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Sustainable Silverton hosts adaptation event

By James Day Thriving in Times of Change is the theme for the Sustainable Silverton event set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 6 at The Oregon Garden. Admission is $12 and includes refreshments. Registration is available at  https://www.simpletix.com/e/thriving-in-times-of-change-tools-for-adap-tickets-163552/. The conference begins inside the Garden’s education center, which is the building on the right as you enter […]

Fix it! Repair event set for March 16 at Silver Falls Library

Sustainable Silverton is hosting a Repair Fair and Share from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, March 16, at the Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. Free services to be offered at the event include small appliance repair, simple jewelry repair, sewing and textile repair, house plant consulting, simple bike repairs and tech assistance with computers/phones/tablets/electronics and tool […]

Linda & David Gerlits

Linda & David Gerlits celebrate 50th wedding anniversary

David and Linda (Esser) Gerlits of Silverton, Oregon will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on March 23, 2024. They were married on March 23, 1974, at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Silverton by the bride’s cousin, Father Michael Sprauer. The bridesmaids wore green polyester dresses, and the groomsmen wore their hair long. Both Dave and Linda are life-long residents of Silverton. […]

Dodie Brockamp party now set for Feb. 17

The party to honor retiring Silverton Senior Center Executive Director Dodie Brockamp was rescheduled because of the water damage the building suffered during the recent ice storm. Now the party, honoring Dodie’s 12 years of service,  is at 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17 at the First Christian Church, 402 N. First St. A light luncheon and cake will be served. […]

Resiliency – Sustainable Silverton hosts conversation

By James Day Sustainable Silverton is putting on an event on how communities such as Silverton can thrive in changing times. The free event runs 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb., 8 at the Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St. Presenters in the “community conversation” will look at the examples of the 2020 wildfires and the 2021 ice […]

First Citizen Awards to be presented Feb. 17

The annual “celebration of Silverton’s amazing volunteer spirit” will be held Saturday, Feb. 17 in The Oregon Garden’s J. Frank Schmidt Pavilion, 879 W. Main St., Silverton. The event showcases what’s special in the Silverton community and the impact volunteerism can have in a small town. Honorees for 2023 include: Laura Wanker – First Citizen John Friedrick – Distinguished Service […]

Grownup prom – Feb. 10 event

Mark Twain Elementary School’s newest fundraiser will have people dancing “Under the Stars” at the first adult prom taking place on Feb. 10 at 6:30 p.m. at Gallon House Farms. “We wanted Mark Twain to have a solid fundraiser, and this seems like a really fun event,” Parent Teacher Club member Briana Hupp said of the impetus for the event. […]

Santa at Silverton’s Tree Lighting 2023. Jim Kinghorn

The inside story: Santa tells all

By Melissa Wagoner What if you could ask Santa Claus one question – what would it be? And what do you think he’d say? An Our Town reporter recently got that chance, sitting down with the man from up north to ask – who really is the man behind the myth? OT: What is your favorite cookie? SC: “Chocolate chip just out […]

Shelter in need of items for Christmas dinner boxes

St. Joseph Shelter and Mission Benedict are in need of donations of nonperishable food items for the Christmas Dinner Box Program.  Any of the items listed below can be brought to Mission Benedict, 925 S Main St., Mt. Angel, by Dec. 15 to be included in the boxes. • Grocery gift cards • Canned green beans • Canned corn • […]

Brush Creek Players

Ebenezer: A Ghost Story of Christmas opens at Brush Creek Dec. 1

The Brush Creek Players close their 2024 season with Ebenezer: A Ghost Story of Christmas, written by Michael Wood and directed by Norman Gouveia, Jr. The play opens Dec. 1 and runs for three weekends, with performances at 7 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and matinees at 2 p.m. on Sundays. The play is being produced by arrangement with Evander Dramatic […]

Santa Cares set for Dec. 9

Karen Garst had one goal when she came up with the idea for Santa Cares in 2018 – to make sure everyone has a gift to give on Christmas. “[A]fter working with Sheltering Silverton and SACA I knew there were many in need,” Garst said. Inspired, Garst developed the Santa Cares event during which community members can donate gently used items – toys, children’s books, sports […]

Datebook: December 2023

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Silverton Community Center/Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Weekly Events Monday Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Daily, weekly, monthly events. 503-873-3093, silvertonseniorcenter.org Low Impact Aerobics, 9:30 a.m., Silverton […]

Emergency prep event set for Nov. 24 – 26

Sustainable Silverton is sponsoring an emergency preparedness pop-up “escape room” from Friday, Nov. 24 through Sunday, Nov. 26.  It’s an hour-long interactive learning experience, taking place from noon to 8 p.m. on all three days at High Water Grill, 215 N. Water St. Side Quest Escape Games will bring in its mobile escape room that teaches players about emergency preparedness. Those […]

Tree lightings – A history

By Melissa Wagoner Silverton’s Christmas festivities are a tradition that goes back over 100 years, according to the information Silverton Country Historical Society member Chris Schwab found in back issues of The Silverton Appeal. “Some are blurry, some don’t have dates,” Schwab said of the articles, but all depict Christmas in Silverton as the most wonderful time of the year. […]

Nuts! Fest returns to Festhalle

By Stephen Floyd Hazelnut Fest is returning to the Festhalle this year in Mount Angel, along with a renewed emphasis on local hazelnut producers and vendors. Scheduled for Dec. 1 – 3, the event is free to attend. It will feature food, specialty beers, live entertainment and Christmas shopping opportunities. Sarah Bauman, president of the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce, […]

Entries from the Silverton Grange's Pie Contest and Auction held in 2019

Best pie in town? Enter Silverton Grange’s contest to find out

By Melissa Wagoner “Who doesn’t like tasting pie?” Silverton Grange member Cindy Gyurgyik said when asked about the upcoming Pie Contest and Auction being held in the Grange Hall at 201 Division St. on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2 to 4 p.m. “We will have two categories of pies – fruit and custard,” Gyurgyik said. “We will have three judges for each category…familiar faces of our […]

Cider pressing at GeerCrest Farm -- courtesy of Adam McKinley

Apple harvest promotes food resilience

By Melissa Wagoner On Saturday, Nov. 4 “the Silverton Food Co-op is joining forces with GeerCrest Farm for a fun family event” – a community apple cider pressing and fall pop-up food market. “We’ll have apples be the star,” co-op board member Beth Myers-Shenai said of the occasion, which will include both a cider pressing party as well as the […]

Turkey Shoot returns with new venue

By Stephen Floyd After three years on pause, Mount Angel American Legion Post 89 is celebrating the return of its annual Turkey Shoot with both new prizes and a new venue. The event is scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 18, 1 to 6 p.m. at Tiny’s Tavern, 155 N. Main St., Mount Angel. Proceeds support Post 89 and the Legion Hall. […]

Tree of Giving season opens

The annual Tree of Giving program sponsored by the Silverton Zenith Women’s Club starts Nov. 1. Community members can help families during the holiday season by purchasing new clothes for children. Families wishing to sign up for the gifts can do so at Immanuel Lutheran Church, 303 N.  Church St. on Nov. 1, 4-6 p.m.; Nov. 2, 6-8 p.m.; Nov. […]

Job-seekers to connect with opportunities at county job fair event

The Careers Over Coffee Job Fair event will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., at Broadway Commons, 1300 Broadway St. NE, Salem. This is a free event, and no registration is required. Looking to kickstart your career or find a new job opportunity? This unique event is your chance to connect with employees from Marion […]

The home of Emily and Greg Sisk, in Mount Angel, is thoroughly decorated for Halloween. The display has gained the attention of 1.4 million viewers on TikTok and sparked meaningful interactions. Submitted photo

This is Halloween – Mount Angel family goes all out for spooky

By Stephen Floyd Halloween has become a lot more fun this year for one family in Mount Angel. Emily and Greg Sisk were already prepared to go big after their lederhosen-themed skeletons got a lot of attention in 2022.  Little did they know their efforts would be viewed by more than 1 million people online and touch the lives of […]

Shindig street singer Maddy Travers Photography

Shindig season Set for Oct. 7

By Melissa Wagoner The Silverton Sidewalk Shindig, which will celebrate its 12th year on Oct. 7, is going to look a little bit different this year. “The biggest, newest change is that we’re going to have the Music Mainstage at 217 Lewis Street – the old Your Break Tavern,” lead organizer, Sarah Weitzman, said. “And the information center will be […]

Datebook: October 2023

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Silverton Community Center/Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Weekly Events Monday Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield St. Seniors 50 and older. Daily, weekly, monthly events. 503-873-3093, silvertonseniorcenter.org Low Impact Aerobics, […]

Share your ‘Aloha’ spirit at Senior Center Maui benefit

On Saturday, Sept. 23 the Silverton Senior Center will host a fundraising benefit for those who lost everything in the Maui disaster. There will be a silent auction, including professional art donated for the event and many other unique items. Tropical refreshments will be served, plus hula dancing and lessons. Doors open at 12:30 p.m., with live music from 1- […]

Datebook: September 2023

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Silverton Community Center/Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Weekly Events Monday Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Daily, weekly, monthly events. 503-873-3093, silvertonseniorcenter.org Low-Impact Aerobics, 9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior […]