New Year, New Updates

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Dawn Redwood (Metasequoia glyptostroboides), one of several growing in Greenlawn Cemetery.  Native to China, this deciduous conifer species is known as a “living fossil” — it is the only species in its genus that is not extinct.

Happy New Year from the Friends of Greenlawn!

Being a new year, it means that we have a few new updates.  The first update concerns where our monthly meetings happen.  At the end of 2018, Salem celebrated the opening of their brand new senior center, the Mayor Jean A. Levesque Community Life Center, located at 401 Bridge St.  This means that we will *no longer* be meeting at the old Council on Aging on Broad St — our monthly meetings will now be held at the new Bridge St senior center.  We still meet on the last Tuesday of the month at 6:30 PM.  Please note – only the *location* has changed.

Another wonderful update that we have for you concerns our tree map.  (Did you know we have a map highlighting many of the wonderful trees within Greenlawn?  Well, we do!)  A few years back, the kind folks at Mass in Motion with the help of Charlie Lipson created a map showcasing Greenlawn’s trees.  Trees located on the map have labels on the trees themselves, providing an opportunity to learn about and view the many different species located within the cemetery.  The original map was amazing but its popularity had grown beyond it’s capacity and with many thanks to John Pelletier, the map has been updated and is now located at a new site, linked below:

Greenlawn Cemetery Tree Map

The link to the tree map will also be included soon on a tab at the top of the website so it will be easier to access it without having to scroll through past posts.  An update will be posted here to highlight the addition once complete.  In the meantime, feel free to explore our new tree map and to come on by the cemetery and see if you can locate some of the trees shown on the map.  As a reminder, Greenlawn is first and foremost a cemetery, so we just ask that folks respect it as such.  The trees will be awaiting your visit…  🙂

 

 

Attention – UPDATE – No Meeting Tomorrow Night

Due to the weather being disagreeable tomorrow night, our FOG Monthly Meeting has been CANCELLED.  The Salem Senior Center is in transition at this time – the old location has been closed and the new location is not yet open for public meetings.  As such, we were going to meet at the Dickson Memorial Chapel in Greenlawn Cemeter, but the weather is not cooperating.  We will let you know when the next FOG meeting will be.  We usually meet on the last Tuesday of the month unless otherwise notified.
Again – our monthly meeting scheduled for Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Dickson Memorial Chapel has been CANCELLED.

September Meeting Reminder

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We’ve got a treat for you this month – due to the Salem Council on Aging being in transition from its former Broad St location to the new location on Bridge St, we will be holding our monthly meeting this Tuesday, September 25th, at the historic Dickson Memorial Chapel located at Greenlawn Cemetery.  We will still be meeting at 6:30PM.

There is limited parking along the cemetery road by the chapel as well as parking available along Orne St.  To find the chapel, please enter at the Orne St gate and you will see the chapel off to the left and behind the main office (which is the brick building just inside the gate).

All inclusive, all are welcome – we hope to see you there!