Attention all book-lovers and knowledge-seekers! We are thrilled to announce the opening of a brand new neighborhood tiny library. This delightful little structure, located east on the Willamette Heritage Center grounds, is bursting with books for all ages and crafts for children. The library’s initial offerings focus on history, but the Heritage Center invites donations […]
Halloween, safe and fun
Halloween, Oregon’s favorite holiday, is only days away. Where to go for a safe and fun experience? Our own Willamette Heritage Center organizes once more their Drive-Thru Trick-or-Treat. Each car will drive through a route on the site to see all the fun booths and decorations, while the ‘Candy Crew’ passes out sweets. On the […]
Sadly enough, we have no more chickens roaming the backyard. What happened? As many other neighbors, we kept a small amount of chickens both for company and fresh eggs. Salem allows up to 7 feathered backyard dwellers if they are allotted sufficient space to roam and no roosters are included in the party. That makes […]
World Bee Day in Oregon
Oregon is home to about 500 species of bees. You can find them in forests, fields and our own gardens. These busy insects are the main pollinators for 90% of plants, so keeping them healthy is important for the production of food and protection of our environment. But the past decades the little fellows have […]
Wildlife in the neighborhood
One year ago, during a sunrise timed run through the neighborhood, I encountered a wild turkey on 19th and Ferry. A beautiful animal, walking the front yards as if it always lived here. And apparently they have. Wild Turkeys are endemic to South Salem. And sometimes a couple stroll over into our southeast neighborhood. The […]
In 2017 Mitch and Mia bought and moved into their first house on Trade St. Soon they discovered Mill Race Park as a favorite stop on the daily dog walks. The park was in a state of neglect – so they decided to turn it back into the family friendly place it is today.
The Salem Saturday Market near the Capitol is an endearing staple of our city. A good place for lunch or to pick up local produce and gifts. And who hasn’t discovered a new sweet to try or stared at a weird vegetable you never knew was locally grown? This article will show you how to walk to the market and see something interesting on the way.
After some of our neighbours wanted to clean up their favourite park, they (and us) discovered the City has lots of support ready for such volunteers.
With the always wholesome Pressplay Salem publishing The Anti-Racist Ally’s Holiday Gift Guide, we are reminded that many locally owned businesses are struggling. If you are looking for takeout, or a holiday gift, why not support local?! Here are some neighborhood options: Plants and flowers 13th Street Nursery – 1298 13th St SE – 13thstreetnursery.net […]
Congratulations to three property owners in SESNA for beautifying the neighborhood – a refreshing, inspiring sight to see during these stressful pandemic times. Take a walk through our neighborhood – you’ll notice so many improvements to homes and yards this year, which makes our choices even harder! SESNA is placing Bright Spot signs at 1865 […]