UPDATED: Snow Day!
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Well, the snow may be slowing down, but we'll see the effects of this storm for a while still. Due to the storm, trash and recycling pickup has been delayed by one day. If your regular trash day is Tuesday, it will now be Wednesday. If your regular pickup day is Wednesday, it will now be Thursday, etc.
Many locations have closed their doors for the day and evening. Make sure to call ahead before venturing out for any meetings or appointments. If you have any travel plans, think twice before heading out. The City of Salem has announced that the snow emergency will stay in effect until 7 a.m. Tuesday morning.
I just received a flyer in the mail. It says, "Good girls and boys get gifts for Christmas, smart girls and boys buy their own on sale after Christmas." Get smart and scan the aisles of after-Christmas merchandise for a deal. Holiday decorations are sure to be marked down. Take advantage, and stock up on lights, new ornaments and more. It's also a great time to stock up on non-perishable stocking stuffers. Check out AJ Wright, Target, and Special Thoughts Outlet.
An Easy Homemade Treat
Take advantage of all of this freshly fallen snow and whip yourself up a treat. Strap on your boots and head on out in search of Massachusetts-made maple syrup (Brookstone is my favorite). Warm up some maple syrup on the stove, and then drop a generous spoonful into a bowl of fresh snow. Mmm, it will create warm maple taffy.
If you head out and gather some snow (make sure it is ALL white), you can also make a homemade snow-cone! Just walk out to your closest convenience store, Nicole's if you are on Essex Street, and stock up on a variety of juices. To create a rainbow snow-cone masterpiece, make sure the juices are all different colors — apple, fruit punch, grape.
I want to know what you are going to do on this fantastic snow day. Are you heading to The Common for a snow angel competition? To the woods for a snowball fight? To Mack Park for some epic sledding? What do you do on a snow day in Salem? Let me know and maybe I'll see you out and about.