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JANUARY 29, 2016

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Proposed Television Docu-Series

Featuring NH Fish And Game
In The Works_________________________

The proposed New Hampshire series would feature New

Hampshire Fish and Game Conservation Officers and other
Department staff in the course of their daily duties enforcing
wildlife and fisheries laws, stocking fish, managing and conserving resources, search and rescue, snowmobile and off-road vehicle enforcement and safety, conducting coastal marine enforcement, responding to calls from the public, taking part in outdoor
education program work, and more.

"This program is an exciting opportunity to increase awareness

and recognition of the complex duties of Department staff and the
positive impact they have on natural resources, tourism and the
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A new television series featuring New Hampshire Fish and Game

Department Conservation Officers and biologists is in the works.
Engel Entertainment, Inc., a film and television production company based in New York City, is interested in producing the series
and has signed a contract with New Hampshire Fish and Game
Department to develop the project. Engel Entertainment produces the hit series "North Woods Law", featuring the Maine
Warden Service, now in its fifth year on Animal Planet, as well as
a new series about Texas Game Wardens, "Lone Star Law", which
will premiere this year, also on Animal Planet.


Connecticut River Valley

Beekeepers News_____________________

The Connecticut River Valley Beekeepers resumed meetings for


At the Jan meeting one of their members brought a Slovenian

hive. It is different from a Langstroth hive in that the beekeeper
examines the frames from the rear.. Frames can removed like
books from a shelf. This eliminates the heavy lifting of hive
boxes. All the members were very interested and curious about
this different hive.. So much that Suzanne Brouillette is coming
to their Feb 11 meeting to give a demonstration of the Slovenian
AZ hive.
All levels of beekeepers, anyone interested in learning about beekeeping are welcome. We meet at the Grafton County Extension
Office building, 3855 Dartmouth College Hwy, North Haverhill,

Proposed Television Docu-Series

Featuring NH Fish And Game
In The Works_________________________
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states economy," said Col. Kevin Jordan, Chief of New

Hampshire Fish and Game Law Enforcement. "The show has a
lot of promise for improving community outreach, keeping youth
and others involved in outdoor recreational traditions, and boosting interest in careers with Fish and Game."

Dr. Alan Kennell and his staff at Kennell Orthodontics are pleased to announce the winner of
the 2015 Refer-a-Friend contest Sophia Joyal! Kennell Orthodontics realizes the greatest
compliment received is when one of their patients refers a friend or colleague to its practice. In
an effort to show appreciation to patients for these referrals, Dr. Kennell developed the Refera-Friend campaign. This campaign, which focused on new patient treatment plans from qualified referrals, awarded Refer-a-Friend participants with a Visa Cash Card and an entry into
Viewers could be seeing episodes filmed in New Hampshire the grand prize drawing. A patient since 2011, Sophia had multiple entries from her multiple
within the next year, but there are lots of variables in the televi- referrals this gave her a greater advantage on having her name picked as the Grand Prize
sion production business, so, as they say, "stay tuned."
As the Grand Prize winner, Sophia received four 3-day hopper passes to Walt Disney World!!

Dr. Kennell thanked Sophia for being a valued patient family and for recommending Kennell
Orthodontics to her family and friends. We are honored to have such loyal patients who continue to refer to us and share their positive experiences here at Kennell Orthodontics with others. We are looking forward to Sophia sharing some fun pictures of Mickey Mouse with us!!

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Haverhill Recreation has Senior

Stretch and movement classes
Monday, Wednesday and
Fridays 11:00 12:00PM
through March 2016. Only $
1.00 per class!


Haverhill Recreation has

Preschool Playgroup Monday
and Fridays 9:30 10:30
through March 2016. Only $
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Haverhill Rec is offering
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Fiesta Snowshoe Event will be

held at Blackmount Country
Club on Saturday, January 23rd
from 6-9 PM. Bring your headlamp and either your snowshoes or cross-country skis and
dont forget to stop in the lodge
for some cocoa, cookies and
conversation. This event is free
of charge but donations are
always welcome. If there is not
adequate snow, our alternative
snow date will be March

Haverhill; three children, Troy

Dodge and wife Penny of
Littleton, Kim Blowey and husband Steve of Haverhill, and
Charles E. Hanson, Jr. and wife
Melissa of North Woodstock,
NH; eight grandchildren,
Jessica Miller-Dodge, Christen
Savannah Hanson, and Corbin
She was born in Littleton, NH, Avila; three great grandchilJune 29, 1941, the daughter of dren, Brooke and Cooper Loud,
Alden and Pauline (Sherman) and Brayden Riggie.
A calling hour was held on
Sandra attended St. Rose of Friday, January 22, with a
Lima School and graduated funeral service followingat
from Littleton High School. Ricker Funeral Home, 1 Birch
She also graduated from hair- Street, Woodsville, NH, with
dressing school in Manchester, Pastor Clint Brake officiating.
Spring burial will be in the
She married Charles E. Hanson, Horse
Sr. on August 14, 1971. Sandra Cemetery, North Haverhill.
worked as a hairdresser in
Littleton at Childs, in In lieu of flowers, memorial
Woodsville at Chases, and later contributions may be made to
operated her own beauty shop the Humane Society of ones
in North Haverhill. She loved choice.
hand work such as sewing, crocheting, and plastic canvas For more information or to sign
sewing. Sandra also enjoyed an online condolence please
gardening, canning, and caring visit
for her animals.
Ricker Funeral Home &
Surviving family members Cremation Care of Woodsville
include her husband of 44 is in chare of arrangements.
years, Charles Hanson of North
N o r t h

S a n d r a
J e a n
Hanson, 74,
d i e d
M o n d a y,
January 18,
2016, at the Cottage Hospital,
Woodsville, NH.

table! Donations needed!!

Haverhill Recreation will partner up with the Mountain Lakes

Recreation and the American
Legion to host Winterfest 2016
at the Mountain Lakes Lodge
off of Valley Road. Join us on
Sunday, February 28th from 124:00 PM at the lodge for sliding
on the mountain, tug-o-war,
obstacle course race, ice skating
and of course start your decorating because our CARDBOARD BOX RACE is on!
Haverhill Recreation is holding Boxes will be judged on speed,
Penny Sale on March 5th at the design/color and judges choice.
Robert E. Clifford Building 65
South Court Street Woodsville For any questions on our winter
from 10-2. Our first ticket is programs call the Recreation
drawn at noon. Concession Department at 603-787-6096.
stand, bake table and raffle

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Bermans Bits
Incessantly scouring the universe (and my back yard) for
the weird, the wacky, and the
thoughtful so you dont have

If you are reading this, I didnt

win the Powerball. With the
recent Powerball frenzy, I had a
thought (no, it wasnt lonely):
with well over a billion-dollar
jackpot, it is disheartening to
think a few people became
multi-millionaire where if
things were somehow altered,
we could have a well over a
thousand people becoming millionaires. FYI, the odds of winning any Powerball drawing are
292.2 million to one. By comparison: (1) Odds of bowling a
300 game: 11,500 to 1. (2)
Odds of being killed by lightning: 2,320,000 to 1. (3) Odds
of winning an Olympic medal:
662,000 to 1. (4) Odds of injury
from shaving: 6,585 to 1. (5)
Odds of getting away with murder: 2 to 1.

by Dave Berman

In a related Bit, a GoFundMe

account set up for a woman
who claimed to have blown her
entire savings on Powerball
tickets has been shut down
despite raising more than
$800 in seven hours. A person
by the name of Cinnamon
Nicole set up a campaign
page saying she expected to win
the $1.58 billion prize when she
and her family spent a fortune
on lottery tickets last week,
despite the odds as listed above.
Please help me and my family
as we have exausted [sic] all of
our funds. We spent all of our
money on lottery tickets
(expecting to win the 1.5 billion) and are now in dire need
of cash, her since-removed
GoFundMe page read, according to Pix11 News. (O-kay,
then, are there any really, really
rich people reading this? I could
use a financial infusion!
GoFundMe please....)
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The Los Angeles creators of a

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shirt made famous by Joaquin

El Chapo Guzman said sales
are skyrocketing since the
drug kingpin donned the garment. Shawn and Sam
Esteghbal, the Iranian brothers
behind the Barabas boutique in
Los Angeles, said they decided
to use the drug lord in their
advertising after he was photographed wearing one of their
shirts in Rolling Stone photographs of El Chapo prior to
his being recaptured. MOST
WANTED SHIRT, the garment is now labeled on their
website. Its not about that hes
an international criminal,
Shawn Esteghbal told the
Guardian. But were excited
because he could buy anything,
he could buy Versace, any other
brand, but to choose our brand,
our designs! The brothers said
it wasnt clear what attracted
Guzman to their $128 shirt. I
dont know. People just always
look for something unique, and
theyre probably thinking this is
unique because that guy wears
it. He could wear a $10,000
shirt or a $3,000 shirt, but he
wears Barabas. [UPI]

I am taking someone to Small

Claims Court in NH, but I
recently received a letter asking
me to consider going on Hot
Bench, a Judge Judy-type
show in Los Angeles. After a bit
of thought, I decided not to
apply. Was I wrong? (And just
how did they find out about my
(Dont Axe me about this.) A
British teen who was found collapsed on the landing outside
his room at a childrens home
died from using too much
Telegraph reports. He sprayed
it all over himself and succumbed to the effects of the
gas, Kent Online quotes the
coroner as saying. A doctor says
16-year-old Thomas Townsend
died from circulation collapse
caused by butane gas inhalation. He would not take
showers but would stand there
with a deodorant and spray half
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mother. Then he would spray and many, many others. Those
aftershave to cover up BO. firmly committed to Trump will
Police found 42 cans of deodor- obviously vote for him, but all
ant, hair spray, and other prod- the other votes will be spread
ucts in Townsends room at the out enough to make sure Trump
childrens home. (Newser) emerges way on top. Where a
vote will be more meaningful is
(If Steve Harvey changed jobs!) on the Democratic side. (2) As I
York University issued apolo- have said before, this time I will
gies to over 500 prospective be declaring Democrat and votstudents after they received ing for Bernie in the primary as
acceptance letters in error. a vote against Hillary (if others
This occurred immediately did that, I believe Bernie will
after the university had sent come out comfortably on top).
emails to acknowledge their Afterward, I will return to
been Undeclared. Once the field is
received. The university is still set, the choices will be clearer.
in the process of reviewing the (As an FYI, I dont believe I
students applications and Jock have voted for a Republican or
Phippen, director of student Democratic Presidential candirecruitment and admission, date in the November election
clarified that the correction in the past 40 years
emails were sent to clarify the
mistake and did not imply the
students applications had been Finally, did you hear all the
rejected. Students will learn yelling and screaming across
whether or not theyve actually NH? No, it wasnt the Patriots
been accepted into the universi- beating the Broncos; no, it wasty sometime in the coming nt Boston beating Montreal;
no, it wasnt the Second
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With the NH Primary looming, Palin endorsed Trump! I dont
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Soon after, we met a sweet old
lady who was very active.
When she found out that I fed
the squirrels and the chipmunks, she visibly shuddered.
Why on earth would you do
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I take a big metal pail and fill

it up halfway with water. Then I
take a narrow piece of wood
My father used to sit at his and lay it across the top. After
kitchen window, a cup of tea in that, I lined that wood with sunfront of him, the smoke of a cig- flower seeds.
arette spiraling into the air, and
cuss at the squirrels raiding his Im not sure I follow, I said.
birdfeeders. They drove him
crazy. Hed bang on the win- She smiled. Not a kind smile. It
dow, or open it up and yell at was a cunning one. The chipmunks loved the sunflower
seeds and would go up on that
It didnt matter. They always piece of wood to retrieve them,
but the wood was so narrow
came back.
theyd fall in the water and
Hed think hed come up with drown.
some new contraption to fend
them off, to keep them away Thats when it was my turn to
from the seeds he put out for his shudder. Thats also when I
beloved birds, but it never decided Id always feed our
worked. Not for long, anyway. chipmunks and squirrels.
Such is the ability of squirrels
I dont feed our local bears and
to solve puzzles.
dont put out anything when the
You could say that in those last bears are active. But the rest of
years, when he lived alone, he the year I take comfort in havwas cursed by squirrels for they ing a kinship of kindness with
became the bane of his exis- all other wild things. I put out
seeds and fruits for the various
souls that visit our yard. Its
When Atticus and I first moved become a regular thing, one that
to Jackson, it was in the spring. is quite popular with our

The Adventures
of Tom & Atticus

winged and four legged neigh- feeder and a sunflower seed

feeder. The way they are set up
and designed, they are marketNearly every morning, soon ed as squirrel-proof. This
after the sun is up, three crows would please my dearly-departbalance on the lone tree that ed father. But then hed howl at
floats in the middle of our back- me for the way I take a small
yard. Its not well and every bucket of seeds out nearly every
year there is some talk about morning, and spread them
removing that old black ash. across the top of the snow.
But I dont dare, for while its These, as you might have
the last tree to dress herself in guessed, are for the squirrels.
leaves in the spring and the first
to drop them in September (and Each morning, just before I
even then they are not very refill the feeders, I find myself
pretty), the local wildlife take reading either poetry or essays.
comfort in that tree.
Today, I read an essay bemoaning what was going on in the
One night, when I was taking world today from the hatred of
Atticus out one last time before terrorists, to the hatred of presiwe went to bed, I saw two sets dential candidates, to the hatred
of eyes about five feet off the of militiamen, and I was
ground in the black ash. I reminded to hold onto hope.
walked over next to the tree,
those four eyes transfixed by Todays essay, written by Omid
my beaming headlamp, and Safi on the On Being website,
came face to face with two curi- contained the following: A few
ous baby raccoons. They sat in days ago I was reminded when
that tree looking at me from just a friend posted a note on social
two feet away, and they were media about an old tradition in
just as interested in me.
Ottoman societies (todays
Through the past six years Ive Lebanon, Egypt, Bosnia,
seen all kinds of life in that tree Greece, etc.). Whenever it
from the regular visiting birds snows, people go to the top of a
to hawks and owls. Ive also mountain and scatter seeds for
seen bears who were comical in birds. The reason is as simple as
the way they seemed to think it is immediate: birds are creathey could hind behind narrow tures of God. And as the
branches as if they were invisi- Prophet said, if you want the
All-Merciful God to show you
mercy, show mercy to the creHere it is, the middle of winter ation of the All-Merciful.
again. There are a couple of
feeders on the tree, both loaded And there I had it. In a world
with a variety of seeds. On our where terror and hate often take
second floor deck, I have a suet over center stage and the front


Ovide Lamontagne To Keynote Pemi Baker Valley GOPs Annual Lincoln Reagan Dinner_____________
New Hampshires Leading
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on Friday, February 5, 2016

The Pemi Baker Valley

Republican Committee is
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New Hampshires leading conservatives, Ovide Lamontagne,
will be keynoting the committees upcoming Annual Lincoln
Reagan Dinner on Friday,
February 5th at the Woodstock
Inn, Station, and Brewery in

We are very excited to welcome Ovide Lamontagne who

has been the standard bearer of
the Republican Party when it
comes to conservative principles, said State Senator Jeanie
Forrester, co-chair of the
Lincoln-Reagan Day Dinner.
Last year we had a sold-out
event with U.S. Senator Kelly
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will be just as successful, said
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(R, Grafton-District 17), Chair
of the PBVRC.

General Counsel for Americans

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He has
returned to New Hampshire to
practice law full time with the
regional law firm of Bernstein
Shur. Prior to that, he was the
Republican nominee in 1996
and 2012 for governor for New
Hampshire. In 2011 Ovide was
recognized as Americans For
Prosperitys (AFP) conservative of the year. Ovide has also
just recently joined the Carly
Fiorina for President campaign
as the State Director.

less efforts on behalf of the

Republican Party in New
Hampshire, and Im honored to
keynote this years Lincoln
Reagan Dinner, said Ovide.

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opportunities are available.
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The Outside Story by Carolyn Lori _______________________________________________________________

In January, Owl Courtship


Im an enthusiastic, if laid-back,
bird watcher. One of the things I
love most about spring and summer is the effortlessness with
which I encounter a wide variety
of birds. Sitting in my backyard,
Ill catch sight of an indigo
bunting in the apple tree or watch
a pair of phoebes flying to and
from their nest. On an afternoon
hike, I might spot a Baltimore
oriole or hear the sweet sounds of
a wood thrush.

But January is far too early to

dream of spring, so Ive decided
to put thoughts of seasonal songbirds out of my mind and focus
on some of our regions yearround residents, namely owls.

If any species of bird takes effort

and fortitude to observe, it is the
stealthy, nocturnal owl. Of the
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year-round residents of the
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For great horned owls (Bubo virginianus), the process starts just
as the Northeast is settling into
the deep freeze of winter. Young
told me that by early January the
birds, which range in size from
18 inches to just over two feet,
start calling to each other. Its
even possible to distinguish the
female versus male calls, as the
females have a higher pitch and
an extra note in the beginning of
their call.

In addition to owls being more

vocal in winter, the other advantage to starting my search now is
that I might even come across a
snowy owl (Bubo scandiacus).
Residents of the Arctic Circle,
these large birds sometimes
irrupt into the lower 48 states,
most likely driven by a search for
food. Birders were treated to one
of the largest irruptions in history
during the winter of 2013-2014,
when snowy owls were spotted
en masse all over the country,
By February, most great horned including one that ended up at the
owls are incubating their eggs Honolulu International Airport.
and have grown quieter, though
their calls can still be heard as While it would be spectacular to
they defend their territories. But see a snowy owl or stumble upon
as they grow quiet, the barred a parliament of long-eared owls,
owls (Strix varia) pipe up. The Ill be pleased just to hear the
familiar who-cooks-for-you- calls of a great horned or barred.
calls The return of the songbirds may
become more frequent from late be months off, but this winter
February into April, which is will have plenty of moonlit,

windless nights, and I will be out by Adelaide Tyrol. The Outside

Story is assigned and edited by
there, looking and listening.
Northern Woodlands magazine
Carolyn Lori lives with her res- and sponsored by the Wellborn
cue dog and very large cat in Ecology Fund of New Hampshire
Thetford, Vermont. The illustra- Charitable Foundation: welltion for this column was drawn


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Not so in winter, when the cold

curtails my outdoor activities and
so many birds have departed for
warmer climes. The dearth of
birds and walks leaves me feeling
doubly deprived, and I count the
days until red-winged blackbirds
will again greet me on my morning stroll.

winter a reasonable time to seek their breeding season.

them out?
While knowing the breeding seaTurns out it is.
son of particular owls increases
the likelihood of hearing them, I
The first weeks of January is asked Young if there were tips
when the action starts, according that might further increase my
to Matthew Young, who works at chances of seeing one. He sugthe Cornell Lab of Ornithology. gested that I venture out between
Owls generally make their pres- sunset and sunrise when the
ence known through their vocal- moon is bright but the wind is
izations, which peak two times a still ideal hunting conditions
year. One is in summer, when for owls.
fledglings depart their parents
territory and search for their own. Long-eared owls (Asio otus) tend
Most young owls have staked to roost during the winter in
their claims by September or small groups (known poetically
October, making November and as parliaments). I was excited
December relatively quiet in the about the prospect of discovering
owl world. But the chatter not just one but several owls
increases again during the winter roosting, until Young told me that
breeding season, when mates are long-eared owls are one of the
courting each other and defend- most secretive and least known
ing their territory.
birds in North America.

- Notices, Letters, Politics, Opinions, Help Wanted, & More! -

Letter To The Editor______________________________________

More grant money

Once more into the wide

breach... here we spend again.
That is the new battle cry we hear
from Washington and Concord.

Another $150 million of federal

taxpayer money has been awarded to the state for mental illness
and addiction prevention.

The $150 will be spread out over

five years. $30 million a year on
top of what we are already
spending, but the catch is, that
this is fed tax "Grant" money,
which means that the state will
have to cough up another $30
million a year.

As this money will be funneled

through DHHS (Department of
Health and Human services) and
in order to be a recipient of the
services, you will have to be eligible and enrolled in Medicaid.
That will shove NH up over the
$200 million mark for the next
biennium! I fear that this is a
conservative number, I regress.
Cant wait to see how much more
bacon Annie brings home for
more beds.

The large lack of services

statewide and with all of the red
tape, it will take years to even
allow or establish facilities to
operate. This money will be long
spent before anything of value is
provided. How is this program
going to be implemented and to
what measure are these programs going to be held accountable is the real question.

going to be transparent enough

to inform the people of the state
as to where all of this money is
going and the misinformed public who do not question why law
makers can and will spend millions of taxpayer moneys to fight
personal problems, there is no
need for accountability. What a
scam. I question if these psychiatric / drug rehab centers will be
located across the street from all
of the schools and community
centers that distribute Narcan in
the state.

Five years from now, if and when

DHHS has built up another $300
million in failed policy programs,
guess who will be left holding the

I've stated a number of times that

you can't cure stupid, come next
November, we can, and hopefully
will, vote stupid out, before we
end up filing for bankruptcy like
Michigan did, for years of building up state government, or for
raising taxes to the point where
our economy will be unsustainable for all of these services.

Isn't it amazing how the Northern

Pass, Wind towers and Gas pipe
lines are not the big red button
topics any more. When you fail to
prevent what the majority do not
want, it just isn't worth mentioning any more, is it?
Just more failed campaign promises by our generic politicians
who willfully spend millions on
more failed policies. There are no
historians in Concord.

Oh yeah, there is a bill in the

Whereas the geriatric ward house this session to increase the
under the gold dome are not yearly pay to the State


Supervisors of the Checklist
Will Meet
January 30, 2016
11:00-11:30am at the
Warren Town office Building
for the purpose of
corrections of Checklist

Presidential Primary Election Day

February 9, 2016
Donna Bagley
Donna Hopkins
Janice Sackett


Representatives and Senators,

Second Location Set for Bobcat Season Hearing
from $100 for each member to
$2500 a year! Here comes a bipartisan vote. Any one want to The New Hampshire Fish and Game Departments public hearing
bet it passes?
on proposed rules to establish a bobcat hunting and trapping season in New Hampshire will take place in two locations:
Eric T. Rottenecker

The first part of the hearing will take place on Monday,

February 1, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Representatives Hall in the N.H.
State House in Concord, N.H.
USDA Expands Microloans to
Help Farmers Purchase Farmland The public hearing will be continued on Tuesday, February 2,
2016, at 6:00 p.m. at Fish and Games Region 1 Office at 629B
and Improve Property
Main Street in Lancaster, N.H.
Producers, Including Beginning
and Underserved Farmers, Have The hearing is being continued on the second day to ensure that
a New Option to Gain Access to North Country citizens have an adequate chance to participate.
The N.H. Fish and Game Commission is proposing to issue a total
Agriculture Deputy Secretary of 50 bobcat permits through a lottery process. The timing and
Krysta Harden today announced attributes of the draft season would be similar to New
that the U.S. Department of Hampshires fisher season, with December trapping and January
Agriculture (USDA) will begin hunting. If adopted, the proposal would take effect in December
microloans, creating a new of 2016.
financing avenue for farmers to
buy and improve property. These States and provinces neighboring New Hampshire all have bobcat
microloans will be especially seasons, including Maine, Vermont, Massachusetts and Quebec,
helpful to beginning or under- although none limit their take using a permit system as proposed
served farmers, U.S. veterans by N.H. Fish and Game.
looking for a career in farming,
and those who have small and Following a multi-year collaborative bobcat research study carmid-sized farming operations.
ried out by Fish and Game with the University of New
Hampshire, the N.H. Fish and Game Commission directed the
Many producers, especially new Department to assess whether the states bobcat population could
and underserved farmers, tell us sustain harvest without adverse impact to the population. Fish
that access to land is one of the
biggest challenges they face in and Game concluded that the population could sustain modest
establishing and growing their harvest while still accommodating slow growth.
own farming operation, said Commission subsequently asked the Department to formulate a
Harden. USDA is making it eas- conservative season proposal consistent with those findings. A
ier for new farmers to hit the draft framework was presented to the Commission in April and a
ground running and get access to final proposal was adopted by the Commission in December of
the land that they need to estab- 2015.
lish their farms or improve their
The complete rulemaking notice, with proposed rule language for
this proposal, can be viewed at microloan program, which posed-rules.html.
celebrates its third anniversary
this week, has been hugely successful, providing more than Written comments regarding this proposal must be received by
16,800 low-interest loans, total- the Department by February 10, 2016.
ing over $373 million to producers
country. Send comments to: (use the rule
Microloans have helped farmers name in your subject line); or write to Executive Director, N.H.
and ranchers with operating Fish and Game Department, 11 Hazen Drive, Concord, NH
costs, such as feed, fertilizer, 03301; or fax to 603-271-5829.Learn more about New
tools, fencing, equipment, and Hampshires
living expenses since 2013.
Seventy percent of loans have
gone to new farmers.


Now, microloans will be available to also help with farm land

and building purchases, and soil
and water conservation improvements. FSA designed the expanded program to simplify the application process, expand eligibility
requirements and expedite smaller real estate loans to help farmers strengthen their operations.
Microloans provide up to
$50,000 to qualified producers,
and can be issued to the applicant
directly from the USDA Farm
Service Agency (FSA).

This microloan announcement is

another USDA resource for
Americas farmers and ranchers
to utilize, especially as new and
beginning farmers and ranchers
look for the assistance they need
to get started. To learn more
about the FSA microloan program
or contact your local FSA office.
To find your nearest office location,

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The Town of Warren and the
Warren School District
will hold a Budget Hearing on
Wednesday, February 3, 2016 6:00 PM
at the Warren Village School

The school budget will be discussed first with

the town budget immediately following.

North Country Happenings...

On-Going Events

Warren Masonic Hall - breakfast

from 7-9 on the first Sunday of
each month. Hope to see you
----------------------------------------The Warren/Wentworth Food
Pantry, serving residents in
Warren, Wentworth and Glencliff,
is located behind the Warren
Wentworth Ambulance Service
building and is open every Friday
from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. For eligibility
information or to make a donation, stop by or call 764-5265. The
pantry gratefully accepts food or
monetary donations as well as
donations of personal and household care items.
----------------------------------------Nightly Entertainment Indian
Head Resort, Lincoln

----------------------------------------For all upcoming events at D

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- 5:45 PM; Meeting - 6 PM at
Horse Meadow Senior Center,
North Haverhill.
----------------------------------------Anxiety Umbrella is a new Peer
Support Group for people with
Anxiety related disorders. These
include: Generalized or Social
Anxiety, Panic (attacks), Obsessive
Compulsive, Phobias & fears.
This group will meet the 1st & 3rd
Thursday of each month at the
Cottage Hospital Occupational
Therapy Waiting area at 6: PM.
For more info. or call
Lurette @ (603)838-5595 or
Robin @ (603) 747-2527. You are
not alone in your struggle!
----------------------------------------Connecticut River
Beekeepers Assoc meets every
second Thursday 7-9 PM at the
Grafton County Extension Office
Building, 3855 Dartmouth College
Hwy, North Haverhill, NH.
----------------------------------------The Summertime Marching Band
warmly invites YOU to join us as
we get ready for our 2nd season!
All ages - all players of marching
band instruments are welcome.
You can get back into the swing of

playing again. Join us! We practice

one Sunday a month at 6pm in
the Monroe Town Hall. Call Mary
Choate 638-4903 for details.

Upcoming Events

Appalachian Mountain Clubs

Pinkham Notch Visitor Center

January Evening Programs start at

8:00 PM

Saturday, Jan 30 Stars Above the

Notch: Astronomy at Pinkham
Notch with Doug Arion

Schedule subject to change without notice.

AMC Outdoor
Explorations are sponsored in part
by LL Bean and the William T.
Morris Foundation.
Programs are free and open to
guests and the general public.

Discover WILD New Hampshire

Day. Saturday, April 16, 2016. 10
a.m. to 3 p.m. at the N.H. Fish and
Game Department, 11 Hazen
Drive, Concord, N.H. Fun family
day features live animals, big fish,
hands-on activities, and exhibits by
outdoor and environmental
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dinator, at 764-5839, or the Joseph

Patch Library at 764-9072.
----------------------------------------Wentworth Historical Society
meets monthly, 7:00 p.m, every
third Thursday, April - Dec. at
the Historical Society Museum in
Wentworth. Join us for historical
topics and stimulating conversation.
----------------------------------------For on-going programs, concerts
and events at COURT STREET
ARTS, Haverhill, please visit or call 603989-5500. Classes, art shows,
Shakespeare in the Valley, Music,
wide variety of programming.
Join us!
----------------------------------------The Baker's River Grange meets
the 2nd and 4th Friday every
month, 7:30 p.m., Grange Hall,
Rte.25, Rumney. Visitors welcomed!
----------------------------------------Gentle Yoga - Saturdays 8:309:30; Wednesdays 5:00-6:00pm
at Starr King Fellowship,
Plymouth,NH. Contact Darlene
Nadeau 536-1179.
----------------------------------------Scottish Country Dance Lessons,
Fairlee Town Hall, Wednesday
evenings from 7 - 9 PM. Cost
$3.00 (first time free). All dances
taught. No partner necessary.
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Woodstock Inn, Station &

Brewery 745-3951, Lincoln.
----------------------------------------Haverhill Memorial Post 5245 and
their Ladies Axillary hold their
regular monthly meeting at 7pm
on the third Thursday of each
month at the VFW Post in North
Haverhill. All members are invited
to attend.

Franconia Heritage Museum

Events & Exhibits - Fridays &
Saturdays, 1-4pm (and by special
request) at 553 Main Street (Route
18), Franconia (603) 823-5000. The
non-profit Council operates the
Franconia Heritage Museum and
the Iron Furnace Interpretive
Center. Work continues on a scale
model of the Brooks and Whitney
Bobbin Mill. The Brooks family
exhibit will be displaying artifacts
and items throughout the museum's 1800s farmhouse and outbuildings.
----------------------------------------To find out the on-going happenings at the Squam Lakes Natural
Science Center in Holderness,
NH. You can call 603-968-7194 or
visit them online at:
----------------------------------------To find out the on-going happenings at the AMC Pinkham Notch
Center where programs are free &
open to the public: AMC Pinkham
Notch Visitor Center, Route 16,
Pinkham Notch, NH. For more
information contact the AMC at
(603) 466-2727 or
----------------------------------------For on-going events at WREN
(Women's Rural Entrepreneurial
Network) of Bethlehem, please
visit or
call them at: 603-869-9736.
----------------------------------------For ongoing schedule at Silver
Center for the Arts, Plymouth,
NH, call 603-536-ARTS or visit
them on the web at:
----------------------------------------Friends of the Library have establishing a Conversational French
group at the Joseph Patch Library
in Warren. We meet on Monday
mornings, 9-10. Join us! All skill
levels are welcome. For questions
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Adventures in

Root Cellar Update

Though the overnight snow had

only blanketed our homestead
in a couple inches of fine, light,
powdery snow, I stepped outside our cabin door, reached for
the snow shovel, and set about
making rounds.


tic covering, shovel sides. If

one is feeling ambitious theres
shoveling to be done around the
wood pile and in front of the
shed, or, as I did on this particular day, shoveling our commonly tread pathways. And,
new for this year, clearing the
entrance to the root cellar.

Just beyond the eastern side of

the greenhouse, this new stop is
easy to incorporate. Plus, the
cellars terraced position is easy
to shovel snow from. Though
the door is the obvious point of
attention, keeping snow away
from the vent is equally essenTheres nothing too demanding tial. Without some airflow,
about shoveling here, especially wed risk quick ruination of the
with such light snow. Scrape vegetables therein.
snow from the uneven granite
that comprise our front stoop, Thus far, though, things are in
brush off the solar panel, shovel good shape. Our many potatoes
free the front door to the green- are firm and fresh, much as if
house, rake snow from its plas- they were harvested just a few

Breakfast and a leisurely morning were behind me, a full day

ahead of me with only my own
choosing to direct it. The light
was bright with shimmering,
blowing snow despite the
clouded skies.

weeks ago. The cabbage as

well is continuing to be hard
and juicy. Though outer leaves
are accumulating mold, the
inner heads are firm with no
deterioration. The onions, too,
are storing fine, as are the many
canned goods. While were
onto lists, Ill mention that our
carrots, beets, and turnips are
done for this season - so a goal
is clear for this coming growing
year. As to the produce stored
inside the cabin, the squash,

garlic, and dry beans are all persisting in fine quality. Things
are working as we hoped! The
harvest is lasting! Were excited by this modest feat.

er - around 34 degrees or thereabouts is my preference - but

considering that we went into
this project not quite believing
we could keep vegetables from
freezing...well, we are ecstatic
with this initial success. No
doubt well be fine-tuning with
future seasons - but our starting
point is an encouraging one.

We are also encouraged by the

consistency of the root cellars
temperature. For the last two
months, it has hovered between
38 and 42 degrees, without
more variation than that. We feel so grateful, and invigIdeally, it would be a little cold- orated.

NH Offers Variety Of Courses For Women To

Learn Outdoor Skills in 2016______________________________

purify water, as well as what to

take along in your survival kit.
This course is taught by NH
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Registration opens April 25,

New Hampshire's Becoming an

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women interested in learning
outdoor skills. Application
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as possible after registration
opens, as these courses fill
quickly. New Hampshire
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Department and the New
Hampshire Wildlife Federation.
Participants must be age 18 or

Fishing Weekend -- June 2426, 2016, at Coleman Estates,
Stewartstown, NH. This weekend is a chance for women who
have basic fly-fishing skills to
become independent flyanglers. Learn the finer points
of casting, reading the water,
picking a fly and landing a fish.
Participants bring their own flyrod. Cost: $275 (includes 5
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Winter BOW February 20, meals
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2016 Course full; registration 2016.
is closed. Offered every year,
this one-day workshop allows BOW Fall Weekend -women to experience ice-fish- September 9-11, 2016, at
ing, snowshoeing and tracking, Rockywold-Deephaven Camps
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target shooting on snowshoes). year. Participants choose four
to take during the
BOW Wilderness Survival -- workshops
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Choosing The Perfect Tomato Variety______________________ Winter Arrives With Signs Of Spring____
By Heather Bryant, Regional
Field Specialist, Food and

If you are like most gardeners,

you are already looking forward
to next season. The holidays
are over, your seed catalogs
have come in the mail, and you
are poring over them trying to
decide what to plant next year.
Now is actually a good time to
get your order in if you havent
done it already. If you wait too
long your preferred varieties
might be sold out.

Choosing tomato seeds is for

me the most fun and the most
difficult part of any seed order.
The diversity out there is amazing, and every year there are
new varieties. If I tried everything that looks promising Id
be overrun. Where to start?

First, I strongly recommend

you decide before opening the
catalog how many plants you
can fit into your garden.
Otherwise its a little like going
into the grocery store hungry
and without a list. To prevent a
disappointing season, plant
something that you know you
like and that will do well for

Do you mostly use tomatoes in

salads, sandwiches, sauces or
all of the above? For salads, I
like cherries and saladettes.
Saladettes are a relatively new
term for tomatoes that are larger
than a cherry but not large
enough to make sandwich
slices, usually 1.5 to 2 inches in
diameter. For sauces, I actually
like anything with flavor, but
many people prefer romas
because they tend to have less
juice and therefore make a
thicker sauce. For sandwich
slices beefsteaks are the best.
Also what are your flavor preferences? I personally dont like
sweet tomatoes, I like firm but
juicy tomatoes with some acidity and the kind of flavor that
reminds me of the tomatoes my
grandfather used to grow. I am
also a sucker for colors; orange,
yellow, purple, green, pink,
white, red and multicolored,
just about everything imaginable is out there. The important
thing is theres no wrong
answer as long as you know
what you like. And I firmly
believe in a good system for
labeling your plants so when
you find a variety you like,
youll know what it is and you
can order it again.

complaint I hear is that diseases

wipe out the plants just as the
fruit are starting to ripen. The
second biggest complaint is that
the first frost comes too early.

Careful variety selection can

help a bit with both of these
problems. There are a number
of good disease resistant varieties on the market. Thanks in
part to the unfortunate late
blight event of 2009 many are
marketed as late blight resistant, but keep in mind that late
blight is not the only disease out
there. Having a disease resistant variety can also give you
some protection against other
less dramatic but more common
diseases. Just remember that
resistant and immune are not
the same thing and our humid
climate creates a favorable
environment for diseases.
Also, unfortunately while heirlooms tend to have the flavors
that remind us of childhood,
they do not tend to have as
much disease resistance as
more modern hybrids, so you
have to strike your own balance
between the risk of disease and
flavor. As for the frost issue,
most catalogs and seed packets
will list a days to harvest number. While those numbers
arent exact, the lower the number, the more likely the variety
is to ripen early.

By Jim Frohn,
UNH Cooperative Extension
Grafton County Forester

Though I do not believe that a

plant will spring up where no
seed has been, I have great faith
in a seed. Convince me that you
have a seed there, and I am prepared to expect wonders."
~ Henry David Thoreau

I was reminded of this quote on

a recent walk in the woods. I
was walking with another
forester and two loggers to look
at a timber harvest that will be
starting up again on the county
farm. This particular harvest,
which is part of the long-term
management plan for the forest,
is designed to regenerate parts
of the forest through patch cutting. As we walked, we noticed
thousands of seeds lying on top
of the snow covered ground.
This past year was a tremendously productive seed year for
many species of trees, and we
noticed yellow and white birch
seeds in particular abundance.

Seed dispersal typically occurs

in the fall and into the winter.
Both yellow and white birch are
prolific seeders, producing 1 to
5 million seeds per acre during
good seed years, and up to 35
million seeds in a bumper year!
Good seed years occur on average every 1 to 4 years in yellow
birch and every other year in
white birch. Many seeds never
germinate and mortality is high
in seedlings, so an abundance
of seeds is necessary. Seeds are
eaten by many songbird species
including red poll, pine siskin,
and chickadees, and ruffed
grouse feed on the catkins and
buds. Deer, moose, and snowshoe hare browse on the
seedlings and small saplings.

The most successful regeneration for both species takes place

on mineral soil enriched with
humus in openings at least 50
feet wide or in patch cuts of an
acre or so in size. Other tree
species also germinate well in
these conditions, which is why
the regeneration cuts on the
timber sale area we were walking were designed as patch cuts.
If the logging is done before the
snow gets too deep, enough disturbance to the leaf layer will
take place to expose mineral
soil. Then when the snow melts
there will be moisture in the soil
and the seeds will start to germinate when the soil warms up

While winter has finally arrived

with snow and single digit temperatures, these seeds are a sign
of spring. I received my first
seed catalog in the mail this
week, and nature has already
ordered its seeds, as we saw
displayed before us on the
Next, ask yourself what you Finally, ask yourself what probsnow, ready to germinate as
lems youve had growing tomawant and what you like.
soon as the snow melts and the
toes over the years. The biggest
soils warm up. Timing the
Getting your order in wont regeneration harvest for this As the seedlings gradually
make the growing season get year will take advantage of this grow into saplings, they will
here any sooner of course, but it abundance of seed.
provide food and cover for
can get you starting to think
wildlife. Eventually some of
about your plan for 2016s The process of birch seed the trees will grow to maturity
crops and that can create a wel- development starts in the sum- and provide seeds for the next
come distraction!
mer when catkins form; these generation; these seed trees will
stay on the tree over the winter, eventually be harvested for a
then mature the following year. variety of products including
furniture, cabinetry, veneer, and
firewood or pulpwood; then the
cycle will begin anew.

So the next time you take a

walk in the woods, look around
for the presence of seeds- either
on the ground or still in the
trees in the form of catkins,
cones, nuts, or acorns. If youre
in your own woods and are considering a regeneration harvest,
the abundance and the kinds of
seeds present can help guide
your decision-making process.
And remember, if there are
seeds, then you can expect

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Additional Moose To Be Collared For New Hampshire Study ________________________________________

on the verge of disappearing

from the New Hampshire landscape, but they are declining,"
said Rines. "The fact of the
matter is that we don't know
what the future holds, but were
hopeful that a combination of
research and management
efforts will allow us to do all we
can to understand what the
The study is funded by federal future may have in store for
Wildlife Restoration Program moose."
dollars, with the support of
matching funds from the Read an article about the moose
University of New Hampshire. research by Kristine Rines from
The research may help answer a the November/December 2014
question on the mind of many NH
Granite State residents and visi- What's in store for New ments/samples/whats-buggingour-moose.pdf
Hampshire moose?

weather patterns and different

moose densities may be affecting both the causes and rates of
mortality in our moose herd,"
said Rines. "What we learn will
help our moose management
team anticipate and respond to
changing moose mortality and

Residents in northern New

Hampshire may spot a helicopter overhead in the coming
weeks as approximately 45
moose cows and calves are collared for the third year of a sixyear study of moose mortality
and productivity.

fering tick loads and moose

densities, as well as multiple
years of information on adult
mortality," explained Fish and
Game moose biologist Kristine
Rines. "We hope that this data,
coupled with that coming out of
Maine, will help us determine
the weather patterns and moose
densities that lead to increased
tick mortality."

Approximately 45 moose cows

and calves were collared during
the first year of the study
(2014), and researchers recorded 64% mortality for moose
calves and 5% mortality for
adult cow moose. In 2015, 44
additional cows and calves
were collared. That year, 74%
of calves and 5% of adults died
due to winter tick. This year,
NH Fish and Game hopes to
collar another 45 animals,
maintaining 35 adult cows and
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The New Hampshire Fish and

Game Department and the
University of New Hampshire
(UNH) have contracted with
Native Range of Elko, Nevada,
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will be weather-dependent and
will begin once 107 cows and
calves have been collared in
Maine. Collaring in New
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Milan, Cambridge, Dummer,
Millsfield, Second College
Grant, Wentworths Location,
and Errol may notice a low-flying helicopter. Residents with
questions can call Fish and
Game's Wildlife Division at
(603) 271-2461.

The collaring will take place in

Wildlife Management Unit C2
and the eastern side of WMUs
B and C1 and southern A2. The
Native Range capture crew will
use net-guns and tranquilizer
darts to capture the moose so
they can be collared. Blood and
other samples collected during
collaring will help evaluate the
health of the moose. The collared animals will be monitored
for as long as the collars keep
transmitting. For the next two
years, students from UNH,
which is partnering with Fish
and Game in the study, will
track the moose, documenting
how long the individual moose
live. When a moose dies, the
collars transmit a special signal,
allowing researchers to get
there as soon as possible to
determine the cause of death.

"While regional moose popula- Updates on the study will be

tions are indeed facing some published
serious threats, moose are not


How Many Birds In Your Backyard?_____ Campton Historical Society & Campton Public Library News___
N.H. Audubon Needs Your Help Last winter, for the second winter
on Statewide Bird Survey!
in a row, new record high counts
were recorded for several of our
Fill up those bird feeders and dig more common winter birds,
out your binoculars for New including Downy and Hairy
Hampshire Audubons Backyard Woodpeckers, Tufted Titmouse,
Winter Bird Survey. This annual and Northern Cardinal. For the
statewide survey will take place cardinal and titmouse, these
on Saturday, February 13, and increases were more evident in
Sunday, February 14. Biologists southern regions than in the
need assistance from citizens all north. According to Dr. Pamela
over the Granite State to get a Hunt, Senior Biologist at NH
clear picture of whats really hap- Audubon, These two species
pening with our winter birds.
have been increasing for decades,
and the reasons probably have
Anyone can participate in the something to do with climate
Backyard Winter Bird Survey by change, suburbanization, bird
counting the birds in their own feeders, or some combination.
backyard on the survey weekend Red-bellied Woodpecker set
and reporting on-line or sending another record last year as the
the results on a special reporting Backyard Winter Bird Survey
form to NH Audubon. To receive documents their gradual move
a copy of the reporting form and north. This species was recorded
complete instructions on how to in Coos County for the first time
participate, send a self- in 2015.
addressed, stamped, long envelope to:
Reports of a lack of birds are just
as valuable as reports of many
New Hampshire Audubon, birds. If everyone reported only
Winter Bird Survey
when they have a lot of birds, we
84 Silk Farm Road,
wouldnt be able to see the
Concord, NH 03301
declines, says Suomala. The
most important thing is to particForms are also available at NH ipate each year regardless of how
Audubon centers in Auburn, many or how few birds you have.
Concord and Manchester, and This provides a consistent longon-line. Find more information term set of data that shows both
at the ups and downs.
All New Hampshire residents are
encouraged to take part. Results
Data from the Backyard Winter from past years are on the NH
Bird Survey is used to track Audubon web site. For more
changes in the distribution and information about the Backyard
abundance of many species. Each Winter Bird Survey, please call
year about 1,400 observers NH Audubon at 224-9909 or go
across the state count the birds to
coming to their feeders. The and click
strength of the survey is that we on Birding.
can look at trends over the long
term, says Survey Coordinator, Note: There are two bird surveys
Rebecca Suomala. We now in Feb. NH Audubons Backyard
have almost 30 years of data and Winter Bird Survey that takes
we can see the patterns of ups place in New Hampshire only,
and downs in different bird and the Great Backyard Bird
Count, a nation-wide web-based

Campton Historical Society and Rin-Tin-Tin could really act are in real time by a traditional keythe Campton Public Library substantiated in this film. The board with 88 keys.
scene when Rinty returns home
Read more at http://www.campPot Luck, Popcorn, and a Free not knowing why his owner is
angry with him has to be our /Newsletter2013-12.pdf
Saturday, February 6, 2016
For the Pot Luck Dinner please
Bring the whole family to Jeff Raspsis will be taking his bring either soup, bread, salad,
Campton Historical Society for place to accompany the two a main dish, dessert or nonPot Luck, Popcorn, and a Free features. There's a reason he alcoholic Drinks.
Flick on Saturday, February 6, will have no sheet music on his
keyboard - it's because he'll be The presentation will be at the
making up the music right there Old Town Hall in Campton,
The Pot Luck dinner will take on the spot.
which is handicap accessible,
place from 5:00 to 6:00 PM,
and open to the public.
and the Movies start at 6:15, And it won't be rinky-tink piano
presenting a Rin Tin Tin Double accompaniment. Rapsis, a New For information about the
Hampshire-based musician and Society and upcoming events,
composer, will use a digital check our web site at
The Clash of the Wolves is a synthesizer to recreate the tex-
silent ture of the full orchestra, comWestern/adventure film pro- plete with pounding drums and
duced and distributed by clashing cymbals, all produced
Warner Bros. Directed by Noel
M. Smith, the film stars canine
actor Rin Tin Tin,

Charles Farrell and June

Marlowe. It was filmed on location in Chatsworth, California,
at what would later become the
Joshua Tree National Park. The
Clash of the Wolves was
deemed "culturally, historically,
or aesthetically significant" by
the United States Library of
Congress and
selected for preservation in the
National Film Registry.

The Night Cry 1926 - A giant

condor is killing sheep and
Rinty is unjustly accused and
by the law of the range must be
destroyed. Rinty's owner hides
him from the other ranchers.
The condor steals a child and
Rinty tracks it to its lair and
destroys the giant bird. All the
stories of how

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Sundays 8am-6pm
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Amazing Assortment Of
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chicken and beef in vacuum
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Texas Tumbler, Sweet Bourbon,
Teriyaki, Italian and lots more.
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Discover WILD New Hampshire Day Set______________________________________________________________

It might be cold outside, but
spring is on the way, and so is
Hampshire Day. The New
Hampshire Fish and Game
Department's most popular free
community event of the year is
set for Saturday, April 16, from
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the grounds
of the Fish and Game
Department at 11 Hazen Drive
in Concord, N.H. Save the date!

Free Educational Series Slated_____________________________

Local hiking columnist and

author Mike Dickerman of
Littleton presents his program
based on the Museum of the
White Mountains exhibit that
he is co-curating this year with
Steve Smith of Lincoln.

The exhibit celebrates the legacy of "Trail Clubs in the White

Mountains", from their origins
in the latter half of the 1800s to
the present.

Owned by the Society for the

Protection of New Hampshire
( w w w. f o r e s t s o c i e t y. o r g ) ,
Bretzfelder Park is managed in
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Feb. 10 at 7 p.m. with a presentation by Ben Moss, Astronomy

teacher at the White Mountain
School and board member of
Astronomy Foundation about
What is New in Astronomy.

For more information and a calendar of events please visit, email us at, or call 603444-6228.

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The Legacy of Trail Clubs in Bethlehem.
the White Mountains at bequeathed to the Forest
Bretzfelder Park February 3rd Society in 1984 by Helen
Bretzfelder in memory of her
The Society for the Protection father, Charles, houses a classof New Hampshire Forests will room, educational trails, a
lead an exploration of the histo- pond, and several picnic sites.
ry of hiking in the White
Mountains with a presentation Two series of educational proof White Mountain Hiking grams are held there each year,
in February and August. The
History on Feb. 3.
The free program is open to the Educational Series continues
public and is part of the annual
winter Bretzfelder Park Family
Educational Series. It will begin
at 7 p.m. at Bretzfelder Park.

Hampshire Day is a fun way for
the whole family to explore
New Hampshires wildlife
resources and legacy of outdoor
traditions. Browse educational
exhibits presented by environmental and conservation organizations from throughout the
state. See live animals, big fish
and trained falcons. Try your

hand at archery, casting, flytying and B-B gun shooting.

Watch retriever dogs in action.
Get creative with hands-on craft
activities for the kids. Plus,
check out the latest hunting and
fishing gear and gadgets.


Winter is in
full eect
at Cannon.

Whether theyre life-long season pass holders or theyve just discovered the goods, CANNON SKIERS AND RIDERS
ARE KNOWN FOR THEIR LEGENDARY OBSESSION. The reality is that Cannon's core crew love the mountain so
much, theyll say anything to convince others not to go. Theyre literally trying to hoard Cannonits vast terrain, loads
of snow, magnificent views, friendly vibe and heart-pounding steepsfor themselves. But most of all, its because
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