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 ...

Chalk it up: New board inspires

November 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Chalk it up: New board inspires

[caption id="attachment_2445" align="alignright" width="300"] Third Avenue Chalk[/caption] By Mary Owen Chalkboard art is alive and well at the corner of Third and East Marion in downtown Stayton. “When I heard about the original Before I Die board in New Orleans, I thought an ...

Bigfoot country: Oregon authors track Sasquatch, share stories

September 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History | Comments Off on Bigfoot country: Oregon authors track Sasquatch, share stories

[caption id="attachment_2353" align="alignright" width="300"] Cliff Olson and Joe Beelart are veteran Bigfoot hunters.[/caption] By Mary Owen Two Oregon authors believe Bigfoot may be alive and well, and living in the local forests. “Bigfoot, or Sasquatch, we delegate to the same category of happenings ...

Explore history: Silver Falls Day offers antique cars, logging, games, stories

July 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Explore history: Silver Falls Day offers antique cars, logging, games, stories

Historic Silver Falls Days is a celebration of the history of the area that is now Silver Falls State Park. The event will be 10 a.m. to 4 p.m Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12 in the South Falls Historic ...

World War II memories: Vern Staley recalls fighting in France

May 2015 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, People | Comments Off on World War II memories: Vern Staley recalls fighting in France

[caption id="attachment_2223" align="alignright" width="224"] Stayton resident Vern Staley – then and now. Vern served with the 2nd Battalion, 274th Infantry, 70th Infantry Division during World War II. In April he was taken on an Honor Flight to the World War ...