, Derry, New Hampshire

March 20, 2014


Derry News

---- — Local author hosts book signing

Local health and wellness professional Brenda Girolamo hosts a book signing to offer her new book, “Psalms of the Dragonfly Turtle” on March 22 from 2 to 3:30 p.m. at Coffeeberries at Apple Tree Mall.

Girolamo’s book features inspiration from her own personal challenge to write one thing daily for a year. The one-year project turned into longer event, producing hundreds of writings and inspirations. The book features 150 of those inspirational messages from what Girolamo calls a “most unexpected journey of love, transformation, wisdom and healing.”

Library host birdwatching event

Leach Library hosts a program “Birdwatching in New Hampshire” March 20 at 7 p.m.

The program features master birder and author Eric Masterson, who will offer an audio-visual presentation on birding around the state with photos and anecdotes taken from his book “Birdwatching in New Hampshire.”

The program is free and will be held in the library’s lower level meeting room. Light refreshments will be served.

Legion sponsors veteran bingo

American Legion Post 27 runs a bingo event for patients at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Manchester. The next event is March 24 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

Donations are appreciated or anyone is welcome to stop by.

It’s time for ‘Crocodile Rock’

Leach Library presents all things crocodile with a program for children on March 24 from 4 to 5 p.m. The program includes stories and crafts.

Children will learn all about crocodiles, where they live and what they eat. Participants will also learn to dance the “Crocodile Rock.”

Advance registration can be done by stopping by the library’s Children’s Room or call 432-1127.

Fraud Fighters program offered

Londonderry’s Elder Affairs Committee hosts an AARP New Hampshire Volunteer Fraud Fighters program March 26 at 6 p.m. at Leach Library, 276 Mammoth Road.

Learn how to recognize fraud, outsmart scammers and prevent fraud from happening. All are welcome to attend.

Legion remembers Vietnam War

American Legion Post 27 at 6 Sargent Road hosts a celebration of the 50th anniversary Vietnam War Commemorative Recognition Day on March 29 from 1 to 5 p.m. at the post home.

A potluck meal will be served. All current members and their guests are welcome to attend.

“Romancing the Drones” is April 12

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire presents “Romancing the Drones” on April 12 at 11 a.m. The program includes a panel discussion on types of drones and how they are used for surveillance.

On hand for the discussion will be a drone pilot, a design engineer and a systems developer. Also discussed will be a recently introduced bill in the N.H. Legislature that would restrict some uses of drones throughout the Granite State.

The program is part of the museum’s Second Saturday schedule of events. The program is free with the price of museum admission. The museum is located at 27 Navigator Road. Call 669-4820 or visit

Report honors longtime officer

Londonderry’s town report is honoring the memory of one of its longtime police staff.

Russell Goodnow’s photo appears on this year’s report. He was the longest serving police officer in the department’s history, serving from 1975 to 2013.

Goodnow died in 2013, but the town honored his memory with a special tribute in the report. Reports are available at the town offices and Leach Library.