Merrimack News

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 ...

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 ...