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Salem Regular Meetings & Events
American Legion Auxiliary, American Legion Post #63, 38 Millville Street, third Monday, 7 p.m. Artists Association of Greater Salem, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Thursday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Board of Selectmen meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room); first, second, and fourth Monday. 7 p.m.
Budget Committee meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Cancer Support meetings, Granite State Baptist Church, 1 Sand Hill Road, first and third Monday, 6 – 7:30 p.m. CHADD–Nashua-Windham Chapter, Windham Presbyterian Church, third Thursday, 7:30 p.m. Conservation Commission meetings, Town Hall (Knightly Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m.
Council on Aging meetings, Ingram Senior Center, fourth Tuesday of April, May, June, August, September and October, 11 a.m. (890-2190) Democratic Town Committee, Kelley Library, third Tuesday, 7 p.m. Diabetes Support Group, Ingram Senior Center, 1 Sally Suite Way, third Wednesday, 10:30 – 11:30 a.m. Disabled American Veterans, W.T. Barron Chapter 25, American Legion, second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Domestic Abuse Support Group, (confidential), Call A Safe Place, 890-6392 for more information. Exchange Club, Jonathan’s (Park Plane Lanes), Thursdays, 12 p.m. Families Cope, Kelley Library, Room B, Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. – noon Garden Club meetings, Salemhaven Nursing Home, second Tuesday , 7 p.m. Greater Salem Artists Association, Kelley Library, second Thursday, 6:30 p.m., September through May.
Historic District Commission meetings, at the Museum, 310 Main Street, at the call of the chairman. Historic Society, Salem, Old Town Hall (310 Main Street), second Tuesday, March through November at 7:30 p.m. Housing Authority meetings, Housing Authority, 70 Telfer Circle, Second Tuesday, 5:00 p.m. Interdenominational Prayer Group, North Salem United Methodist Church, every Sunday evening Kelley Library Trustees meetings, at the Library, 234 Main Street, 10 times per year, date and time set at each meeting. Kiwanis, Salem Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Monday, 6 p.m. Knights of Columbus, 37 Main Street, 2nd Wednesday, 7:30 p.m. Lions Club, Salem Boys & Girls Club, second Tuesday, at noon and Black Water Grill, third Thursday, at 7 p.m. Machine Knitting Club, Kelley Library, Room B, first Saturday, 9 a.m. – noon. Masons, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, second Thursday of the month. Military Moms, Boys’ & Girls’ Club, 2nd Thursday, 6:30 – 9 p.m. Mom’s Club of Salem, Kelley Library, fourth Monday, 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Order of the Eastern Star, Spicket Lodge No. 85, 107 Main Street, third Friday. Overeaters Anonymous, Kelley Library, Room B, Fridays, 5:30 – 6:45 p.m. Planning Board meetings, Town Hall, second and fourth Tuesday, 7 p.m. Recreation Advisory Committee meetings, Town Hall (Conference Room), first Wednesday, 7 p.m. Refunder’s Group, Kelley Library, Lanc Room, third Saturday, 9am – noon. Rotary Club of Greater Salem, Rockingham Park (Belmont Room 1), Fridays, 7:30 a.m. Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Grandparents as Parents Support Group Groups, third Friday, 9:30 a.m. at Greater Salem Caregivers. 287 Lawrence Road (Foss School Building). (898-5493) Cindy Jury, Executive Director, Salem Family Resources–Success By 6 Salem Community Emergency Response Team, Kelley Library, small conf. room, second Wednesday, 6 p.m. Anyone over 21 is welcome. Salem Crossing #2, Kelley Library, Room B, third Wednesday, 7 – 8 p.m. Salem Crossing #3/Rockingham Commons, Kelley Library, Room B, third Monday, 6:30 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Museum, 310 Main Street, Open Mondays, 2 – 5 p.m. (890-2280) Salem NH Citizen Corps, Knightly Room, Town Hall, second Tuesday, 7 p.m. Salem Republican Town Committee, first Thursday, 7:00 p.m., at the Kelley Library, contact Jeff Hatch at email@example.com
or 548-7418. Salem Senior Services, open Mon. – Thurs., 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. Salem Teen Social Center, Kelley Library, Room B, first Thursday, 7:00 – 8:45 p.m. Salem Writers Group, Kelley Library, Conf. Room, second Tuesday, 10 a.m. – noon. Salem Youth Hockey, Kelley Library, Room B, second Wednesday, 5:30 – 8:45 p.m. Son’s of Union Vets & Auxiliary, Kelley Library, Room B, fourth Saturday, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m. Take Off Pounds Sensibly, Pleasant Street Methodist Church, Wednesdays, 6:30 p.m. Winning Speakers Club, Senior Center, Lowell Road, second and fourth Wednesday, 7 p.m. Women’s Club (GFWC) Salem Chapter, Kelley Library, Beshara Room, first Tuesday, noon – 2 p.m. (No July, August or December) Zoning Board of Adjustment meetings, Town Hall, first Tuesday, 7 p.m.
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Ararat Armenian Congregational Church 2 Salem Street • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m.
Centerpoint Community Church 101 School Street • Sunday Services, 10 a.m.
Grace Assembly of God 199 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday night Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Granite State Baptist Church 1 Sand Hill Road • Sunday Services, 10:30 a.m. at Tenney Grammar School
Hannah Tenney United Methodist Church 290 Main Street• Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 11 a.m.
Faith Bible Chapel Meets at American Legion Hall, 38 Milville Street • Worship Service, 8:30 a.m., 7 p.m. Bible Study, Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m.
First Congregational Church, UCC 15 Lawrence Road • Wednesday Worship Service, 7 p.m.
Mary Queen of Peace Catholic Church, 200 Lawrence Road • Masses: Sat., 4 p.m., Sun., 9 a.m., 10:45 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary, 8:40 a.m., Mass, 9 a.m.
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Starting Wednesday, July 21 The Town of Salem Recreation Department announces the opening of the Salem Farmers Market on July 21 at Hedgehog Park, Route 38, Salem. The market will be open every Wednesday, from 3-7 p.m., bringing fresh, farm-grown products and our community together weekly. For Information and/or an application for farms interested in participating, please contact Jane Lang, Market Manager, at salemfarmers email@example.com
, or call 339-8424.
Saturday, July 31 The Derry-Salem Elks will hold its Annual Clam Bake at their facility, 39 Shadow Lake Road, Salem, from noon to 3 p.m. There is a choice of a lobster meal or chicken meal, which are priced accordingly. Tickets are available for purchase at the bar, or by contacting 898-7941. Tickets should be purchased by July 21. Proceeds will go to the Elks Charity Fund.
Saturday, August 28 The Woodbury High School Classes of 1964 and 1965 will hold a joint Class Reunion at the Wyndham Boston Andover Hotel, 123 Old River Road, Andover, MA, from 6-11 p.m. There is a cost for the tickets, which will include dinner and dancing. For more information, contact Kathy (Pasters) LaGrasse by e-mail at jazz519@comcast. net, or Donna (Ellis) Oldeman by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
Library Thursday, July 29
As part of the “Make a Splash – Read” Summer Reading Series for teens, the Kelley Library will hold a Spa Day at 2 p.m. Kids from sixth grade and up are invited to chill out, enjoy some spa treats, and make a lavender eye pillow. Registration is required, so call the Reed Children’s Room at 898-7064 to sign up.
Starting Now The First Congregational Church of Salem has begun its Wednesday evening summer worship services, which will be held at 7 p.m., and will run through September 1. The summer is a busy time for families, with many weekend commitments—often resulting in an attendance decline at area churches. The church has met this challenge, and for the last 15 years has been holding this innovative service on Wednesday evenings rather than the traditional Sunday morning time. This mid- week service makes worship available to those in the community who may be away or unavailable on weekends. The service is preceded by a buffet supper at 6 p.m., so families and commuters don’t need to worry about providing a meal that night. There is a small fee for the supper. All are invited for Wednesday family worship in the fellowship hall at the First Congregational Church, United Church of Christ, located at 15 Lawrence Road, Salem. For additional information, call 893-3421, or visit www. FCC-Salem.org
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Starting Now Salem Family Resources-Success By 6 is now accepting registrations for its popular summer Parenting & Play Groups. Parents and their young children meet once a week with a group leader for fun, age-appropriate children’s learning activities, stories, a snack, parent support, and discussions about raising children. Themes for this summer include “Up in the Air,” “Under the Sea,” and “Land Ho.” Friday field trips to local, low-cost/no-cost destinations for families with young children are also planned. Groups run from June 22 through August 6. Registration information is available by contacting Salem Family Resources at info@salemfamilyresources. org, or by calling 898-5493.
Sports & Recreation
Monday, July 26 – Thursday, July 30 The Salem Recreation Department will offer a Flag Football Camp for children ages 6-10 at Michele Memorial Park. The camp will run from 9-10:15 a.m. for ages 6-8; and from 10:30 a.m.-noon for ages 9-10. There is a fee for the camp. To register, stop by the Recreation Department at the Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem. For more information, call 890-2140.
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Monday, August 2 – Thursday, August 5 The Salem Recreation Department will offer a Soccer Camp for children ages 6-10 at Michele Memorial Park. The camp will run from 9-10:15 a.m. for ages 6-8; and from 10:30 a.m.-noon for ages 9-10. There is a fee for the camp. To register, stop by the Recreation Department at the Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem. For more information, call 890-2140.
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Tuesday – Thursday, August 10 – 12 The Salem Recreation Department will hold the second annual Salem Open Tennis Tournament on August 10 for teens (ages 12-18); August 11 for adults; and the championship rounds for both teens and adults will be held on August 12. Matches begin at 5:15 p.m. There is a fee to register for the tournament. For more information or to register, call 890-2140.
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County Attorney and PUC Probe Fatal Electricity Shutoff Advertise in YOUR
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz Last month’s power shutdown to a Charles Street residence that led to the death of a woman who relied on electricity for an oxygen concentration machine she required to live is now in the hands of County Attorney Jim Reams and the Public Utilities Commission. Governor John Lynch had voiced his opinion of the matter
several weeks ago, stating the law to protect citizens with a medical reason to exempt them from power shutoff needs to be reviewed and determined if the laws in place are adequate, or if change is needed. Since then, Police Captain Shawn Patten has said that the all information gathered during the police investigation his agency obtained has been forwarded to the County Attorney’s office. The Public Utilities Commission says it may take months for their office to complete its investigation into the decision made by National Grid to cut power to the Phaneuf residence at 18 Charles Street. Since the investigation launched, David Graves, spokesman for National Grid, said the utility company has changed its policy in cutting power to homes where a person with a known
medical condition resides due to unpaid bills. This policy change now applies to any National Grid customer who has been on the medical protection list at any point since the beginning of 2008. Investigations were launched into the matter after a National Grid
worker went to 18 Charles Street at about 9 a.m. on June 21. When no one answered the door, the power was shut off due to overdue bills. Kay Phaneuf, 54, was inside her home using an oxygen concentrator. It has an alarm when the power to the machine is cut, but she may have slept through it, as she had been ill for some time. Her husband arrived home around 10 a.m., finding his wife unconscious and in cardiac arrest. Rescue personnel did resuscitate her and took her to Holy Family Hospital. She passed away three days later.
National Grid claims they are continuing an internal review of the incident, but has found no wrongdoing on their park, according to David Graves.
Parking at Salem High School
submitted by Salem High School Salem High School parking is limited to seniors and students in qualifying internship and vocational programs. Parking information, checklist, and application forms can be found on the Salem High School Website at www.sau57.org/shs/Pages/announce.aspx
. Parking applications will be processed on July 22 and August 16 from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Be sure to bring copies of all the required
documents indicated on the checklist. Senior Portrait information can be found on the Salem High
School Website: www.sau57.org/shs/Pages/announce.aspx
. If you need additional information, contact Mrs. Gagnon at Salem High School at 893-7069, ext. 1333.
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Salem Church Services
Greater Salem Vineyard Fellowship Meets at Salem High School, Auditorium • Sunday Service, 10:00 a.m.
North Salem United Methodist Church 389 North Main Street • Sunday Worship Service & Sunday School, 9 a.m.
Pleasant Street United Methodist Church 8 Pleasant Street • Sunday Worship and Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.
Rockingham Christian Church 5 Industrial Way, Unit #2 • Sunday Worship & Children’s Church, 9:30 a.m. & 11:00 a.m. • www.rccsalem.com
Salem Bible Church 11 Ermer Road (off Rte. 111) • Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m., Eve. Worship, 6 p.m. Sunday School, 9:15 a.m. • Wednesday Prayer Meeting, 7 p.m.
St. David’s Episcopal Church Main Street (across from Kelley Library) • Sunday Services, 8:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
33 Main Street • Masses: Sat., 4:15 p.m., Sun., 7:30 a.m., 8:45 a.m., 11 a.m.; Weekdays: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., Rosary 6:50 a.m., Mass, 7:15 a.m.; Wed., Rosary, 6:50 a.m., Eucharistic Service 7:15 a.m., Evening Mass, 6:30 p.m.
Triumphant Cross Lutheran Church 171 Zion Hill Road • Sunday Services, 8 a.m., 9 a.m.; • Fellowship Hour 10 a.m.
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