We're facing the hottest few days of the summer so far and they time perfectly with Silverton Fine Arts Festival. We thank the stewards of Coolidge-McClaine Park for keeping the park wonderfully well treed. We know from the past few years that it's a cool(er) oasis during the August heat so we stiffen our upper lips and get on with it. We hope the 100+ degree temperatures forecast for Saturday don't put off the citizens of Silverton and beyond. But if it's too much to bear hold on until Sunday when the temperature is predicted to drop to a heavenly 89.