UPDATED: Big Sales and Vampires
Welcome to "About Town," your guide to all that you need to know and all the juicy tidbits you may have missed.
Eye See You
I had my first eye exam today at Banville Optical on Lafayette Street. I'm really impressed with their selection of eyeglass frames. They even carry vintage frames. Choosing new glasses is never a fun process for me, but this shop, with its giant selection, will make it a bit easier.
Snap Some Photos
For posterity's sake, get out this weekend and snap some shots of the giant snow piles all around the city. So far, this has been an epic winter, and many of us have already been forced to walk for miles in snowstorms, uphill both ways. If you want to be able to prove to future generations that we did in fact receive feet upon feet of snow, I suggest you take this opportunity to take some photos around town bundled up in snow gear in front of giant snow drifts. The photos will make for some fun memories.
Until Jan. 30, check out the "2011 Winter Panto: Dracula, Re-Vamped" at The Griffen Theatre. With tickets starting at only $5.50, this is an entertainment bargain. Bringing all sorts of spectacles, monsters, and laughs to the big stage, apparently this is one yearly Salem tradition that I have just discovered.
Sales in the City
Great sales are still going on in the city. You can stop into Signatures to score an additional 50% off on all red lined items. Once you check out, you can head over to Modern Millie for even more sales — take 15% off items store wide. Vintage is in.
Building has begun on the new Salem State University Library and Learning Center. This $60 million 23-month project is a big one. It will be a fabulous addition to the local campus. The building is also designed for LEED Silver Certification. Pretty cool if you ask us.
Knitting and crocheting are perfect blizzard activities. Stock up on a winter's worth of yarn at Seed Stitch Fine Yarn's annual big sale. Starting Saturday, dig through bins of clearance yarn 30% to 75% off. The sale will last for about a week or until the sale yarn is all gone.