, Derry, New Hampshire

November 15, 2012


Derry News

---- — Hear Rachel Revere’s side of the story

Leach Library will host performer Joan Gatturna as Rachel Revere in “The Other Side of the Midnight Ride: A Visit with Rachel Revere” Thursday at 7 p.m. Hear the story of what life was like for the second wife of Revolutionary Boston’s most famous patriot.

Gatturna is a Chautauqua storyteller and actress. Since 1990, she has toured the Northeast bringing her one-woman shows to colleges, libraries, clubs and historical societies. She developed this role with help from the staff at the Paul Revere House.

Bringing to life the story of the Boston Tea Party, the Midnight Ride, and the Siege of Boston, Rachel Revere will describe how she had to keep the home fires burning while her husband fanned the fires of revolution.

This event is free and open to the public, and will be held in the library’s lower-level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

Blood donors needed for drive Nov. 16

Citing the blood shortage caused by Hurricane Sandy, St. Jude’s Parish in Londonderry is hosting its annual fall blood drive with the American Red Cross.

The drive will be held on Friday, Nov. 16, from 1 to 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall at 435 Mammoth Road.

Everyone is invited to donate blood. In addition, Saint Jude volunteers will bring homemade baked goods, chili and soup.

For more information on the drive, email Vinny Curro at

Prudential Verani holds clothing drive

For the 11th year, Prudential Verani Realty will be collecting coats from all over the state and distributing them to charities in need.

In past years, the drive has brought in more than 12,000 coats. The team at Verani Realty looks to make 2012 another banner year of bringing warmth to those who need it in New Hampshire.

If you have coats that you would like to donate, there are five primary drop-off locations in Verani Realty office lobbies. The locations are 165 South River Road in Bedford, 1 Verani Way in Londonderry, 187 Main Dunstable in Nashua, 111 Maplewood Avenue in Portsmouth and 236 North Broadway in Salem.

For more information, visit

Marching band to play at Monarchs’ game

Londonderry High School’s marching band, The Marching Lancers, are set to play during a hockey game between the Worcester Sharks and the Manchester Monarchs.

On Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m., the marching band will fill sections 201, 202 and 226 of the Verizon Wireless Arena. The marching band and color guard will once again take to the ice to perform during the first intermission.

Tickets are now being sold for sections 203, 204 and 225. These tickets are available at a special discounted price of $12. They can be purchased by calling Mary Wing Soares at 247-1679 or by email at

Tickets will also be available Wednesday, Dec 5, before the Friends of Music meeting at 6:30 p.m. at Londonderry High School and on Dec. 6 during the band rehearsal from 6 to 7:30 p.m.