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Valiant the Sandwich Moves Sandwich Shop to the Heart of Downtown

Written by Luis Ramirez on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM- Valiant the Sandwich opened their new location downtown after opening up during the pandemic and developing a cult following.

Their new space is located at 477 Court St. NE, Salem, OR 97301. 

Owner Joshua St. James was born and raised in the Salem area and has worked in the food industry for several years. In 2018, Avid Cider hired him to r…

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Local Freres’s Mass Ply Panels shape the near-complete PDX Airport roof

Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

Freres's Mass Ply Panels shape the near-complete PDX Airport roof

PDX's new terminal mass timber roof is installed

LYONS, Ore. 14 February, 2023 - Four hundred thousand square feet of Freres Engineered Wood’s Mass Ply Panels was used on the 9-acre mass timber roof in the Port of Portland’s PDX Terminal Project. The Port of Portland recently announ…

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Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM, Oregon – The 2022 Oregon Main Street Annual Report shares programmatic highlights as well as annual and cumulative revitalization statistics from communities participating in the Main Street Track of the Oregon Main Street Network.

Data from the 38 communities submitting quarterly reports in 2022 showed there were:

$34,064,038 private sector …
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Salem Resident Among First Peace Corps Volunteers to Return to Service Overseas

Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM, Ore. – Salem resident David Magnello is among the first Peace Corps volunteers to return to overseas service since the agency’s unprecedented global evacuation in March 2020. The Peace Corps suspended global operations and evacuated nearly 7,000 volunteers from more than 60 countries at the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“I was drawn to the …

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Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

SALEM, ORE. - Oregon Housing and Community Services (OHCS) will resume accepting new applications for the Oregon Homeowner Assistance Fund (HAF) Program on March 8, 2023. The agency estimates there are enough funds to support about 700 additional eligible homeowners. The program offers federal temporary COVID-19 emergency mortgage relief intended to suppor…

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Kaiser Permanente Invests $3.3 million in Community

Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

Kaiser Permanente of the Northwest has awarded $3.3 million in community grants to 11 nonprofit organizations, as part of a new initiative aimed at building social connections and reducing social isolation in BIPOC, immigrant and refugee, and LGBTQ+ communities. 

“We know that social isolation has a negative impact on a person’s physical and ment…

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Written by City of Salem on Mar. 21st, 2023

Salem, Ore. - Moody’s Investor Service has assigned an Aa2 rating to the City of Salem and the City’s  2023 General Obligation Bonds. 

By approving the $300 million community improvement bond measure in November 2022, residents in Salem have allowed the City to fund a 10-year plan to increase funding for street upgrades, sidewalk construct…

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Oregon’s  2023 Teacher of the Year was named Rosa Floyd of Woodburn. 

Written on Mar. 21st, 2023

Rosa’s heart for her students has rippled beyond her classroom to positively impact her Woodburn community. See a Need, Fill a Need

Rosa’s journey to teaching was a bit more roundabout than the usual path. After moving to Hillsboro from Guadalajara, Mexico, Rosa quickly found a calling in supporting the community’s Spanish-speaking migrant families through education. So, she traded in her degree in Architecture for a teaching license and has spent the last …

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Local teachers awarded grant money through Maps Teacher Grant program

Written on Jan. 12th, 2023

Maps Community Foundation awards $25,000 in teacher grants this year

SALEM, Ore. 13 Dec. 2022 - Maps Community Foundation announces 25 grant awards to K-12 teachers from around the Mid-Willamette Valley. In total, the Foundation will award $25,000 in teacher grants this year. Grant awards are for classroom and schoolwide projects benefiting local stud…

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