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Fish & Game to discuss salmon restoration program

 CONCORD —  The future of the Atlantic salmon restoration program in the Merrimack River will be discussed, and an update on the status of other fisheries restoration efforts in the watershed will be provided, at a meeting of the Merrimack River Policy Committee at 10 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, at the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department in Concord.

The meeting is open to the public, and comments and questions will be welcome. For more information, contact Matthew Carpenter at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 603-271-2501.

The Merrimack River Policy Committee is a partnership of state and federal agencies that work together on diadromous (fish that migrate between salt and fresh waters) fisheries restoration in the Merrimack River watershed. These include the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department, the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game, the Massachusetts Division of Marine Fisheries, the U.S. Forest Service and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Last Updated on Thursday, 29 August 2013 08:18

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Temple B’nai Israel schedules High Holy Day services

LACONIA — Temple B'nai Israel will he holding High Holy Day services to usher in the Jewish New Year. These solemn days begin with Rosh Ha Shanah (Jewish New Year) and conclude on the Day of Awe, Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement). The services will be led by Rabbi Hannah Orden and Cantorial Soloist Melody Funk.

The Erev Rosh Hashanah service will be held on Wednesday, September 4 at 7:30 p.m. The Rosh HaShanah will be held on Thursday and Friday, September 5 and 6 at 10 a.m. A Childrens service will be also be held on September 5 at 10 a.m.

On Friday, September 13 the Kol Nidre service will take place at 7:30 p.m. The final service to celebrate Yom Kippur will be held on Saturday, September 14 at 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.

For more information call 524-7044 or visit www.tbinh.org.


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Meredith midwife Sherry Stevens celebrates 25 years


MEREDITH — Sherry Stevens, CPM, NHCM of New Life Midwifery Service is celebrating twenty-five years of catching babies in New Hampshire.

To mark this important milestone, there will be a reunion of clients, babies and young adults at her home on Winona Road in Meredith on September 22 from 1-4 p.m. All past, present and future clients are invited to attend. Be sure to bring birth stories and photos. RSVP at 603-279-4197.

Sherry began her apprenticeship with Molly B. Connelly in 1988. Together, they traveled the length and breadth of the Lakes Region doing home births in all kinds of weather, dropping everything when the call came.

Sherry began her journey by having Molly catch three of her four babies. She immediately knew she wanted to be involved in the Home Birth Movement.

Sherry did her training at Holistic Training Program in Barrington, Rhode Island, attended workshops and classes sponsored by Midwives Alliance of North America and NH Midwives Association prior to taking the National Certification exam and became a nationally Certified Professional Midwife (CPM) and took the NH exam becoming a NH Certified Midwife (NHCM).

Sherry has held every office in the state organization, and chaired many regional conferences. She co-taught childbirth classes with Molly for many years and continues to teach today.

The babies whose birth she attended twenty –five years ago are now young adults. She is looking forward to catching their babies during her next twenty-five years.



Sherry Stevens and Molly Connelly with a newborn. (Courtesy photo)

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Gilmanton Community Thrift Shop holding half-off sale

GILMANTON — The Gilmanton Community Pantry and Thrift Shop is holding a 50 percent off sale at its thrift shop. The sale began on Monday, August 26 and will end on Saturday, September 14. All items in the shop with a blue or yellow barb are 50% off.

The Food Pantry collected school supplies which went to help 26 students who attend either Gilmanton School or Gilford High School.
Volunteers are being sought at the GCC Food Pantry & Thrift Shop.Those interested in volunteering can stop by the shop or call Jane Sisti at 364-7437.

Thrift Shop only accepts clothing and wearable accessories excluding jewelry. Please do not leave bags or boxes of clothing outside the pantry door. Items have recently been left outside and gotten wet or animals have gotten into the bags and the clothing has been damaged and unusable.

Food donations can be left in one of the collection boxes located at the Academy Building, the Gilmanton School or the Year Round Library or brought to the pantry during business hours. Checks can be mailed to PO Box 6, Gilmanton Iron Works, 03837.

The pantry and thrift shop are located on Rte. 140 in Gilmanton Iron Works, across from the Iron Works Market. It is open on Monday 1-5 p.m., Wednesday 3-7 p.m.  and Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Parking is located in the Gilmanton Community Church parking lot just west of the shop.

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