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Jocelyn LewisCuriosity for Learning and Joy for Life: Preschool Explorers KeizerMay. 28th, 2024

Curiosity for Learning and Joy for Life: Preschool Explorers Keizer

Meet Lynette Nuttbrock, the dedicated director and teacher of Preschool Explorers, who is on a mission to nurture young minds and foster a love for learning. With over two decades of experience living and working in the neighborhood, Lynette brings a deep sense of community and passion for education to her role. …
Elyssa at WhirLocalCloset Cleanout Guide: Steps for Refreshing Your WardrobeJun. 4th, 2024

Closet Cleanout Guide: Steps for Refreshing Your Wardrobe

Is your closet or dresser packed with clothes you no longer wear? It might be time for a closet cleanout. Cleaning out your closet is as much about decluttering as it is about rediscovering and refining your style. Not only can you free up valuable space by getting rid of items you don't want, but you can also give yo…
Keizer Community Foundation
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New partnership supplies reusable water bottles for McNary students

Loren's Sanitation and Recycling Service and North Marion Recycle and Disposal have partnered with The Keizer Community Foundation in a pilot program for McNary Students. Insulated water bottles have been purchased for students to use with water fill stations at the school. This project will eliminate plastic waste an…
Jocelyn LewisMaverick’s Independent Baseball League: Reviving Baseball Culture in OregonMay. 20th, 2024

Maverick’s Independent Baseball League: Reviving Baseball Culture in Oregon

In the heart of the Mid-Willamette Valley in Keizer, Oregon, a new era in baseball is unfolding with the Maverick’s Independent Baseball League. Baron Robison, the Marketing and Promotions Executive for the league, offers insights into how this league is reshaping the landscape of baseball in the region. Reviving…
Elyssa at WhirLocalExploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own CityMar. 12th, 2024

Exploring Local: Tips for "Rediscovering" Your Own City

In the hustle and routine of daily life, it's easy to overlook the beauty and uniqueness of the cities we live in. Becoming a "tourist" in your own town is not just a way to break the monotony, but also a great opportunity to support local businesses and discover new-to-you places. Here are a few tips for "rediscoveri…
Jeremy TurnerKeizer Community Library Oct. 15th, 2023

Keizer Community Library 

Fall Book Sale When: Friday and Saturday, October 20th & October 21th, from 9am to 5pm (closing at 4pm on Saturday).  Where: Keizer Civic Center - 930 Chemawa Rd Keizer OR 97303 What: Thousands of books! Paperbacks- $.50, Hardbacks- $1, DVDs- $1 “Bag of Bo…
Salem Keizer Scavenger Hunt
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2023 Salem/Keizer Scavenger Hunt A Huge Success

Thank you so much for participating in the 3rd Annual Salem/Keizer Scavenger Hunt, presented by Acorn Dentistry for Kids. As you know, we had some big prizes. And, the winners are...Registration Prize $500 Winner: Rebecca PhillipsGrand Prize $1000 Winner: Kimberly PerkinsCongratulations to both winners!…
Jocelyn LewisNurturing Growth and Teamwork: Youth Sports Flourish in KeizerAug. 28th, 2023

Nurturing Growth and Teamwork: Youth Sports Flourish in Keizer

Youth sports play a crucial role in the development of physical health, social skills, and a sense of camaraderie among young individuals. In Keizer, a charming community known for its vibrant spirit, a wide array of youth sports leagues and training programs have taken root. From soccer to martial arts, these opportu…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThe Mental Benefits of Learning Another LanguageDec. 9th, 2023

The Mental Benefits of Learning Another Language

Did you know that December is "Learn a Foreign Language Month"? What better time to dive into a new language? Whether you're a seasoned polyglot or just starting your linguistic journey, understanding how learning another language can benefit your brain is truly fascinating. Cognitive Enhancement Learning a new …
Jeremy Turner72nd Annual Distinguished Service Alma AwardsFeb. 28th, 2023

72nd Annual Distinguished Service Alma Awards

My wife, Robin, and I moved to Woodburn in 1991 and It didn’t take long to recognize this is a special community.  Neighbors, businesses, and future friends sincerely desired to welcome and include us. It was easy to feel at home and part of something bigger. Much has changed since we moved here thirty-three…
Elyssa at WhirLocalChoose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping SeasonNov. 22nd, 2023

Choose Local: Why Supporting Small Businesses Matters This Shopping Season

As the holiday season approaches, consumers are bombarded with endless Black Friday deals. During these high-profile shopping days, when big box retailers and online giants often dominate the market with massive sales and promotions, choosing to shop at small and local businesses can make a big difference. While Small…
Elyssa at WhirLocalBeyond Solo Reading: Perks of Book Clubs and How to Start Your OwnOct. 7th, 2023

Beyond Solo Reading: Perks of Book Clubs and How to Start Your Own

If you like to read, you likely enjoy those cozy solo moments when you get to be fully immersed in a new book. But when the book is over, you might have further questions or feel the urge to talk about what you've just read. Starting or joining a book club can transform your reading experience into a social and insigh…
Elyssa at WhirLocal7 Fun Water-Based Summer Activities for KidsJul. 25th, 2023

7 Fun Water-Based Summer Activities for Kids

When summer temperatures soar, finding ways to keep kids cool and entertained becomes essential. Don't worry; we've got you covered! These seven exciting water-based summer activities will ensure your kids (or any big kids at heart) stay cool and have a blast all season long. Water Balloon Frenzy A water balloon…
Elyssa at WhirLocalWays to Support Local Artists and the ArtsSep. 10th, 2022

Ways to Support Local Artists and the Arts

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding “YES!” we have five ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits i…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift StoreApr. 7th, 2022

3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift Store

Spring cleaning season is among us, which means it's time to figure out what to do with your unwanted items. Instead of letting your items pile up in storage or be thrown away, you should consider donating them to a local thrift store. If your items are desirable and still in good condition, there are many benefits to…
Elyssa at WhirLocal4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your AreaSep. 18th, 2021

4 Ways You Can Support the Art Scene in Your Area

Do you love art and want to support the local art scene in your neighborhood? If your answer is a resounding "YES!" we have four ideas to help you do just that. Attend Local Art Shows or Pop-up Art Gallery Exhibits A great way to support the local art scene is by attending art shows or art gallery exhibits in yo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Family-Friendly Fall ActivitiesSep. 7th, 2021

3 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

Have you seen the leaves changing? Fall is just around the corner, and with it comes cooler weather, the return of school for some, and fun seasonal activities. Looking for family-friendly fall activities to do this season? Look no further! Here are a few of our favorite ideas. 1. Visit a Pumpkin Patch Going to …

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