Even as local elections closed up after the Nov. 3 general election, while the presidential race moved along with more ballot counting across key states in the nation, many political signs in support of either President Trump or Joe Biden remained in place most likely until a decision came.
As the chillier season moves closer, some famed "Spudcrows" remained in downtown Derry, dotting the Broadway landscape with some familiar accolades to the town's rich history.
In front of the Derry History Museum at the Adams Memorial Opera House, Robert Frost made a notable presence in true Spudcrow fashion. The famed American poet called Derry his home for a decade while he taught English at Pinkerton Academy.
'Tis the season
And that means many volunteers will be out in force helping others with food drives, financial support, clothing and other seasonal help.
The Salvation Army in Derry is gearing up for its holiday mission and is seeking volunteers to help with the traditional red kettle bell ringing this season.
Other charitable ways to help include supporting the longstanding Derry Community Fund, local Rotary club projects, Lions Club holiday tree sales and offering food donations through churches, schools, et cetera to support local food missions in the area.
It's a way to remain safe while enjoying some local drink and food. Last winter, 603 Brewery in Londonderry offered heated outdoor garden igloos for customers wanting to remain outdoors but still warm. In these ongoing pandemic times, another local eatery is offering an alternative for remaining safe and social distanced. Fody's Tavern in Derry offers heated and lit outdoor dining domes to keep the outdoor atmosphere going a while longer.