Day: July 12, 2010

Portions of Dearborn closed due to construction

A portion of Dearborn Avenue will be closed until July 30, and smaller parts will be local access only throughout a sewer line replacement project. The City of Salem is constructing a new sewer line in the Dearborn Avenue area east of Claggett Creek to 18th Avenue, Brandon Avenue and Brandon Court to replace a failing line. Dearborn between Verda Lane and Claggett Creek Park will remain closed through July 30, and the remaining section of Dearborn Avenue from east of Verda Lane to 18th Avenue, 18th Avenue from Dearborn to Brandon Avenue, and Brandon Court will be local access only until the project is complete. It’s expected to be done near the end of September. Residents and business owners should consider alternate routes during construction. For more information, contact Troy Thomson at the city of Salem at...

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Meet the new faces of public art

Twilight Reverence What it is: “Twilight Reverence” Who made it: Jim DeMetro Where it is: At Inland Shores, north of Lockhaven Drive on River Road [MAP: 1] What is it: A Native American elder. ““That is part of a family of Native American pieces I have done…. It’s more of a piece to represent the family of Native Americans who have lived along the Columbia River and the basin here. … I did a mother and daughter, a mother bathing her daughter’s hair. It’s a water piece. I’ve done another one with a father and son fishing. That’s also a piece that has fire associated with it … Twilight Reverence is the grandfather, the leader of the tribe.” Fun fact: The statue’s torch is equipped for fire via natural gas or propane. Summer Breeze What it is: “Summer Breeze” Who made it: Jim DeMetro Where it is: In front of Figaro’s Pizza at the Creekside Shopping Center. [MAP: 2] What is it? The statue of a little girl stands about 50 inches tall. “Actually it was a commissioned piece I did for a woman in Portland. She lost her daughter at seven years old to cancer and so she wanted to have a memory of her. She had this beautiful garden and a little pond in her backyard. So she wanted a sculpture to remind her of her daughter....

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