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Elyssa at WhirLocalWays to Support Local Artists and the Arts

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…
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Tim FahndrichSatisfy Your Sweet Tooth With A Visit To Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth With A Visit To Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes

We had the opportunity on Friday evening to swing over to Michelle Ashley Custom Cakes to grab some amazing sweets. They are located in the 45th Parallel building on Hyacinth. If you've never been, and you're looking for a great place to satisfy your sweet tooth, you are in for a huge treat. When we walked in, we …
Tim FahndrichMeet Jeremy McDonald, local sports journalist and community builder

Meet Jeremy McDonald, local sports journalist and community builder

As fall sports get underway in Oregon, it's hard to miss the contribution that local sports journalist Jeremy McDonald has had on our community over the past several years. Jeremy runs JMcDonaldMedia.com and related social media channels. He doesn't get paid, but as he likes to say, "It's his full time job". He's …
Tim Fahndrich6 Reasons to Visit the Oregon State Fair

6 Reasons to Visit the Oregon State Fair

Dates: 8/26-9/5/2022Location: Oregon State Fairgrounds, Salem It's fair time at the Oregon State Fair. Do you have favorite memories of visiting the fair? Or, have you never been? View this post on Instagram A post shared by Oregon State Fair (@oregonstatefair) Here are 6 reasons to visit…
Salem Keizer Scavenger Hunt
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2022 $1000 Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Patrick Johnson for winning the $1000 Grand Prize. Wahoo! Thanks for playing.
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Reasons to Donate To Your Local Thrift Store

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 Area

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…
Keizer Community Foundation
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KCF Donates Food To Local Keizer Schools

The Keizer Community Foundation has started the new school year with an initial food donation to 7 Keizer Schools this week! Ready to help support Keizer students? Contact us or donate today!
Elyssa at WhirLocal3 Family-Friendly Fall Activities

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 …
Elyssa at WhirLocal10 Must-Haves for Day Hikes

10 Must-Haves for Day Hikes

Day hiking is an excellent way to get outside and enjoy nature. It can also be a great opportunity to exercise, explore new hiking trails, and spend time with friends or family. If you are planning a day hike soon, we've compiled a list of 10 must-haves that will make all the difference! 1. Good Shoes or Hiking Boo…
Elyssa at WhirLocal6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public Library

6 Great Reasons to Support Your Local Public Library

Many people are unaware of the benefits public libraries provide to communities. From free Internet use to library programs for all ages, the library has something for everyone! Let's discuss 6 great reasons why you should visit and support the library in your community. 1. Free library cards It's true—most pu…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Educational Summer Activities to Ease Kids "Back to School"

5 Educational Summer Activities to Ease Kids "Back to School"

Back to school season may be coming right around the corner, but summer break isn't over yet! To ease your kids back into school mode, we came up with a list of five educational summer activities you can squeeze into your schedule before your child returns to the classroom. 1. Summer Reading Club or Reading Challen…
Elyssa at WhirLocal5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your Area

5 Great Ways to Learn About the History or Culture of Your Area

Discovering local history and culture is a fantastic way to spend your spare time and learn about where you live. Whether you are looking for something fun to do with kids or friends or want to find out more about the neighborhood you live in, here are a few activity ideas to get you started: 1. Look for Local Tour…
Elyssa at WhirLocalFun and Safe 4th of July Activities That Don't Involve Fireworks

Fun and Safe 4th of July Activities That Don't Involve Fireworks

While 4th of July is all about celebrating the United States' independence (and eating good barbecue), it can become dangerous once fireworks are involved. During unprecedented dry weather and in places where wildfire danger is high, it might be best to skip the fireworks during your festivities this year. Luckily, th…
Elyssa at WhirLocal8 Tips to Help You Plan a Successful Yard Sale

8 Tips to Help You Plan a Successful Yard Sale

If you're holding a yard or garage sale to get rid of some things you don't need anymore, it might take a little more thought and planning than you think at first. Let's look at a few of our favorite tips on how to prepare for a yard sale by deciding what you're going to sell, pricing items appropriately, picking the …
Alyssa Mueller5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

5 Steps to Finding the Right Volunteer Opportunity

Volunteering in your local neighborhood is a great way to give back to your community and develop closer relationships with the people you live around. If you are in search of a volunteer opportunity, here are some steps that will help you find the perfect one. 1. Identify Your Skills The first step in finding t…
walkingontheheightsNational Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30th

National Adopt a Shelter Pet Day - April 30th

Did you know that there are over 70 million homeless dogs and cats in the United States alone? That's a whole lot of pets without homes! National Adopt A Shelter Pet Day is coming up on April 30th and it's time to find your new best friend.

When you adopt a shelter pet, you not only save an animal's life, you gain …

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