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June 13, 2014

Best Bets for Friday, June 13

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

Danvers Historical Society, Danvers Alarm List and the Daughters of the American Revolution General Israel Putnam Chapter present Discover Salem Village, Danvers Hysteria to Heroism: 1692-1787 Tour, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Judge Samuel Holten House, 171 Holten St., Danvers. Relive the witchcraft hysteria and the American Revolution through the eyes of Salem Village/Danvers residents by touring witchcraft hysteria victim Rebecca Nurse’s homestead, Revolutionary War Statesman Samuel Holten’s Home, and Revolutionary War hero Jeremiah Page’s home. All proceeds from admission, $15 for adults, $9 for ages 15 and under, support maintenance of properties. For more information, call 978-777-1666 or visit

The sixth annual Community Block Party is set for 5 to 9 p.m. at Community House of Hamilton and Wenham, 284 Bay Road, Hamilton. The event, which supports the community center, features food, children's rides and activities, live music, a cash bar and more. Visit the Community House's website for tickets and details.

Support local musicians, storytellers, comedians and more at the Oniontown Family Variety Show, from 7 to 9 p.m. at Tapley Memorial Hall, 13 Page St., Danvers. The $5 admission at the door benefits the Danvers Historical Society. All ages are welcome, and walk-ins will have a chance to participate if they choose. To RSVP as a performer in advance, call 978-777-1666 or email

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  • Dr. Kate: 8 strategies to help your child overcome a fear of bullies Despite the massive anti-bullying campaigns that dominate our current culture, many students continue to feel bullied. The current anti-bullying campaign focuses on decreasing bullying by policing the bullies, but what about empowering the victims? B

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  • booknotes0801 Stroll through a story at Danvers library Reading can be good for the body as well as the mind. That's especially true for visitors of the new StoryWalk at Peabody Institute Library of Danvers. "StoryWalk is combining physical activity with reading," said Karen Veilleux, a children's librar

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  • frenkel Quick pick: Bring stories to life Bring stories to life Explore and experience the challenges and satisfactions of combining text with images in a four-session illustration workshop, led by award-winning published illustrator Yetti Frenkel at the Abbot Public Library, 235 Pleasant St

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  • TV Outlander [Duplicate] 'Outlander' brings novels to life vibrantly NEW YORK -- There's an odd believability you find inside "Outlander" that somehow makes it feel true-to-life. Never mind that it's a rip-roaring fantasy. Claire, a lovely British Army nurse on a second honeymoon in Scotland, is mysteriously swept fr

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  • Dear Abby: Diabetic friend suffers close call miles away from hospital Dear Abby: My husband and I have a lake house and invited a couple (close friends) to join us for a few days. The husband has cancer and has been taking chemo. We wanted them both to rest, as the wife is his only caregiver. We all thought this would

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  • homecoming1 Festivals in Salem and Beverly celebrate cities' heritage

    Salem Heritage Days and Beverly Homecoming, both of which start this weekend, are roughly the same age. "This is the 49th year," said Bruce Doig, director of parks and recreation in Beverly. "The most recent form of homecoming started in 1966 as a wa

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