Christmas Tree Alternatives To Try This Year

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The holidays are now just around the corner. If you are planning on celebrating at home at our beautiful Hawthorne Commons apartment community, you will probably want to put up some holiday home decor. However, if you are allergic or are simply not a big fan of Christmas trees, you might want to try some alternatives that are just as … [Read more...]

December 18th Is National Bake Cookies Day, Check Out These Tasty Recipes

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While you are puttering around at home at our lovely Hawthorne Commons apartment community this month, you might want to try a few great new cookie recipes. This will give you plenty of time for National Bake Cookies Day, which takes place on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Here are some tasty recipes to try your hand at in honor of the day. For … [Read more...]

3 Perfect Cookies for Your Next Holiday Party

Here are some recipes for tasty cookies that are sure to be a hit at your next holiday party.  Source: AverieCooks

If you'll be hosting a holiday part this December, you'll want to prepare some delightful dessert items that will impress your guests. Below are three tasty holiday cookie recipes you can try out at your Hawthorne Commons apartment: Powder Puff Cookies- This cookies have a Hershey Kiss at their centers and look like little snowballs piled together on a … [Read more...]

See the Grinch Retold at the Gallows Hill Theatre

Find holiday hilarity at the Gallows Hill Museum and Theatre's A Very Grinchy Holiday Special. Source:

Enjoy great times with friends and family this December by taking advantage of the most holiday events in Salem taking place near your Hawthorne Commons home. One great holiday event that's being offered by the Gallows Hill Museum and Theatre is A Very Grinchy Holiday Special. A Very Grinchy Holiday Special is a fun and clever holiday tale that will … [Read more...]

Don’t Miss “A Christmas Carol” at the North Shore Music Theatre

Experience the holiday spirit at the North Shore Music Theatre's production of the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol. Source: Facebook

"A Christmas Carol" is a holiday tradition that residents of Hawthorne Commons can see performed at the North Shore Music Theatre this December. If you're looking for ways to get in the holiday spirit near your Salem home, buy your ticket now for this holiday production. The version of "A Christmas Carol" that will be put on at North Shore Music Theatre … [Read more...]

Check Out The Discovery of Furniture By Nathaniel Gould

The latest exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum is In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture. Source: Facebook

While it may seem like everyone is gearing up for the holiday season, there are still a lot of things to see and learn which has nothing to do with the season. One such thing is the latest exhibit at the Peabody Essex Museum, In Plain Sight: Discovering the Furniture. Furniture is something we see (and use) everyday but so often we don’t really see it. … [Read more...]

Sweet Thanksgiving Treats

Here are some terrific Thanksgiving treats that you can whip-up here at your Salem apartment.  Source:

Not everyone has to make Thanksgiving dinner; some of us just have to show up and bring dessert. But with the host going all out to make the holiday fabulous, one can’t just drop by the local store and grab a pie or something. So here are 3 Thanksgiving dessert recipes you don’t need to be a chef to make which will be very welcome this … [Read more...]

Ring In The Holiday Season With The Spirit of Christmas Past Tour

Learn about the history of the holidays in New England with The Spirit of Christmas Past Tour on Nov. 29th.  Source: Facebook

Many people aren’t happy with the Christmas season starting after Halloween. However, you should be looking ahead to what you can do closer to the actual holiday. One such thing which not only is educational but one filled with local Salem lore is The Spirit of Christmas Past Tour. One of things which makes this event special is it happens in The House … [Read more...]

Keep Warm with these Fall Beverages

Here are some hot and tasty fall drinks that are sure to keep you warm when the weather starts getting colder here in Salem. Source: morgueFile

Autumn in New England is famous throughout the country. The entire concept of Thanksgiving is center to this. Yet one of the best fall living tips is how you can warm up after you’ve been out looking at the dazzling fall foliage. So here are some beverage recipes to help you fight off autumn’s nippy air. Cider and Tequila Hot Toddy: A south of the … [Read more...]

Join the 11th Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run

Stretch your legs out and get some exercise at the 11th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run! Source: Facebook

Cooler weather might put the brakes on some athletic activities but not for runners! If you’re looking for a good run near Salem then check out the 11th Annual Wild Turkey 5 Mile Run! This fun run will be held on November 27th from 8am through 10am and benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Salem. The race will be start at the Salem Knights of … [Read more...]