comment: Good Stuff!

Mon Jan 14, 2013 3:42 pm
Name: Kelly Menninger Comment: We do love our city. Plenty of people having fun in so many ways. Looking forward to all of the fun in 2013.

Wed Jan 30, 2013 3:31 pm
Name: B. Zaklad Comment: I do believe that I have never seen quite this number of pictures in one piece! wonderful work!

Sun Feb 10, 2013 3:00 am
Name: Richard Walsh Comment: Good mix of events. I like the fact that you have presented a representation of what one can do for recreation, civic engagement and economic vitality with some idea of political sensibilities.

Wed Feb 13, 2013 6:39 pm
Name: Thomas Comment: Hey, the train photo reminded me that the annual train exhibit will be at the Corvallis Library in March.

Fri Feb 15, 2013 2:25 am
Name: Peggy M. Comment: It took a while but I read every caption under each photo! Not bad!

Sun Feb 17, 2013 11:28 am
Name: Benjamin Comment: I have been looking around your site, political articles are interesting. This piece is unique. Hiking looks like fun and the local features are interesting.

Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:47 pm
Name: Chuck M. Comment: Did you actually attend each of these events? Impressive if you did!

Wed Mar 06, 2013 8:59 am
Name: Kona Baru767 Comment: Yes, Great stuff! The question I have is how and when will our leaders in Corvallis lay the foundation for some real economic growth that will create more than just entry level service jobs? Then more people will be doing this kind of stuff bringing more dollars locally.

Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:27 am
Name: Peter Accera Comment: I was a part of the America's First Day Hike in 2012, nice pictures.

Wed Apr 24, 2013 3:03 pm
Name: Jimmy Rafferty Comment: Cool Idea! Liked the veggies, the trains, the hiking, just about everything. No picture of the Christmas tree?

Mon Apr 29, 2013 9:33 am
Name: Carol K. Comment: What is the status on that historic neighborhood work survey from last year? I noticed a picture of the survey map and a couple of people I know.

Tue May 28, 2013 10:34 pm
Name: Bob Betschardt Comment: This is the type of advertising that should be done by the Chamber of Commerce and the city economic development team. This is the type of get out in front stuff that may persuade spouses to move to Corvallis.

Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:39 pm
Name: Braddock Comment: Send this to the chamber of commerce. The chamber can use this as proof that Corvallis is a great place to come have fun and spend some money.

Sun Jun 30, 2013 5:25 am
Name: Michael L. Comment: reading through this piece was both interesting and kind of funny. I just never give any thought to getting myself to some of these events. I may just make the effort now.

Thu Jul 04, 2013 5:10 pm
Name: Dana Comment: How many years has Lori Rentz been coming to the July 4th parade as the statute of Liberty?

Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:49 am
Name: Benjamin Comment: Dana,
Lori Rentz has been in the July 4th parade, as the Statute of Liberty, every year since 2005.

Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:42 am
Name: Louis Spoto Comment: Like the way you presented this. Good statement of the qualities of your community

Sat Oct 19, 2013 2:53 pm
Name: Thomas Buonomo Comment: Politics & Hiking two of my favorite topics and wine a close second. Lots of very interesting places and some good photos too.

Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:56 am
Name: Danny Tedesco Comment: Creative, interesting, great marketing for your town.

Sat Nov 23, 2013 10:13 am
Name: Steve Brill Comment: Corvallis looks like the place with lots of stuff happening. I have been looking at some of you postings especially liked the hiking pictures. The First Day (New years Day) Hike is something we may take a look at in January.

Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:38 am
Name: Cody Comment: Was roaming through your site and found this story. Wow, not bad some nice pictures of some interesting events.

Sun Dec 29, 2013 7:43 am
Name: Kenneth Gentile Comment: I have been looking for some pictures about activities that happen in communities around the Willamette Valley and found your work. This is cool stuff and liked the way that you did this.

Fri Oct 28, 2016 7:08 am
Name: George Damascheck Comment: Impressive, Interesting photo gallery, lots of activity, seems like a nice place to live.

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