Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Two new Nurse Practitioners have joined St. Joseph Hospital, one in family care and one in cancer care.
NASHUA - St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes Nurse Practitioner Stephanie Ballentine, APRN, FNP-BC to SJ Internal Medicine at 17 Riverside Street in Nashua. Stephanie is a graduate of Rivier University in Nashua and is board-certified by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as a Family Nurse Practitioner. Her clinical interests include preventive care and management of chronic and acute illnesses. As a nurse practitioner, her approach to healthcare embraces the importance of education and prevention along with lifestyle modifications. For more information about SJ Internal Medicine or to make an appointment with Stephanie, please call (603) 595.3614 or visit sjinternalmedicine.com. St. Joseph Healthcare welcomes Nurse Practitioner Stephanie…
This year 8 million bees hitched a ride to Hudson from Georgia with beekeeper Alden Marshall.
Every spring Alden Marshall makes the 2,100 round-trip journey from his home in Hudson, NH, to Claxton, Ga., and back to pick up honey bees. Millions of them. He's not sure exactly how many, but this time around he brought 900 3-pound packages, and each package contains about 13,000 bees. That's about 8 million bees, give or take a few hundred thousand, he says. It's a ritual Marshall has performed for years, something he does so local beekeepers can continue to keep bees, which are a vital part of the ecosystem. Without bees we don't have pollination. And without pollination, we don't have much to eat. In recent years, Colony Collapse Disorder has been hitting New England hives hard. Marshall and others are struggling to figure out what …
Monday, May 20, 2013
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Audiovisual tour of the land that will soon become the Bridge Street Waterfront complex.
A few weeks ago the city Planning Board approved Phase 1 of a proposed major waterfront development that be a game changer for Nashua. It will open access to an area that currently is secluded and undeveloped, save for some existing light industrial use. The Waterfront Prominade and Community Center will include apartments, a community center, shops and a restaurant, creating a new option for downtown living. It is a public/private partnership between the City of Nashua and Renaissance Downtowns. Curious to see the area, I asked assistant project manager James Vayo to walk me through the project. He recommended good walking shoes. And he was more than happy to oblige. So, equipped with a camera and a microphone, Vayo and I drove through …
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Can you spare a canned good or two today for Amherst Street Elementary School's food pantry?
Amherst Street School has been working hard to assist school families who don't have access to nutritious food. About 75 percent of the school population qualifies for free or reduced lunch. The need is great. This school year a Backpack Food Pantry program was launched at the school. About 35-40 backpacks are distributed to students every other week (about 20 per week) to provide extra food assistance to those families over the weekends. The school has partnered with UNOs this weekend to “fill a bus” with healthy food to sustain the pantry for the rest of the school year. Most needed: staples like peanut butter, pasta and cereal. Please stop by UNO, 593 Amherst Street, Nashua, today from 11:30 a.m. to 11:30 p.m. and give generously. …
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Friday, May 17, 2013
Thanks to the generosity of the community, more than $10,000 was raised at Martha's Exchange Thursday.
UPDATE: According to a Facebook post on Martha's Exchange, Thursday's all-day fundraiser for Alvaro and Martha Galvis raised more than $10,000. The idea came from the waitstaff at Martha's, who wanted to do something to help longtime customers Alvaro and Martha Galvis, who were both injured in the April Boston Marathon bomb blast. Owner Bill Fokas was all in, and so was the community, based on your generous response: "It is with great pleasure to announce that our Galvis fundraiser raised over $10,000 tonight! The evening was filled with joy, laughter and well wishes for Al and Martha as they recover from the Boston Marathon tragedy. This night could not have taken place without all of you and our amazing staff for contributing their time …
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Thursday, May 16, 2013
The newly launched site offers tips, info and digital know-how for small business owners.
Patch has launched a new site to educate and empower small businesses with the digital tools, social media strategies and marketing know-how needed to ensure long-term growth. Readers will have access to exclusive interviews with well-known founders and CEOs and small business industry experts who share their experiences, advice and tips for success. One of the latest articles features an exclusive interview with successful real estate entrepreneur Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group. In this Q&A, Corcoran discusses the how to take advantage of the size of a small businesses, and why making big “mistakes” made all the difference in her success. Click here to read about the tactics Corcoran used to grow her business. Additional …
Open letter announcing the news from the restaurant.
Thursday, May 16
May 16, 2013: The Saffron Bistro is sad to announce it’s closing after six wonderful years of business. The local downtown restaurant known for its young and talented Owner/Executive Chef Joe Drift could not come to terms with a new lease agreement and has decided to close its doors. It will leave behind a legacy of delicious, chef-inspired cuisine and fun memories of local business owners and the “Cheers” like atmosphere that they have created. “I would like to thank Nashua for six wonderful years! It is sad to see it come to an end, but I am thankful for the people who have truly supported us through the years. I have made lifelong friends through this endeavor and those people will remain close to me as the year’s progress. I met my …