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August 23, 2013

Heard Around Town: A Salem horse way up in the Maine woods

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She hit the $15,000 mark the other day.

If she can reach $25,000 by Sept. 1, she says she can order new drum equipment and possibly have it in time for this marching season.

The campaign is now online through Indiegogo. It’s called Musicians with a Mission.

Here’s the link: http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/musicians-with-a-mission/x/2578440

Busy agenda

If you’re thinking of giving back to Salem by serving on a city board, give the Park and Recreation Commission some consideration.

This week’s agenda included someone who wanted to hold a peace gathering on Salem Common and someone else who wanted permission to go into Salem Woods at night and scream a lot while making a movie.

Mayoral mayhem

Did you see the story about Sunday’s political rally in Boston for mayoral candidate Bill Walczak that was interrupted by a man who ran into a crowd and started punching people?

It was a pretty scary scene.

You know who was right in the middle of things? Darek Barcikowski.

Barcikowski, a publisher who ran a Polish restaurant in downtown Salem, is Walczak’s campaign manager.

The angry man, by the way, was quickly arrested and taken to a Boston hospital for a psychiatric evaluation.

Tip of the week

There’s a great event tomorrow at Forest River Park.

Salem Sound Coastwatch is hosting the eighth annual New England Championship Open Water Races.

More than 150 swimmers from across New England are expected for races that range from 500 meters to 3.1 miles.

The fun starts at 11:30 a.m. and, best of all, it’s free and open to the public.

Tom Dalton can be reached at tdalton@salemnews.com.

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