St. Mary’s Bank Donates $15K to Aid Easterseals NH in Program-Focused Building Renovation

The generous gift came in as part of the Easterseals NH Big Ideas for Building Independence Capital Campaign that will fund the massive renovation of the organization’s main facility in Manchester and will consolidate Workforce Development Services under the same roof as many other Easterseals services to allow clients easy accessibility to all supports they may need. Continue Reading →

Bedford on Saturday: Creative Problem-Solvers Try to Advance to Global Academic Competition

For five months, student teams in 30 countries, including 300 teams in New Hampshire picked a challenge in science, technology, the arts, engineering, math or service learning. Over the past two weeks, the top 111 teams, appraised on creativity, collaboration and problem-solving skills have advanced to New Hampshire Destination Imagination State Finals in Bedford on Saturday. The top scoring teams in each challenge and age group will advance to compete at Destination Imagination Global Finals at the University of Tennessee in May. Continue Reading →

A Boyhood in Moonlight: A Synopsis of Growing Up Male

With the recent success of “Moonlight,” especially on winning Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year, I thought it was worth examining another phenomenal movie in comparison when it comes to telling stories about growing up as a male in America. “Boyhood,” is a movie that followed “Mason” from adolescent into young adulthood. Similarly, Moonlight followed “Chiron” from an adolescent into young adulthood. Continue Reading →

Brookside Congregational Church welcomes new pastor

Prior to joining Brookside Church, Rev. Eric Jackson served as pastor of Smith Memorial Church, United Church of Christ, in Hillsborough. Prior to that, he served as community minister at Judson Memorial Church in New York City. While in this position, he was introduced to the United Church of Christ denomination and found a spiritual home within it because of its commitment to theological diversity, democratic church governance, and social change. He began his career as the associate pastor of First Calvary Baptist Church in New York, NY. Continue Reading →

Celebrate National Library Week with a Wine Toss

Join the Manchester City Library Foundation for the 2nd annual Wine Toss with beer and spirits, too, on Wednesday, April 12 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Carpenter Memorial Library’s newly renovated Rotunda at the Manchester City Library, 404 Pine St. We’ll be tossing rings to hook a bottle to raise funds to help us renovate the main library’s children’s room in the near future. Continue Reading →

Stronger civic education needed to preserve proud New Hampshire tradition

New Hampshire currently requires that students take a half-credit course in United States and New Hampshire government and civics. Our students are not learning the fundamentals and this poses great risk to our democracy. Senate Bill 45 will require a uniform framework for civics courses that includes the duties and responsibilities of citizenship, the constitutional basis of government, and local government affairs. Continue Reading →

The Human Library: Real People-Real Conversations

What if you had the chance to acquire knowledge and understanding of contemporary, real life issues from those who live them? What if, through face to face dialogue, assumptions, stereotypes and prejudices could be challenged? The public is invited to do just that at the Goffstown Public Library on Sunday, April 9 from 1-3 p.m. when they will hold their third Human Library event. Continue Reading →

Omelettes and Eggs-perts: Free marketing roundtable event in Nashua

Bring your marketing and Inbound questions – or success stories to the table on April 20 from 8-9:30 a.m., at Boston Impressions, 100 Factory St. in Nashua. We’ll provide the omelettes and the marketing expertise. Our very own Creative Director, Tim Lord, and Lead Generation Guru, Daryl Eames, will share their insights and open the floor to a Q&A. Ask how we created half a million dollars revenue in the pipeline for one of our clients! Continue Reading →

St. Patrick’s Parade in Manchester

Manchester St. Patrick’s Day Parade is a big deal – so big that nearly as many people participating in the parade as people watching the parade. Two thousand people marched IN the parade and they came in five divisions. With big gaps between each division, it felt like five separate parades – each outfitted with a marching band, a bagpipe and drum corps, and a rainbow of community organizations. Continue Reading →

Never say never: 6 entrepreneurs who failed before they succeeded

Steven Spielberg, who brought us such movies as Jaws, Shindler’s List, E.T., Indiana Jones, Jurassic Park, and Saving Private Ryan, and companies such as Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks, was rejected by his first-choice film school, University of California, (USC), School of Cinema Arts, twice. He’s one of several examples of what can happen if you don’t let failure define you. Continue Reading →

Feminine Frenzy: The Policing of Women’s LGBTQ Identities

I wore feminine accessories; bows in my hair, pink lipstick, Claire’s jewelry that I bought on sale, etc. A girl sitting in the seat next to me began making lewd comments about a boy playing some shirtless sport outside and when my gut reaction of discomfort was to say “ew,” she turned to me, rolled her eyes, and spat out, “What are you, a lesbian?” Continue Reading →

SNHU, Rethink Education to Invest $15 Million in Seed Stage EdTech Startups

The $15 million investment will be allocated among more than two dozen companies at the seed stage. Together Rethink Education, which is co-managed by Rick Segal and Matt Greenfield, and SNHU will work with early stage ed-tech companies across the country that are using technology and data-driven models to tackle stubborn challenges in the education to workforce pipeline, including access and affordability.

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Donald R. Lavallee, 84: Architect, pilot, bon vivant; served on many local boards and loved his family, above all

Donald Lavallee was a true NH son who gave back to his community in many ways. He served as president or a board member of many civic and professional associations, including the Manchester Rotary, the New Hampshire Board of Architects, the Manchester Country Club, Sudden Pitch and the Manchester Boys and Girls Club. Continue Reading →