Heritage Trail: Mount Angel tests new ways to promote activity, history

September 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Heritage Trail: Mount Angel tests new ways to promote activity, history

[caption id="attachment_2388" align="alignright" width="300"] Mount Angel Heritage Trail Route[/caption] By Tanner Russ Eager to showcase Mount Angel’s unique characteristics, quirky history and spiritual significance, community members are working to create a Mount Angel Heritage Trail. The walking the trail is the brain child ...

Gordon House plans Taste of Wright fund raiser

September 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Gordon House plans Taste of Wright fund raiser

The Gordon House Conservancy will hold the 13th annual Taste of Frank Lloyd Wright Friday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. at the Eastbank Contractor Appliances Showroom, 800 SE Hawthorne Blvd., Portland. The Gordon House is located in Silverton, adjacent to The ...

Harvest Dinner at GeerCrest Farm Sept. 12

September 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Harvest Dinner at GeerCrest Farm Sept. 12

Rooted in Food LLC and Executive Chef Joel Autry are sponsoring the second annual Harvest Dinner at GeerCrest Farm in Salem. GeerCrest was the home of the maternal grandparents of Silverton favorite son Homer Davenport, the polictical cartoonist who went on ...

Observation post: Interpretative sign installed by SCHS

August 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Observation post: Interpretative sign installed by SCHS

[caption id="attachment_6135" align="alignright" width="300"] Molly Murphy, project chair; Norm English, SCHS president; Jack Hande, volunteer aerial observer and Larry Kassell, sign designer, share the recently completed observation post interpretative sign, located at the Silverton Country Historical Society Museum on Water ...

Book it: Club members discover adventure, friendship, perspective

July 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Book it: Club members discover adventure, friendship, perspective

By Brenna Wiegand The women of the Ladies Literary Society – though they love books and discussing what they’re reading – Heidi Walker says they’ve become more of a social group. The group usually meets around 6:30-7 p.m. the first Wednesday of ...

Insulators: Gems of history

July 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Insulators: Gems of history

[caption id="attachment_6101" align="alignright" width="240"] David Campbell is organizing an antique glass insulator swap event.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  David Campbell, 72, doesn’t know why he began collecting antique glass insulators. He discovered the colorful glassworks when he was a young man working as a ...

Behind the scenes: Festival offers guests insight to Mount Angel Abbey life

July 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Behind the scenes: Festival offers guests insight to Mount Angel Abbey life

[caption id="attachment_6056" align="alignright" width="144"] Brother Cyril Drnjevic, OSB of Mount Angel Abbey.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas It is a well-known fact the monks at the Mount Angel Abbey have a quiet, spiritual side. But how many people know the monks enjoy playing bocce ball, ...

Inspiring countryside: Jane Castelan Buccola creates art festival poster

July 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Inspiring countryside: Jane Castelan Buccola creates art festival poster

[caption id="attachment_6051" align="alignright" width="252"] Jane Castelan Buccola’s artwork was chosen for the 2015 Silverton Art Festival poster. Photo by Kate Cosgrove[/caption] By Kate Cosgrove A drive in the countryside is what provided Silverton resident Jane Castelan Buccola, 69, with the inspiration to ...

Capturing the beauty: Silver Falls State Park’s artist in residence

June 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Capturing the beauty: Silver Falls State Park’s artist in residence

[caption id="attachment_6023" align="alignright" width="192"] The work of Silver Falls State Park artist-in-residence Neal “Peace” Yasami is on display at South Lodge. A Father’s Day reception for the artist from 1 - 3 p.m. is open to the public[/caption] By Mary Owen Following ...

Silverton boys basketball team serves as Grand Marshal for Pet Parade

May 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Silverton boys basketball team serves as Grand Marshal for Pet Parade

[caption id="attachment_5943" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton Pet Parade. Photo by Jim Kinghorn.[/caption] Every year, Silverton residents look forward to the 80-plus year tradition of the May Pet Parade. Pets – of all varieties – are encouraged to bring their owners to the Saturday, ...

All-State honors: Dance duo

May 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People, Sports | Comments Off on All-State honors: Dance duo

[caption id="attachment_5945" align="alignright" width="247"] Silverton High School seniors Jena Hendrix and Nicole Finch[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Silverton High School seniors Nicole Finch and Jena Hendrix were named to the All-State dance team at the OSAA tournament in March. Coached by Paula Magee, the ...

New view: Jesus Christ Superstar

April 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on New view: Jesus Christ Superstar

[caption id="attachment_5824" align="alignright" width="300"] The cast of Center Stage presents a new production of the musical Jesus Christ Superstar opening April 24 at the Silverton High School Theater.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Helen Kelley wants theater-goers planning to see Jesus Christ Superstar to ...

Gift of laughter: A Bench in the Sun opens April 10

April 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Gift of laughter: A Bench in the Sun opens April 10

[caption id="attachment_5767" align="alignright" width="300"] The cast and crew of "A Bench in the Sun".[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Though there’s a cast of only three in Brush Creek Theatre’s upcoming play A Bench in the Sun, together they bring 150 years of experience ...

The art in Artifice: Necessity plus creative itch turns into a career

March 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on The art in Artifice: Necessity plus creative itch turns into a career

[caption id="attachment_5689" align="alignright" width="231"] Josh Kinsey[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner One of the most common misconceptions about artist Josh Kinsey’s creations is their origin. His sculptures, which can be classified as steampunk, a genre commonly featuring steam powered machinery, are a wonder of ...

Classical Realism: Discover what is creating a buzz at the Borland Gallery

March 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Classical Realism: Discover what is creating a buzz at the Borland Gallery

[caption id="attachment_5703" align="alignright" width="245"] Female nude by Ulan Moore.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie The Borland Gallery was packed with local art lovers on March 6 for the First Friday opening of an exhibition of representational paintings and drawings by local artists Ulan Moore, ...

Wine and all that jazz: Silverton pairs wine, food with music

March 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Wine and all that jazz: Silverton pairs wine, food with music

[caption id="attachment_5686" align="alignright" width="144"] Greta Metassa[/caption] Pair a series of delectable dishes with the perfect wines and add jazz in a multitude of styles and you’ve created an inviting weekend in historic Silverton. The Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival board has ...

Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz in Silverton

March 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz in Silverton

The Oregon Garden is teaming with the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and the  Silverton Wine & Jazz Festival board to present Willamette Valley Wine & Jazz, a two-day festival in historic Silverton. Set for March 27 and 28, the $25 ticket ...

Moving time: Four Freedoms

February 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Moving time: Four Freedoms

[caption id="attachment_5534" align="alignright" width="163"] Silverton muralist Tonya Smithburg is recreating Norman Rockwell’s “Four Freedoms” for their new home at Seven Brides Brewing. Photo by Larry Kazzell[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand On Jan. 27, Silverton’s original Four Freedoms mural was reduced to matchsticks. But ...

First gallery: Art co-op turns 20

February 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on First gallery: Art co-op turns 20

[caption id="attachment_5537" align="alignright" width="216"] Lunaria Gallery[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand For some people, February means celebrating groundhogs, love, presidents and Oregon’s birthday. For the artists at Lunaria, February means another anniversary. This February, Lunaria Gallery kicks off its 20th anniversary year with an invitational ...

Wurst weekend: Festival offers best plan for five celebrations in one

February 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Wurst weekend: Festival offers best plan for five celebrations in one

[caption id="attachment_5532" align="alignright" width="300"] German Mardi Gras or Fasching is celebrated at Wurstfest.[/caption] Is it possible in one weekend to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Oregon’s birthday, have one last blast before the Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday and get a kick ...

Knights of Columbus: Mount Angel Council celebrates 100 years of service

February 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Knights of Columbus: Mount Angel Council celebrates 100 years of service

[caption id="attachment_5526" align="alignright" width="300"] The Knights of Columbus – Mount Angel Council is celebrating 100 years.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  If you ask Alfred Beyer, 82, or John Beyer, 89, why they became members of the Knights of Columbus Mount Angel Council, they ...

Christmas spirit: Sharing memories and advice on catching and keeping it

December 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Christmas spirit: Sharing memories and advice on catching and keeping it

By Brenna Wiegand Curiosity drew me to Mount Angel Towers to gather Christmas memories and advice from residents for getting into the holiday spirit. One idea is to join them in welcoming Victorian Era Christmas Carolers to the Towers for a ...

Time travel: A cuckoo idea

December 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Time travel: A cuckoo idea

[caption id="attachment_5421" align="alignright" width="225"] Stu Rasmussen at work on the hands of the cuckoo clock proposed for the front of the Mount Angel Performing Arts Center.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand If there’s any place a giant, unpredictable cuckoo clock might fly, it’s Mount ...

Town treasure: Discovering local

December 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business, People | Comments Off on Town treasure: Discovering local

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_5369" align="alignright" width="187"] Shayla Davis of Shayla Lynn Jewelry and Gifts.[/caption] There’s something special about purchasing a gift from someone you know or someone who lives in the same town. There are many artists within our communities who ...

‘Mockingbird’: On stage at SHS

November 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on ‘Mockingbird’: On stage at SHS

[caption id="attachment_5340" align="alignright" width="300"] Actors portray Scout, Jem and Dill in the Silver Mask Thespian production of To Kill a Mockingbird at Silverton High. Photo by Brenna Wiegand.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Tickets are on sale for Silverton High School’s latest theater production, ...