Eaton Fire Recovery Fund
The victim of our large structure fire on Sunday, January 5 was our Deputy Chief, Larry Eaton. Larry is marking 40 years on the New Salem Fire Department in 2014 and also has a well known carpentry business in this area. Unfortunately, as a result of the fire, nearly all of Larry's building equipment has been a total loss, and the fire destroyed the well and electrical service to his nearby home. The New Salem Firefighters' Association is accepting donations on Larry's behalf to assist him in getting his business and home back up and running. Larry's workshop contained many years of accumulated tools and personal belongings. Donations to help Larry and his wife Donna may be sent to the address below. If you have any questions feel free to call 978-544-7172 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks in advance for your help and kind thoughts.
New Salem Firefighters' Association
c/o Dan Cook, Treasurer
208 Cooleyville Rd.
New Salem, MA 01355
New Salem Library News
Book Discussion Group: The
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett Book Discussion originally scheduled in February
has been re-scheduled to March 26th at 7:00 p.m. Copies of this book are
available at the library.
Japanese Brush Painting: Renee Malowitz, a teaching artist for
over 30 years, as well as a classroom teacher, freelance artist, business
owner, theater design/artist and consultant, will be at the New Salem Library
on Tuesday, March 18th from 7:00-8:00 p.m. This is an Adult and
Family Program supported in part by a grant from the New Salem Cultural
Council, a local agency which is supported by the Massachusetts Council, a
state agency. Contact the Library at 978-544-6334 to register.
Pizza & Pages: March 4th, Tuesday: 5:00-6:30 p.m. The hot
cheesy incredible pizza is provided by the New Salem General Store. The March
selection is The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan. The April discussion
book is Son of Neptune, also by Rick Riordan.
Reading Aloud for Grownups: The next Reading Aloud for
Grown-ups is on March 12th from 7:30-9:00 p.m. The readers will be Karen
Idoine and Penny Kines This program sponsored by The Friends of the New Salem
Public Library, is a great way to give those winter doldrums a rest and join in
the fun of active listening to wonderful stories. The readers and their
selections are always inspired. There is an intermission between readers
to enjoy socializing and home baked refreshments. The coffee is on the house
and the donation basket is available for your generosity. Snow date is the
Limerick Challenge: The Library For All Seasons, sponsored
by The Friends of the New Salem Public Library, is planning to put a Spring in
your step and a smile on your face. Compose a limerick, bring it to the library
on an index card any time from now until Saturday, March 22nd. Think
ahead to that Spring smell in the air, when "a young man's fancy turns to
love," and those first crocus shoots push their way up through the
recently frozen turf. Ditch the parkas, scarves, snow pants, and other
accoutrements of winter in favor of jackets, sweaters, mud boots, and
fingerless gloves. Now write a muddy, naughty, bawdy, salty, limerick as good
as the one below to express yourself on the topic of Spring. On March 22nd
from 11:00 a.m-1:00 p.m. anyone who composed a limerick will receive a
delicious Lime Ricky from the New Salem General Store's private stock.
Salem Public Library
Has a challenge for you and for me
Write a limerick that rocks
The vernal equinox
To welcome the Spring greenery.
Gardening Challenge: While
in the library you may guess the date of the blooming of the forsythias
being forced in the vase on the front desk. Hint: They were picked on a
The Classics Season: The Library for All Seasons program
sponsored by the Friends of the New Salem Public Library has a new offering:
The Classics Season. Every two months one of the friends will select
several classics for a designated bookshelf. There will be an essential
question posted which we hope will generate a "classics" discussion.
The host for March's Classics Bookshelf is Janet Henderson. The discussion
topic: "What makes a book a classic?” and What classics would
you like to add to our library collection? There will also be a
selection of potential future classics. Please feel free to comment and respond
to the board discussion.
Field Trip Passes: Field trip anyone? The New Salem Public
Library has compiled a list of available museum passes found at area
libraries. Please come check out the list located at the front desk and
take advantage of the cultural opportunities local libraries provide to our
patrons, their friends and families.
Energy Bag Available: The New Salem Public Library has something
new for you to check out: The Energy Bag contains a Thermal Leak Detector and a
Kill a WattEZ gadgets. Check out the Energy Bag and use it to check out
your home's energy use. The Energy Bag is on display at the Front Desk. Do
check it out!
Plastic Sleds Sought: The New Salem Public Library's After-School Program is
asking for plastic sleds that the kids may use while the snow lasts. The
program is on Tuesday afternoons from 3:30 to 5:00 p.m. You may drop the
sleds off at the library during library hours.
2014 Old Home Day News
The theme for this year’s Old Home Day will be “It’s
Easy Being Green”. Events and activities will focus on ways to respect our
Earth by reducing, reusing and recycling. As well as the traditional events and
contests, we have already received grants for a performance by Charles Neville
(the saxophone-playing brother of the Neville Brothers!) and the Skeletones,
and a puppet performance by Nicol Wanderer (seen at Starry, Starry Night and
other local venues) from the New Salem Cultural Council. There will be a repeat
of the mini-golf course and the solar-powered mini-car race. Numerous “green”
activities are being planned. Save the date: The third Saturday in July – the
19th. Want to get involved? Email email@example.com or call 544-3410 or
Community-Wide Tag Sale Date Set
The 3rd Annual New Salem
Town-Wide Tag Sale is returning to the New Salem Common on Saturday, May 3rd!
Mark your calendars now. $15 gets you a space on the Common, advertising,
hopefully some extra cash for vacation, renovations and so forth, and lots of
fun - ask anyone who has participated in the past. And you might find
something new you can’t live without! If you have a friend who doesn’t
live in town, who would like to participate they are welcome…the more the
merrier and we have a big Common. Please pass the information along to
them. To register, fill out the form below and email it to Lynn Layton, then
mail her a check, or print it out and mail it, along with your check, to 78
South Main St., New Salem, MA 01355. Checks can be made out to the Town
of New Salem. Questions? Email Lynn at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her at
Council on Aging News
Meeting and Luncheon: On Friday, March 28th, we will meet in the Stowell Building
at 10 a.m. for Bingo with lunch to follow at noon. The menu is: Chicken
Soup or Corn Chowder, muffins, and dessert, all provided by the Council
members. Please let Hendra Reidy know if you are coming at 978-544-2178.
Busy Bs: Busy Bs continues to meet every Wednesday, weather
permitting, at the Stowell Building from 1:00-3:00 p.m. Bring your
project and join us. We have knitters, crocheters, embroiderers, and
other crafters all enjoying each other's company and admiring each other’s work.
It is inspiring!
Notes on "Lost" Wildlife from Mass Wildlife
See links below for information:
Notes on lost wildlife