Community News

Nashua to host multicultural festival Sept. 15

NASHUA – The city, New Hampshire’s most racially and ethnically diverse, will celebrate with its initial Multicultural Festival next week. The free event is set for noon to 4 p.m. Sept. 15 in the Elm Street Middle School cafeteria, 117 Elm St. It promises to showcase a blend of food, art, ...

CHRISTMAS CARD SIGNING FOR MILITARY

The Brookline Lions Club will host a “Christmas Card Signing for the U.S. Military” at Brusch Hall in the Brookline Chapel, 6:15-7:30 p.m., Thursday Sept. 6. The club ordered custom Christmas Cards for the event and encourage everyone to drop in to sign a card. All ages are welcome. The ...

Merrimack teen earns Girl Scout Gold Award

MERRIMACK – Sarah Heimberg, 17, embarked on a project to make it more socially acceptable to ask for help with drug addiction and mental illness. Her worked helped her earn the Girl Scout Gold Award project, which is the highest level of achievement for a Girl Scout. Heimberg, 17, worked ...

Amherst Jr. Women’s Club donation helps kids prepare for school

NASHUA – Children in the Front Door Agency’s Transformational Housing Program are starting the school year with new, well-fitting shoes, thanks to a recent $500 grant from the Amherst Junior Women’s Club. Each child received a professional shoe-fitting and made their choices from the ...

Pets of the Week

Humane Society for Greater Nashua TIFFANY and WILLIAM Would you like the good news or the bad news first? OK, let’s get the bad news out of the way. Our owner became too ill to care for us and we are without a home after 14 years for me and 10 years for William in the same home. “This ...

Hudson PD joins lip sync challenge

HUDSON – Lip-syncing to “Stayin’ Alive” by the Bee Gees, pumping CPR dummy chests to the beat and grooving to Michael Sembello’s “Maniac,” dramatically releasing water Flashdance-style, members of the Hudson Police Department danced their way toward internet fame Monday night with ...

United Way to install ‘Little Free Libraries’

NASHUA – In partnership with BAE Systems, P&L Landscaping, the Nashua Public Library, and Reeds Ferry Lumber, United Way of Greater Nashua is planning to install eight new “Little Free Libraries” on Sept. 26. This program began in Nashua in 2017 with the installation of seven ...

Environmental groups and neighbors urge removal of toxic waste

NASHUA – Although pleased city and federal officials are finally taking action to clean up the contaminated site of Nashua’s former Mohawk Tannery, activists and a majority of neighbors are not yet sold on the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency remediation plans. “We’re ...

Faith community keeps growing

NASHUA – Sherine Iskander and her family used to attend liturgy at the St. Mark’s Coptic Orthodox Church in Natick, Massachusetts, close to an hour’s drive from her Bedford home. Now, they attend services at St. Mary and Archangel Michael Church in Nashua, one of the more than 200 ...

Two years of ‘Welcoming City’

NASHUA – Muhammad Mustak and his family came to Nashua five years ago as refugees from state-sponsored violence against the Rohingya people in the nation of Burma, also known as Myanmar, in Southeast Asia. Today, he is a business owner and community leader in his adopted hometown. “I ...

Nashua offers citizens police academy

NASHUA – The deadline to register for the Nashua Police Department’s 30th Citizens Academy is Aug. 28. The nine-week program begins Sept. 4 and concludes Oct. 30. Sessions will go from 6:30-9:30 p.m. each Tuesday during the period. The program will feature presentations by members of ...

Rotarians recognized for service

NASHUA — Jack Atkinson has been attending weekly Rotary Club of Nashua meetings since before humans walked on the moon, as he marked 56 years of perfect attendance during the Monday meeting. Atkinson is followed in years of perfect attendance by Skip Bryant and Bob Cater, who mark 47 and 36 ...

A Lift from AJ: Memorial car show raises NCC scholarship funds

NASHUA – Al Dodge stepped out from under a pop-up shelter and fixed his gaze upon a sharp, blue-and-white Camaro Z-28 sparkling in Sunday afternoon’s bright sun. “This would have been A.J.’s,” Dodge told a visitor, pausing briefly before adding, “yep, he and I worked on this a lot ...

Community center program helps kids get on grade level

NASHUA – For Trish Stansfield and Donna Dye who coach skills building to young children at the Arlington Street Community Center, “there’s so much joy when that light bulb goes off,” Dye said. The two women, both retired educators from the Nashua School District, lead the Skills ...

Hollis mourns Vahrij Manoukian

HOLLIS – “You say the name Vahrij in New Hampshire – there’s only one face that comes to mind, and so many people know him,” said Andrew Gyorda, a pharmacist at Hollis Pharmacy and General Store. Pharmacist, selectman, political insider and friend, Vahrij Manoukian died Thursday ...

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 ...