Month: May 2013

Sunday Farmers Market debuting

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes No matter how well the debut year of the Keizer Sunday Farmers Market goes, it will not be a banner year. The market, being put on by Salem Saturday Market, launches this Sunday, June 2. The market runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Chalmers Jones Park, behind Keizer Civic Center at 930 Chemawa Road N. “We are ready and we’re very excited,” said Tina Schneider, who is running the new market. “We’ve been doing a lot of planning and checking out the site. We’re making sure the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed. We have 45 vendors signed up. We’re expecting a good opening weekend.” Schneider, who will be at the market with her wood fired pizza, noted vendors will be selling items ranging from produce to lemonade to Mexican food. “We have a nice selection of people coming,” she said. “We’re not heavy on any one type of product. We’ll probably have some strawberries. We’ll have balloons for the kids. It will be a nice afternoon. We’re extremely excited about it.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 31 print edition of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe to the print edition for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at...

Read More

Food bank gives students warm welcome, job training

  By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When Kareli Caloca and Josh Cook-Hunter turn out to work at the Keizer Community Food Bank (KCFB), it’s a reversal of the normal way of things. “Our students are usually the ones receiving assistance in some way. When they come here, they are the ones who are able to help,” said Karla Canida, an employment training specialist with Salem-Keizer School District. Caloca and Cook-Hunter, as well as their classmates, are developmentally disabled and take part in the employment training program to sharpen their social and work skills. “I like taking the food out to the customer’s cars,” said Cook-Hunter. “It’s nice knowing that I’m helping other people.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

Read More

Gubser Neighborhood Association now Greater

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes What could be greater than the Gubser Neighborhood Association? How about the Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association? The GGNA board voted at its May 16 meeting to update its name since its boundaries have been expanded. As voted on in April, the GNA has expanded to match the boundaries of Gubser Elementary School, which includes the Country Glen, Hidden Creek, Swingwood and Verda-Lockhaven-Chemawa neighborhoods. “To extend our area and not do something with the name, when it covers other neighborhoods, maybe seems counterintuitive,” said Brad Coy, president of the GGNA. “The idea was to rename our organization Greater Gubser Neighborhood Association, which everyone liked.” Coy said the slight name change is a logical step. “It maintains the Gubser name, it still identifies with our history and it’s consistent with the Gubser Elementary boundaries,” he said. “It also recognizes the greater area and that we’re not just limited to the Gubser Neighborhood.” To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the May 24 issue of Keizertimes, available at stores all around the area. To subscribe for just $25 a year, click on the ‘Subscribe Today’ link at the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

Read More

Audition Saturday for Much Ado

Keizer Homegrown Theater is hosting auditions Saturday, June 1, for its Shakespeare in the Park production of Much Ado About Nothing. Those interested in auditioning should prepare a one- to two-minute classical monologue and be prepared to perform cold readings from the script. Auditions will begin at noon in Keizer Civic Center, 930 Chemawa Road N.E. The play will be directed by Evan Christopher. For a complete database of Shakespearean monologues, visit http://www.shakespeare-monologues.org/. Hopefuls should wear comfortable shoes and clothes they can move in, and be prepared to stay for the entire audition. Those unable to prepare a monologue in advance, must come ready to perform cold readings. Those with prepared monologues will be seen first....

Read More