Merrimack News

New Digest for March 2

Gently worn formal wear wanted – The YMCA of Greater Nashua is partnering with the Faith Hope & Love Foundation to collect gently worn formal wear. The foundation hosts its annual ‘Formal Wear for a Fancy Affair’ event providing formal wear to young men and women looking to attend ...

ASD announces first semester honor roll

NASHUA – The Academy for Science and Design Charter School (ASD), the state’s top-performing public school, and largest STEM-specialty school serving students in grades six through 12, announces its semester one honor roll for the 2017-18 school year, which included students from ...

Merrimack tops ASD in Granite State Challenge contest

DURHAM – Do you know which New Hampshire town is the burial place of Willa Cather? The answer is Jaffrey. That was one of the few questions that stumped this week’s contestants, Merrimack High School and the Academy for Science and Design out of Nashua, on this week’s spirited and ...

Merrimack Senior Citizens Club elects new board of directors

A festive installation dinner, enjoyed by dozens at Merrimack’s John O’Leary Adult Community Center on Church Street, brought together on Saturday, Feb. 17, a newly named board of directors for the Merrimack Senior Citizens Club. The men and women will share a multitude of duties throughout ...

Using Legos, Merrimack students learn about science

Some learning about STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) came with boxes and bags and big plastic bins full of colorful Lego blocks that around 75 students in grades 1-4 from Merrimack’s three elementary schools used to create some finely crafted Lego projects. The event was ...

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 ...