Council approves ‘paper’ street request
The Town Council approved a citizen request to release a portion of Schurman Road at a meeting Jan. 7.
Schurman Road residents David and Rebecca Zbieg submitted a request to have a portion of that road released from public servitude in order to build a garage.
That means the land is now released from public use. The property was dedicated back in 1964 as part of Colonial Estates, but was never developed. The land falls between 17 and 15 Schurmann Drive
Abutters now have the rights to the center of the former right-of-way, measuring 210 by 42 feet, and would then have to prepare their own survey work and deed showing new property boundaries.
Seniors will enjoy special snow day
Derry Parks and Recreation will host a “Senior Snow Day” for local senior citizens on Jan. 22 from noon to 2 p.m. at Alexander-Carr lodge off Pierce Avenue.
Parks and Recreation will provide some yummy treats for guests; everyone is asked to bring a dish to share.
Admission is free, but limited to adults 50 years of age and over. Those wishing to attend need to get a ticket from the Parks and Recreation office at Veterans Hall. Tickets are limited so register early.
Call 432-6140 for information or visit derry-nh.org.
Potter’s Bowl serves up spirit
Community Caregivers of Greater Derry hosts its ninth annual Potter’s Bowl on Jan. 31 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Promises to Keep on Route 28.
For $35, guests can eat as much soup as they want, provided by local businesses and restaurants, and also enjoy a silent auction. Guests get to choose a handcrafted bowl and take it home at the end of the night. Call 432-0877 for tickets and information or stop by the Caregivers’ office at 58 East Broadway.
Alexander-Carr offers winter fun
The Alexander-Carr Park and lodge is now open for winter activities, weather and snow permitting. The park is home to a sledding hill, heated lodge with concession stand and other seasonal activities for families to enjoy.
The park is open Fridays from 3 to 7 p.m., Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Sundays from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Times and days are subject to change. Call 432-6136 for a schedule and more information.
Midwinter Authors Day at library
Derry Public Library hosts a “Midwinter Authors Day” on Feb. 1 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. The day features authors Lyn Miller-Lachmann, Terry Farish, Brendan Halpin, N. Griffin and Erin Bowman. The event is for ages 12 through adult.
Participants will get tips on writing, how to secure agents, how to get a book deal and more. Bring your own work as an open mic will follow. Call 432-6140 for information.
Underground Railroad program set
Derry Public Library hosts a program “The Underground Railroad in New England” on Feb. 8 at 1:30 p.m. The program is in recognition of Black History Month and includes a talk and slide show presented by Eleanor Strang, retired director of Kelley Library in Salem.
Admission is free and the public is invited. Call 432-6140 for information. The library is located at 64 East Broadway.