Community News

Reintegration challenges for NH military

New Hampshire’s military population is comprised of many who serve in the Guard and Reserves. Many of our state residents aren’t aware that New Hampshire’s military servicemen and women are leaving and returning from small and large deployments at various times during the year. Without an ...

What a comeback: Project turns kitchen tables into artwork

Conceived by Artist Jerry Beck in partnership with City Arts Nashua, this project has brought new life and purpose to 10 discarded tables. The Comeback Kitchen Tables Project celebrated health, collaboration, civic pride and the value of eating together and sharing meaningful conversations. At ...

PAL honors Nashua youth

NASHUA – The nonprofit Police Athletic League (Nashua PAL) announced that its 2017 Football Player of the Year is 14-year-old Max Ackerman. He, along with PAL’s athletes of the year in cross country, boxing, cheerleading and basketball – as well as adult awardees in volunteering and ...

Home Depot Foundation awards Front Door Agency $5K grant

NASHUA – The Home Depot Foundation recently awarded the Front Door Agency a $5,000 Community Impact Grant, to assist with renovations at the Agency’s Vine Street “Victory House” property. The apartment building, which houses single mothers and children in the Transitional Housing ...

NCC hosts annual world dinner

NASHUA – The fifth annual Around the World Dinner brought students, families and community members together for a night of multicultural cuisine and entertainment Friday, May 12 on the Nashua Community College campus. Students from the NCC World Language Club and International Cafe hosted the ...

Nonprofit holds ‘Breakfast with our Best’

NASHUA – The name Adult Learning Center seems to make clear the mission of the over 40-year-old nonprofit organization located in Nashua. But as attendees of last week’s Breakfast with our Best event learned, there is a lot more happening at the ALC than just adult learning. As guests ...

Anniversaries: Nashua couple married 50 years

NASHUA – Mike and Barbara Winton, of Nashua, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, May 27 with family. The Wintons have been residents of Nashua for more than 40 years and were married in Livingston, N.J. Both are now retired. Barbara was a teacher in the Nashua school ...

Anniversaries: Calvettis celebrate 60th anniversary

MILFORD – Richard and Lorraine Calvetti, of Milford, are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary on Thursday, May 25. They were married in Spencer, Mass., in 1957, and have two children, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild after “60 happy years,” Richard Calvetti said. Their ...

Letter of Thanks

Thank you Nashua In March, my husband and I traveled from Boston to Nashua to attend my aunt’s wake and funeral. She spent many years in Nashua, at the Mary A. Sweeney Home, and passed at 103 years of age. She loved the town and its friendly people. And now, my husband and I do, too! We were ...

News Digest

Nashua Students compete in Battle of the Books Recently, students across four Nashua Elementary Schools participated in the annual city-wide Battle of the Books. Participants from Bicentennial, Broad Street, Main Dunstable and Birch Hill Elementary Schools were invited to participate in the ...

Swimming, water safety class at YMCA

NASHUA – As part of the Y’s commitment to reduce drowning rates and keep kids safe in and around the water, the YMCA of Greater Nashua is providing eight weeks of swim instruction and water safety to 45 preschool aged children from Nashua’s Title 1 Preschool. Grant funds awarded from ...

League of Women’s Voters hosts public town hall meeting

NASHUA – The Nashua Chapter of the League of Women Voters held an Education Town Hall on May 16 in City Hall auditorium, which was open to the public. Dan Vallone, director of engagement from Reaching Higher NH, gave an overview of several education bills of significance that are working ...

Merrimack Garden Club to hold plant sale

The Merrimack Garden Club will be holding its plant sale on Saturday, June 10, from 8 a.m. to noon at the St. James Church, 646 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. It is a rain or shine event. There will be hundreds of perennials donated from local gardens. There are a few unique, specialty ...

USDA census counts horses

America’s equine communities will soon have the opportunity to strongly represent agriculture and our industry by taking part in the 2017 Census of Agriculture. Those who participated in the last Census in 2012 will automatically be mailed a survey that can be filled in and mailed back. If ...

NHLA holding Fair Housing Tester training in Nashua

Fair housing opens doors. While much progress has been made to provide equal access to housing, the work to encourage open communities and end discrimination is on-going. Periodic tests evaluating housing opportunities to determine where certain protected groups face discrimination is a key ...

Medical group gifts $10K to Safe Stations

The nonprofit agency Harbor Homes and member of the affiliated organizations that make up the Partnership for Successful Living, received a charitable gift of $10,000 from Southern New Hampshire Health of Nashua. President and CEO, Michael Rose presented a check to Harbor Homes/Partnership for ...

Scholars

ASSUMPTION COLLEGE Benjamin Irwin, of Nashua, Class of 2019, has been selected among a significant pool of applicants to serve as a 2017 orientation leader at Assumption College in Worcester, Mass. Assumption College’s Department of Art, Music and Theatre presented the Tony Award-winning ...

Bishop Guertin holds annual Legacy Gala

NASHUA – Bishop Guertin High School held its 20th annual Legacy Gala on Saturday, April 8 in the Roedel Field House. The theme of the evening, China, was a nod to the tradition of celebrating 20th wedding anniversaries with china. All money raised from the annual dinner and auction goes ...

Nashua Garden Club annual Plant Sale planned for May 20

The Nashua Garden Club will hold its much anticipated, annual plant sale on Saturday, May 20 from 8 a.m.-noon on the grounds of the Nashua Historical Society at 5 Abbott St. This event will be held rain or shine. Experienced shoppers know to come early for the best selection of the hundreds of ...

Help supply food for the hungry

On Saturday, May 13, the Letter Carriers of Nashua, Hudson and the rest of the country will be holding our annual food drive. Just leave nonperishable food goods at your mailbox and your carrier will do the rest. All food collected stays in Nashua and Hudson. This is a good way to help your ...