HB News

Recalling the past

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War re-enactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those re-enactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve ...

Hollis teen named NC top athlete

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School recently hosted their year-end sports award ceremony where top athletes were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. Each year, Nashua Catholic chooses to recognize athletes for their outstanding work ethic, performances and ...

HB senior awarded for recycling efforts

EPSOM – The Northeast Resource Recovery Association, New Hampshire the Beautiful and NRRA’s School Recycling CLUB presented Alexandra (Allie) Campbell with their Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year Award at the eighth annual School Recycling Conference on May 23 at the Radisson Hotel ...

Middle schoolers invited to ‘Hobbit’-style summer camp

This summer, middle schoolers in your community will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting, free-of-charge summer camp experience: The Hobbit Immersion Camp! Kids will spend two weeks on a guided, in-depth exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy story “The Hobbit.” The ...

Hollis Strawberry Festival set for Saturday

HOLLIS – The Hollis Town Band and the Hollis Woman’s Club will be hosting the 71st Hollis Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 25 at the Hollis Town Commons. This festival was created to provide a much needed day off for the local farmers who worked their land seven days a week from sunrise ...

Calculating the value of libraries in the state

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth 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, as the first state library in America. New Hampshire’s ...

Dog days in NH

MILFORD – When his family adopted a dog in 2005, Bob Cottrell did what few dog owners do: He researched its ancestory. The dog, Tug – short for Mountain Laurel Tamworth Tugger – is part of a rare breed called Chinook, and his lineage is noble. Cottrell gave a slideshow called ...

HB Rotary Club Volunteering with Special Olympics

This was the second year that the Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact Club had the honor of volunteering with Special Olympics New Hampshire. Nine of the club’s members traveled to the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, June 3, with the hope of making a difference. The day was spent ...

State issues cyanobacteria warning for Silver Lake

CONCORD – An elevated cyanobacteria cell concentration has been measured in Hollis’ Silver Lake. Samples revealed that the state threshold of cyanobacteria was exceeded. The cyanobacteria were identified as Anabaena sp. As a result, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has ...

Hollis Strawberry Festival hulling party

The Hollis Town Commons at Monument Square will be the place to be on the last Sunday of June. In preparation for the Hollis Strawberry Festival and Town Band Concert to be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the band and the Hollis Woman’s Club wants to put a huller in your hand. Using a ...

Hollis native receives academic honor

HOLLIS – Jonah Chazin, of Hollis, received the Student Activity Award from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at the annual Senior Awards Reception on Friday, May 19. This award recognizes students who make strong contributions to College and ...

Real estate agent awarded green designation

HOLLIS – Lisa Schmalz, a sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, have been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Schmalz, a Hollis resident, ...

Joan Cudworth receives environmental stewardship award

EPSOM – New Hampshire the Beautiful presented Hollis resident Joan Cudworth, manager of the town’s transfer station, with the fourth annual Environmental Stewardship Award on May 23, in Manchester, at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association annual conference and expo. The award ...

Talent show supports 2020VisionQuest

The Hollis Upper Elementary School held a talent and craft show in April with fourth, fifth and sixth graders sharing their musical talents on the high school stage. All of the proceeds raised were to support 2020VisionQuest, a local Nashua organization founded by Randy Pierce. Randy, who ...

Plants with purpose

LYNDEBOROUGH – People passing the J.A. Tarbell Library one evening in May might have seen about a dozen people wandering about picking weeds and showing them to one another as they waved away black flies. The peculiar-seeming group was foraging for local edibles such as dandelions, burdock ...

New summer nature camps for the region

HOLLIS – Beaver Brook Nature Center in Hollis continues its 41-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 during healthy outdoor activities has been a longstanding goal ...

Band, woman’s club to supply music, food for Strawberry fest

HOLLIS – The Hollis Strawberry Festival and Band Concert will be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25 at Hollis Town Commons. The Hollis Town Band and the Hollis Woman’s Club provide the music and the food. The woman’s club role in this event starts, believe it or not, in January. The ...

Fish and Game offering Hike Safe cards for summer

CONCORD – Now that summer is almost officially upon us, the NH Fish and Game Department reminds outdoor enthusiasts to use caution on the trails and to support search and rescue by purchasing a Hike Safe Card. The card is valuable for anyone hiking, paddling, cross country skiing or engaging ...

Summer reading program focus: ‘Build a Better World’

In New Hampshire, summertime means cookouts, beach days, hikes – and reading. Each year, New Hampshire librarians encourage readers of all ages to include reading as part of their activities. This year’s summer reading theme, “Build a Better World,” will focus on a wide range of ways to ...

Unsolved mystery?

MILFORD – In November 1971, a Northwest Orient Airlines flight was highjacked between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, and the assailant parachuted from the Boeing 727 into a forested area with $200,000 in ransom money. The man was never seen or heard from again. In 2016, after what the FBI calls ...