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Silverton Arts Association

August Arts Festival put on pause

The Silverton Arts Association board has placed the August arts festival on pause for 2024.  While a recently posted help wanted ad for the festival drew several applications for a potential event manager, the board decided to use the energy of its volunteers to prioritize its central mission: to nurture, exhibit, inform, and promote appreciation and practice of the arts […]

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 move is permanent.There are still many people hospitalized. We will undoubtedly still lose some people with the illness and many people will […]

Date change triggers outcry: Davenport Days moves to July

The announcement that the Homer Davenport Days festival is moving from its traditional first weekend in August to July 15-17 in 2011 was greeted by surprise and concern by a number of citizens and community groups in Silverton.

Photo Gallery – Homer Days celebrates a cool town

A reason to come home – Homer Davenport Days in Silverton. Here are some highlights from the annual Homer Days Parade. Nearby GeerCrest Farm celebrated Homer Days with storytelling, games and exhibits at the 160 year old farm – one of Homer’s boyhood homes.

Berry bash: Strawberry festival expands menu and returns for 55th year

By Kathy Cook Hunter On Sunday, June 21 – Father’s Day – strawberry shortcake fans will observe a yearly tradition at Coolidge & McClaine Park in Silverton. Strawberry season doesn’t seem complete without attending the Strawberry Festival, where one can feast on strawberries, shortcake and ice cream. Since 1951, when the event began as a fundraiser for maintaining the Silverton […]