Anybody smell…Burnt weenies?

July 2019 Posted in Columnists & Opinion, Community

If you see some local parents huddled around their phones eagerly awaiting the next Snapchat-y, Instagram or Facebook-y you’ll know their child was part of the Oregon Ambassadors of Music group now touring seven European countries to make the hills alive with the sound of music. The kids, led by Frank and Mandy Petrik, all had to raise over $6,000 to fund their musical adventure of a lifetime.

For several months now PGE has been installing a new power substation in Silverton. As the project nears completion I think you’d have to agree that it’s a pretty impressive piece of equipment. Is The Man the only one thinkin’ “Flux Capacitor”?? Can’t wait to see the huge Jacobs Ladder electric arc’s between the uprights on that bad boy…

Mt. Angel is holding its annual pre-Oktoberfest city-wide clean up day from 8 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday Aug. 24. Bring your driver’s license, scrap metal, appliances, yard debris and electronics to the American Legion parking lot…. But leave your household garbage at your household.

If you’re lookin to get your groove on, Silverton Friends of Music is presenting a Music Mondays concert series being held on, you guessed it, Monday evenings from now until Aug. 26. The series features a different band or group each week at 6:30 in Old Mill Park (between the library and the pool). Bring your chair or blanket and enjoy the free show (pretty sure donations would be accepted)

It was recently reported that out neighbor to the north, Portland, came in 4th in the nation for the most dog poop (Way to go PDX!). Now The Man doesn’t know, or want to know, how one would go about measuring such a thing but at least they have that going for them…

Ahh, the joy of small towns… where you can still ride your horse to the local brewpub and no one bats
an eye…Speaking of horses, trail rides are now available again up at Silver Falls State Park. Your one-hour guided ride
can be reserved by calling 503-873-3113 Ext 2.

The Silver Fox Foundation and Family Medical Group is conducting a sports physical clinic at Silverton High School for Silver Falls and Mt. Angel school district students on Thursday, July 18, 6-8 p.m. There is a suggested $25 donation that goes to the foundation. Examination forms can be printed at

If you know anything about The Man, you know all about his love of the outdoors, hiking and camping. Being in the serenity of the wilderness, far from the city, one with nature, under a canopy of stars, the quiet of the forest by a campfire with your faithful dog by your side enjoying the peaceful moment. As a nearby babbling brook babbles you into contentment as you ponder the beauty of the world around you. Mesmerized by the crackling of the fire you barely notice the pop of the ember that unbeknownst to you, lands in your chair lets just say, in close proximity to your, ahem,“nether regions.” There you sit, blissfully unaware of the smoldering maelstrom building in said region, as it slowly burns through your pants….and then your underwear……and then….then is the moment when the serenity ends…

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