Gut reaction: Nutritional therapist puts digestion at center of good health

September 2019 Posted in Business, Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Gut reaction: Nutritional therapist puts digestion at center of good health

[caption id="attachment_9424" align="alignright" width="203"] Megan Templeman Submitted Photo[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Along with the popularity of consuming more probiotics in our diets, the quest to get and maintain a “healthy gut” can be a challenging feat. Sublimity resident Megan Templeman wants to ...

Fit to frame: Cutest Kids photo contest revived

April 2019 Posted in Business, Community, People, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Fit to frame: Cutest Kids photo contest revived

[caption id="attachment_9162" align="alignright" width="225"] Annie Smith’s studio will host the first Cutest Kids Contest in several years on First Friday. Kids photos courtesy Annie Smith Photography. Smith portrait by Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner With digital photos piling up on home computers ...

Legacy Silverton Medical Center receives $50,000 gift from Roth family

April 2019 Posted in Business, Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Legacy Silverton Medical Center receives $50,000 gift from Roth family

Michael Roth, president of Roth’s Fresh Markets, recently presented a transformational gift of $50,000 to the Silverton Health Foundation board of trustees to support the Campus Enhancement Project at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. “The Roth Family’s incredible generosity will help us ...

A new leash on life: Le Pooch Dog Grooming moving, has new owner

April 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on A new leash on life: Le Pooch Dog Grooming moving, has new owner

By Nancy Jennings Silverton’s Le Pooch Dog Grooming has moved down the way and has a new owner. Effective April 2 the new location at 106 N. First St. (formerly “Body Theory”) will be open for business. Jodie DeSantis, who ...

She Shines 2.0: Conference for women, girls expands for second year

March 2019 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business | Comments Off on She Shines 2.0: Conference for women, girls expands for second year

By Melissa Wagoner The annual She Shines Empowerment and Wellness Event has an inter-generational component this year. Now a two-day conference, the second day of the non-denominational event is entirely dedicated to young girls aged 10 to 16. “These girls are ...

Community tradition: Tiny’s Tavern 2018 Business of the Year

March 2019 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Community tradition: Tiny’s Tavern 2018 Business of the Year

[caption id="attachment_9062" align="alignright" width="224"] Tiny’s Tavern owner Robert Purdy, son Nick Purdy, and manager Cheryl Cook. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Tiny’s Tavern in Mount Angel is not just a bar – it’s a part of the community, according to owner Robert ...

May I have the definition? Grown-up Spelling Bee benefits Dolly Parton Literacy Program book giveaway

February 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on May I have the definition? Grown-up Spelling Bee benefits Dolly Parton Literacy Program book giveaway

[caption id="attachment_8999" align="alignleft" width="255"] Silverton Kiwanis Bee Committee Co-Chairs, Lisa Santana and Christy Davis. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings What does Dolly Parton and a spelling bee have in common? For the answer, look no further than Silverton’s Kiwanis Club – which ...

Business of the Year: Bledsoe Santana Team Realty builds relationships

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Business of the Year: Bledsoe Santana Team Realty builds relationships

[caption id="attachment_8971" align="alignright" width="275"] Dixon Bledsoe and Lisa Santana, founders of Bledsoe Santana Team Realty. Jim Kinghorn[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Being Realtors provides Dixon Bledsoe and Lisa Santana a unique approach to community service that enables them to not only join forces ...

Storytelling: Duo uses video to record memories for posterity

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Storytelling: Duo uses video to record memories for posterity

[caption id="attachment_8940" align="alignright" width="300"] Michael Turner and Zach Esperanza,owners of Pass It On Productions.Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Zach Esperanza has witnessed a lot of goodbyes during his tenure as a Registered Nurse in the Emergency Department at the Oregon Health and ...

In search of…Silverton rentals are hard to come by

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on In search of…Silverton rentals are hard to come by

By Melissa Wagoner Finding a place to rent in Silverton right now is a bit like finding a needle in a haystack, according to Becky Craig, a Property Manager at Silverton Realty. “It is nuts,” she said. “I cannot believe how ...

50-year span: Senior center broadens programs to serve wide-ranging interests

January 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on 50-year span: Senior center broadens programs to serve wide-ranging interests

By Melissa Wagoner “Our goal is to be the hub of all things senior and to be all things social,” Silverton Senior Center Executive Director Dodie Brockamp said. With nearly 1,000 visitors to the Center every year, she has a big ...

Natural beauty: 19-year-old entrepreneur thriving

December 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Natural beauty: 19-year-old entrepreneur thriving

[caption id="attachment_8840" align="alignright" width="207"] Antonina Kuznetsov with her dog Ava-Jade. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Nancy Jennings In 2014, Antonina Kuznetsov was a 15-year-old living in the small city of Fosston, Minnesota, on a mission – to become an entrepreneur. After taking the necessary ...

Bag ban: Silverton Council prepares to take action

December 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Bag ban: Silverton Council prepares to take action

By Paula Mabry After two years of discussion before the Silverton Environmental Management Committee and City Council, banning single-use plastic bags returns to the council agenda Dec. 3. This time as an action item. The goal, according to councilors, is to ...

Shop Hop-ing: $1,000+ in prizes

November 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Shop Hop-ing: $1,000+ in prizes

Grab your passport inside this edition of Our Town and get ready to Shop Hop for a chance to win more than $1,000 in gift certificates. The Silverton and Mt. Angel chambers of commerce are banding together, expanding this year’s ...

Million lights: Garden to shine

November 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Garden | Comments Off on Million lights: Garden to shine

A dazzling display of one million lights will illuminate the seventh annual Christmas in the Garden at The Oregon Garden. This year features an added 250,000 lights in the Rediscovery Forest, an expanded ice skating rink, a holiday concert by ...

Demystifying: Wineries focus on wine grape growing education

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Demystifying: Wineries focus on wine grape growing education

To many, making wine is a mysterious and romantic endeavor. And for your typical wine consumer, it’s hard to get answers to winemaking questions: How do they decide when to pick the grapes? Do they have a recipe? Why use a cork instead ...

Iconic: Benedictine Brewery opens for Oktoberfest

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Iconic: Benedictine Brewery opens for Oktoberfest

[caption id="attachment_8674" align="alignleft" width="300"] The monks of Mount Angel Abbey will welcome patrons at Benedictine Brewery’s St. Michael Taproom Sept. 22 – 23 after a soft opening during Oktoberfest. Jim Kinghorn[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand The brewery’s brewing, the taproom ready and the ...

Building legacy: Historic White Corner Store becomes Mt. Angel Mercantile

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Building legacy: Historic White Corner Store becomes Mt. Angel Mercantile

By Nancy Jennings A first-of-its-kind overnight inn in Mount Angel is in the works and due for completion in May 2019. But in the meantime, the former “White Corner Store,” which had been vacant for two-and-a-half years, has been transformed into Mt. ...

On board: Silverton Skatepark supports low-cost hobby, creativity, community

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People, Sports | Comments Off on On board: Silverton Skatepark supports low-cost hobby, creativity, community

By Melissa Wagoner Jason Franz took up skateboarding when he was only four years old in an attempt to make friends with the older kids on his block. Now – 39 years later – the 43-year-old still skateboards several times a ...

Silvertowne windfall: Senior units get $9.5 million for repairs, subsidies

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Silvertowne windfall: Senior units get $9.5 million for repairs, subsidies

[caption id="attachment_8642" align="alignright" width="300"] The Silvertowne apartment complex on Mill Street in Silverton will be remodeled using some of the $9.5 million in funds granted by the state of Oregon. James Day[/caption] By James Day The Silvertowne housing complex has received $9.5 ...

Nut tsunami: Hazelnut growers open new, state-of-the-art processing facility

September 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Nut tsunami: Hazelnut growers open new, state-of-the-art processing facility

[caption id="attachment_8639" align="alignleft" width="300"] In an Aug. 15 ceremony, Hazelnut Growers of Oregon CEO Tim Ramsey, Customer Care Manager Debbie Hitchcock, Mark Nonnenmacher from Northwest Farm Credit Services, Operations Manager Jason Costa, Grower Relations Manager Tim Aman, VP Sales & ...

Kick like a mule: Fermentation scientist makes popular summer cocktail

August 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Kick like a mule: Fermentation scientist makes popular summer cocktail

By Melissa Wagoner When 503 Distilling began producing their first canned cocktail – the Wicked Mule – they didn’t know what to expect. “The response has been really, really good,” 41-year-old Silvertonian Andy Diacetis said. “We’re selling 150 cases a month. We’re ...

Making connections: Chicks lend personal, professional support

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Making connections: Chicks lend personal, professional support

By Nancy Jennings Connection. Action. Accountability. Love. Fun. Friendship. Service. Support. These words are the bywords of Silverton’s “Garden Chicks,” a group of women who meet weekly in downtown Silverton, “Oregon’s Garden City”. Some come to make friends, while others give ...

Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

May 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Empowerment: Women’s wellness event planned for June

By Melissa Wagoner Lindsay Kinman is continually amazed by the variety of alternative health care options thriving around her. “Silverton is a very unique place and has a unique opportunity to be in health reformation,” Kinman, a Professional Certified Midwife practicing in ...

Master jugglers: Family owns two downtown Silverton business favorites

January 2018 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Master jugglers: Family owns two downtown Silverton business favorites

[caption id="attachment_8168" align="alignleft" width="300"] Kim Knox and her daughter, Audrie. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings February is looking to be a busy month for Kim Knox The owner of Whimsy Etc. since November 2017, the former instructional assistant in Special Education for the ...