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Don Whittemore and granddaughter Gracie, 2, at Salem Artists Association Art Show




Changing of the Flags

at Salemhaven

by Len Lathrop

In a special service, an Honor Guard of the JROTC Cadets from Salem High School changed the worn fl ags that honor America at Salemhaven Rehabilitation and Nursing Center. Honor Guard member Tiffany Peppe, along with Lindsey Vining, Kathlyn Carne, and Amy Fialkowski under the watchful direction of CMSgt. Thomas Puzzo, carefully replaced the fl ags. The American fl ag and POW fl ag were donated by Salem’s American Legion Post No. 63 and their Auxiliary, while State Representative Mary Griffi n contributed the State of New Hampshire fl ag. The timing of this event was included in the celebration of National Nursing Home Week. Representing the American Legion were Adjunct Rico Casaletto and Auxiliary President Pat Casaletto, with the help of Stephanie Micklon, Community Liaison for Salemhaven and a member of the Legion Auxiliary. Also, Salemhaven residents were given poppies to honor Veterans of Foreign Wars, which has been a tradition since 1920.


It was said:

Back: Pat Casaletto, AMVET Auxiliary President; Rico Casaletto, AMVET Adjunct; Stephanie Micklon. Front: residents Jeannette Harvey and Florence Demers


Salem Community

Above: Th e Honor Guard from Salem

High School’s JROTC raises the fl ag

Left: Tiff any Peppe,

Lindsey Vining, Kathlyn Carne, and Amy Fialkowski

by Robyn Hatch

The Greater Salem Artists Association hosted their 24th Annual Spring Art Show and Sale at the Woodbury School, 206 Main Street, Salem. This show was free to the public. Local artists from Merrimack Valley and New Hampshire exhibited and had original artwork for sale. Attractions included a demonstration by celebrated artist Jim Collins, a cookie sale, live music from the Emerald Strings, and a raffl e. A student exhibit will feature the work of students from the Woodbury School and Salem High School later this week at Kelley Library.

Greater Salem Artists Association Holds

Annual ArtShow

This was a time to wander among the many beautiful paintings, get some new ideas to try, and to mingle among artists to chat with them or to watch them paint some of their images. Emerald Strings provided entertainment, and all attendees had a great time. Edith Kaufman founded the Greater Salem Artists Association in 1885 with the purpose of bringing together those who share a common interest in all mediums of art. As a non-profi t organization, this association supports local young artists with yearly scholarships, provides education and information to its members, and encourages all artists to share and grow together. For more information on the Greater Salem Artists Association, please visit www.greatersalemartist

Award-winning artist Don Whittemore

Pirates of Haigh: Teri Moore, Chris Honey-Nadeau, Colleen Mahoney, Krish Zarged, and Kim Keane

Jim Collins fi nishes up his painting Patricia Crowley shows her beautiful artwork So much beautiful artwork on display

Where would we be without volunteers Who quickly respond when a need appears?

This is the way you have chosen to serve What appreciation you deserve!

There are many things to do And YOUR time can only be given by YOU!

So without complaint and without demands You offer the labor of your hands.

The world is a better place to live When people like you are so willing to give.

With this attitude of love and care You will fi nd a welcome anywhere.

You may not always know when someone Is especially blessed by a kindness you’ve done:

As you freely share your hours and days, May you also be blessed in many ways. Thank you, volunteers!

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Volume 3 Number 45 May 21, 2010 12 Pages

Volunteer Appreciation

Dinner Avoids

‘Walking the Plank’



by Robyn Hatch

Haigh School’s new principal, Chris Honey-Nadeau, tends to run

the school with artsy fl air. This year, a great, big thank-you dinner in a pirate theme was

given to the volunteers and teachers, complete with outlandish costumes and props. It was a time for the many volunteers to just chill out and really enjoy themselves. This was the fi rst time for Haigh’s school staff to host a dinner to show appreciation to the volunteers who have helped Haigh to be successful. The pirate theme was titled “We Treasure You,” with pirate- appropriate fun throughout the night. The dinner was huge with hand-made items by all to enjoy. A huge pirate stood in the corner watching over the guests, with dancing and laughing happening during the course of the evening. It was said that if you don’t have a good time, you will have to walk the plank! Luckily, no one had to...and the fun lasted way into the night.

Erin Major, Shannon Lennerton, and Pam Desjardins


Piano Bar Tues. & Weds. Evenings

Winner Best of NH 2008, 2009, 2010!




Breckenridge Plaza 264 NO. Broadway, Salem, NH 603-898-1190

Sandy Caprigano, Pinkie Grams, Gail Gagnon, Evelyn Powers, Jean Casazza, and Giuseppe Iannalfo

staff photos by Robyn Hatch staff photos by Robyn Hatch

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