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Girls lacrosse OK’d for varsity funding at Milford High

Cabinet News

MILFORD – Parents and students erupted in applause and cheers Monday night as the school board voted to approve funding for junior varsity and varsity lacrosse programs at the high school. Parents at the previous board meeting had pleaded for the sport, saying the 30 girls in the school’s ...

Golf club reopens in Peterborough

Cabinet News

WILTON – Sometimes something is just too good, too much a part of history, to let it go away. The golf course at the Monadnock Country Club in Peterborough is the 13th oldest in the state, Paul Buffam said recently, “built when small courses were located all over the area.” Last year, for ...

Former chamber president talks about ‘skills gap’

Cabinet News

AMHERST – After 13 years working in community development and revitalization in the Souhegan Valley, Tracy Hutchins has left the area to do similar work in New Hampshire’s Upper Valley. Hutchins’ last day as president of the Souhegan Valley Chamber of Commerce was April 28, and Monday she ...

Color Blast 5K Fun Run set

Cabinet News

The Bedford Parent- Teacher Group has announced its first Color Blast 5K Fun Run. This family-friendly, community event aims to support educational programs for the 4,400-plus students attending Bedford area public schools in grades K-12. Join them at Bedford High School campus June 4 at 10 ...

Fur a good cause

Bedford News

AMHERST – Sherry and Rick Tobin call themselves crazy cat people, but their six cats are their children and they love them, and all other cats, for that matter. That’s why, for 23 years, the couple has been hosting a fundraiser for Kitty Angels, a non-profit, all-volunteer cat rescue ...

Blue light can have harmful effects on the eyes

Bedford News

Visible light is more complex than you might think. Stepping outdoors into sunlight; flipping on a switch indoors; turning on your computer, phone or other device – all of these result in your eyes being exposed to a variety of light rays that can have a range of effects. Most people are ...

Parks and Rec recycles tennis balls

Bedford News

BEDFORD – The Bedford Parks and Recreation Department has purchased two bins for recycling tennis balls. Did you know: • 125 million tennis balls are sold in the U.S. annually. • There are 250,000 tennis courts in the U.S. • 200 tennis balls are discarded monthly per ...

Bedford Garden Club’s annual Plant Sale

Bedford News

Hundreds of plants will be for sale at the Bedford Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9-11 a.m., at the Bedford Town Hall, 70 Bedford Center Road. This is an opportunity to stock up on reasonably priced sun and shade plants, perennials, annuals, herbs and ground covers, ...

Keep wildlife wild: Leave young animals alone

HB News

CONCORD – With the arrival of spring, many species of wildlife are giving birth to their young. Finding young wildlife can be exciting, but in most cases, even if it appears abandoned, the mother is not far off. If you encounter young wildlife – even young animals that appear to need help ...

Hollis artist hosts Spring Open Studio: ‘Decisions – Decisions’

HB News

HOLLIS – Stephen Previte will hold his annual Spring Open Studio in conjunction with the NH Open Doors statewide touring event on the two consecutive weekends of Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7 and May 13 and 14 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at 112 Silver Lake Road. At this exhibit, which he is ...

Hollis Brookline students take to Spain, experience culture

HB News

A group of 39 Hollis Brookline students accompanied by six chaperones, led by Spanish teacher Alex Basbas, recently returned from an educational and enlightening trip to Spain. The tour began in the bustling city of Madrid, where the students were able to explore the many city centers and shop ...

Attention: Hollis Heritage Commission needs your talent

HB News

HOLLIS – The 2018 calendar theme is “Scenic Hollis” and we are seeking your favorite scene to help us make next year’s calendar. We all know there are beautiful photo-ops throughout Hollis and many photographers to share them. The calendar will have a monthly appropriate photo chosen ...

Merrimack author launches third ‘Deep Fried’ mystery

Merrimack News

Local author Linda Reilly will launch the third book in her Deep Fried mystery series from 3-5 p.m., at the Toadstool Bookshop in Milford on Saturday, May 20. “A Frying Shame” features protagonist Talia Marby, a commercial broker turned fry cook, in this sequel to “Fillet of Murder” ...

Meals on Wheels receives $25,000 grant

Merrimack News

MERRIMACK – St. Joseph Community Services (SJCS) Meals on Wheels recently received a $2,500 grant from the Dorothy Gould Cook Memorial Fund through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation. This grant supports the Meals on Wheels Program which provides hot, nutritious meals and vital safety ...

Milford High Destination Imagination to hold breakfast fundraiser

Cabinet News

MILFORD – On Saturday, May 6, from 8-10:30 a.m., breakfast at Windows On West Street at Milford High School, 100 West St., will benefit Milford Destination Imagination. The menu is orange juice, coffee, breakfast pastry, pancakes, scrambled eggs, bacon and sausage. Adults: $8. Seniors: $6. ...

Hollis Arts Society to hold show on May 6-7

HB News

HOLLIS – Do you have a craving for art, live music and yummy desserts? Join the members of the Hollis Arts Society for an uplifting day of amazing 2-D and 3-D art by more than 27 local artists. A variety of engaging demonstrations will be going on throughout the weekend between 10 a.m. and 4 ...

Franklin Savings Bank breaks ground on Merrimack location

Merrimack News

FRANKLIN – Franklin Savings Bank recently broke ground on a new location in Merrimack. This will be the bank’s eighth full-service location. The new office, at 1 Dobson Way, will be on a half-acre parcel adjacent to the Merrimack Village Shopping Center. The new 2,161-square-foot office ...

Home Health & Hospice Care named Business of the Year

Merrimack News

MERRIMACK — Business NH Magazine announced Home Health & Hospice Care was chosen as Business of the Year for its civic contributions and exceptional performance in the health care sector. All businesses must be nominated by a chamber of commerce executive. A “Panel of Excellence,” ...

Start from Seed

Bedford News

HOLLIS – There’s nothing like gardening to make you feel one with the Earth. You plant a tiny seed, and it grows into an herb or a vegetable you can feed your family. But buying baby plants in plastic pots disturbs that all-natural feeling a bit. How about biodegradable pots you don’t ...

A number of tree farms grow in New Hampshire

Bedford News

Have you ever noticed a green and white Tree Farm sign posted on a property along the road? Do you know what that signifies? Many people think “Tree Farm” means rows of Christmas trees, or something similar, but it is so much more than that! Tree Farms range in size from small family 10 ...