Day: July 31, 2013

Quickie’s to quickly become Bentley’s

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes After more than 10 years, Quickie’s is closing down at the end of the month. However, it quickly will open again. Owner John Sandstrom confirmed the coffee stand at 4435 River Road North, in the parking lot in front of The Cotton Patch, will become a Bentley’s Coffee. “We sold the business,” Sandstrom said. “It will be changing names. I decided to retire for the time being. We’re staying in the area. Our home is still here. We will probably do some traveling.” Sandstrom said he sold the business to Brandon Eastman, owner of Bentley’s Coffee in Salem. He believes Eastman is planning to reopen the facility as a Bentley’s on Aug. 5. Messages left for Eastman were not returned. However, a post on Bentley’s Facebook page on July 19 stated: “Keizer Bentley’s opening in August!” Sandstrom noted he moved to Keizer 11 years ago and opened Quickie’s in November 2002. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 26 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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Parks Board mulls priorities for potential new source of funding

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes If there is more funding for parks in Keizer, what should the top priority be? That was the question asked by Bill Lawyer, Public Works director for Keizer, during the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting earlier this month. Parks Board members in recent meetings have talked about the idea of adding $2 to the water bill residents pay. That funding would bring in an estimated $350,000 per year in new revenue. “We’ve been through similar exercises with the police department, as well as parks on previous ballot measures,” said Susan Gahlsdorf, Finance director for the city. “There are different ways of going about it. I have experience with what works. I’m here to offer my help. Resources are available to the group to promote parks and to be successful. My goal is to make it successful.” Lawyer said Gahlsdorf is putting together a five-year plan for park operations to see how much funding would be necessary. To read the complete article and other news from around the Keizer area, pick up a copy of the July 26 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...

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