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Mahfuz to be honored by Scouts

NASHUA - Sy Mahfuz will be honored by the Daniel Webster Council of the Boy Scouts of America for his service to the community and area businesses while exemplifying Scouting values in his daily life. The Nashua Good Scout Award Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Crowne ...

Purgatory area developed at height of Grand Hotel era

Hiking at Purgatory Upper Falls has been so popular, cars create a safety hazard on Purgatory Falls Road and the town is planning to construct a parking area at the trailhead. But it isn't nearly as popular as it once was. Records note that in 1889, about 1,500 people gathered on the Mont ...

Horticulturist makes presentation to Nashua Garden Club

NASHUA - The Nashua Garden Club and members of the Greater Nashua gardening community were entertained at their September program by Tovah Martin, horticulturalist, television guest and author of "The Indestructible Houseplant," among other publications. All left the session ...

Volunteers work on Habitat homes, donate $3K

NASHUA - Over the course of two days recently, six Greenman-Pedersen employees rolled up their sleeves to work on homes for local families in need of affordable housing for Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity. Through Habitat's Team Building Day Program, the volunteers worked on two Nashua ...

Easter Seals care coordinators serve those who serve

New Hampshire's service members and veterans have all pledged to put their life on the line for our nation. Military life involves many sacrifices that can create immediate and long-term challenges for veterans and their families. Easter Seals Military & Veterans Care coordinators stand ...

Illinois man had friendship with Mother Teresa

STREATOR, Ill. - Not too many people can say they had a letter correspondence with a saint. But Paul Ahearn can. Beginning in 1985, Ahearn, of Streator, and Mother Teresa of Calcutta exchanged letters - about 30 of them - all the way until a few months before she died Sept. 5, 1997, at age ...

Special Olympics: Growing together in community

Community is important. It gives people a sense of belonging. It helps people get things done and builds something meaningful where nothing stood before. The combined talents and efforts of a community can make a big difference in a city and in the world. For people with developmental ...

Deaf church focuses on community, communicating

AMARILLO, Texas - Worshipping at Paramount Baptist Deaf Church is not a silent affair. Deaf people who can speak joyfully shout during the baptism of one of their friends. A member of the church's hearing minority sits in the front pews with a microphone, interpreting into spoken English the ...

Area 9/11 events planned for Sunday

On Sunday, Americans will mark the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with ceremonies at the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and the Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania. The following are some of the events taking place locally: Nashua Nashua Fire Rescue personnel will be gathering at ...

September is National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

EDITOR'S NOTE: The Veterans Count column was written this month by Stephanie Higgs, Easter Seals New Hampshire Military & Veterans Services. The U.S. Department of Veterans Affair's Office of Suicide Prevention has released its 2016 Suicide Data Report, which provides new information ...

A Krishna temple in the heart of Salt Lake Valley

SALT LAKE CITY - The hole in the ground has been there for a month now, but Caru Das can't stop admiring it. Who'd have thought? A Krishna temple in the heart of the Salt Lake Valley? Caru and his wife, Vai Bhavi, are local leaders of the International Society for Krishna Consciousness, ...

Church mixes beer with Bible to reach congregants

GAHANNA, Ohio - It's not every day that churchgoers get to break down the Bible with a beer in hand. But for members of Peace Lutheran Church in Gahanna, it's about once a month. The Rev. Doug Warburton had the idea to start Peace Pub Theology about four years ago. He wanted to provide a safe ...

NH champions fight against veteran unemployment

New Hampshire has a very low unemployment rate - currently 2.7 percent, according to New Hampshire Employment Security's most recent unemployment statistics report on June 23. That's below the national rate of 4.7 percent. The rate for New Hampshire veterans, however, is higher - more than 5 ...

St. Stanislaus parish in Nashua to celebrate first Mass Aug. 7

Nashua - The Most Rev. Peter A. Libasci, bishop of Manchester, announced that the newly reopened St. Stanislaus parish will celebrate its first Mass on Sunday, Aug. 7, at 10 a.m. The Rev. John Brancich, a member of the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter (FSSP), has been named as pastor of the ...

NH champions fight against veteran unemployment

New Hampshire has a very low unemployment rate - currently 2.7 percent, according to New Hampshire Employment Security's most recent unemployment statistics report on June 23. That's below the national rate of 4.7 percent. The rate for New Hampshire veterans, however, is higher - more than 5 ...

Bishop urges praying in wake of attacks

MANCHESTER - Bishop Peter A. Libasci of the Catholic Diocese of Manchester on Tuesday called on all New Hampshire Catholics and people of good will to pray and perform acts of repentance to end terrorist attacks and other ongoing violence here and across the globe. "The current civil ...

Outside of church, pastor a powerlifter

LINCOLN, Neb. - While chaperoning a church mission trip through a Nicaraguan open-air market, Steve Davenport noticed they were being followed. The Calvary Christian Church pastor of youth ministries and Parkview Christian School religion teacher asked his interpreter to find out what was up, ...

Milford Christian Science group turns to spirituality in battling addiction

When I attended the interfaith panel event titled “The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response” at the Harbor Care Health and Wellness Center this past May, I was struck by how central the spiritual element is in handling addiction. Many conferences involving city, state and ...

Black bears safer to admire at a distance

Black bears have become common enough in our area to be considered a nuisance. They are beautiful animals, attractive and fun to watch, but destructive of bird feeders, beehives and berry patches. They are generally shy and nonaggressive, unless mama bear is protecting her cubs, but there ...

Church’s history buried, but not forgotten

The old house on Court Street in Keene is hard to miss. A stained outline of the Star of David can be seen above the double-doors to the two-story structure. For years - decades, more likely - the outline of the star that once identified the building as a place of worship was covered by ...