Summer isn't over yet, but some local stores already have Halloween candy on the shelves, amidst the remaining garden and summer offerings for beach or backyard. Others are boasting the annual peek at the holiday tree ornament selection.
A downtown thrift shop still welcomes donations to help fill the shelves and support a local community gem. The shop at the Marion Gerrish Community Center is accepting donations that people can leave at the side of the building at 39 West Broadway. When pulling in to the right, donations can be dropped off safely.
Although many communities are safely moving back to in-person meetings to do town business, some officials in various towns are still calling in remotely to join in with the agenda at hand.
And some towns and those remote opportunities are still hearing an occasional dog barking in the background, while others may admire the backsplash in someone's kitchen.
A local town leader was singled out for his running success in the recent Boot Scootin' Boogie 5K in Londonderry. Town Manager Kevin Smith took to the course and came in 49th out of the hundreds that participated. Smith also credited the organizers of the race, held Aug. 15 and part of the Old Home Day tradition in town.