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November 29, 2012

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Holiday hardware?

Londonderry School Board members honored Matthew Thornton principal Carol Mack at a meeting Nov. 20. Mack was named the state PTA’s choice for top administrator.

Mack received her award at the state awards event Nov. 16.

“She has it at home, for sure, on her mantle,” School Board member Nancy Hendricks said.

A big entrance ...

Santa is expected to make a grand entrance again this year at the Londonderry Rotary Club’s annual tree-lighting ceremony on Sunday, Dec. 2.

The event will be held on the Town Common at 4 p.m. It includes caroling, cider, hot chocolate and other holiday treats.

Rotarians also invite everyone attending to bring nonperishable food items to support the St. Jude’s food pantry.

And, rumor has it, Santa and Mrs. Claus will arrive in a unique sleigh.

Signs, signs, everywhere a sign

The town of Derry has five new signs to welcome everyone to town from various directions.

Town Administrator John Anderson said it was time for some upgrades.

“The old ones were worn out pretty well,” he said.

The new signs say “Welcome to Derry” and on the reverse a big “Thank you” for visiting and an invitation come again.

Santa needs a job

An SUV zooming around Derry recently spelled out a holiday message on the license plate: SANTACL.

It seems Santa was looking for some side jobs. A sign on the side of the vehicle said “Santa Claus is coming to town. Book now!”

Penne, linguine, more

Staff from Rig A’ Tony’s Italian Takeout were making a statement during Saturday’s holiday parade in Derry.

Workers walked the parade route, tossing bags of pasta to the crowd.

“Don’t overcook the pasta,” one staffer called out. “Remember, it’s al dente!”

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