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Recipe: Corn Andouille Chowder

What exactly do you picture when you read the words “open space”? Do you see a group of horses grazing in rolling green pastures bordered by stacked stonewalls? Or fields of sweet strawberries and summer vegetables planted in perfect rows waiting for harvest? Maybe you ...

Volunteer at BAS for nine years

BROOKLINE – When you meet paramedic Bevin Brett at his Brookline home, you’ll probably notice his warm demeanor and soft New Zealand accent. The first thing you’ll notice, however, are two huge alpacas that greet visitors off the Brett’s ...

Find out who’s running in town elections

Here’s a complete list of who’s running in the March 13 town and school district elections: Brookline Town: ? Selectman, one seat, three-year term – John Carr. ? Town Moderator, one seat, two-year term – Incumbent Peter Webb. ? Town Treasurer, one ...

Plenty of events during winter break at BPL

For many Brookline children, school winter vacation means a well-deserved break from daily homework, bag lunches and getting up early, along with the occasional trip down south to escape the (usually) harsh New England winter. Luckily for those children and their families remaining in town, ...

Daddy’s girls

HOLLIS – If you drove by the Lawrence Barn last Friday night, you may have seen flashing lights and lots of pink and red through the windows from the sixth annual Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance. Dads in their suits and little girls in their best party dresses danced and frolicked in ...

Spanish Brass in Nashua

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will continue its 2011-12 season on Saturday, Feb. 25, with Spanish Brass, which has spanned the globe, performing eclectic musical programs from a repertoire of classical to contemporary pieces. The performance will be at 8 p.m. in ...

Local authors gather in Nashua for one night

NASHUA – Back in 2005, the Nashua Public Library found itself facing an unusual conundrum. So many local authors were contacting them in hopes of scheduling book signings and related events, they weren’t able to accommodate them all. Carol Eyman, the library’s ...

Rotary bowls for kids’ sake

Submitted photo The Hollis Brookline Rotary Club recently participated in the annual Big Brother Big Sister “Bowl for Kids’ Sake,” a 10-pin fundraiser. Bowlathon team raised more than $750. The team includes, from left, Julie “Lane Master” ...

Free film at Wilton theater

You are invited to a free film at Wilton Town Hall Theatre. It will be shown at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 19. The film is called “I Am,” and is directed by Tom Shadyac. Before making the film, Shadyac was living what many people would consider an enviable life, and he was ...

Join backyard compost campaign for Earth Day

Tired of seeing all of those kitchen leftovers from preparing meals and snacks get thrown out in the trash or eaten by critters in your makeshift composting bin in the backyard? Here’s your chance to turn those scraps into a rich soil amendment. As part of Earth Day 2012 ...

Hollis actors in Peacock Players’ show ‘Noises Off’

NASHUA – Three Hollis thespians will perform in the Peacock Players presentation “Noises Off,” the madcap backstage comedy by Michael Frayn, at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St. Performance is at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 12. “Noises Off” ...

Orchestra presents ‘French Masters’

The Nashua Chamber Orchestra, with music director David Feltner, will present its second concert of the 2011-12 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Judd Gregg Hall at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Milford Town Hall on the Oval. “French ...

Valentine’s Day cabaret to benefit new facility

HOLLIS – A fun evening of song, dance and choreography to help Harbor Homes’ new Keystone Hall facility close in on its fundraising goal is coming this weekend. The “Valentine’s Day Cabaret Dinner Show,” on Saturday, Feb. 11, opens at 5:30 ...

Clean reading for tweens at Hollis Library

It’s a weekday night you and your budding reader are in the Children’s Room looking for some new reading material, but nothing will do. You give your child book after book and everyone is rejected. Everything is either too boring, not challenging enough, or your child ...

Town, school filings end; see who’s running

The filing period to vie for a seat on town and school district posts ended last week. Here’s a list of who’s running in the March 13 elections: Brookline Town: ? Selectman, one seat, three-year term – John Carr. ? Town Moderator, one seat, two-year term ...

Irish writers series at library

The Friends of the Hollis Social Library has received a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council to present the book discussion series, “Contemporary Irish Writers.” The second book in this series to be discussed will be “Paddy Clarke Ha Ha Ha,” ...

FundRider

HOLLIS – Last year, when she began organizing a charity ride to raise money for the St. Joseph Hospital Breast Care Center in Nashua, Sue Keough, a member of the Hollis Nor’Easters Snowmobile Club, named it the PINK RIDE, in capital letters. But in recent weeks, as the ...

Novelist talks about latest work

HOLLIS – It took Tom Fitzgerald nine years to write his novel about Ben Franklin, “Poor Richard’s Lament: A Most Timely Tale,” and, he said in a recent telephone interview, half of that time was spent getting the language right. “What I ...

10th NH Theatre Awards event recognizes top performances

MANCHESTER – The stretch SUV that pulled up to the curb set the tone perfectly for the 10th annual New Hampshire Theatre Awards on Feb. 3 at the Palace Theatre. Nominees and other attendees were dressed to rival a Hollywood awards show, turning the audience into a sea of formal ...

A slice of heaven

HOLLIS- Ladies and gentlemen, the votes are in, and the winner for best pizza in Hollis and Brookline is Monument Square Market in Hollis. The pizzeria and deli, located opposite the town common and owned and operated by the Tripaldi family, won by a landslide: Of 187 votes cast for four ...