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Merrimack News

Making pens mightier

Merrimack resident Craig Lapiana, an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan, does some amazing work crafting writing pens out of pine cones. Offer him the brittle skeleton of an old cactus plant or a piece of Brazilian rosewood and he’ll do the same. Designing and crafting ...

Police say calls were not scam

MERRIMACK – A suspected scam that drew several complaints last week from town residents is actually a legitimate fundraising drive by the state Veterans of Foreign Wars group, according to Merrimack Police. Last week, several town residents complained of suspicious phone calls ...

Brookstone’s CEO resigns

Brookstone Inc. has accepted the resignation of Ron Boire, president and CEO and a member of the company’s board of directors. Boire will be joining Sears Holdings Corp. as its new executive vice president, chief merchandising officer and president of its Sears and Kmart formats. ...

Cold weather tips for senior citizens

On behalf of the Merrimack Police Department, we hope all of you had a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year and wish all of you happiness and good health in 2012. When temperatures drop, it is risky for everyone, but for the elderly, it can be fatal. Seniors are particularly susceptible to ...

Mother-daughter book bonding at library

It’s so hard these days for parents to spend quality time with their children. Between work, after school activities, and the distractions of everyday life sometimes quality time with children can take a back seat. When it comes to mothers and their daughters time together can be ...

Anonymous gift spurs writer to vie for $25k

Merrimack’s Margaret Bagley has a way with words. Officials at Reader’s Digest evidently concur for they recently published a short story of hers – a contest entry about a childhood memory regarding an anonymous donor and a most unusual Christmas gift. Bagley not ...

Dancers sought for show at Palace

MANCHESTER – If you’ve ever dreamed of joining a big city dance cast, the Palace Theatre is looking for you. The Manchester performing arts center is searching New Hampshire for dancers, ages 16 and older, to compete for a $1,000 contract to join a cast of New York City ...

Pops to present concert in Manchester

MANCHESTER – With the wave of a baton and the jingle of bells, Conductor Keith Lockhart and the Boston Pops will present their Holiday Concert Dec. 17, at the Verizon Wireless Arena in Manchester. Whether you’re a classic PBS-ser or a newbie Popster, Keith Lockhart and Co. ...

Still leading the band

Toe tapping and knee slapping – they’re downright giveaways that bluegrass lovers are in the house, enjoying tunes from Merrimack’s Jerry Jean and his bluegrass buddies. Jean, 91, almost a lifelong musician, is a Nashua native who later moved to Keene. He put ...

Shift A has a mix of veterans, novices

This month, as part of the Fire Department updates, we are going to begin shift profiles, and the first look will be at A-shift. This group is led by Capt. Brian Dubreuil and Lt. Rick Gagne. The firefighters are Mark Ackerstrom, Daniel Newman, Mike Kiernan, Keith Hines, Jeremy Penerian and ...

Local businesses contribute to Santa Fund

HUDSON – Walter Martin said he understood the importance of supporting local charities from a young age. “My dad grew up during the Depression and he credits the Salvation Army for saving his life,” Martin said. “He didn’t have enough to eat. ...

Share your holiday decorations with us

There’s still time to send us your holiday decorating photos. The newspaper would like to feature your holiday decorating in our special issue published on Dec. 23. How do you decorate for the holidays? Is your style simple or elaborate to express the joy of the season? Send us ...

Share your holiday decorations with us

The Cabinet would like to feature your holiday decorating in our special issue published Dec. 23. How do you decorate for the holidays? Is your style simple or elaborate to express the joy of the season? Send us photos of your best outdoor and indoor decorations, and tell us a little about ...

Merrimack’s holiday parade, tree-lighting a holiday delight

Merrimack’s Holiday Parade added extra sparkle to an already cheerful seasonal mood shared by families who lined the streets Dec. 5. The event was hosted by the Merrimack Parks and Recreation Department and the Merrimack Chamber of Commerce with help from dozens of lively volunteer ...

Safeguard is thankful for assistance

November has always been a month for reflection and giving thanks, and so it is with Merrimack Safeguard, a community based group dedicated to addressing issues of substance abuse among the youth of Merrimack by supporting efforts to help them make positive choices. Merrimack Safeguard is ...

Keep teens in mind for Santa Fund donations

Teens are a concern for Rosemarie Dykeman, social services director for the Salvation Army of Nashua. The Salvation Army and the Nashua Pastoral Care Center partner with The Telegraph to register families and distribute gifts and food vouchers for the Santa Fund. “Our greatest need ...

Pride & purpose

Fifty years of service to military personnel familiar with the rigors of foreign wars was marked recently by members, friends and auxiliaries of Merrimack’s Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8641. The 50-year anniversary celebration, held in late October, featured a banquet at the ...

Volunteers needed for Tax-Aide program

The AARP Tax-Aide program is a community service developed by the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the Internal Revenue Service. It provides free tax counseling, preparation and electronic filing services to senior citizens, as well as low- and middle-income taxpayers. Local programs are ...

Police sponsor food drive

The Merrimack Police Department is sponsoring a community-wide food drive. Residents can drop off canned goods and nonperishable items at the Merrimack Police Department through the end of the year. A collection box has been placed in the police department’s lobby, where donations ...