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The weather stayed reasonably warmer than first anticipated. The Carlene Nazarian Dance Center put on a very fast performance that left children dancing by the side of the road. Salem’s own Blue Devil Marching Band played holiday music to lead the way for Santa and Mrs. Claus to arrive in a sleigh led by eight tiny reindeer. Everyone left very pleased by the results. For a parade that was almost cancelled due to funding, they put on a pretty good show.
Charlie Chalk Smith & Wesson
with Venture Rifles Recalled Cycling Murray’s Salem JROTC Puzzo in drivers seat
Product Recall: Thompson Center Venture Rifle. Description of the Hazard: During an internal technical review, Smith & Wesson determined that some of the sears used on Venture rifles produced from August 1, 2011 to October 28, 2011, may not have been manufactured to specification. Because the sear is an important part of the firing mechanism, we are asking that all of the rifles produced during this time period be returned to Smith & Wesson so that the firearm can be inspected by our technicians to ensure that the rifle operates in a safe and appropriate manner. Description of the Product Involved: This recall applies only to Venture rifles manufactured from August 1, 2011 to October 28, 2011. To determine if your rifle is affected, please reference the serial number list located at www.smith-wesson.com/venturerecall
or by calling Smith & Wesson directly at 1-800-713-0356. If your serial number does not fall within the list of affected serial numbers, your rifle is not part of this recall.
Charlie Chalk can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
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says, “There was a bonus to our climb. Because we spent eight days on the mountain, we had more time to stop at the crater next to the glacier and I got some fantastic pictures.” I asked, “Can you describe what it feels like to reach the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro? The sparkle in Rick’s eyes, the slow smile and the deep sigh as he relives that moment in January 2005 speak volumes! “ “Exhilaration, pride, an intense spiritual experience to be one of only eleven climbers who make it after eight days and seven nights.” Where does one look for challenges after having stood on the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro? By October 2007 he had gone on to finish climbing all 48 of the 4,000 foot peaks in New Hampshire. He then began to work on New England’s 4,000 foot peaks which include New Hampshire’s 48, Vermont’s five, and Maine’s 14 bringing the total climbed to 67. Finished with that in September 2010, Rick began to work on the more exclusive New England 100 highest peaks list which includes the 67 4,000 foot peaks but also the next 33 highest that are just under 4,000 feet, many of which are in very remote areas of New England and oftentimes do not have trails to guide hikers. In April 2012, Rick and several of his hiking group will be recognized for this achievement by the Appalachian Mountain Club
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sidewalks in town. “There’s been a decline on the part of the town leaders to put more sidewalks in town.” She said cost of maintenance along with traffic backups for pedestrian crossings are not favored. “If it’s there, people will use it,” she said, “There are a lot of people out there that would prefer to do things by bicycle or walking.” Also while working on the Planning Board, Linda
has worked to review the board’s bylaws. Working for over a month on and off, she has reorganized and clarified the document.
One of her biggest projects has been reviewing the zoning ordnances. While she doesn’t keep track, Linda estimates she has spent over 500 hours on the project. “It was a massive effort just because of the way it had been maintained all these years.” The old revision contained repetitive information due to editing over the years and lacked uniformity. Linda was able to remove over 100 pages from the ordnances because of this. She said information varied in different sections, citing set back requirements as an example. The new format she has created allows for future editing, keeping with the new layout. The planning board also maintains the
subdivision and site plans, and Linda is currently in
the process of reviewing these. Once finished, she plans to work on town’s entire master plan. “Ross and I are going to be working on updating the master plan for the entire town.” In addition, Linda is beginning work on the
Natural Resources master plan, an overview including conservation land, future goals, an open space plan, and a town forest management plan. With a passion for bicycling, Linda has spent more then 30 years on the state’s Bicycle Transportation Committee. This translated into work on the bicycle pedestrian corridor, which will take foot and bicycle traffic through Salem on the former rail trail. Linda’s dedication to the town was the reason for her receiving the Local Government Center’s Volunteer award. Feeling very honored, Linda said the award is given to only two recipients a year with nominees all over the state. “New Hampshire runs on volunteers,” she said. She recognized that the New Hampshire House of Represents and Senate are all volunteers, along with governing boards of towns and cities. “It’s rather overwhelming,” she said. Linda was presented with the award in Manchester last week.
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at their Awards Ceremony. “There’s talk among the group about doing the highest peaks in New York state, I plan to do more hiking with my two children as well as hiking with friends that are still working on their own lists of peaks climbed.” When Rick’s feet are in non-hiking mode he serves on the Board of Directors of Salem Boys and Girls Club, is a member of the Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Executive Committee of NH Funeral Directors Association, and a speaker, presenter, and resource for local grief and support groups throughout Greater Salem and neighboring communities.” Rick must have been listening
when British ecologist and environmentalist David de Rothschild advised us to, “Follow your goosebumps!” Isn’t that what life is all about?
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Mechanical Systems,Inc. George L. Duncan Award of Excellence
“One of MSI’s proudest
contributions over the past few years has been our commitment to community involvement.”
Everyone at Enterprise Bank would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to MSI Mechanical Systems, Inc. for being selected as the George L. Duncan Award of Excellence Recipient at Enterprise Bank’s 2011 Celebration of Excellence.
MSI continuously makes generous financial donations to local food banks, libraries and youth programs. They have donated new HVAC systems and installation services for Habitat for Humanity Homes, and use their fleet of 17 service vehicles to make pick-ups and drop-offs for Toys for Tots and Make-a-Wish Foundation’s “Driving for Dreams” program. MSI is very excited about their new “Building Dreams for Marines” program to assist Marines who have been injured serving our country by providing life enhancing modifications to their homes.
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