Mental chemistry: Getting outside helps battle seasonal affective disorder

February 2019 Posted in Your Health | Comments Off on Mental chemistry: Getting outside helps battle seasonal affective disorder

By Melissa Wagoner Gardening can be a great way to fight off seasonal blues, according to Heather Desmarteau-Fast, a horticulturist and the owner of Stamen and Pistil in Silverton.  “The key is being outside and getting your lungs full of fresh air, ...

In the elements: Silverton hiker rescued after two days in Columbia Gorge

February 2019 Posted in Community, Sports, Travel, Your Health | Comments Off on In the elements: Silverton hiker rescued after two days in Columbia Gorge

[caption id="attachment_9028" align="alignright" width="225"] Leslie Drapiza. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner “Since this has happened I’ve had these moments where I’m like, ‘Am I really alive?’” avid outdoorswoman Leslie Drapiza of Silverton said during a recent retelling of the harrowing rescue that ...

Ready, set, pickleball! Multi-generational sport free through Jan. 31

January 2019 Posted in Community, Sports, Your Health | Comments Off on Ready, set, pickleball! Multi-generational sport free through Jan. 31

[caption id="attachment_8941" align="alignleft" width="300"] Poppy and David Shell initiated the pickleball games at the Silverton Community Center.Nancy Jennings[/caption] By Nancy Jennings A fun way to beat the winter doldrums can be found at Silverton’s YMCA. “Pickleball,” a sport with an odd name ...

Natural beauty: 19-year-old entrepreneur thriving

December 2018 Posted in Business, Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Natural beauty: 19-year-old entrepreneur thriving

[caption id="attachment_8840" align="alignright" width="207"] Antonina Kuznetsov with her dog Ava-Jade. Submitted Photo[/caption] By Nancy Jennings In 2014, Antonina Kuznetsov was a 15-year-old living in the small city of Fosston, Minnesota, on a mission – to become an entrepreneur. After taking the necessary ...

Multigenerations: Grandparents help solve childcare problems

November 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Multigenerations: Grandparents help solve childcare problems

[caption id="attachment_8731" align="alignright" width="300"] Joyce Beck with grandsons Gavin and Ethan[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Childcare can be difficult for parents whose work schedule falls outside of regular business hours but many parents are finding the answer to their problem in the guise ...

Decluttering: Change in season offers opportunity to organize

October 2018 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Decluttering: Change in season offers opportunity to organize

By Melissa Wagoner “Whenever the seasons change is a good time to de-clutter,” Elyse McGowan-Kidd, owner of Kidd De-Clutter in Silverton said. “We are wired for change during the shift of the seasons. Each season has its own theme and therefore ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Passion for care: Direct primary care doctor joins Silverton team

July 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Passion for care: Direct primary care doctor joins Silverton team

[caption id="attachment_8502" align="alignright" width="256"] Dr. Tomas Gigena and Dr. Rob Rosborough at Township Health DPC. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Dr. Tomas Gigena is stepping into a new career that taps into his Argentinian roots. “I grew up in a small town ...

Driving with devices: Distracted driving penalties increase July 1

July 2018 Posted in Community, Technology, Your Health | Comments Off on Driving with devices: Distracted driving penalties increase July 1

It’s news you need to share with every member of your household – and remember when tempted to touch your phone when behind the wheel – beginning July 1, distracted driving penalties in Oregon will start adding up. Distracted driving is ...

Rethinking plastic: Specialists give advice on ways to cutback on use

July 2018 Posted in Other, People, Technology, Your Health | Comments Off on Rethinking plastic: Specialists give advice on ways to cutback on use

By Melissa Wagoner As an archeologist for the State of Oregon, Nancy Nelson has spent a lot of time studying what past generations have left behind, the layer of discarded objects – bones, pottery, leather and metal – that tell the ...

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 ...

Direct care: New model focuses on old-fashioned doctor – patient relationship

October 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Direct care: New model focuses on old-fashioned doctor – patient relationship

By Melissa Wagoner Two years ago Dr. Rob Rosborough was fed up with his career and looking for a change. “It was either do something different altogether in medicine or open a taco truck,” he laughed. Rosborough, who began in family practice in ...

Whole woman care: Non-profit birth center planned

October 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Whole woman care: Non-profit birth center planned

By Melissa Wagoner Lindsay Kinman has been dreaming one dream for a long time: opening a woman-centered, non-profit birth center in Silverton. “I have been chewing over this dream for years,” she said. “The goal is to provide a safe place for ...

Intertwined: Chinese medicine practitioners collaborate

October 2017 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Intertwined: Chinese medicine practitioners collaborate

By Melissa Wagoner Christine Carlisle and Gail Gummin, are collaborating to increase awareness of two ancient forms of Chinese medicine; foot reflexology and acupressure therapy. Carlisle, originally from Spokane, Wash. became involved in the connection between feet and health during her career as ...

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 ...

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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

Finding authenticity: Riedman shares journey to equus coaching

December 2016 Posted in Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Finding authenticity: Riedman shares journey to equus coaching

By Kristine Thomas Silverton resident Linda Riedman could have kept the conversation on the surface level as she shared about her new work as an equus coach. She works with a client and a horse in an arena to uncover unhealthy thought ...