Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation

Greetings All~
SPACE has begun to partner with the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and we need your help!
Fidelco is hosting their Annual Dog Walk on the Salem Common on Sunday June 10th from 1-3pm. In addition to the walk they will have food and vendors for a fun-filled afternoon!
SPACE would like to contribute by participating in the walk as a TEAM.
Here is what we need from you!
You and your dog can join our team for just a $10 donation! We need at least 18 dogs to make a team for the event so please consider helping such a worthy cause.
The walk will begin at the far end of Salem Common and travel through our historic downtown – just shy of a mile long.
If you are interested in joining our team, please email Sarah at Your donation can be sent to our PO box listed below cash or check.
For more information about Fidelco, please visit their website
Thank you in advance for your consideration.
Sarah Gagnon
Salem Space Board of Directors


Local artists called to create and donate birdhouses for Northeast Animal Shelter

SALEM, Mass. (April 2012) Salem’s collection of community minded stores, Roost, The Beehive and Scrub, locally owned by Kate Leavy and Jamie Metsch, are hosting their 2nd Annual Gimme Shelter Birdhouse Auction on June 3, 2012, with all proceeds benefiting the Northeast Animal Shelter (NEAS).
Local artists are invited to submit their original take on the classic birdhouse to be displayed and auctioned to the public at the event held at Roost’s 40 Front Street location. Ideally, the birdhouses should be functional as well as decorative, but no design restrictions apply except they need to fit through the door.
Want to donate a birdhouse creation for this very worthy cause? Contact us with your intent to submit by May 1st, 2012 to be included in promotional materials. Completed birdhouses must be received no later than May 20th, 2012.
For more information visit: or contact Gillian at Scrub at (978) 594-8391, or email
The Northeast Animal Shelter provides safe shelter, food, and healthcare to rescue animals in the North Shore area.  The Northeast Animal Shelter is located in Salem, MA and is one of New England’s largest no-kill animal shelters.
Roost and The Beehive are located in downtown Salem, MA at 38-40 Front St. Scrub is at 230 Essex St. All the stores offer locally made products and artwork, promoting sustainability and the freedom of expression.  Find us at

New Board Members

Good Morning~

Thanks to those who made it our to our Annual Meeting on Monday!
We successfully elected 3 new Board members to the SPACE Board.
Matt Bator
Bob Kern
John Munroe
We are very excited to get moving on our spring projects!
The Board will be meeting next on Monday April 9th at Panera Bread in Swampscott and we’ll share more and more details of our spring project plans as they unfold. Remember all of our meetings are open to anyone so please make sure to come if you have some ideas!
Mark your calendars for the 1st Annual SPACE Summer Fundraiser at the Park! On July 14th, between 11am-3pm SPACE will host the “Dog Days of Summer” for your families and especially for your pups! More details to come!
Have a great weekend everybody!

Coming Next Week: 2nd Semi-Annual FaceBook Profile Picture Contest
Sarah Gagnon

Annual Meeting

SPACE’s Annual Meeting is quickly approaching.
We are scheduled to hold our meeting on Monday April 2, 2012 at 7pm at the Salem Parks &
 Recreation building at 5 Broad St.

We will be holding elections for 3 open spots on the Board of Directors. If you are interested in joining the board, please email us for
 additional details at .  A current dog park pooch pass is required to vote in the election.  The vote may be cast by the member who registered for the pooch pass.  Please contact us for clarifications on voting.  Proxy votes will only be allowed if we do not have quorum, so please plan to attend in person.

At the Annual Meeting, the current SPACE Board will review the following topics:

  • 2011 Accomplishments
  • 2012 Improvement Plans
  • Summer Fundraiser
  • Questions & Statements from the Members

We’d really appreciate you making an effort to attend our Annual
 Meeting.  It’s great to see the support from our community and it also
 keeps you all in the loop as to what is in the future for the park.

The 2012 Pooch Passes will be available for sale at the Annual Meeting.
  2011 passes expire on April 1st.
 Pass fees remain the same as 2011 at $25.