Author: Caitlyn May

Pops orchestra returns to the Salem stage

The Salem Pops Orchestra has been playing music through the falling leaves, holiday lights and to welcome spring for the last 60 years. Until everything went quiet.  “We emailed but we didn’t meet to rehearse or make any music together for two years,” said Ike Nail, orchestra director, who climbed[Read More…]

Ike Box gets a boost to help Salem kids

After about five years of fostering children, Mark Bulgin and his wife Tiffany welcomed a biological baby, Isaac in 1998. The child was born with a heart condition and lived just a few months.  “Losing Isaac awakened a parental instinct in us,” Bulgin said. “Since that time, it’s expanded way[Read More…]