The Director’s Corner

Let Me Introduce Myself

I was honored to assume the position of Executive Director of the HSCPA, Inc. in August 2016 after Donna Farringer’s retirement. 

Executive Director Salem Courthouse Community Center

Janice Quartararo, Executive Director

For those who haven’t met me yet, I live in Shushan with my husband and two children. Our kids attend Salem Central School and are frequent attendees in the Lunch Learn & Play program.  

During the last few months, I have enjoyed seeing many faces at the Courthouse. There are so many people who are involved with the  daily operations and with all the events that are meticulously planned. 

So many of you have helped with my transition into this new role. I am very  grateful to the Board, Donna and all the wonderful volunteers associated with HSCPA. You really are the heart  and soul of this place.


Looking Ahead

Please stay tuned for 2017 events and programs that the Courthouse will be offering. To keep you abreast of programs and events I will continue to assemble and mail out The Salem Courthouse Chronicle newsletter as well as send emails to all on our email list, post Facebook updates and of course keep our website current.
Please feel free to stop in and introduce yourself and share a story or two about the Courthouse. I’d love to hear from you!


I have been updating our website, paying particular attention to an online calendar feature and setting it up so that it is easy to make online payments. Please look to our website as a safe and secure way to donate!
I have also made it possible for you to set up a recurring payment online. Please check out for more information. Call me @ 518-854-7053 or email if you have any questions.

After-School Project

We have had great success with an after-school, community-based project with Salem Central students ranging from 7th-11th grade. Gabi Moore, MFA, an accomplished artist and teacher leads this series. It is a free program thanks to funding by the Shoppe Off Broadway and donations by AJ Enterprises and Curtis Lumber. 
The kids are creating a mural masterpiece that will be displayed at the new Fire Station  hoping to be completed in November.  Stay tuned for more information!


We had our first wedding on the Courthouse Green and North Barn. A lovely couple chose to exchange their vows here on October 22ndThe weather did not cooperate, but they all had a wonderful time! We are looking forward to renting the
Great Hall
North Barn
Courthouse Green
for weddings, as well as other group functions. The next time you have a family reunion, think of us! We have the space and would love to accommodate you. Check out our website for more information.

Lunch, Learn & Play

I was so llplogohappy to help oversee the Lunch, Learn & Play program in its 7th year at the Courthouse. Parents, teachers, counselors and my children who attended tell me that this was the best summer yet. We had over 140 campers and more projects and activities provided by generous and talented local folks. 
Our new program geared specifically for entering Kindergartners was a great success and we already have plans to expand it for next summer. It is a pleasure to work with all the community members who come together to make Lunch, Learn & Play effective and meaningful for parents and kids.