Merrimack News

After school, kids discover potential at YMCA

NASHUA – A new school year is filled with potential-a chance to start new routines and habits, build new friendships and discover new possibilities and interests. It’s an exciting time for many kids, however-at the end of the school day, 11.3 million kids head to homes where they are ...

Rapid Refill raises more than $118K in 7th Alzheimer’s fundraising campaign

WALTHAM, Mass. – Fifteen participating Rapid Refill locations throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire held a seven-week campaign, running from June 1 to July 16, as part of the seventh annual Purple Pump-Up for Alzheimer’s to benefit the Alzheimer’s Association, Massachusetts/New ...

Playoffs: Hot action

A morning of free fun is a sure bet for spectators at the Nashua Senior Softball League playoffs, feisty competitions for guys age 60 and up. The playoffs at Yudicky Field on Route 111A in Nashua begin at 9:30 a.m., on Monday, Sept 18. They continue on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from Sept. ...

News Digest

Local man named SCORE mentor Anthony “Tony” Ferreria, of Derry, has been named by the Merrimack Valley Chapter of SCORE as a member of the volunteer nonprofit organization and a certified small business mentor. SCORE, an arm of the U.S. Small Business Administration, is a national ...

New Hampshire’s hunting seasons underway

CONCORD – New Hampshire’s hunting seasons kicked off on Sept. 1 with the opening of black bear and gray squirrel seasons. Archery seasons for turkey and white-tailed deer get underway Sept. 15. The statewide resident Canada goose hunt runs Sept. 1-25. Highlights of New Hampshire’s ...

Little ducks in a row

WILTON – Pretending to be an animal like a cat, dog or frog comes naturally to kids, and so does dancing, hopping and singing. That’s what they do and more during Amanda Barrick’s yoga classes. Barrick is bringing children’s yoga to the Wilton- Milford area and has opened a studio in ...

Home Health & Hospice Care seeks volunteers

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people to volunteer their time to provide visits to hospice patients in the greater Nashua and surrounding areas. Volunteer support helps patients and their families feel less alone during a difficult time. A volunteer can make a ...

Latest E. coli test results for Souhegan, Merrimack rivers

The final Souhegan Watershed Association (SWA) water quality monitoring testing for this season took place on a clear, sunny day for a welcome change by the monitors. This summer it seems most of the test dates were on or just after rainstorms. While the rainstorms provide the most beneficial ...

High school literacy program expands through NH Poetry Out Loud 2017-18

As New Hampshire educators continue to find innovative ways to engage their students, high schools will incorporate the Poetry Out Loud program into their English/language arts curriculum again this school year. The New Hampshire State Council on the Arts has opened registration for the 2017-18 ...

Off the Beaten Path

WARNER – Vacation in New Hampshire tends to mean two things: the lakes and the beaches. And for good reason: They are lovely and filled with fun things to do. But with more than 17 million people expected to visit the state this summer and fall, they can get crowded. For enjoyable day trips ...

Like it or not, it’s time to focus on the fall

It began with thunder, lightning and the downpour of downpours. It ended with silver lightning striking for the second straight year. Let’s face it, the Summer of 2017 is over. This week’s start of the regular high school sports season with soccer, golf, and soon field hockey underway marks ...

Registration now open for 2017 ArtWalk Weekend

NASHUA – According to City Arts Nashua, Early Bird artist registration is now open for the 13th annual ArtWalk Weekend, downtown Nashua’s premier arts festival. “Based on artist and attendee feedback, last year’s ArtWalk was considered a great success by the over 150 artists that ...

Calendar

COMMUNITY EVENTS AUBURN: MASSABESIC AUDUBON CENTER The Massabesic Audubon Center, 26 Audubon Way, Auburn, will host the following events. More information: 668-2045 or nhaudubon.org. Reservations required for all events. Wild NH Photo Contest and fundraiser: The Massabesic Audubon Center ...

Update on PFOA waterline extension plan

MERRIMACK – Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics provided an update on its efforts to provide public drinking water to Bedford properties impacted by perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA), on Tuesday, Aug. 15. Three design estimates to provide public water to 61 properties in Bedford, which were ...

Study: Girls on the Run transforms young lives

EXETER – As students prepare to head back to school, many parents are looking for after-school activities that provide a safe and structured space where children can learn skills and be physically active. Girls on the Run offers this and so much more. A recent independent study provides ...

Follow the red lines

AMHERST – When Steve Hale came up from Louisiana to New Hampshire for graduate school in the early 1990s he had little interest in hiking. What did interest him was birds, and he did his Ph.D. thesis on the Bicknell’s thrush, a small bird that can be found in the high mountains of New ...

Merrimack Premium Outlets welcomes new retail shop

MERRIMACK – Merrimack Premium Outlets announced today that women’s boutique francesca’s will open its doors at the center in Suite 673 on Saturday, Aug. 12. The newest addition to the outlets will offer the latest in women’s apparel, jewelry, shoes, accessories and gift items. ...

Report: Merrimack a safe place to raise kids

MERRIMACK – The town has the fifth spot on SafeWise’s list of 30 Safest Cities to Raise a Child for 2017. In a press release, SafeWise wrote of Merrimack: “Tucked into the outside curve of the Merrimack River, this city is often touted as a best place to live due to its accessibility for ...

Sweet summer

Trending that day were roomy white bee suits with attached mesh veils. The occasion was a summer picnic held Saturday, July 15, with 43 beekeepers in attendance at the Hollis property of Mike and Diane Mattock. A hive opening to peek at the honey bees residing among the couple’s five hives ...

60th annual NH Antiques Show set for Aug. 10-12

MANCHESTER – For six decades, the annual NH Antiques Show has upheld the tradition of bringing fine quality antiques to New England. The NH Antiques Dealers Association date for the 60th annual New Hampshire Antiques Show is Aug. 10-12 at the Radisson Hotel Manchester. This years’ show will ...