News Digest

Discussion on great New

England hurricane of 1938

HOLLIS – The Hollis Historical Society will have their first meeting of the new year at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Lawrence Barn on Depot Road.

Dr. Lourdes Aviles will tell us how, on the morning of Sept. 21, 1938 people throughout the northeastern United States awoke to a dim red sky and high humidity. Weather reports gave no forecast of severe weather. Modern day forecasting technology did not exist. From Portland, Maine to Long Island, N.Y., people had no indication that the most severe weather event in their lifetime was about to happen, leaving 700 dead and the equivalent of more than $4.5 billion in damage that would impact the region for decades.

Dr. Aviles is an associate professor of meteorology at Plymouth State University and the author of “Taken by Storm, 1938: A Social and Meteorological History of the Great New England Hurricane.” This program is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

– Submitted by Hollis Historical Society

Gate City Charter School for the Arts accepting enrollment applications

NASHUA – Gate City Charter School for the Arts is excited to announce that it is accepting enrollment applications for the current 2017-18 school year, as well as for next year. Gate City Charter School for the Arts is a public charter school with tuition-free open enrollment for any New Hampshire resident. The school’s mission is to use an arts-integrated curriculum to educate all interested students in grades K-8, to produce graduates who excel in both academics and the arts and have the knowledge, creativity and inquisitive nature that foster a life-long love of learning.

If you would like a tour of the school, or would just like more information you may call us at 943-5273. You may also find us online and fill out an enrollment application at

– Submitted by Gate City Charter School for the Arts