Pastrycast Episode 8 – D’orsi’s Bakery and the new Creative Collective offices

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In this episode recorded back in the early summer, Josh and Alyssa talk about D’Orsi’s bakery, the new Creative Collective offices, Peabody’s downtown, the lack of diversity in Bar Harbor, Maine, preservation, and how Samuel McIntyre was a subdivision developer at heart

Alyssa cops to her new addiction to Front Street Coffeehouse, and there’s more Phillips Library talk (you thought they were done, didn’t you?).

Plus Josh admits to knowing way too much about the history of the MBTA’s compatibility issues. And they even talk about weed! With special technical glitches in the recording!

Gables Fest: 350 Years of Stories and Songs

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SALEM — It’s time to celebrate. The House of the Seven Gables — known as the Turner Mansion back in 1668, later, as the Turner-Ingersoll Mansion, and, then, in 1910, as the best place to curdle the blood in a secret staircase — is having a party. A big one. The House of the Seven [….]

Meet the Member: Shady Tree Maker

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Shady Tree Maker is Deanna Jacome’s homemade goods & fine art Tell us a bit about you and what you do? What part of your job would you consider creative, and why do you enjoy that part of what you do? I am delighted to say that art is my entire life, as a full-time [….]

Empresses of China’s Forbidden City makes U.S. debut at Peabody Essex Museum

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The Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) debuts Empresses of China’s Forbidden City, the first major international exhibition to explore the role of empresses in China’s last dynasty––the Qing dynasty, from 1644 to 1912. Nearly 200 spectacular works, including imperial portraits, jewelry, garments, Buddhist sculptures, and decorative art objects from the Palace Museum, Beijing (known as the Forbidden City), tell the little-known stories of how these empresses engaged with and influenced court politics, art and religion.

HistoryCast Episode 5: Alyssa Conary, Counter Magic

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Robyn from Creative Collective and Melissa from Now Age Travel take a fresh approach to women’s history in Salem. More than a city of witches, Salem has always had a history of bold women shaping the area for famous, infamous, and lesser-known happenings. Listen to Robyn and Melissa chat with local residents, creatives, politicians, historians, and feminist leaders about the history of Salem and the women who influenced it.

By Anvil and Spark: Hephaestus, God of the Forge

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It’s been one hell of a week. So much of a week that my brain locked up and I couldn’t write this blog, this blog which would tell the story of community and collaboration, of artists working together to do what we do best: Make Art. My motivation to share this with you got choked [….]

This Halloween Classic Depicts Salem As An Underdog City of Atonement

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Salem takes great pride in being ‘No Place For Hate.’ It was among the first communities to adopt a nondiscrimination ordinance that included protections for all LGBT citizens, received a perfect score by the Human Rights Campaign, and is home to a prestigious award organization that honors social justice warriors. The community rallies to stamp [….]

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#Repost @witchdrx with @repostapp. ・・・ Sneak peek: “Raining Positivity” by @elisefordays. Tonight from 6-10 PM “Deck the Halls” will be taking place at the DR. Come by to check out the art & help us raise money for our holiday toy drive. This is a 21+ event #drdr #DECKtheHALLS #elise #skate #toydrive #witchdr #salem (at [….]

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#Repost @hotsaucedguys with @repostapp. ・・・ We’re excited to be at the First Annual #Wicked Hot Spice Eating Contest in Salem, MA Friday Night from 6-7! Come by our table, taste some hot sauce, & check out our DIY Hot Sauce Kits! #hotsauce #hotsauceoneverything #hotsauces #hotsauceaddict #hotsaucechallenge #hotsaucelover #spicy #spicyfood #spicysauce #spicyhot #sauce #sauced #sauces #sauceboss [….]