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Merrimack News

Living history at the library

On Feb. 21, a living history presentation, “A Visit with Abraham Lincoln,” will be featured in coordination the joint sponsorship of the Merrimack Historical Society and the Merrimack Public Library, and through a grant from the New Hampshire Humanities Council. Steve ...

Rotary hosts annual 4 Way Speech Contest

The Merrimack Rotary Club is hosting the annual Rotary 4 Way Speech Contest for Merrimack residents who are students in grades 9-12. The contest goals are to develop the study and communication of the Rotary Four Way Speech Test as a moral and ethical model for behavior, decision making and ...

Students vie for Outstanding Teen title

DERRY – Three Merrimack teens will vie for the crown in the eighth annual Miss New Hampshire’s Outstanding Teen Competition. The contest is set for 2 and 7 p.m. Feb. 11 for two preliminary competitions, and 4 p.m. Feb. 12 for the finals at the Stockbridge Theatre at ...

School collects pennies to help ill

Reeds Ferry School will participate in its 12th annual Pennies for Patients community service project for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, Massachusetts, from Feb. 1-24. This agency benefits patients in New Hampshire, Maine and Massachusetts by supporting research for blood related cancers ...

At the library, a real sci-fi mystery

MERRIMACK – At the Merrimack Public Library, they’re looking for the book giver. Last week, library managers, holding their regular January book sale, found seven boxes of science fiction books left by an anonymous donor. Library workers typically hold on to a handful of ...

Got talent? Share it with the people

Have you taken the opportunity to enjoy Merrimack’s free Summer Concert Series? Summer concerts are free to the public and a great way to enjoy summer evenings. Concerts will be held at the Abbie Griffin Park Bandstand on Wednesdays from 7-9 p.m. in June, July and August. ...

Drumming up a supportive environment

NASHUA – Piano, keyboard and percussion are the musical specialties of Merrimack’s Marie Mendelow-Balcom, a music teacher for more than 30 years. Now, she’s offering African drum lessons to youth and adults who find that making loud noises in class is an activity ...

Bundle up for family fun at Winter Carnival

Planning is underway for the 20th annual Winter Carnival at Wasserman Park. The Merrimack Parks & Recreation Department and the Parks and Recreation Committee are proud to host this event scheduled for Saturday, Feb. 25, from noon-3 p.m. Enjoy a day of free family activities, including a ...

Meet the members of the FD’s B-shift

This month as part of the Fire Department updates, we are going to begin shift profiles, and the first look will be at B-shift. This group is led by Capt. Shawn Allison with help from Lt. Richard Barrows. Firefighters include Bruce Cornelius, Shawn Kimball, Brennan McCarthy, Bill Pelrine, John ...

Correction

In a photo caption on Page 4 of the Feb. 3 Merrimack Journal Trish Levitt’s name was misspelled.

Chamber seeks business leader nominations

The Merrimack Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations for the 2011 Business and Business Leader of the Year. A long-standing tradition, the award recognizes leadership, community involvement and local chamber participation. Recipients of Business of the Year and Business Leader of the ...

Seeking essay, poetry and art entries

Creative Communication is accepting applications for its Spring 2012 Essay, Poetry and Art Contest. Thousands in prizes and awards will be awarded to students and schools in the area. The Essay Contest divisions are: Grades 3-6, 7-9, and 10-12, with 10 top winners in each division. To enter ...

Skating rink is open

Families and hockey players have been honing their skating skills at the Merrimack ice rink. The ice skating rink, located behind the tennis courts on O’Gara Drive, is open for the season. The recent weather conditions have made it possible to prepare the rink for ice skating. The ...

Lions thank store owner

Submitted photo On Jan. 25, Richard Lehtinen, right, past president of the Merrimack Lions, presented a plaque to Dan Brown of Brown’s Village Depot for his invaluable assistance with the 2011 Scavenger Hunt. Brown allowed members of the Lions to sell tickets and check in ...

High school presents Shakespeare’s ‘Macbeth’

The Merrimack High School Theatre Department will be performing William Shakespeare’s “Macbeth” on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 3 and 4, at 7 p.m., at 38 McElwain St. Merrimack. Tickets, which will be sold at the door, are $10 for students and seniors and $12 for ...

Celebrate this Valentine’s Day with vintage films

MANCHESTER – A festival of classic silent film romances is coming to area communities to celebrate Valentine’s Day. The films, starring such early Hollywood legends as Rudolph Valentino and Greta Garbo, will be accompanied by live music. The screenings include: ? Tuesday, ...

Guinta aide to hold office hours in town

U.S. Rep. Frank Guinta has announced that his Senior Projects Director David Tille will hold public office hours in Merrimack. “As part of our efforts to serve the constituents of the First Congressional District, I encourage anyone who has a problem with the federal government, or ...

‘I Love You’ staged at Manchester theater

MANCHESTER – Manchester Community Theater/Second Stage will present the musical comedy revue “I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change” on Feb. 9, 11 and 12 at the Jewish Federation of New Hampshire Theatre, 698 Beech St. This adult-themed show looks at ...

Student a finalist in fashion competition

Teresa Calabro, a Fisher College student from Merrimack, has been selected as a finalist in the Boston Symphony Orchestra’s Project Debussy, a unique fashion competition featuring evening wear inspired by the music of the composer Claude Debussy. The contest was scheduled in ...