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 ...

Lose weight: Help save a child

January 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Lose weight: Help save a child

By Mary Owen Anytime Fitness hopes to raise $10,000 during its upcoming Pound-a-Thon, a six-week, weight-loss fundraiser for Operation Underground Railroad. Based in California, the organization rescues and rehabilitates victims of child sex trafficking. O.U.R. claims to have rescued 962 victims ...

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 ...

Serving up Kindness: Dairy Queen steps up to help make miracles

November 2016 Posted in Community, Food And Drink | Comments Off on Serving up Kindness: Dairy Queen steps up to help make miracles

By Mary Owen [caption id="attachment_2921" align="alignright" width="300"] Dairy Queen Staff[/caption] When Nancy Hanna’s 4-year-old nephew came down with leukemia, she decided to get involved by fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network. “Dairy Queen has been a major sponsor for Children’s Miracle Network since ...

Pink lemonade blues: Sublimity grower offers a sweeter berry

August 2014 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Pink lemonade blues: Sublimity grower offers a sweeter berry

[caption id="attachment_4962" align="alignright" width="300"] Mark and Annette Jensen and family raise Pink Lemonade Blueberries on their farm near Sublimity.[/caption] By Kristine Thomas  Sublimity residents Mark and Annette Jensen are used to people looking at them like they said something wrong when they ...

Sips of inspiration: Story collection designed to encourage and motivate

August 2013 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Sips of inspiration: Story collection designed to encourage and motivate

[caption id="attachment_1475" align="alignright" width="212"] Bonnie Stephenson Milletto[/caption] Sublimity resident Janine Moothart is a key contributor to a new book by former Stayton businesswoman Bonnie Stephenson Milletto. The book, called Dedicated to the Cup, Nine Ways to Reinvent a Life!, is a collection of ...

Oregon’s #1 nut: Hazelnut favorites earn national attention

November 2010 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Oregon’s #1 nut: Hazelnut favorites earn national attention

By Kathy Cook Hunter Even Martha likes them, our wonderful Oregon-grown hazelnuts. “Martha” as in Martha Stewart. A recent issue of Martha Stewart Living magazine featured recipes with hazelnuts – also known as filberts – reminding cooks and bakers pondering their list ...

Eats and treats: Locally grown and produced foods fill a yummy picnic basket

July 2010 Posted in Food And Drink | Comments Off on Eats and treats: Locally grown and produced foods fill a yummy picnic basket

By Dixon Bledsoe Summer should revolve around eating. Our out-of-town guests will already have an itinerary in mind, because when it comes to things to do, the Willamette Valley has a plethora of sights to see. But they are going to ...

Climb to fight cancer: Stayton firefighters rally to support Breonia

February 2010 Posted in Food And Drink, People | Comments Off on Climb to fight cancer: Stayton firefighters rally to support Breonia

By Mary Owen The plight of a local girl has rallied Stayton firefighters to climb 69 stories in full gear with packs at the Big Climb in Seattle on March 21. “The whole Stayton team has found new meaning in supporting the ...