Providing a little lift: Artist uses her talent to create smiles – and funding for Shriners Hospital

April 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Providing a little lift: Artist uses her talent to create smiles – and funding for Shriners Hospital

[caption id="attachment_3072" align="alignleft" width="300"] “Girl on a Swing” by Denise Goodin-Vasquez[/caption] By Mary Owen A local artist uses her talents to help support Shriners Hospitals for Children, a charity “near and dear” to her heart. “I began this journey by painting gifts for ...

Captured by cartoons: Dave Shelton shares his sense of fun, love of art

March 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Captured by cartoons: Dave Shelton shares his sense of fun, love of art

By Mary Owen Cartooning has always been an integral part of Dave Shelton’s life. “I began drawing from the age of 5,” said the Gates artist. “I remember winning a poster contest in kindergarten and receiving 10 cents as a prize. I ...

Real dialogue: Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

January 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Real dialogue: Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

By Mary Owen If you have questions, there are places to go to get answers and share in the conversations about what is taking place your community, state and country. The first stop in your information gathering journey could be a facilitated ...

Getting their kicks: Horse and carriage hobby proves popular service

December 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Getting their kicks: Horse and carriage hobby proves popular service

By Nancy Jennings Major, Spike, Oliver and Quincy are chomping at the bit to meet you. Along with their owners Tim and Betty Bielenberg, these majestic draft horses will be decked out in their holiday finery at Sublimity’s Sixth Annual Christmas ...

Art Mentors: Two selected for Salem internships

December 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Art Mentors: Two selected for Salem internships

Regis seniors Katherine Bentz and Marie Heuberger were selected in October to participate in a Salem Art Association program to work with professional artists and peers from the Salem Keizer School District. Students from the greater Salem area were invited ...

Legacy of service: History, education, patriotism at the heart of DAR

October 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Other, People | Comments Off on Legacy of service: History, education, patriotism at the heart of DAR

[caption id="attachment_2891" align="alignleft" width="300"] 2016 -2017 officers of Stayton’s Abigail Scott Duniway Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are, from left:  Kyra Bacheller, Regent; Linda Banister, Vice Regent; Diana Maul, Secretary and Historian: Linda Wiley, Treasurer; and Carol ...

Fall Fashion: Hospital auxiliary show offers tips, trends and a good time

November 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Fall Fashion: Hospital auxiliary show offers tips, trends and a good time

By Mary Owen Time to sparkle and shine for the holidays with a little guidance from the annual Santiam Hospital Auxiliary Fashion Show. “Fashions will be featured by Chico’s with local ladies as models,” said Marjorie Forrest, spokeswoman for the auxiliary. “Musical ...

Comedy in the Canyon: Ledbetter brings magic to Mill City stage

November 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Comedy in the Canyon: Ledbetter brings magic to Mill City stage

[caption id="attachment_2894" align="alignleft" width="240"] Magician Brian Ledbetter[/caption] Ready to be amused and amazed? The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce brings Moonlight and Magic to Mill City on Oct. 15. It’s a professonal magic show the family can enjoy at family-friendly prices. Magician ...

Save Our Bridge: Mill City committee close to reaching fundraising goal

September 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Save Our Bridge: Mill City committee close to reaching fundraising goal

[caption id="attachment_2852" align="alignright" width="300"] Mill City Rail Road Bridge[/caption] By Mary Owen Construction on Mill City’s Historic Railroad Bridge may begin next year, thanks to the successful fundraising efforts of the Save Our Bridge Committee. Committe Chair Lynda Harrington said the committe is ...

It’s the little things: George Susbaur’s creations more than a garden

September 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on It’s the little things: George Susbaur’s creations more than a garden

[caption id="attachment_2854" align="alignright" width="287"] George Susbaur has lent his talents in the garden to the residents at Brookdale Senior Living in Stayton.[/caption] By Mary Owen Several years ago George Susbaur and Murphy, the dog Susbaur day-sits for a friend, began taking walks ...