Derry’s Farmers Market moved out on its own in 2013 following the end of the summer season.
The market was held weekly on Manning Street, but after the Town Council voted to drastically drop its financial support of the market, manager Bev Ferrante announced she would be entering a partnership with the Upper Village Hall and the East Derry Village Improvement Society for future markets.
The winter market is now in full swing on the first and third Saturdays of every month. Next summer, the market will continue to be located in East Derry.
Lights shine on football
Fans of Pinkerton Academy football finally got to watch the Astros run the field under new lights at the stadium. Lights were installed for the first time in 2013, giving football fans a chance to watch home games at night.
Pinkerton was the only Division I Class L school that had no lights on their main football field. The first night game was held Sept. 13 against Manchester Central High School.
Before that, Pinkerton played its home games on Saturday afternoons.
Money was raised through Pinkerton’s “Campaign for Excellence” drive. The lights cost about $150,000. The lights are energy efficient and environmentally friendly, officials said, and now give sports fans a new perspective when it comes to watching fall football in Derry.