by Zoe Morrison The dream took hold in 3rd grade when Michael Dora won an award for drawing at that tender age. The possibility of becoming an artist became a reality, inspiring Michael to pursue the idea throughout his elementary and high school career, where he wound up graduating with an art major from High…

By Michele Taylor Monday June 17th was a perfect day for luncheon in the garden hosted by sisters Kay Renchler and Gail Cummings. More than a dozen garden club members and guests strolled the summerhouse decorated in chintzes and set with delicate chairs and tables. A tour continued: onto to flower beds filled with mock…

by Alice Wells We had a fantastic crew of volunteers Saturday May 25th doing the dirty work—washing and polishing all the folding tables and chairs—it’s amazing how many there are! We even took on washing all the windows, inside and out, cleaned the tables and chairs in the card room too for good measure! And…

Monday Afternoon Crafters by Arlene Williams Many of our knitters and crocheters are busy with summer activities—vacations, relatives stopping by, lots of activities to go to with the good weather, etc. Even with the summer activities we are producing lots of beautiful items, hats, scarves, socks, sweaters, slippers, lap blankets, etc. With all of that,…

Every month we’re profiling one of our members. This month, we’re featuring Francis Fredrickson! Francis Fredrickson has been a familiar face at the South Salem Senior Center for more than 20 years. Francis was born on the Sterling Cattle Ranch where she was raised with her brother and sister. Her father, though crippled, worked to…

by Zoe Morrison Entering Lorene Patrick’s home is like stepping into a wonderland full of fantastic creatures. Everywhere you look are hideaways, cottages, circuses, workshops & houses made of shoes where tiny lives are lived. All of these intricate dioramas have one thing in common, their creator Lorene Patrick. In the 1960s Lorene purchased her…

Monday Afternoon Crafters by Arlene Williams Along with all of the items created by our own group, we had items donated from others. Joyce Wall brought hats for newborn babies and left them at the SSS desk. One of our own members, Charlyne DeMonnin, has a neighbor, Margaret Brown, who knits myriads of items for…

Every month we’re profiling one of our members. This month, we’re featuring Linda Peyton! Linda Peyton was born in 1946 in Salem and grew up first in Valsetz and then in Dallas. She moved back to Salem in 1977 after a divorce and began working at K-Mart, where she was manager of the fashion accessories…

BINGO CALLER NEEDED ASAP Our Current Caller Irv Hersha is retiring and and we need someone to fill his VERY LARGE shoes. Please contact Camille Lockling or Alice Wells if you are interested in calling BINGO! Receptionist Position Would you like to meet new people, help answer questions and be a part of making the…

Monday Afternoon Crafters by Arlene Williams During the month of April, Serenity Hospice invited our group of knitters and crocheters to an Appreciation Breakfast on a Saturday morning. They wanted to show their appreciation to volunteers, quilters, knitters, and crocheters. A volunteer told how she selects two quilts to give to a new Hospice patient…

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