, Derry, New Hampshire


July 3, 2014


Humane Society is back in action

The Greater Derry Humane Society invites all to attend a meeting Thursday, July 10, at 7 p.m. at the Marion Gerrish Community Center.

The Society is starting over with new ideas and fresh faces. They invite anyone interested in animals to attend. The meeting is in Room 2A.

Call 434-1512 or visit

Garden club to meet July 11

The Derry Garden Club will meet Friday, July 11, at 10 a.m. The meeting is held at the Robert Frost Farm on Route 28.

The program is “Backyard Herbs: Healing, Beautiful, Delicious,” featuring clinical herbalists Maria Noel Groves from Wintergreen Botanicals.

The public is welcome to attend. Those attending are asked to bring bag lunches. Beverages and desserts are provided. Call 434-0578.

Community Caregivers hosts open house

Community Caregivers of Greater Derry hosts an open house Tuesday, July 15.

The event runs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at the Masonic Lodge, 58 East Broadway. All are welcome to stop by, meet the staff and learn more about volunteering for Caregivers.

There will be hot dogs and other food donated by local businesses. Caregivers assist the elderly and disabled with services to help them remain independent in their homes.

Call 432-0877 or visit

Derry Rotary welcomes members

The Derry Rotary Club meets every Thursday at noon at the Marion Gerrish Community Center, 39 West Broadway.

Call Sam Gray at 432-5851 to learn about becoming a member.

Republican women complete training

Local activists Jodi Schaffer Nelson and Terri Hampton recently graduated from Vesta Roy Excellence in Public Service Series.

The series is a political leadership training program for New Hampshire Republican women who have an interest in politics and public service.

During a series of monthly meetings from September to June, the program provides both informational and skill-building sessions to give participants the confidence to turn interest into activism. Past topics included gender psychology, running a meeting, using social media, writing a biography and press release, an overview of New Hampshire government, interview techniques, Republican Party structure, running a campaign, fundraising, and public speaking

The women will use what they learn in the local political forum. Hampton is running for state representative and Nelson is involved in two political campaigns and several community organizations.

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