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081413Fish&GameBirdSeason (338)

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

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:43

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081913PasquaneyGardenButterfly (246)

BRISTOL — The Pasquaney Garden Club invites the community to join them for a garden party on Tuesday, August 20 from 9-11 a.m. at the new and improved "Butterfly Garden" behind the Minot-Sleeper Library in downtown Bristol. Attendees are encouraged to bring a lawn chair, broad-rimmed hat and sunscreen if needed. Refreshments will be served.

The 2013 version of the Pasquaney Garden Club's Butterfly/Rain Garden began as a result of the construction of the new Minot-Sleeper Library wing. Unfortunately, the construction of the new wing destroyed most of the the old Butterfly Garden. Members of the Grafton County Master Gardeners were asked for assistance in planning the landscape for the new garden, including a courtyard landscape for the front of the building. To ensure the new garden would thrive, the Master Gardeners were faced with the task of using the expanded area around the landscaping plot, to be built as a rain garden and a buffer zone for the run off from newly roofed and paved areas.

On May 14 hundreds of plants arrived to be placed in their new homes. This daunting task was taken on by volunteer members of the Pasquaney Garden Club reinforced by cooperating members of the Friends of the Library. Over the next week more plants continued to come in and the first goal, to have the garden and front courtyard essentially planted and presentable, was accomplished by long days of volunteer labor from these clubs.

For more information about the project contact Nancy Marchand at 744-9485.


Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:29

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081513 "BNH Gives Back" Campaign Donates $1,000 to Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity (240 w/ 3 col. photo Pemi-Valley)

PLYMOUTH — Bank of New Hampshire presented Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity with a donation of $1,000 as part of bank's "BNH Gives Back" campaign.

Three New Hampshire non-profit organizations were featured each month through June on the bank's Facebook page and voted on by the public. The organization with the most votes at 5 p.m. on the last day of the month receives a $1,000 donation.

"In this time of need we have gone from building one home a year to building two," said Brian McCarthy, Executive Director for Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity.

The money will be used to continue to build homes for those in need. Habitat for Humanity's work is accomplished at the community level by independent, locally run, non-profit organizations. Each affiliate coordinates all aspects of the Habitat home building in its local area including fund-raising, building site selection, family selection and support, house construction, mortgage servicing, volunteers and church relations.

"As a community bank with 21 offices throughout New Hampshire, we are proud to support the communities we serve, and assist in enriching the lives of its residents," said Vickie L. Routhier, SVP - Director of Marketing & Public Relations. "We are pleased to support Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity and their important work in the central New Hampshire region."


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Diana Daigle, Fundraising Committee Chairman for Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity; Becky Parks, Plymouth Banking Office Manager for Bank of New Hampshire; Brian McCarthy, Executive Director for Pemi-Valley Habitat for Humanity. (Courtesy photo)

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:28

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081513CantinUnitedSoccer (262)

LACONIA — Cantin Cheverolet Inc. is supporting Lakes Region United through the Chevrolet Youth Soccer Program.  This sponsorship will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2013 youth soccer season.

Chevrolet Youth Soccer is a grassroots initiative that establishes a positive relationship between local dealers and the communities they serve.  Cantin Cheverolet Inc. is sponsoring Lakes Region United as a part of Chevrolet’s nation-wide commitment to support youth sports, one community at a time. Over the course of the season, Cantin Cheverolet Inc. will donate equipment to the organization which may include: soccer balls, ball bags, ball pumps, field cones, coach’s kits, corner flags, scrimmage vests, mini pop-up goals and first aid kits.

Each sponsored organization will be able to offer Chevrolet Certified Service Coupons to their community to help boost support for their organization.  In addition, the free Chevrolet Youth Soccer Breakaway Sweepstakes is back in 2013.  This is an opportunity for the members of the community to win an All-New 2014 Chevrolet Traverse, along with HD Televisions, courtesy of the local Chevrolet dealership.

Also, thanks to Cantin Cheverolet Inc. and other participating area Chevrolet dealers, youth soccer participants will have a chance to attend a youth clinic with local professional soccer coaches.

“We are looking forward to a great season with Lakes Region United that will be filled with exciting games and an enhanced experience for the teams through the equipment and cash donations” Tom Cantin, of Cantin Cheverolet Inc. said. “Chevrolet Youth Soccer is just one example of how committed our dealership is to supporting the youth and families in our community.”

Last Updated on Thursday, 08 August 2013 09:24

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