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December 19, 2013

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Winter market continues Dec. 21

The next winter farmers market will be held Dec. 21 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Upper Village Hall in East Derry.

The market continues through March on the first and third Saturdays of the month. Vendors are selling produce, baked goods, seafood, jewelry and more. Call 434-8974 for information.

Caregivers honor their own

Community Caregivers of Greater Derry hosted its holiday open house on Dec. 11 to honor volunteers and clients that make up the organization’s mission to provide independence to the disabled and elderly in the Greater Derry and surrounding communities.

Volunteers who have served Caregivers for numerous years were also honored. Santa Claus was also on hand to hear people’s wish lists and hopes for the holidays.

Caregivers offers volunteer help to clients including transportation, visitation, light chores, and other tasks. A Loaner’s Closet is also located at the office at 58 East Broadway offering medical supplies people can borrow including canes, walkers and other supplies.

Shepard sign needs help

A sign on the historic property belonging to the family of America’s first man in space Alan B. Shepard Jr. needs some tender loving care.

A Shepard sign on the East Derry land needs some upgrades and improvements, according to Conservation Commission Chairman Margie Ives.

Ives said the sign has stood on the property for a long time and it’s getting extremely faded. Ives said anyone with ideas on how to move forward with updating the sign, or a group of Scout that might like to adopt the sign as a community service project can contact her via the Conservation Commission at 434-6539.

Thrift shop needs donations

The Marion Gerrish Community Center thrift shop needs donations. Donations are accepted at the center on West Broadway during regular operating hours, Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Currently the thrift shop could use linens like bedding, towels and blankets, and also winter clothing for all ages. Other items always welcome are housewares, decorative items, children’s items and toys, small appliances, books, jewelry, CDs and small furniture.

All proceeds from the thrift shop go directly into the community center’s upkeep and programs.

The center is located at 39 West Broadway. For information call 434-8866.

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