Signs of challenging times
A local church had a message for many as challenging pandemic times continue. First Baptist Church in Derry offered the following sentiment on an exterior sign: "We had not planned on giving up this much for Lent."
Making their garden grow
For several years, the Chester Congregational Church has offered summer's best, free of charge, for anyone passing by and needing a bit of fresh produce.
The church, once again, is growing its "Outreach Garden" at the rear of the historic building at the corner of Route 102 and Route 121. The garden is producing summer's special vegetables, and offers them free for anyone who wants to enjoy the bounty.
Time for turkeys
In past months, many resident reported turkey sightings in their backyards, with males stretching their feathers and hoping the females might notice. Now that its summer, turkey spotting are still regular events, but this time there are often trails of fuzzy babies following their parents through yards and across roadways.
Area farms are seeing big crowds, safely distancing, and many wearing masks when visiting the farm stands and picking out produce. Sunnycrest Farm in Londonderry also offers some cute goats on site to greet with customers as does J & F Farms in Derry, where cows, goats and other farm animals are ready to visit with guests.
The summer is a time for towns to work on their road projects and even with a pandemic going on, area communities are working hard to pave and improve the area's roadways. Towns urge residents to check with websites for updates on where construction is happening, whether their are detours and just find out where the projects are taking place.