Each year Cranksgiving is held on the Saturday before Thanksgiving as a way for messengers and other urban cyclists to socialize, compete, and enjoy themselves while also raising food for local soup kitchens or food pantries in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. It is one of the only alleycats focused on raising donations for good causes.(This is the second consecutive one, but you may recall its appearance in 2010!)
Where: 1230 Broadway St. NE Salem OR
When: Saturday Nov. 21st
Time: 10:00 am show up, 10:30 am roll out
Bring a bike, a bag, a lock, and about $15-$20 to buy food. All of the food collected at grocery stores will benefit Marion Polk food share.
PS There will also be Coffee provided by Steel Bridge and Pan Dulce (Sweet Bread) provided by Azteca bakery.
|Funding for the bike park nearly done|
This grant is the last large influx of funding needed in order to move into the construction phase of a Wallace Marine Bike Park & Trail Facility. The facility will include 2 miles of cross-country trails and two pump tracks, one dedicated to young children and beginners, the other to challenge more advanced riders. The trails will integrate 8-10 bicycle trail features throughout.
The goal of the GoodWorks grant our club awards annually is to support the health, education and general welfare of the people in our city – primarily the youth. We think this project will do just that, and so much more. We love this city, and enjoy finding and backing projects that help to make it a better place. What a fitting project for this year’s Rotary International theme: “Be A Gift To The World.”
|Supreme Court Building |
Its designer, William C. Knighton, is responsible for
several of Salem's loveliest buildings
Central to the case is Oregon’s controversial 1995 owner consent law, a statute that allows property owners to refuse local historic designation. Although the original law provided a retroactive opt-out provision for owners who objected to designations imposed before 1995, the legal battle over the fate of the Carman House—a property whose subsequent owners are seeking removal of landmark status in order to demolish the house—has evolved into a threat to thousands of landmark designations across the state.Bascially, if you purchase a property knowing it's an historic property, you should not be able to undo the designation. In a way the designation becomes a covenant that travels with the property from owner to owner. Undoing this would make historic preservation even more subject to the transient whims of owners. And we know, as we have seen with Howard Hall, even under existing law, how difficult it is to preserve buildings that enjoy historic designations.
|Back to the tautology:|
We need a bridge because we need a bridge