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Tommy is a tiger/white long-haired male cat ready to find a forever home.

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Derry News readers were asked to send in a few of their favorite seasonal shots to celebrate winter and family. A favorite feathered pet was even submitted by one local reader.

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Patrick is ready to find his forever home.

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As 2020 gets its start, it's time to look back at a few festive holiday times that made this season bright in the area.

DERRY — The New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education (NHICE) will screen the film "To Kill a Mockingbird" as part of a multi-year statewide program designed to foster conversations with the public on law, justice, and civics.

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DERRY — It was a journey of a lifetime for young explorers hoping to find that perfect holiday prize while visiting a famed frosty land.

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DERRY — Pizzastock 3.5, a fundraising event held in memory of Derry teen Jason Flood and presented by Tupelo Music Hall, will be held on Sunday, Dec. 29, noon to 4 p.m.

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Camille is a sweet girl ready to find that forever home.

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CONCORD — The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen showcases the personal and professional growth and change of its members and guest artists with two exhibitions at its headquarters in Concord through Dec. 20.

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To honor the autumn season with its colors, harvest splendor and cooler temperatures, we asked readers to submit some favorite photos showing off pets enjoying the outdoors and special excursions, colorful scenic shots around the area, and even a solemn owl perched in a tree.

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Youth dancers from Derry will join other young performers representing communities all over southern New Hampshire and Massachusetts for New England Dance Ensemble's upcoming holiday performances of "The Nutcracker."

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LONDONDERRY — Young dancers from Londonderry will join other dancers on stage for the Southern New Hampshire Dance Theater performances of the holiday classic "The Nutcracker" set to take the stage at the Palace Theatre in Manchester, Friday, Nov. 29 through Sunday, Dec. 1.

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He's sweet, orange and white, and ready for a new home.

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DERRY — On Nov. 1, The Derry Friendship Center held a celebration fundraiser at Brookstone Park and Event Center, celebrating 40 of service and also posthumously honoring founder Arthur Mills and his surviving family members.

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LONDONDERRY — A cool, crisp fall morning drew crowds to run through some of Londonderry's most scenic spots while supporting a local elementary school.

DERRY — To honor the area's rich history, including this year's 300th anniversary of the original Nutfield settlement, the Stockbridge Theatre and Heptunes present fiddle/violin ensemble Childsplay on Thursday, Nov. 14.

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Peaches is a cute, petite dark tortoise-colored kitten, ready to find her forever home.

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LONDONDERRY — It's a fall favorite for families and those wanting to find a bit of seasonal adventure amidst rows and rows of cornstalks and paths.

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Claire is a petite little Tabby girl, ready for that new, forever home.

CHESTER — Some of Chester’s finest are out in force, standing tall and welcoming visitors to this rural community.

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Camille is a sweet girl ready to find that forever home.

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It’s the town’s big party held every September, joining families, businesses and organizations together for a day of community spirit.

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WINDHAM — Pizzastock, the music and fundraising arm of the Jason R. Flood Memorial, hosts free open mic nights on the third Thursday of each month at The Grind Rail Trail Café, 3 Rockingham Road, Windham, starting at 6:30 p.m.

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DERRY — It's the month for scary fun, lots of treats and a long list of Halloween activities and family fun to enjoy.

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DERRY — It was an afternoon to celebrate all things October and also the community and service provided by local Rotarians.

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Duke is a cute little boy ready to find his forever home.

Emmitt is a sweet, domestic short hair cat looking for a forever home.

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It's a dog's life when it comes to enjoying warm summer temperatures and adventures with the family.

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Carina is an adult female gentle girl needing a new home.

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DERRY — The Fireye parking lot on Saturday was filled with furniture, toys, antiques, and housewares — all up for bid and going fast for a good cause.

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Dolly is a 5-year-old long-haired calico cat needing a new home.

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Derry, NH - Ruth Marilyn Smith, 94, of Derry, NH, passed away Sunday, December 29, 2019, in the Wentworth Douglass Hospital, Dover, NH. She was born in Somerville, MA on January 16, 1925, a daughter of the late Robert and Mildred (Johnson) Farrell. Ruth was a Charter member of the Windites o…