Beautiful Baby Contest

Best Dressed. I lov e her little shoes. Nice job Mom!

Best Dressed. I love her little shoes. Nice job Mom!

Little Miss LTown, with Mom, Miss Londonderry & miss Manchester

Little Miss LTown, with Mom, Miss Londonderry & miss Manchester

Little Miss with a Very Happy Mom

Little Miss with a Very Happy Mom

Big Sis, Baby & Mom

Big Sis, Baby & Mom

Wow! what an amazingly great bunch of Londonderry kids under the age of 1! The judges had a really tough job.

Everyone's looking at the baby here, Dad!  The judges had a really tough job.

Everyone’s looking at the baby here, Dad!

Miss Lderry, Mom & Best Dressed Baby (later seen in another adorable dress)

Miss Lderry, Mom & Best Dressed Baby (later seen in another adorable dress)



Liltte Master

Liltte Master


Runners Speed through the Lundgren 5K Road Race

A blistering pace was set on a warm, muggy morning in the road race sponsored by David Lundgren.

A man from Derry won the men’s division with a blistering fast pace in the 16-minute range. (Actual names to be inserted later!)

Mens Winner



A very speedy but disappointed Londonderry track team member finished second, tho clearly winning on style points. The young men always have a theme – one year they ran with red capes as a Quiddich team, but this year’s Hawaiian grass skirt them was a huge hit with spectators. Congratulations to our Londonderry Lancer Track Team winner! He had also finished second to the Derry winner last year but the 2015 pace was much quicker.

Londonderry Track Mens #2


Crowd favorite Amy Bernard run the women’s division for the third year in a row. The 5K race goes up a very steep hill from Mack’s Apples and keeps going up and up.

Women's Winner Amy Bernard

Here are a bunch of pictures from the road race.Road Race Start-2Road Race Start-3Road Race Start-4

By Mary Tetreau

OHD Blog Princess



Friday Night Lights, Music & Fireworks at the High School

Friday’s schedule:

PoliceFire Softball Game

Time: 6PM – end

Location: Baseball Field to left of Matthew Thornton as you look at it from across the street.

Great fun, a bitter rivalry with lots of taunting, and some hits and misses.

The wonderful Lions will be selling food. All profits will benefit Camp Pride. One of the teams has a big win streak going. Let’s see who carries that massive trophy in the Parade Saturday!

This ball game is one of my personal favorite events at OHD.

Family Concert featuring “The Voice”

The Voice is a high-energy band. There will be lots of “dancing in the street”…the street to the high school front door. I love to see the kids dance.

Time: 7:15 – 8:45 pm

Location: Londonderry High School front lawn

Get your neon glow tubes! All proceeds to our amazing Friends of Music…woot woot!

Bring a blanket or chairs to sit on. See your neighbors and friends and meet new ones.

A very social time on the lawn but make sure to get there early or put your walking shoes on! Sometimes there are 2000 -2500 people at this event and it’s a perfect evening.

Fireworks display – Boom! Bang! Sizzle!  Aaah!

Time: 8:45PM

Location: Londonderry High School front lawn

Get there early to get a good seat!




Senior Cookout and Band Concert A Rocking Good Time

Wednesday night the senior cookout started Old Home Day off with fantastic food and music. The amazing Lions cooked up hamburgers and hot dogs with all the fixins’.  There was potato salad with yummy ice cream and cookies for dessert. This was followed by a wonderful concert by the Windham Swing band. One of the trombonists revealed to this intrepid reporter that they are not all from Windham! “We’re from all over!” he said.

Falveys Enjoy Dinner

Falveys Enjoy Dinner

Jack Falvey and his wife have been active in LTown for years. Last year Jack was a leader of the Save Woodmont Apple Trees (SWAT) team.  Enjoy those trees on the perimeter of the Woodmont development. They will help remind of us the community’s agricultural roots.

Sharon-Kevin S-smallSharon Carson and Kevin Smith Dish Out Delicious Potato Salad

Many of the people enjoying Senior Cookout and the Windham Swing Band are the heart and soul of our community. Carole Connolly was the Grand Marshal of the OHD parade last year. Kims Bringhurst is on the Board of our wonderful Leach Library.

Below, Kims Bringhust and friends are having a great time time. They’ve got a deck of cards,  and ice cream and cookies are about to be delivered to them. Life doesn’t get any better!


George Dolan with friends

George Dolan with friends

Young Love

Young Love – Carole Connolly and Armand

The conversaton was also fantastic.

The conversation was also fantastic.

Solo Saxophonist

Solo Saxophonist

Saxophonists perform

Saxophonists perform outside last

by Mary Tetreau

OHD Blogette

Folk having a good time and a good meal

“Um-yum-yum that was tasty,” these guys are all thinking.


Movie Mania Shows “Frozen” at 9PM

Frozen is a movie you can watch over and over (and over). Princesses Anna and Elsa go through a lot of emotion and icy conditions. The hit song, “Let It Go” has been a phenomenon and an inspiration to girls (and boys and grown-ups) the world over.

Bring a chair or blanket and don’t forget the popcorn!


Kidz Night is tonight from 5:30-8:30 PM

Kidz Night is a highlight of Old Home Day, especially if you are a kid who is 10 or under. There are clowns, bounce houses, food, game and activities. Smiling faces abound. It’s a wonderful time for parents too!
Location: Common
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Clowns Made Amazing Balloons

Clowns Made Amazing Balloons

Kids love SpongeBob!

Kids love SpongeBob!


Hot Air Balloon Rides Tonight 6-8 PM

This is a great ride, with a tethered hot-air balloon, so it’s very safe. You get a view of our amazing L-Town, recently ranked the 2nd best town in NH ( Portsmouth was #1). Enjoy a fantastic view our schools, apple orchards, and Old Home Day activities: all things that make our town so special. The sky’s the limit!

Location: Matthew Thornton School

Weather Permitting

Sponsor RE/MAX 1st Choice Realty

Thanks to Arlene Hajjar


Old Home Day Starts Today with Senior Cookout

Wed Night Senior Cookout
Old Home Day kicks off with the senior cookout. The Lions serve delicious food with style and their own inimitable flair. You need tickets for this event.

Time: 5-6 PM

Location: High school cafeteria

Handsome Table enjoying Cookout

Handsome Table enjoying Cookout


Windham Swing band
The Windham Swing band rolls into action about ? PM. If you haven’t heard them before you’re in for a delight. Anyone of any age may enjoy their amazing performance. From a baby to the oldest person in LTown, you may hear this wonderful group.

Time: 6:30-8:30 PM

Location: Common (good weather)

High school cafeteria (not-so-good weather)

Be there or be square!

Mary Tetreau

Blog Queen



Senior Cookout & Concert a Smashing Success

Many seniors attended the Senior Cookout, held Wednesday night in the Londonderry high school gym due to steady downpours.

Dinner was followed by a wonderful concert from the Windham Swing Band.

Town Manager Kevin Smith serves up hamburgers with a smile.

Sharon Carson and friends serve up egg salad to hungry seniors.


The Ferreiras and friend have a roaring good time.

Gladys Frederick and friends enjoy the BBQ.

Windham Swing Band with three (not 76) trombones warming up.

Kirby Wade and friends

Mary Tetreau and George Dolan.

Story and photos by Mary Tetreau


Lundgren 5K Road Race

Running hard for the finish line

The road race was very successful.

What a race!


Looking strong

Boys who ran with Quidditch theme (Harry Potter) – note brooms

Family Pit Crew for Mom

This runner made surprisingly good time!

Three Happy Girls after finishing the race