HB News

Celebrate Christmas in Hollis with stroll, holiday concert

Luminaria Stroll and Winter Holiday Concert HOLLIS – Imagine 3,600 glowing paper lanterns lining the streets of historic Hollis center. A majestic twinkling tree and carols filling the air create a magical backdrop to the community holiday celebration. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the town comes ...

BCAF accepting grant applications

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded early in 2018. Applicants should submit a completed application and all required information no later than close of business on Dec. 13. Information and an application are available ...

New Girl Scouts alumnae group

BEDFORD – Tricia Casey, director of advancement at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains announced Monday the launch of its new Alumnae Association, open to any adult who is, or ever has been, a registered Girl Scout. The association is free to join and offers members the opportunity ...

People helping people

MILFORD – For some of us, the lucky ones, home is a sweet word, and our homes are as necessary to our psychic health as air and water to our bodies. For thousands of people from places like Syria and Afghanistan caught up in the ongoing refugee crisis and living in tents or grim metal ...

Nor’Easters gear up for 2018 Pink Ride

HOLLIS – In 2012, the inaugural Pink Ride was a handful of ladies during a snowless winter interested in snowmobile riding and ready to raise money to help bring awareness to an important cause. Now, in 2017, it is an enthusiastic group of more than 137 snowmobilers, families, friends, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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. ...

Soul of a town

AMHERST – Milk and bread. Beer and kitty litter. General stores are convenient when you need something, but they also give people who live in small towns much more: a community gathering spot. Sure, churches, barber shops and cafes can fill that role, but the right kind of store probably ...

Applications available with Granite United Way

STATEWIDE – Granite United Way has launched its statewide Request for Qualification and Short Form RFP for 2018. Certified 501(c)3 organizations can apply for qualification status and apply for funding so support opportunities to “Learn, Earn and Be Healthy.” For comprehensive ...

Red Cross opens nominations for 2018 ‘Everyday Heroes’

CONCORD – Everyday, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their own needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is calling on all New Hampshire residents to nominate someone for the “Everyday Heroes Awards,” an annual event that salutes these ...

Cole Etten returns to HBHS as boys hoop coach

HOLLIS – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has been warned. The state will take a hit in its toll collections this winter. Cole Etten is easing off on the EZ-Pass. Etten, 26, will replace Mike Soucy as boys basketball coach at Hollis Brookline High School. Living in ...

Help protect NH wildlife by reporting wildlife crime

CONCORD – Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers encourage the public to help protect New Hampshire’s wildlife resources by reporting wildlife crime during the fall hunting seasons and throughout the year. Are you aware of a poaching situation? What about trespassing, destruction ...

News Digest

Discussion on great New England hurricane of 1938 HOLLIS – The Hollis Historical Society will have their first meeting of the new year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road. Dr. Lourdes Aviles will tell us how, on the morning of Sept. 21, 1938 people ...

Local organization honors EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted of Nashua and Bedford was recently recognized by the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s 2017 Business Excellence Award for Small Business of the Year. This special recognition by the chamber holds a special prestige ...

Where the Wild Things Are

AMHERST – “My Dad’s head would explode,” at the idea of leaving fall leaves on the ground or letting daffodils and other weeds run rampant on his lawn, Alicia Geilen told her audience at Parkhurst Place recently. But if you want to attract interesting critters to your backyard, skipping ...

Applewild School honored behind MIT and McGill University

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Applewild School Development Office was awarded the 2017 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District 1 Bronze Award for Excellence in the Annual Giving Program, behind Silver winner MIT and Gold recipient, McGill University. Kelly Jennison, director ...

NHFB Young Farmers receive $40K grant from Hannaford

CONCORD – Hannaford Supermarkets announced the donation of $40,000 dollars to the New Hampshire Farm Bureau (NHFB) Young Farmers Committee Harvest for All program on Sept. 25, as well as donations to other groups and organizations in New England serving those at risk of going hungry. The ...