EagleTribune.com, North Andover, MA

September 10, 2013

Derry Medical Center patients have new insurance options


The Eagle-Tribune

---- — DERRY — Derry Medical Center will participate in a new insurance program.

DMC, with offices in Derry and Windham, is participating in ElevateHealth, formed by Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Elliot Health System and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care of New England.

The program aims to help people access quality care and a lower premium cost.

Elliot operates an urgent care center in Londonderry.

“We share a common goal of becoming part of the solution to the health care challenges our nation is faced with, and we believe the ElevateHealth product is part of the solution,” Elliot CEO Doug Dean said.

Canobie Lake Park gears up for fall fests

SALEM — Canobie Lake Park will host its seven-weekend Oktoberfest celebration beginning Saturday and Screemfest starting Friday, Sept. 27.

Oktoberfest offers a beer garden, traditional German food, music, rides, games and live entertainment.

The Los Angeles-based band, Bonfire, performs a tribute to AC/DC from Saturday, Sept. 14, through Sunday, Oct. 27, on Canobie’s Midway Stage.

Screemfest, from Sept. 27 to Oct. 27, features five haunted houses, including the new Virus. Also new is the “Side Show Variety Show,” featuring daring strange feats, on the Midway Stage.

Rides will be open, and there will be Halloween games and characters. A new petting zoo will be open Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

For park hours, show schedules, directions and more information about fall events, visit Canobie Lake Park’s website at canobie.com.

‘Tween Town’ starts this afternoon

PLAISTOW— “Tween Town” for middle school students begins tomorrow at Plaistow Public Library.

A different themed activity will be presented one Tuesday a month from 4 to 5 p.m.

The first program will feature origami yoda— a famous book turned craft. The group will try out different origami designs.

Plaistow Public Library is located at 85 Main St.

Pelham celebrates Old Home Day

PELHAM — The 107th Old Home Day Celebration is set for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday.

This year’s Old Home Day will honor the works of the Pelham Good Neighbor Fund and other local groups.

Activities and events include arts and crafts, an auction, a raffle, 5K road race, food tent, chicken barbecue, white elephant sale, penny sale, pie bake off, parade and more.

Salem church presents course

SALEM — Saints Mary & Joseph Parish is offering a seven-week course, “Discovering Christ,” starting Sunday, Sept. 15, at 5 p.m.

The course consists of video presentations that help answer questions about the meaning of life and why Jesus and the Church matter.

Each three-hour session includes dinner, a welcoming, prayer, class and small-group discussions. Child care is available for young families.

For more information, call Deacon David Costello at 560-4484.

Planning alternates needed by Windham

WINDHAM — The town is recruiting alternates for the Planning Board.

Letters should be submitted by Sept. 25 to: Community Development Department, c/o Community Planner, 3 North Lowell Road, Windham, 03087.

Questions should be directed to Elizabeth Wood, 432-3806, or ewood@windhamnewhampshire.com.

Garcia attends legislators summit

SALEM — Rep. Marilinda Garcia, R-Salem, participated in the Republican State Leadership Committee’s “Right Women, Right Now,” summit in Nashville.

The program identifies, trains and supports women running for state office.