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More than 5k trees planted at Woodmont West Orchards, plans for more crops

HOLLIS – If Adrien Lavoie has his way, in six years, the go-to spot to buy a Christmas tree will be the Woodmont West Orchards. Lavoie entered into a 25-year lease from the town for the 140-acre plot of land along Route 122 last year. After weeks of clearing out old apple trees from ...

Series features Hollis trails

This summer, I will be introducing you to a little jewel known as the Hollis Trail System. This is a network of multi-use trails, built and maintained by volunteer labor and private donations of equipment and material. These maintained trails run from Hollis through Brookline into Milford, ...

Guild ready to perform

HOLLIS – The Hollis Arts Society has been promoting the arts for five years, not only the visual arts but also every type of creative expression. Only recently has the group achieved their goal of creating The Performing Arts Guild. “The guild is a group within the Hollis ...

Friends fulfill longtime dream by opening gym in Hollis

HOLLIS – Fitness wasn’t always Sharon Saucier’s thing. But now, the local woman who first started weight training after becoming a mother 25 years ago, has opened a gym. Saucier and her business partner, Kevin Boyle, also of Hollis, opened Fit 4 All on Old ...

Parade to be led by Duncklee

BROOKLINE – During the town’s July 4 celebration, residents should keep an eye out for the honoring of a particular person who has contributed a significant portion of her life to the town – Rena Duncklee. She will lead the July 4 parade as Grand Marshall. ...

Libraries challenge readers to ‘Dream Big’ this summer

Brookline This year’s program at the Brookline Library runs through Aug. 3. The theme is “Dream Big: Read!” or “Own the Night” will be featured in many of the events and programs. To register for the Summer Reading Program, children can sign ...

Beaver Brook appoints new executive director

HOLLIS – The Beaver Brook Association Board of Directors appointed Thom Davies of Hollis as its new executive director effective June 1. Davies replaces Fred Lyford, who successfully led the organization for the past two years. Davies has lived in Hollis since 1989, and brings 35 ...

Student services director starts July 1

HOLLIS – SAU 41 announced recently that Amy Rowe will replace Jeanne Saunders as director of student services for the school system, beginning July 1. Rowe will take over the position that Saunders has held since 2010 after being appointed by the SAU Governing Board in May. Saunders ...

Brookline real estate agent doubles as minister

Helen Tremblay of Brookline is a double threat to engaged, new home buyers: Not only will she sell you a house, she’ll marry you in it. For Tremblay, who’s been active in New Hampshire real estate for 25 years, becoming an ordained minister wasn’t something that ...

Hollis celebrates 62nd Strawberry Festival

The Hollis Woman’s Club and Hollis Town Band hosted the 62nd annual Strawberry Festival on June 24. About 10 vendors sold various crafts, jewelry and artwork. Children enjoyed games and face-painting and other activities. But, the main feature was lots of strawberry sundaes or ...

Troop 260 attends Zombieland Camporee

BROOKLINE – The Boy Scouts of Troop 260 recently went to the Zombieland Camporee on May 4-6 at Alvirne, hosted by the Arrowhead District. Camporees are friendly competitions held every year between patrols from nearby towns. This fantastic event was put together by Mr. Dibble, a ...

October Adventure5k held at Liquid Planet Water Park

CANDIA - On Oct. 13, nearly 1,000 athletes will take on natural and man-made obstacles over the course of a 5K through the woods of New Hampshire, just outside of Manchester. The new Adventure5k location will be Liquid Planet Water Park & Zip Lines, which offers significant land and areas ...

More than 1,000 run in Hollis 5K

About 1,300 runners and walkers crowded the Hollis Brookline Middle School parking lot waiting to start the Hollis Brookline Rotary Club’s eighth annual Hollis Fast 5K on June 14. “We started eight years ago with 400 runners and now we’re at 1,300. It’s ...

Heart & School

In the grass field to the left of the school, Hollis Brookline High School seniors graduated last Saturday morning. Opening the ceremony was Class President Maxwell Hengeveld, who thanked family, friends and faculty. “We are here to celebrate the graduates behind me,” ...

Rube Goldberg machines exhibited

NASHUA – Inspired by cartoonist Rube Goldberg, Nashua Catholic eighth-grade students created and demonstrated more than 125 different whimsical machines for their annual science fair that complete simple tasks such as watering a plant, feeding a fish, pouring a bowl of cereal, and ...

Brookline to add new sidewalk

BROOKLINE – By this time next year, the town will be on its way to having a more walkable downtown, with 1 mile of sidewalk being added along Route 130. The Board of Selectmen discussed the sidewalk improvement project June 11, where they received a project update and timeline from ...

Hollis Brookline Middle School third-quarter honor roll

Hollis Brookline Middle School has announced its honor roll for the third quarter of the 2011-12 school year. COMPREHENSIVE HIGH HONOR ROLL (ALL A’S) GRADE 7: Michael Allanach, Grace Anneser, Christopher Aulbach, Selene Berube, Simren Bhogal, Nichole Bourque, Emma Bruseo, ...

History comes to life for middle-schoolers

Six eighth-grade students from Hollis Brookline Middle School participated in National History Day 2012, an academic program designed to inspire students to research and explore historical topics in a variety of ways. A specific theme is assigned, and this year’s topic is ...

Summer reading kick-off slated at library

The biggest event to hit Hollis is coming. The 2012 Library Summer Reading Program. This year’s theme is Dream Big … Read! The Hollis Social Library will host a bunch of free events around this theme involving nighttime, dreaming, space and things that go bump in the ...

Hollis student shares Canadian heritage at festival

Courtesy photo Eric Chapdelaine, of Hollis, brought crepes with little Canadian flags to share with guests at the annual fourth-grade Heritage Festival at Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass. Students prepared a report on their family’s country of origin and brought a traditional ...