HB News

Herbs are the word

AMHERST – Dandelions are so easy to despise, as their yellow flowers give way to coarse, flat leaves that mar our carefully cultivated lawns and a tap root that seems to go all the way to China. Norma Weinberg wants gardeners to embrace their dandelions – or at least tolerate them. In a ...

Hollis Brookline students rock at Guitar Night 2017

The HBHS auditorium was alight with neon during this year’s glow party-themed Guitar Night. Hosted by senior Lauren Moura and junior Joey Schunemann, the two-night music extravaganza hosted dozens of acts with musicians from all grade levels. Friday night opened with Abbey Kotelly’s ...

New art shop in Hollis features works by region’s artists

“One hundred percent local” is the rallying cry at Hollis’s Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, which has augmented its gallery with the addition of a gift shop featuring local artists and artisans. Now in its fifth year, Wild Salamander is known for both its art gallery and adult and ...

Maritime Academy honors local citizens

CASTINE, Maine – At a banquet held on Monday, March 20, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized students for their strength of character, seamanship and overall leadership on campus. This year, the entire Regiment was welcomed to the banquet, including nearly 600 students who ...

HBHS FIRST Robotics team competes at world championships

Hollis Brookline High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 1073, The Force Team, competed at the World Championships in St. Louis, Mo., from April 26-30. The team competed on the Carson field, one of the six fields named after notable scientists and engineers, where 68 teams hoped to win and move on ...

Pet therapy volunteers help transform lives

MERRIMACK – On the afternoon of April 26, the conference room at Home Health & Hospice Care, often filled with nurses and therapists during weekly meetings, was instead bustling with pricked ears and wagging tails. As part of several events for National Volunteer Week, the much-loved pet ...

Fundraiser for Pam planned for May 21

A Texas Roadhouse BBQ fundrasier for Merrimack resident Pamela Gelette will be held from 4-8 p.m. May 21 at the American Legion in Merrimack. Meal will include steak and ribs and all the fixings. Tickets are $25 for adults and $8 for a chicken finger dinner for children. There will also be a ...

Fish and Game seeking reptile, amphibian volunteers

CONCORD – While you’re outdoors spending time in New Hampshire’s woods and wetlands this year, help the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program by reporting your wildlife sightings. Your efforts help biologists fill in gaps in the data for several seldom-seen reptiles and amphibians, ...

Commission to host bird-watching session at Wildcat Falls

The Wildcat Falls subcommittee of the Merrimack Conservation Commission is hosting a guided walk along the trails of Wildcat Falls to explore the birds in the area and see the waterfall. You’re invited to join us at 10 a.m. on May 20 in the parking lot at 6 Hemlock Drive (at the end of ...

BSA Troop 15 hosts Eagle Court of Honor

BSA Troop 15 from St. John Neumann Parish recently celebrated its second Eagle Court of Honor this year. The troop celebrated David Brideau receiving his Eagle Scout rank, BSA’s highest award in Scouting. David is from Nashua, is 17 years old, and organized a garden beautification project for ...

Merrimack Eagle Scout honored for service project

MERRIMACK – For 2017, the National Eagle Scout Association recognized Bryce Stack of Merrimack’s Boy Scout Troop 424 as the Daniel Webster Council recipient of the Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. This award was recently presented to Bryce at the 2017 Council Recognition ...

Annual Taste of Milford set for May 19

MILFORD – Last year, the Taste of Milford sold out, with 750 people showing up to sample food and drink from more than 25 local chefs, bakers, caterers, candymakers and baristas. That’s why organizer Wendy Hunt advises people to buy their tickets early for the Friday, May 19, event. From ...

HBJC registration

The Hollis Brookline Jr Cavaliers Football and Cheer Program registration is open for the 2017 season. The league is gearing up for another fun and exciting season. Please note, cheer applicants will need to register on the NHYFSC site (nhyfcs.org) as well. For more information on registration ...

Brookline church celebrates 10 years with luncheon

BROOKLINE – Brookline Community Church, 2 Main St., will host a 10-year celebration Senior Luncheon on Saturday, May 13, at 11:30 a.m. The first Senior Luncheon was held on May 5, 2007. A meal of homestyle pot roast was served. There was a special presentation by the Canine Companions. Since ...

Beaver Brook events

Beaver Brook Nature Center, 117 Ridge Road, will offer the following programs this spring. For information or to register, call 465-7787 or visit www.beaverbrook.org. Guided Wildflower Walks Wednesdays through June 21, 10 a.m.-noon, at Beaver Brook and other area trails. The traditional ...

Association names Tebbetts Insurance agency of the year

RANGELEY, MAINE – Each year North American Insurance Alliance is privileged to present an award to an agency that demonstrated outstanding growth and profitability, thereby making a great contribution to NAIA’s results over the past year. This year, at its annual meeting held in Portsmouth ...

Friends of the Hollis Social Library hold annual book sale

HOLLIS – On Saturday, May 13, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., the Friends of the Hollis Social Library will hold its annual Used Book Sale in the Town Hall Community Room. The Friends of the Hollis Social Library raised over $2,200 last year with the 2016 book sale, its major fundraiser. The funds ...

NH libraries have literacy experts to help kids embrace reading

Editor’s note: This is the fifth 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 in Jan. 25, 1717, and was the first state library in America. Classrooms ...

Hollis pair receive 2016 young farmer award

HOLLIS – Tyler and Madison Hardy of Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis, winners of the 2016 New Hampshire Farm Bureau Young Farmer Achievement Award, were pleased to accept their grand prize on Wednesday, April 26. Each year, the achievement award winner(s) receive the use of a brand new Kubota ...

HUES Talent Show donation

The Hollis Upper Elementary School held a talent and craft show in April. Many 4th, 5th, and 6th graders shared their crafting, dancing, singing and instrument playing talents as well as the much anticipated faculty performance as the finale. All of the proceeds raised were to support ...