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Archery League Begins in January at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center

HOLDERNESS — This winter, the New Hampshire Fish and Game Department will once again offer free archery leagues for both beginners and experienced archers who want to learn new skills or improve their current skills. Each archery league will meet one night a week, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. for four consecutive weeks.

The January advanced league will be held every Tuesday evening beginning January 7, 2014. Beginner/instructional league will begin on Thursday, January 9, 2014. The February advanced league is held every Wednesday, beginning on February 5, 2014. The beginner/instructional league is held every Thursday beginning February 6, 2014.

"This is a great opportunity to get out of the house to participate in an activity that normally takes place in the summer and fall, as well as meet new friends," said Tom Flynn, Facility Manager at Owl Brook Hunter Education Center. "So, whether you are an experienced archer looking to keep your skills sharp over the winter, or someone who just wants to give archery a try, come join the fun!"

Participants in the adult league must bring their own equipment in good working condition. Only field tips or target points will be permitted, no broadheads. All equipment will be provided for the participants in the beginner league.

Registration is first-come, first-served, so if you are interested, call soon. Participation will be limited to 10 people in each league. You must be able to commit to attending all four weeks in order to register. To register, call Tom Flynn or Eric Geib at the Owl Brook Hunter Education Center at 603-536-3954.


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Taylor Trillium performance on December 15th

LACONIA — The next concert of the 2013 Taylor Community Music Series, sponsored by Bank of New Hampshire, features Trillium, a vocal trio from the Concord Community Music School on Sunday, December 15 at 3 p.m. in Taylor's Woodside Building.

The trio is comprised of Jane Berlin Pauley, Hannah Murray and Peggo Horstmann Hodes. Pianist Calvin Herst will accompany the vocalists. The group will present a full program of Christmas music.

The performance is free and open to the public. No reservations are required.

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Tilton holding its Christmas Parade and fireworks today

TILTON — Tilton's Annual Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 7, starting at 4 p.m. Parade participants and floats will meet at 3 p.m. at the Union Sanborn School in Northfield. The parade route starts at the Union Sanborn School and then proceeds to Elm St., across Cannon Bridge onto Main St. to West Main St. Santa will arrive in his sleigh at Riverfront Park to greet children. Light refreshments will be provided, along with free pictures taken with Santa. A grand display of fireworks will follow at 6 p.m. For further information see the Tilton Parks Commission's webpage on the town website.

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Ray Burton memorial service will be held Dec. 14 at Plymouth State

PLYMOUTH — The public memorial service for First District Executive Councilor Raymond Burton of Bath will be held Saturday, December 14 at 1 p.m. in the Courtroom of Plymouth State University’s Hartman Union Building. Scheduled speakers include PSU President Sara Jayne Steen, N.H. Governor Maggie Hassan, former Governor John Lynch, N.H. U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Kelly Ayotte, N.H. State Senator Lou D’Allesandro and former Burton intern Trevor Chandler. The Plymouth State University Chorale will provide musical accompaniment and the event will be live streamed by PSU and WMUR–TV.

The event is expected to be well-attended and carpooling is strongly encouraged. Parking for the general public is located at the University’s P.E. Center on Route 175-A in Holderness, with shuttle buses available to transport attendees to the service. The parking lots will open at 9:30 a.m. all attendees are asked to be seated by 11:30 a.m.

Burton died Tuesday, Nov. 12 after a period of failing health. He was a longtime member of the New Hampshire Executive Council, serving 35 years representing New Hampshire’s First District, making him one of the Granite State’s longest-serving and most recognized political leaders. 

Burton, a 1962 graduate of what was then Plymouth Teachers College, began his career as a school teacher and principal. He later became an adjunct faculty member in Plymouth State’s Department of Social Sciences. After becoming a member of the Executive Council in 1977, he established an internship program for New Hampshire College students to learn more about the workings of state government. Plymouth   State University has established the Honorable Raymond S. Burton ’62 Public Service Scholarship, an endowed scholarship for PSU students from New Hampshire who aspire to public service. In addition to the scholarship, Plymouth State is establishing a Raymond S. Burton Collection in the Lamson Library’s Spinelli Archives and Special Collections, which will house Ray’s papers and memorabilia.

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