SHINE is a look backward from the present to Salem's 1860 charter. In each year we have four sections: glimpses of what was happening around the world, a special event in Salem, what you see when you visit that site today, and other Salem events of interest that year.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

A Lively Downtown Scene ~ Veracruz Style

In Mayor Taylor's State of the City address yesterday, she mentioned our need for Salem downtown community center. Here's another Veracruz photo: on Sunday nights families gather in the Zocalo to listen to a local band playing popular music to which couples of all ages waltz or samba.

1 comment:

Jim said...

Okay, here's an idea. Let's rename the area north of the bus terminal the Salem Zocalo. Invite mariachi bands and food vendors to come out this summer on the weekend. Our Latino population is approaching 20%. Let's invite them and others to do what they do in Veracruz! It could be a happening scene, and a way to begin to break down the barriers between the cultures in our town.