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Mr. SHS: And the Winner is…
by Jay Hobson Salem High held its 12th annual Mr. Salem High School search to a packed house on Friday evening. With hundreds of screaming fans all cheering for their favorites, the program was filled with campy humor, dance numbers, sexy legs competitions, formal wear competitions, and well – to be kind – we’ll call it singing. Ten young men, each sponsored by a young lady, danced and performed their hearts out vying for the coveted title, but it was Mike Melino performing a Lady Gaga song with an entourage of female dancers that clinched the title for Melino. Wearing a sash and crown and clutching a trophy, Melino posed with his dancers after his win. “It feels great, to be quite honest. I was a little nervous,” Melino said. Asked what made him choose the number he performed, Melino said, “I’m a real big fan of Lady Gaga.” The winner of the sexy legs competition went to Chad Livingston, who, along with the other nine contestants, walked past a closed curtain with enough of an opening to only show their legs. Some were adorned in heels and fishnet stockings, and some wore work boots and other accessories. Overall, the students and staff put on an excellent evening of fun, competition, and – well – “singing.”
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Senior Mike Melino, 17, winner of the Mr. SHS competition, with dancers from his winning performance
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submitted by Rachel Hill, Boys & Girls Club of Salem The preschool students at the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club were delighted by the visit of Harry Burnham of Windham and his granddaughter Bryanna of Salem. Dressed in Native American costume, Burnham regaled the students with tales of what life had been like for the first Americans indigenous to our area. Burnham brought along a wonderful collection of artifacts that the children were allowed to touch and explore, bringing to life many of the stories they have heard this month.
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by Robyn Hatch St. Joseph’s School in Salem held their Second Annual Service Night to a huge crowd. The junior-high students had been working for many months with the service projects. Advent calendars, made out of strung candy, were designed for over 70 orders that had been prepaid. Rosaries, strung by seventh graders, were made in unbelievable amounts for their Kenya Pen Pals. The famous Blankies were again made by seventh graders for donations to Project Linus, and the eighth graders assembled Thanksgiving baskets for the needy in the Salem community. The kids were having a lot of fun with each project, but the feeling of “giving” was carried on throughout the night. This was a time to be creative, laugh, and be silly, and to know that even the smallest project was a big help to a needy family. This was an incredible evening of food, fun, and community service. Good job to everyone who helped make this such a great event! Margie Lealonos and Mo Shyne work on blankets Harry Burnham, Bryanna Burnham, and Abby Ahlers staff photos by Robyn Hatch
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The American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 shows some of the new books by Robyn Hatch The Kelley Library Children’s Room recently held a book presentation from the American Legion Auxiliary Unit 63 of Salem, who donated 10 books about past or present-day famous Americans to the Children’s Room. Salemfest, held this past September, raised enough money to purchase these books for donation. In attendance were Pat Casaletto, Unit 63 President; Cindy Brown, Secretary/Treasurer; Stephanie Micklon, Hope Micklon-Joudrey, Grace and Emma Joudrey, both members of the Junior Auxiliary; Jane Lang, Diane Leal, Linda Petteruti, Gail Coleman, Gwen Brainerd, and Robyn Hatch.
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American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post #63, 38 Millville Street, third Monday, 7 p.m. Artists Association of Greater Salem, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Thursday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Board of Selectmen meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room); first, second, and fourth Monday. 7 p.m. Budget Committee meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cancer Support meetings, Granite State Baptist Church, 1 Sand Hill Road, first and third Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CHADD–Nashua-Windham Chapter, Windham Presbyterian Church, third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Conservation Commission meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Council on Aging meetings, Ingram Senior Center, fourth Tuesday of April, May, June, August, September and October, 11 a.m. (890-2190) Democratic Town Committee, Kelley Library, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Suite Way, third Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Disabled American Veterans, W.T. Barron Chapter 25, American Legion, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Domestic Abuse Support Group, (confidential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information. Exchange Club, Jonathan’s (Park Plane Lanes), Thursdays, 12 p.m. Families Cope, Kelley Library, Room B, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. Greater Salem Artists Association, Kelley Library, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September through May. Historic District Commission meetings, at the Museum, 310 Main Street, at the call of the chairman. Historic Society, Salem, Old Town Hall (310 Main Street), second Tuesday, March through November at 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority meetings, Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Group, North Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday evening Kelley Library Trustees meetings, at the Library, 234 Main Street, 10 times per year, date and time set at each meeting. Kiwanis, Salem Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Lions Club, Salem Boys & Girls Club, second Tuesday, at noon and Black Water Grill, third Thursday, at 7 p.m. Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, first Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday of the month. Military Moms, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Mom’s Club of Salem, Kelley Library, fourth Monday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Order of the Eastern Star, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, third Friday. Overeaters Anonymous, Kelley Library, Room B, Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Planning Board meetings, Town Hall, second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, Town Hall (Conference Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Refunder’s Group, Kelley Library, Lanc Room, third Saturday, 9am – noon. Rotary Club of Greater Salem, Rockingham Park, Upper Floor, Right, Fridays, 7:30 a.m. Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Grandparents as Parents Support Group Groups, third Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Greater Salem Caregivers. 287 Lawrence Road (Foss School Building). (898-5493) Cindy Jury, Executive Director, Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Salem Community Emergency Response Team, Trustees room, ADP, 11 Northeast Blvd, second Wednesday, 6 p.m. New recruits are welcome to attend. Salem Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m. Salem Crossing #3/Rockingham Commons, Kelley Library, Room B, third Monday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Museum, 310 Main Street, Open Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. (890-2280) Salem NH Citizen Corps, Knightly Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at the Kelley Library, contact Jeff Hatch at email@example.com or 548-7418. Salem Senior Services, open Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Salem Teen Social Center, Kelley Library, Room B, first Thursday, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Salem Youth Hockey, Kelley Library, Room B, second Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. Son’s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, fourth Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Pleasant Street Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Winning Speakers Club, Senior Center, Lowell Road, second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Women’s Club (GFWC) Salem Chapter, Kelley Library, Beshara Room, first Tuesday, noon – 2 p.m. (No July, August or December) Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Town Hall, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.
First and Third Saturday, Now – March I am so delighted to announce the opening of the Salem NH Winter Farmers Market. If you enjoyed the summer market, you will definitely love the winter market. It will be filled twice a month through March, with local farms offering winter produce, NH-raised natural beef, pork, and lamb; eggs, cheese, honey, fresh breads and treats, greens for your holiday décor, and artisans offering creative, handcrafted gifts for your gift giving. The Market will be held on the first and third Saturday of each month beginning November 20 at the United Methodist Church, Pleasant Street, Salem, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, November 27 & 28 The Salem Depot Train Station will hold an Open House from 1-4 p.m. Known as the “little station on the hill,” this historical landmark is located at 87 Main Street, Salem, and is ready for show and tell! Come on in and take a tour. You’ve watched it change before your eyes; now come and see what’s inside. Sunday, November 28 The Annual Salem Christmas Parade will begin at 1 p.m., and will start at Cisco Systems, 9 Northeastern Boulevard, and will travel down Main Street and end at Salem High School. The parade will feature guest appearances from Al Kaprielian, NH Meteorologist, and Santa. The parade will be held in memory of Earl K. Merrow. Salem Chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star will be collecting mittens and other cold weather accessories during the Salem Christmas Parade. Mittens will be distributed to Salem children during the winter months. Donations can also be made to any Chapter member, or by contacting Jane at 315-8616. The Carlene Nazarian Dance Center will have almost 100 dancers participating in the Salem Holiday Parade, and they will be marching and performing to “Let it Snow.” In an effort to help out the community this year, the dancers will also be collecting mittens, hats, and scarves to donate to a local human services organization. They will have red sleds that spectators on the route can place their donations in as they pass. Thank you in advance for your support. Monday, November 29
Saturday, December 4 The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with North Broadway Crossings, invites area families for an old-fashioned visit with Santa Claus. The event will take place from 1-5 p.m. A snow date of Saturday, December 11, is in place. The event will be hosted by North Broadway Crossing, 236 North Broadway, Salem. Santa will arrive by antique fire truck, provided by the Salem Community Patriot, at 1:15 p.m., and greet his visitors with hot cocoa, Christmas cookies, candy canes, and popcorn. There is no charge for attending, but donations for the following will be accepted throughout the afternoon: non-perishable food items for the local pantries, Toys for Tots, a coat drive sponsored by Prudential Verani, and items for the US Troops overseas will be collected by Postal Center USA. In addition, each child will receive a complimentary photo with Santa, as well as a free toy. There will also games, crafts, music and face painting, while parents rave about the special promotions and discounts offered throughout the plaza. For additional information, call 893-3177 or visit www.gschamber.com. Thursday, December 9 The seventh annual Holiday Stroll and Silent Auction to benefit ServiceLink of Rockingham County will be held at Greystone Farm, 242 Main Street, Salem. Join us as we celebrate the holiday season. Enjoy spirits, hors d’oeuvres and holiday music as you stroll our community and view a wide array of wreaths, sleighs, centerpieces, and gift baskets decorated by our local sponsors. Choose your favorite one, make a bid and take it home for the holidays. The Silent Auction begins at 6 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. The proceeds from every sale will benefit the programs of ServiceLink of Rockingham County. Don’t miss this wonderful and charitable Holiday celebration! The admission fee includes a chance in our Grand Raffle! Shuttle transportation to area parking will be available all evening. A showing of Lost in Laconia, a documentary film about the Laconia State School, will be held at the Salem Knights of Columbus Hall, 27 Main Street, Salem, at 7 p.m. Admission is free. Come early, as seating will be limited. Light refreshments will be served.
Wednesday, December 8 The Kelley Library invites you to come decorate Gingerbread Cookies at 7 p.m. This family event invites you to use your artistic talents to decorate gingerbread cookies. Fun for families with children in grades K–5. Call Cathy at 898-7064, or drop by the E.V. Reed Children’s Room, to register. Saturday, December 11 The Kelley Library will hold a Holiday Concert at 1 p.m. Enjoy an afternoon of seasonal music from the Windham Flute Ensemble. Delicious treats and beverages will be served in the lower lobby before and after the performance. Tuesday, December 14 The Kelley Library will hold a seminar on Extreme New England Weather with Josh Judge at 7 p.m. Josh Judge, WMUR meteorologist and author, will speak on his new book “Extreme New England Weather”, highlighting some of the more memorable storms of the area. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing by the author.
Friday, November 26 The Saints Mary and Joseph Ensemble Choir will present Lessons and Carols at 7 p.m. at St. Joseph Church, 40 Main Street, Salem. The concert will feature traditional Advent music and readings from Sacred Scripture heralding the expectation of the birth of Jesus. This spiritual musical event is an opportunity to slow down from the busyness of the shopping season and reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. Please come and enjoy an evening of beautiful music. Saturday, December 4 The North Salem United Methodist Church, 389 North Main Street, Salem, will hold a Craft Fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Crafts will include knitted and crocheted items, wreaths, jewelry, note cards, fudge, and other great items! The Women’s Group will be selling hot soup, chili, corn chowder, breads, pies, and other goodies. We will also have a silent auction.
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Tuesday, November 30 Greystone Farm at Salem, located at 242 Main Street, will host an Alzheimer’s Seminar beginning at 5 p.m. Caring for a loved one with Alzheimer’s is a 24-hour job that presents new challenges every day. Join Mal Allard, Nurse and Alzheimer’s Consultant, as she teaches you how you and your loved one can enjoy a more successful day together. Step inside your loved ones shoes, experience the feelings of confusion firsthand, and understand the world of Alzheimer’s like never before. Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m., with the presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. This event is free and open to the public. To RSVP, please call Greystone Farm at Salem at 898-5393. Greystone Farm at Salem offers assisted living and the Harbor Program, which provides specialized care for those with Alzheimer’s disease and other memory impairments.
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Monday, December 6 Join Windham Recreation this fall for a workshop for children ages 3-5 at the Windham Senior Center at 9:45 a.m. Mad Science of Southern NH is coming back to Windham to have some fun with pre-schoolers. The December workshop, ‘Keep in Touch’, will involve the five senses. There is a fee for the programs per child, per class, and pre-registration is a must. To register, contact the Recreation Office at 965-1208, or by e-mail at Recreation@WindhamNewHampshire.com.
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Ararat Armenian Congregational Church 2 Salem Street • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. Centerpoint Community Church 101 School Street • Sunday Service, 10 a.m. Grace Assembly of God 199 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday night Bible Study, 7 p.m. Granite State Baptist Church 1 Sand Hill Road • Saturdays, 4 p.m.; Sunday Services, 9 and 11 a.m. starting September 11 & 12, 2010 Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church 290 Main Street• Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 11 a.m. Faith Bible Chapel Meets at American Legion Hall, 38 Milville Street • Worship Service, 8:30 a.m., 7 p.m.; Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. First Congregational Church, UCC 15 Lawrence Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10 a.m. Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 200 Lawrence Road • Masses: Sat., 4 p.m.; Sun., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary, 8:40 a.m., Mass, 9 a.m. Greater Salem Vineyard Fellowship Meets at Salem High School, Auditorium • Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m. North Salem United Methodist Church 389 North Main Street • Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School, 9 a.m. Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 8 Pleasant Street • Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; Youth Group 5-7 p.m.; www.pleasantstreetumc.org Rockingham Christian Church 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Worship & Children’s Church, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. • www.rccsalem.com Salem Bible Church 11 Ermer Road (off Rte. 111) • Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Eve. Worship, 6 p.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. • Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m. St. David’s Episcopal Church Main Street (across from Kelley Library) • Sunday Services, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m. St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 33 Main Street • Masses: Sat., 4:15 p.m.; Sun., 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary 6:50 a.m., Mass, 7:15 a.m.; Wed., Rosary, 6:50 a.m., Eucharistic Service 7:15 a.m., Evening Mass, 6:30 p.m. Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church 171 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Services, 8 a.m., 9 a.m.; • Fellowship Hour 10 a.m.
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The Salem High School Blue Devil Marching Band and Color Guard recieved a donation from Salem Community Benefits, Inc. a Charitable Foundation organized by Salem Cooperative Bank. The fund will assist in funding this year’s trip to Disney. Presenting the check to SHS Music Director Marty Claussen are Bank President Ann Lally and Chairman of the Salem Community Benefit and a Director at the Bank, Nadema Gemmell. The check was presented at a home football game on Halloween, when the Band and Color Guard performed in costume
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New Hampshire Church Hosts ‘Barefoot Weekend’
This coming Thanksgiving weekend (November 27 and 28), Granite United Church of Salem is hosting a unique event to raise awareness for several Boston Homeless Shelters. The event is “Barefoot Weekend” and the goal is this: church attendees are being asked to bring an extra pair of shoes with them to church and leave them to be donated to Boston Homeless Shelters. Early in November, Granite United Church raised over 5,000 pounds of food with the help of the church and local businesses. It was during this time that they learned that lightly worn shoes were a huge request from homeless shelters in Boston. One of the core values of Granite United Church is to be a community of people who are known for generosity and throughout the months of November and December, they will continue to do events for non-profit charities and organizations. Anyone who wishes to donate a pair of gently worn shoes can do so during the weeks of November 22 to December 3. You don’t have to be a member of Granite United Church to be a part of this collection. The church is located at 1 Sand Hill Road, Salem, and donations can be dropped at the church offices during normal business hours (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.). Please wrap the shoes in a clean, plastic grocery bag, so that pairs of shoes will stay together and make it easier for the shelters to sort through when they are donated. Following the “Barefoot Weekend,” Granite United Church will be hosting a series of Christmas Concerts the week leading up to Christmas (December 22-24). The concert will be completely free, but they have made a request that each family bring a new, unwrapped toy. The toys will be collected and given to the Salem Police Department as a part of their Toys For Tots toy drive. For more information on “Barefoot Weekend” and/or the upcoming Christmas concerts, you can visit www.GraniteUnited.com, contact Patty Klinger firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 470-7632, or contact Tom King at 893-4065, ext. 13. Patty Klinger, Granite United Church - Salem As free Americans, we cannot continue to tolerate our elected officials to make laws that undermine our freedoms that were given under the U.S. Constitution. Current, newly elected Pro-leftist politicians in NH and MA are persons that need to stick to obeying the laws of the land and following the Constitution and Bill of Rights! Will they do such a thing? Or will they continue to love more power, hurting all American citizens? Example: By supporting Illegal immigration. They do not do this for money, but more for political power to move their World Socialist Agenda forward for more big government control over all our lives. They are trying to control our lives from the cradle to the grave by bankrupting America. With the help of international bankers, these misled American politicians want control of this country by manipulating the currencies of the world, which will cause disruptions. The Federal Reserve, now printing up to $600 billion more dollars and flooding the world markets with less value, will increase goods and services, causing inflation and lowering the value of the American dollar. The People in Communist Russia and Nazi Germany allowed manipulation, and their countries were lost. Thank God America is not yet lost. However, how soon before our country becomes controlled by a big, central government, liberal dictatorship? Dictated, progressive, liberal goals do not change! In Congress, D.C., Massachusetts, or Concord, NH, we could lose some or all these rights if elected leftists continue to do the bidding of powerful, lobbyist, socialist groups that want to destroy America. Americans have a clear choice now that many new patriotic candidates have been elected— either “live free or die.” Americans need to stand up! History can repeat itself—our grandchildren deserve better! Be vigilant! Fight for Conservative freedom values every day. Do not accept the deceptive lies on these “changes for the better” they want us to accept. Contact your elected officials and express your concerns on issues. Ed Brooks - Salem
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that Sears had an inventory of Samsung televisions that they wanted to liquidate. The telephone contacts were made by a male. On June 1, the suspect, a male wearing a Sears badge, met the victim outside of Sears, where $1,700 in cash was exchanged for two televisions. The suspect told the victim to wait outside the pick-up area, where he would deliver the televisions. The receipt was proven to be fraudulent. On September 21, the victim agreed to meet
at the Sears store around 2 p.m. After arriving, the victim by cell phone talked to a man named Teddy, who said that an employee by the name of Shannon, who was wearing a Sears ID, would meet her outside the receiving door with a receipt for four televisions. The suspect took the $3,000 and said she was going to accounting to advise ‘Helen’ that the televisions were paid for. The victim then received another phone call from Teddy, who told her to wait by her car with the trunk open and the sets would arrive in two minutes. After 10 minutes, the victim went inside Sears and learned that she was duped. Fortunately, with the September 21 incident, the victim was able to identify the female suspect from surveillance video. The suspect, having a slim build, was between 5’5” and 5’7” with dirty blonde hair that fell below her shoulders, and appeared to be in her mid to late 20s. She was wearing a pink V-neck sweater, blue jeans, and black suede boots that came just below her knees. Salem police can’t say for sure the crimes are related, but there are too many similarities that they can’t rule out that possibility. If any of these routines sound familiar and if you have any information about either crime, call Crimeline of Southern NH Ran Dates at 893-6600 or at 1-800-498-4040, or go online to www. crimelinesnh.com. 1. Your call will be completely anonymous and you will be issued a secret number known only 2. to you and Crimeline. The caller could earn up to $1,000. Please—if you know of any crime and 3. who is responsible for it, be a good citizen and call. 4.
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Food Pantries Receive Generous Donation
by Robyn Hatch The Salem Lions Club recently donated a $3,500 check to local food pantries for the upcoming holiday season. Donation recipients included St. Joseph’s Church, Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church, and the Rockingham Christian Church.
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Toys For Tots Helps Children in Need During the Holiday Season
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Toys For Tots accepts donations through Christmas, but even toys Even during tough economic times, people can be so generous. delivered late will still be picked up. Most toy items are acceptable; The Salem Police Department, in conjunction with the United however, makeup, perfume, lotions, and stuffed animals cannot be States Marine Corps, kicked off their annual Toys For Tots toy drive donated. The Salem Police and Fire Departments use any stuffed on Friday, November 12. animals received to give to children who have been put in or have The annual toy drive collects new, unwrapped toys and gifts for children of all ages. However, older children in their teenage years tend to be neglected in these efforts. “We never seem to have enough gifts for kids over age 12. Many of these kids are past the age of playing with toys, but still need Christmas gifts, and enjoy receiving video games, books, board games appropriate for their age, gift certificates, and movie tickets,” said Salem Police Captain John Lozowski, who has been in charge of Toys For Tots for the Salem Police Department for the past 19 years. Captain Lozowski said that even though the economy has been tough for the past Salem Police Captain John Lozowski, Chief Paul Donovan, Lance Cpl. Daniel Ilacqua of Londonderry Bravo Company, 1st several years, they have Battalion, 25th Marines; and Salem Police Patrol Officers Eric O’Brien, Rick Nicosia, and Michael White still received generous donations. seen a difficult situation, and would enjoy the comfort of a “stuffed “It never surprises me how generous people can be; even in bad friend.” times, we still get lots of toys,” Lozowski said. Donation bins are located at: The toys are collected at 14 separate donation sites. Captain • Salem Police Department, Veterans Memorial Parkway Lozowski and Sergeant Joel Dolan of the department’s Community • Salem Fire Department, Central Station, Main Street Services Unit spent most of the day last Friday setting up the • Salem Boys & Girls Club, 3 Geremonty Drive donation bins throughout town. • Salem Cooperative Bank, 3 South Broadway “It’s just a really nice thing to do. It makes you feel good—giving • Woodbury Middle School, 206 Main Street back to the community,” Lozowski said. • Burlington Self Storage, 232 North Broadway The toys that are donated are collected by police officers that • St. Joseph School, 40 Main Street donate their time. The toys are then split with the U.S. Marine • Best Buy, 290 South Broadway Corps Unit based in Londonderry. The toys that stay in Salem are • Walmart, 326 North Broadway distributed to families who are having a difficult time here in town. • Soule, Leslie, Kidder Law Office, 220 Main Street Last year, the Salem Police Department’s prisoner transport van • Data Electronic Devices, 32 Northwestern Drive was filled over 30 times, and many of the gifts were expensive. • Postal Center USA, 236 North Broadway “We get bicycles, video game consoles, and video games. People • The Haircut Shop, 326A North Broadway can be very giving during the holiday season,” Captain Lozowski • Sun Guard Securities Finance, 14 Manor Parkway said.
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Officials from Two States Celebrate Lowe’s Grand Opening
by Jay Hobson Lowe’s, the long-awaited replacement to the razed Salem Plaza property, officially opened its doors with a “board-cutting” ceremony that was attended by officials from Salem and Methuen, MA. The property straddles the border of Methuen and Salem, with the building in Salem and part of the parking lot in Methuen. Store manager Brian Bucknam cut the hammer-shaped board rather than a ribbon. . All were beaming as the hand saw sliced through the wooden hammer, officially bringing to an end the construction of the facility that produced about 120 new jobs for area workers, according to Bucknam. The building was supposed to include a Staples store, but Staples “backed out,” according to planning director Ross Moldoff, who was also in attendance along with Salem police and fire officials, and an empty space stands in its place. The store had an opening last week for contractors and business has been brisk ever since, according to Lowe’s staff. Immediately after the boad cutting, Bucknam announced a $1,000 donation to the Salem school district, which Superintendent of Schools Michael Delahanty announced would be used to purchase books for teachers to use for the school district’s anti-bullying campaign.
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by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Thanks to the work of Eagle Scout Danny Stacey, along with support from the community, a new veterans memorial was unveiled at Pine Grove Cemetery. The memorial, in the shape of a yellow ribbon, contains six flags for the Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Coast Guard, and the POW/MIA. The flags were sponsored by local residents and organizations, with the American flag standing tallest in the center sponsored by the Salem Firemen’s Association. The project started about 18 months ago when Stacey approached Hargreaves asking for some ideas for projects. Hargreaves passed the inquiry along to Rick Russell, DPW Director, who suggested “a little memorial over here at the Pine Grove Cemetery,” according to Hargreaves. From then until now, a lot of financial, spiritual, and physical work went into the project, said Hargreaves, putting emphasis on physical efforts. As the ceremony concluded, the sponsors raised the flags, with the American flag being raised last to the Pledge of Allegiance, and then followed by the National Anthem. Some military mothers then presented wreaths decorated with the theme of each branch of the Armed Forces. State Rep. Anne Priestley presented Stacey with a certificate of appreciation signed by the Salem State Representatives. This was only a soft opening of the Danny Stacey’s Eagle Scout Project reaches completion in Pine Grove Cemetery memorial, with a larger ceremony to be held on Memorial Day weekend in 2011.
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submitted by NH State Attorney General’s Office Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that New Hampshire recently finalized a settlement with AstraZeneca as part of larger national case against the drug manufacturer. The case involved the company’s alleged off-label marketing of Seroquel, an antipsychotic medication approved to treat certain psychological disorders. New Hampshire received more than $2.4 million in the settlement out of the $520 million that was paid to states for Medicaid program damages. The settlement addressed allegations that from 2001 to 2006, AstraZeneca promoted the sale of Seroquel for uses that the Food and Drug Administration had not approved, including Alzheimer’s disease, anxiety, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and dementia. In a separate case, New Hampshire has recovered more than $175,000 from drug maker Novartis as part of a national Medicaid settlement worth $66 million. In that case, it was alleged that Novartis, and a predecessor company, Chiron, engaged in the offlabel marketing of tobramycin, an inhalable antibacterial marketed under the name TOBI. The Food and Drug Administration had approved TOBI for treating lung infections associated with cystic fibrosis. The settlement addressed allegations that between 2001 and 2006, Chrion and then-Novartis promoted TOBI for unapproved uses, including for diseases other than cystic fibrosis and for cystic fibrosis patients that did not meet the parameters for FDA-approved use. “The Medicaid program provides important prescription drug coverage for New Hampshire’s most vulnerable residents. In order to protect New Hampshire taxpayers from paying no more than is necessary for this program, and as demonstrated by these settlements, my Office will continue to work closely with the Attorney General from other states in pursuing drug manufacturers when the evidence supports such action,” said Attorney General Delaney.
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Haigh School Receives Turkey Donations for Thanksgiving Baskets
by Robyn Hatch Now is the season for giving, and no place but Haigh School is this showing up to such an extreme. Ten turkeys and home-baked pies were donated by a Salem family to put in each of the baskets that are being given to Salem families in the Haigh area. Each basket was made with individualism, and a special “love” was added to each. Candy bars, towels, and cute little extras were added to each basket. This was an anonymous delivery of these 10 family baskets put together by staff and friends. These were made for those families who are facing hardship at this time of year. These baskets will do more than fill empty bellies; they will help restore faith that there really are people who live among us who care for their brothers and sisters. There is a saying, “The more you give, the more you have. Abundance creates the ability to give; giving creates abundance.” This is a wonderful way to start the holiday season! (Michael Ouellette and son, Kyle, were the generous people who donated the turkeys and pies.)
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submitted by North Salem School Happy Thanksgiving to all of our North Salem families! As the season of giving is now upon us, we’d like to extend a heartfelt thank-you to all who contributed to our VIPS (Volunteers Interested in Providing Service) Food Drive. There are many Salem food pantries that will benefit directly from your generosity! North Salem is abuzz with the holiday spirit and have several activities planned for December, including the Fifth Grade North Salem Winter concert, set for Monday, December 13, at 7 p.m. In addition, the fifth-grade chorus has been invited to sing at the Salem Traditional Christmas Concert on Friday, December 10, at 7 p.m. at Salem High School. Admission to the concert at the high school is free, but they are asking for either monetary donations or canned goods to support the Salem Food Pantry. The holiday season can also bring increased financial hardships as families try to make their children’s wishes come true with resources that are already stretched in today’s economy. The North Salem School has designed a two-fold program called The Giving Tree, which will provide some assistance to our North Salem families in need, and would allow other North Salem families the opportunity to help make the holidays brighter for these families. For those families who wish to receive gifts from our Giving Tree, their wishes will be written on ornaments placed on a Christmas tree in our lobby. No identifying information other than the child’s gender, age, and wish will be made available to anyone. For those families who have signed up to receive an ornament from our giving tree, we thank you for your generosity. When you have purchased the gift listed on the back of the ornament, please send it, preferably wrapped, by December 10 to school to the office. Please make sure that you attach the original ornament to the outside of the package to ensure that the gift gets to the right family. The drawing for the Dell Give the holiday gift of Inspiron Laptops is drawing near. The winners will be contacted by phone on (or before) December 15. All proceeds from the raffle will go toward the Playground Project. Thank you to all those who purchased tickets, and good luck! Thank you to all the parents and caretakers who visited North Salem last week as part of National Education Week. The students were very excited about having you get a glimpse into what they are learning in the classroom. Thank you to all the teachers, too! Character Counts has officially begun at North Salem! The program, in its fourth year, is a student recognition program based on six character traits of Respect, Caring, Responsibility, Fairness, Trustworthiness, and Citizenship. The school began this recognition program after starting out the school year with a focus on bullying. The first trait emphasis is Respect. Our school definition is: a respectful person lives by the Golden Rule; is polite and courteous to everyone; accepts others even if they look, act, or believe differently; and uses peaceful ways to solve conflicts. Students “caught” by staff members earn certificates, and recognition in our Caught Pond and in our local newspaper. You can
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submitted by Heather Wheeler, Hampstead Academy Hampstead Academy Students celebrated Veterans Day with an All-school Assembly that highlighted the artistic response of students to what they had learned about Veterans’ Day. Hampstead Academy students presented their work to the student body and its visiting veteran. Among the different presentations were acrostic poems read by Caroline Hines, patriotic instrumentals performed by the Hampstead Academy Grade 6 Ensemble, visual representations of the different branches of U.S. military service depicted by the Hampstead Academy Upper School, culminating with the student body chorus singing patriotic selections as a group.
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by Robyn Hatch The Salem School District wishes to thank Kevin Morales, owner of High Line Auto Sales; his two daughters, Madison, 7, and Marissa, 4; and Katy Palmer for their generous donation of 40 book bags to the students. After a larger company failed to come through with the donation of the book bags, Mr. Morales decided to donate both the bags and their contents. One weekend in mid-September, Ms. Palmer, Madison, and Marissa assembled them. With book bags, notebooks, folders, pens, pencils, crayons, markers, glue, and scissors spread out across the living room floor, Marissa and Madison put together the 40 book bags in assembly-line fashion. Ms. Palmer contacted the Superintendent’s Office and made arrangements with Mrs. Soley, Assistant Superintendent, to drop them off. The book bags have been distributed to the guidance counselors at Barron, Fisk, Haigh, North Salem, Soule, and Woodbury Schools to be given to any student in need of a new replacement book bag. The idea for this Book Bag Drive came from Volunteers Across America. What started out as one or two bags quickly grew into 40. The district appreciates the generosity from this family. Kevin Morales and daughters Madison and Marissa
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submitted by Haigh School Haigh School held several fun fall activities for students and families, thanks to many volunteers and a dedicated staff. The children enjoyed making candy apples, scarecrows, and scrapbooks as part of the Afterschool Program. At the school’s annual “Haigh Harvest,” the children especially enjoyed seeing many staff members and parents dressed in costume. Other Harvest activities included games, face painting, crafts, and a DJ that kept students dancing. Harvest attendees also supported the Salem Animal Rescue League by bringing much-needed donations. The school grounds were filled with family and friends watching the children parade by in their Halloween costumes, and classroom celebrations were a fun way to close out the month. Awards: Several awards were given out at our October school-wide assembly. “Haigh Hero” ribbons were awarded to students who demonstrated the September/October theme of ‘respect.’ Salem’s Postmaster Heidi Stewart was there to swear in students who were awarded jobs in Haigh’s “Wee Deliver” mail program. Students work together to sort, process, and deliver internal mail. Haigh also held their own election—candidates running for Student Council were required to write speeches and read them at the assembly; then, students voted. Upcoming events: Please mark your calendar with these important dates: Pie Guy pick-up – November 23, Thanksgiving Septic Systems • Sewer Hook-ups, etc. break – November 25 and 26, Gravel • Fill • Loam • Sand Haigh float in Salem’s Holiday 2 Way Radios for Quick Service Parade – November 28, Haigh third graders to sing at town tree & Son, Inc. lighting – December 2, Shopping activity – December 4, and Residential & Commercial Excavating & Grading PTA dinner incentive night at 38 SCHOOL ST., SALEM, NH Polcari’s – December 7.
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by Robyn Hatch On Wednesday, the entire student body at Fisk School went outside on the school’s grounds to culminate their school-wide Respect activity. Over the past month, during classroom guidance, over 300 students from 16 classrooms in the school brainstormed ways to show respect to others, to themselves, and to the environment. The students danced to Aretha Franklin’s “Respect” and created “respect chains,” with each “link” telling a way to show respect. Then, each classroom linked their chain to the chain of another classroom until they created one enormous respect chain encompassing everyone in the school. The students couldn’t wait to see if the chain was long enough to wrap around the school—lo and behold, it was! Everyone gets involved as the students walk around with thier linked chains!
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Golfer Lou Porcelli, Feed the Hungry volunteer Donal Zube, and golfers Ron Terburgh, Barry Keohan, and Nelson Rheaume pose with donated turkeys by Jay Hobson Scottish Highlands Golf Course hosted its 12th annual benefit for the Pleasant Street United Methodist church’s Feed the Hungry food pantry on Monday. Golfers could play for free if they brought a turkey weighing at least 12 pounds and donated it to Feed the Hungry. According to Marilyn Campbell of Scottish Highlands, as of 9:40 a.m., 63 turkeys had been donated and $110 in cash had been raised to feed area families in need. “The event was supposed to be held last Monday, but had to be rescheduled due to the heavy rain. Some players couldn’t play today, but they dropped off turkeys, anyway,” Campbell said. Scottish Highland’s General Manager Donna Zacharias said that the day was a success. “We were able to raise 110 turkeys, totaling 1,681 pounds of turkey, $210 in cash, and gift certificates to local supermarkets from 119 golfers that participated,” Zacharias said. Zacharias also noted the 12-year total. “Over the 12 years we’ve been doing this, we have been able to raise 1,203 turkeys, totaling 17,335 pounds of turkey and $3,338 in cash and gift certificates to local supermarkets. The cash and gift certificates are accepted in lieu of turkeys because some people can’t carry a heavy turkey, and the cash and gift certificates help the food pantry provide the ‘trimmings’ that go with the turkeys,” Zacharias said.
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan The Howard Street water tower was the talk of the selectmen at Monday’s meeting, with concerns of rusting and pitting of the walls expressed by Rick Russell, DPW Director. The water tower is currently empty while a contractor installs a mixing valve system that will prevent ice from forming in the winter and keep water in the tank moving at all times. The interior lining of the 1980s tank has dissolved over the years, and now water is causing the metal walls to rust. The tank was inspected in 2007 by a diver who saw signs of pitting, but a wet inspection is not very accurate. When the tank was emptied for the mixing valve contract to be executed, the extent of the wear on the walls became evident. The lining was budgeted to be replaced in 2013, but Russell feels that they cannot wait that long. The current status of the tank is not a health and safety concern, Russell said. The tank can remain empty for the remainder of the winter, as demand for water is down. The Lawrence Road tower is also scheduled for a mixing valve system to be installed this year, but the liner of the tank is not a concern.
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The deadline for high school students and their teachers to submit essays for the Bill of Rights Institute’s national Being an American Essay Contest is fast approaching. The contest asks students to share their thoughts on American citizenship by answering the question: “What civic value do you believe is most essential to being an American?” The Essay Contest calls upon students to think about the greatest civic values in America. By encouraging students to consider and weigh American values, the Essay Contest serves as a key part of the Bill of Rights Institute’s mission to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. Essay entries are due by 11:59 p.m. EST on December 1. Teachers must submit essays online at www.BeingAnAmerican.org for a chance to win cash prizes from a pool totaling $115,000 and one of 54 all-expenses paid trips to the nation’s capital (awarded both to teachers and their students). Supporting contest materials, including lesson plans meeting national academic standards, are provided at no cost to teachers who want to incorporate the essay topic into the classroom. The names of the top three prize winners in the nine contest regions will be announced at a special Washington, DC Awards Gala in the spring of 2011. The first-place winners in each region and their sponsoring teachers will each receive $5,000 cash awards; second-place winners, $1,000; and third-place winners, $500. Honorable mention prizes of $100 will be awarded to seven students and teachers from each contest region. The winners will also be treated to a tour of prominent national landmarks and will hear from a range of important voices on American citizenship. This year’s keynote address to the winning students will be given by FOX Business Host John Stossel, and author and FOX News Commentator Juan Williams will serve as Master of Ceremonies. Past years’ winners met with Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, who keynoted the awards gala; retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor; Pro Football Hall of Fame Cornerback Darrell Green; and FOX News Commentator Judge Andrew Napolitano. “The Being an American Essay Contest encourages students to see how vital it is to the future of our country and Constitution that they embody key civic values every day,” said Bill of Rights Institute Vice President of Education Programs Jason Ross. “By thinking about the civic values evident in our Founding documents and in the lives of American civic heroes, students can begin to see how their own actions are significant in supporting the experiment in self-government started by our Founders.” The contest, which has fast become the largest high school essay competition in the country, totaling over 100,000 student-submitted essays, is hosted by the Bill of Rights Institute, an organization based in Arlington, VA, that provides free materials and a host of educational opportunities focused on civics and history for teachers and students across the country. The contest is sponsored by the History Channel and the Stuart Family Foundation. Visit the Being an American Website at www. BeingAnAmerican.org for complete rules and materials, including submission details, lesson plans, and background information on the Constitution, Bill of Rights, Founders, and other Americans who have contributed to America’s shared civic values. Fast Facts: Being An American Essay Contest Sponsoring Organization: The Bill of Rights Institute, founded in 1999, is a non-profit educational organization. The mission of the Bill of Rights Institute is to educate young people about the words and ideas of America’s Founders, the liberties guaranteed in our Founding documents, and how our Founding principles continue to affect and shape a free society. Funding Provided By: History Channel (New York City, NY) and The Stuart Family Foundation (Chicago, IL). 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Anthony and Lorraine DeRosa Celebrate 35th Wedding Anniversary
Anthony and Lorraine (Hanley) DeRosa of Salem celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary on Tuesday, November 16. They were wed in Woburn, MA. Lorraine works as a registered nurse at Holy Family Hospital in Methuen, MA, and Anthony is retired from New Hampshire Community Technical College and works as a real estate agent for Linda Roberts Realty. The DeRosas have a daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and her husband, Dustin; two sons, Anthony and Mark, all of Salem; and a grandson, Matthew.
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submitted by Donna Sovie The Saints Mite 2 team continues to amaze with its skating and passing skills. On Sunday, November 7, we saw a number of Saints, including Sam German and Mac McCarthy, selflessly agree to play for an undermanned Masco squad. The efforts of Ryan Trainor and Thomas Burke were especially noticed that day. The play of the game went to a German pass. The Saints Squirt 3 provided plenty of biscuits in a basket on a Sunday morning brunch date with the Lady Wizards. They skated away with the 5-2 victory, but it was no cake walk, as these girls came to play. Joe Depardo started off the festivities and tallied two for the day. Anthony Survilas, who had a great game, banged home two, and David Olsen snapped one by the goalie on a clean breakaway. The defense was solid, as they jumped on loose pucks in the offensive zone and did a great job clearing in front of their own net. Goaltending by Mason and PJ was solid as usual. The Saints Squirt 1 team tied Melrose, 3-3. The Saints fell behind early in the first, but tied it mid-way through the second on a nice goal by Michael Borelli. The Saints took the lead early in the third on a goal by Brendon Banks assisted by Mason Drouin, but Melrose charged back and scored two goals in three minutes to take the lead. The Saints would not quit, and with the goalie pulled, Joe Moore made a nice pass to Steve Birch, who took a hard wrist shot that was tipped in by Jimmy Harootian with only 17 seconds to play to tie the game. Charlie Beneze, Sebastian Farah, Jon Pinksten, and Birch played strong defense, while Matt Dowdy was spectacular in the net. The Saints Mite 2 team had their first full ice game on Saturday morning, November 13, and the boys came out ready to play. Although a little out-matched by a speedy Top Gun team, our guys held their own and
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Danny Donovan (#8), Nick Donnelly (#81), and Evan Zabarsky (#99) looked great out there. The Saints lone goal was scored by Evan Foskett on a penalty shot. The Saints Squirt 1 team split the weekend with one win and one loss. After their 7-0 defeat from Chelmsford, the Saints Squirt 1 team bounced back by beating Wilmington 5-2 on Sunday afternoon. Birch scored just 17 seconds into the game, with Drouin picking up an assist. Drouin then added one of his own with just over a minute to go in the second on a nice play from Jon Last and Borelli. Just eight seconds later, Borelli scored to give the Saints a commanding, 3-1 lead. Beneze and Harootian scored in the third with assists going to Mason Healey and Drouin. The Saints were anchored by goaltender Dowdy, who received stellar defense by Birch, Moore, Jon Last, and Healey. The Saints Bantam 2 team played on Monday, November 8, against a tough Newburyport B2 team. Salem’s Dominic Bruzzese started off the scoring 20 seconds into the game. The play was back and forth until Newburyport scored in the second period to tie the game at one. Newburyport would go ahead late in third period and, with 22 seconds left in the game, Bruzzese would get his second goal of the game, assisted by Jared Carlson and Evan Zabarsky. The game ended in a tie, 2-2. On Saturday, November 13, the Saints Bantam 2 team lit it up with a 6-1 win against Waltham’s Bantam 3 team. Ryan Nelson had a hat trick. Bruzzese also had a goal, as well as Jake Yennaco and Ryan Montbleau. Assists went to Montbleau, Brad Brock, Carlson, and Dawson Merrill, with great goaltending by Andrew Gosson and Tommy Gillespie. We had some great defensive play by Dustin Kingsley, and great forechecking by Jimmy Tokanel and Seth McCarthy.
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Beatrice (Silva) Sweet, 91, of Salem, died November 19, 2010, at her home, surrounded by her loving family. She was born in Danvers, MA, one of 16 children; she grew up and was educated in Topsfield, MA. She was a resident of Salem for the past 50 years, and was formerly of Methuen and Andover, MA. Mrs. Sweet was retired from Lucent Technologies in North Andover. She was a member of the RSROA-Roller Skating Rink Operators of America. She loved roller skating and skated competitively. Most of all, family was the most important part of her life. Her husband, Charles Sweet; and her siblings, Alexander, Oliver, Manuel, Serino Silva, Diolinda Durkee, and Evelyn Sweet predeceased her. She is survived by her three sons, Charles Jr. and his wife Doris Sweet of Seabrook, John and his wife Elaine Sweet of Greer, SC, and James and his wife Sharon Sweet of Salem; brothers and sisters, Rose Junkman of Oregon, Mary Comeau of Absecon, NJ, Jennie Munson of Newtonville, MA, Eleanor Halliday of Goffstown, Thomas Silva of Virginia, Frederick Silva of California, Anna West of Bradford, MA, James Silva of Bradford, MA, and Jackie Deskin (Sims) of Utah; seven grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. A funeral service was held November 22 at Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main Street, Salem. Burial followed in Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Memorial donations may be made to the charity of one’s choice. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.
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Janet C. Pappathan Hughes, 82, of Salem, and Marco Island, FL, daughter of the late George and Olivette Chacos of Nashua, passed away peacefully on November 20, 2010. Janet is survived by her devoted husband, John Hughes of Salem; sons, Arthur D. Pappathan, Jr. and wife Kathleen Wilbur of Derry, Paul Pappathan of Everett, MA, Chris Pappathan and wife Jeannie Pappathan of Pelham, and Matthew N. Pappathan of Northfield, VT. Janet also had three stepchildren, Michael Hughes, Shelly Hughes and the late Brian Hughes. Janet is also survived by sisters Mildred Welch and her husband Leonard Welch, Carole Chacos, Lorraine Lang and husband William Lang, and brothers Edward Chacos, Richard Chacos and his wife Shirley Chacos. Janet’s grandchildren are Christopher Matthew Pappathan and wife Patricia Pappathan, Jessica Pappathan and husband Robert Bertini, Cassandra O’Brien and husband Robert O’Brien. Her greatgrandson is Benjamin Bertini, with another greatgrandchild expected in May. Janet had many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews. She was predeceased by brother, Thomas Chacos; and sisters, Delores LaParl and Alice Sullivan. Janet was a woman of a unique, caring character and personality who quietly influenced the lives of the many family members, friends and acquaintances who knew and loved her. Janet, until stricken with Parkinson’s disease, sailed the Gulf of Mexico with her loving husband, John Hughes, walked the beach of Marco Island, and spent her summers at Canobie Lake in Salem. While she faced many difficulties in her earlier days, Janet found her later years to be truly golden, as they were filled with the peace and happiness she found in the company of her devoted husband, family, and friends. Janet taught her four sons how to fish, play baseball, basketball, football, and other sports, while also passing along her passion for music, art, history, science, and reading. She was a Cub Scout Den Mother, yoga instructor, past president of the Junior Women’s Club and loved to sing. She sacrificed her needs for the needs of others, without comment or complaint. She was a hero to her sons, a devoted wife, a loving sister, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt, great-aunt, and a friend to many. She was a kind woman who opened her home and heart to any person in need without hesitation. She always chose the see the best in people, encouraging others to see themselves as she did. She would eat cake for breakfast, loved nature, and appreciated the beauty of the small things one can see when not rushing through life. Some go through life making a big noise without an echo or effect. Some, like Janet, proceed more quietly through life while leaving a lasting, memorable impact that echoes through the lives and hearts of others. Janet will truly be greatly missed by all who knew and loved her. Service to be held Sunday, December 12, at 1 p.m. at The Church of the Good Shepherd, 214 Main Street in Nashua. An informal service was held for friends and family in Marco Island on November 21. In lieu of flowers, please make memorial contributions to the charity of your choice in Janet’s name.
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Entertaining at its best happens during the holidays and families and friends create many nostalgic memories around the dinner table. At this busy time of year, you may be tempted to put your table setting on autopilot by using the same plates, stemware and napkins from years before. This season, strive to update your look by dedicating your decorating time to the area where guests gather to eat. A well-appointed tabletop can elevate an everyday meal to an elegant and sophisticated soiree. “Table settings are the backdrop for every meal, yet many hosts often overlook the importance of making that backdrop as appealing and functional as possible,” says Angela Giannapolos, event designer for STUDIO 3 Group, a New York event design and planning firm. “While it’s nice to bring traditional items back year after year, adding new hints of style to your table can go a long way to refreshing your look each season.” Rather than setting a uniform table this year, consider these entertaining tips to add flair to your holiday look: Accentuate with accessories Linens and cloth napkins bring a rich feel to the table. Adding these accents in vibrant colors can make your dinnerware pop and bring a fresh yet festive air to your meal. A simple way to do this is to choose your favorite color and build a theme around it. Blue, green, silver and gold are on-trend holiday colors that can be used in monochromatic variations to make your decor shine. Personalizing your table is another accessory tip that will go a long way with guests. Add reminiscent decor to your setting with items such as vintage Christmas ornaments and pictures from past seasons. Not only will your table look festive, it will also be a fun way to spark holiday conversation. The perfect tabletop pieces When decorating the table, keep in mind that your dinnerware is the star of the show. Consider your personal style when choosing a plate pattern and be sure it’s versatile for many holidays to come. Visit Oneida.com for a range of options, such as the Culinaria Collection offering classic, elegant styles in festive colors or the “HoHoHo” dinnerware line to create a whimsical, seasonal approach to your table.
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Salem Animal Rescue League is ‘Halfway There’ to Constructing New Building
SARL and their endeavor to build a new facility on the Farm, which is located on Brady Road in Salem. SARL is fortunate for the donation of the farmland to build their new facility, and are more than halfway there to raising their $3 million goal, they claim. More than 60 people attended the event and were privy to viewing the proposed site plans, asking questions of the “state-of-the-art building,” receiving up-to-date information of the ongoing processes, and participating in one-on-one dialogue about the project. SARL also presented their annual awards for Animal Hero, Best Veterinary Services, Volunteer of the Year, and their Community Service Award during the brunch. SARL is an all-volunteer, non-profit organization whose goal is to find permanent, loving homes for the abandoned and unwanted animals in Salem and the surrounding communities. SARL prides itself on finding the right home for the right pet. For adoption consideration, as a first step, please fill out the Adoption Request/Waiting List Form found under the photos of their dogs and cats on their Website at www.sarl-nh.org. They will contact you when a pet that meets your profile is available for adoption. At that time, they will talk about your expectations, lifestyle, and previous pet experience. SARL reserves the right to refuse to adopt to any applicant. By requesting information on an animal and initiating the screening process, it is not a guarantee that particular animal is yours to adopt. SARL does not place their pets on a “first-come, first-served” basis. They only adopt to local candidates who are able to visit their shelter, and never ship any of their pets, regardless of the suitability of the prospective home. For more information about Salem’s new animal facility, call 893-3117, or e-mail email@example.com.
by Doug Robinson The Salem Animal Rescue League (SARL) recently hosted their annual Ronald R. Kimball Family Farm Autumn Brunch, on the site of their new location. Those in attendance were offered the opportunity to view plans, communicate with
supporters, and enjoy the complimentary brunch being served. SARL has been hosting the Ronald R. Kimball Family Farm Autumn Brunch annually for four years. The purpose of the brunch is to invite guests who might be or who are interested in
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It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is here already and we have completed the first quarter of the 2010-2011 school year! The Lancaster PTA’s fundraising efforts have gotten off to a great start this year. Thanks to all the families who came out to the Family Fun Night in October. The students enjoyed pizza, games, raffles, and face painting. Our fall fundraisers were a great success, and again, a very big thankyou to all the parents and extended families who support our fundraising efforts! We continue to collect Box Tops, Campbell’s Labels for Education, and Tyson Project A+ labels. October’s collection efforts yielded $167 worth of Box Tops! Way to go, Lancaster families! The winner of the October contest was Ms. Rayment’s Team 2. Also, don’t forget to check out www. boxtops4education.com for coupons on your favorite goodies and to enter contests that could win our school free money! In addition, shopping through the Marketplace also gives money back to the school. The next contest runs through November. The classroom earning the most labels will win a game for the classroom, and each student will get to choose from the prize bucket! Good luck and thanks for all your clipping! Please mark your calendars for some exciting upcoming events. The Lancaster PTA will be hosting its second annual Craft/Vendor Fair on Saturday, December 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lancaster Elementary School. We have more than 26 vendors signed up, with a great selection of unique products. Come get some holiday shopping done and let your children enjoy a “Craft and Cocoa with Santa!” from 9 a.m. to noon. This promises to be a great event that you won’t want to miss! Also, students will have the opportunity to do their own holiday shopping at the Lancaster Holiday Store, which will be held December 14-16. Please keep an eye out for additional information that will come home with students in early December. We will need volunteers to help staff the store each day. Lancaster PTA has a new Website: www. lancasterpta.org. Please check it and save it in your Favorites. It will be updated often and has valuable information about upcoming PTA events, fundraisers, and school happenings.
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Second graders have firstname.lastname@example.org been very busy at the start of the second quarter. Now that report cards and parent-teacher conferences are behind us, students are fully engaged in Readers and Writers Workshop, Everyday Math, and learning to print neatly with a program called “Handwriting Without Tears.” In addition, they are learning all about the First Thanksgiving, when only 52 surviving Pilgrims joined with almost 100 Native American friends to celebrate the joys of family, food, and friends. They’ve discussed the history of this special holiday and have given pause to reflect upon all the blessings they have to be thankful for. The students and staff at the Barron wish all of our family and friends a Happy Thanksgiving, and look forward to learning new skills each and every day!
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Jordanne Miller to Dance the Role of Clara in Production of The Nutcracker
submitted by Methuen Ballet Ensemble Long a traditional favorite, the Methuen Ballet Ensemble brings the holiday classic, The Nutcracker, to The Firehouse for Performing Arts in Newburyport, MA. Show dates and times are November 27 at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., and November 28 at 3 p.m. Join the cast for a gala reception, which will be held in the main lobby of The Firehouse at 6 p.m. on November 27 prior to the 7 o’clock show. Jordanne Miller of Salem will be dancing the role of Clara in Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s Production of the Nutcracker. Jordanne is a freshman at Salem High School and has been studying dance since she
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was three years old. She studies classical ballet with Vanessa Rae Voter at Voter’s School of Dance and Gym. Jordanne was promoted to Junior Company Member this year. Methuen Ballet Ensemble, an established ballet company under the artistic direction of Vanessa Voter Shaheen, has staged The Nutcracker for over 20 years. All principal roles are performed by members of Methuen Ballet Ensemble, whose experience totals over 150 years of classical ballet training under Shaheen’s tutelage! Company members include college students, school teachers, and even a dentist and lawyer! Students of Voter’s School of Dance, Gymnastics & Karate, established 60 years ago by Pam Voter, perform all other roles. Dancers hail from Methuen, Lawrence, Haverhill, and North Andover, MA, as well as Salem, Pelham, and Manchester. Each year, the production has become more elaborate, with stunning visual effects and customdesigned costumes by a well-known Canadian designer. All performances include a giant growing Christmas tree, a heavenly mist, and an abundance of snowfall. To share in the magic of Methuen Ballet Ensemble’s The Nutcracker, visit www.firehouse.org, or call The Firehouse box office at (978) 462-7336.
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choreography, and many new cast members who are set to take the stage and delight the audience once again. Over 80 dancers, hailing from various dance studios throughout the area, have rehearsed their roles and choreography under Phyllis George and Roshni Pecora, the talented and experienced NECB Company and School Directors, respectively. Performances will take place on Friday, December 10, at 7:30 p.m., Saturday, December 11, at 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday, December 12, at 2 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www. newenglandcivicballet.org or by calling the dance studio at (978) 975-0289. The Nutcracker follows young Clara, who, after her family’s holiday party, dreams that the Nutcracker doll she received from her mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer comes to life as a valiant Cavalier who saves her from mischievous mice. She reciprocates by rescuing him from the Mouse Queen and they travel through an enchanted snow forest to meet the Sugarplum Fairy at the Palace
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submitted by Amy Chartrain For 15 years, New England Civic Ballet (NECB) has been performing its popular production of Tchaikovsky’s The Nutcracker to sold-out crowds at the Rogers Center for the Performing Arts at Merrimack College. In celebration of this milestone, NECB is mounting its 15th anniversary production with new costumes, new
of Sweets. Clara is entertained by dancers representing delights from throughout the world and awakens back in her home with her beloved Nutcracker doll. Was it a dream or was it real? Come enjoy this beautiful presentation of a holiday classic and see for yourself! The new costumes, scenery and choreography, but especially the talent of the dancers of all ages will dazzle and entertain you from beginning to end.
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Local dancers performing in Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker: Front row: Lily Chartrain (Salem-Party Girl), Brenna Conway (Pelham-Soldier), Amanda Miller (Windham-Soldier), Marissa Daigle (Pelham-Soldier), Danielle Sirois (PelhamParty Girl), Nina Cabral (Pelham-Soldier Doll and Chinese). Back row: Kaitlyn Mellinger (Soldier), Kassia Swanson (Soldier Doll and Flute), Chelsea Cioli (Snowflake, Spanish and Flower), Katie Collins (Party en Pointe and Flute), Lindsay Miller (Windham-Party en Pointe and Angel), Kayla Moison (Soldier), Connor Bermingham (Windham-Soldier Doll and Russian). Missing from photo: Alyssa Levine (Pelham-Party Girl and Soldier)
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Senior receiver Mike Lorenz helped Salem to a semifinals appearance versus Pinkerton and was also one of four Blue Devils named first team all-state offense for football submitted by Salem Athletic Department Field Hockey First Team All-State: Melissa Higgins, Sarah Frahm Second Team All-State: Meghan Bench New Hampshire/Vermont All-Star Selection: Melissa Higgins Girls’ Volleyball First Team All-State: Melissa Ouellet Second Team All-State: Sarah Scott Honorable Mention All-State: Jackie Cone New Hampshire Senior All-Star Selections: Melissa Ouellet, Sarah Scott, Jen Bujnowski Boys’ Cross Country Meet of Champions: Ben Dutton New England Championships: Ben Dutton
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Senior Melissa Higgins earned first team all-state honors after leading the Blue Devil field hockey team to the Division 1 semifinals in 2010
Girls’ Cross Country Meet of Champions: Stephanie Cabral, Samantha Hutchins New England Championships: Stephanie Cabral Girls’ Soccer All-American Selection: Gina Righini All-New England Selection: Gina Righini First Team All-State: Gina Righini Second Team All-State: Hanna LaRochelle, Cassie Chase Honorable Mention All-State: Tayllar Righini Boys’ Soccer Second Team All-State: Brandon Cole, Max Gordon, Peter Ventola Football First Team All-State Offense: Max Jacques, Mike Lorenz, Jerickson Fedrick, Andrew Ivas. First Team All-State Defense: Joe Dipalma Second Team All-State Defense: Matt Cannone Golf New Hampshire Division 1 Individual Golf Tournament: Ryan Butler (third place), Ryan Greenleaf (10th place)
Sarah Scott picked up MVP honors from the Salem girls’ volleyball team
submitted by Salem Athletic Department Salem High School held its fall sports awards banquet on Monday, November 22. The following list includes student-athletes who won awards: Girls’ Volleyball Coaches Award: Jacqueline Cone Most Improved Player: Jennifer Bujnowski Most Valuable Player: Sarah Scott Girls’ Cross Country Coaches Award: Mackenzie Hanninen Co-MVP: Stephanie Cabral Co-MVP: Samantha Hutchins Boys’ Cross Country Most Improved Player: Mitchell Dutton Most Improved Player: Jonathan Rheaume Most Valuable Player: Benjamin Dutton Field Hockey Coaches Award: Sarah Frahm Most Improved Player: Mikaela Gauvain Most Valuable Player: Melissa Higgins
Football Coaches Award: Matthew Cannone Offensive Most Valuable Player: Max Jacques Defensive Most Valuable Player: Joseph DiPalma Golf Coaches Award: Kyle Gaudette Co-MVP: Ryan Greenleaf Co-MVP: Ryan Butler Boys’ Soccer Coaches Award: Bradley Hosey Coaches Award: Max Gordon Coaches Award: Brandon Cole Girls’ Soccer Salem senior Brandon Cole was Coaches Award: given one of three coaches awards Cassandra Chase for the boys’ soccer team Most Improved Player: Mackenzie Miller Most Valuable Player: Gina Righini Fall Spirit Coaches Award: Madison Lichtmann Most Improved Player: Haley Kalil Most Valuable Player: Jordyn Tommasi Outstanding Female Fall Athlete - Gina Righini, Girls Soccer Scholar Female Fall Athlete -Mackenzie Miller, Girls Soccer Outstanding Male Fall Athlete -Max Jacques, Football Scholar Male Fall Athlete -Ryan Greenleaf, Golf Sportsmanship Awards: Girls Soccer: Hanna LaRochelle Boys Soccer: Paul Ramey Golf: Ryan Breton Football: Andrew Ivas Field Hockey: Erika Moretti Boys Cross-Country: Daniel Schmidt Girls Cross-Country: Emily Shields Girls Volleyball: Rachel Morrissey Fall Spirit: Jennifer DeLucia
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