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February 8, 2013

UPDATED: North Shore storm closings roundup


The Salem Caucus, originally scheduled for this Saturday, will be cancelled. Darek Barcikowski, Salem Democratic Committee chairman, will send an email to members as soon as a new date is set.

Via Destination Salem:

The House of the 7 Gables will close at 2 p.m. on Friday and remain closed on Saturday, Feb. 9.

Due to the impending storm, Salem’s So Sweet Chocolate & Wine Tasting, scheduled for Friday, Feb. 8, will be postponed to Friday, Feb. 15, at 6:30 p.m., at Colonial Hall in Salem. Pre-sold tickets will be fully transferable, and those who are unable to attend can receive a refund or make a donation to the Salem Main Streets in the same amount. Also, ice sculptures will be installed on Sunday afternoon, and Salem Trolley tours of the ice sculptures will run on Sunday only. For updates, visit

The Mardi Gras YMCA Benefit Concert scheduled for Friday night at the Larcom Theatre in Beverly, has been rescheduled to Saturday, April 6, at 7:30 p.m. All tickets and VIP Packages purchased for event will be honored at the new date. Tickets and more information are available at

Swampscott Senior Center’s Valentines Party, planned for Saturday, has been rescheduled to Sunday, Feb. 17, at 1 p.m. All youth activities planned for Saturday have been canceled.

The Jewish Community Center's after-school program, Adventure on the Hill, is cancelled today. Visit the JCC's website or Facebook page for updates and other cancellations.

Wenham Museum is closed today and possibly Saturday.



Public schools are closed on Friday, Feb. 8, in Salem, Beverly, Peabody, Danvers, Ipswich, Marblehead, Swampscott, Hamilton and Wenham. North Shore Technical and Essex Aggie are also closed.

North Shore Community College, Montserrat College of Art, Salem State University and Gordon College are closed Friday and Saturday, Feb. 8 and 9. Endicott College is closed Friday, Feb. 9.

All of Holten Richmond Theater Organization's "Bugsy Malone, Jr." performances this weekend (at the Holten Richmond Middle School in Danvers) have been cancelled. The show has been rescheduled to run the weekend of March 1 and 2.

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