Clothing ministry opens

Renew will be open Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 to 10:30 a.m. at Calvary Bible Church, 145 Hampstead Road. The clothing ministry is open to New Hampshire residents and offers free, gently-used clothing. Each household is limited to 15 of the newest items, or a reasonable number of older clothing.

Entrance is at church marquee sign. Donations are welcome of good, clean, modern clothing and can be left in the donation box by the door at any time. No donations of money are accepted. Find Renew on Facebook or call the church office for information at 434-1516.

Derryfest celebrates 30th

The 30th annual Derryfest celebration is Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Derry's MacGregor Park on East Broadway. The day will be full of booths, vendors, entertainment, food, and a salute to the 300th anniversary of the original Nutfield settlement begin celebrated this year.

At opening ceremonies, several of the original Derryfest founders will be honored on the main stage at 10 a.m. The stage will then be filled throughout the day with all kinds of entertainment. At approximately, 3:15 p.m., hundreds of cupcakes will be distributed to the crowd, courtesy of Hannaford Supermarket.

Derryfest will also pay tribute to the 300th Nutfield celebration, with a new time capsule to be filled. Also, the band Ulster Landing will play Celtic folk music to honor the history of the area and its ancestors. For information on Derryfest visit

Upper Room hosts benefit

The Upper Room hosts its 18th annual benefit auction at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1 at the Tupelo Music Hall, 10A St., Derry. This year’s event has a cruise theme and the night includes dozens of silent and live auction items and dinner. Tickets are on sale at the Tupelo box office or visit

Lake gets milfoil treatment

Beaver Lake was treated for milfoil, according to Town Administrator David Caron, reporting to Town Council at a meeting Sept. 3. Caron said the treatment was done to make sure milfoil is taken care of so not to harm the local waters. The effort was through the town along with support from the state's Department of Environmental Services, the Beaver Lake Improvement Association, and also through grant support.

Council to consider sports betting locations

Derry Town Administrator David Caron told town councilors recently that more information on potential locations for sports betting in town will be given at an upcoming meeting. At a prior meeting, councilors discussed the possibility of bring sports betting to town, but Caron noted that it would have to be done in a properly zoned area and through a private developer that would want to apply for the betting opportunity through the state.

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