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‘Shrek’ in Amherst will make you a believer this weekend

Merrimack News

AMHERST - It's not easy being green. Just ask that big, hulking guy over there. Dale Thomas Byrd will play the namesake green ogre when the Amherst PTA presents "Shrek, the Musical" at 7 p.m. Thursday-Saturday, and 2 p.m. Saturday-Sunday at Souhegan High School, 412 Boston ...

Call of the pipes

Merrimack News

Wearing tartans and practicing Scottish music and dance, people of all ages filled the cafeteria at Merrimack High School last weekend to keep their Scottish heritage alive. The annual Indoor Scottish Festival kicked off last Friday night with a piping competition. On Saturday, there were ...

Police: Man shot himself in foot

Cabinet News

MILFORD - An Am­herst man who had been in the Brox property sand pits for target practice with a friend on Saturday afternoon accidentally shot himself in the foot, police said. Alvin Taveras Perez, 24, was using a revolver, and Jonathon Baez, 21, of Nashua, was using a shot­gun, both ...

Roadside cleanup planned

Cabinet News

LYNDEBOROUGH - The Conservation Com­mission will sponsor a roadside cleanup from April 16-23. Trash bags can be picked up at the town of­fice, and a town truck will be at Citizens' Hall on Sat­urday, April 23, to collect the bags. On Earth Day, Fri­day, April 22, commis­sion members and ...

Milford teams tops at state DI

Cabinet News

MILFORD - None of them had ever put on a "battle of the bands," but that was what the students on the Milford High School Destination Imagination team decided to do: hold an evening of entertainment and give the proceeds to the Jaiden's Angel Foundation. ...

More improvements planned for Oval

Cabinet News

MILFORD - Twenty years ago, the center of Milford underwent an extensive makeover. Period lighting, brick walkways, new landscaping and small traffic islands were added to the Oval, and Milford received state and national awards for its downtown renovations. Another phase of ...

Narcan available at Milford High

Cabinet News

MILFORD - Milford High School is taking advantage of the free Narcan kits being made available by New Hampshire's Executive Council. The council voted last month to accept 171 kits of the overdose-reversal drug for high schools that want to participate, and there is now a ...

Saving hard-luck dogs on ‘Last Hope Highway’

Cabinet News

Peter Zheutlin's family wanted a dog, but Peter? Never. Through 20 years of marriage and two children, the freelance journalist resisted the idea. He never wanted tumbleweeds of dog hair floating through the house, never wanted to walk a dog through February slush ...

Derryfield Math Team wins NH-SMASH competition

Bedford News

MANCHESTER - The Derryfield School Math Team emerged victorious at the state NH-SMASH competition on March 15 at Plymouth State University. Coach Harley Chang said, "it was a glorious day for the DS Math Team as we edged out nine other schools to become the Small Division (Division ...

Compassus grants Valentine’s Day wish

Bedford News

BEDFORD - The Compassus program serving Bedford granted a hospice patient's wish on Valentine's Day with help from the Hospice Help Foundation, a community resource that provides financial assistance to hospice patients and families who have no other support to call upon at the end of ...

Spotlight on Special Education in Bedford

Bedford News

Are you the parent or guardian of a child who accesses special education services in Bedford? Join the Bedford School District's Department of Special Services, in conjunction with the Bedford Special Education Parent Focus Group, for an informational session to learn about special education ...

Rotary Club annual Italian Festival and Pasta Night set

Bedford News

The Rotary Club of Bedford's annual Italian Festival and Pasta Night will be held from 5-7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Bedford High School cafeteria. The perfect meal for a family evening out is set in a festive atmosphere that includes beverages, salad, Italian bread, appetizer, pasta ...

Firefighters announce scholarship

Bedford News

The Bedford Firefighters Association announces the application process for the 2016 Norman Richards Scholarship. Applications are available online at bedfordfirenh.com. The scholarship is open to legal residents of the town of Bedford. The applicant must be a senior in a secondary school at ...

Men’s Club to aid students

Bedford News

The Bedford Men's Club provides two $1,000 scholarships each year to graduating high school seniors from Bedford who are going on to college. The scholarships are awarded to seniors who show voluntarism by performing community service and making our community a better place. To apply, visit ...

Grant boosts Girl Scouts’ latest volunteer initiative

Bedford News

BEDFORD - A grant from the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation will solidify Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains' efforts to strengthen adult volunteer involvement. Council officials recently announced the receipt of a $25,000 grant, which will be used to implement the new Customer ...

Get ready to discover wild New Hampshire

Bedford News

CONCORD - It might be cold outside, but spring is here, and so is Discover Wild New Hampshire Day. The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's most popular free community event is set for 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, April 16, at 11 Hazen Drive. Discover Wild New Hampshire Day is a fun way for ...

Girl Scout cookie bake-off at church

Bedford News

Do you love to bake? Do you love Girl Scout cookies? If so, this is your night. Take the flavors from your favorite Girl Scout cookie and create two of the same mouth-watering desserts. From 7-8 p.m. April 9, in the basement of St. Elizabeth Seton Church, one of the desserts will be sampled ...

Spring NH Open Doors this weekend

Bedford News

BEDFORD - Creative Ventures Gallery is participating in Spring NH Open Doors, a New Hampshire touring and shopping event that will be held on April 9 and 10. Spring NH Open Doors is a fun way to experience the best New Hampshire has to offer. During this weekend, visitors can purchase items ...

Protecting the pack

Bedford News

MILFORD -Wile E. Coyote versus Big Bad Wolf. We think wolves and coyotes are two different animals, and we think we know how they differ. Coyotes are small, scrawny, clever. Wolves are big, fearsome and hunt in packs. Not quite true, says Chris Schadler, who gave a slide presentation called ...