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20th Annual Taste of Downtown Nashua

Twenty-four area food and drink vendors will be participating in the 2014 Taste of Downtown Nashua on Wednesday June 4th from 6 to 8:30PM.  Eateries will be offering their wares at over twenty Main Street locations. Nashua City Hall

The establishments taking part include Agave Azul, Arena, Cava de Vino, Celebrations Catering, Edible Arrangements, Estabrook Grill, Fody’s Tavern, JaJaBelles, Margaritas, MT’s Local Kitchen, O’Brien’s Sports Bar, Old Amsterdam Bar and Lounge, The Peddler’s Daughter, Portland Pie Co., Riverside Barbecue, San Francisco Kitchen, Stella Blu, Surf, Unums, and Villa Banca.  Bellavance Beverage, King David Coffee Roasters, and the WineNot Boutique will be there to slake your thirst.

Participants will be entertained by Monument Square Brass, Queen City Soul, and Dan Searl.

Advance tickets are $ 35; they are $ 40 the day of the event.  For more information or to buy tickets online, click here.  Tickets for the Taste of Downtown Nashua are also available at these Main Street area stores: Beckonings, Fortin Gage, Fresh of Nashua, and Scontsas Fine Jewelry and Home Décor.

Young Eagles Spring Rally at the Nashua Airport

Young Eagles flights will be taking off from Boire Field at the Nashua Airport on Saturday June 7th.  If you are between the ages of 8 and 17 and interested in flying – or just seeing Nashua from the air – drop by the Nashua Airport to get a free ride!Blue Plane

There is no obligation; totally free, the flights are provided by local licensed pilots who want to bring their love of flying to others.  Most of the planes are single-engine crafts based at the Nashua Airport.  Participants must be 8 to 17 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Flights will be taking off every few minutes from 10AM to 1PM.006

This international program is enjoyed by over 100,000 kids a year; over 1.6 million in 90 countries have participated.  Kids taking a fight will receive a certificate and have their name entered in the Logbook at the Experimental Aircraft Association headquarters.

The planes will be leaving from Infinity Aviation, 117 Perimeter Road, at the Nashua Airport (Boire Field).  No reservations required or accepted.  In case of inclement weather, the Young Eagles Flights will be held on Sunday, June 8th.  For more information about the Young Eagles Program, check out their website.Bob's Plane

In 2010 students at Nashua High School South produced a great informative video about the Young Eagle Rally at the Nashua Airport.  To see this video on YouTube, click here.Joe's

This spring’s Young Eagles Rally is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Aerobatic Club, and local businesses Infinity Aviation and the Midfield Cafe.  For more information, call Greg Lison at Infinity Aviation: 603-598-4526.

2013 Winter Holiday Stroll in Nashua

The Winter Holiday Stroll will enliven downtown Nashua on Saturday November 30th.  Beginning with a candle light procession from City Hall to Railroad Square at 5PM, the downtown area will host a variety of entertainments for the evening, until 10PM.  Many area streets will be closed to traffic to allow strollers to walk to the many shops open late that day and to enjoy the 34 music venues set up along Main Street, West Pearl Street, and other nearby lanes.  Hunt Building

There will be musical performances for everyone’s taste, from folk (the Cow Hampshire Folk group), classical (Merrimack Valley Flute Choir), and traditional (Steve Blunt), to jazz (The Legionnaires), soul (Queen City Soul), rock (Bellwire) and psychedelic (Megafauna).

The Artists Collective Theater will be previewing their “Jacob Marley’s Christmas Carol.”  The Peacock Players and the Upstage Dramatics Arts will also be featured. The Northern Ballet Theatre and other dance companies will be among the 50+ groups that will be performing.

In addition to music and theater offerings, the Holiday Stroll will feature magicians, martial arts and lumberjack demonstrations, and ice carving.  The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be manning telescope stations to show visitors our starry heavens; the Bishop Guertin Robotics Team 811 will be exhibiting their basketball-playing robot, GROM.  And it wouldn’t be a Winter Holiday Stroll without an appearance by Santa Claus!Nashua City Hall

This year a gingerbread house contest, “Home for the Holidays,” will be added to the entertainments.  The contest will be held upstairs at Martha’s Exchange from 4 to 9PM.  Competitors can enter in one of six categories:  kids, teen, family, group, adult nonprofessional and adult professional. The houses will be raffled off after the judging.  This activity is sponsored by the St. Phillip Greek Orthodox Church teen youth group.  For more information on this event, click here.

Plan to come early and stay late. Streets will be closed off starting at 3:30PM, but there will be parking available at the Elm Street Parking Garage, the High Street Parking Garage, and the Southern NH Medical Center Parking Garage.  There will also be shuttles available from the parking areas at Rivier University and Holman Stadium from 4 through 10:30PM.

For a complete list of performers, parking information, and other details, see the special Nashua Holiday Stroll website.

The Fall 2013 Young Eagles Rally at the Nashua Airport

Young Eagles flights will be taking off from Boire Field at the Nashua Airport on Saturday October 5th.  If you are between the ages of 8 and 17 and interested in flying – or just seeing Nashua from the air – drop by the Nashua Airport to get a free ride!

There is no obligation; totally free, the flights are provided by local licensed pilots who want to bring their love of flying to others. Most of the planes are single-engine crafts based at the Nashua Airport.

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Participants must be 8 to 17 years old, be accompanied by a parent or guardian, and must register between 10AM and 1PM at the Young Eagles Rally table near Infinity Aviation, 117 Perimeter Road.

Flights will be taking off every few minutes. The planes will be leaving from Infinity Aviation, which is hosting the rally. In addition to free flights, Nashua Flight Simulator will be offering free rides in a flight simulator, and there will be several interesting planes on display. The Midfield Café will be serving refreshments.

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This international program is enjoyed by over 100,000 kids a year; over 1.6 million in 90 countries have participated. Kids taking a fight will receive a certificate naming them an official Young Eagle.   They will also receive a Learn To Fly handbook and have their name entered in the Logbook at the Experimental Aircraft Association headquarters.

In case of inclement weather, the Young Eagles Flights will be held on Sunday, October 6th.  For more information about the Young Eagles Program, check out their website.  In 2010 students at Nashua High School South produced a great informative video about the Young Eagle Rally at the Nashua Airport.  To see this video on YouTube, click here.

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– Steve Russo, Connecting People with Homes in Southern New Hampshire and North Central Massachusetts.

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Spring 2013 Young Eagles Flights at the Nashua Airport

Young Eagles flights will be taking off from Boire Field at the Nashua Airport on Saturday June 1st.  If you are between the ages of 8 and 17 and interested in flying – or just seeing Nashua from the air – drop by the Nashua Airport to get a free ride!    There is no obligation; totally free, the flights are provided by local licensed pilots who want to bring their love of flying to others. Most of the planes are single-engine crafts based at the Nashua Airport.  Participants must be 8 to 17 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Flights will be taking off every few minutes from 10AM to 3PM.  This international program is enjoyed by over 100,000 kids a year; over 1.6 million in 90 countries have participated.  Kids taking a fight will receive a certificate and have their name entered in the Logbook at the Experimental Aircraft Association headquarters. The planes will be leaving from Infinity Aviation, 117 Perimeter Road, at the Nashua Airport (Boire Field).  No reservations required.  In case of inclement weather, the Young Eagles Flights will be held on Sunday, June 2nd.  For more information about the Young Eagles Program, check out their website.  In addition to free flights, Nashua Flight Simulator will be offering free rides in a flight simulator, and there will be several interesting planes on display.

In 2010 students at Nashua High School South produced a great informative video about the Young Eagle Rally at the Nashua Airport.  To see this video on YouTube, click here.

This spring’s Young Eagles Rally is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Aerobatic Club, and local businesses Infinity Aviation and Nashua Flight Simulator.

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Want a bird’s-eye view of the local real estate market?  Give me a call: Steve Russo  Connecting People with Homes

Cell: 603-321-9895; direct office: 603-459-1103; general office 603-888-4600 or email steve.russo@verani.com.

Steve Russo

– Steve Russo, Connecting People with Homes in Southern New Hampshire and North Central Massachusetts.

Website: http://www.SteveRusso4Homes.com

Facebook page: Steve Russo, Realtor

Unique Shoping Opportunities: The League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery in Nashua

Nashua’s League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Gallery features the best by master craftsmen and artists who have qualified to be members of the League.  A wide selection of giftables in pottery, stained glass, textiles, jewelry, prints, and wood are available in this interesting shop, as are holiday ornaments and cards. Nashua League Store

The store at 98 Main Street in Nashua changes its stock regularly, so one should stop by frequently to see the unique goods that are constantly arriving on its shelves. Hours vary during the year; check their website for current open times. There are other League of New Hampshire Craftsmen Galleries throughout the state; a list can be found at this site.

Nashua Holiday Stroll

Nashua’s Holiday Stroll will kick-off the 2012 winter holiday season on November 24thBeginning with a candle light procession from City Hall to the Hunt Building at 5PM, the downtown area will host a variety of entertainments for the evening, until 10PM.  Many downtown area streets will be closed to traffic to allow strollers to walk to the many shops open late that day and the 24 music venues set up along Main Street, West Pearl Street, and other nearby lanes.  

Musicians will run the gamut from the Old Abram Brown and Figure 8 rock bands to the Merrimack Valley Flute Choir, to Baza, an up-tempo blues group.  Holiday music will be offered by the New Hampshire Gay Men’s Chorus, the Naughty or Nice? folk singers, the Four Cheers saxophone quartet, and several other groups.  The Actorsingers and Peacock Players will be presenting songs and comedy routines.

In addition to music, the Holiday Stroll will feature magicians, martial arts demonstrations, ice carvers, and face painting.  The New Hampshire Astronomical Society will be manning telescope stations to show visitors our starry heavens; the Bishop Guertin Robotics Team 811 will be exhibiting their latest robot, GROM.  And it wouldn’t be a winter Holiday Stroll without an appearance by Santa Claus!

Plan to come early and stay late.  Streets will be closed off starting at 4PM, but there will be parking available at the Elm Street Parking Garage, the High Street Parking Garage, and the Southern NH Medical Center Parking Garage.  There will also be shuttles available from the parking areas at Rivier University and Holman Stadium. The shuttles for the Nashua Holiday Stroll will run until 10:30PM.

For a complete list of performers, parking information, and other details, see the special Nashua Holiday Stroll website

Autumn Young Eagles Flights at the Nashua Airport

Young Eagles flights will be taking off from the new runway at Boire Field at the Nashua Airport on Saturday October 6th.  If you are between the ages of 8 and 17 and interested in flying – or just seeing Nashua from the air – drop by the Nashua Airport to get a free ride!    There is no obligation; totally free, the flights are provided by local licensed pilots who want to bring their love of flying to others. Most of the planes are single-engine crafts based at the Nashua Airport.  Participants must be 8 to 17 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Flights will be taking off every few minutes from 10AM to 3PM.  This international program is enjoyed by over 100,000 kids a year; over 1.6 million in 90 countries have participated.  Kids taking a fight will receive a certificate and have their name entered in the Logbook at the Experimental Aircraft Association headquarters. The planes will be leaving from Infinity Aviation, 117 Perimeter Road, at the Nashua Airport (Boire Field).  No reservations required.  In case of inclement weather, the Young Eagles Flights will be held on Sunday, October 7th.  For more information about the Young Eagles Program, check out their website.  In addition to free flights, Nashua Flight Simulator will be offering free rides in a flight simulator, and there will be several interesting planes on display.  The Midfield Cafe will be providing refreshments.

In 2010 students at Nashua High School South produced a great informative video about the Young Eagle Rally at the Nashua Airport.  To see this video on YouTube, click here.

This spring’s Young Eagles Rally is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Aerobatic Club, and these local businesses: Infinity Aviation, the Midfield Cafe, and Nashua Flight Simulator.

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Want a bird’s-eye view of the local real estate market?  Give me a call: Steve Russo – 603-321-9895 Connecting People with HomesClick here for my website.

Spring Young Eagles Flights in Nashua

Thinking of taking up flying?  Want to see Nashua from a bird’s-eye view? Come out to Nashua Airport on Saturday June 2nd for a free introductory flight with a licensed pilot.  There is no obligation; totally free, the flights are provided by local pilots who want to bring their love of flying to others. Most of the planes are single-engine crafts based at the Nashua Airport.  Participants must be 8 to 17 years old and be accompanied by a parent or guardian.  Flights will be taking off every few minutes from 10AM to 3PM.  This international program is enjoyed by over 100,000 kids a year; over 1.6 million in 90 countries have participated.  Kids taking a fight will receive a certificate and have their name entered in the Logbook at the Experimental Aircraft Association headquarters.  PLEASE NOTE:  DUE TO THE FORECAST OF RAIN FOR SATURDAY, YOUNG EAGLES FLIGHTS HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL THE FOLLOWING DAY, SUNDAY, JUNE 3rd (SAME HOURS).

The planes will be leaving from Infinity Aviation, 117 Perimeter Road, at the Nashua Airport (Boire Field).  No reservations required.  In case of inclement weather, the Young Eagles Flights will be held on Sunday, June 3rd.  For more information about the Young Eagles Program, check out their website.  In addition to free flights, Nashua Flight Simulator will be offering free rides in a flight simulator, and there will be several interesting planes on display.  The Midfield Cafe will be providing refreshments.

In 2010 students at Nashua High School South produced a great informative video about the Young Eagle Rally at the Nashua Airport.  To see this video on YouTube, click here.

This spring’s Young Eagles Rally is sponsored by the Experimental Aircraft Association, the International Aerobatic Club, and these local businesses: Infinity Aviation, the Midfield Cafe, and Nashua Flight Simulator.

The fall rally will be on October 6th this year.

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Want a bird’s-eye view of the local real estate market?  Give me a call: Steve Russo – 603-321-9895  Connecting People with Homes – Click here for my website.

The Midfield Cafe

One of the best-kept secrets of Nashua is its airport, and one of the best-kept secrets of the airport is the great little restaurant that’s there, the Midfield Cafe. Located in a building near the busy airport’s control tower, the Midfield Cafe is well-known to airport regulars. The Cafe serves breakfast and lunch seven days a week from 7AM to 2PM, from an extensive menu which includes all the regular breakfast and lunch fare, such as omelets, breakfast burritos, burgers, monte christos, club sandwiches, and more!   Many of the dishes have names inspired by the location, such as the Plane Breakfast (a hearty plate of eggs, meat, toast, and a side dish) and the Mile High Cafe Club Sandwich (a triple-decker BLT with choice of deli meat).  The Cafe’s selections are very reasonably priced, with almost everything under $ 8.00.

There’s something for everyone, from old-fashioned hot oatmeal to a healthy haddock plate. The breakfast selections include seven different omelets, eight kinds of benedicts, and seven kinds of pancakes. The lunch menu has twelve types of sandwiches, seven different melts, eleven salads, four burgers, and soups and chilis.  For holidays like Mother’s Day, the kitchen staff outdo themselves with specials such as lobster benedict, lobster omelets, and banana bread French toast.

The decor helps intensify the friendly airport atmosphere: photos of local pilots line the walls and the tablecloths feature pictures of airplanes and helicopters. Kids – and adults – are entranced by the planes, corporate jets, and helicopters that whiz by the cafe’s many windows.  In good weather, patrons are welcome to dine on the outside deck next to the airport’s main taxi way.  Ask about their Frequent Flyer Meal Card, which entitles you to a free (Boire Field)entrée when your card is full. The restaurant is a good community supporter, often supplying refreshments to special airport events like Young Eagle activities at little or no cost.  The Midfield Cafe is on the second floor of the Nashua Jet Aviation’s building at 83 Perimeter Road. Their facebook page gives details about specials, etc.