One of the most heartening aspects of modern urban life is the rise of the neighborhood tiny library. These charming little book depositories, often created and maintained by dedicated volunteers, serve as a testament to the human desire for knowledge, community, and connection. They bring people together around a shared love of reading and learning. […]
We Belong / Pertenecemos
You might have seen the signs and posters around the city, showing people coming together and the slogan: Your voice. Your neighborhood. Your community. The city’s new campaign ‘we belong‘ is an initiative aimed at supporting neighborhood associations and promoting a sense of community and belonging. The campaign’s main goal is to encourage residents to […]
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 […]
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.
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.
In 2010, after years of close partnership and shared vision, Mission Mill Museum (established 1964) and the Marion County Historical Society (established 1950) merged to form the Willamette Heritage Center. Today the Center connects generations by preserving and interpreting the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley.
A home older than us
Your house is probably your home. And before that it was somebody else’s home. In a historic neighborhood like Southeast Salem, houses have stories to tell.
An award for Dave MacMillan
SESNA resident Dave MacMillan received the City of Salem ‘At Your Service’ Volunteer Award for 2017. Dave volunteered for the Salem Heritage Neighborhood Subcommittee, focusing on documenting historic buildings in SESNA. He also developed a calendar featuring photos of homes around the neighborhood, sold as a fundraiser. Dave’s work will contribute to coming walking tours […]
SESNA and City of Salem are sponsoring a series of neighborhood discussions about earthquake and emergency preparedness.