Take Back drug collection set

Derry police host a Take Back drug collection event on Saturday, April 24, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the police station, 1 Municipal Drive. Unwanted, expired or unused prescription and non-prescription drugs and vape pens (with batteries removed) can be safely and anonymously dropped off during the collection. No sharps, needles or liquids will be accepted.

Upper Room, local dentists team up

For the third year in a row, The Upper Room, a Family Resource Center, is a recipient of the Smile for Life campaign offered through Vanguard Dental Group in Derry. 

Through June, Vanguard Dental Group is donating 100% of the proceeds of their take-home whitening system to charity with 50% of the proceeds going to the Upper Room in Derry, and at the same time, the additional 50% will go to the Smiles for Life Foundation. You are not required to be a patient to participate. Just call Vanguard Dental to schedule an appointment or for information. 

Brenda Guggisberg, executive director of The Upper Room, said it's a good partnership that will support many.

"As a Family Resource Center, that serves families in the southern New Hampshire area, we are excited to partner with Vanguard Dental in a way that will benefit children in need both locally and globally," Guggisberg said.

Plant sale set for June

After taking a year off due to the pandemic, the Derry Garden Club is getting ready to host its plant sale on June 5, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the historic Robert Frost Farm on Rockingham Road. Plants to be sold will come from members' gardens, or donated by local gardeners. There will also be raffles and a used tool table.

Anyone with plants they would like to donate to the sale can call Sally at 603-432-7714 to schedule a "dig" time that is convenient. All COVID-19 protocols will be followed. For information visit derrygardenclub.org

Libraries offer museum passes

Friends of the Libraries in Derry, East Derry and Chester are continuing to provide reduced or free admission to area museums as part of their support of the local Libraries. Museums including the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, the Currier Museum, the Manchester See Science Center, the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, the New England Aquarium in Boston, the USS Constitution Museum, the Children’s Museum in Dover, and Strawbery Banke are some of those that can be borrowed for April school vacation week and beyond.

For the most up-to-date information about each pass and when it is available it is best to contact both the library and the museum. There are certain Covid-19 protocols in place and various restrictions that must be adhered to. In many cases registration in advance is required. These passes offer fun day trips to museums both local and within driving distance.

The Friends are a nonprofit group of volunteers who support local libraries in various capabilities including fundraising efforts to provide the funds needed to purchase museum passes. For more information, contact Derry Public Library, Taylor Library of Chester Public Library.

Supervisors of the Checklist host sessions

State law requires the Supervisors of the Checklist to verify the checklist every 10 years. Any person on the checklist who has not voted in the past four years must re-register to remain on the checklist. Supervisors are sending notice letters to these voters at the address provided when registering.

Supervisors will also hold two sessions for re-registering voters who have not voted since April 1, 2017, accepting applications for new voter registration, accepting requests for checklist corrections and to change political party. 

Those sessions are Monday, May 10, 6 to 7 p.m. and again June 28, 6 to 7 p.m. at the municipal center, first floor, 14 Manning St.

Applicants for registration who possess proof of identity, age, citizenship, and domicile should bring that proof when they come to register.

Qualified applicants who do not possess proof or who do not bring proof with them may still register if they sign an affidavit attesting to their qualifications for identity, age, and citizenship, and/or domicile. 


Voters may check party affiliation online: https://app.sos.nh.gov/Public/PollingPlaceSearch.aspx 

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