HB News

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 ...

Gate City Charter School to host information session

MERRIMACK – Gate City Charter School for the Arts is excited to announce that it is hosting an information session for the 2018-19 school year. Attendance at the information sessions is a required step for families interested in enrolling at the school. The session will take place at 6 p.m. ...

Applewild School announces scholarship opportunities

FITCHBURG, Mass. – Applewild School is pleased to announce several scholarship opportunities for prospective students entering grades four through seven for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. Applewild seeks bright and motivated applicants interested in applying for the following ...

New Hampshire DRA launches property tax relief program

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Department of Revenue Administration (NHDRA) announced the launch of the state’s annual Low and Moderate Income Homeowners Property Tax Relief program and is accepting applications through June 30, 2018. New this year, NHDRA is offering two opportunities for ...

Church announces new faith formation director

The Brookline Community Church is proud to announce that Lindey Shaklee has joined on as the faith formation director. Lindsey has an extensive background of non-traditional teaching including workshop and curriculum writing, and is currently working on her Master’s of Education ...

Hollis Brookline Middle School 3Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Hollis-Brookline Middle School Honor Roll has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Hailey Arseneau, Lily Bazemore, Madeleine Boudreau, Nadia Caplan, Cheyenne Colbert, Abigail Coolidge, Mikayla Coolidge, Hunter Crea, Christina ...

NH Book Banks, Citizens Bank campaign to fight hunger

REGION – The New Hampshire Food Bank believes nothing could be the answer. Together with Gov. Chris Sununu and Citizens Bank, the New Hampshire Food Bank, a program of Catholic Charities New Hampshire, launched the 2018 Nothing Campaign on April 6 at Market Basket in Londonderry. The ...

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 ...