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City of Silverton

Land use: Council hears from experts as comprehensive plan project looms

By James Day Housing continues to be a major concern statewide, with the Legislature passing another major housing bill in its recently completed short session. The City of Silverton decided to bone up on housing and land use issues in a March 18 joint session involving city staff, the City Council and the Planning Commission. The special meeting heard from […]

City of Silverton

Silverton City Council – Community Center perplexity continues

By James Day Figuring out what is next for the Silverton Community Center is turning into a confusing game of musical chairs. The city holds the lease for the building, which is owned by the Oregon Military Department. That lease expires March 31, which means that tenants Jazzercise, Silverton Area Community Aid (SACA), WIC, the Silver Falls YMCA and the […]

When the city’s lease on the Silverton Community Center expires at the end of March it is likely that the Silver Falls Family YMCA will take on the lease and manage the property. James Day

Building transition – YMCA likely to take over Community Center lease

By James Day The lease on the Silverton Community Center likely will transfer to the Silver Falls YMCA when the Silverton City Council moves its meetings to the new Civic Center building next spring. The Oregon Military Department owns the Community Center building on South Water Street, with the city’s lease set to expire March 31, 2024. The council discussed […]

Silverton Community Center on South Water Street. James Day

Building dilemma – What happens to nonprofits at the community center?

By James Day The new Silverton Civic Center continues to take shape in the former Eugene Field School block. Less than half a mile away lies the Silverton Community Center, a multi-use, multi-tenanted facility owned by the Oregon Military Department with the city holding the lease. So what happens to the community center when the city moves north and its […]

More than a workout: Andi Morgan celebrates 25 years of friendships

By Kristine Thomas When Andi Morgan began teaching Jazzercise, she had six seconds to change the 45 record on the record player to a new song. Now, she uses an Ipod. The outfits have gone from leg warmers, leotards and headbands to yoga pants and an athletic top. As she prepared to teach a class on March 10 to celebrate […]

Dancing for food: Jazzercise instructor invites all to exercise for SACA

  By Dixon Bledsoe Where can local residents burn some serious calories before enjoying a calorie-packed Thanksgiving dinner while also doing something to benefit the local food bank? Try the 19th annual Jazzercise class from 9 to 10 a.m. Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 27, at the Silverton Community Center, 421 S. Water St. The admission is $3 or three cans of […]