Business

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. READ MORE
Student Achievers

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. READ MORE
Culture

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. READ MORE
Religion

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. READ MORE