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Merrimack News

Merrimack Library hosts poetry contest

The Merrimack Public Library is accepting entries to its 11th annual Poetry Contest through March 16. Anyone who writes poetry may submit up to three, original and previously unpublished poems. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded in each of three age categories: Adult ...

Hospice program needs volunteers

MERRIMACK – Home Health & Hospice Care is looking for people interested in volunteering their time to work in the hospice program with home and nursing home hospice clients who live in Southern New Hampshire and surrounding communities. Volunteers help patients and their families ...

If you’re a poet, let library know it

The Merrimack Public Library is accepting entries to its 11th annual Poetry Contest from now through March 16. Anyone who writes poetry may submit up to three original, previously unpublished poems. First-, second-, and third-place prizes will be awarded in each of three age categories: Adult ...

Celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts

MANCHESTER – March 12 marks the 100th birthday of the largest girl-serving educational organization in the country. Girl Scouts of the Green and White Mountains will celebrate 100 years of building girls of courage, confidence and character at its Girltopia Expo on Saturday, Feb. 25 ...

Spanish Brass to play Nashua

NASHUA – The Nashua Community Concert Association will continue its 2011-12 season on Saturday, Feb. 25, with Spanish Brass. The group has spanned the globe, performing eclectic musical programs from a repertoire of classical to contemporary pieces. The performance will be at 8 ...

Library wins club’s contest

The Merrimack Public Library has won a Book Club Kit Giveaway contest which included 10 free copies of Caroline Starr Rose’s debut novel “May B.,” and a free visit with the author via Skype. “May B.” is a children’s novel set on the ...

WWII medic shares experiences in Pacific

Sixty-seven years ago seems like yesterday, says Marine Corps veteran Felix Phillip “Doc” Peter, 89, a trained corpsman who with fellow soldiers faced heavy fire from enemy Japanese during World War II – a conflagration that ended 67 years ago. He recently said ...

Join the backyard compost campaign for Earth day 2012

Tired of seeing all of those kitchen leftovers from preparing meals and snacks get thrown out in the trash or eaten by critters in your makeshift composting bin in the backyard? Here’s your chance to turn those scraps into a rich soil amendment. As part of Earth Day 2012 ...

NCO presents ‘French Masters’

NASHUA – The Nashua Chamber Orchestra, with music director David Feltner, will present its second concert of the 2011-12 season at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in Judd Gregg Hall at Nashua Community College, 505 Amherst St., and 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at Milford Town Hall on the ...

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 ...