I’m pleased to meet you as the current newsletter editor,  though you might think I am a ghost editing the newsletter. I spend 3 or sometimes 4 days a week working in Portland AND am busy building my retirement career while in Salem the remainder of the week. I conduct a photo organizing (and MORE)…

Highlights from This Month’s Newsletter… New this month! When you download our newsletter, all underlined words are links you can click that will take you to websites with more information and resources. Be sure to check it out! Welcome New Members! Gary Van Huffel Lloyd Lamb Todd York Meetings This Month Board Meeting Monday, April…

I think it is safe to say most of us enjoyed the snow flakes as they fell. It was exciting to try and second guess what they were going to do next. For myself it is so soothing to feel the sun on my face and to go without a jacket. My furry critters have…

Every month we’re profiling one of our members. This month, we’re featuring Renata Pilotto! Renata Pilotto has been a member about 6 months. She volunteers in the Nifty Thrifty Rummage Room, the Gift Shoppe, at the front desk, and during our Friday Bingo games. She  retired from a job with the state. She enjoys working…

Today is St. Patrick’s Day. Here are some fun facts about the holiday from our newsletter editor Donna Avina! Did you know…? Blue was the original color associated with St. Patrick, not green. St. Patrick’s Day is the traditional day to plant peas. Cabbage seeds should also be planted today, while you wear your nightclothes;…

Don’t forget to move your clocks forward tonight before you go to bed (or at 2:00 AM, if you’re awake then!). Curious about the history of Daylight Savings Time? Check out these trivia from our newsletter, researched by Donna Avina. Benjamin Franklin, as a joke, was first to suggest Daylight Saving Time in 1784. In…

Garden Club by Barbara Castle March brings the first day of Spring, YAHOO! Aren’t we all ready for it after this snowy surprise from Mother Nature in early February? Mid-February, as I write this, I am watching heavy rain and hearing strong winds. The snow has mostly melted from our hills. Our March Garden Club…

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