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Share-ing the holiday spirit

MILFORD – Christmas starts in July for Mariette Facques when she visits craft shops in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, takes the crafters’ business cards and hopes they aren’t booked for the first Saturday in December. Facques was one of the founders of Share, the local safety net for ...

Drop off Toys for Tots donations at region’s Allstate offices

REGION – As the holiday season quickly approaches, hundreds of local Allstate agency owners throughout the Northeast are teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer. Through Friday, Dec. 15, select Allstate agency owners’ offices will serve as donation ...

Annual duck banding complete

CONCORD – New Hampshire Fish and Game wildlife biologists have completed the annual effort to attach hundreds of metal bands to ducks throughout the state. The pre-season banding effort is conducted in U.S. states and Canadian provinces throughout the Atlantic Flyway in August and September. ...

HBHS announces 1st quarter honor roll

Hollis Brookline High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Emma Armstrong, Kail Arthur, Diana Atlas, Samantha Atlas, John Bergin, Clara Bronfine, Amanda Brown, Kylie Callahan, Jessica Cooper, Zachary Dolfini, Lia ...

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The story of pie

AMHERST – Pies in nearly every variety – apple, blueberry, cherry, pumpkin, pecan, strawberry-rhubarb, custard, peach, cherry and cranberry – were sliced up and served to an audience at the Amherst Town Library, whose appetites had been whetted by the evening program. But none of them ...

HB’s Simco knows about big numbers – on field and off

HOLLIS – For the record, Hollis Brookline wide receiver Matt Simco is pretty sure where it all went “wrong” for him on the Math SAT. “I didn’t round on one of them. That always hurts,” said Simco, who “settled” for a 770 instead of a perfect score. For the record, the senior ...

Cavaliers volleyball rolling on

HOLLIS – Kyra Belden was a role player, rarely a starter on last year’s state championship Hollis Brookline volleyball team. Man, was she paying attention! The Cavaliers junior has dominated from the setter position helping the powerhouse squad to a 9-0 start. Belden’s 40-assist ...

Solid wins for HB travel soccer

Here’s a look at the Hollis Brookline travel soccer teams’ victories for the pastweek: Boys U10 The Cavaliers topped Inter-Lakes, 6-2. Avishant Ullal was everywhere, scoring four goals for Hollis Brookline. Alton Williams and Jaskeerat Singh had the others, Singh’s first career goal at ...

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Thank you to Old Home Days organizers, attendees

To the Editor: Hi, I’m Sofia of Sofia’s Traveling Zoo. I first want to thank the Old Home Days committee for once again allowing me to present my animals at Old Home Days this year and for giving me double the space. A number of people told me mine was one of the busiest booths at OHD, ...

It’s all about the apples in Hollis

When I was little, I lived my first seven years of my life with my mother and grandfather, Pop. Pop was an Italian immigrant, a naturalized citizen of the U.S. His sponsor family taught him carpentry as a means of earning a living and supplied him with all the tools he needed when he was ready ...

Take a step into Bedford’s history

To the Editor: Calling all history buffs, veterans, students and curiosity seekers! On Sept. 9, at 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m., the Friends of Bedford Cemeteries will provide free tours of one of New Hampshire’s most fascinating sites: Back River Road Cemetery. Step into the 18th century and learn ...

Bash incandescent bulbs and go LED

Go to the store today and purchase a pack of LED bulbs and replace perfectly working incandescent bulbs in your home and start saving money in just three months. As a bonus, you’ll be doing your part to help the environment. Yes, that’s right, removing a perfectly good incandescent bulb and ...

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Richard B. ‘Dick’ Drisko

Richard B. “Dick” Drisko, 88, of Hollis, NH died September 21, 2017 at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack, NH after a period of failing health. He was born in Newton, MA November 25, 1928 the son of Harold P. and Ruth (Thompson) Drisko. He grew up in Wellesley Hills, MA and graduated ...

Bruce J. Ingraham

Ingraham, 64, resident of Ayer, MA died on September 13, 2017 at his home. He was born in Nashua, NH on May 2, 1953, a son of Carl L. and Hilda M. (Daniels) Ingraham. He was raised and educated in Brookline, NH and made his home in Ayer for the past 15 years. Bruce had been employed by Inline ...

Dennis R. Courtemanche

Dennis R. Courtemanche, 65, a resident of Ormond Beach, FL passed away after a courageous battle with diabetes on September 15, 2017 in Ormond Beach, FL. Dennis was born on December 11, 1951, the son of the late Maurice A. Courtemanche and Rita (Landry) Courtemanche Martin. He was also ...

Bruce J. Ingraham

AYER, MA – Bruce J. Ingraham, 64, resident of Ayer, MA died on September 13, 2017 at his home. He was born in Nashua, NH on May 2, 1953, a son of Carl L. and Hilda M. (Daniels) Ingraham. He was raised and educated in Brookline, NH and made his home in Ayer for the past 15 years. Bruce had ...