DerryNews.com, Derry, New Hampshire

July 11, 2013

SPECTATOR


Derry News

---- — Balancing act

The owner of a white convertible has life figured out.

The car, spotted on Interstate 93, carries the N.H. vanity plate: “WRK&PLY.”

Banner days

Always prepared, members of Derry’s Heritage Commission recited the Pledge of Allegiance at its recent meeting, complete with an American flag ready and able. Commission member Elaine Connors retrieved a small flag from her tote bag just in time for the Pledge.

“I keep it in my car,” she said.

Salute ‘The Hoff’

People traveling around Derry are always looking for the perfect photo opportunity.

One couple recently stopped at Cumberland Farms on Broadway to snap a photo of themselves with a life-sized cutout of American television personality David Hasselhoff, standing in front of the store advertising Cumberland Farms’ products.

Spell check, please?

Some of those responsible for the signs that advertise daily specials or services for sale may need to consult a dictionary a little more often.

Two signs in Derry needed a spell check recently.

A thrift shop advertised its “bargin” prices and a restaurant celebrated summer with “birds churping” and the sun “shineing.”

Blooming business

Every year Hoodkroft Country Club in Derry celebrates the season in a blooming big way.

Workers at the golf course have planted rows of bright yellow marigolds every year for a long time, spelling out the word “HOODKROFT” in flowers.

The marigold banner is growing strong at the front of the club’s main putting green area.

Jack or the giant?

Londonderry police took an unusual theft report Friday.

Someone came to the station to report the theft of a beanpole on Rockingham Road.

The police log didn’t indicate whether beans were taken, too.