HB News

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 ...

Beaver Brook in Hollis teaches tree identification

HOLLIS – On the morning of Jan. 19, a small group met in the barn classroom at Beaver Brook’s Maple Hill property to learn a little bit more about local trees. The conversation focused on how to identify a tree in the midst of winter when many have no leaves. Led by Mila ...

Local EMT enjoys helping people

Editor’s note: This is one in a series of articles featuring members of the Brookline Ambulance Service. BROOKLINE – Tall and unassuming, Bob Canada is a 33-year veteran of the Brookline Ambulance Service, who typically drives the ambulances. And he’s 78 years ...

Hollis Woman’s Club to host quilter

HOLLIS – The Hollis Woman’s Club will hold its regular meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road in Hollis. All area women are invited to attend Starting at 9 a.m. for social hour, the program will feature Audrey Augin, a Hollis resident and ...

SAU 41 aims to ID disabled children

School Administrative Unit 41, which consists of the Hollis, Brookline and Hollis Brookline Cooperative School Districts, seeks to locate and identify all children who may have an educational disability. Any person may refer for evaluation of a child younger than age 21 for reasons ...

Lawrence Academy Honor Roll

Lawrence Academy in Groton, Mass., has announced its honor roll for the first trimester of the 2011-12 school year. Local students named to the honor roll are: From Brookline: Nicholas Schutz, a freshman, earned honors. From Hollis: Taylor Scholefield, a sophomore, earned high honors; and ...

Derryfield School Honor Roll

The Derryfield School in Manchester has announced its honor roll for the fall trimester of the 2011-12 school year. Local students who have been named to the honor roll are: HIGHEST HONORS GRADE 10: From Hollis: Neil McCalmont, Shiping Xu. HIGH HONORS GRADE 10: From Hollis: Lily ...

Church begins work on Garden Box project

MILFORD – On the morning of Jan. 16, a small group gathered at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation in Milford to honor Martin Luther King Jr. in service and to act on an idea that had been percolating in the back of the Rev. Barbara McKusick-Liscord’s mind for quite a ...

Hollis Brookline High School

Hollis Brookline High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Kathryn Bobek, Heather Bourassa, Stephanie Burns, Andrew Butler-Boyd, Emily Cook, Samantha Couture, Gregory Cowan, Elizabeth Davis, Olivia Dei Dolori, Joseph ...

Theater guild presents ‘Driving Miss Daisy’

NASHUA – As part of its 51st season, the Nashua Theatre Guild will present Alfred Uhry’s Pulitzer Prize-winning play “Driving Miss Daisy.” The play concerns Daisy Werthan, a widowed, 72-year-old Jewish woman living in mid-century Atlanta, deemed too old ...

Restaurant to feature local author’s recipes

BROOKLINE – Souhegan High School teacher and cookbook author Regina Sullivan, of Merrimack, will be on hand for a cookbook dinner event at Lucia’s Tavola in Brookline on Monday Jan. 30. Chef/owner Mark diCicco contacted Toadstool Bookshop in Milford, seeking a cookbook ...

Cats invited to competition in Dover

DOVER – The New Hampshire Feline Fanciers cat club invites all household pet and pedigreed-cat owners to enter their cats in its Cat Fanciers Association Cat Show at Dover Middle School on Jan. 28-29. Pedigreed cats will compete against other pedigreed cats and household pets will ...

NH High Tech Forum is Feb. 8

The next New Hampshire High Technology Entrepreneur Forum is soliciting applications for presenters for its next Entrepreneur Forum scheduled for Feb. 8. The Presenter FAQs and Presenter Application are available online at www.nhhtc.org. The Entrepreneur Forums are held at the FIRST ...

Support local farms and be a winter locavore

The term “locavore” is popping up more and more frequently in casual conversation these days, but what does it actually mean? Locavores buy from neighboring farms or farmers markets, usually within a 100-mile radius of where they live, and sometimes grow their own ...