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Merrimack News

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 ...

2020 Summer Concert Series

Come and join the Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department this summer for our free weekly Summer Concert Series at Abbie Griffin Park. Bring your family & friends, blankets & chairs, & dinner to enjoy this free night of entertainment each week. Attendees will be asked to ...

Merrimack High School’s top 10 seniors for 2020

# 1 - Natalie Desilets Natalie Desilets is truly honored to be the valedictorian for the MHS class of 2020 and she wants to congratulate all of her fellow seniors who have worked so hard to get to this point. Natalie would like to thank her incredible parents, sister, brother, grandparents, ...

June Household Hazardous Waste (HHW) Collection Event Cancelled

After careful consideration, the Nashua Region Solid Waste Management District in conjunction with Nashua Regional Planning Commission, has cancelled the June 4, 2020, HHW collection in Nashua. This decision has not been made lightly and we appreciate the public bearing with us as the ...

Car Show Rescheduled

The Goffstown Rotary Club has rescheduled its annual car show fundraising event to Saturday, September 19th, due to current CDC guidelines on public gatherings. It will be held in Parson’s Field, in Goffstown, from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., with free admission for the general public. The Goffstown ...

Calling all artists!

CASA of New Hampshire is once again accepting artwork submissions for our greeting card fundraiser. CASA Cards feature paintings, photographs, and drawings donated by local New Hampshire artists and children,  and are sold year-round to benefit New Hampshire’s abused and neglected ...

Nashua to host virtual Pride Festival

Virtual Pride will be broadcast on Saturday, June 27, from 2-4 p.m. Festival highlights include live music, drag show and speakers. Portions of the event will be pre-recorded. Details on our entertainment lineup, as well as how to watch and/or livestream the event will be available as the event ...

We want your community news submissions!

Are you a member of an active club? Is your child a student standout in academics or athletics? Does your church or organization offer activities you want to share with the community? If so, we want to hear from you! Seeking: • Community columnists to publish weekly or monthly • ...

Merrimack Town Meetings – The Early Years

Keep in mind that spellings varied considerably in the written reports. Notice that many of these family names are still around town. When Merrimack was granted its first charter in 1746, Col. John Blanchard was instructed to hold a Town Meeting within 30 days. It’s interesting to note that ...

26th annual ‘Power of Angels’ event

The 26th annual “Power of Angels, Kitty Angels Fundraiser” will be hosted by Treasures Antiques, Collectables & MORE, at 106 Ponemah Rd. in Amherst, NH on Saturday and Sunday, June 6 & 7. The event will run, from 9AM to 5PM, rain or shine. This fun and exciting fundraiser will ...

Merrimack High School takes the Granite State Challenge Championship 2020

Years of hard work and persistence paid off for the Merrimack Tomahawks on Saturday night as they won the Granite State Challenge Super Challenge over 2019 defending champs Plymouth, by a score of 610-540. This is the first time Merrimack has won the Super Challenge, having appeared in the ...