Hollis Seniors Newsletter


Hollis, NH  03049


President: Donna Wardlow  P:  673-6415                        Email: donnamlfrd@yahoo.com

Vice President: Marion Keith  P:  465-2713                     Email: mek3562@yahoo.com

Secretary: Bob Fiero  P: 966-0709                                  Email: havoc5522@gmail.com

Treasurer: Nancy Bell  P:  465-7822                               Email: nancybell68@gmail.com

Editor/Photographer: Andy Seremeth  P: 880-8685         Email: Aseremeth@aol.com

Programs:  Sheryl Ryder  P: 465-2706                            Email: Sryder2706@aol.com


Hollis Seniors meet every Thursday at the Lawrence Barn Community Center.  Gathering starts at 11 AM and Meals on Wheels is usually brought in at noon.  A program usually follows the meal or members stay and socialize, playing games of their choice. 

Hollis Seniors web site: www.Hollisseniors.org

Email group: Hollis-seniors@googlegroups.com


August 2017


This newsletter for August will be in “electronic” format only, as we normally do not issue printed newsletters for July and August.


It is with sad news that one of our dearest members, Basil Mason, died in mid-July.  Basil will be missed by all.  Our condolences to Basil’s family members.


July was fairly busy, even with only 3 meetings as there was no meeting on 6 July.  We had a tour of the Nashua Fish Hatchery followed with lunch at Denny’s.  The personnel at the fish hatchery were very knowledgeable about their mission.  It should be noted that the fish hatchery is over 100 years old. And the hatchery has expanded their mission to now include raising trout, along with salmon.  Very interesting.  Then we had lunch at Denny’s, with no fish being harmed due to our tour, per the attached photo.


The following week we had a presentation by Citizens Bank on preventing ID Theft.  The presenters covered many areas, emphasizing the basics of “Deter, Detect and Defend” of protecting your ID.  A lot of good points presented, especially in today’s hi-tech environment.   


We then finished the month with our birthday wishes along with cake and ice cream. 


Activities for the Month of August:

-       3 Aug: Pizza Party: 5 varieties - $1.00 per slice

-       10 Aug: Presidential Trivia: How much do you know about our U.S. Presidents?  Bring your lunch

-       17 Aug: We will still have Yoga, but the Barn will close at 11 AM.  Then we Tour Timber Post B&B at 11:15. This is a historical 1774 Colonial house on Broad Street. Learn about recent finds as the present owner renovates. After the tour enjoy lunch at Pizzeria Zacharia in Hollis at Rt.111 and Depot Rd

-       24 Aug: Bring your own lunch.

Two short videos. “The Most Dangerous and Extreme Railways in the World” and then a peaceful trip thru the Grand Canyon.

-       31 Aug: Birthday cake and ice cream.  And remember to bring your lunch.

-       Order and pay for your Sept. 7th “Meals on Wheels” as MOW starts up in September


August birthdays:  Florence Baker, Clarke Davis, Ken Labaugh, Jacqueline Marden, Mary Mellgard, Jane Nichols, Richard Nichols, Cheryl Pierkarski, and Virginia Wilkins.


If we forgot someone, it is because we do not have your birth month for our database.  Please see Bob Fiero to update your information and renew your membership.


Future activities: 


1.     There will be an AARP Safe Driving Class conducted at the Nashua Senior Center, on 11 and 12 September, 2017, from 9:30 AM-12:30 PM each day.  Fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-AARP members.  Please call the Nashua Seniors Center at 889-6155 to register.

2.     For those interested, 12 September, author Dr. James Wright will be presenting a lecture on his newly released book:  “Enduring Vietnam:  A Story that has no end.”  The presentation will take place at Southern NH University, at 6:30PM.  

3.     On 28 September, at the Hopkinson Town Library, at 7PM there will be a display of American Artists and WWI.



1.     We have a business meeting the last Thursday of every month (except Thanksgiving).  Be sure to attend. 

2.     The SVTC bus service has gotten better.  If you have any questions, call Nashua transportation at 880-0100 Ext 1.  And you can visit the SVTC web site at www.SouheganRides.org.  And if you have not registered with the “blue bus”, please do so by calling the above number.

3.     Senior notification.  The Hollis communication center has a procedure in place by which seniors can be registered for Health and Welfare phone calls.  Forms to register for this service are available from the Communications Center.

4.     For members that have Charter Cable service, the Hollis Public Service Channel is Channel 191.  For those with TDS, it is Channel 12. When there is “bad” weather, please check the appropriate channels for school closings and/or delays, which will mean there will be no seniors meeting.


Please let me know if you have suggestions for activities you are interested in for the group.