Restaurants raise nearly $30,000
BEDFORD — Copper Door Restaurants in Bedford and Salem hosted their annual Wicked Scary Week from Oct. 24-31, a week-long fundraiser for FEEDNH.org.
In just one week $29,780 was raised. Copper Door guests were treated to festive décor and special menus all week as well as the chance to donate $20 to spin the wheel for prizes. Copper Door’s staff presented FEEDNH.org’s Tanya Randolph with a check to benefit the FEEDNH.org mission to strengthen New Hampshire communities through philanthropic collaboration, dedicated employee involvement and volunteerism benefiting local families, elderly, education, and disadvantaged.
Study calls Derry safe community
DERRY — A study is finding Derry to be a safe place to live.
Security-based review, comparison and news site Security Baron analyzed FBI rankings of crime rates to find out what the top 50 safest cities are in New Hampshire, and what their safety score is.
The analysis found that Derry (population 33,382) emerged on the list with a safety score of 83.86. The city has a violent crime rate of 1.14 per 1,000 people and a rate of 10.9 property crimes per 1,000 citizens.
It was also found that the safest city in New Hampshire is Sandown with a safety score of 90.47 and a rate of just 2.67 property crimes per 1,000 people. The city also has a violent crime rate of 0.16 per 1,000 citizens.
Security Baron created an infographic to view the top 50 safest cities in New Hampshire, along with their safety scores and other interesting crime statistics at https://securitybaron.com/safe-cities/new-hampshire.
Mall unveils new play zone
SALEM — The Mall at Rockingham Park unveils its first-ever children's play area, a "Disney Junior Play Zone."
Children from the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Salem will be the first group to be able to play in the new space. A ribbon-cutting ceremony was planned.
The new Disney play zone features an open concept floor plan with physical and digital activities with popular Disney themes such as "Vampirina" "Muppet Babies," "Mickey and the Roadster Racers," and Disney Junior's "T.O.T.S" or Tiny Ones Transportation Service.
The space is geared to children ages 10 and younger. The new space also includes mobile charging stations and comfortable seating.