Jessica Peterson, a Salem native, wants to use music as a bridge. In an interview with Capital Community Media, she explains her life story and her role at Enlightened Theatrics. The story is republished in collaboration with CC:M.
Downtown legacy business Cooke Stationery to close
Since 1935, the downtown business has seen technology come and go, watched families grow up and helped its neighbors during the pandemic. Owners Colleen and Kip Henery will close the store for good on April 28.
Women songwriters to take center stage in Salem performance
The “She’s Speaking-LIVE” performance is hitting the road during Women’s History Month to highlight women in the music industry. A Salem show on March 19 includes local performer Kristen Grainger.
With colorful dresses, rope artistry and machetes, library closes out Latino display
Communidad Y Herencia Cultural and the Casa de Cultura Tlanese performed and put on demonstrations of classic Mexican dances and skills on Saturday, March 4. The event at the Salem Public Library closed out an exhibit of traditional Mexican attire.
Homeowners have another chance at state money for mortgage relief
The Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund, which offers aid to homeowners who were impacted financially by the pandemic, will resume accepting applications on Wednesday, March 8.
Library works to expand ‘library of things’ offerings
From kayaks to power tools, the Salem Public Library is processing items and making purchases for its “library of things,” and plans to launch a more user-friendly website.
Decades of Dodge under the Withnell name end, Roberson acquires franchise
One long-time auto dealership family sells out to another as Dodge franchise in Salem shifts. The dealership has been operating out of its south Salem location since 1963.
CC:MEDIA REPORTS: Black Joy Oregon with Julianne Jackson
Julianne Jackson founded Black Joy Oregon to “uplift women of color.” In an interview with Capital Community Media, she explains her life story and the creation of this nonprofit. The story is republished in collaboration with CC:M.
Police say teen arrested for taking gun, knife into South Salem High School
A teen took a loaded gun into South Salem High School on Wednesday, March 1, and was subsequently arrested by police. A tipster alerted police to a social media video.
Benefit concert in Salem to aid refugees resettling from Ukraine
A show featuring traditional klezmer music is scheduled in Salem on Saturday, March 4, to raise money for local efforts to help Ukranian refugees.