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Hollis creative arts center to open in May

HOLLIS – Wild Salamander Creative Arts Center will open in May, featuring classes and workshops in fine arts, handicrafts, children’s art, music, movement, puppetry, storytelling and media arts. Classes will be taught by local artisans and educators to ages 2 to 99-plus in ...

School recommends education at age 3

When is the ideal age to begin school? Age 3. Three-year-olds are ready to spend time away from their nuclear family, to begin turning toward the world and interacting in a larger community. Like no other time in their lives, the young child of this age pays close attention to detail, order ...

Garden club offers scholarship

HOLLIS – The Colonial Garden Club of Hollis awards an annual scholarship of $1,000 to a graduating high school student from Hollis or Brookline. Applications are due May 2. This person must be accepted to a university, college or vocational program. He/she should either be planning ...

Hollis and Brookline businesses set up ‘Meet and Greet’

Area businesses in Hollis and Brookline will host a meet and greet at the Lawrence Barn in Hollis, Saturday, April 28 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Organizer Tina Carlson, of Carlson Tree Service, knows the value of word-of-mouth advertising in Hollis and Brookline and wanted to step up the name game ...

Brookline teacher visits China

Seven Applewild School teachers and administrators recently visited four cities in China as the guest of David Wang, parent of a current 8th grader at the school. A highlight of the trip was the opportunity to visit a Chinese school where they observed 8th grade classes on Chinese ...

Iron Man

BROOKLINE – The last thing you expect to smell when walking through the woods on a warm spring afternoon is the acrid scent of burning soda. But, then again, this was the Andres Institute of Art, and you could be faced with just about anything. On this particular day, artist Joseph ...

Charter phone now available

Charter announced that it is now offering phone service to residents of Hollis and Brookline. The company already offers TV and internet services to the area. For more information, call 1-888-GET-CHARTER (888-438-2427) or go to www.charter.com.

Second annual Evening With Hope

NASHUA – Cure With Hope will host its second annual Evening With Hope from 7 p.m.-midnight June 1 at Alpine Grove in Hollis. There will be live music by Eastwood Peak, dancing, hors d’oeuvres, cash bar, desserts, raffle and auction prizes. Tickets are $30 in advance or $35 ...

Pawsitively Pets Expo is May 19

NASHUA – The Telegraph invites you to celebrate all things with four legs, fins, wings and whiskers. Pawsitively Pets Expo will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Daniel Webster College in Nashua. Pets from all over New Hampshire are bringing their owners to the Expo ...

Siblings have personality

These are our cats Shootca and Tish. They are brother and sister. Shootca is the light brown one, she is curious, funny and sweet. Her name means joke in Russian, it suits her well. She loves chewing on people’s pajamas. Tish is the darker one, he’s chubby, playful and ...

Enjoy ‘Laughter’ with Theatre Guild

NASHUA – Nashua Theatre Guild invites the community to take a look behind the scenes at the golden age of comedy with Neil Simon’s “Laughter on the 23rd Floor,” to be performed April 26-29 in the Janice B. Streeter Theater, 14 Court St. Performances ...

Ski area to be closed for race

MANCHESTER – Adventure5k and McIntyre Ski Area announced that the trails behind McIntyre Ski Area and the area around Westin Tower will be closed to the public April 27, in preparation for the Adventure5k race on April 28. The trails will reopen April 29, after ...

Winner Ugliest Pet

This is Speckles, and we caught this picture mid-sneeze. We rescued her five years ago and we love her more and more each day. She may not be around much longer, so we cherish the time we have with her now. – Submitted by Mia Laberge and family of Merrimack

Winner – Pet/Owner Look Alike

Chris Pyle of Hollis entered his gecko Lizzy. He says Lizzy is a pretty cool pet because he likes to watch and study her. She lives in a terrarium in his room and he takes care of her every day. – Submitted by Chris and Stephanie Pyle of Hollis

Winner – The Cutest

Roberta R. Rossi, of Bedford, entered her cute 1½-year-old puggle, Lola, whose mother is a beagle and her dad is a pug. “Lola is a sweet lovable little lady who adores people. Newcomers are in danger of getting licked to death. She loves to play and when she’s done ...

At age 21, Buffie is still a huntress

Our cat, Buffie. It’s hard to believe from her photo but Buffie will be celebrating her 21st birthday (or 147th in cat years) in May. This tiny little bundle of fur was left by the side of the road as a kitten and was adopted at the age of 3 months by Alison Hayden from the Animal ...

Unusual friend found in backyard

It was a typical July day, 2011, feeding birds in the yard, when suddenly I heard a loud screeching noise coming from the yard. To my surprise, my cat was looking at a one-day-old baby squirrel which still had its umbilical cord attached. I took it and tried to find its mother, but no nest ...

Ringo, a Brussels griffon, enjoys kayaking

Ringo is our 3½-year-old smooth-coat, Brussels griffon. He’s a very special dog. To name Ringo, we got together as a family to put suggestions out on the table. My son, who loves the Beatles, had suggested “Ringo.” There were several great names to choose ...

Kitty Angels event set for May

AMHERST – It’s tough, being a homeless cat. You probably don’t get enough to eat. You have to sleep in dark, cold corners. Medical issues can quickly become fatal. And, there’s nobody there to give you a hug, or even a scratch on the head. For the past ...

Pretty Perfect Pets

We asked our readers in Amherst, Bedford, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton to send us photos of their pets. We received 174 photos from animal lovers – all telling us how their pets are special. Some pets were rescued at shelters, some ...