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New Book

Salem Deputy Historian, Al Cormier, has announced that a new exciting Salem history book, The Heart of Salem, is available. The 8 x 10 inch book’s  414 pages contain 60 articles and 102 photographs of interesting history: significant people and events, the arts and entertainments, memorable tales and stories, war experiences, everyday living and commerce, education, farming over the years, hard times,  natural disasters and much more.

To order either the paper back or hard cover book, fill out this order form and send it to the address below.

Checks should be made out to the Dr. Asa Fitch Historical Society. All proceeds will go to the restoration of the Salem Revolutionary War Cemetery.

Please send your check to Judy Flagg, Dr. Asa Fitch Historical Society, 49 Black Creek Road, Salem, NY 12865. Prepaid books may be picked up at the Salem Bancroft Library during their open hours. For immediate purchase contact Al Cormier at 518-854-3527.

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May 26th

FREE Local History Cruises with Mohawk Maiden- 3 to 4:30 p.m. Schuylerville.

Hudson Crossing Park Presents: Historical - and Sometimes Hysterical - Local Tales aboard the M/V Caldwell Belle. This cruise along the Champlain Canal aboard an authentic sternwheel paddleboat lasts approximately an hour and a half. Limited to six passengers per trip for a more exclusive experience. Reservations must be made in advance at or by clicking the "ticket" link on this event. Signed liability waiver (available at boarding) required.

This rare opportunity, valued at $50 per passenger, is offered free to the public thanks to the partnership efforts of Hudson Crossing Park and Mohawk Maiden Cruises to secure a grant from the New York State Canal System's Excursions on the Canal Program.

Hudson Crossing Park relies on the support of donations and volunteer time and is thrilled to offer this educational opportunity. Donations to the park may be made by visiting

May 28th

8 a.m.- Salem Town Wide Tag Sales

May 28th

Bake Sale- 8 a.m. to Noon -Salem American Legion Auxiliary in front of Salem Hardware. 

May 28th

Salem Post Office Hiring Event- 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Salem Post Office 12 West Broadway, Salem.  Now hiring Rural Carrier Associate Employees - $19.06/hour.

We will have postal employees here with laptops to help fill out applications.

May 29th

Chicken BBQ- Salem Fire Dept. Noon to 1 p.m. - pre-sale take out only.  Tickets are $15 for 1/2 Chicken or 1/2 Rack Ribs, Baked Potato, Baked Beans, Roll and Dessert.

Tickets available at Salem Hardware, A & J Agway, Salem Firefighters or call (518) 321-9430 or (518) 461-3317. 

May 30th

Salem Memorial Day Parade- It will begin at 10 a.m. on MONDAY MAY 30th at the COURTHOUSE COMMUNITY CENTER and proceed down WEST BROADWAY onto ARCHIBALD St, ending at the CARNIVAL grounds.

As usual, members of the SALEM AMERICAN LEGION AUXILIARY will be placing memorials at the monuments in town, the Archibald St. Bridge and the Revolutionary, Evergreen and Holy Cross Cemeteries. Let us remember those who made the Ultimate sacrifice.

June 3rd

Haunted Nights Investigation at Salem Courthouse Community Center-

Haunted Nights for a return to the very active, Old Washington County Jail in Salem, NY! You do not want to miss out on this location that has been a long time favorite of the Haunted Nights crew. Doors will open at 7:10pm! Please arrive no later than 7:30pm!

You will be split into 2 groups and lead on an investigation of the historic courthouse and jail! General Admission investigation will last from 8:00pm-11:00pm.

Those with VIP tickets will have access to 3 MORE hours of investigating until 2AM! VIP tickets also include investigations of areas not included in general admission tickets!

All guests must sign the Haunted Nights Waiver when purchasing tickets. The waiver can be found at this link: Waiver

There will also be a link included in your confirmation email. All sales final. No Refunds.

June 3rd to 5th

Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival 20th Anniversary-

Balloon Launches, Carnival, Food & Crafts at Cambridge Central School. Fireworks Friday night, Moon Glow Saturday night with more food vendors at The Mansion lawn (behind The Village Market) Block Party & Pilots BBQ Friday night at Railroad Park. Pilots Breakfast Sunday Morning at American Legion. SEVERAL other family activities throughout the weekend and Businesses waiting to welcome you all to Cambridge, NY & into their stores!! 

June 4th

Aviation Day- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Chapin Field Airport and Cambridge Valley Flying Club

Cambridge Valley Flying Club to host Aviation Day/Fly-in on Saturday, June 4 9am-4pm (rain date Sunday, June 5)

Aviation Day will take place, as always, at our local airport Chapin Memorial Field (1B8) 177 Plaines Rd. one mile north of Cambridge just off rt. 22. New this year, from 9:30am to 11:30am will be an FAA Wings seminar “Operations at grass airports” conducted by CVFC member Michael Levy.

Of course, there will be the Aviation Day tradition of pilot cooked food in the large club hangar. Hamburgers/hot dogs and many other delights. CVFC members will be on hand to greet everyone and answer questions about flying, airplanes and CVFC membership. And, who knows, you might be able to take a short flight with a CVFC member in their plane. This frequently happens!

Admission is free. Proceeds from food sales and donations will go to the CVFC Chapin Memorial Scholarship Fund which CVFC awards to a deserving Cambridge Central School graduating senior.

June 4th

Cambridge Lions Balloon Festival Car Show- 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.- 17 South Park St, Cambridge. Tickets $15

After a two year break, we are very excited to bring back the Cambridge Lions BalloonFest Car Show!

We have a new feature this year, you can preregister for show.

As usual, Yushak’s Sausage Peppers and Onions, Live Music from Big Show Entertainment, and awards for multiple categories including Best in Show and The People’ Champ. Special competition for women entrance and the Lady of the Show!

Registration day of begins at 9am.

Award Ceremony begins at 1:30pm

June 4th

Slate Valley Spring Craft Fair- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Granville Fireman's Carnival Lot, East Potter Avenue Granville. 

June 11th

Albany Symphony Orchestra Free Community Concert 6:30 p.m. at Hudson Crossing Park Hudson Crossing Park, Schuylerville, NY

Join the Albany Symphony Orchestra and Hudson Crossing Park for a day full of activities for all ages on Saturday, June 11, 2022 for Trailblaze: NY, a free community concert and part of the 2022 American Music Festival series. There will be activities in and around Hudson Crossing Park and the greater Schuylerville area throughout the day culminating with a FREE performance by the Albany Symphony Orchestra with food and beverage vendors, and art auction to benefit Hudson Crossing Park and Lake George Arts Project, and more in the park field in the evening. Check in often for a complete schedule of activities!

June 18th

Paint and Sip at the Burger Den- 5 to 7 p.m. $40 per person includes all materials & 16x20 canvas. For more information call or text Jonathan (518) 567-6584.

June 18th

Walker's Farm Summer Craft Fair!- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Summer Mini Craft Fair! 30 vendors will be on site with crafts, jewelry, food, local products & more!  5565 State Rte. 4 Fort Ann.

June 21st

Summer Solstice Faerie Festival- Starts at 4 p.m. Salem Art Works- Cary Hill.

This June 21st, Faerie Fest, Salem Art Works, and the Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers, are excited to invite you to join us in celebration of the Summer Solstice. On top of Salem Art Works’ hill, many creative craft and food vendors, character actors, and activities will be available to enjoy.

Festivities will begin at 4pm with our ever-expanding vendor fair featuring handmade jewelry, mystical decor, fairy and fantasy items, and more. There will be activity and craft tents with fortune tellers, reiki, storytime, yoga, fairy house building workshops, face painting, photo booths, and carnival-style games and prizes. Other activities include character actors, a walk-through Fairy Trail, and a bonfire. The evening will culminate with dancing by Serpentine Collective Belly Dancers and the Hubbard Hall Irish Dancers at dusk to celebrate the summer solstice!

Please join us, this event is FREE to the community! Be sure to dress in your favorite fairy/fantasy costume.

Accepting vendors and activity hosts with fantasy theme contact Robyn 518-683-5027

July 4th

Salem’s Annual Fourth of July Parade & Art & Plow Festival

Monday, July 4, 2022 Events start at 4:00PM, Parade starts at 5:00 p.m.

A warm summer day filled with neighbors meeting on Main Street over a scoop of ice cream, the sounds of local bands and laughter in the distance. Community organizations and local performers march down the block, decorated in bright pops of red, white, and blue, curving down Broadway as the celebration stretches out, connecting friends and family from all walks of life.

It’s not a daydream: it’s the return of Salem’s celebrated 4th of July Parade and Art and Plow Fest, returning in 2022 to once again highlight the incredible arts and agriculture that Washington County is known and loved for.

Sponsored by the Salem NY Area Chamber of Commerce, this event is free and fun-for-all-ages. Featuring talented local artists, musicians, animals, food and craft vendors, vintage farm vehicles and more, the Art and Plow Fest begins at 4:00PM at the North Main Street train station, where a variety of food trucks and an artisans market kick off the afternoon and keep the fun going after the parade with live entertainment until 8:00PM. At 5:00PM, the action takes over Main Street for the July 4th parade, a cherished memory of Salem residents of all ages.

July 9th

Salem Central & Washington Academy Graduates July 9, 2022 Alumni Banquet at the Salem Vol. Fire House. Happy hour 5-6p dinner will start at 6pm. More info will follow shortly. If you graduated in 2 or 7 your class is on the hot seat this year. Hope to see you.

August 6th

Salem Firehouse Craft Show- 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

August 13th

Cardboard Boat Race- 8 a.m. Fort Hardy Park Beach  Get Ready for The 16th Annual Cardboard Boat Races: MISSION: POSSIBLE

Saturday, August 13, 2022 (Rain Date Sunday, August 14, 2022)

On-site boat building begins at 8am, first race kicks off at 1pm!

Hello, sailor. Your mission, should you choose to accept it is to build a boat using only the approved materials and sail the mighty Hudson, racing against fellow boat builders for one of the coveted Hudson Crossing Park Cardboard Boat Race awards.

As always, should you or any member of your CBBR team go down with the ship, those on the shore will disavow any knowledge of you or your actions.

This tape will not self destruct in five seconds, because it’s not a tape…and getting a webpage to self destruct every time someone reads it seems complicated. GOOD LUCK!

August 22nd to 28th

Washington County Fair-

November 26th

Salem’s Annual Christmas Parade 2022 - 1 p.m.


Free WiFi at Bancroft Library

The password that had previously been on our wi-fi "Library Wireless" has been removed.

Now when a community member wants to use it, they no longer need that password. It is on and available 24/7, accessible outside the building.

Free WiFi at the Salem Courthouse Community Center

You can use the Courthouse’s parking lot for internet access the password is 5188547053

We also have a walk in cooler we are setting up to store milk from 5 acre farms if there is need for storage. Stay well Salem!

Free WiFi at the Georgi

For neighbors in need of wi-fi and internet access, the Georgi signal reaches the entire Community Park. Feel free to stop by and connect as needed, but please respect the current recommended social distancing policy.

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Bingo Mondays- Cambridge- Played every Monday night- 7 p.m. Cambridge Legion Post #634 for info. 677-8069.

Bridge Class- Manchester- Green Mountain Academy will present bridge class with Elizabeth von Riesenfelder from 2 - 4 p.m. on Mondays Jan. 11, 18, 25 and Feb. 1 at Equinox Village in Manchester.  Fee is $75.  Register at  or call (802) 867-0111.


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Story Hour- Cambridge- the Cambridge Public Library will host a pre-school Story Hour every Tuesday from 10 - 11 a.m.  Children can enjoy a story, craft and snack.  Free and open to the public.

Story Time- Manchester- Manchester Community Library will hold Preschool Story Time with art teacher Stacy Gates at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Story Time- Hoosick Falls- Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will hold Story Time at 10 a.m. Tuesdays in the Story Room. They will have plenty of stories, finger-plays, songs, crafts and snacks.

Food Pantry- Cossayuna- The Mobile Food Pantry will be open from 4 - 6 p.m. every Tuesday at the Cossayuna Firehouse, corner of Bunker Hill and East Lake Roads, Cossayuna.  Free produce, meats, dairy, baked goods and more are available to residents of the Cossayuna Fire District.  For info. call Devin Bulger, (518) 538-3522.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free.


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First Tuesdays

Bancroft Library Lego Club- Salem- 6 to 7 p.m. Love to Build?  Come join us on the first Tuesday of each month for an hour of Lego Fun.  A different theme each month, Free and open to all, No registration required, All ages welcome, Duplo Lego will be available for the littlest builders.

Bancroft Book Club- SALEM - The Bancroft Public Library Book Club will meet at the library at 2 p.m. the first Tuesday of each month to discuss both fiction and non-fiction work.  New readers are welcome! Call 854-2463 for more updates.


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Second Tuesdays

Salem Area Youth Association -Meets at Salem Courthouse Second Tuesday each month 7 p.m.

Knitting Night- Dorset- The Dorset Library will host Knitting Night from 5 - 6 p.m. on the second Tuesday each month.  All levels of knitters and crocheters are welcome.  Coffee is provided; bring a snack to share if you like.  For info. call Betsy or Erica at (802) 867-5774.

Knitting Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer "The Knitters," a group for all ages and abilities, every Tuesday from 6:30 to 8 p.m.  Free


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Tuesdays & Thursdays

Osteo Exercise- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library will hold Osteo Exercise from 8:30 to 9:45 a.m. every Tuesday & Thursday.  Ask at the desk for an information packet.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.


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Story Hour- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street will offer Story Hour every Wednesday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., with great books, crafts and activities.  Free admission

Farmers Market- Greenwich- The Greenwich Farmers' Market takes place from 3-6 p.m. every Wednesday year-round at the Seventy Main historical building, 70 Main Street, Greenwich.  For info. call Julie Callahan (518) 944-7149.

Sit and Knit- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host the Sit and Knit Group every Wednesday in the Community Room from 6:30-8 p.m. Bring your projects and your humor.


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Wednesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

Story Time- Schuylerville- The Schuylerville Public Library will hold a preschool Story Time every Wednesday, Thursday & Fridays at 10 a.m.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-6641.


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Rhyme Time- Manchester- The Manchester Community Library will hold Rhyme Time for Tots at 10:30 a.m. on Thursdays.  Free and open to the public.  Children must be accompanied by adult caregivers.  For info. call (802) 362-2607.

Lego Club- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library on Main Street in Greenwich will offer a new Lego Club every Thursday from 3 - 4 p.m.  The free, drop-in program for children under 9 years will be parent-run and all ages are welcome.


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Little Learners Programs- Greenwich- The Greenwich Free Library, Main St. Greenwich, will hold "Little Learners" from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on Fridays.  The program features hands-on learning for younger children.  Free and open to the public.  For info. call (518) 692-7157.

Al-Anon- Greenwich- Al-Anon meetings will be held every Friday from noon to 1 p.m. at the parish hall of St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 143 Main St., Greenwich.  If someone you care about has a drinking issue, meet others who share your concerns.  Learn to replace despair with hope.

Lego Club- Hoosick Falls- The Lego Club at Cheney Library in Hoosick Falls will meet from 4 - 5 p.m. Jan. 8 & 22; Feb. 5 & 19; and March 4 & 18.  Snacks are provided.  Children can take the bus from Hoosick Falls Central School and get dropped off at the library.  Parents can pick up at 5 p.m.

Chess Club- Cambridge- The Cambridge Public Library will host chess matches from 6:30 - 8 p.m. on Fridays from Jan. 8 to Feb. 5.  Local chess players are welcome to prove their intellectual prowess.

Second Fridays of the Month

Lyme Disease Support- Granville- A Lyme Disease Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. on the second Friday of each month at the Trinity Church, 35 East Main Street, Granville.  Anyone affected by Lyme Disease is welcome to attend and share their experience.  Facilitator is Sharon DiMinico.  For info. call (518) 642-2883.


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Chess at Bancroft Library- The Blind Squirrel Chess Club meets Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Stop by Saturdays if you are interested.

Thrift Shop Open- Argyle Christ's Closet Thrift Shop at the Argyle Methodist Church will be open every Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon.  Ongoing bag sale for $3 and $5.  Fall/winter clothes, household items and more.

Book Sale- Granville- The Friends of the Pember Library continue their "Back-Room" Book Sale on Saturday mornings from 10 a.m. to noon at the Pember Library, 33 West Main Street, Granville.  Included is a large selection of gently read paperbacks for 25 cents each, hardcover best sellers for $1.00 each, children's books for 10 cents each, as well as puzzles and games.  Check it out every Saturday morning.



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First Sundays

All You Can Eat Breakfast Buffet, First Sundays --Cambridge American Legion Post #634. for info. call 677-8069.

Second Sundays

Sunday Breakfast- Victory- Victory Fish Creek Rod and Gun Club will cook breakfast from 8 to 11 a.m. on Sundays.  This breakfast will continue to be held the second Sunday of each month.  Cost is $7 for adults and $4 for children.  All are welcome.  For info. call (518) 695-3917.

Third Sundays

Breakfast Buffet- Greenwich- Greenwich Elks Lodge at 30 Bulson Road and Route 40 will hold its monthly breakfast buffet from 8:30 to 11 a.m. on the third Sunday of each month.  Cost is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors, $5 for children 6 - 12, under 5 free.  For details, call (518) 695-5178.


Cans for Cancer!- Donate your cans and bottles. Teri Burdick, of the Hoosier Hopeful Relay for Life Team, collects cans and bottles all year long to help fund a cure for cancer.  For info. 686-7851 or take your donation to the Nickelback Redemption Center on Lower Carey Ave., Hoosick Falls.


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