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Town-Wide Tag Salem Date Set
The Town-wide Tag Sale is coming. Saturday, May 7th on the Common from 8:00-2:00 pm. $15 per spot. Start cleaning out those cupboards, closets and basements and setting things aside for a great sale! This tag sale has been growing in numbers of vendors and in numbers of buyers! Just think of the extra things you can spend the money on while on vacation and about the fact that your life will be less cluttered! More details will be coming and sign ups will be starting in March.

2016 Old Home Day News
Old Home Day will be on Saturday, July 16th this year. If anyone is interested in helping to plan events or volunteer on the day of the event, please contact Janet Henderson at 544-3410 or or Jane Clukay at 544-2660 or

New Salem Library News
Reading Aloud for Toddlers Planned:The New Salem Public Library is starting a Reading Aloud for Toddlers from 10:30-11:30 on Thursday mornings. If you would be interested in being a reader or if you are a parent interested in having your 1 to 3+1/2 year old child attend, please contact the library at 544-6334.

Lego Club: The Lego Club will be on Saturday, January 9th from 12:30-2:00 pm.

Book Discussion Group: On Wednesday, February 3rd, at 7:00 pm, the Book Discussion Group will be discussing at 7:00 pm, All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr.

Lego Club: Come from 12:30-2:00 pm on Saturday, February 13th, Saturday: 12:30 - 2:00 pm
for Legos.
Teens and Tweens: The Teens and Tweens program runs from 1:30 to 5:30. The library is not open before that time and there is no one there to let kids in, even when the schools dismiss early. Come try out our new 3-D pen!
Springfield Symphony Orchestra Musical Petting Zoo: The library is hosting the Springfield Symphony Orchestra Musical Petting Zoo on Saturday, February 27th from 1:00-2:00 pm. Contact the library at 544-6334 for details.

Friends of New Salem Library News

Reading Aloud for Grownups: On Wednesday, February 10th, 7:30-9:00 pm, Janet and Bo Henderson will be reading. Snow date: February 17th. This program is sponsored by The Friends of the New Salem Public Library.
Fiction and Fashion Program: On Thursday, February 25th at 7:00 pm, the Friends of the Library is sponsoring a special program on Fiction and Fashion. It is a delightful Show and Tell on the clothing of Regency England as reflected in Jane Austen's fiction presented by Ms. Kandie Carle.


Council on Aging News
Lunch: On Friday, February 12, we will meet at the Stowell Building at 10:00 am for bingo and visiting. Chinese take-out will be served at noon. Lunch will cost $6. Please contact Hendra Reidy (978-544-2178) to sign up. The snow date will be the following Friday.

Busy B’s: Busy B's continue to meet on Wednesdays from 1:00-3:00 pm in the Stowell Building. Bring you project, mending, or just a tea cup. If the weather does not look good, we may not meet. You can call Judy Jewett (978-544-2216) to be sure.

New Salem Agricultural Commission News
Film Showing: The New Salem Agricultural Commission begins its 2016 educational workshop series with a viewing of the film Root Hot or Die on February 18th at 6:30 pm at the New Salem Library. The presentation will be followed by a discussion with the filmmaker Rawn Fulton.
Workshop Series: The Agricultural Commission has plans for a robust 2016 calendar including workshops once per month through June. All are free to the public.

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Valentine's Day Pancake Breakfast at the Central Congregational Church
reat your sweetie to a delicious homemade pancake breakfast on Valentine's Day, Sunday February 14th at the New Salem Central Congregational Church from 7:30-9:00 am. Menu: Juice, fresh Fruit, coffee/tea, pancakes, sausage and scrambled eggs. Donations happily accepted to help with the cost!

Bus Service for New Salem from Worcester to Northampton
There's a new bus service that stops in New Salem. The service which is funded by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation goes from Worcester to Northampton twice daily. For more information pick up a schedule from the New Salem Store or go to

Quabbin Harvest Food Co-op

Quabbin Harvest Hosts Autumn Extravaganza: Quabbin Harvest, the co-operative food market located at 12 North Main Street in downtown Orange, is open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on Saturdays, as well as Tuesday through Friday from 8:00 am until 6:30 pm.