From the Holmes family to all, a very happy holiday albeit religious or secular. May you all have a merry Christmas, a Hanukkah that was filled with peace, a wonderfully family-centered Kwanza, a holly, jolly Festivus, a generous Boxing Day and Aselah Malakim to both stranger and friend, regardless of whether you be green, orange or in-between. May your new year be filled with laughter, prosperity and good health. Dona Nobis Pacem.
Rick Holmes is the official town historian of Derry. His office hours at the Municipal Center are Mondays from 8 a.m. to noon and Wednesdays from 4 to 7 p.m. Several of his books on local history are available at Mack’s Apples and Derry’s libraries.