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 ...

Boston bound: Emma Miebach will join Boston Ballet summer program

March 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on Boston bound: Emma Miebach will join Boston Ballet summer program

[caption id="attachment_2643" align="alignright" width="202"] Emma Miebach backstage with a friend after a performance of "The Nutcrarcker."[/caption] By Mary Owen A local teen will join students from around the world at the Boston Ballet School’s 2016 Summer Dance Program. “I was very excited to ...

Regis stages “Oklahoma!”

March 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Regis stages “Oklahoma!”

A handsome cowboy. A winsome farm girl. A spirited rivalry... Not to mention classic songs, like I Can’t Say No, Surrey with the Fringe on Top, and Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin’. The Regis High Drama Department will perform Rodgers ...

Home for now: Aumsville Community Theatre moves

January 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Home for now: Aumsville Community Theatre moves

[caption id="attachment_2532" align="alignright" width="300"] Rehearsals for ACT’s recent holiday show.[/caption] By Mary Owen Aumsville Community Theatre’s four-year search for a new venue has come to roost at the little red school house in Stayton. “Since 2011 when we began, we have been moving ...

Off to England: Stayton choir heads to London for international festival

December 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, School | Comments Off on Off to England: Stayton choir heads to London for international festival

[caption id="attachment_2484" align="alignright" width="300"] The Stayton High School choir was invited to the 2015 London International Choral Festival in September 2014 by the former Lord Mayor of Westminster in her formal, official attire, far right. Photo by Jim Kinghorn[/caption] By Mary ...