Circle of friends
A Derry neighborhood at Redfield Circle hosted a lot of Halloween spirit and community support at the same time.
Wayne and Kim Morel hosted the "Redfield Circle of Terror," opening up some haunting good times last month, all for free. Donations were welcomed and in the end, the couple raised more than $450 in cash and another $500 worth of food items to support the local food pantry in Derry.
Handling the holidays
It's not too early to think of the holidays, and that's what one local business had in mind as staff members worked to create displays on shelves after the big Halloween rush. Sale priced Halloween candy was still on display with some leftover masks and scary items available at the local Rite-Aid in Derry, but not too far away were all the makings for Thanksgiving and plenty of Christmas wrap, tags, bows and decor.
Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Live! coming to a local cable studio near you. The Londonderry Access Center is gearing up for the holidays and will once again present its "Santa Live" program on Dec. 7, 1 to 3 p.m. Children can stop by the cable studio at 281 Mammoth Road to meet the great man in red, share their wish lists and stock up on plenty of holiday spirit.
Greening of the green
Or Town Common, as it's known in Londonderry. Following some major drainage work done over the summer, the Common was seeded for new grassy growth and is now showing some fresh, sprouting greening for the season.