HB News

Mum sales benefit HB field hockey team

The Hollis Brookline High School Field Hockey team is once again selling fall mums. They are gorgeous, half-bushel size, locally grown flowers approximately 30 inches in diameter, planted in wooden fruit basket Each one is $22. This year’s field hockey team includes more than 38 ...

Hitch a ride to the voting polls Sept. 11

The Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC) is pleased to announce that the Souhegan Valley Rides bus service, aka “The Blue Bus,” will be providing rides to local voting locations on Tuesday, Sept. 11. Passengers must be pre-registered and call to schedule a ride by Wednesday, ...

Granite United Way announces promotion

STATE – Granite United Way proudly announces that Scoop Welch has been promoted to vice president of regional operations. In her new role, Welch will oversee area directors and area managers throughout Granite United Way and be the lead in the central region. She will also work closely with ...

Congregational Church of Hollis hosts vacation bible school

Showers and high humidity did little to dampen the exuberance and laughter of 72 children, teens and adults at the Hollis Congregational Church Vacation Bible School held from July 23-26. Activities included wood working, science, games, crafts, cooking, singing, dance, bells, skits and ...

Readers: Use regret as fuel for positive life changes

The other day as I was driving in my car listening to a song from my childhood I had a memory of being 12 and singing along to the radio in full voice. I was transported back and remembered the feeling of having my whole life ahead of me and how exciting and scary that felt. As I listened to ...

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CLEMSON UNIVERSITY Samantha Elizabeth Mello, from Hollis, a pre-business major, was named to the spring 2018 president’s list at Clemson (S.C.) University. EMMANUEL COLLEGE The following local students graduated this spring from Emmanuel College in Boston: FROM BROOKLINE: Logan ...

Derryfield School spring honor roll

The following students were named to the spring 2018 honor roll at the Derryfield School in Manchester. FROM BROOKLINE: Colin McCaigue, grade 10, highest honors. FROM HOLLIS: Emma Abate, grade 10, highest honors; John Anderson, grade 11, high honors; Jessica Carr, grade 11, high honors; ...

Vote for nonprofit to win IMPACT award

BOSTON – New Hampshire residents are invited to vote for their favorite local nonprofit organization to receive the Red Sox Foundation’s fourth annual IMPACT Award and $10,000 donation! The 2018 IMPACT program will donate a total of $75,000 to 15 New England charitable organizations, which ...

Amedisys Hospice in need of volunteers

Have you ever thought about volunteering for hospice, but find yourself wondering what the role of a hospice volunteer actually is? You could help make the life of a patient a little brighter by reading together, playing a board game or doing a puzzle together, or by simply visiting and sharing ...

Brookline Girl Scout earns Gold Award, honored by VFW

HOLLIS – Gold Award Girl Scout Cordelia Scales, 16, of Brookline, has not only changed her world for the better with her Gold Award project to improve the recreational space at Cider Mill Trailhead, she was also chosen as the VFW New Hampshire State Scout of the Year. Only one Scout of the ...

Eversource gifts $38K to United Way

NASHUA – United Way of Greater Nashua received a gift of $38,000 from Eversource Energy, as a “corporate gift” to United Way’s current workplace campaign. “The United Way of Greater Nashua has been serving the neighborhoods where we work and live for decades, providing an important ...

Brookline residents to ride in Pan-Mass Challenge

On Aug. 4 and 5, two riders from Brookline – Stephanie Erickson and Robin Gavin – will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge (PMC) ,with the goal of topping last year’s record-breaking gift and raising $52 million for critical cancer research and patient care at Dana-Farber ...

Hollis artist to exhibit at Jaffrey Civic Center

The Jaffrey Civic Center welcomes Hollis artist, Jennifer McCalmont, who will present her florals and landscapes oil exhibit in the Cunningham Gallery from July 6-Aug. 3. Jennifer Nixdorf McCalmont spent her early years drawing and creating constantly. She attended University of ...

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Champlain College The following local students were named to the spring 2018 dean’s list at Champlain College in Burlinton, Vt. FROM BROOKLINE: Abigail Lewis. FROM HOLLIS: Amanda Collins. Coastal Carolina University The following local students were named to the spring 2018 ...

Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact helps others

HB the Change partnered with the Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact Club to help out at the Hollis Fast 5K, which is run by the Rotary. They manned the water table at the start of the race, at Hollis Brookline Middle School. They took charge of the gear bus, which holds all the things that the ...

Brookline man named mortgage loan officer at Bangor Savings Bank

BROOKLINE – Thomas Ouellette has joined Bangor Savings Bank as a mortgage loan officer, bringing over 25 years of experience to his new role. He began his banking career as a loan collector at Indian Head Bank. Most recently, Thomas served as vice president of Mortgage Lending at Granite ...

The League of NH Craftsmen select ‘Peace’ as 31st annual ornament

CONCORD – The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen’s 2018 annual Ornament is Peace, hand-made from porcelain white clay and stoneware by juried member Sibel Alpaslan. It is the first annual ornament to be made from clay. The limited edition ornament features a dove spanning over a ring and ...

Wild and scenic designation approved for area rivers

In a clean sweep, eleven riverfront communities in Massachusetts and New Hampshire all voted “yes” at their annual Town Meetings to accept the “Nashua, Squannacook and Nissitissit Rivers Stewardship Plan” locally-developed by the Nashua River Wild and Scenic River Study Committee, ...

Local residents win award at Zootopia 2018 gala event

Zoo New England’s annual Zootopia gala, presented by Citizens Bank recently, raised $485,000 to support Franklin Park and Stone Zoos’ education programs and conservation efforts around the world and locally. Hollis residents, Peggy and David Gilmour, received Zoo New England’s ...

Into the woods

HOLLIS – Children have always known that woodlands are full of enchantment. Adults can feel some of that magic on Wednesday mornings, during one of the wildflower hikes offered seasonally by Beaver Brook Nature Center. The nonprofit conservation and nature education center has more than ...