DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

November 8, 2012

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East Derry Memorial Elementary students had double duty Nov. 1.

Not only did the school celebrate Halloween since school was canceled Oct. 31, but a mock election was held to honor the nation’s political system.

Students and staff cast their ballots dressed as cowboys, princesses, an astronaut and superheroes.

Trio part of ‘nightmare’

Three Derry residents were part of a restaurant crowd for an upcoming episode of the popular television show “Kitchen Nightmares,” hosted by chef Gordon Ramsay.

The trio — Stephen Zaharias, Patty Zaharias and Debbie Donovan — were in the La Galleria 33 in Boston as part of the “before” crowd prior to Ramsay working his restaurant makeover magic.

Not that kind of shoot

Budding filmmakers twice caught Londonderry residents’ attention Saturday.

First, police were called to Rockingham Road at 5:18 p.m. for a report of two males spray-painting a rock. Seems the suspects were filming a climbing video and no paint was involved.

Then, at 11:37 p.m., a call came in from Bancroft Road for suspicious activity there. Again, would-be filmmakers were shooting an abandoned house. This time they were warned about trespassing and “moved along.”

Seasonal plate?

A Honda Civic with N.H. vanity plates was spotted on Interstate 495 south of the border.

The car carried what appeared to be seasonal license plates: DRAKULA.

Perhaps it was just a phlebotomist, who deals with blood all year long.

Derry is ‘Our Town’

As the Pinkerton Players get ready to perform the classic tale “Our Town” on stage this weekend, theater-goers are invited to pay attention to the story, a classic small-town gathering of interesting characters and families.

The famed Thornton Wilder play takes place in a fictional New Hampshire town, Grover’s Corner, in 1901. The play is performed Nov. 8, 9 and 10 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Stockbridge Theatre.