---- — Town water line flushing continues
The town is flushing lines throughout its municipal water distribution system.
Now through Nov. 8, flushing is happening in the areas at Montgomery Farm off Overlook Drive, including Fordway Extension, Beacon Hill Road and Settlers Lane, and the Scobie Pond area up to and including By-Pass 28, Daniel, Debbie, Datillo, Eastgate Roads, Olde Country Estates and Linlew Drive.
The work is done to remove any sediment from the water lines that may accumulate. It is conducted every year. The flushing usually progresses from the Derry/Londonderry line along Route 28 south and east across town. Heavy commercial users will be notified by the town prior to work being done in their areas. Any residential customers with special needs such as in-house dialysis equipment should contact the Public Works office to make locations known.
The work may result in intermittent periods of brown or rusty water. This is not a health concern, but officials say the water’s taste may be temporarily affected and staining could occur with laundry.
While every effort is made to flush the lines until they run clean, some residue could remain in service lines. Customers should run their lines for several minutes before doing laundry.
Any questions can be directed to Public Works at 432-6144.
Library hosts ‘One Spooky Night’
Derry Public Library will be hosting its yearly Halloween event for families, “One Spooky Night” on Wednesday, Oct. 23, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
At 6:30 p.m. will be the first Shadow Puppet Show with spooky stories and shadow puppet show in the Children’s Room. At 7 p.m., trick or treat throughout the library for non-food prizes at every public desk.
At 7:30 p.m., it’s the second Shadow Puppet Show. This year, it’s even bigger, with stations around the library for games, fortune telling, spooky stories and more.
Bank leads kids’ coat collection
Enterprise Bank has begun its 19th annual coat drive to collect gently worn coats for children in need.
Collected coats will be distributed through the Coats for Kids Distribution Partners network. The drive runs through Jan. 11.
Library to host Holmes event
Derry Public Library hosts a program dealing with the great detective Sherlock Holmes and why he is so popular. The program is Oct. 19 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. at the library, 64 East Broadway.
Presenter is Ann McClellan with many years of experience of teaching and information on Holmes and his literary and historical value.
All are invited to attend. Call for information at 432-6140.
Craft fair setfor Oct. 19
Pinkerton Academy Alumni Association hosts its 21st annual arts and crafts fair on Oct. 19 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Hackler gymnasium.
The fair features more than 150 crafts, children’s activities, free parking and admission. Call for information at 437-5217.
Aurora hosts harvest bake sale
Aurora Senior Living facility, 20 Chester Road, hosts its Harvest Bake Sale on Oct. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Proceeds from the sale will benefit the Sonshine Soup Kitchen. For information, call Aurora at 432-3801.
Town surplusput on block
The town’s annual surplus auction is set for Oct. 26 at the Derry police station on Municipal Drive.
Every year, town departments put surplus equipment on the auction block. Items sold include furniture, bicycles, office supplies, vehicles and much more. A complete list of auction items will appear soon on the town website.
Holiday Craft Fair has lots to offer
Derry Village School will host the 37th annual Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 28 S. Main St.
There will be 45 crafters or more, raffles, children’s games, refreshments, a bake sale, photo booth and a chance to see Santa.
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