Homegrown stages Steel Magnolias in March

Steel Magnolias will be performed at the Keizer Homegrown Theater until March 27. Two years ago, Keizer Homegrown Theater was all set to proudly put on the play “Steel Magnolias,” by Robert Harling. The six-person, all-women cast had prepared for weeks, memorized their lines, decided on costumes, set performance times[Read More…]

Once at risk of fading away, Salem’s oldest neighborhood association celebrates 50th birthday

A woman walks through Northgate Park on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Salem’s oldest neighborhood association was at risk of fading away without enough members to keep it going in 2020.  Then Bayard Mentrum and his wife, Kaethe, decided to step up. Bayard now chairs the Northgate Neighborhood[Read More…]