Calendar for September 27, 2019

Through Saturday, October 12 Willamette University Theatre presents Men on Boats by Jaclyn Backhaus. For more details visit Saturday, September 27 – Monday, September 30 Oregon Symphony, led by conductor Carlos Kalmar, presents Brahms’ Symphony No. 2, with pianist Garrick Ohlsson. The evening also includes Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 25.[Read More…]

Community radio gets signal boost

KMUZ Community Radio (100.7 FM) recently boosted the power of its radio signal, increasing the potential mid-Willamette Valley listening audience from 50,000 people to over 300,000. On Sept. 15, KMUZ increased its power from 34 watts to 220 watts. The upgrade represents a milestone for the Salem-based nonprofit radio station[Read More…]

KHT gets $5K grant from Cultural Trust

Keizer Homegrown Theatre (KHT) received a $5,000 Cultural Development grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust. More than $2.7 million was granted to 136 Oregon organizations earlier in September. The grant will support KHT’s initiative to provide free admission to all shows for Oregon Trail card holders. The grant will also[Read More…]

Nominate Keizer’s best teachers for 2019 Crystal Apple

Do you know a teacher, administrator or classified staff person who goes above and beyond to create a positive learning environment and help kids achieve their dreams? Honor them by nominating them for a Crystal Apple Award. The annual event is set for Thursday, Nov. 14, at Salem’s Historic Elsinore[Read More…]

Police: Teach caution along school routes

In light of recent events in Salem, police officials and schools are reminding students and parents to be safe when walking to school and back home.  The Marion County Sheriff’s Office has given some tips about how to stay safe. Parents should make sure to go over the route back[Read More…]

It goes by fast

The reunion organizing committee. Graduates of the McNary High School Class of 1969 gathered for a weekend of celebration and memories Friday through Sunday, Sept. 13 to Sept. 15. The reunion’s highlight was a dinner held at Scenic Valley Vineyard, north of Keizer. Co-chairs Bruce Chapin and Sandy Febach Armstrong[Read More…]

Open house Sept. 17 at MCFD1

Marion County Fire District #1 has scheduled two open houses for members of the community. Fire Chief Kyle McMann said it’s just one step in the fire district’s effort to improve communication with taxpayers. “We are grateful for the support of our community and want to say thank you,” said[Read More…]

Artists: Submit for city’s card contest

The Keizer Public Arts Commission invites artists of all ages to submit artwork which expresses the holiday season in Keizer for the 2019 Holiday Card Competition.  One piece of artwork will be selected by the Keizer Public Arts Commission to be reproduced as the City of Keizer’s 2019 Holiday Greeting Card. The artist[Read More…]

Saturday concert gets cancelled

Gabriel Cox plays guitar in the studio. Cox had scheduled a Keizer concert this weekend, but it has been canceled over weather concerns. Local singer/songwriter, Gabriel Cox, was getting ready to release his third self-produced album, Junior, during a live performance at Keizer Rapids Park on Sept. 14. Unfortunately, concerns[Read More…]

Simonka gets a special delivery

Kyle Juran backs a playhouse into the Simonka Place propertyFriday, Sept. 6. Simonka Place took delivery of a donated playhouse to add to their growing backyard Tuesday, Sept. 10. The house was donated by Bob Shackelford who won it in a Remodeling by Classic Homes raffle.  Union Gospel Mission dignitaries[Read More…]