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

May 8th, 2011

Salon Owner Carries Flame for Fallen Heroes

Alex Panos, a former Marine who has run the Alex and Company salon on Front Street since 1976, doesn’t like war.
In a city still freshly wounded by the loss of one of its sons in December to the conflict in Afghanistan, Sgt. James A. Ayube II,…

April 29th, 2011

Service Learning’s 10th Unity Celebration at SHS

Students in the service learning class at Salem High School presented their projects to the community on Thursday evening during the 10th annual Unity Celebration.
This year’s class of seniors completed 15 service projects, including raising fun…

April 25th, 2011

Montana Cheney — Change Agent

Welcome to Salem Patch Whiz Kids, where each week we highlight the accomplishments of inspiring youth in the City. 
Montana Cheney of Lynn, 18, didn’t complete high school but passed her GED and is a first-year student at North Shore Community …

February 1st, 2011

IMAGE GALLERY: Local Leaders Pedal, Sweat for Salem Families

Saturday afternoon at the Salem Y was a day for  lots of sweat and good deeds.
Local political, law enforcement and business leaders worked up a sweat in order to raise money  for Children’s & Family programs at the Salem YMCA.
Repres…

January 1st, 2011

VIDEO: Icy Dip Raises Money for Charity

The temperature of the air was a balmy 50 degrees on Saturday, encouraging many people to take a New Year’s Day dip in the icy waters off Dead Horse Beach to benefit the Salem Pantry at the First Universalist Church.
It was the second year for t…

December 24th, 2010

Homeless Cats Have PALS for the Holidays

PALS Animal Life Savers is a non-profit no-kill animal shelter dedicated to helping homeless cats.
Formerly known as Peabody Animal Lifesavers, PALS is a volunteer-based group “committed to promoting high standards of quality animal care.”&#1…

December 23rd, 2010

A Boys & Girls Club Christmas

Last night, I walked in the Greater Salem Boys & Girls Club on Hawthorne Boulevard not knowing what to expect.
The auditorium of the old school building was packed, and the jubilant commotion of a couple hundred Salem kids created a rauc…

December 13th, 2010

Give — Children’s Charity Dinner Tuesday Night

A fundraising dinner benefiting the Salem Children’s Charity will take place Tuesday night at Victoria Station.
All proceeds from the dinner, auctions and raffles will go toward supporting the purchase of clothes, gifts and necessities for Salem…

December 9th, 2010

Riding the River of Hope with HAWC — Each Year, Each Day

Walking into the office on Congress Street, I notice the silence.
A receptionist greets me cordially, directs me to a chair and returns to her work. The heating system emits a low, steady background hum. In a corner to my right, a woman wordless…

December 4th, 2010

Christmas in Salem Shines Light on Historic Homes

Doug and Wendy Blake are among 10 residents opening their homes this weekend as part of the Christmas in Salem tours that kicked off Friday night during the Dearborn Street Illumination.
The Blakes’ house, built in 1913 for William Moulten, is …

December 2nd, 2010

North Salem Houses Featured In 2010 Historic Homes Tour

Ten historic homes in North Salem’s Dearborn Street neighborhood will be featured in this weekend’s Christmas in Salem house tour.
The tours begin Friday evening for a candlelight showing of three homes scheduled to coincide with the Dearborn St…