Merrimack News

Volunteers needed to report reptile, amphibian sightings

CONCORD – While you’re outdoors spending time in New Hampshire’s woods and wetlands this year, keep an eye out for reptiles and amphibians. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department collects information on these sightings to help monitor the state’s reptile and amphibian ...

Lions Club assists in park cleanup

Merrimack Lions Club joined approximately 250 town members for the “Park Clean-up Earth Day” celebration, on Sunday, April 22, to do whatever was needed to help clean up the town parks. The team included six dedicated workers, including Benjamin Richard, and former Leo member and a student ...

MHS third quarter honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Rhylee Ashford, Chiara Bartunek, Daniel Best, Arianna Brisson, Vitalia Brock, Jacob Bunis, Dylan Callahan, Anthony Chinnici, Andrew Coco, Abbigail Cote, Lilli Dabilis, ...

Merrimack Middle School 3Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack Middle School has announced its honors roll for the third quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 7: George Benoit, Emma Berkeley, Ainsley Bone, Tawan Burger, Owen Clever, Aubrie Connelly, Ross Corman-O’Reilly, Lucy Cote, Kendyl Crawford, Sophia Desilets, Kailey ...

Merrimack Chamber of Commerce young at 90 years

By LORETTA JACKSON For The Merrimack Journal The gathering that celebrated the founding of the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce by seven local businessmen in January of 1928 was hosted recently at the Courtyard by Marriott in Nashua. The crowd mostly donned business apparel for the event. ...

Recycled Percussion visits Thorntons Ferry

MERRIMACK- Justin Spencer has played with his band Recycled Percussion on national television and in front of sold out shows all over the world, but he still makes a point to play for some of his most dedicated fans: school children. Spencer joined 550 elementary school students and their ...

Merrimack hotel staff raise money for health care facility

WILTON – The employees at the Holiday Inn Express & Suites Merrimack, a Roedel Companies property, have a good reason for dressing down each Friday and it has nothing to do with going casual. The staff runs an annual Dress Down Fridays campaign to raise money for different charities. ...

Garden club hosts talk on raised beds

Grow It Green contributor, agricultural resource and UNH Cooperative Extension educator, Margaret Hagen will be presenting a program on “Raised Vegetable and Herb Garden Beds,” to the Merrimack Garden Club on Tuesday, April 24, at St. James Methodist Church. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and ...

Fish and Game: Take down bird feeders this spring

CONCORD – As the winter season winds down and spring approaches, it is important to recognize that bears will become increasingly active throughout the state. Officials are asking the New Hampshire public to be both proactive and responsible and remove bird feeders and secure other backyard ...

MHS announces 2Q honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack High has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Samuel Agnew, Rhylee Ashford, Robert Bevill, Victoria Bevill, Arianna Brisson, Vitalia Brock, Jacob Bunis, Matthew Chamberlain, Anthony Chinnici, Abbigail Cote, Paige ...

World of wheels

AMHERST – Bicycles are so common we forget they weren’t always here and that the history of two-wheeled, human-powered transportation is long and complicated. Zip Zamarchi, from Eliot, Maine, was in Amherst recently to talk about bicycles and display some of his collection of antique ...

Armchair travel series ongoing at Merrimack library

Merrimack Public Library Adult Services Associate Michele Ricca, left, admires an embroidered tryptich depicting iconic white elephants of Thailand, an artwork shared here by Pim Houlihan, a local for 17 years and a native of Thailand. Houlihan offered on Tuesday, March 27, a presentation about ...

Merrimack Garden Club opens 2018 growing season

Merrimack’s Tom Hanlon, a former Army radio relay specialist with six years of service during the Vietnam era and time in the National Guard, displays some of the produce that he and his wife, Ellie, grow in the garden plots he annually tends at the Merrimack Community Garden.

Field trips and more

The Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department now offers Camp Trek, an innovative Teen Adventure Camp in addition to its traditional Naticook Day Camp, located at Wasserman Park, 116 Naticook Road. Camp Trek, open to town residents and also to non- residents, was launched last year and ...

Scholars

BOB JONES UNIVERSITY The Bob Jones University Alumni Association recently Vorrapon Jirakasemnukul, a freshman fashion design major, as generation Legacy Student. In order to be eligible, students must have at least one parent who graduated from BJU. Graduating legacy students are presented ...

Merrimack man joins physical therapy office

BEDFORD – Family Physical Therapy Services announced today James Goodwin, PTA, CSCS has joined the practice’s clinical staff as a physical therapist assistant and director of injury prevention and sport performance programs. Goodwin, a Merrimack resident, is a licensed PTA in ...

Merrimack Village District announces flushing schedule

The Merrimack Village District will be flushing mainlines and hydrants in the following areas beginning Monday, April 2 through Friday, April 6: Acacia Street, Amherst Road, Bancroft Street, Berry Lane, Bigwood Drive, Bon Ave, Christopher Road, Cota Road, Craig Drive, Cross Street, Davidson ...

Hannaford donates 32,622 pounds of food to NH Food Bank

MANCHESTER – Hannaford Supermarkets recently donated 39,622 pounds of nutritious food to the New Hampshire Food Bank, valued at $36,500. This gift brings the total value of food and cash donations made statewide through the 2017 Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger campaign to pantries and the New ...

Dressing girls around the world

The heartbreak that surely is a part of swaddling a Haitian newborn in newspaper because there is no better fabric is similarly matched by the greed of human traffickers on the prowl for young Haitian girls unkempt and clothed in rags. Currently, a “Dress a Girl Around the World” campaign ...

More than land

AMHERST – Canada can be thought of as cold, beautiful and remote, its people reserved, humble and tolerant. Bigger and emptier than the United States, it has 40 percent more land mass and only one percent of our population. Both countries were settled by roughly similar European ...