HB News

‘Introduction to Islam’ to be presented in Hollis

On Sunday, May 7, from 3-4:30 p.m., Syed Sibte Hassan Jafri will present “An Introduction to Islam by Your Muslim Neighbor” in Hardy Hall at the Congregational Church of Hollis. His presentation, an overview of Muslim faith and basic beliefs, will include Q&A time and conclude with ...

Hazardous waste collection kicks off April 22

NASHUA – As you start your spring cleaning, let the 2017 Household Hazardous Waste Program help you safely empty out your basement, garage, and shed. The first collection of 2017 will be held 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, April 22 at the Nashua Public Works Garage, 9 Stadium Drive. Visit ...

Behind the scenes

AMHERST – Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs and a unicorn? Why not? Lucy Spencer and Frances Saxton welcomed all of the ideas that the 11 children threw out during their Saturday morning theater class recently. The two actors gave the first of eight weekly sessions called “Fairy Tale ...

HBHS FIRST robotics team advances to world championship

The Hollis Brookline High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 1073 competed at the New England District Championship the weekend of April 7, at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. They competed with their robot, Zeppelin, alongside 63 other teams from surrounding states. The team, also known ...

OPTN Easter egg festival set for Saturday

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

How your garden grows

AMHERST – A garden isn’t just for growing food, it’s also a place to renew your body, mind and spirit. That was the gist of Ellen Ecker Ogden’s recent talk to the Amherst Garden Club. Ogden is a garden artist, speaker and cookbook author based in Manchester, Vt. Her slide presentation ...

NH libraries: Fun and vibrant, with something for everyone

Editor’s Note: This is the fourth 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 Jan. 25, 1717, and was the first state library in America. In addition, ...

Beaver Brook Association offers summer nature camps

HOLLIS – Beaver Brook Nature Center is continuing its 40-year tradition of welcoming young people to explore, play and learn outdoors during summer. Teaching children about respect for the natural world and cultivating joy from engaging in healthy outdoor activities has been a longstanding ...

Poetry and harp at The Cozy Teacart in Brookline

“Homeward – An Evening of Poetry and Harp” Join us in celebrating National Poetry Month! Poems by Patrice Pinette and guest poet Candace Bergstrom, with Celtic harp played by Sarah Merrigan. This event is free, but donations are welcome. Please call to reserve a seat. When: Friday, April ...

Filling a Need

MILFORD – They’re only first-graders, but they know why they’re making and painting ceramic bowls. The bowls will help people who “don’t have much,” Maria Dudley said as she and her classmate Nadia Tlapa painted their bowls last week. The handcrafted pottery is being made by ...

2016 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Winners announced

CONCORD – Fisheries Biologist and Trophy Fish Program Coordinator John Viar has announced the winners of the 2016 New Hampshire Trophy Fish Program. Certificates to acknowledge the successful anglers’ accomplishments are being prepared. A listing of winners – and all qualifying entries ...

NH State Library is repository for government documents

Government documents at the library are informative, fascinating – and even fun. What do federal tax form W-7, a transcript of a 1912 congressional hearing on women’s suffrage and a National Park Service coloring book have in common? They are all government documents that can be found at ...

OPTN Foundation to host 9th annual Easter egg festival

BEDFORD – That’s right, 10,000 eggs will be ready for your little ones to gather up at this year’s Easter Egg Hunt Festival scheduled for 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, April 15, at the N.H. Sportsplex in Bedford. This popular family fundraising event from the OPTN, now in its ninth year, ...

RMMS hosting marrow donor registry drive for former teacher

Many students, in particular the senior class at Hollis Brookline High School, have fond memories of their time in elementary school with former environmental education teacher Kathi Bond. Whether they were pretending to be animals on the Brookline playground to act out the food chain, or ...

Wild Salamander to host artist’s ‘Dueling Landscapes’

HOLLIS – The Whitty Gallery at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center will be featuring the work of oil painter Stephen Previte in a solo exhibition “Dueling Landscapes – Traditional vs. Industrial” during April. The exhibition, which opens April 7, will feature a collection of ...

Beaver Brook to host kid-friendly birding hike

HOLLIS – Come enjoy a beautiful morning hike, listening and getting to know local birds. This is a kid-friendly birding hike with Clayton Hobart, Audubon-certified birder at the Beaver Brook Association. Meet at 10:30 a.m. at the entrance on the north side of Route 130, Wildlife Pond Loop ...

The scoop on cats

MILFORD – Cats are not solitary creatures, as some people think. They’re sensitive, and above all, they need to feel secure. Monique Chretieu, an animal behavior consultant from Dracut, Mass., gave a slide presentation about creating a happy life for your pet before a standing-room-only ...

Iris heterochromia of the eye has different causes

Heterochromia means “different (hetero-) colors (-chromia).” Usually, the term is used to describe the condition in which a person has different colored eyes – one blue eye and one green eye, for example. The amount of melanin in the iris determines whether we have blue eyes, green eyes, ...

Youth ballet brings ‘Sleeping Beauty’ to Palace Theatre

MANCHESTER – Will the beautiful Aurora prick her finger on a spindle and be cursed to sleep for a hundred years? Will a handsome prince find this sleeping beauty and awaken her from her slumber? Will good triumph over evil? Join Southern N.H. Youth Ballet as they bring the enchanting tale of ...

Hollis Town Band presents 56th annual Pops Concert April 2

HOLLIS – The Hollis Town Band performs its 56th annual Pops Concert on Sunday, April 2, at Alpine Grove, Route 111A. This year’s festivities include a variety of music from original arrangements to classic marches as well as an array of delicious desserts. Conductor David Bailey has created ...