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 ...

Vote: Ballots due Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

October 2018 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Vote: Ballots due Nov. 6, 8 p.m.

By Mary Owen   Collaboration between city councils and city residents is at the top of the list of fixes in most cities this November, followed by growth, budgets and development. “Managing growth, always street and sidewalk build, maybe a neighborhood advisory group ...

Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

October 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Strange disturbances: ‘Ghost Tour’ returns to haunt Downtown Stayton

[caption id="attachment_3494" align="alignright" width="300"] Ghost Walk participants are led through Downtown Stayton by guides dressed in Victorian garb.[/caption] By Mary Owen Attention all ‘geists and ghouls! Halloween is just around the corner as is the second annual Stayton Ghost Tour and Chocolate Walk. ...

Adapting: Stayton Community Food Bank fulfills demand, addresses growth

October 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Adapting: Stayton Community Food Bank fulfills demand, addresses growth

By Mary Owen When cupboards are bare and money is scarce, the Stayton Community Food Bank becomes a lifeline. “We have been active now for more than 35 years, and thanks to strong, on-going community support, more individuals and families than ever ...

MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

October 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, News, Other | Comments Off on MobilePack: Food-boxing event benefiting starving children needs volunteers

By Mary Owen For the second year, MobilePack volunteers will help turn hunger into hope. “We are again partnering with Feed My Starving Children to pack meals of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and nutritionally balanced vitamins and minerals,” said Kelly Fields, Stayton ...

Mayor, council races on ballot

October 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Mayor, council races on ballot

Voters will have a choice for mayor on the ballot Nov. 6 in the cities of Stayton and Aumsville. Incumbent Hank Porter and Scott Vigil are running in Stayton. Aumsville voters will choose between Mayor Robert Baugh and Derek Clevenger. Seven candidates ...

RDS welcomes new intern

October 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on RDS welcomes new intern

By Mary Owen Emily Connor is the newest RARE AmeriCorps participant working with Revitalize Downtown Stayton. A 2012 graduate of the University of Arizona, Connor replaces Isaac Kort-Meade, RDS’s first RARE (Resources for Rural Environments) participant. Kort-Meade moved on at the end ...