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Family Matters

Stay-at-home dads

Joys of raising children aren’t just for moms

By Melissa Wagoner

Fellow stay-at-home dad Eric Nelson agrees.

Househusband, stay-at-home dad, work-from-home father – all of these terms describe a trend in parenting showing up wherever young children are found.

“I think the first six years is a special time – before they go to school,” he said. “My favorite part is that extended time during the day to watch them grown.”

Fathers are strapping on baby carriers and diaper bags and getting down to the daily business of caring for their young children – many while continuing to embark on a career. “[W]ith child care being so expensive the bulk of my paycheck would have gone to that,” Kevin Gerlits, father of two, explained. “We had also always hoped to have our children have one parent home raising them – we are grateful and lucky to have this opportunity.” With the birth of their first child, Alana, now five, Gerlits – a building designer – began working half time but continued commuting to Salem. With the birth of their second child, Emmett, now three and a half – he became a full-time work-from-home dad. He spends nights and weekends – time when his wife Therese is home – catching up on work. “Therese [Principal at Butte Creek Elementary] made more money than I did and had better benefits so it just made sense at the time,” Gerlits said. Apart from the financial savings, the arrangement has

Nelson, a full-time firefighter for the Salem Fire Department, is able to maintain a career while acting as the primary caregiver for his daughter, Charlotte, age two, because of the flexibility of both his schedule and that of his wife Jennifer, a forensic scientist in Clackamas.

Stay-at-home dad Eric Nelson takes a snack break with his daughter Charlotte at Silverton Indoor Park. MELISSA WAGONER

benefited Gerlits by offering him the chance to be present during each of his children’s firsts – something he likely would have missed had he continued to work full-time. He described “seeing the joy and enthusiasm when they discover something new and wonderful for the first time,” as one of the greatest highlights of the parenting arrangement.

“Her job is unique because it’s full of mothers,” Nelson said. “They had a very liberal policy where they just need 40 hours. We made the decision to co-parent instead of do daycare.” Although the decision to maintain one parent in the caregiving role at all times was an easy one for the Nelsons, it has come with challenges. Very limited time alone as a couple is one of them. “We basically give each other a high five,” Nelson shrugged. “We’re in a season where our time together isn’t much, so we have to be more intentional.” Although the scarcity of couple time isn’t a problem exclusive to couples with stay-at-home dads, it has given Nelson a unique perspective.

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explained. “Likewise, as the stay-at-home parent it is important to remember your spouse or partner has been at work all day and may need a little time to be home before the full weight of the children jumps on them and hugs them into oblivion.” Although parenting – no matter who is doing it – has its challenges, those hugs are a big motivator for both Gerlits and Nelson who feel lucky to be able to spend every day with their kids. “I have always wanted to have a heavy hand in parenting and my job has given me the ability to do that,” Nelson said. “[Charlotte] basically stays with family 100 percent of the time.” Kevin Gerlits playing with his son Emmett at Silverton Indoor Park. MELISSA WAGONER

Although the majority of stay-at-home parents are still moms, Gerlits said he has encountered a lot of support.

“The hardest thing for me – for our situation – is paying attention to Jen,” he said. “I think for the first eight years of our marriage she was my princess and then Charlotte came along...”

“I think daycare has kind of become the norm and a lot of the people I have talked with seem pleasantly surprised that I’m staying home with my children,” he said. “Plus two of my close friends are also stay-at-home dads so that’s been fun.”

Gerlits, too, has gained new perspective in being the primary caregiver for his children and tries to find balance with empathy. “The parent that is at work all day needs to realize that staying home with the kids is also a full-time job,” he

Overall, both men said they are happy with their choice and would recommend it to others. “Just do what works best for you,” Gerlits suggested.“And don’t be resistant to change as new situations arise.”

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The 22nd annual Sr. Marilyn Schwab Memorial Lecture

The City will provide information here each month on important topics. Upcoming agenda items are subject to change.

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Promotion Grant applications for projects that maximize tourism opportunities and have significant potential to generate overnight stays during off-peak times in the City. Applications are available on the City’s website under Spotlight on Silverton at Questions about the program can be directed to Jason Gottgetreu at 503-874-2212 or

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By James Day The rules on annexations – the process that brings land into the city limits – has changed in Oregon. Governor Kate Brown in March 2016 signed Senate Bill 1573, which puts limits on voter-approved annexation. The legislation was part of a series of housing-related bills that the Legislature has passed in the past two years to simplify land-use decision-making and increase the supply of housing. Corvallis, Philomath and the League of Oregon Cities challenged SB1573 in court, but both Benton County communities have pulled back from sending annexations to the voters while the matter is in under appeal.

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Mount Angel’s charter, said City Manager Amber Mathiesen, calls for voter-approved annexations “if state law does not govern” them.

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Silverton, Mount Angel take different paths to deal with land acquisitions have divided the acreage into 56 lots. Gottgetreu said that a new subdivision application, which would reduce the number of lots to 41, is pending. Silverton project: Better Oregon Homes of Scotts Mills wants to build a 13-unit apartment complex on North Second Street behind Roth’s market.

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Director Jason Gottgetreu. That resolution has been extended twice. Between the March 2016 signing of SB 1573 and the passage of the resolution, three properties were annexed: 4.8 acres


on Ike Mooney Road, 9.5 acres on North James Street and 24.5 acres on Railway Avenue.

removing it from the city limits. The Railway Avenue land is being considered for a housing development, and the addition of the North James property has resulted in a lengthy public process and the denial of an application that would

Gottgetreu said the owners of the Ike Mooney property are interested in

The 0.63-acre site, the former home of the Silverton Praise Center, is zoned multiple family residential (RM10). Better Homes is planning a twostory apartment structure, with seven apartments on the ground floor and six studios upstairs. Four of the apartments are scheduled to be two-bedroom units. A total of 17 parking spaces would surround the building. The public comment period for the project has closed, with a director-level administrative review determining the project’s fate rather than a public hearing before the Planning Commission or City Council.

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Building trails and connections in the great outdoors

By Melissa Wagoner If you don’t mind getting dirty and you like the outdoors then Beth Dayton, board president of the non-profit group Salem Area Trail Alliance (SATA), has got the hobby for you – trail work parties. Although the word “work” is included in the name, and some real work does get done, Dayton and the crew at SATA – including a team known as the “Party Tsars” – make sure some fun happens too. “My core idea is that I didn’t want people to just come out and work,” Dayton explained. “I wanted people to get to know each other. I think food was the connecting idea.” Basing the model for her work parties off that of mountain bike races – where food and socializing is built into the event and part of the overall draw – Dayton is known for bringing a carload of donated goodies.

SATA, whose mission is to build and maintain trails for non-motorized use in and around Salem, got its start in 2010 as the brainchild of Jeff McNamee. Dayton, an outdoor enthusiast who had recently embarked on her own trail establishment project near her home in Salem, joined the team in 2013. “[McNamee] had all these trail projects


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“I started the thing I call Café Subaru,” she laughed. “I open the hatch and spread out the food. It’s gotten more elaborate as time has gone on.”

Volunteers of different skill sets and ages are encouraged to participate in trail maintenance.

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requires, there are jobs for volunteers of all ages and abilities, according to Dayton. “If you can’t swing a tool, we still have a job for you,” she said. SATA’s inclusive attitude is part of what makes the work parties so successful and Dayton said most are an interesting mixture of people coming from an assortment of backgrounds. “We might have a stay-at-home dad, a doctor, a construction worker, anybody you can imagine,” she said. Even kids are welcome to join most work parties – those appropriate for children are labeled as such on SATA’s website. “I love seeing kids that are comfortable in the woods,” she said. “The parents just let them get muddy.” However, Dayton cautions that parents should take their own child’s needs and abilities into consideration before bringing them along. Work parties tend to be approximately four hours in length

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and a long way from the trailhead and bathroom facilities. No matter what brings volunteers to a work party – a love of mountain biking, the great outdoors,

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datebook Frequent Addresses JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mount Angel Public Library, 290 Charles St., 503-845-6401 Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., 503-873-7633 Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield, 503-873-3093. Age 50 and older.

Weekly Events Monday

Yoga, 5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $5


Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 5:30 p.m.,

Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. Ann, 503-873-4198

members, $7 non. Repeats Thursdays.

Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503-269-0952

Wednesday Silverton Business Group, 8 a.m., Silverton

Inn & Suites, 310 N Water St. Sponsored by Silverton Chamber of Commerce. Free. 503-873-5615

Toddler Storytime, 10:30 a.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Free.

Stay Fit Exercise Class, 9:30 a.m.,

Dynamic Aging Exercise Class, 10:30 a.m.,

Yoga, 9:30 a.m. & 4 p.m, Silverton Senior

Needle Crafts, 10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior

Silverton Senior Center. $7 members, $8 non-members.

Scotts Mills Neighborhood Watch

Silverton Toastmasters, 7:30 a.m.,

7 p.m., Scotts Mill Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Potluck at 6:30 p.m. Open to public.

Silverton Women Connect, 8:45am., Main

Mount Angel American Legion Post

Street Bistro, 201 E. Main St., Silverton. Networking & mastermind group for personal, business growth with likeminded women. Val, 503-877-8381

7 p.m., 740 E College St., Mount Angel. Meeting of American Legion Post #89. 503-845-6119

Silverton Garden Club

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 9:15 a.m.,

7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Carol Westergreen of Out in the Garden Nursery discusses perennials with bold foliage. Free. Open to public.

Silvertones Community Singers, 10

Wednesday, May 2

Stardust Village Club House, 1418 Pine St., Silverton All welcome. Sandy, 503-871-3729

Actors/Improv Group

Indoor Playtime, 11:15 a.m., Mount Angel

a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 Main St., Silverton. Males with bass voice needed. Open to anyone who loves to sing. Performances on Friday. Dues $50 annually. Tomi, 503-873-2033

Duplo Day, 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver

Senior Center. Members free, $2 nonmembers.

Chickadees Storytime, 12:30 p.m., Silver

Falls Library. Ages 0 - 5 with caregiver.

Thursday, May 3

Recovery at Noon, Noon – 1 p.m., Third

Chair Shiatsu, 1 - 5 p.m., Silverton Senior

Center. Members free, $2 non-members.

Silverton Senior Center. $3 members, $4 non. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Center. $8 members, $10 non-members. Repeats Wednesday, 9:30 a.m. only Friday

Social Gaming, 12:30 p.m., Silverton

Members free, $2 non-members.

Public Library. Toddlers with caregivers. Falls Library. Age 3 - 5 years old. Free.

Table Games, 12:30 p.m., Silverton Senior

and High streets, Silverton. Every day except Sunday. 503-873-1320

Center. Chair massage by appointment only. $15/15 minutes.


Line Dancing, 2:30 p.m., Silverton Senior

Bingo, 1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center.

Ukulele Song Circle, 3:30 p.m., Silverton

Open Art Studio, 1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior

p.m., Town Square Park, Silverton. Every Saturday beginning May 12. 503-873-5615

Center. $2 members, $3 non-members. Senior Center. Members free, $2 nonmembers.

Monday Meal, 5:30 - 7 p.m., Oak Street

Church, 502 Oak St., Silverton. All welcome. Free; donations accepted. John, 503-873-5446

Yoga, 5 - 6:15 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. All levels. $5. Repeats Wednesdays. Robin, 503-930-1896

Tuesday Zumba, 8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center.

Repeats Thursday. $5 members, $6 nonmembers.

Clubb Massage, 9 - 4 p.m., Silverton

Senior Center. Appointment only. $10 for 15 minutes.

Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m. & 5 p.m., Silverton

Senior Center. Repeats Thursday. $3 members, $4 non-members.

Mount Angel Food Bank, 9:30 - 11:30

a.m., Mount Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998

Crafty Kids, 3 - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Age 5 - 11. Free.

Stories & STEAM, 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Best for age 6 - 10. Free.

Lego Lab, 4:15 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. All ages. Free.

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Members free; $1 non-members. $2.50/card. Center. Members free, $2 non-members.

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions, 1 –

4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. $2. All skill levels. 503-873-2480

STEAM LaB, 3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Age 5 - 11. Free.

Silverton Farmers Market, 9 a.m. – 1

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting, 10 a.m.,

Silverton Assembly of God Church, 437 N James St. 503269-0952

Family Game Day,

Free Dinner, 5 - 7 p.m., First Christian

Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Free; donations accepted. 503-873-6620

AA Meetings, 8 p.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Repeats Saturdays. David, 503-383-8327

Thursday Kiwanis Club of Silverton, 7 a.m., Main St. Bistro, 201 E Main St.. 503-510-3525.

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. All ages. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5.

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

Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community,

Baby Bird Storytime, 11 a.m., Silver Falls

10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services.

Take Off Pounds Sensibly, 6 p.m., Silverton

Tuesday, May 1

Compassionate Presence Sangha, 7 – 8:30

5 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $5 members, $7 non-members. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Library. Age 0 - 36 months. Free.

United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Dave, 503-501-9824

p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. All spiritual traditions. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

Overeaters Anonymous, 7 – 8 p.m., St.

Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. All welcome. 503-551-3671

Yoga with Robin

Caregiver Connection

2 - 3:30 p.m., Silverton Hospital. For family caregivers and/or unpaid family caregivers. Free. Suzy, 503-304-3429

The Compassionate Friends

6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Provides comfort, hope, support to parents who lost a child. First Tuesday of month. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats May 16. 503-873-8796

Throwback Thursday Movie

1 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Casablanca. Popcorn. Free. 503-845-6401

Hawaiian Luau Dinner

6 - 8 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Dinner by Silverton High culinary arts students. Entertainment by Silverton Ukulele Network. $21 adults, $20 members, $10 veterans. 503-873-3093

Silverton Scribes

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats May 17. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

7 p.m., Scotts Mills City Hall, 265 Fourth St. Open to public. 503-873-5435

Silverton Lions Club

7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to those interested in service to community. Repeats May 17. 503-873-7119

Friday, May 4 Rummage Sale

9 a.m. - 4 p.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Benefits local nonprofits. Repeats 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. May 5. 503-829-5061

Teen Advisory Group

4:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Contribute ideas for library. Age 13 and older. Free. 503-845-6401

Celebration of Cultures

7 - 9 p.m., downtown Silverton. Celebration of art, literature, dancing, music and more from different cultures. Sponsored by Silverton Together. Free. 503-873-0405

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Teen Square Dance Festival

7 - 9 p.m, Silverton High. Pacific Northwest Square Dance Festival hosted by Silver City Squares Youth. All welcome. 7 am - 9 pm May 5. Karyn, 503-873-5241,

First Friday in Silverton

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

First Friday Music

7 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Silverwind String Quartet performs music by Dvorak, Handel, Corelli. Premier of quartet by Christopher Wicks. Donations accepted. Open to public. 503-873-3461

Lunaria Artists’ Reception

7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Show opening featuring paintings by Ann Altman, small-scale sculpture, jewelry by Helen Nute Wiens. Loft show features guest artist Alicia Cook presents functional pottery. Both shows run through May 28. 503-508-7488

Sunday, May 6

Thursday, May 10

St. Joseph the Worker Dinner

5 p.m., St. Mary Parish Center, 575 E College St., Mt. Angel. St. Joseph the Worker fundraising dinner with wine, hors d’oeuvres, live music. $50. Tickets online at, or at St. Mary Parish Office, Benedictine Sisters office, St. Joseph Shelter. Sr. Dorothy Jean Beyer, 503-991-9299

Daughters of American Revolution

10 a.m., Stayton Fire Department, 1988 W Ida St. Program, 11:15 start, includes latest update on recycling in Marion, Linn counties. Reception follows to recognize incoming chapter officers. Refreshments served. Open to public. 503-769-5951.

Senior Center Board

Singles Dine Out Club

4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. $8 members, $10 nonmembers. 50 and older. 5:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Open to public. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Silverton City Council

7 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-845-9291

Revenge of the Sith

1 - 3 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Celebrate Star Wars with activities, games, crafts, local Cosplay characters. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

Teen Art Show

2 - 4 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet artists from Silver Falls School District. Free. Artwork on display during open hours through May 27. Barbara, 801-414-3875

Framing the Future Auction

5 p.m., Festhalle, 500 NE Wilco Hwy., Mt. Angel. Silent auction, hosted bar, dinner, live auction benefiting North Willamette Valley Habitat for Humanity. Tickets $50 each, $350 for table of eight. Tickets at 503-845-2177

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Basic Calligraphy

Chair Yoga

Senior Citizen Pancake Breakfast

8 a.m., Victor Point School, 1175 SE Victor Point Road, Silverton. 1-mile, 5K, 10K, 15K races. $10 children 12 and under. $20 5K, 10K; $30 15K. Drawings, playground, snacks, free coffee. Benefits Parent Teacher Community Club. Register at victorpointschoolrunfor the hills.

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Learn how to know when it’s time for memory care with Brookstone Memory Care. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Learn calligraphy basics. Supplies provided. Space is limited. Call 503-845-6401 to register.

Saturday, May 5 Cinco De Mayo

Run for the Hills

Noon, Marquam United Methodist Church, 36971 Highway 213. Matthew Hartman shares finding healthy food for pets specific needs. Donna Kilgore also speaks. Reservations necessary by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by The Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection.

Memory Care Presentation

Monday, May 7

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-873-5321

8 - 10 a.m., Silverton Middle School, 714 Schlador St. Free breakfast for senior citizens. Tour school, view student art displays. 503-873-5317

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Mount Angel City Council

Tuesday, May 8 Ancestry Detectives

10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Susan Baird presents historical research, timelines as parallel to genealogy. Free. Open to public.

Open Quilting Time

10:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Work, share quilting projects. 50 and older. Members free, $2 non-members. Repeats May 28. 502-873-3093

Dementia Education

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Dementia education with Donna Bennett with Senior Helpers. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Silver Falls Teachers’ Night Out

4 - 6 p.m., Silver Falls Brewery Ale House, 207 Jersey St., Silverton. Free food, drinks for all Silver Falls teachers. Door prizes, giveaways. Meet union reps. Sponsored by Silver Falls Education Association. freer_chrystal@

Silverton Planning Commission

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. Agenda available. 503-874-2207

Wednesday, May 9 Gardening Class

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Gardening with Dale Small. Members free, $2 nonmembers. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

6 p.m., Marquam Inn, 36903 Highway 213, Marquam. Meet, eat with other singles. Order off menu. 503-873-3093

Read to the Dogs!

11 a.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Read aloud to therapy dog, Maggie. Space is limited. All ages. Call 503-845-6401 for appointment.

Poetry Reading

1 - 4 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Poetry excerpts from Never Solitary, a book of prayers, images, poetry. Author Diane Forsberg, poet Eleanor Berry read against backdrop of companion images by Joel Zak. Open to public. Free. Alex, 503-508-7488

Birding & Wildflower Festival

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., Silver Falls State Park, 20024 SE Silver Falls Hwy., Sublimity. 39th annual Mother’s Day Birding & Wildflower Festival. Enjoy bird watching, native plant display, guided hikes, photography, plant sale. $5 per vehicle day-use fee. Repeats May 13. 503-873-0201

Mother’s Day Tea

Silverton Mural Society

2 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Mother’s Day tea, fashion show. Door prizes, gift basket drawings. Tickets, $15, available at Silverton Senior Center. 503-873-3093

Silverton Zenith Women’s Club

Sunday, May 13 Mother’s Day Monday, May 14

7 p.m., Silverton Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1307 S Water St. Open to public. Norm, 503-874-8101 7 p.m., location varies. Members discuss ways to fund, implement projects benefiting Silverton community. For more information, meeting place, call Barbara 801-414-3875.

Friday, May 11 Supervision for Spiritual Directors

9 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. All spiritual directors welcome for monthly supervision meeting. $30. Sr. Joan Pokorny, 503-949-6284

Chamber Golf Tournament

Noon, Evergreen Golf Course, 11694 NE West Church Road, Mount Angel. Annual Silverton Chamber golf tournament, dinner, auction. $80 per golfer includes registration, dinner. 503-873-5615,

Teen Movie

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Thor: Ragnarok. Popcorn. Free. Age 12 and older. 503-845-6401

Saturday, May 12 Silverton Health Fun Run

7:30 a.m., Legacy Silverton Health, 342 Fairview. Children under 10 1-mile race at 8:30 a.m. 5K run/walk at 8:45 a.m. $15. silvertonhealthfunrun. 503-873-1786

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. For family members. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Mount Angel School District

6:30 p.m., District Office, 730 E Marquam St. Open to public. 503-845-2345

Silver Falls School District

7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5303

Tuesday, May 15 Prayer of the Heart

3:30 p.m., Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Moun Angel. Contemplative prayer group. Free. 503-991-9929

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. For family members. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

American Legion Post 7

7 p.m., Silverton Elk Lodge, 300 High St. All veterans welcome. 503-871-8160

Wednesday, May 16 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 KIS Designs. Everyone welcome. Contact Kisdesigns on Facebook for information.

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datebook Thursday, May 17 Writer’s Workshop

3 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Workshop led by local author Lee Shaw. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Calligraphy Bookmarks

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. For teens, adults who have calligraphy experience or attended Basic Calligraphy session. Free. 503-845-6401

Move Well, Live Well

Armed Forces Day

9 a.m. - 3 p.m., Main and Charles streets, Mount Angel. Military vehicles on display. Sponsored by American Legion Post #89.

April Book Talk

9:30 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angels Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Lincoln in Bardo by George Saunders. Free. Sr. Beyer, 503-991-9929

9 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Benefits Community Roots Charter School. Repeats May 19.

Family Movie

Shaved Ice Fundraiser

Friday, May 18 Fundraiser Garage Sale

3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Paddington 2. Popcorn. All ages. Free. 503-845-6401

Saturday, May 19 Pancake Breakfast

7 - 9:15 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 Highway 213. Free pancake breakfast. Open to public.

Benefit Concert

3 p.m., St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 575 E College St., Mt. Angel. Tony Beyer, Kathryn, St. Mary’s Children’s Choir perform concert benefiting Mount Angel Senior Center. $15 adults, $10 seniors, $35 families. Tickets at Senior Center, door. Robin, 503-845-9461.

Taizé Prayer

7 p.m., Benedictine Sisters’ Queen of Angels Chapel, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. all welcome. 503-845-6773

Silverton Pet Parade

10 a.m. Bring your pets and join the parade. Line up at 9:30 a.m. at Coolidge and Apple streets. Parade travels thru downtown. Free. Organized by Silverton Kiwanis.

4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Exercise with Mary Purdy. Free. 50 and older.

Sunday, May 20

Tuesday, May 22 Lifestyle Changes & Housing

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary sells shaved ice before, during, after Pet Parade. $4 each. Benefits Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary Scholarship Fund.

Trivial Jeopardy

7 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Test your trivia. Everyone welcome. Free.

6 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Presentation by Harcourts NW Oregon Realty Group. Free. 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Thursday, May 24 Senior Legal Advice

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free legal advice from attorney Phil Kelley. Appointments: 503-873-3093.


Friday, May 25 Sherlock Escape Room

5:30 p.m., Mount Angel Public Library. Work as team to solve mysteries. Teens. Free. 503-845-6401

Saturday, May 26 Fourth Saturday Maker’s Market

10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Macleay Grange, 8312 Macleay Road, Salem. Indoor farmers market. Free admission. 503-873-3593

Sunday, May 27 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $6 per person.

Organ Recital

9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Gil Wittman performs. Free.

Monday, May 28 Memorial Day Memorial Day Service

9:30 a.m., Calvary Cemetery, Mount Angel. Patriotic and liturgical music, mass, placement of memorial wreath, reading of names of fallen, honor guard. All welcome. Bring your own lawn chairs. In case of rain service will take place at St. Mary Church.

Saturday, May 12 Kids 1-Mile Dash, 8 a.m. 5K Run/Walk, 8:45 a.m.

FUN RUN 2018

For more information: 503-873-1786

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Our Town Monthly

Something to Celebrate

Off to nationals

FBLA students shine at state event

By James Day

Silverton Farmers Market has been named Outstanding Small or Rural Market of the Year for 2018 by the Oregon Farmers Market Association. OFMA cited the successful Power of Produce (POP) Club and community support as reasons for honoring the market.

Silverton High will be sending seven members of its FBLA squad to a national competition in June. The Silverton team turned in a sterling performance April 5-7 at the State Business Leaders Conference event in Portland. Earlier this spring the Silverton participants had to advance by finishing in the top 10 at a regional skills conference.

The POP Club also received a $1,000 grant from Judy’s Party. A nationally recognized program, started in Oregon City, POP Club allows children 5-12 to sign up for a Passport to Health at the market, and receive a reusable shopping bag. Each week, participants can come back to the market and receive $2 in tokens to spend on fresh fruits, vegetables, or food plants.

Three Silverton entrants took first places in the Portland event. Brian Sung was first in impromptu speaking, Hayden Wallsinger was first in hospitality management and the team of Cooper Hammond and Ethan Hunter triumphed in mobile application. Naomi Kleinschmit was second in job interview and electronic career portfolio. Elena Munoz, meanwhile, took second in sales presentation and Emily Huyck was third in future business leader. Participants had to finish in the top four in their events to qualify for nationals.

Silverton High participants in the FBLA State Business Leaders Conference are shown after the April 5 – 7 event in Portland. SUBMITTED PHOTO

Also placing at state were Hammond (fifth, computer problem solving), Samantha Lawson (sixth, sales presentation), Huyck (seventh, organizational leadership) and Santana Uhl (ninth in scrapbook).

Milner earned a top 15 honor in sports and entertainment management, while Milner also was the video challenge winner.

Huyck also won a top 10 “Who’s Who” award and a virtual scavenger hunt challenge. Cory Garlinghouse and Isaac

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Sung was elected Willamette Valley Regional vice president, while Principal Wade Lockett was named administrator of the year.

Nationals are June 26 – July 1 in Baltimore, with students required to fundraise approximately $1,700 each to make the trip, said adviser Riane Towery. “We are currently in the fundraising process to help students get back to Baltimore to compete and take part in this incredible opportunity they earned,” Towery said.

The POP Club also provides activities for all kids at the market, focusing on healthy choices, plants and growing, and connecting with farms and farmers. Signing up for the POP Club is free, but the program welcomes donations. The Silverton Farmers Market opens for the 2018 season on Saturday May 12, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Town Square Park. There will be live music, great food, favorite market vendors, and new vendors, too. The market runs Saturdays through Oct. 13.

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Off to med school Former Foxes wrestler Izaak Tobin paces OSU squad in GPA Sometimes the statistics don’t really matter. Sometimes it’s what you do off the playing field that ultimately counts. And what you make of your opportunities. The record shows that Izaak Tobin, a two-time runner-up at the state wrestling tournament while at Silverton High, was 17-16 in his career at Oregon State, with a 2-2 mark in his just-concluded senior year. The Beavers compete at the highest level of college wrestling and won five consecutive Pac-12 championships from 2012-16. Although disappointed in the wrestling portion of his college experience Tobin graduated with a degree in exercise and sports science and was the top academic performer on the Beavers squad his final two years. “He’s one of the best team guys I’ve ever had,” OSU coach Jim Zalesky told Our Town. “If you could buy stock in him you would. When these kind of kids graduate you really miss what they meant to the team. He always battled and made the top guy (at his weight) better.” Tobin also faced some academic challenges before righting the ship. Early in his OSU career he was emphasizing wrestling instead of schoolwork and one day found himself sitting there with a 2.65 gradepoint average and his medical school dreams on the rocks. Tobin called it his “mid-college breakdown,” but with the help of his girlfriend at the time, who told him to believe in himself, Tobin battled his way back and achieved top academic standing on the wrestling squad. He consistently turned in a GPA above 3.5 and got a parttime job tutoring other student-athletes.

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the reasons he is pursuing a career in physical therapy is because he has had so much experience with it. Roth tore a knee ligament before his junior year and broke his pelvis right before the end of school last year and also has two broken collarbones and a broken ankle. He’s planning to take the MCAT medical school qualifying exam June 1 and then will work during a “gap year” before heading to med school. He hopes to work in Izaak Tobin KARL MAASDAM the emergency field, citing the heartbreaking incident at Silverton in 2011 when a Dallas wrestler died on the mat after winning a match. “I want to have the knowledge and skills to make a difference in a situation like that,” said Tobin. Signings: All-state and all-state tournament performer Cade Roth has signed to play college basketball at Westmont in Montecito, California. Roth, a 6-5 senior, averaged 18 points, 6.4 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game for the Foxes, who finished 25-2 and took fourth at the Class 5A state tournament. Roth also was Mid-Willamette Conference player of the year after leading Silverton to a perfect 14-0 league record. Westmont won out among six other California schools because of Roth’s liking for the Warriors’ coach, John Moore, and the school’s physical therapy program. Cade Roth told Our Town that one of


“I had physical therapy after every injury,” he said. “They helped me so much and I want to give back.” Luckily for the Foxes his injuries always took place away from the high school season. “In all four years of Silverton basketball I never missed a game.” Roth said, “but I missed 60 percent of my AAU games.”

Cade Roth Roth signed his letter to attend Westmont at an April 19 ceremony on campus that also featured five other Foxes. Spencer Clements and Kobe Garcia signed to play football at George Fox. Brooke McCarty (basketball) and Colton Meyer (baseball) are headed to Linfield. Cross country runner William Sisley will join Roth at Westmont.

Track and field: The Kennedy track program, a perennial contender at both the district and state level, has another fine crop of talent turning in top marks. Junior Hallie Sprauer, who transferred to Kennedy from Horizon Christian, broke the 20-year-old triple jump record by recording a 34-8 mark, more than a foot beyond the 1998 distance of 33-7 set by Renee Eder. Sprauer ranks No. 1 in Class 2A in the event while also participating in

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the high jump, the 4x100 relay, the long jump and the discus. Also performing well for the girls squad are distance runner Alejandra Lopez, throwers Makayla Massey, Lilly English and Abby Frey, multievent standouts Emma Beyer and Hailey Arritola. Junior Lily Flud has soared 9-8 in the pole vault, 8 inches better than the school mark. Top boys performers include sprinters Emorej Lynk and Micah Porter, 400800 runners Jannick Schneider and Luke Hall, thrower Nick Suing and freshman vaulter Gianni Velazquez. The Trojans are missing some key pieces, however. Kaylin Cantu is sitting out the track and field season with knee problems, while promising hurdler Carlos Saravia is out with a dislocated shoulder. The injury bug also has hit the coaching staff. Steve Ritchie, in his 20th year with the program, is using a padded sling after recent surgery to repair a shoulder injury. Silverton, meanwhile, also has some athletes listed on the state charts. Savannah Reilly is tied for second in Class 5A in the high jump (5-2), while Natali Tomlin is fourth in the triple jump (3410), Jori Paradis is sixth in the 800 and the 4x400 relay squad of Paradis, Addie Schmitz, Katie Sinn and Ellie Schmitz ranks fourth. On the boys side Isaac Rush is fourth in the pole vault (13-9). Hospital run: The Silverton Heath Fun Runs are May 12, with the 1-mile kids run getting underway at 8 a.m. and the 5-kilometer run/walk at 8:45 a.m. The event, which goes back to 1983, charges $7 for the 1-miler and $17.50 for the 5K. Registration is available until May 11 at noon at

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My wife has been redecorating our living room. We figured we would sell the old furniture on Craigslist.

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I took some photos and posted them on the website. Within a day, someone contacted my wife and said he would buy all of the furniture.

Uh-huh, and I have a bridge in Brooklyn that’s for sale, too. When I said “cash only” a second time, he vanished.

But there was a catch. He was out of town, so he would send a check and have “the movers” pick up the furniture. We would pay them and refund him the extra money from the check. We immediately recognized this as a scam. No one in his right mind would ever cook up a deal like that. Craigslist itself says any purchases should only be made in person and in cash. Just for kicks, we said OK to it, just to see how stupid this guy was. In a few days a check arrived in the mail. It was drawn on the payroll bank account of an Arizona school district. So, this guy was not only planning on ripping us off, but a school district, too. He would get a two-fer. My wife took it to the police department, and, one hopes, they passed it along to the FBI and the U.S. Postal Service, since this guy has broken federal laws pertaining to fraud, interstate theft, forgery and using

The scammers must sit at home all day and troll for victims. The sad part is I’m sure some people fall for it. After all, it seems legitimate, sort of. the mail to commit a felony. Hopefully, the feds will put this guy out of business and provide him with a new home in the Gray Bar Hotel. But get a load of this. Within a week two other people came along with exactly the same scam. Here’s the way one guy worked it: Scammer: “Hi, I saw the end table on CL. … I am OK with the price and will be sending you a check for the item and also for my movers whom will be coming for the pickup of the item. Get back to me with your full name and mailing address to get the check sent ASAP.” When I told him it was a cash deal only, he said, “You have nothing to worry about since my mover will be

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