Merrimack News

Merrimack High School 1st quarter honor roll for 2017-18 school year

Merrimack High School has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2017-18 school year. HIGH HONORS GRADE 9: Samuel Agnew, Rhylee Ashford, Robert Bevill, Victoria Bevill, Vitalia Brock, Patrick Browning, Jacob Bunis, Anthony Chinnici, Andrew Coco, Paige Coviello, Lilli ...

Soul of a town

AMHERST – Milk and bread. Beer and kitty litter. General stores are convenient when you need something, but they also give people who live in small towns much more: a community gathering spot. Sure, churches, barber shops and cafes can fill that role, but the right kind of store probably ...

Merrimack native serves in national service program

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Amanda Franklin, 20, of Merrimack, recently began a 10-month term of service in the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC), an AmeriCorps program. Franklin, based out of the regional campus in Sacramento, is currently serving on her first project. Founded in 1994, ...

Applications available with Granite United Way

STATEWIDE – Granite United Way has launched its statewide Request for Qualification and Short Form RFP for 2018. Certified 501(c)3 organizations can apply for qualification status and apply for funding so support opportunities to “Learn, Earn and Be Healthy.” For comprehensive ...

Lions club announces Scarecrow contest winners

Courtesy photos The Merrimack Lions Club selected the winners of the Scarecrows for Diabetes fundraiser at their Nov. 7 meeting. All members who attended the meeting were asked to cast their vote for first place and second place in two categories: “The best for a Business Submission” and ...

Red Cross opens nominations for 2018 ‘Everyday Heroes’

CONCORD – Everyday, ordinary people make extraordinary contributions by putting their own needs aside to help others in our community. The American Red Cross is calling on all New Hampshire residents to nominate someone for the “Everyday Heroes Awards,” an annual event that salutes these ...

This past week at MHS: Girls soccer team posts key win

Here’s a look at the Merrimack High School varsity action over the last week. VOLLEYBALL Merrimack 3, Manchester Central 0 The Tomahawks were able to end their long losing streak with scores of 25-10, 25-17, 25-9. Joanne Bonner( six kills, 13 digs, seven aces), Alli Marino (16 ...

Help protect NH wildlife by reporting wildlife crime

CONCORD – Fish and Game Department Conservation Officers encourage the public to help protect New Hampshire’s wildlife resources by reporting wildlife crime during the fall hunting seasons and throughout the year. Are you aware of a poaching situation? What about trespassing, destruction ...

Chamber honors local business

NASHUA AND BEDFORD – EmbroidMe/Fully Promoted of Nashua and Bedford was recently recognized by the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce, receiving the organization’s 2017 Business Excellence Award for Small Business of the Year. This special recognition by the chamber holds a special prestige ...

Where the Wild Things Are

AMHERST – “My Dad’s head would explode,” at the idea of leaving fall leaves on the ground or letting daffodils and other weeds run rampant on his lawn, Alicia Geilen told her audience at Parkhurst Place recently. But if you want to attract interesting critters to your backyard, skipping ...

Applewild School honored behind MIT and McGill University

FITCHBURG, Mass. – The Applewild School Development Office was awarded the 2017 CASE (Council for Advancement and Support of Education) District 1 Bronze Award for Excellence in the Annual Giving Program, behind Silver winner MIT and Gold recipient, McGill University. Kelly Jennison, director ...

News Digest

Grading policy meeting Oct. 13 The “No homework-grade” policy affects your child’s GPA. A town hall meeting will be held to discuss the Merrimack School District’s administrative change to the homework “protocol,” that homework assignments will no longer be factored into a ...

Joseph Baron

Joseph Baron, originally from Merrimack, NH passed away suddenly on September 7, 2017. He is survived by his mother Sandra Reed (Phil Reed), his father Ken Baron, two brothers, Blake Baron and Chris Baron, grandmother, Eleanor Wilcox, two prior wives, Hollie Niemi, and Amy Zara’s, plus ...

Keller’s #365 project

MILFORD – To get better at a craft, do it religiously every day -that’s the idea behind Keller Nunley’s video project. Each day, for a full year that started in February, the 24-year-old film school graduate has been making short videos – each are one to two minutes long – of places ...

Volunteers: Hurricane help is on the way

MERRIMACK – Student Transportation of America (STA) school bus drivers and Merrimack residents Karl Lundstedt and Laurette Cillo, rear, along with Meghan Lundstedt, 12, a student at Merrimack Middle School, and her brother, Nicholas Lundstedt, 10, a student at Thorntons Ferry Elementary ...

News Digest

Public hearings set to review state DOT 10-year plan CONCORD – Pursuant to RSA 228:99 and RSA 240, the Governor’s Advisory Commission on Intermodal Transportation (GACIT), which is composed of the five Executive Councilors and the Commissioner of the New Hampshire Department of ...

A father of Base ball?

Editor’s note: The term “base ball” is the old name for the game. MONT VERNON – Daniel Adams was a persistent man. Born in Mont Vernon in 1814, he practiced medicine with his father before moving to New York. After work, he loved to play “base ball,” a crude forerunner of modern ...

USA top Dentists survey recognizes 257 N.H. dentists

MANCHESTER – New Hampshire Magazine shared 257 reasons to smile with the announcement of its 2017 Top Dentists. The list includes specialist and general dentistry practitioners from throughout the state. In celebration, New Hampshire Magazine hosted a reception to honor and recognize winners ...

Library

Merrimack Public Library, 470 Daniel Webster Highway. 424-5021 or merrimacklibrary.org. MONTHLY BOOK DISCUSSION The Merrimack Public Library Book Group will meet 7-8:45 p.m. Sept. 20 in the Lowell Room to discuss “The Time Traveler’s Wife.” Open to all. Books are provided. No registration ...