, Salem, MA


October 2, 2008

Haunted Happenings 2008 calendar


New England Pirate Museum

Features a guided tour where you will visit a re-created dock-side village, cave and pirate ship and experience the adventures of New England's sea-robbers. Save $5.00 per person with a Combination Ticket to Witch Dungeon Museum, Witch History Museum and Pirate Museum. Open 7 days a week 10am-5pm, May through Oct., weekends April and November. Oct. extended hours: Saturday 18: 10am-6pm, Friday 24: 10am-6pm, Saturday 25: 10am-9pm, Sunday 26:10am-8pm, Friday 31: 10am-8pm, Saturday Nov 1: 10am - 7pm. 274 Derby St. ¬· 978.741.2800 ¬·

The Haunted Neighborhood

Home of Salem's #1 rated Haunted Attraction! Savor famous Maine apple buns, kettle corn, and other treats. Open daily, call for extended weekend hours. 288 Derby St. 978.740.2929 ¬·

Salem Wax Museum - Salem's Original Wax Museum of Witches & Seafarers. Come face to face with figures of the time depicted by life-like London made wax figures.

Salem Witch Village - Tour led by practicing witches separating the myths and reality of witchcraft in the ancient and modern world.

Frankenstein's Laboratory - Salem's #1 Ranked Haunted House - inspired by the classic period of literary horror. Step into the dungeon and enter the notorious chambers of Dr. Frankenstein.

The Haunted Witch Village - Salem's largest Haunted House - After Witches leave the Village and the darker side of our maze comes alive. Our ghouls and goblins come out to scare all who dare.

The Candlelit Ghostly Tour - A walking tour through the streets of Historic Salem's most haunted houses. Learn the history and horror of the Witch City.

Within the Witching Hour - A live presentation of spellcasting by a real practicing witch who will take you through all the steps of creating a magical circle for you to join in releasing your own spell.

Salem Historical Tours

Salem's professional tour company features varied tours. Cemetery 101/Grave Matters (daily 1pm) explores Salem's oldest cemetery. Witchcraft Walk (daily 3pm) examines the Salem Witch Trials. 60 minutes each. Tickets at Salem Historical Tours, 8 Central St.. All tours depart this office as well. 978.745.0666 ¬·

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  • Ask Dog Lady: Her little dog is obsessed with food Dear Dog Lady: I have a 3-year-old, long-coated Chihuahua named Mexipep (after a brand of hot sauce). She has many fine attributes -- she's very sweet, not nervous and barky like the short-coated Chihuahuas can be. On the subject of food, however, th

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  • howe Book Notes: Local novelist sees ‘conversion’ syndrome in witch trials The parallels between 1692 and today are so close, they're frightening. That's one conclusion you could draw from reading "Conversion," Marblehead resident Katherine Howe's new novel, which compares the world of the Salem Witch Trials to the life of

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  • vehicles Quick pick: Festival of vehicles

    Festival of vehicles Take a ride over to the Hamilton-Wenham Public Library for the 16th annual Vehicle Night on Wednesday from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. The festival of fire trucks, emergency vehicles, cruisers and snow plows takes place in the library park

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  • Friday's Best Bets Best Bets for Friday, July 25

    Looking for something to do today? Here are The Salem News' Best Bets:

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  • Dear Abby: Tyke becomes a terror when mom takes back her cellphone Dear Abby: When my friend "Fran" and I get together with our kids, they often play games on her cellphone until the battery dies. If she tries to take the phone from her 6-year-old to make a call or recharge the phone, he starts yelling at her, pushe

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    The original Concours d'Elegance was a fashion show on wheels. "It did start in 17th century France, where some of the aristocracy wanted to show off the fashions they were wearing," said Patrick Cornellison, chairman of the event. "Mainly women woul

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  • kallyson North Shore entertainment calendar Good cause YARD SALE TO BENEFIT JIMMY FUND. Saturday, July 26, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., 11 Anna Drive, Danvers. Family yard sale with all proceeds benefiting the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. WOOSHIE'S WARRIORS FUNDRAISER FOR MS. Sunday, July 27, 10 a.

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  • The reader's eye Name: Erika Torkildsen Hometown: Beverly Description: "I took this at the Salem Common around a park where I noticed a ripped basketball net amid the blue sky. Instead of taking the picture from my original view, I tipped the camera up from under the

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