Girl Scouts suspend activities
BEDFORD — Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains announce a decision to suspend all Girl Scout activities until April 13. Cookie booth sales are suspended through April 13. Offices, retail stores and camp properties are now closed to visitors. As appropriate, staff will continue to provide support to our membership from our offices or their homes. Troop meetings, community activities, council and other related programs, property rentals, and cookie booths were suspended as of March 16.
The council prioritizes the safety and well being of girls and volunteers across New Hampshire and Vermont and are closely following the guidance of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention along with state government advice.
Resources are available at girlscoutsgwm.org, for girls to continue their participation in Girl Scouting from home and for troops to offer virtual meetings if they so choose. Refunds will be issued for all programs and events scheduled before April 13. When possible, events will be rescheduled for a future date, including the G.I.R.L. Expo that was to take place April 11 in Vermont.
Girl Scout Cookie season is an important time for our troops and organization. Last year, nearly $1 million in cookie proceeds was distributed to troops. The council intends to offer troops the opportunity to again host booths after the suspension of activities is lifted. Online sales will continue through March 30, and by contacting a Girl Scout you know.
Parks and Recreation: All programs suspended through April 6. Call the Parks and Recreation department for information at 432-6136 or visit derrynh.org for updates;
Water Division: All non-essential appointments are being rescheduled.
Assessing: The department continues its inspection program, with limitations. Call for information at 432-6104;
Planning Board: Meeting has been postponed to April 1;
The Marion Gerrish Community Center and thrift shop: Closed through March 29. The center is separate from the Meals on Wheels program.
Derry Public Library: Closed to the public. Staff will connect with patrons through phone calls and online services. Call the library for information at 432-6140;
Taylor Library: Closed through April 6. Any fines/late fees during this period will be waived;
The Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry: Closed until further notice;
The Knights of Columbus at St. Thomas Aquinas Church: Weekly Friday night Lenten Fish Fry dinners are cancelled;
The Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy: Closed and no productions will be held for the next four weeks. Performances, including the Pinkerton Academy spring musical, “Children of Eden,” will be rescheduled;
The Derry History Museum: Closed.
Hoodkroft Country Club is closed until further notice.
Town Hall: Closed until further notice. Town staff will continue to work to serve residents and plans to operate as a “virtual” Town Hall, with transactions able to be done online, by phone or by drop box at the town office building. Town staff will be working both remotely and on site to help serve residents;
Public meetings: Cancelled through March and more information about future dates for meetings will be forthcoming. The town website at londonderrynh.org has information and updates on ways to take care of town business online or through other measures. The town’s general phone number is 432-1100;
Senior Center: Closed for all programs and activities.
The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire: Closed through April 3;
The Granite YMCA: Closed through the end of March. Call 437-9622;
Leach Library: Closed. No fees will be collected during this time. Call 432-1132.
Nesmith Library: Closed to the public through April 6. Library staff will be available to answer questions by phone at 432-7154 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Windham Actors Guild: Theater group’s upcoming performances of “Urinetown” scheduled for May 1 to 3 at Windham High School are cancelled.