Veterans honored at breakfast
The annual Veterans Breakfast is held Saturday, Nov. 9, 8 a.m. at the Londonderry High cafeteria. The school's Pay it Forward Club student members will be hosting the annual breakfast to honor veterans in the area. Special gift baskets will be presented to veterans attending and a program of patriotic music and thoughts will be offered by students and others.
The breakfast has grown since it started. High School Assistant Principal and Pay it Forward advisor Katie Sullivan said in 2013, the breakfast honored 46 veterans. Last year, 220 attended.
Following the breakfast, the town of Londonderry hosts it Veterans Day parade at 10 a.m., with traditional services to follow at the Town Common. Anyone wishing to support the breakfast with items for gift baskets can contact Sullivan at 603-432-6941 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meadery earns honors
Moonlight Meadery was awarded two gold medals at the 2019 Mead Crafters competition, hosted by the National Honey Board. With 340 entries this year’s competition welcomed commercial meads which were submitted from craft meaderies throughout North America.
“I am so thrilled to see the National Honey Board starting to promote Mead and hold their first ever Mead Crafters competition” said Michael Fairbrother, founder and mead maker at Moonlight Meadery. “Seeing the joyful expression on our customers faces is what we strive for. However, being recognized at a national competition like this with not just one gold medal but two really makes for a wonderful addition to the medals Moonlight Meadery has won at every single commercial competition ever entered.”
Berniece Van Der Berg, vice president for marketing at Moonlight Meadery, said the awards show how much passion the company has for its products. Moonlight produces over 60 varieties of mead and hard cider distributing to 33 states in the U.S. with exports to Australia, Japan, Hong Kong and Canada.
Rotary hosts fundraiser
The Londonderry Rotary Club hosts its seventh annual fall fundraising benefit, "Fun, Friends and Fundraising," from 6 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 1, at the Nashua Country Club ballroom, 25 Fairway St., Nashua.
The event begins with a cocktail reception and cash bar, hors d’oeuvres and a carving station from 6 to 7:15 p.m. Entertainment for the evening is two comedy acts featuring “Ace” Aceto. After the comedy show, there will be dancing and fun led by DJ Tom Taliaferro of Mr. Melody Productions. There is also a silent auction and a number of live auction items up for bid.
The annual event is the Londonderry Rotary Club’s largest and most significant fundraiser. All proceeds raised will go to support charities and organizations supported by Rotary.
Seniors host holiday craft fair
The Londonderry Senior Center hosts a holiday craft fair and cookie walk on Saturday, Nov. 2, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the senior center, 535 Mammoth Road.
A variety of vendors will be selling their handcrafted and unique crafts and gifts and many gift baskets will also be raffled off. There will be homemade cookies along with food and drinks to purchase. Santa Claus will make an appearance for photo opportunities. All proceeds from the fair benefit Londonderry Senior Citizens Inc.
Alternative gift fair set
Londonderry United Methodist Church, 258 Mammoth Road, hosts an alternative gift fair on Saturday, Nov. 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Learn about the projects around the world that help relieve poverty and suffering. Thirty projects ranging from wells in South Sudan to medicine for Burmese refugees to swimming for Alaskan youth will be available to purchase through Alternative Gifts International. Church groups support many causes including Sunday school children sponsoring projects like Save the Timber Elephants and Livestock and Poultry for Dignity, while other church committees sponsor A Safe Haven for Orphans and Recycle for Schools and Clinics.
Hazardous waste day set
Derry joins with Londonderry for the annual fall Household Hazardous Wast Day on Saturday, Nov. 23, from 9 a.m. to noon at Nelson Fields in Londonderry.
Residents can bring materials from their home to dispose of safely, including oil based paints, pesticides, herbicides, solvents, degreasers, household cleaners, pool chemicals, old gasoline or antifreeze.
For information and a list of what’s allowed or not, visit londonderrynh.org/environmental-services-solid waste.