Round and round . . . and round and round and…

August 2018 Posted in Community

Man About TownJoin your friends and family at the 26th annual Community Picnic at Coolidge McClaine Park on Aug. 24. The yearly gathering will feature a free dinner, swimming, family photos, games and music. For info call Silverton Together…

Ever since Terry and Ursula Bergamo moved back east the Silverton Reservoir has been without a caretaker. With the increasing volume of visitors this summer, city attempts to do without have not provided positive results so look for a new onsite host in the future.

Speaking of city news, the beautiful but often unreliable downtown tree lights have twinkled their last twinkle. The contractor has issued a refund and a new company will re-do the ambiance enhancing light show.

I’m sure you probably already know this but The Man always tries to leave you just a little bit smarter than you were….If the ketchup leaves the bottle at a speed slower than .028 mph Heinz will reject it… You can thank me later…

Just like the temperatures of late, business activity has been heating up in Mount Angel…. Tony and Sarah Bennett opened Tony’s Italian Restaurant on Charles Street, Frankenstein’s Pub is being remodeled and The Glockenspeil opened a Lottery Parlor. Angel’s Grill replaced Leona’s, Mt. Angel Events Center is busy booking dates and Heidi’s Wedding Dresses, Etc. opened on Main. The Wochenmarkt (farmers market) is going strong thru the end of September, Mt Angel Sausage and Jim Hoke were recently featured in a segment on Destination Oregon and Benedictine Brewery’s brewmaster Fr. Martin Grassel is brewing away as they look forward to a September opening. The huge David McDonald mural on the Festhalle will be unveiled Aug. 28, the owners of Plush Brush, Don and Judy West are retiring after 40 years and, oh yeah, there are rumors of some festival named “Oktoberfest” (yeah, The Man hadn’t ever heard of it either…) going on sometime soon….

Those of us with children have all experienced rides in the car with a less than angelic youngster (I can still recall my dad having The Man run along behind the ‘ol Ford station wagon until I would agree to behave). Take the “joy” you felt with your own little spawn times 50 or 60 rugrats and then times 44 years and you will have some idea of the patience Elaine Kirksey has had to muster ferrying your minions to school and back every day since 1974…we salute you, Elaine, and wish you many more years of keeping the wheels on the bus going round and round…

See you on the street….

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