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Help Stamp Out Hunger this year

WASHINGTON – On May 12, local communities across America will join the U.S. Postal Service and letter carriers to combat one of the nation’s growing problems – hunger. About 50 million Americans, including 17 million children, live in families that lack ...

Nashua-based Cure With Hope to hold second annual musical fundraiser

NASHUA – Cure With Hope will host its 2nd annual Evening With Hope from 7 p.m.-midnight Friday, June 1, at Alpine Grove Banquet Facility in Hollis. There will be live music by Eastwood Peak, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, a cash bar, desserts, a raffle and auction. Cure With ...

Hollis teen aids orphanages in Haiti

HOLLIS – At a mere 18 years of age, Hollis teen Stacie Gibson has witnessed catastrophic disaster firsthand. Through an organization within the Monadnock Bible Conference, Gibson visited Haiti shortly after the earthquake of 2010 that hit the country. “I’ve never ...

Help us recognize our local heroes

For the second year, The Cabinet Press is asking readers to help us to recognize some of our local heroes. A nominee could be a neighbor who organizes a benefit for a family having financial troubles or someone who helps in an emergency – anyone who goes above and beyond to help ...

Correction

The Iron Man story in the April 27 Hollis Brookline Journal should have said, “The last thing you expect to smell when walking through the woods on a warm spring afternoon is the acrid scent of burning coke.”

Concert at Nashua club benefits hearing impaired

NASHUA – There’s an old chestnut that says if you listen to too much rock ’n’ roll, it’s likely to damage your hearing. It’s a little ironic, therefore, that an upcoming show at the Boston Billiard Club will achieve exactly the ...

Stripes for Vets to give away franchise

The Operation Stripes for Vets franchise promotion giveaway, sponsored by Black Dawg Franchise Group LLC will present one returning Iraq/Afghanistan veteran as the winner of his or her own Yellow Dawg Striping franchise valued at $28,000. Deadline for submissions is May 25 for announcement on ...

‘Beauty and the Beast’ in Nashua

NASHUA – The Peacock Players will present “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” at the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St. “Disney’s Beauty and the Beast” is the classic story of Belle, a young woman in a provincial town, and ...

Winners named in Duck Stamp contest

Local artists were named winners in the 2012 Junior Duck Stamp Conservation and Design Contest. New Hampshire’s 2012 first-place winners in their age groups included: ? Grades K-3: Lydia Brown, 8, of Brookline; Declan Lister, 8, of Orford; and Heidi Dillon, 6, of Hebron. ? Grades ...

Boating education classes held in Nashua and Windham

The Department of Safety, Boating Education, is offering the boating education course to the public in the following local towns. NASHUA: One-day classes offered 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 19, May 26, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21 and July 28. A two-day class will be held 6-9:30 p.m. May 22 ...

Charter now providing phone service

Another competitor has been added to the area’s telephone mix, as Charter Communications rolls out local and long-distance service for cable TV and Internet customers in Hollis and Brookline. “About half our customers, within the first year or two, end up switching over to ...

Drive One 4 UR School program coming to Hollis

HOLLIS – Across the United States, there are vital arts, music and sports programs that are being cut annually due to growing budgetary constraints and lack of funding. Today’s youth may be missing out on opportunities to expand their knowledge and diversify their ...

Bike ride, walk in Hollis to benefit Franklin Park Zoo

BOSTON – The girls were thrilled and didn’t waste a second: As soon as they were through the entrance to the Franklin Park Zoo – leaving their parents behind – they spotted the zebras and wanted to go there instantly. So we did, leaving their parents to ...

Veterans’ tales preserved by Brookline firm

BROOKLINE – The idea for preserving the memories of American veterans had its genesis in a meeting with a 100-year-old man named Bob Flannery. Flannery was an “inspiration,” said Dan Marcek, founder and president of Vetflix, a Brookline firm that produces DVDs of ...

Hollis Brookline High School

Editor’s note: The incorrect Hollis Brookline High School honor roll was printed April 13. The correct honor roll is below. We apologize for the confusion. Hollis Brookline High School has announced its honor roll for the second quarter of the 2011-12 school year. HIGH HONORS ...

American chestnut trees coming back to Hollis

Beaver Brook Association (BBA) has entered into partnership with The American Chestnut Foundation (TACF) to create and maintain the first large-scale test planting of potentially blight-resistant American chestnuts in northern New England. Planting will occur on BBA land in Hollis this ...

Boating education classes held in Nashua and Windham

The Department of Safety, Boating Education, is offering the boating education course to the public in the following local towns. NASHUA: One-day classes offered 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on May 19, May 26, June 23, June 30, July 7, July 21 and July 28. A two-day class will be held 6-9:30 p.m. May 22 ...

Down on the Farm: Roasted Spring Asparagus

Take a walk through the orchards in Hollis’s town center, enjoying the firm, dry paths beneath your sneakers and the warm breeze against your face. Walk by rows of peach trees pushing out pink blossoms, and note the field hands gently raking the protective winter coating of straw ...

‘Work of 1,000’ screening

The Nashua River that runs through Hollis and neighboring towns was once declared one of the 10 most polluted rivers in America. In the 1960s, the Nashua River was used as a dumping ground for industrial waste. The color of the river and the level of noxious fumes would change daily depending ...

Local author’s books-turned-play in theater finals

Amherst resident Maryann Cocca-Leffler’s “Princess K.I.M. the Musical,” was one of 178 submissions to the second annual Ronald M. Ruble New Play Festival in Ohio. Her play is now one of the top five vying for the top prize – a full production of the ...