---- — Kick for A Cure is Friday
Tim Barchard’s Professional Martial Arts Academy, 15 East Broadway, hosts a “Kick for A Cure” event on Friday, Oct. 19, from 7 to 8 p.m. at the studio.
The event will raise money to support the Susan B. Komen Foundation. Pledge sheets are available in the Academy’s Derry and Windham locations. Donations can also be dropped off at both locations.
Attend ‘Growing up
New Hampshire Fish and Game will host a “Growing up WILD” professional development workshop for educators on Nov. 14 from 3:30 to 7:30 p.m. at Amoskeag Fishways in Manchester.
The event helps leaders and teachers educate young children about nature.
Preregister by calling 626-3474. The cost is $40 per participant.
Pinkerton golf tourney held
Pinkerton Academy’s annual alumni golf tournament joined more than 120 alumni and friends together on Oct. 5.
The 19th annual event raised money for the school’s annual fund, Campaign for Excellence.
This year money was earmarked for use in the Fine Arts Department. Plans are already underway for next year’s event, set for Oct. 11, 2013.
Martial arts staff honored
Tim Barchard’s Professional Martial Arts Academy in Derry took honors at the 2012 International Martial Arts Summit in Washington, D.C.
Sensei Laura Barchard won the 2012 Outstanding Program Director award.
Sensei Tyler Gianitsis and Master Shihan Todd Waardenberg won 2012 Most Inspiring Instructor awards.
Timothy Barchard earned the 2012 Top Martial Arts School award.
Sign up for winter basketball before Nov. 16
Derry Parks and Recreation continues to take registrations for the 2012 winter basketball program.
Registration ends Nov. 16.
In addition to normal office hours to register, evening registration will be held Nov. 14 from 4:30 to 7 p.m. at the recreation office, 31 West Broadway.
The instructional program introduces the fundamentals of the sport in a noncompetitive atmosphere. Games are held Saturdays at various school gyms around Derry, beginning in January and ending in March.
Weekly practices start in December.
The program is open to all children who are at least 4 years of age as of Jan. 1, 2013, and no older than a senior in high school. Call Parks and Recreation for information at 432-6136.
Deer hunters, take warning
CONCORD — With the recent discovery of Chronic Wasting Disease in a Pennsylvania deer, New Hampshire Fish and Game Department officials are reminding hunters of the ban on importing intact deer carcasses from CWD-positive jurisdictions such as Pennsylvania, into New Hampshire.
Current regulations prohibit the importation into New Hampshire of hunter-killed cervid carcasses or parts of carcasses from the jurisdictions in which CWD has been detected, except for de-boned meat, antlers, antlers attached to skull caps from which all soft tissue has been removed, upper canine teeth, hides or capes with no part of the head attached, and finished taxidermy mounts.
To date, CWD has been detected in wild or captive deer or elk in 23 states and provinces. New Hampshire’s regulations are designed to minimize the risk of the state’s deer and moose being exposed to CWD through the importation of an infected animal, or the disposal of brain or nervous tissue, lymph nodes, bones and other tissue from an infected hunter-killed animal.
The disease agent of CWD, an abnormal protein called a prion, is very stable and could easily be spread if diseased deer parts were disposed of in our environment.
Hunters should also note that while New Hampshire now permits importation of whole deer from New York, regulations in Massachusetts and Vermont have not changed, and these states prohibit the transport of New York-killed deer across their state lines.
CWD is a contagious neurological disease that is fatal to deer, moose, elk, and other members of the deer family. State officials remind hunters and others who enjoy eating venison that CWD is a wildlife management issue, not a public health issue. There is no evidence that CWD is linked to disease in humans.
For more information and FAQs about New Hampshire and CWD, visit wildnh.com/Wildlife/CWD_QandA.htm.