2 - September 30, 2011 | Salem Community Patriot
Massive Fire Destroys Salem Home
by Andrea Ganley-Dannewitz An early evening fire gutted a two- story home on Stanley Brook Drive on September 21. Luckily, no one was injured in the blaze. The fire was reported around 7:30.
Firefighters and police arrived on the scene within minutes of receiving the call. By that time, black smoke and flames were already shooting out of the roof. About two-dozen firefighters from Salem and surrounding communities battled the blaze. They managed to get it under control within 45 minutes. The family credits the firefighters for saving their pets from the house.
Crews remained at the scene for
several hours after knocking down the fire conducting an investigation into its cause. That investigation remains ongoing. Neighbors of the residents that live in the home say that someone had been trying to burn a hornet nest on the side
of the home with an aerosol spray and flame, but authorities from Salem Fire Department state that is not true. “The actual cause of the fire was improper use of an open flame. There were no aerosol cans involved. The resident was removing a wasp nest attached to the home,” Fire Marshal Jeffrey Emanuelson said. The home does remain standing, but is uninhabitable due to the extensive fire and water damage throughout the home. Salem fire officials say that firefighters from Derry, Windham and Hampstead assisted at the scene and firefighters from Methuen, MA, and Derry provided station coverage. The entire 15-person shift at Salem Fire Department responded to the call and fortunately no other calls for service came in while the fire was being knocked down.
Te gutted house of Stanley Brook Rd
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George Fredette and Donna Morris
Susan Noel of Marketing Matters, LLC and Susan Riach of Stonehill Builders, LLC
Introducing a new train of thought in banking.
submitted by Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce Salem Co-Operative Bank invited the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce to a networking event on September 14. The bank has recently expanded in their 3 South Broadway Street location and one of the highlights of the evening was touring the renovations. The members of the Chamber always turn out for the great events at Salem Co-Op with Ann Lally, bank president, hosting the gathering and providing heavy hors d’oeuvres from the Coliseum Restaurant to 150 members in attendance. Chamber members brought donation for the local Salem food pantries.
Fireworks Saturday, 8PM!
Rain or Shine!
Salem Co-operative Bank Hosts Chamber’s
Business After Hours Networking Event
Above: Bill Hames of Palmer
Gas Company, Inc./Ermer Gas Company, Erin Daley of Pentucket Bank, Bonnie Breen of Bank of
New England and Arthur Detora of Palmer Gas Company, Inc./ Ermer Gas Company
Right: Paul Morehouse, Jr., and Douglas Marcotte, Jr., of Dirt or Us, Inc.
Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and Salem Co-Operative Bank to Recognize
Outstanding Women We introduced our train logo and theme, “The Little
Bank that Could,” over 25 years ago. Thanks to a lot of hard work and satisfied loyal customers, we are no longer just a small bank with a dream. We are now one of the largest and strongest community banks in the area, with $625 million in assets. To better reflect that, we have streamlined our popular train design and created a new theme - “On Track Together since 1891.”
We still approach every day with the same determination, and still provide the highest level of personalized service. But now we also have the size and strength to meet the ever-increasing demands of both our personal and business customers. We're excited about our new logo and theme and
hope you are as well. For our customers and for others looking for size and strength along with small-town personal service, we promise better banking for today and in the future.
Haverhill, MA 978-372-7731 • Salem, NH 603-893-3588 Hampstead, NH 603-329-7333 •www.pentucketbank.com
Member FDIC. Member DIF.
submitted by Michelle Harvell, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce the winners for the fourth Annual Hidden Jewel Awards. The Hidden Jewel Awards is a program developed through the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, in conjunction with Salem Co-operative Bank, to honor the area’s most priceless women – truly “precious gems.” These awards are intended to recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of women who have excelled in their chosen field or vocation, defined their role through their initiative and dedication, while establishing a record of leadership and involvement. • Mother of Pearl Award Winner – Mary Griffin • Diamond in the Rough Award Winner – Katherine McArthur • Sapphire Award Winner – Stephanie Micklon • Topaz Award Winner – Patricia Corbett • Emerald Award Winner – Joanne Flynn • Ruby Award Winner – Cindi Woodbury • Pink Diamond Award Winner – Lynne Martineau The awards will be presented at a gala luncheon on October 19 at Merrimack Valley Golf Club & Event Center in Methuen, MA. Tickets for the luncheon are on sale now, visit http:// 2011hiddenjewel.eventbrite.com
. Sponsorship opportunities are available for local businesses. For additional information contact the Chamber Office at 893-3177.
photo courtesy of Salem Fire Department
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