Looking to rebuild – Community regroups after destructive downtown fire

October 2021 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Looking to rebuild – Community regroups after destructive downtown fire

By James Day Mount Angel is in recovery mode this week as the community reels from a devastating weekend fire that destroyed historic structures and four businesses. The fire, which was called in just before 1 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9, wiped out ...

The Noble Fox – Location mixes with vision to serve up a new dining experience

October 2021 Posted in Business, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on The Noble Fox – Location mixes with vision to serve up a new dining experience

By Melissa Wagoner When Jeramie Mykisen and his step-father Jeffrey Tinkham learned that the Silverton Wine Bar was for sale they instantly jumped at the chance to make it their own. [caption id="attachment_10543" align="alignright" width="300"] Jeramie Mykisen and Jeffrey Tinkham flank Chef, ...

Modernly traditional – New Silverton practice provides pediatric care

October 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Modernly traditional – New Silverton practice provides pediatric care

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10511" align="alignright" width="209"] Scott Hamblin[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10510" align="alignright" width="250"] Mark Helm[/caption] The recent closure of the Silverton branch of Childhood Health left Silverton families without a locally-based pediatric clinic – an situation Dr. Scott Hamblin and Dr. Mark Helm ...

Dialectical therapy – Individual, group, coaching, in-the-moment services

October 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Dialectical therapy – Individual, group, coaching, in-the-moment services

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10504" align="alignright" width="217"] Dr. Andrew Weitzman[/caption] During his 20-year career as a Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Andrew Weitzman learned a great deal. “Of those 20 years, my first seven were in community health in Vancouver, Washington,” Weitzman said of the ...

Faster, faster, faster – Ziply plans for local fiber Internet upgrade

August 2021 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Faster, faster, faster – Ziply plans for local fiber Internet upgrade

By Mary Owen When Ziply Fiber acquired Frontier Communication’s Northwest assets in May of 2020, Silverton and Mill City became part of its footprint. “At the time of the acquisition, the only internet option was DSL, and that’s something we are working ...

Datebook: September 2021

August 2021 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, Other, Outdoor Life | Comments Off on Datebook: September 2021

Datebook Submission Information Get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town. Send your releases to datebook@mtangelpub.com. Or drop them off at 401 Oak St., Silverton. ••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••••• Frequent Addresses Mount Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St., 503-845-6401 Silver Creek Fellowship Church, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton Silverton Senior ...

Grit and Grace: New apothecary brings herbs, herbal teachings

August 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Grit and Grace: New apothecary brings herbs, herbal teachings

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10396" align="alignright" width="252"] Amanda Baird of Grit and Grace Apothecary[/caption] Few things make a parent feel more anxious than watching a child’s late-night struggle for breath, a situation Amanda Baird – whose son, Jacob, was born three and ...

Falls café reopens – Under new management

August 2021 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, Outdoor Life, People | Comments Off on Falls café reopens – Under new management

By Melissa Wagoner Char Hawkins has been managing snack bars for 23 years but her newest venture, the South Falls Café, located inside the South Falls Lodge at Silver Falls State Park, surpasses all the rest – especially when it comes ...

Steadfast transition – Emily Dazey leaves Benedictine Nursing Center

August 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on Steadfast transition – Emily Dazey leaves Benedictine Nursing Center

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_10349" align="alignright" width="316"] Emily Dazey[/caption] Emily Dazey, Executive Director of Providence Benedictine Nursing Center in Mount Angel, will be moving into a broader role as Providence Director of the Skilled Nursing Facility Collaborative for Oregon. Dazey, who has served ...

Straw bound: Silverton publisher releases new books

August 2021 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business, Community, News, People | Comments Off on Straw bound: Silverton publisher releases new books

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10330" align="alignright" width="249"] Richard Orr[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10329" align="alignright" width="225"] Lester Petrie[/caption] Mike Ashland has always been a writer.  “I was a freelance reporter for the Marin Independent Journal and reporter for the Coastal Post in Bolinas,” Ashland recalled. “Some of ...

Business of the Year: The Satern Agency – Country Financial

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, News, People | Comments Off on Business of the Year: The Satern Agency – Country Financial

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_10291" align="alignright" width="300"] Employees of The Satern Agency – Country Financial include, from left, Nikka Martushev, Ale Pena, Debbie Satern and Brent Satern. The insurance and financial planning business was recently named Silverton Business of the Year ...

Washerwoman – New business revives vintage service

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Washerwoman – New business revives vintage service

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10280" align="alignright" width="300"] Ava and Kate Bush[/caption] When Kate Bush told her daughter, Ava, that she wanted to start a new business – a laundry service that would provide clean clothes, folded and ironed and delivered to her ...

City of Silverton: Design process for Civic Center proceeds

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Design process for Civic Center proceeds

The City continues the design process on the new Civic Center project. The City Council authorized Mackenzie to undertake the next step in the design process at the April 5, 2021 Council Meeting that includes preparing the Construction Document, Building Permits, ...

City of Silverton: Mayors Corner

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People, Your Health | Comments Off on City of Silverton: Mayors Corner

By Kyle Palmer It’s hard to believe, but as I write this, our state and our community are, for the most part, exiting the COVID-19 restrictions that we’ve all been under since March of last year. It remains to be seen if this ...

Downtown fresh: New ‘Kitchen’ offers quick lunch options

July 2021 Posted in Business, Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on Downtown fresh: New ‘Kitchen’ offers quick lunch options

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10209" align="alignright" width="225"] Employee, Milui Smith, and owner, Holly Bell at Curbside Kitchen[/caption] When asked to describe the kind of cuisine offered by the newly opened The Curbside Kitchen – a restaurant offering “quick bites to go,” in ...

Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, News, Other, People | Comments Off on Houses to build: Habitat for Humanity sets goal of 18 houses in three years

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10186" align="alignright" width="200"] The crew worked on the house wrap, windows and doors at the Silverton construction site on April, 7, 2021.[/caption] [caption id="attachment_10185" align="alignright" width="300"] Trusses are delivered to the Silverton construction site on March 16, 2021.[/caption] In ...

Infinite realms: Silver Falls Library reopens with exciting summer planned

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Infinite realms: Silver Falls Library reopens with exciting summer planned

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10181" align="alignright" width="300"] Christy Davis and Cate Tennyson preparing for the Used Book Sale[/caption] The smiles are as numerous as the books on the shelves at the Silver Falls Library – which opened its doors to the public ...

Grand Skape: Family opens series of businesses in Mount Angel

June 2021 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on Grand Skape: Family opens series of businesses in Mount Angel

By Melissa Wagoner [caption id="attachment_10170" align="alignright" width="326"] Tammy Plummer, Mary Jane Field, Deanna Bany and Karra Plummer at Chic Skape in Mt. Angel[/caption] Skape is the Norwegian word for create but it’s also the word that describes Tammy Plummer, whose world revolves ...

Operation vaccination: Legacy invests in pop-up clinics

May 2021 Posted in Business, Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Operation vaccination: Legacy invests in pop-up clinics

By Brenna Wiegand [caption id="attachment_9945" align="alignright" width="300"] Pop-up vaccine clinics Legacy Health at Coleman Farms. Brenna Wiegand[/caption] When the COVID-19 vaccine first became available in late December, Legacy Silverton Medical Center opened a clinic and started providing vaccines, first to primary care ...

Gut reaction: Nutritional therapist puts digestion at center of good health

September 2019 Posted in Business, Community, Your Health | Comments Off on Gut reaction: Nutritional therapist puts digestion at center of good health

[caption id="attachment_9424" align="alignright" width="203"] Megan Templeman Submitted Photo[/caption] By Nancy Jennings Along with the popularity of consuming more probiotics in our diets, the quest to get and maintain a “healthy gut” can be a challenging feat. Sublimity resident Megan Templeman wants to ...

Fit to frame: Cutest Kids photo contest revived

April 2019 Posted in Business, Community, People, Photo Gallery | Comments Off on Fit to frame: Cutest Kids photo contest revived

[caption id="attachment_9162" align="alignright" width="225"] Annie Smith’s studio will host the first Cutest Kids Contest in several years on First Friday. Kids photos courtesy Annie Smith Photography. Smith portrait by Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner With digital photos piling up on home computers ...

Legacy Silverton Medical Center receives $50,000 gift from Roth family

April 2019 Posted in Business, Columnists & Opinion, Community | Comments Off on Legacy Silverton Medical Center receives $50,000 gift from Roth family

Michael Roth, president of Roth’s Fresh Markets, recently presented a transformational gift of $50,000 to the Silverton Health Foundation board of trustees to support the Campus Enhancement Project at Legacy Silverton Medical Center. “The Roth Family’s incredible generosity will help us ...

A new leash on life: Le Pooch Dog Grooming moving, has new owner

April 2019 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on A new leash on life: Le Pooch Dog Grooming moving, has new owner

By Nancy Jennings Silverton’s Le Pooch Dog Grooming has moved down the way and has a new owner. Effective April 2 the new location at 106 N. First St. (formerly “Body Theory”) will be open for business. Jodie DeSantis, who ...

She Shines 2.0: Conference for women, girls expands for second year

March 2019 Posted in Arts, Culture & History, Business | Comments Off on She Shines 2.0: Conference for women, girls expands for second year

By Melissa Wagoner The annual She Shines Empowerment and Wellness Event has an inter-generational component this year. Now a two-day conference, the second day of the non-denominational event is entirely dedicated to young girls aged 10 to 16. “These girls are ...

Community tradition: Tiny’s Tavern 2018 Business of the Year

March 2019 Posted in Business | Comments Off on Community tradition: Tiny’s Tavern 2018 Business of the Year

[caption id="attachment_9062" align="alignright" width="224"] Tiny’s Tavern owner Robert Purdy, son Nick Purdy, and manager Cheryl Cook. Melissa Wagoner[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner Tiny’s Tavern in Mount Angel is not just a bar – it’s a part of the community, according to owner Robert ...