McKenzie River Reflections - Make the McKenzie Connection!

McKenzie River Inn


September 1, 2012

BBQ & Wine Tasting

People had a great time at the McKenzie River Inn’s June 30th BBQ and wine tasting to benefit the Cascade Raptor Center. Besides the Raptors presentation, attendees could browse the comprehensive and very informative on Donald Mackenzie in the McKenzie Mobil Museum. In the spirit of Oregon, with the rain, the event raised $200 for the Cascade Raptor Center.

Brian brought along a Saker Falcon normally from Eastern Europe, which has been captured by falconers until their numbers are now diminished. The Center is raising these chicks and releasing them to increase their survival.

The wine from Rolling Bay Winery (featured in Seattle’s Best) was delightful and full of flavor. Alphonse de Klerk, the Wine Maker, produces a variety of reds such as an ‘09 Cuvee’ Aldaro or Syrah, and whites with crisp taste - like Fusion and a Pinot Gris.

Oakshire Brewery had a wonderful selection of beers. They included Amber Ale, Expresso Stout, and Watershed IPA to name a few.

Of course the food was right out of a Martha Stewart magazine... tender pork ribs, fried chicken, baked fresh salmon with a savory sauce.

The music with the young artist Isabelle was well worth coming for. She is studying music with her dad, Bert.

The McKenzie River Inn has a great view of the river and is well tended by the hosts Ellie and Hubertina. They hope to do another benefit in the future.

Lane Electric provides free healthy savings benefits

Lane Electric’s Co-op Connections Card Program just got better. The same card that has offered discounts at a variety of local merchants and has saved Lane Electric members more than $26,000 on prescriptions now offers members significant savings on lab & imaging services, chiropractic, dental, vision and hearing care.

The new Healthy Savings Package is available at no cost to Lane Electric members who present their Connection Cards to participating providers.

There are a variety of ways to locate local providers participating in the Healthy Savings Program. Lane Electric members can:

• Call 800.800.7616 (Members should have their card handy)

• Visit http://www.laneelectric. com/touchstone-energy

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Savings examples include discounts of 10 to 60 percent off eyeglasses, contact lenses and eye exams; 20 to 40 percent discounts on a range of dental care services; and 30 percent off chiropractic treatments.

Many insurance plans do not include provisions for dental, hearing and vision care. With the new Healthy Savings Package, Lane Electric’s members get FREE access to five discounted health benefit areas: vision, dental, hearing, lab imaging and chiropractic care.

Detailed information on the program, available savings and how to take advantage of the entire Healthy Savings package is posted at If you do not have access to the Internet, please call 541-484-1151 and a printed packet will be provided.

July 12, 2012

McKenzie River Reflections



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