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Boys & Girls Club awards scholarships

NASHUA - The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua awarded scholarships totaling more than $43,000 to 28 members and alumni to help them realize their dreams of earning a college degree at the 16th annual Scholarship Dinner recently. The awards are made possible by private donors who ...

Las Vegas Paiute boy given sacred mantle of song carrier

LAS VEGAS - The elders of the Las Vegas Paiute Tribe have always told stories of the song carriers - the ones who would continue to carry on the sounds of their sacred Salt Song ceremonies. But they were quite surprised when the responsibility - and the songs - chose 9-year-old Tobyas Spotted ...

Milford United Methodist held Prayer Vigil for Orlando

MILFORD - On Tuesday evening, June 14, Milford UMC held a prayer vigil in solidarity for the victims of the Orlando attack on LGBTQ persons. The vigil was open to all who needed a place to come together to grieve for the painful loss to that community. The name, age and some information about ...

Questions arise when towns abandon roads

The questions come up in all of the area towns from time to time as people move to remoter sections. What is the status of that old road? Was it closed or abandoned in the past, or is it now my private road? Can it be used by the public for hiking or snow mobiles? In order to build a new ...

NH Gives Day supports state’s nonprofits

CONCORD – New Hampshire will celebrate its first statewide day of giving on Tuesday, June 7. NH Gives Day will harness the collective power of individuals, communities and businesses to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate the impact of nonprofits in the state. Coordinated by the ...

Nashua PAL names Police Explorer of Year

NASHUA – The Police Athletic League announced that its 2016 Police Explorer of the Year is Nashua High School North senior Brandon DiGregorio. DiGregorio, along with PAL’s athletes of the year in football, cross country, boxing and basketball, will be honored at the sixth ...

Nashua Lions name Teacher of Year

NASHUA – New Searles Elementary School teacher Michelle Henning was selected as the Nashua Lions Club Teacher of the Year, club President Louise Deschenes announced. “This marks the second time a teacher from New Searles has been chosen for this honor,” Deschenes ...

REYES Family Field Day scheduled

NASHUA – The public is invited to join Kendall Reyes, his family and Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua staff for the REYES Family Field Day from 9:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at the club, 1 Positive Place. The REYES Family Field Day (Re-Engaging Youth through Exercise and ...

Fallen Heroes service set for Saturday

The New Hampshire Daughters of the American Revolution invite Vietnam veterans, families, friends and all New Hampshire residents to its Fallen Heroes Moving Wall Memorial Service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, June 4, at the New Hampshire Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. The DAR will honor each of the ...

Reintegration challenges New Hampshire’s military

New Hampshire has more than 115,000 veterans. We have the eighth-largest per capita veteran population in the country, and that doesn't include those who are currently serving or their families. Reintegration is the stage of the deployment cycle in which those who have served arrive back home ...

Chamberlain came to rescue over Civil War monument

Memorial Day was first celebrated a few years after the Civil War. Most area towns lost men in the conflict and have a monument of some kind. They range from Milford's elaborate monument on the Town Common to Wilton's fairly plain square stone in a small park beside Forest Road. Some of them ...

Nashua church offers spiritual response to drug crisis

"Faith communities have an important role to play" in the battle against drug addiction, U.S. Sen. Kelly Ayotte, R-N.H., told attendees in introductory remarks at the "The Drug Crisis: A Spiritual Response" Interfaith Panel Discussion on May 14. The event, ...

Nashua agency receives $10K grant

NASHUA - The Care­givers in Nashua and Manchester was awarded a $10,000 grant by Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Foundation's Healthy Food for Every Age. The grants are awarded to nonprofits in New Hampshire, Massachu­setts and Maine. The funded programs are designed to help older adults eat ...

Teachers group to hold plant sale

NASHUA - The Alpha Delta Kappa Teachers group will hold its 11th annual perennial plant sale from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at 15 Spencer Drive. All proceeds will help with clothes and other items for needy children in Nashua schools. ADK makes monthly donations of sweatpants, jeans, ...

Early named PAL’s top girls runner

NASHUA - The Police Athletic League announced that its 2016 Girls Cross Country Run­ner of the Year is Shannon Earley, of Amherst. Earley, 17, will be honored along with PAL's athletes of the year in football, boys cross coun­try, boxing and basketball at the sixth annual PAL Sports Dinner ...

PMA performs ‘Fairy Tale with Attitude’

HUDSON - Presentation of Mary Academy recently put on their its first ever drama performance, "The Quest: A Fairy Tale with Attitude." The characters begin in a classroom in the Fairy Tale Forest. All of the stu­dents in the magical class­room are sent on a quest to find ...

Family Promise hosts Sisters of PMA

HUDSON - The Sisters of the Presentation of Mary were recently welcomed to Family Promise of Greater Nashua at Anne Marie House for a Sisters Tea. Pamela T. Small, execu­tive director, recognized the sisters for their contri­butions to the mission of Family Promise of Greater Nashua, which ...

Senior education group elects new officers for 2016-17

NASHUA - The Rivier Institute for Senior Education held its annual meeting in April, during which new officers were elected for 2016-17. The new officers are Cheryl Cummings, president; Timothy Twombly, vice president; Jan Adams, secretary; and Mary Bock, treasurer. The outgoing officers were ...

Gate City Series planned

NASHUA - The Toyota of Nashua Gate City Series announced five races starting at 6:15 p.m. Thursday, June 23, with the Salvation Army Run Into Summer 5K at Greeley Park in Nashua. The series also will include: Home Stretch 5K and Kids Fun Run at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 11, at ...

United Way gives $32K to B&G Club

NASHUA - The United Way of Greater Nashua recently presented a $32,000 annual support grant to the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua. "The Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua helps fill the gap between school and home," said Norman Bouthilette, CEO of the Boys ...