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June 30, 2012

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Pinkerton graduate signs on with Conservation Corps

The Maine Conservation Corps recently welcomed Jackie Stratton of Derry to serve as an environmental educator and AmeriCorps volunteer at the Medomak Valley Land Trust and Georges River Land Trust.

The MCC places AmeriCorps volunteers throughout Maine to complete conservation and environmental education projects.

Stratton is the daughter of David and Sandra Stratton of Derry. She is a 2007 graduate of Pinkerton Academy and a 2011 graduate of Colorado State University, where she studied natural resource management and watershed science.

Caregivers names two new board members

DERRY — Community Caregivers of Greater Derry welcomes two new members to its board of directors.

Caregivers assists the elderly and disabled with services such as visiting, grocery shopping, light chores, home repair and medical transportation.

Rosemarie Palis of Derry and Mark Wheeler of Bedford are joining the board.

Palis is an office coordinator at Southern NH University.

Wheeler owns a printing company in Manchester.

Both will serve three-year terms. For information, contact Caregivers at 432-0877.

Local musician named top educator

Rose Lemay of Let's Play Music was awarded Kindermusik International's "Inspirational Educator of the Year."

Lemay, known as "Miss Rose" to hundreds of Greater Derry families, was named Kindermusik International's "Inspirational Educator of the Year" on June 4.

Lemay has been offering Kindermusik programming in the area for 15 years and joined the Let's Play Music staff last June.

Kindermusik International awards educators annually who stand out among their peers.

Kindermusik International writes, "She has that beautiful combination of skill, passion, genuine caring and connection, with the energy to always go above and beyond."

For information on Kindermusik with Miss Rose at Let's Play Music, visit or call 425-7575.

Resident named photo finalist

Derry resident Heidi Brouillette has been named a finalist in the Skintimate Studios "Ready for Everything" photo contest.

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