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Happy Saturday, neighbors! Tony Schinella here. Let’s get this day started off right. Here’s everything worth knowing around Nashua today.


First, today’s weather:

Cold with clouds breaking. High: 24 Low: 13.

Find out what’s happening in Nashua with free, real-time updates from Patch.


Here are the top stories today in Nashua:

  1. COVID-19 FAQs From Dartmouth-Hitchcock HealthInDepthNH.org (InDepthNH.org)
  2. State: 12 New COVID-19 Deaths; Highest Positivity Rates in Nashua, Manchester (InDepthNH.org)
  3. Korean wings take-out franchise Bonchon crosses border to Nashua (The Union Leader)
  4. Nashua Housing Market: Sale Prices By ZIP Code (Nashua Patch)
  5. Outside Legal Costs To Oppose, Defend SB 3 Top $4.2 Million (InDepth NH)
  6. Nashua Man Indicted On Gun Threat, Other Charges: Court (Nashua Patch)
  7. Anita Edmands, 96 | Obituaries (The Laconia Daily Sun)
  8. Fire On 8th Floor Of Nashua Apartment Building Forces Evacuation (Jeffrey Hastings)
  9. Shaheen addresses national press on Ukraine | News, Sports, Jobs (Nashua Telegraph)
  10. Obituary: Donald A. Mayer – Portland Press Herald (pressherald.com)
  11. WWII Veteran, John Frederick Cox, of Riverside, Dies at 96 (GoLocalProv)
  12. Hudson, Dracut Women Face Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Charges (Nashua Patch)
  13. Massachusetts Man Arrested On Forgery Charge In Nashua (Nashua Patch)
  14. Should You Just Get Omicron Over With Already? Here’s What the Experts Have to Say (PureWow)
  15. Nashua Events Calendar: See What’s Happening This Weekend (Nashua Patch)
  16. Nashua Public Library: Become A Nature Detective In Nashua Parks (Press Release Desk)
  17. NH Chronicle: Creative Comfort Food Dining in the 603 (WMUR Manchester)
  18. NH Chronicle: Franco Foods in the Granite State (WMUR Manchester)
  19. Nashua Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead (Nashua Patch)
  20. New Hampshire hospital official says people who test positive for COVID-19 at home should do this (WMUR Manchester)
  21. Nashua Prospective Homeowners: 5 New Houses For Sale (Nashua Patch)
  22. Senate Judiciary Hears Bills To Protect Abortion Rights In NH (InDepth NH)
  23. Nashua Area High School Athletics: The Weekend Ahead (Nashua Patch)
  24. December 2021 Hottest Housing Markets (Realtor.com News)
  25. More walk-in COVID-19 vaccination sites opening this week in New Hampshire (WMUR Manchester)

Today in Nashua:

Find out what’s happening in Nashua with free, real-time updates from Patch.

  • Pennichuck Drama Club: PMS Drama Performance (1:00 PM)
  • Live Music with Ted Solovicos at Millyard Brewery (4:00 PM)

From my notebook:

  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua: “Thank you to Emmaline and Leona who stopped by this week with supplies for our animals that they collected: Nylabones, Kongs, stuffies, blankets, and towels. But they also brought handmade toys and a very extensive research project that …” (Facebook)
  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua: “We are humbled by the amount of donations we have received so far in response to the #BettyWhiteChallenge. We thank you, sincerely, for your generosity and support. In addition to raising awareness for animal welfare, Betty also taught u…” (Facebook)
  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua: “Thanks to the viral #BettyWhiteChallenge, many are donating to shelters in honor of Betty White on what would have been her 100th birthday today. If you would like to make a donation in her name to HSFN, you can do so by visiting our web…” (Facebook)
  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua: “Good morning! We have some lovable pets just waiting to be found by their new families. Come by the shelter and meet them today! ??? No appointment necessary. We’re open Mon-Fri 12pm-5pm, and Sat-Sun 10am-4pm. Closed Weds for our Comm…” (Facebook)
  • Humane Society for Greater Nashua: “Bella came to us in June of last year as a surrender. We all loved her immediately because of her affectionate and laid back personality. You can see Chelsey, our Director of Volunteer Resources, giving her a brushing below. However, she…” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Silver Knights: “We’re excited to introduce Kit Cleghorn, who will work in gameday operations and as the team photographer for the Silver Knights during the 2022 season! Kit currently works as a gameday intern for the Marketing Department at the Universi…” (Facebook)
  • NASHUA ELKS LODGE #720: “Our Baby is getting a face-lift today.” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “Love Wordle? Already solved today’s game? Find more puzzles at the Nashua Public Library! These and more are in the 790s.” (Facebook)
  • United Way of Greater Nashua: “❤You still have time to donate to our 2022 Valentine’s Shoe Box Project for Seniors – last day is Friday, 2/4/2022.❤ We are creating gift kids for our low-income seniors. These kits contain both useful items like batteries, hand cream, a…” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “We had a blast making bubbles with dry ice and soap on Thursday! Thanks to Jeremy with Xploration for this exciting STEM program. Stay up to date with Youth Services program offerings by subscribing to our library newsletter: https://www…” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “Happy Squirrel Appreciation Day! We appreciate silly squirrel picture books and our squirrel puppet. Check out these titles and more in the children’s room. Titles Pictured: ? Sloth & Squirrel in a Pickle by Cathy Ballou Mealey and Kell…” (Facebook)
  • United Way of Greater Nashua: “FRIDAYS UNITED today at Nashua PAL with Michael Apfelberg and Samantha Oslord talking about the Nashua Nor’easter Community Winter Walk/Run !” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “We’re postponing this program until May 15. Right now the paths at Mine Falls are covered with ice! Register for May at https://tinyurl.com/2p8amtkb” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Silver Knights: “Want to hit with the big guys or relive the glory days?? Come take batting practice on field before any home game with the Silver Knights! For more details, call 603-718-8883 or visit https://nashuasilverknights.com/outings/batting-pract…” (Facebook)
  • Boys & Girls Club of Greater Nashua: “Congratulations to Club member Maycie who won the “I Have A Dream” Speech Contest with her inspiring words on female empowerment. Check out a clip of her winning speech below! #MLK #girlpower #GreatFutures” (Facebook)
  • Nashua Public Library: “Explore art with us! As a group, we will explore the exhibit in the library, then move into the Theater for cozy quilt-themed stories. We will send you home with a project to complete together! Bring a quilt to sit on if you’d like. Regi…” (Facebook)
  • United Way of Greater Nashua: “Thank you to generous sponsor Xfinity for being an especially fun part of this fun event, the Step & Repeat Banner Sponsor! If you’re ready to celebrate supporting the community and completing a 5K/10K/ or half-marathon, all you need to …” (Facebook)
  • YMCA of Greater Nashua: “MEMBERS: In a few weeks you’ll have the opportunity to bring a friend or loved one to try a new class and to introduce them the the YMCA of Greater Nashua. Mark your calendars, more information to follow. #NMYMCA #StrongerTogether” (Facebook)
  • YMCA of Greater Nashua: “[NEWSLETTER] Stay Warm Out There or Join Us at the YMCA to Warm Your Senses or Work Up a Sweat. What’s Happening at the YMCA Present and Future! Tune into this weeks newsletter to see what’s new and how you can be part of it. https://mai…” (Facebook)
  • YMCA of Greater Nashua: “SPORTS PERFORMANCE TRAINING Come prepare your body for your next season of sports. Every sport has different needs that require different focuses on speed, strength, agility and injury prevention. Email Justin Sullivan at jsullivan@nmymc…” (Facebook)
  • YMCA of Greater Nashua: “Mentoring is an important component of positive youth development, promoting academic success, engagement in extracurriculars and connections to new opportunities. But, DYK that 1 in 3 young people in America are without a mentor outside…” (Facebook)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Sunset Heights: “Does anyone have Fidium Fiber for their internet service in Nashua? – Im trying to find out how the service is and if it is worth switching from Xfinity to them.” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Conant Rd: “Goodmorning neighbors. – My name is Hannah stay on congress St. I so glad to ve writing to you today. I do have a crazy high bill of Electricity, ( $ 1,500). It accumulated due to alot of circumstances going on in my life. Am kindly aski…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Main Street Mills: “Hola mi nombres Isabel estoy buscando trabajo – Houses cleaning 6032288688” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Downtown: “Any feedback, I have been considering starting a door dash, GrubHub, or Amazon flex because I like to have a side hustle. – Anyone have experience with these ??” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Kessler Farm: “House’s cleaner. – I work with Residential Cleaning with reasonable rates, supplies and equipment provided, Wkly., bi-wkly., monthly. I take pride on the quality of my work, and make sure that you are 100% satisfied when l’m done with th…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Bicentennial District: “Did anyone lose a white rabbit with speckled brown ears, face and also a stripe down his back…Not sure if he is someone’s pet or whether he is a wild bunny. – He seems somewhat tame and may be a lop rabbit. Please call Marge or Larry at …” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Bicentennial District: “My former Neighbor in the Woodfield St and Custom St Nashua NH neighborhood found this bunny. – Obviously not wild… if you’re missing this bunny LMK. I’ll get you in contact with the finders.” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Bicentennial District: “I just wanted to give a shout out to an awesome neighbor that helped me shovel my driveway. – Erica I don’t know your last name but I can’t thank you enough for the assistance you provided me yesterday. And I’m still serious about you se…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Bridge St:https://gofund.me/3392e4a5 – Anything helps god bless America” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Downtown: “Shower install installation – Any recommendations. Looking for someone for a shower stall installation” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Groton Woods: “Has anyone heard very loud booms today . – It was so loud it felt like it was under our house?” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Somerset: “HOUSE CLEANING I work with Residential Cleaning at reasonable prices, we provide equipment, cleaning weekly, fortnightly and monthly. – I pride myself on the quality of my work and make sure you are 100% satisfied when I finish cleanin…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Georgetown Drive: “Hello! – I am in search for someone who can prepare african dishes. I am willing to pay. Thank you” (Nextdoor)
  • Vanessa Palange, New Hampshire Homeland Security & Emergency Management: “Time is running out to sign up for next week’s ICS 300 class – Time is running out – registration is still open for ICS 300: Intermediate ICS for Expanding Incidents taking place in Concord January 24-26. Deadline to register is today (W…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Conant Rd: “Hello neighbors, am a certified CNA/LNA, taking care of seniors. – I can do this job on private basis at senior house and don’t bother going to a nursing home, at an Affordable price per hour. And Discussing with Family is great. Thanks” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Conant Rd: “Don’t forget… – trash pickup delayed 1 day this week due to MLK Day” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Bicentennial District: “Craft Fair. – Sat. Jan 29th Eagles Wing Function Hall 10 Spruce St Nashua FREE ADMISSION” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Downtown: “We are selling home made Mexican food – We speak English and Spanish Come by and check it out” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Birch Hill: “Have you been putting off updating your bathroom? – The holidays are over and it’s time for a fresh start in 2022. If you have a vision of what you want or even a vague idea, I can help develop what you want within your budget. I just mo…” (Nextdoor)
  • Nextdoor Neighbor, Hills Ferry West: “Fireplace insert: need repair/maintenance (replace? – ) of fireplace insert & possible gas line work, can anyone point me towards a reputable business for this work?” (Nextdoor)
  • Ginny, Neighbor: “For anyone interested, there are free at home Covid tests through this website. Check it out” (Patch)
  • Catherine, Neighbor: “Any one hearing helicopters around? I live off of Lake St. And been hearing them for about 20 minutes now… Tuesday around 4:30.” (Patch)
  • Nancy, Neighbor: “Does anyone know where on Tinker Road the pole fire is?” (Patch)
  • sara, Neighbor: “patch why is it taking so long for my thread to post?” (Patch)
  • sara, Neighbor: “Time to speak up Nashua if you want your property taxes to help pay for this. Once it’s up and running we all will be paying for it the rest of our lives. https://patch.com/new-hampshire/concord-nh/nh-house-debate-bill-protecting-nh-taxp…” (Patch)
  • Sammy G., Neighbor: “WOW…Retiring March 1st, after 35 Years of Dedicated Service to the City of Nashua!! On January 14th, the city’s Board of Fire Commission announced the Retirement of Fire Chief Brian D. Rhodes and their vote to appoint Asst. Chief Steve…” (Patch)
  • Alison Rose, Neighbor: “A funny for the day. Stay warm people ?” (Patch)

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Tony Schinella

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