Culver work begins

The town has announced that Hansen Bridge of New London has been awarded the contract to replace the existing culvert at North Shore Road (Beaver Lake) in the vicinity of Jenny Dickey Hill Road and Lake Avenue. The total project cost was $434,827, with 80% reimbursement from the NHDOT Bridge Aid program.

The existing metal culvert, which has moderate corrosion and structural capacity concerns, will be replaced with a precast concrete box culvert structure. The NHDES Wetland Bureau permit requires the work to be done in low-flow conditions and all Best Management Practices to control silt will be employed as part of the approved wetland permit.

Residents and motorists are advised that North Shore Road will be closed to all through traffic in the immediate project area during construction with a projected reopening date of September 27. Local traffic on North Shore Road, Lake Avenue, Pebble Lane, Rocky Road and Jenny Dickey Hill Road will have access to their properties for the duration of the project. Detour signs will help divert traffic around the construction area.

Work hours will be 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays for the duration of the project. The road will be completely closed to all through traffic until the project is completed. Any questions can be directed to the Department of Public Works at 432-6144.

Renew clothing ministry opens

Renew clothing ministry at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road, will open from 8 to 10 a.m. on July 13, for New Hampshire residents only.

The ministry offers free, gently used clothing for all ages. Each household is limited to 15 of the newest items and a reasonable number of older items.

Donations of good, clean, modern clothing are always welcome at Renew’s drop-off box near the entrance. Call the church office for information at 603-434-1516.

Basketball camp starts

Boys basketball camp at Pinkerton Academy is set to start, with four-day sessions running July 15 to 18 or July 22 to 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There are different age divisions including 8- to 9-year-olds, 10- 12-year-olds, and 13- 15-year-olds.

Applications are available through the Derry Recreation office at Veterans Hall, school offices or at pinkertonacademy.net. Call for information at 603-432-5200, ext. 4116.

Library hosts hiking program

Derry Public Library welcomes guest speaker John Bunker for a program on national parks at 6:30 p.m.,  Wednesday, July 24. 

There will be photos and stories of visits to parks including Badlands, Glacier, Yellowstone Zion and others. Call the library for information at 432-6140.

Kiwanis coming to Derry-Londonderry

Kiwanis, an international service organization operating in more than 80 countries with more than 600,000 members, is starting a new club for Derry and Londonderry. The group will join 150 clubs in the New England and Bermuda district.

If you would like to be part of this community-minded organization, visit Facebook.com/DerryKiwanis or send an e-mail at derrykiwanis@gmail.com.

For more on Kiwanis, or its Builder’s Clubs for middle-schoolers and Key Clubs for high-schoolers, visit kiwanis.org.

Sharks in the Gulf of Maine

Get an early jump on “Shark Week” and learn about the shark species that can found in the Gulf of Maine, including the New Hampshire seacoast and neighboring Massachusetts.

Local speaker T.J. Cullinane offers a closer look at thresher sharks, blue sharks, and of course — great white sharks on Wednesday, July 17, at 6:30 p.m.

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