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Merrimack News

Arthur J. Haight awarded Boston Post Cane

Arthur J. Haight, 94, amid family members, friends and dignitaries, was awarded on April 9 at Abbie Griffith Park the Boston Post Cane, a finely crafted walking stick with a golden pommel whose gifting to him as the town’s oldest resident took place at the inaugural celebration of ...

Merrimack’s Annual Winter Carnival

A wintry mix of games, crafts and food, plus visits with local business owners and reps from local community groups highlighted the Town of Merrimack’s Annual Winter Carnival, a free event at Wasserman Park that on Feb. 20 marked an anniversary of 29 years. Matt Casparius, director of ...

Remote Youth Coding Program Enrolling Now At NCC

Coding for Kids at Nashua Community College teaches students between the ages of 11-18 how to code through video game development in an online, self-paced format. Coding for Kids costs $99 per person for one year or $179 for up to three members of one family, and software downloads are ...

‘Let’s Talk:  Faith and Race’

Interfaith Women of New Hampshire invites you to a special program via Zoom, ‘Let’s Talk:  Faith and Race’, on Monday, March 22, 2021 at 6:45.  Much has happened in our world to raise questions and concerns about how we interact and respond to each other as people of faith. ...

New Boston Post Cane holder sought

The Town of Merrimack has begun the search for the oldest resident to become the new Boston Post Cane holder. Our last Cane holder, Nellie Granger (age 97) passed away on December 17, 2018. The Boston Post Cane tradition started in 1909, when the Boston Post newspaper delivered the gold-headed ...

Love the Life you have

Hello Dear Readers! I hope you all had a love-filled Valentine’s Day. I decided not to write about romance this month even though that is an easy topic for me as I’m a hopeless romantic. What I thought might be of more use to you would be some ways to fall in love with the life you have. I ...

Learn how to cut your electric bill with solar power

HAREI Online Solar Information Sessions in March Wednesday March 3rd 7-8:30pm Saturday March 6th 10-11:30am Thursday March 11th 7-8:30pm Are you interested in solar electricity at your home but are not sure where to start? Join HAREI for one of our free solar power information ...

Rotary nominations sought for 2021

The Rotary Club of Merrimack seeks nominations for people who live or work in Merrimack and have displayed outstanding performance in their jobs. If you know such a person, the Merrimack Rotary would like to hear from you, and be able to recognize your nominee at the annual Excellence in the ...

Ice skaters take to rink at Watson Park

Few skaters swirling around the seasonal ice rink in Watson Park may realize they are gliding across more than 35,000 gallons of frozen water. Kyle Fox, director of Merrimack’s Public Works Department, recently said the ice rink offers a welcome wintertime outdoor activity. He credits ...

Bottles, vintage tins, Merrimack Journal from 1885 among local woman’s finds

Donna Johnson, of Merrimack, rarely misses an opportunity to share her vast collection of around 1,500 apothecary bottles, antique medicine jars and vintage tins of powders and ointments. She also cherishes vintage advertising pieces. Her faded Merrimack Journal of Sept. 23, 1885, is rolled ...

2020 Food Drive for NSKS

The Altrusa Club of Merrimack Valley conducted a Food Drive at Market Basket, Somerset Plaza, in Nashua on Saturday, September 26, 2020 to benefit the Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter (NSKS). The patrons of the store were overwhelmingly generous. More than 3600 pounds of food were collected, ...

4th Annual “Bedford Goes Red”

BeBOLD is sponsoring its 4th annual “BEDFORD GOES RED” for Red Ribbon Week, a national drug prevention initiative held October 23 – 31. BeBOLD’s “Bedford Goes Red” for Red Ribbon Week is a local, community effort run in conjunction with National Red Ribbon Week. “BeBOLD’s ...

Wilderness First Aid Training

Sat. Nov. 14th - Sun., Nov. 15th from 8am - 5pm Do you like to spend time outdoors? Accidents happen; if you or someone in your group got hurt, would you know what to do? People get hurt, sick, or lost.  Many back country emergencies are preventable and even when bad things happen, sometimes ...

Success or failure… You Decide

Trick or Treat! Are you enjoying some pumpkin spice something, Dear Reader? I know this month isn’t quite what 2019’s October was, but some things aren’t affected by the current state of things. Pumpkins still grow, the leaves always turn, and we still have our hopes and dreams for the ...

Nashua Community College celebrates Class of 2020

NASHUA – After completing their programs in May, the Nashua Community College Class of 2020 celebrated graduation in person at two ceremonies Saturday, Sept. 26. While many of the 288 graduates have moved on to launch careers or transfer to four-year programs, 105 graduates returned to NCC ...

“Goldens on the Green” will be in Amherst

The Amherst Town Green in Amherst, NH will be overflowing with Golden Retriever dogs and puppies this coming Sunday, October 18th from 1-3 PM. The event is organized by a local resident, Bill Swift, with the funds raised to benefit the animals awaiting adoption at the Humane Society for Greater ...

Aviation Museum to hold volunteer open house

LONDONDERRY, N.H.-Would you like to be part of a community of people who enjoy airplanes and aviation? Would you like to make a difference, help a good cause and have fun doing it? Then you’re invited to attend the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire’s upcoming volunteer open house, ...

‘First Taste TV’ to be co-hosted by Merrimack resident

MERRIMACK – If there was ever a personality made for TV, it’s probably Amanda Venezia. As the director of dining services for the Londonderry school district, Venezia has parlayed her drive and enthusiasm into a new show, called “First Taste TV.” “With summers off, under normal ...

Parks and Rec News

Employment Opportunities Part Time - Seasonal Park Attendant The Town of Merrimack, NH is seeking applicants for the position of Seasonal Park Attendant to work within the Parks & Recreation Department. This position is responsible for serving as a park ambassador to the general ...

Movies in the Park

Come  and join Merrimack Parks & Recreation and the Merrimack Lions Club this summer for our FREE  Movie Nights in the Park! New in 2020, the movies will be held at Wasserman Park. What better way to enjoy a beautiful night out with family  and friends.   Friday, August 7th:  Toy ...