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Pets of the Week

Johnny: Good morning everyone! I’m a handsome man who is finally ready to find a home. I was one of the Bradford Rescue pups. I have a beautiful black coat and am just two and a half years old. I’ve been working on my dog interaction skills with our trainer and staff and have come a long ...

Alvirne High School’s founding took interesting path

The vision for Alvirne High School began with Dr. Alfred K. Hills and was set in motion by his last will and testament written in December 1918, less than two years before his death in May 1920. However, there were two pivotal events in 1948 which, in the final analysis, permitted the town of ...

GFWC N.H. to commemorate adoption of 19th amendment

CONCORD – The General Federation of Women’s Clubs New Hampshire will commemorate and honor the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26 in front of the New Hampshire State House, 107 N. Main Street, Concord. Invited ...

Charitable fund accepting grant apps

MANCHESTER – The Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund is now accepting grant applications for the Fall 2020 review cycle. Qualified organizations should submit a completed application and all required information no later than close of business on Wednesday, September 16, 2020. Information ...

Shakespeare coming to home of Fisher Cats

MANCHESTER – It’s been performed on Broadway, adapted into feature films, and seen in countless theaters across the globe. But now, Romeo and Juliet takes its grandest stage yet: the left field turf of Delta Dental Stadium, home of the New Hampshire Fisher Cats at 2 p.m. on Sept. 20.

Girls Inc. raises $51K at socially distanced event

NASHUA – Girls Inc. of New Hampshire hosted 30 teams at its second annual Granite State Golf Challenge on August 10, 2020 at the Nashua Country Club, raising more than $51,000. All proceeds will go toward helping Girls Inc. continue its mission of inspiring girls during the COVID-19 ...

The Currier Museum of Art reopens; three special exhibits active

MANCHESTER – The Currier Museum of Art reopened to the public last week. The museum welcomes visitors back with three new special exhibitions, including Open World: Video Games and Contemporary Art, Photographs from the Civil Rights Movement, and Richard Haynes: Whispering Quilts. The ...

Pets of the Week

Wonder Woman: It’s a Bird!...It’s a Plane!...It’s a Cat….It’s Wonder Woman the Cat!! Nice to meet you, my name is Wonder Woman. I am a two year old cat, with beautiful golden and white fur. I am a very timid girl, who is fearful and unsure of the world. I am quiet and not particularly ...

Family celebrates new Nashua nonagenarian

Ninety years ago, on Aug. 13, 1930, a girl was born in Nashua to Lucille and Gilbert Dumas. They named their new daughter Barbara Lucille Dumas. Today, she is known as Barbara Rioux - the matriarch of the Rioux family of Nashua. She is blessed with wisdom, dignity, independence, and ...

Boston Post Cane has rich history in Hudson

The year was 1909. Edwin Atkins Grozier, owner and publisher of The Boston Post, launched his most famous and longest-lasting advertising campaign to increase readership of his paper: The Boston Post Cane. A letter was sent to the chairman of the of selectmen in many New England towns. ...

United Way of Greater Nashua planning two unique fundraisers

NASHUA – United Way of Greater Nashua has two fundraisers coming up to combat homelessness. The first is a skydiving fundraiser on Aug. 22 at Skydive Pepperell. The event, dubbed “SKYDIVE UNITED,” is geared toward the creation of a dedicated fund at United Way to support local youth ...

Pets of the Week

Gizmo: Hello there friendly reader. My name is Gizmo, I am a seven month Shepard mix. I’m a medium sized dog, who is estimated to be about 44 pounds once I am full grown. I have white fur mixed with tan and brown spots, and am a real cutie pie! I am very timid around people I don’t know. I ...

Poetry Corner

there is solace in the rain blanketing the skin smothering the heat cooling the burning from the outside in more rain I beg saturate me till the rain reaches my core for I am on fire always in flame it is chaos inside now the rain turns to storm and chaos is outside what ...

New approach to learning for students has benefits

The validity of the adage “necessity is the mother of invention” was on full display during the COVID-19 outbreak. People quickly had to learn to adapt to a new way of life, including an educational system that was transformed dramatically by social distancing guidelines. More than 76 ...

Recommended tech for students

Shopping for school supplies once entailed stocking up on pens, pads and notebooks. Students today still buy many of the same items, though they also now stock up on electronics. Technology and education now go hand-in-hand. For students to find success both in and out of the classroom, the ...

Three ways parents can become involved in their kids’ educations

The dawn of a new school year provides a host of opportunities for students and their families. Students begin a new school year with a clean slate, while their parents can look at the start of the school year as an opportunity to take active roles in their children’s education. Parents who ...

Tips for effective remote learning

An increased reliance on virtual home instruction has many students rethinking their organizational strategies and daily school schedules. Learning at home is different from being in a traditional classroom environment, but with some effective strategies, students can persevere without missing ...

Aviation Museum to host volunteer open house on Aug. 17

LONDONDERRY – Would you like to be part of a community of people who enjoy aviation? Would you like to make a difference, help a good cause and have fun doing it? Then you’re invited to attend the Aviation Museum of New Hampshire’s upcoming volunteer open house, scheduled for Monday, ...

Lions program scheduled

NASHUA – The inaugural Regional Lions Leadership Institute has been rescheduled for Oct. 16-18 in Nashua. The event is aimed at stimulating and growing leaders and expanding leadership opportunities. All Lions Club members in good standing who have not yet reached the position of second ...

Group launches guide

MANCHESTER – Stay Work Play, in partnership with Eversource, has released “An Insider’s Guide to the Lakes Region,” a digital resource for area employers to promote the region to new and prospective employees. “Human resources professionals tell us they’re increasingly having to ...