Merrimack News

Candlelight ceremony set on 9/11

MERRIMACK – A Commemorative Candlelight Ceremony to recognize the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks will be held at the Abbie Griffin Memorial Park Bandstand. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. Sunday with a period of reflection, followed by opening remarks from Town ...

Girl Scout registration

It’s time for girls from 5-17 to sign up for Girl Scouts. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains offers more than 100 programs for girls; registration is $12 a year. Adult volunteers are also needed. All volunteers receive training. See www.girlscoutsgwm.org and click on ...

Anheuser-Busch awards scholarships

MERRIMACK – Anheuser-Busch’s Brewery Conference of Teamsters Merit Scholarship Program has awarded 45 $1,000 scholarships to students whose parents work at one of 12 U.S. breweries around the country. Two daughters of employees at the Merrimack brewery received $1,000 ...

Kids Kove will get some finishing touches

MERRIMACK – Three months after the new and improved Kids Kove opened for business, volunteers will close off the Merrimack playground again later this month for some final touches. The park, rebuilt by volunteers over one week in May, will be closed to the public Sept. 17 while ...

Local children run the show

MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats, Double-A affiliate of the Toronto Blue Jays, awarded 12 winners of the fourth Citizens Bank Kids Run the Show, held Aug. 26. The winning kids ages 8-14 had the opportunity to “run the show” at Northeast Delta Dental ...

Conservation district holds its fall bulb sale

The Hillsborough County Conservation District is holding its annual Fall Bulb Fundraiser to benefit conservation efforts across the county. Some highlights of the sale include: ? Wide variety – tulip, daffodil, crocus, hyacinth, allium and more. ? Great Value – the ...

Police department elderly outreach efforts

EDITOR’S NOTE: This is a monthly column from the Merrimack Police Department in its efforts to enhance community outreach to senior citizens. We are pleased to announce that the Merrimack Police Department is embarking on a project aimed directly toward our seniors and elderly. ...

Fidelity workers assist with drive

MERRIMACK – Employees at Fidelity Investments in Merrimack participated in a collection drive in July to support the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter’s annual Backpacks for Back to School supply drive, donating 6,900 school supplies and backpacks. Sixty Fidelity ...

We Will Never Forget 9-11

There’s another choir in Heaven. Have the screams turned into songs yet? People put their shoes on that day and went to work. And died. Coffee cup’s still in the sink. Half a piece of toast grows moldy. Somewhere, Fido howls for bones and a pat on the ...

Team Woods rides to fight Parkinson’s disease

Cyclists in the area are joining to pedal for a worthy cause – Parkinson’s disease research. Five years ago, when Chris Woods, who is an avid cyclist, was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease at the age of 41, the goal was to find a bicycle ride that raised money ...

Orchards took the biggest hit from Tropical Storm Irene in Merrimack

Merrimack, like most of the region, escaped the brunt of Tropical Storm Irene, which caused flooding damage in Vermont and in northern New Hampshire. However, a third to a quarter of homes in the town – scattered from Baboosic Lake to the river down to Route 101A – lost ...

Share your memories of Sept. 11

>As we approach the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people in New York, Washington and Pennsylvania, we would like to hear from you, our readers. We invite you to share with us your thoughts, impressions and memories of those ...

New kindergartners get a trial run

MERRIMACK – Dozens of new kindergartners walked cautiously Wednesday through Reeds Ferry School. But, on the eve of the new school year, it was the school staff who needed a practice run. As they piled into the school, Reeds Ferry Principal Kimberly Yarlott welcomed the students, ...

Area businesses help to boost women’s health

MANCHESTER – Southern New Hampshire women are invited to step up to the challenge for great rewards. The fall 2011 Friend Your Body Transformation Challenge brings together a team of New Hampshire health-minded businesses to motivate women on a 12-week journey to rediscover their ...

Apple harvest kick-off slated

HOLLIS – Apple lovers are invited to the official kick off of the 2011 apple harvest season at Brookdale Fruit Farm in Hollis. On Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 10:30 a.m., New Hampshire Commissioner of Agriculture, Lorraine Merrill and others from the state Department of Agriculture, ...

College-bound students win gifts for school

CONCORD – On Aug. 23, The NHHEAF Network Organizations awarded local high school students with $22,000 in college cash and seven iPads at the I am College Bound Open House event in Concord. The students in attendance were recent winners of the incentive drawings hosted on ...

School-year schedule returns at skate park

The Merrimack Skate Park returned to the school-year schedule Thursday, when Merrimack schools reopened. The Skate Park, located on O’Gara Drive, will be open from 3-6:30 p.m., Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday. Weekend hours are 2 p.m.-sunset. The Skate Park is closed on ...

Send crime tips to Crimeline

MERRIMACK – Responsible for the daily operations of the Crimeline Program, the Merrimack Police Department receives and processes incoming information through a special Crimeline telephone, 424-2424. There is no “Caller-ID” feature on this number so anonymity is ...