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Giving Tuesday

... Another local nonprofit aimed at helping kids is Play it Forward. It's an offshoot of musician Michael Allen Harrison's Snowman Foundation. That nonprofit donates money to musical programs and gently used musical instruments to kids.“Music is a way out...

Leaders in Learning

Just about everyone has a favorite teacher -- someone they talk about years after they've finished school.That's why we’ve launched the series, “Leaders in Learning” to recognize them.PORTLAND, Ore. -- You might recognize Michael Allen Harrison. He’s an...

Pianos gifted by Play it Forward change lives

The gift of music can change a child's life.That was the case for Sandra Gangle, 74, of Salem. "I was a lonely child, and I was somewhat troubled," she said. "My parents had gone through a separation of their marriage when I was 7½ and there was a lot of...