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Kayla Smith was “feeling a cupcake” so the Pocketful of Posies owner stopped into the Blue Iris to visit the Kakery, and New Horizons-Chamber’s latest event was born. “We got to talking first maybe about a ‘Battle of the Businesses’ or something like that,” Smith said, “and we started branching out...
Artist Jackie Livingston poses for a picture by several of her “children’s characters” that make up a mural that honors the life of former EAGLE Program coordinator Diane Day.
The Nashua Public Library held a dedication recently to celebrate the life of Diane Day, the longtime coordinator of a preschool reading program. The library “unveiled” local artist Jackie Livingston’s paintings of 12 children’s book characters in the Berrier Children’s Library. The mural has been...
The New Hampton City Council met as a “committee as a whole” on Monday night before its regular city council to discuss if and how to provide funding for the ambulance service contract, but after going into closed session for much of the meeting, council members took no action. Earlier this month,...
Construction workers are making progress on what will be the entrance to the new competition gymnasium for high school and middle school students.
New Hampton’s new middle school and industrial technology and vocational agriculture center will be ready for students Aug. 23, when the 2019-20 school year begins, the school district’s top administrator said on Friday. The cafeteria and the gymnasium, though, may open just a tad later than...
If New Hampton property owners don’t cut their grass, it’s going to cost them a proverbial pretty penny for the city to do it, City Council members decided on Monday. Council members voted unanimously to accept a recommendation from Street Superintendent Junior Mai to double the rate the city...
Leah Winterton tells Brooklyn Neville “I’ll take it” during the Start Smart scrimmages that were held at Mikkelson Park last Wednesday morning.
It was, to steal an overheard comment from the crowd, “instant cuteness.” The preschoolers in New Hampton Parks and Recreation’s Start Smart program were on the field playing a little t-ball Wednesday morning, and put simply, the first “scrimmages” of the season were a hoot. Kids hit the baseballs...
The idea is simple yet twofold: Give Baby Sterling the memorial service he deserves and bring healing to a community. So on Saturday morning, the residents of Alta Vista, the law enforcement personnel, the first responders and the prosecutors whose lives were forever changed that day almost two...
Jason Speltz’s first Heartland Days as a member of New Horizons-Chamber was back in 2012, which means this upcoming weekend’s celebration will be his eighth with the organization that puts on New Hampton’s annual celebration. And here’s the deal: Speltz is adamant that Mother Nature owes him and...
Tara Hackman concedes she’s a bit befuddled by the slow pace of registrations for the New Hampton Parks and Recreation Department’s Camp Creamery that will be held, hopefully, later this month. “After last year, so many people said they loved it and urged us to bring it back,” said Hackman, the...
The adrenaline in Christy Roethler’s voice was still loud and clear Sunday morning, but the co-chairperson of the committee that put on one heck of an Alta Vista Days celebration couldn’t help but laugh when she was asked about a possible nap later in the day. “I think I’ll be ready, but right now...

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