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SESNA Meeting – with Chief Womack – Tues. May 25th

SESNA Meeting What do YOU want to ask Salem’s new Police Chief? Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM 410 19th Street SE, Community Center Gymnasium – Yes! In person – and also virtual on Facebook SESNA is teaming up with Capital Park Wesleyan Church to host a question-and-answer session with new […]

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Wildlife in the neighborhood

One year ago, during a sunrise timed run through the neighborhood, I encountered a wild turkey on 19th and Ferry. A beautiful animal, walking the front yards as if it always lived here. And apparently they have. Wild Turkeys are endemic to South Salem. And sometimes a couple stroll over into our southeast neighborhood. The […]

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Next SESNA meeting: Today! Tuesday, April 27, 2021

Please join us for our next meeting! Here’s what we’ll be discussing: Tuesday, April 27, 2021 Meeting7:00 PM to 8:30 PM via ZOOM (link and call-in info below agenda)Agenda (6.45 p.m. / Technical assistance through email and Zoom) 7 p.m. / Welcome, approval of March minutes, additions to agenda 7:10 p.m. / Neighborhood concerns 7:20 p.m. […]

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How your neighbors cleaned up Mill Race Park

In 2017 Mitch and Mia bought and moved into their first house on Trade St. Soon they discovered Mill Race Park as a favorite stop on the daily dog walks. The park was in a state of neglect – so they decided to turn it back into the family friendly place it is today.

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Walk to the Saturday Market, and tour interesting sights along the way

The Salem Saturday Market near the Capitol is an endearing staple of our city. A good place for lunch or to pick up local produce and gifts. And who hasn’t discovered a new sweet to try or stared at a weird vegetable you never knew was locally grown? This article will show you how to walk to the market and see something interesting on the way.

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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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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 […]