We all know we have talented neighbors in our association, so why not spotlight them? If you hear of any neighbors deserving of a virtual pat on the back, send an email to Cindy Johnson so she can spread the word. 

On February 3, Trevor Johnson and Owen Murphy earned the highest award in Cub Scouting–the Arrow of Light. In doing so, they crossed over from Cub Scouts to Boy Scouts. Over the years, they have helped organize food drives and completed service projects at Ipswich River Wildlife Sanctuary and Nahant Beach. Way to go!

Elswhere in the neighborhood and environs…

Stacia Kraft released her DVD called Midnight Sun. Her site is:  http://www.staciaconklinkraft.com/ YouTube video at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daVd-R25Y5c

In April, Charles L. Newhall will receive the prestigious Kidger Award from the New England History Teachers Association, for “excellence in teaching, research and writing, and service to the profession.”

In honor of Salem Theater Company’s new production of Conor McPherson’s Shining City, Ziggy Hartfelder’s fabulous work will be on display in the lobby of the theater.  The show and the production run from January 24th to February 16th. See some of Ziggy’s work on Facebook at Irish-Eye Photography.

New neighbor Bonnie Hurd Smith has just released her new book, We Believe in You! Stories of Courage, Action, and Faith. Read about it here:https://historysmiths.com/Women__.html

Trish Newhall’s newest book for teachers and parents of students with learning differences has just been released. Learn more about Language-Based Learning Disabilities here: http://www.landmarkoutreach.org/publications/teaching-guides-resources/language-based-learning-disabilities

Jim Dalton and Maggie Smith-Dalton released a CD called The Sigh of the Weary: The Civil War at Home.  Listen to clips on their website at:http://www.singingstring.org

Further afield:
Our new neighbor on Broad Street, Donna Thorland’s historical novel The Turncoat will be released by Penguin in March.  Read about it here: http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/14761017-the-turncoat