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UPDATES: Lithograph collection on sale in Salem Tuesday

May 2, 2022 at 4:00pm

Hear from city, county candidates at NAACP forums on Tuesday, Wednesday

A Marion County ballot for the 2022 primary election (Rachel Alexander/Salem Reporter)

Candidates for city and county offices will answer questions from a coalition of Salem-based community groups in two forums sponsored by the Salem-Keizer NAACP.

The virtual forums are scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday from 6-7:30 p.m., according to a press release.

All city of Salem candidates running in contested races are scheduled to appear, including mayoral candidates Chris Hoy and Chane Griggs, and city council candidates Dynee Medlock and Deanna Gwyn (ward 4), Julie Hoy and Stacey Vieyra-Braendle (ward 6), and Micki Varney and Chris Cummings (ward 8).

Marion County District Attorney candidates Paige Clarkson, who currently holds the office, and Spencer Todd will also appear.

Questions will be posed by Salem Keizer NAACP, Mano a Mano, Black Joy, Coalition of Churches, Latinos Unidos Siempre, Micronesian Islander Community, Salem-Keizer Interfaith Network and Temple Beth Sholom. The forum is intended to focus on issues that matter to communities of color in Salem.

Links to the Zoom sessions will be posted on the Salem-Keizer NAACP website before the first forum Tuesday.

-Rachel Alexander

May 2, 2022 at 2:13pm

Hayesville Drive Northeast to close May 9 for construction

Hayesville Drive Northeast. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)

Hayesville Drive Northeast will be closed for around two months between Lancaster Drive Northeast and Cordon Road Northeast starting May 9 as city contractors complete utility work in the area.

The closed area will remain accessible for residents and businesses, but the intersection of Hayesville Drive Northeast and Harland Drive Northeast will be fully closed to all drivers, the city of Salem announced in a statement Friday.

Drivers should use Kale Street Northeast as a detour to travel between Cordon Road Northeast and Lancaster Drive Northeast. The city said Northgate neighborhood residents should be aware of crews working in the area and follow all directions during construction.

"The road closure will allow contractors to complete work on a new sanitary sewer pump station and other utility upgrades in the area," according to the statement.

A city map shows scheduled and emergency road closures in Salem.

Starting May 9, Hayesville Drive Northeast will be closed for around two months between Lancaster Drive Northeast and Cordon Road Northeast (Google Maps)

-Ardeshir Tabrizian

May 2, 2022 at 12:01pm

Contemporary art collection on sale Tuesday to benefit Assistance League

"Fear," a photo collage by Philip V. Augustin, is among the contemporary art works on sale May 3 at the Assistance League of Salem-Keizer's Encore Furniture Store.

Salem art lovers can grab a new piece for their collections starting Tuesday while supporting a local nonprofit.

The Assistance League of Salem-Keizer is selling 19 lithographs, acrylics, collages and serigraphs donated by an anonymous local collector.

The collection includes two pieces by Salem artist Jody Bartruff, as well as works by Russian painter Mihail Chemiakin, American artist Michael Godard and others.

“This is a unique opportunity for Salem art lovers,” said Jane Berry-Eddings, manager of Encore Furniture, in a statement.

The pieces will be on sale starting Tuesday at the Assistance League's Encore Furniture store, 1198 Commercial St. S., with the sale beginning at 10 a.m. All works are signed and numbered.

The store is open Tuesday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Proceeds from the sale will support Assistance League programs, which include providing clothing and hygiene kits to local students in need.

View the full collection on the Assistance League website.

-Rachel Alexander