With what could be its biggest turnout, Hoopla returns August 7

Basketball hoops stand outside the Capitol on July 30, 2019. Streets will be closed during the weekend 3-on-3 tournament Hoopla. (Troy Brynelson/Salem Reporter) Avry Holmes remembers attending Hoopla in elementary school when there were just 15 hoops at the event. Now, the 27-year-old professional basketball player plans to attend Oregon’s[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…]

Broadway Dreams to hit the stage Saturday

Broadway professional Noah J. Ricketts leads a group of Salem participants in rehearsal on Thursday, July 8, 2021 (Courtesy/Enlightened Theatrics) Covid swept Ryann Redmond off the Broadway stage in March 2020 when the entire theater district closed down to stem the spread of the virus.  She left her role as[Read More…]