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January 31, 2013

LONDONDERRY BRIEFS

Learn about American chestnut

Leach Library hosts “American Chestnut Restoration and Recovery” presented by wildlife biologist Curtis Laffin on Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. at the library on Mammoth Road.

Hudson resident Laffin is a retired U.S. Fish and Game ranger and is an active volunteer with the American Chestnut Foundation.

The event will explore the history of the tree and how it was doomed to an attack of the lethal chestnut blight.

The program is cosponsored by the Londonderry Conservation Commission and is free to the public. Call for information at 432-1132.

Filing period

ends Feb. 1

The filing period for anyone hoping to run for town office ends Feb. 1.

Open positions include town council, town clerk/tax collector, budget committee, library trustees and town treasurer.

Anyone wanting to file for office can contact the town clerk’s office at town hall, 268B Mammoth Road.

Office hours are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. You must be a registered voter to run for office.

School plans wellness fair

Matthew Thornton Elementary School hosts its fourth annual wellness fair scheduled for Feb. 13 from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Londonderry High School cafe and lobby.

Vendors include area physicians, dentists, fire and emergency officials, fitness and nutrition experts, Parkland Medical Center, Elliot Hospital, and much more.

There will be demonstrations featuring fitness including zumba, karate and kickboxing.

For information, call 434-9261.

Macaroni-and-cheese entry takes third

Debbie Curtin took a third-place finish in the recent New Hampshire Granite State Dairy Promotion’s macaroni-and-cheese cook-off in Concord.

Curtin won the prize for her “Mac and Cheez-It” offering in the “NH Made Category,” where she had to utilize products from the Granite State for her cheesy casserole.

Curtin was perfecting her entry right up until last weekend’s contest, saying there was a secret ingredient she could not reveal as part of her recipe.

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