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May 31, 2022
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10 Things to Do This Weekend at Salem Arts Festival

by Felicia Cheney
Salem Arts Festival returns this weekend (June 3-5) in all of its glory for three days of art, music, poetry, performance, vending, and general spectacle. Because the schedule of events happening in and around Salem is so jam packed, we’ve decided to help you out by selecting 10 of the best happenings going on this weekend. But don’t just trust
May 31, 2022
January 3, 2022
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Remembering Josh and Rebecca DeVries of The Scarlet Letter Press

by Felicia Cheney
Editor’s Note: If you have a story of Rebecca and Josh that you would like to share, please email Joey Phoenix at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com By Joey Phoenix (they/them) No one is ever prepared for when pillars of the community are no longer there. These are the faces we see regularly, the ones who make our lattes, deliver our mail, build storefronts
January 3, 2022
June 21, 2021
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Salem Farmers’ Market Returns!

by Felicia Cheney
From Salem Main Streets The Salem Farmers’ Market will officially kick off its thirteenth season on Thursday, June 24 at the Bentley School parking lot (25 Memorial Drive). With over 20 returning vendors, the market will be held every Thursday from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. from June 24th through October 14th, 2021. “The Salem Farmers’ Market being able to continue at
June 21, 2021
June 15, 2021
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11 ideas for Father’s Day Fun

by Felicia Cheney
It’s finally that time of the year when we take time to celebrate the father figures in our lives! However, in the hustle of mid-June it’s easy to get swept up in other responsibilities and let Father’s Day slip your mind. But fear not, we have gathered a list of fantastic last minute Father’s Day ideas. By taking inspiration from
June 15, 2021
June 1, 2021
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Support Pride by Supporting Small Business

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix Cover image by District Trading Company Disclaimer: I would love to add to this list, so if you are a Queer-owned businesses or know someone who should be featured, please let me know by sending me an email at joeyphoenix@creativecollectivema.com. Also, if any of this information is inaccurate or needs to be updated, please let me know
June 1, 2021
May 27, 2021
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10 Things to Look Forward to at Salem Arts Festival 2021

by Felicia Cheney
Despite the the stress of a global pandemic, art has continued to unite us across many diverse communities. Salem Arts Festival, taking place June 4th through 6th, will be a relaxing and engaging get-away from that tiring virtual Zoom fatigue. Both residents and visitors are welcomed to attend this fantastic festival where local artists and businesses will shine in the
May 27, 2021
May 12, 2021
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Meet The Member: Mass Poetry

by joeyphoenix
Website: https://masspoetry.org/ Staff: Executive Director: Daniel Johnson; Education Director: Erica Charis-Molling; Events and Communications Coordinator: Talia Franks; Community Engagement Coordinator: Kaylin Wu; Festival Director: MP Carver; Festival Manager: Crystal Valentine Interested In having Your business featured and partnering with the Collective to grow your business? #joincreativecollective today! In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. Mass Poetry is
May 12, 2021
May 4, 2021
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Meet The Member: Essex County Habitat for Humanity

by joeyphoenix
Website: https://www.essexcountyhabitat.org/ Interested In having Your business featured and partnering with the Collective to grow your business? #joincreativecollective today! In your words… Tell us about your organization, business, initiative. Essex County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit builder of affordable homes. Established in 2020, following a merger between Merrimack Valley Habitat for Humanity and North Shore Habitat for Humanity, we
May 4, 2021
February 22, 2021
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Chag Purim Sameach! – VIDEO

by joeyphoenix
Curated and Written by Arielle Kaplan אריאלה פרוימה (she/her/hers) Purim is a Jewish festival which takes place annually on the 14th of the month of Adar (which moves around on the Western calendar, as the Jewish calendar is lunar). This year, it begins at sundown on February 25 and ends at sundown on February 26 (Jewish holidays begin at sundown
February 22, 2021
February 8, 2021
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Joining the Party: The trend towards online gaming in COVID times

by joeyphoenix
by Joey Phoenix Games have always been a way for people to blow off steam and distract themselves from the challenges of being human. And over the past year, games, and online gaming in particular, have become more important than ever as more people are turning to the web for ways to entertain themselves and connect with people when they
February 8, 2021