10th Annual Winter ‘Step-Up Concert’

Woodbury and Salem combined

Last Saturday night at Salem High School, the Woodbury School 8th grade concert band, 75 strong, under the direction of Patrick Moeschen and Nikki Greene, joined the Salem High wind ensemble, under the direction of Marty Claussen, for the 10th annual winter ‘Step-Up Concert’.  The show is designed to offer the incoming freshmen of next year a chance to see the school and meet upperclassmen, while encouraging the kids to keep music as a part of their life while attending Salem High.  Woodbury played a symphonic piece entitled Encanto as well as the Disney standard Under the Sea.  Salem High played Sinfonians (Symphonic March).  The show came to a rousing conclusion as both Salem High and Woodbury combined to perform The Impossible Machine, based on the concept of perpetual motion.  Band director Pat Moeschen said, “The concert was fun for the kids and I believe this is a positive musical day for them.  Of course, they also enjoyed the Pot-Luck supper that was provided for them by the wonderful parents of these kids!”

A good time for all, and another example of the quality programs offered in the Salem School District.

Band members Kelsie Cameron and Kyleigh Niziah, with friends

Nikki Greene, explaining what the students did before the concert

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Kelley Library ‘Room with a View’

The scandals and success of Matisse

The Kelley Library held an art program entitled ‘Room with a View’.  This gave the listeners a good education on Henri Matisse, and enabled them to create with librarian Corrie.  They were able to bring home a finished ‘frog’.  The students enjoyed the art work that was very abstract, very colorful, and images not seen in everyday life.

Henri Matisse (1869-1954) was a French artist known for his very bright and dramatic colors and endless shapes to depict images.  Principally as a painter, Matisse is one of the best-known artists of the 20th century.  He has been hailed as an upholder of the classical tradition in French painting.  His mastery of the expressive language of wild colors, without regard for the real colors of his subject and designs, won him recognition as a leading figure of modern art.

For further questions on other programs, please call Kelley Library at 898-7064.

Sabrina Bosli and her brother, Massi, looking at their drawings

Adrian Sperl, finishing his project

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Salem Seniors Learn to Manage Arthritis

by Robyn Hatch

Patricia Hanley, OTA, speaker from Northeast Rehab

This past week, the Salem Senior Center held their monthly tea with speaker Pat Hanley from the Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network.  Their mission at the Rehab Center is to assist people in achieving personal goals to reach total independence in self care, home management, avocational and vocational skills, as well as improving the ability to utilize essential tools to manage arthritis.

Pat explained the many treatments that are available, including joint massage, range of motion exercises, home exercise programs, and patient education knowledge.  The importance is enabling patients to gain their limited function in different areas that they lost or are slowly losing their effectiveness.  Some of the areas the Rehab helps with are areas so simple but very important to the patient — from using the hair dryer to knitting and sewing again.  If something needs to be changed for better and easier use to help the patient, such as door knobs, they can help get them changed.  The Rehab is a problem-solving institute and takes helping the patient very seriously.  Pat also mentioned that many times a great change can be made in only six sessions.

This meeting was very positive.

Any questions about Northeast Rehabilitation Health Network, please call 893-2900.  They are more than happy to help.

Ladies listen to explaination of services

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