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Raffle proceeds benefit Nashua woman

Hollis resident Ray Keefe is conducting a raffle in which the prize is a pair of tickets to a late-September Red Sox game that could very well decide where the Sox end up finishing the regular season. All the funds raised by the raffle will go toward the purchase of a specially-designed bathtub ...

A special kind of community: NSO has supported local families for 28 years

It’s been said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” That is to say, it takes community, and for people with intellectual challenges, it is a special kind of community, indeed. It takes the combined efforts of parents, siblings, schools, caregivers, neighbors, medical professionals ...

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Nashua Nurses group sponsors fair The New Hampshire Nurses Association (NHNA) is hosting the Healthy Nurse Scholarship 5K & Health Fair on the Rivier University campus, in Nashua, from noon-4 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 24. NHNA is providing this program as part of its partnership with the ...

Another perspective on portable sawmills in Lyndeborough

When my family moved to Lyndeborough in the late 1940s, it was still possible to find the remains of sawdust piles in the woods that marked the site of a portable sawmill. On a hillside owned by my family are the rusting remains of two small cook stoves that were used to heat the tiny cabins ...

Bank boosts club’s fundraising efforts

NASHUA – Thanks to $20,000 from Merrimack County Savings Bank (the Merrimack), the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua reached its goal of purchasing new busses and vans. The Merrimack, which celebrates its 150th anniversary this year, made the $20,000 tax credit purchase from the Boys ...

Birth: Merrimack couple welcomes daughter

Timothy William and Laura Elisabeth Beaulieu (Marshall), of Merrimack, are pleased to announce the birth of their daughter, Adeline Bette Beaulieu, at 4:08 p.m. on Aug. 27, 2017, at Saint Joseph’s Hospital in Nashua. Adeline weighed 6 pounds 3 ounces and was 20.5 inches long. She joins her ...

Savory six-course meal served at Dinner on Main Street event

NASHUA – To Jessica dePontbriand, the owner of Nashua pastry and sandwich shop JajaBelle’s, Sunday’s six-course “Dinner On Main Street: A Harvest Celebration” presented a rare opportunity for downtown-based chefs, prep cooks and servers to ply their trade together. “It’s so nice ...

Nashua teens attend leadership academy

NORWICH, Vt. – Ten Nashua teenagers participated in the Civil Air Patrol NH Wing Summer Academy Encampment at Norwich University Vermont this summer. Seven cadets from the Greater Nashua Composite Squadron, Melanie Baxter, Molly Blast, Joelle Choinere, Kathleen Laramie and Levi Santoro, ...

Nurturing readers: Rescues wag their tails for governor’s tales

The animals and children were captivated by the presence of New Hampshire Gov. Chris Sununu at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua on Aug. 13. Sununu read to show his genuine support for the Reading to Rescues program. Lily the cat and Hagrid the bunny, along with the other pets at the Humane ...

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Nashua VFW seeks volunteers NASHUA – VFW Post 483, in Nashua, needs volunteers for its post Color Guard and Firing Squad. You may be a VFW member, Auxiliary member or someone who would just like to support the post. If you are interested in becoming a Color Guard or Firing Squad member ...

Marguerite’s Place hosts decor challenge

NASHUA – Two local designers faced off in a challenge straight from the heart. Marguerite’s Place, Inc. was lucky enough to have Kelly Murphy of Decor&You, and Brenda Baron of designBaron, each design an open apartment at their location on Palm Street. The designers were each given a ...

Anniversary: Hudson couple celebrates 50 years of marriage

Betty and Eric Beaverstock, of Hudson, recently celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with a trip to Cape Cod, Mass. They were married in Morrisville, Pa., on Aug. 19, 1967. They lived briefly in York, Maine; Waltham, Mass.; and Nashua before building a home in Hudson, where they have ...

Birth: Merrimack residents announce son’s birth

Brandon and Nicole Arp, of Merrimack, announced the birth of their son Caleb Robert Arp, on July 29, 2017, at St. Joseph Hospital in Nashua. Caleb was 7 pounds, 10 ounces and 20 inches long at birth. He joins his brothers Tyler and Owen Arp. Grandparents are Ronald and Denise Arsenault, of ...

Milford hosts ‘Civics on Tap’

MILFORD – When we think of the Constitution, we think of men in white wigs and frilly shirts sitting formally around a table. But some of the Founding Fathers’ ideas were hashed out in pubs and taverns among people who disagreed but got along. That was the idea behind “Civics On Tap,” ...

The best birthday gift

NASHUA – Some children collect dolls or action figures, others amass baseball cards or stuffed animals. But one New Hampshire girl used her 11th birthday to collect donations for the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Audra Hamelin recently celebrated her birthday at her home with a Paris-themed ...

Workshop reveals mixed visions

HUDSON – The Board of Selectmen hosted two organizations involved with Benson Park on Tuesday night with the goal of developing a better sense of the park’s future, but not a whole lot was accomplished. Members of the Benson Park Committee, the nonprofit Friends of Benson Park organization ...

$5K grant boosts Harbor Homes’ dental care programs

NASHUA – Harbor Homes recently received a $5,000 grant award from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to fund the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center Dental Clinic and the new Harbor Homes Mobile Dental and Health Clinic. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is a valued, enduring ...

$5K grant boosts Harbor Homes’ dental care programs

NASHUA – Harbor Homes recently received a $5,000 grant award from the Northeast Delta Dental Foundation to fund the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center Dental Clinic and the new Harbor Homes Mobile Dental and Health Clinic. The Northeast Delta Dental Foundation is a valued, enduring ...

Playground grant accepted by Nashua school board

NASHUA – Dr. Norman W. Crisp Elementary School is getting a new playground thanks in part to a woman who is accused of being an identity thief and con artist. The Board of Education voted unanimously to accept a $30,000 grant from the Lowe’s corporation to be used for a new playground at ...