By the time you read this Silverton City Planner Steve Kay will have put a fresh new coat of paint on his house. The Man guesses it must have been nice to make the improvements without having to go through the long process of gathering public comments and offer options about the color, whether to spray or brush and what the timeline will be. No word yet on if he will trim any trees or add four feet to his driveway………
Wouldn’t you know it, we finally get baby’s butt smooth streets in downtown Silverton that look like they ought to be good for oh, I don’t know, 50 or 60 miles an hour and they lower the speed limit to 20…..Chief Fossholm has already indicated that he will be happy to explain it personally to The Man on an “as needed basis”….
Do you have a RV, basement or cabin that you are not using? The Oregon Garden is looking for temporary accommodations for AmeriCorps volunteers that are coming soon to work at the Garden. Call 503-874-8100 if you have some space to spare. Now, if I could just get a crew to maintain the garden at The Man-sion…….
Dancer Extraordinaire Nann Fleck wants you to join the Oktoberfest Do Re Mi dance troupe. Practices are held at 7 Sunday evenings at the middle school so you can get your Gemütlichkeit Groove on.
The Man’s quote of the month: “A cynic is a man that knows the price of everything, and the value of nothing.” – Oscar Wilde
The Man knows that the Gallon House Bridge is closed for repairs until Sept. 23 but doesn’t know why the washout on Nusom Road has not even been touched for almost nine months (and neither do local residents)…..
Even in a down economy there is activity (much of it involving First St.) so strike up the band for another edition of The Man’s Business Musical chairs……Kitty Johnson and Brent Satern have moved their Country Insurance office from Water St. to First and Oak, Randy Mitchell, CPA has moved from First St. to 215 Main St, Marta Stovin is dancing the American Academy Of Performing Arts from Main St to High St….Kim Adams’ Elite Photography has moved two blocks north on First St., Barry Shapiro has relocated the June Drake Gallery upstairs in the Green Store, Kayla Kennington has expanded Kayla Inc., to include three floors (the Textile Tower?) of the Odd Fellows building on First St. and Jason Freilinger will open a Radio Shack, that’s right, a Radio Shack store on First and Main St’s…….Come on Water St, you’re falling behind…..
If you spend much time on a computer, you may have noticed that there are getting to be “one weird trick” solutions to just about all of our problems. Reduce your belly fat, save on your car insurance, sleep all night or erase your wrinkles. Why is it a “trick,” why are we just hearing about it now and what makes it so weird? It must be along the lines of one of my other favorite marketing catch phrases – one of those things “they don’t want you to know.” Well, if those evil people don’t want me to know something, then by golly I wanna know it. If it only takes one trick to solve a problem, why can’t our politicians come up with “the one weird trick” to solve the debt crisis, “one weird trick” to fix global warming…..or my favorite, “one weird trick” to restore civility to the discussion of local issues….then you’d really have something….of course it would be a limited time offer….
See you on the street…