A selection of my published stories.
Eugene’s local daily newspaper which reaches more than 190,00 people in Lane County in print and online.
A new, monthly magazine covering Lane County, Oregon, and what makes it such a great place to play, learn, grow and live.
- A Century of Fresh Fruit and Vegetables – June 2015
- The Community of the Saw – June 2015
Drink, Eat, Listen – And Buy Art – June 2015
- Facing change with courage – May 2015
- Beauty, color, sound at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum – May 2015
- Stay Local, Stay Tough, Stay Gorgeous – May 2015
- Springing back into gardening – April 2015
- Obsidians: Enjoying the great Oregon outdoors, all life long – April 2015
- Kicking it kid style in Lane County – April 2015
- Growing generations of food – March 2015
- Senior stretch – March 2015
PeaceHealth Sacred Heart Medical Center Foundation
Fundraising has lots of great stories–of people helped and lives saved by donations from generous folk with kind hearts. I’ve had the privilege of writing about donors who’ve made a difference and the patients whose lives have been changed for the better.
Cornerstone, the donor newsletter for the three PeaceHealth foundations in Oregon, won several marketing communications awards, including two MarCom Gold Awards and a Hermes Creative Gold Award.
- The miracle of life blossoms – Cornerstone March 2013
- It was the worst headache of my life – fundraising letter 2012
- Colette’s Volunteers In Medicine story – 2011 employee campaign
- HIV Alliance Patient Story – 2011 employee campaign
- Joanna Bartlett’s story – 2010 employee campaign
- Natasha Hyatt’s story – 2010 employee campaign
- Mental health medication fund – Cornerstone Fall 2010
- Sacred Heart Guild’s 60th anniversary – Cornerstone Summer 2010
- Garage Sale for the Kids – Cornerstone Summer 2010
- Judy Patton donor profile – Cornerstone Summer 2010
- Mary Ann Beauchamp profile – Cornerstone Spring 2010
- Children’s Miracle Network new NICU ambulance – Cornerstone Spring 2010
Rochester insider was a free newsweekly published by Gannett, Inc. covering events, why it’s cool to live in Rochester, places to go and products you never thought you’d want to buy.
- nightlife: Buckle up for ‘Bee-Eater music’ – Oct. 8, 2004
- tastes: It’s time for martinis – Oct. 29, 2004
- nightlife: Chicks dig guys in lab coast and thick glasses , profile on The Isotopes – Nov. 5, 2004
- travel: A big trip to the Big Apple – Nov. 19, 2004
- home: Holiday decor – less is more – Nov. 26, 2004
- nightlife: A poet’s grace, a singer’s voice, profile on singer/songwriter JoAnn Vaccaro
From 1999-2000, I was a staff writer and columnist for the Crossroads Chronicle in Cashiers, N.C. I covered local events, profiled people of interest and provided insight into the workings of the community. I was published under the names Silandara Skydancer and Silandara Bartlett.
News and feature stories:
- Foggy streak – a news story on a local flasher. Won second place in the 1999 NCPA Journalism Contest for general news reporting (Feb. 3, 1999)
- Watching fires, years roll by from Hogback – profile of a Forest Service fire tower attendant (July 28, 1999)
- Jackson County’s best friends – a feature story profiling the community’s oddest pets (May 26, 1999)
- Disaster team ready to help at a moment’s notice – feature/news story on group of young adults volunteering in Oklahoma after extensive tornado damage to the area (July 28, 1999)
- Series on recycling in Jackson County, N.C.:
- Economic outlook for Cashiers, N.C. (June 1999)
- Trend story on aluminum Christmas trees