, Derry, New Hampshire

December 13, 2012


Derry News

---- — Adams Pond discussion set

Conservation Commission Chairman Margie Ives invites the public and members of town groups to attend a discussion about how to preserve Adams Pond.

The meeting is set for Dec. 13 at 7 p.m. at Derry Public Library. The public is invited to attend.

A dam at the pond is owned privately. Town councilors voted not to have the town take control of the failing structure.

Many people are concerned about what may happen to the pond if the dam is removed.

“We will put our thinking caps on to see what sorts of ideas we can come up with,” Ives said, “to brainstorm possible solutions.”

Ives said she is invited other groups in town to attend, including the Beaver Lake Improvement Society, Go Green Committee, Heritage Commission and anyone interested in Adams Pond.

“Just look in the history books to see the history of the pond,” Ives said. “It’s very interesting.”

Best Sunday breakfast

First Parish Church in East Derry serves up its Best Breakfast every Sunday now through May.

The menu includes eggs any style, omelets, bacon, sausage, pancakes, beverages, home fries and muffins.

The cost is $6.50 for adults, $5.50 for children 12 and under, and seniors 62 and older. Call for information at 434-0628.

Democrats celebrate election results

The Derry Democrats hosted a victory party this week to celebrate recent election victories and thank all that helped through the busy season.

New Derry state Reps. Mary Till and Betsy Burtis join the ranks representing the Democratic Party, along with eight Republicans.

All state representatives were officially sworn into office last week.

It’s not too late to get a tree

St. Mark’s Lodge 44 Free and Accepted Masons continue holiday Christmas tree sales at the lodge, 58 East Broadway.

Trees are freshly cut and being sold for donations of $30 and up. Tree sales will be held until all are sold.

Derry Lions Club members also are selling trees at the Citizens Bank plaza at the corner of Tsienneto Road and Crystal Avenue.

All tree sales support the organizations’ community missions and outreach projects throughout the year.

Farmers market continues for winter

The Derry Farmers Market continues through the winter every first and third Saturday now through March.

The markets are held at the Upper Village Hall, 52 East Derry Road.

Seasonal produce, handcrafted items, musical entertainment and much more are provided at the markets. Call market director Beverly Ferrante for information at 434-8974.

Giving tree needs help

The town’s Giving Tree stands in the lobby of the municipal center on Manning Street and donations are still being accepted.

The Derry Community Fund and Sonshine Soup Kitchen will help distribute items to those families and individuals in need this holiday season.

There is still time to drop off items for the Soup Kitchen up through Dec. 18 or send donations to: Sonshine Soup Kitchen, 4 Crystal Avenue, Derry, 03038.

There are designated donation boxes in the lobby for the collection of items.