Have a Blast Playing Nerd Trivia at the Flying Saucer

Flying Saucer Pizza Co.

There are so many fun things to choose from when you live at Hawthorne Commons, which is why we've dedicated an entire section of our blog to highlighting all sorts of things to do around Salem -- like Nerd Trivia at the Flying Saucer! If you and your friends think you're on the nerdy side, why not put it to the test with a Nerd Trivia challenge … [Read more...]

Treat Your Pooch with a Trip to Leslie’s Retreat Dog Park

Leslie's Retreat Dog Park is a fantastic place to take your pooch for some socializing and exercise.  Source: Facebook

One of the things our residents love the most about living at Hawthorne Commons is that our community welcomes pets! If you're looking for something you can do with your furry friend, why not grab a Pooch Pass and go check out Leslie's Retreat Dog Park? If you're a dog owner, you know that your dog needs plenty of exercise to stay happy and healthy. … [Read more...]

Stretch Your Legs and Enjoy Tasty Coffee at the Saturday Morning Coffee Walks

Taste some superb coffee on one of Salem Food Tours Saturday Morning Coffee Walks. Source: Facebook

When it comes to amazing events for foodies to enjoy, there are tons of things to do around town, and we love to explore (and taste!) all of them! If you're looking for something that's both fun and delicious, why not join in the Saturday Morning Coffee Walks? Not only are the Saturday Morning Coffee Walks a fun way to find the best coffee in town, … [Read more...]

Take Advantage of the Warm Weather with a Trip to David S. Lynch Memorial Park

Make the most of the warm weather and enjoy a jaunt around the David S. Lynch Memorial Park. Source: Facebook

The spring season is finally here, and those of us living at Hawthorne Commons can't wait to spend some time outside and enjoy it to the fullest! If you're ready to stretch your legs and breathe in some fresh spring air, we have many beautiful parks nearby where you can do exactly that -- like the David S. Lynch Memorial Park! The David S. Lynch … [Read more...]

Wicked Good Books Boasts True to Its Name

wicked good books

A lot of the big bookstores are gone, and for readers, they’ve been replaced with online sellers like Amazon or independent bookstores. However, finding a good independent bookstore, if you’re not in a major market like Los Angeles or New York, can be tricky. Luckily if you live with us, you’re very close to Wicked Good Books. They’re one of the best … [Read more...]

Life Alive Boasts Delicious Vegetarian Cuisine

life alive smoothies

Going out to eat does not have to be unhealthy. In fact, when you dine at Life Alive, you have many healthy meal options. This cafe, located on Essex Street in Salem, offers a delicious selection of organic and therapeutic foods that will make you feel healthier and more vibrant. The menu at this local restaurant includes a selection of smoothies, … [Read more...]

Shop Til You Drop at the Northshore Mall

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Does your wardrobe need some updating for spring? Perhaps you're looking for new decor for your apartment, or maybe a gift for someone special. You can satisfy your whole shopping list at Northshore Mall. Northsore Mall offers an upscale shopping experience with more than 140 stores. When you visit, you can enjoy the following highlights: Stores for … [Read more...]

Learn Something New at the Peabody Essex Museum

peabody essex museum

Offering amazing insights into art and culture, the Peabody Essex Museum is an amazing place to learn something new and expand your mind. Whether you visit the museum with a few adult friends or bring along your children, you're sure to have a lovely time enjoying attractions such as: Audacious: The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection, a … [Read more...]

Give the Gift of Life at the North Shore Blood Donation Center

Give blood or platelets at the Red Cross's North Shore Blood Donation Center.   Source: Facebook

Giving blood is something that you know you should do. After all, it’s good for your community, and if you’re healthy, there’s no reason it should be a problem for you. If the thought makes you nervous, know that it isn’t difficult or scary, and the process of giving blood involves little more than a moment of discomfort. Once you do it, you’ll … [Read more...]

Find Fun and Fitness with Yoga Sakti

Yoga Sakti is a terrific fitness resource for everyone here at your Salem apartments.  Source: Facebook

Yoga is an amazing way to get some exercise while helping yourself to unwind after a hard day or stressful week. In fact, yoga is one of the few activities that’s as good for your body as it is for your mind and overall stress level. This year, visit Yoga Sakti and start taking some yoga classes. No matter where your yoga interests like, Yoga Sakti can … [Read more...]