HB News

‘A new science’

AMHERST – Planning a trip in March? Be warned. March 2018 could be very stormy, said Rob Carolan – who should know. Carolan is president and chief meteorologist of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua. He and his crew provide forecasting and severe weather warnings to clients that include ...

Winter sleepover a chance for Scouts to put skills to the test

By ADAM URQUHART Staff Writer HOLLIS – One hundred and one Boy Scouts and their Scoutmasters braved the bitter cold on Friday, Feb. 2, sleeping outside in single-digit temperatures, before waking up Saturday morning to compete in the annual Klondike Derby at Lone Pine Hunters Club. ...

HBMS announces 2Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Hollis-Brookline Middle School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 8: Peyton Arbogast, William Bird, Rylee Bouvier, Morgan Broadhurst, Kaitlyn Castriotta, Ava Chretien, Lara Coady, Timothy Cole, Shea Decoteau, Rachel DeLong, Ana ...

Bumble or bust

Members of the Merrimack Valley Beekeeping Association – a group of around 100 beekeeping enthusiasts from Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and many other towns – recently assisted with a hefty donation to the beekeepers and the surviving bees of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, regions ...

New Digest for Jan. 12, 2018

Brookline winter fest in February Calling all local Artisans for the Winter Festival Artisan Fair to be held on Saturday, Feb. 17 at RMMS from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Looking for community talent to display and sell their arts and crafts. Please contact Sylvia Mansfield at slm724@aol.com or 801-4802. ...

SJCS Meals on Wheels celebrates 40 years of giving back

St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels recently commemorated 40 years of service to Hillsborough County communities. About 125 guests celebrated recently at their Carpenter Center in Manchester. Community diner, Helen, who recently turned 101, danced the night away to the rhythm ...

Front row seat

MILFORD – Bob Hug had a front-row seat to rock ‘n’ roll history and has the photos, and their contact sheets, to prove it. In the mid-1970s, San Francisco was the place to be for music lovers and Hug wound up studying photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art. He took his ...

Tick watch: Beware of the bugs when temps are warm

Black-legged ticks – deer ticks – that carry Lyme disease are out there and still active. Tick season remains in force in Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and Brookline, along with most other Southern New Hampshire towns, which until this week, had experienced a temperate start to the ...

HB Middle School 1st quarter honor roll

Hollis-Brookline Middle School in Hollis has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Madeleine Boudreau, Cheyenne Colbert, Abigail Coolidge, Mikayla Coolidge, Hunter Crea, Christina Cross, Lindsey Dattis, Shea Davidson, Gabrielle ...

Local youth honored at LEGO meet

WINDHAM – More than 1,000 people cheered on 400 contestants, ages 9-16, at the annual FIRST LEGO League NH State Championship at Windham High School on Dec. 4. Team Hollis Thunder, from Hollis, won the first place Champion’s Award. This award qualified the team to represent New Hampshire at ...

Pros outline holiday home fire prevention guidelines

HUDSON – The American Red Cross cites statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration, showing nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries and costing $554 million in property damage. SERVPRO franchise owners in the ...

PTA casting for ‘Under the Sea’

AMHERST – The Amherst Parent-Teacher Association is inviting kids and adults ‘under the sea’ for auditions for its 66th annual PTA play. In April 2018, the PTA will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for its largest fundraiser, which generates upwards of $15,000 for vital ...

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 ...