Londonderry Concerts on the Common Features Bruce Marshall Group and James Montgomery

Londonderry Concerts on the Common features Bruce Marshall Group and James Montgomery on Wednesday, August 6th from 7:00 to 8:30. For a complete schedule and more details click here.

For our last show of 2014, we are very excited to welcome back Bruce Marshall. He played for us last summer with his band, and they were, by all accounts, fantastic. They treated us to a soaring ride as they ripped through a catalog of original material that truly set the band apart. Lead by Bruce, the musicianship of the entire group was front and center. This summer, we asked Bruce and his band to perform for us again. This is going to be another awesome evening of Blues, R&B, Rock and Southern Boogie. But, this time, he will be joined by his friend James Montgomery. James is well-known at Londonderry’s Tupelo Music Hall and throughout New England as a true showman. He has toured with many major artists, including Aerosmith, Bonnie Raitt, Bruce Springsteen, the Allman Brothers, Steve Miller and others. The two of these great musicians together, backed by a tremendous band, is going to set the Common on fire! Be sure to join us!

Bad weather location: Londonderry High School cafeteria.

Concerts on the Common are provided by the Londonderry Arts Council whose mission is to enrich
Londonderry’s quality of life by promoting cultural arts in the community – and made possible by the generous support of Premier Sponsors including Londonderry Freezer Warehouse, Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, Corporate Cost Control, Lindt Chocolate of Londonderry, Shady Hill Greenhouses, Ford of Londonderry, Solomon Law Office, Wirebelt, and Backwoods Landscaping. Also, contributions from our Gold Sponsors Mark Oswald (Re/MAX Realtor), Market Basket, and Spectrum Gymnastics Academy. For a complete list of our sponsors, visit their website.

For more information contact: Stephen Lee, Londonderry Arts Council, 603-818-3232, email


Zoning Board of Adjustment Notice

On July 16, 2014 the Zoning Board of Adjustment for the Town of Londonderry met to consider the variance requests below. Prior to the meeting, the applicant (Town Fair Tire) submitted a letter asking for a continuance to the August 20, 2014 Zoning Board of Adjustment meeting. The motion to continue the cases that was approved by the Board, however, noted the meeting date as August 13, 2014. This announcement serves as public notification  that the Case Number 7/16/2014-5 and Case Number 7/16/2014-6 will be heard by the Board at their August 20th meeting located in the Moose Hill Council Chambers at 7:00pm. The full agenda for that meeting will be posted on August 6th. Notice of the date clarification will be mailed to the property owners included in the applicant’s abutter list submitted with their variance application and will be posted on the Town website.

Click here to read the previous story on Town Fair Tire.



Special Unit M Antlerless Deer Permits Selling Fast

Hunters who still want the chance to take additional antlerless deer in Wildlife Management Unit M in southeastern New Hampshire during the fall hunting seasons should act fast, as Unit M permits are selling out quickly. Again this year, a total of up to 4,000 permits are being sold. As of July 21, approximately 600 permits were left. If you are interested in purchasing a Unit M permit, you should act fast while they are still available.

Interested hunters can purchase Unit M permits in the following ways:

  • Online
  • Over the counter at Fish and Game headquarters in Concord
  • By mail using the printable application. Or call (603) 271-3422 to request an application by mail.

Hunters should be aware that NEW this year, all Unit M permits come with 2 deer tags at a cost of $26 plus a transaction fee. These permits are no longer sold with a 1-tag option. This change was made in an attempt to increase harvest rates in WMU M without increasing hunter density in the area.

Archery, muzzleloader and firearms hunters may use these special permits on any day during those seasons for which they are legally licensed. Youth hunters are eligible to purchase the permits. Applicants also must hold a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license.


Enter the NH Moose Hunt Auction

The deadline for the 2014 NH Moose Hunt Auction is fast approaching, so if you want a chance to hunt moose in New Hampshire this fall, it’s time to get your bid in! Two moose hunt permits are available through the annual auction, which benefits the Wildlife Heritage Foundation of New Hampshire.  Bids must be received by August 8, 2014. Official bid guidelines and documents can be downloaded from the Foundation’s website or by calling 603-496-2778.

Update on Special for 2014, Courtesy of LHR Sporting Arms, Rochester, NH, the highest winning bidder was to receive a 50% off coupon towards the LHR’s new RCF Centerfire Rifle.  This newly designed rifle has the option of 7 interchangeable barrel configurations on one receiver, and changes easily without tools in under a minute!   Due to an unanticipated production delay, the RCF Centerfire Rifle will not be available until mid-2015, so we are offering the winning bidder a free LHR Muzzleloader of their choice, or he or she can choose to wait for a free RCF Centerfire Rifle when it becomes available next year.  The next four highest bidders will receive a free New Hampshire 2014 fishing, hunting, bear or turkey license of their choosing.

As the official nonprofit partner of the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Foundation is authorized to auction up to five permits to the five highest bidders. Proceeds from the auction help support critical fish and wildlife conservation initiatives and education programs of the N.H. Fish and Game Department, such as Canine Search & Rescue, Barry Conservation Camp, Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, The Great Bay Discovery Center, Operation Game Thief, Orphan Bear Cub Rehabilitation Center, Karner Blue Butterfly Restoration Program, aerial stocking of remote trout ponds, Operation Land Share, Low Plains Stewardship Endowment, 2013 North American Moose Conference, Wild Times for Kids magazine, and the National Hunting and Fishing Day N.H. Expo.

Last year, the auction garnered 19 bids from nine states, with the highest bid at $10,000. Winners came from New Hampshire, Massachusetts, New York, Wisconsin and Washington.

Successful bidders in the 2014 auction will need to show proof of a previous hunting license or a certificate of completion of an approved hunter education training program. Winning auction permit holders will be able to harvest one moose of either sex in a wildlife management unit of their choice, and will be responsible for purchasing their own 2014 New Hampshire hunting license to accompany their moose permit.  Individuals who received a permit in the 2014 New Hampshire moose hunt lottery are subject to the rules of the lottery, and will not be eligible to participate in the auction.  A portion of a winning bid may be tax deductible as a charitable donation; potential bidders should check with their tax advisors to determine eligibility.

Additional information on moose hunting in New Hampshire, including rules, permits, and licenses and can be found here.

Since its establishment in 2006, the Wildlife Foundation of New Hampshire has supported many Fish and Game projects through grants, donations and sponsorships.  The Foundation accepts tax-deductible donations throughout the year from individuals as well as institutions, and provides access to PayPal through its website for donor convenience. To learn more about the Foundation and how you can help, click here or call 603-496-2778.


Leach Library News for August 2014

Library Hours
Monday – Thursday: 9 AM to 5 PM
Friday: 10 AM to 2 PM
Saturday: 9 AM to 5 PM

Young Adult News
Summer Reading Program- August Meetings
All meetings are held in the downstairs meeting room from 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. and are open to all students entering grades 6 – 12.  Snacks and drinks are served at all meetings.  You might win one of the door prizes which will be raffled off to lucky participants.

Thursday, August 7: Science Fiction
What is Science Fiction?  Come and take part in a fun quiz to see what you already know.  Then we will create a story together, creating our own science fiction themed world.

Thursday, August 14: Pizza Party and Raffle Draw
It is time to celebrate your achievements!  Come and enjoy pizza, chips and beverages and bring a dessert item to share with the group.  We will be drawing the raffle prizes and a lot of smaller door prizes.

Keep turning in your raffle tickets until 8:00 p.m. on Monday, August 11, 2014 for a chance to win one of the large raffle prizes.  Keep reading and filling out your reading log.  Turn this in by 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 6, 2014 to be eligible to win the Janice Anagnos Memorial Grand Prize and Certificate that goes to the participant who reads the most books from June 2 to September 6, 2014.

Reference Desk News
Adult Summer Reading Program
The Leach Library’s fifth Adult Summer Reading Program is well underway and will continue until Saturday, August 30.  Adult library-card holders still have a chance to participate, so come in and sign-up. Staff at the Reference Desk will be taking registrations throughout the summer.

Upon registration, participants will receive an informational sheet and a tic-tac-toe card to be filled out during the month of August. The tic-tac-toe card can be turned in when three blocks in a row are completed. You will then be entered into a drawing to win a prize at the end of the program.  Remember to swing by the Reference Desk to collect tickets for every book you read.

This month, our “Literary Elements” Adult Summer Reading Program display theme is Mad Scientists. The display will feature fiction and nonfiction books and DVDs such as Charles Darwin: Destroyer of Myths, by Andrew Norman, What is Relativity?: An Intuitive Introduction to Einstein’s Ideas, and Why They Matter, by Jeffrey Bennett; and My Brief History, by Stephen Hawking.  Participants can pick up this month’s Scientist Matching Game on the central display table to see if they know how these scientists are famous and correct entries will be entered into a raffle. Our weekly drawings will continue throughout the summer with plenty of fantastic prizes left to be raffled off.  Also available for a chance to win in August are gift certificates generously donated by local merchants.

Children’s Room News
Summer Reading Program 2014
Below is a list of the special programs and performers that will be held at the library this month. Each program is open to 90 participants and advance registration is required. Registration for these programs is the Thursday prior to the event. To register, call 432-1127 or stop by the Children’s Room.

Zoology Book Bingo: Visit the library on Monday, August 4 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. to play a fun picture version of the popular game. Every participant will win and be able to choose books from our special selection table.  Registration is required.

Sing Along with Nappy’s Puppets: Join Jim Napolitano at the library on Wednesday, August 6 from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. as he uses amazing shadow puppets to lead an enthusiastic sing along to some all-time favorite children’s songs. Participants will be treated to an afternoon of music and singing fun.  Registration is required.

Summer Reading prize bags can be claimed starting on Monday, August 11.

Final Festivities!!
This year we will be winding down our summer with a week of special programs.   Advance registration for these special programs is required and begins on Thursday, August 7 at 9:00 a.m. To register, call 432-1127 or stop by the Children’s Room. The schedule of events is as follows:

Monday, August 11, we will take a trip to Polar Worlds from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Cool off at the library with some stories of the coldest places on earth. From the animals that live there to the stunning scenery and amazing mysteries of nature, these stories will leave you wishing for a few snow- flakes to fall. Each participant will leave with a plush arctic friend.

Tuesday, August 12, come All Aboard trains at the library from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Ride the rails during this exciting program. Participants will hear the stories of different types of trains, from the super-fast to the slow and steady, and sing some well-known train songs. Each participant will receive a wooden train whistle.

Wednesday, August 13, explore Bubbleology when the library hosts Keith Michael Johnson’s program from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. During this exciting program, participants will explore solids, liquids, films, tension and pressure and watch Keith use inventive tools and techniques to make bubbles like you’ve never imagined before.

Thursday, August 14, meet Alligators and Crocodiles of the World at the library from 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Rainforest Reptile Shows’ crocodile specialist will take you from the birth of crocodilians to adulthood and the many stages in between. After the program you will have a chance to get up close and personal with some of our alligator and crocodile friends. Animals may include an alligator, crocodile and caiman (live animals).

Those who haven’t yet reached their goal are still invited to attend the special programs.  They can pick up their prize bag from the Children’s Room when they have reached their goal, until closing on Saturday, September 6.


Poppa Chubby and Black 47 just Booked at Tupelo!

THE FIXX- Selling Fast!
DANA FUCHS- Only 40 tickets remain!
BILLY COBHAM- Selling Fast!
ENGLISH BEAT – Selling Fast!
MIKE PETERS – Only 45 tickets remain!
ERIC JOHNSON – Only 2 tickets remain for second show!
LIVING COLOUR – Selling Fast!


July 23 Marc Cohn
This show is SOLD OUT!

“Grinels began to sing and the whole room stopped breathing — the words fell from her mouth like gems.”
- The Southeast Missourian

Things have been increasingly hectic for singer/songwriter Jenn Grinels. In the past 5 years she has sold nearly 10,000 albums (with almost 5,000 of those sold in 2012 alone) and played over 500 concerts across almost all 50 states.

Named “2012 Vocalist of the Year” by APCA for the third straight year, and “2012 Performer of the Year” by Campus Activities Magazine, Grinels is notorious for her impressive songwriting ability, incredible stage performance and unmistakable vocal abilities. (Listen)

Singer-songwriter Pegi Young has said, “I’m just trying to tell some stories and make music that I can get behind.” That conviction has never rung truer than on her latest album, Bracing For Impact (2011). Her third release, and second for Vapor Records, the 11-song disc spotlights Pegi’s beautifully spare and resonant vocals, world-weary and eloquent lyricism, and hushed yet immediate emotional landscape.

Bracing For Impact features Pegi once again accompanied by her acclaimed recording and touring band, The Survivors: legendary keyboard player Spooner Oldham on piano, bassist Rick Rosas (part of the reunited Buffalo Springfield), guitarist Kelvin Holly, and drummer Phil Jones. The album was produced by Pegi Young with The Survivors, with the exception of the final track, “Song For A Baby Girl,” produced by Elliot Mazer (who co-produced Young’s last full-length, Foul Deeds).

Eight of the album’s 11 songs are originals written by Pegi Young, with highlights including “Flatline Mama” – featuring a horn section and background vocals from The Watson Twins – “No Heart Beats Sound,” and “Trouble In A Bottle.” Neil Young wrote the rollicking “Doghouse,” and contributes background vocals and harmonica as well. Neil is also featured playing electric guitar on “Lie” and “Song For A Baby Girl,” and on harmonica for “Number 9 Train,” written by the late bluesman Tarheel Slim. On “I Don’t Want To Talk About It” – a song by Crazy Horse’s Danny Whitten that first appeared on that group’s 1971 album – Chandra Watson delivers additional vocals.

Bracing For Impact follows up 2010′s Foul Deeds, which Pegi co-produced with veteran multi-instrumentalist Ben Keith (who passed away shortly after the album’s release). In addition to her own compositions – with highlights including “Broken Vows,” “Starting Over,” “Traveling,” and the title track – Foul Deeds features Pegi’s distinctive interpretations of four songs by others: Will Jennings’ “Pleasing to Me,” Lucinda Williams’ “Side of the Road,” Devendra Banhart’s “Body Breaks,” and B. Boatman’s “Blue Sunday.” Throughout, Pegi displays an uncanny knack for cutting to the heart of thorny emotional issues and difficult truths. (Listen)

Featuring Steve Bjork and Bob Seibel, and Nick Tocco, this is a ridiculously good comedy night with some of my favorite comedians!

September 14 POPA CHUBBY
Called “a post-modern Muddy Waters” by New York Times, Popa Chubby plays tough and gritty music fitting of the New York streets he calls home. Popa Chubby expertly combines rootsy blues with more contemporary styles, such as rock and rap. With his razor sharp, aggressive guitar, vocals from the gut and top-notch skill as a songwriter, Popa Chubby takes blues to the cutting edge.
“People look at me and expect a certain thing, Popa Chubby reflects, and don’t realize there is more behind the picture. They see a big, burly guy with tattoos, and they expect to get beat over the head. And you will get beat over the head, but you’ll also get rocked to sleep, and there’ll be poetry in there too.” – Popa Chubby (Listen)

October 24 BLACK 47
They played more gigs at Shea Stadium than The Beatles, shut down the city of Hoboken, appeared multiple times on Leno, Letterman & O’Brien, starred in a movie with their fans Matt Dillon and Danny Glover, helped spring the Guilford Four and the Birmingham Six from British prisons, saved an Irish immigrant church from the wrecking ball.

Anything else? Oh yeah, their CD IRAQ was the most popular with troops serving in Iraq, their song The Big Fellah was featured for 3 minutes on Sons of Anarchy, they’ve played over 2500 gigs from pubs to stadiums and released 14 CDs, their songs are used in hundreds of high school and college history and political science courses, and they intend disbanding on Nov. 8th, exactly 25 years after their first gig in The Bronx. Then again, Black 47 has always done it their way.

Led by Irish author, playwright, and SiriusXM radio host, Larry Kirwan, Black 47 play a uniquely Irish form of rock ‘n’ roll that touches on many social and political issues, and yet is never less than entertaining and riveting. Black 47 earned their chops playing four sets a night in New York pubs. They gained national attention for their first indie record before The Cars’ Ric Ocasek produced their second album, Fire Of Freedom which brought them mainstream attention with MTV favorites, Funky Ceili and Maria’s Wedding.

Through years of relentless touring the band’s signature eclectic sound, socially conscious lyrics and exciting concerts paved the way for other Irish influenced bands such as Flogging Molly and The Dropkick Murphys. A band of band leaders, Black 47 includes, Geoff Blythe (saxophones), Thomas Hamlin (drums), Fred Parcells (trombone/whistle), Joseph Mulvanerty (uilleann pipes/flutes/bodhran) & Joseph “Bearclaw” Burcaw (bass).

This legendary Irish rock band has left a lasting legacy and they intend going out with a bang. Their final CD, Last Call, will be released in January 2014 and Black 47 will tour constantly until their final date in New York City.  This is literally your last opportunity to see this great band at Tupelo Music Hall. (Listen)