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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 ...

News Digest

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 ...

Area man named certified SCORE mentor

Anthony “Tony” Ferreria, of Derry, has been named by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE as a member of the volunteer nonprofit organization and a certified small business mentor. SCORE, an arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a national association with more than 13,000 ...

High school literacy program expands through NH Poetry Out Loud 2017-18

As New Hampshire educators continue to find innovative ways to engage their students, high schools will incorporate the Poetry Out Loud program into their English/language arts curriculum again this school year. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has opened registration for the 2017-18 ...

Beauty of eclipse matched by beauty of community sharing

A crowd of more than 200 people from the Brookline area gathered on Monday afternoon to participate in the Brookline Public Library’s solar eclipse event at the Brookline Ball Field. Activities kicked off at 1 p.m. with the dedication of Brookline’s first Little Free Library. This project ...

Hollis Boy Scouts enjoy ‘big trip’ out west to Wyoming

From July 28 to Aug. 6, 18 Boys Scouts from Hollis Troop 12 traveled to Wyoming for the troop’s biannual “Big Trip.” Scouts and adult leaders first ventured through Yellowstone National Park, where they experienced the park’s many geyser basins and hot springs, witnessed impressive ...

Blue-ribbon apple pies wanted

HOLLIS – Do you enjoy baking apple pies from scratch? The Old Home Days’ judges want to taste your creation! Whether it is an heirloom recipe, family favorite or a first time try, we want your best pie to win a prize ribbon. Hollis Woman’s Club is again sponsoring the contest. Proceeds ...

Off the Beaten Path

WARNER – Vacation in New Hampshire tends to mean two things: the lakes and the beaches. And for good reason: They are lovely and filled with fun things to do. But with more than 17 million people expected to visit the state this summer and fall, they can get crowded. For enjoyable day trips ...

Study: Girls on the Run transforms young lives

EXETER – As students prepare to head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more. A recent independent study provides ...

Field hockey team mum sale Sept. 16

HOLLIS – The Hollis Brookline High School Field Hockey team is once again selling fall mums. They are gorgeous, half-bushel size, locally grown flowers approximately 30-inches diameter, planted in 12-inch pots and placed in a wooden fruit basket. Each one is just $22. This year’s field ...

Townwide Yard Sale set for Sept. 16

BROOKLINE – Have you been trying to decide when to have a yard sale to get rid of things you have around the house that you don’t want or need anymore? Don’t put it off any longer! Join the Brookline Town-wide Yard Sale Day and sell your stuff! The Brookline Community Church is organizing ...

Follow the red lines

AMHERST – When Steve Hale came up from Louisiana to New Hampshire for graduate school in the early 1990s he had little interest in hiking. What did interest him was birds, and he did his Ph.D. thesis on the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird that can be found in the high mountains of New ...