Day: July 29, 2014

maurices coming to Keizer

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A new clothing store is coming to Keizer Station – plus another new restaurant. So far, only the name of the clothing store is being confirmed publicly. Minnesota-based maurices, a store for women in a variety of sizes, has confirmed it will be coming, but not when. “We are excited to be part of the community,” said Natalie Greve, assistant vice president for social media and public relations at maurices. “Unfortunately, we don’t have any additional information available about our store opening that we can share at this time.” Nate Brown, director of Community Development for Keizer, made a reference to maurices coming “soon” to Keizer Station at a recent Keizer Planning Commission meeting. The store will be located along Keizer Station Boulevard, next to Old Navy. The Keizer Station map shows a building No. 64 in that location. Such a building does not currently exist, but is being built for this purpose. Jack Steinhauer, director of Development and Acquisitions for Keizer Station owner Donahue Schriber Realty Group, confirmed the news as well. “Donahue Schriber has signed a lease with maurices,” Steinhauer said. “They will be going in line next to Old Navy. They will be located on the east side of Old Navy, which is an unbuilt building.” Thomas Fallon from Benner Stange Associates Architects out of Lake Oswego submitted an application...

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McNary student helping redefine ‘pageant girl’

By ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes At 17, Brandi Urban has achieved something a lot of people spend much of their lives seeking: self-confidence. Being named Oregon’s National American Miss in May was just part of the journey. “I had a queen from another pageant take me under her wing the first time I competed. That helped me through the first year, and it was a big part of the reason I had so much fun. Now I get to do that for other girls,” Urban said. Urban has competed in the National American Miss (NAM) pageant since her sixth grade year and won the crown and the title for the first time this year. She also scooped up awards for Cover Girl, Most Volunteer Service, Best Thank You Letter, Most Recommendations, Most Ticket Sales, Portfolio Award, Spirit of America and Outstanding Participation. The volunteer service award is one she’s particularly proud of given her high level of involvement with Eagles Auxiliary 2255 fundraisers and charity drives, as a counselor for Outdoor School, and as official team photographer for the Salem Spartan rugby team. “It was a surprise to learn that they were actually awarding it based off volunteer service during the prior three years, but I’d always used one year’s worth of service and still won it,” Urban said. As the youngest of five siblings, Urban spent...

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