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Here’s why field burning is allowed in the Willamette Valley heat

With temperatures nearing or surpassing record levels and air quality warnings in effect, burn bans are commonplace.  But there are still sometimes long plumes of smoke headed into the skies over Salem begging the question: Why? “It’s a very visible activity, you can actively see it,” said farmer Kathy Hadley[Read More…]

Four businesses create one-stop shop for media services

(Keizertimes/Hunter C. Bomar) Lewis Media Group, Gregory Dean Photography, J Turner Solutions, and Mid-Valley Media all moved to Baker Plaza 126 Chemawa Road N earlier in March. The move was done to provide a one-stop-shop for customers seeking media or marketing services. These collaborative businesses have worked together for years,[Read More…]

Asian pacific islander day at the capitol

File Photo Asian and Pacific Islander Day at the Capitol will begin at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at the Oregon State Capitol. All are welcome to this free event to celebrate the rich and diverse cultures of the Asian Pacific Islander geographic region and their influence on Oregon.[Read More…]

Easter events

File Photo • Keizer Christian Church will host its annual Easter Egg Hunt from 10 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 20. The hunt is free for age 0 up to fifth grade and held on the church lawn at, 6945 Wheatland Road North. A short storytime will be held[Read More…]

SKIT Theatre to stage Annie

SKIT Theatre will stage the award-winning musical, Annie in May at the Salem First Free Methodist Church, 4455 Silverton Road NE. Based on the comic, Little Orphan Annie, the show tells the story of Annie’s search for her parents, her life in an orphanage run by the evil Miss Hannigan[Read More…]

Enlightened Theatrics to stage the odd couple

Enlightened Theatrics will stage The Odd Couple, Female Version by Neil Simon starting on Friday, April 26 at Salem’s Historic Grand Theatre. This comedic play features two polar opposite roommates having to coexist and argue over cleanliness and organization. In this version the characters Oscar and Felix are replaced with[Read More…]

Oregon Garden hosts digging in the dirt event

File Photo The Oregon Garden Foundation will present their Digging in the Dirt event on Mother’s Day, Saturday, May 11, starting at 10 a.m. The event will be held in the Discovery Pavilion by the Oregon Garden Resort in Silverton. Guests can enjoy coffee and pastries before they begin assisting[Read More…]