North Salem Residents please join us!
Strawberry Festival, Sunday, July 11 on the grounds of the White Elephant, 81 Keeler Lane, from 1:00 to 4:00pm.
Calling all Lego Builders: We are putting together a Great Historic Lego Contest for kids of all ages! On display at the Strawberry Festival will be the first - a demo of how to do it - the Purdys Train Station c1900, made with only Lego pieces. You have to see it to believe it. Entrants from K-12 and Adults will be able to choose a local landmark and work on their project over the summer. Entries will be due by the end of August at the Library, our co-sponsors, and judging will occur on September 10. There will be prizes and give-aways. Pick up some forms at the Strawberry Festival.
PS: if you have Lego pieces in your attic, basement, garage,... please consider donating them by dropping them off at the Library. We will have a special box there for this contest.
Small Town Life: Did you know that 34 years ago former resident Rita Gilbert and the Bicentennial Committee put on the production of the Century! Featuring all local residents (who knew we had so much talent!) the show was a series of vignettes recounting North Salem's colorful past starting with, "In The Beginning....was the Rock!" We are toying with the idea of an outdoor showing of the original production this fall.....stay tuned!
Too early to think about winter! Not for us - we are bringing back the Gingerbread Contest this November for display and judging in early December. Remember walking into the Library and all you could smell was gingerbread!! Details will be out in early November.
Follow us in the North Salem News: Each month we will feature a news article on a North Salem Nugget - a small accounting of a local person, place, event, etc. See History Nuggets in the left hand column. Please be sure to check them out!
School Yearbook Collection: Between the school, library, town historian and a few private collections we have managed to assemble a copy of every school yearbook, see link below.
Purdys Central High: Please visit their website compliments of Pier "Peter" V. Guidi, Class of '62:
It is chockful of wonderful memorabilia on the classes that attended Purdys Central High. On that site you will see their film, One More Day - North Salem Remembers, by Bob Field, writer and editor, Class of ‘63. Bob interviewed many graduates and did the filming in town.