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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…
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…
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 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 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…

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