VIDEO: Hoopla draws thousands of players

A basketball game on Court Street during the annual Hoopla 3-on-3 basketball tournament on Saturday, Aug. 7, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Thousands of teams hit the streets around the Capitol for Hoopla, the 3-on-3 basketball tournament that returned to Salem after a year off because of the pandemic. Videographer Amanda[Read More…]

Hundreds flock to Northgate Park for family council’s first community event

Araya Garcia, right, of Marion County Health and Human Services, plays a game with attendees to promote the new Family Connects program during the Hallman Neighborhood Family Council’s inaugural “Fun Fridays at Northgate Park” event on Friday, July 9, 2021. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter) Italian sodas, football tosses and colorful crafts[Read More…]

As owners prepare to sell beloved Willamette riverboat, they say it was all about making memories

Barbara and Richard Chesbrough pose for a photo inside the Willamette Queen on June 15, 2021. (Saphara Harrell/Salem Reporter) Richard Chesbrough likes to tell people he’s the only person you’ve ever met who’s married 350 women. And he’s got the paperwork to prove it. After captaining the Willamette Queen for[Read More…]