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Mike Chaves

Community Advisor

In addition to being a trustee for the North Salem Historical Society, I am a land steward for the North Salem Open Land Foundation and the chair of the trail warden program for the North Salem Bridal Trails Assocation.Mike has lived in North Salem since 1982 with his wife Hillary and splits his time between New York City and North Salem.

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  1. North Salem Historical Society Brings Croton Falls Past To Life

    North Salem Historical Society Brings Croton Falls Past To Life

    CROTON FALLS, N.Y. – It was a night of history, of storytelling, of a potluck dinner featuring delicious family recipes.The North Salem Historical Society held its annual meeting at the new Croton Falls Firehouse recently, focusing the event on the hamlet's deep history.Described as a “unique venue” for the meeting that’s “indicative of how far Croton Falls has progressed,” the ...

  2. North Salem Historical Society Celebrates Cat Ridge Cemetery Restoration

    North Salem Historical Society Celebrates Cat Ridge Cemetery Restoration

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Historical Society, Historic Preservation Commission and Town Historian Susan Thompson recently hosted a gathering to recognize the restoration of the historic Cat Ridge Cemetery. More than 60 people attended the event. The two-year project, spearheaded by Thompson and several volunteers, painstakingly renovated the landmark, which was originally ...

  3. Brewster Man With Horse In North Salem Taps Into Online Gaming

    Brewster Man With Horse In North Salem Taps Into Online Gaming

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- Rob Blassberg’s love for harness racing and horses extends back more than 30 years. Every day the Brewster resident sees the horse his family owned, Quite A Tan, and remembers the joy and thrills the horse provided during a 13-year racing career that saw him win 49 races.Sadly, Blassberg also knows retired harness racing horses meet cruel and inhumane deaths after ...

  4. North Salem Historical Society's Annual Meeting Focuses On Croton Falls

    North Salem Historical Society's Annual Meeting Focuses On Croton Falls

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Friday, Oct. 28, beginning at 6 p.m. at the new Croton Falls Firehouse.This year's presentation, “Croton Falls, From Bustling Center to Quiet Hamlet,” will be a compilation of reminiscences delivered by longtime residents who grew up in the area.The event will include a slide show, historical photos ...

  5. North Salem Historical Society Holds Annual Strawberry Festival

    North Salem Historical Society Holds Annual Strawberry Festival

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. – The North Salem Historical Society held its annual Strawberry Festival on Sunday at The White Elephant, a historical building and society headquarters. The festivities included arts and crafts under the tent where miniature paper maché hot air balloons created by Kate Bartsch were painted and decorated by children of all ages. Jo Anne Brown brought her spinning wheel ...

  6. North Salem Open Land Foundation Exhibits Photos Of Town

    North Salem Open Land Foundation Exhibits Photos Of Town

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Open Land Foundation recently held an artists' reception for its photo exhibition at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library. Emily Fisher won first place in the adult category, while William Armbruster received first place in the student category. Awards were given to first, second and third place winners in adult and student categories. Award winning ...

  7. North Salem Open Land Foundation Seeks Photos For Library Exhibition

    North Salem Open Land Foundation Seeks Photos For Library Exhibition

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Open Land Foundation is holding a photo exhibition at the Ruth Keeler Memorial Library May 2 through May 27 with an Artists’ Reception on May 14, from 4 - 6 p.m.All photographic entries must be taken in North Salem and focus on a subject or scene that reflects the theme, "North Salem is…. People, Places, Pets." Awards will be given to the ...

  8. Keeler Library In North Salem Exhibits Vintage Doll Clothing Collection

    Keeler Library In North Salem Exhibits Vintage Doll Clothing Collection

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Historical Society is displaying, a recently donated vintage doll clothes collection from Helen Hathaway Frisbie at the library.Francis Close Andrews created the collection over a century ago. The skirts, coats, hats and other accessories were hand-stitched and is true to the style of the early 1890’s.“The society is very pleased to receive this ...

  9. North Salem Historical Society Fundraiser Aids Cemetery Restoration

    North Salem Historical Society Fundraiser Aids Cemetery Restoration

    NORTH SALEM, N.Y. -- The North Salem Historical Society is hosting a winter social cocktail party on Friday, March 4, at the White Elephant in North Salem. Proceeds from the event will go to the restoration of North Salem's historical landmark, Cat Ridge cemetery, located on Cat Ridge Road. The NSHS along with other town groups have been helping to restore Cat Ridge since last year. The ...

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