48 – December 8th: Medicare! New Year – New Plans

It is December!  The snow is falling!  The Christmas Trees are aglow!  And if you are approaching 65 years of age or are over 65 years of age, you know what the date December 8th means!  It means you will stop receiving mailers, letters, and calls about signing up for a new Medicare plan!  This…

47 – Small Business Saturday & Manheim Steamroller

Manheim Steamroller is playing at the Salem Apothecary!  That means it must be Christmas time! I was first introduced to Manheim Steamroller and their unique acoustical holiday music during the Annual Washington County Madrigal Dinner several years ago.  That is also another sign it is Christmas as the Madrigal Dinner is coming up this Saturday…

46 – Thankful for You

It is Thanksgiving week and at the Salem Apothecary and this week we are taking a moment to express our thankfulness as a business to the Washington County community. We are extremely thankful that we live in a great community where people help each other and take care of each other.  We experienced this first…

45 – Armistice Day: Arm Yourself Against the Flu

November 11 Veteran’s Day was originally Armistice Day celebrating the end of the War to end all Wars:  World War I.  In 1918, as the news of the Armistice went thru the country, celebrations were held in big and small towns.  In Salem, the Armistice Celebration happened in front of #3 Lyon Block on the…

44 – More Than Just a Taste

This past Thursday the 14th Annual Taste of Salem Event was put on by the Salem Education Foundation (SEF).  The Salem Apothecary has participated in this event since its inception.  SEF’s purpose is to expand access to higher education for students in the Salem Community Schools.  I have been a member of the SEF Board…

43 – What’s Brewing This Halloween

We are always brewing up something interesting at the Salem Apothecary either in the Compounding Lab where I make medicines for patients, or at the Soda Fountain where Robin makes tasty lunch specials and serves ice cream treats. But this weekend we had a Witch’s Brew going in front of #3 Lyon Block to promote…

42 – Upstairs/Downtown

This week the Main Street Heart of Salem hosted an Upstairs/Downtown Event around the Salem Square.  They visited several different upstairs areas around the square.  While we couldn’t allow people to walk up our narrow steep stairs at #3 Lyon Block, I was glad to visit with the group and tell them some stories about…