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November 22, 2013

Salem loses a home-grown Hollywood legend

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She saved the building, opened a great restaurant and made it a downtown dining landmark — a “symbol of Salem’s rebirth,” as our columnist Nelson Benton once wrote.

Harrington bought The Lyceum from her in 1989, but Boudreau put it on the map.

Immortality at the bar

The Turner family has been widely praised for retaining the “lyceum” name at Turner’s Seafood and for honoring the history of the building.

In one small homage, they have kept the original mahogany bar.

In a touching remembrance, they have also kept the tiny brass plates on the bar next to the seats of dear and departed patrons: Wayne M. McShay, 1949-2008; Claire Schneider, 1913-2010; Dean Cole, 1942-2006; and Bruce Linton 1941-2007.

Class.

Dinner destination

The big decision has been made.

Herbert and Leanne Schild, winners of the “Dinner for Two Anywhere in the World” raffle, plan to go to dinner on an island off Belize in Central America.

That’s why the Salem Education Foundation’s raffle is so great. It allows you to dream about the unimaginable.

House tour

If you need a reason to go on Historic Salem Inc.’s Christmas in Salem House Tour, here it is.

The 1804 Gardner-Pingree House is a stop on the Dec. 7-8 tour.

For those of you who don’t know a portico from a portcullis, it’s the big brick house across from The Old Spot.

This is one of architect Samuel McIntire’s masterpieces. Maybe it is his “masterpiece.” If you do nothing else while in Salem, walk through the doors of this house.

Better yet, do it while it is decorated for the holidays.

Hotel with a heart

The Hawthorne Hotel is holding a fundraiser Wednesday, Dec. 4, from 6 to 9 p.m. for the victims of the typhoon in the Philippines. There will be a band, food and door prizes.

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