McKay Park to get new playground

McKay Park is getting new playground equipment this year. (Saphara Harrell/ Salem Reporter) When it came to McKay Park, Carol Snyder said she knew there was a lot of work to be done. To help, she and the Salem Parks Foundation raised $96,000 to buy new playground equipment, giving kids[Read More…]


In unique approach, playwrights stage Salem show, then turn to audience for critique

The play “Bethany Sees the Stars” debuts Wednesday at the Lee Pelton Theatre. (Courtesy/Dale Peterson) Thomas Nabhan and his wife, a professor at Willamette University, had been going to student productions at the college for more than a decade when they asked: “Why aren’t the seats filled?” They started brainstorming[Read More…]