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Bryant University The following local students were awarded degrees this spring at Bryant University in Smithfield, R.I. Thomas Vailas graduated with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree in Finance; Elizabeth Wardwell graduated cumma cum laude with a Bachelor of Science ...

Girl Scouts launch first-of-its-kind training program

BEDFORD – On May 17, Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains partnered with Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield New Hampshire, the Mental Health Center of Greater Manchester and with Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire to educate staff and volunteers on the invisible disabilities of ...

Bank of New Hampshire adds member to commercial banking division

BEDFORD – Bank of New Hampshire is proud to announce that Edwin Killam has joined their team of commercial banking professionals as Senior Vice President – Commercial Banking and Team Leader. “We are pleased to have Ed join the Commercial Banking Division at Bank of New Hampshire,” ...

Kiwanis Club of Manchester awards $75,000 to city parks and rec

MANCHESTER – The City of Manchester, Parks, Recreation & Cemeteries is being awarded $75,000 over the next three years as the Kiwanis Club of Manchester Major Emphasis Project. With the awarded funds held in a CIP account, up to seven park areas citywide will be renovated including five ...

St. Mary’s Bank awards 2018 scholarships

MANCHESTER – Baking, biology, marine sciences, biomedical engineering, wildlife ecology, nursing and speech pathology. These are the varied programs of study chosen by the recipients of the 2018 St. Mary’s Bank scholarships. On Monday, June 4, the bank awarded $10,000 in scholarships. The ...

BCTV weekly meeting schedule features town council, planning board

The live meetings on BCTV channel 22 next week will be a Planning Board meeting on Monday, June 11 and a Town Council meeting on Wednesday, June 13. On BCTV channel 23, there will be a School Board meeting on Monday, June 11. All events will begin at 7 p.m. unless otherwise noted. All archived ...

Bedford resident to raise awareness for Alzheimer’s in Nashua June 21

BEDFORD – Each June people around the world, including Judy Loubier of Bedford, will unite to participate in The Longest Day, an event dedicated to all those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. The Longest Day is a part of the Alzheimer’s Association’s Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness ...

Members First Credit Union hosts casual Friday to benefit CASA

MANCHESTER – Members First Credit Union employees take casual day seriously. Each Friday, employees give $5 to dress down in jeans and other casual attire to support local charities. Members First recently donated $470 from the Casual Friday Fund to CASA of NH – Court Appointed Special ...

Bedford group helping to create ‘WISE’ seniors

As Director of Community Relations for The Arbors of Bedford, now a Benchmark Senior Living memory care community, Paula Whittier meets daily with families and seniors who are confused about everything from veteran’s benefits to medical care planning. “Aging is not easy,” said ...

Granite United Way celebrates community leaders

MANCHESTER – Granite United Way hosted its Southern Region Annual Celebration recently. The evening was filled with award presentations for donors, agency and corporate partners and volunteers. The event was sponsored by the Catholic Medical Center, The Provident Bank, NH Healthy Families, ...

Bedford Women’s Club celebrates another good year

During its annual Spring Luncheon held May 17, the Bedford Women’s Club celebrated its charitable donations to organizations which impact Bedford residents. It also installed the 2018-19 officers and directors. The Bedford Women’s Club held their final luncheon of the year in the Carriage ...

Bedford Town Council looking for oldest resident to receive Boston Post Cane

BEDFORD – Do you think you are the oldest resident of Bedford, or do you know someone who might be the oldest resident? The Town Council is looking for the oldest resident to become the recipient of the Boston Post Cane, which is traditionally given to the oldest resident. In order to be ...

New restaurant planned for former Shorty’s location on Route 101

BEDFORD – Tom Boucher of Great NH Restaurants, owner and CEO of T-BONES, CJ’s, Cactus Jack’s and the Copper Door, has announced plans to develop a new restaurant concept that will be located on Route 101, at the former location of Shorty’s Mexican Restaurant. Boucher, a longtime ...

Dan Scanlon honored by Manchester Community Music School

MANCHESTER – The Manchester Community Music School (MCMS) is thrilled to announce that Dan Scanlon has been named the 2018 recipient of The Thomas Lewry Leadership Award. Each year this award is presented to an individual who has made a significant impact on the music school’s ability to ...

SEE Science Center wins $50K Entrepreneurs Fund Award

MANCHESTER – SEE Science Center earned a highly competitive $50,000 grant award during a special pitch competition last month in Concord. SEE Science Center’s operations director, Peter Gustafson, was one of five nonprofit leaders making his final three-minute pitch to members and ...

Radio Thon raises $140,000 for Veterans Count organization

MANCHESTER – The 4th annual “Make 12 Hours Count” Radio Thon for Veterans Count raised more than $140,000 for veterans, service members and their families. This annual event hosted by NH Today’s Jack Heath, in conjunction with iHeartMedia, News Radio 96-7 and WGIR-AM 610. The Radio ...

Meeting to update public on Bedford waterline extension projects

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services (NHDES) announced public meetings have been scheduled in Bedford and Merrimack to provide updates on the waterline extension projects in those towns. Affected Bedford property owners will be contacted and invited to the ...

Bedford High School 3Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Bedford High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Lia Berman, Hannah Burdick, Laura Callahan, McKenna Casey, Carley Citron, Rachel Citron, Daniel Cronin, Thomas Crowther, Katherine Davis, Meghan Farnum, Madison Frost, ...

Catholic Charities gets $25K grant to assist immigrant crime victims

MACHESTER – Catholic Charities New Hampshire received a $25,000 grant from the Norwin S. & Elizabeth N. Bean Foundation to provide immigrant victims of crime with the full legal benefits available to them under immigration law. This grant will serve as matching funds for a recent New ...

High schoolers invited to aviation museum open house

The Aviation Museum of New Hampshire, located on Navigator Road in Londonderry, behind the Manchester-Boston Regional Airport, is hosting, free, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., on Saturday, April 21, an Aviation Education High School Course Open House. All high school juniors and seniors in New ...