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Salem adds its 64th First Citizen
Salem has had 63 First Citizens and this year we added a 64th. Hundreds of guests attended the Annual First Citizen Awards Banquet at the Salem Convention Center on March 7. This year the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce recognized five citizens and gave one special award.
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New book details the early days of the Oregon railway system
Aumsville Historical Society President Ted Shepherd has fond memories of the trains coming through the Aumsville area.
Sun Mar 09, 2014
Make reservation for murder mystery dinner
Willamette Valley Vineyards is taking reservations for its Murder Mystery Wine Dinner on March 23. Guests will try to piece together clues to solve a mystery in the "whodunit" event, interacting with the winery staff and characters.
Sat Mar 08, 2014
Chamber of Commerce honors Salem leaders in First Citizen banquet
For 64 years, the Salem Area Chamber of Commerce has been honoring members of the community for their contributions and accomplishments with the Annual First Citizen Awards Banquet.
Willamette University holds 12th annual Pow Wow
Men and women in traditional Native American regalia danced, sang and drummed at the 12th Annual Social Pow Wow at Willamette University Saturday.
Fri Mar 07, 2014
The Big Read for 2014: The Great Gatsby
The Eugene Public Library is partnering with the Springfield Public Library, Oregon Contemporary Theatre and others for 2014's Big Read-a month-long series of events around F. Scott's Fitzgerald's classic novel The Great Gatsby.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Restoring a local landmark takes patience
Mix a tea-house setting with some fabulous culinary skills, a bed-and-breakfast and add a little space exploration to the theme, specifically lunar landing.
Fri Feb 21, 2014
Savonen: Willamette Valley ponderosa pine will weather our winters
Question: A friend and I are having an argument ... are there ponderosa pine native to the Willamette Valley or not? Or are they native just on the east side of the mountains? Answer: Yes, there is a ponderosa pine race native to scattered pockets of the Willamette Valley.
Thu Feb 20, 2014
Siduri - a top California Pinot Noir producer - makes wine in Oregon as well
I have been a fan of Siduri Pinot Noirs for years. Adam and Dianna Lee had a dream that couldn't be realized in their native Texas.
Wed Feb 19, 2014
Winery founder named Salem's First Citizen
Jim Bernau, president and founder of Willamette Valley Vineyards, has been selected for the First Citizen award for 2013.
Sun Feb 16, 2014
Wine and chocolate paired at vineyard
There may have been gray skies and rain outside on Saturday, but it was luxuriously cozy inside the tasting room at the Willamette Valley Vineyards.
Fri Feb 14, 2014
Some flooding reported around Willamette Valley, central Oregon
Water from the Calapooia and Willamette Rivers flood the playground and picnic cover Thursday at Bryant Park in Albany.