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Franklin Animal Shelter Holding 5k road race on May 25

FRANKLIN — The Franklin Animal Shelter is planning its inaugural 5K Race/Walk. The race/walk will be held on Sunday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The premier sponsor of the event is Eptam Plastics headquartered in Northfield. The race/walk starts at the Paul Smith Elementary School in Franklin, 41 Daniel Webster Drive. Registration is $25 through May 18 and $30 on May 19 to "day of".
To register on line, visit our website at: www.franklinanimalshelter.com.
The Franklin Animal Shelter provides a place where Good Samaritan rescuers, Franklin police and those no longer able to care for pets can turn for help. The shelter provides food, warm beds, needed medical attention and loving care to the cats and dogs in its custody. The Shelter's goal is to find loving, forever homes for all its cats and dogs.
The Franklin Animal Shelter is a tax-exempt organization. Tax deductible contributions may be made through the website, www.franklinanimalshelter.com, or mailed to PO Box 265, Franklin, NH 03235

For more information, contact Christine Dzujna at 934-7163.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:07

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Holderness Holding Town-Wide Clean Up Week

HOLDERNESS — The Holderness Conservation Commission is calling the week of April 19-27 this community's town-wide clean up week. Notice that Earth Day is smack dab in the middle of the week. Joining the Commission in cleaning up properties and roads in the town are: the Science Center (9 to 1 on Saturday the 19th), the Squam Lakes Association (an invasive species removal day on the West Rattlesnake Trail, 10th of May) and a group of PSU students who will be cleaning up the Livermore Falls area (Sunday the 27th of April from noon until completion).

Commission members will be cleaning up local roads in the vicinity of their homes and hope you will join us in this task. If you do, call the Town Office and tell them of your results or e-mail the Chair of the Commission, Larry Spencer, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:01

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Sign up for Summer Youth Programs at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center

HOLDERNESS — Registration is now open for free youth day programs taking place this summer at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center in Holderness. These programs give youth (boys and girls) age 10-15 the chance to learn about the shooting sports, bowhunting and other outdoor skills. Sessions will be offered in July and August at Owl Brook, which is operated by the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department.

Pre-registration is required and will be conducted on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited -- enrollment is limited to 20 youth per day -- so register early. To register, call 603-536-3954. There is no charge for the sessions. Each program is hands-on, and all participants will be encouraged to be involved.

Day programs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless otherwise noted, beginning July 8 and ending August 7. Tuesdays will be for youth ages 10-12 and Thursdays will be for youth ages 13-15. In addition, for girls ages 10-15, a girls-only archery will be offered on Wednesday, August 8, and a girls-only shooting sports day will be offered on Wednesday, July 23.

Another popular offering is a dual Hunter Education Certification week that will take place on July 29, 30, 31 and August 1, during which students have the opportunity to earn both their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education certifications. Youth ages 12-15 who attend and meet all requirements will receive their Hunter Education and Bowhunter Education Certification card.

Check out the action by viewing a three-minute video about the youth day programs at Owl Brook at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/hunter_ed_center.htm.

Participants may register for one or more sessions, which are held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the dates listed below. Bring your own bag lunch.

Week 1: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Bowhunting/Archery skills
Tuesday July 8- (10-12 year olds)
Wednesday July 9 - (Girls only age 10-15)
Thursday July 10- (13-15 year olds)

Week 2: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Outdoor Skills
Tuesday July 15- (10-12 year olds)
Thursday July 17 - (13-15 year olds)

Week 3: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Shooting Sports
Tuesday July 22 - (10-12 year olds)
Wednesday July 23 – (Girls Only age 10-15)
Thursday July 24 - (13-15 year olds)

Week 4: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Hunter/Bowhunter Education Dual Certification Week (*Both certifications Issued upon completion)
*Must attend all days listed and be 12 years old on or before August 1.
Tuesday July 29
Wednesday July 30
Thursday July 31
Friday August 1

Week 5: (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.)
Exploring the Outdoors
Tuesday August 5 - (10-12 year olds)
Thursday August 7 - (13-15 year olds)

"New Hampshire is still a relatively rural state, but fewer youth are taking advantage of outdoor opportunities," said Tom Flynn, Program manager at Owl Brook. "The Owl Brook Hunter Education Center is here to inspire young people to become involved in the outdoors. These free, skill-based summer workshops are a fun way to help them discover what it's all about."


Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 09:00

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LRGH Better Choices beginning May 7th

FRANKLIN — Learn how to manage ongoing health concerns such as chronic pain, diabetes, or arthritis with the Better Choices, Better Health workshop presented by LRGHealthcare. Free sessions are available at Franklin Regional Hospital each Wednesday, beginning May 7 through June 11 from 10 a.m. to noon.

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition. Those attending the workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life. Weekly topics include healthy eating, physical activity, relieving stress, pain and fatigue management, and more.

For more information or to register for this upcoming workshops, please call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Friday, 18 April 2014 08:24

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