HB News

Resident of Hollis graduates from the Academy of Notre Dame

TYNGSBORO, Mass. – On June 3, the Academy of Notre Dame held its 163rd Upper School commencement ceremony. Among the students who received their diplomas from the private, all-girls Catholic high school was Amaya Murguia, of Hollis. Murguia’s time at the academy has been marked by ...

Milford swim meet attracts hundreds of youths

More than 500 young people and their coaches and parents will descend on Keyes Memorial Park this weekend for Milford’s biggest athletic event of the year. The Milford Rotary Club’s Swim Meet will have 15 teams from all over southern New Hampshire and northern Massachusetts. It’s an ...

Hollis Troop 12 promotes six Scouts to rank of Eagle

HOLLIS – Statistics show that of any 100 boys that become Scouts in America, only four will reach the prestigious rank of Eagle. The road to Eagle is long and challenging, involving many years of community service, demonstrated leadership, merit badge and rank requirements, camping, hiking ...

Real Estate agency welcomes three new team members

BROOKLINE – New to Farwell Realty is Randy Farwell, recreational property specialist; Kevin Visnaskas, associate broker; and Bob Bluhm, residential/commercial sales agent. Randy Farwell (randy@alpinezipline.com), is co-owner and co-developer of the Alpine Adventures in Lincoln, and Candia ...

One-day fishing license available

CONCORD – Are you planning a visit to New Hampshire’s lakes, streams or ponds? New Hampshire Fish and Game offers a single-day freshwater fishing license to anglers who want to give New Hampshire angling a try. The single-day license is a quick and inexpensive alternative for new anglers ...

Group of Hollis, Brookline residents riding in Pan Mass Challenge

NEEDHAM, Mass. – On Aug. 5 and 6, seven riders from Hollis and one from Brookline will cycle up to 192 miles in the Pan-Mass Challenge with the goal of raising $48 million for critical research and cancer care at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. During the weekend, more than 6,200 cyclists from ...

ASD & Hollis Brookline Middle School Honor Roll

Hollis Brookline Middle School has announced its honor roll for the fourth quarter of the 2016-17 school year. COMPREHENSIVE HIGH HONOR ROLL (ALL A’s) GRADE 7: Hallie Bardani, William Bird, Rylee Bouvier, Rachel Brackett, Miriam Burgher, Jordan Cassily, Kaitlyn Castriotta, Kelsey Chen, Ava ...

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 ...