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.
Click Here do download order form
Ceremony Honoring Charlie
Long-time Salem Central School District coach
Charles Perry will be honored on Tuesday, January 31 at
approximately 6:45 p.m. (in between the boys’ and girls’ varsity
basketball games) in the Jr./Sr. High School Gymnasium.
resolution of thanks and appreciation was adopted on June 15,
2022, by the Salem Central School District Board of Education at
a regularly scheduled meeting.
A plaque will be mounted in the
gymnasium lobby in honor and recognition of Coach Charles
Beat the Winter Blues
Winter Fest- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lake Lauderdale.
Saturday, February 4th, 2023 from 10am-3pm
Lauderdale, Rte. 22 Jackson NY
What is it? A
day of wintery fun for the whole family!
Check out the
Hudson Crossing Park
Winter Fest- Schuylerville-
Kick the celebration of
the Champlain Canal's bicentennial at Hudson Crossing Park's 6th
Annual Winterfest: Cold Front on the Canal and Take a Friend
Snowmobiling event on Saturday February 4, 2023 from 11am – 1pm.
Learn about ice harvesting
on the Champlain Canal, watch a cold-water rescue demonstration
by Schuyler Hose, enjoy the HCP sledding hill, take part in the
snow sculpture contest, and much more. Families are invited to
try their hand at winter tracking and cooking over an open fire,
with plenty of hot chocolate and goodies on hand to snack on
from the bake sale.
Visitors will also have
the opportunity to take a fun, safe snowmobile ride starting at
the Dix Bridge, located on the scenic Hudson River / Champlain
Canal Lock 5. Children are invited to ride on a sled operated by
a parent or guardian or an experienced club member. Area clubs
will have sleds available for use. Each participant will be
introduced to and instructed on the proper operation and safety
of a snowmobile prior to being guided on a controlled ride
within Hudson Crossing Park by experienced club members. Trail
grooming equipment will be on display and participants will have
an opportunity to talk with club members and officers to learn
more about the sport and trail system. Helmets, hot refreshments
and a warming fire will be provided.
Winterfest and Take a
Friend Snowmobiling are both free and open to the public,
although donations to support Hudson Crossing Park are
Make Your Own Soap
Workshop 4 to 5 p.m.-
A fun opportunity here in Salem. Tickets are $50
for 2 people. The pair will take home 8 bars of soap in total
made with quality ingredients and expert guidance from MW
Farmstead’s Tonia Goddard. Participants will also receive a
token from Jacko’s, so stop on the way home and enjoy 2
signature champagnes or a desert to share.
E-mail : email@example.com
Valentine's Day- 1 to 4 p.m. 481 County Rte. 47 Argyle.
Sleigh Rides, Meet the
Horses, Ride a Horse. Reservations Required: PM or
Call/Text (518) 791-9811.
Super Bowl Sunday BBQ-
The Salem Vol. Fire Dept. will holding their
annual Super Bowl Sunday BBQ on Sunday February 12, 2023 with
pick-up from noon till 1pm.
Your choice will be a 1/2 BBQ Chicken or 1/2 rack
of BBQ Ribs, baked potato, roll, dessert, baked beans all for
Buy your pre-sale ticket only at A & J Agway,
Salem Hardware, a Salem Firefighter, by calling 518-461-3317 or
518-321-9430. This a drive through and take out only event.
Make Your Own Bath Bombs-
Salem Courthouse Community Center- 2 to 4 p.m. for ages 5 & up.
Join Tonia Goddard of MW Farmsted as she shares her expertise
and guides us in making our very own bath bombs. Space is
limited - To register email
Story Court 7 p.m.- With
Charlie Perry & Anne Lourie-
Story Court will
be held on Wednesday February
22 at 7pm -
guests will be Anne
Lourie and Charles
educators and longtime residents of Salem.
Soup and salad will be served at 6pm prior to the talk, all are
Story Court will be moderated by Al Cormier and courtesy of Judy
Flagg held in the Archive Room in the Historic Salem Courthouse.
The talk will be video recorded by Thomas McMorris.
DIY Soap Making Workshop-
At Gather in Greenwich.
at Gather for a DIY Soap Making Workshop on Thursday, February
23rd from 6:00-8:00PM!
Check out the
details below and reserve your spot here:
demonstration, instruction, and hands-on learning of cold
process soap making with instructor, Tonia Goddard from MW
Farmstead. Each participant will make 4 bars of soap using a
unique recipe and experiment with customizing their own
scent and colors.
participant. Pre-registration and payment is required prior
to the event! To ensure the best possible experience for
participants, space is limited to 15 people. Registration
will be open until Thursday, February 16th (or until spots
Questions? Please reach
out to Haley at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Jeremie Hill-
Paul LaFountain American Legion Post 69,
Spaghetti Dinner from 5pm-7pm. Adults and
Children $10. Children under 6 are free. Basket Raffle at
7:15pm. 25 tickets for $10 or 75 tickets for $20. 50/50 Raffle 1
ticket for $1, 6 for $5, Arm length $10.
Have any questions please feel free to reach out
to me Kelly Licata Unit 69 President at email@example.com or
call or text 802-734-1459. Thank you. Bar will be open please
remember we are a Cash Bar.
Come and Enjoy a Great
Breakfast- 7 to 11 a.m. Salem Fire House. $10 per meal, $5 Kids
10 and under. Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Home Fries, Several Omelets,
Billy Joel Tribute-
Cambridge Lions Club Presents "River of Dreams" with John
Cozolino. At Greenwich Elks Club - doors open at 6 p.m.
show at 7 p.m.
To get tickets go to
eventbrite.com Questions? call ticket hotline at (315) 269-5370.
April 29th & 30th
Washington County Fiber
Chainsaws: Basic Use and Safety for Women-
Merck Forest & Farmland Center.
Women's Basic Chainsaw Safety is a chainsaw
safety course for women who have no little to no prior saw
experience. It leads into GOL Level 1 and Level 2, but is not a
prerequisite for Level 1. Topics covered include the parts of a
chainsaw, safety, and basic maintenance.
Chainsaw use is limited to bucking, as students
do not fell trees in Basic Chainsaw Safety. Participants must
bring their own PPE, including a safety helmet with face shield,
eye and ear protection, and chaps, as well as lunch, water, and
snacks for the day. Bringing a chainsaw is recommended, but not
Visit https://www.woodlandtraining.com/faq/ for
additional information, or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration is required and space is limited. Ages 14 (with
registered and paying parent or guardian over 18) and up. $220 /
person. Saturday, May 6th, from 8am - 4pm.
May 19th & 20th
New England Big Game Trial- Washington County
Coon and Cat Club, Quarry Road, Salem.
Annual Big Game Trial
Big 2 day event
1, 2, & 3 dog bays
Trophies awarded for all events
Best of breed trophies awarded
New this year - Best Overall Male and Female Dog
AUTHOR TALK- Washington County's 123rd Regiment
with Charles Vavrina 6:30 p.m.
Hartford Baptist Church, 56 Main St. Hartford,
Join us, June 6th at
6:30pm at the Hartford Baptist Church, 56 Main Street (Co. Rte.
23), Hartford, NY for a talk with Charles Vavrina as he
discusses Washington County’s 123rd regiment during the Civil
Dr. Vavrina is the author
of “When This Cruel War is Over: The Civil War Letters and Diary
of William J. McCollum, Company F, 123rd New York Volunteer
Infantry” which contains 94 letters spanning the years 1862 –
1865 as well as the 1865 diary of Sergeant McCollum.
Enlisted into the 123rd in Argyle, NY, Sergeant McCollum’s
letters describe not only his camp life and marching orders, but
also his concerns for his family back home on the farm with
references to the fate of countless friends and acquaintances
both at war and back in Washington County.
After his service McCollum
returned and resided in Salem, NY outside of Shushan.
This Author Talk will be
held at the Hartford Baptist Church, 56 Main Street (Co. Rte.
23), Hartford, NY at 6:30pm and is open to the public.
Directly across from the
church is the the 123rd Recruitment Center, a part of the
Hartford Museum, which will be open before the program at 5pm.
The center, where hundreds of Washington County men signed up to
fight in the Civil War, now houses a fine collection of the
memorabilia of the 123rd Regiment.
Washington County Band-
Parks Bentley House- South Glens Falls 7 p.m.
Washington County Band-
Cambridge 6:30 p.m.
Washington County Band-
Salem Courthouse Community Center 7 p.m.
Washington County Band-
Georgi Museum, Shushan, 7 p.m.
Washington County Band-
Veterans Park Granville 6:30 p.m.
August 21st to 27th
Washington County Fair-
September 30th & October 1st
Buffalo Moon Fall Artisan
Market- Lakota's Farm
We are SO excited to share
with you our new vision for our annual Markets~!
Welcome to our BUFFALO MOON FALL ARTISAN MARKET!
Local Crafters & Makers | Jewelers | Potters | Holistic &
Wellness Practitioners | Farmers Market Vendors | Breweries |
Distilleries | Food Trucks | Repurposed Furniture | Up-cycled
Vintage Wares & so much more!
Love Local? Shop till you
drop with over 50 local vendors!
Check out our Live Music
Grab a beer and a burger
Sign up for activities in
our Kid Zone
Relax around the bonfire
Hang out in our Chill Zone
Kids 12 & Under Free
Pets: Please leave your
furry friends at home. Except for certified service animals.
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
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.
Enter an Achieve of 6,000 Historical Children's Books, All
Digitized and Free to Read Online
25 Sources of Free Public Domain Books
Bancroft Public Library
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