, Derry, New Hampshire

April 4, 2013


Derry News

---- — Derry News designer receives top honor

Fran Landry won Designer of the Year honors in the nondaily category for her work with the Derry News in the Best of CNHI journalism competition for 2012.

CNHI (Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.), an Alabama-based media company, is a leading publisher of community newspapers, websites and niche publications in the United States. CNHI serves more than 130 communities in 23 states.

The annual Best of CNHI recognizes the individual and collective works of the company’s journalists.

The Eagle-Tribune won “Newspaper of the Year” in the contest’s largest circulation category and also won the Public Service Award.

Sullivan Tire offers Red Sox magnets

Shake off the winter blues, it’s almost baseball season. Get in the swing by stopping by your local Sullivan Tire to pick up a 2013 Red Sox schedule magnet. The magnets are now available for free at all Sullivan Tire & Auto Service locations throughout New England. There is a limited supply, so it’s first come, first served.

This year’s magnet features an image taken at Jetblue Park in Fort Myers of children that were part of Sullivan Tire’s TV commercial, “Coach Pedroia.” The commercial can be seen online at This marks the sixth year that Pedroia has been featured in Sullivan Tire’s commercials.

For more information and a complete list of Sullivan Tire locations, visit The Sox open their season in New York on Monday, April 1, so make sure to get a schedule before then.

Local consultant earns top award

LONDONDERRY — Tastefully Simple consultant Cara Hayden of Londonderry recently earned the company’s national Top Monthly Sponsor award.

Hayden added six consultants to her Tastefully Simple team during February to receive this award, sponsoring the highest number of new consultants from among all consultants across the country.

“This award recognizes Cara’s commitment to growing her business and offering an amazing opportunity for others to achieve their dreams,” said Jill Blashack Strahan, Tastefully Simple founder and CEO.

Tastefully Simple is the original national home tasting party company featuring easy-to-prepare foods. For more information about Tastefully Simple products, tasting parties or the business opportunity, contact Hayden at For more information about Tastefully Simple, visit

Hampshire First offers virtual challenge

Hampshire First Bank is committed to helping youth learn the importance of making informed financial decisions throughout their lives. Through the bank’s Strive program and partners such as New Hampshire Jump$tart Coalition, employees work directly with students to help them grow into financially responsible, independent adults.

In January, Londonderry branch manager Lauren Neves and customer service representative Rebekah Kersten met with second-graders at Londonderry’s Matthew Thornton Elementary School as part of a series of lessons on personal finance. They visited first-graders in the fall and have plans to continue partnering with the school district.

The bank also recently kicked-off the “Get 10 Virtual Quest,” a virtual scavenger hunt that challenges students to use problem-solving to answer questions every consumer should know. The “quest” focuses on retirement planning and how to use the bank’s financial calculator as a guide to select an appropriate Individual Retirement Account..

The quest is open to all New Hampshire students, ages 14 to 18, and runs through April 19. Students who complete the quest and answer all 10 questions correctly will be entered to win a $30 iTunes gift card and an iPad mini (and one for his or her teacher, too).

For more information about the Strive program, visit

Chester firefighter completes training

More than 20 firefighters from 11 municipalities graduated on March 15 after completing their Firefighter 1 course through the the New Hampshire Fire Academy. The 216-hour program was completed by training at the Warner Fire Department for nearly four months. The chief instructor for the program was Goffstown Lt. Mark Lemay.

Chester firefighter Justin Lemay completed and graduated from the program.

The Firefighter 1 training program taught the new firefighters about the history of firefighting, the use of personal protective gear, operation of self contained breathing apparatus, use of ladders, different nozzles and sizes of hose.

The mission of the New Hampshire Fire Academy is to increase the capability of New Hampshire’s fire and emergency services.