Children at the Derry Parks and Recreation Department’s summer program at Hood Park enjoy a “trans-continental safari” on Thursday, July 23. Kids jumped aboard fabric buses and headed to three continents during the afternoon activity. See more photos on page 10. Photo by Chris Paul
August is just about here. The flowers are blooming, the garden is producing, fall sports practices will be starting – yet there’s still plenty of time to sit on the porch and enjoy the season.
It’s the heart of summer – even if you can’t help but catch a glimpse of fall some evenings – and that means it’s town festival time.
If you’re going to improve your soccer skills, learn more about the game, or just want to spend some fun, active time during a summer week, Pinkerton Academy boys’ varsity soccer coach Kerry Boles’ Varsity Soccer Academy in Derry is the place to be.
Boles, who has led Pinkerton soccer squads to a handful of state titles during his 20-plus years as a varsity coach at the Derry school, ran his 2015 Varsity Soccer Academy at Gilbert H. Hood Middle School recently. And saying that Derry youngsters in particular made their presences known is likely an understatement.