HB News

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 ...

Peacock Players present comedy ‘Noises Off’

NASHUA – The Peacock Players will present “Noises Off,” the madcap backstage comedy by Michael Frayn, at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St., in February. “Noises Off” follows the on- and off-stage antics of an acting troupe as they ...

Hollis PTA announces ’11 Reflections winners

HOLLIS – Reflections Art and Achievement Program began more than 40 years ago by the National PTA to enhance the arts in schools and provide children an opportunity to create original work of art in response to a specific theme chosen yearly. The theme for the 2011-12 contest is ...

Simple Gifts hosts performer showcase

NASHUA – Simple Gifts Coffee House presents its seventh annual Local Performer Showcase on Saturday, Feb. 11 at 7 p.m. Simple Gifts welcomes Sarah Blacker as host and featured performer for the evening. Blacker is a frequent co-host on MIT’s WMBR 88.1 FM radio with Joe ...

Hollis Fire conducts training

HOLLIS – While it looks like a tragedy, this fire was a beneficial event. The Hollis Fire Department recently had the opportunity to use this home as a training aid. The Wooster Road home was donated to the Fire Department by a developer who plans to use the land to add new homes to ...

Paramedic got her start as Advanced First-aider

BROOKLINE – For Brookline Ambulance Service’s Lee Duval, the road to becoming a paramedic began with dollar signs. It’s not what you think. Duval, who lives in Wilton, was in banking before she transitioned into the Emergency Medical Services field. “I ...

Nashua Symphony’s Fanfare 2012 features New England Swing ensemble

NASHUA – Without our military, there would be no one to defend our country or our basic freedoms. There would also be no such thing as New England Swing, the ensemble that will perform at Fanfare 2012, the Nashua Symphony’s upcoming fundraising event on Friday, Feb. 10, at ...

Filing period open for town, school seats

Residents are encouraged to get involved with their town by considering to file for open town and school district seats. The filing period for office in Hollis and Brookline runs through Friday, Feb. 3. The deadline to file a Petitioned Warrant Article is Tuesday, Feb. 7, at 3 p.m. HOLLIS ...