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Merrimack News

Teen takes on writing, directing duties

EDITOR’S NOTE: Renee Reeves is one of three local students chosen to write and direct for the Riverbend School of Theater Arts’ seventh annual One Act Playwriting Festival. Renee Reeves, 17, is a home-schooled junior from Merrimack. Question: Why did you participate in ...

Super PACs drowning voices of the people

If you live in America, you cannot escape the result of the Supreme Court decision in 2010 that changed political campaigns. Known as Citizens United, this decision allowed those with big checkbooks to contribute unlimited amounts of money for a politician, as long as they do not give directly ...

Donations made holidays brighter

Happy 50th anniversary. You sure know how to throw a jubilee celebration. Not with streamers or a four-tier cake, but rather with an outstanding display of empathy, generosity and a deep sense of community. You made our jubilee year a record-breaking year for the children of Greater Nashua. ...

Fun, frigid flight

MERRIMACK – Who among us hasn’t fantasized about taking off into the wild blue yonder, skirting the clouds and gazing down on the rugged New Hampshire landscape? There are those who choose to experience this particular thrill by proxy – that is, building planes ...

South Merrimack Christian Academy

South Merrimack Christian Academy in Merrimack has announced its honor roll for the first quarter of the 2011-12 school year. ALL As HONOR ROLL GRADE 1: Brielle Clouse, Noel Dykstra, Ella Heisler, Owen Heizer, Grace Keller, Gavin Ross. GRADE 2: Allie Stevens. GRADE 3: David ...

Paul wins penny primary at high school

A penny primary project held Tuesday – New Hampshire’s primary voting day – was an unusual feature in an otherwise normal day at Merrimack High School. The project entailed contributions of pennies placed by students into containers representing some top ...

Romney clear winner in town

Mitt Romney won victory in the state’s Primary 2012 on Tuesday, landing him 38 percent of the statewide votes. In second place was Ron Paul with 23 percent, followed by Huntsman at 17 percent. Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum tied in third place with 9.7 percent each. MICHELE ...

Tracing family tree can be relatively easy

Genealogy guru Janice Webster Brown, of Merrimack, comes from a large family. In fact, the branches of her family tree are accessorized by some 17,000 relatives who she has come to know and love as individuals with meaningful life stories and roots mostly in New Hampshire. Now, the genealogist ...

These slices are nice

We know you like pizza. Last summer during a heat wave, many of you stayed late on the local beaches, called in orders on your cell phones, and had the pizza delivered to your blankets. The change of seasons alters your venue, and possibly your choice of toppings, but it doesn’t ...

Take part in Audobon’s bald eagle survey

January 2012 marks the 32nd consecutive winter that New Hampshire Audubon has coordinated the state’s Midwinter Bald Eagle Survey, and area residents are invited to participate. Part of a national effort, this annual count provides data on the eagle population, as well as an ...

Students e-x-c-i-t-e-d for spelling bee

The annual Watkins Spelling Contest at Merrimack Middle School on Jan. 19 was preceded with some final practice for seventh- and eighth-grade contenders Tuesday. Three team winners from seventh-grade teams and three runners-up, four team winners from eighth-grade, and four runners-up were the ...

Adopt-a-Bill campaign to aid veterans’ utilities fees

MANCHESTER – Liberty House Inc. announces the launch of its third annual Adopt-a-Bill campaign. The program is being repeated again this year to help defray or pay utility and other operational household bills incurred by Liberty House: A transitional house for homeless American ...

Occupy plans public walk

MANCHESTER – Occupy New Hampshire is sponsoring an Operation Pride/Liberty Walk/Stand Up and March for Human Rights on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Veterans Park, Manchester. The public walk, to take off from the Elm Street location at noon, will continue to Victory Park located at the ...

Rotary awarded for work with schools

The Rotary Club of Merrimack received a Gold Circle Achievement Award in recognition of its community partnership with local schools. The award was given by the New Hampshire Partners in Education at an awards dinner on Oct. 25. According to the NHPIE Web site, the award is given to celebrate ...

Where to vote in Tuesday’s primary

Here’s where to vote in the presidential primary Tuesday. All three polling places are open from 7 a.m.-8 p.m. WARD 1: James Mastricola Upper Elementary, 26 Baboosic Lake Road. WARD 2: St John Neumann Church, 708 Milford Road. WARD 3: St. James United Methodist Church, 646 Daniel ...

Nominate an unsung hero

CONCORD – The N.H. Children’s Trust, Inc. will celebrate 29 parents from around New Hampshire who are role models for their families and those around them with the fifth annual Unsung Hero Awards ceremony. Parenting is one tough job. Think about the parents around you that ...

FIRST team wins state championship

The NHTreme Team, of Mont Vernon, earned the first-place Champion’s Award and the first-place Robot Performance Award at the 2011 New Hampshire FIRST LEGO League State Championship Tournament. The tournament, sponsored by BAE Systems, was held at Central High School in Manchester on ...

First round of outlet stores revealed

MERRIMACK – The holidays have passed, but town residents can start planning for next year’s shopping season as the first round of stores have been revealed at Merrimack Premium Outlets. Clothing outfitters Nike, Gap, Banana Republic, Brooks Brothers and J. Crew top the list ...

Merrimack grad served as intern at Kennedy Center

WASHINGTON ­– The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts selected Andrea Underhill, of Merrimack, for its prestigious, nationally recognized internship program. She served as the Friends of the Kennedy Center intern with development as a part of the DeVos Institute of Arts ...

Early college planning night set

The Merrimack High School Guidance Department announces an evening of Early College Planning presented by the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation, on Tuesday Jan. 10, from 6-7 p.m, in the school theater. The seminar is open to middle and high school students and their parents. ...