The parade begins!

Wicked Wednesdays Children’s Parade – Salem

The annual Salem Haunted Happenings Wicked Wednesdays Children’s Parade was a huge success despite Mother Nature’s best efforts to cut the fun short! This event was presented by Creative Collective and the Phoenix School in Salem MA.

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Retonica sets the mood with expert lighting at the Winter Island Drive In

PHOTOS – Winter Island Drive in Series – Hocus Pocus

An amazing night was had by all at the August edition of the Winter Island Drive In Series presented by Salem Parks and Recreation and produced by Creative Collective. Every month throughout the summer Creative Collective transforms Winter Island into a drive in and incorporates many creative and artistic elements making for one of the most popular summer options in Salem!

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Salem Photos – Salem Celebrates the 4th of July

Mayor Kimberley Driscoll is pleased to announce that Salem will hold its Independence Day celebration at the Salem Maritime National Historic Site on Derby Wharf on Wednesday, July 4th.

“There’s no better place to celebrate Independence Day than in historic Salem,” said Mayor Driscoll. “Start off bright and early at Salem Common for the annual reading of the Declaration of Independence, spend the day visiting the City’s numerous historic sites and attractions, dine at one of dozens of remarkable restaurants, and end your day at historic Derby Wharf for all of the festivities.”

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Photo Gallery – Red Herring Morris Dancers present a Kettle of Fish – Salem MA

On June 16th the Boston-based Red Herring Morris Dancers came to Salem, MA for the 2018 Kettle of Fish, an annual event where Morris and Rapper teams from all over New England come to Boston and the surrounding areas for a weekend of dancing, singing, and general noisemaking.

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Meet the Organization – The House of the Seven Gables

In 1668, merchant and ship-owner John Turner built a house on Salem Harbor that was destined to become one of America’s most beloved historic homes. Designated a National Historic Landmark District in 2007, The House of the Seven Gables is best known today as the setting of world-renowned American author Nathaniel Hawthorne’s 1851 novel.

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The Write Space: Jim DeFilippi

Jim DeFilippi was born and raised in Duck Alley, on Long Island, and has been writing and living on a dirt road in northern Vermont since 1973. He is a husband of many years, a father of two, a grandfather, a retired school teacher, a special-needs bus driver, a Vietnam Era veteran, a popular speechmaker and story teller, a former newspaper columnist, a former small town newspaper editor, and a cigar maker.
His novels have been highly praised by Publishers Weekly and other publications.

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Meet the Collective – Green Tea Yoga

Although Green Tea Yoga has transformed throughout the years, yet remains a heart-centered studio focusing on community connection and spiritualism. This studio attracts an eclectic mix of individuals, from the beginner student to the experienced yogi, and provides an assortment of classes and wellness services for everyone. When you come through Green Tea Yoga’s front doors, you will feel the love and warmth from our instructors and you will experience an intimate and quaint setting.

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Meet the Collective – Notso Kitty

Notso Kitty began in 2009 as an outlet for the creative endeavors of Wendy Casazza Scruton. Over the years it’s purpose has become more concise: to design uniquely original products for cats and cat lovers of exceptionally quirky taste! Notso Kitty’s growing line includes such things as nerd glasses for cats and cat-themed stationary products. Check out the shop’s ever-changing selection on Etsy or at one of the upcoming in-person market events!

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Sally Mann (American, born 1951), Deep South, Untitled (Scarred Tree), 1998, gelatin silver print, National Gallery of Art, Washington, Alfred H. Moses and Fern M. Schad Fund

Sally Mann’s Haunting View of the American South at PEM

 The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) presents the first international traveling exhibition of work by Sally Mann (b. 1951), one of the country’s most influential and distinguished photographers.

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