, Derry, New Hampshire

November 21, 2013


Derry News

---- — Dispose of household hazardous waste

Derry joins with Londonderry for a fall household hazardous waste collection event on Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Nelson Fields in Londonderry.

People are encouraged to clear out their homes of hazardous materials and dispose of them properly at this collection. Some items to be collected include cleaners, antifreeze, gasoline, chemicals, pesticides, insect repellent, polishes, solvents, thinners and much more.

A complete list of acceptable items is available by calling Public Works at 432-1100, Ext. 137.

Board positions still open

The town still has a few vacancies for various boards. Open spots include one alternate position for Planning Board, term expiring 2014; one alternate Zoning Board position, expires 2015; and Southern NH Planning Commission, one alternate position expiring 2016.

Anyone interested in these jobs can contact the Town Clerk or visit the town online for information.

Firefighters collect toys

The Professional Firefighters of Derry 4392 are hosting the Toys for Tots drive through Dec. 11.

Bring new, unwrapped toys to the fire station at 131 East Broadway.

Lions will have trees to sell

The Derry Lions Club hosts its annual Christmas tree sale at Citizens Bank Plaza. Tree sales begin Nov. 30 and continue until all trees are sold.

Hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. All proceeds from the sale will support Lions Club missions and projects, including free eyeglasses and exams for residents in need.

Club hosts greens workshop

The December program for the Derry Garden Club will be the annual “Greens Workshop.” Members will bring greens to share and containers for their own use in creating centerpieces or wreaths for the holidays.

The public is welcome to attend this meeting on Dec. 6 at 10 a.m. at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry, 40 Hampstead Road.

There will be an optional cookie swap with recipes for members. Donations will be collected for the local food pantry. Visit or call 434-0578.

Lights, cameras, action Dec. 7

A tree lighting and visit with Santa Claus are set for Dec. 7 at Burlington Self-Storage, 4 Linlew Drive. The event is free and open to the public.

Santa visits from 3 to 6 p.m. and the tree lighting is at 6:30 p.m. There will be photos, treats and cocoa, Toys for Tots drive and a nonperishable food drive to benefit the Sonshine Soup Kitchen. For information, call the Chamber at 432-8205.

Check out Girl Scouting

Girls in grades K-12 are invited to learn more about getting involved in Girl Scouts. There are many programs for girls and for adults to lead or volunteer.

More than 12,000 girls are involved in Scouting throughout New Hampshire and Vermont. To learn more visit

Twirling in the holidays

The Red Star Twirlers are ready for the holidays and will be twirling this season for a good cause. The local baton group will present its annual holiday show, “Bells for Christmas Present,” on Dec. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Derry Opera House on West Broadway.

The show is for all ages; tickets are $5. Tickets are on sale at Veterans Hall, 31 West Broadway on Tuesday and Thursday evenings; at Halligan Tavern; or 30 minutes before showtime on Dec. 14.