EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

June 14, 2013

Bike safety event is tomorrow in Pelham


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — PELHAM — The Pelham Police Department will hold a Bicycle Safety Day tomorrow from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lyons Park.

There will be free bike helmets, distributed for as long as they last; free bicycle registration; free bike checkups by Goodale’s Bike Shop; laser tag, a photo booth and more; a chance to win a bicycle and other prizes; and free refreshments.

Call Lt. Brian McCarthy at 635-2411 with questions.

Testing clears Cobbetts Pond

WINDHAM — New tests by both the state and town showed acceptable levels of fecal bacteria at Cobbetts Pond, so the town beach will stay open, recreation coordinator Cheryl Haas said yesterday.

The state and town issued advisories about an elevated level in state testing earlier this week, but officials did not close the town beach. Prior town testing had shown no problem.

The beach will be closed Monday for milfoil removal.

Enjoy spaghetti and a benefit auction

LONDONDERRY — Londonderry Christian Church, 372 Mammoth Road, hosts is annual Spaghetti Dinner and Live Auction at 6 p.m. tomorrow.

Proceeds will help students attend workcampNE, a nonprofit organization through which students help the elderly, under-resourced or disabled with minor home repairs at no cost to the residents.

Tickets are $8 per person or a maximum of $30 per household at the door. For details, call youth minister Matt Daniels at 540-7008.

Forum focuses on private school vouchers

CHESTER — The Chester Democratic Committee will host a forum, “Private School Vouchers in the Granite State: A Good Idea?” at 7 p.m. Monday.

The event will focus on the law passed in the last session of the state Legislature that allows taxpayer money to fund vouchers for private schools. Efforts to repeal the law will be highlighted.

The event will be held in Stevens Memorial Hall, located at the intersection of Routes 102 and 121. Admission is free. There will be plenty of opportunity for audience questions.

The featured speaker will be Bill Duncan of Advancing New Hampshire Public Education.

Get the scoop of Derry town government

DERRY — Have you ever wondered how local government works? How is it run? What departments are in charge of which service? Who’s who at Town Hall?

Find out from the top at this presentation by Derry Town Administrator John Anderson on Monday June 24, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Derry Public Library. You will have a chance to meet Anderson and find out what makes Derry run.

This program is free and is part of the Derry Public Library Summer reading program for adults, “Dig into Reading.” Call the library at 432-6140 for more information.

Sign up for archery class in Windham

WINDHAM — Archery classes for people ages 8 and up start July 10 in Windham.

The deadline to sign up is June 21. Classes will be held at Center School from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesdays.

The cost is $60 per person, with a discount for a second family member. Call 965-1208 or email recreation@windhamnewhampshire.com.