Dec 242015

Tis the season for gentle flakes of falling snow. But Wednesday’s precipitation only delivered rain.

Salem snow1Salem snow 4As we celebrate the holidays with gatherings of  friends, family and gifts, here’s a reminder of fluffy white stuff yet to come.

Salem snow 3Happy Holidays to all our Downtown merchants, Main Streets volunteers, Salem residents, and visitors!

(All pictures courtesy of John Andrews at Social Palates Photography )

Dec 212012

…What do you see? Salem merchants getting into the spirit of the holidays. Nearly 40 members of the downtown shopping district participated in this year’s annual Salem MainStreets Holiday Window Contest. The same creative minds that designed their charming store themes have dressed up their storefronts with snow, sparkle, fun and a lot more.

Each year it becomes a greater challenge for our judging committee to choose the winners; there were so many great displays.We hope residents and visitors will take the time to enjoy and appreciate the hard work that went into creating these wonderful displays. This is also a great excuse to walk around Downtown Salem to check out all the new and existing restaurants and businesses.

Winners for 2012

  • Most Traditional: Roost
  • Most Whimsical: Scrub
  • Most Original: Rouge
  • Honorable Mention: Salem Toy Museum

The following businesses participated: Witch City Thrift & Consignment Shop, Harrison’s Comics,  re-find men, re-find women, Griffen Theater,  Penelope’s Pet Boutique, Scrub, Coon’s, Treasures Over Time, A Beautiful Corset at J’Adore Romantic Gift Shop, Tavern in the Square, and Roost.

Also: Seedstitch Fine Yarn, J. Mode, Boston Bead Company, Rouge Cosmetics, Two Girls Shop, Radiance Aveda, Mighty Aphrodite, Modern Millie, Angelica of the Angels, Trolley Depot, Addicted Fashions and Angels Landing.

Also: For Kids Only Afterschool, Bernard’s Jewelers, Witch’s Tees, Louise Michaud Photography,  Living With Pets, The Picklepot,  The Happy Sunflower, Crafters Market and Salemdipity.

Nov 212012

Don’t miss the Downtown Salem Tree Lighting in Lappin Park Friday, November 23 at 6:30 p.m. After you stagger home from Black Friday shopping stop downtown for dinner and the annual Tree Lighting. Enjoy the lovely sounds of the season by the Paul Madore Singers starting at 6:00 p.m. The tree is made possible through the generous support and donations of  John and Sally Hayes for donating the tree, Matt Kaminski and Meeting House church for tree locating and coordinating and donating funds, Mayer Tree Service putting the tree in place, Bills Auto Clinic for transporting the tree, Gary Gill for his work decorating the tree and fundraising, Delande Lighting for donating lights, David and Jackie Eng for decorations donation, Tache, Tony Lena and North Shore Fruit Basket for donations, donations made in memory of Juliette Marquis and the Department of Public Works for all their efforts in installing the tree and downtown decorations. Happy Thanksgiving!