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City makes offer for Eugene Field..........4

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Business Rolling restaurants find their fans.........6

Something Fun Gymnastic’s twists, tucks and turns.......8

Looking Back Exchange student comes “home”........10

Datebook...............................12 The Forum..............................16


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Briefs........................................21 Marketplace.......................21 A Grin At The End...........23 On the cover Coaches Keilei Rodriguez and Celia Storey train gymnast students from 18 months to 18 years.

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A new deal

City offers school district $1 million for Eugene Field property

By Paula Mabry

the market, two developers have come to the district with offers for the 3.46 acre, five parcel site, but when the final due diligence was completed each walked away from the offer to buy.

The “ayes” have it -- and on a 6 - 0 vote July 17 the Silverton City Council agreed to move forward with a $1 million offer on the former Eugene Field School site.

In July, when that happened the second time, the city was poised in the “second position” with an offer on the table.

Now the city has 60 days to determine if the North Water Street property will work for a new police department and potential city hall and civic center. The Silver Falls School District receives a $25,000 check for “earnest money” and the city gets documentation on the site. Meanwhile there’s much more to come before anything is finalized: appraisal, environmental reviews, and a summer-long process to determine if the existing structure can be used or if the city would have to “start fresh” due to the costs involved in abating long-standing problems. “We don’t have a lot of answers,” Mayor Kyle Palmer acknowledged before the vote. But he went on to add, “It is a unique piece of property and far worse could happen to it.”

The district closed the school, constructed in 1921, in June 2016 after years of concern over structural safety, inadequate electrical and air circulation systems and accessibility issues. But even with the problems, the school which served generations of Silver Falls students remained a downtown darling of history buffs. In the months since the property went on

The city has been in serious discussions about a new site for the police station for years. In 2015 it made its first pick for a new home – property near the corner of C and North Water. But in April concerns over logistics and rail lines led the city to withdraw from a deal for that site. While an expanded police department is an immediate need, the city hall and civic center can be phased in, Palmer said. It all depends upon the ultimate price tag. So far no formal design has been established. The idea of the city taking over the Eugene Field site met with enthusiastic initial support. Once word of the city’s offer surfaced on social media, the emails and letters the council received before the

July 17 vote were all supportive, Palmer said. During public comments, speakers at the council meeting praised the idea. Greg Sheesley asked the council to go forward “honoring the past” and to see to it that the trees on property are protected. Ann Altman said city ownership could be an “advantage to the viability of downtown” and supported the idea of constructing the police station and city hall simultaneously. “Think for the future,” Rick Bittner urged as he spoke in favor of acquiring the site. “How refreshing it is to get positive feedback!” Councilor Dana Smith said. Councilor Jim Sears agreed, adding the potential acquisition offered a great opportunity for continued community engagement and input. The audience applauded the vote to move forward and confirm the city offer. Now the scrutiny of Eugene Field begins anew.


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By Melissa Wagoner Food carts are gaining in popularity across the state including in the Willamette Valley. With low overhead and ease of mobility, cart owners can combat getting mired in an unprofitable area by picking up and moving to a new spot. Creativity also flows on menus that are varied and often change with the wipe of a white board.

El Caporal Taqueria Leo Uribe came to the United States from Mexico when he was just 15 years old. In his native country he spent little time in the kitchen because he was told it was a woman’s work. Once in the US things changed.

El Caporal owner Leo Uribe and employee Cesar Llamas.

“Eighty percent or more of people [immigrating from Mexico] work in the kitchen,” he said.

enough money we started out with an old truck; (a) 1972,” Uribe explained.

Uribe spent five years working in big restaurants in Los Angeles before coming to Oregon and working in his uncle’s restaurant in Portland. There he learned how to make many of the spice blends that would eventually feature on his menu of authentic Mexican cuisine at El Caporal.

Starting out in Molalla in 2008, the couple moved their truck to Silverton in 2010 and eventually upgraded to a newer model, reserving the older version for catering.

In 2008 Uribe and his wife Albe Campos, both 32 with three children, purchased their first food truck. “Because I want to start my own business and I don’t have

When Uribe upgraded his truck he also overhauled his menu increasing from a handful of items to over 25, the most popular of which are the tacos and burritos. “I have many students from the high school, doctors, mechanics. We’re close to the school and the hospital,” he said.

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LOCAL FOOD CARTS El Caporal Taqueria The busiest time for El Caporal is the weekday lunch hour from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. when the line stretches across the parking lot. Unlike some restaurants that depend on a weekend tourist clientele, most of Uribe’s customers are regulars who leave town on Saturdays and attend church on Sunday.

“This has been my life for almost 10 years,” he said. “When you do something every day ... I can’t imagine doing something else. If I stopped this I don’t know what else I could do.”

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Mario Espinoza, 38, has dreamed of opening his own food cart for years.

“We’ve sold everything we own of value to buy this,” said fiancé and business partner 36 year old Emily Smith. “We wanted to build it without debt.”

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“We were almost going to rent in Salem,” Espinoza recalled. But a couple of chance meetings brought them to Silver Falls Brewery owned by Eric Druliner and Andrew Fox. Druliner and Fox were looking for a cart to serve food outside their new Silverton taproom. With that, Nom Nom found its home.

Although El Caporal takes up the majority of Uribe’s time he wouldn’t have it any other way.

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“I had managed a gym in my home town for quite some time, but had never really given much thought about owning our own gym,” Celia said.

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Looking Back


Former exchange student returns for a visit after 33 years

By Nancy Jennings Timing was everything for Marizel Porcalla. After 33 years, the former Rotary Club foreign exchange student from the Philippines came back to Silverton in July to reunite with her host families. Marizel spent one school year (19841985) at the high school, which was then called Silverton Union High School, while living with three host families. Marizel first lived with Steve and Nancy Larson, then with Bill (now deceased) and Cherry Hoffman and finally with Bob and Tootie Marcum. “They needed three host families. The Rotarians approached us,” Bob said. The Marcum’s three children were already grown and out of the house. They had hosted two other Rotary Club exchange students, one from Zimbabwe and one from Sapporo, Japan. Over the years, Marizel and Tootie, 88, exchanged cards and letters. In the most

recent one received in April, Marizel learned Bob had just turned 90 – and the couple had celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary. She decided at that moment it was time for a reunion with “Granny” and “Pop.” Coming from the small city of Naga in the Phillipines, Marizel was 15 when she arrived and “very naïve.” “I was a little scared because I was never out of the country,” she said. “In the Philippines we had maids. Here, Granny taught me how to do household chores. I learned to be self-sufficient and independent.” Cherry Hoffman – her second host “mom” – remembers the fun antics her two children, Staci Tanksley and Adam Hoffman, shared with Marizel. Staci and Marizel were the same age and enjoyed teasing Adam, who was three years younger. Cherry recalled many family outings to the beach and simply relaxing at home. “I think she really found herself while she

was here. Staci re-dressed her and taught her how to put on makeup. They were very much sisters,” she said with a smile. Getting into mischief after their 10 p.m. curfew bedtime was also a bond the two teenage girls shared.

Kristina Porcalla, Tootie Marcum, Bob Marcum and Marizel Porcalla.

“I found out they were getting up in the middle of the night and going out to the freezer and getting the ice cream and sitting on the bedroom floor with two spoons eating out of the carton,” Cherry laughed.                                              When the time came for Marizel to go back home to the Philippines, she was emotional. “I felt very sad. I got so used to being here. I was crying on the plane. The Hoffmans took me to the airport. I didn’t know when I would see them again,” she said. Marizel continued her education upon returning home. “I went to the University of the Phillipines in Manila. I studied Speech

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“I haven’t been here for 33 years, but it still feels like home,” Marizel said.

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“We built that A-frame and we lived there for 46 years. This morning we went out there and this young boy living there now asked us if ‘we would like to look around?’ She got to take pictures,” Tootie said.

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JFK High, 890 E Marquam St., Mt. Angel Mount Angel Library, 290 Charles St. Silver Falls Library, 410 S Water St., Silverton, 503-873-7633 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 Sit & Be Fit, Yoga

9:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Seniors 50 and older. Repeats Wednesday, Friday. Discount for members $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

Recovery at Noon

Noon – 1 p.m., 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. Reservations:, 503-874-6006

Evening Yoga

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

AA Meetings

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

Tuesday Zumba & Tai Chi

8 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Zumba. 9 a.m. & 5 p.m. Tai Chi. All Repeat Thursday. Seniors 50 and older. $3 members, $4 non-members. 503-873-3093

Mt. Angel Food Bank

9:30 - 11:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Community Center, 195 E Charles St. Repeats Wednesday, Thursday. 503-845-6998

Crafty Kids

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

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. Network, hear speaker. Free. 503-873-5615

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Mt. Angel Library Activities

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

Silverchips Woodcarving Sessions

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

Free Dinner

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

Thursday Take Off Pounds Sensibly

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

Compassionate Presence Sangha

7 – 8:30 p.m., Borland Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Mindful meditation, shared dialog. All spiritual traditions welcome. Free. Newcomers arrive 20 minutes early. 971-218-6641

Friday Silverton Toastmasters

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

Take Off Pounds Sensibly

9 a.m., First Baptist Church, 229 Westfield St., Silverton. All welcome. Sandy, 503-871-3729

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 Silverton Farmer’s Market

9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Town Square Park, Main Street, Silverton. Fresh produce, plants, flowers. 503-873-5615

Family Game Day

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Family game day for families with children of all ages. Free; caregiver must attend with children 0 - 5. 503-873-7633

Serenity Al-Anon Meeting

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

Saturday Free Lunch

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

Sunday Silverton Spiritual Life Community

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

Notices Free Summer Lunch

Oregon kids and teens (ages 1 - 18) get free summer meals at the following locations. Adult lunches can be purchased for $1.50. 503-873-6331 ext. 3770, Coolidge McClaine Park, 300 Coolidge St., Silverton. 12 - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday through Aug. 25. Mark Twain Elementary, 425 N Church St., Silverton. 11 - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday through Aug. 25. Mt. Angel Middle School, 460 E College St. Breakfast 7:30 - 8:30 a.m. Monday - Friday. Lunch 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Friday through Aug. 18. Scotts Mills Elementary, 805 First St. 11 - 11:30 a.m. Monday - Friday through Aug. 25. Silverton High, 1456 Pine St. Breakfast 7:30 - 8 a.m. Monday - Thursday. Lunch 12 - 12:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday through Aug. 4.

Mt. Angel School District Registration

St. Mary Public School: Returning students, kindergarteners 8:30 a.m. - 2 p.m. Aug. 22. Noon - 7 pm. Aug. 23. New students 8 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. Aug. 15 - 16. Mt. Angel Middle School: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Noon - 8 p.m. Aug. 23. JFK High: Seniors 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. Aug. 22. Juniors 1 - 4 p.m. Aug. 22. Sophomores 8 11 a.m. Aug. 23. Freshmen 1 - 4 p.m. Aug. 23. Open registration 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 23.

Silverton High Registration

Aug. 22: 8 - 11:30 a.m. seniors A-K, 1 - 3 p.m. seniors L-Z. Aug. 23: 8 - 11:30 a.m. juniors A-K, 1 - 3 p.m. juniors L-Z, 5 - 8 p.m. anyone unable to attend allotted time. Aug. 24: 8:30 - 11 a.m. sophomores A-K, 1 - 3 p.m. sophomores L-Z. Aug. 25: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. freshmen, new students A-K, 1 - 3 p.m. freshmen, new students L-Z.

Tuesday, Aug. 1 Sizzling Summer Prizes

Silverton Senior Center annual summer drawing. Tickets $1 each, seven for $5; available at Silverton Senior Center, Homer Davenport Community Festival through Aug. 7. 503-873-3093

Blood Pressure Checks

10 - 11:30 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Free blood pressure checks for seniors 50 and older. Provided by Legacy Silverton Health. 503-873-3093

Summer Reading Carnival

3:30 p.m., Mt. Angel Library. Celebrate the end of the summer reading program. Free. 503-845-6401

Caregiver Connection

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

Monitor’s National Night Out

5 - 7 p.m., Monitor Fire Hall, 15240 Woodburn Monitor Road, Woodburn. Taco bar dinner presented by the Monitor Community Assoc., and Monitor Telecom. Bring a favorite dish to share and join your neighbors. Bring the entire family.

Silverton National Night Out

5:30 - 7 p.m., St. Edward’s Episcopal Church, 211 W Center St., Silverton. Free hotdogs, chips, beverages. Children’s activities, games. Information provided on community organizations.

Mount Angel National Night Out

6 - 8 p.m., downtown near Glockenspiel. The Sausage Co. provides hotdogs. Salads, beverages also available. Music, sidewalk chalk contest, face painting. Bring storebought side dish. 503-845-9249

Scotts Mills National Night Out

6 - 8 p.m., Scotts Mills County Park. Free hotdogs, beverages. Bring side dish, dessert to share. 503-873-5563

Adult Coloring Night

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

Wednesday, Aug. 2 Actors/Improv Group

7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Variety of improvisational games. No experience required. Open to adults, high school students. Repeats Aug. 16. Ron, 503-873-8796

Thursday, Aug. 3 Wine & Words

5 p.m., Glockenspiel Restaurant, 190 E Charles St., Mt. Angel. Monthly book club with special wines, beers offered for attendees. 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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7 - 8:30 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Informal writer’s group to share, critique writing projects. Repeats Aug 17. 503-873-8796

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

Scotts Mills City Council

Odd Bodkins Show Opens

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

Silverton Lions Club

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

Homer Kick Off Party

7 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Start Homer Davenport weekend with live music by Sonny Hess and Lady Cat. Gates open at 6 p.m. with beer, wine, food. Free admission.

Evelyn Hamilton Story

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Joe Kurmaskie, the Metal Cowboy, presents Lightning in the Saddle: The Evelyn Hamilton Story. Hamilton, record-setting bicyclist, fought sexism, Nazis. Open to public. Free. 503-873-8796

Movies in the Garden

7 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Today: Kill Bill Vol. 1 (R). Aug. 10: The Little Rascals (PG). Aug. 17: Edward Scissorhands (PG13). Aug. 24: School of Rock (PG-13). Aug. 31: The Lorax (PG). $4 adults, $3 ages 12 - 17, $2 ages 5 - 11. Children 4 and under free. Season pass $15. Well-behaved pets on leash welcome. Attendees must show ID for R-rated movies; under 18 not admitted without adult. Beer, wine available for purchase. Movies start at dusk.

Town Building Challenge 7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Bring family, build town or house of Duplos or Legos. Free. 503-873-8796

Friday, Aug. 4 Homer Davenport Community Festival

11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Arts & crafts, food, music, kids activities, car show (on Saturday). Repeats 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. Aug. 5, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m. Aug. 6. 503873-5615,

Pathways & Passages

6 - 9 p.m., Borland Art Gallery, 303 Coolidge St., Silverton. Meet Dayna Collins, Nancy Eng, who use various media to create abstract art. Artwork continues on display during open hours through Aug. 27. Barbara, 801-414-3875

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7 – 9 p.m. Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Opening reception for Odd Bodkins by Carol Murphy and Chelsea Goin. Odd Bodkins includes characters by Murphy, jewelry creations by Goin. Refreshments served. Mac, 503-385-6780

Out of This World

7 - 8:30 p.m., White Oak Gallery, 216 E Main St., Silverton. Meet Out of This World artists Lori McLaughlin, Richard Berry, Forrest Freed. 503-931-4517

Saturday, Aug. 5 Harvest Breakfast

7 a.m. - noon, Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Silverton Lions Club annual pancake breakfast. Benefits community service projects. Repeats Aug. 6.

Homer Parade

10 a.m., downtown Silverton. Celebrating Our Cartoon Heritage.

Who is Homer Davenport?

1:30 & 3 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Gus Frederick presents visual overview of life and times of political cartoonist, Homer Davenport. Open to public. Free. 503-873-8796

Tuesday, Aug. 8 Open Quilting Group

1 - 4 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Bring quilt project to work on, share. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Alzheimer’s Support Group

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Alzheimer’s support group for spouses. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Ukulele Jams

6 - 7:30 p.m.,Silver Falls Library. Ukulele lesson followed by play and sing-along time. Bring ukulele, Daily Ukulele music book, music stand. Some ukuleles available. “Gig” kits available to check out. Everyone welcome; children must be accompanied by adult. Sponsored by Ukulele Fans of Oregon, Silver Falls Library. 503-873-8796

Silverton Planning Commission

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

Wednesday, Aug. 9 Gardening Tips

2 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Gardening with Dale Small. Free. Seniors 50 and older. 503-873-3093

Sunday, Aug. 6

Thursday, Aug. 10

Homer Classic Fun Run

The New Marketplace

9 a.m., Silverton High. 5K, 8K runs, 2-mile run/walk. $15 if preregistered by Aug. 4 at $20 day-of registration.

Davenport Races

11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Main Street, Silverton. Come watch crews race decorated couches at Barb Rue Memorial Davenport Races. homerdavenport. com

Monday, Aug. 7 Senior Center Board

1:30 p.m., Silverton Senior Center. Silverton Senior Center board meeting. Open to public. 503-873-3093

Silverton City Council

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

Mount Angel City Council

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

Noon, Silverton Friends Church, 229 Eureka Ave. Jason Codner shares mission, benefits of Silverton Food Coop. Speaker is Janell Desmond. Light luncheon, $6.50. Reservations due by Aug. 8 by calling Cathy, 503-999-2291. Presented by Mt. Angel-Silverton Women’s Connection, Stonecroft Ministries.

Silverton Mural Society

7 p.m., Silverton Mobile Estates Clubhouse, 1307 S Water St. Open to public. Dues $15/ year. Norm, 503-874-8101

Movie @ the Library

7 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Mighty Uke: The Amazing Comeback of a Musical Underdog. Discover why so many people are turning to ukulele to express themselves, connect with others. Open to public. Free. 503-873-8796

Friday, Aug. 11 Chamber Forum Lunch

11:45 a.m., Silverton Hospital. Networking, educational program. $12 members with reservation. $15 prospective members or no reservation. 503-873-5615,

Saturday, Aug. 12 Tunnel to Towers 5K

9:30 a.m., Mt. Angel Fire Station, 300 Monroe St. Tunnel to Towers 5K run, walk to honor life and death of Stephen Siller, NYC firefighter who lost his life Sept. 11, 2001, after strapping on his gear and running through the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel to the Twin Towers. Proceeds support first responders, service members. Adults $30, children 13 17 $15, children 12 and under $10. Day-of registration rises $10.

Wild West Show

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Whitewinds, 6569 Valley View Road, Silverton. Explore Wild West period shows from 1840 - 1900. Western merchants, live entertainment, food, kids games, more. Adults $14/day, $24/ weekend; children 6 - 12 & seniors over 60 $11/day, $20/weekend. Children 5 and under free. Repeats Aug. 13, 19, 20.

Life of an Oblate

10 a.m. - noon, Queen of Angel Monastery, 840 S Main St., Mount Angel. Oblate Council of Queen of Angels Monastery hosts opportunity to learn about life of an oblate. Lunch follows with Benedictine Sisters. Free; however, RSVP required by emailing

Buddhist Reading Group

11 a.m., Coffee Shop, 111 N Water St., Silverton. Read, question, discuss practical Buddhist literature. All spiritual traditions welcome. Free. Every second Saturday. David, 971-218-6641.

Monday, Aug. 14 Mount Angel School District

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

Silver Falls School District

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

Tuesday, Aug. 15 American Legion Post 7

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

Wednesday, Aug. 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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Silverton Fine Arts Festival

Ben Rue Benefit Concert

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. More than 100 booths of artists, food vendors, local groups. Live music, activities for children, adults. Repeats 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Aug. 20. 503-873-2480,

6 - 10 p.m., Vanderbeck Valley Farms, 7791 S Highway 213, Mt. Angel. Ben Rue concert benefitting After School Activities Program. Timothy James opens. Food, beverages available. $50; $75 VIP seating. benrueasapbenefitconcert.

Sunday, Aug. 20 Night Before S’Mores Party

Total Eclipse 2017 Poster Signing

10 a.m. - 6 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Books range from $.50 to $1. Benefits Friends of the Silver Falls Library. Repeats 10 a.m. 5 p.m. Aug. 19.

7 p.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 SE Sublimity Road. Help attempt to break the world record for the most people making S’mores at the same time. Entertainment by Joe Stoddard, followed by sing-along, star gazing. $5 per carload, up to 4 people. Additional people pay $2 per head at gate. Passes available at sublimityfestivalgrounds. com.

One Hot August Night

Monday, Aug. 21

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Carol Murphy on hand to sign her souvenir Total Eclipse 2017 poster. 503-385-6780

Friday, Aug. 18 Used Book Sale

4 - 7:30 p.m., Mount Angel Towers, One Towers Lane. Show N Shine car show, $5 barbecue, drawings, awards. Russ Strohmeyer DJs. 503-845-7211,

Total Eclipse of the Garden

Saturday, Aug. 19

4:30 a.m. - 6 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Eclipse viewing areas, viewing glasses, live music, outdoor movie, food carts, cash bars. $30; children 4 and under free with paid adult.

Solar Eclipse Breakfast

Sublimity Eclipse Viewing

6 a.m., Sublimity Harvest Festival Grounds, 11880 SE Sublimity Road. View solar eclipse. Complimentary viewing glasses for first 1,000 people. $15 per passenger vehicle. Passes available at

8 - 11 a.m., Silverton Senior Center. Pancakes, scrambled eggs, sausage, beverage. Outdoor, indoor seating. $7 adults, $3 children under 12. Repeats Aug. 20. 503-873-3093

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Path of Totality Festival

9 a.m. - 1 p.m., Silver Falls State Park. Eclipse viewing, brunch, music, mimosa bar, craft brew, wine tasting. $125, includes viewing glasses. 866-575-8875,

Sunday, Aug. 27

Total Eclipse of the Sun

Scotts Mills Pancake Breakfast

10:17 a.m. Two minutes of “night” in the morning. Don’t look directly at the sun without proper eclipse glasses.

7 a.m. - noon, Scotts Mills Community Center, 298 Fourth St. $5 per person. 503-874-9575

Ann Altman Signs White Steeple

Monday, Aug. 28

11 a.m. - 5 p.m., Lunaria Gallery, 113 N Water St., Silverton. Ann Altman signs her special edition eclipse print featuring White Steeple. 503-385-6780

Thursday, Aug. 24 Legal Advice

9 a.m. - noon, Silverton Senior Center. Free legal advice with attorney Phil Kelley. Seniors 50+ 503-873-3093

Health Insurance 101

6:30 - 8 p.m., Silver Falls Library. Statesponsored, free informational meeting presented by Natasha Egoroff, Outreach and Education Coordinator for State of Oregon’s Health Insurance Marketplace. Open to public. 503-873-8796

Friday, Aug. 25 Celebrate Families Picnic

4 - 8 p.m., Coolidge McClaine Park, Silverton. Free food, live music, games, bingo, prizes. Sponsored by Silverton Senior Center, Silverton Together, Kiwanis Club of Silverton. 503-873-3093

Vigil for Peace

5:30 - 7:30 p.m., Towne Square Park, Silverton. Silverton People for Peace gather holding signs pleading for peace, end of wars. Open to all. 503-580-8893

Wednesday, Aug. 30 Sunsets in the Garden

6:30 - 8:30 p.m., The Oregon Garden. Live music, hors d’oeuvres, tram tours, sunset viewing. Beer, wine, spirit tastings. Admission: $20 online at oregongarden. org, $25 at door. Under 21, garden members, $10. Well-behaved pets on leash welcome.

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To get your events and fundraisers published in Our Town and Mt. Angel Shopper, send your releases – including date, time, location, activity, cost, contact information – to datebook@mtangelpub. com. Or drop them off at 401 Oak St., Silverton. Eclipse graphic: SolarSeven.Filter: Grigory Bruev. ©

umni & Friends l A Party All Silverton High School alumni and friends are invited to attend the 19th Annual SHS Alumni Scholarship Fundraiser on Friday, Aug. 4, 2017 at the Mt. Angel Festhalle, 500 Wilco Highway, Mt. Angel. The no-host bar opens at 5:00 p.m. and the Wooden Nickel will be serving a buffet dinner at 6:30 p.m.

Advance tickets are available at Silverton Realty’s front desk at a cost of $30.00. Tickets may also be purchased on the day of the party for $35.00. Additional information is available by calling Mason Branstetter at 503-873-3545 or at:

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Donations needed to maintain murals The Silverton Mural Society is extra busy this season. We’re washing down all the murals and our muralist Tonya Smithburg and her assistant Kali Dirks are retouching murals that need work. Nature takes its wear and tear on them. We have 30 murals in Silverton and it costs between $10,000 – $12,000 a year to maintain them. Some are 23 years old and through the years have been kept up by a maintenance program requiring work on ones that need it every year.

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Submissions welcome: Our Town prints your comments in The Forum. Letters to the editor are printed on a space-available basis. We recommend keeping submissions to 250 words or fewer. Letters may be edited for length. To be published, letters must include the name of the sender. For verification purposes please include a telephone number. We will not publish it. Send submissions to or mail it to Editor, Our Town, PO Box 927, Mount Angel, OR 97362, or drop it by our office at 401 Oak St., Silverton weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Silverton High will use a two-person approach to filling its athletic director position this fall. The job came open when assistant principal and AD Wade Lockett was promoted to principal. Now, Lockett has announced that James Rise and Kevin Palmer will share the AD spot when school begins in September. Rise currently coaches baseball and teaches at the high school, while Palmer will be moving over from principal duties at Butte Creek Elementary School.

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Palmer also will handle human resource issues at the district office to fill a gap left by Dandy Parsons moving to the high school to mentor Lockett in his new position. Therese Gerlits, meanwhile, will shift

from assistant principal at the high school to principal at Butte Creek. Johnie Ferro, who has several years of experience with the district, will take over for Gerlits as assistant principal at Silverton High. Ferro was an assistant principal last year at McKay in Salem. “This is definitely something I’ve seen the likes of before,” Lockett said of the two-person AD. Lockett added that the usual model at Class 5A is for the position to be either combined with assistant principal duties or teaching assignments. Lockett said that it has not been determined yet if Rise will continue to coach baseball.

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Rise, Palmer split AD duties at Silverton High School “It’s how he feels about it,” Lockett said. “If he feels like the combination of duties is too much we can come up with another solution. And we believe having Kevin there to help is a huge plus for us. But we have a lot of confidence in James, quite honestly.” Tunel to Towers run: A new running event makes its debut Aug. 12 in Mount Angel. The 5-kilometer Tunnel to Towers race is part of a national series of events to honor 9-11 and firstresponders. The featured honoree is Stephen Siller, a New York City fire fighter who died on Sept. 11, 2001 in the Twin Towers. The race starts at 9:30 a.m. at the Mount Angel fire house, loops through the grounds of the Mount Angel Abbey and finishes at the Saafeld House on East College Street. The race costs $30 for adults, $15 for those 13-17 and $10 for those 12 and under. Individuals can register at (look for the Willamette Valley link). Runners also can sign up

JBO stars: Silverton’s JBO Junior American boys baseball squad advanced to the July 20-23 state tournament in Hillsboro. The team of fifth- and sixthgraders turned in a perfect 12-0 league record and finished second at a county event to advance to state. Silverton finished 1-2 in state play, defeating Stayton, while falling to Seaside and North Marion. The roster included James Brady, Owen Bruner, Kaleb Jackson, Jesse Keys, Jackson Pfeifer, Dylan Scott, Leiland Stevens, Ethan Uitto, Julian Rios, Kyle Whitaker and Carson Waples.

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Merlot with a twist By Nancy Jennings Oprah Winfrey has one. So do most libraries. Now you can add Mount Angel’s Glockenspiel Restaurant to the list. Raise your glasses and toast “Wine & Words” – their new book club. Started in January, the free monthly literary group is open to the public. Already nearly 20 members strong, the women and men meet on the first Thursday of each month at 5 p.m. Some order dinner during the meeting. Special wines and beers are offered to sample. Complementary French baguette slices fill the bread baskets spread out on the tables. Glockenspiel General Manager Kelsi Weeks said it took a group effort to get the social endeavor off the ground and onto the same page. “The challenge was ‘how do we get moms and working women out on a Thursday to come have a glass of wine and do something fun?’” she said, adding that she enjoys receiving the group’s feedback on the various wine samples.

Mount Angel Book Club uncorks fun Playhouse’s The Hallelujah Girls). Some went to watch her and a lot of us got to hear about how it went and what went on backstage,” she recalled.

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Weeks said at this point the group hasn’t followed the typical format of reading the same book and following up with a discussion. Instead they choose a genre – such as books about motherhood – and then share their findings from the books each person has selected.

Maureen Ernst, former part-time marketing consultant for the restaurant, suggested starting a book club last Spring. “I find the book club participants very fascinating because everyone has different interests. Personally, I have really branched out on my ‘reads.’ The suggestions from the members have been very educational,” she said. Some books discussed so far have included As Always, Julia by Julia Child, Seven Stones to Stand or Fall by Diana Gabaldon, The Chilbury Ladies’ Choir by Jennifer Ryan, The Sister by Louise Jensen and Alphabet Weekends by Elizabeth Noble. Mary Grant, owner and managing partner of the restaurant, enjoys the freeform social

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“I love books of any kind. I write down what everybody brings and we talk about it,” Weeks said. The single mother of two young children has worked at the restaurant for five years, having been a cook and server. She has written a couple of blogs for the restaurant on their website. “It was about the history of how this place came about,” she said.

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The Thursday evening performance at the Vanderbeck Valley Farm – five miles out of Silverton on Hwy. 213 – will open with bluegrass and pop from the Timothy James Band. El Caporal taqueria and the Spud Bus with loaded baked potatoes will be selling their wares. Beer, wine, water and sodas also will be available. No outside food or

alcohol can be brought into the venue. Tickets to this 18-and-older, 6 - 10 p.m. event are $50 for general seating on lawn (beach chairs and blankets are allowed) or $75 in the reserved area with seating in a chair at a table. Tickets can be purchased at on line or send a check to ASAP c/o Immanuel Lutheran Church at 303 N Church St., Silverton, OR 97381. The farm is located at 37791 S Highway 213, Mount Angel.




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NOTICES MT. ANGEL SCHOOL DISTRICT is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meals are served at no charge to those between 1 and 18 years of age. The program will run Monday through Friday from June 19, 2017 through August 19, 2017 (no meals served on July 4th). Meals will be served at Mt. Angel Middle School, 460 E. Marquam Street, Mt. Angel. Breakfast is from 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 a.m. and lunch from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Acceptance and participation requirements for the program and all activities are the same for all regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service. Mt. Angel School District is an equal opportunity provider.

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Are you cleaning out the garage? Sell those unwanted items. Your ad in Marketplace reaches the mailboxes of your neighbors in Mount Angel, Silverton, Scotts Mills, Stayton, Sublimity, Aumsville, Lyons, Mehama . . . TO ADVERTISE CALL 503-845-9499 August 2017 • 21

A Grin at the end

The wonder of it all ... Every once in a while, I am reminded of the fact that I’m not in charge. Neither are you.

Then there are the awe-inspiring sky shows that take place in some parts of our planet. Standing in the darkness of an Alaska winter, you will often see the northern lights, caused by the radiation the sun flings in the direction of our planet. It reaches the upper edges of the atmosphere and sets the molecules aglow, creating multi-colored sheets of light blowing in the solar breeze.

I get up early most mornings, and what I often see blows my mind. The stars splashed across the sky, from horizon to horizon, spinning through space billions of miles away, commingled with the planets that share a star with us – it all gives me a much-needed dose of humility. Even the weather is uncontrollable. In a time when people chatter incessantly about controlling the climate I find it comforting that they cannot predict what the weather will be in 10 minutes, let alone tomorrow or 50 years from now. Some years ago, when we lived in Minnesota, our windmill was hit by lightning. That was 1 billion volts of static electricity that lit up the night sky, brighter than the sun with a crashing explosion of sound louder than a million fireworks. Though the windmill was connected to the house only by plumbing and wiring, that single strike blew out every appliance in the house, from the furnace to the refrigerator and everything in between. It even reversed the polarity of the electrical system in the house. A year later, a mile-wide tornado spun its way across the countryside five miles north of our house. It destroyed an entire town – and everything else that happened to be in its path.

I’ve been in a few earthquakes, most of which were more of an earth shutter. But one that hit Alaska in 1964 was something else. At the time, we lived in Fairbanks, about 350 miles from the epicenter, yet the power knocked dishes off shelves in our apartment building. Today in Anchorage there’s a place, called Earthquake Park, near the airport where waves of soil are frozen in time, like the surf at high tide. Houses in Turnagain Arm that were once three blocks from the Pacific Ocean are now one block away. Then there are volcanoes. Anyone who was around in 1980 when Mount St. Helens blew its top was a witness to the immeasurable internal power the earth possesses. I would suggest that anyone seeking a source of limitless power look down, instead of up.

In a few weeks, we’ll witness yet another example of nature’s wonder. The moon will nudge its way in front of the sun, blotting out the daylight and sending a shroud of darkness over all of us. Total eclipses are rare, but we will get a front-row seat to yet another masterpiece of nature. Nope I’m not in charge here. Like the 7.3 billion or so fellow travelers on this blue-green marble that skitters through the solar system at 67,000 mph, making the circuit once a year, we are simply passengers. Someday, maybe, we’ll learn to enjoy the ride, to appreciate each other as neighbors as we make our way through the universe. We’ll be able to work together, erasing all of the many lines that we have drawn in the sand and soil and in our minds. We’ll embrace one another as we look up and drink in the wonder of it all. Carl Sampson is a freelance writer and editor. He lives in Stayton, Ore.

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SilVeRTon- #T2404 Will FiT eVeRYone 4 BR, 2.5 BA 2496 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $399,900 (WVMLS#720148) SilVeRTon -#T2412 QUaliTY HoMe 4 BR 3.5 BA 3226 sqft Call Chuck at ext. 325 $569,000 (WVMLS#719940) SilVeRTon- #T2402 WondeRFUl eSTaTe 5 BR, 4 BA 3751 sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $573,700 (WVMLS#720151) neW-#T2381 gReaT inVeSTMenT 4 BR, 2 BA 1224 sqft Call Marcia at ext. 318 $230,000

#T2412 QUaliTY HoMe $569,000 Quality home with custom features constructed by Anderson Homes, Inc in 2006. Cherry cabinets, granite countertops, kitchen island with sink, Jacuzzi tub, walk in closets, double sink in master bath, open floor plan with gas fireplace in living room. Located in Abiqua Heights. Call Chuck at ext. 325 (WVMLS#719940)

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