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Category: Our City
The Outstanding Neighbor or Neighborhood Association honors a group or individual neighbors that set an example, performed a project encouraging civic participation, or enhanced the city some manner. Two members of our neighborhood were honored with this award. Honored for weeks of fending off illegal camping and litter at the tiny Mill Race Park, was […]
Meet our new city councilor
Meet Linda Nishioka, our new Ward 2 city councilor. Her priorities: A vibrant, attractive, walkable downtown, responsible development, ending homelessness and improving the environment. She wants to contribute to making Salem “a city that takes care of itself, and is welcoming to all.” She’s lived in the Willamette Valley most of her life, attending college […]
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 […]
Helping our Homeless Campers
Helping our homeless campers The City recently announced that police no longer respond in person to certain non-emergency calls, such as reports of illegal camping or excessive noise, unless they have the capacity at the time to do so. Still, they promise to log and investigated all complaints. You can help with these tips: Address […]
The Willamette Heritage Center brings a special exhibit looking at the history of making live music in our community. What do an 1875 upright piano, a child’s band uniform and a concert flyer for Little Richard all have in common? They are rarely displayed artifacts that will be on display documenting the rich and long tradition of […]
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.