HB News

Front row seat

MILFORD – Bob Hug had a front-row seat to rock ‘n’ roll history and has the photos, and their contact sheets, to prove it. In the mid-1970s, San Francisco was the place to be for music lovers and Hug wound up studying photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art. He took his ...

Tick watch: Beware of the bugs when temps are warm

Black-legged ticks – deer ticks – that carry Lyme disease are out there and still active. Tick season remains in force in Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and Brookline, along with most other Southern New Hampshire towns, which until this week, had experienced a temperate start to the ...

HB Middle School 1st quarter honor roll

Hollis-Brookline Middle School in Hollis has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: Madeleine Boudreau, Cheyenne Colbert, Abigail Coolidge, Mikayla Coolidge, Hunter Crea, Christina Cross, Lindsey Dattis, Shea Davidson, Gabrielle ...

Local youth honored at LEGO meet

WINDHAM – More than 1,000 people cheered on 400 contestants, ages 9-16, at the annual FIRST LEGO League NH State Championship at Windham High School on Dec. 4. Team Hollis Thunder, from Hollis, won the first place Champion’s Award. This award qualified the team to represent New Hampshire at ...

Pros outline holiday home fire prevention guidelines

HUDSON – The American Red Cross cites statistics from the U.S. Fire Administration, showing nearly 47,000 fires occur during the winter holidays, claiming more than 500 lives, causing more than 2,200 injuries and costing $554 million in property damage. SERVPRO franchise owners in the ...

PTA casting for ‘Under the Sea’

AMHERST – The Amherst Parent-Teacher Association is inviting kids and adults ‘under the sea’ for auditions for its 66th annual PTA play. In April 2018, the PTA will present Disney’s “The Little Mermaid” for its largest fundraiser, which generates upwards of $15,000 for vital ...

Celebrate Christmas in Hollis with stroll, holiday concert

Luminaria Stroll and Winter Holiday Concert HOLLIS – Imagine 3,600 glowing paper lanterns lining the streets of historic Hollis center. A majestic twinkling tree and carols filling the air create a magical backdrop to the community holiday celebration. On Saturday, Dec. 9, the town comes ...

BCAF accepting grant applications

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded early in 2018. Applicants should submit a completed application and all required information no later than close of business on Dec. 13. Information and an application are available ...

New Girl Scouts alumnae group

BEDFORD – Tricia Casey, director of advancement at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains announced Monday the launch of its new Alumnae Association, open to any adult who is, or ever has been, a registered Girl Scout. The association is free to join and offers members the opportunity ...

People helping people

MILFORD – For some of us, the lucky ones, home is a sweet word, and our homes are as necessary to our psychic health as air and water to our bodies. For thousands of people from places like Syria and Afghanistan caught up in the ongoing refugee crisis and living in tents or grim metal ...

Nor’Easters gear up for 2018 Pink Ride

HOLLIS – In 2012, the inaugural Pink Ride was a handful of ladies during a snowless winter interested in snowmobile riding and ready to raise money to help bring awareness to an important cause. Now, in 2017, it is an enthusiastic group of more than 137 snowmobilers, families, friends, ...

Share-ing the holiday spirit

MILFORD – Christmas starts in July for Mariette Facques when she visits craft shops in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, takes the crafters’ business cards and hopes they aren’t booked for the first Saturday in December. Facques was one of the founders of Share, the local safety net for ...

HBHS announces 1st quarter honor roll

Hollis Brookline High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Emma Armstrong, Kail Arthur, Diana Atlas, Samantha Atlas, John Bergin, Clara Bronfine, Amanda Brown, Kylie Callahan, Jessica Cooper, Zachary Dolfini, Lia ...

Drop off Toys for Tots donations at region’s Allstate offices

REGION – As the holiday season quickly approaches, hundreds of local Allstate agency owners throughout the Northeast are teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer. Through Friday, Dec. 15, select Allstate agency owners’ offices will serve as donation ...

Annual duck banding complete

CONCORD – New Hampshire Fish and Game wildlife biologists have completed the annual effort to attach hundreds of metal bands to ducks throughout the state. The pre-season banding effort is conducted in U.S. states and Canadian provinces throughout the Atlantic Flyway in August and September. ...

Soul of a town

AMHERST – Milk and bread. Beer and kitty litter. General stores are convenient when you need something, but they also give people who live in small towns much more: a community gathering spot. Sure, churches, barber shops and cafes can fill that role, but the right kind of store probably ...

Applications available with Granite United Way

STATEWIDE – Granite United Way has launched its statewide Request for Qualification and Short Form RFP for 2018. Certified 501(c)3 organizations can apply for qualification status and apply for funding so support opportunities to “Learn, Earn and Be Healthy.” For comprehensive ...

Red Cross opens nominations for 2018 ‘Everyday Heroes’

CONCORD – Everyday, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their own needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is calling on all New Hampshire residents to nominate someone for the “Everyday Heroes Awards,” an annual event that salutes these ...

Cole Etten returns to HBHS as boys hoop coach

HOLLIS – The New Hampshire Department of Transportation has been warned. The state will take a hit in its toll collections this winter. Cole Etten is easing off on the EZ-Pass. Etten, 26, will replace Mike Soucy as boys basketball coach at Hollis Brookline High School. Living in ...