Archive for the Category ‘Entertainment and Recreation’

A look at hazelnut growing

A look at hazelnut growing

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Can hazelnuts in the orchard at Keizer Rapids Park be grown without chemicals? According to the executive director of the Oregon Hazelnut Growers Association, the answer is yes. “There are growers farming hazelnuts organically,” Michael Klein told the Keizertimes. “It is not an easy endeavor but it can be […]

Dishing out a big mess at RIVERfair

Dishing out a big mess at RIVERfair

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes In case you’re wondering: don’t put blackberry pie in your hair. That PSA comes courtesy of Anne-Marie Storms, the public outreach specialist at Keizer Fire District. In case your next question is “And she would know that how?” there’s a good story behind it. It happened at the pie-eating […]

Come spend a night among the fairy-folk

Come spend a night among the fairy-folk

KHT’s Dream hits KRP stage

Matching grants spared cut

Matching grants spared cut

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes A matching grant program was spared a big cut Tuesday night. Members of the Keizer Parks and Recreation Advisory Board were faced with the possibility of having to cut $9,000 out of an already limited budget for their matching grant program, which matches dollars and labor put into projects […]

They work hard for the ivy

They work hard for the ivy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Some work for the money. Some work in exchange for food or beer. And then you have Chip and Ergo, who are helping to clean up the poison ivy around Keizer Rapids Park. Chip and Ergo work for ivy. After all, they are goats. Vince Alvarez has lived right […]

Art interest picking up

Art interest picking up

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Things are filling up for the gallery at Keizer Civic Center. In the last couple of years, efforts have been made to get new art hanging at city hall on a rotating basis. That effort is paying off. Currently the Mid Valley Quilt Guild has work on display. The […]

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

Volcanoes paying for a volcano slide at Big Toy

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes It would be expected for any large structure like the Big Toy being planned for Keizer Rapids Park to have a slide or two. How can a slide get a Keizer twist? Well, a volcano slide would do the trick. Jerry Walker, owner of the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes baseball team, […]

Knight of Arts

Knight of Arts

BY ERIC A. HOWALD Of the Keizertimes When it comes to sports, any number of teams take videos of games and races to allow students to tweak their techniques. The McNary High School Fine Arts Department is hoping to do the same with performances using proceeds from Knight of Arts Saturday, March 7. The department […]

Big Toy site gets cleared

Big Toy site gets cleared

By CRAIG MURPHY Of the Keizertimes Even while taking down 198 trees last week, Jerry Nuttbrock could see what the orchards would soon look like. Nuttbrock was recruited by Clint Holland to help clear out space in the orchards at Keizer Rapids Park, where community volunteers are expected to build the Big Toy play structure […]

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

France Dance show Friday, Dec. 19

North Salem High School will host the France School of Dance semi-annual performance Friday Dec. 19. Admission to the show is three cans of food or a $3 donation per person. All proceeds benefit the Keizer Community Food Bank. Students will perform tap, ballet, pointe and hip-hop routines. To date, the school has collected more […]

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