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OPTN Easter egg festival set for Saturday

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

Beaver Brook Association offers summer nature camps

HOLLIS – Beaver Brook Nature Center is continuing its 40-year tradition of welcoming young people to explore, play and learn outdoors during summer. Teaching children about respect for the natural world and cultivating joy from engaging in healthy outdoor activities has been a longstanding ...

NH libraries: Fun and vibrant, with something for everyone

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded Jan. 25, 1717, and was the first state library in America. In addition, ...

How your garden grows

AMHERST – A garden isn’t just for growing food, it’s also a place to renew your body, mind and spirit. That was the gist of Ellen Ecker Ogden’s recent talk to the Amherst Garden Club. Ogden is a garden artist, speaker and cookbook author based in Manchester, Vt. Her slide presentation ...

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Southern NH Cavs Squirt 2 claims title

The Southern NH Cavaliers Squirt 2 team ended the season with the North A Championship title. The Cavaliers had a busy weekend as they played Saturday at the Haverill Valley Forum. Goalie Jake O’Brien gave a shutout performance against Haverill’s Squirt AA2, earning the Cavs the Valley ...

SNH Pee Wee Two wins 3 of 4 games

The Southern New Hampshire Cavaliers Pee Wee Two team won three of four games in the recent Cape Cod Classic Pee Wee Tournament and also a game in the Valley League in Woburn, Mass. Before the Cavs fell to the Burlington (Mass.) Devils in the tourney finals, they took three straight, first ...

New coach at HB

HOLLIS – The new coach at Hollis Brookline High School is very old school. There’s been a changing of the guard on the diamond at Hollis Brookline. Alum Ryan Coulter had guided the Cavalier baseball program for 18 years, but the administration ultimately – without revealing why – ...

Lebanon tops HB in D-II semi

By TOM KING Staff Writer DURHAM – The ball was bouncing around at half court and belonged to anyone. Yes, a 50-50 ball. Suddenly, though, Lebanon’s Ryan Milliken turned on the jets, and the look on the face of Hollis Brookline’s Stephen Giaconia all but said, “Uh-oh.” That was the ...

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A special thanks to Sen. Avard

As a forester based in southern New Hampshire, I would like to thank Sen. Avard for co-sponsoring and supporting Senate Bill 129 – NH’s Clean Energy Jobs Act. New Hampshire has been using wood chips from forest thinnings, land clearing and landscaping to generate electricity for over 30 ...

CAST invites public to ‘Generation Found’

To the Editor: Join Community Action for Safe Teens (CAST) on Thursday, April 6, at the Amato Center in Milford as we view “Generation Found.” The documentary was created by Greg Williams, award-winning producer of “Anonymous People.” This is a story about hope for young people and ...

Thank you for a successful meeting

To the Editor: On March 4, I had the pleasure of conducting the annual GFWC-NH Merrimack District meeting at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. Nashua. The GFWC-NH Merrimack District represent GFWC-NH Woman’s Clubs in Brookline, Candia, Hollis, Hudson, Lyndeborough, Manchester, ...

Bill would protect rights of transgender people

On Feb. 9, the New Hampshire House tabled a bill that would have protected rights of a vulnerable group of citizens. HB478 would have given transgender individuals protections that a majority of citizens already possess, but the bill was tabled due in part to Keith Ammon, James Belanger, John ...

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Hollis girl swims to pair of NE titles

Fifty-eight teams throughout New England sent their fastest swimmers to compete in the New England Swimming 10-and-Under Championships recently at Wheaton College. The YMCA of Greater Nashua Storm’s Cambria Jewett, age 10 from Hollis, claimed two New England titles by placing first in the ...

Richard William Lowrance

Richard William Lowrance, age 35, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, November 5, 2016. He was born on July 15, 1981 in Ridgewood, NJ and a longtime resident of Hollis, NH. He is survived by loving parents, David W. Lowrance and Margaret B. Lowrance, two uncles, three aunts and six cousins ...

Florine Broden

Florine was born on February 18, 1928 in Springfield, Ma and passed away on February 24, 2017. Florine, a resident of Hollis, NH, was married to Robert Broden of Sarasota Florida for 59 years. She was predeceased by her husband and brothers Frank and Bob Equi. She is survived by her five ...

Myles M. Walker Sr.

June 21, 1921-February 13, 2017 Myles Milton Walker, Sr., 95, of Bedford, NH, died peacefully on February 13, 2017, at the Genesis Healthcare Ridgewood Center, after a short illness. Born on June 21, 1921 in Clinton, MA, Myles was the eleventh and youngest child of Grace Luella Montgomery ...