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Something to Talk About NASA partners with Silverton High.........4

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NASA partners By Kristine Thomas Rubber bands, masking tape, gadgets that cut strings, a helium balloon, a parachute, a tiny camera and a satellite are a few of items Silverton High School students are using to create a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Teacher Creighton Helms said 35 students are participating on the SHS NASA High Altitude Balloon Project. There are seven high schools nationwide participating in the NASA science experiment, including four in Oregon. The students, Helms said, are given the task to build, launch and recover a high altitude balloon that will gather information and capture the eclipse for NASA. The balloon will reach 90,000 to 100,000 feet – higher than a commercial airplane flies – to record the total solar eclipse on Aug. 21. “A total solar eclipse is a relatively rare

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astronomical event,” Helms said. Helms credits Silverton resident Rick Krause of the South Metro-Salem STEM Partnership for his role in helping Silverton High participate in the NASA project. The SHS NASA High Altitude Balloon Project members are divided into five teams – build, launch, journalism, chase and K-8 project representatives.

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The launch team members are Steven Bates, Hannah Brown, Nathan Capiner, Nate Edmonds, Carolina Gaspar, John Wayne Mikel Jr., Brigitta Seifer and Alejandra Vazques-Trejo. The journalism team members are Alexa Hall, Abigail Koch, Brian Sung and Ben Valoff. The chase team members are Ben Amsden, Isabelle Doan, Amber Fairbairn, Sam Miller, Gaig Morgan, Derek Schmaltz and Amelia Underhill. The K-8 Project Representatives are Chandler Gartner, Cooper Hammond, Michael Kofstad, Procopie Barsuleuff, Caleb Reader and Jon Rivoli. Helms thanked James Dahl, who is in the Basic Skills class, for helping make the team T-shirts. On a recent Saturday the build and journalism teams met to work on the project.

With the goal of being an aerospace engineer, Ownings said the project is giving him valuable, real life experience.

they have always liked to build things and enjoy math and science classes. They also would like to work at NASA.

A photographer, Amsden said he’s excited to be able to photograph and write about the experiment. The journalism team has several social media accounts so community members can follow the project.

Campos said working on the NASA project will provide her with insight on whether this is what she wants to do.

For students like Orr, this represents a chance to work with NASA.

“I want to have a career that I am passionate about,” she said. “What I like about this project is we are required to collaborate and do some problem solving.”

“I am really interested in engineering,” he said

Both Campos and Gisler like they are working on a hands-on project.

Orr and Ownings both said although they were given instructions on how to assemble the various devices, the instructions were not “step-by-step.”

“We are using some of what we are learning in the classroom,” Gisler said.

“We have had to do some problemsolving,” Orr said. “We are having to apply what we have learned to figure out how to solve the problems.” Juniors Campos and Gisler both said

Math teacher Natasha Beliakoft and science teachers Emily Perttu and Clarissa Bay are helping Helms with the project. Catherine Lanier is the Oregon NASA Space connection. “What I have enjoyed about working with the students is seeing them

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Beliakoft said students often ask why they need to know what they are learning in the classroom. “This project with NASA answers that question,” she said. “How many times do students get a chance to connect with NASA?” Rush said his experience building with Legos and cars has helped him with this project, even though it used rubber bands and masking tape. “We knew this project was working when the lights went on,” he said The students will continue to work on Saturdays as well as visit with kindergarten through eighth grade students to share news about the project.

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With the surge in community growth, South Water Street in Silverton has seen a significant increase in automotive, bike and pedestrian traffic during the past two decades.

South of Peach Street, the roadway will be 34-feet wide, which includes two bike lanes. A sidewalk with planter strip will be added on the east side of the street. The west side of the street will have a planter strip between two and 14-feet wide. On-street parking may be limited south of Peach.

Those who have trudged through the mud or found themselves biking too close to cars will see major improvements in 2020 as the Oregon Department of Transportation makes needed changes. On March 22, Melissa Sutkowski, a project manager with ODOT, and Christian Saxe, Silverton’s public works director, held a community open house to show residents the preliminary plan and answer questions.

Silverton resident Joe Craig was among several representing the Silverton Bicycle Alliance.

“We are introducing the project to the community so they have a voice in this,” Sutkowski said. “This is still in the preliminary stages and changes can be made if necessary.”

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Approximately 20 prospective Mr. SHS seniors were interviewed by 20 SHS female students and one faculty member before being winnowed down to the final eight. Besides Parmley, Mr. SHS 2017 contestants include Nich Tokarski, Shon Ackermann, Ulises Salazar, Daniel Bennett, Hosea Catterall, Jaiden Davis and Coleton Myers. Those selected had to not only commit to rehearsals and the pageant, but also to do their best to raise $2,000 each through fundraisers. The means to that end have included nights to dine out at area restaurants with a portion of profits going toward the effort, Krispy Kreme donut sales, ticket sales, prize donations from businesses and more. Bennett said he was excited to be selected. “I knew it was like this super big event and I’ve always wanted to be part of it,” he said. “I really wanted to do something exciting for my senior year so I decided this was the best way to go out and make a difference.” Parmley plans to graduate from SHS with his associates degree and was nervous about the time commitment.

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“I’d sit there at night and wonder if this is something I really should do,” he said. “Then I thought it was for a really awesome cause so I decided to try to do it and see how much money I could raise.” Mr. SHS attendees can expect laughs as the contestants showcase their talents. These include Bennett performing a mixed-media scene from Jurassic Park, Parmley giving a mock presidential candidate speech, and Myers performing a workout routine with a twist. Bashor said it will be well-worth the cost of admission. “Even if you have been to Mr. SHS in the past, each one is a new experience,” Bashor said. “It’s going to be a lot of fun for a great cause.”

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Music lessons Sharing a passion By Melissa Wagoner It’s never too late to learn a musical instrument, according to Nick Champeau, an instructor with Soundstream in Silverton. “I think that any time is a good time to start,” Champeau said. “Whether they’re six or 60, no matter what level, there’s always something you can start with.” Champeau, along with fellow instructor Grant Burleigh and owner Corey Christensen, make up the Soundstream team. Offering guitar, drum, ukulele, banjo, piano and mandolin, Soundstream is a hub for everyone from beginners to those who have been playing a while. “We’ve got about 40 active students,” Christensen said. Christensen, 37, opened Soundstream in October 2015 in response to a need. “We couldn’t believe there wasn’t a solid music school,” he said. “I think we really filled a niche that needed to be filled. A lot of our advertising has been done through word of mouth.” The studio also filled a need within Christensen. He’d missed teaching music since he moved from Portland to his wife’s hometown of Silverton in 2014. Fate stepped in when he saw an open space in the lower level of the Hartman building across from the Creekside Grill where he was working. “I was kind of looking to reset,” he said “because I can’t not [teach]. I just love kids.” Christensen got started in music when he was 10 or 11 and asked his parents for drums. “I got a guitar,” he said, “and I taught myself how to play. I was sort of a singer/ song writer dude. I was fortunate enough to have a lot of musician friends in high school.” With the love of music came a love of the stage and in college Christensen earned degrees in sound design and musical theater, which he went on to teach for 20 years. Champeau’s musical background started with the piano in early childhood. He moved on to the guitar at 13 or 14. His love of music earned him a bachelors of music performance and a masters in performance. Originally from Minneapolis he moved here just before starting work at

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“I always ask the students, ‘What song do you want to play?’” Christensen said. Champeau starts many of his students out with familiar rock songs. “I keep them learning songs and then start adding things like theory,” he explained. No matter what the method, both Christensen and Champeau agree that learning music is beneficial, which is why Christensen hopes to someday take Soundstream on the road. “I originally had the idea for a mobile studio,” he said. “I found a 1962, 30-foot Airstream trailer, which is sitting in my mother-in-law’s driveway.” In May 2015 Christensen started an Indiegogo fundraising campaign in order to complete the renovations on his now gutted trailer. Eventually he hopes to take Soundstream to communities and schools lacking a music program. “The arts in general are integral to society,” Christensen said. “It’s been proven over and over again that a child with arts in their curriculum does better.”

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Sarah DeSantis steps up to lead

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By Sheldon Traver Silverton resident Sarah DeSantis has personally seen what living in poverty means for many Silverton area residents.

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She started volunteering for Silverton Area Community Aid two years ago and was on the front lines of helping people get the food they needed. Last year she was appointed to its board of directors. On April 5, she will begin work as the executive director of the non-profit. DeSantis has a background in social services. She previously served as a child case worker for the Oregon Department of Human Services. She also worked as an advocate for a non-profit helping survivors of sexual assault. “I had a lot of empathy for the people I worked with,” she said. “The experiences helped me become a strong advocate. I also learned how to be calm and a good listener. I’m thoughtful and passionate.” Two years ago she was working in information technology for the state and was laid off. DeSantis used some of the free time to volunteer at SACA. When she was rehired for a temporary IT position with the state that ended in December, she knew her passion for social work had been reignited. “SACA seemed like a natural fit for me,” DeSantis said. Board President Andy Bellando said there were approximately 20 applicants for the job and three formal interviews. “We were looking for someone with visionary leadership,” he said. “We wanted someone who could navigate SACA into the near future.” “Sarah not only brings job-related skills, but skills related to people and her clients,” he added. “She is very service minded.” DeSantis said the experience and compassion of SACA’s four employees were pivotal during the four-month

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search for a new executive director. They will be an important part of her transition to the job. “The staff has done an amazing job since Teresa (Warriner) stepped down,” she said. “I really have full faith in them as I step into the role.” Among her first priorities is to develop relationships in the community and with outside organizations. DeSantis said she has a strong network of people within Silverton to help her, but would like people with grant writing skills to volunteer their time and teach her how to write successful grant proposals. Bellando said DeSantis will help the SACA board review its mission and vision statement and update it if needed. DeSantis’ new role required her to step down from the SACA board. There are currently three vacancies. Bellando said the board intends to review its process for appointing new members during its April and May meetings. The public is invited to provide input for this discussion by emailing or

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datebook Frequent Addresses

Chickadees Storytime

Family Storytime

Open Art Studio

12:30 - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Ages 3 - 5. Free. 503-873-7633

10:30 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Stories, crafts. All ages. Free; caregivers must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

1 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free art studio. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Family Game Day

Actors/Improv Group

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family game day for families with children. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5.

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Improvisational games; no experience needed. Adults, high school students. Repeats April 19. Ron, 503-873-8796

3:30 - 4:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math: Learning and Building. Ages 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

Thursday, April 6

9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Yoga or Sit & Be Fit classes for seniors 60 and older. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Discount for members. 503-873-3093

Free Dinner

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

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JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mount Angel Library, 290 Charles St. Mount Angel Festhalle, 500 S Wilco Hwy 214. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton Silverton Community Center, 421 S Water St. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Silverton Hospital, 342 Fairview St. Silverton Senior Center, 115 Westfield. The Oregon Garden, 879 W Main, Silverton

Monday Senior Exercise Classes

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

Gordon House Tours Noon, 1, 2 p.m. Every day. Frank Lloyd Wright Gordon House, 869 W Main St., Silverton. 503-874-6006

Evening Yoga 5:45 p.m., Silverton Grange Hall, 201 Division St. All levels welcome. $5. Repeats Wednesdays. 503-930-1896

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

Tuesday Senior Center Exercise 8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zumba. 9 a.m. Tai Chi. Seniors 60 and older. Repeats Thursday. 503-873-3093

Crafty Kids 3 - 9 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Create arts projects. Age 5 - 11. Free. 503-873-7633

Storytime Artists! 3:30 p.m., Mount Angel Library. All ages storytime with song, games, books, dancing crafts, more. Free. 503-845-6401

Lego Club 4:45 p.m., Mount Angel Library. Lego Club. Ages 5 and up. Free. 503-845-6401

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting 5:30 p.m., 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. 503-873-5615

Mount Angel Library Activities

10:30 a.m., Mount Angel Library. Toddler Storytime, age 0 - 3. 11:30 a.m., Indoor Playtime. Free. 503-845-6401

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Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions 1 – 4 p.m., Silverton Arts Association, 303 Coolidge St. Sessions for $2/week. All skill levels. 503-873-2480


5 - 7 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. All ages. Free; donations accepted. Volunteers needed. 503-873-6620

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

Saturday Lunch

Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community 10:30 a.m., Silverton Grange, 201 Division St. New thought services. 503-873-8026.

Baby Birds Storytime 11 a.m. Silver Falls Library. Ages 0 - 36 months. Free. Repeats Fridays. 503-873-7633

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 6 p.m., Silverton United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. 503-501-9824

Compassionate Presence Sangha 7 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St. Mindful meditation. All spiritual traditions welcome. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

Overeaters Anonymous 7 – 8 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St. All welcome. 503-910-6862

Friday Silverton Toastmasters 7:30 a.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 1159 Oak St., Silverton. 503-873-4198

Take Off Pounds Sensibly 9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. All welcome. 503-871-3729

Silvertones Community Chorus 10 - 11:30 a.m., United Methodist Church, 203 W Main St. Love to sing? Join Silvertones, four-part harmony. Tomi, 503873-2033

Duplo Day 11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Build with Mega Bloks, Duplo blocks. Ages 0 - 5. Free. Caregiver must attend. 503-873-7633

Saturday AARP Tax Services 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free AARP Tax Services for seniors. Walk-ins only. Every Saturday to April 15. 503-873-3093

Monday, April 3 Silverton City Council 7 p.m., Silverton Community Center. Open to public. 503-873-5321

Mt. Angel City Council 7 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Open to public. 503-845-9291

Tuesday, April 4

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Court Appointed Special Advocates recruitment, information meeting. Free. 503-873-3093

Central Howell Kindergarten Round-Up 2 p.m., Central Howell Elementary, 8832 NE Silverton Road, Silverton. Kindergarten round-up for students in Central Howell, Pratum area. 503-873-4818

Wine & Words 5 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mt. Angel. Book club with special wines, beers. Free; open to public. Maureen Ernst, 503-910-5417

Introduction to Meditation 6 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Learn about meditation. Free. David, 971-218-6641

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4 - 5:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Class for those over 60 taking care of someone at home. Free. 503-845-6998

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats April 20. 503-873-8796

Scotts Mills City Council

Adult Coloring Night

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

6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Relax, de-stress with adult conversation, refreshments, coloring. All materials provided. Free. 503-873-8796

The Compassionate Friends 6:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. The Compassionate Friends provides comfort, hope, support to parents who lost a child. Carol Williams, 503-873-6944

Mt. Angel American Legion 6:30 p.m., Legion Hall, 740 E College St., Mt. Angel. Mt. Angel American Legion Post #89 meets. 503-845-6119

Silverton Garden Club 7 p.m., Silver Creek Fellowship, 822 NE Industrial Way, Silverton. DeSantis Landscape and Lighting presents Trends in Landscape Lighting Designs. Guests welcome. Sandi, 503-873-5690

Wednesday, April 5

Late Season Saturday Market

Lenten Breakfast

10 a.m. - noon, Silver Falls Bread Co., 432 McClaine St., Silverton. 503-779-7206

7:30 a.m., Marquam United Methodist Church, 36975 S Highway 213. Breakfast, worship, weekly speakers. Free; donations accepted. Repeats April 12. 503-829-5508

CASA Information Meeting

Silverton Lions Club 7 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Open to everyone interested in community service. Repeats April 20. 503-873-7119

Friday, April 7 Used Book Sale 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Agatha Hall, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Benedictine Sisters used book sale. Repeats 9 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. April 8.

Draw A Bird 11 a.m. - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St. Demonstrations in various media with focus on scraffito method of ceramics decoration. Works created on display First Friday in May. Repeats 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 8. 503-873-7734

Through the Lens 6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Opening reception for photography exhibit . Exhibit continues thru April 30. Megan, 503-779-3606

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Aliferous: Having Wings 7 - 9 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St. Opening reception for show featuring paintings by Lori Rodrigues and creations by jeweler Helen Nute Wiens. Loft includes pieces by underwater photographer Kevin Gray and nature-themed paintings by Church North. 503-873-7734

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

Saturday, April 8 Tractor Rodeo 10 a.m. - 3 p.m., Linn Benton Tractor, 812 McClaine St., Silverton. Experience driving courses, safety and fun tractor games, mowers, tractors, construction equipment. Light refreshments. Free. 503-873-5355

Sunday, April 9 Brush Creek Playhouse Auditions

Silverton Planning Commission

Pints & Purls

Young Life Dessert, Auction

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

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.

6:30 p.m., Silverton High. Silver Falls Young Life annual dessert, oral auction. Free admission. Benefit Young Life and Wyldlife youth programs. 971-239-9630

Wednesday, April 12 Bereavement Group 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bereavement group for seniors 60 and older. Pre-registration: 503-873-3093

Thursday, April 13 Singles Dine Out Club 6 p.m., Wooden Nickel, 1610 Pine St., Silverton. For singles 40+ and seniors 60+. Order off menu, dutch treat. 503-873-3093

Silverton Zenith Women’s Club 7 pm., location varies. Members fund, implement projects benefitting Silverton community. For information, meeting place, call Barbara, 801-414-3875

Friday, April 14 Silverton Chamber Forum Lunch

1 p.m., Brush Creek Playhouse, 11535 NE Silverton Road, Silverton; and 5:30 p.m. Runaway Art & Craft Studio, 311 NE Commerical St., Salem. Auditions for “All in the Timing,” series of one-act plays. Read from script; no prepared pieces required. Cast includes two - 6 men and women age high school and up. Performances start in June. Dixie,

11:45 a.m. - 1 p.m., Silverton Hospital. Networking venue. Cost is $12 for Chamber members with reservation by March 8; $15 for prospective members, without reservation. 503-873-5615

Monday, April 10

Hawaiian Quilting Workshop

Mount Angel School District 6:30 p.m., 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, April 11 Passover Begins Ancestry Detectives 10 a.m., Silver Falls Library. Keith, Darlene Pyeatt discuss use of military records in genealogy.

Ukulele Jams 6 - 7:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Monthly beginner ukulele lesson followed by play and sing-along time. Bring ukulele, Daily Ukulele music book, music. Some ukuleles available. Children must be accompanied by adult. Sponsored by Ukulele Fans of Oregon, Silver Falls Library. 503-873-8796

Mark Twain Kindergarten Round-Up 6 - 7:30 p.m., Mark Twain Elementary, 425 N Church St., Silverton. Tour building, meet staff, more. Bring birth certificate, immunization records. 503-873-6341

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Sunday, April 16 Easter Monday, April 17 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Four-day class includes quilt instruction, breakfast, lunch, evening lecture, Hawaiian quilt show. Presented by Silverton Senior Center. Connie, 503-989-1473

Thursday, April 20 Hawaiian Luau Dinner 6 p.m, Silverton Senior Center. Hawaiian Luau by Silverton High culinary arts students. Entertainment by Silverton Ukulele Network. Sponsored by Silverton Citizen’s Bank. Benefits Silverton Senior Center. $15 per person. 503-873-3093

Friday, April 21 Spring Fling Bazaar 5 - 8 p.m., Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave., Silverton. Featuring local distributors, crafters, food, prizes. Repeats 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. April 22. 503-873-5131

Scotts Mills Bingo 6 - 9 p.m., Scotts Mills School, 805 First St. Fundraiser with face painting, food, drink, bingo, auction, drawings. 971-241-7690

Saturday, April 22 Earth Day Scotts Mills Road Clean-Up 9 - 11 a.m., Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. Help clean up roads in Scotts Mills area. Equipment, instructions, gloves, bags, vests, grabbers provided. Refreshments. Sponsored by Scotts Mills Neighborhood Watch Adopt-A-Road.

Earth Day at The Garden

Sunday, April 23 Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast 7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5. 503-874-9575

Thursday, April 27 Legal Advice for Seniors 9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free legal advice with attorney Phil Kelley. For appointment, call 503-873-3093

Scotts Mills Kindergarten Round-Up 3:15 - 4:30 p.m., Scotts Mills School, 805 First St. Incoming kindergarteners, parents meet teachers. Bring birth certificate, immunizations records. 503-873-4394

Butte Creek Kindergarten Round-Up 6:30 p.m., Butte Creek School, 37569 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Incoming kindergarteners, parents meet teachers, visit classrooms, ride bus. Bring birth certificate, immunization records. 503-829-6803

Prepare Out Loud 7 - 8:30 p.m., Silverton High. American Red Cross Prepare Out Loud presentation shows how to be ready for disasters of all kinds by taking practical steps to start preparing. Free. Register at prepareoutloudsilverton.

Saturday, April 29 Community Pancake Breakfast

Alzheimer’s Support Group

10 a.m. - 4 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Free admission to The Garden’s Earth Day event with education and entertainment. $5 donation suggested. On-site parking $5. Shuttle available from Roth’s and Seven Brides

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free Alzheimer’s support group for spouses and others living with Alzheimer’s. Seniors 60 and older. 503-873-3093

Bethany Charter Auction

1:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Silverton Cemetery Association annual meeting. Carolyn, 503-581-8337

American Legion Post 7

5 p.m., Gallon House Farms, 7264 NE Gallon House Road, Silverton. Catered prime rib or chicken dinner, Tickets, $10, 503-873-4300.

Italian Dinner

Sunday, April 30

5:30 p.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. benefits free community Wednesday night dinner, Legacy Silverton Health Auxiliary. Drawings, door prizes. $20. Tickets: Silverton Health Volunteer Office, Silverton Chamber, First Christian Church, Senior Center.

Piano Recital

Hawaiian Quilt Show 6:30 - 8 p.m., The Oregon Garden. “The History, Traditions and Superstitions of Hawaiian Quilts” by Nancy Lee Chong. Door prizes. $10 admission. Benefits Silverton Senior Center. 503-873-3093

Tuesday, April 18

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

Wednesday, April 19 Medicare vs Medicaid 2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Q&A forum on Medicare vs Medicaid. Free. 503-873-3093

8 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, fruit, beverages. $5 adults, $3 children under 12. Children under 4 eat free. Benefits Silverton Senior Center. 503-873-3093

Life of an Oblate 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Shalom Prayer Center, 840 S Main St., Mt. Angel. Opportunity to learn about life of oblate, how to become an oblate. Lunch. Free. RSVP: qam.oblates@ Sr. Maureen, 503-845-6141

Silverton Cemetery Association

9:30 a.m., First Christian Church, 402 N First St., Silverton. Gil Wittman performs praise songs from Handel. Free. 503-873-6620

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S weet S cents Strew sweet peas now for summer bouquets The graceful beauty of annual sweet peas with their ruffled blossoms, soft texture and glowing colors makes them one of the most irresistible and nostalgic of all flowers. Their scent is an exquisite perfume of orange blossoms and honey, surely one of the most seductive of all flower fragrances. A generous handful of their longstemmed, winged blossoms make a beautiful bouquet that will truly scent an entire room.

Here in the Willamette Valley, with our cooler summers, we’re in an ideal climate for a long bloom season of sweet peas. They can be directly sown in the ground in late spring throughout April and

have blooms that will last into late summer and early fall –w just keep the young plants protected from the hungry Northwest slugs and snails.

Plant your sweet peas in full sun in a garden spot with well-drained soil. Dig deeply to loosen the soil and enrich it with aged manure or compost before planting seeds. Don’t forget to set up a wellanchored trellis, fence or vertical support for climbing varieties before planting seeds. The 8to 10-inch “Cupid” varieties are great for containers, and intermediate types such as the knee-high “Explorer” don’t need staking. Another idea is erecting

a wire netting along a pathway the plants can scramble over so passersby can enjoy the flowers’ heady fragrance up close. Avoid south-facing walls, however, as the intense heat may promote mildew and stunt growth.

If all your seeds don’t germinate in 10 days to two weeks, don’t hesitate to plant more as they will catch up quickly. Some gardeners like to soak sweet peas overnight before planting them; others never do it and still have good results. If you do soak seeds, be sure you leave them in water no longer than eight hours before planting immediately.

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September sweet peas direct-sown in late April.


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Talking tools Right tool makes a big difference By Lon J. Rombough

I’m not a tool fanatic, but experience has taught me lessons about tools that are worth passing along. A tool that works for you, even if it comes of humble origins, is better than any fancy big label tool. Keep your eyes open at flea markets, antique stores and yard sales. Antique stores are really one of the best places to find good hand tools. People had to be able to do jobs by hand as efficiently as possible! One of my best tools is a hoe designed by an onion grower for use by his workers. I’ve tried a lot of other hoes and while many had some functions of that hoe, none could do everything it does. It taught me to ignore the hype and look into the real quality of the item. Buy a tool for quality and durability. The standard shovel sold everywhere is cheap, widely available, and almost always thrown away after a couple of years, usually when the handle or the blade breaks while you are trying to pry a root, rock or heavy lump of soil. I found a solid stainless steel shovel, “The King of Spades.” It’s heavier than a regular shovel, but you can chop heavy roots, pry out small stumps, and flip heavy soil out of a hole without having to lift it the way you would using an ordinary shovel. And it holds an edge better than any other tool I have. It’s a more expensive, but you’ll be ahead in the long run because you never have to buy another.

Take GOOD care of your tools. Keep a can of WD-40 handy and spray the tools before putting them away. Spray the wooden handles, too. You can be a bit less diligent if you get tools made of stainless steel though even those will corrode if not properly stored and cleaned. Keep tools sharp. You won’t believe what a difference it makes to sharpen your tools on a regular basis. Keeping a good metal file with you in the garden to touch up the edges of your tools can actually reduce effort and strain from using most digging or cutting utensils.

My personal favorites for pruning Felco secateurs: I do a LOT of hand pruning and these are the most durable I’ve found. All parts are replaceable, so you never have to toss a pair for lack of a part. Being able to disassemble the shears means you can sharpen the blade to a razor edge and clean the parts of all plant sap and dirt for smoother pruning action. I prefer No. 7 with the rotating handle because it reduces strain on the wrist. I was on the way to carpal tunnel syndrome until I started using the No. 7 and haven’t had a problem since.

Corona loppers: I prefer a larger size, and this brand comes in several heavy duty sizes. Wooden handles are a must with these. Metal handles not only make the shears heavier, tiring the user more quickly, they are very hard to replace if bent. Break a wooden handle (which isn’t easy) and it takes only a few minutes with pliers and screwdriver to replace it. Be SURE to get the types with the “bumpers” between the handles, near the blades. Without them, it’s very easy to have the handles slam shut far enough to hit your knuckles together very painfully when cutting a heavy limb. Saw: My tool fanatic nursery supplier showed me some saws with the simple name “ARS” that use a stainless steel blade with teeth of varying lengths. The blade holds its sharpness extremely well, and the varying tooth lengths serve to keep the cut clear of sawdust. With all teeth on a blade the same length, sawdust can quickly make the blade bind in the cut, causing it to stick and bend. With that arrangement, I can cut a 5-inch diameter limb without having to resort to a chainsaw. Excerpts taken from Home & Garden Journal, Mt. Angel Publishing. Inc.

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Top Garden Projects for April Spring is finally here with rhododendrons, magnolias, camellias, forsythia and all the other spring-flowering plants reaching their peak of beauty. There are a few things you can do to help keep the garden looking its best the rest of this season – and help cut down on garden maintenance the rest of year.


Make sure that plants located under the eaves of your house and under tall evergreens are getting sufficient moisture. They can often become bone dry and at risk during fluctuating weather. Container plantings should also be given watering attention.


Spreading an inch or two of mulch between flowers, shrubs and vegetable rows retains moisture and helps control weeds and soil erosion all summer. Straw, sawdust, bark, newspapers, grass clippings and black plastic are among the most common materials used for mulching the vegetable garden. Before any type of mulch is applied, it is important that all existing weeds and nuisance grasses be pulled or cultivated.


Aerating the lawn allows water to penetrate deeper into the lawn soil. A spring type lawn fertilizer will perk up your lawn and improve its overall color and appearance. If moss is growing in the lawn, choose a

fertilizer that includes a moss killer and do both jobs in one easy application. This is also a good time to thatch and over-seed the lawn if needed.


It’s a great time to select and plant fruit trees and berry plants – local garden outlets have their finest selection right now. They do best when planted in a spot that gets full sun.


It’s time to get the vegetable garden under way. If space is limited, consider wide-row gardening. A 4-by-20 foot row of carrots, for example, can produce the equivalent of a 48-foot single row – the equivalent of a 480-foot single row. Wide-row gardening will cut down on watering and fertilizer and the plants’ proximity crowds out weeds. Keep in mind beds any more than 4 feet wide become harder to reach across for weeding, watering and harvesting.


It’s a good time to plant summerflowering bulbs such as dahlias, gladiolas and lilies. Mix bulb fertilizer, processed manure and peat moss into the planting soil. Tuberous begonias and canna lilies should not be set outdoors until all danger of frost has passed; wait until next month. Continued on page 4

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Friends of Bush Gardens hold annual plant salegardeners The Friends of Bush Gardens will hold their 34th annual Spring Plant Sale April 21 and 22 at Salem’s Riverfront Pavilion and North Meadow. An outstanding selection of plants will be available from Mid-Willamette Valley growers. You can celebrate Earth Day by stocking up on organic vegetable starts, herbs, and much more. For a list of growers at the plant sale, consult the FOBG/Salem Facebook page. VISA and MasterCard will be accepted.

plant early season April is a great month to li to Walla Walla onions, vegetables. From brocco plant. spring means it’s time to by adding a high quality Get the garden bed ready t portant to keep an eye ou soil amendment. It’s im to pounce on any tender for slugs who may wish ing to use a product to transplants; if you are go delicious crop follow the help ward them off your carefully and check the application instructions warning label. nting:

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Friday hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday the sales starts at 10 and concludes at 4 p.m. The Riverfront Pavilion is at the north end of the park; access via Union Street, off Front Street behind the Gilbert House Children’s Museum. There is convenient parking and easy loading/unloading access for growers and customers.

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It’s time to re-pot your wintered-over geraniums and fuchsias. Re-pot them into fresh soil and feed them regularly for a few weeks. They’ll be growing and ready to set outdoors when weather conditions are favorable.


There is still time to plant trees, shrubs and perennials, but it is getting a bit late to transplant large trees or shrubs. Rockery perennials and hardy annuals can also be planted at this time.


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When visiting the South Falls Nature Store at Silver Falls State Park, be sure to stop and smell the flowers. Placed on the table by the front entrance, the ever-changing, fresh bouquets of spring flowers come from the backyard of Earl McCollum, who has been volunteering at the store since 2005. “A volunteer at the Nature Store talked to me about how great it was to volunteer there,” said McCollum, who trained as an agriculture teacher and worked at a community college for 22 years. “I studied botany and crop information. I also taught wildflower identification.”


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McCollum puts his skills to work leading wildflower hikes at the park. “I talk about the wildflowers that are in bloom that day, which are edible, which are poisonous,” he said. “I share how the Native Americans used the plants. I also mention the geology of the falls.” McCollum said people are very receptive to the information. “I have many repeat hikers,” he said. “One has been coming on a hike with me every year for the last five years. I have one who comes from Port Angeles!”

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McCollum also serves as vice president of the Friends of Silver Falls State Park, an organization that supports the educational and interpretive opportunities available to park visitors. The group also promotes the preservation and protection of Silver Falls, Oregon’s largest state park. More 1.2 million people visited the park last year. “Earl is a cheerful person who loves to tell jokes and work with people,” said Lou Nelson, president of the Friends. “Meeting people from all over the world is one of the things he like best about volunteering at the store.”


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Many opportunities for volunteers McCollum feels that Silver Falls State Park is one of the most beautiful places in Oregon and loves answering visitor questions about its plants and wildlife. 
“He also likes working with the other volunteers and the park rangers,” Nelson said. “Earl feels that volunteering at the store is a way to feel useful and give back to the community in a beautiful setting.” McCollum’s flower walks begin spring vacation and run through November, usually at 2 p.m. every Thursday leaving from the Lodge in the day-use area. He will also lead a hike at the 39th annual Mother’s Day Birding and Wildflower Festival slated for May 13-14. A schedule of events can be found at As the park gears up for spring and summer, additional South Falls Nature

Store volunteers are needed, Nelson said. “We have two shifts a day of four hours each seven days a week, and ask our volunteers to work a shift once a week,” Nelson said. “We like our volunteers to work in pairs, so that means we need a minimum of 28. We only have 13 right now so many are volunteering for more than one shift. If you would like to work with Earl or any of the other wonderful volunteers, give us a call.” South Falls Nature Store is located in a historic cabin, and carries a variety of books, clothing and souvenirs in keeping with the park’s nature theme. Proceeds go to fund the educational and interpretive programs in the park. For information or to volunteer, call 503-873-8735 or e-mail admin@

Arts association seeks board members Silverton is a creative city, where art is celebrated and appreciated as an integral part of the community. Since its formation in 1967, the Silverton Arts Association’s primary purpose has been to promote appreciation and practice of the arts in the greater Silverton area through arts education,presentation and advocacy efforts. The Silverton Arts Association is currently undergoing a period of transition. In January, several new members joined the association forming an engaged and committed board of directors comprised of individuals with a passion to encourage, expand and support the arts in our community. Unfortunately, due to changes in personal circumstances two of the directors will no longer be able to fulfill their duties on the board. The association is seeking new board members of all ages who have a passion for the arts, and a capacity to serve and transform the SAA into a vibrant arts organization.

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As the Silverton Arts Association prepares to celebrate its 50th anniversary, people who have a willingness to roll up their sleeves and want to become more involved in the community are being encouraged to apply. Board roles are varied and include assisting in fundraising, developing and producing community-wide art and cultural events, and expanding arts education and presentation programs to enrich the lives of the residents in the community. To be a part of shaping the Silverton Arts Association’s vision for the next 50 years, visit membership. To apply for the board, visit the top of the membership page and download an application. For more information contact, call 503873-2480 or follow up with current board members Robin Mallory, president; Bob Foster, vice president; Carole DeMar, treasurer; or Forrest Freed, secretary. Applications are encouraged to be submitted by April 10.

Judy’s Party is a party with a purpose: make projects possible for nonprofits in Silverton and Mount Angel. Started three years ago as a way to honor the late Judy Schmidt for her dedication to her community, Judy’s Party is staged by the Silverton Chamber of Commerce and other nonprofit organizations. An advocate for many nonprofit organizations and the director of volunteer and community services for Silverton Health, Judy passed away on Oct. 1, 2014. To honor her memory and to inspire others to volunteer, her friends and family started the annual event. Last year guests spent an evening of dancing, enjoying tasty local food and bidding on auction items, raising $12,320 to donate to local nonprofits. “Judy’s Party is just another example of how supportive people in our community are,” Silverton Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Stacy Palmer said. “I am thankful for everyone who attended the second annual party and made it possible to help local nonprofits.” Palmer said donations were made to Silverton Friends of Music for $350 for band uniforms; St. Joseph Shelter for $1,000 for facility improvements; Silverton Together for the community calendar; Silverton Indoor Park for $500 for play equipment; Silverton Lions Club for $750 for a reservoir renovation project; the Christmas Dinner Group for $250 for meal supplies and Silverton Zenith Women’s Club for $1,000 so they can purchase shoes for the Tree of Giving program. “Just looking at where the money is going to makes me proud,” Palmer said. “Because of Judy’s Party, we are helping put shoes on kids’ feet to giving $750 for safety equipment for the Silverton Junior Baseball Organization. The proceeds from this party allows us to help many people from all walks of life in our community.” There are several donations that the community will get to see first-hand, including $500 for Silverton High School’s NASA Project. On Aug. 21,

Silverton High students will participate in a nationwide science project to document the total solar eclipse. Students will build and launch a high altitude balloon which will gather data and record the eclipse from 90,000 feet above the earth. “We also donated $1,000 to the Silverton Farmer’s Market Power of Produce or P.O.P Kids Program,” Palmer said. The program allows children who sign up to receive $2 in tokens to spend on fresh fruit, vegetables or food plants. The GeerCrest Farm and Historical Society received $250 for farm tour scholarships; Center Stage $870 for LED spotlights; ASAP $500 for after school program needs; Silverton Garden Club $500 for garden tour promotion; Habitat for Humanity $500 for a Silverton home build; Mount Angel Youth Sports $750 for field improvements; Mount Angel Senior Center $500 for a refrigerator for its meal site; Silverton Area Seniors $600 for AV equipment; Kiwanis Club of Silverton $750 for Kids Projects and Safety Compass $250 for domestic violence counseling. Palmer said, there were 21 nonprofit organizations whose requests could not be met including Silverton Area Community Aid, The Oregon Garden, Silver Fox Foundation, Wednesday Night Dinners and Silverton Arts Association. With plans of making each Judy’s Party bigger and more profitable, Palmer said the key to achieving that goal is inviting people to attend the third annual Judy’s Party – A Celebration of Love, Saturday, Oct. 14 at the Mount Angel Festhalle. “What made Judy such an amazing friend and community volunteer was she was ready to lend a hand whenever and wherever needed,” Palmer said. “I am hoping more people in the Silverton and Mount Angel communities will make plans to attend the third annual Judy’s Party so we can provide funds to all organizations that ask.”

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Silverton resident and WWII veteran, Art Gregg, 98, received a one-of-a-kind “thank you” gift on a recent drizzly March afternoon. A quilt. But it wasn’t just any quilt. The Oregon Chapter of the Quilts of Valor (QOV) Foundation awarded him a handmade quilt to recognize and honor his military service.

“When I nominated him, I said ‘you may want to expedite this because he’s 98,’” Ruth said. “He was the local hero.” She added the quilt was ready within three days.

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An Army Air Corps fighter pilot during WWII, Gregg graduated from flight school just five days after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941. He fought in the China Burma India Theater of World War II. He served under the command of General Claire Lee Chenault, leader of the 14th Air Force – and famous for the “Flying Tigers.” Gregg was engaged in air combat with Japanese Zeros.

“He’s been a great parent,” Ann said. She admires her father’s keeping busy with volunteer activities, attending church functions and riding in classic cars during Silverton’s annual Homer Davenport parade. Gregg was married to his beloved wife, Marguerite, for 58 years. She passed in 2004. Together, they raised three children: Jim Ewers, Charles Gregg and Ann Snelling. Seven grandchildren and 11 greatgrandchildren round out his family. Fellow Silverton resident Terry Thomas has known Gregg for over 40 years. He was more than happy to witness his long-time friend’s special recognition.

“I’m proud of what I did,” he said.

“I think it’s incredible. Art has been a real role model. He’s always had a positive attitude,” Thomas said.

For Gregg, who has lived with his daughter, Ann Snelling, and her husband, Le, for nearly three years – it was an honor of a lifetime. His daughter-in-law Ruth Ewers, who lives in Utah with his step-son, Jim,

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“I feel a deep privilege that we can, at last, say ‘thank you’ in a personal and tangible way to a veteran,” she said.

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“Regardless of what the veteran’s time of service was, we know he or she has not received proper acknowledgment. A Quilt of Valor is not enough, but it represents the

When asked how he plans to display his quilt – which sports an airplane pattern – Gregg answered with a grin, “I’ll use it to keep warm.”

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Thomas James Epping Thomas James Epping, 70, passed away in Salem at his residence. He was born in the Silverton area to Francis and Lillian (Diehl) Epping on Sept. 20, 1946. Thomas was one of seven children. He went to school in Salem and Silverton. He enjoyed spending time with his kids and all of his family. Camping, fishing and boating are among the many things he enjoyed doing in his free time. Thomas could make all those around him laugh. He is preceded in death by his sons, Todd and David Epping, and his parents. Thomas is survived by his

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All of that changed when, as an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, he took a friend’s advice and shadowed a dentist. “Seeing it from a dentist’s perspective totally changed my view,” he said. Later, in the school of dentistry at the University of Washington, another job shadow, this time with a pediatric dentist, changed his course again. “I get to goof off all day,” he explained. This “goofing off” is part of what makes pediatric dentistry different. “The vocab is different. We use more fun terms. No four letter words are allowed in our office; hurt, shot, pull,” Richardson said. “And I don’t wear a

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out their menu.

There is something to be said for the tried and true. Grandma’s preserves. Hot dogs at baseball games. Movie theater popcorn. One can add Joy Hoge’s cinnamon buns at Gear Up Espresso to the list.

“We have started selling ‘grab-and-go’ Timber Trail bagel sandwiches.”

Her fresh-baked cinnamon buns have the distinction of being the centerpiece pastry at Gear Up for years. “I knew we had to bring Joy’s cinnamon buns back,” new owner Dan Schächer said. “Joy founded ‘Gear Up’ in 2003. You would basically rush down here on Saturday mornings in order to get one,” Dan recalled. Married for 13 years, Dan and his wife, Annie, both 35, have been the new owners of Gear Up Espresso since September 2016. Specialty hot and cold coffee drinks, assorted pastries and sandwiches round

Annie is a 5th grade teacher at Victor Point Elementary, which happens to be the same school Dan attended as a child.

They also offer the “Fall Line” bagel sandwich, named for Jason Franz, owner of Fall Line in town.

Both born and raised in Silverton. The two have four children: Marissa, 9, Spencer, 7, and 4-year-old twins, Grayson and Tanner.

“He would special order these sandwiches and we decided they were so good they should be offered to everyone in honor of Jason,” Dan said. They also offer a fermented cold tea drink fortified with probiotics called Kombucha. Dan said they chose to carry Lion Heart Kombucha from Portland because it has the least amount of sugar content. Customers can even buy it in a growler. Plus there’s a variety of fresh baked bread from the neighboring Silver Falls Baking Company. Dan’s former directional drilling jobs kept him out of town for 17 years. He now splits time between his job at

They said they are thankful for their parents helping with childcare duties as they juggle their respective jobs apart – and together as business partners. “It has been an exciting life change for us. A fun last six months,” Annie said. Gear Up Espresso owners Annie and Dan Schächer of Silverton.

Silverton Sand and Gravel – and the coffeehouse. “I’ve always wanted to run a business in Silverton. To not only live here, but also to work here,” he said.

“Annie and I love the people of this town. We have heard requests from customers and have our dreams of the direction Gear Up will go. We are excited to hear from the community – and are always up for trying something new if it is requested. Just ask,” Dan said.

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Sports & Recreation

College update

Gengler finishes strong at PSU Blake Cosgrove, Silverton: The freshman at Peninsula College in Port Angeles, Washington, played 13 games for the Pirates, scoring five points and adding eight rebounds. Alia Parsons and Sam Roth, Silverton: Parsons, who led the Foxes to the 2016 Class 5A girls basketball title, redshirted for Grand Canyon University. Roth, who led Silverton to the 2015 boys 5A hoops title, redshirted for Northwest Nazarene.

Former Silverton High standout Zach Gengler played his way into the record books during his four-year career at Portland State. Gengler, a 6-2, 175-pound senior, played 114 games for the Vikings, third on the all-time list. His steals mark of 120 also is third all time and he finished fifth in free throw percentage at 83.1 percent. Amazingly, he committed just 96 turnovers in those 114 games.

Dance: Silverton took seventh in Class 5A at the OSAA state championships in Portland. The Foxes scored 75.08 in the preliminaries, 2.03 points away from the sixth and final qualifying spot for the finals. South Albany captured the state title.

In his senior season Gengler started all 31 games and averaged a careerhigh 8.9 points for the 15-16 Vikings. He led the squad in steals (52) and free-throw percentage (85.7 percent), finishing seventh in the Big Sky Conference in steals. In high school Gengler appeared in the state tournament three times, helped lead the Foxes to third-place finishes in 2010 and 2013 and a sixth-place finish in 2012. He was state Class 5A player of the year his senior season when he averaged 23.4 points, 4.1 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 4.6 steals per game. An economics major at PSU, Gengler is scheduled to graduate this June. Here is a look at how other athletes with Silverton-area ties fared during the winter college season: Morgan Anderson, Silverton: The senior distance runner at Oregon State University had a strong indoor season, running the anchor leg on a Beavers distance medley relay team that set a school record of 11:24.59 while finishing fifth at the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation championships. Anderson also finished 19th in the 3,000 at the MPSF meet, with her 9:43.11 clocking good for fourth on the all-time OSU list. Anderson’s 4:50.65 mile performance at the Husky Classic led the Beavers in the event during the indoor season. Maddie Fuhrman, Silverton: The

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Youth swimming: The Silverton YMCA swim team took fourth in their division at the March 3-5 regionals at Osborn Aquatic Center in Corvallis. Luke Horner took first in the 8-under category after swimming 1:38.25 in the 100 IM, 1:18.75 in the 100 free, 42.63 in the 50 back, 21.73 in the 25 fly, 16.16 in the 25 free, 35.89 in the 50 free and 19.85 in the 25 back. Former Silverton High standout Zach Gengler, left, looks for a passing lane against North Dakota. Gengler finished up his Portland State career with 114 games played, the third most in men’s basketball history. TROY WAYRYNEN

freshman runner at the University of Hawaii ran a leg on the Rainbow Wahine squad that took 12th at the MPSF meet in 12:24.66, eighth alltime at the school. Fuhrman’s 3:01.15 1,000 meters at the UW Indoor Preview led Hawaii runners this indoor season and is fourth all-time. Fuhrman also ran a 2:19.57 800 at the Husky Classic and a 5:12.33 mile at the UW Invitational. Lakin Susee, Kennedy: The freshman for the Chemeketa women’s basketball team led the Storm in scoring with 17.1 points per game. The 5-6 guard started fast with 32 points in the opener, an 82-72 win against Blue Mountain. Susee, who helped lead Kennedy to the state Class 2A title her senior year, scored more than 20 points seven times for the 7-20 Storm, averaged five rebounds and 2.5 assists per game, hit

76 percent of her free throw attempts and made 30 3-pointers. She was a second-team all-NWAC Southern Region all-star. Toby Roth, Silverton: The 6-2, 175-pound Corban University senior averaged 4.1 points and played in 33 of the 34 games for the Warriors. He made 56.3 percent of his 3-pointers and shot 89.7 percent from the foul line. Both marks led the team. He also was named an NAIA scholar athlete for the second consecutive year. The award requires a grade-point average of 3.5 or above. Izaak Tobin, Silverton: The former two-time state runner-up for Foxes wrestling, had an 0-4 record in open competition for Oregon State. The 141-pound junior has a 17-18 collegiate record for the Beavers.

Lily Horner finished second in the 11-12 category. Her marks were 1:09.04 (100 IM), 2:11.60 (200 free), 31.50 (50 back), 27.16 (50 free), 58.51 (100 free), 1:09.43 (100 back) and 2:29.76 (200 IM). Also competing for Silverton were Catherine Hyde, 12, Melia Horner, 10, and Nolan Horner, 9. Running: Approximately 400 runners participated in the 5-kilometer and 10K Wurst Run in Mt. Angel on Feb. 25. Nicole Friedman of Portland won the 10K in 40:50.5, more than 35 seconds ahead of runner-up Conner Locke of Dallas, the first male finisher in 41:27. Nathan Conrad of Salem won the 5K in 17:29.7, followed by Hunter Matthies of Salem (17:49.9) and Kennedy senior Noe Jines (19:25.3). Maya Velez of Salem was fourth – and the first woman finisher – in 19:38.7. Complete results at Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at

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Baseball, Softball

Marion Boys Tennis

4:30 p.m. JFK vs Santiam

4 p.m. Silverton vs North

April 10

April 4

4:30 p.m. JFK vs Country Christian


Boys Tennis

4 p.m. Silverton vs Dallas

April 11


4 p.m. Silverton vs Central

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Central

Track and Field

April 13 Boys Tennis

4 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis

April 6

Track and Field

Girls Tennis

4 p.m. JFK

4 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon


April 7

4:30 p.m. JFK vs East Linn Christian

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Central

April 14


4 p.m. Silverton vs Woodburn

April 18 Girls Tennis

4 p.m. Silverton vs Crescent Valley


4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Woodburn

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon

4:30 p.m. JFK vs Clatskanie

Baseball, Softballl

3:45 p.m. Silverton vs Woodburn



April 25

April 19

April 12

3:45 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon, Central, South Albany

April 17

Girls Tennis

4:30 p.m. JFK vs Perrydale

April 5


Track and Field


4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Lebanon


4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Dallas

April 20 Boys Tennis

4 p.m. Silverton vs South Albany

April 21

Baseball, Softball 4:30 p.m. JFK vs St. Paul

Girls Tennis Baseball

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Dallas

Baseball, Softball 4:30 p.m. JFK vs Central Linn

April 26 Softball

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Corvallis

April 27 Girls Tennis

4 p.m. Silverton vs Dallas

April 28 Baseball

4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Dallas


4:30 p.m. Silverton vs Central


4:30 p.m. JFK vs Dayton


ATTENTION LOCAL MUSICIANS On Saturday Oct. 7, we will be hosting our 6th annual, all day “Silverton Sidewalk Shindig” in 30 downtown locations. We intend to expand the diversity of our music. We are considering the following; Bagpipes, Ragtime, Cultural (Asian, African, Mariachi, Rumanian, Zydeco, Peruvian etc) Acapella & Choral groups. If you are interested in performing at this years event, contact us at 503-873-2512 or Deadline is April 30. We will contact you by the end of May. BENEDICTINE SISTERS Used Book Sale Fri April 7 and Sat. April 8, 9am-3:30pm Agatha Hall Benedictine Sisters’ Monastery located at 840 S Main St Mt Angel OR 97362 TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE April 7 -8. 8 a.m - 4 p.m. Little bit of everything. Fishing gear to household. Silverton Mobile Estates, 1307 S. Water #72. LIFESTYLER EXPANSE 800 TREADMILL Was top-of-the-line when purchased from Sears. Perfect condition. Maintained annually. Very little use. Instruction manual provided. $50. 503-749-3926.

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A Grin at the end

A life changer

Sweet, sweet music memories

I remember the day that changed my life.

And here’s the thing: In those days, concert tickets were cheap. I don’t think I spent more than 10 bucks on any of them. In fact, at the Main Point, you could get in for $4 and still have money left over for one of the awesome desserts they served.

I was in ninth grade and a friend and I got tickets to a concert. It wasn’t just any concert. Gladys Knight and the Pips and the Temptations were the featured acts. By the time they got through their playlists – think of most of the greatest Motown songs of all time – it was as though a switch in my head had been turned on. Music. Sweet, sweet music became the most important thing in my young life. I had always been a good student, but after that I focused most of my time on music. Oh, I didn’t have any talent, but I sure had fun. Music filled my days. I always had a radio or record player going. I even learned to play bass and was in a couple of rock bands. Almost every weekend I went to a concert. In Philadelphia, where my family lived, there were a dozen great places to hear music. One was the Main Point, in Bryn Mawr. That’s where I saw Bonnie Raitt play for the first time. I was a senior in high school, and I don’t think she was much older, but boy howdy, could she rock. It was just her and her guitar and she blew the windows out of the place.

I think about how much music has meant to me in my life and I’m thankful. Other concerts were at the Spectrum arena, the Civic Center and the Academy of Music. From Simon and Garfunkel to Jimi Hendrix to Canned Heat, Rod Stewart, Chubby Checker and Fats Domino these guys all shared two things. First, they were dripping in talent. Second, they all had a story to tell. I still think about those times. I think about how lucky I was as a high school kid to see many of the greatest rock, Motown and blues musicians of all time. My favorite concert of all time was at the civic center. Bonnie Raitt opened, followed by Buddy Guy’s blues band. Then came the Allman Brothers, Santana and Chicago.

These days, that’s impossible. Unless you show up at a concert with a briefcase full of cash, you can’t afford to get in – when there’s a good concert around. It just seems like most of the biggest acts skip Portlandia. I feel sorry for today’s kids. They don’t get to see enough live music. They can play videos, listen to iTunes and stuff like that, but they don’t often have a chance to hear music played by massively talented musicians upclose and personal and on their way up. In the meantime, I keep the music going. I hope you do the same thing, too. And whatever you do, don’t turn it down! Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor who lives in beautiful downtown Stayton.

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