Miracle in the mist: A December Sunday at Lone Pine

December 2018 Posted in Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Miracle in the mist: A December Sunday at Lone Pine

by Robert McGowan There are many spots in the Silverton-Mount Angel area that have colloquial names. All probably have some historical significance. Some represent a community or area like Drakes Crossing or Bethany. Others are more localized like Rocky Four Corners. ...

Lighting the way: Children’s Parade of Lanterns helps homeless

December 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Lighting the way: Children’s Parade of Lanterns helps homeless

[caption id="attachment_8815" align="alignleft" width="300"] The inaugural Parade of Lanterns will use battery operated light sources, not candles or lit flames. © Tatyana Tomsickova / 123rf.com[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner “Silverton is the town that still believes and I think children remind us of ...

Vintage industrial spark: Artist handcrafts objects of wonder

December 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People | Comments Off on Vintage industrial spark: Artist handcrafts objects of wonder

By Nancy Jennings With 16 of his edgy art pieces being displayed in September at Lunaria Gallery, Silverton artist Joshua Kinsey knows how to make an impression. After all, he has sold his creations worldwide. Classifying his art’s aesthetic as “vintage ...

Show us the ‘Monet’: Part of proceeds benefit Silverton Warming Shelter

December 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Show us the ‘Monet’: Part of proceeds benefit Silverton Warming Shelter

[caption id="attachment_8813" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silverton Sheltering Services’ Sarah White and photographer Michael Stevens. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Helping the homeless can be as easy as buying a magnet. An assortment of refrigerator magnets and greeting cards capturing photographic images of France’s ...

Jazzercise benefits SACA

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Jazzercise benefits SACA

Silverton Jazzercise will hold its 29th Thanksgiving benefit for Silverton Area Community Aid this year. Thursday, Nov. 22, 9 a.m. all fitness levels are invited to join in an hour-long aerobic and muscle toning session at the Silverton Community Center, 421 ...

Downsizing: Living big in small spaces

November 2018 Posted in Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Downsizing: Living big in small spaces

[caption id="attachment_8737" align="alignleft" width="300"] Becky Gilliam-Madge and Sam Madge in front of their small home in Silverton.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Tamara Swanson likes to say she lives big – just in a small space.“It’s very elegant and it doesn’t seem small at ...

Goin’ nuts together: Mount Angel, Silverton partner on festival, shop hop

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, Other, People | Comments Off on Goin’ nuts together: Mount Angel, Silverton partner on festival, shop hop

By Melissa Wagoner After seven years, Mount Angel’s annual Hazelnut Festival was hanging in limbo due to the recent passing of its co-founder Maureen Ernst. “There was some talk about, ‘I don’t know if this is going to happen this year,’” ...

Mount Angel postmaster sworn in

November 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Mount Angel postmaster sworn in

[caption id="attachment_8730" align="alignright" width="237"] Postmaster Mellody Wilkins Submitted Photo[/caption] Mount Angel’s new Postmaster, Mellody Wilkins, was officially sworn into office on Sept. 25 in the village  gazebo. Jami Goodpaster, Manager of Post Office Operations, performed the ceremony. Wilkins was appointed to ...

Multigenerations: Grandparents help solve childcare problems

November 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Multigenerations: Grandparents help solve childcare problems

[caption id="attachment_8731" align="alignright" width="300"] Joyce Beck with grandsons Gavin and Ethan[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Childcare can be difficult for parents whose work schedule falls outside of regular business hours but many parents are finding the answer to their problem in the guise ...

The next step: Silverton Grange experiments with new training program

October 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on The next step: Silverton Grange experiments with new training program

[caption id="attachment_8710" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silverton Grange members Rose Hope, Dorothy Ramig, Cayla Catino and Lennie Martin are among those seeking to keep the local grange vibrant and relevant to the needs of the community. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand The local grange ...

Decluttering: Change in season offers opportunity to organize

October 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Decluttering: Change in season offers opportunity to organize

By Melissa Wagoner “Whenever the seasons change is a good time to de-clutter,” Elyse McGowan-Kidd, owner of Kidd De-Clutter in Silverton said. “We are wired for change during the shift of the seasons. Each season has its own theme and therefore ...

Food for Fines: Silver Falls Library teams up with SACA

September 2018 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Food for Fines: Silver Falls Library teams up with SACA

By Melissa Wagoner  When library fines add up many people stop using the library – according to Christy Davis, Director of the Silver Falls Library District. Now, for a limited time, those patrons have the chance to pay off their fines ...

Summer adventure: Foxes brothers take baseball Dominican Republic tour

September 2018 Posted in People, School, Sports, Travel | Comments Off on Summer adventure: Foxes brothers take baseball Dominican Republic tour

[caption id="attachment_8696" align="alignleft" width="300"] Silverton High brothers Riley Kramer, left, and brother Kyle, spent a week in the Dominican Republic last month, playing baseball, donating gear and participating in clinics. James Day [/caption] By James Day Riley and Kyle Kramer had a bit ...

Horses as healers: Day of the Wise Woman – Wisdom of the Horse

September 2018 Posted in Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Horses as healers: Day of the Wise Woman – Wisdom of the Horse

[caption id="attachment_8641" align="alignleft" width="212"] Equus coach Chris Burnett with “Blue.” Val Lemings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Chris Burnett wants you to find yourself in the heart of a horse. Her one-day event – “Day of the Wise Woman/Wisdom of the Horse” takes place ...

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 ...

Conflict over code: Hearing continues for transitional housing rules

August 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Conflict over code: Hearing continues for transitional housing rules

By Paula Mabry The Silverton City Council will once again take up the hearing on a proposal to amend city codes to set standards for  transitional shelter for the homeless at its Sept. 10 meeting. The proposal, referred for approval to the ...

Trail to Eagle: New Eagle reflects on scouting, academic journey

August 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Trail to Eagle: New Eagle reflects on scouting, academic journey

[caption id="attachment_8606" align="alignright" width="300"] Jonathan Valladares’ family. Back, left: Father, Edilberto; brother Joshua; Jonathan; older-brother Elisha; sister Isabel; mother Michelle.  Front: Siblings, Maria, Sarah and Benjamin.[/caption] By Vince Teresi Silverton resident Jonathan Valladares reached the highest rank of scouting, earning his Eagle Scout ...

DNA detectives: After 53 years Dave Laycock meets his birth family

August 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on DNA detectives: After 53 years Dave Laycock meets his birth family

[caption id="attachment_8618" align="alignleft" width="300"] Left: Dave Laycock with his birth mother Loretta Meier. Right: Dave with his adopted father Don Laycock and biological niece Annie Porter. Submitted Photos[/caption] By Nancy Jennings As owner of Renaissance Carpentry in Silverton, Dave Laycock’s business thrives ...

A new call: Former St. Paul’s priest becomes U.S. Navy chaplain

August 2018 Posted in People | Comments Off on A new call: Former St. Paul’s priest becomes U.S. Navy chaplain

By Elisha Valladares-Cormier Parishioners walking into St. Paul Catholic Church in Silverton are greeted by a plaque recognizing the life and service of former St. Paul pastor Fr. Richard E. Carberry. Carberry was pastor from 1938-1940 before serving as a U. ...

Concert benefits migrant families

August 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Concert benefits migrant families

A concert to benefit separated migrant families will be held Saturday, Aug. 25,  7:30 p.m. at St. Mark Lutheran Church in Salem. Performers will include Brian Kimmel, the Ayala Band, Daniel Colbert and Peter Bergel & Friends, who will offer a ...

Postpartum depression: Proactive paths for a common problem

August 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Postpartum depression: Proactive paths for a common problem

By Melissa Wagoner Hilary Dumitrescu knew what postpartum depression was before she became a mom – she had heard stories of famous mothers who battled the illness and had a sister who suffered from its effects – but none of that ...

Roaming Reeders: Family packs up for two-year Cambodian adventure

July 2018 Posted in Community, People, Travel | Comments Off on Roaming Reeders: Family packs up for two-year Cambodian adventure

[caption id="attachment_8528" align="alignleft" width="300"] Tyrone, Amara and Emily Reeder Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Emily and Tyrone Reeder love living life outside their comfort zone, which is why this August they are packing up their bags and heading to Cambodia. “We like being ...

Wochenmarkt: Mount Angel farmer’s market connects community

July 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Wochenmarkt: Mount Angel farmer’s market connects community

[caption id="attachment_8530" align="alignright" width="300"] Wayne Huisman working the Esotica Pasta booth at the Mount Angel Wochenmarkt (2)[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Alexandra Samoilov’s family business is – quite literally – the berries. South Barlow Berries grows an enormous variety in their fields off ...

New Habitat for Humanity home dedicated

May 2018 Posted in Other, People | Comments Off on New Habitat for Humanity home dedicated

On May 16, Silverton grew by a family of two: Kim Betker and her 11-year-old son received the keys to a new home built over the past year by Habitat for Humanity. Kim herself put 500 hours of labor into ...

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 ...