The posts on this page are from a variety of Salem blogs and the views expressed are those of the individual blog author.

February 3rd, 2016

Real “Ghost Army” to Reappear in Salem

There is reality and there is perception in life, but in the summer of 1944, camouflaging which was which was the point of an absurd, yet deadly, yet creative ruse being played out during World War II. The details of which were in The Ghost Army, an aw…

September 27th, 2015

Cinema By the Sea— Experience a Bit of Salem’s Past

In the midst of the mayhem & madness that swirls around Salem in October for Haunted Happenings, there will be an homage to Salem’s other historical claim to fame— seafaring adventures as the National Park Service will present a free outdoor showing of Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World  Oct. 3rd at […]

March 3rd, 2015

Salem Film Fest 2015 — Documentaries and Interaction

Interaction. There are many factors contributing to Salem Film Fest’s continued growth and worldwide recognition, with interaction between moviegoers and filmmakers being a key element. You can be part of that process March 5-12 when Salem Film Fest is presented in Salem Ma. This year, 38 films will be showcased by filmmakers representing 10 different […]

February 24th, 2015

And the Nominees for the Best Salem Film Fest Windows Are…

With the Oscars out of the way, you can now focus up close and personal on the Salem Film Fest (March 5-12). Entering its eighth year, Salem Film Fest is one of New England’s largest documentary film festivals; it attracts submissions and attendees from all over the world. We’ll have more on the SFF in […]

October 12th, 2014

Stoker and Price to Speak in Salem

Obviously neither Bram Stoker (creator of the popular Dracula character) nor Vincent Price (celebrated actor in many a macabre movie) can be here. Both have passed on. But descendants are keeping the memories, stories and work alive… and will be sharing with you this month during Haunted Happenings: Dacre Stoker on 10/16 and Victoria Price […]

October 22nd, 2009

Friday – flick or frolic

Tough Choices.  It’s getting out of control here in the Witch City.  Roving bands of tourists hunting for ghosts and goblins day and night. Strolling through the cemeterys has now become a contact sport. And trying to get a seat at your favorite restaurant or bar is as difficult at finding a spot on the […]

October 16th, 2009

Today, Rocky Horrible and Pumpkin Bikers

More jam packed days this weekend in Salem MA, regardless of the impending bad weather. Today Show in Salem… almost You may have heard the rumors that NBC’s Today Show is coming to Salem.  Well – sort of… The  cast of the Today Show will not be here but crew will be filming a segment […]

September 9th, 2009

What Not to Wear in Salem

Salem is an epicenter for fashion. Where else can you walk down the street any day of the year and see men (and women) wearing kilts, people in capes, tri-corner hats being worn by pirates and shop clerks alike, punk rockers in skin tight jeans and mohawks sitting next to blue hairs with their pants […]

September 9th, 2009

What Not to Wear in Salem

Salem is an epicenter for fashion. Where else can you walk down the street any day of the year and see men (and women) wearing kilts, people in capes, tri-corner hats being worn by pirates and shop clerks alike, punk rockers in skin tight jeans and mohawks sitting next to blue hairs with their pants […]

August 14th, 2009

Weekend warrior

The days may be getting shorter, but that just means we get a little more time to enjoy the remainder of our summer nights. Special Events / Festivals Salem Jazz & Soul Festival 2 days of free music this weekend! Saturday, August 15, 10:45 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Sunday, August 16, Noon – 6:00 p.m. […]

May 22nd, 2009

Weekend Warrior

Us peeps at the Salem Insider seem to have gotten absorbed in our little microcosms recently and have realized that we haven’t done a “Weekend Warrior” post in a long time, but with the long weekend and things heating up in Salem what better time to post than now. The kick-off for summer has reinvigorated […]

March 19th, 2009 Presents… Discount Variety Tonight!

I totally ripped off got this post from one of our twitter friends.  He pointed me in the direction of a Boston based comedy blog written by Nick Zaino.  Tonight head over to CinemaSalem for a few laughs, music and home grown film. Discount Variety at CinemaSalem Tonight is the second edition of […]

February 27th, 2009

Weekend Warrior: February 27 &28

Special Events / Festivals Salem Film Fest February 26 – March 5:  It kicked off yesterday and is running for a week.  This is your best opportunity to see all those killer documentary’s you order up on Netfilx in a actual theater.  Don’t miss out of this once a year opportunity. Check out for […]

February 20th, 2009

Weekend Warrior: February 20th & 21st

I’m sorry we haven’t posted much this past week but thankfully all our current contributors are putting in massive hours in their respective real world jobs. Hopefully things will slow down a bit shortly and we get moving on the backlog of post ideas.   Thanks, Glen Huhges Special Events / Festivals Not much going […]

February 6th, 2009

Weekend Warrior: February freeze

Special Events / Festivals 7th Annual Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Ice Sculpture Festival Chocolate & Wine Tasting Hamilton Hall, 9 Chestnut Street, Salem, MA Friday, February 6 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm This luscious tasting event, now in its 7th year, features wine and chocolate samplings from many of Salem’s restaurants and sweet shops. […]

February 5th, 2009

Salem Film Festival 2009

I love when people try something new and it sticks.  CinemaSalem went out on a limb a while back and decided to do a film festival.  Guess what?  People loved it!  Once again they are back with the late February early March film fest that has really picked up speed.   With an event of […]

January 23rd, 2009

Weekend Warrior: January 23rd & 24th

Special Events / Festivals Brunch under the Yellow Umbrella January is cervical cancer awareness month and Sixty2 on Wharf  wants to spread the word about cervical cancer prevention. You can  join them for brunch this Sunday and listen to live music from Qwill and host Christine Baze from the Yellow Umbrella. Mothers bring your daughters and […]

December 19th, 2008

Weekend Warrior: Snow Special

Special Events / Festivals Many events have been canceled due to the snow storm.  This is a perfect opportunity to finish up your shopping. Music News : Sinful Saturdays A special note that local dj/promoter DJ Cee Block (you know him as a MTV Spring Break DJ, Resident at 2 Boston clubs, Official tour DJ […]

November 7th, 2008

Weekend Warrior: November 7th & 8th

Special Events / Festivals Wine Tasting at Salem Wine Imports Saturday, November 8 from 4 to 8 pm Stop by Salem Wine Imports for a tasting of over 20 wines from around the world including “Thanksgiving” wines. Free of charge! Music Friday November 7th TBD @ Bangkok Paradise Hi8us & Arimis (rock) @ Dodge Street […]

October 9th, 2008

I like Turtles

We all know that Zombies like turtles, but did you know that in addition to last weekend’s Zombie Walk there are more fun filled zombie festivities in Salem this October Halloween season? Salem State College is participating in  “Thrill The World“, a 25th anniversary commemorative event celebrating Michael Jackson’s Thriller – perhaps one of the […]

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