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April neighborhood meeting

On Tuesday April 23 at 6:30 p.m. In person at Capital Park Wesleyan Church (410 19th St. SE). 6:15 – Social time and welcome6:30 – Introductions, approval of minutes, additions to agenda6:40 – Guests Sgt. Steve Galvin, Salem Police Department, with city updatesAndrea Christiansen, Neighbor to Neighbor, a non-profit mediation serviceLinda Nishioka, City Councilor Ward […]

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The Quiet Clean Resolution

This week SESNA passed a resolution supporting the Quiet Clean Salem movement in reducing the effects of noise and air pollution of yard tools on all our lives. This follows the SCAN neighborhood who joined in February, and hopefully just the first of manny to follow. Gas-powered tools like lawnmowers and leaf blowers have become […]

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March neighborhood meeting – New time!

On Tuesday March 26 at 6:30 p.m. In person at Capital Park Wesleyan Church (410 19th St. SE). 6:15 – Social time and welcome6:30 – Introductions, approval of minutes, additions to agenda6:40 – Guests Crime and Prevention, Salem PD Sgt. Steve Galvin Quiet, Clean Salem resolution, Jim Schepke on phasing out the use of gas-powered […]

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Embracing Dark Skies: Benefits for Residential Neighborhoods

In the hustle and bustle of urban life, it’s easy to overlook the beauty of the night sky. Yet, the Dark Skies movement advocates for preserving and restoring the natural darkness of our nighttime environment, not only for the benefit of stargazers and astronomers but also for the well-being of city residents. As city dwellers, […]

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Priorities for 2024

In January the SESNA board had its yearly retreat, to discuss and decide on priorities for 2024. Continuing projects New for 2024

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SESNA annual meeting

On Tuesday, November 14 at 6 p.m. In person at the Dye House of the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill St SE. We’re starting the meeting EARLY next Tuesday, Nov. 14, for a good reason — a delicious buffet, catered by Marc Nassar (back by popular demand). Please join us next Tuesday, Nov. 14 at […]

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How a Sewing Center Can Help You Unleash Your Inner Artist

Whitlocks Sewing Center is a family-owned business that has been serving the sewing and vacuum needs of the Salem community since 1952. The company was founded by John Whitlock, who was a sewing machine repairman at the time. Over the years, they expanded to include vacuum cleaner repair and sales, as well as a wide […]

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Backyard birds

People love watching birds. If you’re ready to give this hobby a try, a good place to start is learning about the small birds you’re most likely to spot in your own backyard. That’s what I did. Over the span of a couple of weeks, I kept records of the birds visiting my own yard’s […]

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Is your short-term rental compliant?

Five years after Salem created the short-term rental license program, Code Compliance Officers are doing the rounds. You might have recently received a communication from the City, stating a date when Code Compliance Officers will come around to inspect your short-term rental for compliance with city codes. They will be looking for smoke alarms, egresses […]

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How Google shut us down (again) – Updated

Google terminated our Youtube channel after only 2 days stating “This account has been terminated due to multiple or severe violations of YouTube’s policy against spam, deceptive practices, and misleading content or other Terms of Service violations.” As a legitimate neighborhood association we are dependent on free services to serve our neighbors. For some reason […]