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A go-to guy By Kristine Thomas A Renaissance man. A historian, photographer, researcher and writer. A go-to-guy. Those are some of the words used to describe Silverton resident Gus Frederick. Now, he has one more title to his long list - Silverton’s First Citizen for 2015. “I was surprised, definitely honored and humbled to be recognized by my community,” Frederick said. However, he added, he did have a notion something was amiss when he wasn’t asked to be on the selection committee for the Silverton First Citizen awards, something he normally does each year. And he was in a bit of trouble by his mom, who had to learn about his honor by scrolling on Facebook, rather than a phone call. Laughing, he said, he came to Silverton in 1972 “kicking and screaming.” It was
Gus Frederick named Silverton 2015 First Citizen Silverton Awards Dinner Saturday, Feb. 20, 5:30 p.m. Mount Angel Festhalle 500 Wilco Hwy, MOUNT ANGEL Tickets: $35; in advance Silverton Chamber of Commerce 426 S. Water St., or 503-873-5615 Feb. 17 is deadline. No tickets sold at door. before his senior year in high school and he didn’t want to leave Beaverton, despite his parents’ plan to move closer to his father’s job in Salem. From working in a local cannery to being involved in school activities including the then Silverton Union High School newspaper, Frederick quickly made many friends. After graduating in 1973, he joined the U.S. Navy, where he was chosen to attend the Navy’s photography school in Florida. His time in the Navy had him traveling
to many locations including Iceland, Europe, Norfolk, Virginia; and Africa. When he was stationed in Norfolk, Va., he met his cousins, which he enjoyed. He did, however, find himself comparing everything on the East Coast to Oregon. And when it came time to leave the Navy, he could have chosen to go anywhere. He chose to return home – to Silverton. “When I came back, I just started getting involved in the community,” Frederick, 61, said. Frederick’s long list of volunteer activities over the years include the Silverton Grange, Silverton Rotary, The Silverton Country Historical Society, The June Drake Center, Davenport’s Arabian Horse Conservancy, Oregon Cartoon Institute, Silverton Planning Commission, Silverton City Council, Silverton Fine Arts Festival, Homer Davenport Days, Silverton People for Peace and Ford Foundation Community Projects. Frederick’s published works include
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What Madge has noticed about Frederick is when he gets involved with a project, that he is in 100 percent. “He is multi-talented and gets things done,” Madge wrote. “His contribution of time and talent has made a huge impact in our local community. He constantly pushed the boundaries. He questions the status quo. Gus is always seeking answers and looks to the past for clues.” During an interview at the Silver Creek Coffee House, Frederick paused several times to greet whoever was walking in the door and chat about this or that. He’s known for photographing or filming community events such as the Homer Davenport Days parade, Silverton Christmas tree lighting and the Silverton Pet Parade. Perhaps Frederick’s greatest passion, Madge said, is Silverton history. Whether you ask him about the timber or agriculture industry, Liberal University, Polly Coon, the flouring mill or hydroelectric plant, Frederick can provide
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Madge said what he admires most about Frederick and feels he has contributed most to Silverton is his spirit of adventure, discovery and challenging the status quo. “His debating skills and sharp wit are formidable, and he is quick to find humor, even at his own expense,” Madge said.
And that’s one of his strengths – when he says something, he knows he has the facts to back up what he’s saying. He marvels at the rich history, character and community members that make up his hometown. “People have no idea how unique Silverton is and about its incredible diversity,” Frederick said.
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a detailed account of Silverton history. He has studied the Davenport family history, including volunteering at GeerCrest Farm and filming and editing the oral history of Vesper Geer. “He sees connections across history and how those connections influenced the manner in which Silverton changed or how Silverton and her citizens influenced
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Frederick credit’s his parents for teaching him to be civic-minded and the importance of giving back. Sharing there have been many times in his life when he was told ‘no,’ Frederick said he found a way to get a “yes.”
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Eager to serve By Melissa Wagoner A popular place to be on Wednesday nights is at the First Christian Church’s Community Dinner, a gathering spot for those living in and around Silverton. It is paid for through donations, but free to those in need. Founded by Pastor Steve Knox and a group of “founding ladies,” nearly 150,000 dinners have been served at the church to date. That is the equivalent of nearly 15 dinners for every Silverton resident. Serving food on this scale can be a challenge for restaurants boasting paid staff, but when the staff is based on volunteers it becomes even more difficult. Many people volunteer occasionally, but luckily, at least one man has volunteered nearly every week for the last six years.
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continue past 7:30 p.m. For several years Brad has washed the dishes for the Community Dinner after spending his morning helping to prepare the food for the event. Washing dishes is a task that most everyone has done, a little menial and boring, but not overly taxing, until you do it for 400 plus people,” Todd Ferrell said.
other end. We built that barn in one day thanks to Brad’s help,” Bersen recalled. Brenden volunteers with several other community organizations including; Marion-Polk Food Share, Silverton Health’s CareVan and the Patriot Guard Riders, a non-profit organization that honors fallen soldiers, honorably discharged veterans and first responders.
Brenden’s work is not just relegated to the kitchen. He also pends time working with other volunteers and gathering supplies for upcoming meals. “We order our meat from Bruce Pac and someone has to pick it up from the plant. Brad not only offers to do it every time but he hauls the 400 to 600 pounds of meat by himself and stocks it in the freezer,” Julie Bersen, a co-founder of the Wednesday night dinner, said.
For his work at the church, Brad Brenden has received Silverton Area Chamber of Commerce Distinguished Service award.
When Brenden is not at the church he is often helping his fellow residents in other ways.
“Most every Wednesday Brad starts around 9 a.m. and his duties usually
“We moved my folks to Silverton from Bend. Dad had a horse so we had to build
“Whenever he hears of a fallen soldier he hops on his Harley and joins the other riders as they follow the hearse with flags flying,” Bersen said.
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More than 45 community members signed the petition nominating Brenden for the Distinguished Service Award and voicing their agreement with Bersen and Ferrell.
a barn quickly before winter and rain set in. A few of the guys from our church were going to help him put it up. Brad heard about it. He not only showed up to help but I still remember watching him throw a truss on a shoulder and climb the ladder while it took four guys to hold the
Ferrell summed up the overall feeling with these words at the closing of his nomination letter, “I am certain there are other worthy nominees for the Distinguished Service Award but I cannot imagine there is anyone more worthy than Brad Brenden.”
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Gayle Goschie receives Judy Schmidt achievement award of Oregon’s Climb for Clean Air; and the Miller Cemetery Board. She traveled with Habitat for Humanity to Haiti to build houses after the 2010 earthquake.
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Their actions stem from what they learned from their late parents, Herman and Vernice Goschie, whose records indicate many community activities. And for Gayle, that’s what being part of a community is about – serving wherever and whenever she can. Gayle has been selected by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce for the 2015 Judy Schmidt Lifetime Achievement Award for her volunteer activities in Silverton and Oregon. Sitting in a chair in her office at Goschie Farms, Gayle said, she’s not the only family member who volunteers. She cites Glenn’s efforts for the Silverton FFA, East Valley Water District and the Wilco board and Gordan’s with the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and the Silverton Rotary.
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Silverton Health Interim President/CEO Sarah Fronza said Gayle is extremely deserving of the Lifetime Achievement honor. “Silverton Health, along with the rest of the Silverton community has been blessed by Gayle Goschie’s leadership,” Fronza said. “Her countless hours of service on both the governing board and the foundation board have ensured the continuation of quality healthcare in our communities for decades to come. She is a passionate, forward-thinking and generous human being.”
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Ten years ago, the future of The Oregon Garden looked uncertain at best. The high hopes supporters had when the attraction opened in 1999 had faded by 2005, battered by a large debt and declining attendance. There were headlines in local papers about The Oregon Garden, but it wasn’t the kind of publicity the Garden wanted. Today, the news about The Oregon Garden is positive again. Attendance at the Garden is growing, its Christmas in the Garden attracted 36,000 visitors, the adjoining Oregon Garden Resort is thriving. Dollars from Garden visitors and Oregon Garden Resort guests are flowing into Silverton businesses. The Garden’s future plans are exciting, with an expansion which will make it one of the largest public botanical gardens in the world and provide additional lodging. This dramatic turn-around has generated a buzz around the community and an honor: Silverton Business of the Year for 2015, awarded by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Included in the honor are The Oregon Garden Resort and the Oregon Garden Foundation. The Oregon Garden Foundation board is responsible for fundraising and oversight of the Garden, but it is operated by Moonstone Garden Management, a branch of Moonstone Hotel Properties, which owns The Oregon Garden Resort. Oregon Garden Marketing Manager Brittney Hatteberg said the numbers confirm the positive impact the Garden is having on the community. “In 2015, we saw 153,672 guests visit the Garden, up from about 125,000 in 2014,” Hatteberg said. “We are honored to receive this recognition. Bringing visitors to our wonderful city and sharing the Silverton community spirit is an important part of our mission.” Hatteberg took time out from setting up for the recent Quilt Show at the Garden to elaborate on the importance of the special events at the Garden. “We put on about nine public events each year, in addition to 20 educational programs for adults and children. These events are extremely important to us, because they allow us to expose people
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Silverton’s Future First Citizen Katie Brazelton’s career at Silverton High School has kept her busy with activities including being a FFA, FBLA and 4-H member. Silverton Principal Mark Hannan gave glowing reviews of Brazelton, adding she is extremely focused. “She is wise and mature beyond her years,” Hannan said. “I think what impressed me most was her desire to return to Silverton to ‘pay back’ to the community that she feels was so good to her. I am very confident that Katelyn will make the people of Silverton proud to call her Future First Citizen.” Brazelton’s activities include volunteering at the YMCA, Turtle Ride Wildlife Center, Stayton Thanksgiving Dinner, and the Zenith Women’s Bingo Night as well as leading a Large Animal Emergency Operations Procedure Project for Clatsop County. That project, which served as Brazelton’s senior project, was inspired by working with animals. “My dad was a farrier, so I’ve always worked with veterinarians, I’ve always been a part of 4-H, done things with horses,” Brazelton said. “I was approached by the Clatsop County Emergency Management and Oregon Equestrian Trails to help with that project, and I ended up spearheading it. It all kind of derives from a want to learn more about animals and be able to help them.” She has tackled all these projects with a goal of attending veterinary school. She was quick to credit her parents for their inspiration. “My mom is educationally a source of inspiration for me. She’s a vice principal and has always been there to help me with my school work, my book work, and she’s where I get the smarts in that area,” Brazelton said. “But my dad has always taken me along with him when he’s out with horses, out with vets, he’s always shown me how to deal with animals, and animals are what I’m really passionate about. Both of them have helped to inspire me with what I want to do.” Geralyn Sheets, Silverton High School’s nurse and Health Occupation teacher, said when Katie shows a desire to do more, people pay attention, They are willing to give someone with those qualities more opportunities.
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Mount Angel announces First Citizen honorees Future First Citizen: Elisha ValladaresCormier
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Notes of magic classic story,” Ousterhout said. “I knew there was a new Broadway version, so I waited until I could get the script. This turned out to be what I was waiting for. Great characters, great music and a new twist. I am also looking forward to working with Jennifer Kercher, vocal music director, and Frank Petrik, orchestra conductor, again.”
By Tanner Russ Silverton High School junior Alina Stratton feels a little like the character she plays in the school’s upcoming musical. Just as Cinderella was a bit amazed at all the happenings in her life, Stratton was surprised to learn she had been chosen for the leading role. “I was pretty shocked when I saw the cast list because the entire cast is really talented people, and I wasn’t expecting much so when I saw my name, it was really amazing to see,” Stratton said.
The cast are excited about the upcoming performances as well, for a myriad of reasons. There are a few tweaks to the script to modernize the characters in this version of the play. One of the changes is that Cinderella is no longer a passive person, something Stratton identifies with. “I definitely relate to it more because it’s not the old, ‘Guy saves girl,’ and I find I can connect to it more this way,” she said.
Silverton High School’s theater department will perform Cinderella, a musical, at 7 p.m. Feb. 18 - 21 and Feb. 25 - 27. There is a 2 p.m. matinee on Feb. 21. SHS theater teacher and director Doug Ousterhout has wanted his students to perform Cinderella for a long time.
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SHS theater presents Cinderella, a musical Cinderella Silverton High School Theater 1456 Pine St., Silverton Performances Feb. 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27 at 7 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, 2 p.m. matinee Tickets are available by calling the high school: 503-873-6331, ext. 3778 or at the door would have been an amazing experience [to play Cinderella], but I think Alina is going to do fantastic at it.” Others are excited mainly to do different things and express their passions. Senior Kate Allanach was cast as the step-mother. “I’ve played a lot of the good characters before. I think at this point, because it’s my last year in high school, it’s more fun and interesting to play more of a dramatic character. It’s going to give me more of
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“I’ve always really liked older stuff, like medieval times and knights. I always thought it was really fascinating, and I really wanted to be a part of this play because I really like singing,” Canfield said. For Ousterhout, having so many students who are enthusiastic about the production makes all the hours rehearsing more enjoyable. “Casting is always the most difficult part of any show and this was no exception. We had five or six girls that would have done an amazing job as Cinderella, but we could only choose one. That makes the show even better because as you will see, SHS is loaded with talent and I have the pleasure of displaying that wonderful talent to the public,” Ousterhout 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
Odd Fellows Games and Electronics, 218 E Main St., Silverton. Seven days a week. Call for times and games. 503-874-4431
Weekly Meditation Group
7 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
7:30 a.m. Fridays. Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-910-3668
Silverton vs Lebanon Girls Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
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 Feb. 17. Ron, 503-873-8796
Thursday, Feb. 4 Dust Off Your Dreams
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Monday, Feb. 1
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. 503-873-3093
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. Night Owls Storytime, 7 p.m. Thursdays. 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
Senior Exercise Classes
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5:30 p.m. Tuesdays. 10 a.m. Saturdays. Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952.
Noon - 1:30 p.m. Saturdays. Trinity Lutheran Church, 500 N Second St., Silverton. Free to all. 503-873-2635
9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Yoga or Sit & Be Fit classes for seniors 60 and older. Classes run Monday, Wednesday, Friday. First class free. Prices vary. 503-873-3093
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7 p.m., Silverton Council Chambers, 421 S Water St. 503-873-5321
3:30 p.m. Tuesday. Storytime ages 3 - 6. Mt. Angel Library, 290 Charles St. 4:45 - 6 p.m. Tuesday. Lego Club. 10:30 a.m. Wednesday. Babytime ages 0 - 3.
7 p.m., Mount Angel Library, 290 E Charles St. 503-845-9291
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8 a.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Hosted by Silverton Chamber. Free. 503-873-5615
8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Zumba for seniors 60 and older. Every Tuesday, Thursday. First class free. Prices vary. 503-873-3093
Tai Chi for Seniors
1 – 4 p.m. Wednesdays. Silverton Arts Association offers Silverchips woodcarving sessions. All skill levels. $2/ week. 503-873-2480
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Tuesday, Feb. 2 Zumba for Seniors
9 a.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Tai Chi for seniors 60 and older. Every Tuesday, Thursday. First class free. Prices vary. Repeats at 5 p.m. 503-873-3093
Tours at noon, 1, 2 p.m. Every day. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 West Main St, Silverton. Reservations needed. 503-874-6006, thegordonhouse.org6
Adult Coloring Night
7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. Verl Holden of Holden Wholesale Nursery speaks on ground covers. Free. Refreshments. Sandi, 503-873-5690
7 – 8 p.m. Thursdays. St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Discuss tips, support those with eating problems. All welcome. 503-9106862
6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Material provided. Free. 503-873-8796
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Wednesday, Feb. 3 Chair Yoga
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7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S. Water St., Silverton. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Feb. 18. 503-873-8796
Scotts Mills City Council
7:30 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. 503-873-5435
Friday, Feb. 5 Mount Angel Wurstfest
10 am. - 10 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. A celebration of sausage. Beer, wine, sausage pairings. $5 adults; $10 with specialty stein. Children free with adult. Repeats Feb. 6. mtangelwurstfest.com
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6 - 8 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet artists, view work. Artwork continues on display noon - 4 p.m. Saturdays, Sundays through Feb. 28. Jan, 503-363-9310
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.
Silverton vs Crescent Valley 7 p.m., Boys basketball, Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
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7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Artists’ reception for collection of vintage industrial-styled fine arts, craft objects by J.W. Kinsey. “Time Past, Time Future” continues in the loft with paintings by Helen Bouchard, Ulan Moore. Both displays can be viewed through Feb. 29. 503-873-7734, lunariagallery.com
Saturday, Feb. 6 Indoor Flea Market
9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Silverton Elks Lodge, 300 High St. Free admission. Spaces $15 per market. Dennis, 503-569-0148; Guy, 503-798-1953
10 a.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Wurst Run features 5K run/walk and 10K run. Pre-register, racenorthwest.com, $26. Day of registration $30. Registration includes race and festival entry, stein, complimentary beverage. Sponsored by Warsteiner Beers of Germany, Seven Brides Brewing, Mt. Angel Sausage Company.
Noon - 4 p.m., Seven Brides Brewing, 990 N First St., Silverton. Showcase of local meats, cheeses, produce, locally-sourced products. Become an owner, enjoy live music, samples, door prizes. Open to public. Repeats Feb. 7. 503-701-2206
Monday, Feb. 8 Mount Angel School District
6:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Middle School, 460 E Marquam, Mt. Angel.
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7 p.m., Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. 503-873-5303
Tuesday, Feb. 9 Chili Cook-Off
5 - 7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Silverton celebrity chefs vie for best chili. Minimum donations of $5 per meal. Benefits After School Activities Program. 503-873-2451
10 a.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. “Probate Research: Follow the Money” with Connie Lenzen, certified genealogist. Free. ancestrydetectives.org
First Friday in Silverton
7 – 9 p.m. Explore the historic downtown. 503-873-5615
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Wednesday, Feb. 10 Lenten Breakfast
7:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. 46th annual Interdenominational Lenten Breakfast. Seven Wednesdays, each with new menu, worship, weekly speaker. Free; donations accepted. 503-829-5061
2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Gardening with Dale Small. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093
Daddy Daughter Date Night
5:30 - 8:30 p.m., Canyonview, 13000 NE Finlay Road, Silverton. $50 per couple; $20 additional sibling. canyonviewministries. org, 971-239-1347
Silverton vs Central Boys Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
Brothers Grimm Tale of Snow White 7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Brush Creek production. Tickets $10 adults, $8 seniors and children 12 and under. Advance tickets at Books-N-Time, 210 N Water St., Ste. B, Silverton. Repeats 7 p.m. Feb. 13, 19, 20, 26, 27; 2 p.m. Feb. 14, 21, 28. 503-508-3682, brushcreekplayhouse. com
Saturday, Feb. 13 Faith, Hope & Love
Thursday, Feb. 11
5 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Auction, dinner, appetizers, entertainment. Tickets $25 in advance, $30 at door. Benefits Holy Family Academy. 503-551-4265
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Silverton vs South Albany Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
Noon, Silverton First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St. Vocalist Bob Shike sings songs honoring military. Speaker Tammy Ortung. Light luncheon served; $6.50. Reservations necessary by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection.
Silverton Zenith Woman’s Club
7 p.m., location varies. Members discuss ways to fund, implement projects benefitting Silverton community. Call Barbara for information, meeting place, 801-414-3875.
Friday, Feb. 12 Chamber Forum Lunch
11:45 a.m., Family Birth Center, 342 Fairview St., Silverton. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615, silvertonchamber.org
Lenten Meditation Concert
3 p.m., Mount Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Organist Marcia Hauff performs Marcel Dupre’s “The Stations of the Cross” accompanied by Lenten readings. While on the hilltop, guests are invited to walk the Abbey’s own Stations of the Cross path. Each station houses a basrelief sculpture, which early monks brought to the Abbey in 1883 from Munich, Germany. Myrna Keough, 503845-3412
Thursday, Feb. 18 Elder Law Presentation
7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. “To Tie the Knot or Not” presented by attorney Phil Kelley. Free. 503-873-3093
7 p.m. 1456 Pine St. SHS theater students perform Cinderella, a musicial. Continues at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 to 21 and Feb. 25 to 27. Matinee at 2 p.m. Feb. 21. Tickets are available by calling the high school at 503-873-6331, ext. 3778.
Pints & Purls
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, Feb. 19 Silverton Poetry Festival
5:30 p.m., St. Paul Catholic Church, 1410 Pine St., Silverton. Silent and oral auctions, dinner of prime rib and prawns. Tickets $35 each. 503-873-2044
7 p.m., Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. Poets Don Colburn and Eleanor Berry will read. Refreshments. Free; donations welcome. Sponsored by Silverton Poetry Association.
Saturday, Feb. 20
Sunday, Feb. 14 Valentine’s Day
Brush Creek Auditions
6 p.m., 7 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Auditions for “Accidentally Yours” by Pauline Williams Snapp. Cast of 14 with at least seven females, three males who can play ages 15 - 70. Play runs April 8 - 24. 503-5083682, brushcreekplayhouse. com
Monday, Feb. 15 President’s Day Tuesday, Feb. 16 Silver Falls Library Book Club
7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. This month’s selection is “Sometimes a Great Nation” by Ken Kesey. Refreshments. Visitors welcome. Spring, 503-897-8796
Wednesday, Feb. 17
9:30 a.m. - noon, Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Join Tim Nelson and Linda Jensen to discuss “Cloud of Unknowing.” Free. 503-845-6773
Silverton Poetry Festival
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. Read your favorite poem, tell why it’s your favorite. Second half of program, attendees can read own poems. Free. Poetry workshop follows from 2 - 4 p.m. at a location to be announced. Limited to 15 participants. Reserve a spot by mailing $35 to Silverton Poetry Association, PO Box 929, Silverton, OR 97381. At 7 p.m., poets Deborah Ackers and Cindy Stewart-Rinier read from published works at White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Refreshments served. Free. Sponsored by Silverton Poetry Association.
Silverton Ducks Unlimited Banquet
5 p.m., The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main St., Silverton. Oral and silent auction, drawing. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets information: Jeff, 503-949-8057, or Loren, 503-507-2710
Silverton vs Central Boys Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
Silverton First Citizen Banquet
5:30 - 9 p.m., Festhalle, 500 Wilco Hwy., Mount Angel. Celebrating Silverton’s outstanding volunteers. Tickets $35. Silverton Chamber, 503-873-5615
Sunday, Feb. 21 Silverton Poetry Festival
1:30 - 3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Abbey, 1 Abbey Dr., St. Benedict. Festival’s finale, Feast of Poets, features Cindy Williams Gutierrez, Steve Jones, Tola Molotkov, Donna Prinzmetal, Jana Zvibleman. Refreshments. Free; donations welcome.
7 - 8 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Chapel, 840 S. Main St., Mount Angel. Open to public. 503-845-6773
Tuesday, Feb. 23 Travel Fair
1 - 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Learn about travel with local travel agents. Prizes. 503-873-3093
Silverton vs Woodburn Basketball
7 p.m., Girls play, Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
Wednesday, Feb. 24 “What’s Next?”
3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. Free presentation by Davenport Place’s William Monroe. 503-873-3093
Thursday, Feb. 25 World Music, Humorous Stories
7 p.m., Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton. 3 Leg Torso presents modern chamber pop music infused with traditional, innovation. Free. Open to public. 3legtorso.com, 503-873-8796
Friday, Feb. 26 Silverton vs Dallas Boys Basketball 7 p.m., Silverton High, 1456 Pine St.
Sunday, Feb. 28 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast
7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, corner of Fourth and Grandview. $5 503-874-9575
9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First Ave., Silverton. Gil Wittman performs pieces by Chopin. Free.
Monday, Feb. 29 Leap Day
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“It took 11 years to figure out what farm to table is. It’s not just going down to the farmstand,” Nizlek said. “It’s all that process of fermentation, canning and drying. All of it is a big step in how you utilize 100 percent of your product.”
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Nizlek purchased the Silver Grille in 2000 after seeing an ad in the newspaper. “I had cooked up until about a year prior to. I was doing mortgages in the
hope of coming up with quick money. I was looking into getting back into food service,” Nizlek said. “At that point in time I had a lot of ideas with the uninitiated intelligence of youth.” Nizlek, 32 at the time, had a dream of owning a farm that would sustain a restaurant hosted on the same property. What he discovered was farming and owning a restaurant are both time consuming endeavors. “There’s a lot of work for a farm and there’s a lot of work for a restaurant. Neither one, I understand, makes a whole lot of money,” Nizlek mused. Although the Silver Grille is in a commercial building in downtown Silverton, Nizlek did find a way to grow much of his own produce by utilizing 6,000 square feet of greenhouse owned by the family of his wife Naomi, as well as on his own quarter acre. Growing both annual plants as well as perennials such as grapes, apples, pears and herbs keeps the couple busy during the hours that are not
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Silver Grille adopted farm-to-fork early spent at the restaurant. Although the hours are long Nizlek thinks the end result is worth it because of the superior taste of food grown fresh in the Willamette Valley. It’s an element that’s becoming more popular as the local food movement becomes more important in Oregon. “We’re fortunate that people do have a certain level of interest,” Nizlek said. Although Silver Grille was a forerunner in the farm-to-table movement in this area, there are now several restaurants that are hosting an array of locally sourced dishes. Nizlek thinks that makes sense considering the long growing season in the valley and the personality that Silverton imbues. Combined, these factors make a perfect match for restaurants like the Silver Grille that have something unique to offer. “I think everything about Silverton has kind of taken on that,” Nizlek said. “Every single restaurant that’s doing pretty well has a following and I think that’s great.” Although Nizlek gets a fair amount of
tourists visiting his restaurant, he has many residents who support him. “A good portion of the clientele comes in weekly,” Nizlek said. For those who are repeat customers the Silver Grille offers a unique opportunity that few restaurants do, the chance to try something new on a regular basis. Because Nizlek changes his menu according to the ingredients he can source locally, he alters his menu an estimated 140 times a year reflecting the seasons and painting a picture of what is growing outside.
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Last year’s Chili Cook-off was a huge success serving more than 100 bowls of chili and earning $800 for Silverton Area Community Aid. Organizers are hoping this year will be an even bigger triumph. Money raised will go to another worthy cause, the After School Activities Program. The Chili Cook-Off is Tuesday, Feb. 9, 5 to 7 p.m. at the church, 203 W. Main St. There is a $5 suggested donation. Donna Eberle, who is organizing the event, said Silverton United Methodist was one of the four founding churches that helped provide start-up funds for the After School Activities Program or ASAP, for middle school students. The event will have a Mardi Gras theme including costumes and masks. Last year there was a surprise entrance by Silverton Fire District. “There was a feeling by some of the organizers that a second [trophy] should have been awarded for ‘best entrance.’ That trophy would have gone to the Silverton Fire District who brought its chili into the building in formation led by a bagpipe player,” Eberle said.
Both Silverton Fire District and Silverton Health plan to return with their own unique recipes to feed the crowd. Elizabeth Bohnstedt, the director of guest relations at Silverton Health, describes the recipe their team’s executive chef has concocted as “a Cowboy Open Range Chili with beans” and “smoky and savory flavors.” The Silverton Fire District’s chili is going to be a joint effort between its staff and volunteers, Capt. Jerry Shiffer said. “Our recipe is considered a sweet/hot chili and yes, we do have a few secret ingredients, which shall remain secret.” Two new competitors will be joining in, the Silverton Senior Center and the Silverton School District’s Culinary Arts Program. The Chili Cook-off winners are chosen by attendees who vote for their favorite. “For a minimum donation of $5 per meal, guests can taste and vote on the four chili entrants. They also receive a Silverton United Methodist chili meal that includes a bowl of chili that can be topped with cheese or onions. Crackers, French bread, and a beverage will be available as well as the choice of desserts,” Eberle said. “A donation also includes the opportunity to play Bingo and choose from a variety of prizes if you are a winner. This is an event for the whole family.”
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Known as the Mardi Gras of Mount Angel, the Mount Angel Chamber of Commerce Wurstfest is a chance eat, drink and be merry before the Lenten season begins. Wurstfest is always held on the weekend before Ash Wednesday, which this year is Feb. 10. The eighth annual WurstFest is Friday, and Saturday, Feb. 5-6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. at the Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy. General admission is $5 or $10 with specialty stein or glass (limited availability). Young folk under 21 accompanied by an adult are admitted free. Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. is Senior Day for those 65 years old and older. There will be special give-a-ways as long as supplies last. For those who want to burn some calories, the Wurst Run starts at 9:30 a.m. Saturday,.There is both a 5K and a 10K run/walk. Fees include registration, course map, entry to Wurstfest, beer glass and a complimentary beverage. The Festhalle is transformed into a small village from a sausage lover’s dream for the festival. Three area sausage makers – Mt. Angel Sausage, Glockenspiel and Urban German – present 19 varieties of the best of their wurst, including bratwurst, currywurst, frickadelwurst. And, of course, there are the garnishes like sauerkraut, grilled onions and
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mustards, plus other great German dishes. The bar will feature the world-famous Warsteiner beers from Germany and a special Wurstfest brew from Silverton’s Seven Brides called Stammtisch. There also will be an array of German and regional wines plus non-alcoholic beverages. Many artisans and craftspeople will display and sell their foods, condiments, hats, clothing and more. And there will be music, and dancing, and... you know, all the excellent elements of a Mount Angel festival! Have a home to rent? Call us!
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A ‘pura vida’ destination By Steve Ritchie Leaving the beach at Junquillal on the Pacific Coast after watching another gorgeous Costa Rican sunset, I was brushing the wet sand off my feet before hopping into our rental car. A young man a few cars away called out to me, “Aqua?” Thinking he must want to sell me a bottle of water, I called back, “No, we’re good but thanks.” The young man came over anyway, carrying a big jug of water, and gestured at my still sandy feet. I finally understood and stuck my feet out so he could pour water on them and I could get the sticky sand off. Then he was off, with a wave and smile. I was dumbstruck at this unexpected kindness from a stranger. A week later, my wife and I were hundreds of miles away on the Osa Peninsula in southern Costa Rica, starting a long hike into the Corcovado National Park at dawn. As we crossed a little
stream by hopping from rock-to-rock, Susan was having a little trouble not slipping into the water. She paused on a rock, not wanting to get her shoes soaked just as we were starting our 10-mile trek.
way they relate to each other, and the shared values that seem to unite this peace-loving democracy. As if to remind each other – and visitors – of this, people in Costa Rica often say, “Pura Vida,” instead of “goodbye” when they part.
Just then, a little Costa Rican girl, maybe eight or nine years old, left her mother and silently went to Susan’s side.
We enjoyed our first trip to Costa Rica a year ago so much that we decided to return, and we planned an itinerary that would take us from the northernmost of the country’s 14 volcanoes, Rincon de la Vieja, to the pristine beaches of the Nicoya Peninsula, all the way down the Pacific Coast and deep into the rain forest of the Osa wilderness.
The girl took Susan’s hand and led her across the stream, showing her which rocks to step on. When we finished our hike seven hours later, we came back to the same stream, and the scene was repeated. Without a word, the girl again appeared by Susan’s side, and again helped her across. These two thoughtful, unexpected actions seem to epitomize the friendliness of the people in this beautiful country. In the three weeks we spent in Costa Rica, we never encountered hostility or rudeness, felt threatened or had to rebuff a sales pitch. The friendly, easy-going vibe of the Ticos
Susan Murray and Steve Ritchie in Costa Rica
(the term commonly used for Costa Ricans) reflects their philosophy of “Pura Vida,” or “pure life.” In its broadest sense, pura vida refers to the Tico commitment to preserving the natural beauty of Costa Rica, the genuine
Staying in eco lodges, B & B’s, small hotels, and on a horse ranch, we managed to avoid the most developed tourist areas, and the Best Westerns and Marriotts. We traveled more than 700 miles, but still managed to hike, kayak, bird watch, or play in the waves nearly every day. And we put our 4WD vehicle to the test, fording 12 creeks on our trip to and from
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Several times, a large band of monkeys,
Adventure seems to lurk around every corner in Costa Rica.
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If you like an active vacation, your options are plentiful, no matter which region you find yourself in.
A friendly (I think) iguana lived under
At the volcano we hiked in to see the bubbling mud pots, and soaked in natural hot springs. At the beach the warm ocean beckoned for swimming and body surfing. In the cloud forests, we explored the forest canopy on elevated walkways and suspension bridges. In the tropical rainforest, we kayaked and hiked.
Susan and her little guide across the stream.
Corcovado. Smaller in area than West Virginia, Costa Rica has an amazingly varied landscape. Mountainous regions with active volcanoes, high plateaus with coffee plantations, “cloud forests,” wild rivers,
sun-drenched beaches, jungle areas, and humid, marshy estuaries are all found in close proximity. Amazingly, about 25 percent of the country is protected through national parks and reserves, and ecotourism has
A big highlight of our trip was seeing so many birds and mammals. In Samara, one of the beach towns we stayed in, our hotel was just outside the village on hill. Howler monkeys roamed through the forest around us, alerting us to their presence with their deep-throated howls.
our unit, and liked to sun herself next to our deck. Coatis, raccoon-like creatures,
and a host of tropical birds made regular appearances.
We also found Costa Rica to be a great value for the money.
All of the places we stayed were clean, comfortable, and included a delicious,
cooked-to-order breakfast. Most had a
swimming pool. With one exception, the
nightly rate we paid was between $65 and $110.
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Depending on whom you ask, Valentine’s Day is wonderful, terrible, just another day, romantic, pathetic or loving. I asked a lot of people the worst thing their significant other did on Valentine’s Day and what makes the day special for them. Molly and Alex Newman are expecting their fourth child (first boy) in March. Molly had some great advice for men for Valentine’s Day. “Never assume flowers and a card are all you need to do. I’m more into the gestures and romantic/ loving comments during the day, reminding me with his own words and actions why he loves me.” She adds with a laugh, “Oh yeah. He is buying me my dream house so that works, too.” Staci McIntire has other ideas. “Dinner reservations are nice. It shows that he thought of it in advance and not at the last minute. Flowers and balloons at work, handwritten cards and love notes. Those are nice. But wrong? Forgetting to do something special, acting like it shouldn’t be a holiday, or taking me to McDonald’s for dinner.” Austin - You’re welcome. Hilary Dumitrescu remembers Valentine’s Day with her dad. “He made silly little cards for me, which spoiled me a bit for all future guys in my life. I told my husband, Val, that he could forget my birthday and even Christmas, but there’ll be hell to pay if he screwed up Valentine’s Day. He never fails to write me a sweet note.” John Parenteau, who with wife Maggie Jones owns Grub Courier and Bigfoot Robot together, recalls growing up with his childhood sweetheart at Silver Crest school. “I got my first kiss in the sixth grade and we even went to the prom together. We parted ways but ran into New Year! each other five years ago and fell in love again. The best of Valentine’s Day? I had a crush on her at Silver Crest and would bring her a box of chocolate every Valentine’s Day. Each year the box got bigger. She didn’t seem to mind.” Bretney Endicott is a little more succinct than most respondents. “Worst Valentine’s gift? Stuffed animals or flowers. The best? Take out dinner!”
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Steve Yoder said the worst thing he did for his sweetheart was give her a bouquet of flowers. “Best thing? Half a rack of Beck’s beer. Any more than half a rack and she might not be able to get dinner on the table and I need my dinner. After
all, Valentine’s Day isn’t just for women.” Melanie Huebsch “went to Jared” for her gift. Ok, I just worked that one in since her husband’s name is Jared. But a tip for her main man? “Give mom a day to herself. Not a spa day, just a day at home by herself.” Meredith Branstetter-Wertz and her husband don’t exchange gifts. “We just enjoy each other’s company. The best things can’t be bought. It is done by action and not just one day a year but every day.” Dana Smith isn’t a fan of Cupid’s day. “I always felt it was a holiday invented by Hallmark. All I really want is adventurous times with my loved ones.” Feeling adventurous, Victor? Karrie Douglas says simply, “Worst gift? Any kitchen appliance. Best gift? Dinner with the love of my life.” Lisa Joyce said she can share the worst gift she received from husband Curt Shaw because he probably won’t read this. “Worst gift? A leaf blower. It was red, and I do enjoy leaf blowers. But in terms of romance? Not too inspiring. “ Jason Bricker, Silverton’s motorcycle police officer, says the best Valentine’s gifts “are materials for building that one thing she’s been wanting you to make her forever, especially if it’s something you personally don’t care for.” Aylene Geringer, owner of the Chocolate Box, advises people, to order items such as flowers, chocolate covered strawberries gift certificates a day of beauty in advance. “It demonstrates that they are putting some thought into what would make their loved one happy. If they buy chocolates and champagne from The Chocolate Box as a last minute gift, I’m good with that.” For me? The worst gift I gave my wife of 33 years, Lisa, on Valentine’s Day? I may have given her some stretch-omatic lounge wear after the birth of our daughter, Briana, and told her she looked beautiful in it. I thought it was heartfelt. I’m not sure she agreed.
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Lady Foxes roll on The Silverton High girls basketball squad continues its unbeaten ways.
The top-ranked Foxes improved to 15-0 overall and 5-0 in the Mid-Willamette Conference, with a 55-28 win Jan. 22 against Central, which came into the contest 4-0 in league.
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Silverton girls basketball players Alia Parsons and Elena Smisek
on rebounding … just work on getting better. They work hard, our practices are crisp, and they are good at not being satisfied, having that edge.
But Silverton rode its stifling defense and the shooting touch of Alia Parsons and Elena Smisek to a 25-0 run in the first half. The Foxes led 35-10 at halftime and were never seriously threatened. Parsons, the defending Mid-Willamette player of the year, scored 21 points and Smisek added 12 on four first-half 3-pointers. Smisek’s fourth long-range bomb gave the Foxes a 30-5 lead and left the Panthers reeling. “It was all great passing,” said Smisek, a 5-2 junior wing. “We talk each other up a lot and everyone is always positive.” Parsons, a 5-10 wing and the lone senior on the squad, added three 3-pointers, a couple of them from the NBA distance.
“That’s important because we have a lot of basketball left.”
“That’s the way we do it,” Parsons aid. “If you are open you shoot it.” The Foxes already hold wins over Corvallis and Central, which are tied for second at 4-1. Silverton and Corvallis tied for the MWC title a year ago and also met in the state Class 5A quarterfinals. The Foxes and Spartans face off again
Feb. 9 in Corvallis, but Silverton has four other games in the interim and coach Tal Wold is not looking that far ahead. “The girls are ultra-competitive, but we just want to go 1-0 in the next game,” said Wold, who added that squad has plenty of things to improve on. “We gotta keep working on defense, in the post and
Kennedy’s girls also are ranked No. 1 and took a seven-game winning streak into Jan. 26 home showdown with defending Class 2A champion Western Mennonite (results were after press deadline). The Trojans are 6-0 in league and all three of their losses are to teams in higher classifications. Kennedy won at No. 3 Western Mennonite by a 44-41 score in the Dec. 16 Tri-River league opener and
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the Trojans also have beaten No. 5 Regis, taking a 56-38 victory Jan. 19 in Stayton. The Rams, who won five consecutive state titles from 2010-2014, are 4-2 in league play. Kennedy, Western Mennonite and Regis seem likely to claim the Tri-River’s three state playoff spots. Boys hoops: The Silverton boys are 3-2 in the Mid-Willamette and 9-6 overall heading into the week after splitting their last four games, scoring wins against Crescent Valley and Central and losing to South Albany and Corvallis. The Foxes, the defending Class 5A champions, are ranked 15th by the OSAA and are tied with Lebanon and Crescent Valley in league, two games behind undefeated Corvallis. Silverton gets another shot at Corvallis on Feb. 10 when the Spartans come to Silverton. The Foxes need to finish in the top two in league to earn a first-round state playoff bye. Wrestling: Silverton placed seven wrestlers in the top four in their weight classes at the Jan. 9 BretthauerHilHi Invitational at Hillsboro. Jacob Whitehead (106), Austin Reed (132),
Braden Sinn (160) and William McMahon (195) all finished second, with Valentin Garcia (3rd, 106), Tabor Tarpley (3rd, 145) and Chaz White (4th, 126)) also turning in strong performances. In addition the Foxes took 11th in Class 5A at the Jan. 15-16 Oregon Classic duals at the Deschutes County Expo Center in Redmond. Silverton went 2-3 in the tournament, defeating St. Helens and Summit and falling against Sandy, Redmond and Bend. Running: The 5K run/walk and 10K run events at Wurstfest start at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 6 at the Festhalle in Mount Angel. Register for $26 at www. racenorthwest.com/wurstrun/ or for $30 starting at 8 a.m. on race day. The entry fee includes a beer stein (coffee mug or running socks for those under 21), a drink ticket and festival entry. T-shirts are available for an additional $11. Follow me on Twitter.com @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at jamesday590@ gmail.com. Look for updates on the Our Town’s Facebook page.
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BE A BIG LOSER: Join Tops-Take off pounds sensibly. Call 503-5019824 or 503-569-0442. Meets every Thursday 6 p.m. at St Paul’s Church on Pine. “Faith, Hope & Love” Holy Family Academy Benefit Auction is Saturday, Feb. 13 at the Mount Angel Festhalle. Doors open at 5pm with appetizers. Silent and Live Auction. Dinner and drawing. Tickets $25, $30 at the door. Must be 14 years or older. Laura at 503-551-4265. ADULT COLORING HOUR at the Mount Angel Community Center starting Tuesday Feb. 2. Cloring from 1 to 2 p.m . Bring coloring books and supplies and have some fun. 195 E Charles St, Mount Angel. For information call 503-845-6998.
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A Grin at the End
In search of the perfect doc
I think I’m going to hire a doctor.
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First, a disclaimer. I’m not a fan of the medical profession. Every doctor I’ve ever seen — except for a few at the Mayo Clinic — treated me as though I was keeping them from something more important, like a tee time. I’ve always marveled at the fact that the folks who take care of my car know more about me — and seem to care more about me — than the doctors I’ve seen. Also, with one major exception, when I lived in Minnesota my gall bladder crashed and burned. I’ve been pretty lucky in the medical department. No major illnesses or accidents. This I attribute to staying away from (most) alcohol, not smoking and exercising. But I figure I’ll need a good doctor sooner or later. Those of us on the cool side of 60 know we aren’t immortal. Plus, now that Obamacare has fixed everything that was wrong with the medical profession, or so I’ve been told, it’s time to find out just what that means. But first a proviso for all future applicants. Although my health is pretty good, my health insurance isn’t what it
Never give me Castor oil or gruel Care for me as a father And never smell of barley water used to be. I have a high deductible — or else I couldn’t afford it at all. That means I won’t be interested in getting every test you can cook up. So here’s my request for proposals from local doctors. You can sing along, if you want, to the tune of The Perfect Nanny from the film Mary Poppins.
So you can’t hear Put notes in your bills
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Hurry doctor! Many thanks.
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SILVERTON HUBBARD SILVERTON
BROKERS ARE TOWN LICENSED IN OREGON
COUNTRY Micha Christman Property Manager 873-1425
Marcia Branstetter Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 318
Becky Craig Broker 873-3545 ext. 313
Angela Halbirt-Lopez Broker 873-3545 ext. 312
Michael Schmidt Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 314
Meredith Wertz Broker, GRI 873-3545 ext. 324
Ryan Wertz Broker 873-3545 ext. 322
STAYTON/SUBLIMITY COMMERCIAL/INDUST HUBBARD
#T2230 NEW HOUSE 4BR, 2.5BA 1946 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $269,000 (WVMLS#693087)
#T2263 –CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION 3BR, 2BA 1797sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $328,700 (WVMLS#698000)
#T2259 RANCH STYLE HOME IN SILVERTON 3BR, 1.5BA 1386 sqft.Call Chuck at ext. 325 $239,900 (WVMLS#697104)
SOLD! – #T2258 GREAT NEIGHBORHOOD 3BR, 2BA 1356 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314 $239,000 (WVMLS#697103)
FOR LEASE/COMME FOR RE H TOWN TOWNWOODBU KEIZE TOWN BARELAND/LOTS COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL COUNTRY TOWN FORThis LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT #T2268 TURN KEY $344,900 New listing. #T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE COUNTRY TOW
#T2263 CUSTOM HERR CONSTRUCTION $328,700 home was just finished last month and is move in $516,700 30.14 acres. 5 bedrooms with 3 baths. IN TOWN NEW H ready. Near a city park. Great room with vaulted Many updates throughout home. Large living Single level home. 3 bedroom 2 bath home to ceilings. Granite counter top. Amazing walk-in room space, formal living and dining, spacious COUNTRY/ACREAGE be built. Garage with tandem option. Craftsman TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION closet and masterIN bath. Gas fireplace in the living eat in kitchen. Wood fireplace in living room and touches. Granite counter tops. Early in the proroom/ Office could be 4th bedroom. Sprinkler stove in family room. Property is fenced and cess. If you want another plan feel free to COUNTRY/ACREAGE bring it system in fully landscaped yard. Call Michael at cross fenced for cattle/livestock. Several barns/ to us and we can make it happen! Call Meredith STAYTON/SUBLIMITY outbuildings. Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 314. (WVMLS#699083) at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 (WVMLS#698000) LAND/ACREAGE ext. 322. (WVMLS#699150)
SOLD! – #T2211 IT’S A CHARMER 4BR, 2BA 2200 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $343,000
SILVERTON AUMSVILLE/TURNER HUBBARD
LAND/ACREAGE NEW!TOWN – #T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES
#T2243 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 acres. Well/Septic in place Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#694402)
2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $409,900 (WVMLS#698462)
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL NEW! – #T2265 2.13 UNDEVELOPED ACRES OTHER COMMUNITIES 2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL $409,900 (WVMLS#698462)
AUMSVILLE/TURNER STAYTON/SUBLIMITY WOODBURN LAND/ACREAGE
#T2042 LOT #88 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES .12 acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $35,900 (WVMLS#660605)
#T2219 45 DIVIDABLE ACRES 45 Acres. Call Michael at ext. 314 $610,000 (WVMLS#692414)
FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT
TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER BARELAND/LOTS TOWN NEW! – #T2268 TURN KEY 4BR, 2.5BA
FOR RENT LAN TOWNWOODBURN KEIZER COUNTRY/ACREAGE
BARELAND/LOTS 1232 sqft. Call Christina at ext. 315 $149,900 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT TOWN COMM TOWN #T2244 SPACIOUS 2 STORY HOME 4BR, KEIZER WOODBURN AUMSVILLE/TU STAYTON/SUBLIMITY 2.5BA 2530 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $309,900 BARELAND/LOTS WOODBURN FOR LAND/ACREAGE TOWN TOW (WVMLS#697769)
#T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $449,500 (WVMLS#695519)
#T2242 EXCELLENT EXPOSURE 37,954 SqFt
BARELAND AUMSVILLE/TURNER Lot Commercial Call Mason at ext 303 $385,000
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL OTHER COMMUNIT TOW
FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL FOR RENT F OTOWN R RWOODBURN E NT KEIZER
NEW! – #T2267 LOTS OF SPACE 5 BR, 2.5 BA 2823sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $356,800 (WVMLS#698999)
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FOR RENT STAY TOWN KEIZER TOWN LA COUNTRY WOODBURN
TOWN SILVERTON WOODBURN HUBBARD
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#T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 2BR, 1 BA 912 sqft. 7.97 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $435,000 (WVMLS#695538, 695508)
COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL #T2249 POTENTIAL DEVELOPMENT 2BR, 1 BARELAND/LOTS BA 912 sqft. 7.97 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, #T2227 MT. ANGEL COTTAGE 2BR, 1BA 784 FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL Ryan at ext. 322 $435,000 (WVMLS#695538, 695508) IN TOWN NEW sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 or Michael at ext. 314IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION AUMSVILLE/TU COM #T2213 DAYTON-DUPLEX IN DAYTON 6BR, COUNTRY/ACREAGE #T2248 PARK LIKE SETTING 2BR, 2BA $169,900 (WVMLS#692639) 5BA 2635 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $259,000 COUNTRY/ACREAGE 1590 sqft.17.680 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 #T2233 2 ACRE LOT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. F (WVMLS#691241) $449,500 (WVMLS#695519) 325 $189,500 (WVMLS#693008) STAYTON/SUBLIMITY #T2216 WOODBURN-JUST OUTSIDE MON#T2194 SPACIOUS HOME IN THE COUNTRY OTHER 4BR, 2BA 2922 sqft. 11.82 acres Call Marcia at ITOR 2 BR, 2BALAND/ACREAGE 1.2 Acres Call Michael at ext. COMMUNITIE #T2177 BREATHTAKING VIEWS 9.8 acres ext. 318 $485,000 (WVMLS#688561) 314 $219,999 (WVMLS#691409) bare land. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $289,000 #T2262 CASCADIA – PERFECT MOUNTAIN (WVMLS#685987) COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION GET-AWAY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at #T2243 WONDERFUL POTENTIAL 12.51 acres. FOR LEASE/COMMERCIAL ext. 325 $74,900 (WVMLS#698080) #T2165 LOT #62 IN SILVER CLIFF ESTATES Well/Septic in place Call Meredith at ext. 324, COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL OTHER COMMUNITIES IN TOWN NEW .12 Acre lot. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $32,000 Ryan at ext. 322 $143,800 (WVMLS#694402) #T2261 WOODBURN – NICE GEM 4BR, 1.5BA
#T2238 NEWER HOME ON LARGE LOT 3BR, 2BA 2712 sqft. Call Marcia at ext. 318 $384,500
#T2232 FARMHOUSE IN COMMERCIAL ZONE 3BR, 1BA 1698 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $138,500 (WVMLS#693002)
#T2274 FANTASTIC COUNTRY ESTATE $516,700 30.14 acres. 5 bedrooms with 3 baths. Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322.
Mason Branstetter Principal Broker, GRI 303 NEW873-3545 HOMEext.CONSTRUCTION
#T2267 LOTS OF SPACE $356,800 Move in ready home. Lots of space for the whole family. 5 bedrooms or 4 bedrooms with an extra bonus room. Updated formal living and dining rooms, open kitchen. Wonderfully landscaped yard , private and fully fenced backyard. Classic home with covered front porch. Call Meredith at ext 324 or Ryan at ext. 322. (WVMLS#698999)
Christina Williamson Broker IN TOWN 873-3545 ext. 315
Chuck White Broker 873-3545 ext. 325
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