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Friday, November 15, 2013

DIY Studio: Crafter Resource. Artisan Playground, Eco-friendly Cheerleader

Re-posted from The Other Realm blog, by Lisa Anne


Remember art classes in school? We didn't have fancy projects that required expensive materials, and when we did we learned to conserve our paints and clay to make more projects and our materials last longer. In elementary school we made caterpillars from egg cartons and Christmas ornaments from pine cones. From these lessons came my basis of art and creation. Anything can be made into art and I should always save usable scraps of materials  from projects because you never know what beauty will come of it down the road.


Making paper ornaments from old encyclopedias

This feeling of creation, being able to make art from items you might be reluctant to throw away or even knowing that others will be able to use your craft supplies that were lying around unused for years are some of the wonderful feelings DIY Studio brings to Salem. Its like a giant art supply closet just for our city, run by volunteers. DIY Studio just had their official grand opening about a week ago in their new home on Liberty, on the same block as the Reed Opera House. The shop itself has been open in the mall for a few months, but has found a great new place in the Salem Art Building where Cherry Red used to be.

A new home, but the same studio feel. For a very reasonable fee you can become a member and use the studio as your own playground, so to speak. There are craft and art tools to use, book resources, artists are in and out all the time with opinions to share, and of course there is art to look at for inspiration (and to buy). Plus, you can always just come in and buy small or large amounts of all sorts of donated art supplies and goodies to use for art projects.

Co-founder Jessica Ramey works on a community art project

I highly recommend coming in and taking a class or two. They are fun classes that range from topics like jewelry to felting, and comics drawing to Victorian paper ornaments. Or you can schedule a birthday party or event of your own. Its fun to come in and volunteer too! The more artists involved, the bigger and better a resource DIY studio will become, and its already a pretty awesome resource.

Salem Arts Building
155 Liberty St NE, Ste 140
Salem OR 97301

Hours: Tuesday – Friday, 9:30 to 2:30 pm http://diystudio.net/
Facebook Events: https://www.facebook.com/diystudiosalem/events
Birthdays/events can be scheduled through appointments.  (971) 208-5869

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Salem Police Investigating Fatal Shooting

SALEM POLICE INVESTIGATING FATAL SHOOTING


News Release from Salem Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 29th, 2013 1:39 PM
Officers from the Salem Police Department responded to 1510 State St Saturday night at about 5:30 in response to a report that someone had been shot. Daniel Melton, 57 years of age, who resides in the house, was transported by medics to Salem Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Salem Police detectives were called out to conduct the investigation, which is ongoing. An autopsy is scheduled for Monday at 9:00 AM.

The residence is divided into separate living spaces. Other residents at 1510 State St are cooperating with police in the investigation and there are no unaccounted for suspects.
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Thursday, September 26, 2013

Salem Police Unveil Super Glue Fuming Chamber

SALEM POLICE UNVEIL SUPER GLUE FUMING CHAMBER


News Release from Salem Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 26th, 2013 4:36 PM
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Update 09/26/13 4:30 PM
Attached is a photo from this afternoon's unveiling of the new super glue fuming chamber. It shows Michael and Beverly Carrick cutting the ribbon on the new chamber while Megan Anderson from the Salem Police Crime Lab looks on. The Carricks donated $6,000 to the Salem Police Foundation funding the entire purchase.


For years, the Salem Police Crime Lab used a fish tank for cyanoacrylate (super glue) fuming, a method discovered in the late 1970's to develop fingerprints. The size of the fish tank limited the size and number of items that could be processed. While there were commercially available cyanoacrylate chambers available, they were not cheap.

On February 27, 2013, the Salem Police Foundation held its annual Breakfast with the Chief fundraiser. The foundation identified two priorities this year in its mission to promote community support for the Salem Police Department. One was to replace the fish tank with a commercially manufactured fuming chamber to increase laboratory efficiency. A generous donor, Mr. Michael Carrick, volunteered to purchase it.

The second priority was to purchase trauma kits, which provide life saving tools, to each and every officer that works at the Salem Police Department. That goal has also been met.

The Salem Police Department is proud to invite Mr. Carrick, Salem Police Foundation members, and members of the media to the Salem Police Crime Lab on Thursday, September 26th at 3:00 PM for the unveiling of the new fuming chamber. The lab is located at the Willow Lake facility, 5915 Windsor Island Rd N in Keizer.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Salem Police Foundation can access their website at http://salempolicefoundation.org
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Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Salem Police Unveil Super Glue Fuming Chamber

SALEM POLICE UNVEIL SUPER GLUE FUMING CHAMBER


News Release from Salem Police Dept.
Posted on FlashAlert: September 25th, 2013 2:11 PM
For years, the Salem Police Crime Lab used a fish tank for cyanoacrylate (super glue) fuming, a method discovered in the late 1970's to develop fingerprints. The size of the fish tank limited the size and number of items that could be processed. While there were commercially available cyanoacrylate chambers available, they were not cheap.

On February 27, 2013, the Salem Police Foundation held its annual Breakfast with the Chief fundraiser. The foundation identified two priorities this year in its mission to promote community support for the Salem Police Department. One was to replace the fish tank with a commercially manufactured fuming chamber to increase laboratory efficiency. A generous donor, Mr. Michael Carrick, volunteered to purchase it.

The second priority was to purchase trauma kits, which provide life saving tools, to each and every officer that works at the Salem Police Department. That goal has also been met.

The Salem Police Department is proud to invite Mr. Carrick, Salem Police Foundation members, and members of the media to the Salem Police Crime Lab on Thursday, September 26th at 3:00 PM for the unveiling of the new fuming chamber. The lab is located at the Willow Lake facility, 5915 Windsor Island Rd N in Keizer.

Anyone interested in learning more about the Salem Police Foundation can access their website at http://salempolicefoundation.org
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