Community News

The United Way’s food packaging event scheduled for June

NASHUA — Organizers plan to package 40,000 meals to feed those in need during the United Way of Greater Nashua’s “Food Security: Days of Caring.” “The purpose of this event is to engage volunteers from the community in the preparation and distribution of nutritious, easy preparation ...

Exhibiting leadership: Lifelong Scout continues Eagle project

NASHUA - Pending Eagle Scout, Scott Kaufman, of Troop 410, and a team of 18 volunteers were out working on a rosary garden and pergola for his Eagle project Saturday. Scott started construction back in February in front of the Immaculate Conception Parish, in Nashua, and hopes to have the ...

Local church’s Greek Food Festival a success

NASHUA – With 1,600 pounds of lamb and 1,000 pounds of chicken, the Saint Philip Greek Orthodox Church’s Greek Food Festival drew thousands to the church over the weekend. Friday and Saturday, nearly 8,000 people entered the church, stood in line for food and celebrated this annual event ...

Mother-daughter ice cream social

BEDFORD – To all the moms out there, do you have an amazing daughter who is grade sixth through ninth? Would you like to see her develop leadership skills and impact the community while doing so? Would you like to be there alongside her, spending quality time together? We are the ...

Pilot program provides for teens in need

NASHUA – The Rotary Club of Nashua West hosted a club meeting Tuesday where a presentation was given about the curriculum for the pilotted Resiliency Program. In light of the opioid crisis plaguing New Hampshire, the Club presented a joint grant to the Teen Institute in Nashua and the Boys ...

Family fun: Lil’ Iguana’s event draws good turnout

NASHUA – The Lil’ Iguana’s hosted its Family Fun Day Saturday at Nashua High School South, offering kids different activities ranging from laser tag to an escape room. Admission was just $1, mainly to get a headcount on attendees, and ran from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Jim Tomaszewski, ...

VeoRide set to debut in city June 2

NASHUA– A bike sharing company is bringing 200 smart bikes to Nashua next month as the city looks to make it easier for people move around downtown. “We’re trying to make the city more pedestrian and bike friendly, and I think this is a good step toward that,” said Nashua Mayor Jim ...

Top Cop: Lions Club honors Officer of the Year

NASHUA – Officer Guido Marchionda was named this year’s Lions Club Police Officer of the Year for “always being out there, doing his job, going beyond the call of duty,” said Ed Lecius, Nashua Police Department Community Policing Coordinator. “According to his supervisors, his ...

‘Make Way for Ducklings’

NASHUA – One little duckling had quite an adventure Tuesday, traveling from storm drain to storm drain as Nashua Police, Animal Control and Nashua Fire Rescue personnel attempted to rescue the animal. A woman called officers to Amherst Street to rescue a duckling that had fallen into the ...

Lil’ Iguana expands its future plans

NASHUA - Lil’ Iguana’s Children’s Safety Foundation has big plans for the nonprofit’s future as they move into their 24th year. Those plans include business changes and a national animation opportunity. Lil Iguana has partnered with Firehouse Centre for the Arts, a nonprofit based ...

Lil’ Iguana’s ‘Family Fun Day’ on tap May 12

Lil’ Iguana’s Family Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 inside Nashua High School South from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Admission is $1 and goes toward covering the fee to use the gym. “There will be snacks out the ying yang as you walk in. The small gym will be filled with inflatables, ...

NSKS recognized with Gate City Light Award

NASHUA – The Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter was recognized as the 2018 Gate City Light Award recipient at an informal ceremony Saturday afternoon. Mayor Jim Donchess and the Mayor’s Volunteer Recognition Committee were present to honor NSKS, but the award will officially be presented ...

Community Baby Shower equips mothers-to-be with supplies and skills

NASHUA- Several dozen new and expecting mothers took a step forward in giving their babies the best possible start in life by attending the United Way of Greater Nashua Community Baby Shower at Nashua Community College Thursday. The second annual shower went off without a hitch, organizers Liz ...

Islamic Society of Nashua to host open house

The Islamic Society of Greater Nashua (ISGN) invites the community to its open house, from 2-4 p.m. May 6, at the Islamic Society, located at 5 Pine Street Extension, Unit 1C. Meet your Muslim neighbors, learn about Islam, spread the peace and help build trust and unity in the community. ...

Nashua Soup Kitchen to win award

NASHUA – The 2018 Gate City Light Award will go to Nashua Soup Kitchen and Shelter during a May 5 ceremony at the site. “It’s going to be a volunteer celebration,” Carol Weeks, community outreach manager at NSKS said. “It’s to let them know how much we appreciate them. We couldn’t ...

Day of Farming

NASHUA – Dozens of community members gathered Friday “to dig in the dirt” at Sullivan Farm, according to United Way of Greater Nashua Executive Director Mike Apfelberg. As many as 75 volunteers got their hands dirty at the Community Day of Farming, which is one of two food security days ...

Marguerite’s Place to host Cinco de Mayo fundraiser

NASHUA – Join Marguerite’s Place, Inc, for a fun filled fiesta on Cinco de Mayo to benefit women and children in need. Cinco de Mayo Fiesta will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5, at Nashua Country Club. Tickets are $60 per person and are available at margueritesplace.org. “With this ...

Girls Inc. to announce 2018 Girl of the Year

NASHUA – Girls Incorporated of New Hampshire’s Greater Nashua Girls’ Center will host its annual Girl of the Year Celebration at the newly renovated Nashua Girls’ Center, 27 Burke St., in Nashua at 4:30 p.m. on May 17. This exciting event, which chooses one outstanding girl from among ...

N.H. Boys & Girls Clubs offer prevention programs

MILFORD- Across New Hampshire, Boys & Girls Clubs are offering prevention programs to kids in the midst of a nationwide opioid epidemic. Monica Gallant, director of prevention services at the Souhegan Valley Boys & Girls Club said, “We hear about treatment for adults, but who’s ...

Nashua VFW Post 483 announces its Loyalty Day Ceremony

Nashua VFW Post 483 will be holding its Loyalty Day Ceremony at 10 a.m., Saturday, April, 28 at the Nashua Senior Activity Center located at 70 Temple St. Loyalty Day was instituted by President Eisenhower on July, 18 1958, to combat the Communist May Day celebration. May 1 is the date of ...