This week in North Salem (July 10 - 14)


Photo by Mitchell Henderson

It’s a busy, buzzing mid-summer week in North Salem. Town committees and organizations will be busy advancing local policies and procedures. Meanwhile, the Town library is doing all it can to keep residents, especially young ones, busy through these long summer days.

The Ruth Keeler Library has planned a full slate of family-friendly activities. On Tuesday night, North Salem band Goat Rodeo will perform on the Library lawn beginning at 6:00 p.m. Born 15 years ago in a North Salem farmhouse, Goat Rodeo plays improvisational rock n’ roll flavored with blues, country and folk. Pack a picnic and a lawn chair and make it a summer night to remember.

Also at the Library this week: story time and puppets for little ones weekdays at 10:30 a.m., crafts for kids, weekdays at 4:00 p.m., and intro to juggling for children ages 9-12 on Friday at 4:00 p.m. Just for adults: the history book group will meet Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.

For involved citizens or those seeking to become more active in Town government, there’s a packed slate of public meetings this week. Public meetings are a great way to get an up close view into how Town business gets done.

The Town Board, Conservation Advisory Council, Planning Board and Board of Appeals will each hold public meetings this week. Residents can attend either in person or via Zoom. Meeting agendas are typically posted in advance or can be accessed via the Town’s website.

Families with children in North Salem Central School District may want to attend the District’s Board of Education reorganization meeting, scheduled for Monday, July 10 at 9:00 a.m. Monday’s meeting is an annual meeting, in which the Board of Ed swears in new board members and begins conducting business related to the upcoming school year. Monday’s meeting will include a presentation on school start time. The District has been considering whether to move start times later in accordance with data that shows that middle and high school students benefit from a later start to the school day. Board members Kurt Guldan (incumbent) and Carolyn Aversano, along with new superintendent of schools Dr. Duncan Wilson, will take the oath of office at Monday’s meeting.

Also in North Salem this week:

St. James Episcopal Church is accepting donations for its annual auction. The church is accepting auction-quality items, including small furniture, collectibles, china, garden tools, jewelry, and white elephant treasures. Drop off is available Wednesday from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m. at St. James, 296 Titicus Road, North Salem.

The Hammond Museum invites gardeners to volunteer their time and talent at the Museum on Friday between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. Volunteers will assist with a range of tasks including tidying stone and moss areas, raking paths, removing invasive plants, and pruning shrubs and small trees (under guidance). Volunteers will enjoy preferential access to workshops on the related arts of pruning, bonsai cultivation, and flower arranging.

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