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 ...

Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

July 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink, Nature, News, Other | Comments Off on Fabulous 4th: Pancakes, parades, fun runs and fireworks planned

By Mary Owen Wave those sparklers and get ready to celebrate! Fourth of July events will be held up and down the Santiam Canyon, including Stayton, whose theme this year is “Still the Greatest Generation.” Kicking off the celebrations is the Stayton Eagles ...

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 ...