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The Old Curmudgeon .25

Accepting challenge to begin again.....20

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Finances top agenda By Steve Ritchie

The Mount Angel City Council meets the first Monday of themonth. The next meeting is Jan. 4, 7 p.m., at the Mount Angel Library, 290 E Charles St. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available in advance. The council members are Mayor Andrew Otte, Councilors Kelly Grassman, Darren Beyer, Don Fleck, Karl Bischoff, Ray Eder and Pete Wall.

A scorecard of council actions reveals chickens are in – as long as you have no more than six hens and zero roosters, marijuana is legal – but you won’t be able to grow or sell it commercially, at least until city residents vote it in November 2016, and an excessive number of false alarms at a business might earn the owner a “surcharge.”

Fiscal planning crucial “Where we’re headed this next year is a conversation I’m calling it ‘Beyond 2015-16,’” Stein said. “This year we balanced the budget but had to dip into our fund balance (general operating reserves) a little bit. It’s akin to borrowing from savings to fund current obligations and you can’t do that for very long. We don’t have the revenues to support city operations on a sustainable basis.” Stein says a lot of “visioning work” has been done. The

Grassman said. “We could keep going the status quo for awhile but knew we were going to have to start looking hard 5, 10, 20 years down the road and how we were going to sustain the budget.”

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Chickens, marijuana and false alarms at businesses are some of the issues the Mount Angel City Council wrestled with in 2015.

City Manager Eileen Stein sees 2016 as a crucial year for the city’s future. With revenue stagnant, infrastructure needs growing and city hall crumbling, Stein believes it is time to create a long term financial plan for the city.

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Grassman noted the city council has been operating with a conservative fiscal mindset during her seven-plus years on the council, and she is proud of the fact the city has financial reserves and no debt. Stein has developed long-range projections on city funds. Three of those are utility-related – street, water, and sewer – but the key is the general fund, which includes police, city administration and facilities, parks, library services, planning and community development. Without good planning, Stein is concerned the city could exhaust its reserves and be hard-pressed to maintain existing and popular services like 24-hour local policing, the library and city parks.

city’s Vision Statement for the year 2025 touts economic growth, events that bring visitors to town, infrastructure improvements, a thriving downtown and an adequate tax base. “We have lots of ideas for what could be done here, so the question is how are we going to put these plans into action,” Stein aasked

Aging city facilities in need of repair Another challenging issue is the city hall building, which Stein calls, “crumbling and functionally obsolete.” A tour around the vintage structure reveals a partially cavedin ceiling in the front office and in another part of the building, a large blower running in attempt to dry out more water damage.

Council President Kelly Grassman agreed with Stein about the need for focused planning to ensure a sustainable financial future for the city. “We’ve known for several years that the time was coming when we were going to have to be more proactive,”

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Mayor Andy Otte agreed with Stein’s description of city hall, saying, “It seems to be getting worse by the day. Engineers are going to come out and look at it and give us some options.” Part of Mount Angel’s troubling fiscal picture is its concentration of non-profit organizations, Mount Angel City Manager which do not pay property Eileen Stein tax, as well as a longstanding suspicion of growth.

Growth may be one answer Stein believes attracting more businesses and expanding single family housing would help the revenue picture in the long run. “If you are not growing, you are dying,” she said. Otte and Grassman both say local residents are not necessarily opposed to growth, but they are cautious about it. The recent public vote on annexing 20-acres into the city and rezoning it as single family housing

supports this view. The vote, which was advisory and required by the city charter. Voters narrowly favored the annexation, 52 to 48 percent.

With the help of a masters of public administration student from Portland State University, a comparative study of infrastructure fee rates was completed in 2015.

“Honestly, I was surprised it passed in an off election year,” Otte said. “But growth is not a bad thing when you know what you’re getting. If you can manage it you’re fine.” The city council will decide on the proposed annexation at its Jan. 4 meeting.

“(The study) helped the city council focus on the need to attend to long-term maintenance and operation of our infrastructure systems like water and sewer,” Stein said. The study helped prompt the council to adopt an increase in the city’s system development charge, and establish an Infrastructure Committee to create a plan for maintaining and improving the water, sewer and road systems.

Bullish on Mount Angel Despite her concerns about the long term financial picture, Stein is bullish on Mount Angel. “We’ve done a lot of good work in the last two and a half years,” Stein said. “We’re laying that foundation. If we can get this (financial) piece into place a lot of the rest will fall into place. Things will begin to fall into place more easily.” One of the projects Stein is most excited about is the Facade Improvement Program for local businesses. In 2014 the city applied for a grant of $5,000 from Marion County to distribute to businesses wanting to spruce up their exteriors. The program went so well that in 2015 the city applied for and received an $18,000 grant to assist businesses. To be considered for a grant, businesses need to apply by the end of January.

Revisiting the issue of creating an Urban Renewal District (URD) is another item on the council’s agenda for 2016. The last time Urban Renewal was considered it became a contentious issue. Stein and Otte say it is worthwhile to review it again, but are not certain the URD is a good fit for Mount Angel. “I don’t know if it will get beyond having a conversation, but we’ll revisit it and take another look,” Otte said. The key for a healthy city is simple, Stein said, but not easy to achieve. “It all goes back to having a healthy (local) economy. We need to create economic stability and economic vitality in Mount Angel to have the best chance of working (to address) whatever else is going on,” Stein said.

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Setting the course By Tanner Russ Our Town met with Silverton City Manager Bob Willoughby to discuss the state of the city, with topics ranging from the acquisition of a site for the new police department, to replacing Silverton’s aging infrastructure. Here is what Willoughby had to say:

Infrastructure challenges facing Silverton Willoughby was frank in discussing the issues facing Silverton. A lack of appropriate maintenance on the aging sewer systems and roads, two areas of the infrastructure that Willoughby mentioned, must be addressed going in the years to come. “We have spent the last 15-20 years neglecting some of that infrastructure,” Willoughby said. “It took years and years to get in that position. It’s going to take years before we get to where we need to be. We’re not trying to do it all in one year.”

What does Silverton’s budget look like?

“For this year, the current fiscal year, the budget looks good,” Willoughby said. “We should hit all the projections that we had as far as revenues and ending fund balances. We won’t know the answer to that obviously until June 30 when the budget is done and we

Silverton envisions 2035, builds the plan to get there

Silverton City Council The Silverton City Council meets the first Monday of the month. The next meeting is Jan. 4, 7 p.m. at the Silverton Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Meetings are open to the public. Agendas are available in advance. Council members are Mayor Rick Lewis, Councilors Laurie Carter, Jason Freilinger, Ken Hector, Kyle Palmer, Jim Sears and Dana Smith.

know what we spent, but we always make projections this time of year and those projections look positive.”

Community Involvement essential Willoughby said the citizens of Silverton need to express their ideas for the future of the city. Envision 2035, Willoughby said, is a “bottom up” process of creating a community plan, meaning it goes from the people to the city officials. “We didn’t want to impose – as city staff, or as city elected officials, or as city appointed officials – a vision on the city. We wanted (citizens) to create the vision,

and then we will put together a plan to achieve the community’s vision,” Willoughby said.

Plans for Envision 2035 Willoughby said the city’s plans involve getting the public actively engaged in the planning process of what Silverton should look like in 2035 and making a plan for the city council to use as a guide in achieving the goals. Those visions will be brought together, he said, and next month the compilation will go public, followed by a strategy with specific initiatives. Information on participating in Envision 2035 can be found on the city’s website at www.silverton.or.us/

Growth in housing and business Silverton has experienced growth, and yet, Willoughby said, future growth is incumbent upon the national and local economies, as well as Silverton’s vision going forward. “Part of that vision is to try and understand what our businesses need to grow and prosper and hopefully expand,” Willoughby said. “We’re doing a Business Retention and Expansion survey, as part of this envisioning process. We’re going to do whatever we can to continue to create jobs for the local economy to continue to grow.”

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Willoughby said that one of the biggest frustrations he faces is the dissemination of information to the city of Silverton from city staff to elected officials, and from elected officials to the public. These frustrations have led to an increase in social media usage.

Willoughby said the five projects he anticipates to be completed or started in 2016 are: the design of new a police station; new liners for old and leaking sewer lines; the Silver Creek Supply Pipeline Project; the Olson’s Ditch Construction Project; and street maintenance projects.

Willoughby said creating a new facility “No matter what method we try to for the police department – a pursuit communicate with people, we’re only the city has been engaged in for 15 Silverton City Manager going to get through to 10 percent Bob Willoughby years – won’t be immediate. of the people with each method we “We’re not going to get them into a new facility next try. Which is why we’re doing more with social media, year, it’ll be about four or five years before we can do we’re putting more information on our website, we’re that,” Willoughby said. setting up interactive ways for people to let us know that Willoughby said the city will be financially responsible they want to be notified when things are happening,” and budget for the costs of the project. In the past, Willoughby said. the city had taken out 40-year loans on 20 to 30-year “We have the Notify Me program that we’re trying to projects, he said. That is something he wants to avoid. By encourage people to sign up for. One of the things that planning, the city hopes to keep tax and fee increases to a will come out of the 2035 project is a communication minimum and avoid taking out loans or asking voters to plan for how we improve on that.” pass a bond.

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In March of 2015, the Silverton Health Governing Board voted to begin formal discussions with Legacy Health about partnering. The board said in order for Silverton Health to remain vital, it could no longer remain a standalone health system. The hospital was faced with large capital project needs without the cash to fund them. The board concluded joining with another healthcare organization would provide Silverton Health with the means to grow and provide quality service to the community.

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“This affiliation builds upon our traditions and furthers our missions,” Fronza said.

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protocols, comprehensive quality improvement activities, and specialty services and consultation,” Brown said. The definitive agreement will be submitted to the Oregon Attorney General’s Office for review and approval, with the affiliation expected to be finalized in early spring. “The affiliation will allow the growth and expansion of the services we provide to better meet our communities’ needs,” Fronza said. “This affiliation means Legacy is making a commitment to our community.” Both Fronza and Brown said the move will benefit both healthcare organizations. There will be shared ways to improve population health while reducing the cost of care. Legacy has pledged to invest more than $60 million over eight years to support and grow programs and services for Silverton Health. “I think this affiliation means nothing but good things for both Silverton and Legacy,” Brown said. “We have no intention to change the small town feel of Silverton Health. We realize it’s not Portland. We do offer knowledge on things to improve. The level of quality service the hospital provides to its patients will continue.” Legacy will help Silverton Health to upgrade its electronic record and imaging systems, for example, Brown said, adding it already supports Silverton Health’s billing and collections system. “We are both committed to providing exceptional care to our patients,” Brown said. “This marriage is a good thing for both parties.” Fronza said Legacy Health understands the importance of providing community healthcare. “We will continue to have our board and our foundation and we will continue to have a voice on how things happen,” Fronza said. “The affiliation allows us to grow and expand.” Events such as the Silverton Health Fun Run will continue, Fronza said.

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Silverton Health to join Legacy Health system Once the state approves the affiliation, Silverton Health’s name will change to Legacy Silverton Medical Center. It will become the seventh of Legacy Health’s medical centers and its only medical center in Marion County. Legacy Health, Oregon’s only locally owned nonprofit healthcare organization, includes Legacy Emanuel Medical Center, Randall Children’s Hospital at Legacy Emanuel, Legacy Good Samaritan Medical Center, Legacy Meridian Park Medical Center, Legacy Mount Hood Medical Center, Legacy Salmon Creek Medical Center, Legacy Laboratory Services, Legacy Research, Legacy Medical Group and CareMark/Managed HealthCare Northwest PPO. All of the clinics and facilities of Silverton Health will operate under the Legacy brand and all Silverton Health employees will become employees of Legacy Health, Fronza said. In addition to Silverton Hospital, Silverton Health is comprised of primary care and specialty clinics in Silverton, Mount Angel, Keizer and Woodburn. Fronza said the Silverton Health Foundation and the local governing board will remain in place, with the foundation continuing to fund raise for Silverton Health and community services. A board member from Legacy will serve on the Silverton board and one from Silverton will join Legacy’s board. Silverton Health’s governing board members are Gayle Goschie, chair; Dave Buck, vice chair; Beth Davisson, secretary; Darcy Ruef, treasurer; Dr. Keith Haugen, medical staff president; Dr. Elizabeth Blount, Mike Dickman, Robert Engle, Dr. M. Frank Golden, Jane Jones, Gary Simon and John Zielinski. Haugen said the definitive agreement is a “huge win for our whole community.” “This agreement will allow us to continue to serve Silverton with firstclass healthcare right here in our town.” Haugen said it was a long and involved

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process to reach the point where both parties signed the definitive agreement. Silverton Health’s Governing board “really rose to the occasion by consistently placing the community’s needs at the forefront,” Haugen said. “I believe that at the end of the day we have succeeded spectacularly in our primary goal of giving our community a solid foundation for high-quality local healthcare for decades to come.” From the beginning of the process, Goschie said the board wanted to find a hospital system whose culture matched “ours, the personal touch that is given to patients that we so often hear about from patients or relatives of our patients.” Goschie said there are reasons the doctors, nurses, technicians and administration have chosen Silverton to practice their professions. “They’ve come or stayed where they’ve grown up to work in a local community,” Goschie said. “Our alliance with Legacy will not diminish those wishes and dreams.” Goschie said Silverton Health has reached an agreement “with an independent Oregon healthcare system that recognizes what we have built. Access to exceptional healthcare will continue to be our local standard of care.”

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Deadwood Standing describes its music as a “mix of mountain music, punk rock attitude, rock beats and a classically trained musician’s ear.” “It’s stomp grass,” 46-year-old drummer Chuck Howley said, “a more rocking kind of bluegrass.” Part of what makes Deadwood Standing’s sound so unique and difficult to describe is the combination of talent that makes up the band. Lead singer and self-taught string instrument guru Ty Boland, 36, founded the band three years ago with Howley when they met working in horticulture at The Oregon Garden. “Me and Chuck started playing because he found out I played guitar,” Boland said.

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They added a third coworker, 26-yearold Dylan Barr, a classically trained musician playing the keyboard, guitar and bass. “Dylan had just broke up with his girlfriend and we found out he played bass,” Boland said. The trio named themselves Deadwood Standing, a reversal of the forestry term standing deadwood, to pay homage to their interest in forestry and plants. The band’s fourth member, Courtney Fast, 39, is a former punk music band member, guitarist and the only one without a horticultural background. In joining the band Fast not only took on a new music genre but also a new instrument, the bass. “Courtney’s progressed significantly in just being able to jam,” Boland said. All four musicians have been playing instruments of since early childhood, with most starting out classically by playing the piano.

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I was in the seventh grade I started playing Star Wars and the teacher kicked me out, but an intern pulled me aside and told me he was wrong and music was supposed to be about your own expression.” That encounter changed what could have been a short musical career into a life-long love affair with music. Boland described performing as “the most fun ever. Anybody who knows how to play wants to play in a band. You’re chasing that high. It’s incredible,” he said.   Playing original material written by members of the band, Deadwood Standing primarily plays in bars around the Willamette Valley where they consider themselves, “regionally successful.” They have been featured at the Wildwood Music Festival in Willamina, Silverton Day at The Oregon Garden and as the opening act for Sasparilla at The Oregon Garden Brewfest. The band performs at Mac’s Place in Silverton Jan. 23, 9 p.m..

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meals to someone ill. Her son Andrew, who is a sixth-grader at Community Roots Elementary School, will be tackling a project with his Boy Scout Troop. The members of East Valley Vineyard Church are helping with some maintenance work at the Davenport House. Sikana, a local publishing business, will organize a book drive for schools in need of books. “If people have an idea for a project, I encourage them to run with it,” Tacker said. “I think it’s important to have a day were we reflect on the kindness and generosity of our community.” The day is also an opportunity for people who want to volunteer in their community but may not know how or may not have a great deal of time. By posting projects on the Facebook page, people looking to volunteer have a way to participate in a volunteer project. “This is a day to bring people together and do something to serve their community,” she said.

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datebook Weekly Activities Alcoholic Anonymous Meetings

Noon – 1 p.m. Monday - Saturday. St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. 8 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Saturday. Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. David, 50-383-8327

Game Night

4 - 7 p.m. Mondays. Odd Fellows Games and Electronics, 218 E Main St., Silverton. Standard Magic Swiss Style Bracket Tournament. Tuesdays: Two Headed Giant EDH Commander Magic Tournament. 5 - 9 p.m. Wednesdays: Dungeons & Dragons Adventures. Open to new and experienced players; walk-ins welcome. Arrive 30 minutes early. 5 - 10 p.m. Fridays: Friday Night Magic. Prizes, EDH Commander roundtable, standard Swiss bracket. 2 - 7 p.m. Saturdays: Singles EDH Commander Magic Swiss Style Bracket. Noon - 7 p.m. Sundays: Standard Magic Swiss Bracket. Free. 503-874-4431

Silverton Al-Anon Meetings

5:30 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 10 - 11 a.m. Saturdays. Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N  James St. 503-269-0952.

Silver Falls Library Activities

Free events. Crafty Kids, 3:30 - 9 p.m. Tuesdays. Chickadees Storytime ages 3 - 5, 12:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Builders Club, 3:30 p.m. Wednesdays. Babybirds Storytime ages 0 - 36 months, 11 a.m. Thursdays & Fridays. Duplo Day, 11:30 1:30 p.m. Fridays. Family Game Day, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m., Saturdays. Caregiver must attend with child. 503-873-5173

Mount Angel Library Activities

3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Storytime ages 3 - 6. Mount Angel Library, 290 Charles St. 4:45 - 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lego Club. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Babytime ages 0 - 3.

Silverton Business Group

8 a.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Network, hear speaker. Free. 503-873-5615

Woodcarving Sessions

1 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Arts Association offers Silverchips woodcarving sessions. All skill levels. $2/ week. 503-873-2480

Gordon House Tours

Tours at noon, 1, 2 p.m. Thursday– Monday. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. Reservations needed. thegordonhouse. org, 503-874-6006

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Overeaters Anonymous

7 – 8 p.m. Thursdays. St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-910-6862

Weekly Meditation Group

7 – 8:30 p.m. Thursdays. Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. A Quiet Place Sangha invites people of all spiritual traditions to weekly guided meditation and shared dialog. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

Silverton Toastmasters

7:30 a.m. Fridays. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503910-3668

Saturday Lunch

Noon - 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free to all. 503-873-2635

Friday, Jan. 1 New Year’s Day

SHS vs Sam Barlow Girls Basketball 2:30 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Monday, Jan. 4 Blood Pressure Checks

9 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Free blood pressure checks provided by Silverton Health. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Senior Exercise Classes

Wednesday, Jan. 6 Bingo

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Wednesdays. 503-873-3093

Chair Yoga

3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Chair yoga for seniors 60 and older. Taught by Bridget Schuch from Gratitude Yoga. Every Wednesday. $8 members, $10 nonmembers.

9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Yoga or Sit & Be Fit classes for seniors 60 and older. Classes Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Fees. 503-873-3093

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Senior Center Board Meeting

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats Jan.20. Ron, 503-873-8796

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. 503-873-3093

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-873-5321

Mount Angel City Council

4 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Actors/Improv Group

Thursday, Jan. 7 Casino Trip

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Zumba for seniors 60 and older. Every Tuesday, Thursday. Prices vary. 503-873-3093

9 a.m. Silverton Senior Center trip to Spirit Mountain Casino. Leave from Mt. AngelSilverton Physical Therapy, 111 W C St., Silverton. Return home 6 p.m. $10. Sign-up at Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. 503-8733093

6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet artists, view displayed artwork. Artwork on display noon - 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday all month. Jan, 503363-9310

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White Oak Reception

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Come relax, de-stress with adults conversation, refreshments, coloring. Material provided. Free. 503-873-8796

Parent’s Night Out!

6 - 10 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Parents drop off children, enjoy some alone time. Suggested donation is $10 per child,  $25 per family of three or more. Funds raised cover cost of snacks, supplies. Remaining funds benefit Peace and Social Concerns. Newborn - 12 years old. RSVP: Jaime, 503-516-7427.

Beautiful Oregon Art Show

6 - 9 p.m., White Oak, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Living with ART! Small vignettes of style from artists. 503399-9193

7 p.m., Mount Angel Library, 290 E Charles St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-845-9291

Tuesday, Jan. 5 Zumba for Seniors

9 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Tai Chi for seniors 60 and older. Tuesdays, Thursdays. Fees. 503-873-3093

Adult Coloring Night

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First Friday in Silverton

7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown, have dinner, shop, browse through galleries and boutiques. 503-873-5615

First Friday Music Series

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Violist Marjory Lange, cellist Katherine Parks, pianist Christopher Wicks. Music by Bach, Wicks, Clara Schumann. Free, donations accepted. 503-873-3461

Saturday, Jan. 2

7 p.m. Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 Industrial Way N.E., Silverton. Program: Fred and Ruth Kaser of Kaser Orchards in Marquam will speak on “The Hazelnut Industry in Oregon.” Free. Refreshments provided. Sandi, 873-5690

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7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

JFK vs Santiam Boys Basketball

7 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel.

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10 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Coloring for seniors 60 and older who want to relax. Supplies provided or bring own. 503-873-3093

Silverton vs Lebanon Boys Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Jan. 21. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

7:30 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. 503-873-5435

Friday, Jan. 8 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Family Birth Center, 342 Fairview St., Silverton. Networking, educational program. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615, silvertonchamber.org

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7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Artists’ reception featuring guest artists Ulan Moore, Helen Bouchard. ‘Time Past, Time Future’ paintings, drawings on display through Feb. 29. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com

Monday, Jan. 11 Mount Angel School District

6:30 p.m., Mount Angel Middle School, 460 E Marquam, Mount Angel. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Agenda available. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Tuesday, Jan. 12 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m.,Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. “Traveling 12,000 Miles for Research,” a presentation by Douglas Crosby. Focuses on some of the people, places, events encountered in 25 years of occasional research travel. Free. ancestrydetectives.org

Singles Dine Out Club

6 p.m, Main Street Bistro, 201 E Main St., Silverton. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

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7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. The first of a series of elder law issues presented by attorney Phil Kelley. Free for seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Friday, Jan. 15 JFK vs Central Linn Basketball 5:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel. Girls followed by boys.

6:30 - 8 p.m., Compex Inc., Computers, 110 S Second St., Silverton. Provides beginner, intermediate look at how small businesses, nonprofits can use social media marketing to promote their business, organization. Instructor Carol Infranca, award-winning print, broadcast journalist and business communicator. Free. 503-623-0112, carol@ carolinfranca.com

Monday, Jan. 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day Tuesday, Jan. 19 Caregivers Support Group

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

2 p.m., Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Alzheimer’s/Dementia caregivers support group. Free. Mary, 503-502-4509

Thursday, Jan. 14

SHS vs South Albany Boys Basketball

SHS vs Crescent Valley Girls Basketball

New Year, New You!

Noon, St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Janae Center, Kristy Ward, owners of Body Theory Studio, redefine health goals, measure results. Guest speaker Linda Reinhardt, writer and dramatist. Light luncheon; $6.50. Reservations, cancellations necessary. Sponsored by Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection, Stonecroft Ministries. Cathy, 503-399-2291

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7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silver Falls Library Book Club

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. This month participants are encouraged to read any selection by P.G, Wodehouse. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. Spring, 503-897-8796

American Legion Post 7

7 p.m., Wolfe Building Mezzanine, 201 E Main St., Silverton. 503-871-8160

4 p.m., Silverton Pool, 601 Miller St.

Tuesday, Jan. 26 Memory Screenings

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Memory screening for seniors 60 and older. Pre-registration required. 503-873-3093

JFK vs Western Mennonite Basketball

Thursday, Jan. 21

Silverton vs Woodburn Basketball

Hearing Screenings

Pints & Purls

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton vs Dallas Swimming

5:30 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel. Girls followed by boys.

4 p.m., Silverton Pool, 601 Miller St.

Russian Dinner Fundraiser

Monday, Jan. 25

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Silverton vs North Marion Swimming

Silverton vs Corvallis Girls Basketball

Gardening Class

6 - 8 p.m., JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mount Angel. Student-guided tours every 10 minutes of bond projects. JFK bank plays, free refreshments. 50-845-6128

9 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Free hearing screenings provided by Willamette Hearing Center ENT. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

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Wednesday, Jan. 13

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Battle Buddies for Veterans of all ages. 503-873-3093

MASD Open House

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Gardening with Dale Small. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

4 p.m., Silverton Pool, 601 Miller St.

Battle Buddies

7 p.m., location varies. Members come together to discuss ways to fund, implement projects that benefit Silverton community. Call Barbara for information, meeting place, 801-414-3875.

6 - 8 p.m., Butte Creek School, 37569 S Highway 213, Mount Angel. Fundraiser benefiting Silver Falls School District Russian Language Program. Traditional Russian dishes, cultural displays, Russianthemed entertainment, drawings. Fivecourse meals $10 per person or $40 for family for 5. 503-829-6803

Silverton vs Blanchet Swimming

Wednesday, Jan. 20

6 - 8 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First, Silverton. Meet other knitters, crocheters for an evening of pints and some purls. Hosted by Apples to Oranges. Everyone welcome. 503-874-4901

Friday, Jan. 22 Stitches In Bloom Quilt Show

10 a.m. – 4 p.m., J. Frank Schmidt Jr. Pavilion, The Oregon Garden, 879 W. Main St., Silverton. Pacific NW Quilts, lectures, demonstrations. Admission included in Garden admission: $11 adults, $9 seniors, $8 students, $5 children 5 - 11. Free for children 4 and under, garden members. Repeats Jan. 23-24. 503-8748100, oregongarden.org

Silverton vs Central Girls Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Saturday, Jan. 23 Historical society annual meeting

2-4 p.m. Silverton Senior Center Great Room, 115 Westfield St. Interested in local history? Silverton Country Historical Society will hold its annual meeting -- a business meeting and an informational program on the Molalla Log House, dating from early 1800s and set for restoration, will be presented. Community members of all ages invited. Local history books available for purchase; sign up for membership. Refreshments. Kathy, 503-873-0159

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Wednesday, Jan. 27 Silverton vs Central Wrestling 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Thursday, Jan. 28 Dust Off Your Dreams

10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Are your dreams getting dusty? The fix? Learn more at a four-week class sponsored by Silverton Senior Center. $10. 503-8733093

Friday, Jan. 29 Silverton vs Dallas Girls Basketball

7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.

Saturday, Jan. 30 ‘The Way We Talk’

2 p.m., Palace Theatre, 200 N Water St., Silverton. Premiere of locally-made documentary on Michael Turner’s experiences with stuttering. Question and answer with Turner follows. thewaywetalk.org

Sunday, Jan. 31 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, corner of Fourth and Grandview. $5 per person. 503-874-9575

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Goal: more visitors By Steve Ritchie Even as the number of visitors to Oregon state parks swells, the Oregon Parks and Recreation Department (OPRD) is finding new ways to reach out to the public. The latest example of this outreach is a partnership between OPRD and KUNP, a Spanish language television channel affiliated with Univision which is carried on Portland, Vancouver, Salem and Bend metro area cable systems. In collaboration with Oregon State Parks staff, KUNP is producing a series of four 60-second spots it will air in the spring and summer of 2016. The goal of the public service spots is to increase awareness in the Latino and Spanish-speaking communities of the recreation possibilities offered by Oregon's parks. The second of the four spots was recently filmed at Silver Falls Park, and featured a Tigard family of four hiking. An earlier spot filmed at Champoeg highlighted day use recreation; the final two spots will highlight water recreation and camping. Tammy Baumann, OPRD Visitor Experience Coordinator for the Valley Region, helped establish the partnership with KUNP. She said the purpose of the spots is really about education. "It's really about building awareness of the state parks as an option for outdoor recreation and... (encouraging viewers) to get outdoors and explore the special places that are a part of the Northwest."

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Baumann says the OPRD plans gather more feedback. She wants to get answers to questions like, "Are we providing acceptable, enjoyable, world-class experiences for all Oregonians and those visiting our state?” The most recent survey at Silver Falls Park was conducted in 2013. OPRD statistics show that from January to August 2015 the total of day use visitors at all state parks was 843,444, an increase of 23 percent over the previous year. The Silver Falls survey provides evidence that there are a lot of visitors having very good experiences.

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The satisfaction rate among nearly 1,000 Silver Falls survey respondents was 97 percent, with people citing park cleanliness, personal safety, the number and condition of park trails, a good value for the fees they paid and the courteousness of park staff as reasons for their good ratings.

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Over half - 57 percent - of all visitors indicated that their level of physical activity during their visit to Silver Falls State Park was more than their usual daily level of activity. They also reported their visit helped to reduce stress (86 percent), improve mental health (85 percent), reduce anxiety (76 percent), and improve physical fitness and health (75 percent).

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Students offer Christmas tree recycling After the presents have been given and the Christmas decorations have been put away, the next question is what to do with the Christmas tree? The middle school students participating in the 2016 East Coast trip have the answer. Call or text 503779-8226 to arrange to have your tree picked up, or drop off your tree at the

parking lot in front of Oil Can Henry’s, First St., next to Roth’s. Students will be on hand to collect trees from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 2, Sunday, Jan. 3 and Saturday, Jan. 9. Donations are welcome. The money raised will go toward funding the East Coast Trip 2016. For more information call or text 503-779-8226.

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Community invited to Kennedy High open house The public is invited to an open house at John F. Kennedy High School Wednesday, Jan. 20. 6 - 8 p.m.

The high school band will perform and a concession stand will be open for free refreshments.

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which offers food, clothing, and emergency financial support to those in need in rural Marion County. Individual sisters are engaged in teaching high school, giving spiritual direction, offering retreats and classes in theology and biblical spirituality, ministering at Mount Angel Seminary and local parishes, and many other areas. The monastic focus has been the creation of community among the sisters and the extensive network of past students, oblates, family, friends and co-workers. Shalom Gift Shop hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or visit the Benedictine Sisters website, www.benedictine-srs.com.

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AAPAC supporters plan ‘Save Our School’ event Micheal Jackson, Reba McEntire, Adelle and Loretta Lynn will be singing in Silverton. OK, not the real musical stars but tribute artists Michael Knight as Jackson, Kimberly Hall as McEntire, Shelly Kern as Adelle and Suzie Zook as Lynn. These artists and singer/songwriters Anastasia Destiny and Sarah Cleary are pooling their talents to for a fundraiser for Silverton’s American Academy of Performing Arts. There also will be a dance performance by AAPAC owner Martz Hazekamp and her students. The Save Our School Concert is, Saturday, Jan. 9 at St. Paul Church, 1410 Pine St., Silverton. Advanced tickets are $20; limited VIP tickets $40 and door price ticket is $25. Tickets are available at eventbrite.com, the AAPAC studio or call 503-873-0464.

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The members of Mount AngelSilverton Women’s Conn ection, Stonecroft Ministries inv ite you to learn how to become th e best you in 2016. A lunch and pr esentation begins at noon on Thurs day, Jan. 14 at St. Edward’s Episc opal Church, 211 W. Center St., Silverton.

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The guest speaker is Li nda Reinhardt, a writer and dramatist. A light luncheon will be served for $6.50. Reservations and cancellations are necessar y. Call Cathy at 503-399-2291 .

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When she graduated from Silverton High School in 2001, she took a job as the assistant and bookkeeper for a dog groomer in Wilsonville. She quickly realized the dog groomers were making more money than she was plus they had more flexible hours and fun. She asked to be trained as a groomer.

She regretted not earning a college degree. So, she began by making a list of how many credits she would need to graduate from Oregon State. Class-by-class she began crossing them off, taking online

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Annalysa Wareham challenged herself to pursue new goals talking it over with her parents, Laura and Paul Anderson, they realized it wasn’t the right move. By December, they both had new jobs, with Annalysa working at Packouz Jewelers, founded in 1917 and known as a prestigious independently owned jewelry store in Oregon. Working at Packouz was a fulfilling for Annalysa and ultimately it gave her the confidence to start her own jewelery store, Silverton Jewelers. She continued her education at the Gemological Institute of America.

Social Aesthetics. The couple were married last October. Upon moving to Montana she took three months off to care for her elderly dog and spend time thinking and planning. “Ever since I was in high school, I have always worked,” she said. “This was the first time I had time for myself.” After her dog passed, she and Eric realized it was time for her to find a job – which she did in a jewelry store. Annalysa learned everything she could from the owners and enjoyed being a part of her customers’ special memories. She and Eric thought the next move in their lives would be going to Washington, D.C., but before moving again they returned to Silverton to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family in 2014. The couple weren’t 100 percent certain Eric’s D.C. position was the right fit. After

Annalysa shares her story because she knows there are other people in a similiar situtation: staying on a path that is taking their life in the opposite direction from where they should be heading. “I want to share with people who are unhappy that only they can make the effort to change,” she said. “It’s hard to change. But it’s easier to change when you see and know the changes are for the better.” The support she received from her husband and parents was important, too. She has learned the way to address challenges is by addressing them one-byone. Procrastinating doesn’t help. “Every day you let go by without doing something is one more day you go without reaching for your best, so you might as well start today,” she said. “I walk around a little taller because I did what I needed to do to make things right,” she said. “I go to bed each night knowing I am on the right path.”

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College updates The college career of former Silverton High athlete Cole Chandler has gotten off to a promising start. The three-time all-state quarterback played in five games as a freshman at Pacific Lutheran University in Puyallup, Wash. The 6-2, 190-pound Chandler completed 33 of 53 passes for 445 yards and three touchdowns and finished third in rushing with 122 yards.

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Two-time all-state wide receiver Logan Munson, Chandler’s top target in 2014 and 2015 also was on the Lutes’ roster but did not catch any passes in his freshman season. As previously reported in Our Town, Oregon State had three former Foxes on its roster this season, place-kicker Ian Crist, linebacker Sam Kuschnick and safety Jonas Dahl. Kuschnick and Dahl redshirted this season, with Crist, a transfer from Portland State, serving as the backup to Garrett Owens.

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Chandler had perhaps his best day Oct. 24 in a 28-27 home win against George Fox, completing 12 of 13 passes for 164 yards and two touchdowns and rushing for 39 more yards. Chandler led the Lutes on a pair of third-quarter scoring drives to overcome a 24-14 Bruins lead and give PLU its first win of the season.

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Hoops update: The Kennedy High girls basketball squad is off to a 5-2 start and the No. 1 slot in the early OSAA Class 2A rankings. The Trojans, who finished fifth at last year’s state tournament, are 1-0 in Tri-River Conference play and the win was a big one, a 44-41 victory against defending champion Western Mennonite. Kennedy’s two losses both have come against Class 3A teams. Also ranked No. 1 is the red-hot Silverton girls squad, which is 7-0, with four wins against Class 6A teams.

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The Foxes have played stifling defense, holding five opponents to 40 points or less. Silverton’s boys squad, meanwhile, is 2-1 heading into a pair of holiday tournaments. The defending Class 5A champions played this week after Our Town’s presstime at a tournament at Willamette University and next week in an event in Wilsonville. The Silverton teams open MidWillamette Conference play Jan. 7. The boys are at home against Lebanon, while the girls travel to face the Warriors. The Silverton boys are defending Mid-Willamette champs, while the girls tied with Corvallis for the title. All-state football: Kennedy, which finished runner-up to Heppner in the Class 2A tournament, had five players earn first-team all-state honors, including Bishop Mitchell, who was named to the first team as a running back and a defensive back. Joining Mitchell on the first team were offensive lineman Jeremy Kliewer, defensive lineman Jacob Lopez, defensive back Brett Traeger and kicker Angel Mendez, who earned his second consecutive all-state honor. Lopez moved up from honorable mention a year ago, while Traeger was a second-team choice in 2014 at wide receiver. Silverton, meanwhile, placed three players on the Class 5A second-team offense. Noah Dahl was named at running back despite missing multiple games with injuries, and offensive linemen Owen Koger and Brett Miller were selected for the second consecutive year. Dahl was a first-team choice at defensive back and kicker in 2014. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@gmail.com

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Something for the soul

Inspiration Words have a way of empowering and providing guidance. Our Town contacted local religious leaders asking them what words of inspiration, guidance or hope would they share as we begin 2016.

Hope “Why am I discouraged? Why is my heart so sad? I will put my hope in God! I will praise him again—my Savior and my God!”  (Psalms 42:5 – New Living Translation) “Hope is knowing someone believes in you and will never quit on you. It is the anchor to life, the word that keeps us going in all seasons. In a world where economic uncertainty and violence dominates the atmosphere, we can have confident assurance that God knows the future and is in control.  “Without hope, we are doomed to an existence of dark pessimism. It has been said a pessimist can hardly wait for the future so he can look back with regret. Our hope is to believe in God and His Word. “We can smile through our tears, rejoice in our suffering, knowing our end is not the end of the story, and have hope to press on, end well and finish strong. “Hope is our defense against the destructive thoughts that attack us. When we have hope, we have expectancy even when things are otherwise hopeless. As a Christian, instead of thinking with tunnel vision, selectively focusing on negative things and tuning out the positive aspects of a situation, we turn our expectation to Jesus who is able to turn a situation around. Hope lifts our spirit to see that a new day is ready to break.”  Pastor Rob Barnes, Silver Creek Fellowship

Love “The founder of Methodism, John Wesley once said, ‘Though we cannot think alike, may we not love alike? May we not be of one heart, though we are not of one opinion? Without all doubt, we may. Herein all the children of God may unite, notwithstanding these smaller differences.’ “My hope for 2016 is we may all find our way to understanding the important truth that living each day with love is the only way to transform the world.”          Pastor Teresa Salyer Silverton United Methodist Church

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Choice “Every day I get to choose (in fact, I have to choose) how I will live. Will I live in hope or fear? Will I live generously or selfishly? Will I be graceful or judgmental to the folks that I encounter? Believing the promises that I am beloved, forgiven, called, blessed and sent produces a very particular, joyful and grateful way of being in the world.” Pastor Leah Stolte-Doerfler Silverton Immanuel Lutheran Church

Small and big “My hope for 2016 is that we will be ‘small and big:’ a small community with a big heart and big dreams and big open minds.  Small enough to feel relaxed and familiar and big enough to welcome new and different people, ideas and holy visitations.” Pastor Steve Knox Silverton First Christian Church

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Events Casino Trip to Spirit Mountain 9 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 7. $10 and sign up in advance to reserve your seat on the bus. Leaving Mt. Angel-Silverton Therapy Parking Lot at 9 a.m. and leaving Spirit Mt. at 5 p.m. to be back at 6 p.m. Singles Dine Out Club 6 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 14. Main St. Bistro (at the Wolf Building). Order off the menu and Dutch treat! Battle Buddies 1 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20. FREE for Veterans of ALL ages!

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“The big hope for St. Paul Parish is building a new Narthex on our Church.  We are in the midst of fundraising for the project.  My hope is that we reach our goal and can begin building and finish before the end of the year. Our parish prayer during this time is that this project may also be a source of unity for our parish and fill us with pride.” Fr. William Hammelman, OSB St. Paul Catholic Church

Mercy Pope Francis wrote a letter to Catholics about December to November 2016 being a Jubilee Year of Mercy. Find the letter at: https://w2.vatican.va/content/francesco/ en/apost_letters/documents/papa-francesco_ bolla_20150411_misericordiae-vultus.html “Our world is often afflicted by poverty, hunger, homelessness, inequality, division and even war. I pray and ask that these two points of Pope Francis’ Year of  Mercy guide our steps in 2016: that we make Mercy not an object but rather more an action, a unique way of interacting in relationship with our God and with our brothers and sisters near and far. ‘Mercy-ing’ is the word for 2016.”

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Rainy day escapes By Melissa Wagoner

No matter the weather, no matter the age, there are fun things to do in Silverton and Mount Angel. Weekly activities for children and families are in full swing at both the Silverton and Mount Angel public libraries. Many of the programs are weekly, including children’s story times, and Builders Clubs. There are also special events and monthly programs.   Stephanie Laing, the new youth services librarian in Mount Angel, said the monthly programs will include family game nights as well as special events like Valentines party, bird feeder making, stuffed animal sleepover and movie matinées complete with popcorn. Mount Angel’s weekly programs include Toddler Story time, Indoor Playtime, Lego club and Family story time. Laing moved to the area four years ago from Southern California. “We love it here and find it so family friendly,” Laing said. “I fell in love with the Mount Angel Public Library the moment I walked into the door for my interview. The children’s area is welcoming and bright and, let’s not forget, there is a fireplace that is perfect to read by on a rainy day.” Although gross motor play is not on the agenda at most libraries, Mount Angel has added Indoor Playtime for infants and preschoolers. On Wednesdays from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. children can play in the ball pit and go down the slide.

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Similarly, Silverton’s Indoor Park, held in the United Methodist Church is a hub for unstructured play time. Indoor Park features toys for climbers and peddlers as well as slides for infants and preschoolers. The park is a great way for little ones to get the wiggles out plus it provides a way for parents to network. But it’s not just children who need to get out and move during the rainy season. For adults who want to become more active or make good on a New Year’s resolution, there are classes at the Silver Falls YMCA and the Silverton Senior Center. All fitness and skill levels can find the right fit with offerings that include Chair Yoga, Stay Fit and Zumba. The Senior Center has an everchanging list of events, too. “There are the trips and travel opportunities, games and socials and there will be more pancake breakfasts and other fun events like the ROCK the Casino, talent show, dinners and barbecues,” Dodie Brockamp, the center’s executive director said. Adults looking to learn a new skill or take up a new hobby, are invited to visit Apples to Oranges yarn shop, 204 E. Main St. The shop is not only one-stop shopping for fiber arts supplies but also a hub of classes for both the beginning knitter and those seasoned veterans. The shop features Silverton’s only tea bar with a menu of 30 varieties. The warm and colorful setting is a great place to sip while you stitch – but you don’t have you be a knitter to go in, sit

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410 S. Water St., Silverton Crafty Kids (ages 5-11): Tuesdays 3:30-9 p.m.; Builders Club (ages 5-11): Wednesdays 3:30-4:30 p.m.; Chickadees Storytime (ages 3-5): Wednesdays 12:30-1:30 p.m.; Baby Birds Storytime (ages 0-36 months): Thursdays and Fridays 11 a.m.-noon; Family Game Day: Saturdays 10 a.m.5 p.m. www.silverfallslibrary.org

down and enjoy a cup of tea. For those who enjoy imbibbing a more frothy beverage, on the third Thursday of every month there’s an evening of Pints and Purls at Seven Brides Brewing in Silverton for camarderie while working a yarn project.   The four-legged members of the family

601 Miller St., Silverton. Aquacise: Monday-Thursdays 8-9 a.m. and 6-7 p.m., Fridays 8-9 a.m.; Stretch and Tone: Monday –Friday 9-10 a.m.

Silverton Indoor Park United Methodist Church, 203 W. Main St., Silverton. Monday-Thursday 9-11:30 a.m. (Ages 0-5) $40 family fee per semester and six duties; $5 Dropin Day: Tuesdays 9:30-11:30 a.m. www.facebook.com/ SilvertonIndoorPark

Silverton Senior Center 115 Westfield St., Silverton.Chair Yoga: Wednesdays 3 p.m.: Zumba: Tuesdays and Thursdays 9 a.m.; Stay Fit: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays 9:30 a.m. silvertonseniorcenter.org

may appreciate a stretch at the Silverton Dog Park, 115 Westfield St. The park is located behind the Silverton Senior Center. There are two areas: one for larger dogs, one for smaller varieties. It’s a place for a dog to run off-leash in fenced safety. Rain or shine, everyone needs a good stretch to stay healthy and happy.

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Wow! As I am writing this, I realize 2016 is almost here and I am still sitting at this infernal machine trying to make sense of what is going on in our world. Our world has gone a little crazy. While I can no longer quote it accurately, I remember something from a Mark Twain Tonight CD. First, I took a monkey and put him in a cage, then I added a kangaroo, tiger, a polar bear, a lion all in a cage together and when I returned, they had realized they were all together in the same situation and they learned to live and get along with each other. Then I put a Lutheran, a Catholic, a Buddhist, a Muslim and a Presbyterian in the cage and locked it and when I returned the next day, there wasn’t a specimen left alive. They all killed each other over a theological point. Sounds like the morning news, doesn’t it? Well, something much more important to me, probably no one else but me, is that I have now lived in this world for 94 years. And in spite of the bookmakers taking bets, I am going to beat the odds and celebrate my 95th birthday in May with a mug

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of good beer in one hand and a lovely lady in my arms. And I want to tell you it has been a wonderful life – a lot of “ups” and a few “downs” which I can now ignore. Now is a great time for me to say “thank you, thank you, thank you,” to the generous way this community has accepted my offerings in this column over the past 12 years. The biggest “up” in my retirement life, the wonderful friends it has given me and that doesn’t mean we have always agreed. After all, I’ve been a Lutheran in a Catholic town and a liberal in a conservative town, I plead guilty on both counts but the love has flourished

So thank you, thank you to all those who have read and thanked me for my column. It makes my day. Have a great 2016. And although I may make a few typos – thankfully that’s what are editors are for – I may keep writing, just not quite as regular. Sending my love to you all.

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NEW YEAR’S EVE : The Glockenspiel Restaurant in Mt. Angel invites you to start your New Year’s celebrations by having dinner at the Glockenspiel. We will be offering these delectable specials for the last night of 2015: Prime Rib of Beef with creamed horseradish sauce, Herb Crusted Red Snapper with roasted red pepper sauce, Apple and Spinach Stuffed Pork Chops with an apple brandy cream sauce, and Pistachio Crusted Chicken Breast with an orange balsamic glaze. We will also be offering Creme Brulee and Black Forest Cake in addition to our already spectacular dessert tray. To have your last meal of 2015 be your best meal, make reservations now. Please call 503-845-6222.

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The Silverton East Coast 2016 Group is currently raising funds for their trip next June. They are available to do yard work most weekends from now through next June (raking, shoveling, weeding, stall cleaning and more). Please give us a call at 503-9323058 or email  2016EastCoast@gmail. com and we will see if we can tackle your project! Crew sizes vary, and there will always be at least 1 adult present with the kids. We look forward to seeing what we can do! YARDWORK & LAWN MAINTENANCE. Pressure washing, trimming/edging, mowing, pruning, rototilling, bark/soil placement, gutter cleaning, hauling chainsaw work. Free estimates. Call or text 503-508-0388 or 503-871-7295. HERNANDEZ LANDSCAPING mowing, edging,fertilizing, weed control, clean-ups, bark dust, on going maintenance, and more. Free yard debris hauling. Free estimates. Lic# 10370   503-989-5694 or 503-719-9953 GASPER’S CLEANING SERVICE SOLUTIONS Complete general Janitorial Services, Home and Business and Construction Cleaning.  Deep cleaning to prepare the home for sale. Move in-Move out. Window cleaning Housekeeping. Frances 503-949-5040 or 503-873-6209 CONSTRUCTION DRAWINGS Residential, light commercial, new buildings, additions, remodeling. Reasonable rates. Michael Finkelstein Design, 503-873-8215. TINA’S LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE Mowing – Edging - Bark Dusting – Fertilizing – Pruning - Thatching and Aerating  - On Going Maintenance and clean up – yard debris/Hauling.   CBL# 9404     971-216-1093 tinaslandscapemaint.com

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A Grin at the End

Changing tactics

Out with the resolutions, in with words of wisdom speech. I often wonder whether I – or many other folks – think about that when we whine about how Uncle Sam treats us. I wonder whether it’s Uncle Sam who could use our help and support these days. I know veterans and active members of the military have done their part. What about the rest of us?

Here we are again, standing on the precipice of an entirely new year. It’s a blank slate that we will fill in for the next 366 days — 2016 is a leap year. I just hope we do a good job. Some folks start the year with a list of resolutions. I am usually one of them. My resolutions tend to be annual, in that I never accomplish what I set out to do – lose weight, be nicer, act my age, start a garden. They just don’t happen. So this year, I’m changing tactics. Instead of recycling resolutions, I’m offering myself some words to live by. I find myself inspired by some of the ideas I run across. If I could just live up to those words, I’d be way ahead of the game. The words are filled with wisdom, and truth. Here are some: Don’t believe everything you think. I don’t know who originally said this. I think I saw it on a bumper sticker or on a book title. Anyway, there’s a lot of wisdom in it. These days, many people seem to go off half-cocked. They hear or read something on the Internet and they

adopt it as gospel. Similarly, they come up with some sort of theory about politics, the climate – or anything else – and they assume it must be true because they thought of it. Knowing facts from fiction could help each of us a lot. Trust but verify. Ronald Reagan – or his speech writers – came up with this when he was dealing with the old Soviet Union. I think we should all do the same thing but in a different way. We need to trust each other to do the right thing, but we also should verify it. At the same time, we should trust our instincts but verify that they are based on fact or reality or both. Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy famously offered this challenge to Americans in his inaugural

Wag more, bark less. I know, this is another saying off a bumper sticker, but I like it. I believe I and others spend too much time girding for battle instead of enjoying life and each other’s company while we’re here together on this planet. Too much of a good thing is – wonderful. Mae West had it right. We spend a lot of time fussing about whether we should have had that second piece of pie, or whether we deserved to get that gift. In the overall scheme of things, it matters not. As long as we don’t overindulge, it’s all good. Enjoy! There you go – words to live by in 2016. My only worry is that I won’t make it through the first day before forgetting about them. Oh, well. There’s always next year. Carl Sampson is an editor and freelance writer .

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