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Volume 8 Number 11

December 5, 2014 12 Pages

Making Memories at the Holiday Parade
Making Memories at the Holiday Parade

Nancy Welton gets a furry hug.

at the Holiday Parade Nancy Welton gets a furry hug. Jack Frost makes an appearance. Nancy
at the Holiday Parade Nancy Welton gets a furry hug. Jack Frost makes an appearance. Nancy

Jack Frost makes an appearance.

Nancy Welton, David Forbes, Isabel Forbes and Majie Welton are all smiles.

David Forbes, Isabel Forbes and Majie Welton are all smiles. Santa gives his reindeer a break
David Forbes, Isabel Forbes and Majie Welton are all smiles. Santa gives his reindeer a break

Santa gives his reindeer a break and uses the horses.

Sophia Fitzell transforms into Snow White.

Alica Gaudet and Nala the dog eagerly await the parade.

Pageant winners wave to the crowd.

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The “Bootmobile” rolls through town.

c r o w d . The “Bootmobile” rolls through town. The Salem High Marching Band

The Salem High Marching Band fills the air with holiday music.

Even the Grinch looks friendly.

Staff photos by Bob Gibbs
Staff photos by Bob Gibbs

These kids are two of many who loved the parade.

Board Votes Safety Complex to Ballot
Board
Votes Safety Complex to Ballot

combining both the police and fire departments. “A new joint safety complex at Veterans Memorial Parkway is viable,” said Selectman James Keller after months of research with a committee. “The plan, in fact, is supported by both fire and police.” The new building would be constructed on the current police department property and would

carry a $23 million price tag. “We must always be cognizant and balance the cost with the function,” Keller said. The new facility would feature a seven-bay garage for the fire department, joint dispatch area, community/emergency operations center room, as well as adequate space for operations and meet new standards and regulations. The building

by S. Aaron Shamshoyan Aging infrastructure is a constant battle for a municipality, and a proposal put before selectmen this week would replace two aging buildings with one. Voters in March will decide whether a new 54,000-square-foot public safety complex will be constructed on Veterans Memorial Parkway

would also be ADA compliant, something the existing facilities are not. But the property exhibits some challenges, including a large amount of wetlands, some needing to be filled in. “We’re proposing to fill 1.9 acres of wetland,” said Keller. “We have 32 acres that will be set aside.”

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Learning about Fire Safety
Learning about Fire Safety

The children from Here We Grow enjoyed a visit from the Salem Fire Department. They learned all about fire safety and received their own fire hats.

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Salem residents receiving their electric bills from Liberty Utilities should anticipate a 100 percent supply rate increase, as winter pricing is now in effect. The increase comes after suppliers monitored electricity consumption over the 2013-2014 winter and found a rise in usage as consumers keep homes heated.The increase will only be seen on the supply rate and not the bill overall. Liberty Utilities Communication Specialist John Shore said the increase cost is a result of energy producers increasing rates and that increase is passed off directly to consumers. “That cost is a pass through cost for us,” he said. “What we pay, you pay.” And that payment is expected to be about $40 a month on average across New Hampshire. Shore said Liberty is a distribution company and not a producer of electricity meaning they are responsible for power lines connecting homes and businesses and billing. The company does not produce electricity but instead buys it from suppliers, and that is where the increase is coming from. “We’re just in the distribution business,” he said, adding residents can now choose to purchase their electricity from other suppliers in search of a lower rate. The good news for consumers is that prices will drop back to summer rates in six months, when the winter billing cycle ends. Producers are raising costs as demand increases for the winter, both in electricity and natural gas. Shore said in winter months, consumers increase the demand for natural gas, the fuel used to generate about 50-percent of the region’s electricity, and power stations aren’t guaranteed gas. When supply to the region reaches capacity, power plants can be cut off, making sure consumers are guaranteed their fuel. When this happens, some natural gas electricity generators begin to run on more costly oil while others are shut down for the day. Other costly generators, some powered by jet engines, can be started to augment the grid, but are expensive to operate. Andy Duncan, an energy professor at the Lakes Region Community College offered energy saving tips to reduce homeowner’s bills this winter. Ideas included replacing light bulbs with LED options, turning down the hot water temperature and heat, and washing clothes in cold water. He said energy star appliances and smart sensing power strips could also reduce costs. Nearly two hundred people attended the event at Salem High School.

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Danielle Smith and Erika Smith, daughters of Kevin and Linda Smith, enrolled at Colby College in Waterville, Maine, this fall. Before classes began, each student took part in an orientation that included an introduction to Colby’s rigorous academics, rich cultural life, and community involvement opportunities as well as a three-day outdoor excursion. Danielle and Erika are graduates of Salem High School. Curry College is proud to present Brittany Berg as Mary in “Check, Please. This is Brittany’s premiere on the Curry Theatre stage, but she has been seen previously in shows at Salem High School, such as “All in the Timing, “He Said and She Said” and “A Good Night for Singing!” Brittany is the daughter of Roger and Christina Berg. Alicia Daudet has made the first-quarter honor roll with Honors at Austin Preparatory School.

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It’s All in the Soup

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Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem preschoolers learn how to prepare and make their own butter, bake corn muffins, and wash and cut vegetables for turkey soup.

Salem Christmas Fundcorn muffins, and wash and cut vegetables for turkey soup. Janice & Sonny Tylus - $25

and cut vegetables for turkey soup. Salem Christmas Fund Janice & Sonny Tylus - $25 K.M.
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Denise Kilmartin - $50 Harry & Marjorie Nelson, In loving memory of our beloved son Bryan - $100 Joan & Mark Barnhill - $50 Barbara Brazil - $325 Get Down Tonight Entertainment Inc -

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Correct Temp Inc - $250 Claire Simensen - $175 Rudy & Patricia Parent - $50 Nassar Landscaping & Irrigation Inc - $175 Bill Shearer, In memory Josephine Gurciulli, Forrest & Dorothy Shearer - $250

Won’t you consider helping a needy family or child with clothing, food or toys this year? For close to 10 years, the Salem Christmas Fund has been helping the less fortunate during the Holiday Season. The need this year is even greater than ever. You Can Make a Difference.

Please send a check payable to The Salem Christmas Fund along with your name, address, e-mail address, a message to appear in the paper.

Your contribution can brighten a child’s Christmas and help parents who are struggling to have something to give their children. Contributions can be mailed to: Salem Christmas Fund, Inc. PO Box 1234, Salem, NH 03079

Salem Exchange Club Helps out at Sonshine Kitchen

submitted by Salem Exchange Club The Sonshine (soup) Kitchen is an interfaith (nonprofit) ministry supported by the Derry area communities. It is a place for needy individuals and families to eat a nourishing meal in an uplifting environment: serving five nights a week. Meals are served Monday through Friday at 4:30 p.m. at the First Baptist Church (next door). The Salem Exchange Club is a vibrant group of local businesses and professional men and women who focus on child abuse prevention, youth programs, service to seniors and Americanism. The club has made a commitment to help out the Sonshine Kitchen one day of every month. Getting the food, preparing it and serving the guests as well as cleaning up after the event.

serving the guests as well as cleaning up after the event. Making Food Bank Donation In

Making Food Bank Donation

as cleaning up after the event. Making Food Bank Donation In the back: Larry Seaman and

In the back: Larry Seaman and Fran Gugliotta. In the front row: Nicole Shepley (Exchange Club president), Larry Van Deventer (past president) and Bonnie Breen (also a past president)

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Howie Glynn (left), president of the Arlington Pond Protective Association, and his son, Ralph Glynn (right), presents a generous check of $2,000 to the Saints Mary and Joseph Parish Food Bank. Deacon David Costello from the Parish is shown receiving the check. The APPA has made donations to the local food pantries annually for many years.

submitted by Regina Andler On Nov. 21, the Greater Salem Rotary Club welcomed Beth Roth back to the club. Beth, who is a local business attorney, was a prior member of the club but had to leave due to increased time commitments. Once a Rotarian,

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Right: Jetta Lima, 11, and Hailey Johansen, 11, enjoy dessert at the Boys & Girls Club Thanksgiving dinner.

Far right:

Heather Johansen, 11, and Brianna Ayoub, 11, at the Boys & Girls Club annual Thanksgiving Dinner.

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Executive Assistant of the Boys & Girls Club Beth Keane serves mashed potatoes during the dinner. Nearly 400 people attended the dinner at the club.

Staff photos by S. Aaron Shamshoyan
Staff photos by S. Aaron Shamshoyan

Denise Dolloff of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem serves Eleanor Lewis and her family, Amy Ferrieira, Jose and Leah, during the club’s annual Thanksgiving dinner for members and families.

Girl Scouts Honored as Young Women of Distinction

families. Girl Scouts Honored as Young Women of Distinction by Jon Tripp The Girl Scouts of

by Jon Tripp The Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains honored two Salem Girl Scouts during their annual Young Women of Distinction awards at Philips Exeter Academy on Sunday, Nov. 16. Governor Maggie Hassan gave the keynote address during the ceremony which honored girls for Destinations, Silver, and Gold awards. Destinations is the national Girl Scout travel program that takes girls ages 13-18 to interesting locations around the country and the world. Silver and Gold awards are given to girls who complete impactful community service projects. Salem’s Christina Kennamer and Kat Tripp of cadet Troop 12115 were honored along with six other girls from throughout the council for taking part in the Destinations program. Kennamer and Tripp each sold over 1,000 boxes of cookies to fund their trip to Huntsville, Alabama’s Space Academy this past summer and were the first Salem girls to participate in Destinations in over five years. Other GSGWM Destinations participants went on US-based trips to Georgia and Wisconsin, and internationally to Scotland, England, France, Switzerland, New Zealand, and Fiji. For more information on Salem Girl Scouts, contact them by e-mail at SalemGirlScouts249@gmail.com or to learn more about Destinations, visit their website at http://girlscoutsgwm.org/general/page/gsusa-destinations.

Salem Bike- Ped Corridor Reaches Phase One with $230K in Matching Funds

submitted by Larry Belair With pledges from three more members of Salem’s business community, the Friends of the Salem Bike-Ped Corridor has reached the $230,000 matching share needed to fund Phase 1 of the local rail trail project. The total TE Grant for the Salem project is $917,000. The moving force behind Salem’s first phase of an eventual 5.1 mile trail, FSBPC, received a $125,000 allocation of Tax Credit funds from the New Hampshire Community Development Finance Authority which, if sold to New Hampshire businesses, would result in the final $100,000 in funds needed. The pledges by Enterprise Bank, Bank of New England and Canobie Lake Park, when combined with earlier pledges from Salem Co- operative Bank and Pentucket Bank, mean that the long-awaited construction of 1.1 miles of trail in Salem can begin in the spring of 2015. The Salem section, starting at the Windham- Salem town line on Range Road, will help create a hard-surface trail stretching from Old Rockingham Road in Salem to downtown Derry. FSBPC Co-Chairman David Topham said, “We are very fortunate to have so many generous corporate citizens who, when asked to help, are quick to offer their support. Enterprise Bank, Salem Co-Operative Bank and Canobie Lake Park had also made contributions in the earlier stages of our fundraising. Their continued support was crucial to our success.” FSBPC is wasting no time in preparing for the next phase of the corridor. According to Topham, the Town of Salem has filed for an additional grant to help continue the project southward to Tuscan Kitchen where a section had been previously completed by Joe Faro, owner of the Tuscan Kitchen properties. “We hope to apply for another Tax Credit allocation for Phase 2,” said FSBPC Fundraising Chairman Larry Belair. “The support thus far has been amazing and we have been approached by others who wish to participate. So, let’s get it done while we can.”

Salem’s Christina Kennamer and Kat Tripp took a ‘Destinations’ trip to see the Space Shuttle Pathfinder in Huntsville, Ala.

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GSGWM CEO Patricia Mellor, Christina Kennamer, Kat Tripp, and GSGWM Board Chair Susan Donnelly

Kennamer, Kat Tripp, and GSGWM Board Chair Susan Donnelly Try these Holiday Gift Ideas for the

Try these Holiday Gift Ideas

for the Seniors in Your Life

It’s that glorious time of year and I have a mom and father in law; I am unsure what to get them. They both are in their 80s with some health concerns. I was wondering if you have any ideas for some holiday gifts? Thanks, Janet Janet thanks so much for the question. I will share some of the ideas I have shared with the Silverthorne families over the years. We all love clothing and this is a great time to purchase some new, comfortable clothes. Sweatpants or pants with an elastic waist are good as they are easy to put on. Seniors can become cold, quite quickly, so a new sweater, sweatshirt or over-the-head shirt is a gift they may enjoy. Button-down blouses or shirts can be

tough to manage if you have arthritis or confusion. Nightgowns, pajamas, bathrobes and slippers, with

a back and a rubber sole, may be clothing items you want to look into. Stocking stuffers you may want to consider would be socks with a large band, nightlights

that come on automatically when it becomes dark and Post-It notes, which can be used to help them remember to take their pills or pay a bill.

A new pair of gloves and scarves would be an

appreciated gift for many seniors as well. Gift

cards to the market, hairdresser, lawn mower,

housecleaner, or restaurants also fit well in a

stocking!

As we age it can be difficult to tie a shoe, so shoes or sneakers with Velcro straps, may be

something you want to look into. The local New Balance Outlet in Lawrence sells sneakers with Velcro straps.

A family calendar with photos of family

members and birthdays and anniversaries already

marked in the appropriate months will make a special gift. These can be made online or at many drugstore photo kiosks.

A clock with large numbers and date can be a

helpful gift for both your mom and father-in-law. Some other good ideas may be bringing them out to a matinee movie. Bring them shopping and have them pick out some of the clothes I mentioned above. Safe craft projects, whether it is sanding some wood or knitting a scarf, can help bring good feelings to them. Craft projects will keep them busy and offer a feeling of being helpful if they can make something someone in the family could use. Music has an incredible impact on so many people. Buy a favorite CD or make one that is full of their favorite music or musicians. And finally, as my parents tell me, the best gift is “just being with family and listening to the stories all the kids and grandkids have to share.”

Paula Faist, MS, LSW, is president of the NH Adult Day Services Association and program director of Silverthorne Adult Day Center. Please continue sending questions to paula@ areanewsgroup.com.

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The Word Around Town

Letters to our Editor

It’s about our Freedom

Most Americans crave our country’s freedoms. Free to have a choice different than others might desire. When it comes to our government are we really free? In the last seven years it seems like our government wants to control, regulate, and cause the marginalization of the free people of America. We started to go downhill when the Senate Democrats in Washington, such as Sen. Harry Reid, and Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (in control) voted the way of President Obama, up to 99% of the time on issues the American people do not like and some find intolerable in costs and benefits such as Obama Care, extreme global warming, failed environmental adventures, lack of a immigration policy and the foreign threat of ISIL. These repressions and lack of attention by our elected leaders is a leading attempt to water down our U.S. Constitution, and Bill of Rights by presidential executive orders and blind robot self interest democrats. We need to stand up to these self serving politicians of any political party and remove them or denounce them as unworthy in office. They have violated their sworn oath to protect the country and the American people from foreign and domestic enemies. Personally as a long time Democrat until President Reagan, won election. Many of us believe this country is heading to disaster with the programs of these left wing socialist progressives are willing to engineer that would lead to have a one party rule with no dissent by the American people. Stopping the dictatorial march to control our life was all about the 2014 election. You did make a difference by voting to change America back from a dangerous course of progressive liberalism where there was no return, voting for preserving our freedom! Hopefully, in January our government will be more open and transparent. All Americans need to view openness and by all parties working together our country will preserve Constitutional freedom for all people.

Ed Brooks, Salem

e Generosity of North Salem Elementary

Wow! Your (staff and students of North Salem

Elementary School) food drive this month was fantastic!

I drove away with the trunk of my Honda Accord

totally filled and the back seat with 15 bags of food.

I can’t tell you how enthused our pantry supervisor

was when she saw the food and was able to restock our pantry in preparation for serving the families this

Friday. On behalf of struggling families in Salem, we thank you for your continuing generous donation of food to Saints Mary and Joseph Food Pantry. It enables us to keep our pantry adequately stocked as we try to meet the needs of many Salem families affected by unemployment and other adverse economic conditions in our country. May God Bless you for all the service that you provide to families in our Salem community. We look forward to benefiting from your efforts again in the future.

David T. Costello, Deacon, Saints Mary and Joseph Parish, Salem

Republicans Red-Faced over Benghazi Fabrication

The Washington, DC Republican Party, a “Father of Lies” cabal if there ever was one, has been exposed once again. The GOP’s two-year-plus litany of dishonesty since the September 11, 2012, terrorist hits against the Benghazi diplomatic compound was orchestrated by national Republican “leaders” including Mitch McConnell, John Boehner, John McCain and Lindsey Graham. They sought to and succeeded in painting a secretive, anti-American picture of President Barack Obama and the White House in the wake of the murderous hits, falsely alleging an Obama/Hillary Rodham Clinton “cover-up” of the facts surrounding the Islamic attack, and dragging then UN ambassador Susan Rice into the fray by lying about the content of her post-assault quotes to make it seem that she was deliberately misleading the anxious American public about White House as well as our Libyan security

culpability. And there were no “silenced whistleblowers,” “intelligence failures,” or any White House blackmailing of then CIA head David Petraeus to silence him from leaking anything inflammatory, as well as no faked concussion by Clinton to keep her away from the congressional investigation. The House Intelligence Committee, ironically run by a majority of Republicans who fortunately are duty- bound to report real findings after their investigations as opposed to the steady stream of falsehoods that their Senatorial and House political friends can perpetrate daily, published their long-awaited report on November

21. It debunked every inflammatory factoid splattered

against the wall by congressional Republicans over the past two years. House Speaker Boehner’s repeated

assertions that Obama was “misleading the American people,” Representative Darrell Issa’s anti-Clinton

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assertion that she gave a “stand down” order to prevent our military from moving in against the attackers, and Graham’s preposterous accusation that Obama has “failed as commander-in-chief before, during and after the attack” all turned out to be just more “damned lies” by an out-of-touch, out-of-control pack of conservative wolves. Their and their ugly pundits like Limbaugh, Savage, et al claims turned out to be just as disingenuous as their specious negative pretenses over

the past six years against all new positive legislation that the Obama administration has implemented that has dragged the United States out of the quagmire, both domestic and international, that the GOP dumped us into last decade. Tens of millions of taxpayers’ dollars were spent by the Republicans in their witch hunt, between all the Benghazi staff briefings, nearly 20 public hearings and the 26,000-page Intelligence report. This was all in their efforts to politicize a tragedy that should have banded together Democrats and Republicans alike as the 9/11 attacks in 2001 did, and instead were all sacrificed as just another GOP canard against a president that they have hated from the very beginning (how could John McCain have actually lost back in 2008? And Mitt Romney in 2012?) But the good news from the findings is that, ostensibly anyway, Benghazi will be a non-issue against Clinton if she decides to run for the Oval Office in

2016. Of course, knowing both the mendacious nature

of the GOP as well as their total contempt toward the American voter (and looking at last month’s elections,

who could blame them?), there’s a pretty good chance that they will make it an issue against Clinton anyway,

if she commits. The hard-right wing, who is already

discounting the House report, as well as misogynists everywhere, will be unaffected. But any objective political observer in 2016 will hopefully remember this particularly un-American conservative disgrace, and will vote accordingly.

William F. Klessens, Salem

An Answer for Klessens

Mr. Klessens and other NH Democrats certainly have

a perspective. Scaring people with the Koch Brothers is

interesting as they are supporting candidates who want

to uphold the Constitution. Democrats are funded primarily by trial lawyers, government unions, and billionaires who desire to destroy our country. George Soros, the Democrat’s funder, has been manipulating currencies and causing recessions for

decades. A convicted inside trader in France (1988), he

is mentioned as the primary reason for the destruction

of the British pound on Black Wednesday in 1992 when he made $1 billion by short selling $10 billion in the currency. Millions of Britons lost their life savings in

the devaluation that followed. In 2004, Mr. Soros put together “The Secretary of

State Project,” a campaign to replace all the 50 State Secretary of States, who are responsible for managing elections and voter registration. Soros sought to ensure the vote could be “enhanced” if required to win. They helped to elect community organizer Mark Ritchie, the Minnesota Secretary of State who presided over Al Franken’s theft of incumbent Republican Norm Coleman’s Senate seat in the 2008 election. Franken “won” by 312 votes after weeks of wrangling and votes “appearing.” Ritchie allowed the inclusion of 393 felons’ votes who have no right to vote. Several counties reported more voters than residents. Fortunately, the 527 organization Soros funded lost in 2010 and he dropped the project. I must admit I am “proud” (not) at the brilliant Kuster in the debates. She posed as a talking-point Democrat displaying no ability to speak beyond what has been drilled into her by consultants. Has she located Benghazi on a map yet? Another stellar debater is Jeanne Shaheen. Her debate tactics showed just how petty she can get. Speak to the issues much? Shaheen loved to answer direct questions with an evasion or with some assistance from the usual “gotcha” jo-whore-nalists who “moderate” these debates. It’s embarrassing to watch the nasty condescending partisanship of it all. Shaheen’s defense of voting for Obamacare that is literally killing people in this state is a travesty. Many in the North can no longer get reimbursed by the insurance they are forced to buy as all the doctors and hospitals in the north they used are “out of network.” There is a little mentioned rule written into Obummercare which restricts available doctors to the county or state in which you live. Didn’t that MIT “genius” Gruber say that they all (Shaheen included) intentionally lied to us to get this “wonderful” healthcare system passed? Feel proud all you voters for people who knowingly participated in the fraud being perpetrated upon us. Then there is the smear of Walt Haverstein who is an “evil” man who participated in creating the security devices and advanced weaponry that protects us. As the parent of a military person I bless the fact he directed the company that has been helping our country maintain an advantage against those who would attack us. He has more budget sense than this Governor who signed the Medicaid enrollment increase for three years of funding. And after the third year? Our taxes must go up as the federal funding ceases. Thanks, Maggie. Like Common Core and the Agenda 21 “regional project” run by the EPA/HUD, these policies are meant to steal more tax money to support government unions. The EPA wants to impose a tax for the rain running off your roof and Maggie will sign right up for it. After all, it is a Democrat proposal. There is no need to read it or think about the impact; just do it.

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Your Hometown Community Calendar Friday, December 5 The Haigh Elementary School PTA will host its
Your Hometown Community Calendar
Friday, December 5
The Haigh Elementary School PTA will
host its annual Vendor Night from 6 to 8
p.m. in the All-Purpose Room. Come get
a jump on your holiday shopping with 16
vendors. There will be a free raffle with chances
offered for every purchase you make and every
friend you bring along to the event. There will
also be free crafts for the kids and Santa will be
making an appearance as well!
monthly basis, we critique each other’s work in a
constructive manner. The RWG meets the second
Tuesday of each month, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the
Kelley Library, Salem.
Family Room.
Wednesday, December 10
Remembering Sandy Hook Candle
Light Vigil, beginning at 6:30 p.m., at St.
David Church, 231 Main Street, Salem,
across for Kelley Library. Remembering the
victims of Sandy Hook Elementary School on the
second anniversary of the shootings. The vigil will
be held outside – if the weather is inclement or
too cold, the observance will be inside the church.
Bring a candle or a battery operated candle.
Start you Christmas Festivities with the
annual Play Among The Stars Theatre Groupe
Holiday performance at the Salem High School
auditorium. The curtain goes up at 7 p.m.
This year they will be performing “The Twelve
‘Unique’ Days of Christmas.” You can count on
a totally different twist to the traditional “Twelve
Days of Christmas”! Admission is free but of
course, donations are more that welcome and
appreciated. There will be a bake sale and a
50/50 raffle. Seating is limited at our Christmas
productions so get there early and settle in for a
fantastic show!
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Salem, located at 16 Lawrence Rd., will host an old-fashioned “Cookie Walk” from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. This is the 21st cookie event organized by church members to benefit church projects. An assortment of home baked cookies will be available including everyone’s favorite, chocolate chip, sugar and other familiar flavors. Or, you might want to try something new to enjoy at home with that hot cup of tea or coffee. Containers can be filled with your selection of cookies and are available at the door. Members and businesses within the community have generously donated items to raffle off. Tickets will be on sale at the church during the “Cookie Walk” and the drawing will take place following the event.

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Tuesday, December 9 The Rockingham Writers Group is

seeking additional members. If you have an interest in writing a novel, short stories, self-help book or a memoir contact Brian C., americanstar@netway.com. This is not a

writing course, therefore we expect writers to have

a rudimentary grasp of writing fundamentals. The RWG is a small focused group whose objective

is to assist one another to improve our writing

skills and to become published writers. On a

Big Board Games Family Night at the Kelley Library, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. Kids aged 6 to 10 and their families will play over-sized board games:

Jumbo Jenga, Mega Connect Four, Floor Pac- Man (and Ms. Pac-Man). Families will compete in teams with other families. Be sure to register. Contact Brittany Tuttle, 898-7064 or btuttle@ kelleylibrary.org.

Friday, December 12 Movie Night at the Kelley Library, 6:30 to 8:45 p.m. This month’s film will be

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“Holiday Inn,” starring Bing Crosby and Fred Astaire. Music by Irving Berlin. This film from 1942 marks the debut of the classic Christmas song “White Christmas.” Contact Paul Giblin, 898-7064 or pgiblin@kelleylibrary.org.

The Festival of Lessons and Carols is a Christian service celebrating the birth of Jesus in nine bible readings interspersed with Christmas hymns. We warmly invite all to come together in prayer and son as we deeply experience the miracle of His coming! The presentation is free and open to the public. 7 p.m., St. Joseph Church, 40 Main St., Salem. Refreshments will follow in St. Joseph

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This month’s book is

“Transatlantic,” by Colum McCann. Copies of the book are available at the library. This Book Group meets monthly on the last Wednesday of the month. This long running Book Group is facilitated by Joan Fardella. Contact Audrey LaRoche, 898-7064 or alaroche@ kelleylibrary.org.

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Sunday, December 21, Tuesday, December 23 & Wednesday, December 14 You are invited to “Christmas In This Place” at Rockingham Christian Church,

a meaningful Christmas experience for the

whole family. Join us as we celebrate the season

with music worship and a creative telling of the Christmas story! Childcare will be provided for children ages 5 and younger. Sunday and Tuesday

at 6 p.m., Wednesday at 4 and 6 p.m.

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Thursday, December 25 With the blessings of Fr. John, Pastor of Saints Mary and Joseph Parish, the Salem Knights of Columbus and the Salem

Christmas Fund, we will be preparing a free Christmas Day Dinner once again this year at the Knights of Columbus, 37 Main St., Salem, from 12 to 3 p.m. Bring your family, friends and neighbors and share the day with us. Once again we will deliver to those who are homebound and cannot attend. If you need a ride let us know. Reservations are requested by December 18. In addition, undertaking needs your help. You can participate by coming to prepare the food, serve, clean up, pick up those who don’t drive and deliver the meals. We will also need donations of food items, such as potatoes, vegetables, desserts, turkeys, bread, soda, coffee, tea, help with table favors, etc. If you find it in your heart to help in any way, contact David Thompson at 898-1217 as soon as possible as we need to coordinate early in order to make it a success. This is our fifth year of this endeavor.

Salemhaven Celebrates New Rehab Center

by Sonny Tylus The Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce was honored to help Salemhaven celebrate its new Rehabilitation Center and grateful for their hosting of the November Business After Hours. Over 120 people stopped by to see the new addition and partake in the networking activities. Greater Salem is truly fortunate to have such a great business as Salemhaven complete with an amazing and caring staff as part of the community. Salemhaven is a privately owned, non-profit facility featuring 110 beds and excellent skilled nursing. Visitors and patients can also find a serene, woodland and campus setting in the Silverthorne Adult Daycare Center, which is committed to providing an active and enjoyable lifestyle for seniors.

Mike Collins, Senator Chuck Morse and Paul Faist are surrounded by board members as they cut the ribbon.

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submitted by North Salem School We have a Spirit Day on Friday, Dec. 5 – Sunglasses Day! Show your school spirit and help your class earn Panther Points by taking part in this school wide activity. You are invited to join us on Friday, Dec. 5 from 5 to 8 p.m. in our school gym for our PTA sponsored Holiday Fair. Students are able to purchase gifts for their friends and family and there will be also be crafts and vendors for the adults. This is a great time to start your holiday shopping! Thank you to everyone who took an ornament from our Giving Tree to assist a family in need. Please return your wrapped gift with the ornament attached to the outside of the package by Dec. 5. Our PTA sponsored School Store takes place on Dec. 9. Students are able to purchase fun, whimsical school supplies that range in price from five cents to $1. We ask that students bring in no more than $2 for the school store. We have an early release for students on Wednesday, Dec. 10. Students will be dismissed from school at 1:30 p.m. Character Counts at North Salem School! We are focusing on the trait of “Caring.” Teachers choose two students from their classroom who are role models by exhibiting the trait of “Caring” every day. They are Jayce Robinson, Rylie Pariseault, Eveyln Rigano, Domenic Santo, Caden Smith, Molly Ammon, Mason Toupin, Aiden Toupin, Gwen Vincent, Ryan Poirier, Olivia Burke, Olivia DeFrancesco, Jordan Bataran, Mikayla Morales, Cole Glynn, Kyleigh Oliveri, Julia Petersen, Ryan Bohondoney, Jiya Amin, Damian Pineiro, Sam Scala, Savanah McDonald, Angelina Hajjar, Jenny Olson, Shea Callahan,

Jefferson Burke, Ryan DelVecchio, Alana Williams, Zachary Burke, Kayla Bernard, Ava Donahue, Tanner Tessier, Brooke Carter, Josh Emerick, Caitlin Boyle, Davis Screnci, Jimmie Glynn, Holly Perrault, Roxy Quinno, and Evan Tremblay. Students caught showing the trait of “Caring” for the past two weeks include Charlie Goddard, Drew Tremblay, Samira Rochdi, Jack Callahan, Jack Weir, Jimmy Donovan, Callie Arcidiacono, Holly Karakaya, Zach Burke, Shayne Santo, Alex Hanna, Connor West, Logan Smith, Ryan Bohondoney, Julia Petersen, Kyleigh Oliveri, Tedy Hannon, Gavin Doughty, Jack Callahan, Katelin Verge, Heather Lee O’Rourke, Alexa Morales, Deanna Peppe, Paul Barbagallo, Drew Tremblay, Ryan Couillard, Patrick Harris, Haylee Bernard, Isabella Collins, Lilly Collechia, Brody McDonald, Gabriella Martiniello, Jacob Bennett, Eddie Rowell, Owen Arsenault, Jordan Bataran, Gabriel Messina, Jaiden Reagan, Makiah Svenson, Jack McElroy, Liam DeFrancesco, Molly Ammon, Caden Smith, Mikayla Smith, Allyson Martiniello, Jacob Marconi, Bennett Atkins, Dustin Merrill, Harlee DiPetrillo, Kael Cammarata, Kylie Molino, Max Callahan, Laila Galvez, Mrs. Arnold’s Class, Alex Karibian, Katie Jamer, James Lemieux, Donald Chidester, Olivia DeFrancesco, Alexander Therriault, Olivia Burke, Kara Kornacki, Connor Porter, Ella Arvidson, Nicholas Shamma, Alexa Remillard, William Collins, Joey Goddard, Joey Terrasi, Connor Moore, Ralph Warren, Madison Monahan, Lili Foti, Danny DelVecchio, Avery Kench, Nathaniel Ayala, Emersen Poulin, Jacob Marconi, Abby Porter, and Andrew Maravelis.

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submitted by Salem High School Salem High School has

become a New Hampshire state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest,

a nationwide competition to

increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and math by challenging teachers and students to take topics out of traditional classroom settings and into local communities. In addition to being awarded two Galaxy® Tabs, Laura Preston and Norma Bursaw also received a professional development course from

PBS TeacherLine. “This is an incredible opportunity for our school and shows the type and caliber of work that our teachers do on a daily basis,” said Salem High School Principal Tracy Collyer said. Salem High School has moved onto this round of the competition for their interest in using STEM to continually improve the

Salem High Staff Member Recognized

submitted by Salem High School Bob Brockway, a math teacher, was selected as the Salem High

School Staff Member of the Month for November. His nomination by

a parent recognized him for his

dedication and commitment to her son, who was trying to improve his grades.

“Mr. Brockway stayed after school on multiple days to help my son with his studies. Yesterday he received two quiz scores, and it is the first time I have seen him have a genuine smile in weeks. It is such

a relief to have him back on track, and we have great admiration for

Mr. Brockway and his perseverance with our child. He teaches all day and

is then willing to stay longer after school instead of going home to his own

family. This family is extremely appreciative.”

monitoring and assessment of the health of the wetlands adjacent to the high school. By receiving this award, students and teachers will be able to better analyze and more effectively communicate their findings to the Salem Conservation Commission. Salem High School is one of four other schools in New Hampshire to become a state finalist in the Solve for Tomorrow contest. During the next phase of the competition, Mrs. Preston and Mrs. Bursaw will create a lesson plan to address the issue in an educational setting. Fifty-one state winners will be announced

in early December. This is Salem High School’s first time as a state finalist in the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. To learn more about the competition and past winners, visit www.samsung.com/solve.

Haigh Students Participate in World Record

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submitted by Julie Melito Students at Haigh Elementary got the opportunity to participate in the World Sports Stacking Association’s annual Stack Up on Nov. 13 as part of Guinness World Records Day, in an effort to break the world record for the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.” The students joined over 570,000 participants around the world, breaking the previous world record of 555,932 participants set in 2013. Speed stacking is a sport that involves stacking plastic cups up and down in specific sequences, usually pyramids, in as little time as possible. The activity has been shown to promote cooperation, dexterity, and hand-eye coordination. All participants in the annual event must stack for at least 30 minutes. In addition, all students were given a code to download a certificate on the WSSA’s website to commemorate their participation in the annual event.

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Salem Community Patriot | December 5, 2014 - 7

Discovering and Learning Every Day

Michael Courtois Wins Leadership Education Award

submitted by the Barron School

Greetings from Grade One! November was a very busy and exciting month. During this time first grade students discovered lots of information about the Pilgrims. They now have a better understanding of how difficult the voyage on the Mayflower was and how hard the Pilgrims had to work

every day – even the Pilgrim children! First graders found that some of their chores are similar to those of the Pilgrim children, such as keeping their rooms picked up and helping

with dishes, but they are so thankful that their daily lives don’t involve carrying water from a stream or gathering firewood! There’s a lot of reading going on in our first grade classrooms. Concentrating on sight words and short vowels through activities and games helps them find word wall words, read morning messages, and of course, read lots of “just right” books. Students have also learned some important reading strategies when trying to solve a word, such as: “Does it look right?”; “Does it sound right?”; and most importantly, “Does it make sense?” During Reader’s Workshop, students have been making personal connections to stories and informational books. Using their “schema” helps them gain a better understanding of the story. If you peek into our rooms you’ll see lots of noses in books. Everyone is working very hard to earn those very special Barron B’s. Reading awards have begun, so let’s hope Mr. DiNardo ordered a lot of those big red B’s! The

teachers and students would like to thank all the parent volunteers for giving their time to listen to readers every week. The students look forward to their one-on-one reading time. We are approaching the end of our Narrative Writing unit. Students have written lots of great stories about places they’ve gone to, experiences they’ve had and some very special adventures. Everyone is working very hard to publish one best piece. The strategy above – “Does it make sense?” – is heard frequently when students are working on their math skills too. They have been focusing on comparing numbers, finding number patterns, and learning addition and subtraction facts. In the morning they add up lunch choices, or compare the temperature from one day to the next. They have discovered that numbers are used in many different ways as they do these activities each day. They have been using all these skills to find a variety of ways to illustrate, explain and solve problems. This might involve acting out a math problem with their classmates, using manipulatives to show their solution or drawing it. There are some very creative thinkers in Grade One. With the arrival of December upon us, the children will be exploring and learning about the many different ways people celebrate the holidays and share the spirit of the season. First Grade would like to wish “ Happy Holidays!” to all their families and friends.

submitted by Salem High School Salem High School and the National Association of Workshop Directors congratulate Michael Courtois as the 2014 Dr. Earl Reum Award winner for Region 1. Courtois is being recognized by the states of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont for his contributions to the leadership education of both students and advisers. The Dr. Earl Reum Award began in 1991 to honor the

organization’s founder. It is the goal of the award to recognize one individual in each of eight regions within the nation for their role in leadership education and involvement in training advisers within the arena of student activities. Courtois will be recognized during the opening general session of the National Conference on Student Activities in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Friday evening, Dec. 5.

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Helping to Provide Thanksgiving Meals

submitted by Lorraine Thompson Food donations for Thanksgiving from Saints Mary and Joseph Parish. The parish also worked in coordination with the Salem Kiwanis to provide baskets to those in need.

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submitted by Susan Noel Cynthia Carver has joined Salem Co-operative Bank’s Mortgage Lending team. In her role as assistant vice president, mortgage loan officer, Carver will focus primarily on serving homebuyers

within the communities of Plaistow, Atkinson, Hampstead, and Kingston. She will be based in the Salem branch office. “Cyndi has over 25 years of banking experience, with the last 11 years spent in residential mortgage lending,” said Donna Elotmani, senior vice president of Mortgage Lending for the Bank. “She is particularly passionate about assisting first time homebuyers with the mortgage loan process. Cyndi also brings an extensive understanding of ongoing regulatory changes as they apply to the residential mortgage industry. We are thrilled to have someone with her level of experience and commitment to customer service on the team.” Carver’s passion for helping others is also seen in her commitment to the community and she has received numerous awards and accolades for her involvement. She has held board positions with

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Cynthia Carver
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non-profit and civic organizations such as Ruth’s House, Haverhill Boys and Girls Club, Plaistow Area Commerce Exchange, and Soroptimist of Greater Haverhill. Carver resides in Southern New Hampshire and enjoys traveling, golfing, cooking and reading in her leisure time.

Founded in 1922, Salem Co-operative Bank serves individual and small businesses in Salem, New N.H., Methuen, Mass., and their surrounding communities. They were founded to, and remain committed to, providing financial services with honesty and integrity, while maintaining their position as a financially sound cornerstone of the community. Salem Co-operative Bank is an Equal Housing Lender (NMLSR ID# 543601) and a Member of the FDIC. Salem Co-operative Bank is located at 3 South Broadway, Salem, and 284 Merrimack Street, Methuen. For additional information, visit www.salemcoop.com.

at 3 South Broadway, Salem, and 284 Merrimack Street, Methuen. For additional information, visit www.salemcoop.com.

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Playful Jenny Keeps her Nose Clean

Exchange Club Parade Food Drive ‘Pushes’ in 520 Pounds of Donations

submitted by Salem Animal Rescue League My name is Jenny and I’m a curious and playful girl! I recently walked in the Salem Christmas Parade and had a great time. I have to admit my nose was to the ground for some of it - so much to smell. I did very well around all the other dogs and was well behaved meeting people along the way. Come visit me to see my easygoing personality. Come meet Jenny and all of the dogs waiting to find a home at the Salem Animal Rescue League during our open hours:

Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m., Thursday 2 to 7 p.m., and Friday, Saturday, and Sunday 12 to 4 p.m. SARL is always looking for dedicated

volunteers to assist in caring for our animals,

if interested contact D.J. Bettencourt at djbettencourt@sarlnh.org.

submitted by Doug Seed You may have noticed an unusual “float” in last Sunday’s Holiday Parade. Members and friends of the Exchange Club of Salem pushed 10 shopping carts along the 2-mile parade route, collecting canned and boxed foods and household paper goods from parade spectators. Many families who didn’t know about the Exchange Club’s food drive gave cash donations. The effort raised a total of $637 in cash and a whopping 18 cartons of food and paper items that weighed in at over 520 pounds. The food and money were distributed to local food pantries immediately following the

parade. “People love donating and the kids, especially, love putting their donations into the shopping carts,” Exchange Club Food Drive Chairman Andy Nelson said. “We collected twice as much as we did in last year’s parade and hopefully we’ll double it again next year!” We want to thank all of the volunteers who helped out and special thanks to Centerpoint Community Church who brought a half-dozen helpers,” Nelson said. “It was a great day! We also want to thank Market Basket for lending us the shopping carts.”

to thank Market Basket for lending us the shopping carts.” Exchange Club members and friends ready

Exchange Club members and friends ready to push the Food Drive shopping carts along the parade route.

push the Food Drive shopping carts along the parade route. Courtesy photos Courtesy photo Lobster Tail

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Drive shopping carts along the parade route. Courtesy photos Courtesy photo Lobster Tail Restaurant Marks a

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Lobster Tail Restaurant Marks a Decade of Delicious Seafood

by Doug Robinson The Lobster Tail Restaurant recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary of business in Windham. Complete with a ceremonial ribbon cutting, members from the community, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and staff were present to celebrate the occasion. Lobster Tail owner Mark Smith attributes

their success to “listening to our customers. When we opened our doors in 2004, we were a totally different place. In our early years, we had only a few tables and

a walk-up counter, and we served our

food on paper plates. We learned that our Windham customer is much more discerning and, once we changed our concept from paper to china, our business just grew.” Today, Lobster Tail, located in the Howie Glenn Plaza, hosts a premier menu of seafood items. From catering to lunchtime cuisine, weekend specials and a full-service bar, Lobster Tail continues to provide their customers with that “hometown, family- owned business feeling not offered by the traditional, national chains.” Whether your palate prefers fried Maine shrimp, breadbowl clam chowder, fried sweet bay scallops, or a haddock sandwich, Lobster Tail offers a fresh, wide variety of menu selections from which to choose from 363

Staff photos by Doug Robinson
Staff photos by Doug Robinson

Greater Salem’s Chamber of Commerce President, Donna Morris, Mark Smith, owner of Lobster Tail, and General Manager Zach Woodard take a moment to celebrate the special occasion as they cut the ribbon.

Food Drive Chairman Andy Nelson with the more than $600 collected from parade spectators along the route. All money and food was turned over to local food pantries immediately following the parade.

There’s no place like home

There’s no place like home During this holiday season we are drawn to the treasures of

During this holiday season we are drawn to the treasures of home – the warmth and comfort of family, memories and familiar surroundings. Our agencies work together to keep you or your loved one at home with the people and things you love. It has been our privilege and honor to provide comprehensive medical, emotional, and supportive services in the homes of thousands of wonderful patients and families in our care.

We extend warm holiday wishes for peace, comfort and togetherness to you and those you hold dear.

comfort and togetherness to you and those you hold dear. Offices in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and

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The Leaders in Home Health and Hospice Care

and Maine The Leaders in Home Health and Hospice Care Windham’s Lobster Tail offers a spacious

Windham’s Lobster Tail offers a spacious interior, diverse menu selections, and a well-lit ambiance conducive to creating memories while dining.

days a year. Lobster Tail only closes for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays. Homemade, home-cooked, and hand-me down recipes tantalize

the taste buds. “We want to pamper our customers with top- quality seafood selections and combine that with customer service not met anywhere else in southern New Hampshire or northern Massachusetts,” said Smith. “Our weekend specials are a highlight here. We love to come up with new entrees for our customers. Whether that be our ‘Cranberry Glazed Salmon,’ baked and glazed with a homemade cranberry glaze served with a butternut squash and roasted potatoes or our ‘Seafood Paradise’ made with fresh lobster meat, king crab, PEI (Prince Edward Island) mussels and sweet Nantucket cape scallops, cooked in our classic scampi sauce tossed with fresh angel hair pasta, we want to continually service our customers.” Lobster Tail believes that giving back to the community is most important. “We are involved with Nobody’s Children, Make-a-Wish Foundation, American Red Cross, Santa Fund, Windham’s Helping Hands, as well as Toys for Tots. Each year we reach out and sponsor a family for the Christmas season,” said Smith. Lobster Tail, also operates a second restaurant in North Andover, Mass., and that Lobster Tail has been in business for over 20 years. Between the two restaurants, Smith has been satisfying the hungry appetites of families and friends for nearly 35 years.

appetites of families and friends for nearly 35 years. Lobster Tail recently celebrated its 10th year

Lobster Tail recently celebrated its 10th year anniversary of business in Windham. Members from the community, Greater Salem Chamber of Commerce and staff were present to celebrate the occasion. Holding the scissors is owner Mark Smith with General Manager Zach Woodard standing on the right.

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How to Send Gifts to Faraway Friends and Family

The holiday season is a time to share happy experiences with friends and family. But reconnecting with loved ones come the holidays is not always possible, especially when family and friends

are spread out across the country, if not the globe. Even though these people may not be close geographically, they’re still close in our hearts and, therefore, still on our holiday shopping lists. Some issues arise when sending gifts to faraway friends and family. Distance necessitates shipping gifts or making travel arrangements. To make that process less complicated, consider these suggestions.

• Package gifts wisely. When shipping gifts, exercise caution to

ensure the item arrives on time and in one piece. The holiday season

is one of the busiest times of the year for the shipping industry, and packages may endure a few bumps along the way. For fragile items, use extra packing peanuts, newspaper or other protective wrapping material. Choose the right size package so the gift does not move around much inside of the box. If the gift is expensive, insure the package in the event it gets lost or damaged. Also, you may want to spend a little more money to have the shipment tracked and a confirmation sent when the package is delivered. This can offer some peace of mind during a hectic time of year.

• Take advantage of free shipping offers. Many retailers offer

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• Give gift cards and certificates. Gift cards are an

easy item to ship, and can be sent within the regular mail for the cost of a stamp. Certain retailers may

have digital gift cards or certificates that allow buyers to email a special code to the gift recipient, who can then redeem the code for a purchase credit. This is a convenient, fast and inexpensive way to send holiday wishes.

• Don’t forget about inspections and customs

procedures. Items shipped out of the country may be delayed by customs inspectors at their ultimate desti- nation. Assume that certain packages may be opened or detained, and ship such packages early so the gifts still arrive on time. Packages that look unusual or like they’re hiding something may be prone to inspection more so than others. Be honest about declarations of value and what is contained in the package. Also, realize certain items, like fruits, vegetables, plants, or seeds, may be prohibited. Learn the international shipping rules for your gift’s destination prior to sending anything.

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Gift Exchange Do’s and Don’ts

Chanukah, Christmas and New Year’s Eve are right around the corner. That means neighborhoods, buildings and stores will soon be awash in holiday splendor. Social schedules will be full, and men and women everywhere will shuffle to complete their holiday shopping. Grab bags are a staple of this season of giving, and the following are a few dos and don’ts to ensure par- ticipation in gift exchanges is fun and friendly for all involved. DO set a gift amount limit. Holiday grab bags are more about having fun and exchanging a little some- thing with friends and fam- ily members than walking away with amazing prizes. Establish a spending limit so everyone receives a gift of roughly the same value and no one feels slighted or left out. DON’T exceed the spending limit. It can be tempting to spend more to make your gift appear more impressive. But overspending defeats the purpose of the gift exchange. Grab bags typically are anonymous, so being overly generous will not win you any style points. DO make it a game. Tossing gifts in a bag only to have others reach in and grab one is certainly effective. But the concept can be even more fun if you make a game out of it. Try passing wrapped gifts around in a circle to a holiday song. When the music stops, the gift you are holding is the one you open. Experiment with your own variations to make gift exchanges more fun. DON’T let anyone see the gift you bring. The idea is to keep

things as secretive as possible so as not to sway the selection of presents. DO ensure your gift is unisex. Unless you know specifically that only men or women will be opening the presents, select items that will appeal to both genders. Food, gift cards, music, or home staples make great grab bag gifts. DON’T forget to consider ages as well. Gift exchanges may include both children and adults, so include gifts that ap- peal to all ages when necessary. When the exchange has ended, allow participants to swap gifts if they want to. DO expect some grab bag gifts to be gag gifts. Such gifts are entertaining and may make up the majority of the grab bag gifts. Keep your sense of humor and you’re likely to enjoy grab

bags a lot more. DON’T regift items to use as grab bag picks. Should the person who gave you the gift participate in the grab bag, he or she can trace that gift back to you and may be offended. DO make sure everyone is aware that there will be a grab bag gift exchange, as there needs to be an equal number of gifts to partici- pants so everyone gets a treat. Hosts may want to have a few extra wrapped gifts around just in case someone forgets to bring their contribution. Gift exchanges in the form of grab bags, auctions, swaps, and other games make for fun additions to holiday festivities. They also can be a part of any family or friends gathering to add excitement and entertainment to the occasion.

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6 Steps for Holiday Shopping Safety

The holiday season is a joyous and busy time of year. Decking the halls, catching up with old friends and holiday shopping make this time of year especially hectic. Though the season is generally

jolly, there are those people who take advantage of the hectic nature of the holiday season, preying on busy holiday shoppers who may be understandably distracted as the season progresses. As a result, shoppers and holiday revelers should heed the following precautions to ensure this holiday season is as safe as it is festive.

1. Exercise caution at ATMs. Thousands of dollars change hands at

stores and banks this time of year. Potential thieves know that ATMs make good places to target victims withdrawing funds for purchases. Shoppers should choose ATMs that are well lit and withdraw money only when banks are open. If that’s not possible, avoid using ATMs in remote locations or dark alcoves. Keep your eyes fixed on your surroundings and be aware of the people in your vicinity. Promptly pocket your money and do not openly display your cash.

2. Keep purchases out of view. When shopping, keep your pur-

chases hidden from prospective thieves. Make frequent trips to your car when shopping and store merchandise in the trunk of your car or

in a cargo area with a cover drawn. Once items have been brought home, keep them well out of sight, stored in closets or away from windows.

3. Only park in well-lit lots. Finding a parking space at a busy

mall can be difficult, but be picky when choosing spots. Try to park in a well-lit area in a busy location and be aware of the surround-

ing vehicles. If you feel uncomfortable going back to your car, ask a security guard to escort you.

4. Shop in groups. Go to the store with a group of friends. There

is safety in numbers and having more eyes to look out is to your ad-

vantage. Thieves are less likely to approach a group of people than a solitary person.

5. Carry minimal items. Always keep your hands free to ward off

any people in the event of an attack. Bags and packages weighing you down make you an easy target.

6. Leave extra credit cards at home. Carry only what you need on

a shopping excursion. Do not carry your entire wallet or extra credit

cards. This only puts you at greater risk of identity theft or fraud should you lose your wallet.

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Shop Locally this Holiday Season

Shopping is a big part of the holiday season, when families and friends gather to reconnect and exchange gifts. While the popular- ity of shopping online has grown, such practices are not always eco-friendly or timely, as gifts bought online must be packaged and shipped, wasting valuable resources and time that last-minute shop- pers may not have. The benefits of shopping locally go beyond convenience and the chance to reduce your carbon footprint. The following are a few ways that shopping locally this holiday season can directly benefit your community and the people who call it home. Local economy When men and women shop locally, they are putting money back into their local communities. Local small businesses may be owned by your neighbors, and it can be comforting to know that your holiday shopping dollars are going to support a neighbor instead of a large corporation. Local businesses also employ your neighbors, so shopping local can strengthen the local economy by creating jobs that may not exist if you and members of your community fail to support local small businesses. Community identity Local small businesses go a long way toward creating a neigh- borhood identity, and that identity can create a stronger sense of community among you and your neighbors. In addition, a unique community identity can make your town more attractive to outsiders, and that appeal can improve the value of local real estate while also attracting more people to local businesses in your neighborhood.

more people to local businesses in your neighborhood. Uniqueness of gifts The gifts you buy when
more people to local businesses in your neighborhood. Uniqueness of gifts The gifts you buy when

Uniqueness of gifts The gifts you buy when shopping locally also can benefit your community. Gifts purchased from small local businesses tend to be more unique than items bought from national chains, as smaller retailers tend to sell more homemade items than their national com- petitors. Recipients of such items may find such gifts more thought- ful than mass produced items bought from national chains, and the uniqueness of homemade gifts may encourage the gifts’ recipients to visit your community and do some shopping, further benefitting your local economy.

do some shopping, further benefitting your local economy. Customer service The accessibility of customer service is

Customer service The accessibility of customer service is another oft-overlooked benefit of shopping locally. When buying from national chains, especially during the holiday season when such businesses may be overwhelmed with orders, making contact with customer service departments can be a trying exercise in patience. Long wait times on the phone or online can make the process of contacting cus- tomer service extremely frustrating. But such frustration is rare when buying from local businesses, as consumers can simply take their products into the store, where employees can immediately address their concerns. In addition, buying locally makes it more convenient for friends and family members who also live in your community to return their gifts.

How to Establish Gift Spending Limits

As the cost of living continues to rise, holiday shopping also has become much more expensive in recent years, and it can be easy for shoppers to overextend themselves financially come the holiday season. According to a recent Gallup poll, the average American plans to spend around $790 per holiday season, although many go above and beyond that amount. Starting off the new year in debt is a recipe for stress, which can have negative repercussions for the rest of the year. In addition to overspending during the holiday season, many people stretch themselves thin on Valentine’s Day, birthdays, and Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. One way to make shopping more manageable is to establish spending limits that dictate how much each family member can spend on each gift he or she buys. It is important to exercise tact when approaching the subject of gift limits. Dis- cuss the topic with friends and family members with whom you usually exchange gifts long before the holiday season. Agree on a reason- able amount of money each person will spend on gifts. If necessary, ask everyone to write down a figure and then determine the average, using that figure as your spending limit. Establishing a spending limit makes it easier for every family to afford their holiday purchases. If there are six people on your shopping list and you’re spending $50 per person, you know to allocate $300 for gifts. Saving and budgeting can be adjusted ac- cordingly. When no such limit is established, you may go over- board to compensate, even if you cannot afford to do so. Another way to save money is to suggest giving the gift of experiences rather than tangible and potentially costly gifts. For example, take a loved one out for dinner or suggest going on vacation together to

make better use of your collective funds. A well-timed extended family vacation in lieu of gift exchanges may alleviate the stress of the holiday season, much of which can be traced to holiday spend- ing. Establishing a gift-giving strategy and budget for each person to work with can make for a more peaceful holiday season by freeing up time to spend with loved ones and placing the focus on family instead of shopping.

ones and placing the focus on family instead of shopping. Holiday spending limits can help individuals

Holiday spending limits can help individuals avoid overspending come the holiday season.

help individuals avoid overspending come the holiday season. Most Popular Christmas Songs Decorations and shopping are

Most Popular Christmas Songs

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music has been enjoyed for decades and certain

compositions are widely loved and played year after year. The American Society of Composers,

“It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year” - Edward Pola, George Wyle

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Authors and Publishers, who compiles lists of the most popular songs, lists “Santa Claus Is Com- ing to Town” and “Winter Wonderland,” both of which were written in 1934, as the oldest and most popular tunes. The newest popular song is “Wonderful Christmastime,” composed in 1979. Though personal preference often determines a holiday playlist, the following tunes are of the more popular Christmas songs:

* “The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)” - Mel Torme, Robert Wells

* “Santa Claus Is Coming to Town” - Fred

Coots, Haven Gillespie

* “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” -

Ralph Blane, Hugh Martin

* “Winter Wonderland” - Felix Bernard, Rich- ard B. Smith

* “White Christmas” - Irving Berlin

* “Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!” - Sammy Cahn, Jule Styne

* “Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer” - Johnny

Marks

* “Jingle Bell Rock” - Joseph Carleton Beal,

James Ross Boothe

* “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” - Walter Kent,

* “Silver Bells” - Jay Livingston, Ray Evans

* “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” - Johnny

Marks

* “Feliz Navidad” - Jose Feliciano

* “Blue Christmas” - Billy Hayes, Jay W. Johnson

* “Frosty the Snowman” - Steve Nelson, Walter E. Rollins

* “A Holly Jolly Christmas” - Johnny Marks

* “I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” - Tommie Connor

* “Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa

Claus Lane)” - Gene Autry, Oakley Haldeman

* “It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas” - Meredith Willson

* “(There’s No Place Like) Home for the Holi- days” - Bob Allen, Al Stillman

* “Carol of the Bells” - Peter J. Wilhousky, Mykola Leontovich

* “Santa Baby” - Joan Ellen Javits, Philip

Springer, Tony Springer

* “Wonderful Christmastime” - Paul McCartney

“White Christmas” is the most covered Christ- mas song of all time. There are more than 500 versions in several different languages.

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Comments expressed in this column are the sole views of those callers and do not reflect the views of the Salem Community Patriot or its advertisers. Town and school officials encourage readers to seek out assistance directly to resolve any problems or issues. The Salem Community Patriot editorial staff holds the right to refuse any comment deemed inappropriate.

“Thumbs down to Salem Officials for once again caving into citizens and disregarding public safety. North Policy Street should have a guardrail - period. Why have Engineers make recommendations if you are just going to ignore them? That stretch of road is dangerous and our town water should be protected. Who cares if a Police Captain is worried about his view, he can move if he doesn’t like it. But just like when they

Billionaires now are spewing: climate denial (for the Koch’s gain), theocracy (for the private jet, millionaire preachers), racism, paranoia (two kinds: perpetual war profiteering on credit to starve the social security, along with class based anger over ‘those people’ getting more than they from the government), Benghazi hearings, immigration denial, Israel before the US, etc.”

“Thumbs down to Senator Ayotte. Yes vote on Keystone Pipeline for tar sand crude oil is a vote against the kids’ future. $7 billion for energy ‘independence’ is better spent on alternative energy. Tar sand crude creates nearly twice the greenhouse gas as burning real crude oil. If you want US jobs, subsidize alternative energy. If you really don’t care about the kids, and want a lot of US jobs stop the pipeline build 3000 miles of new rail bed from Alberta, and make enough US tank cars to carry 4% of the US’s crude oil needs.”

“Thumbs up to public courthouses. I don’t care if the

legal society (a private club) uses the building any more than the Boy Scouts or you and I. And the clerks should be just as helpful to one group as another. Librarians guide you to the right areas and help maneuver your way through a process. Court Clerks should do the same. There shouldn’t be any special preference to one group over another. All should pay the same fees to help maintain the building and utilities. But that doesn’t seem to be the case.”

“Thumbs down to the person who bashed the Vietnam wall. This is the outcome when American history is not taught in schools today.”

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“Thumbs up/Thumbs down. I went to a confirmation for my granddaughter at a local Parish and cannot believe that during the ceremony the basket was passed for money from those attending this special occasion. Do they also pass the basket at funerals and weddings? I do not live in New Hampshire and am confused by this.”

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“Thumbs up/Thumbs down to all of those complain about miniscule problems I have a suggestion. Count of your blessings instead of your problems.”

“Thumbs down to the endless media coverage in Ferguson. Obama and his progressive cohorts can never surrender the weapon that has gotten them into power. Stirring up racism for the advancement of

“Thumbs down to Tea Party Republicans: ‘The opportunities we [GOP] inherited coming out of the Reagan Era are blinking out of existence.’ Those ‘opportunities’ from that great scammer involved giving everything to the billionaires.

their own agenda. He and his minions would rather rule over riots and ruins, than to disappear into the dustbin of history in a healthy and racially-healed nation.”

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about that and get our veterans out of the Rockingham Park establishment and find jobs for them because Rockingham Park has become a hangout for the older folks in town. The gambling and spending money foolishly has to stop. It’s time for someone to buy the facility or to tear it down.”

“Thumbs up. Thank you to all the teachers who generously support all of their students!

Lane! The overwhelming participation and generous contributions toward the New England Jets (Northern Cyclones) Hockey team’s food drive was heartwarming. We are so fortunate and proud to be raising our children in such a wonderful neighborhood and town! Happy Holidays!”

“Thumbs up to practicing law without a license. No attorney has a State license. He may have a Bar card, a membership to a private club. Or he

may have a business license to contract in the public. But there is no New Hampshire State Law License. Law is an opinion. So

how can someone be issued a license to have an opinion?”

“Thumbs down. Isn’t anyone concerned about that dangerous overhanging tree on Brookdale Road going towards Policy Road? That thing is huge, scary and is going to come down and possibly hurt someone. That thing has to come down. Someone from the town has to do something. Also, will

anyone get the manufacturing facility built for unemployed manufactures in the electronics fields so we can be trained again and find new jobs?”

Thank you for giving lots of TLC and supplying many extras; snacks, school supplest and clothing!”

“Thumbs up for Obamacare. Over 8 million Americans signed up for health benefits on the program during the last enrollment period, most of them saving thousands of dollars annually in medical premium costs. The current enrollment runs from November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015. The White House estimates that there’ll be about 10 million new signups during that term,

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most of the negativity is coming from people who already have health benefits and don’t need these programs,

which are so important to many of our brethren.”

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submitted by Chief Steven I. Marshall, NH Police Cadet Training Academy According to NH Association of Chiefs of Police President Chief Dick Crate, the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy is currently accepting applications for the 2015 session. Sponsored for the past 41 years by the New Hampshire Police Association and the New Hampshire Association of Chiefs of Police, the New Hampshire Police Cadet Training Academy offers young men and women ages 14 to 20 the opportunity to experience life as a police recruit. This year, the week-long academy will take place at the New Hampshire Technical Institute campus in Concord, N.H., from June 20-26. Major sponsors of the Cadet Academy are the NH Police Association, NH Interlocal Trust and Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. The academy will accept any qualifying young adult regardless of where they reside. The academy consists of three academies. All first -year cadets are assigned to the Basic Class, which is limited to 100 applicants. The Advanced Academy is for cadets who return the second year, and that program is limited to 30 applicants. The third and final year is the Leadership Academy, made up of no more than 15 cadets who are usually very serious about a pursuing a career in law enforcement.

The academy staff is made up of police officers from New Hampshire and the United States Army, whose time is generously donated by the chiefs, directors and selectmen. The training, which is both physically and academically demanding, is conducted by local, county, state, and federal law enforcement officers, as well as professionals from business, media and academia. The registration deadline is June 15, but applications are considered on a first-come, first-served basis. At the conclusion of the Academy, the staff awards two scholarships worth a total of $1,500 to students continuing their education in the law enforcement or criminal justice fields. There is funding offered by the Dunbarton Police Association, Sean Powers Memorial Fund, NH Sheriff’s Association and anonymous provider for assistance for applicants who may not be able to fully afford the tuition fee. Applications may be found on our web page at www. nhchiefsofpolice.com then click on Events then Cadet Training Academy. On the website, you will also find a link to a segment from New Hampshire Chronicle from WMUR Channel 9, Manchester. Further information can be obtained from Chief Steven Marshall, Washington, NH Police Department, 495-3294 or nhpcta@nhchiefsofpolice. com or your local Chief of Police.

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submitted by NH Department of Revenue Administration The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration is pleased to announce that taxpayers now have the option to pay New Hampshire Business Profits Tax, Business Enterprise Tax and Interest and Dividend Tax by credit card. Meals and Rentals Operators also have the option of using a credit card to remit Meals and Rentals Tax to the Department. “This initiative started in 2011, with the passage of Senate Bill 56 [Chapter 180, Laws of 2011], which authorized the Department to accept credit cards as an alternative method for the payment of taxes,” Commissioner John Beardmore, said. “Senate Bill 56 was proposed in response to the public’s request for the option to pay state taxes by credit card. At that time, many New Hampshire cities and towns offered the convenience of paying certain bills online with a credit card; but you couldn’t do the same with taxes at the Department of Revenue Administration.

same with taxes at the Department of Revenue Administration. In working with the New Hampshire Department

In working with the New Hampshire Department of Administrative Services and its statewide contract for credit card processing, the Department of Revenue Administration has now successfully implemented an online option to pay certain taxes by credit card.” In addition to payment by E-Check, taxpayers may now make payment by credit card for estimate tax payments, extension payments, return and amended return payments and tax notice payments for certain taxes. The credit card payment option is available through the department’s website (www. revenue.nh.gov) by selecting the “e•file” button, which is located on the left-hand side of the webpage. Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover are accepted. A convenience fee of 2.19% of the tax payment will be charged to the taxpayer’s credit card by the third-party credit card service provider in addition to the tax payment.

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Sealed Bid #2014-019 Catch Basin Cleaning

Sealed Bids will be received at Salem Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire, 03079, until December 9 th 2014, prior to 11:00am EST. To download a copy of Sealed Bid #2014-019, please visit our website at WWW.townofsalemnh.org

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Request for proposals will be received at Salem Town Hall, 33 Geremonty Drive, Salem, New Hampshire, 03079, until December 18th 2014, prior to 11:00am EST. To download a copy of the request for Proposal, please visit our website at WWW.townofsalemnh.org

Bipartisan Efforts Continue to Find Funding for Conservation Program

Land and Water Conservation Fund has been used to protect thousands of acres in New Hampshire

submitted by the Office of U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) joined a group of 40 bipartisan colleagues in urging Senate leaders to work together to find a permanent funding solution for the Land and Water Conservation Fund before the end of the year. LWCF, which has helped preserve thousands of acres of land in New Hampshire and across the country for 50 years without using taxpayer dollars, is set to expire in 2015. Senator Ayotte has strongly advocated for the program, and earlier this year proposed an amendment to create a budget “point of order” against any legislation that doesn’t fully fund LWCF. “The Land and Water Conservation Fund guarantees a prosperous and vital future for the next generation while preserving our uniquely American way of life across this nation,” the senators wrote. “Accordingly, we urge you to enact a permanent and comprehensive solution for this vital program before the 113th Congress adjourns.” LWCF is an account in the U.S. Treasury that collects a small percentage of offshore oil and gas leasing receipts, specifically intended to be used for conservation projects. At the local, state,

and federal levels, LWCF provides grants to help conserve our natural resources and protect outdoor recreation opportunities, working forests, and wildlife areas. The letter was also signed by Senators Ron Wyden, D-Ore., Richard Burr, R-N.C., Maria Cantwell, D-Wash., Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H., Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., John Walsh, D-Mont., Susan Collins, R-Maine, Michael Bennet, D-Colo., Mike Crapo, R-Idaho, Tom Udall, D-N.M., Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., Joe Manchin, D-W.V., Bernard Sanders, I-Vt., Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., Angus King, I-Maine, Kay Hagan, D-N.C., Jon Tester, D-Mont., Ben Cardin, D-Md., Tim Johnson, D-S.D., Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, Al Franken, D-Minn., Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., Chris Murphy, D-Conn., Cory Booker, D-N.J., Chris Coons, D-Del., Robert P. Casey, Jr., D-Penn., Ed Markey, D-Mass., Mark Pryor, D-Ark., Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., Tom Harkin, D-Iowa., Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Mark Udall, D-Colo., Tim Kaine, D-Va., Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.

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Obituaries

Every lifetime has a story

Hope Gabrielle Micklon

Hope Gabrielle Micklon, 38, of Salem, went home to be with the Lord peacefully on November 30, 2014, at Salemhaven Nursing Home. Hope was born in Methuen, MA, grew up and was a lifelong resident of Salem where she graduated from Salem High School in 1995. Hope later graduated from Bradford College in 2000 with a degree majoring in Psychology and a minor in Early Childhood Education. She also earned a Dance Teachers Training Certificate from the Dance Teachers Club of Boston. Hope was a teacher at Granite State Christian School in Salem and also taught at Head Start in Salem, and was a receptionist at Salemhaven Nursing Home. Hope was, and her daughters are, active members of Rockingham Christian Church, where they were involved with helping the food pantry as Hope wanted her girls to learn to give back. She was a life member of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary Unit 63 in Salem. She loved dancing and was one of the first students at Carlene Nazarian Dance Center in Salem. She enjoyed rock climbing and traveling. Most of all Hope was a wonderful mother and lived her life for her daughters. They

wonderful mother and lived her life for her daughters. They were part of what they called

were part of what they called the GEM Team “Grace, Emma and Mommy” and enjoyed letter boxing together. She is survived by her precious daughters, Grace and Emma Micklon-Joudrey; loving parents, Douglas and Stephanie Micklon of Salem; brothers, Warren “Mickey” Micklon of

Salem, Troy Micklon and his wife Cheryl Megan

of Manchester and Jay Santagate-Micklon of

Salem; nephew, Cole Micklon; soul mate, Hideki Sumiyoshi, aunt and uncle, James and Carol Micklon of Valdosta, GA; several cousins, best

friend, Katie Thorn and hundreds of other friends whose lives she touched. Hope would want to thank all of her friends

at the Derry and Salem Lahey Clinics for their

love, support and wonderful care that she received as well as the staff at Parkland Hospital

and Salemhaven for all they did for her and her family.

Funeral services will be Friday, December 5,

at

10 a.m., at the Rockingham Christian Church,

5

Industrial Dr., Salem, and burial will follow in

Pine Grove Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to the American Legion Auxiliary, PO Box 625, Salem, NH 03079 or to Rockingham Christian Church,

5 Industrial Dr., Salem, NH 03079. Douglas &

Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem,

has care of the arrangements. To send a message

of condolence to the family, please view the

obituary at www.douglasandjohnson.com.

Lorraine M. (Berthiaume) Keyes

at www.douglasandjohnson.com. Lorraine M. (Berthiaume) Keyes Lorraine M. (Berthiaume) Keyes, 89, of Salem, died November

Lorraine M. (Berthiaume) Keyes, 89, of Salem, died November 25, 2014, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital in Boston, MA. Lorraine was born and educated in Lawrence, MA, the daughter of the late Mary Ann (Arsenault) and Joseph Berthiaume. She was a homemaker and she loved music and enjoyed singing and playing the accordion and keyboard and was an artist and seamstress. Lorraine enjoyed playing bingo and her yearly trips to Foxwoods with her girlfriends. She was a former member of St. Theresa’s Parish in North Reading, MA.

She was predeceased by her husband, Allen

M. Keyes; her sons, Gary and Dennis Lewis; and

her sister, Clair Berthiaume-Vaillancourt. Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Ellen

and her husband Robert Barkhouse of Salem; her brother, Robert Berthiaume of Pelham; four grandchildren, Jennifer Bowman and Heather, Michelle and Bobby Barkhouse; and three great- grandchildren, Christopher, Tyler and Kaitlin. Memorial visitation was held December 3 at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main

St., Salem.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

the Salvation Army.

To send a message of condolence to the

family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.

John F. Mader

John F. Mader, 89, of Salem, died November 26, 2014, at Salemhaven Nursing Home. He was born in Merrimac, MA, grew up and was educated in Merrimacport, MA. He was a resident of Salem for the past two years, formerly of Gorham, ME. Mr. Mader was an Electrical Engineer for Westinghouse Inc. He and his family were Methodist Missionaries in Liberia for six years, where Mr. Mader taught the Liberian boys how to be electricians. He was a U.S. Air Force veteran, who served his country during World War II.

Force veteran, who served his country during World War II. He is survived by his wife,

He is survived by his wife, Shirley (Titcomb) Mader of Salem; daughters, Johanna Ferguson of Newton, and Robin and her husband Stanley

Fulton of Arizona; son, Vernon Mader of Tarpon Springs, FL; sisters, Vivian Randall of Haverhill, MA, and Norma Donovan of Saco, ME; seven grandchildren, six great-grandchildren, several nieces and nephews

A memorial service will be held Friday,

December 5, at 2 p.m. at Salemhaven Nursing Home, 23 Geremonty Dr., Salem. Urn burial will take place in Maine at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to

Salemhaven Nursing Home Activities Fund. Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main

St., Salem, has care of the arrangements. To send

a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. com.

The Upper Room and NH Food Bank Benefit from Nora Volunteers’ Help

submitted by Gina Masciantonio Employees from nora systems, Inc., a leading manufacturer of commercial floor coverings, recently provided assistance to two New Hampshire organizations – The Upper Room and the New Hampshire Food Bank – as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. Established in 2009, CSR encourages nora employees to give back to organizations in need. 2014 marks the second year employees have supported The Upper Room, a non-profit family resource center that provides education, support and resources to individuals and families throughout southern New Hampshire. Nora employees have taken an active role in a variety of activities at the Upper Room, including improvements to the yard and front entrance to create a more welcoming approach to the facility. Volunteers also assembled information packets for a direct mail campaign and helped with the

packets for a direct mail campaign and helped with the Nora systems employees, Kevin Phillips and

Nora systems employees, Kevin Phillips and Mark DiMeo, volunteer their time and talent to improve The Upper Room facility, a nonprofit family resource center.

organization’s annual ice cream social. In addition, nora employees stuffed backpacks with school supplies and distributed them at the annual Gear for Grades event, ensuring children would return to school with the supplies they needed but otherwise could not afford. The New Hampshire Food Bank also benefited from the generosity of nora employees. In 2013, the Food Bank distributed more than 8.5 million pounds of non-perishable food items, fresh produce and meats to over 400 non-profit food agencies in all corners of New Hampshire. Responding to a recent drive to restock the food pantry, nora employees donated canned goods, cereal, pasta, and a variety of additional food items to the food bank. In addition, nora employees also made contributions to several other organizations, including the Computer Technology Assistance Corps, Salem High School, Soles4Souls and St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital. “We are proud of the efforts of our employees to make a difference in the communities where we live and work,” said Heidi Anderson, human resources manager at nora systems, Inc. “Their enthusiasm and willingness to donate time and materials to these organizations underscores our ongoing commitment as a company to stewardship and social volunteerism.” The Upper Room is always in need of supplies and can accept donations online or in person. To fi nd out how to help The Upper Room, or to volunteer your time or resources, visit The Upper Room website at www.urteachers.org. The New Hampshire Food Bank provides a variety of ways for interested people to support the organization. To learn more, visit their website at http://www.nhfoodbank.org/How_To_Help.aspx. To learn more about nora systems, Inc.; visit the website at www.nora.com/us/3.

Richard T. Cooney

Richard T. Cooney, 81, of Salem, passed away at the Holy Family Hospital on Thanksgiving Day, November 27, 2014. A loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend, Richard was born in Cranston, Rhode Island, on October 25, 1933, son of Richard and Priscilla Cooney. Richard is survived by his wife of 49 years, Janet (Lague) Cooney; his son, Steven Cooney and his wife Kristin Stelmok of Albany, NH; his daughter, Kimberly Ullerich and her husband Ingo Ullerich of Cologne, Germany; his grandchildren, Ella and Jack Ullerich; his sisters and brother-in-law, Mary Cooney of South Carolina, Alma Cooney of Andover, MA and Al Rogers of Florida; and many nieces and nephews, and cousins in Ireland. Richard was predeceased by his sister and brothers, William and John Cooney and Rita Rogers. Richard was educated in the local schools of Cranston. After serving in the Army from 1953 to 1955, Richard enrolled in the University of Rhode Island, graduated in 1959 and was hired by Bell Laboratories. Bell Labs sent him to Northeastern University to get his masters degree. Richard spent his entire working career working for Bell Labs in North Andover, a job he truly loved. After retiring from Bell Labs, Richard was able to turn his love of politics into a profession with his 10 year service as a New Hampshire State Representative - a job he thoroughly enjoyed. He loved discussing politics, was a true patriot,

enjoyed. He loved discussing politics, was a true patriot, and deeply believed in our democratic system.
enjoyed. He loved discussing politics, was a true patriot, and deeply believed in our democratic system.

and deeply believed in our democratic system. After leaving the legislature, Richard turned his attention to traveling, visiting family and friends. He especially enjoyed visiting his cousins in Ireland in 2012, and of course his many trips to Germany to visit his grandchildren. Mr. Cooney was a proud resident of Salem for the past 48 years. He was a past president

of the Lion’s Club, an active member of the

VFW, and the Salem Senior Center in Salem. He was a former Budget Committee member and Library Trustee in Salem. He enjoyed the beauty of New Hampshire’s White Mountains and felt deeply connected to our state’s Old Man of the Mountain. He enjoyed chess, tennis, bridge, and golf. He was a devoted wine enthusiast and

an avid photographer, generously documenting big and small events in his family’s and friend’s lives. He was an unstoppable planner, enjoyed showing his children this country in which we live, and happily spent his vacations visiting his grandchildren in Germany, a country he felt connected to after his Army experience there. Richard’s family and friends loved him very much and will miss him dearly. Calling hours will be Sunday, December 7, from 2 to 6 p.m., at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem. A memorial service will be held Monday, December 8, at 10:30 a.m.

at the funeral home. Urn burial will follow in

Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salem Senior Center, 1 Sally Sweet Lane, Salem, NH 03079 or Salem Retired Educators Association, P.O. Box 1966, Salem, NH 03079. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.

Brian Earl Hoyt

Brian Earl Hoyt, 22, of Salem, died unexpectedly on November 29, 2014, at his home. Brian was born in Lawrence, MA. He grew up and attended school in both Lawrence, MA and Salem. He worked as an Assistant Manager for McDonald’s in Salem for the past eight years. He was a member of Planet Fitness. Brian was a hard worker. He was an avid Beetles fan and enjoyed fishing at the lake with his family.

Beetles fan and enjoyed fishing at the lake with his family. Brian is survived by his

Brian is survived by his parents, Wayne and Diane (West) Hoyt of Salem; brothers, Wayne

Hoyt, Jr. of Haverhill, MA and Eric Hoyt and Katie Miller of Nashua; maternal grandmothers, Nancy Bolla of Holderness, Anna West of Haverhill, MA and Clara Hoyt of Haverhill, MA; niece and nephew, Eric Hoyt, Jr. and Cassandra Hoyt; several aunts, uncles, cousins and many friends. Calling hours were held December 4 at Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations

be made to Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, to help defray the funeral costs.

To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.

Shawn M. ‘Skippy’ Pomerleau

www. douglasandjohnson.com. Shawn M. ‘Skippy’ Pomerleau Shawn M. “Skippy” Pomerleau, 39, of Salem, died November

Shawn M. “Skippy” Pomerleau, 39, of Salem, died November 29, 2014, at his home of natural causes. Shawn was born in Methuen, MA, where he grew up and attended schools. He graduated from Methuen High School in 1994, where he was a star goalie for the hockey

team. Shawn worked for Romano’s Pizza in Salem for 20 years. He loved playing hockey and was an avid hockey fan and Boston Bruins fan. He also loved animals, especially his dog and bird. He was predeceased by his mother, Pauline (Lovette) Pomerleau. He is survived by his wife, Amy (Kimball)

Pomerleau of Salem; his father, Harvey Pomerleau of Derry; paternal grandmother, Roberta Blanchette of Derry; father- and mother- in-law, Kevin and Debbie Kimball of Salem; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Matthew and Amanda Kimball of Derry and Dan and Lisa

Kimball of Salem; niece and nephew, Isabella and Tristan Kimball; several aunts, uncles, cousins, and many friends.

A memorial Service was held December 2 at

Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem.

In lieu of flowers, the family strongly requests

donations be made to the Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home to help defray the funeral costs for

the family. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www. douglasandjohnson.com.

Barbara (Palys) Shanteler

Barbara (Palys) Shanteler, 72, of Bedford, NH, died November 28, 2014, at Bedford Nursing & Rehab. She was born in Methuen, MA, where she grew up and was educated. She was a long-time Salem resident. Barbara was a homemaker. She volunteered many years ago at Mary Queen of Peace Church in Salem. She enjoyed country-western music and musicals. Barbara is survived by her daughter, Karen

Shanteler-Fernandez and her husband Ed Fernandez of Salem; son, Christopher and his wife Judith Shanteler of Salem; and grandchildren, Tessa and Max. Private services will take place in the spring. There are no calling hours. Douglas and Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main St., Salem, has care of the arrangements. To send a message of condolence to the family, please view the obituary at www.douglasandjohnson. com.

Helen R. (Cronin) Barker

Helen R. (Cronin) Barker, 88, of Salem, died November 29, 2014, at Haverhill Crossing, Haverhill, MA. She was born in Lawrence, MA, and was a resident of Salem for several years. She was predeceased by her husband, Raymond R. Barker. She is survived by her son, Steven Barker of Salem and two nephews.

There are no calling hours. Graveside services will be private for the family at Pine Grove Cemetery, Salem. Douglas & Johnson Funeral Home, 214 Main

St., Salem, has care of the arrangements. To send

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Children Around the World

Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem Preschool enters their tree in the Festival of Trees held in Methuen, Mass., Nov. 22-Dec. 6.

Festival of Trees held in Methuen, Mass., Nov. 22-Dec. 6. SCTV17 Program Schedule Friday, December 5,
Festival of Trees held in Methuen, Mass., Nov. 22-Dec. 6. SCTV17 Program Schedule Friday, December 5,

SCTV17 Program Schedule

Friday, December 5, 2014 6:00 p.m. Robyn Sterit & Don Ritter: ”The Best of Broadway” - Ladies Tea 7:00 p.m. Salem Today: Field of Dreams Fitness Trail/Senior Center Cookbook 7:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes of the 2014 Salem Holiday Parade with Larry Seaman 8:10 p.m. Salem Lions Club Tree Lighting at Veterans Common 8:55 p.m. Exchange Club Annual Christmas Trees Event 9:00 p.m. Salem High School Chorus Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Marian Call 10:00 p.m. Music at Coffee Coffee: Singer/Songwriter Aaron Tornberg 11:21 p.m. A Look Back at Thanksgiving Dinner at First Congregational Church 11:30 p.m. 4EverFab at the Field of Dreams Park: 2014 Concert Series Saturday, December 6, 2014 1:30 a.m. Around Town: The Emergency Food Assistance Program Distribution Center & an Update on the Hope Center 2:00 a.m. Around Town: Pleasant Street Church/Food Pantry’s Visit to NH Food Bank 8:00 a.m. Robyn Sterit & Don Ritter: “The Best of Broadway” - Ladies Tea 9:00 a.m. Salem Today: Field of Dreams Fitness Trail/Senior Center Cookbook 9:30 a.m. Behind the Scenes of the 2014 Salem Holiday Parade with Larry Seaman 10:10 a.m. Open Mic at Coffee Coffee No. 6 Hosted by Aaron Tornberg (March) 11:00 a.m. Kelley Library Adult Series - Big Trees of NH 12:30 p.m. Salem Lions Club Tree Lighting at Veterans Common 1:15 p.m. A Look Back at Thanksgiving Dinner at First Congregational Church 1:25 p.m. Exchange Club Annual Christmas Trees Event 1:30 p.m. Salem High School Chorus Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Marian Call 2:30 p.m. Timberlane Community Band: Marches & Patriotic Music 3:30 p.m. Music from the Czech Republic: “Muzika Radosov” 4:15 p.m. Trophy Awards for Exchange Club’s Auto Fest Showcase 4:50 p.m. Salem Exchange Club at the Sonshine Kitchen 4:54 p.m. Salem Lions & Women’s Clubs present checks to Kelley Library 5:00 p.m. Music at Coffee Coffee: Singer/Songwriter Aaron

Tornberg 6:30 p.m. Robyn Sterit & Don Ritter: ”The Best of Broadway” - Ladies Tea 7:30 p.m. Accordion Music by Sebastian Faro 8:20 p.m. Paranormal Seminar: Audrey & Debbie Hewins - Experiencers/Contactees 9:30 p.m. Salem Today: Field of Dreams Fitness Trail/Senior Center Cookbook 10:00 p.m. Behind the Scenes of the 2014 Salem Holiday Parade with Larry Seaman 10:40 p.m. A Look Back at Thanksgiving Dinner at First Congregational Church

10:55 p.m. Exchange Club Annual Christmas Trees Event 11:00 p.m. Music at Coffee Coffee: Singer/ Songwriter Aaron Tornberg Sunday, December 7, 2014 12:25 a.m. Salem High School Chorus Lecture Series: Guest Speaker Marian Call 1:30 a.m. Open Mic at Coffee Coffee No. 6 Hosted by Aaron Tornberg (March) 6:59 a.m. Life Way Church Morning Worship 8:00 a.m. Grace Assembly of God Sunday Worship 9:00 a.m. St. Joseph Church Sunday Services 10:00 a.m. Granite United Church Morning Worship 10:59 a.m. Times Square Church Weekly Service 11:59 a.m. Changing Lives Christian Church Weekly Worship 1:00 p.m. Grace Assembly of God Sunday Worship 2:00 p.m. Granite United Church Morning Worship 2:58 p.m. Life Way Church Morning Worship 3:59 p.m. Changing Lives Christian Church Weekly Worship

5:00 p.m. St. Joseph Church Sunday Services 6:00 p.m. Robyn Sterit & Don Ritter:”The Best of Broadway” - Ladies Tea 7:00 p.m. Salem Today: Field of Dreams Fitness Trail/Senior Center Cookbook 7:30 p.m. Behind the Scenes of the 2014 Salem Holiday Parade

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In order to fill the wetland, the state required an area 15 times the size to be reserved for mitigation, both high land and wet. An abutting property would need to be purchased to meet the requirement, and Keller said an agreement has been reached for the parcel. Once complete, 32 acres would be deed restricted, preventing anything from being built on the land in the future. The proposal has been approved by the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services, the Environmental Protection Agency, Army Corp of Engineers, and New Hampshire Fish and Game. If voters approve the plan in March, about $21 million would be bonded for the project in July 2015, with $1.65 million coming from other sources. Those sources include public safety impact fees, the police asset forfeiture fund, traffic impact fees, the police detail fund, and about $900,000 from the unreserved general fund to be replaced by the sale of Central and Old North fire properties. Keller said the bond wouldn’t be taken until July so the first payment wouldn’t come until 2016, giving voters more time to plan for the increase. Requests for proposal would be issued through June for the project, followed by design with construction beginning in 2016 and coming to a close in the first couple months of 2018. The police side would first be constructed to the right of the existing building, and the department would move in once completed. From there, the existing department would be demolished, and the fire department side would be built in its place. Keller said it was important to move forward with the project immediately as likely non-

reproducible agreements were in place for both the wetland mitigation and property acquirement. “We have the green light now and we really

need to act upon that agreement,” he said. “We really have a situation from a timing perspective where things are lining up very nicely.”

A majority of the board favored the proposal,

stating the need to replace the two building and

construct the new safety complex.

“I think it’s a good thing for Salem,” said

Chairman Patrick Hargreaves. “I’m happy. Selectman Everett McBride agreed. “The team’s done a great job. I’m ready to move forward with it.” Lyons said it was time to replace the facilities in town. “I think the community’s ready for it,” he said. Selectman Stephen Campbell disagreed with the proposal, fearing it was the wrong time to replace the buildings due to cost concerns. He noted the tax increase of 46 cents per thousand for the first and highest year of the 20-year bond, adding the high school renovation was recently passed by voters and already an expense for taxpayers. “The other side of the street just continues to spend money like it’s on the tree outback,” he said referencing the school district. McBride said two water bonds and a $431,000 debt would be paid off in the next couple of years, reducing the impact on taxpayers. “We are trying to plan it so that we don’t bump the tax rate significantly,” he said. “It’s time. It has come time for Salem to get its safety complex.” The board voted 4-1 to place the article on the ballot with Campbell in opposition.

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Hockey, Gymnastics Teams

Prepare for Upcoming

Season

by Jacob Gagnon

A majority of high school winter athletics will begin

practicing for the opening of their seasons this week.

Coaches understand the importance of this time of year for preparing and setting the foundation for a strong season. The Salem High School Hockey squad, led by Coach Mark McGinn, has high hopes again this year. The Blue Devils had an impressive regular season record of 15-2-1 in 2013 to earn the second seed in the NHIAA Division I Championship Tournament. Despite their incredible regular season, Salem’s championship dreams were dashed. The Blue Devils were upset by seventh-seeded Pinkerton Academy in the quarterfinal round of the tournament.

It was a stinging loss that carried into the offseason

for the Blue Devils’ returning leaders. Three All-State players will return to the ice for Salem, including Paul Antkowiak on defense, Sam MacDonald in net, and Cody Soucy at forward. According to McGinn, other critical returners will be Kyle Svenson, Kyle Nagri, Chris Lemay, and John Grey who are all forwards. Jake Burns will be an integral part of the Blue Devils’ defense. With a powerful returning cast of players, Salem’s goals have not changed from last season. “We expect to be in the upper four (teams) of the league and get over the quarterfinal jinx we have faced the last few years,” said McGinn. From the ice to the beam, bars, floor, and vault, the

Salem High girls’ Gymnastics team hopes to return to top form in 2014. In Coach Kyle Redmond’s first two seasons at the helm of the program, the Blue Devils have earned a state title (2012) and a runner-up finish (2013) while also claiming the 2013 individual overall state champion in Nina Whittaker. Along with Whitaker, a junior, Salem will be returning five senior leaders that Redmond expects a great deal out of: Meghan Santo, Marrina Mayo, Kelsey Collins, Amelia Dutton, and Amber Chopelas. “(They) are absolute leaders and motivated to make the line up on every event,” said Redmond. “They light the spark under the rest of the girls to keep everyone working hard through the season.” Offseason work and improvement are crucial for any program’s success. Redmond is excited to see how her team’s offseason progress will translate into victories. “Our goals are to continue to improve on our start values. We have a large group of returning athletes who have been working hard throughout the offseason to get new skills and add difficulty to their routines,” said Redmond. “We also have the largest group of freshmen that we’ve seen in the last couple of years. We can’t wait to see what they all bring to the table.” Both teams will begin their 2014 seasons in the coming weeks and hope for that stroke of luck, where preparation meets opportunity, which will lead them to a state championship.

Football Squad Concludes Stellar Season with Thanksgiving Finale

by Jacob Gagnon The Blue Devils football program has improved incredibly since Coach Rob Pike took over. In just two seasons, Pike has been able to motivate his players to push themselves through mediocrity to become state title contenders in 2014. Salem narrowly missed the postseason following a controversial, 23-21 loss to Londonderry High School in the final game of the regular season. On the night before Thanksgiving, Wednesday, November 26, the Blue Devils traveled to Massachusetts to face Lawrence High School in their annual holiday matchup. For the first time all season, Salem struggled. Despite putting forth a tremendous effort, the Blue Devils turned the ball over six times, all on fumbles, in a 26-14 loss to Lawrence. Although the fumbles did hurt their opportunity to win the game, several players represented Salem High with solid performances. Senior quarterback John Cerretani, who had a remarkable year, hurled a pair of touchdown passes in the contest. One of those passes was to Nick Shumski

for a 73-yard touchdown. Kenny Calabrese was the recipient of the other touchdown pass on a 77-yard score. Pat Hughes led the Blue Devil defense as he had all season long. Conner Mullins also had a strong game defensively. Salem falls to 7-3 on the season, their only other loss coming to the eventual Division I State Champion Pinkerton Academy. It was a game in which the Blue Devils came within half a yard of tying the Astros at the end of the contest. While the in-season losses had been heartbreaking, they will also serve as motivation for next year. Those narrow losses showed just how close Salem had been toward a state championship opportunity. “Though it was a disappointing way to end the season, it does not change the fact that we had a tremendous year; we made some great strides as a program. A lot of players got a lot better and we are pleased with that,” said Pike. “The boys have done a great job of turning things around.” While the loss was not the ideal way to end 2014, the Blue Devils had a great season to be thankful for.

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Many motorists notice that their vehicles seem to get less miles per gallon in cold weather than in warm weather. That’s not a trick of the brain, as studies have shown that cars do, in fact, have poorer fuel in economy in cold weather. According to the United States Department of Energy, fuel economy tests have indicated that, when driving in short-trip city driving, a con- ventional gasoline car’s gas mileage is about 12

percent lower at 20 F than it would be at 77 F. The disparity is even greater in hybrid vehicles, which can see their fuel economy decline by roughly 34 percent when driven at 20 F. Before drivers can under-

cold weather has such an adverse effect on a car’s fuel economy. A host of factors combine to reduce fuel econo- my in the winter. When temperatures dip, engine oil and other drive-line fluids also get colder, and this increases engine and transmission friction. That forces the vehicle to work harder and use more fuel. An engine also takes longer to reach its most fuel-efficient temperature when the weather outside is cold. This won’t have too great an impact on fuel efficiency when taking long trips, but the shorter the trip the less economical the ve- hicle’s use of fuel will be, as a shorter trip means the vehicle is spending a larger percentage of the overall drive at a less fuel efficient temperature. Another reason fuel economy suffers in the win- ter is the necessities and certain creature comforts drivers need when driving in the cold weather. Windshield defrosters and vehicle heating systems use a substantial amount of power, and that usage

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forces the vehicle to expend more energy and use more fuel. And while many drivers consider

heated seats one of the greatest automotive inven- tions known to man, those seats also use up a lot of power that negatively impacts fuel economy. But factors outside the vehicle also impact its fuel economy in the winter. For example, colder temperatures decrease tire pressure, and that increases roll resistance, which means the car must work harder and use more fuel to get down the street than it would if it were riding on fully inflated tires in the summertime. Cold air also is more dense than warm air, and that increases aerodynamic drag on the vehicle, which then needs to use more fuel to counter the increased drag. So what can be done to im- prove fuel economy in the winter? Fortunately, drivers can take several steps to do just that.

Park the vehicle in a garage.

Leaving your car in the driveway in the winter means you might have to dig the vehicle out come winter snowstorms. But that’s not the only inconvenience of parking your vehicle outside in the winter, as doing so can adversely affect its fuel economy. When possible, park the car in the garage, as this increases the initial temperature of the engine, engine oil, drive- line fluids, and the vehicle’s cabin. This can shorten the time

it takes for the engine to reach its most fuel-efficient temperature while decreasing the engine and transmission friction that nega- tively impacts fuel efficiency.

Disregard conventional

wisdom. Conventional wisdom has long suggested that idling a vehicle for several minutes will warm up the engine more quickly than simply driving. But many ve- hicle manufacturers now recommend that drivers idle their vehicles for no more than 30 seconds, noting that idling the car unnecessarily wastes fuel and that driving the vehicle is the fastest way to warm up its engine. If you must warm up the ve- hicle, stick to the now widely accepted guideline that recommends idling for no more than half a minute. Another nugget of conventional wisdom motor- ists may want to ignore concerns the motor oil they use in the winter. Many vehicle manufac- turers now recommend a specific type of oil to

use when driving in cold weather, so follow that advice instead of adhering to past practices that may not have been as fuel efficient.

Monitor tire pressure. As noted, colder tem-

peratures decrease tire pressure, so drivers should monitor their tire pressure regularly throughout winter to keep their vehicle safe and to ensure

they are not wasting fuel.

their vehicle safe and to ensure they are not wasting fuel. • Remove the roof rack.

Remove the roof rack. Summer adventur-

ists who love tying their mountain bike or kayak to their vehicles’ roof rack before heading off to explore parts unknown should remove those roof racks when the temperatures dip. Roof racks in- crease wind resistance and decrease fuel econo- my, so remove them during the offseasons. Fuel economy will almost certainly decrease when the mercury drops. But drivers can employ a number of strategies to make their vehicles more fuel efficient in cold weather.

mercury drops. But drivers can employ a number of strategies to make their vehicles more fuel