Community News

Gavel handed over for new year of leadership in Rotary

NASHUA – In a moment that Rotary Club of Nashua then-President Deborah Novotny called “bittersweet,” she gave up both her title and her gavel as she passed them to Ian Bowker, the newest president. “It’s not easy to fill the shoes of a president,” Bowker said Monday night, “and ...

Summer meals for kids in need

NASHUA – With schools dismissing students for summer vacation, Southern New Hampshire Services will be providing free meals to children during the break. Some students rely on the food they receive at school. The Summer Food Services Program works to fill that void by filling children’s ...

Relay for Life: Community comes together to fight cancer

NASHUA – Hundreds came together for the same cause on Saturday, fighting to raise funds for cancer treatment, research and diagnostics at the Relay For Life of Greater Nashua. “Relay For Life is an event that’s part of the American Cancer Society, and what we do is we fundraise, but we ...

Holiday card challenge underway

HOLLIS – Although it’s only June, Hollis resident Laura Landerman-Garber has the holidays on her mind, as she is collecting greeting cards for the military again this year. After last year’s success of collecting 17,000 cards in six weeks for U.S. Navy sailors, she decided to expand ...

Alzheimer’s Association fundraiser raises shy of $8K

NASHUA – By the second half of Thursday, the first day of summer and longest day of the year, Judy Loubier was sore. That morning, she and her friends, Dan St. James and Lynn Wahle, had rowed 15,000 meters on the Merrimack River, more than they had ever rowed at once. At 4 p.m. that same ...

Summer Kickoff Party on tap Friday

NASHUA – Few events offer the same “start of summer feel” more than a barbecue. Friday, the Arlington Street Community Center will welcome the start of no school and warm weather with a Summer Kickoff Party, complete with hot dogs, cupcakes and dancing,” according to Kim Kleiner, chief ...

ComicFest: Nashua Public Library hosting third annual event

NASHUA – ComicFest returns to the Nashua Public Library for another year of nerdy activities for all ages. The event is set for noon to 7 p.m. Saturday. When people check in, they can get a ticket for a door prize. “We found in the past that one of the things people like best is hanging ...

Police probe accidental shooting in Litchfield

LITCHFIELD – Police continue investigating the accidental shooting that injured a teenager during the weekend. The victim, a 17-year-old male whose name police didn’t release, was described as “conscious, alert and stable” when police and medical personnel responded to the scene at ...

Game On: Local student wins national competition

Hollis – The next revolution in video game technology may just come from a local fourth-grader. Chad Billingsley, a 10-year-old from Hollis, loves video games as much as the next kid. Fortnite, Minecraft, Rocket League, he’s no stranger to unwinding after school with his Xbox. However, ...

Nashua Farmers Market opens for season

NASHUA – The Nashua Farmers Market opened for the first time this season to a large crowd, offering attendees a variety of goods, from ice cream and baked goods to paintings and produce. Moving from its former location – Le Parc de Notre Renaissance Francaise along Water Street to a ...

Farmers Market debuts today in new location

NASHUA – Today, the Nashua Farmer’s Market returns for another season, planting its roots in a new location. The new location is set in the middle of Main Street in downtown Nashua, and will host more than 40 vendors offering things ranging from fresh local produce to honey, baked goods ...

Long-time pastor stepping down

NASHUA – As he gets ready to leave St. Christopher Parish on Manchester Street, the Rev. Richard Kelley said he will miss helping people as a pastor. “I’m going to miss the people, and the day-to-day contact,” he said. Kelley, 75, is retiring as pastor this month, with a parish ...

Students shave heads for solidarity with cancer patients

NASHUA – Students at the Infant Jesus School in Nashua donated hair to or shaved their heads in solidarity with kids with cancer Friday evening at their end of the year barbecue and fundraiser. Gabriel Tifone-Gravel, 9, whose blonde locks quickly disappeared in favor of a military haircut, ...

Hunt Community celebrates renovations

NASHUA – After a $10 million renovation project, relevant, vibrant and current are words John Parolin uses to describe Silverstone Living’s Hunt Community. “This is the first time in 20-plus years something has been done of a major undertaking. Today is marking the opening of some ...

Corpus Christi celebrates 20th anniversary

NASHUA – Helen Dumont, who started a tiny food-collection drive for needy folks at St. Joseph the Worker Church nearly 20 years ago, wore a huge smile Sunday afternoon as she watched Bishop Francis Christian bless the newest incarnation of what came to be known as the Corpus Christi Food ...

Fourth annual Millyard Bike Paddle Run

NASHUA – The fourth annual Millyard Bike Paddle Run will be held this Sunday, June 3 at 9 a.m., starting and finishing at the Millyard Technology Park. As the name implies, this unique race involves three different legs and means of transport. Participants first follow a roughly 16-mile ...

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 ...