DERBY â€“ Local children's author Ray Perkins and Rick Dunlavey, owner of Dunlaveyâ€™s Black Belt Academy, are sponsoring a Family Fun Day to benefit cancer research. This event will feature Tae Kwan Do demonstrations, a bouncy house and slide, face painting by Donna Bousquet, a book signing, Wellness Center demonstrations (including board breaking), Jedâ€™s Cotton Candy, burgers and hot dogs, and some cool giveaways. Buy a book and get a complimentary two-week pass for the whole family to participate in Master Dâ€™s Black Belt Academy.
DERBY CENTER â€“ Every fall students return to school and get acclimated to a schedule of classes, lunch, study hall and physical activity. One routine that goes back generations is the fire drill. Students, faculty and administrators at North Country Union Junior High School participated in a fire drill Wednesday and quickly showed they were up to task.
For more of this story, read Friday's edition of The Newport Daily Express for Sept. 6, 2013.