Yellow letter days
It's not a red letter day at Hoodkroft golf course in Derry this summer, but yellow letter days as the club honors the season with its annual marigold display spelling out the letters "Hoodkroft" at the front of the building. Golf course crews have been spelling out the name for many years as the spring planting season arrives.
Colors for commencement
It's a tradition for soon-to-be graduates to often decorate the flat tops of their ceremonial mortar boards with colorful images, letters, and designs. Pinkerton Academy graduates had a wide variety of images on the tops of their caps during the recent ceremony, ranging from a stellar salute to East Derry native and first American in space Alan B. Shepard Jr., to florals, names, and even a box of popcorn.
The town forest at Londonderry's Town Common is readying for a big celebration when it's time to honor the 300th anniversary of the original Nutfield settlement this summer. Old Home Day is in August and the town's history will be a focal point along with many other community gems, including the forest. Town Manager Kevin Smith recently noted at a meeting how much work Kent and Meredith Allen have given to spruce up the woods, adding many people enjoyed walking through the forest trails on Memorial Day after gathering for services on the Common.
Early days honored
It's a long tradition in Londonderry to have graduating seniors visit their old elementary schools for breakfast on commencement day. This year, the seniors headed to all three of the town's elementary schools to greet teachers, look at old photos and reminisce about those early years.