Sep 262013

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Mayor Driscoll (left) with Salem Main Streets manager Kylie Sullivan

We are pleased to introduce Kylie Sullivan as the new Salem Main Streets Manager!  Kylie started last week and has already started making the rounds to meet with downtown business owners, residents, volunteers, and town officials.

“It’s great to see the full time position at Salem Main Streets filled by Kylie,” said Jason Consalvo, branch manager for Salem Five. “With her background at the Mass Cultural Council we think she can bring along a wealth of information on how to improve and enhance the outdoor spaces in Salem.  Salem Five is looking forward to working with Kylie.”

Kylie Sullivan comes to Salem Main Streets after six years as a grants administrator at the Massachusetts Cultural Council, the state’s arts agency.  She has worked with a range of nonprofits, community organizations, and educational institutions, with a particular focus on volunteer management, program coordination, and cultural economic development.  She received an M.B.A. from Simmons School of Management and a B.A. in music from Wesleyan University.  A native of Georgetown, MA, Kylie and her husband have lived in Salem for four years.

John Boris, owner of John A. Boris & Associates who met with Kylie at a networking event, stated, “As a steering committee member I have to admit I love working with Main Streets and all of the downtown businesses, and I believe we have found the right candidate to replace Jennifer Bell, our former manager. I am looking forward to introducing Kylie to the downtown business community, and I am sure she will be well-received.”

Kylie is excited to get started and will be actively soliciting community feedback regarding suggestions for the role and direction of Salem Main Streets moving forward.  She encourages anyone with ideas or recommendations to feel free to contact her directly at or (978)744-0004 x15.

Nov 172012

This Tuesday enjoy shopping at a special Tuesday Winter Farmers’ Market in Old Town Hall from 3 – 6 p.m. The Salem Farmers’ Market is the perfect place for your Thanksgiving shopping. Whether you are cooking the meal and want to shop for local items like squash, potatoes, onions, cheese, wine and bread or if you need the perfect gift items to bring like pies, cookies, wine etc. you will find it at the Winter Market. For more information visit the market website at or contact market organizer Salem Main Streets at (978)744-0004. There will not be a market on Thursday this week since it is Thanksgiving Day.

Nov 032012

Salem Main Streets is looking for donations for Downtown Holiday Decorations. Every year Salem Main Streests collects donations to be able to hang live green wreaths throughout the downtown. Salem Main Streets also looks for donations to purchase and decorate a large holiday tree which is placed in Lappin Park. These programs would not be possible without donations from downtown businesses and the community. Please donate now! To donate or for more information contact Jennifer Bell, Salem Main Streets, 265 Essex Street, Salem, MA 01970 or (978)744-0004 or

Oct 242012

Thursday, October 25 is the last outdoor Salem Farmers’ Market of the season from 3 – 7 in Derby Square. Many of your favorite vendors will be continuing with the market as it moves into Old Town Hall November 1. However, some will be ending their season with the market. For a full list of Winter Market Vendors visit the market website

This Thursday we will officially end our season with the annual Thriller performance by Dance Etc. This dancing zombie invasion has become a Farmers’ Market tradition. They will perform at 5:30 and 6:30. You won’t want to miss this!

Oct 232012

Thursday is the last outdoor Salem Farmers’ Market of the season. Come downtown and support your local farmers and bid some of them farewell for the winter. About 20 of the Summer vendors will continue with the market into the winter market which opens in Old Town Hall Thursday, November 1 (the following week). The market Thursday, October 25 will feature Dance Etc. performance of Thriller as has become the traditional closing of the market.