Community News

St. Joseph Hospital gets new president

NASHUA – One of the city’s leading health care providers features new leadership, as John A. Jurczyk is the new president of St. Joseph Hospital. Hospital officials said Monday was Jurczyk’s first day on the job. He will also serve as senior vice president of Covenant Health, the ...

Nashua’s Pokémon Go Group gives back to the Community

In today’s techno-savvy world, it’s not uncommon to find people clinging to the virtual world contained in their phones, even amid their real-life surroundings. The latest trend involves individuals following a GPS to travel to different parks, campuses, restaurants and even cities in hopes ...

Hudson man found, safe

HUDSON -- Officers confirm locating Bryan Provencher, the 48-year-old Hudson man who went missing July 31. "He has been located and is safe," the Hudson Police Department states on its Facebook page regarding Provencher. An officer with the department contacted this afternoon declined to ...

Lyndeborough Community Day hits small snag

LYNDEBOROUGH - Although the rain didn’t arrive until after noon, it did manage to keep people indoors, as few attended the annual Community Day events on Saturday. Most vendors for the marketplace passed, but that didn’t stop those who attended from having a good time looking at the wide ...

Local club throws party celebrating Nashua ‘Bug Juice’ stars

NASHUA – If you grew up in the 1990s, you may remember watching the hit Disney reality show, Bug Juice, which follows a group of campers through the trials and tribulations of their summer camp experience. Now, 20 years after the premiere of its first season, Bug Juice has relaunched for a ...

Eversource helps YMCA’s summer program

NASHUA — The YMCA of Greater Nashua received a $1,500 award from Eversource in support of the Y’s Power Scholars Academy, a summer program that expands learning time to improve the academic achievements, self-confidence and life trajectories of elementary school students who are performing ...

Make It Labs 3D printer brings projects to life

NASHUA – For those curious creators eager to learn how to navigate the digital playground of 3D printing, Make It Labs has just the class to get you started. On Sunday, electronic engineer Paul Hardin taught a course on the Replicator 2 for anyone interested in a formal introduction to the 3D ...

National Night Out promises to unify neighborhoods

NASHUA – On Tuesday, from 5-8 p.m., members of the Nashua Police Department, Police Athletic League, Nashua Fire Department and the Nashua community will join together at the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua to celebrate their allegiance against crime during the 35th annual National ...

Gate City Bike Co-op celebrates one year

NASHUA - The Gate City Bike Co-op is doing more than just repairing gears on people’s bikes, but also allowing them to shift gears in their lives. “It has been a good resource because most of the adults that get a bike need it for transportation to get to work, and it allows them the ...

Woman gets head start on the holidays

HOLLIS – Although it may only be August, one woman is looking to get a head start on the holidays by setting a goal of sending 25,000 cards to military personnel. Last year, Laura Landerman-Garber set her goal at 5,000 holiday cards just for Navy sailors, but ended up receiving 17,000 in ...

Cribbage anyone?: Players compete head-on at Merrimack Public Library

NASHUA – “Fifteen two, 15 four and a pair makes six” a player counted. A peg was moved forward six holes and another hand was dealt. Monday at the Merrimack Public Library, eight people, once strangers and now friends, gathered for their weekly dose of cribbage. “It’s a good way ...

Lowell High School Class of 1958 reunion

The Lowell High School Class of 1958 is hosting its 60th reunion, from noon-4 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 16, at Four Oaks Country Club in Dracut, Mass. The event will include a buffet lunch. Dress is casual. Tickets are $50 per person and must be purchased by the end of August. If you are a 1958 ...

Hollis church sends 42 volunteers on mission trip

On Sunday, July 8, 33 youth and nine adult volunteers of the Congregational Church of Hollis left for a week-long mission trip to Wallingford, Conn., to repair homes of low-income, disabled and elderly residents of the community. The 42 volunteers included residents from Hollis, Brookline, ...

Tragic death prompts city officials to acquire AED for Four Hills Landfill

Although they knew they did everything they could have done to save the life of the Nashua man who collapsed, and later died, of a massive heart attack at the Four Hills Landfill last fall, the employees on duty that day still felt they needed to do more. It wasn’t long before they decided ...

S’more fun: YMCA kicks off Friday night summer series

MERRIMACK – The YMCA of Greater Nashua hosted their first Friday Night Live family event in their series at Camp Sargent in Merrimack. The Friday event drew about 500 kids and adults out for a cookout campfire night, featuring safe sun and early night sky-viewing through large telescopes ...

Families celebrate the end of soccer camp

NASHUA – Children and their families filled Lyons Field Friday evening to celebrate the end of a week-long soccer came, sponsored through a partnership with The Well Church and Fellowship of Christian Athletes. The soccer camp, which took place in the fields behind Dr. Norman W. Crisp ...

Survey ranks Nashua 9th best-run city

NASHUA – According to the WalletHub personal finance website, Nashua provides better city services than every city in America except Huntington Beach, California. Though Nashua’s weather may typically be a little different from that of the seaside Los Angeles suburb, the two cities ...

Crepes and coffee: New Nashua eatery offers variety of sweets

NASHUA – The small kitchen at Butter N’ Jam creperie smelled of marshmallows roasting over a campfire. Within seconds after hearing the hiss of the blow torch, two white blobs on the end of two toothpicks had turned golden brown, slightly charred around the edges and ooey gooey in the ...

Nashua’s inaugural Pride Festival is today

NASHUA – From the Pride Parade to the “main drag show,” downtown will buzz with activity this afternoon during the initial Nashua Pride Festival. The free event runs from 2-5 p.m. today, with the parade portion scheduled from 2-2:30 p.m. As part of the celebration, officials raised a ...