Smile wide: Pediatric dentist focuses on giving patients a good start

April 2017 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Smile wide: Pediatric dentist focuses on giving patients a good start

By Melissa Wagoner Tim Richardson didn’t set out to be a dentist. “I thought mouths were disgusting,” he laughed. All of that changed when, as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he took a friend’s advice and shadowed a dentist.“Seeing it from a ...

Brush Creek Players: Celebrating 40 years of live, local theater

November 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business, Community | Comments Off on Brush Creek Players: Celebrating 40 years of live, local theater

[caption id="attachment_7418" align="alignleft" width="300"] Cofounder Shannon Copeland, President Norman Gouveia and Co-Volunteer of the Year Frank Bartruff on stage at the Playhouse.[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Some things are hidden in plain sight. Silverton’s Brush Creek Playhouse is anything but hidden – or plain. ...

Home away from home: Airbnbs are popping up locally

August 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Home away from home: Airbnbs are popping up locally

[caption id="attachment_7188" align="alignright" width="220"] Silverton resident Ken Mulder recently opened his house as an Airbnb.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Silverton resident Ken Mulder was facing a long summer in a big empty house when he decided to check into the online vacation rental ...

Aligned: Silverton Health, Legacy joined forces on June 1

June 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Aligned: Silverton Health, Legacy joined forces on June 1

[caption id="attachment_7073" align="alignright" width="242"] Legacy’s Chief Operating Officer Mike Newcomb, D.O.. and Legacy Silverton Medical Center President Sarah Fronza met with Legacy Silverton Medical Center employees on June 1.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  It’s one example of how the alignment between Silverton Health ...

NAPA: Go-to guy retires

April 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on NAPA: Go-to guy retires

[caption id="attachment_6907" align="alignright" width="294"] Carroll Ashenfelter and Eric Stroup celebrate Carroll’s retirement from NAPA after 49 years.[/caption] By Dixon Bledsoe How many people are around who have been with the same company for 49 years? How many companies keep people for ...

Wilco: Mount Angel Business of the Year

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Wilco: Mount Angel Business of the Year

[caption id="attachment_6719" align="alignright" width="300"] Wilco won Business of the Year in Mount Angel.[/caption] By Dixon Bledsoe What a run for Wilco. For the fourth consecutive year, the Mount Angel-headquartered business was voted a Top Workplace in Oregon and southwest Washington. The farm and community ...

Business of the Year: The Oregon Garden, Resort, Foundation lauded

February 2016 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Business of the Year: The Oregon Garden, Resort, Foundation lauded

Oregon Garden’s Gift The Oregon Garden and Resort are celebrating the Business of the Year Award and thanking Silverton residents for their support by offering discounts during February. Silverton residents will receive 50 percent off admission to the Garden and 25 percent off food and beverages in ...

An original: Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early

February 2016 Posted in Business, Food & Drink | Comments Off on An original: Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early

By Melissa Wagoner Jeff Nizlek is telling a story of the seasons in the Willamette Valley and his story is edible. Head chef and owner of the Silver Grille, Nizlek has an inquisitive mind and has taught himself how to cook ...

Agreement reached: Silverton Health to join Legacy Health system

January 2016 Posted in Business, News | Comments Off on Agreement reached: Silverton Health to join Legacy Health system

By Kristine Thomas The countless hours, reams of paperwork, long discussions, yet another meeting and attention to detail has resulted in a document that makes all those involved proud of their work. And the document has brought tears of joy and relief ...

Starting over: Annalysa Wareham challenged herself to pursue new goals

January 2016 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Starting over: Annalysa Wareham challenged herself to pursue new goals

[caption id="attachment_6563" align="alignright" width="205"] Annalysa Anderson Wareham, owner of Silverton Jewelers[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Annalysa Anderson Wareham could have stayed on the path she was following. She owned a successful dog grooming business in Silverton, had the support of her family and friends, ...

The final cut: Reinhart U-cut Christmas tree farm closes after 40 years

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on The final cut: Reinhart U-cut Christmas tree farm closes after 40 years

[caption id="attachment_6525" align="alignright" width="214"] Scott and Pat Reinhart were the second and third generations to run the Reinhart Tree Farm in the Silverton Hills.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas There's a reason why Patrick Reinhart, 26, and his dad, Scott Reinhart, 58, have tried ...

Hoefel Haus: Crafting confections

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Hoefel Haus: Crafting confections

[caption id="attachment_6477" align="alignright" width="204"] Sherry & Bill Hoefel[/caption] By Kali Ramey Martin Sherry Hoefel is a wife, a mom and a grandma. She’s lived in Silverton most of her life, raised five kids and had a long career in software until a ...

A simple comfort: Silver Falls Bread Co. owner loves what he does

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on A simple comfort: Silver Falls Bread Co. owner loves what he does

[caption id="attachment_6473" align="alignright" width="259"] Dan Lliteras, owner of Silver Falls Bread, Co.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Love is the word most commonly used by Dan Lliteras when he talks about baking at the newly opened Silver Falls Bread Co. in Silverton. “I love the ...

Sweet deal: Family tradition of raising bees grows into Homestead Honey Co.

December 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Sweet deal: Family tradition of raising bees grows into Homestead Honey Co.

[caption id="attachment_6458" align="alignright" width="200"] Mike Roth, owner of Homestead Honey Co.[/caption] By Kali Ramey Martin Mike Roth has had bees in his family since the 1800s. His great-grandfather had more than 80 hives from 1894-96 in the Canby area. “I guess you could ...

Retraining the brain: Redefining health goals and measuring results

November 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Retraining the brain: Redefining health goals and measuring results

[caption id="attachment_6414" align="alignright" width="169"] Kristy Ward and Janae Senter are the owners of Body Theory Fitness Studio in Silverton.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton residents Janae Senter and Kristy Ward are diligently working to change the idea about what it means to have ...

Neighborly hub: Silver Falls Country Store a step back in time

October 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Neighborly hub: Silver Falls Country Store a step back in time

[caption id="attachment_6316" align="alignright" width="300"] Silver Falls Country Store owners Dan Barker and Junay Johanson and their children, Hunter and Paisley, enjoy the pace of life in the “Hills.”[/caption] By Steve Ritchie When you walk into the Silver Falls Country Store, it feels ...

A bold move: The benefits and challenges of restoring an old building

October 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on A bold move: The benefits and challenges of restoring an old building

[caption id="attachment_6317" align="alignright" width="224"] The Gathering Spot’s Anna Kuzmin is ready to move beyond building restoration and get into her new location.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Moving a business to a new location is a big decision, especially when that business is thriving, ...

Seller’s market: Homes are hot

September 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Seller’s market: Homes are hot

By Melissa Wagoner “Oregon is the most ‘moved-to’ state in America, according to the moving companies,” said real estate agent Dixon Bledsoe, who opened, Bledsoe Santana Team Realty, LLC with partner Lisa Santana this summer. He has been selling property in ...

Beating the heat: Hazelnuts thriving in hot weather

September 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Beating the heat: Hazelnuts thriving in hot weather

[caption id="attachment_6233" align="alignright" width="212"] Kevin Aman listened as his brother, Tim, talks about how the hazelnut crops.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner The weather is always a hot topic but this year as an unseasonably dry summer follows an unusually warm winter with little ...

Garden hires development director

August 2015 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Garden hires development director

[caption id="attachment_6187" align="alignright" width="212"] Mark Hunter[/caption] Mark Hunter has been hired as the development director for The Oregon Garden Foundation. Hunter is responsible for shaping the  fund development program for The Oregon Garden, including endowment, capital, annual giving and major gift campaigns. Hunter has held ...

Belgian Underground: New brewery in the offing for pale ale fans

July 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Belgian Underground: New brewery in the offing for pale ale fans

[caption id="attachment_6103" align="alignright" width="233"] Dale Coleman and Sheldon Lesire at a tasting party for Belgian Underground Brewing at the Gallon House in 2014.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner “Anybody can make beer but what sells is the story,” said Belgian Underground Brewing owner Sheldon ...

Now’s the time: Wedding planning can take about a year

July 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Now’s the time: Wedding planning can take about a year

[caption id="attachment_6055" align="alignright" width="224"] Amy Kvenbo displays her wedding centerpieces and place settings at her mother’s antique store.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner On a night out with friends two years ago, Amy Kvenbo met the man of her dreams; she just didn’t know ...

1985 revisited: Burger Time rolls back prices for anniversary

July 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on 1985 revisited: Burger Time rolls back prices for anniversary

[caption id="attachment_6052" align="alignright" width="229"] Burger Time owners Liz Ipox and Chrissy Butsch are eager to celebrate their business’ 30th anniversary.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner If you don’t believe in time travel, you just might change your mind. This July, the year 1985 is returning ...

Finding a niche: New business owners put dreams into action

July 2015 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Finding a niche: New business owners put dreams into action

By Brenna Wiegand The arts, interesting food and cool coffee shops – sounds like Silverton. Looks like Silverton’s newest business owners are on the right track. White Oak Art, Unique Items & More Since Lori and Terry McLaughlin opened White Oak, they have ...

Sleuth: Silverton mom’s night job is as a private investigator

April 2015 Posted in Business, People | Comments Off on Sleuth: Silverton mom’s night job is as a private investigator

[caption id="attachment_5826" align="alignright" width="242"] Lori Grimmer[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton resident Lori Grimmer was in plain sight, sitting in her car as she watched a man put up the Christmas lights on his home. The man even looked her way and waved, perhaps ...