A spiritual journey: Three labyrinths welcome all in the area

May 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on A spiritual journey: Three labyrinths welcome all in the area

[caption id="attachment_4707" align="alignright" width="300"] Laura Antonson walking the St. Edward’s labyrinth for the first time. Photo by Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Walking a labyrinth is a personal experience. “The journey to the center is the journey to the center of the person’s ...

The perfect place: Festival Chorale performs Bach Mass at St. Mary’s

April 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on The perfect place: Festival Chorale performs Bach Mass at St. Mary’s

[caption id="attachment_4655" align="alignright" width="300"] On April 27 members of the Festival Chorale will once again fill St. Mary’s Church in Mount Angel with music[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Singing sacred music in a heavenly venue – for the 100 voices of Festival Chorale ...

Sharing the history: Davenport lore

March 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Sharing the history: Davenport lore

[caption id="attachment_4570" align="alignright" width="229"] Gus Frederick is research the history of T.W. Davenport.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand These days when local historian Gus Frederick mentions something that happened in ‘72, chances are it’s 1872. Homer Davenport was 5 then, his parents and grandparents having ...

The show goes on: Brush Creek Players ready for new season

March 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on The show goes on: Brush Creek Players ready for new season

[caption id="attachment_4503" align="alignright" width="194"] Sarah Allenach , back left, Emily Wood with twins Emma and Claire Curtis are part of the cast for the children’s show, “The True Tale of Sleeping Beauty” running through March 2.[/caption] By Don Murtha To paraphrase Mark ...

Honoring heroes: Fallen Heroes War Memorial moves forward

February 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Honoring heroes: Fallen Heroes War Memorial moves forward

[caption id="attachment_4419" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton Country Historical Society president Norm English, Jack Hande and Ray Hunter spearhead the Silverton Fallen Heroes War Memorial.[/caption] By Don Murtha Seaman First Class Carrol Gale (Ted) Greenfield of Silverton was serving aboard the USS Arizona when ...

Friendship in bloom: Starts with quilt

January 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Friendship in bloom: Starts with quilt

[caption id="attachment_4403" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton Garden Club[/caption] By Kathy Cook Hunter When some Silverton Garden Club men and women decided to make a quilt, most of them had no idea it would lead to friendships. Club treasurer and a quilter Jeff Bovee suggested ...

Unconventional types: Authors turn to self publishing to share work

January 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Unconventional types: Authors turn to self publishing to share work

[caption id="attachment_4357" align="alignright" width="212"] The Annotated Cartoons by Homer C. Davenport, researched & compiled by Gus Frederick[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand It’s getting so an author needn’t wait on tenterhooks for an acceptance letter or having no say in when his book is ...

A Christmas journey: Nativity scene travels day by day to St. Mary’s

December 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on A Christmas journey: Nativity scene travels day by day to St. Mary’s

[caption id="attachment_4289" align="alignright" width="300"] Life-sized figures make the journey from home to home, from the east to St. Mary’s Church. Photo by Marilyn Hall[/caption] By Jo Garcia-Cobb “I’ve never seen anything like it,” a visitor from Eugene said while admiring Mount Angel’s ...

Get a little nutty: Festival adds fun run, Love Bomb Go Go Marching Band

December 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Get a little nutty: Festival adds fun run, Love Bomb Go Go Marching Band

[caption id="attachment_4230" align="alignright" width="300"] Sr. Terry Hall debuted the Benedictine Sisters’ Holy Hazelnut Monastery Mustard at last year’s Nut Fest.[/caption] By Steve Ritchie  After a successful debut in 2012 the Hazelnut Festival – A German Holiday Market is back for a second ...

In Victorian tradition: Carolers bring holiday cheer to Silverton

December 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on In Victorian tradition: Carolers bring holiday cheer to Silverton

[caption id="attachment_4236" align="alignright" width="196"] Silverton resident Emily Flanagan will perform with Festival Chorale’s Victorian Carolers.[/caption] By Don Murtha Whether you have a case of the humbugs or are bustling with holiday cheer, you are bound to be delighted by a wonderful musicial ...

Words become magic: Gordon Munro shares tales at Silver Falls

December 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Words become magic: Gordon Munro shares tales at Silver Falls

[caption id="attachment_4273" align="alignright" width="185"] Gordon Munro, storyteller.[/caption] By Mary Owen Gordon Munro was once a self-professed “king of the wallflowers” until he discovered his knack for storytelling. “My first boss sent me to give a presentation to a city council,” Munro said. “I ...

Winter Wonderland: Twinkling Rediscovery Forest filled with surprises

November 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Winter Wonderland: Twinkling Rediscovery Forest filled with surprises

[caption id="attachment_4194" align="alignright" width="300"] Workers hanging decorations in the Discovery Forest for Christmas in the Garden. Photo by Brenna Wiegand.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand A magical and charming event at The Oregon Garden is bound to become a holiday tradition for families and ...

A reminder of care: Prayer Shawl Ministry creates gifts

November 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on A reminder of care: Prayer Shawl Ministry creates gifts

[caption id="attachment_4196" align="alignright" width="300"] Sister Dorothy Jean and Barbara Beyer examine a shawl.[/caption] By Don Murtha At a long table in the parish office at Saint Mary’s Church in Mount  Angel, several women sit knitting or crocheting under the guidance of Sister ...

‘Arms and the Man’: SHS performs play

November 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on ‘Arms and the Man’: SHS performs play

A senior at Silverton High School, Karissa Mathae is directing a play for her senior project that she has dreamed of doing since she was in the seventh grade. Community members are invited to attend Arms and the Man by George ...

A tribute to service : Mark Twain students prepare to welcome vets

November 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on A tribute to service : Mark Twain students prepare to welcome vets

The question the students in Mark Twain Leadership teacher Darby Hector’s class had to answer seemed simple: What would you say to the men and women who are veterans of the U.S. military? The seventh and eighth-grade students pondered ...

Silverton’s ghost tours: A little history – whether or not you believe

October 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Silverton’s ghost tours: A little history – whether or not you believe

[caption id="attachment_4074" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton residents Danie and Marcus Monaghan listen as Dawane Harris tell a tale of a mysterious man who has been spied staring at people on the bridge.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas There is an legend to explain why there ...

From the heart: Art by girls behind bars

October 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on From the heart: Art by girls behind bars

[caption id="attachment_4068" align="alignright" width="224"] The Last Time[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Several artists featured at Lunaria Gallery this month were unable to attend its opening. They are behind bars. But their work speaks volumes and opens the doors to understanding the struggles they ...

Musicial note: Silverton Shindig bows for second year

October 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Musicial note: Silverton Shindig bows for second year

Silverton Sidewalk Shindig Saturday, Oct. 5 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Downtown Silverton Free By Dixon Bledsoe A shindig, according to the dictionary, is “A party, usually one that’s big, loud, and noisy.” That’s a perfect description of what visitors to Silverton can expect at the second ...

Carrying a torch: Metalworker Rex Mayhugh turns welding skill into artistry

October 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Carrying a torch: Metalworker Rex Mayhugh turns welding skill into artistry

[caption id="attachment_4022" align="alignright" width="300"] Metal artist Rex Mayhugh[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand The seed of Rex Mayhugh’s ornamental metalwork business was planted a couple years ago when his wife requested tomato supports for her productive vegetable garden at their Howell Prairie family farm. Now ...

145 years of service: Silverton Masons dedicate new lodge

October 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on 145 years of service: Silverton Masons dedicate new lodge

[caption id="attachment_4019" align="alignright" width="300"] Silverton Masons John Lalicker, James Voss, Dustin Baker, Norman Griffin, Jason Tate and Ken Mead invite the community to the October celebrations for their lodge’s 145th anniversary.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Roger Blamire took his oath in England while ...

Fashion focused: Oliva Anderson designs clothing for her fashion show

September 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Fashion focused: Oliva Anderson designs clothing for her fashion show

[caption id="attachment_3980" align="alignright" width="191"] Olivia Anderson puts a last-minute touch of a dress modeled by Meghan Stadeli.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Silverton High School senior Olivia Anderson wishes she was born in the era when girls wore oxfords and dresses to school. “Jeans ...

Giddy up: Horseback riders follow a trail from 1930s

September 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Giddy up: Horseback riders follow a trail from 1930s

[caption id="attachment_3912" align="alignright" width="300"] Karen Winter rides Holly while Donna Kamstra rides Jazz and Laura Jirges follows on Larry. Photo by P. Milliren[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Last year, 259 horseback riders headed to the hills for the yearly Waldo Hills Heritage Trail ...

Flying The Hump: Proving ‘we can fly anything, anywhere’

September 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | 1 Comment »

[caption id="attachment_3919" align="alignright" width="234"] Retired US Air ForceColonel Don David[/caption] By Don Murtha Silverton native Don David had one of the most dangerous missions of World War II – flying The Hump over the Himalayan Mountains from India to China. The Hump was the ...

Hundreds of stories: Morris Jones marks his 100th birthday

August 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Hundreds of stories: Morris Jones marks his 100th birthday

[caption id="attachment_3860" align="alignright" width="208"] Lynn Jenks and her father Morris Jones[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Silverton resident Morris Jones doesn’t understand why his daughter, Lynn Jenks, is making such a big deal about his birthday on Aug. 19. “To me, it’s just another day,” ...

For the love of books: Collection offers 200 years of bird illustrations

August 2013 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on For the love of books: Collection offers 200 years of bird illustrations

[caption id="attachment_3808" align="alignright" width="224"] A junior birder admires one/some of the books at the bird book exhibit at Mount Angel Abbey library. Photo by Jo Garcia-Cobb[/caption] By Jo Garcia-Cobb There are bird book collections, and there’s the Mary and Martin Buchholz Bird ...