HB News

Unsolved mystery?

MILFORD – In November 1971, a Northwest Orient Airlines flight was highjacked between Portland, Ore., and Seattle, and the assailant parachuted from the Boeing 727 into a forested area with $200,000 in ransom money. The man was never seen or heard from again. In 2016, after what the FBI calls ...

Hollis man honored by Mass. financial group

NEEDHAM, MASS. – Kevin G. Hill, ChFC, CLTC, AIF, a resident of Hollis, and investment advisor representative with Centinel Financial Group, LLC in Needham Heights, Mass., was named a 2017 Five Star Wealth Manager from an independent survey conducted by Five Star Professional. The award ...

Hollis Town Band to perform at 2017 Strawberry Festival

HOLLIS – The town’s band highlights the start of its summer concert series with a performance at the Hollis Strawberry Festival, from 2-4 p.m., on Sunday, June 25 at the town common. The rain location is the Hollis Brookline Middle School, 25 Main St. The Strawberry Festival is a joint ...

Nashua Catholic inducts local students into Junior Honor Society

NASHUA – Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School inducted 25 seventh-grade students into the 2017 class of the Junior Honor Society during a recent ceremony in the auditorium. “The foundation of the National Junior Honor Society is based upon five pillars,” said eighth-grader ...

Whitty Gallery hosts ‘Nature’s Delights: 4 Pastel Artists’

HOLLIS – Four pastel artists will share their love of nature and color in a group show opening early next month at Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center in Hollis. Wild Salamander will close out a busy spring gallery season with the show, in which all four artists are members of the Pastel ...

Local keyboard students to show skills alongside full symphony orchestra

NASHUA – The future of classical music, and the talents of some of the area’s best young pianists, will be highlighted at an unusual concert in Nashua. On Sunday, June 11, a total of 19 students of Mila Filatova’s Piano Academy will get to experience making music with a symphony ...

HB performing arts to hold first ever ATAM awards night

[Barbosa and I]The International Thespian Society and the Tri-M Music Honor Society will be putting on the first ever Arts, Theatre and Music Awards on Friday, June 2. Established by ITS advisor Greg Parker, the Oscars-esque event will honor students throughout the performing arts department ...

Cycle safety

Motorcyclists are out cruising once again. Soon, thousands from many states will rumble past local towns to attend the 94th Laconia Motorcycle Week, which is scheduled for June 10-18. The event is touted online at laconiamcweek.com as the world’s oldest motorcycle rally. It features scenic ...

American Legion presents 70th Boys State

The New Hampshire American Legion will hold its 70th annual Boys State program from June 25-30. Boys State is a six-day “learn-by-doing” experience in the American way of government. About 150 public and private high schools throughout the state are invited to send qualified students to ...

Herbs are the word

AMHERST – Dandelions are so easy to despise, as their yellow flowers give way to coarse, flat leaves that mar our carefully cultivated lawns and a tap root that seems to go all the way to China. Norma Weinberg wants gardeners to embrace their dandelions – or at least tolerate them. In a ...

Hollis Brookline students rock at Guitar Night 2017

The HBHS auditorium was alight with neon during this year’s glow party-themed Guitar Night. Hosted by senior Lauren Moura and junior Joey Schunemann, the two-night music extravaganza hosted dozens of acts with musicians from all grade levels. Friday night opened with Abbey Kotelly’s ...

New art shop in Hollis features works by region’s artists

“One hundred percent local” is the rallying cry at Hollis’s Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center, which has augmented its gallery with the addition of a gift shop featuring local artists and artisans. Now in its fifth year, Wild Salamander is known for both its art gallery and adult and ...

Maritime Academy honors local citizens

CASTINE, Maine – At a banquet held on Monday, March 20, the Maine Maritime Academy Regimental Awards recognized students for their strength of character, seamanship and overall leadership on campus. This year, the entire Regiment was welcomed to the banquet, including nearly 600 students who ...

HBHS FIRST Robotics team competes at world championships

Hollis Brookline High School’s FIRST Robotics Team 1073, The Force Team, competed at the World Championships in St. Louis, Mo., from April 26-30. The team competed on the Carson field, one of the six fields named after notable scientists and engineers, where 68 teams hoped to win and move on ...

Pet therapy volunteers help transform lives

MERRIMACK – On the afternoon of April 26, the conference room at Home Health & Hospice Care, often filled with nurses and therapists during weekly meetings, was instead bustling with pricked ears and wagging tails. As part of several events for National Volunteer Week, the much-loved pet ...

Fundraiser for Pam planned for May 21

A Texas Roadhouse BBQ fundrasier for Merrimack resident Pamela Gelette will be held from 4-8 p.m. May 21 at the American Legion in Merrimack. Meal will include steak and ribs and all the fixings. Tickets are $25 for adults and $8 for a chicken finger dinner for children. There will also be a ...

Fish and Game seeking reptile, amphibian volunteers

CONCORD – While you’re outdoors spending time in New Hampshire’s woods and wetlands this year, help the Reptile and Amphibian Reporting Program by reporting your wildlife sightings. Your efforts help biologists fill in gaps in the data for several seldom-seen reptiles and amphibians, ...

Commission to host bird-watching session at Wildcat Falls

The Wildcat Falls subcommittee of the Merrimack Conservation Commission is hosting a guided walk along the trails of Wildcat Falls to explore the birds in the area and see the waterfall. You’re invited to join us at 10 a.m. on May 20 in the parking lot at 6 Hemlock Drive (at the end of ...

BSA Troop 15 hosts Eagle Court of Honor

BSA Troop 15 from St. John Neumann Parish recently celebrated its second Eagle Court of Honor this year. The troop celebrated David Brideau receiving his Eagle Scout rank, BSA’s highest award in Scouting. David is from Nashua, is 17 years old, and organized a garden beautification project for ...

Merrimack Eagle Scout honored for service project

MERRIMACK – For 2017, the National Eagle Scout Association recognized Bryce Stack of Merrimack’s Boy Scout Troop 424 as the Daniel Webster Council recipient of the Adams Eagle Scout Service Project of the Year Award. This award was recently presented to Bryce at the 2017 Council Recognition ...