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Memorial ride honors teen’s motto

HOLLIS – Nick Jennings was 16 years old and attended Hollis Brookline High School when he died in a car rollover in Hollis in November 2004. Nick’s motto: “Life’s short, ride hard” inspired friends and family to create Nicholas ...

Hollis DI teams compete in Global Finals

Three Hollis Destination Imagination teams competed in the Destination Imagination Global Finals 2012, in Knoxville, Tenn. on May 23-26. They competed along with 8,000 students representing 1,276 of the best teams from across the U.S., seven Canadian provinces and 13 different countries. ...

Brookline Master Plan will bring improvements to town

BROOKLINE – A downtown that hosts a local grocer, pharmacy, hardware store and toy shop. A sidewalk system that will encourage locals to not only go downtown, but stay downtown. And business that will be growing, yet maintaining the community’s rural character. This is the ...

Spend summer nights at youth edition of ‘Grease’

NASHUA – The Teen Actorsingers will present a G-rated youth edition of “Grease” in July. The artistic director is Brad Fernald, the musical director Amy St. Louis and the choreographer is Brittney-Lynne Stanley. Performances will be at the Janice B. Streeter ...

Historical Society hosts Howe truck collection

“Follow your bliss.” For Stephen Howe, that was never in question. From an early age, he knew he loved anything that had wheels. When he was just a toddler, his Uncle Dennett presented him with a toy Farmall tractor like the one Stephen’s father used to work ...

Girls on the Run coming to Hollis this fall

HOLLIS – For Noreen Polus and Danielle Scott, Girls on the Run is an opportunity to get back to doing what they love: spending time with young people. For the local girls who participate in the program, however, the women hope it will be a chance to learn more about themselves, build ...

Bikers take on annual PMC

NASHUA – Since 1980, the Pan-Massachusetts Challenge has gathered hundreds of bicyclists, who avidly put the rubber to the road in an effort to fight cancer. On Aug. 4 and 5, 47 area residents will gather for the 33rd annual ride. They will be among 5,500 cyclists who will be ...

Hollis and Brookline scholars honored

Assumption College Terrence O’Kane, of Hollis, graduated this spring with a Bachelor of Arts degree from Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Bowdoin College Hillary Smyth, of Hollis, who majored in neuroscience and minored in government and legal studies, graduated this spring ...

Hollis man snags school’s top honor

HEBRON, Maine – Eric Paul Beaudette of Hollis graduated from Hebron Academy on May 26. He was a High Honors scholar elected to Cum Laude Society. Beaudette was the recipient of the Hebron Academy Cup, given to the member of the senior class who, in the opinion of the faculty, ...

Science careers highlighted for girls at program

A partnership between Public Service of New Hampshire and Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will give girls an opportunity to see if they would like to consider careers in environmental science, engineering, mathematics or physics when they grow up. “Energy ...

Applewild School second-quarter honor roll

Applewild School in Fitchburg, Mass., has announced its honor roll for the second semester of the 2011-12 school year. The following local students were named. FROM HOLLIS: Sixth-graders Brett Chapdelaine, Academic High Honors, Effort High Honors; Lauren Lassila, Academic High Honors, Effort ...

Memory Ride raises awareness

HOLLIS – The Alzheimer’s Association’s annual Memory Ride for Research will travel through Hollis on Saturday, July 14. Hundreds of cyclists, from expert to novice, are signing up for Memory Ride to raise money and awareness to fight Alzheimer’s ...

Rotary Club awards eight scholarships

As has been the annual tradition, the Hollis Brookine Rotary Club awarded scholarships to graduating Hollis Brookline High School seniors who were recognized for academic achievement, community involvement, leadership, extracurricular activities and personal achievement. This year, because of ...

Hurd, Marshall on display

The Hollis Art Society will host an exhibit of watercolorist Pat Hurd and photographer Roxanne Marshall through July at RE/Max Properties at 2 Ash St., Hollis. An artist reception takes place from 5-7 p.m., Thursday, July 12, when guests will have the opportunity to meet the artists. Cocktails ...

Bike safety focus of rodeo

The Hollis Fire Department held its 10th annual Bike Rodeo on June 30. Children were invited to bring their bikes or scooters and helmets to Hollis Primary School to have them checked, learn about safety and test their skills on a course around the back of the school. The Bike Rodeo ...

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. ...