HB News

History Day winner

Hollis resident Tristan Allard, shown, a student at Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass., participated in the Central West Massachusetts History Day competition on May 3. He placed third for his display titled “The Americans with Disabilities Act – The Act of Change.” He was also ...

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 ...

Library to hold bike tuneup clinic

BROOKLINE – The Brookline Public Library will host John Burkitt and Marc Paquin of gate City bike Coop for a Bike Tuneup and Safety Clinic on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m.-1:30 pm. For the first hour, John and Brookline Police Officer Rick Nicosia will speak about bike safety and rules ...

Hollis man joins Southern New Hampshire Medical Center

NASHUA – Southern New Hampshire Health announced the appointment of Timothy Scherer, MD, as chief medical officer of Southern New Hampshire Medical Center. Scherer, a Hollis resident and a board certified gastroenterologist, joins the Medical Center from Dartmouth Hitchcock-Nashua, where he ...

World of wheels

AMHERST – Bicycles are so common we forget they weren’t always here and that the history of two-wheeled, human-powered transportation is long and complicated. Zip Zamarchi, from Eliot, Maine, was in Amherst recently to talk about bicycles and display some of his collection of antique ...

HB students show support, send cards to Parkland teens

Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact students wrote 160 heartfelt cards, some with amazing artwork, to the students and staff at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla. Knowing how overwhelmed the recipients have been, these students wanted to express their caring thoughts and wishes for a ...

Field trips and more

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department now offers Camp Trek, an innovative Teen Adventure Camp in addition to its traditional Naticook Day Camp, located at Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road. Camp Trek, open to town residents and also to non- residents, was launched last year and ...

Scholars

BATES COLLEGE The following local students were named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine. FROM HOLLS: Lindsey Beauregard. ––– BOB JONES UNIVERSITY The Bob Jones University Alumni Association recently recognized the following local students as ...

Dollars For Scholars taking applications

Local high school seniors are encouraged to apply for available scholarships from the local Hollis/Brookline chapter of Dollars for Scholars, a community-based, volunteer-run organization that aims to help students achieve their educational goals by raising scholarship funds, establishing ...

Hollis man named Five Star Wealth Manager

HOLLIS – Kevin G. Hill, ChFC, CLTC, AIF, a resident of Hollis, and investment advisor representative with Centinel Financial Group, LLC in Needham Heights Mass., was named a 2018 Five Star Wealth ManagerSM from an independent survey conducted by Five Star Professional. The award recognizes a ...

Dressing girls around the world

The heartbreak that surely is a part of swaddling a Haitian newborn in newspaper because there is no better fabric is similarly matched by the greed of human traffickers on the prowl for young Haitian girls unkempt and clothed in rags. Currently, a “Dress a Girl Around the World” campaign ...

More than land

AMHERST – Canada can be thought of as cold, beautiful and remote, its people reserved, humble and tolerant. Bigger and emptier than the United States, it has 40 percent more land mass and only one percent of our population. Both countries were settled by roughly similar European ...

Scholars for March 2

CLEMSON UNIVERSITY The following local students were named to the fall 2017 dean’s list at Clemson (S.C.) University. FROM BROOLINE: Jonathon B. Byrne, a biochemistry major. FROM HOLLIS: Alvaro Ramiro Guzman, a marketing major; Samantha Elizabeth Mello, a pre-business major. ENDICOTT ...

‘Blue bus’ expanding to better serve region’s residents

The Souhegan Valley Transportation Collaborative (SVTC) is pleased to announce that new features are being added to the Souhegan Valley Rides bus service, or as it is more affectionately known “The Blue Bus.” Rides for shopping will now be available all five days per week. Passengers are ...

‘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 ...