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Backyard chicken health and husbandry seminar at Gilford Library on April 2

GILFORD — The Gilford Public Library will host a Backyard Chicken Health and Husbandry Seminar on Thursday, April 2 from 7-8:30 p.m. in its downstairs meeting room.

Dr. Robert MacDonald  of MacDonald Veterinary Services will lead an in-depth discussion on health problems that chickens have here in New Hampshire.
Some of the subjects covered will include parasite problems, predators, cold weather care, molting, egg production, as well as many other health concerns. This presentation will include information for organic as well as conventional methods of chicken keeping.
Refreshments will be served.
The event is free and open to the public.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 08:01

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Speare Hospital hosting Wine, Women & Wisdom event on April 2

PLYMOUTH — Women's wisdom and inner strength will be the focus of Speare Memorial Hospital's fifth annual Wine, Women & Wisdom women's health event on Thursday, April 2, at 5 p.m. The event will be held at the Common Man Inn in Plymouth.

Presenters this year are Dr. Erinn Fellner, a psychiatrist with Speare Primary Care, and Leslie Sturgeon, founder of Women Inspiring Women.

Dr. Fellner's presentation is Beyond Medications: Alternative Strategies for managing stress and depression. Stress management was identified by past attendees as the number one topic they would like addressed. Symptoms of chronic stress include anxiety, depression, sleeplessness, digestive problems and weight gain, which can lead to other health problems if left unchecked.

Sturgeon's presentation is titled "Behind the Cape: Lessons learned from a recovering Superwoman." During her talk she will share strategies for how to eliminate the superwoman mindset once and for all.

Tickets are $10 each. Advance ticket purchase is recommended as a limited number will be available at the door. Tickets can be purchased online through www.spearehospital.com, then click the event link, at Speare Memorial Hospital at the reception window in the main entrance lobby, at Dressers Unlimited on Main Street in Plymouth, and Oglethorpe Fine Arts & Crafts at Mill Falls Marketplace in Meredith.

This year's event is being sponsored by Millennium Integrated Marketing.

Doors open at 5 p.m., and a light supper buffet and wine tasting will be available. Please bring tickets with you the night of the event. In addition to your admission, tickets will also be able to be redeemed for an attendance gift.

Those with questions can contact Speare's Director of Community Relations Michele Hutchins directly at (603) 238-6468.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 07:58

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Wild turkey hunting workshop April 18 in holderness

HOLDERNESS —  A free workshop covering the basics of hunting wild turkeys is being offered by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department on Saturday, April 18, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 387 Perch Pond Road in Holderness. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. To sign up for the workshop, or for more information, call 603-536-3954.

"This workshop is highly recommended for anyone looking for tips and techniques that may help them become a successful turkey hunter, whether a beginner or experienced turkey hunter this is a great resource", said Tom Flynn, manager of Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center.

At the workshop, Dave Priebe, a Hunter Education instructor and Quaker Boy Turkey Calls pro staff member, will cover the basics of turkey hunting, turkey calling and turkey hunting safety. Fish and Game wildlife biologist Andrew Timmins will talk about the natural history and behavior of wild turkeys.

New Hampshire's spring gobbler season runs from May 3 through May 31. The state's youth turkey hunting weekend will take place April 25-26. Hunting licenses and turkey permits can be purchased online at http://www.huntnh.com.

To find out about course offerings at Fish and Game's Owl Brook Hunter Education Center, get directions to the center, or explore volunteer opportunities at Owl Brook, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Activities at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center are supported by federal Wildlife Restoration funds, a user-pay, user-benefit program funded through your purchase of firearms, ammunition and archery supplies.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 March 2015 07:02

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Rotary International recognizes local member


MEREDITH —  The Rotary International Club has inducted Gary Dehnel of the Meredith Rotary Club into the Rotary Bequest Society. The Trustees of the Society recognize contributions of $10,000 or more through estate planning to the Rotary Foundation, which underwrites humanitarian activities from local service projects to global initiatives, including the eradication of polio. Additionally, Dehnel was named Meredith Rotary Foundation Member of the Year for his ongoing support of the Rotary Foundation and the Paul Harris Society.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 March 2015 07:49

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