Silvertonians gather at the American Legion on Thanksgiving
Day, Nov. 22, to enjoy a dinner hosted by the legion and St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.
Yule Log Festival
gets rolling Saturday
Silverton’s annual Yule Log Festival will be held on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Kendall Mountain Recreation Area, starting at 10:30 a.m.
Children compete to find the Yule Log by following the candy clues and gathering candy left by the Sugar Plum Fairy.
Hot cocoa will be served. Please bring a dessert to share.
There will be Carolling by the bon fire.
This year’s Yule Log Festival is presented by the Silverton Youth Center middle school and high school students.
Christmas Bazaar scheduled for Dec. 8
The annual Silverton Christmas Bazaar will be held on Saturday, Dec. 8, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the American Legion building.
The event is sponsored by the American Legion Post #14 Women’s Auxiliary.
Vendors should contact Vicki Mahlios, 903-2147.
2013 calendar on sale
The Silverton Standard & the Miner, a national historic site in journalism, is again conducting its annual holiday fundraiser, offering a 2013 calendar with amazing scenic color photos of the San Juans.
The 2013 calendar is available for $9.95 plus $3 shipping and handling.
“We have some great photos in this year’s calendar,” said Standard editor Mark Esper. “It makes a great gift for anyone who loves Silverton and the San Juans.”
The calendar may be pur- chased by sending a check to: Silverton Standard, P.O. Box 8, Silverton, CO 81433. Or call (970) 387-5477 with credit card information.
Town to upgrade Blair Street plowing in a ‘pilot project’
The Silverton Town Council on Monday adopted a resolution regarding snow routes and plowing policies that will being bring some changes to a few blocks of Blair Street.
Through January, the town is planning to conduct a “pilot project” to plow the snow on four blocks of Blair Street to the center of the street, similar to how Greene Street is plowed.
The move is to address concerns by Blair Street business owners that piles of snow at the side of the street conceal some businesses and make the street look too desolate.
The town plans to plow the snow on Blair Street to the center instead, from 10th Street to 14th Street. This will require a ban on parking on those four blocks when a “Red Alert” is issued indicating the town crew will plow the next morning.
One problem with the plan is the lack of snow to plow.
“Hopefully we’ll have enough snow to plow to the center by January,” said Town Public Works director Gilbert Archuleta. “We need it.”
Caldera Belly Dance Holiday Hafla Dec. 14
Join Caldera Belly Dance for a festive holiday celebration!
This fun event will feature family friendly belly dance performances, shopping with local craft vendors, door prizes, light refreshments, and lots of holiday cheer! The Holiday Hafla will be held on Friday, Dec. 14, from 6-9 p.m at Silverton Movement Center.
Interested in vending? Please contact Lisa at 970-749-3244.
Silverton Food Bank seeking donations
It’s that time of year again — the Silverton Food Bank annual fundraiser.
The food bank is totally funded by donations and operated by volunteers. It was started 12 years ago by Andy Gleason with Rose Raab doing the books (which she still does today). The food bank has a total open-door policy and everyone is welcome.
Checks can be made out to St. Patrick’s Church and mailed to P.O. Box 331, Silverton, CO 81433.