Blue Seal opens on Martin Street
DERRY — Blue Seal has announced the grand opening of its new 7,200 square foot, one-stop destination for animal feed, pet supplies, and lawn and garden needs at 3 Martin Street in Derry.
Blue Seal acquired Derry Feed & Supply, a family-owned business. For more than 75 years, Derry Feed & Supply has been a staple in caring for pets, horses and livestock, lawn and garden supplies, bird and wildlife feed, fencing and more.
“Blue Seal’s passion for animals – lifestyle animals, livestock, horses, and pets – has made them the leading source for quality animal nutrition since 1868,” said Jacinda Trask of Blue Seal. “The combination of these two great businesses will provide the Derry community great product assortment, great feed, and second to none service.”
Former owner of Derry Feed Bud Evans will continue to be connected with the store. Customers will still be able to see Bud as he will remain on staff as the sales manager for Blue Seal.
“I like working with the customers, being at the feed store, and being part of this downtown community,” said Evans.
Former owner Ann Evans will begin her retirement. There are plans for a store event in the coming months to celebrate her career.
“I’m so happy this will remain a feed store and stay at this location, carrying on the family legacy,” she said.
Blue Seal celebrates the grand opening at the new space with a Make Room and Move sale set for Nov. 12 to 15 at the Martin Street location. The community is invited to stop by for specials, meet the entire Blue Seal team, and explore the store.
Farm markets on the move
The Salem Farmer’s Market will take up space at the new LaBelle Derry facility, Sundays 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. beginning Nov. 14, at 14NH Route 111.
Derry’s own J & F Farms will be moving down the road for the colder months at 108 Chester Road. The indoor space will be open every day and will feature the farm market, indoor petting area and a function space for special parties and gatherings.
Veterans honored with fitness
In honor of Veterans Day, Planet Fitness invites all veterans and active military personnel to work out for free at locations in Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island from Nov. 8 to 16.
In addition to full access to club services, such as free small group fitness training, veterans and active military personnel are invited to bring a workout buddy with them at no additional charge, and relax after they work out with free HydroMassage and chair massages.
According to a press release, the company welcomes the nation’s heroes as a small token of appreciation for their service. Any type of proof of military service along with a photo ID is accepted.
Bank of America supports vaccines
Bank of America is partnering with CVS Health to fund free flu shots in underserved communities. The no-cost flu voucher program to support the New Hampshire community will be made available through local Bank of America nonprofit partners including the Upper Room in Derry, International Institute of New England in Manchester, Waypoint in Manchester, Gateways Community Services in Nashua, and the Organization for Refugee and Immigrant Success in Manchester.
Five hundred free flu shot vouchers will be available at these organizations and can be redeemed by March 21, 2022. This is the second year that Bank of America and CVS Health have offered the no-cost flu vaccine program. This effort is part of the bank’s ongoing commitment to address health disparities in the communities it serves.
“Supporting flu prevention in underserved communities is so important,” said Eileen Howard Boone, SVP of Corporate Social Responsibility and Philanthropy, CVS Health in a press release. “Through our work with Bank of America, we are focusing on expanding our reach to individuals who may not otherwise have access to flu vaccines.”