, Derry, New Hampshire

February 20, 2014


Derry News

---- — Join Old Home Day Committee

Have ideas on how to make the 115th Londonderry Old Home Day five-day celebration more fun and exciting? Join the Londonderry Old Home Day Committee on Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Londonderry Town Hall for the next meeting.

There are lots of subcommittees that need volunteers: finance, marketing, baby contest, parade, outside activities, senior night and booths.

Meetings are the third Thursday of every month through July. Visit

Calling all bakers to Mack’s

Mack’s Apples revives its pie contest Feb. 22 at the farm stand on Mammoth Road. People are signing up now to enter the traditional or non-traditional pie categories. A panel of judges will pick the top winners in each category.

Pies should be at Mack’s on contest day by 1:30 p.m. Judging is at 2 p.m.

Call the farm stand at 432-3456 for information.

Bingo for veterans set

American Legion Post 27, 6 Sargent Road, runs bingo for patients at the VA Hospital in Manchester Feb. 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Donations are appreciated or come out and help. Pizza and diet soda will be served. Visit for information.

Fighting fraud program planned

Londonderry Fire Department’s Fraud Fighters Program presents a winter educational program Feb. 26 at 6 p.m. at Londonderry Leach Library.

The program is also sponsored by Londonderry Elder Affairs Committee. It deals with ways to recognize fraud, outsmart scammers and prevent fraud from happening, especially to the elderly.

All are welcome to attend. The library is at 276 Mammoth Road.

Voter registration set

The town's Supervisors of the Checklist are in session March 1 from 10 a.m. to noon at the town offices.

Anyone not previously registered to vote may do so in time for the town/school election March 11. Proof of citizenship, identity and residency is needed or affidavits may be signed.

New Legion post members sought

American Legion Post 27, 6 Sargent Road, seeks new members who have the appropriate military service dates.

The post welcomes men whose fathers or grandfathers are eligible for membership as well as women related to qualified members.

Visit for information about membership.

Moose Hill registration starts

Moose Hill School is now registering children for the 2014-2015 school year. Parents with children who will be 5 years old by Sept. 30, 2014, and live in Londonderry can enroll now.

Call the school at 437-5855 or stop by the school between 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The kindergarten program has two sessions, morning and afternoon.

The morning session is 8:45 to 11:20 a.m. and the afternoon meets from 12:30 to 3:05 p.m. The session is determined by where a student lives in town.

Go birdwatching at Leach Library

Leach Library hosts master birder and author Eric Masterson for a presentation "Birdwatching in New Hampshire." The event is March 20 at 7 p.m.

Masterson is a leading expert on birds and will speak and share anecdotes from his book "Birdwatching in New Hampshire."

The event is free and open to the public. Seating is limited to 90 guests.