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Scholarship Awarded

On behalf of the Hudson Lions Club, Roger LaTulippe, scholarship chair, awarded the 2020 Lion Ron Boisvert Scholarship for continuing education in the medical field to Bailey Urbach of Hudson. Urbach is a 2015 graduate of Alvirne High School and a 2019 graduate of The Ohio State University with ...

Parental vigilance: Signs children might be victims of bullying

Despite the best efforts of educators and parents, bullying is a problem at many schools. According to StopBullying.gov, an official website of the United States government, as many as one in three American students say they have been bullied at school. And the problem is not exclusive to the ...

6 effects of bullying

Mixed messages still prevail regarding bullying. While it is addressed as a problem that shouldn’t be tolerated, some people still think that bullying is a part of growing up. But downplaying bullying can have lasting consequences. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that ...

Virtual event with author set

The Nashua Public Library and Toadstool Bookshop will present a virtual author event with Jon Land at 7 p.m. on Oct. 22. Land is a national-bestselling author with more than 50 books to his name. He wrote the bestselling Caitlin Strong series and several of the well-known “Murder, She ...

Pets of the Week

Kia: Good morning Human, my name is Kia. I am a black and white 5 month old male cat looking for my puurrrfect home. I am still learning how to be a “house-cat” so I need to go to a family who has cat experience and lots of patience. I will need some guidance and training to help me learn ...

Silent sci-fi adventure thriller to be shown Saturday

WILTON – A sci-fi adventure hailed as the first feature film to depict realistic space travel will be screened as part of a three-day UFO/Big Foot Film Festival this weekend at the Town Hall Theatre in Wilton. “Woman in the Moon” (1929), directed by German filmmaker Fritz Lang ...

Explained: The 3 most common types of breast cancer

Millions of women across the globe are diagnosed with breast cancer every year. The World Cancer Research Fund and the American Institute for Cancer Research notes that more than two million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed in 2018, making the disease one of the most commonly occurring ...

Recognize the early warning signs for breast cancer

Breast cancer affects millions of women across the globe every year. According to the World Health Organization, breast cancer is the most frequent cancer among women, affecting 2.1 million women each year. As daunting as that may seem, the WHO also notes that early diagnosis can greatly reduce ...

COVID-19 and breast cancers: What to watch for

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 first appeared in late 2019 and has changed life for the forseeable future. While many people are quick to focus on the ways COVID-19 has impacted their abilities to shop, visit with friends and relatives or travel, the virus has made life especially difficult for ...

Alcohol consumption, sedentary lifestyle among dangers

No two women are the same. But when it comes to breast cancer, women from all walks of life share various risk factors for a disease that the World Health Organization indicates is the most frequent cancer among women. Risk factors are anything that affects the likelihood that individuals ...

Poetry Corner for Oct. 3

Growing pains By Susanna Hargreaves Every night before I go to sleep I can feel my heart beat Before the darkness fades to dreams I say my prayers for my family Then, I imagine golden light around each and every one of them to protect them and keep them safe, yet now ...

Book sale at Nashua Library set for Oct. 3

NASHUA – The Friends of the Nashua Public Library will host its last Pop-Up Book Sale of 2020 on Oct. 3, on the Library Plaza from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The rain date is Oct. 10. This sale is cash only and masks are required. The Friends have still been accepting book, CD, and DVD donations ...

Waste collection is today

The Nashua Regional Planning Commission is hosting a household hazardous waste collection from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Oct. 3 at the Nashua City Park & Ride, 25 Crown St. Residents of Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Hudson, Litchfield, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua, Pelham and ...

Three-day festival of classic films coming to Wilton

WILTON – Fly off to high-altitude adventure with a festival of classic aviation films at the Town Hall Theatre, 40 Main St., Wilton. The three-day event, which runs from Thursday, Oct. 15 through Saturday, Oct. 17, gives local audiences a chance to see timeless aviation movies as they were ...

Nana’s Diaper Drive

Thanks go out from Nana’s Diaper Drive event volunteers, locals from left, Cindy ‘Nana’ Parente, organizer of the event; husband Michael Parente; Niki Stewart with son Connor Bernard; Nancy Murphy and Rosemarie Rung to dozens of benefactors contributing 6,917 diapers in 116 packages to ...

Catholic Charities N.H. awarded grant

MANCHESTER – Catholic Charities New Hampshire, one of the state’s largest social services organizations, received a $25,000 grant award from the Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation to help immigrants and their families coping with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant is part of a ...

Flood Social Media with #WhyIVoteNH

CONCORD – Although each person’s reason for voting may be different, there is no doubt that voting is a right and a privilege! Every voice counts and every vote counts! AARP NH and the NH Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College are teaming up to encourage EVERYONE in the Granite ...

New approach to learning has multiple 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 ...