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Cub Scout Pack 253 collects 1,273 donations for those in need

The generosity of Nashua residents was on full display Nov. 12, as Cub Scouts from Pack 253 collected a mountain of canned foods, cereal, pasta, peanut butter, juice and other nonperishable products donated by more than 100 North End homes during the "Scouting for Food" ...

Group seeks help with annual dinner

NASHUA - On Tuesday, Nov. 22, agencies of The Partnership for Successful Living will host their 16th annual Thanksgiving Dinner for our community's individuals and families in need. This festive gathering will take place at 45 High St. in Nashua from 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. and will provide a ...

Humane Society to host educational series

NASHUA - Due to the success of the HERO program at the Humane Society for Greater Nashua, the shelter will be hosting a series of seasonal education events throughout the school year and over the holiday breaks. For Halloween, the shelter held a free one-hour program, and with teacher and ...

Senior Activity Center announces talent show

NASHUA - The Senior Activity Center in Nashua is pleased to announce their 35th annual Musical Variety Show, "Celebrating the Seasons and Their Holidays" through music and dance. This show will be packed entertainment and is expected to be a sellout. Don't miss out on this ...

Hudson fifth-graders enjoy adventure in Nature’s Classroom

HUDSON - The Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson gave its fifth-grade students the opportunity to attend Nature's Classroom. This year, the reputation of having a blast while learning many new things proved true. Nature's Classroom offers a unique educational experience to students and ...

25th annual Kitty Angels fundraiser set for Nov. 5, 6

Treasures Antiques, Collectables & More will host its 25th annual Holiday Open House and Kitty Angels Fall Fundraising Weekend on Nov. 5-6. Festivities will run from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. both days. As in past events, Kitty Angels will have several kitties for adoption, along with the Amherst ...

Ceremony opens Gilmour center

NASHUA - A ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the November 2016 opening of the new Peggy and David Gilmour Medical Respite Center was held Monday, Oct. 24, at the offices of Harbor Homes and the federally qualified Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center at 45 High St., Nashua. Medical ...

RISE authors to read at Nashua library

NASHUA - Members of the creative writing classes at the Rivier Institute for Senior Education will read from their annually published journal, Dawn, The Literary Journal of RISE, at the Nashua Public Library Theater from 10 a.m.-noon Saturday, Nov. 5. Copies of Dawn will be available for $6, ...

Re-enactor makes Revolutionary presentation to RISE class

NASHUA - History came alive once again in the classroom at the RISE program at Rivier University as part of the learning process in The Revolutionary Years class. Re-enactor David Welch provided an authentic look at the lifestyles of the 18th century as the colonies in North America ...

Booklet tells of New Hampshire life in the 1930s

New Hampshire's economy is pretty much dependent on tourism, and has been since around World War I, when the summer hotels went into decline and people began to get their own automobiles and could go where they wanted. Around 1930, the state Planning and Development Commission began ...

Soup Kitchen gets $15K grant

LOWELL Mass. - Jeanne D'Arc Credit Union named the Nashua Soup Kitchen & Shelter the latest winner of the Give-A-Click campaign. The organization received a $1,500 donation from the credit union's We Share A Common Thread Foundation. On an average monthly basis, 930 families visit NSKS ...

Amherst man named top ‘Big’

MANCHESTER - Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire announced the Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year are Bob Purcell, of Amherst, and Sofia Cunha-Vascancelos, of Keene. "This was the beginning of a journey that has lasted for years and promises to continue for many ...

Nashua chefs win Frosting Frenzy benefit event

NASHUA - The first Frosting Frenzy, a cake decorating and candy making competition benefiting Easter Seals New Hampshire Senior Services, was held recently at the Puritan Conference Center in Manchester to raise funds for Easter Seals, which provides support for seniors and their ...

Cheer teams in cancer benefit

HUDSON - The Hudson varsity coed cheerleading team and the KallieGator cheering team from Nashua are participating in the Cheer for Dana-Farber fundraiser, which supports cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. The high school cheerleaders will fundraise until ...

Rivier to host Celebration of Peace

NASHUA - The Celebration of Peace addresses the global peace effort by focusing on peace within ourselves, our community and our nation. The celebration, co-sponsored by Rivier University Reconciliation and Peace classes, the Hollis-Brookline Rotary Club and RxRelax, will take place from ...

Run/walk raises funds for ovarian cancer awareness

NASHUA - More than 450 participants from throughout the state and beyond gathered in Greeley Park recently to participate in the 11th annual 5K Run/Walk to Break the Silence on Ovarian Cancer. Eric Chapdelaine won the race in 22:05. His mother, Colleen Chapdelaine, finished in 24:19 and was ...

Silicon Labs volunteers with Habitat for Humanity

NASHUA - Eight Silicon Laboratories employees volunteered on Sept. 8 to do some pre-demolition work at Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity's newest project at 42 Chestnut St. The project will create two new decent and affordable homes for qualified local families. Silicon Labs volunteers ...

5K event supports Anne Marie House

NASHUA - On Sept. 11, a national day of service and remembrance, hundreds of people from throughout southern New Hampshire joined together to make a difference in the lives of homeless families. By participating in the Home Stretch 5K and Kids Fun Run at Nashua Community College, individuals ...

DAR rededicates historic plaques

NASHUA - Members of the Matthew Thornton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution and representatives of the state organization, NHSODAR, gathered with Rivier University President Sister Paula Marie Buley at the recently completed Meditation Garden on the school's campus to ...