HB News

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 ...

Help protect NH wildlife by reporting wildlife crime

CONCORD – Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers encourage the public to help protect New Hampshire’s wildlife resources by reporting wildlife crime during the fall hunting seasons and throughout the year. Are you aware of a poaching situation? What about trespassing, destruction ...

News Digest

Discussion on great New England hurricane of 1938 HOLLIS – The Hollis Historical Society will have their first meeting of the new year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road. Dr. Lourdes Aviles will tell us how, on the morning of Sept. 21, 1938 people ...

Local organization honors EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted of Nashua and Bedford was recently recognized by the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s 2017 Business Excellence Award for Small Business of the Year. This special recognition by the chamber holds a special prestige ...

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 ...

News Digest

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 ...