Honor roll: North Santiam Chamber of Commerce celebrates award winners

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Honor roll: North Santiam Chamber of Commerce celebrates award winners

By Mary Owen North Santiam Chamber of Commerce recognized the winners of the 2018 Santiam Awards on April 25 at a celebration at Santiam High School in Mill City. CITIZEN of the YEAR Anita Leach was named Citizen of the Year. Dubbed one ...

A safe place: Teen center approved for site near Stayton Middle School

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on A safe place: Teen center approved for site near Stayton Middle School

[caption id="attachment_3366" align="alignright" width="216"] Pastor Shawn Hazel[/caption] By Peggy Savage Stayton will soon have a safe place for teens to go after school. A place where they can do homework, get a meal and have fun in a well-supervised environment. The Santiam ...

Healing, haircuts, style: Expressions crew offers array of services

May 2018 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Healing, haircuts, style: Expressions crew offers array of services

[caption id="attachment_3363" align="alignleft" width="230"] The team at Expressions Salon and Gifts[/caption] By Mary Owen Expressions Salon and Gifts is growing by a barber, a second nail technician that also micro-blades eyebrows, and new space for more massage therapy options. “There was an addition ...

Many ways to serve: New team at Weddle’s brings experience, ideas

May 2018 Posted in Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Many ways to serve: New team at Weddle’s brings experience, ideas

[caption id="attachment_3367" align="alignright" width="300"] Natasha Tjaarda, Ryan Steele and their Boston Terriers Abigirl, Boston and Boogie. Submitted photo[/caption] By Mary Owen Some 50 veterans got a helping hand from a less usual source recently when Weddle Funeral Service hosted a Veterans Information ...

Handmade music: Santiam High students, adults learn specialized skill

April 2018 Posted in Community, School | Comments Off on Handmade music: Santiam High students, adults learn specialized skill

By Mary Owen Santiam High School sophomore Shelby Bate has been fascinated with electric guitars for a long time. “I’ve always been into art and music,” said Bate, 16, one of four Santiam students who, thanks to a $1,200 grant from the ...

Saved!: Historic Railroad Bridge receives major Department of Transportation grant

April 2018 Posted in Community, Nature, News | Comments Off on Saved!: Historic Railroad Bridge receives major Department of Transportation grant

[caption id="attachment_3342" align="alignright" width="300"] Mill City’s Historic Railroad Bridge. Courtesy Lynda Harrington[/caption]   By Mary Owen Mill City’s Save Our Bridge Committee just received an astonishing $8.1 million windfall that left most members with their eyes and mouths wide open. “We are in a ...

Employment expo: Job Fair returns, WorkSource Oregon offers workshop

April 2018 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Employment expo: Job Fair returns, WorkSource Oregon offers workshop

By Mary Owen Heads up, job seekers! The second annual Employment Expo and Job Fair is back with a few changes. Sponsored by the Stayton Sublimity Chamber of Commerce, the event is slated for 1:30 to 3 p.m. for students only followed ...

Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

April 2018 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Community, Food And Drink, News | Comments Off on Banding together: River Fusion 22 named Oregon Festival of the Year

By Mary Owen River Fusion 22 was chosen as the Oregon Festival of the Year for festivals by the Oregon Festivals & Events Association. “We’re thrilled!” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. Two  Ovation awards are given to festivals, one for ...

Pathway to healthy: TOPS program guides woman’s weight loss

April 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Pathway to healthy: TOPS program guides woman’s weight loss

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_3340" align="alignright" width="300"] Alice Before[/caption] Sublimity resident Alice Halse is living proof of “beauty before age.” “I feel like I’m very healthy,” she said. “I have people tell me all the time I don’t look that old. I feel ...

Meeting Mr. Phelps: ‘Wish’ trip inspires young swimmer to new goals

April 2018 Posted in Community, Sports & Recreation, Your Health | Comments Off on Meeting Mr. Phelps: ‘Wish’ trip inspires young swimmer to new goals

[caption id="attachment_3343" align="alignleft" width="300"] Make-A-Wish recipient Liam Edwards (right) with his older brother Garrett (left) swam with Olympian Michael Phelps in Chicago (center). © Mike Seberger[/caption] By Mary Owen Mary Lou Hazelwood calls her 13-year-old grandson a “marvel.” “Liam has a bleeding disorder ...