Heather Rayhorn, Statesman Journal

Heather Rayhorn

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Salem, OR, United States

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Past articles by Heather:

VIDEO: 7 ways to reduce food waste

Throwing away bad food is not just costing you money and wasting the food itself but is wasting the water and energy it took to produce the food and bring it to market. Here are a few ways you can help reduce food waste for Earth Day and year-round. → Read More

Love a bug: Find plants Oregon pollinators will love at weekend sale

Newly formed Mission Street Parks Conservancy, formerly Friends of Bush Gardens, holds its annual sale April 20-21 → Read More

15 gardens in the Salem area that open to the public and the best time to visit them

The Salem, Oregon, area is home to several gardens that can be visited throughout the year. Here's where to go and when the best time to visit each is. → Read More

Plant sales pop up throughout the spring in Salem area

Deepwood, Friends of Bush Gardens and Master Gardeners have sales coming up over next few months → Read More

Edible native plants for your yard

These native plants are easy to grow in the Willamette Valley, and the berries can be made into jams, jellies and sauces, or eaten right off the bush. → Read More

What You Can't Recycle

What you can't put in your blue recycle bin in Marion County → Read More

How to stay green amid Marion County's new recycling restrictions

Just because fewer items are being accepted in Marion County residents' blue bins doesn't mean people need to give up on making eco-friendly choices. → Read More

Police: Teen crashes stolen car into power pole in NE Salem

Monday crash happened after officers laid down spike strips. → Read More

Where to watch the Super Bowl in Salem area

Sure you can probably watch it from the comfort of your home, but there's a certain energy when you join others in cheering and jeering → Read More

Registration opens Feb. 1 for Children's Educational Theatre summer camp

Third through 12th graders can sign up for the program, which covers all aspects of theater including makeup, costumes and technical arts → Read More

Beer, sausage and, oh yeah, Valentine’s Day rule February

The month opens with Salem Winter Brewfest and ends with Zwickelmania. → Read More

Crab fest, a cappella competition, CCR among January events

Here’s what to put on your calender for January events. → Read More

Best gifts for the Oregon fan

Gift ideas for an Oregon Ducks fan. → Read More

Gilbert House Children's Museum opens fourth new exhibit this year

“Salem Station” invites kids to explore the different modes of transportation found in Salem → Read More

November events include big wine weekend, Kenny G

Veterans Day events and the beginning of the Christmas season also hits. → Read More

Temporary ice skating rink to begin construction Oct. 23 in downtown Salem

Tented rink at Riverfront Park will run Nov. 17-Jan. 21 and will feature a New Year's Eve party. → Read More

It's Friday the 13th, but you're not out of luck event wise

There are several ways to have fun this weekend, whether you are looking for something to do with your friends or kids. → Read More

New murals dress up downtown Salem walls

A 50-foot painting of a famous Salem tree and an abstract design in an alley add to the downtown Salem murals → Read More

Entertainment: 5 best things to do Sept. 28-Oct. 1

Here are our favorite picks from the area, whether you want to get outdoors, head out with the family or take in some Salem nightlife. → Read More

October: Talented pets and chefs, plus a creepy haunted house

A zombie run, film and music festivals, art exhibits on printmakers and plays all on the calendar. → Read More