Friday, April 29, 2016

Zephyr Gallery is pleased to announce “26” will be on view for the month of May


SALEM, MA, APRIL 18, 2016 – Zephyr Gallery is pleased to announce “26” will be on view for the month of May. A free public reception will be held on Friday, May 13, 2016, from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Zephyr Gallery located at 37 Turner Street in Salem, MA.

The group show titled “26” will be on view May 6 through May 30, 2016. Visitation is free and open to the public. Regular business hours are Friday from noon to 6 p.m.; Saturday through Monday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; or by appointment. They are open Memorial Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet, resulting in seemingly endless combinations that create meaning. Some words when combined with imagery have unintended consequences, sometimes particularly comical or suggestive of political commentary. The exhibit “26” showcases text based art from 26 artists. Artwork varies in media, ranging from a pieced wall hanging, collage, photography, painting, mixed media, and sculpture.

The 26 artists in “26”: Dan Browne, George Courage, Cuddy, Rebecca DeVries, Jeff Dykes, Delia R. Faria, Constance Festo Lafond, Richard Flynn, Lisa Galperin, Peter Grimshaw, Adam Harmon, Barbara Pero Kampas, Bill Kelley, Tara Kossman, My-Linh Kotre, Hilary Emerson Lay, elise mankes, Christine Michelini, Patrick O’Donnell, Ken Riaf, Melissa A. Richard, Katherine Richmond, Dino Rowan, Jon Sarkin, Pamela Schmidt, and Ray Wengenroth. Artists new to Zephyr Gallery this month: Rebecca DeVries (Salem), Adam Harmon (Salem), Tara Kossman (a senior at Montserrat), Hilary Emerson Lay (Montague), and Melissa A. Richard (New Hampshire).

Unique gifts from these artists will also be available: Sara Ashodian, Beads by Beardslee, Laurie Bellin, james bird, Cappuccio Photography, Tommy Gagnon, Ziggy Hartfelder, Ken Riaf, Vicki Ryer, Tyson Schroeder, Mary Taddie, and Jack Walsh.

ABOUT ZEPHYR GALLERY: Zephyr Gallery opened in August 2015 and is the newest contemporary art gallery in historic Salem, MA. They represent artists mostly from the North Shore, but also from Cape Cod, Gloucester, Maine, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, and New York. They feature painting, photography, sculpture, jewelry, furniture, and home d├ęcor. Their director has worked at major museums such as the Peabody Essex Museum, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, and the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC.

For further information, please visit their website at or find them  on Facebook at Zephyr Gallery.

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Age-Friendly Salem - A new initiative by the City of Salem

Via Christian Haselgrove
From the City of Salem:

Age-Friendly Salem

A new initiative by the City of Salem

"An Age-Friendly city helps people of all ages participate in community activities and treats everyone with respect, regardless of their age. An Age-Friendly city welcomes everyone and adapts its structures and services to be accessible to all, including older people with varying needs and capacities. An Age-Friendly city encourages active aging by optimizing opportunities for good health and social interaction in order to add life to years. This is a vital part of Salem’s future.”  -Mayor Kimberley Driscoll

YOU are invited to a conversation about how to make our City more age-friendly. We will have two listening sessions on April 19.  Please to come to the one of your choice - and feel free to bring others.

What:  Listening sessions on Age-Friendly Salem
When:  April 19, 2016
First Session:  2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Second Session: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Where: 120 Washington Street, 3rd floor conference room

Join us for a conversation on the four topic areas explored in the draft report: housing, communication, outdoor spaces and public buildings, and transportation.

How can Salem include you more fully in the social and cultural life of the community and create more opportunities for connections within our city? To what extent are these four areas being satisfactorily met for Salem’s senior residents and where are there opportunities for improvement?

All are welcome. For further information, please contact Jason Silva at

City of Salem Spring Entrance Corridor Street Sweeping Schedule

Via Christian Haselgrove:


Kimberley Driscoll


April 12, 2016

Dominick Pangallo

Chief of Staff

Office of Mayor Kimberley Driscoll, City of Salem
(978) 619-5600 |

City of Salem Releases Spring Entrance Corridor Street Sweeping Schedule

SALEM, MA – Salem Mayor Kim Driscoll today announced the spring entrance corridor street sweeping schedule, which will begin on Tuesday, April 19 and run through April 28.

Entrance corridor sweeping will take place between 5:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. on the following dates. The City has adjusted the days on which entrance corridors will be swept, so residents are encouraged to review the schedule carefully this year. Each corridor will be swept over a period of two consecutive days, alternating between the odd and even side of the streets over each day. City workers will utilize blowers to clear corridor sidewalks of debris prior to the street sweeping.

Each corridor will be posted with temporary ‘No Parking/Tow Zone’ signs and parking will be prohibited between the hours of 5:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.

Tuesday, April 19: Odd side of North Street.
Wednesday, April 20: Even side of North Street.
Thursday, April 21: Odd side of Boston Street and Essex Street (from Boston St. to North St.).
Friday, April 22: Even side of Boston Street and Essex Street (from Boston St. to North St.).
Monday, April 25: Odd side of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street (from Derby St. to Marblehead line).
Tuesday, April 26: Even side of Loring Avenue and Lafayette Street (from Derby St. to Marblehead line).
Wednesday, April 27: Odd side of Bridge Street.
Thursday, April 28: Even side of Bridge Street.

Please be aware that certain weather conditions prohibit the use of the street sweepers: during moderate to heavy rainfall and extreme cold temperatures sweepers will not be able to operate. Weather cancellations will be posted on

Residential neighborhood street sweeping will begin on May 2 and continue through May 27. The residential schedule will be released shortly.

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Taste of the Gables 2016

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You are receiving this email because you opted in at our website, visitors center or are one of our members. Thank you for being a supporter of The House of the Seven Gables!

Our mailing address is:
The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA 01970

Monday, April 11, 2016

Clean Salem Green Salem Day

Via Sharon Smith
Dear Neighborhood Association Members:

The Salem Beautification Committee’s Annual 'Clean Salem Green Salem Day’ will be held on Saturday, May 7, 2016.  City-wide clean-up activities will take place in the morning from 8:30am to 11:30am.  We encourage you to choose a location in your neighborhood that could benefit from a little bit of spring cleaning and organize a group to clean it up.

Your group leader will be able to pick up trash bags and gloves to help with your clean-up efforts at the Salem Common beginning at 8:00am on that Saturday morning. 

As a way to say thank you, there will be a pizza party at the Salem Common at noon time to celebrate all of your hard work and share what you have accomplished with the community. 

Also on the Common as part of ‘Clean Salem Green Salem Day’, SalemRecylces will once again be having its Swap 'N' Drop.  More information about Swap ‘N’ Drop can be found on the attached flyer.

Please let me know if you will be participating by filling out the attached form by April 27th.  Please mail, fax or e-mail it back to me.  If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at 978-619-5676

Best Regards,

Ellen S. Talkowsky
Special Projects Coordinator
120 Washington Street, 4th Floor
Salem, MA 01970
978-619-5676 office
9788-745-0349 fax

Cable Replacement

From the cable replacement team
via Robert K McCarthy

Councillor Ward One

Dear Neighbors -

Here's an update on our progress, and a forecast of what to expect from the Salem Cable Project this week.

Our cable removal crew on Canal Street is making its way toward the intersection of Washington Street and Mill Street. Today you can expect to see these contractors removing the section of cable just north of the Canal Street-Pond Street intersection.  From there this crew will shift their work site approximately 100 feet north on Canal Street. By Thursday, we anticipate that this crew will be working in the Washington Street-Mill Street intersection. The duration work in this intersection is expected to be two to three days.

The Derby Street cable removal crew is working its way west on Derby Street, and have added almost 400 feet to their removed cable total, despite inclement weather last week. This week these contractors will pick up where they left of at the close of the work day last Friday. We anticipate that this crew could advance as far as the corner of Derby Street and Turner Street by the end of this week.

Please note that as these cable removal crews approach busy intersections (e.g. Washington Street-Mill Street), traffic lanes will be compressed, so please continue to proceed with caution through work zones -- and adhere to direction from police details stationed around the site.

Also, station upgrades continue this week at both the Canal Street Sub-station, and Salem Harbor Station. This work should have no impact on street conditions or traffic.

We look forward to completing this work as quickly, as safely, and with as little inconvenience as possible. As always, if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact a member of our outreach team by calling our toll-free hotline at 844-SALEM-CABLE or through the "Contact Us" feature on the website.

The Salem Cable Project

Saturday, April 9, 2016

Monthly Foam Recycling

From Anna, our neighborhood foam recycling contact:

Monthly Foam Recycling

Hello Neighbors!
Hopefully more of you have been holding on to foam for recycling.  I will be gathering foam this week, in preparation for the monthly collection in Peabody on April 16th.  Please contact me by email <> for details about dropping off at my house on Essex St.

For anyone with very large amounts to transport - these collection events are both open to ALL; no residency requirements or fees.

Please share this information with others!

April 16th / Peabody

May 7th / Beverly High School

Thank you for recycling!
Anna Brandenburg

Historic Salem Preservation Awards

Via Christian Haselgrove
From Historic Salem:

  Historic Salem, Inc. invites community members to nominate recently completed renovation projects for a Preservation Award.  Awards for projects that have furthered the preservation efforts in Salem will be presented at Historic Salem's Annual Meeting.

Properties throughout the city, not just in the historic districts, completed within the last five years are eligible for nomination.  The categories for nomination are:

  • Private residences
  • Commercial properties
  • Publicly, or non-profit, owned properties
  • Landscape projects
     Individuals, companies or institutions that have made significant contributions to historic preservation in Salem

We encourage you to look around your neighborhood and our city for projects worthy of recognition.  We are particularly interested in projects that go beyond normal maintenance (ie, painting) to inspire the preservation of cottages, mansions, downtown buildings, or entire streetscapes.  Please submit your nominations to Historic Salem by April 15, 2016.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Caroline Emmerton: An Unbounded Vision

Please join us for the opening of our exhibit, Caroline Emmerton: An Unbounded Vision.

Free to the public.
Cash bar.
Members will receive a complimentary drink ticket.

Friday, April 8, 2016 from 6-8pm.
The House of the Seven Gables
115 Derby Street
Salem, MA