O'Dear Derry' project plans for future

Derry Public Library's "Dear Derry" project is a way for people of all ages to write letters about their community, their hopes, their lives today, and dreams for the years ahead.

Letters have been collected over the past several weeks and all will be officially compiled and stored in the library's New Hampshire Room as a way to preserve the current times for future generations to read and appreciate.

Old Home Day still honored

In decades past, Londonderry has enjoyed its traditional five-day Old Home Day celebration, but due to the pandemic, this year's schedule was pared down to only include a small number of events Aug. 15, a road race, virtual tours offered by the Londonderry Historical Society and the evening fireworks.

But that didn't stop the community from forging on with much volunteerism, support and attendance for the day's activities, all planned and handled with safety in mind.

Life's a beach

Beginning Aug. 24, Gallien's Beach in Derry will have a change of hours. New hours starting then will be 2 to 7 p.m. daily; Saturday and Sunday hours are 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Town officials urge beach visitors to limit their visit to two hours so others can safely access the waterfront, located at Beaver Lake. Masks are recommended and social distancing will be maintained on the beach, lawn and picnic areas.

For information on the beach, or any other town recreational activity this summer, call Parks and Recreation at 603-432-6136.

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