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July 18, 2013

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Derry News

---- — Eagle Scout tackles Low property

Tyler Pascucci, a member of Boy Scout Troop 405, is flying like an Eagle and hopes to earn that award by finishing up a project at the Low conservation property off Hubbard Hill Road.

Tyler is working this summer on the property's trail system. He will be creating new trails and marking them so visitors can find their way around the land easier. When all is completed, he hopes he will earn his Eagle award, the highest achievement a Boy Scout can earn.

He presented his official Eagle Scout plan to Conservation Commission members back in May and is now working at the property to get the job done, hopefully by August.

Evening book sale is planned

The Friends of the Derry Libraries host an evening book sale on July 23 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the library on East Broadway.

Proceeds support programs at the Derry Public and Taylor Libraries and purchase museum passes which are made available to library patrons. Call for information at 432-5604.

Obedience classes begin next week

The Greater Derry Humane Society Inc. begins a new series of dog obedience classes on July 22.

The six-week session is held on Mondays from 7 to 8 p.m. at Salty Lane Farm in Derry. Classes include basic obedience commands, as well as tips on grooming, discipline, behavioral modification, nutrition and more. If interested, call 434-1512 or visit derryhumanesociety.com.

Dig into your family tree's roots

Derry Public Library hosts an adult summer reading program event, "Digging Into Derry: Genealogy," on July 22 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at the library, 64 East Broadway.

Join former Derry Public Library reference librarian and certified genealogist Christine Sharbrough for an informative evening about digging for your family roots using the tools and resources available at the library.

Dam work near completion

Public Works Director Michael Fowler reported recently that the Beaver Meadow dam work is nearing its end after a longer than expected work time.

"It's been along project," Fowler said. "We didn't expect it to take this long."

Fowler told town councilors that substantial progress has been made on the dam in East Derry since it was reported as failing several months ago.

Construction crews have filled in the dam's voids with specialized chemical grouting to keep the structure secure.

The weather hasn't helped the time frame, Fowler said, as projects were slowed a bit by rainy days.

But the end is near.

Fowler also thanked the residents living near the dam for their patience through the construction work.

Birch Heights offers ID protection tips

Birch Heights retirement facility, 7 Kendall Pond Road, offers a program about fraud and identity theft on July 27 at 10 a.m. at the facility.

The program is presented by Granite State Credit Union representatives. To reserve a spot, call 425-7755. The program is free.