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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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January 31st

Ceremony Honoring Charlie Perry-

Salem School- 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.

A 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 Perry’s contributions.

February 4th

Beat the Winter Blues Winter Fest- 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Lake Lauderdale.

Winterfest is Back!
When: Saturday, February 4th, 2023 from 10am-3pm
Where: Lake Lauderdale, Rte. 22 Jackson NY
What is it? A day of wintery fun for the whole family!
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February 4th

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 gratefully accepted.

February 11th

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.

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February 11th

4JFarmm Celebrate 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.

February 12th

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 $15.00.

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.

February 12th

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

February 22nd

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 Perry - educators and longtime residents of Salem.

Soup and salad will be served at 6pm prior to the talk, all are invited.


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.


February 23rd

DIY Soap Making Workshop- At Gather in Greenwich.

NEW WORKSHOP ANNOUNCEMENT! Join MW Farmstead 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:

2 hour 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.
$45.00 per 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 are filled).

Questions? Please reach out to Haley at:

February 25th

Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Jeremie Hill- Paul LaFountain American Legion Post 69, Arlington, Vermont.

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 or call or text 802-734-1459. Thank you. Bar will be open please remember we are a Cash Bar.

February 26th

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, Refreshments.

April 15th

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 Questions? call ticket hotline at (315) 269-5370.

April 29th & 30th

Washington County Fiber Tour


May 6th

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 required.

Visit for additional information, or email us at 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
Treeing contest
Water race
Field trial
Trophies awarded for all events
Best of breed trophies awarded
New this year - Best Overall Male and Female Dog Trophies awarded

June 6th

AUTHOR TALK- Washington County's 123rd Regiment with Charles Vavrina 6:30 p.m. Hartford Baptist Church, 56 Main St. Hartford, NY.

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 War.

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.

June 10th

Washington County Band- Parks Bentley House- South Glens Falls 7 p.m.

July 6th

Washington County Band- Cambridge 6:30 p.m.

July 20th

Washington County Band- Salem Courthouse Community Center 7 p.m.

August 3rd

Washington County Band- Georgi Museum, Shushan, 7 p.m.

August 17th

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~!

Festival features:
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 schedule

Grab a beer and a burger

Sign up for activities in our Kid Zone

Relax around the bonfire

Hang out in our Chill Zone

$2 Admission
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 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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Password: TheGeorgi


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Bennington Museum

Something for Everyone at Bennington Museum- Click here for what is happening at the Bennington Museum.‏



>> On-Going Activities <<

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


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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.


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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