At SESNA's October Open House and Annual Meeting, we asked you to vote on a few things. Here are results! What project should we pursue for a Salem Parks Improvement Fund grant? Options included: Message boards/kiosks in parksUpgraded trash collection, like solar-powered compactors in parksImproved landscaping at Mill Race ParkAdditional lighting at Lee ParkOther/your ideas … Continue reading Annual Open House Voting Results: What You Want (and how you can help get it)
It's getting cold out there! ARCHES Project and Capital Park Wesleyan Church, 410 19th Street SE, are partnering this year to bring a warming center to SESNA, and you can help! There are two types of volunteers: Hosts (church sponsored) and ARCHES volunteers. They have different duties and work different shifts. A Host Volunteer training … Continue reading Warming Center trainings
SESNA's fall Open House and annual meeting were on Saturday, October 19. There will be no monthly meeting on Tuesday, October 22. We will be meeting on Tuesday, November 26, at 7 pm. Capital Park Wesleyan Church, 19th Street SE.
Are you ready for this year's Party in the Park? (Flyer is here.) It's 1-4 pm on Sunday, June 23 at Aldrich Park, behind Bush Elementary (Bellevue and 15th). Featured guests include ENLACE Cross-Cultural Development Project, who will share Latinx music and dances, and Caesar, the No-Drama Llama! SESNA will buy a Kid's Cone from … Continue reading Party in the Park – June 23, 2019
In 2017, Mitch and Mia bought their first house, on Trade Street in SESNA's Capital Park district. Mill Race Park soon became a favorite stop on the daily dog walk. The park was in a state of neglect – so they decided to turn it back into the family-friendly place it is today. SESNA's Arnaud … Continue reading How neighbors cleaned up Mill Race Park
Earth Day is on a Monday this year. SESNA will be celebrating the Saturday before, April 20, with a neighborhood litter pick-up! Join us to have fun, get some fresh air, share #trashtag/#basurachallenge selfies, and meet new friends while helping make our neighborhood a little brighter! We have partnered with the City of Salem to … Continue reading Join the Neighborhood Clean-Up: April 20!
SESNA is partnering with Capital Park Wesleyan Church to host a Community Yard Sale on May 18, 2019! All funds raised by SESNA will be dedicated to the Aldrich Park Gazebo Renovation Project. En español abajo. Here are the ways you can participate: Register to Sell!Sell your items at your place!We provide a SESNA Community … Continue reading Register for the Community Yard Sale!
This month, we introduce SESNA's new meeting format! The first meeting of each quarter--January, April, July, and October--will follow the "standard" format: 90 minutes long, with multiple guests and a single group discussion about issues of concern to neighbors. The remaining meetings, starting with February 2019, will be project-focused. We'll start with a 30-minute business … Continue reading February 26 – New meeting format!
SESNA's very own Jeff Leach, Kirk Leonard, and Arnaud Verstuyf teamed up with volunteers from the Salem Plant for the Planet Academy to plant cherry and maple street trees on 18th and 21st Streets in Salem, as part of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "Day of Service." What's "Plant for the Planet," you ask? … Continue reading SESNA and Plant for the Planet: 2019 Street Tree Planting Party
Happy New Year! A new year is an opportunity. We can choose to keep doing what we've always done, or try something new. Your neighborhood association is trying new things, and we hope you'll get involved! At our next public board meeting, we'll formally introduce our new meeting structure for 2019. The first meeting of … Continue reading New Year, New Us!