Just a shot away: Chasing the Hollywood dream

October 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Just a shot away: Chasing the Hollywood dream

[caption id="attachment_5157" align="alignright" width="198"] Hunter Jackson graduated from Silverton High School in 2005. Submitted Photo.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand With 23 years of acting under his belt, Hunter figured he knew something about the entertainment industry. That is, until he moved to Hollywood. Hunter ...

It’s a shindig: On the sidewalk

October 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on It’s a shindig: On the sidewalk

By Melissa Wagoner Lawrence Stone is inviting folks to “come early, stay late and spend the whole day bathing in music” at the third annual Sidewalk Shindig in downtown Silverton. Stone is chairman of a small committee of retired gentlemen, all of ...

Retiring the ribbons: Maypole choreographers take a final bow

September 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Retiring the ribbons: Maypole choreographers take a final bow

[caption id="attachment_5097" align="alignright" width="300"] Bev Fleckenstein, front, left, Teresa Bryant, Nann Fleck and Tia Purdy are retiring as Oktoberfest choreographers. Bev, Teresa and Nann have done it for 25 years, Tia for 13 years. The girls are all first-time dancers.[/caption] By ...

Connecting the faiths: Finding common themes through art

September 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Connecting the faiths: Finding common themes through art

[caption id="attachment_5091" align="alignright" width="248"] Anne Barber-Shams adorned this statue which will be part of the Amen – A Prayer for the World from Egypt to the US exhibit at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. Photo by Kristine Thomas[/caption] By Kristine ...

Music fills the air: A transformative experience

August 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Music fills the air: A transformative experience

[caption id="attachment_5058" align="alignright" width="268"] Eadie Anelli’s love of music has lead to new opportunities for Silverton audiences.[/caption] By Molly Gunther To appreciate what is and see what could be is a talent. To be able to take that vision and talent and ...

An emphasis on local: Rooted in Food hosts farm tour, dinner

August 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Food & Drink | Comments Off on An emphasis on local: Rooted in Food hosts farm tour, dinner

[caption id="attachment_5041" align="alignright" width="300"] Molly Pattison and Alexis, London and Melissa Wagoner pick vegetables in the garden. Eating locally produced food is a key goal for Rooted in Food proponents.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand A small food fair at the Silverton Grange put ...

Everything matters: Local author publishes second book on ‘Slow Church’

June 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Everything matters: Local author publishes second book on ‘Slow Church’

[caption id="attachment_4830" align="alignright" width="271"] John Pattison is co-author of "Slow Church: Cultivating Community in the Patient Way of Jesus ."[/caption] An OurTownLive.com Web Exclusive By Melissa Wagoner At the age of nine, John Pattison already knew he was a writer. When his mother ...

Celebrating 50 years: Gordon House restoration moves forward

May 2014 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Celebrating 50 years: Gordon House restoration moves forward

[caption id="attachment_4705" align="alignright" width="278"] The Gordon House will be hosting Mother's Day tea, with music, stories and a guided tour.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand A home that improves upon the landscape? This is what Frank Lloyd Wright determined to do in the creation ...

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 ...