A pooch park: Happy Tails Dog Park planning takes shape as grants sought

March 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on A pooch park: Happy Tails Dog Park planning takes shape as grants sought

[caption id="attachment_3043" align="alignright" width="184"] Cassie Ripp and Ellen Nunez walking their canine buddies in town[/caption] By Mary Owen Stayton’s Happy Tails Dog Park is one step closer to becoming a reality. “At our last meeting, we formed committee groups to do research for ...

A cultural exchange: Host families make a difference in student success

March 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on A cultural exchange: Host families make a difference in student success

[caption id="attachment_3046" align="alignleft" width="212"] Sandra Wang studies with English teacher Bruce Schmidlkofer.[/caption] By Mary Owen Sandra Wang will graduate from Regis High School in June. “This is Sandra’s second year at Regis,” said Mike Bauer, the school’s exchange coordinator. “Her second year has ...

Vintage travel: Tiny trailers seek to recreate family camping of the 1950s

March 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Vintage travel: Tiny trailers seek to recreate family camping of the 1950s

[caption id="attachment_3044" align="alignleft" width="300"] Thom Underwood sitting in the kitchen of a Thom Thumb Trailer. Jerry STevens[/caption] By Mary Owen Thom Underwood has always been a hands-on type of guy. “I would rather do it myself than hire it out,” the Sublimity man ...

Real dialogue: Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

January 2017 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community | Comments Off on Real dialogue: Power, Privilege and Racial Diversity in Oregon discussed

By Mary Owen If you have questions, there are places to go to get answers and share in the conversations about what is taking place your community, state and country. The first stop in your information gathering journey could be a facilitated ...

Spreading the news: Stayton Library raises funds for new reader board

January 2017 Posted in Community, Other | Comments Off on Spreading the news: Stayton Library raises funds for new reader board

By Mary Owen A heartfelt challenge is on the table! Stayton Public Library assistant Stephanie Rubel said February is Love Your Library month. And what better way than to show your love and appreciation for the library as well as the community ...

Senior advocates: Lee Hazelwood’s legacy of service honored in awards

January 2017 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on Senior advocates: Lee Hazelwood’s legacy of service honored in awards

By Mary Owen NorthWest Senior and Disability Services advisory councils will present the first Lee Hazelwood Advocacy Award to two Salem residents this month: Charles Richards and Ruth McEwen. The award will be presented to Richards by Rep. David Gomberg (D-Dist. 10) ...

Powered up: Three nonprofits receive Pacific Power Foundation grants

January 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Powered up: Three nonprofits receive Pacific Power Foundation grants

[caption id="attachment_3006" align="alignleft" width="300"] Santiam Historical Society members receive a check from Pacific Power Foundation.[/caption] By Mary Owen Three local nonprofits received a helping hand from the Pacific Power Foundation last month. “At Pacific Power, we’re proud to be a part of the ...

A family affair: Panezanellie Breadstick Shoppe Small Business of 2016

February 2017 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on A family affair: Panezanellie Breadstick Shoppe Small Business of 2016

[caption id="attachment_3017" align="alignleft" width="300"] The Cates family has worked together to create the warm atmosphere at at Panezanellie.[/caption] By Mary Owen Panezanellie Breadstick Shoppe captures top honors as the 2016 Small Business award winner for this year’s Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce’s Chamber ...

Educating for the future: North Santiam School District honored

February 2017 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Educating for the future: North Santiam School District honored

By Mary Owen For continuing to be a cornerstone of the community, the North Santiam School District receives the 2016 Large Business excellence award from the Stayton/Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. The award is presented to a business with more than 15 ...

Rising Star: Ryan Hendricks’ Finishing Touch Auto Detailing is growing

February 2017 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Rising Star: Ryan Hendricks’ Finishing Touch Auto Detailing is growing

[caption id="attachment_3022" align="alignleft" width="300"] Ryan Hendricks, owner of Finishing Touch Auto Detailing[/caption] By Mary Owen Stayton resident Ryan Hendricks, owner of Finishing Touch Auto Detailing, earns the Rising Star title for 2016 from the Stayton-Sublimity Chamber of Commerce. Hendricks started his business as ...