Final farewells

Although it's midsummer, it's still time to honor those graduates in the class of 2020 in area communities.

Both Windham and Londonderry were set to honor their graduates this month with outdoor, safely distanced ceremonies at the schools. Windham High celebrated its graduates with two ceremonies July 24, with the class split in two sections to maintain safe distancing measures.

At Londonderry High, graduation was set for July 29 at the school's football field, but members of the class of 2020 had several other opportunities during the week to enjoy the final times with friends, including a senior social event and prom, all planned and carried out with safety guidelines in place.

Fun and fitness

Derry's parks are getting a lot of use this summer, with safety kept in mind, but a full schedule of fun and fitness.

Not only are playgrounds and fields open for use, Derry Parks and Recreation are also offering daily doses of outdoor exercise at Don Ball Park off Humphrey Road. Classes include Zumba, line dancing and yoga. Call the department for information at 603-432-6136.

Social situations

From landscaping design, to favorite foods, to activities done with safety in mind, area towns and their social media sites are full of residents offering advice on anything from finding a good plumber, to helping identify a favorite backyard bird, or even an interesting type of "jumping worm" seen in a garden in Chester.

People are offering photos, and much input on how life is going this summer during some challenging pandemic times, often giving positive messages to keep spirits up amid some strange situations.



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