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December 30, 2013

Mothers, daughters, this club's for you

KINGSTON — Start a reading tradition with your daughter with the Mother-Daughter Book Club at Kingston Community Library on Tuesday, Jan. 14.

This club is for girls (grades 4-8) and their mothers, and will meet at 6 p.m. in the Teen Room.

It’s based on the popular Mother-Daughter Book Club novels by Heather Vogel Fredrick. This meeting will be to discuss the book “City of Ember” by Jeanne DuPrau.

Refreshments will be served. Books for the February meeting will be available for pickup. Stop by the library to pick up a copy of “City of Ember.”

Visit kingston-library.org or call 642-3521.

Derry signseeks adoption

DERRY — A sign on the historic property belonging to the family of America’s first man in space, Alan B. Shepard Jr., needs some tender loving care.

A Shepard sign on the East Derry land needs some upgrades and improvements, according to Conservation Commission Chairman Margie Ives.

Ives said the sign has stood on the property for a long time and it’s getting extremely faded.

Ives said anyone with ideas on how to move forward with updating the sign, or a group of Scouts that might like to adopt the sign as a community service project, can contact her via the Conservation Commission at 434-6539.

Annual Turkey Brigade serves hundreds in need

LAWRENCE — More than 500 families in the Merrimack Valley and Southern New Hampshire received a bountiful start to the holiday season with one of the biggest community service events in the region. Merrimack Valley Credit Union was proud to participate in the 20th annual Thanksgiving Turkey Brigade, hosted by Ocasio’s True Martial Arts of Haverhill. Together, the organizations and dozens of volunteers delivered complete turkey dinners to families in need.

Merrimack Valley contributed $2,500 toward the purchase of ingredients for the dinner baskets, along with a team of volunteers to deliver them on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. The baskets contained a turkey, a pan to cook it in, potatoes, vegetables, gravy, stuffing, rolls and more.

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