Merrimack News

New Digest for Feb. 9

Author, humorist Rebecca Rule to visit Merrimack Public Library In celebration of the Merrimack Public Library’s 125 anniversary, library staff are excited to welcome humorous New Hampshire author Rebecca Rule to share her stories. Rule will be reading from her newest book, “Sixty ...

‘A new science’

AMHERST – Planning a trip in March? Be warned. March 2018 could be very stormy, said Rob Carolan – who should know. Carolan is president and chief meteorologist of Hometown Forecast Services in Nashua. He and his crew provide forecasting and severe weather warnings to clients that ...

Bumble or bust

Members of the Merrimack Valley Beekeeping Association – a group of around 100 beekeeping enthusiasts from Merrimack, Bedford, Hollis and many other towns – recently assisted with a hefty donation to the beekeepers and the surviving bees of Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, regions ...

Merrimack Scout attains rank of Eagle

Sahith Kaki is the newest Eagle Scout from Merrimack Troop 424 and will formally receive his rank at his Eagle Court of Honor in 2018. The Eagle Scout rank is Boy Scouts’ highest advancement ranking and boys must meet specific requirements in service, outdoor skills and leadership. In ...

‘Women in Wine’ to be honored during 2018 NH Wine Week

CONCORD – A powerhouse group of trailblazing female wine industry leaders and some of the most celebrated names in the wine world will descend on New Hampshire for the 13th annual New Hampshire Wine Week. The New Hampshire Liquor Commission’s weeklong celebration of wine takes place from ...

New Digest for Jan. 12, 1018

Bonfire, fun, food at ice fishing derby Create a life memory and take a kid ice fishing Saturday, Jan. 27, to the Horseshoe Fish and Game Club’s annual ice fishing derby at 44 Greens Pond Road in Merrimack. (Storm date is Feb. 3.) Food is available on the ice and in the clubhouse starting ...

Front row seat

MILFORD – Bob Hug had a front-row seat to rock ‘n’ roll history and has the photos, and their contact sheets, to prove it. In the mid-1970s, San Francisco was the place to be for music lovers and Hug wound up studying photography at the San Francisco Academy of Art. He took his 35mm ...

Merrimack VFW craft fair funds fuel annual scholarships

By LORETTA JACKSON Exquisite gifts rendered by hand, as in years gone by, included knitted sweaters, beaded jewelry and bakery so fresh the crusty fruit crisps seemed to be hearth-baked instead of quick-baked in a modern oven. The offerings were well appreciated by holiday shoppers at an ...

Local teams honored at FIRST LEGO meet

WINDHAM – More than 1,000 people cheered on 400 contestants, ages 9-16, at the annual FIRST LEGO League NH State Championship at Windham High School on Dec. 4. Team Hollis Thunder, from Hollis, won the first place Champion’s Award. This award qualified the team to represent New Hampshire at ...

Tickets on sale for murder mystery dinner show

Join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation and the Murder Mystery Company on Saturday, Feb. 10, 2018 for a professionally catered Murder Mystery Dinner Show. This is the perfect gift idea for Valentine’s Day, the holidays, yourself, or the birthday present for that person who has ...

People helping people

MILFORD – For some of us, the lucky ones, home is a sweet word, and our homes are as necessary to our psychic health as air and water to our bodies. For thousands of people from places like Syria and Afghanistan caught up in the ongoing refugee crisis and living in tents or grim metal ...

Merrimack police, PLUS Company team up for 2018 calendar

The Merrimack Police Department is excited to announce the release of The PLUS Company and Merrimack Police 2018 calendar. Throughout 2017, members of the police department and clients of The PLUS Company have been working on this project. The calendar features the officers and clients working ...

Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund accepting grant applications

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting applications for grants to be awarded early in 2018. Applicants should submit a completed application and all required information no later than close of business on Dec. 13. Information and an application are available ...

Fisher Cats’ mascot kicks off Mastricola reading challenge

MERRIMACK – Mastricola Upper Elementary students enjoyed a special guest appearance from Fungo Fisher Cat on a re Monday afternoon. Fully equipped with books, games and trivia, the Fisher Cats mascot kicked off the school’s participation in the Fisher Cats Reading Challenge, presented by ...

After 50 years, church maintains vision, commitment

A festive gathering of members and friends celebrating 50 years of spiritual growth and community service at the St. James United Methodist Church shared memories, smiles and prayers of gratitude at a reception following a special worship service, on Nov. 19. Bishop Sudarshana Devadhar, of ...

Manchester’s Good News Garage hosting donation days and donation challenge

MANCHESTER – December means Donation Days for Good News Garage. To celebrate this season of giving, we have planned numerous activities to thank our donors and encourage others to support our “Wheels to Work” program that transports local families toward self-sufficiency. We invite you ...

New alumni group for Girl Scouts

BEDFORD – Tricia Casey, director of advancement at Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains announced Monday the launch of its new Alumnae Association, open to any adult who is, or ever has been, a registered Girl Scout. The association is free to join and offers members the ...

Share-ing the holiday spirit

MILFORD – Christmas starts in July for Mariette Facques when she visits craft shops in the Lake Winnipesaukee area, takes the crafters’ business cards and hopes they aren’t booked for the first Saturday in December. Facques was one of the founders of Share, the local safety net for ...

Merrimack YMCA pool reopens tonight

The newly renovated swimming pool at the Merrimack branch of the YMCA of Greater Nashua, at 6 Henry Clay Drive, is ready for some fun that’s wet, and perhaps a little wild with games, prizes and raffles. The pool will reopen tonight (Friday, Dec. 1), after six months and $2 million in ...

Drop off Toys for Tots donations at Allstate

REGION – As the holiday season quickly approaches, hundreds of local Allstate agency owners throughout the Northeast are teaming up with the Marine Toys for Tots Foundation to spread holiday cheer. Through Friday, Dec. 15, select Allstate agency owners’ offices will serve as donation ...