In Brief for March 1

French-speaking culture exhibit set

NASHUA – “French-Speaking Culture in the Granite State” is on display at the Nashua Public Library from Saturday through March 30.

Originally exhibited at Castle in the Clouds in 2016, the show explains the history and impact of French speakers in New Hampshire from the 19th century to the present.

The Franco American Centre, Plymouth State University, and Castle in the Clouds created the exhibit, interviewing and photographing everyday people throughout the state.

The show is part of Francophonie, a worldwide, month-long celebration of the French language and the countries where it’s spoken. Additional Francophonie events at the library are listed at

The exhibit may be viewed during regular library hours.

The library is located at 2 Court St., Nashua. For directions and parking information, go to For additional information, contact Carol Eyman at or 603-589-4610.

Lasagna dinner set for March 10

NASHUA – First Baptist Church of Nashua’s Gourmet Lasagna Dinner at the Italian Cafe will be an elegant affair – but you may dress casually – featuring intimate atmosphere, Italian music, red-checked tablecloths, table service and a menu consisting of homemade minestrone soup, fresh garden salad, warm crusty bread, elegant layered homemade lasagna, beverages and a fancy dessert tray. Call or email to reserve your spot – or a whole table for a group.

The dinner is set for 5-7 p.m. on March 10 at First Baptist Church of Nashua, 121 Manchester St.

For additional information, call 603-882-4512, email or visit

Hudson Chamber dinner is March 29

HUDSON – The Greater Hudson Chamber of Commerce will host its 48th annual Awards Dinner at 6 p.m. on March 29.

The Citizen of the Year, Junior Citizens of the Year, Large and Small Businesses of the Year and Outstanding Community Partner will be honored at the event.

The dinner will be at The Castleton, 58 Enterprise Drive, Windham.

The GHCC award recipients being honored are:  Citizen of the Year, Thaddeus Luszey of Hudson being honored for her dedication to the town through his leadership, community involvement and volunteerism; Junior Citizens, Hannah Truesdell and Emma Beals, both Hudson residents and seniors at Alvirne High School, for which they are being honored for their impressive achievements and community accomplishments; Large Business of the Year, SL Chasse Steel Fabricators & Erectors; and Small Business of the Year, Advanced Spa And Pool. In addition, the Chamber’s Outstanding Community Partner, St. John XXIII Food Pantry of Hudson, will be honored for their generous and continuous service as distinguished partners in our community.

The public is invited to join in celebrating the honorees.

To make a reservation or to get additional information, call Brenda Collins at 603-889-4731 or visit 

The event sponsors include BAE Systems, Enterprise Bank, Eversource, Anne’s Florals & Gifts, Quality Press and Area News Group.

City launches internship drive

NASHUA – Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess recently announce the city of Nashua’s inaugural Youth Summer Internship Program.

The six-week program is a collaboration between the Nashua School District, the city’s Economic Development Division and Donchess’ My Brother’s Keeper Community Challenge initiative.

Thirteen paid internships will be available within city departments during the summer for Nashua high schoolers entering their senior year. There will be a variety of opportunities, including a support position for the Arlington Street Community Center, an engineering internship for the Division of Public Works and groundskeeper internships for the Parks and Recreation Department.

Students who apply must provide two references from a teacher, coach or other non-related adult. Qualified candidates must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours per week between July 9 and Aug. 10. As city interns, the students will be able to access free bus passes to commute to and from work.

Donchess said the program will help Nashua students develop important jobs skills, while also developing the city’s future skilled workforce.

“We want all of our young people to succeed and to contribute to Nashua’s economy,” Donchess said.

Applications will be accepted until March 23, and can be accessed at Students also can pick up applications at the main offices of Nashua High School North or South.

For more information, Nashua South students are encouraged to reach out to Principal Keith Richard and Nashua North students to Principal Nathan Burns.