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Elyssa at WhirLocalFrom Peaks to Falls: Exploring the Best Day Hikes Around Salem, OregonJun. 12th, 2024

From Peaks to Falls: Exploring the Best Day Hikes Around Salem, Oregon

Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, Salem, Oregon is a gateway to some of the most breathtaking day hikes in the region. From the misty cascades of Silver Falls to the breathtaking summit of Mary's Peak, the area surrounding Salem offers a plethora of trails that call to outdoor enthusiasts of all levels. T…
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…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // June 7 – 9, 2024Jun. 5th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // June 7 – 9, 2024

Local businesses and organizations in Salem, Oregon are embracing the summer season and warm weather with some fantastic community events. Take a look at just a few things going on around the city this weekend! DIY Mini Candles - Summer Citrus Capitol Menswear invites everyone to visit their new DIY Candle B…
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…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 31 – June 2, 2024May. 30th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 31 – June 2, 2024

As we head into the first weekend of June, there's a great schedule of upcoming events happening in our wonderful city of Salem. Let's take a look! 2024 Lebanon Strawberry Festival Lebanon's beloved Strawberry Festival is BACK, ready to celebrate their sweetest tradition. This berry-filled event includes fan…
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!…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 24 – 26, 2024May. 23rd, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 24 – 26, 2024

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and Salem is ready with exciting events to kick off the beginning of summer. With live music and comedy, wine tasting, and adoptable kittens on the lineup, you can't go wrong. Let's take a look at just a few of the events going on around town. Wonderly! Live at the Gov Cup (Res…
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 …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 17 – 19, 2024May. 16th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 17 – 19, 2024

The days are growing longer and the weather is warming up, and there are plenty of great local events going on in and around our city. Let's dive into a few of the highlights. Spring Book Sale at Keizer Community Library The Keizer Community Library invites everyone to explore a wide selection of used books …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 10 – 12, 2024May. 9th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 10 – 12, 2024

It's time again for another weekend round-up of local events in Salem! From comedy shows and punk markets to outdoor adventures and local fundraisers, there's a little bit of everything going on this weekend. Turner Night Market - Mother's Day Edition Take a short drive to Turner for the launch of their mont…
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…
Connections365
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We are seeking to hire several positions that are vital to our organization:

  1. Foster Parents
  2. Direct Care Staff
  3. Mentors
  4. Part-time Janitorial/Lawn
Elyssa at WhirLocalExplore Oregon: Day Trips Within Two Hours of SalemMay. 6th, 2024

Explore Oregon: Day Trips Within Two Hours of Salem

Looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life without venturing too far from home? Salem, Oregon—located in the heart of the Willamette Valley—is uniquely positioned within an hour or two's drive from a variety of wonderful day trip destinations. Whether you're in the mood for a hike in the mountains, a st…
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 WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // May 3 - 5, 2024May. 2nd, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // May 3 - 5, 2024

Happy May! As the city continues to bloom into the colors of spring, the community calendar is also filled with exciting activities and gatherings. Here are a few local events happening around Salem this weekend. Marion County Master Gardener Plant Sale Mark your calendars for the Marion County Master Garden…
Liberty House Child Abuse Assessment Center
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Salem Area Chamber of Commerce
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Creating an Equilibrium

In the study of microeconomics, the supply and demand model are the backbone principles which determine price fluctuation. When a market’s supply and demand reach equilibrium––that is, when competition reaches perfection and the cost of creating supply “perfectly” equals the demand––economic equilibrium …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 26 – 28, 2024Apr. 25th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 26 – 28, 2024

Welcome to this weekend's exciting lineup of community events in Salem, Oregon! Gather your friends and family, and get ready to explore the variety of local activities that promise to make your weekend enjoyable and memorable. 2024 Spring Plant Sale Kick off your spring gardening at the Mission Street Parks…
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 WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 19 – 21, 2024Apr. 18th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 19 – 21, 2024

Get ready for another fun-filled weekend in Salem, Oregon! Our city is buzzing with a variety of events that are ready to entertain and inspire. Here are a few great ways to shake up your weekend. Trivia Night at Ankeny Vineyard Ankeny Vineyard is excited to host an early return of their popular Trivia Night…
Pam FahndrichTo The Ceiling Entertainment: The Hussey Brothers' Quest to Bring Live Entertainment to Salem's Historic Grand in Salem OregonApr. 12th, 2024

To The Ceiling Entertainment: The Hussey Brothers' Quest to Bring Live Entertainment to Salem's Historic Grand in Salem Oregon

In downtown Salem, where the past meets the present, Salem natives Alex and Andrew Hussey are scripting a new chapter in Salem's cultural narrative. As co-owners of To The Ceiling Entertainment and the event managers for Salem's Historic Grand Theatre, the Hussey brothers are key players in the expansion of li…
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…
Tim FahndrichFrom Pain to Purpose: The Story of Acres of Hope Youth RanchApr. 11th, 2024

From Pain to Purpose: The Story of Acres of Hope Youth Ranch

Acres of Hope Youth Ranch is changing lives, one young person at a time. Located just outside of West Salem, founders Emmy and Justin Arana have created a comfortable place where the mutual healing power of equine therapy and mentorship fosters growth, healing, and a renewed sense of hope among hurting youth. This uni…
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 WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 12 – 14, 2024Apr. 11th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 12 – 14, 2024

Another great weekend is approaching in Salem, Oregon, and with it comes a fantastic lineup of local events. From agriculture and gardening to family-friendly roller skating, Salem has something special for you. Let's take a look at just a few things the weekend has in store. 20th Annual Bauman's GardenPalooza…
Pam FahndrichBroadway Coffeehouse Unveils Salem's Newest Gem: The Tabletop Loft for Local Board GamersApr. 5th, 2024

Broadway Coffeehouse Unveils Salem's Newest Gem: The Tabletop Loft for Local Board Gamers

A new haven for board game enthusiasts has emerged at the Broadway Coffeehouse in Salem Oregon. Dubbed the "Tabletop Loft," this innovative space is redefining the local cafe culture by blending the love for ethically sourced coffee with the joy of board gaming. Manager Matt Mlinarcik shares the vision behind …
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 …
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon // April 5 – 7, 2024Apr. 4th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon // April 5 – 7, 2024

Welcome back to our weekly roundup of upcoming events in Salem, Oregon! This weekend, we're showcasing a variety of activities that are ready to captivate and entertain our community. First Friday Art Walk in Downtown Salem It's the first Friday of the month, which means it's time again for the First Friday…
Elyssa at WhirLocalThings to do in Salem, Oregon (Easter Egg Hunt Edition) // March 29 – 31, 2024Mar. 28th, 2024

Things to do in Salem, Oregon (Easter Egg Hunt Edition) // March 29 – 31, 2024

If you're looking for something to do this Easter weekend, hop into the spirit with a basketful of egg-citing events right here in Salem, Oregon! Find our exciting list of local Easter Egg Hunts (and an honorable mention non-hunt Easter event) below. Easter Egg Hunt at South Salem Church of the Nazarene Sou…

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