Day: June 11, 2013

New garden sprouts

  By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Darren Schmidt saw the overgrown, unused property behind his house when an inspiration hit last summer. Why not turn the land into something to benefit others? Thus was born a community garden. In March, the garden was started on the property at 7870 Wheatland Road. The .25-acre property is owned by Clear Lake United Methodist Church, of which Schmidt is a member. A portion of what is grown in the beds is given to Keizer Community Food Bank. Schmidt’s idea started last year when he would help at the food bank on Thursdays and see the lack of fresh produce coming in. “Last summer this land was sitting idle,” Schmidt said. “I asked people at the church about doing a community garden last winter.” Though such an idea had been talked about before, this time it finally took root. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the June 7 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 the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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Filmmakers set to tackle ice zombies, yetis and the afterlife

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes Brothers Phillip and Tim Wade want to take you on a journey through the Alaskan legend of Adlivun populated by goddesses, ice zombies and yetis, but they also need your help to make it happen. “The core of this project is the script,” said Tim, 18. “We’ve all seen movies that cost a ton of money to make that aren’t very good, but we know we have the story to make a good movie.” The Stayton-born siblings already have more than $1,200 toward their $15,000 Kickstarter campaign for Winter Village: The Legend of Guillianna and nearly a three weeks left before it ends. The animated film is a side project that’s become much more like full-time work, for Phillip, K-23 production manager. K-23 is Keizer’s local access public television station. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the June 7 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 the top of the page, call 503-390-1051 or visit our office at 142 Chemawa Road North in...

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