Author: Lauren Murphy

Now open: FruitBox on River Road

Fabiola Baulenzula, a family owner of FruitBox, and Adela Cortez another member of the family opened at 4570 River Road N. last week. FruitBox Snack Bar has rolled into Keizer. The brick and mortar store, located on Lancaster Drive, has expanded to using a food truck once again. They have[Read More…]

Raquel’s Catering grows city’s food truck offerings

Raquel Morales recently stationed her taco truck alongside Chemawa Deli & Market at 388 Chemawa Road N.  Another new truck joined the ranks of Keizer’s growing food scene. Raquel’s Catering offers a variety of fresh made Mexican food including, of course, tacos, making it the resident taco truck.  The owner,[Read More…]

Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop

Despite a pandemic cancelling or postponing most of the milestones graduates partake in, the advisors to the McNary High School Latino Club didn’t miss a chance to mark the moment for its graduates.  Damaris SandovalJennifer RuedaBerenice GonzalesNayalli GonzalesSisters Berenice and Nayalli GonzalesJessica LopezAaron Gonzales The senior members of the club[Read More…]

Food truck operators chug along on River Road

Russ and Su Rappe While restaurants are adapting to take-out only models, Keizer’s resident food trucks are in their element. “It really hasn’t hurt our business that much since all the restaurants right now are take-out only, that’s all we do is take-out,” said Russ Rappe, co-owner of Thai Food[Read More…]

Keizer church fosters community through gardening

Keizer Church of Christ’s community gardens near, Keizer Little League Park, are available to everyone, not just church members. Keizer Church of Christ created their neighborhood garden in hopes of connecting with their neighbors. “Once the Keizer Station Apartments were built, it gave us the opportunity to think about other[Read More…]

COVID lockdowns aren’t all bad news

Photo by Sanju Chand Prema Thakur, an official for the Champawat district in India, teaches Pratap Singh Bora, a 56-year-old migrant laborer from Nepal, how to write his name in Hindi. In times of world crisis people are often starved for good news. We seek out good news, which seems[Read More…]

Gaming club staying connected online

When Jamie Harris created Satellite Gaming Club for students, he intended for them to physically gather together as a community. Recent social distancing measures have called for a Plan B. Like many other group advisors, Harris is reaching out to his students through social media, amongst other avenues. The main[Read More…]