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 ...

Pioneer trees: GeerCrest orchard receives heritage status

October 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Garden | Comments Off on Pioneer trees: GeerCrest orchard receives heritage status

[caption id="attachment_8708" align="alignright" width="229"] Jim Toler, fifth-generation family owner of GeerCrest Farm, in the farm’s fruit orchard dating back to the 1850s. The grove was recently given Heritage Tree designation by the Oregon Travel Information Council. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand A ...

Path to merit: Eagle Scout organizes shoreline walkway at Silverton Reservoir

July 2018 Posted in Community, Garden | Comments Off on Path to merit: Eagle Scout organizes shoreline walkway at Silverton Reservoir

[caption id="attachment_8485" align="alignright" width="169"] Frederick’s Eagle Scout project was to build a water-access point and path at Silverton Reservoir. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Ethan Frederick, 15, started thinking about his Eagle Scout project when he was 12. Eagle Scout is the highest ...

Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

May 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Garden, Music & Band | Comments Off on Summer brewin’: BrewCamp offers fun for grown-ups, families

Craft brew fans familiar with the Oregon Garden Brewfest will discover a lot that’s new at the Oregon Garden BrewCamp June 15-17. BrewCamp is a new take on the Father’s Day weekend experience at the garden.There’s more activities – from yoga ...

Over hill and dale: Tour offers personal touch, chance to meet the gardeners

May 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Garden | Comments Off on Over hill and dale: Tour offers personal touch, chance to meet the gardeners

[caption id="attachment_8414" align="alignleft" width="300"] Steve Kuhn and Kathy Hunter enjoy the serenity of Kuhn’s creekside garden, part of this year’s Silverton Garden Tour. The self-guided tour admits visitors into eight private gardens in the Silverton area. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Silverton ...

From the ground up: Oregon Garden Foundation welcomes Holden to board

May 2018 Posted in Community, Garden, People | Comments Off on From the ground up: Oregon Garden Foundation welcomes Holden to board

[caption id="attachment_8415" align="alignright" width="300"] Verl Holden dedicates a bench at the Oregon Garden in honor of his wife Florence Hardesty, who passed away in September. Holden is a new Oregon Garden Foundation board member, as well as one of the ...

Rock on: Painted reminders of shared humanity

February 2018 Posted in Community, Garden | Comments Off on Rock on: Painted reminders of shared humanity

[caption id="attachment_8203" align="alignleft" width="300"] Artwork by: Elyse McGowan-Kidd[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Rocks, often intricately painted, have begun popping up in the parks, outside of businesses, even in the trees all over Silverton. Three groups, organized using Facebook pages, are responsible for many ...

Holly days: Busy, busy time for couple juggling three businesses

December 2017 Posted in Business, Community, Garden, Other | Comments Off on Holly days: Busy, busy time for couple juggling three businesses

By Nancy Jennings If you are picking up your mail or shipping a package at Silverton’s Postal Connections, there’s a good chance you will be greeted by Don Harteloo. Ask how he is doing on any given day and he will ...

Victory gardens: A revival

March 2017 Posted in Community, Garden | Comments Off on Victory gardens: A revival

By Melissa Wagoner “Uncle Sam says – garden to cut food costs,” proclaimed a victory garden advertisement printed by the US Department of Agriculture in 1917. Used to take pressure off of the food supply during World War I and II, ...