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The Derry Area Philanthropy Committee (DAPC) is hosting bingo on Sunday, Oct. 10, at A.V. Germano Hall in Derry. The event will feature vendors from the area offering various good and services for sale as well as a basket auction, 50/50, instant winner “rippies” and a $100 jackpot for the fi…

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I’m going to start this week’s column off on a bit of a sad note, but I’d first like to apologize to former Derry Area head football coach and Derry Area School District business administrator, Carl Albaugh.

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It looks as if we will have fantastic weather this weekend for Railroad Days in Derry Borough! The festivities kicked off Thursday evening with the traditional Hobo Picnic at 5:30 p.m. at Railroad Heritage Park. Participants enjoyed hobo stew trackside while listening to music provided by Da…

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Don’t forget that the Great American Banana Split Celebration will take place this weekend in the City of Latrobe. There will be a lot of fun-filled activities and events for everyone of all ages.

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Congratulations to everyone involved with the organization of the Derry Great Garage Sale. This year’s two-day event was once again a huge success, and you couldn’t have asked for nicer weather. A special thank you to Barbara Phillips who kept the Derry Diary well informed.

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The 34th Derry Township Agricultural Fair continues throughout this week and concludes Saturday. The annual fireworks display will be held 10 p.m. Friday. If you get a chance, stop out. There are a wide variety of activities going on this weekend. You can visit the Derry Ag Fair Facebook pag…

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The 28th Infantry Division Band of the PA National Guard is proud to serve the people of Pennsylvania. Formed in early 1944, the band earned distinction in the defense of Wiltz during the Battle of the Bulge in December of 1944. The band’s decorations include the Meritorius Unit Commendation…

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As you might have already heard, the weather was considered too sporadic by the Derry Area School District administration for Wednesday’s graduation ceremony, and for the safety of everyone involved, the commencement has been postponed until 7 p.m. Friday, June 4.

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This weekend will mark the unofficial start to summer as we look forward to the return of the Shop ‘n Save Westmoreland County Airshow to be held Saturday and Sunday at Arnold Palmer Regional Airport. Additionally, the Derry Borough Memorial Day Parade will take place on Monday, May 31.

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The Community United Presbyterian Church in New Alexandria will be participating in the town-wide yard sale on June 12. As you do “Spring Cleaning” and have items you would like to donate, we are now scheduling times for drop-off. Please call Pete 724-668-7979, Marsha 724-639-9610 or Margare…

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The Derry Area School District School Picnic will be held Wednesday, June 16, at Del Grosso’s Park in Tipton. A voucher will be required at the gate to receive discounted prices.

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Derry Presbyterian Church Secretary Paula Shean has announced that Derry Presbyterian Church, located at the corner of 108 Presby Way and North Chestnut Street in Derry (724-694-5710), will be hosting a takeout-only Chili Dinner at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 17.

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It’s hard to believe that Easter is almost here. One reason may be because last year, we were all on lockdown during this time. Nonetheless, this year should look a whole lot different.

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Derry First United Methodist Church Administrative Assistant Teri Sauers announced that the church will be hosting a takeout-only Swiss steak dinner from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 10.

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The Derry Township Ag Fair is hosting Bunnyfest 2021 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 20 and 27, at the Ag Fair grounds located on Route 982 outside of New Derry. The event is open to all children ages 2 to 12.

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Now that the Lenten season has officially begun, it is time to enjoy all the local establishments that will be holding fish fry specials on Fridays during Lent. If you have a favorite location that you enjoy, or is having great bargains, drop me a note. I’d love to share them. I always like …

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It’s almost that time of year again, as Lent is set to begin Wednesday, Feb. 17, and run through March 31. I know a lot of people enjoy traveling around the area to different establishments to try out their Lent specials. I hope everyone has a happy Lenten season!

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For many, including me, 2020 has been a painful and stressful year. It has been a year polluted with a lot of frustrating and trying times. A year that most people will be glad to see disappear.

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The Derry Borough K-9 Unit is sponsoring a Coloring Contest for children ages 12 and under. You may participate in the even by visiting the Facebook page and printing the page, or by messaging your email address. Coloring pages were handed out at a drive-thru event at Mossback Park on Dec. 9.

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I would like to start this week’s column with a letter from former Bulletin Editorial Director Steve Kittey, who writes in with a memorial tribute to Joe Mucci, who passed away Monday, Nov. 30:

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I would to start this week’s column with a huge shoutout to the Chestnut Ridge Post 444 Veterans of Foreign Wars for a very nice and well organized dedication service for the Memorial Flag held last weekend in the field below the Veterans Memorial Bridge. There was a nice turnout and a lot o…

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Recently, the world lost one of its best and most renowned actors, Sean Connery. In an interview, he was once asked about his first big break. Connery replied, “My first big break came when I was 5 years old. It’s taken me more than 70 years to realize that. You see, at 5, I first learned to…

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The Derry Area School District Foundation is pleased and excited to bring a wonderful and unique opportunity to the children of Derry Area School District. Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is here!

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