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Salem Community Patriot | December 23, 2011 - 5 Santa and Elves Visit North Broadway Crossing by Robyn Hatch


From left to right, back row: Vicki Krikorian, Postal Center USA; David Yaseka, Bread of Life; Jen Prescott, Pentucket Bank; Eric Feustel, Postal Center USA; Heather Medeiros, Salem Family Resources; Bill Rockwell, VP Burlington Self Storage. Front row: Liz Pettigrew, Burlington Self Storage; Chad Else, ADM Epic


Building and Remodeling, LLC; Adam Cox, ADM Epic Building and Remodeling, LLC; Anne Fichera, Salem Family Resources, TLC; and Rachel Barrett, Prudential Verani Real Estate.


On December 3, Santa and his elves came to visit North Broadway Crossing for the third consecutive year. Over 200 children enjoyed face painting, a gift from Santa, and thanks to Clix Portrait Studios received a free picture on Santa’s lap. The old fashion visit with Santa was made possible by donations from the merchants at North Broadway Crossing. The children received hot cocoa and cider from Maddie’s Bagel and Eatery, popcorn from Pentucket Bank, cookies from McKinnon’s Market, and Salem Family Resources spent the day decorating cookies and doing crafts with the kids. The day was really a success thanks to the donations taken in by the visitors. The Salem Police Department collected toys for Toys for Tots, Postal Center USA collected donations for troops deployed overseas, North Broadway Crossing collected coats and winter clothes for Lazarus House Ministries, as well as perishable food items for Triumphant Cross’s food pantry, and ADM Epic Building & Remodeling, LLC put together a charity raffle to donate money to the mentioned charities.


Salem Caregivers Celebrates Their Volunteers


submitted by Dick O’Shaughnessy The Greater Salem


Caregivers held its Annual Christmas Volunteer Luncheon last week at their office on Lawrence Road. The Caregiver Board of Directors celebrated the work and dedication of its volunteers and thanked them for the time and effort that they extend to their elderly and disabled neighbors in Salem. Volunteers work closely with many members of the community, often times giving rides to doctors appointments, shopping and visit the homes of people who would otherwise be alone. The clients, their families and the entire Salem Community extend it appreciation to these wonderful volunteer caring people.


Dick O’Shaughnessy, Executive Director; Gayle Corcoran, Board Member; Karen Yasenka, President, Yasenka Realty; Dwight Feeney, Treasurer, Enterprise Bank


Outdoors Charlie Chalk with


Hunting is Safe Compared to Other Activities


Hunting ranks third in safety when compared to 28 other recreational pursuits, ranging from baseball to wrestling. Hunting with firearms has an injury rate of 0.05 percent, which equates to about one injury per 2,000 participants, a safety level bettered only by camping (.01 percent) and billiards (.02 percent). For comparison, golf has an injury rate of 0.16 percent (1 injury per 622 participants), while tackle football topped the list of activities with an injury rate of 5.27 percent (1 injury per 19 participants). Jim Curcuruto, NSSF’s director of industry research and analysis; “Comprehensive hunter education classes that emphasize the basic rules of firearm safety and a culture of hunters helping fellow hunters practice safe firearms handling in the field are responsible for this good record.” To put hunting’s safety standing into perspective, compared to hunting a person is: • 11 times more likely to be injured playing volleyball • 19 times more likely to be injured snowboarding • 25 times more likely to be injured cheerleading or bicycle riding


• 34 times more likely to be injured playing soccer or skateboarding


• 105 more times likely to be injured playing tackle football. Charlie Chalk can be reached at


outdoorswithcharlie@areanewsgroup.com


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VGad_3.583x3in_V6t.indd 1 2011 Toys for Tots Donation Made in Memory of Ryan Johnson Congratulations


Michael Delahanty Educator of the Year


Everyone at Enterprise Bank would like to extend our sincerest congratulations to Michael Delahanty for being selected as the Educator of the Year at Enterprise Bank’s 2011 Celebration of Excellence.


submitted by Jodi Solt, Here We Grow Learning Center Here We Grow Learning Center of Salem honored the request from a local family, who recently lost their child, to donate to the Toys for Tots organization in memory of their son, Ryan Johnson. Thank you to all the parents and staff who participated in fulfilling this request.


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As the Superintendent of Schools in the Salem, NH school district, Michael Delahanty believes it is his job to provide students with only the best instructors in their classrooms. To that end, he initiated the four-year campaign to adopt a teacher performance evaluation model in Salem, NH. Mr. Delahanty, now in his eighth year as superintendent, feels that the students’ success rests with the professionals charged with their learning. In addition, he accepts nothing less than the best from himself, and he sets that same standard of excellence for everyone in the Salem, NH school district.


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Staff photo by Robyn Hatch


Photo by Sonny Tylus


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