Welcome To The Historic Salem Courthouse
The new Battenkill Kitchen is under the management of the Courthouse. A dedicated crew of workers including Tom Kerr, Majken Sellar and Dottie Schneider have done an inexpensive but remarkable job giving the kitchen a sparkling new look – a fresh coat of paint, decorative trim, a new pantry, a renovated restroom, a sharp new sign and more.
Salem Art Works – Fostering Partnerships
SAW believes that art is not an option, but rather a necessity. It has worked diligently to foster partnerships with artists, supporters, other local organizations and the people of Salem.
HSCPA 13th Annual Meeting - Tuesday, November 11
Join us at 6 pm for a potluck supper in our Great Hall followed by our Annual Meeting at 7 pm in the Archive Room - bring a dish to share!
FEAR THIS IS BUT A HAUNTING MEMORY
Thanks to the many who made it possible!
is over – what a great haunting!
Halloween at its best – celebrated at the CCC
Our sincere thanks to the many who made it possible:
Rik Sassa and his talented crew including Glen Cruz, Robert Sesse, Ryan Sassa, Sam Shay and Karl Eberth
Courthouse Workers: Donna Farringer, Chuck Farringer, Jerry Zerilli, Herb Perkins, Dottie Schneider, Karen Sheldon, Carol Wirt, Becky Ertel, Ruthanne Hunter, Olivia Hunter, Mary Kate McPhee, Rob Sellar, Majken Sellar, Tom Kerr, JoAnn Rose, Brenda Levey, Paul Levey, Irene Baldwin, Tim Whalen, Sue Keyes, Peter Carrolan, Pam Mattison, Kaori Washiyama and John Hubbard
High School & College Workers: Blake Harvey, Dan DiBlasi, Jackie Noyes. Haley Bentley, Brandon Cardinal, Nick Falk, Dan Falk, Jay Harris, Sam Lorenzo, Adam Shulman, Emmet Sesse, Wesley Neil, Alex MacGregor, Jackie MacGregor, Neva DiBlasi, Zach Sesse, Laken Gregg, Makayla Cardinal, Brendan Boyea, Charlotte Kerson, Nancy Roppola, Hannah Falk, Sage Beagle, Brian Horner, Charity Rushinski, Lily Gallagher Nicholas Frost and Zachary Cummings
1,100 volunteer hours were donated for this event!
We are very fortunate to have your assistance.
Thank you also to the 1, 019 guests who stopped by over the 3 weekends.
Exciting New Events at the Courthouse
Don’t look now, but the holidays are coming!
Join us for 2 wonderful holiday events:
Saturday, November 15 from 10 – 2:
The Shoppe Off Broadways annual Christmas in November Holiday Bazaar – the Great Hall will be filled with amazing holiday items for all.
Saturday, December 6 from 10 – 2:
The Courthouse Annual Art and Crafts Sale – the entire first floor will feature area vendors with unique hand-crafted items perfect for holiday giving!
~Also on the same day~
During the Art and Crafts Sale, bring the children to the Battenkill Kitchen to take part in the Gingerbread cookie decorating event at the same time. This event is free and is open to children of all ages – 2 to 99!
Come join your friends in the kitchen for this enjoyable opportunity.
There’s a cookie with your name on it waiting!
Calling all Talented Crafts People
On Saturday, December 6, the Salem Courthouse Community Center will be hosting its 9th annual Arts and Crafts Sale. This well publicized and popular event will take place in the entire first floor of the historic building from 10 am until 2 pm. There is a $25 participation fee with all sale proceeds going directly to the vendors. A good number of vendors have already signed up, but there are still great locations available. Anyone interested in participating should contact the CCC by calling 518-854-7053. The CCC is located at 58 East Broadway across from the Salem Central School.
Something Delicous Cooking in the Battenkill Kitchen
The new Battenkill Kitchen is under the management of the Salem Courthouse Community Center. A dedicated crew of workers including Tom Kerr, Majken Sellar , Dottie Schneider and JoAnne Rose have done an inexpensive but remarkable job giving the kitchen a sparkling new look – a fresh coat of paint, decorative trim, a new pantry, a renovated restroom, a sharp new sign and more.
It’s a splendid place to cook, and the management team is once again offering great affordably priced classes in an effort to make them available to anyone who may be interested. The new offerings will be called “Battenkill Mondays”. The participating chefs are many folks you already know who have very graciously agreed to donate their time and expertise to help the kitchen with its mission.
The four upcoming Monday classes at 6:00 pm are: 9/22, “Crepe Making Made Easy” with Nancy DeBona, 10/6, “Autumn Soups” with Martha Culliton, 10/20, “Sunday Brunch” with Beth Anthony, and 11/10, “Holiday Candy” with Elaine Gibb. Classes are only $30 each or all four for $100. Class size is limited to 15 and will be available on a first come basis. To reserve your place, call 518-854-7053. Come join us in the kitchen!
A Successful Season for Lunch Learn & Play
On Monday, July 7, the eighth season of the Lunch, Learn & Play summer enrichment program commenced at the Salem Courthouse Community Center. Over 100 children registered for the 6-week program, and enrollment is still ongoing for this wonderful summer experience. There is no charge to participate, and children entering grades K through sixth in September are welcome.
The day begins at 11:30 am with a healthy lunch prepared on site. Much of the fresh produce on the menu is grown in the Courthouse Community Garden. Each day, the children participate in 2 to 3 special programs including a birds of prey demonstration from the Wildlife Institute of Northeastern New York, dance and movement class, needle felting, dog agility class, nature walks, rock wall climbing and much more.
There is something special and unique for each age group. The program runs until 5:30 each afternoon, and parents wishing to have a full day of activity may register their children in the American Red Cross approved swim program at Lake Lauderdale. The swim class children take a bus from the Salem Central School at 8:15 am and are bused to the CCC in time for lunch.
Lunch, Learn and Play not only provides working parents with a safe, healthy and educational destination for their children, it also provides older children with a counselor-in-training program leading to a paid position. Anyone interested in enrolling their children should call the CCC at 518-854-7053.
Salem Art Works – Fostering Partnerships
Salem Art Works has grown remarkably over the past ten years under the direction of its founder, Anthony Cafritz. SAW believes that art is not an option, but rather a necessity. It has worked diligently to foster partnerships with artists, supporters, other local organizations and the people of Salem.
Anthony reached out to the Salem Courthouse Community Center several years ago offering the loan of larger scale sculpture to enhance the CCC’s park-like side lawn. Anthony believes that a “single creation has the power to change the world.” Guests attending the annual Al Fresco Dinner always marvel at the creative works enhancing the Courthouse grounds.
2014 is no exception. In May, CCC Director, Donna Farringer, met with SAW’s Artist Programs Coordinator and Curator, Jenny Hillenbrand, to select three amazing works of art. On July 23, under the supervision and watchful eye of SAW’s Design and Communications Associate, Julia Johnson, the sculpture on display this past year was removed, and the new pieces were installed.
The works on display for the coming year are: Lilly Reeves Montgomery’s Dream Catcher Number 3, Joe Graesser’s Untitled and Christopher Keating’s Deconstruction of a Mind. The CCC is grateful for this wonderful opportunity as well as the generosity of SAW and its artists.