1997: Open house features holiday gifts with 'Christmas magic'
At Campanella's Market, jumbo stalks of celery were available for 18 cents each, bacon was 59 cents a pound and crackers were 49 cents per box. The market was located at the intersection of Highway 224 and River Mill Road.
A bakery had recently opened at the Safari Club. "Enjoy fine danish pastries, baked fresh every morning, or take home some sweet treats for the family," an advertisement read. "Veteran baker Chris Christensen and cake decorator Linda Alton will be delighted to take your special orders 24 hours before delivery. Weddings, anniversary and birthday cakes are our specialties."
Dan Bacon, a member of the Estacada High School J.V. football team, had recently subscribed to The News and was disappointed by the newspaper's focus on varsity teams. "I think you need to give the (J.V.) team more recognition, because they had the best record of all the teams," Bacon wrote in a Letter to the Editor. "One of the reasons I bought the paper is for the articles on the J.V. team."
Items from the newspaper's community calendar including a meeting of the Compassionate Friends, which provided support for grieving parents and siblings; a community bingo night at Estacada High School and auditions for the Estacada Theater Company's new play, "2088."
The Estacada Floral and Gifts' open house would feature "Christmas magic" and a variety of other items, including fresh flowers, handmade ornaments, Victorian stockings, jewelry, candles and dolls. The shop was located at 303 N.E. Main St.
Lawyer Shauna Sjostrom had recently joined David Kushner's Estacada law office and was eager to begin practicing in the area. "(During) my senior year of college I took a class which focused on environmental policy, rules, regulation and application. I found it very interesting," she told the Estacada News. "My father's family are mostly loggers and mill workers, and I found it to be intriguing to try to be a middle voice in between the extremes — the right, business and people first and only, and the left, environmental all over."
Sean Drinkwine triumphed in the recent mayoral election, garnering 55 percent of the vote. He told the Estacada News that he was eager to dedicate himself to the position. "I don't want to be a part-time mayor," he emphasized. "I want to be a full-time mayor."