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, ...

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 ...