It's a longtime project at the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Derry as members of the Derry Garden Club annually tend a garden near the main building. This year with a pandemic and numerous challenges, members say working with youth has been kept at bay for safety reasons, but on a recent afternoon, the garden was in bloom with a bumper crop of tomatoes, eggplant and other vegetables still growing.
Making a statement
It's an election day tradition for Londonderry to host candidates and signs and make sure people remain contained in "bullpens" outside the polling location at the high school. This year, with definitive division between Democrat and Republican supporters and candidates, Londonderry Democrats posted on social media on primary day that they chose not to be a presence at the polls, showing a photo of Republicans in their "pen" and an empty Democratic space on the other side.
"We chose to follow the Londonderry fire chief's, town endorsed, COVID safety recommendations and not have personal visibility during the primary," Londonderry Democrats posted on Facebook.
Potatoes on parade
It's Spudcrow season in Derry and downtown businesses are the hub for colorful, potato-headed people standing tall and giving Broadway a boost. Businesses Doire and Cask and Vine have helped spearhead the Spudcrow project every year, with sales supporting downtown projects. Several Spudcrows are already dressed to thrill and on display at an outdoor parklet seating area outside the businesses.