1989: Springwater church celebrates 100 years
1969 — Residents of the Springwater area hosted guests from around Oregon. "Visiting at the Nick Hinchcliff home last week from Tuesday until Wednesday were the Fred Weises from Grants Pass, who are longtime friends of Rudy Krosh," The News reported. "Thursday guests of the Tedrows were Betty Kingman and daughters Jane, Joy and Jill from Beaverton."
1979 — Showings at the Broadway Cinema included "Convoy" and "The Great Train Robbery." In an advertisement for the latter, the newspaper noted that "Never have so few taken so much from so many."
1989 — Springwater Presbyterian Church was celebrating 100 years in the community. Festivities in honor of the anniversary would include historical displays at the neighboring Springwater Grange, dinner and a pageant of the church's history. "A few of the present members are descendents of some of those who organized the church. During the past several months the congregation has been very busy preparing for a great celebration in mid-July," Wilma Guttridge wrote in an article.
1999 — More than 2,000 people attended Estacada's annual Timber Festival. Activities included competitive timber activities, a magic show, a bubble gum blowing competition for children and fireworks accompanied by patriotic music. Many local organizations assisted with the festival, including students from Timber Lake Job Corps, who patrolled the grounds and cleaned up after the event.
2009 — A variety of performers were scheduled to stop by the Estacada library for its youth summer reading activities. To continue the programs' theme of "Be Creative," Eartha the Clown and Mudeye Puppet Company would participate in an event at the library.
2018 — The way in which art mediums tell stories was on display at The Spiral Gallery during the "What's Your Story?" show, with pottery by Michael Berkley and weavings by Rory Mutton. Berkley's pieces included pottery with text from various stories carved into them — also known as story vessels. Several of Mutton's pieces in the show are horoscope scarves, which feature personalized patterns based on a person's date, time and place of birth.
"Weaving, like pottery, tells different stories and sheds light as to how our ancestors perceived the world during their time. Patterns, choices of materials and the artist reflect different environments and cultures," Berkley added.