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Improve your favourite park with the City’s support

After some of our neighbours wanted to clean up their favourite park, they (and us) discovered the City has lots of support ready for such volunteers.

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Tuesday, January 26 at 7 PM – Join us on Zoom!

Get together with neighbors for a meeting via Zoom! This month, we will cover the following: [1]  Welcome, approval of December minutes, additions to agenda[2]  Neighborhood concerns and litter pick-up update[3]  Guests and special topics\ Tom Andersen: City Councilor: city updates, questions Lt. Jason VanMeter, city police; updates, questions [4]   Old Business:  SPIF grant due […]

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SESNA MLK Day of Services (photos)

Thank you! To those who came out on MLK Day of Services… We were blown away with the turnout of 12 folks at the SESNA MLK Day of Service litter pickup. We filled 25 bags in 90 minutes, mostly from the 14th and Tripp Streets area near the Mission St. underpass and on the littered […]

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SESNA MLK Day of Service Activity! – Jan. 18th

Join SESNA for a fun MLK, Jr Day of Service activity January 18, 2021 | 10:00 AM 14th Street SE at Tripp Street SE (south side of overpass on 14th) If you said yes to any of these, join SESNA neighbors for a litter pick-up on Monday! We’ll be meeting at 10 AM on 14th […]

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Support local?!

With the always wholesome Pressplay Salem publishing The Anti-Racist Ally’s Holiday Gift Guide, we are reminded that many locally owned businesses are struggling. If you are looking for takeout, or a holiday gift, why not support local?! Here are some neighborhood options: Plants and flowers 13th Street Nursery – 1298 13th St SE – 13thstreetnursery.net […]

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Two homes and 13 th St. Nursery win Bright Spot awards

Congratulations to three property owners in SESNA for beautifying the neighborhood – a refreshing, inspiring sight to see during these stressful pandemic times. Take a walk through our neighborhood – you’ll notice so many improvements to homes and yards this year, which makes our choices even harder! SESNA is placing Bright Spot signs at 1865 […]

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Get rid of those leaves

When traversing the historic SESNA neighborhood, one of the things standing out are the many and diverse trees lining the streets. These tall companions provide shade on hot days, a respite from harsh winds, cover and living space for all kinds of small animals, color the neighborhood green in summer and colorful in fall… But […]

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Re-discovering history

In 2010, after years of close partnership and shared vision, Mission Mill Museum (established 1964) and the Marion County Historical Society (established 1950) merged to form the Willamette Heritage Center. Today the Center connects generations by preserving and interpreting the history of the Mid-Willamette Valley.

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Halloween, safe and fun

Halloween, Oregon’s favorite holiday, is only days away. In the face of 2020, what recommendations are there to give? This year Salem City Police is not organising a Halloween Dress Rehearsal. Although last year’s safety tips for going around the neighborhood still stand. Similarly, the Salem Public Library is not hosting a Haunted House. Nor will the […]

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A home older than us

Your house is probably your home. And before that it was somebody else’s home. In a historic neighborhood like Southeast Salem, houses have stories to tell.