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Memorial Day Weekend: Field of Honor, Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Weekend: Field of Honor, Memorial Day Parade

Field of Honor: Vouchers for Veterans, in partnership with the City of Rochester, is hosting the Field of Honor display at the Rochester Common this Memorial Day Weekend. Featuring 550 American flags, including over 100 dedicated by local businesses to honor NH and ME Veterans, the display will be open to the public from Saturday […]

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Nonprofit of the Year

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Nonprofit of the Year

The Non-Profit of the Year award presented by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce is one of the Chamber’s most prestigious business awards. This award, sponsored by Living Innovations, is bestowed upon a nonprofit that demonstrates excellence in their organization and in their community.  It also recognizes a Chamber member that has provided a significant […]

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Business of the Year

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Business of the Year

The Business of the Year award is one of the Chamber’s most prestigious awards celebrating excellence in a business’ industry and in their community.  This award, sponsored by Newburyport Bank, recognizes a Chamber member who has demonstrated leadership and involvement for the betterment of the business community and the greater Rochester area.  At the Chamber’s […]

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Educator of the Year

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Educator of the Year

The Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce recently presented its first annual Educator of the Year award. This award was conceived to recognize outstanding educators who embody the highest standards of teaching excellence and make a lasting impact on the lives of their students. The criteria for this prestigious award includes dedication to teaching, innovation in […]

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Citizen of the Year

Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce names 2024 Citizen of the Year

The Citizen of the Year award, presented by the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce, is one of the Chamber’s most prestigious awards. This award, sponsored by Eastern Propane & Oil, is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated an outstanding commitment to the community and has made significant contributions to the vibrancy and strength of […]

Rochester Main Street to host community planting event on 5/31

Rochester Main Street to host community planting event on 5/31

Rochester Main Street seeks volunteers to assist with a community planting event in Central Square on Friday, May 31, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Volunteers are invited to help plant annuals around the Parson Main statue and in the hanging hay baskets along the fence of Central Square. This initiative aims to enhance the […]

Mark your calendars: Wings & Wheels returns to Skyhaven Airport on 6/1

Mark your calendars: Wings & Wheels returns to Skyhaven Airport on 6/1

Wings & Wheels returns to Skyhaven Airport on June 1 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The event features static aircraft, antique cars, face painting, military aircraft, a live DJ, vendors, food trucks, remote control airplanes, skydivers, young eagle rides, and fun activities for people of all ages. There is a suggested donation of $5. […]

Rochester NH History Podcast: Then and Now 12

Rochester NH History Podcast: Then and Now 12

For the 12th installment of the popular ‘Then and Now’ series, the Rochester History Podcast explores several Rochester locations, showing what they looked like in the past and what they’ve become today. The Rochester Historical Society and Museum is located on Hanson Street. Visit www.rochesternh.gov/history for hours of operation, events, contact information, and to learn more about […]

Memorial Day Weekend: Field of Honor pays tribute to American Heroes

Memorial Day Weekend: Field of Honor pays tribute to American Heroes

Vouchers for Veterans, in collaboration with the City of Rochester, are proud to announce they will once again put heroism on display this Memorial Day Weekend at the Rochester Common. The display features 550 full-size American flags that will be on display around and within the 1/3-mile oval park. The Field of Honor is free […]

Rochester Veterans Council Announces Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies on 5/27

Rochester Veterans Council Announces Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies on 5/27

The Rochester Veterans Council is proud to announce the annual Memorial Day Parade, set to take place on Monday, May 27. This event serves as a tribute to the brave men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to our nation. The parade will commence promptly at 10:30 am from Holy Rosary […]

Rochester Elks #1393 holds annual Kids Fishing Derby

Rochester Elks #1393 holds annual Kids Fishing Derby

At 7:30 am, on Saturday, May 11, 2024, at the Farmington Fish and Game Club in New Durham, NH young fishing enthusiasts descended upon this beautiful site for the Rochester Elks Kids Fishing Derby. The Derby is an annual event for the children and grandchildren of Rochester Elks #1393 members. The chairperson for the event […]

Former Ben & Jerry’s COO to keynote Seacoast Chamber Alliance Mental Health Summit

Former Ben & Jerry’s COO to keynote Seacoast Chamber Alliance Mental Health Summit

The Third Annual Mental Health, Wellness and Recovery in the Workplace Summit, underwritten by Wentworth-Douglass Hospital and sponsored by Kennebunk Savings, will take place Tuesday, May 21, at the Cochecho Country Club in Dover from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Keynote speaker Mickey Wiles is the founder and chief executive officer of Vermont-based Working Fields, a […]

Join The Share Fund for its Second Annual Putt-4-Hunger Mini-golf Tournament on 6/1

Join The Share Fund for its Second Annual Putt-4-Hunger Mini-golf Tournament on 6/1

The Share Fund invites the community to its Second Annual Putt-4-Hunger Mini-golf Tournament, scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 1, at 9:00 am. The event will be held at Hilltop Fun Center, located at Route NH 108, in Somersworth. Participants will enjoy a round of golf, breakfast, and live music, all while supporting the […]

HCA Healthcare to provide paid training for Licensed Nursing Assistants

HCA Healthcare to provide paid training for Licensed Nursing Assistants

HCA Healthcare is providing paid training for people interested in becoming licensed nursing assistants. The course is offered in both day and evening sessions, and includes job placement upon successful completion of the course. LNAs can be placed at any of HCA New England Healthcare’s three hospitals after graduation – Portsmouth Regional Hospital, Frisbie Memorial […]

Rochester Elks Members visit the NH Veterans Home for Bingo Night

Rochester Elks Members visit the NH Veterans Home for Bingo Night

Exalted Ruler Mark Guilmett and 11 Officers and Members of the Rochester Elks Lodge #1393 visited the New Hampshire Veterans Home in Tilton, NH for their annual bingo night with the residents on Thursday, May 9th, 2024. The games began at 6:30 PM and ended around 8 PM. Peter Ducharme, Past Exalted Ruler from Rochester […]

RMFA, Creative Guts presents ‘Snarl’, works by Heather Hernon and Raisa Tolchinsky, reception on 5/14

RMFA, Creative Guts presents ‘Snarl’, works by Heather Hernon and Raisa Tolchinsky, reception on 5/14

Creative Guts is thrilled to present Snarl, a duo exhibition featuring the captivating works of Heather Hernon and Raisa Tolchinsky. As two past guests of the Creative Guts podcast, their combined artistry promises an unforgettable experience for visitors to the Carnegie Gallery. Raisa Tolchinsky earned recognition as the author of “Glass Jaw,” securing the Lexi Rudnitsky […]

Elm Grove Companies Lead Acquisition of Highfield Commons in Rochester

Elm Grove Companies Lead Acquisition of Highfield Commons in Rochester

Real Estate Investment firm Elm Grove Companies is pleased to announce that its related entities have acquired 96 townhome style apartments, 6 fully permitted along with 40 future single-family building lots and a large to-be-developed tracts of land in Rochester, NH for a combined purchase price in excess of $30,000,000. The 96 apartments, known as […]

Get ready for Mother’s Day at the Rochester Public Library on 5/11

Get ready for Mother’s Day at the Rochester Public Library on 5/11

The Rochester Public Library, in collaboration with Studley’s Flower Gardens, is pleased to host a special Mother’s Day activity to create DIY flower flings, also known as “seed bombs,” on Saturday, May 11, at 11:00 am. According to organizers, flower flings are simple to make, requiring ingredients like soil, clay, compost, and flower seeds, which […]

Library to host Rare Book event with Kenneth Gloss on 5/22

Library to host Rare Book event with Kenneth Gloss on 5/22

The Rochester Public Library is pleased to announce that Kenneth Gloss, owner of Boston’s renowned Brattle Book Shop, will share his expertise on old and rare books during a special event in the Community Room on Wednesday, May 22, from 5:30 to 7:30 pm.  Kenneth Gloss, a well-known rare book specialist and appraiser, will discuss […]

7th Annual Community Photography Show Awards Reception to be held on 5/10

7th Annual Community Photography Show Awards Reception to be held on 5/10

The 7th Annual Community Photography Show Awards Reception will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, May 10, at the First United Methodist Church, in downtown Rochester. Photography submissions will be on display for viewing. Awards will be presented at that time, with light refreshments served afterward. For more information, call (603) 948-1179. The First […]

Shop ‘Til You Drop Craft Fair: A Celebration of Art, Creativity, and Community

Shop ‘Til You Drop Craft Fair: A Celebration of Art, Creativity, and Community

The Granite State Choral Society is hosting the Shop ‘Til You Drop Craft Fair on Saturday, May 11, 2024, from 9:30 AM to 3:00 PM at the James W. Foley Memorial Community Center. According to organizers, this event promises a day filled with shopping for handcrafted goods, live artisan demonstrations, community connection, and delicious baked […]

Granite State Choral Society presents ‘Hope, Healing and Harmony’ Spring Concert

Granite State Choral Society presents ‘Hope, Healing and Harmony’ Spring Concert

The Granite State Choral Society, in collaboration with the Nashua Choral Society and Symphony NH, is hosting a musical event on Sunday, May 5, 2024, at 4:00 pm at the First United Methodist Church in Rochester. This collaborative performance aims to heal hearts, uplift spirits, and harmonize souls through the power of music. For tickets […]

Rochester NH History Podcast: Rochester High School

Rochester NH History Podcast: Rochester High School

Built in 1939, Spaulding High School is one of the most beautiful high school buildings in New England. Did you know that previous to 1939, Wakefield Street was also the home of Rochester High School? It was the city’s public high school in the early part of the 20th century. The Rochester Historical Society and […]

Rochester Recreation seeks submissions for Art Olympics, 5/7 deadline

Rochester Recreation seeks submissions for Art Olympics, 5/7 deadline

Rochester Recreation and Arena, in collaboration with the Strafford Regional Planning Commission, is organizing The Rochester Recreation and Arena Art Olympics as a part of its Master Plan development. This initiative aims to engage residents of all ages and artistic backgrounds in envisioning the future of recreation in the City of Rochester. Participants are encouraged […]

Unitil will be conducting Annual Gas Service Line inspections starting April 29

Unitil will be conducting Annual Gas Service Line inspections starting April 29

Unitil will be conducting its Annual Gas Service Line inspections in Rochester starting the week of April 29 with internal employees and contracted technicians. Service Line Inspections should conclude by the end of October. This important leakage safety inspection is required by both federal and state code. Each inspector shall be wearing a High Visibility […]

Downtown Churches to hold Annual Yard Sale and Spring Fair on 5/4

Downtown Churches to hold Annual Yard Sale and Spring Fair on 5/4

The First Congregational Church and First United Methodist Church will hold events on Saturday, May 4, respectively. See below for details: First Congregational Church Description: Annual YARD Sale at First Church Congregational, 63 S. Main Street, Rochester NH on Saturday, May 4th, 8-noon.  Nothing’s priced — simply empty your wallet into our large donation barrel! […]