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Center’s September Volunteer of the month. Esther is a very devoted volunteer at the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop, located at 207 High St. Esther is also very instrumental in the wonderful displaying of items from the Thrift Shop up at the Silverton Senior Center’s display case. Thanks Esther for all you do! VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED at the Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop…interested in volunteering ion your community? If you are dependable, trustworthy, flexible with retail experience and good people skills… then check out the Thrift Shop located at 207 High St. Call 503-874-1154 (Leave a message) or Ruth at 503-507-8932 or the Silverton Senior Center at 503-873-3093 THANKS to the following businesses, organizations and individuals who all helped make Vision Quest 2016 so successful! Thanks to: Donna Bates, Joyce Carone, Kathy Hunter, Carol Sheldon, Oregon Commission for the Blind, Oregon Public Utility commission, Oregon Talking Books & Braille Library, Harvey Petty & Everything Possible, Lions Club of Silverton, Guide Dogs for the Blind, Hull Foundation for the Blind, Silverton Eye Care, NWSDS Meals on Wheels, Eagle Eye Consulting, 3 Ten Water and Mike & Dana Rich. THANKS also to the terrific Travel folks who shared their resources, time and Trips with all of us at the Travel Fair. Huge Thanks to: Jim Engeman, Sandy Harrison, Elieen Williams, Travels with Andre, Sun Connections with Alice Grassel, Cory Duda & Christensens Travel Concepts, Oregon West, Group Active, Stacy Palmer & Silverton Chamber of Commerce and Travel Salem, Jennifer Cameron & Marquam Hills Alppaca Farm. Thanks to the Community Bingo Prize donations from local businesses and individuals who helped make it all work: Dairy Queen, Silver Creek Lanes, Papa Murphy’s, Mocha Delight, Brush Creek Playhouse, McDonald’s & Green Tree, YMCA & Becky Ludden, Burgertime in Mt. Angel, Willamette Valley Pie Company, Old Oak Oven Pizza, Silverton Senior Center’s Thrift Shop, Dutch Brother’s, Curves, Palace Theater, Silver Creek Coffee Station, and Kathy Hunter, Donna Wada, Wayne Brosig, Darylee Chandler, Jim Chandler, Ray Hunter, Otto Stadeli, Dennis Hadley, Donna Bates and the LDS Missionaries.


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Chestnuts grow into a lifelong fascination.. 4 Civics 101

Mount Angel hires manager .................... 6 New offer on Eugene Field school site ...... 6 Something for the Soul

Canyonview at 50 ................................... 7 The Ol’ Curmudugeon


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Letting Go – discovering a new view ..........9 Briefs .................................................10 Sports & Recreation

Fox football back on track.......................11 Business

New brews keep it local ........................12 Coffee and crepes at Silver Falls ..............13 Marketplace .....................................13 People Out Loud................................ 14

Vote I urge all my constituents and all Oregonians to vote this November. Please don’t “sit this one out”. Despite ugly hostility from both sides of the current presidential election circus, as well as the media hype and spin – try to ignore it and dig deep. Perhaps you can find even one positive reason in your heart for supporting either presidential candidate. I seriously doubt there is time left for a successful third party victory. Just like “sitting this one out”, the result of your independent vote will likely hurt the imperfect candidate you would prefer from this close and difficult election. No matter the current frustrations and distractions, please exercise your right to vote. Lastly, I hope you will join me in praying that our next President will pack their administration with experienced and thoughtful leaders that care for all Americans more than re-election and will assist the President in pointing the USA in positive directions. 

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Chestnut season By Kristine Thomas Growing up, some kids are fascinated by airplanes, sharks or sports. Others perhaps, books, dolls or bikes. Not Paul’la Allen. She was irresistibly drawn to chestnuts. Her childhood home was in the southwest hills of Portland, near a dairy. And in the field where the cows grazed were two large chestnut trees. Even as the cows nudged her, she would gather chestnuts. She recalls filling two paper bags with chestnuts and bringing them home to her mother. “My mother had no idea what to do with them,” she said, adding her mother was a former fashion model raising four kids. Paul’la was the youngest. Determined to learn about chestnuts, she asked Mrs. Raz, who owned the dairy and later donated some of her land for what is now Custer Park in Portland. Mrs. Raz, Paul’la explained, told her how to cook and store chestnuts. “Once I tasted a chestnut, that was it for me,” Paul’la said, adding she thinks chestnuts have the flavor of a sweet potato and recommends them with a little butter, salt and pepper.

A child’s fascination turns into a family adventure Shadow Mountain Ranch The Allens invite community members to pick chestnuts at the farm. U-Pick hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or until sold out for the day. U-pick is $2.50 a pound. The season is only two weeks long. Contact for directions and crop status at 503-873-7946 or

Knowing the produce manager at John’s Marketplace in Multnomah Village, Paul’la walked almost a mile from her home to the store, pulling a little red wagon with two paper bags of chestnuts. She was 7 years old. “He offered to give me $5 a sack,” Paul’la, 64, said. “In 1959, that would have been big bucks.” Recruiting three neighborhood friends, they picked three more bags, returned to the store and split the profits. Skip ahead to 2016 and Paul’la – along with her husband Jack and daughter, Julie – is still selling chestnuts. The owners of Shadow Mountain Ranch Chestnuts in the Silver Falls foothills, the Allens sell their nuts for $2.50 a pound. Estimating a paper bag could hold about

Paul’la Allen and her daughter, Julie, enjoy the working on their chestnut farm.

50 pounds of chestnuts, that equals $125 a bag. “The guy at John’s Marketplace got a good deal back then,” she said. Both Jack and Paul’la have traveled around the U.S. and the world. They served in the military, with Paul’la in the Marine Corps and Jack in the Army. Jack owned

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a funeral home in Portland and Paul’la worked for corporations including NBC and Xerox. They also have other business ventures. When they met their financial goals and looked at retiring, Jack asked Paul’la what she wanted to do next. Recalling the fond memories she had of riding horses at Silver Falls State Park, she told Jack to wanted to buy land in the area and plant chestnut trees. The first time they saw what is now their home, the former Christmas tree farm had a 20-foot high blackberry bush, slimy green moss growing on the ground and not a hint of any bugs, weeds or birds. Wielding a machete, Jack, now 78, chopped away at the blackberry bush while Paul’la chatted with the real estate agent. When he returned, he whispered in his wife’s ear the offer they should make on the property. She made the offer, it was accepted, and she later learned her husband had spied timber on the property. That was harvested and the proceeds used to purchase more land. Now they own 34 acres with about six in as a chestnut orchard with about 105 trees per acre. Back when they were considering the pros and cons of planting chestnuts, Jack said his dad shared with him that an acre of chestnuts and hazelnuts were about the

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same in poundage. What differed, Jack said, was that at the time they were looking, hazelnuts sold for 48 cents a pound and chestnuts were $2 a pound. The trio, along with Paul’la’s parents, planted all the trees themselves. “People think when we call Jack ‘The Digger,’ it’s because of his days working at his funeral home,” Paul’la said. Instead, she said, Jack got the name because he was the one operating the machine to dig the holes for the trees. The chestnuts they planted in their orchard were collected from Washington to California. They also traveled to France, Italy, Spain and Yugoslavia to learn about chestnuts. “We found a lot of nuts to plant traveling around the countryside,” Jack said. “Once when we were on our way to Reno going 75 mph when we spotted a chestnut tree and turned around to look at it and pick up its nuts.” They have gathered chestnuts from pioneer cemeteries and historic homes, including the Settlemier house in Woodburn, always asking permission before gathering the nuts. Their orchard includes European, Chinese, Japanese and American chestnut trees. They know of less than a dozen chestnut farms in Oregon. Because their trees are not grafted, “Mother Nature predicts the crop you get with chestnuts,” Paul’la said.

“One year a tree will produce, the next year it won’t.” It takes a frost for the porcupine burrs enclosing the chestnut to pop open, Paul’la said. Sometimes harvest happens as early as September, but normally it’s in October. Once the burrs fall to the ground there is a window of about two weeks to harvest the nuts. If the nuts haven’t been dislodged, they step on the burr to open it. Paul’la said she and Julie can gather a couple “hundred pounds in an afternoon,” with the nuts varying in size from a marble to a ping-pong ball. Their property is now a haven for wildlife, including deer, elk, rabbits, birds and squirrels, Paul’la said they all like to eat the nuts. Even their dog, Cocoa. Locally, they sell their chestnuts to Roth’s Fresh Market in Silverton and the produce market in Mulino. They invite people to U-pick chestnuts, adding they enjoy seeing families walking in the orchard and spending time together. “For the children, it’s like an Easter egg hunt,” Paul’la said. After stressful careers, the chestnut orchard is a place of peace and quiet for Jack and Paul’la. And when naming their ranch, Jack made sure “nut” wasn’t in the title. It became “Shadow Mountain Ranch” because, Jack joked, he didn’t want to live on a “nut farm.”

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Civics 101

City hires manager By Kristine Thomas

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Monday – Thursday: 10am - 5pm • Friday 10am – 1pm Dr. Michael Kim is announcing the FIFTH ANNUAL HALLOWEEN CANDY BUY BACK PROGRAM. We will pay any child $2 PER POUND for their unopened candy, and we are also going to hand out free toothbrushes and have a special event at the office as part of the program. Kids can still have all the fun of trick-or-treating, and now their piggy banks will benefit as well. We will be sending all of the un-opened candy and toothbrushes, toothpaste and floss to the troops again this year. Last year we sent over 200 lbs! Dr. Kim is utilizing this program in an effort to help educate the youth of the community and the drawbacks of eating candy containing high amounts of refined sugars. Offering to buy back children’s candy will help them learn about dental hygiene and give them the chance to get involved with the community. There is no candy minimum, and all children must be accompanied by a parent / guardian.


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The Mount Angel City Council unanimously approved hiring Amber Mathiesen as city manager Oct. 3. Mathiesen, 39, is currently the Amber Mathiesen city recorder for the city of Salem. With more than 15 years of experience in city government, Mathiesen was previously the city manager for Falls City, She has a bachelor’s degree in public administration from the University of Phoenix. Mayor Andrew Otte said Mathiesen will start full-time Nov. 1. The council interviewed several candidates before selecting Mathiesen. Mount Angel Police Chief Michael D. Healy has been serving as the interim city manager since May 22. 
 “She is the one we selected to be our city manager because we felt like she was the right fit and has the right mix of experience for Mount Angel,” Otte said. The city council concluded a five-month long search, aided i the recruitment process by the Mid-Willamette Valley Council of Governments. Applicants came from across the nation. Otte said Mathiesen understands what it is like to work in a smaller city, has good

financial experience, and had done her homework about Mount Angel. “She was the one candidate who bubbled to the top,” Otte said. “I applied for this job because I wanted the opportunity to work in a close knit and smaller community,” Mathiesen said. She said she has been visiting Mount Angel for many years and has enjoyed attending the Mount Angel Oktoberfest. “The first time I went to Oktoberfest, it was raining and despite the rain, there were a lot of people attending,” she said. Mathiesen said she doesn’t plan to start recommending changes or making quick decisions. She said she plans to take time to get to know the staff, the community, the business owners and the council. “I want to learn about the city, gather information and then after awhile, make recommendations on what needs to change to help the community,” she said. Saying she has an “open door policy,” Mathiesen invites community members to stop by city hall and share their ideas. City Councilor Pete Wall said when the council met Mathiesen that they knew she was a good fit because she was enthusiastic about the job. “She has a good background, the experience the city needs and she interviewed really well,” Wall said. “We all felt she had a sincere desire to become part of the community and that she wanted to serve the city. That’s what clinched it for me.”

District receives new offer for school site Silver Falls Superintendent Andy Bellando said the offer made in June on the Eugene Field Elementary School property in downtown Silverton was withdrawn on Sept. 30. “The reasoning that we received is that the purchase didn’t pencil out for this buyer,” Bellando said. Another offer was received by the school district vor the 410 N. Water St. sict in September, making it now the primary offer under

consideration. Bellando said a new due-diligence period of 60 days will be in place for any negotiation or review related to the purchase. Built in 1921, the Spanish Missionstyle one-story property is listed by Sperry Van Ness in Salem. The sales brochure listed the property for $1.45 million. The 35,000 square foot building on 3.46 acres has been on the market since the last week of May.

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Something For The Soul

50 years

Canyonview camp grows into a place to dream big dreams

By Brenna Wiegand When Ernie Campbell overlooked the 85-acre Drift Creek canyon near Silverton, he saw the fulfillment of a dream.

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Seeking ways to reach people of all ages, he and wife, Fern, brought a diverse set of ministries there including a radio broadcast, seminary, printing press, horsemanship school and in 1966, a Christian camp.

students learn every aspect of horsemanship: training, anatomy, facility design and herd management.

In 1973, Campbell’s son-in-law Dale “Buzzard” Price, married to Ruby, joined the effort and a spark was ignited that, over the next 40 years, would see Canyonview grow into an institution that has changed the face of Christian ministry.

“They are highly sought after once they graduate; people from the Olympics have dialed up and asked for ‘one of your people,’” Associate Director Chris “Newt” Kinman said. “Meanwhile, they’re learning the Bible straight from the Greek.”

They built cabins, created lakes with a diving board and rope swing and started a day camp program that grew to include several types of camps over the past 35 years. Next came kayaks, canoes and water slides. Though horses were part of the program from the start, in 1994 Canyonview Equestrian College was established as a two-year multidisciplinary program where, along with the Bible,

Kinman was 7 when he first came to Canyonview. His grandmother Florence Smith was attending a Bible conference. “I stayed in her camper and went to day camp,” Kinman said. “Summers at Canyonview were probably the favorite part of my growing up years.”

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the utility bridge, covered bridge, changing areas, gym, bathrooms, shop and an indoor training arena. Office Manager John Walker entered Canyonview Bible College 37 years ago and never left. He loves seeing kids start out as campers move up through the ranks in place at Canyonview – teen helpers, camp counselors, program directors, teachers, pastors and other endeavors. “It’s really a place where you can put your faith into action,” Walker said. Kinman added Canyonview is a place where campers can dream big and try dreams out. “And if one thing doesn't work, it’s OK; something else will,” Kinman said. “This is my dream job. I get to work on our website and marketing efforts and continue Dale’s legacy of making Canyonview a part of the community.” The camp’s primary sources of income are day camps, the equestrian college, outdoor school and donations. Last year’s collaboration banquet brought in more than


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“Financially we are stronger than we’ve been in a long time,” Kinman said. “Our director Jim Krieg and I have seen some tremendous development in getting out of the red into the black.” Through the volunteerism of individuals and organizations the camp’s amenities keep increasing – a zipline, “double helix” ropes course, bouldering wall, a paintball course and an 18-hole disc golf course “not for the faint of heart,” Kinman said. Upon his passing April 16, 2011, Dale Price’s son Joshua summed up the spirit and power of Canyonview Camp and the 40-year influence of “an extremely busy man who was never too busy”: “It was so amazing growing up at Canyonview, surrounded by nature, singing praise and worship songs around the campfire, Dad on the guitar,” he said. “And that’s exactly what we were doing when he died. We were all gathered together and spent the whole day praying and singing praise songs – and there were guitars.”

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Oh, what a night to remember. It was a night New York would be proud to claim and it happened right here in the Wine Cellar. Yes, it was that good – the music of Cole Porter and Hoagy Carmichael, the great and remembered one. Marilyn Keller sang each song as if it belonged to her, no note too high and no note too low. What a great voice! And then there was George Mitchell whose piano solos sent chills up my spine, fantastico! J Jorgensen’s solos were also spectacular. There was Carlton Jackson moving the entire ensemble with his steady beat on the drums and the man who put it all together, Jon Deshler playing his trumpet and flugelhorn. I tell you all, it just don’t get better than this, take it from the ol’ curmudgeon. Well, there was so much more to hear at the fifth annual Sidewalk Shindig. I visited with Brad Hirsh and his steel drums. I can’t help thinking about Harry Belefonte and his Banana Boat Song. To drummer Byron Mercurius and his Rhythm Culture Band, sorry, Byron, my bones playing just don’t come up to par since my stroke. Maybe next year.

If I don’t mention the Nix of Kin Band I’ll never be welcome at the Silverton Senior Center again! Thanks for adding Banjo Bill to your ensemble as well. The high school brass band that opened up the Shindig in front of the Palace Theater really gave the event a fine start. I commend the Silverton music department for keeping jazz alive. It is truly the music of the USA. Well, if I missed your favorite kind of music, hey, I’m only one man. I’m sorry. The Sidewalk Shindig was more than one man could get around to! Thanks to Lawrence Stone, Gregg Sheesley, Ron Nelson, Hilary Dumutresw and Greg Hart. They worked their butts off to bring this fantastic event to you. And many thanks to the businesses who made the best even of the year possible.

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By Steve Ritchie A common perception is that change gets harder as one grows older. Silverton artist Jane Castelan Buccola is a notable exception to that stereotype. Her growth as an artist has led to a major success in her painting career. Castelan Buccola’s painting, Letting Go, was accepted earlier this year by the Pastel Society of America for the Society’s 44th Annual Exhibition. Entitled Enduring Brilliance, the exhibition of work in the pastel medium attracted 1,496 entries from artists in the United States and 16 other countries. Only 175 works were selected to be shown in the recentlyconcluded show in New York City.

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Castelan Buccola said that initially this switch to the right brain was a “really scary” process for her, and required a lot of work. She did get help along the way. A fellow member of the Northwast Pastel Society, a psychotherapist by profession, had gone through the same process, and was fascinated by the cognitive change that abstract painting required. Castelan Buccola went to a workshop led by her friend, and began to draw and paint in a variety of media without carefully studying or trying to reproduce the subject, as she had done for so many years. “I feel like (abstract painting) is very freeing,” Castelan Buccola said. “A lot of people tell me, ‘I don’t understand abstract art.’ But there is nothing to understand. It’s about feeling. It’s different for everybody, and I don’t think the artist has to have a particular message. You can take it or leave it – if you find something you like in it you can take that, and if you don’t, that’s OK, too.” Ironically, Castelan Buccola said most of the work in the Pastel Society Annual Exhibition was representational. Her piece was one of the few abstract works in the show. She said the selection of her work for such a prestigious exhibition was “definitely” a feeling of validation for her as an artist, and bolstered her confidence. “That was questionable for me for awhile,” she noted, especially given her embrace of the abstract style. “I just feel so honored.

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“I’ve used a lot of different mediums but my favorite is pastel ... the color of pastels is very brilliant because it is pure pigment ... the particles (in pastel) each pick up light so there is kind of a flow to it. The first time I was attracted to pastel and wanted to do more of it was when I looked at a Degas painting. It really intrigued me and I wanted to try it. That’s been the way I have gone since then.”

The Scotts Mills Firefighters Association presents 38th annual barbeque chicken dinner and Bingo night Oct. 15, 5 - 7:30 p.m. at the Scotts Mills Fire Station on Third St. NE, Scotts Mills. Serving sit down or takeout meals. It’s $8 for adults, under 12 $5, and preschoolers free.

Castelan Buccola attended the opening reception of the Pastel Society of America’s Enduring Brilliance show on Sept. 23, and spent a long weekend in New York City with her partner, David Steinberg. They took in the Museum of Modern Art, and the Museum of Natural History, as well as going to The Lion King and to Ellis Island. The longtime Silverton resident is now looking forward to her next show at Lunaria Gallery – a joint show with Robert Fox – which will open in March 2017. Castelan Buccola plans to show her recent work, abstract florals in both oil and pastel, in this exhibition, which will be her fifth at Lunaria since she joined in 2010. But it might be hard to top the excitement she got when she heard the news from New York about her painting this summer. “Surprised? Oh my gosh, yes. I just sat on the end of the bed and looked at my phone. I turned to David and said, ‘They accepted my piece.’ I was just amazed and thrilled.”

Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. with door prizes being awarded through-out the entire event. There is a silent auction as well.

Silver Creek holds Fall Fest Silver Creek Fellowship hosts a free Fall Fest Oct. 26, 6 - 9 p.m. at 822 Industry Way, Silverton. The whole family is invited to enjoy carnival games, food, Bingo, hayrides, chili cook off, pumpkin carving contest, pumpkin dessert contest, apple cider press, dark maze, and candy Go to for details.

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Sports & Recreation

Back on track

Kick puts Fox football within reach of playoff spot

The Silverton High football team has rallied for a pair of victories and is on the verge of clinching a playoff spot.

has four experienced defenders: Desiree Sinn, Savvy Reilly, Maddy Valov and Ashtin Alexander. Molly Stadeli and Carmen Hodgson are on the wings, while Caitlyn Keating returns at forward.

The Foxes opened the Mid-Willamette Conference season with a pair of close losses, a 20-13 defeat at Dallas (the Foxes were stopped at the Dragons’ 25 in the closing seconds) and a 21-20 loss to Lebanon, which is tied for the league lead with Central at 3-0. Silverton has moved to 2-2 in league and 4-2 overall via a 48-21 home win against Crescent Valley and a thrilling 23-21 victory at Corvallis. The Foxes played after Our Town’s presstime Thursday at home vs. South Albany, and a win there would clinch one of the four MWC playoff berths.

Veteran goalkeeper Kyle Lulich has more than 30 starts on her resume. Freshman forward Paige Alexander is the team’s leading scorer and two sophomores, forward Izzy Haselip and defender Katy Sinn “already have made a big impact this year,” Cameroon said. Silverton kicker Ben Willis

Silverton, which is ranked No. 5 in Class 5A, showed its resilience and special teams strength in the win against Corvallis. Sam Morrison ran back an interception 30 yards for the Foxes’ first score and a 64-yard interception return by Spencer Clements set up a Levi Nielsen 1-yard run for a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. But the Spartans rallied to take a 21-20 lead with 8:05 left on a 4-yard scoring run by Roy Williams, who rushed for 140 yards and accounted for all three Corvallis touchdowns. Five minutes later Morrison’s second interception gave the Foxes a shot at a winning drive. Silverton marched to the 5-yard line, fueled by a 21-yard pass from Nielsen to Kobe Garcia. The Spartans held, though, and Foxes coach John Mannion sent out sophomore place-kicker Ben Willis to attempt a 22-yard field goal. Corvallis coach Chris McGowan called his final two timeouts in an attempt to “ice” Willis, but the ploy failed. Wills sent the ball through for the winning points with 1:04 left. “They tried to ice me, but I had confidence in my line and my holder,” Willis told Our Town. “We practice those kicks 30 times a day. I knew I could kick it.” “Every game we play in this league is a dog fight,” Mannion said. “And the win tonight makes the next one even bigger.” The unsung hero for the Foxes was punter Austin Haskett, who averaged 44 yards per kick, including three that pinned the Spartans inside the 10. Kennedy, meanwhile, is 5-1 overall and 1-1 in the insanely competitive Tri-River Conference. The Trojans lost their opener, a 15-7 slugfest at Regis, but rallied Oct. 7 with a convincing 28-6 home win against Central Linn. Kennedy is ranked fifth in Class 2A, with Regis (No. 1), St. Paul (No. 3) and Santiam (No. 7) crowding the

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“The team goal,” Cameron said, “is to improve our brand of soccer every game and go into the playoffs poised to make a run.” The Foxes’ boys squad is 3-3-4 overall and 0-2-1 in league play. One of the league losses was to No. 3 Woodburn and Silverton earned a 3-3 draw against No. 9 Central. The Foxes needed to finish in the top six to make the playoffs.

top tier of the rankings. The Trojans hosted St. Paul on Friday after Our Town’s presstime and will close the league season Oct. 28 at Santiam. The Trojans used a punishing ground game to down Central Linn, which is ranked No. 12 despite a 2-4 overall mark and an 0-2 league record. Bishop Mitchell rushed for 187 yards and a pair of touchdowns, while quarterback Brett Traeger added 75 yards and two more scores. Jack Suing rushed for 54 yards on nine carries as Kennedy rang up 316 yards on the ground. The defense was solid, holding the Cobras to 107 total yards. Central Linn scored its lone touchdown with 1:26 left. Soccer: The Silverton girls, who have finished second in the Mid-Willamette the past two seasons, are on top of the league at 3-0 and have an 8-2 overall mark. Right behind the Foxes are defending champion Corvallis and Crescent Valley, both at 2-0-1. The Foxes visit C.V. Oct. 20 and close the season Oct. 25 with a home match versus Corvallis. “The conference title will likely come down to the outcome of those games,” Silverton coach Gary Cameron told Our Town. The Foxes have a strong corps of returners from last year’s 10-3-2 team that lost to eventual Class 5A runner-up LaSalle Prep in the round of 16. Cameron called Hannah Munson and Maggie Roth a pair of “physical and talented” midfielders and he also

Cross country: Kennedy’s Kaylin Cantu and Alejandra Lopez both ran personal bests to finish 1-2 in the 28-team Regis-Stayton Invitational run Oct. 6 in wet and sloppy conditions at Stayton Middle School. Cantu ran the 5K course in 19:04, while Lopez clocked 19:26. The Trojans took second as a team behind Pleasant Hill. Kennedy’s boys squad finished seventh, led by Noe Jines (15th in 17:51). Silverton, meanwhile, competed in the Oct. 7 Flat and Fast Invite at Joe Dancer Park in McMinnville. The boys finished ninth, led by sophomore Haile Stutzman (14th in 17:05) and the girls were 10th, paced by Jori Paradis (41st in 21:18). Volleyball: Silverton is 12-8 overall and 7-4 in MidWillamette Conference play through Monday’s matches. The Foxes are three games behind co-leaders Lebanon and Corvallis with three matches to play. Only the top two MWC teams automatically qualify for the 16-team bracket. Silverton’s No. 11 ranking should help if the squad winds up in the play-in round. Kennedy is 12-8 overall and 5-4 in Tri-River play through Tuesday’s matches. The Trojans are in fourth place in league and just two squads automatically qualify for the playoffs. Kennedy is ranked 15th, which has the squad in the running for one of the two at-large spots. Follow me on @jameshday. Got a news tip? Email me at Follow Our Town on Facebook.

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Keeping it local By Melissa Wagoner Keeping it local is the goal of the new Silver Falls Brewery in Silverton. The business logo, the name of the brews, the handles for the taps and much of the ingredients in the beers themselves all have roots in the Willamette Valley. “We came up with our name by looking for a place that is bold and incredible and unique,” Andrew Fox, co-owner of Silver Falls Brewery said. “Silver Falls State Park has all of those attributes and we want to follow in its footsteps.” The brewery was the brainchild of Eric Druliner of Silverton, who in 2015 quit his job in law enforcement to brew full time and begin the process of licensing. Fox met Druliner through a mutual friend. “I heard that Eric was starting a brewery and asked if he needed or would like a partner and he said yes,” Fox said. Fox, a horticulturist who works in sales for a landscaping company, had been brewing beer as a hobby for years. “I have always loved to brew,” he said. The two struck up a partnership. “Eric does all of the day-to-day duty but we always talk every night about our next step,” Fox said. “As every business owner knows, we also work on the weekends, either brewing or organizing for the next week.”

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Silver Falls Brewery began marketing its beer in January 2016 by visiting local establishments armed with tasters. Now their beer can be found in Silverton, Salem, Molalla, Wilsonville, Lake Oswego and at Silver Falls State Park.


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“We brew mostly ales. We are trying to go back to the basics and brew traditional beer styles and not go over the top, like some Northwest styles,” Fox said. “We are always experimenting and making small changes to our beers to try and achieve the highest quality and taste.” Silver Falls Brewery achieves its quality with local ingredients like raspberries from Willamette Valley Fruit Co., found in their wheat beer, or hops from Goschie Farms in Silverton, found in the Willamette Valley Fresh Hop IPA. “Having a brewery in the Northwest means, we have the best hops in the world in our backyard,” Fox said. Among their other brews are Winter Falls Stout, Twin Falls IPA and Catamount Trail Ale, named for the newly opened mountain bike trail at Silver Falls State Park. Although in operation for less than a year Fox and Druliner are looking to the future. “We are in the process of opening our own Ale house in downtown Silverton,” Fox said. “We purchased a commercial building and we plan on having a tap room and rotating BBQ food and possibly some great food trucks.”

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By Nancy Jennings Fate reveals itself to us in many different ways. For Silverton resident Elisha Nightingale, it showed up on Craigslist. “It was a Sunday morning and I was on Craig’s List just searching for things for sale in Silverton. I was looking for a compost bin and some big garden planters,” she said. Within a few seconds, Elisha saw the business pop up. She immediately texted her husband at work and told him the Silver Creek Coffee House was for sale. They checked out the coffee house as customers and loved the location and atmosphere. Elisha loved her job as activities and development director at Willamette Valley Christian School in Salem. Taking over a business was the last thing on her mind. But the purchase wrapped up at the end of April and Elisha, 35, became the new owner of the oldest original coffee house in downtown Silverton. In July her husband, Joshua, 36, resigned as manager at the Silverton Safeway and joined Elisha in early August. “We thought we have to do it. We’re going to regret it if we don’t. It was very much meant to be,” Elisha said. Married for 16 years, the Nightingales moved to Silverton just over a year ago from Salem. Their daughter, Jaden, 15, pitches in at the coffee house when she can. She is their “star employee of the summer.” Former owners Paul and Amber Kethley moved back to Arizona after over two years of running the espresso machine. “In the past it’s been such a heartbeat of the community so I’d love for it to become that rejuvenated heartbeat,” Elisha said. Longbottom Coffee & Tea from Hillsboro provides their organic hot-air roasted coffee. Organic whole leaf tea is also on hand. Their drink menu, called the Mural Menu, is artfully suspended on a vintage-style door. Paying homage to some of Silverton’s murals, it offers such specialties as “The Astronaut,” “The Lumbermill,” “City of the Falls,” “The Mammoth” and “The Gallon House.” Their cards beckon to come and enjoy “Coffee & Crepes on the Creek.” “My family and I love crepes. We’ve done some traveling. We’ve been to Europe… and that good crepe and a good cup of coffee is hard to beat. And there’s nowhere in Silverton that offers crepes, so to bring

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COME JOIN US FOR DINNER Scotts Mills Firefighters Association present our 38th annul bbq chicken dinner and Bingo. Oct. 15, 5 - 7:30 p.m. Serving sit down or takeout meals Adults $8. under 12 $5, preschoolers free. Bingo starts at 7:30 p.m. with door prizes being awarded thru-out the entire event. Silvent auction as well All this at the Scotts Mills Fire Station. 3rd St. NE, Scotts Mills

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Silver Creek Coffee House 111 N. Water St., Silverton Monday-Friday 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. something unique and different was a huge advantage,” Elisha said. The updated menu offers a fresher, lighter fare. Seasonal items are available, and fresh produce is provided from the farmer’s market. Fall features homemade soups and breads from Silver Falls Bakery. Gluten-free crepes and pastries are available on request. Black and white photos of Silverton’s murals adorn the walls. The atmosphere is cozy and family friendly, with board games and toys. A row of vintage swiveling bar stools invites visitors to sit and chat. “I think a good coffee shop can be a lot like a bar where people come and feel familiar, welcomed and wanted,” Joshua said. They renovated the outside deck this summer. Customers can savor their coffee taking in the tranquility of Silver Creek. What is it like to become your own boss? “I have likened it to becoming a parent. In every way, yes, it’s dreamy and fantastic, but it’s hard work,” Elisha said. “We are working 12-15 hours a day, seven days a week. You don’t turn it off.”

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People Out Loud

Coming together We Are One. What a concept in this tumultuous year filled with bad news, hatred, worldwide conflicts, partisan politics and unified efforts with the sole purpose of winning arguments at someone else’s expense and exposing differences as a means of ridiculing. Who’s your friend? What could you possibly have in common?  How can we expect to get along when we aren’t even the same color of state? But a community sponsored event, We Are One, is out to make changes for the better Oct. 22. The free youth event is a night of “music, fellowship and more.”  Participants are Young Life, First Baptist Church, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Silverton First Christian, Salem First Christian, Bethel Baptist, St. Mary’s Mt. Angel, St. Paul’s Silverton, Assembly of God, Immanuel Bible, Silver Creek Fellowship and the Virtue First Foundation of Mt. Angel. Fellowship is the key. It is a nondenominational effort to bring young people together to listen to great music by featured artist Ben Walther, hear the inspirational words from Matt Novak,

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Youth Minister at Assembly of God in Silverton, and the word of God. Pizza and water will be served. The event runs 6 - 8:30 p.m. at Silverton Middle School gymnasium. Organizers are Nicole DeSantis-Litchy, Val Boen and Julie Bersin, and this firstever event is expected to draw a large crowd. DeSantis-Litchy said, “We really wanted  to get youth together to meet each other, find common ground and perhaps new friendships, and enjoy themselves with food, fun, inspirational speakers, and uplifting music. We think it is really important for the youth of our community to know they are not alone.”  We Are One.  Text “SILVERTON”

Speaking of wonderful events designed to bring adults together, don’t forget Judy’s Party Oct. 22 at the First Christian Church in Silverton. The annual event honors Judy Schmidt, a true icon and tireless community volunteer, who passed away in 2014. Contact the Silverton Chamber of Commerce at 503-873-5615 for information about this wonderful event, which raises funds for the chamber activities and local charities. The event is 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. There are a lot of nice people in the world. And, there are the other kind. Then there are genuinely nice people. The genuinely nice people are interested in what we have to say, and they actually are interested in what your kids are up to, how your weekend was, and if business is good. It is in their smile, their body language, the depth of their questions as to your well-being, and their mad listening skills. In a time when a smile or

a hug is needed, a genuinely nice person is a welcome antidote to a sometimes cold, unfeeling world. Kevin Griffin is a genuinely nice man. You may not know him or you may adore him. He’s a checker at Roth’s. Perhaps there is a better name than “checker,” but that’s not the point. The point is he is just plain nice and it is no act. When he asks if you found everything, he may looked crushed to hear that you couldn’t locate the lemon curd for your gingerbread. He will solve your dilemma by retrieving the lavender-scented kitty litter for you, or asking one of those nice high school kids to grab you a bag. Plus he is nice to them, too. He knows your family and when you are haggard and stressed. He is genuinely concerned about your well-being. He doesn’t get ruffled. He laughs. He knows sports. He knows when to apologize. He is, simply put, a genuinely nice person. It is a good time to find, and recognize, nice people. Paraphrasing Renee Zellweger in one of my favorite movies of all time, Jerry McGuire, “Kevin, You had me at “”Paper or plastic?””

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TOWNWOODBURN #T2233 2 acre loT 2 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 TOWN KEIZER $189,500 BARELAND/LOTS #T2309 greaT Horse ProPerTY 3 BR, 2BA 1835 silVerTon - #T2341 2 HoMes on 2 acres sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 $460,000 TOWN 3 BR, 2 BA 1367 sqft. 2.630 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 COUNTRY #T2335 coUnTrY liVing near silVerTon 3BR, 2BA 1467 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $375,000











sTaYTon-#T2340 –single leVel HoMe COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL STAYTON/SUBLIMITY 3BR, 2BA 1212sqft Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $208,700 (WVMLS#709407)









#T2309 greaT Horse ProPerTY in MT. angel 3 BR, 2BA 1835 sqft. 5.00 ACRES Call Desaree at ext. 326 $460,000 (WVMLS#705811) #T2316 PriVaTe & seclUded 4 BR, 4 BA 82.000 Acres Call Marcia at ext. 318 $849,000 (WVMLS#706727) #T2311 HoWell Prairie FarM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900


4BR, 2.5BA 2182 sqft Call Mary at ext. 320 $339,900 COUNTRY/ACREAGE





#T2265 2.13 UndeVeloPed acres 2.13 acre lot. Zoned ID Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 (WVMLS#698462) #T2265 UndeVeloPed acres 2.13 acrelot. Zoned ID #T2284 colonial HoMe on acreage 4BR, 4.5BA Call Chuck at ext. 325 $299,000 (WVMLS#698462) 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $479,900 #T2299 loT close To ToWn .450 Acres Call Meredith (WVMLS#701127) at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $68,900 (WVMLS#703418) Pending- #T2314 BeaUTiFUl HoMe 4BR, 2.5BA #T2294 readY For YoU To BUild 1.090 Acres Call 2072 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $279,000 (WVMLS#707202) Marcia at ext. 318 $162,000 (WVMLS#702893) #T2311 HoWell Prairie FarM 3 BR, 2 BA 1170 sqft 26.77 Acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $549,900 #T2293 WaTer FronT ProPerTY1.100 Acres Call IN TOWN NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION (WVMLS#706154) Marcia at ext. 318 $179,000 (WVMLS#702891) #T2320 coMPelTelY UPdaTes 3BR, 2BA 1262 sqft #T2333 large ciTY loT.510 Acres Call Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. 322 $187,600 Michael at ext. 314 $99,000 (WVMLS#709098) (WVMLS#707061) #T2331 BUildaBle 2 acres 2.00 Acres Call Mary at #T2331 BUildaBle 2 acres 2.00 Acres Call Mary at ext. 320 175,000 (WVMLS#709040) ext. 320 $175,000 (WVMLS#709040) #T2330 PerFecT To BUild 14.930 Acres Call Mary at #T2330 PerFecT To BUild 14.930 Acres Call Mary at ext. 320 $375,000 (WVMLS#709044) ext. 320 $375,000 (WVMLS#709044) #T2338 silVerTon Parcel Buildable 6,365 sqft Lot #T2313 large corner loT in saleM 4BR, 2.5BA Call Chuck at ext. 325 $74,900 (WVMLS#709283) 1805 sqft Call Becky at ext. 313 $250,000 (WVMLS#707212) #T2344 BUildaBle land in saleM 18.930 Acres #T2336 single sTorY keiZer HoMe 4 BR, Call Mary at ext. 320 $705,000 (WVMLS#709699) 2BA 1542 sqft. Call Desaree at ext. 326 $235,000 (WVMLS#709189) neW- #T2334 neW lisTing 3 BR, 1 BA 1179 sqft. Call Michael at ext. 314, Becky at ext. 313 $241,000 #T2344 BUildaBle land in saleM 18.930 Acres (WVMLS#709096) Call Mary at ext. 320 $705,000 (WVMLS#709699)



1150 sqft..830 acres Call Meredith at ext. 324 or Ryan at ext. $189,000 (WVMLS#703350) TUrner- #T2319 large HoMe in TUrner IN TOWN 5BR, 2.5BASTAYTON/SUBLIMITY 3090 sqft Call Michael at ext. 314 $449,900


#T2326 PlenTY oF rooM 5 BR, 2 BA 2354 sqft.

Call Mary at ext. 320, Angela at ext. 312 $269,000 WOODBURN


COUNTRY/ACREAGE idaHna-#T2295 oWn PriVaTe reTreaT 4BR, 2BA COUNTRY (WVMLS#698080)


$549,900 (WVMLS#709561) #T2346 WonderFUl sMall acreage 3BR, 1.5BA 1288 sqft. 4.47 Acres Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $359,900 (WVMLS#709824)


#T2275 WonderFUllY reModeled HoMe 4BR, 3.5BA 3590 sqft. Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $567,000 (WVMLS#699438) #T2284 colonial HoMe on acreage 4BR, 4.5BA 3680 sqft.1.510 acres Call Chuck at ext. 325 $488,750


cascadia-#T2262 PerFecT MoUnTain geT-aWaY 1BR, 0BA 912 sqft. Call Chuck at ext. 325 $69,000




#T2306 WonderFUl HoMe $489,900


(WVMLS# 709952)

GRI 873-3545 ext. 303

BARELAND/LOTS #T2282 creek FronTage/MUlTi-Use COMMERCIAL/INDUSTRIAL 5 BR, 3BA 3937 sqft.Call Meredith at ext. 324, Ryan at ext. 322 $393,900 (WVMLS#700697)







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