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 ...

The way it was: Demonstrations offer a glimpse into Oregon’s early years

July 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on The way it was: Demonstrations offer a glimpse into Oregon’s early years

[caption id="attachment_2790" align="alignright" width="300"] Draft horses will be used in demonstrations of how logging was done in Oregon’s early days during Historic Silver Falls Day at Silver Falls State Park July 9.[/caption] The seventh annual Historic Silver Falls Day will take ...

Hearts to Arts: Home is where the art is … in new Mill City location

June 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Hearts to Arts: Home is where the art is … in new Mill City location

[caption id="attachment_2754" align="alignright" width="300"] Santiam Hearts to Arts[/caption] By Mary Owen With city council approval, Santiam Hearts to Arts plans to sublease the former Green Mountain Real Estate building on Highway 22 in Mill City. “SH2A is working with the city to finalize ...

June 12 plant sale benefits Brown House restoration

June 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on June 12 plant sale benefits Brown House restoration

[caption id="attachment_2749" align="alignright" width="300"] Photo by Sheldon Traver.[/caption] It’s not too late to purchase some plants for your yard.  And if you are looking for a place to buy plants while helping a good cause, mark your calendar for Sunday, June ...

Learning by design: Architecture program inspires St. Mary’s students

May 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on Learning by design: Architecture program inspires St. Mary’s students

By Mary Owen St. Mary Elementary School fourth-graders get to show off their architectural skills by participating in the Architecture Foundation of Oregon’s Architects in Schools program. The statewide six-week residency program for elementary schools is AFO’s longest-running, signature program, in which ...

Total eclipse: Santiam area may draw thousands for Aug. 21, 2017 event

April 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Total eclipse: Santiam area may draw thousands for Aug. 21, 2017 event

The next eclipse Each city will experience about 2 minutes of darkness. Eclipse projections for Aug. 21, 2017 in alphabetical order: Aumsville 10:17:26 a.m. Detroit 10:18:18 a.m. Gates 10:17:58 a.m. Idanha 10:18:23 a.m. Lyons 10:17:43 a.m. Mehama 10:17:43 a.m. Mill City ...

Watercolorists: Painters come to Silverton to celebrate 50th anniversary

April 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Watercolorists: Painters come to Silverton to celebrate 50th anniversary

[caption id="attachment_6832" align="alignright" width="196"] Kara Pilcher[/caption] By Kristine Thomas Growing up, Kara Pilcher believed her older brother was the artist and she was the athlete. It wasn’t until she was looking for art to put on the “blank” walls of her home ...