STOP READING THIS and back away from the Our Town … go immediately to your computer (it’s the box with the blinky lights) and do a Yagoogle search for Budget Travel magazine. Then, scroll down and click on “Vote for America’s Coolest Small Towns” and vote for good ‘ol Slivertown. Vote, add some comments, then vote again tomorrow, do it – after all we’re in the top 20, but do you really expect The Man to believe some burg like Grinnell, Iowa, is gonna beat us for coolness? Come on now, it’s in Iowa! Vote. Vote now, vote later. Do it! Just do it before April 3 … We now return you to your previously scheduled programming.
Mark March 17 on your calendar for Mt. Angel’s St. Patrick’s Day Pub Crawl. The Irish event in a German town will feature Irish music, tasty libations at six locations and hourly prize drawings. The Man says to crawl ‘em all and be eligible for a grand prize!
If you’re wanting a well-coiffed canine, your options in Silverton just got a little larger. Deborah Day has opened A Happy Dog on Well Street and Ashley Thompson bought the former Bubbles and Bows and reopened it as Furry Friends. The Man says to stop by your groomer of choice and get your bowser brushed and your mongrel manicured.
Mandi Damewood is moving The Hair Hut from McClaine Street to the former laundromat on First Street next to Bangs and Burns. So, if Silverton already has a French Quarter and a Chinatown, does this mean it now has a Hair Haven?
Does anybody remember when (it wasn’t very long ago) a billion dollars sounded like a lot of money?!?
City Thai is opening in the former Red Thai Room location on Oak Street. You won’t have to wait long to try it out as the owner is looking forward to opening around the first of April.
Call the neighbors and hide the kids because it’s time again for the Event with Estrogen, the Festival of Femininity, the Gathering of Gal-pals known as Ladies Night Out, put on by the Silverton Chamber. The April 9 event is being billed as an Escape to the Riviera and is sure to feature a lot of whatever it is that you women types like to do. The Man imagines it’s probably lots of cookin’ and cleanin’ and launderin.’
Also on tap (well, actually not on tap) is the Mt. Angel Fine Wine and Food Festival at Glen Damewood’s Willamette Valley Event Center. This new event will be April 3 and 4. Your $10 admission includes a wine glass, music and an opportunity to sample the best of local wine and food. An added bonus is a portion of the proceeds go to support the Mt. Angel Booms and Blooms. The Man is thinking of having his own wine event called “The Best Wine you can get from a Cardboard Box Festival”.
See you “on the street.”
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