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Merrimack News

New England Parkinson’s Ride receives $1,500 in grants

MANCHESTER - Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation has announced that the New England Parkinson's Ride in Merrimack was awarded $1,500 from the Foundation's Community Spirit 9/11 Mini-Grant program. Three employees of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care nominated the organization for the award. ...

Gate City Charter School adds deputy director

MERRIMACK - Gate City Charter School for the Arts in Merrimack announced the newest addition to its administration, Esther Kosofsky, who will serve as the first deputy director. Kosofsy's passion for theater and literature will serve the school's arts-integrated mission. Her enthusiasm ...

Chestnuts not roasting on open fires

MILFORD - "Chestnuts roasting on an open fire ..." goes the old Christmas song, but most people living today have never enjoyed the sweet nuts from the American chestnut tree. The trees once covered the forests of the Northeastern United States from Maine to Georgia and over ...

Seventh annual Merrimack Turkey Shoot a success

THANK YOU, MERRIMACK! We had a record turnout of attendees at the Friends of the Merrimack Public Library's seventh annual Turkey Shoot: Night of Raffles and Fun, on Friday, Nov. 18 at Wasserman Park. Over 170 folks packed our new venue - the function hall at Wasserman Park - to listen to ...

YMCA of Greater Nashua receives $100K challenge grant

A $100,000 Challenge. A long-time friend of the YMCA of Greater Nashua has offered a challenge: If they Y can raise $100,000 by Dec. 31, it will receive a $100,000 match. The challenge comes as part of the Y's larger effort to raise $4.275 million to support its programs by making an ...

The way of the wolf

HOLLIS - "In every dog is the soul of a wolf, " goes the dog food commercial, and dog owners presumably warm to the message that their golden retriever or Lhasa apso has a wild side. Down through the ages, people have loved and hated this wild canine, with fear and prejudice ...