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The Canby Herald staff talks Relay for Life, potential changes to school start-times and more

PMG PHOTO: JOHN BAKER - He's in Syracuse, New York, but also here, with us.While an enlarged photo of recently departed sports writer Tanner Russ sat taped to a chair at the end of the table, the rest of the Canby Herald staff settled in for its 19th podcast. Despite the pain of losing tanner, the Canby Vibe podcast had to go on.

Fortunately, editor John Baker, reporter Carol Rosen, and assistant editor Kristen Wohlers were up to the task, discussing at length this weekend's Relay for Life event at Wooden Shoe Tulip Farm. John offered a little history on the event and noted that the Relay for Life of South Clackamas County features Canby, Molalla and, this year, Woodburn. The central location at Wooden Shoe, along with a host of extra features – beer and wine, a 5k and 10K run, a Star Wars cosplay group for photos, and even a corn hole tournament, should make this year's event something very unique.

As the podcast moved along, Kristen discussed a Canby School District survey that hints at a real look at changing school start times within the district. As a mother with children in the district, Kristen was able to offer some thoughts on the possible changes and the staff talked about some of the issues surrounding it.

From there, the gang talked about the impending Harefest 9, fashions through the decades, and what's new with the 'Mother' of all tribute band concerts this year. There will be 22 tribute bands, three stages, some tweaks to the camping arrangements, and the prospect of a lot of fun later in July. Kristen will have a story detailing most of what's coming in this week's Herald.

Carol got the chance to discuss a fun little story she ran across – kids selling lemonade at Wait Park and the rest of the crew joined in to talk about the value they see in that type of industrious mentality from the young kids.

In the midst of it all, John yelled at Tanner's photo across the table, obviously experiencing some emotions that, as a man, he will no doubt bury deep inside and let it fester into ugliness. No doubt Carol and Kristen will be the recipients of what comes from all that.

The Canby Vibe podcast will take the week of July 4 off and record a new podcast on July 11.

Listen right here, on our home page at canbyherald.com and on SoundCloud.

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