Jamey Winchester is a set and prop builder by trade. At a garage sale recently, he found a banjo for $25. But when Winchester dusted it off and did a little research, he found this banjo had a tale to tell.
Therapy llamas and alpacas make the rounds to brighten the day of people in hospitals and centers.
Napoleon and Rojo spread goodwill and comfort people whenever they go visit people in the hospital. They’re big, hairy ambassadors with a special gift to make people smile. Napoleon is an alpaca. Rojo is a llama.
Is it possible to measure smell? In Washington County, they’re finding out.
Jeff Mandel is an ex-IT guy who made the career switch to making custom made shoes. After studying under several mentors in Europe who preserve the old method of custom making shoes one pair at a time, Jeff has started his own business in Portland called ExIT Shoes.
Powell’s Books, Portland’ independent bookstore, carries the title “History of the Expedition under the Command of Captains Lewis and Clark, Vol. 1″ in its Rare Book Room. It is valued at $350,000.
A Man and his Shovel, John Kalista is 87 years old. He’s been digging graves by hand since 1967, and he’s still going strong. At a time when machines and equipment usually do the job, John is a throwback to the old days. Just a man… and his shovel… are all it takes to get the job done.
KOIN’s Tim Becker reports from Sauvie Island, Oregon — where a floating saucer-like object has inspired some digging, and this “Life at Large” segment.
Wollrabe Family – The Family that Clowns Around – Cha Cha the clown and her family full of performers!
Willa Asbjornsen has been working out at the Southwest Community Center since she was 88-years-old.
Maple X.O. is a shop in Southeast Portland that turns old skateboards into jewelry and other items.
Oregon woman owns well over 500 nutcrackers, a collection she started amassing 15 to 20 years ago. A wonderful array of them, the smallest being less than an inch, and the tallest, a six-footer that stands in her dining room. She invited Tim Becker to tell this story because she wants to share the sights and sounds of her collection with the world.
Who knew? Wooden Sunglasses, and they’re made right here in the Portland area. The company that makes them is “Shwood”, and the man behind the idea is Eric Singer. life at large – Experiment with Nature Wooden Sunglasses.
Is it a UFO? An old submarine? Whatever it is, it sure is odd-looking, and kind of creepy too! It’s been sitting under the trees off Collins beach on Sauvie Island north of Portland for years, and nobody’s quite sure how it got there. Life at Large – Suavie Island Mystery Ship
Portland’s Dayna Pinkham is among the best hatmakers in the world! She’s one of only four milliners in the U.S. showcased in a new book featuring 21 of the best hatmakers in the world. World Class Hats The Pinkham Millinery.
A couple guys in Salem, Oregon doing good deeds because it’s the right thing to do; They dress up like super heroes to draw attention to the plight of the homeless who they help whenever they can. Life at Large – Salem Superheroes.
Winter Vinecki plans to set a world record when she runs seven marathons on seven different continents before the age of 15. Life at Large – 7 marathons on 7 continents
Portland State University professor Dr. Cameron Smith buils a space suit in his living room. He’ll use it to reach 50,000 feet–the lower stratosphere– in a balloon he also plans to build. Life at large – DIY Spacesuit
The juggling festival took place at Reed College.
Portland is home to a website called Chowswap.Org where people can post their surplus food items and connect with others who have something to trade. Zucchini for home made brew? Pickled beets for fresh honey? The web site’s ease of use and locaters makes it easy to use. Got beef? We’ve got Eggs! Life at Large – Chowswap.org Who needs Money