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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 Allstate

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 ...

Merrimack High School 1st quarter honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Samuel Agnew, Rhylee Ashford, Robert Bevill, Victoria Bevill, Vitalia Brock, Patrick Browning, Jacob Bunis, Anthony Chinnici, Andrew Coco, Paige Coviello, Lilli ...

Merrimack YMCA pool reopens tonight

The newly renovated swimming pool at the Merrimack branch of the YMCA of Greater Nashua, at 6 Henry Clay Drive, is ready for some fun that’s wet, and perhaps a little wild with games, prizes and raffles. The pool will reopen tonight (Friday, Dec. 1), after six months and $2 million in ...

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Merrimack’s Coffey shines

Here’s a look at what some local athletes are doing at their respective schools: Three locals playing women’s soccer at Simmons College were named to the All-GNAC (Great Northeast Athletic Conference) team. Former Bishop Guertin standout Liz Donovan, a defender, was named to the ...

Hovan, Damata lead Tomahawks into championship mode

MERRIMACK — Coach Tim McMahon let his Merrimack High wrestlers know exactly what kind of team returns this winter. He challenged them, urged them to pay their dues and get the offseason work accomplished, just so they could reap the benefits this winter. If seniors Julien Hovan and Dom ...

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 ...

Goodspeed has blossomed in four-year college career

NASHUA – Playing goal is never an easy position in the sport of soccer. But playing goal for the Rivier University women’s soccer team has certainly kept Merrimack’s Laura Goodspeed on her toes, in the air, and often diving to the ground. “It stressful, but I love it,” Goodspeed ...

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Crimeline thanks tourney sponsors

To the Editor: The Merrimack Crimeline members would like to thank the sponsors of the golf tournament held on Sept. 13. The Merrimack Crimeline thanks all of our sponsors, as without their support this tournament would not be as successful as it is. We urge all of you to support these ...

Another view on farm animals

To the Editor: I would like to offer another view on a recent letter published in the journal regarding the treatment of farm animals raised for food. In the letter, it stated that animals are abused and mistreated for our consumption. While there are exceptions, this is not the rule. Farmers ...

Group extends ‘huge thank you‘ to the Merrimack community

To the Editor: On Saturday, Sept. 9, Merrimack Friends and Families hosted a community yard sale. When you support Merrimack Friends and Families Yard Sale, whether it be though volunteering, donating or shopping, you are supporting our community. All of our proceeds go towards our charitable ...

Farm animals merit love, respect

To the Editor: We are a nation of special observances. There is even a World Day for Farm Animals, observed on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthday). Apparently, it’s intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused and killed for food. Like most others, I always thought of farm animals ...

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Juanita (MacDonald) Drake

Juanita (MacDonald) Drake, 82, of Milford passed away peacefully at the Community Hospice House in Merrimack on November 17, 2017 after a courageous battle with thyroid cancer. Born to Helen and Harold MacDonald on October 29, 1935, Juanita graduated from Ashland High School in 1953. Soon ...

Edward F. Clark

MILFORD, NH – Edward F. “Eddie” Clark, 98, resident of Milford, NH died on November 19, 2017 at the Community Hospice House, Merrimack, NH surrounded by his two beloved daughters. He was born in West Quincy, MA on February 7, 1919, a son of John R. and Celina (Belleveau) Clark and has ...

Marion Wells Patterson

MILFORD, NH – Marion Wells grew up in Melrose, MA during the Great Depression. She had hoped for a career in nursing, but recognized that the cost of such an education might be too great a burden at a time when money was tight. Still, it was her wish to work in a profession, “Where you wore ...

Shirley Gros Louis

Shirley Gros Louis, a resident of Blue Ridge with her husband Lou since 2001 passed away peacefully at the Sunrise of Falls Church, Virginia Nursing Home on November 11, 2017. She was born in Omaha, Nebraska, the daughter of Marvin and Cecelia Olson. Survivors include her devoted husband of ...