Community News

City of Nashua Launches Summer Youth Internship Program

Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess is pleased to 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 Mayor Donchess’ My Brother’s Keeper Community ...

Books come alive at Nashua library Sunday

NASHUA – The lives of 15 community members will be open books at the Nashua Public Library Sunday afternoon for the inaugural Human Book Festival. Borrowing from the Human Library, a concept first introduced in Denmark in 2000, the Human Book Festival invites people with stories to tell ...

10th annual Keefe Family Polar Plunge 2018 to benefit Sandy Depolito

The 10th annual Keefe Family Polar Plunge will take place on Saturday, Feb. 17 at noon in Seabrook, on the beach at the intersection of Hooksett and Ocean Streets. This year we will be taking our dip for a dear friend from Lowell, Mass., Sandy Depolito. On Jan. 11 last year, Sandy lost her leg ...

Pets of the Week

Humane Society for Greater Nashua CINNAMON Apparently, it’s spice week at the shelter! My name is Cinnamon and shortly you are going to be introduced to some feline that hangs out down the hall whose name is Paprika! I am sweet, savory and appetizing, while she is just seasoned to perfection. ...

Pets of the Week

CHIQUI & JOHNNY Hi everyone and buenos dias! Tu habla espanol? Do you speak English? We might know a few words in both languages. Yeah, we’re pretty cool like that. We come to you from Puerto Rico. We are siblings and have lived together for seven years now and we’re a little grumpy ...

Veterans Count: Supporting women vets

Women who serve in the military have unique needs. They are much more likely to be single parents than their male counterparts, and childcare is a significant issue both while in the service and when they return from service. The homelessness rate for female veterans is on the rise. Employment ...

Mission of care: Local nurse deploys to Puerto Rico

From Nov. 5-16, 2017, was the second time this year that my DMAT, or disaster medical assistance team, had been in Puerto Rico. The first trip, a response to Hurricane Harvey, included staging in Florida. None of us could have known that just weeks later Hurricane Maria would ravish the island ...

Jazz vocalist honors the Harlem Renaissance SAC

NASHUA – Jazz vocalist Nanette Perrotte celebrates “Black History” Month at the Nashua Senior Activity Center on Wednesday, Feb. 14, at 2 p.m., by bringing the stories and great songs of the Harlem Renaissance culture. Don’t miss Nanette’s presentation of the legendary Duke Ellington. ...

Master gardener to address city club

The Nashua Garden Club will hold its next program at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 7, at the First Baptist Church, 121 Manchester St. The program, Flowering Houseplants, will be presented by Joan Bonnette, master gardener, tree steward and author. Joan will pull from her 25-plus years of ...

‘Just the Classics’ concert

NASHUA – The Nashua High School North choral department, along with Sinfonietta Strings, presents a concert, “Just the Classics, at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 31 in the school’s auditorium. The evening will feature the works of Schubert, Morley, Mendelssohn, Di Lasso and more. Nashua ...

Main Dunstable is the place to ‘Bee’

Fourth-grader Yash Patel wins school geography bee NASHUA – Yash Patel, a fourth grade student at Main Dunstable Elementry School, won the school-level championship competition of the National Geographic Bee on Jan. 9 and a chance at a $50,000 college scholarship. The school-level Bee, at ...

RISE spring information session set for Jan. 19, with courses to begin Feb. 5

NASHUA – The Rivier Institute for Senior Education (RISE) Spring Information Session is scheduled for 1-3 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 19 in the Special Events Room on the second floor of Memorial Hall at Rivier University located on South Main Street, Nashua. Seniors can choose from more than 56 ...

Pets of the Week

Humane Society for Greater Nashua LISA Hello from the Lone Star State. Well, not really, but you know what they say: “You can take the girl out of Texas, but you can’t take Texas out of the girl.” I’m a 3-year-old black and white female that was unclaimed after Hurricane Harvey. I ...

Pets of the Week

Humane Society for Greater Nashua BUDDY Hi everyone and good morning, bonjour, buongiorno and buenos dias! Hey, I’m a mixed-breed, so we like to cover all the language bases on behalf of all mixed breeds. To be honest, I’m a middle-aged single guy (6 years old) lab mix with a reddish brown ...

Credit union has ‘sharing hand’

LOWELL, Mass.- Jeanne D’Arc Credit Union’s Member Service Center team, along with members from the collections team, recently joined forces to assemble 50 care packages for the clients of the Lowell Transitional Living Center. Each bag was filled with socks, lotion, hats, gloves, hand ...

Generous spirit: Distiller’s event benefits charities

Concord, NH – Through two major strategic initiatives this fall, the New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) raised $137,864 to support the Animal Rescue League of New Hampshire (ARLNH) and Best Buddies New Hampshire. One of the largest spirit tasting events in the country, NHLC’s fifth ...

Generous Spirit: NHLC, Toys for tots team up

CONCORD – The New Hampshire Liquor Commission (NHLC) delivered nearly 1,000 new, unwrapped toys to the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program on Dec. 15. Throughout November and December, the commission collected toys at its 80 New Hampshire Liquor & Wine Outlets and at NHLC ...

Teamwork gets job done on Salem Street

NASHUA – Recently, more than 20 volunteers from the World Mission Society Church of God, in partnership with the Nashua Parks and Recreation, cleaned up Salem Street Park. The environmental cleanup was part of the worldwide movement titled, “Mother’s Street,” which the church carried ...

Honor Rolls

Bishop Guertin High School Bishop Guertin High School in Nashua has named the following students to its First Quarter Honor Roll for the 2017-18 school year. Students with the President’s List designation have achieved a GPA of 4.25 or better. PRESIDENT’S LIST Charlene Amarello, Emma ...