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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 […]

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Backyard chickens and city wildlife

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 […]

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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 […]

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The Song Goes On: Making Music in Salem

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 […]

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Summer meetings in the park

Neighborhood association meetings take place in local parks during the summer months. All are welcome! Summer meetings are on the fourth Tuesday of every month from 7:00 p.m. to about 8:30 p.m. Come early (6:45 p.m.) to socialize! Schedule: June 28: Aldrich Park, Gazebo at Mill St SE and 15th St SEJuly 26 : Lee […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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How your neighbors cleaned up Mill Race Park

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.

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Walk to the Saturday Market, and tour interesting sights along the way

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.

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Improve your favorite park with the City’s support

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.