The lads at Seven Brides Brewing shook up the hopheads at the recent Holiday Ale Festival up in Stumptown. They featured their new selection called Drunkel (aptly named for that one drunken uncle that seems to show up at every wedding) and drew rave reviews from the crowds of beer snobs. The rapidly expanding Silverton brewery will soon be moving to a larger facility, adding a tap room, and plans to start bottling their beers in the near future. The sultans of suds were also just featured in a CNN online video – go to CNN ireport and search for “Seven Brides Brewing” to check it out.
Congrats to coach Randy Traeger’s Kennedy H.S. football team for its second-in-the-state season. Finishing only 8 measly points short of a state championship is an accomplishment to be proud of.
Recently spotted on CraigsList: “Need cameras to catch ghostly activity” – the Silverton poster went on to say that too many unexplained things have been going on. With that in mind The Man guesses it was probably sent from City Hall.
First it’s Stu You Know Who, then Vic “here’s my autograph” Gilliam lands a role in a TV show, now Kim “Vanna” Doud goes on Wheel of Fortune and Jennifer “Twitter” Evans gets actress Kirstie Alley to send a $1,000 donation to the local food bank. Is Silverton going Hollywood?
Local biker gang leader Jason Franz has added the only local U-Haul franchise to his bike, skate and snowboard business on Lewis Street. U-Haul has been in business for a long time. In fact The Man prefers the name they stared with back in medieval times … wait for it … Ye-Haul.
Remember that as usual the City of Silverton has waived the requirement to plug the parking meters for the month of December. All of the money collected from meters during this time will be donated to a good cause … like maybe it could go toward The Man’s unpaid parking tickets from the other 11 months of the year.
If you want to see something amazing, fire up your old Tandy computer, go to You Tube and search for “Burj Dubai.” Check out the “view from the top” video and see what it looks like to look down from a building that is more than twice as tall as the Empire State Building. Equally amazing is that as you look at this and several other over-the-top projects in various states of completion, consider that the economy of Dubai is imploding. Jeeze, what kind of a country thinks that it is a good idea to go around spending money that it doesn’t have……… hmmmm…….. oh, never mind.
Only $3 will get you entered in the Silverton Rotary Club’s annual drawing for a shopping spree at Roth’s. The first prize winner will have 3 minutes to fill a cart with up to $500 in merchandise. Just make sure Darin and Orville don’t give you a cart with a bad wheel.
Mike Grant’s crew is in the process of rebuilding the steps in front of St Mary’s Church in Mt Angel. The Man says that it is kinda like improving your Stairway to Heaven.
On behalf of the gang at Our Town, The Man wishes you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
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