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 ...

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 ...

Chemeketans: Hikers, climbers, bikers band together for outdoor fun

August 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Chemeketans: Hikers, climbers, bikers band together for outdoor fun

[caption id="attachment_8564" align="alignright" width="300"] Mary Coleman (right) with fellow Chemeketan Linda Willnow on a hike in Canyon Creek Meadows near Mount Jefferson. Bill Geibel[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner In 1992 Mary Coleman decided to take a hike. Normally an avid golfer, Coleman wanted ...

Working together: Paws for Love helps young readers build their skills

July 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Working together: Paws for Love helps young readers build their skills

[caption id="attachment_8511" align="alignleft" width="225"] Anne Spalding and Vuelie. Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Her white work van reads: “Paws For Love Therapy Dogs, Inc.: Teaching You to Safely Share Your Pet with Others.” Patty Storkel, 65, has been director of the Salem-based ...

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 ...

Expansion plans: Silverton Health Foundation launches fundraising campaign

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Expansion plans: Silverton Health Foundation launches fundraising campaign

[caption id="attachment_8410" align="alignright" width="300"] In this conceptual schematic the tan area is the current Legacy Silverton Medical Center with the orange representing the proposed imaging services and emergency room area with helicopter landing pad, and the blue a new outpatient ...

Kayaking: Escape for the mind, exercise for the body

April 2018 Posted in Sports, Your Health | Comments Off on Kayaking: Escape for the mind, exercise for the body

[caption id="attachment_8286" align="alignright" width="300"] Kayaking on Silver Lake in Washington. CHRIS MAYOU[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Escaping from the stress of the daily grind just might be as easy as climbing into a kayak, pushing off from shore and letting the worries of ...

Focusing on moms’ needs: Fitness instructor, online nutrition coach customizes programs

October 2017 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, Your Health | Comments Off on Focusing on moms’ needs: Fitness instructor, online nutrition coach customizes programs

By Melissa Wagoner “If there was the perfect way to eat there would be one book,” nutrition and exercise coach Rita Horter said. Instead there is an entire industry devoted to the subject which, she admits, can be confusing to those looking ...

TeleBaby: New technology provides a life-saving link to neonatal experts

May 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on TeleBaby: New technology provides a life-saving link to neonatal experts

By Kristine Thomas Lori Neufeld and Erica Young both said things might have turned out dramatically different after their delivery of their children if it weren’t for a machine that was recently installed at the Family Birth Center at Legacy ...

Women’s care expands

May 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Women’s care expands

The newest member of the obstetrical and gynecological care at Legacy Medical Group is Dr. Rachael Rayburn, D.O. The practice has grown to include four OB-GYN physicians, one gynecologist, one nurse practitioner, and six certified nurse midwives seeing patients in Silverton, ...

Love life? Protect your heart

January 2017 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Love life? Protect your heart

By Kristine Thomas Lisa Lyver and Jessica Keudell have heard too many stories of women who ignored the warning signs of a heart attack. Lyver, a registered nurse, and Keudell, an exercise physiologist, both work for Legacy Silverton Health’s Cardiac Rehabilitation program ...

Just another challenge: Alisha Etzel takes on triathlons

November 2016 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Just another challenge: Alisha Etzel takes on triathlons

By Kristine Thomas Silverton resident Alisha Etzel hates running, describing it as boring. She has logged more miles on a stationary bike than a road bike. Fortunately, she said, she actually likes to swim. Take all that into consideration and she’s wondering ...

Bird is the word: You can have your palaces, finding my focus

November 2016 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Your Health | Comments Off on Bird is the word: You can have your palaces, finding my focus

There have been times in my life when I’ve felt utterly and entirely content. Like no matter how much or how little I had, it was enough. I woke up every morning with a word of gratitude on my lips. I ...

Yoga 101: It’s for EVERY body

August 2016 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Yoga 101: It’s for EVERY body

[caption id="attachment_7189" align="alignright" width="221"] Sarah Newman and Chantal Barton encourage everyone to see how yoga can benefit their body.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Yoga instructors Samantha Wiesner, Sarah Newman, Chantal Barton and Bridget Schuch have heard plenty of misconceptions about yoga. Everything from ...

Defeat the bloodsuckers: Tips to prevent mosquito bites

July 2016 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Defeat the bloodsuckers: Tips to prevent mosquito bites

Make your own ‘bug-off’ spray Randi Embree’s favorite mix of oils is: clove, lavender, orange and eucalyptus. “It works great and smells good too,” she said. Ingredients Witch Hazel (like Dickinsons) Distilled or boiled water Vegetable glycerin (optional, but it helps the spray adhere to skin) Instructions Fill 8 oz. ...

Lessons in grief: The process differs with each child, support is available

March 2016 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Lessons in grief: The process differs with each child, support is available

The Dougy Center The Dougy Center is a nonprofit organization dedicated to assisting grieving children and their families. It is free. There is information on its website: dougy.org, click on Grief Resources. The Dougy Center Canby office 252 NW 4th St. For information about ...

Be prepared: Scientists say the Pacific Northwest is due for a 9.0 earthquake

November 2015 Posted in School, Your Health | Comments Off on Be prepared: Scientists say the Pacific Northwest is due for a 9.0 earthquake

[caption id="attachment_6376" align="alignright" width="240"] Scotts Mills Elementarystudents got under their desks and held on for the duration of an imaginary earthquake during the Great Shake-Out Drill Oct. 15.[/caption] First in a series on earthquake preparedness. By Kristine Thomas  Mount Angel Police Chief Michael ...

Brain health: Nutrition, exercise, neuroplasticity tied to improved quality of life

June 2015 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Brain health: Nutrition, exercise, neuroplasticity tied to improved quality of life

[caption id="attachment_5978" align="alignright" width="220"] Joey Vance will present a brain health class on June 3.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Joey Vance admits he once had “massive brain fog.” In 2008, he was riding his bicycle at night without a helmet. “I know it’s kind of ...

Nut allergies: Schools grapple with potentially life-threatening situations

May 2015 Posted in School, Your Health | Comments Off on Nut allergies: Schools grapple with potentially life-threatening situations

[caption id="attachment_5880" align="alignright" width="300"] Lunch is a favorite time for many kids, but for those with nut allergies it can pose real and dangerous challenges.[/caption] By Brenna Wiegand Teagen Cain hates to miss school. “He’ll cry because he missed math or something,” his ...

Elderberry: Going back to basics

January 2015 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Elderberry: Going back to basics

[caption id="attachment_5493" align="alignright" width="300"] Nicole Dennis of Yes, It’s Pure Elderberry Remedy[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Nicole Dennis is offering an old method to help keep people healthy during cold and flu season. Dennis, who was born in Boston, said she grew up “totally ...

Midwifery Week: Silverton Health midwives share their experience

October 2014 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Midwifery Week: Silverton Health midwives share their experience

[caption id="attachment_5159" align="alignright" width="300"] Raelyn Shinn and her daughter visit with certified nurse midwives Nancy MacMorris-Adix.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  Stella’s birth wasn’t the same as Malachi’s, and Malachi’s wasn’t the same as Spencer’s, and Spencer’s wasn’t the same as Jayda’s. But although each ...

It’s a new day: Early detection, treatment improve odds for beating breast cancer

October 2014 Posted in People, Your Health | Comments Off on It’s a new day: Early detection, treatment improve odds for beating breast cancer

[caption id="attachment_5160" align="alignright" width="300"] Mount Angel resident Michelle Kurns plays with Harlan, 2, as she shares her story.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas To ease her worries about her son’s upcoming surgery for a cleft lip and palate, Michelle Kurns worked in her garden ...

Raising awareness: Kennedy junior Hannah Kloft takes on skin cancer

March 2014 Posted in People, Your Health | Comments Off on Raising awareness: Kennedy junior Hannah Kloft takes on skin cancer

[caption id="attachment_4568" align="alignright" width="300"] Hannah Kloft, right, volunteered at a race day at Silverton Fitness to raise money and awareness of melanoma.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Kennedy High School junior Hannah Kloft cannot count all the times Reagan Purdy has made a difference ...

Get a move on: Silverton Health Fun Run celebrates 30th anniversary

May 2013 Posted in Sports, Your Health | Comments Off on Get a move on: Silverton Health Fun Run celebrates 30th anniversary

[caption id="attachment_3425" align="alignright" width="223"] Steve Ritchie and his daughter Shea in the 1998 Silverton Hospital Fun Run[/caption] By Steve Ritchie  Silverton is a town of many celebrations. The Silverton Fine Arts Festival celebrates a variety of art forms. The Silverton Poetry Festival ...