---- — Good dog, Sesame
Nick Zaharias of Derry was out with his dog Sesame during a recent snowstorm.
Sesame, an 11-year-old Shiba Inu, isn’t much of a barker, Zaharias said, but he was barking up a storm that morning.
It seems an elderly neighbor had slipped on the ice and was lying on the ground.
Sesame, our canine hero this week, noticed and wouldn’t stop sounding the alarm until Zaharias paid attention to the neighbor’s dilemma.
Thanks to Sesame, all ended well. The neighbor wasn’t seriously hurt and was soon back on his feet.
As for Sesame, he got a well-deserved new bone.
Ice Capades in Londonderry
Debris from the sky? Burglars on the roof?
No, it was big chunks of ice falling from the house roof onto the porch roof that prompted a Mammoth Road resident to call police last week.
“Caller reports she just heard a loud crash on her roof, and she is afraid to go out and look,” dispatch reported in the log.
Fortunately, Londonderry’s finest didn’t share her fear and investigated.
The roof seemed none the worse for the event and all was reported well.
Early wake-up call
Londonderry High School’s Marching Lancers were tired after their long bus ride to Maryland Saturday for their second inaugural parade trip.
After a day on the bus, after an appropriately patriotic and enthusiastic sendoff that morning, the Lancers were ready for bed before a big day of touring Baltimore.
That well-deserved sleep was interrupted just before 3 a.m. when the fire alarms sounded and the hotel had to be evacuated.
Fortunately, drumline captain Dalton Gyorda reported, there was no fire and the Lancers were soon tucked safely back into bed.