Update: Stayton MobilePack feeds 575 children for a year

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Update: Stayton MobilePack feeds 575 children for a year

By Mary Owen The results are in! This year’s MobilePack, a project of Feed My Starving Children, drew in 1105 community volunteers who packed 972 boxes containing 210,065 meals, enough to feed 575 children for a year. “It was heartwarming to see ...

Turkey express: Covered Bridge Café prepares for community dinner

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Turkey express: Covered Bridge Café prepares for community dinner

By Mary Owen The traditional free Thanksgiving Dinner at the Covered Bridge Café is a highlight for many in the community. “Our first year, we served under 300 people,” said Cari Sessums, co-owner of the popular eatery with Christy Sessums. “Last ...

Action! Giving back honored in ad

November 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Action! Giving back honored in ad

Local business owner Priscilla Glidewell was recently chosen to be the “face” of Budget Blinds Cares national ad campaign. Glidewell, who owns Budget Blinds of Mid-Willamette Valley and Keizer, recently received a call from Home Franchise Concepts that she would be ...

Tournament grants reach all-time high

November 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Tournament grants reach all-time high

The Santiam Canyon Youth Benefit Golf Tournament will award a record amount of grant funds in 2019, according to organizer Mike Long. Eighteen years ago, when the tournament was first started, they were able to donate about $2,500 to local youth ...

Chronic pain: Group hopes to provide forum to share issues without judgment

November 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Chronic pain: Group hopes to provide forum to share issues without judgment

By Mary Owen Fibromyalgia sufferers know what it’s like to live with chronic pain, and the importance of sharing with others who have the disease. “We want to be heard and know that we’re not alone,” said Teressa Brooks, who has fibromyalgia. ...

Honorable service: Weddle Funeral holds vigil to support homeless Vets

November 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Honorable service: Weddle Funeral holds vigil to support homeless Vets

By Mary Owen Veterans have a special place in the hearts of Ryan and Natasha Steele, owners of Weddle Funeral Service. “Ryan is a combat Army veteran who served in Iraq,” said Steele of her fiancée. “He also worked for the military ...

Putting it all together: The Grove prepares for shopping season

November 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Putting it all together: The Grove prepares for shopping season

[caption id="attachment_3525" align="alignright" width="300"] Tammi Burns and Teri Mesa of Marketplace at The Grove. File Photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Happy anniversary, Marketplace at The Grove! “Moxieberry Cafe was growing, and I was looking to move my flower shop into this building we acquired, ...

Game on: Ixtapa adds sports

November 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Game on: Ixtapa adds sports

By Mary Owen Want a cozy place to watch the Beavers take on the Ducks this month? “We opened our sports bar at the north side of our restaurant last February,” said Daniel Velasco, owner of Ixtapa Mexican Restaurant in Stayton. “We wanted ...

Creativity: SH2A offers sessions

November 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Creativity: SH2A offers sessions

[caption id="attachment_3523" align="alignleft" width="300"] Santiam Hearts to Arts offers Saturday sessions in multiple forms of media for all ages.[/caption] By Mary Owen Saturdays at the Canyon Arts Center are filled with happy crafters! “Art, as Santiam Hearts to Arts sees it, is not ...

Teen center: Opening soon

November 2018 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Teen center: Opening soon

By Mary Owen The Santiam Teen Center in its park-like setting on Kindle Way, is looking for volunteers in preparation for opening. “We anticipate service (to) 30 youth per day by offering classes, food, training, homework mentoring and mental health support,” said ...