Merrimack News

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 ...

Radio show staging holiday variety show

MANCHESTER – Greg Kretschmar and his Morning Buzz show staff are bringing the first-ever Buzz Christmas Ball to Manchester’s Palace Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 14, starting at 7 p.m. Greg and the Morning Buzz is live on the air with several New Hampshire stations weekdays ...

The truth about the balanced budget

There was some good news coming from Washington last month. The totally dysfunctional United States House of Representatives tried to capsize the Constitution and the economy, but they failed. Luckily, there were members, both Democrats and Republicans, who refused to vote for the politically ...

Nominations sought for NH Law Enforcement Officer of the Year

The Officer Jeremy Charron Law Enforcement Post 122 is accepting nominations for the American Legion Law Enforcement Officer of the Year in New Hampshire. To submit a nomination, send a letter with the nominee’s name and law enforcement agency along with a description of why ...

Have coffee, conversation with councilor

MERRIMACK – Town Councilor Bill Boyd has a coffee date planned Saturday morning, and he’s inviting the entire town to come along. Six months into his tenure on the Merrimack Town Council, Boyd has launched a meet-and-greet tour, “Coffee and Conversation with a ...

Elks Hoop Shoot free throw contest set

The Nashua Lodge of Elks will hosting the 40th Greater Nashua Elks’ Hoop Shoot free throw contest Dec. 10 in the Elm Street Middle School Gymnasium on Chestnut Street, beginning at 8 a.m. There is no charge or fees to participate. The competition is open to all interested boys and ...

Holiday concert on Dec. 10

Don your holiday apparel and join your family, friends and neighbors as Merrimack Concert Association celebrates the season at 3 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 10, at its annual Holiday Concert at Merrimack High School. This community event features performances by the Merrimack Chorus and Concert ...