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January 2015 Posted in Columnists & Opinion

Man About TownBy Jim Kinghorn

A baby was born last month in Cleveland, OH at preciously 10:11 on 12/13/14…. No word on if it also had a birthmark in the shape of the winning lottery numbers…

Even if you missed Law Enforcement Appreciation Day last week it’s not too late to tell your local police officer thanks for all they do to keep us safe…and if he’ll let you go just this one time you promise to never, ever, ever speed again…

Speaking of the police, Captain Buck Pilmore of the SPD and Silverton Fire District is retiring from the force after 26 years of service to the community… Which you can thank him for when he shows up to put out that fire in your garage that you haven’t discovered yet…

“It was the best of times, it was the wurst of times”, that’s what you’ll be saying after the Feb. 13 and 14 Wurstfest. The “Mt. Angel Celebration of German Sausage” will feature non-stop music, dancing, German beer, Seven Brides beer, wine and food, a Kindergarten,  arts and crafts and a 5 and 10k Fun Run and walk. The Man guarantees it will be the wurst time you will ever have… Go to mtangelwurstfest.com for all the details…

The spirit of Orville lives on…. With a generous $5,000 donation from the Roth Family Foundation, the War Memorial Plaza – Silverton’s Fallen Heroes project is close to becoming a reality…  Just a few dollars more and the plaza could be in place by the end of summer. To donate now, go to: www.facebook.com/SilvertonWM

If you like to eat and like to save money then pick up a YMCA Dine Out in Silverton Card for discounts every time you dine at one of 10 local restaurants. Proceeds from the $20 cards support Y activities and are available now at the Y office, pool office and the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center.

A while back, The Man encouraged you to check out a cool new video about Silverton from local movie maker Marty Limbird and Ignite Motion Pictures…..well, Marty has finished part 2 which features the Silverton Murals and is also definitely worth a look…. Go to the Silverton Chamber’s facebook page or to vimeo.com/channels/impressions/116425104

If you’re into the whole Facebookey thing, livin’ in these here parts is perfect for you. It’s pert near a full time job just keeping up with them all…. You can start out with the simply named Silverton Oregon, then I Love Silverton, I Love Silverton Oregon, Silverton Ideas, Sustainable Silverton or maybe find a new gig at Silverton/Mt Angel jobs. If you want to connect, go to Silverton Connections, Silverton OR Connections or if you have behaved badly, Silverton Connections Rejects. If you’re into history try Silverton History Geeks, You Know You’re from Silverton when…or From Silverton OR. Want to buy/sell/trade just about anything then Silverton Mt Angel Scotts Mills Virtual Garage Sale, Silverton Saleing, Silverton Buy and Sell Free For All and Silverton Kids Buy/Sell (is that even legal?!?) are for you. Got an opinion (doesn’t everyone?)? There’s Speak Out Silverton, Silverton Memes, Silverton Oregon News and Events, Silverton Restaurant Reviews or my favorite, Silverton – like Mayberry on Acid…..and this folks is a partial list. The best thing is that since this is the Internet and Facebook, all the information contained within is absolutely, positively guaranteed to be 100% factual and presented in a courteous and professional manner….No arguments or childish behavior here, no sir…. Oh, and there is one page I didn’t mention that is way better than all of these….Our Town – Silverton, Mt Angel, Scotts Mills….. of course…

See you on the street

Man About Town is a collection of what turns up… a lot like Facebook and the Internet. Reader beware…

 

 

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