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Verizon Toys for Tots drive winds down; Verizon Toys for Tots drive winds down

Wireless Zone, the nation's largest wireless retail franchise offering exclusive Verizon products and services, has partnered with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve to create a more joy-filled Christmas morning for thousands of less fortunate children through the annual Toys for Tots drive. ...

More than a blanket; YMCA is collection site for Kieran’s Kovers

For the fifth year, the YMCA of Greater Nashua is helping Kieran Hummer, a sixth grade student at Presentation of Mary Academy, collect new and gently used blankets. So far through his YMCA blanket drive, we have collected over 1000 blankets! His mom, Marion Hummer, said, "This is ...

Nashua Catholic hosts Veterans Day ceremony

NASHUA - There wasn't a dry eye in the gymnasium at Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School's Veteran's Day Ceremony, held on Wednesday, Nov. 9, as Gold Star Mother, Denise Gionet of Pelham, took the podium to talk to students, staff and family members. After being introduced by history ...

Fun with Father Joe; PMA celebrates National Vocation Awareness Week

Father Joseph Cooper had a visit with the students in grades two, three and four at the Presentation of Mary Academy in Hudson recently to celebrate National Vocation Awareness Week. Father Joe is a regular at the academy as he conducts the monthly masses for grades five through eight. He ...

Hudson T-Bones staff hopes to hit $200,000 with 20th-year effort

It all started twenty years ago, when the wait staff at the Hudson T-Bones decided to pool 100 percent of all donated tips from one evening in December, take that money and buy toys for area kids for the holiday season. This special effort has raised approximately $175,000 over the 20 years, ...

Veterans share experiences with students

HUDSON - The Presentation of Mary Academy has an annual tradition of inviting local veterans to speak to their eighth-grade students. This year, nine veterans joined the eighth grade in the library and spoke candidly with the students about their military experience. Eighth-graders have the ...

Special Olympic athletes take part in bowling tourney

Saturday, Oct. 29, was the New Hampshire Special Olympics statewide bowling tournament. All of the athletes for Special Olympics New Hampshire participated in their communities in various bowling tournaments, ranging from singles, doubles and unified bowling. Tournaments were held at 10 ...

Habitat gala raises $67,975 for building, repairs

NASHUA - More than 175 supporters attended the Greater Nashua Habitat for Humanity's third annual Dream Builders Gala on Sunday, Oct. 23, at LaBelle Winery in Amherst. An online auction full of weekend getaways, art, date nights and restaurant gift certificates, signed sports memorabilia and ...

‘Salute our Soldiers’ dinner held Nov. 5

Merrimack County Savings Bank was one of this year's key-level sponsors for the Salute Our Soldiers Dinner with a commitment of $5,000. The Salute Our Soldiers Dinner took place Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Radisson Hotel in Nashua. Salute Our Soldiers is a major fundraising event for the Nashua ...

Glass manufacturing burned itself out in region

Glassmaking was one of the first industries started in this country. Although England forbade such activity - it wanted to protect its own markets - the colonists found it quicker and cheaper to make their own, particularly window panes. Enterprising settlers founded iron forges and potteries ...

Nashua Catholic has new teacher

NASHUA - Glenda McFadden, principal of Nashua Catholic Regional Junior High School, is pleased to announce that Laura Daigle has been added to the school's music program. "My number one job as a music teacher is to spark a love of music in my students," said Ms. Daigle. ...

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, ...