It’s Olde Salem Days weekend.
We’ll be posting lots of photos from the festival this weekend — both ours and, well, yours, too, if you’d like to share. (And we hope you will!)
Until then, well, as usual, we have lots of online extras already to go with this week’s print edition. And here they are:
* Police report three burglaries in Salem
* Pam Mears shares photo of bear in backyard
* Fellowship Community Church holds middle school lock-in Sept. 18
* Photos from Lewis-Gale anniversary celebration — the photo above is from that gallery, in fact. Katie Booth gets a dragon painted on her face by her dad, Bobby Booth, with Ziggy’s Entertainment
* More photos from the Greater Griffith Open
* More photos from the opening of Gobbler Gear
* More photos of fans at Salem Red Sox games
AND IN SPORTS . . .
* More photos from Salem-Lord Botetourt football
* More photos from Glenvar-James River football
* Glenvar’s Scott Obenchain eagles on his 18th birthday
* More photos from Glenvar Dragons vs. Glenvar Steam
* Photos of Glenvar vs. Masons Cove youth soccer
* Photos of Salem Red Sox players celebrating after clinching playoff spot
* Photos of Salem band, flag corps and cheerleaders at season opener
* Photos of Salem and Glenvar volleyball
* Photos of East Salem Patriot cheerleaders
* Photos of Salem man with an “awesome” bass
* More photos from the Salem football jamboree — from Ed Sweeney and Hank Ebert
* More photos from Andrew Lewis Middle School volleyball
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