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Where the Wild Things Are

AMHERST – “My Dad’s head would explode,” at the idea of leaving fall leaves on the ground or letting daffodils and other weeds run rampant on his lawn, Alicia Geilen told her audience at Parkhurst Place recently. But if you want to attract interesting critters to your backyard, skipping ...

Applewild School honored behind MIT and McGill University

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Applewild School Development Office was awarded the 2017 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District 1 Bronze Award for Excellence in the Annual Giving Program, behind Silver winner MIT and Gold recipient, McGill University. Kelly Jennison, director ...

NHFB Young Farmers receive $40K grant from Hannaford

CONCORD – Hannaford Supermarkets announced the donation of $40,000 dollars to the New Hampshire Farm Bureau (NHFB) Young Farmers Committee Harvest for All program on Sept. 25, as well as donations to other groups and organizations in New England serving those at risk of going hungry. The ...

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SCORE announces new officers The Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE recently installed its new slate of officers for fiscal year 2018. Ed Izzo, of Nashua, will serve as chairman; Roman Geletkanycz, of Bedford, will be first vice chairman; Robbie Grady, of Hooksett, second vice chairman; Geoff ...

Keller’s #365 project

MILFORD – To get better at a craft, do it religiously every day -that’s the idea behind Keller Nunley’s video project. Each day, for a full year that started in February, the 24-year-old film school graduate has been making short videos – each are one to two minutes long – of places ...

50th annual Hollis Apple Festival celebrates harvest

HOLLIS – This classic New England town is known for its local produce. Signs at the town lines announce “Welcome to Hollis – An Agricultural Community” or “A Right to Farm Town.” Every fall for 50 years an apple festival has been organized to celebrate the apple harvest, enjoy a ...

Album in works for local singers

After singing together for almost four years and winning the Harmony Inc. International Quartet Championship in 2016, Taken 4 Granite is excited to announce the production of their first album, “Rock Solid.” On it will be their best-known and loved original arrangements, from “Taylor the ...

Hearings to review state DOT 10-year plan

CONCORD – Pursuant to RSA 228:99 and RSA 240, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is composed of the five Executive Councilors and the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of Transportation announces that public hearings will be held to ...

Woman’s club to host best-selling author

HOLLIS – The next meeting of the Hollis Woman’s Club will take place on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 9 a.m. in the Lawrence Barn, 28 Depot Road. The Club is excited to welcome Stefany Shaheen, author of “Elle & Coach: Diabetes, the Fight for My Daughter’s Life,” and “The Dog Who ...

Beaver Brook seeks donations to match scholarship gift

[501(c)3]HOLLIS – In order to provide scholarships for underserved children to attend summer camp and underfunded schools to afford class trips to Beaver Brook’s “outdoor classroom,” a generous donor has challenged the Hollis-based nonprofit nature education organization to match his ...

A father of Base ball?

Editor’s note: The term “base ball” is the old name for the game. MONT VERNON – Daniel Adams was a persistent man. Born in Mont Vernon in 1814, he practiced medicine with his father before moving to New York. After work, he loved to play “base ball,” a crude forerunner of modern ...

After school, kids discover potential at YMCA

NASHUA – A new school year is filled with potential-a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however-at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where they are ...

The fun is here! Hollis Old Home Days set for Sept. 15-16

HOLLIS OLD HOME DAYS 2017 – EVENT SCHEDULE Old Home Days is Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. 16 and has plenty in store for people of all ages. Activities include midway games, rides, hot air balloon rides, parade, fireworks, teen dance and more. Ongoing demonstrations and events ...

Family Fun Day/Comedy Show to support Hollis Police Benevolent Association

HOLLIS – In support of the Hollis Police Department Benevolent Association, the Friends of the Hollis Police Committee will host a Family Fun day and Dinner/Comedy Show, on Saturday, Sept. 30. This event was born last year in an effort to show appreciation for all that our police officers, ...

Playoffs: Hot action

A morning of free fun is a sure bet for spectators at the Nashua Senior Softball League playoffs, feisty competitions for guys age 60 and up. The playoffs at Yudicky Field on Route 111A in Nashua begin at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept 18. They continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Sept. ...

New Hampshire’s hunting seasons underway

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s hunting seasons kicked off on Sept. 1 with the opening of black bear and gray squirrel seasons. Archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer get underway Sept. 15. The statewide resident Canada goose hunt runs Sept. 1-25. Highlights of New Hampshire’s ...

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Brookline Public Library to have Open House BROOKLINE – Members of the community are invited to join the staff, Trustees, and Friends of the Brookline Public Library for their Open House on Saturday, Sept. 9 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Our theme this year is “Celebrating Community,” and we will ...

Interact club helps students prepare for school

The Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact members ended their summer by volunteering at the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter. They helped distribute backpacks that were filled with school supplies to children in need on Monday, Aug. 21. Club members spent the day walking children and their families ...

Hospice care center seeking volunteers

Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people to volunteer their time to provide visits to hospice patients in the greater Nashua and surrounding areas. Volunteer support helps patients and their families feel less alone during a difficult time. A volunteer can make a friendly visit, ...

Little ducks in a row

WILTON – Pretending to be an animal like a cat, dog or frog comes naturally to kids, and so does dancing, hopping and singing. That’s what they do and more during Amanda Barrick’s yoga classes. Barrick is bringing children’s yoga to the Wilton- Milford area and has opened a studio in ...