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Learn About Salmon Life Cycle at 'Salmon Sunday', November 10

TUFTONBORO — Bring the kids and explore the life cycle of landlocked salmon, fish prized by anglers on New Hampshire's big lakes, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department's annual "Salmon Sunday" event on Sunday, November 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Pope Dam in Melvin Village. Pope Dam is nine miles north of Wolfeboro on Route 109 in the town of Tuftonboro.

"Salmon Sunday is a great chance for everyone to get a close-up look at landlocked salmon from Lake Winnipesaukee in their fall spawning colors," said Don Miller, fisheries biologist for the Lakes Region. "Kids love to see the big salmon, averaging about three pounds each, and watch biologists collect the eggs."

During the event, fisheries biologists will be busy harvesting, or "stripping," eggs and milt from adult salmon. Standing knee-deep in the cold water of the Melvin River, scientists expertly relieve the colorful adult female salmon of their eggs by stroking their stomachs. Milt from the male fish is obtained in the same way, and mixed with the gold-colored eggs to fertilize them.

This activity is all part of the work N.H. Fish and Game carries out each year, with support from the Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration Program, to maintain the landlocked salmon population in New Hampshire's big lakes.

Salmon used for the stripping demonstration are netted from Lake Winnipesaukee during October and early November. They are returned to the lake after their eggs and milt have been collected. The fertilized eggs are taken to Powder Mill Hatchery in New Durham, where they will hatch in three to four months. The salmon are raised in the hatchery for about 18 months, then stocked into Lake Winnipesaukee and other New Hampshire lakes.

Fish and Game staff will be on hand to answer questions about salmon, the egg-stripping process and the stocking program that ensures these beautiful fish continue to be available in the lakes for anglers to catch.

Salmon Sunday is a "rain or shine" event. Dress warmly. If you have questions about Salmon Sunday, call 603-744-5470.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:47

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Client Information Sessions Scheduled for Medicaid Care Management

LACONIA — The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) has scheduled additional information sessions about NH's Medicaid Care Management (MCM) program, including one which will be held, Wednesday November 6 from 6-8 p.m. at Lakes Region Community Services, 719 North Main Street, Laconia.

The sessions are for Medicaid clients who are eligible to participate in MCM when it begins on December 1. Enrollment materials were mailed to eligible clients in September. MCM Open Enrollment (the period of time during which clients pick their health plan) is underway in preparation of the December 1 start date.

"These information sessions are an opportunity for our clients to learn about the new MCM Program, how they enroll in a Health Plan and what they can expect when the new Program begins December 1," said DHHS Associate Commissioner Mary Ann Cooney. "We know our clients have questions, so this is also a chance to get those questions answered in person by members of our enrollment and eligibility staff. There will also be representatives from each of the 3 Health Plans at these sessions."

DHHS has finalized four additional information sessions in Concord, Derry, Laconia and Nashua. Seating is limited at some locations so DHHS is asking anyone planning to attend any of the sessions to RSVP (unless otherwise noted) by email to Teri Jones at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by calling Teri at 603-271-9404. Indicate any needs such as ASL, Large Print or alternative formats when you RSVP.

 

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:39

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Shaker Table Open for Lunch Three Days a Week

CANTERBURY — Lakes Region Community College Culinary Arts students are now getting the chance to manage their own restaurant, the the Shaker Table, at Canterbury Shaker Village.

LRCC Culinary Arts, Pastry Arts, and Restaurant Management Department Coordinator, Pat Hall  says that the hours of operation are 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays and that people can call 708-1192 for reservations. For additional information about LRCC's hospitality offerings, contact the Admissions Department at ext. #6766 or call toll-free 1-800-357-2992.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:23

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Pemi Fish and Game Club Pot Luck Dinner and Evening Program (202)

HOLDERNESS — The annual fall pot luck dinner and evening program of the Pemi Fish and Game Club will be held at the clubhouse at 295 Beede Road in Holderness at 6 p.m. on Friday, October 25.

The public is invited to attend. Please bring a main dish, a salad or a dessert, however if you cannot contribute show up anyway as there will be plenty to eat and you will not go home hungry. A $5 donation for adults and $3 for youth is requested. Those donating to the meal can opt out of the dinner fee.

The program following the meal will take place in the upstairs assembly hall and will be presented by past president Fred Allen who will review the club's history from its founding in 1941. A film (now on video) will be shown of the clearing of the knoll where the clubhouse now stands plus the building of the clubhouse and early club events.Allen has been a member of the Pemi club since April 8, 1965, has been a club director for 20 years and was club president for 14 years and he will offer an insight into the heritage and history of the club. A number of old pictures, certificates and memorabilia will be displayed.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 22 October 2013 07:12

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