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081213 Kenya Welch of Franklin Competing in Outstanding Teen Pageant (218 w/ 1 col Kenya) w photo

FRANKLIN — Kenya Welch, 16, of Franklin, will be among fifty-two of the country's most talented, bright and beautiful young women, ages 13 to 17, in Orlando, FL to compete in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) competition, the "little sister" to Miss America.

The competition will take place August 13-17 at the Linda Chapin Theater inside the Orange County Convention Center.

Promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens, the MAOTeen contestants will be judged on personal interview, talent, evening wear, lifestyle & fitness in active wear, and on-stage question.

Welch, a senior at Franklin High School, will be performing a contemporary dance for the talent portion of the MAOTeen competition. She is promoting "Empowering Children to Make Healthier Choices" as a platform issue throughout her year of service as Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen 2013.

The contestants will be in Orlando from Saturday, August 10 through Saturday, August 17 for rehearsals and activities surrounding the pageant. They will visit Dave and Busters on Sunday, August 11 and Medieval Times on Monday, August 12. They will also participate in events such as the

star-studded Evening of Stars Extravaganza and the MAOTeen College Fair, both to be held at the Rosen Centre Hotel, and will have several opportunities to train with professionals in the pageant and entertainment fields.



Kenya Welch (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Friday, 09 August 2013 07:51

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080913Sandwich250thEvents (296)

SANDWICH — Sandwich is conducting a variety of events during this years Old Home Week in celebration of its 250th town anniversary.

The events begin on Saturday, August 10 with the town's 84th annual Field Day at Quimbly Field. The day starts off with the 54th annual coed youth softball game open for children ages 12-15. Later in the day there will be races for all ages, a tug-o-war, and a pie eating contest. A barbecue cookout will be held at 4 p.m.

A horseshoe tournament will take place on Sunday, August 11 at 2 p.m. The teams will be picked at random, and are open to people of all age and ability.

Local residents Mark Longley and Helen Gingras will be leading hikes along the Bearcamp River Trail on Monday, August 12 and Thursday, August 15. Each hike will start at 9 a.m. and is estimated to commence around noon.

Tennis tournaments will begin on Monday, August 12 and will be held daily at the town courts, leading up to the finals on Saturday, August 17.

Multiple events will be taking place on Thursday, August 15. A bike, trike and doll carriage parade will begin at 10:30 a.m. Participants are encouraged to show creativity and style with old and new wheels dressed for this fun event. The opening of Joan Cook's legendary photos will be on display in "Another Photographic Journey of Sandwich" at the Sandwich Fair Craft Building. The opening reception runs from 4 to 8 p.m. and will include refreshments. The gallery will be open through Sunday, August 18. Old-fashioned penny sale will also be held Thursday evening at the Fairgrounds Crafts Building starting at 6 p.m.
Sandwich Water Sports Day beings at noon on Friday, August 16 at Squam Beach. The day will include a Family Triathlon, a wide variety of games, races and prizes hosted by the Sandwich lifeguards.

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SANDWICH — On Saturday, August 17, the Patricia Ladd Carega Gallery will open an exhibit of work by Sandwich artists past, present and future to celebrate the 250th anniversary of the town. The event will be held from 5 to 7 p.m.
Participating artists include three generations of Winslows, Marcella Comes Winslow, her son John and his daughter, Clare. Ashley Bullard, Robin Dustin, Forrest Elliott, Kathryn Field, Margaret Merritt, Elizabeth F. Smith, Bunty Walsh, CC White, and Sallie Wolf are among the participating artists.
Guests will be asked to create an edible sculpture made in "sandwich form" to share during the reception. Prizes will be given for the most original, most delicious and most creative sculptures.
For more information visit patricialaddcarega.com, or call 284 -7748.

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CONCORD — The New Hampshire Fish and Game Department has finalized the 2013 hunting season dates and bag limits for early season migratory game birds, with no changes from last year, except that possession limits rise to three times the daily bag limit, rather than two times the daily bag limit.

Resident Canada geese can be hunted during the September season, which extends from September 3 through September 25. There is a five birds per day limitation on resident Canada geese during this period of time. Woodcock hunting open from October 1 – November 14, with a daily bag limit of 3 birds per day. Snipe is available for hunting from September 15 – November 14. The daily bag limit for snipe is 8 birds per day. Sea ducks can be hunted between October 1, 2013 – January 15, 2014. Daily bag limit is for sea ducks is 7 birds per day, with no more than 4 scoters, 4 eiders or 4 long-tailed ducks (oldsquaw). The fall crow-hunting season runs from August 15 to November 30.

Youth Waterfowl Weekend will be held on Saturday and Sunday, September 28 and 29, 2013. All regular season waterfowl regulations, including bag limits, shooting hours, use of non-toxic shot, etc., apply during the youth weekend.

Hunters of all migratory game birds must have a 2013 New Hampshire hunting license and are required by federal law to register for the National Migratory Bird Harvest Information Program (HIP). In New Hampshire, this includes all who hunt ducks, geese, snipe, woodcock and coots. Separate HIP permits are needed in each state.

Licensed hunters should call 1-800-207-6183, or go to the "Buy Your License Online" section of the Fish and Game website http://www.huntnh.com, to receive a permit number (there is no charge). This number should be written on the hunting license. Harvest information from HIP helps Fish and Game and the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service make more reliable estimates of the number of all migratory birds harvested.

Waterfowl hunters must also obtain a federal duck stamp and a New Hampshire Migratory Waterfowl hunting license. For more information on waterfowl or other New Hampshire hunting seasons, or to buy licenses and permits online, visit http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunting.htm

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