Running camp set for July at Pinkerton

DERRY — The Greater Derry Running Camp for boys and girls in fifth grade and above will be held from July 23-27 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Pinkerton Academy track.

The cost is $80 per child, $95 for late sign-up after July 9.

There is a focus on cross-country, but is also appropriate for anyone who wants to get in shape for a fall sport.

There will be daily runs, lectures, games, relays, movies, and an end-of-the-week 2 mile and 5K race with awards.

Direct questions to Amy Bernard via email at or call 548-7470.

Legion baseball tryouts are May 19

DERRY — The Lester W. Chase Post 9 Legion baseball teams will be holding tryouts on Saturday, May 19, from noon to 4 p.m. at the Pinkerton Academy junior varsity baseball field for the senior and junior teams.

Legion baseball presents the opportunity to play against the best baseball players and teams across the state.

The 2012 season will begin in early June and end in July with playoffs. Players born after Jan. 1, 1993. are eligible for the Senior team and those born after Jan. 1, 1995, are eligible for the Junior team.

Contact Dylan Mullin at for any questions regarding the Senior team. Contact Wade Wright at for question regarding the Junior team.

Get ready to swing those bats for tryouts

DERRY — The Greater Derry Baseball Association will be holding tryouts for the 13U, 14U, and Senior (15 through 17) teams on Sunday, May 20, from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Pinkerton Academy junior varsity baseball field.

The 2012 season will begin in June and end in July. The teams will play against similar teams throughout New Hampshire.

Player ages are based on their birthdays after Jan. 1 for the 13 and under, 14 and under, and 15- through 17-year-old teams.

Contact Wade Wright or Kyle Lippert at or for any questions.

See Varitek in Derry May 22

DERRY — Former Red Sox catcher Jason Varitek will make his first Granite State appearance since his retirement on Tuesday, May 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at La Carreta Mexican Restaurant, 35 Manchester Road.

Autographs range from $25 to $89, depending on the item being signed. Varitek will not sign "captain" on any item, nor will he autograph any pictures of the fight with Yankee Alex Rodriguez.

The restaurant is in the Hannaford plaza, across from Wal-Mart.

Visit to buy tickets.

Plan ahead for Free Fishing Day

N.H. Free Fishing Day is coming on Saturday, June 2, so plan to get out and cast a line with your family and friends on the state's lakes, rivers and streams. On Free Fishing Day, state residents and nonresidents alike can fish any inland water — or saltwater — in New Hampshire without a fishing license.

All other fishing regulations must be followed on Free Fishing Day, including season dates and bag limits. There is one exception: you still need a fishing license and a special permit to fish for brood stock Atlantic salmon in the Merrimack and lower Pemigewasset rivers.

For details, visit

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