Nov242014

Quarter 1 Honor Roll Announced for New School Year

Did you know…?

Londonderry High School has 36 different athletic teams, ranging from the varsity level to freshman teams, and covering three sports seasons: fall, winter and spring. These teams have claimed titles like the 2012 Division I State Championships in boys’ tennis and the 2012 Division I State Championships in girls’ cross country.

The Lancer Marching Band and Color Guard are nationally renowned, playing in China, events like the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena California, New York’s Saint Partick’s Day Parade, on ice at the Manchester Monarchs hockey games, on the parquet at Boston Celtics games, as well as in the 2009 Presidential Inauguration Parade in Washington DC.

With such a great variety of after-school activities, students still strive for excellence in their academics. Be sure to share this publication with family and friends through many popular social networks by clicking the Share/Save button!

Londonderry High School Honor Roll
Quarter 1
2014 – 2015

High Honors

Grade 9
Gracie Anderson, Ashley Andrews, Erin Barnes, Jacqueline Baumann, Angelina Bernardini, Alesandra Bernardini, Abigail Breau, Cole Britting, Ilana Brown, Brendan Cantone, Luke Cava, Richard Chen, Jeffrey Cieslikowski, Josie Collins, Cassidy Conty, Bethany Costello, Nicole Cournoyer, Tyler Cullen, Gianna DelViscovo, Nicholas Demers, Nathan DiMauro, Benjamin Dionne, Danika Dixon, Esteban Dominguez-Lash, Jillian Doris, Sarah Fawcett, Lauren Ferraro, Krista Fletcher, Shannon Fraser, Matthew Furlong, Laurel Goding, Amanda Graf, Olivia Graham, Kalin Gregoire, Caroline Hayes, Zoe Hayward, Joseph Hernandez, Aiyana Herrera, Carolyn Hill, Layna Holk, Will Houghton, Emily Iannazzo, Ryan Johnson, Tyla Kelley, Nadia King, Olivia Konelas, Abraham Laplante, Madison Laudani, Ryan Leo, Amaya Lessard, Andrew Liu, Shane MacEachern, Megan Maher, Allison Marsh, Hannah Martin, Madison Martin, Meghan McCudden, Katelyn McKivergan, Brian Metro, Lauren Misiaszek, Erica Mohr, Brian Parrott, Emma Payeur, Travis Peabody, Carina Pento, Jenna Peterson, Hana Prittie, Kiara Loraine Quitayen, Matthew Radzelovage, Cassidy Raza, Tyler Reynolds, Heather Ricker, Kelley Roberts, Allison Rose, Caroline Russell, Joshua Ryan, Varun Sadhir, Isabella Schenkelberg, Anthony Scilingo, Nathan Seeley, Alexandra Seeley, Dillon Sheehan, Madalyn Slayton, Brook Soucy, Christopher Stanley, Erika Tillis, Sara Vilela, Evan Vogler, Dylan Walsh, Abigail Whitcomb

Grade 10
Jack Aaron, Carlos Angulo, Victoria Arsenault, Ashley Baines, Cody Baldwin, Kelsea Batchelder, Laura Batchelor, Damian Bernardini, Ryann Boudreau, Madison Britting, Brittaney Brown, Emily Buttafuoco, Giovanni Cafaro, Bethany Carver, Marissa Ciano, Laura Ciarletta, Nicholas Codner, Kelsey Coffey, Sarah Court, Sarah DePasquale, Laura Doherty, Abigail Dolan, Mackenzie Donovan, Kathryn Dwyer, Sean England, Devyn Enwright, Deena Feldmann, Julia Fitzgibbons, Keira Fitzmaurice, Haley Follansbee, Brian Frechette, Andrew Fruci, Kristina Genthner, Elise Goodspeed, Kaleigh Grant, Morgan Grant, Kayla Grennon, Anna Gruchot, Lindsey Guenther, Hannah Hagearty, Michael Hession, Kiersten Hoglund, Declan Hotter, Melina Illinger, Christian Irwin, Erin Janas, Ashlyn Jenkerson, Connor Keeley, Heather Kelly, Anna Kemball-Cook, Tatiana King, Haley Laliberte, Rachel Larkin, Samantha Lecaroz, Owen Lefevre, Kevin Letalien, Annika Lidster, Anna Loginov, Courtney Lynch, Ryan MacConnell, Kaitlyn Marchant, Allison Martin, Samantha Mauceri, Alexa Mayo, Gretchen McGrath, Madeline Meeks, Anna Mercier, Tiffany Miller, Bryan Murphy, Vivy Nguyen, Elizabeth Niven, Emily Parnell, Nathaniel Pepe, Ryan Pitard, Sophia Poulin, Alena Pursel, Nicolas Ramy, Katrina Rivard, Lindsey Robbins, Shea Robinson, Richard Roy, Nicholas Salcito, Samantha Schofield, Zachary Serfass, Valerie Shay, Shannon Siders, Madison Sousa, Ashley Stewart, Elizabeth Stubbs, Alexander Swan, Angelis Thibedau, Nina Touch, Erika Tsetsilas, Nicholas Vanini, Emily Vrettos, Christopher Zaino, Isabella Ziolek, Danielle Ziv

Grade 11
Victoria Ackley, Nicholas Anderson, Michael Baker, Riley Barton, Declan Battles, Madison Baumann, Kaylee Bergeron, Alexis Bertrand, Matthew Bompastore, Mikhala Bornstein, Courtney Brown, Brendan Cail, Raimond Chevalier, Kylie Chisholm, Hannah Cohen, Jillian Colby, Stephanie Colon, Jacob Couturier, Griffin Cowles, Emily Crouse, Ryan Crowley, Emily Dawson, Cameron Dickson, Alexis Dionne, Jack Draghi, Cody Eklund, Elijah Ellis, Abigail Espaillat, Jacqueline Facendola, Craig Fairweather, Rebecca Feenstra, Alisha Fern?ndez, Kyle Foden, Courtney Foster, Natasha Gallagher, Gianna Galluzzo, John Galluzzo, Elana Gennell, Hailey Gilbert, Abigail Gilchrist, Katherine Gore, Aanchal Gupta, Madison Harper, Anna Hickey, Brianna Ho, Jillian Hoffman, Breda Holland, Christopher Host, Mae-Lynn Hutchinson, Elise Isaak, Sarah Jackes, Caitlyn Johnson, Stephany Joncas, Jillian Joubert, Orianna Kane, Jared Kane, Gillian Kayo, Elizabeth Keller, Robert Kilgore, Andrew Kilgus, Taylor Krause, Nathaniel Lambert, Susan Lane, Louis LaPusata, Dale Larie, Ethan Lauer, Yini Liang, Nathaniel Livernois, Kayla Lovy, Colleen Lucey, Jaclyn Luckhardt, Scott Lynch, Kyle MacKenzie, Elizabeth Mak, Samantha Marcantonio, Matthew McElrath, Hannah McGrath, Erin McKenney, Madison McKivergan, Gabrielle Morris, Caleb Moscoso, Liam Murphy, Jillian Murray, Laura Nolan, Allyson O’Neil, Angela Peikert, Kristyn Pelletier, Rachel Pepin, Hayley Peters, Jessika Pignone, Shelbi Pincence, Kelly Plakyda, Daniel Pleva, Evan Plevinsky, Sean Psaledas, Karamel Astrid Quitayen, Kevin Radzelovage, Brian Reynolds, Nicholas Ricci, Nathaniel Robillard, Marieli Rojas, Srishti Sadhir, Shannon Sonia, William Stepanik, Michael Sweet, Kirsten Sweetman, Skyler Tarmey, Jax Theriault, Anna Tighe, Claire Tighe, Colleen Toomy, Riley Treanor, Duncan Van Etten, Luc Velie, Noah Vogler, Joshua Wasserman, Katherine Wells, Anna Wilkinson, Abigeal Wright

Grade 12
Thomas Aguilar, Shane Althouse, Zoya Andary, Chelsea Austen, Bradley Baldinelli, Cody Ball, Jeffrey Baroody, Jake Barr, Sophie Bartlett, Hanna Batchelor, Eryk Bean, Marissa Beaton, Sarah Bell, Jennifer Berglund, Nicole Berte, Brandon Blaesing, Alexis Board, Jeffrey Brien, Emma Breslow, Bradley Brink, Tara Burke, Alexandria Burnell, Brianna Burns, Megan Butler, Meredith Byerly, Samuel Cadorette, Christian Calawa, Rebekah Carroll, Lewis Carroll, Gemma Caruso, Emily Casey, Melinda Chan, Andrei Chevalier, Jacob Childs, Olivia Collins, Catherine Collins, Maggie Connors, Jenna Conroy, Jessica Cournoyer, Jason Cournoyer, Thomas Cranmer, Emily Crocetti, Jacqueline Curtin, Taylor Daileanes, Owen Davies, Julie Delano, Kiana DelViscovo, John Diaconu, Michael Donovan, Madeleine Doris, Emily Downing, Victoria Dumoulin, Mariah Eacrett, Hailey Endyke, Joleen Evans, Eric Fairweather, Nicholas Fedele, Mariska Feenstra, Gabrielle Feig, Molly Feldmann, Matthew Ferrara, Alyssa Fitzgerald, Alicia Fitzmaurice, Matthew Freda, Alizee Frossard, Vannessa Gallant, Stephanie Girard, Alyssa Hartwell, Alexander Hawk, Madison Hayward, Michelle Hennessey, Joshua Hoffman, Katelyn Holtshouser, Natalie Howes, Lauren Hudson, Kyle Hussey, Sabrina Iarrobino, Spencer Jacob, Alexis Jeanty, Marisa Jellison, Tonya Jiang, Colby Joncas, Casey Keeley, Theodore Keller, Matthew Kennedy, Michelle Kerns, Mackenzie Kewley, Michaela Kewley, Samantha Kilgore, Amber Kimball, Preston Lanchester, Eric Leavitt, Cameron Letalien, Gabriella Liles, Arianna Liles, Paul Lind, Marissa MacDonald, Fred MacKay-Wright, Katherine Maguire, Angela Maio, Christopher Marrello, Madeline May, Olivia Mazzoni, Emily McClure, Justine McElman, Jennifer McQueeney, Madison Milton, Amanda Mitchell, Andrew Mitchell, Christopher Monks, Kathryn Montminy, Kathleen Moore, Christopher Moore, Frank Moskal, Sean Murphy, Kathleen Murphy, Patrick Murphy, Ryan Muse, Allison Nartiff, Ashley Nelan, Katy Nelson, Dorina Neveu, Nicholas Nigro, Brianna Nowicki, Anson Nurnberg, Jordan O’Donnell, Megan Parrott, Joseph Paulenka, Jacob Peabody, Maria Pento, Keith Perry, Derek Petruzzelli, Margaret Phillips, Jesse-Jacob Pierson, Samantha Pucillo, Kirsten Nina Quitayen, Robyn Raadmae, Emily Radford, Ian Radloff, Robert Reynolds, Kristyn Riley, Matthew Rimol, Kayla Robbins, Matthew Ross, Sebastian Roszczenko, Cooper Roy, Timothy Russell, Emily Saulnier, Trevor Seppala, Dean Sheldon, Sophia Simard, Nicole Singh, Annika Skov, Dylan Skudlarek, Kayla Slide, Alexis Soucy, Rebecca St. Pierre, Olivia Stack, Rachel Stevens, Selena Stewart, Benjamin Stoller, Victoria Stubbs, Kassia Swanson, Haley Tarbox, Hannah Teague, Tristan Wait, Rebecca Walker, Keith Weidner, Kailey Wilson, Alexander Young, Lauren Zins

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Nov232014

Winter Basketball 2014-2015 Sign-ups

Register NOW!
Last Call for Winter Basketball

The Derry Parks & Recreation Department is excited to announce that we’ve expanded the 2014-2015 Winter Basketball Programs to allow additional participation!

Completed registration forms will be accepted with payment until Tuesday, November 25, 2014 on a first come, first serve basis. Some space might be available after that date, but cannot be guaranteed. All teams currently have availability from PeeWee through High School.

Online registration will reopen for children in grades 1st through 12th grade during this period of time, beginning today. The PeeWee program for children ages 4 and 5 will need to register by mail with a birth certificate or at the Parks & Recreation office. Non-Resident Registration is also available at this time. Anyone can register in the Recreation Office located at: Veterans Hall, 31 West Broadway, Derry, NH 03038 from the hours of 8:00am-4:30pm. Cash and Check payments are accepted within the Recreation Office.
Basketball

Don’t Delay!
Winter Basketball 2014-2015 Sign-ups!
All Grades- Age 4 (PeeWee) through 12th grade
Derry Resident Fee: $40.00
Non-Resident Fee: $60.00
Additional Sibling/ Family Member: $15.00
To register online for this program, please click here! And enter Basketball into the activities search.
To complete a registration form, please click here! And select the basketball program that is just right for you.
If you are interested in coaching a team, please call the Recreation Office at (603) 432-6136

NEW this year… Children on competitive travel or school teams in grades 6th through 8th can participate in the Recreation Department program.

*Please note, all above programs are subject to change. For current information please call the Recreation office at (603) 432-6136 during business hours. The Parks & Recreation office is open Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 4:30 pm.

The Derry Parks & Recreation Department is committed to providing citizens of all ages and demographics with the opportunity to participate in a variety of community programs, events, athletic leagues and activities. Thank you for supporting your local Derry Parks and Recreation Department.

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Nov232014

Thankful Thoughts by Lorraine

Originally published: November 23, 2008

November, 1945. There was a knock on the door and I, closest to the front hall answered the call. My heart dropped, I had the sudden urge to urinate and my tummy fizzed with fear.

Standing before me were two men dressed in blue uniforms. They asked to speak to the lady of the house. Fearful that something bad had happened, I could only nod my reply.

Sounds of my mother’s footsteps echoed in my ears as she strode to my side. The baby she held in her arms was fussing and the atmosphere was thick with tension. I began to cry as the only thing I remembered about men in uniform is that one was to be feared if one was not an abiding citizen.

Fearful thoughts and a zillion questions filled my head.

What bad thing could Mama have possibly done? When would she have had the chance to leave the house for any kind of misdeed?

About the only time I saw mama out of the house was on Sunday mornings when we all attended services. Relatives and friends always came to our house to visit because it was easier for them to go about without a dozen children following behind them.

As the uniformed men spoke, mama began to cry. She did not make a sound but big fat tears ran down her face as she shushed the babe in her arms. My tears grew more intense and a bout of hiccupping followed.

Mama rubbed the top of my head and told me it was okay. Then she instructed me to go to the dining room and to clear the table that was covered with a sewing pattern.

My tears dried upon my cheeks as I folded the pattern and turned in time to see the two uniformed men wave to some one on the other side of the door. Mom stepped back and waited as the men left the hall.

I swallowed with relief when I saw them leave. Mama was not going to be going to jail. She was not in trouble. My heart pumped with joy and the fizzing in my stomach disappeared as if by magic. There was a song signing in my soul as I watched the men re-enter our home.

In their arms they carried large baskets filled with food. The first held a big turkey surrounded with fresh stalks of celery, bunches of carrots and bags of potatoes.

The second basket was filled with fresh fruit; oranges, tangerines, grapes and a red fruit that was unfamiliar to me. I came to know the tangy taste of the pomegranate and the sweet taste of love.

A taste of love from the people who will drop a coin into the black kettles carried by the salvation Army people. I learned that a man in uniform is not to be feared but respected for what they do for the people in their town.

I learned that many people, through hard times and good times have love flowing from their heart for their neighbors. They are lessons that are passed from generation to generations.

That is what Thanksgiving means to me; a day to be thankful for what we have and not to complain about what we do not have.
Lorraine


The Salvation Army, an international movement, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian Church. Its message is based on the Bible. Its ministry is motivated by the love of God. Its mission is to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ and to meet human needs in His name without discrimination.

Image Courtesy The Salvation Army, visit the website HERE.

Editors Note: Lorraine Cookson passed away on October 27, 2013 after a brief illness. As one of our first columnists, she was very active with the Senior Center and attended nearly all the events in Town. In memory of Lorraine, we will reprint each one of her columns on Sunday mornings.

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Nov222014

Wildcat Division 10 Cheer – Florida Bound

The Londonderry Wildcat Division 10 cheerleaders, the 2014 NH state cheerleading champions, placed 2nd in the New England Regionals at the Verizon Wireless arena.  The Wildcats will be representing New Hampshire and the New England region at the National AYC Cheerleading Championships December in Orlando.

Congratulations to the Londonderry Wildcats !!!

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Nov222014

Two Arrested for Illegal Hunting Activities

Two brothers from Seabrook were arrested on Wednesday, November 19, 2014, after fleeing from a Conservation Officer who found them hunting on posted land in South Hampton, N.H.

Robert M. Watts, age 48, and Scott Watts, age 45, both Seabrook residents, were hunting in a posted area of South Hampton, N.H., this morning when a New Hampshire Fish and Game Department Conservation Officer checking the area observed the illegal hunting activity and instructed the pair to stop. The men immediately took off running, both carrying shotguns, into a nearby swamp.

The Conservation Officer chased the men for several hundred yards while identifying himself as an Officer and warning the pair to stop or face charges. The CO stopped the foot pursuit to call for backup from Fish and Game Law Enforcement, the South Hampton and Kensington Police Departments and the Rockingham County Sheriff’s Department, requesting they cover the places commonly used to access the area.

The Fish and Game Officer then circled the swamp and found a truck parked at the end of a dead-end Class VI road. Conservation Officers and South Hampton police blocked off the entrance to the Class VI road and proceeded to wait. In a short while, the truck appeared, and the officers stopped the vehicle to question the occupants. The men in the truck denied any wrong-doing, but their clothing and physical descriptions matched exactly that of the men who had fled the Officer. To confirm the ID, a Fish and Game K-9 team was brought in, and Fish and Game K-9 Sig conducted a track from the start of the foot pursuit through the swamp to the location where the vehicle had been parked.

Robert and Scott Watts were taken into custody and arrested for Disobeying an Officer and Trespassing. They were released on their own recognizance and will be arraigned in Seabrook District Court in January of 2015.

“In this case, refusing to stop when instructed to do so by a Conservation Officer increased the charge from a violation to several criminal offenses,” said Fish and Game Lt. Michael Eastman.

Hunters should be reminded that, in all instances, they must seek permission from landowners before hunting on posted property.

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Nov222014

Happy Happy “Thanks” “GIVING” 2014

I know we have all heard and read this before, but if you’re like me little reminders of the difference we can make in someone else life never hurt.  Right now in my family we are all caught up in planning for the Big Thanksgiving Day Feast and spending time with loved ones, but we all know that’s not the case for everyone.

We all need to be reminded of what this day is really about and that’s “Giving” and “Sharing” what we have with those around us, and being “Grateful”.

Below is a story that Dick Flores of our Town shared with me this week that really touched his heart and it touched mine too.  Helped me to “remember” that not everyone is able to buy that turkey or even heat up their home for the festivities.   Dick worried that the story is long, but I promise you it’s worth reading.

Good morning said a woman as she walked up to the man sitting on ground.

The man slowly looked up.

This was a woman clearly accustomed to the finer things of life. Her coat was new. She looked like she had never missed a meal in her life.

His first thought was that she wanted to make fun of him, like so many others had done before.. “Leave me alone,” he growled….

To his amazement, the woman continued standing.

She was smiling — her even white teeth displayed in dazzling rows. “Are you hungry?” she asked.

“No,” he answered sarcastically. “I’ve just come from dining with the president. Now go away.”

The woman’s smile became even broader. Suddenly the man felt a gentle hand under his arm.

“What are you doing, lady?” the man asked angrily. “I said to leave me alone.

Just then a policeman came up. “Is there any problem, ma’am?” he asked.

“No problem here, officer,” the woman answered. “I’m just trying to get this man to his feet. Will you help me?”

The officer scratched his head. “That’s old Jack. He’s been a fixture around here for a couple of years. What do you want with him?”

“See that cafeteria over there?” she asked. “I’m going to get him something to eat and get him out of the cold for awhile.”

“Are you crazy, lady?” the homeless man resisted. “I don’t want to go in there!” Then he felt strong hands grab his other arm and lift him up. “Let me go, officer. I didn’t do anything.”

” This is a good deal for you, Jack” the officer answered. “Don’t blow it.”

Finally, and with some difficulty, the woman and the police officer got Jack into the cafeteria and sat him at a table in a remote corner. It was the middle of the morning, so most of the breakfast crowd had already left and the lunch bunch had not yet arrived.

The manager strode across the cafeteria and stood by his table. “What’s going on here, officer?” he asked. “What is all this, is this man in trouble?”

“This lady brought this man in here to be fed,” the policeman answered.

“Not in here!” the manager replied angrily. “Having a person like that here is bad for business..”

Old Jack smiled a toothless grin. “See, lady. I told you so. Now if you’ll let me go. I didn’t want to come here in the first place.”

The woman turned to the cafeteria manager and smiled. “Sir, are you familiar with Eddy and Associates, the banking firm down the street?”

“Of course I am,” the manager answered impatiently. “They hold their weekly meetings in one of my banquet rooms.”

“And do you make a godly amount of money providing food at these weekly meetings?”

“What business is that of yours?”

I, sir, am Penelope Eddy, president and CEO of the company.”

“Oh.”

The woman smiled again. “I thought that might make a difference.” She glanced at the cop who was busy stifling a giggle. “Would you like to join us in a cup of coffee and a meal, officer?”

“No thanks, ma’am,” the officer replied. “I’m on duty.”

“Then, perhaps, a cup of coffee to go?”

“Yes, maam. That would be very nice.”

The cafeteria manager turned on his heel, “I’ll get your coffee for you right away, officer.”

The officer watched him walk away. “You certainly put him in his place,” he said.

“That was not my intent. Believe it or not, I have a reason for all this.”

She sat down at the table across from her amazed dinner guest. She stared at him intently. “Jack, do you remember me?”

Old Jack searched her face with his old, rheumy eyes. “I think so — I mean you do look familiar.”

“I’m a little older perhaps,” she said. “Maybe I’ve even filled out more than in my younger days when you worked here, and I came through that very door, cold and hungry.”

“Ma’am?” the officer said questioningly. He couldn’t believe that such a magnificently turned out woman could ever have been hungry.

“I was just out of college,” the woman began. “I had come to the city looking for a job, but I couldn’t find anything. Finally I was down to my last few cents and had been kicked out of my apartment. I walked the streets for days. It was February and I was cold and nearly starving. I saw this place and walked in on the off chance that I could get something to eat.”

Jack lit up with a smile. “Now I remember,” he said.. “I was behind the serving counter. You came up and asked me if you could work for something to eat. I said that it was against company policy.”

“I know,” the woman continued. “Then you made me the biggest roast beef sandwich that I had ever seen, gave me a cup of coffee, and told me to go over to a corner table and enjoy it. I was afraid that you would get into trouble. Then, when I looked over and saw you put the price of my food in the cash register, I knew then that everything would be all right.”

“So you started your own business?” Old Jack said.

“I got a job that very afternoon. I worked my way up. Eventually I started my own business that, with the help of God, prospered.” She opened her purse and pulled out a business card. “When you are finished here, I want you to pay a visit to a Mr. Lyons. He’s the personnel director of my company. I’ll go talk to him now and I’m certain he’ll find something for you to do around the office.” She smiled. “I think he might even find the funds to give you a little advance so that you can buy some clothes and get a place to live until you get on your feet. If you ever need anything, my door is always opened to you.”

There were tears in the old man’s eyes. “How can I ever thank you?” he said.

“Don’t thank me,” the woman answered. “To God goes the glory. Thank God. He led me to you.”

Outside the cafeteria, the officer and the woman paused at the entrance before going their separate ways.

“Thank you for all your help, officer,” she said.

“On the contrary, Ms. Eddy,” he answered. “Thank you. I saw a miracle today, something that I will never forget. And, and thank you for the coffee.”

God is going to shift things around for you today and let things work in your favor.

Have a blessed day and remember to be a blessing.

LIVE WELL, LOVE MUCH, LAUGH OFTEN, and PRAY MORE.

***If you’re looking for a way to help, stop by our Town Hall, bring your little ones! Look at all these wonderful boxes that are waiting to be filled!   In the main lobby you will find Toys for Tots; St. Jude’s Warm Blankets and Socks Drive; our Own Food Pantry and don’t forget about the gift card box waiting for you upstairs at our Town Administrator, Kirby’s Desk.

With A Grateful Heart for all of you  Your Sherry<3

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