Merrimack News

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 ...

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 ...