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Application process now open for Fisher Cats Foundation Scholarships

MANCHESTER – The New Hampshire Fisher Cats and the Fisher Cats Foundation have announced the application process is now open for the 2014 Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarships. The Foundation will award 10 scholarships to outstanding scholar-athletes from New Hampshire who demonstrate excellent academic performance, significant athletic achievement, and active civic involvement.

Each award will be $2,500 and will include recognition at a Fisher Cats game during the 2014 season.

Students from New Hampshire wishing to apply for a scholarship can view past winners and access the link for the application by visiting the team's website, www.nhfishercats.com. A direct link to the application is available through the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation at www.nhcf.org.

Applications are due by 5 p.m. on May 2. A letter of recommendation from the applicant's coach, FAFSA documentation, and the student's high school transcript in an electronic format, must be uploaded with the application.

Candidates for the Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarships must be residents of New Hampshire who are graduating from high school in 2014. Candidates must be planning to enroll in a four-year degree program or planning to attend a local community college or technical school in the fall. Candidates do not need to be studying in any particular field (separate scholarships are also available for students residing in Massachusetts).

All applications will be reviewed by the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation and evaluated for academic performance, athletic achievement, and citizenship, as well as financial need. For more information about the Fisher Cats Foundation Scholar-Athlete Scholarships, contact the Student Aid Office at the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation at 225-6641.

In 2014, the Fisher Cats Foundation will award 12 scholarships worth a total of $30,000 to high school seniors. Ten of the awards, each worth $2,500, are earmarked for New Hampshire students. Through 2013, the Fisher Cats have presented $200,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors since 2007.

The Fisher Cats will celebrate Opening Day at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium on April 10 against the Binghamton Mets (New York Mets). Single-game tickets are on sale now for all April and May games, including the first visit by the Portland Sea Dogs, Double-A affiliate of the Boston Red Sox. Fans may obtain tickets for any game this season by purchasing Full- or Half-Season Tickets or Mini-Ticket Plans. Each package comes with a variety of benefits and free gifts.

For more information on all ticket options and schedule promotions for the upcoming season, visit www.nhfishercats.com or call 641-2005.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:51

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New Hampshire's Youth Turkey Weekend is APRIL 26-27

CONCORD — New Hampshire's 2014 youth turkey hunt will take place Saturday, April 26 and Sunday, April 27, the weekend before spring gobbler season gets underway. This year marks the ninth annual youth turkey hunt weekend in New Hampshire. During the 2013 youth weekend, young hunters took an impressive 590 turkeys, just over 13 percent of the total spring turkey harvest.
To participate in the special youth weekend turkey hunt, hunters must be age 15 or younger and must be accompanied by a properly licensed adult age 18 or older. The adult may not carry a firearm or bow and arrow. Youth hunters do not need a hunting license, but they must have a valid turkey permit ($16 resident, $31 nonresident). Accompanying adults must hold either a current New Hampshire hunting or archery license AND a turkey permit.
See short video about turkey hunting in New Hampshire — and find lots more information — at http://www.huntnh.com/Hunting/Hunt_species/hunt_turkey.htm.
The special weekend provides youth and mentoring adults a quiet, noncompetitive time in the woods, where they can focus on safety, ethics, hunting methods and exploring the natural world.
"Nothing generates more compliments, letters of thanks, and photographs of proud parents and beaming kids, than our youth turkey weekend," said Mark Ellingwood, Wildlife Division Chief for Fish and Game. "We take great pride and satisfaction in providing young people and mentoring adults with the opportunity to learn safe hunting practices, to put lean, healthy, natural food on their family table, and to enjoy the spellbinding wonders and beauty of New Hampshire's spring woodlands."
Fish and Game urges all turkey hunters, including youth, to memorize the following list of ten safety guidelines before going out in the field:
1. Never stalk a turkey. It rarely works and it increases the risk of an accident.
2. Never wear red, white, blue or black over or under-clothing, as these are prominent colors of displaying gobblers.
3. Never call from a tree that is thinner than the width of your shoulders.
4. Never jump or turn suddenly in response to a suspected turkey.
5. Never call from a site where you can't see at least 40 yards in all directions.
6. Never imitate a gobbler call while concealed in a stand.
7. Never presume that what you hear or what responds to your call is a turkey.
8. Never think that your camouflage makes you totally invisible. To ID yourself to other hunters, wrap an orange band around the tree nearest you.
9. Never hide so well that you can't see what's happening around you.
10. Never move or wave to alert approaching hunters; shout "stop" instead.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 23 April 2014 05:49

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Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club Soccer Sunday Program set to kick off

The Mount Washington Valley Soccer Club is excited to announce that the snow has finally melted off of the soccer fields and the annual Soccer Sunday program will begin on May 11.

This six-week program will be held at Kennett Middle School. The program is open to children ages 6-14. The program will run from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. for children 6-8, and 3:30-5 p.m. for children 9-14.

Registration can be done online at gotsoccer.com.

Check in for all players will be on May 11 at 3 p.m.

For more information on the program along with directions on how to register, please visit our website at mwvsoccer.com or our Facebook page at MWVSoccerclub.

We look forward to seeing you on the fields!


Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 04:30

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Crank the Kanc field set for May 17

Crank the Kanc, the 30th annual bicycle time trial race to the top of the Kancamagus Highway, will be held on Saturday, May 17. The race is full, registration for the race filled very quickly online once again. All proceeds from the race go to support the Kennett High School Mountain Bike Team and the MWV Bicycling Club Youth Development Cycling Fund.

The Kennett Mt Bike Team competes and rides in the fall as part of the Northern New England High School Mt. Bike Race Series. The team has about 30 riders the race series has over 200 riders from 15 schools in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont and Massachusetts.

The Youth Development Cycling Fund supports local mountain bike races from the high school level to the World Cup; the annual Kid's Bike Safety Day held at Story Land; youth mt. bike teams in the 24 Hours of Great Glen; youth racers in the Mt. Washington Hill Climb and Newton's Revenge; and the Kiwanis Angels and Elves Program.

The MWV Bicycling Club, Fire 21 Pizza in Conway, and JetBoil, a manufacturer of high tech portable outdoor stoves are once again the main sponsors of the event.

Crank the Kanc has been held in all weather conditions rain, snow, wind, and a perfect day now and then. The course starts just west of the Saco Ranger Station, and climbs 2300 vertical feet in 21 miles, finishing at the top of Kancamagus Pass, elevation 2860 feet.
Last year's race winners were Timothy Ahearn of Aetna Cycling Team in a course record 58.02, and Stephanie Wetzel in 1:09.38, the women's record was set by Crystal Anthony in 2011 at 1:07.27. Last year's team winners were Old, Older and Skinny in 1:12.10, the record is held by Slouch'n It in 1:07.53.

Most riders compete as individuals, some as teams of three, and some on single speed bikes. Teams will start leaving at intervals at 8:30 a.m. and solo riders at 9 a.m. The public is invited to come out to cheer and support the racers. Fire 21 serves the riders and race volunteers a post race meal. Race registration/bib and t-shirt pick up, race awards and a prize raffle are held in the Kennett Middle School Cafeteria.


Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 04:27

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Love and LaLiberte ski for St. Michaels

The Saint Michael's College skiing teams finished 12th out of 16 schools at the University of New Hampshire Carnival last week with a pair of Mount Washington Valley residents are skiing for the Purple Knights. Freshmen Shane Love and Torin Laliberte are skiing alpine and nordic, respectively, this winter.

During the giant slalom, sophomore Brad Farrell (West Windsor, Vt./Sharon Academy) finished 10th, junior Fredrik Sandell (Oslo, Norway/Donski Alpine) placed 36th, while Love (North Conway, N.H./Gould Academy) was 37th.

La Liberte (Madison/Kennett) led the men during the Nordic 10K classic on Jan. 24, placing 60th. Classmate Ryan Boquist (Meredith, N.H./Inter-Lakes) claimed 64th, while junior Isaiah St. Pierre (Charlestown, N.H./Fall Mountain Regional) was 65th. During Jan. 25th's 20K freestyle mass start, La Liberte was 59th.


Last Updated on Monday, 21 April 2014 04:22

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