, Derry, New Hampshire


September 19, 2013


See you soon

Londonderry's Planning Board gave conditional approval last week to the massive Woodmont Commons plan.

Developer Michael Kettenbach thanked everyone for their support in the long process and said they would be back before the board soon.

"It will be a frequent occurrence," Planning Board Chairman Art Rugg said.

It was a real garden party

The Derry Garden Club recently celebrated its 78th birthday.

Members attended a special meeting and luncheon. Many wore their finest garden hats and elegant lacy gloves.

Member Sylvia Roberts also wore her finest gloves — hot pink garden gloves — and announced to her friends that lunch would soon be ready.

"For all you special, elegant ladies in your hats," she said, "you can take the girl out of the garden, but you can't take the garden out of the girl."

Give a dog a bone

Ernest P. Barka Elementary School is jumping on the bandwagon to help pets in need. Every classroom at the school has a donation box so supplies can be collected as part of a local woman's quest to support the Manchester Animal Shelter.

Lori Trickel runs a pet-stting business, Lucky Paws, and is spearheading the campaign. Trickel has two children at Barka. Visit

Apple police out in forcThese trees aren't for climbing

Mack's Apples in Londonderry was brimming with not only trees full of apples this past weekend, but visitors hoping to pick bags of the fall fruit straight from the tree.

To keep order, Mack's has its own version of the "apple police" out in force, people in bright red shirts wandering between the orchard rows to make sure everyone is safe and not climbing the trees to find the perfect apple.

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