Apple Blossom Time in Londonderry!

The apple blossoms are popping out this weekend in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Just 45 miles north of Boston, Londonderry has some great passive recreation activities and shopping opportunities for you this weekend.

Mack’s Apples Ice Cream Stand has been open all week, with temps forecast to be in the 60′s why not take a ride to the country. Located at Exit 4 on Route 93 the farm is a short drive from the interstate. Before or after your ice cream why not take a walk through the orchards in central Londonderry?

This trail is located just to the west of the ice cream stand, cross Mammoth Road (in your car if you wish) head behind the barn past the pond, down the dirt farm road to the trail head. From here you can make the north orchard loop for a nice 1 mile walk, or head through the cool forest and over the Adams Pond waterfall for the south orchard loop. That hike will be about 2 miles total. For details, a trail map and Google directions read our story “Adams Pond Trail Mack’s Farm, 3 miles of Trails.”

Check out our local restaurants and entertainment venues. The Yard in the north on Route 28 is just over the border and owned by a Londonderry resident.

If you need any help in town, just ask we would be happy to help. Most anyone you come across will also be able to guide you to what you may be interested in, just ask!

Simply in Londonderry, “Business is Good. Life is Better!”

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Londonderry Grange Officers Sworn In

The historic Londonderry Grange is growing. Recently the new officers were sworn in to their posts, ringing in a new era with a record breaking increase of members. Over 35 new members have joined since the fall of 2012.

The Grange is part of the Hillsboro Pomona Grange.  State Representative Assistant Steward Arthur Merrill was an important part of the ceremony during which the following people were given their oaths of office: Hank Peterson – Grand Master; Frances Wooden – Overseer; Emily Sandblade –Lecturer; Stuart Light – Steward; Andrew Perry – Assistant Steward; Kim Herrera– Lady Assistant Steward; Treasurer – Jen Perry; Secretary-Gladys Wooden; Gatekeeper – Sue Joudry; Ceres – Sandy Pierce; Pomona – Chris Lopez; Flora – Cherylann Pierce and to the Executive Committee for a three year term – Jim Buttafucco; for a two year term – Tony Herrera; and for a one year term – John Burmudez.

With this influx of membership the grange will be looking for ways to support our community.  Our facility is being brought back to life with all the work the community volunteers, the members and the boy scout troop we sponsor, have been doing over the past few years.  The grange has benefitted from one Eagle project that has been completed and will benefit from another that has just recently received approval.

Our Grange serves the surrounding areas with members from Litchfield and Manchester. This year our Grange will host the state Grange officers on Saturday, May 18th at 7pm.  Citizens are encouraged to join us at our meetings which are held the second Monday of the month at 7pm.

 

 

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Mother’s Day Plant Sale this Saturday at Grange!

The Historic Londonderry Grange will be holding its annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale. Rain or shine, the sale will be held Saturday, May 12th from 9 AM to 3 PM. In the event that rain does occur, the sale will be moved to inside the Grange Hall.

Stop by the Grange on May 8th and pick something up special for your mother!

For donations to the Grange, please send to the Treasurer and Secretary of the Grange, Gladys:
Gladys Woodin
580 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH 03052

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Happy Mothers Day from Londonderry Grange 44

Many moms in Londonderry and the southern New Hampshire region waking up today with a smile and a little something from Londonderry Grange 44. Yesterdays plant sale brought buyers even with the rain all day, what a chance to see this historic Landmark.

Dads, children and full families wandered through the hall shopping for just the right plant for mom. Some looking for the bathroom were surprised that the building had none! If the original were available it is doubtful mom would approve of the outhouse in modern day 2010. One of the items on the wish list is to connect the Historic Grange 44 to town sewer and water. That will take some more time since the shingles need to come first.

What’s better than the President of  Stonyfield making a personal contribution for a skid full of shingles? Several dozen families “buying a bundle” yesterday as they shopped at the traditional Grange Mothers Day plant sale.

The back was buttoned up last fall, just like most Yankee farmers the grange is getting a new skin as it is bought. No need to wait for the full amount to be raised.

If you did not get buy yesterday and you would like to “Buy a Bundle” you can visit the new Grange website. The site is under development but has a donate button that you can provide funds electronically to the grange. Visit www.LondonderryGrange.com to access this feature.

The Londonderry Grange was organized on January 18, 1875 with 24 charter members. The cost is $20.00 a year to become a member of the Grange. The Grange 44 building is an historic structure and is on the States list of recognized historic structures. Granges are America’s Family Fraternity, and have long been, the strongest sustained organizational force working effectively towards attaining a good and full life for all citizens of rural America. The Grange organization was formed on December 4, 1867. In New Hampshire, the Grange was active in lobbying for a State Police Force. Agricultural Stations established by New Hampshire Granges evolved into what is today’s University System of New Hampshire.

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Londonderry Grange Mother’s Day Flowers


The Historic Londonderry Grange will be holding its ninth annual Mother’s Day Flower Sale. Rain or shine, the sale will be held Saturday, May 8th from 9 AM to 3 PM. In the event that rain does occur, the sale will be moved to inside the Grange Hall.

All proceeds from this benefit will be used to replace the original shingles on the Grange Hall. Grange members will also be at the sale throughout the day to collect donations. It’s estimated that if only 250 residents give $100 a piece, the repairs could be completed.

Stop by the Grange on May 8th and pick something up special for your mother!

For donations to the Grange, please send to the Treasurer and Secretary of the Grange, Gladys:
Gladys Woodin
580 Charles Bancroft Highway
Litchfield, NH 03052

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Visit Londonderry, It’s Apple Blossom Time!

Arriving several weeks early the apple blossoms are popping out this weekend in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Just 45 miles north of Boston, Londonderry has some great passive recreation activities and shopping opportunities for you this weekend.

Mack’s Apples Ice Cream Stand has been open all week, with temps forecast to be in the 80′s why not take a ride to the country. Located at Exit 4 on Route 93 the farm is a short drive from the interstate. Before or after your ice cream why not take a walk through the orchards in central Londonderry?

This trail is located just to the west of the ice cream stand, cross Mammoth Road (in your car if you wish) head behind the barn past the pond, down the dirt farm road to the trail head. From here you can make the north orchard loop for a nice 1 mile walk, or head through the cool forest and over the Adams Pond waterfall for the south orchard loop. That hike will be about 2 miles total. For details, a trail map and Google directions read our story “Adams Pond Trail Mack’s Farm, 3 miles of Trails.

While in town why not take in some artwork and artists at work?
This weekend at two locations 17 artists will be painting, and creating works of art while you watch! The historic Grange 44 at the rural center of town offers a splendid venue to view and converse with Southern New Hampshire artists. The White Birch Fine Art Gallery near route 102 just south on Mammoth Road will have Oil, Pen & Ink, Watercolor, Pastel and Mixed Media artists. Midway between the two locations you will find the Mack’s Ice Cream stand if you need a break. Read our story this week “Art-in-Action all Framed by Apple Blossoms in Londonderry NH!” for more details.

If you are a “Garage Sale” buff be sure to visit the Crossroads Mall early Saturday for the ReMax Yard Sale!

Check out our local restaurants and entertainment venues. The Yard in the north on Route 28 is just over the border and owned by a Londonderry resident. Ottmar Liebert & Luna Negra Friday, Jesse Colin Young Saturday in Londonderry at Tupelo be sure to check if they are sold out before you go.

If you need any help in town, just ask we would be happy to help. Most anyone you come across will also be able to guide you to what you may be interested in, just ask!

Simply in Londonderry, “Business is Good. Life is Better!”

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