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Successful community spirit

Home Health & Hospice Care, founded in 1883 in Nashua, recently held a month-long Designer Showhouse in the historic 1906 Frank. E. Anderson House at 90 Concord St. The project was a fundraiser to benefit the Community Hospice House, a beloved ten suite facility for end of life care. ...

Iconoclast vintner: Finding the poetry of the vine

“Be kind to the grape, but mean to the vine.” – Virginia Carter, vintner This contrary advice sums up the contradictions and paradoxes of winemaking – the key is to embrace opposites and find the balance between extremes. Such was the counsel and has been the experience of vintners ...

Getting property tax relief

As we move forward to the general election, we must remember that state leaders can provide municipal property tax relief through their work on the next state biennium budget and I am asking that they make municipal property tax relief a priority. Local officials and others are well aware of ...

A food tale of two stadiums: Holman and Fenway Park

If you would have told me 10 years ago that someday I’d be able to buy an empanada at Holman Stadium, I’d have asked you what you’re vaping. Historic Holman Stadium has been better known for its parade of minor league baseball teams, including hosting the first integrated baseball team ...

Food security: Where is my next meal coming from?

Have you ever had to ask the question, “Where is my next meal coming from?” For most of us, fortunately, the answer is “no.” For too many in our community, however, this is a very real question and, unfortunately, for many it is a question which gets asked every day. These people are ...

The Remembrance Mural

News reaches me from Nashua that a new mural taking shape in downtown Nashua is, unlike most if not all of its predecessors, causing a little controversy because of its subject matter. The mural, being painted on a wall facing the parking lot adjacent to the American Legion Hall on Court ...