HB News

A taste of summer

Nobody went home hungry from the 71st Hollis Strawberry Festival, held Sunday, June 25, at the Hollis Town Commons. Strawberries, shortcake, whipped cream and ice cream satisfied hundreds of visitors with a yen for a taste of summer. Hollis resident and attendee Boris Bronfine described the ...

Jonathan Gilmour Scholarship Fund award recipients announced

Boston – Ten staff members from Zoo New England’s Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, Mass., and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, Mass., have been selected as the 2017 award recipients of the Jonathan Gilmour Memorial Scholarship Fund. This year’s scholarships will benefit projects ranging from traveling ...

Woman’s club awards two scholarships

HOLLIS – The Hollis Woman’s Club is pleased to announce the selection of two recipients of the annual scholarships awarded to high school seniors who are residents of Hollis or Brookline. Each scholarship is for $1,000 and is funded by proceeds from the annual Strawberry Festival in the ...

MASHStock reunion set for Aug. 12 in Amherst

The 3rd annual MASHStock reunion celebration will be held Aug. 12 at Knight Farm on Stearns Road in Amherst. This year, the class of 1977 will have their 40th reunion and the class of 1982 will have their 35th at MASHStock. All MASH attendees from classes 1971-93 – when MASH was a co-op high ...

HB Interact Club lends a hand at Hollis Fast 5k

The Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact Club spent an afternoon at the Hollis Fast 5k Race on June 8, where there were more than 1,400 registered runners. They arrived at Hollis Brookline Middle School at 4 p.m. to help with the setup, and manned water stations and guarded racers belongings during ...

Post volunteer needs on HB Facebook page

Are you a local organization (Hollis, Brookline and surrounding towns) that has ongoing or one-time-event volunteer needs? Yes, you might post your need on your website, or perhaps even Craigslist. Yes, members of your organization reach out to family and friends to volunteer. But it’s always ...

Recalling the past

MERRIMACK – On any weekend this summer, there is probably an American Civil War re-enactment going on somewhere in the U.S., and even in Canada. Volunteers for the Merrimack Historical Society hope some of those re-enactors will be interested in what they have for sale. Last year, Steve ...

Hollis teen named NC top athlete

Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School recently hosted their year-end sports award ceremony where top athletes were recognized for their accomplishments throughout the year. Each year, Nashua Catholic chooses to recognize athletes for their outstanding work ethic, performances and ...

HB senior awarded for recycling efforts

EPSOM – The Northeast Resource Recovery Association, New Hampshire the Beautiful and NRRA’s School Recycling CLUB presented Alexandra (Allie) Campbell with their Outstanding Student Recycler of the Year Award at the eighth annual School Recycling Conference on May 23 at the Radisson Hotel ...

Middle schoolers invited to ‘Hobbit’-style summer camp

This summer, middle schoolers in your community will have the opportunity to take part in an exciting, free-of-charge summer camp experience: The Hobbit Immersion Camp! Kids will spend two weeks on a guided, in-depth exploration of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic fantasy story “The Hobbit.” The ...

Hollis Strawberry Festival set for Saturday

HOLLIS – The Hollis Town Band and the Hollis Woman’s Club will be hosting the 71st Hollis Strawberry Festival on Sunday, June 25 at the Hollis Town Commons. This festival was created to provide a much needed day off for the local farmers who worked their land seven days a week from sunrise ...

Calculating the value of libraries in the state

Editor’s Note: This is the sixth in a series of articles that will be released monthly throughout 2017 as part of the celebration of the New Hampshire State Library’s 300th anniversary. The State Library was founded Jan. 25, 1717, as the first state library in America. New Hampshire’s ...

Dog days in NH

MILFORD – When his family adopted a dog in 2005, Bob Cottrell did what few dog owners do: He researched its ancestory. The dog, Tug – short for Mountain Laurel Tamworth Tugger – is part of a rare breed called Chinook, and his lineage is noble. Cottrell gave a slideshow called ...

HB Rotary Club Volunteering with Special Olympics

This was the second year that the Hollis Brookline Rotary Interact Club had the honor of volunteering with Special Olympics New Hampshire. Nine of the club’s members traveled to the University of New Hampshire on Saturday, June 3, with the hope of making a difference. The day was spent ...

State issues cyanobacteria warning for Silver Lake

CONCORD – An elevated cyanobacteria cell concentration has been measured in Hollis’ Silver Lake. Samples revealed that the state threshold of cyanobacteria was exceeded. The cyanobacteria were identified as Anabaena sp. As a result, the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services has ...

Hollis Strawberry Festival hulling party

The Hollis Town Commons at Monument Square will be the place to be on the last Sunday of June. In preparation for the Hollis Strawberry Festival and Town Band Concert to be held from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, June 25, the band and the Hollis Woman’s Club wants to put a huller in your hand. Using a ...

Hollis native receives academic honor

HOLLIS – Jonah Chazin, of Hollis, received the Student Activity Award from Boston University College of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Sargent College at the annual Senior Awards Reception on Friday, May 19. This award recognizes students who make strong contributions to College and ...

Real estate agent awarded green designation

HOLLIS – Lisa Schmalz, a sales associates affiliated with the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage office in Bedford, have been awarded the National Association of Realtors Green Designation, the only green professional real estate designation recognized by NAR. Schmalz, a Hollis resident, ...

Joan Cudworth receives environmental stewardship award

EPSOM – New Hampshire the Beautiful presented Hollis resident Joan Cudworth, manager of the town’s transfer station, with the fourth annual Environmental Stewardship Award on May 23, in Manchester, at the Northeast Resource Recovery Association annual conference and expo. The award ...

Talent show supports 2020VisionQuest

The Hollis Upper Elementary School held a talent and craft show in April with fourth, fifth and sixth graders sharing their musical talents on the high school stage. All of the proceeds raised were to support 2020VisionQuest, a local Nashua organization founded by Randy Pierce. Randy, who ...