Londonderry to Host Open House at Fire Station

The Londonderry Fire Department will host their annual Open House this weekend for children of all ages. Children will receive the opportunity to explore the fire trucks, discover the equipment, and play with the radios inside the trucks. They will learn about fire safety, see firefighters dressed in full uniform, and may even get to play with the fire hoses!

Join Londonderry Firefighters this Sunday, October 14, 2012, from 1 PM until 4 PM. The learning and fun will be held at Londonderry’s Central Station at 280 Mammoth Road.

A look back to the Londonderry Fire Department’s Open House, 2010:

One of this year’s demonstrations involved a controlled chimney fire. During the demonstration, firefighters, dressed in full gear, lit a fire inside a chimney stack. The stack was lined with creosote, the potentially dangerous tar-like substance formed naturally from burning wood. Spectators were able to watch as the creosote lit fire and thick smoke and flames exited the top of the chimney stack. The demonstration was to show the dangers of an improperly cleaned chimney.

We all forget that 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, these brave individuals serve us, never knowing what challenges that they will face or what tragedy they will find.

Don’t miss this year’s Open House. What a great way to teach your children, and even yourselves, some interesting and often forgotten fire safety information! For more great shots from the 2010 Open House, visit our Darkroom!


Celebrate Art and help The Hick’s Family

For the month of October, local artist, Bunnie Rowell’s artwork will be on display at Starbucks in Kittery Maine.

Rowell has chosen to donate 50% of her sales to the memorial college fund for the children of her dear friend Althea Hicks. Althea’s life was cut short unexpectedly in a car accident this past July. Althea was a resident of Londonderry for most of her life and leaves behind two beautiful children.

Even if you don’t enjoy the arts, memorial donations can be made to James Hicks, 4 Lane Way, Londonderry NH to benefit the children’s college fund.


Vehicle found in Portsmouth, NH and may belong to the abductor of Jessica Ridgeway, age 10, missing from Westminster, Colorado.




















UPDATE:  5:22 pm  October 11, 2012

CAR IS NOT RELATED to the missing child from Colorado. Owner’s daughter looks similar to Colorado child. IT IS NOT and has no relationship to Jessica Ridgeway who is missing. Thank you.
Cynthia Caron – LostNMissing Inc

Vehicle found in Portsmouth, NH and may belong to the abductor of  Jessica Ridgeway, age 10, missing from Westminster, Colorado:

A vehicle was discovered abandoned behind the Wal-Mart in Portsmouth, NH which has Colorado plates. The vehicle matches a tip of a possible sighting of child in Dexter, Maine over the weekend. Police have the vehicle and are investigating. At the same time, an unidentified earthly body was located in the general area of the park where Jessica went missing. It is not known if body is a child’s or an adult at this time. Please keep your eyes out for this child in case she may be in our area.  If seen, keep her in your sight (if possible) and call 9-1-1.

To Read more: http://kdvr.com/2012/10/11/n-h-police-abandoned-car-may-be-connected-to-jessica-ridgeway-search/

LostNMissing Inc is a 501c3 Nonprofit which assists law enforcement and
families of missing.


Just Booked: Judy Collins, John Ford Coley and Terry Sylvester, and Karla Bonoff!

RENAISSANCE – To Be Rescheduled.
MARIA MULDAUR – Only 13 tickets remain!
MARSHALL CRENSHAW – Only 40 tickets remain!
JEFF PITCHELL – Selling Fast!

This is a special Open Mic Celebrity Series Featuring David Roth. Whether you want to just sit and listen or jump on stage for a couple of songs, our open mic night is a lot of fun and a spectacular deal at only $5 for an entire night’s worth of entertainment.


This show is being rescheduled.

A special CD Release show with Best Not Broken.

October 14
This is an extremely special show. There’s only a handful on US dates and we were lucky to get one. This music is very significant, please check them out.

The band was formed around 1979 in refugee camps in Libya but returned to Mali after a cease-fire in the 1990s. Tinariwen are often associated with just one image: that of Touareg rebels leading the charge, machine gun in hand and electric guitar slung over the shoulder. The founding members abandoned their weapons long ago and have engineered a minor aesthetic revolution by setting the electric guitar – the instrument which became their mascot and made them famous – to one side and giving pride of place to acoustic sounds, recorded right in the heart of the desert, which is the landscape of their existence, the cradle of their culture and the source of their inspiration.

Tinariwen’s music and sensibility have always been close to the American Blues and on ‘Tassili’ they re-enact the emotions of an individual who finds himself face to face with loneliness and doubt, gripped by torment, the prisoner of inextricable circumstances (‘Djeredjere’). But that individual also manages to find hope in the strength of his community (‘Imidiwan Wan Sahara’) or in the simple pleasure afforded by insignificant daily moments, as on the song ‘Takest Tamidarest’, sung by Abdallah, which drops us right in the middle of the desert, with its slow-baked pace that lends itself to pure contemplation of man’s surrounding and to profound inner meditation. For that reason, ‘Tassili’ isn’t just an extraordinary musical moment, in which Tinariwen repossess their own art to the extent that they feel completely relaxed about inviting others into their world, it’s also a shared human experience of rare quality.

John is most revered as half of the Grammy nominated duo England Dan and John Ford Coley He continues with an active roster performing the platinum and gold classic hits such as I’d Really Love To See You Tonight,” “Nights Are Forever Without You” and “Love Is The Answer” and more. Listen

Terry (The Escorts, Swinging Blue Jeans and The Hollies) is best known for such great hits as ‘Hippy Hippy Shake’, ‘He Ain’t Heavy He’s My Brother’, ‘Long Cool Women In a Black Dress’ and a string of others. Terry often appears with John Ford Coley on a twin bill and their styles compliment each other very well.

Folk music doesn’t produce stars bigger than Judy Collins. For nearly 50 years, she has been performing and recording folk, pop, and art music at a very high level. A classical piano prodigy, Collins turned to folk music early on, embracing the social and musical elements of the movement. Her performances since the mid-1970s have balanced her original material with her other hits and gems by artists such as the Beatles and Harry Chapin—all showcases for her haunting, focused voice. Listen

With a career spanning four decades, Bonoff has enjoyed critical acclaim, commercial success, enduring popularity and the unwavering respect of her peers. In addition to achieving chart success with her own recordings, Karla has seen her songs become hits for such stellar artists as Bonnie Raitt, Wynonna Judd and Linda Ronstadt. Many of Bonoff’s ballads are now pop classics. All the while, she has continued to tour extensively, playing sold-out shows around the world. Karla’s moving vocals on her rich, expressive songs is like standing beneath a sparkling waterfall – refreshing, exhilarating, restorative. And hearing them live can be transformative. In 2007, nearly 40 years into her writing, recording and performing, the singularly gifted singer/songwriter had at last produced a live album. Karla Bonoff Live is a superb two-CD set containing 21 songs, including some of Bonoff’s most popular material (“All My Life,” “Someone to Lay Down Beside Me,” “Tell Me Why,” and “Lose Again”) plus two new compositions. Many fans and critics prefer Bonoff’s own renditions of her songs, and they won’t be disappointed here. Like her performances, the instrumentation is clean and spare, giving Bonoff’s voice room to work its emotional magic on the listener. Listen


Stonyfield Costume Swap This Saturday, October 13th

With the approach of fall comes one of the most anticipated holidays for children and adults of all ages; Halloween. Children dream about the costumes they’ll wear, the doors they’ll knock on, and the candies they’ll collect. Parents worry about walking for hours with their little ones, cavities, and the cost of the costumes their children dream about. But this year, Stonyfield Yogurt can help, at least with the costume portion of the holiday.

This Saturday, October 13, 2012, the Stonyfield Visitors Center in Londonderry will be hosting a costume swap. The concept is simple, bring a slightly used and clean costume to the visitors center and get a different, slightly used and clean costume for your children. Drop off your costume at the Visitors Center before October 12th and you’ll be eligible for the “early-bird swap” from 10:00 am to 11:00 am.

There’ll be fun stuff for the whole family like… Halloween Costume Swap, Games, Giveaways, Touch-A-Truck (weather permitting) and lots of delicious Yogurt!

Stonyfield believes in protecting the earth.  The costume swap promotes a Green Halloween.  If half the costumes kids wear on Halloween were swapped, we’d reduce annual landfill waste by 6,250 tons.  That’s the same weight as 2,500 midsize cars.  Swapping costumes is also a great way to spend less on Halloween.

Join the Stonyfield Visitors Center in celebrating fall this Saturday. The costume swap and festival will be held from 11 AM until 1 PM at the visitors center located at 10 Burton Drive here in Londonderry. For more information and directions to the center, click here!

Stonyfield Logo

Stonyfield Yogurt began as a farming school in Wilton, New Hampshire in 1983 with the goals of helping family farms survive and protect the environment. At first, yogurt was sold to help fund the school, which had a leaky barn and just a few Jersey cows. The founders, Samuel Kaymen and Gary Hirshberg, current CE-Yo, did most of work milking cows, making yogurt and sales calls and delivering the yogurt. To read the rest of the history of the farm, click here or visit the Stonyfield Yogurt Company’s website.


Wine Tasting Fundraiser to benefit H3 Missions, October 13th

Londonderry resident Debra Landoni never dreamed she would be spending her “vacations” volunteering with a non-profit in Haiti. But that is exactly what she did last December and is planning to do again this November. When she heard that an old friend had been instrumental in providing humanitarian aid pursuant to the 2010 earthquake she became intrigued. “We got to talking and he convinced me that I had to go to Haiti to see things for myself”, she said. Nyron McLean, a resident of CA, was able to get teams of medical professionals together to administer first aid to the survivors of the quake and knew that there was so much more that needed to be done. He knew he could just leave the people he had formed bonds with He then founded H3 Missions, Inc, which is an IRS recognized 501c3 non-profit.

Since that first trip McLean has led 12 more mission trips, the largest one was this past summer which involved 80 participants from all over the United States. Although the organization is based in CA, Ms. Landoni is the Eastern Regional Director and a member of the Board. “It was just so eye-opening to see the poverty that exists in Haiti. The people that we help are so grateful for what little they have and it gives you a whole new appreciation for the opportunities that we take for granted here in the US” Debra says. She is looking forward to the upcoming trip to re-visit the people that she met last year and to help with getting some of the children ready for school.

H3 Missions typically conducts free medical & dental clinics during a trip and last summer they began construction of 4 new classrooms and indoor restroom facilities at a school in Bon Repos. There are several families that they sponsor as well with school tuition, books & uniforms for the children. The walls & floors are complete in the classrooms but the roofs still need to be erected. There is a need for funding for medicines, vitamins & food for the people still living in the dilapidated tent cities.

In order to continue the work that has been started H3 Missions Inc., is holding its first Wine Tasting Fundraiser. Please come out and support this worthwhile organization October 13th from 2-5pm at Vino Aromas 997 Elm Street Manchester. Admission is $20 if tickets are purchased online, and will be $25 at the door. Dan & Nadine Villanfranca, owners of Vino Aromas will be pouring some very unique wines and there will be raffles as well as a silent auction for some gorgeous Haitian crafts and artwork. Mr. Mclean will also be present to discuss current & future projects and to answer questions. Tickets can be purchased at the Vino Aromas online store site http://shop.vino-aromas.com or at h3missions.eventbrite.com

For more information Ms. Landoni can be reached at dlandoni@h3missions.org or by telephone at 603-785-4545.