, Derry, New Hampshire

November 8, 2012


Derry News

---- — Donate blood 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

Tax bills in the mail

The town sent out tax bills last week. Payment is due by Dec. 3.

Any property owner who does not receive a bill by Nov. 8 is asked to call the office at 432-1100, Ext. 196, to make sure the town has the correctmailing address.

Police shooting sessions happen now

The Londonderry Police Department is conducting its annual low-light shooting sessions during the first three weeks of November.

The shooting sessions begin around 6 p.m. and conclude around 8 p.m. There will be no shooting sessions scheduled for any of the weekends.

This training will be conducted at the Londonderry Police Department’s firing range.

Londonderry High hosts floral workshop

On Friday, Nov.16, Londonderry High School will offer a floral workshop featuring Jim Giguere from Countryside Florist.

Thanksgiving floral arrangements and centerpieces will be completed and ready to take home that night. The cost is $35, which includes all materials.

All proceeds go to LHS Parent Teacher Student Organization teacher grants and scholarship funds.

Registration forms are available at; advance payment is required.

For more information, call Missy at 490-2610.

Make cards for troops

On Sunday, Nov. 11, residents are invited to make their Christmas cards to be sent to military personnel serving overseas.

From 1 to 4 p.m., kits will be available for purchase for $2 at the Londonderry Lions Hall, at 256 Mammoth Road.

The event is sponsored by Special Occasion of New Hampshire.

The goal for Operation Christmas Cards is 175,000 cards; all proceeds will be sent to OCC to cover the cost of postage.

Scouts collect food

Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts delivered Scouting for Food door hangers for the annual food drive last weekend.

On Saturday, Nov. 10, the Scouts will return to collect the donated nonperishable food items left outside, to be taken to the Londonderry Central Fire Station.

The food will then be sorted and packed by Scouts at the Central Fire Station, and be picked up that same day by the Londonderry pantries.

Santa comes to South School

On Saturday, Dec. 1, from 8 to 11 a.m. residents are invited to have breakfast with Santa Claus.

There will be all-you-can-eat pancakes and sausage from 8 to 10:30 a.m., a candy cane walk, photo opportunities and a holiday store.

For more information, email Cheryl Hass at or Linda Boyd at