2 - October 7, 2011 | Salem Community Patriot Fisk Celebrates Grandparents and Special Friends
by Robyn Hatch Fisk School has already been in school long enough to welcome the grandparents and special friends on this day. The grandparents were waiting in the special function room with snacks and tasty food. Flowers were on all the tables donated from the town florists to make the area look pretty. Many of these people were here for multiple children but they spent the time socializing and enjoying their free time. Laughter could be heard
throughout the room. Finally the teachers came down to get them and take them to the correct rooms. This was a quick time just to be a student and to see the teachers. Crafts were done in many of the rooms just to give an idea of a real day and activities. Parents funded the food and anything that was needed. All walked away with a better feeling for a school day. Good job Fisk and all who helped make this day run smoothly!
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salon and med spa
Sunday, Oct. 16, 11am - 2pm at 141 Main St., Salem, NH
For $15, you can get a cool feather for your dog's hair or collar, and all proceeds go to benefit the animals of SARL. We hope to see all the dogs in the park rocking their feathers!
Please call 603-870-9300 for further information.
Thanks to our friends at Act II Salon!
4 SARL Drive Salem, NH 03079 603-893-3210
SALEM ANIMAL RESCUE LEAGUE
Gavin Forbes with friend Susan
Protective Association Meeting about Water Quality
Act II Salon Benefit
by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Canobie Lake’s water quality was under review recently by the Canobie Lake Protective Association (CLPA) as part of a watershed study. The study, conducted by Nicholas Sceggell of the Granite State Rural Water Association, included review of all runoff waters that enter Canobie Lake. Sceggell inspected 156 catch basins, two leaching catch basins, six influent pipes, three manholes, and about 45 outfalls. Sceggell explained that two-thirds of the watershed
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was located in Windham, with the remainder in Salem. He was surprised to discover the amount of development around the lake. “It’s not necessarily typical,” he said, referring to development around a public water source. Sceggell recommended enacting a watershed protection agreement to prevent pollution of the water. He suggested storm water from impervious surfaces be contained and slowly discharged after storms. He also recommended homeowners avoid excessive fertilizer, and install rain gardens to retain water. As part of the study, Sceggell classified all the land in the watershed into various uses, with the largest category being residential at 437 acres. Salem Director of Public Works Rick Russell was in attendance for the meeting, and said most other public water sources in the area don’t look let people walk within a quarter of a mile from them; adding Canobie’s development was rather unusual. As to the water quality, Sceggell discovered a study
by the New Hampshire Department of Trophic Studies that classified the lake as Oligotrophic, a rather high water quality, in 2000. He said it was an increased rating from prior studies, and felt it was due to increased vegetation.
Buddy Barnes with Janice and Arthur
Community Open House Tuesday, October 18, 2011
9:00am—11:30 am R.S.V.P.
320 East Road, Hampstead, NH 03841 ● (603) 329-4406 www.hampsteadacademy.org
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Masonic Lodge Open House
View any Masonic Lodge in NH and ask any question.
Freemasonry is the oldest
Saturday, Oct 15th, 9 to 3 All are welcome
Fraternal organization in the world You won't be disappointed
For the nearest Lodge go to www.nhgrandlodge.org
submitted by Olivia Smith On August 2, YouthStorm, a Salem/Windham-based non-profit organization, led a group of over nearly 100 volunteers from throughout New England to host a Prayer Tent at Soulfest, New England’s largest Christian music festival at Gunstock Mountain Resort. Their teams prayed for over 1,600 individuals during the course of the event with an overwhelming positive response. Rebekah, a Windham resident commented, “It was amazing to see so many people, young and old, being encouraged by a simple listening ear and prayer. Our society is full of fatherless, hurting individuals; I’m constantly confronted with the aftermath of this loss in people’s lives. At the prayer tent I saw hope being offered to hundreds of emotional orphans - hope that they have a Heavenly Father who cares deeply about them.” Soulfest draws crowds of over 13,000 attendees, 400 volunteers, 125 artists including nationally known groups like Switchfoot,
Skillet, Project 86, Michael W. Smith, and inspirational speakers like former Korn guitarist, Brian “Head” Welch. For YouthStormers, prayer does not end at the event, but fuels their commitment to mission. Shawn Foster, founder and pastor of The Crossing Church in Windham shares, “We see
prayer as a catalyst; when people truly experience the love and power of God, it compels them to serve their communities and world as active citizens in government, business, education, media, culture, and social justice.” To date, this organization has done extensive community service, offered financial classes through Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University, Life Skills courses for young people, voter registration and citizenship drives, consistent prayer for New Hampshire/U.S. governmental leaders, assistance in starting successful businesses in areas from construction and plumbing to graphic design and multimedia, and more recently started a campaign against human trafficking by partnering with organizations like Not for Sale, Run for Freedom and International
Justice Mission. From its home base in New England to its many expressions
beyond, YouthStorm is working on many different fronts like these to strengthen the communities in which it serves through prayer, equipping and mobilizing. Edmund Burke once said, “All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” YouthStorm is not only determined to do “something,” but find other good men and women who will join together to make a difference in their world!
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submitted by Canobie Lake Park Canobie Lake Park Screeemfest will be haunting Salem every Friday, Saturday and Sunday evening through October 30. The Park’s seven-week Oktoberfest celebration with traditional German food, music and seasonal beers also continues along with Screeemfest, providing visitors to the Park with quite a variety of entertainment – and food – options.
According to Chris Nicoli, Canobie’s Marketing and Entertainment Manager, the Screeemfest scare factor has been ramped up this year. There are two new haunts, the Cannibal Lake Haunt Zone and the Demons of Darkness haunted house, along with the Dead Shed, The Village and Merriment, Incorporated. “We offer quite a unique Halloween experience to our guests. Where else can you scream in haunted houses then scream even harder on rides like our new roller coaster, Untamed?” said Nicoli.
Staff photos by Robyn Hatch
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