20 years on: Silverton group holds vigils for peace, advocates for justice

January 2023 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on 20 years on: Silverton group holds vigils for peace, advocates for justice

By James Day Silverton People for Peace, a group that formed amid the buildup to the 2003 start of the Iraq War, has turned 20. [caption id="attachment_12350" align="aligncenter" width="528"] Members of Silverton People for Peace gather last Januaryfor their annual MLK Day ...

Popping up – Silverton Food Co-op wants food in hands

January 2023 Posted in Community, Food & Drink | Comments Off on Popping up – Silverton Food Co-op wants food in hands

[caption id="attachment_12342" align="alignright" width="277"] Silverton Food Co-op Pop-up Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. Friday, Feb. 10 from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information visitwww.silvertonfood.coopPhoto courtesy Karyssa Dow[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner In 2018 the Silverton Food Co-op initiated a capital campaign that they hoped would ...

Lions Club – Community service via sweet treats, scholarships, vision screening

January 2023 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Lions Club – Community service via sweet treats, scholarships, vision screening

The Silverton Lions recxently completed two of its major endeavors for the year, one a fundraiser, the other a project is made possible by those funds and others raised throughout the year. See’s Candy Sale Boxes of chocolates, peanut brittle, lollipops and ...

Burned out: Headquarters gone, work remains

January 2023 Posted in Community, Pets | Comments Off on Burned out: Headquarters gone, work remains

By Stephen Floyd It took just three days for supporters of Silverton Cat Rescue to exceed a $40,000 fundraising goal after the facility suddenly burned down the evening of Jan. 7. As of the afternoon of Jan. 10, a GoFundMe page set ...

Tree of Giving thanks community

January 2023 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Tree of Giving thanks community

Thank You, Silverton! The Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club thanks the community of Silverton for all the help they received for their 2022 Tree of Giving project. Together we were able to make Christmas a little brighter for 208 children in the ...

Faith and family: Ron and Tami Stutzman remembered

January 2023 Posted in Community, Obituary | Comments Off on Faith and family: Ron and Tami Stutzman remembered

By James Day “Can you see Tami without seeing Ron or see Ron without seeing Tami? They were a team. And they touched so many lives.” That was how Pastor Tom Anderson, Tami’s brother, referred to the couple at a Celebration of ...

WiseMind – Educators team up to offer resilience education to kids, parents

December 2022 Posted in Business, Community, People | Comments Off on WiseMind – Educators team up to offer resilience education to kids, parents

By Melissa Wagoner Jenifer Trivelli has always been interested in what makes people tick, especially kids.  “That led me to neuroscience,” Trivelli said. “And then, pairing that together with childhood development led me to counseling.” Initially working as an elementary school counselor, Trivelli ...

Datebook: January 2023

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: January 2023

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, ...

20th MLK Observance – Joel Autry to give keynote

December 2022 Posted in Community, Food & Drink, People | Comments Off on 20th MLK Observance – Joel Autry to give keynote

[caption id="attachment_12256" align="alignright" width="171"] Joel Autry[/caption] When the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown his Silverton restaurant in 2020, rather than feel sorry for himself, Joel Autry saw the opportunity for community service, an ethic modeled by his parents. He opened his heart and pantry ...

Christmas tree vandalism investigated

December 2022 Posted in Community, News | Comments Off on Christmas tree vandalism investigated

By James Day The Silverton Police Department is investigating vandalism that occurred to the Christmas tree that is lit every December in Town Square Park. Chief Jim Anglemier told Our Town “the police department is aware of it and actively conducting an ...

Ewings remembered in Mount Angel

December 2022 Posted in Community | Comments Off on Ewings remembered in Mount Angel

Mount Angel is mourning the loss of residents Tom and Virginia Ewing after police reported they died in a murder-suicide at the end of November. According to the Mt. Angel Police Department, Thomas Esson Ewing, 77, and Virginia Rae Ewing, 71, ...

Upkeep issues – Code enforcement complaints go back to 2015

December 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Upkeep issues – Code enforcement complaints go back to 2015

By James Day Property owner Wes Holman used the public comment period of the Dec. 5 Silverton City Council meeting to raise concerns about trash and debris at a home near the Holman house on South Third Avenue. The complaint record apparently ...

Chamber calls for First Citizen nominations

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Chamber calls for First Citizen nominations

It’s time for Silverton to recognize those who have gone over and above to serve the community.  Do you know someone deserving of recognition for their efforts?  Do you know of a group that should be highlighted for their good ...

‘No victims here’ – A different kind of Christmas for Silverton family

December 2022 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on ‘No victims here’ – A different kind of Christmas for Silverton family

By Dixon Bledsoe Imagine life is humming along like a finely tuned sports car. Wonderful spouse, four awesome sons, a huge extended family full of love, faith, support and laughter. A job you love, and you like to run. Running with ...

RIP Medical Debt – Duo sets out have over $1 million forgiven

December 2022 Posted in Community, People | Comments Off on RIP Medical Debt – Duo sets out have over $1 million forgiven

By Melissa Wagoner When John Dallum discovered there was a nonprofit whose sole purpose is to relieve the medical debt of millions of Americans, he knew he had to help. “One interesting thing about Oregon is, the program has never been started here,” Dallum ...

Lighting the way – Lantern Parade more than just pretty lights

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Lighting the way – Lantern Parade more than just pretty lights

By Melissa Wagoner When Sheltering Silverton created the Children’s Lantern Parade in 2018, they wanted the event to be more than just another parade. “It’s about people lighting up the dark for their neighbors,” Sheltering Silverton founder Sarah White explained.  Both those with ...

Two free holiday events set for community

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Two free holiday events set for community

By Melissa Wagoner  When the community-building nonprofit known as Silverton Together dissolved earlier this year, the Elizabeth Hoke Trust – a foundation honoring the legacy of SHS alumnus, Elizabeth Hoke – decided to take over many of its programs, including the ...

Winter Festival – Silver Falls hosts wealth of activities

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Winter Festival – Silver Falls hosts wealth of activities

There’s a celebration of the winter season at Silver Falls State Park Dec. 10 and 11. Everyone is invited to join park staff and volunteers in the Silver Falls Winter Festival for activities that highlight the seasonal changes at the park. In ...

Election 2022: New councilors – Hammond, Newton, Traeger cite communication challenges

December 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Election 2022: New councilors – Hammond, Newton, Traeger cite communication challenges

By James Day Silverton will have four new councilors beginning in January. Eric Hammond, April Newton and Marie Traeger were elected to four-year terms in a seven-candidate field on Nov. 8 to replace retiring councilors Jim Sears, Dana Smith and Crystal ...

Election 2022: Astorga’s lead widens in Mount Angel City Council race

December 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Election 2022: Astorga’s lead widens in Mount Angel City Council race

By Stephen Floyd Incumbent Councilor Tony Astorga appears likely to win re-election to the Mount Angel City Council, according to election results published Nov. 18 by the Marion County Clerk’s Office. [caption id="attachment_12147" align="alignright" width="190"] Tony Astorga[/caption] Fellow incumbents Matt Donohue and Ray ...

Datebook: December 2022

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Datebook: December 2022

Frequent Addresses Mt. Angel Public Library, 290 E Charles St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St., Silverton. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield 50 & older. 503-873-3093 Silver Creek Fellowship,  822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St.. Weekly Events Monday SACA Food Pantry, 9 a.m. - noon, ...

Open auditions for Brush Creek’s ‘Seven Dwarfs’ children’s play

December 2022 Posted in Arts, Community | Comments Off on Open auditions for Brush Creek’s ‘Seven Dwarfs’ children’s play

Brush Creek Playhouse, just outside of Silverton, will be holding auditions for The Further MISAdventures of the Seven Dwarfs on Saturday, Dec. 3, 11 a.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2 p.m. This romp through the tales of the Brothers Grimm (written by ...

Silverton’s Tree of Giving in Full Swing

December 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Silverton’s Tree of Giving in Full Swing

For the 24th year, the GFWC Silverton Zenith Women’s Club (a charitable 501(c)(3) organization) is sponsoring the “Tree of Giving,” a project dedicated to assuring that underprivileged children living in our community enjoy gifts during the holiday season. [caption id="attachment_12133" align="alignright" ...

Next? Senior center asks for input

November 2022 Posted in Business, Community | Comments Off on Next? Senior center asks for input

[caption id="attachment_12074" align="aligncenter" width="494"] Silverton Senior Center’s ReVamp Thrift Boutique has closed. Now the senior center board has a survey out asking the community to help set a new direction for the site.[/caption] By Melissa Wagoner The doors of the Silverton Senior Center’s ReVamp Thrift Boutique, ...

Bigger, brighter – More than a million lights on holiday displays

November 2022 Posted in Community, Events & Holidays | Comments Off on Bigger, brighter – More than a million lights on holiday displays

The annual Silverton Christmas Market is quickly approaching and tickets are on sale now.  Returning this holiday season with more lights (over a million), a longer walking path and a larger vendor market. The Oregon Garden Resort, hosts the Silverton Christmas ...