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Can you spare a mural?

Can you spare a mural?

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Town and Country Lanes already has the coolest looking sidewalk in town. So hey, why not have a large mural painted on the long north wall? That’s what is expected to happen this summer, as longtime owner Don Lebold gave his blessings to a plan proposed by former mayor […]

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

Councilors set short-term, long-term goals in session

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Keizer City Councilors can see where they are going. Councilors spent their work session on Feb. 9 fine tuning goals they hope to accomplish in the next two years, as well as long-term goals. The work session built upon goals talked about in a similar meeting back in December. […]

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

Keizer Florist set to reopen March 2

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Car after car pulled into the parking lot of the flower shop both Feb. 13 and 14, with regular customers getting out to buy flowers for Valentine’s Day. Except there were no flowers to be bought at Keizer Florist. Lisa Vasquez and her husband Rich bought the business from […]

Jazzed up for change

Jazzed up for change

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes You can tell Jim Nardi and Paul Elliott have worked in a music store a long time. How? In normal conversations, music-related words just pop up, with no puns intended. For example, here is Nardi talking about Elliott’s impact on Uptown Music over the years. “He’s been instrumental to […]

Final approval given for Area C development plan

Final approval given for Area C development plan

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes The ending was somewhat anti-climatic. For years a war of words surrounded development in Area C of Keizer Station. By the time the Keizer City Council gave final approval Tuesday of plans calling for 180 apartments and a 154-unit retirement community, only a handful of people were in the […]

Cheaper surface means Big Toy budget trimmed

Cheaper surface means Big Toy budget trimmed

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Expenses for the Big Toy have been chopped by a quarter. A motion was approved at the Feb. 10 Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meeting to hold off on getting a top-line surface for the play structure at Keizer Rapids Park. A similar motion was approved the week […]

Keizer lawmakers react to resignation

Keizer lawmakers react to resignation

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes As Gov. John Kitzhaber announced his resignation Feb. 13, state Sen. Kim Thatcher (R-Keizer) had her hands full. With her 2-year-old grandson, that is. Yes, as an Oregon governor resigned under pressure for the first time in state history, Thatcher wasn’t at the capitol. “I wasn’t here on Friday,” […]

April opening for Gustav’s

April opening for Gustav’s

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Waiting for the new German restaurant to open in Keizer Station? You’ll have to wait just a little longer. Gustav’s German restaurants had originally planned to open its 5,500 square foot Bargarten this month. As work continues, that date has been pushed back. “The target date for opening is […]

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Uptown Music farewell to Jim Nardi Feb. 18

Keizer’s Uptown Music will be saying goodbye to founder Jim Nardi at a special free event Wednesday, Feb. 18 from 7 to 9 p.m. The 24th anniversary celebration and 3rd Wednesday Night Jam takes place at Uptown Music, located at 3827 River Road North. Nardi opened Uptown Music in 1991 and sold the business to […]

Keizer RadioShack on closure list

Keizer RadioShack on closure list

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A number of RadioShack stores across the country will indeed be closing, including the one in Keizer. When asked last week by the Keizertimes about the rumored closures, both the store manager in Keizer and a company spokesperson declined having any knowledge of company plans. “We don’t have any […]

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