, Derry, New Hampshire

June 13, 2013


Derry News

---- — Taylor Library says ‘thank you’

Taylor Library invites everyone to an open house on June 13 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the library, 49 East Derry Road.

The event is to thank everyone who supported the library during the town budget season. Call 432-7186 for information.

Daisies are in bloom

Local Daisy Girls Scouts are helping a children’s garden grow at the Robert Frost Farm. The girls visited the farm recently to help with some planting duties and will return throughout the season to help with more gardening work, including helping plant bulbs in the fall.

The work will go to help support Scout badge requirements.

The Children’s Garden at the Frost Farm is a project under the watchful eye of the Derry Garden Club. The club’s members bring in youth every year to help tend the garden that is located at the side of the famed poet’s Derry farmhouse on Route 28.

Council approves Don Ball pavilion

At a meeting June 4, town councilors approved a plan for Derry Village Rotarians to build a pavilion at Don Ball Park off Humphrey Road.

The pavilion will offer a spot for families to rest out of the sun and enjoy the park. There will be no cost to the town as all services and materials will be donated.

Once finished, the pavilion will be then under the control of the Recreation Department.

Hyla Brook poetry series continues

The Robert Frost Farm’s Hyla Brook reading series continues June 13 at 6:30 p.m. with an appearance by the third annual Frost Farm poetry prize winner Caki Wilkinson of Sewanee, Tenn.

She will be joined by Hyla Brook member and poet Bob Moore.

The reading series is free and open to the public. An open mic event follows the reading. All are invited to share their works.

Wilkinson’s poem “Arts and Crafts” won the prestigious prize out of more than 500 entries from around the world.

The Hyla Brook Poets’ monthly writing workshop meets on the third Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. at its summer home at the Frost Farm. The next workshop meets June 15. For information, contact Robert Crawford at or visit

Farmers market opens June 19

The Derry Farmers Market opens for the season on June 19 at the Manning Street parking lot in front of the town municipal center.

This is the fourth year for the market, held every Wednesday 3 to 7 p.m. through Sept. 25. Call market manager Bev Ferrante at 434-8974 for information.

Vacation Bible School offered

Trinitey Assembly of God, 53 North Main St., offers a summer Bible School program, “Kingdom Rock,” from June 23-27 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. The program is free and open to children ages 4 through fifth grade.

There will be Bible adventures, crafts, games, music and snacks. Call for information at 434-0408.

Garden club members honored

At the annual meeting of the NH Federation of Garden Clubs, Michelle Mensinger of Derry was installed as the new president. Her theme for her term in office will be “Bee Aware, Bee Concerned, Be A Friend to Pollinators.” Lolly Fleming of Derry was installed as the new recording secretary.

The Derry club received a Silver Seal Citation for club webmaster Frank Mulone. Life Membership awards went to Judy Motta and Bertha Donovan. For programs involving the youth at the Greater Derry Boys and Girls Club, the club received the Joyce Kimball Horticulture Award and The Take A Child By The Hand Award.

The club’s publicity book, put together by Kathy Bibeau, received a first-place award, as well as a National Garden Club certificate of commendation for placing second nationally. Second-place awards were given to the Derry Garden Club scrapbook designed by Deede Loffler designed and to the Club Yearbook. Additionally, the Derry Garden Club was recognized for their growth in membership with a National Garden Club GROW Award.

Town applies for Wal-Mart grant

The Derry Human Services Department will apply for a $1,000 Wal-Mart Community Grant. The town has received these grants for 10 years and money goes to offset the cost of the food pantry items and other personal items purchased by Human Services for clients in need.

Macy’s supports Boys and Girls Club

Macy’s is partnering with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry and invites customers to participate in the store’s eighth annual national campaign “Shop for a Cause” charity shopping spree.

The local club will sell passes for $5 each and shoppers can head to Macy’s on Aug. 24 and purchase items with 100 percent of each shopping pass sold going back to support the club and its programs for youth in the Greater Derry area.

For information call 434-6695 or stop by the Boys and Girls Club at 40 East Derry Road.