‘Return to Beauty’ showcases new jewelry and paintings

July 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on ‘Return to Beauty’ showcases new jewelry and paintings

Lunaria Gallery presents a new show, “Return to Beauty, Jewels and Blooms,” by two Lunaria artists, jeweler Chelsea Goin and painter Diane Trevett.  Goin is showing her jewelry in fun summer colors. Diane Trevett is showing oil paintings of flower portraits. ...

John Rossi awarded Gold Sparky Award from Fire Marshal

July 2021 Posted in Briefs, Community, People | Comments Off on John Rossi awarded Gold Sparky Award from Fire Marshal

[caption id="attachment_10238" align="alignright" width="300"] John Rossi (left) accepting the Gold Sparky Award from Oregon State Fire Marshal Mariana Ruiz-Temple, accompanied by Mt. Angel Fire Chief, Jim Trierweiler[/caption] The Office of the Oregon State Fire Marshal has announced the 2021 Gold Sparky ...

Cotton’s rescue: Silverton neighborhood livened up with animal antics

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, Pets | Comments Off on Cotton’s rescue: Silverton neighborhood livened up with animal antics

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10235" align="alignright" width="225"] Nicole Serrano with Cotton[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10234" align="alignright" width="225"] A hungry Cotton gets a much needed meal and a drink after his rescue from Elsie Brown's horse barn.[/caption] When 22-year-old Nicole Serrano moved to Silverton with her ...

Inked adventures: Graphic novelist Jonathan Case explores issues

July 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on Inked adventures: Graphic novelist Jonathan Case explores issues

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10231" align="alignright" width="277"] Jonathan Case[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10230" align="alignright" width="198"] Jonathan Case is the author and artist behind books including The New Deal from Dark Horse Comics[/caption] The comic books Jonathan Case creates are not run-of-the-mill comics.  “It’s less about what ...

City of Silverton: Insights from City Manager’s first 90 days

July 2021 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Insights from City Manager’s first 90 days

By Ron Chandler, City Manager It’s been two months since I began working in Silverton and it’s been great. I’ve met many residents and business owners in town who have all been very welcoming. I’ve enjoyed getting to know our City ...

City of Silverton: Skate Park improvements proposed

July 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Skate Park improvements proposed

At the March 1, 2021 Council Meeting there was a presentation from a citizen’s group that wanted to complete improvements at the skate park. The group has raised around $60,000 and has partnered with a contractor that specializes in skate ...

City of Silverton: City staff prepares budget for 2021-22 fiscal cycle

July 2021 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on City of Silverton: City staff prepares budget for 2021-22 fiscal cycle

The budget process began in January 2021 with staff developing revenue estimates and cost projections to maintain current services at the existing level and to fund other projects based on Council Goals, Capital Improvement Plans and citizen requests. Revenue projections are ...

City of Silverton: Design process for Civic Center proceeds

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Design process for Civic Center proceeds

The City continues the design process on the new Civic Center project. The City Council authorized Mackenzie to undertake the next step in the design process at the April 5, 2021 Council Meeting that includes preparing the Construction Document, Building Permits, ...

City of Silverton: Tips for fire and water safety this summer

July 2021 Posted in Community, Outdoor Life, People | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Tips for fire and water safety this summer

By Ed Grambusch  Assistant Chief – Silverton Fire District As wildland fire season begins, there are many things that home owners can do to keep their home and property safe from fire: Tips for Keeping Fire Out of Your Home REMOVE leaves, ...

City of Silverton: Mayors Corner

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Mayors Corner

By Kyle Palmer It’s hard to believe, but as I write this, our state and our community are, for the most part, exiting the COVID-19 restrictions that we’ve all been under since March of last year. It remains to be seen if this ...

Downtown fresh: New ‘Kitchen’ offers quick lunch options

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Downtown fresh: New ‘Kitchen’ offers quick lunch options

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10209" align="alignright" width="225"] Employee, Milui Smith, and owner, Holly Bell at Curbside Kitchen[/caption] When asked to describe the kind of cuisine offered by the newly opened The Curbside Kitchen – a restaurant offering “quick bites to go,” in ...

Future First Citizen: Petrik honored at live community awards

July 2021 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Future First Citizen: Petrik honored at live community awards

By Brenna Wiegand Whether playing jazz, concert music or marching in the band; on the soccer field or running cross country, Charlie Petrik always gravitates toward positions of leadership. For this and other reasons, Petrik was recently named this year’s Silverton Future ...

Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

July 2021 Posted in Community, People, School, Sports | Comments Off on Swimming champs: Silverton boys win post-season meet

The Silverton High swim team turned in a series of sterling performances June 26 at an end-of-the-season meet at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Five teams participated, West Salem, Crescent Valley, Corvallis, Central and the Foxes. Silverton ran away with the ...

People Out Loud: Living obviously – Taking a stand when wrongs need to be addressed

July 2021 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on People Out Loud: Living obviously – Taking a stand when wrongs need to be addressed

Imagine this. 97 degrees in Silverton, scorching, more humidity than you are accustomed to. You are playing with your little guy, age 13 months. Cute as a bug. Suddenly, it dawns on you that there is a cool reservoir barely ...

Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10186" align="alignright" width="200"] The crew worked on the house wrap, windows and doors at the Silverton construction site on April, 7, 2021.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10185" align="alignright" width="300"] Trusses are delivered to the Silverton construction site on March 16, 2021.[/caption] In ...

Infinite realms: Silver Falls Library reopens with exciting summer planned

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Infinite realms: Silver Falls Library reopens with exciting summer planned

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10181" align="alignright" width="300"] Christy Davis and Cate Tennyson preparing for the Used Book Sale[/caption] The smiles are as numerous as the books on the shelves at the Silver Falls Library – which opened its doors to the public ...

Free-for-all: City-wide declutter event planned for July

June 2021 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Free-for-all: City-wide declutter event planned for July

By Melissa Wagoner Karen Garst is starting a movement; one she’s hoping will catch on city-wide – Give Away Saturday.  “Decluttering is always a good idea,” Garst said of the impetus for the idea, which was to purge her own excess items ...

Summer kick off: Mount Angel hosts two-day Independence celebration

June 2021 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Music, Other | Comments Off on Summer kick off: Mount Angel hosts two-day Independence celebration

By Melissa Wagoner When the Mt. Angel Chamber of Commerce realized this year Independence Day fell on a Sunday, they saw it as a chance to shake up the usual traditions.  “[I]t seemed like a great opportunity to add an additional event ...

Break the cycle: Too much pandemic screen time raises issues

June 2021 Posted in Community, Other, School, Your Health | Comments Off on Break the cycle: Too much pandemic screen time raises issues

By Melissa Wagoner Too much time spent interacting with screens was a problem long before the pandemic, so much so that the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) issued specific guidelines about the quantity of time children should spend in front of a ...

Datebook: July 2021

June 2021 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Music, Other, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on Datebook: July 2021

Datebook Submission Information Get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town. If your ongoing event was cancelled because of COVID-19 and is starting up again, please send a new listing. If you are meeting by Zoom or virtually, send those, ...

Grand Skape: Family opens series of businesses in Mount Angel

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Grand Skape: Family opens series of businesses in Mount Angel

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10170" align="alignright" width="326"] Tammy Plummer, Mary Jane Field, Deanna Bany and Karra Plummer at Chic Skape in Mt. Angel[/caption] Skape is the Norwegian word for create but it’s also the word that describes Tammy Plummer, whose world revolves ...

Bird box: Retirement brought out the artist in Susan Murray

June 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on Bird box: Retirement brought out the artist in Susan Murray

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10151" align="alignright" width="300"] Artist, Susan Murray, with her bird boxes and garden art at Finds that Shine in Silverton[/caption]     Susan Murray hasn’t always been an artist. In fact, she spent the majority of her life working in higher ...

Letters to the Editor: Now – A call for the community to use allyship to address race-based hate

June 2021 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Now – A call for the community to use allyship to address race-based hate

By Kyle Palmer Mayor of Silverton Earlier this week, one of our citizens took her young child to the reservoir for a little bit of fun in the great weather. Not long after arriving, several teenagers taunted them using the N-word and ...

Letters to the Editor: Library staff appreciated

June 2021 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: Library staff appreciated

Library staff appreciated My family and I would like to thank Jackie and her staff at the Mt. Angel Public Library for their continued assistance during the lockdown. Their pleasant attitude toward and thoughtful consideration of the patrons was appreciated. Thanks! Liz Orr Scotts ...

Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

June 2021 Posted in Community, School, Sports | Comments Off on Letters to the Editor: A tribute…

The basketballs were pushed into their usual spot in the closet. 17 months later. The jerseys were tucked away in bins. 17 months later. The bleachers’ seats were pushed back against the wall. 17 months later. 17 months later. Our jerseys cried for us, and the bleacher ...