Anthony Valdez, 20, has been coaching kids at the YMCA since he was a kid himself. His calm, supportive style makes him a favorite among players and parents, and he hopes to channel his passion into a program for keeping Salem youth out of the prison system.
Standing in front of Salem’s YMCA on a blustery April morning, one might not notice anything outside of the ordinary. But rows of blocked-off parking, police escorts and a bin full of blue pinwheels blowing in the wind reveal something deeper is going on in Marion County. Community partners work[Read More…]
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.
The Salem Art Association once again wants to give away hundred of backpacks for kids to learn about art. Raising the money to cover costs comes first.
Longtime local coach and mentor John “Cheeseburger” Witherspoon recently received an award for community impact from the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce. We asked former players, parents and mentees to share how his work impacted them.
The new structure, offering free educational books and craft supplies, will have a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Dolly Parton is coming to Salem. While the country music legend won’t be visiting Oregon’s capital, her Dolly Parton Imagination Library will soon offer books to kids in two local ZIP codes each month. The nationwide program is an effort to raise literacy rates by getting free books into the[Read More…]