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Thursday, 05/05/2016

Ornamental Pruning Demonstration
Thursday, 05/05/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:00 PM)

UNH Cooperative Extension's Food & Agriculture Field Specialists, Margaret Hagen and Amy Papineau, will lead a discussion and demonstration of pruning techniques for a variety of ornamental trees and shrubs in the landscape. Learn the when, why, and how of pruning flowering trees, evergreens, shrubs, and more!  If you have pruning equipment (sharp pruners, loppers and pruning saws) and leather gloves, bring them with you. This event will be held outside, rain or shine!

 

 

Location

  • The Rocks Estate, Bethlehem, NH, 03574

Monday, 05/09/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Safe & Productive Felling
Monday, 05/09/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:

 - Personal protective equipment
 - Chainsaw maintenance safety
 - Hazard evaluation
 - Basics of felling

 

Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Canaan, N.H.
Steve Patten, NHTOA

 

NOTE: Participants MUST BRING

  - chainsaw
  - ear protection
  - safety boots
  - hard hat
  - chaps
  - eye protection


YOU MUST BE AT LEAST 18 YEARS OLD AND HAVE SIGNIFICANT CHAINSAW EXPERIENCE IN ORDER TO PARTICIPATE

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.
8.0 PLP certification credits
6.5 SAF category 2 CFE credits


Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Alvirne High School, 200 Derry Rd., Hudson, NH, 03051

Cooking Matters for Families
Monday, 05/09/2016 (05:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

Cooking Matters for Families is a six week cooking series for children and families. In this class, participants will learn the basic cooking skills necessary to prepare healthy, low cost meals and develop healthy eating habits at home, school and when eating out.

 

When: Mondays - March 28; April 4, 11, 18; May 2, 9.

Location

  • Laconia Middle School, 150 McGrath St., Laconia, NH, 03246

Wednesday, 05/11/2016

Conservation Easement Basics for Realtors
Wednesday, 05/11/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

Course #E1855 per the N.H. Real Estate Commission

Using a combination of presentation, question and answers, interactive activities and short video excerpts, this course provides real estate professionals with the basic understanding of what a conservation easement is; the benefits to landowners and the community; how to read and understand easement deeds; the effects of conservation easements on the real estate transaction; marketing real estate encumbered with easements; the process of placing an easement on land; working with land protection and governmental agencies and valuing land encumbered by the easement.

Our Instructor: Tom Howard, is principal broker at NH Conservation Real Estate. Licensed since 1987, Tom gained valuable experience with conservation easements while employed by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests from 1996 to 2003. He now offers his expertise in conservation transactions to landowners, conservation commissions, non-profits, natural resource professionals, attorneys, and real estate brokers. Tom is an Accredited Land Consultant with the Realtors Land Institute.

Location: The Rocks - 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem, NH

 

3 credit hours assigned by the N.H.
3.0 CE by NH Real Estate Appraiser Board
Real Estate Commission. 3.0 CFE’s SAF Category 1

 

Additional Dates and Locations:

May 17, 2016 The Conservation Center 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord 1 4:30 PM
May 25, 2016
Dover Public Library 73 Locust Street, Dover 1 – 4:30 PM

 

Click here: TO REGISTER

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Location

  • The Rocks Estate, 4 Christmas Lane, Bethlehem, NH, 03574

New Hampshire Tree Fruit Twilight Meeting
Wednesday, 05/11/2016 (05:30 PM - 07:30 PM)

 

Details to come.

 

Location

  • Watson's Orchard, 428 Meaderboro Road, Farmington, NH, 03835

Thursday, 05/12/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program NH Timber Harvesting Law
Thursday, 05/12/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:

A one day workshop presenting information on New Hampshire’s Timber Harvesting Laws, Wetland Regulations and the use of Best Management Practices. Practical, hands-on instruction for today’s logging professional.


Timber Tax Law - The specific rules and process regarding the Intent and Report of Cut forms as required, plus other valuable information from the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration.


Timber Harvesting Law - Forest Rangers will explain N.H.’s timber harvesting laws, including the details of slash and basal area laws, the timber trespass and deceptive forest practices laws.


Wetlands Regulations - Representatives from the N.H. Wetlands Bureau will present information including wetlands identification and the procedure and requirements for preparing the Minimum Impact Notification form. Best Management Practices will also be covered.

Additional Locations and dates:

05/19/16 Old Town Hall
1 East Side Road Wentworth, N.H.

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.
8.0 PLP certification credits
6.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Fox State Forest, 309 Center Road, Hillsborough, NH, 03244

Sunday, 05/15/2016

A Year in the Life of a Sheep - NH Sheep & Wool Festival
Sunday, 05/15/2016 (10:00 AM - 11:00 PM)

Dot Perkins, UNH Cooperative Extension Livestock Field Specialist, will be giving a talk on A Year in the Life of a Sheep on Sunday, May 15, at 10:00 am at the 40th Annual NH Sheep and Wool Festival at the Deerfield Fairgrounds, 34 Stage Road, Building A, Lecture Room. She will be talking about the nutritional needs of an ewe and a ram throughout the year, as well as housing and management. The NH Sheep and Wool Festival is held on Saturday and Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2016.

 

The festival offers educational programs, special workshops, demonstrations, handmade with fiber shows, a hand-spun skein contest, a fleece show and sale, breed display, youth show, sheep quiz bowl, stock dog trials, vendors and vendor raffles, crafts for kids, and a delicious food fair.

Location

  • Deerfield Fair Grounds, Deerfield, NH, 03037

Tuesday, 05/17/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Mechanized Harvesting Safety
Tuesday, 05/17/2016 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Course Content:
This workshop will offer forestry equipment operators a review of safe operating procedures for most applicable machines, and an opportunity to learn methods of communication with other operators and ground personnel. Non-operators will have an opportunity to learn about ”blind” areas of various forestry machines and how to safely communicate with an operator and approach working equipment.


Instructors:
Steve Patten, NHTOA
Anderson Equipment staff

 
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Anderson Equipment, 565 Main St, Lancaster, NH, 03584

Conservation Easement Basics for Realtors
Tuesday, 05/17/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

Course #E1855 per the N.H. Real Estate Commission
Using a combination of presentation, question and answers, interactive activities and short video excerpts, this course provides real estate professionals with the basic understanding of what a conservation easement is; the benefits to landowners and the community; how to read and understand easement deeds; the effects of conservation easements on the real estate transaction; marketing real estate encumbered with easements; the process of placing an easement on land; working with land protection and governmental agencies and valuing land encumbered by the easement.

Our Instructor: Tom Howard, is principal broker at NH Conservation Real Estate. Licensed since 1987, Tom gained valuable experience with conservation easements while employed by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests from 1996 to 2003. He now offers his expertise in conservation transactions to landowners, conservation commissions, non-profits, natural resource professionals, attorneys, and real estate brokers. Tom is an Accredited Land Consultant with the Realtors Land Institute.

3 credit hours assigned by the N.H. Real Estate Commission.
3.0 CE by NH Real Estate Appraiser Board
3.0 CFE’s SAF Category 1

 

Additional Dates and Locations:

May 11, 2016 The Rocks - 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem, 1 - 4:30PM 
May 25, 2016
Dover Public Library - 73 Locust Street, Dover, 1 – 4:30 PM

 

Click here: TO REGISTER

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Location

  • Conservation Center - Forest Society, 54 Portsmouth St., Concord, NH, 03301

Wednesday, 05/18/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Advanced Felling
Wednesday, 05/18/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:
Instructors will discuss and demonstrate handling difficult felling situations, leaners, hazard trees, operating around power lines and using mechanized equipment to get trees down or process wind falls.

 


Instructors:
Spencer Laramie, Canaan, N.H.
Steve Patten, NHTOA



 NOTE: Participants MUST BRING

  - chainsaw
  - ear protection
  - safety boots
  - hard hat
  - chaps
  - eye protection

 

 THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.
8.0 PLP certification credits
7.0 SAF category 2 CFE credits


Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

Linked file:

Location

  • Beanstalk Grocery Store, 577 NH Rte 106, Loudon, NH,

Thursday, 05/19/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program NH Timber Harvesting Law
Thursday, 05/19/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:

A one day workshop presenting information on New Hampshire’s Timber Harvesting Laws, Wetland Regulations and the use of Best Management Practices. Practical, hands-on instruction for today’s logging professional.


Timber Tax Law - The specific rules and process regarding the Intent and Report of Cut forms as required, plus other valuable information from the N.H. Department of Revenue Administration.


Timber Harvesting Law - Forest Rangers will explain N.H.’s timber harvesting laws, including the details of slash and basal area laws, the timber trespass and deceptive forest practices laws.


Wetlands Regulations - Representatives from the N.H. Wetlands Bureau will present information including wetlands identification and the procedure and requirements for preparing the Minimum Impact Notification form. Best Management Practices will also be covered.

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION, and can be used for PLP re-certification credits.
8.0 PLP certification credits
6.5 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail to: NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
Thursday, 05/19/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

 

Location

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Friday, 05/20/2016

Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills for Community Collaboration
Friday, 05/20/2016 (08:30 AM - 04:00 PM)

Training topics to include creating collaborative relationships, designing processes to meet the needs of specific groups, developing intentional facilitation practices and use mapping to design meetings and identifying behaviors that impact group process.

 

Presented by: Sue Cagle, Field Specialist, Belknap County UNH Cooperative Extension and Sharon Cowen, Field Specialist, UNH Cooperative Extension.

 

 

Location

  • AMC Highland Center, Crawford Notch, Route 302, Bretton Woods, NH, 03575

Saturday, 05/21/2016

NH 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
Saturday, 05/21/2016 (All day)

  

New Hampshire 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training.  This annual event will take place at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin, NH on May 21-22, 2016.  Please register before May 6.

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Sunday, 05/22/2016

NH 4-H Livestock Field Day
Sunday, 05/22/2016 (All day)

  • 4-H Livestock Field Day for Goat, Sheep, Swine and Beef.
  • Weigh in for 4-H livestock auction animals.  This is a tagging site for the 4-H Livestock Auction.
  • Simone Gascoyne DMV from Walpole Vet will discuss animal health and how to treat a sick animal with today's health regulations.
  • Rick LeMay from LeMay's Beef (and a volume buyer at the auction) will discuss what is an ideal carcass and how parents and kids can market their product.
  • Lunch (bring your own) and Learn with Cheshire Horse's manager Chris on proper grain nutrition in market animals and the antibiotic free grains available today to produce the best market animal.
  • Hands on Livestock Clinics–Learn more on livestock judging, training techniques, preparing your animal for show, and showing.

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Location

  • Cheshire Fairgrounds, Route 12, 247 Monadnock Highway, Swanzey, NH, 03446

NH 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training
Sunday, 05/22/2016 (All day)

New Hampshire 4-H Shooting Sports Leader Training.  This annual event will take place at Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin, NH on May 21-22, 2016.  Please register before May 6.

Location

  • Barry Conservation 4-H Camp, Berlin Fish Hatchery, 3783 York Pond Road, Berlin, NH, 03570

Monday, 05/23/2016

Stream Safari
Monday, 05/23/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

4-H Stream Safari is an environmental science program focused on stream ecology for youth in grades K-8.  Workshop is geared towards educators working with youth in grades K-8. Registration required.  Scholarships available.  Curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, field work experiences, data collection and analysis involving stream ecology. Workshop includes Project WET and Wild certification, Stream Safari curriculum guide, and stream field work experience.

Cost:  $75 per person includes books and certification

 

 

 

Location

  • Family Resource Center, Gorham, NH, 03581

Tuesday, 05/24/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Fundamentals of Forestry
Tuesday, 05/24/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:
This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources. Historical events, current status, silvicultural principles of New England, forest types, what is silviculture, considering landowner goals & objectives, tree maturity, growth, vigor & value, wildlife habitat, harvesting systems and types of harvests, and logger’s function in silviculture will be discussed.


Field session will focus on log scaling, grades and utilization at a local sawmill.


Instructors:
Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension
Sarah Smith, UNH Cooperative Extension
Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension
Brendan Prusik, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP
certification credits
6.0 SAF
category 1 CFE credits


PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail to: NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

Linked file:

Location

  • Sullivan County Complex, Ahern Building, 103 County Farm Rd., Unity, NH, 03743

Stream Safari
Tuesday, 05/24/2016 (09:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

4-H Stream Safari is an environmental science program focused on stream ecology for youth in grades K-8.  Workshop is geared towards educators working with youth in grades K-8. Registration required.  Scholarships available.  Curriculum includes indoor and outdoor activities, field work experiences, data collection and analysis involving stream ecology. Workshop includes Project WET and Wild certification, Stream Safari curriculum guide, and stream field work experience.

Cost:  $75 per person includes books and certification

 

 

 

Location

  • Family Resource Center, Gorham, NH, 03581

Wednesday, 05/25/2016

Conservation Easement Basics for Realtors
Wednesday, 05/25/2016 (01:00 PM - 04:30 PM)

Course #E1855 per the N.H. Real Estate Commission
Using a combination of presentation, question and answers, interactive activities and short video excerpts, this course provides real estate professionals with the basic understanding of what a conservation easement is; the benefits to landowners and the community; how to read and understand easement deeds; the effects of conservation easements on the real estate transaction; marketing real estate encumbered with easements; the process of placing an easement on land; working with land protection and governmental agencies and valuing land encumbered by the easement.

Our Instructor: Tom Howard, is principal broker at NH Conservation Real Estate. Licensed since 1987, Tom gained valuable experience with conservation easements while employed by the Lakes Region Conservation Trust and the Society for the Protection of NH Forests from 1996 to 2003. He now offers his expertise in conservation transactions to landowners, conservation commissions, non-profits, natural resource professionals, attorneys, and real estate brokers. Tom is an Accredited Land Consultant with the Realtors Land Institute.

3 credit hours assigned by the N.H. Real Estate Commission.
3.0 CE by NH Real Estate Appraiser Board
3.0 CFE’s SAF Category 1

 

Additional Dates and Locations:

May 11, 2016 The Rocks - 4 Christmas Tree Lane, Bethlehem, 1 - 4:30PM 
May 17, 2016
The Conservation Center- 54 Portsmouth Street, Concord, 1 – 4:30 PM

 

Click here: TO REGISTER

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Location

  • Dover Public Library, 73 Locust Street, Dover, NH, 03820

Thursday, 05/26/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Fundamentals of Forestry
Thursday, 05/26/2016 (08:00 AM - 03:00 PM)

Course Content:
This workshop will give loggers a better understanding of the theory behind forest management and the application of silviculture for sustainable forest resources. Historical events, current status, silvicultural principles of New England, forest types, what is silviculture, considering landowner goals & objectives, tree maturity, growth, vigor & value, wildlife habitat, harvesting systems and types of harvests, and logger’s function in silviculture will be discussed.


Field session will focus on log scaling, grades and utilization at a local sawmill.


Instructors:
Karen Bennett, UNH Cooperative Extension
Sarah Smith, UNH Cooperative Extension
Dode Gladders, UNH Cooperative Extension
Brendan Prusik, UNH Cooperative Extension

 

THIS COURSE IS REQUIRED FOR PLP CERTIFICATION
8.0 PLP certification credits
6.0 SAF category 1 CFE credits

 

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

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Location

  • Colebrook Fire Station, 18 Pleasant St, Colebrook, NH, 03576

Tuesday, 05/31/2016

Belknap County Advisory Council Meeting
Tuesday, 05/31/2016 (07:00 PM - 08:30 PM)

Agenda items:

 

Staff Evaluations?

 

Administrative Staff attending:

 

Location

  • Belknap County Complex, 34 County Drive, Laconia, NH, 03246

Friday, 06/03/2016

Managing Habitat for Ruffed Grouse (Even if you don't have aspen!)
Friday, 06/03/2016 (08:30 AM - 01:30 PM)

Workshop Description:

Learn about grouse ecology and habitat management to benefit grouse, other young forest wildlife, and mature forest wildlife on this property tour and field discussion. Bring your own lunch for lunch in the field.  

 

Agenda:

8:30 – 9:00       Registration

9:00 – 9:15       Introductions and property overview

9:15 – 10:00     Overview of grouse ecology and habitat management

10:00 – 10:15   Break

10:15 – 12:15   Property Tours and field discussion of managing habitat to benefit grouse, other young forest wildlife, and mature forest wildlife.

12:15-12:45     Lunch in the field (bring your own)

12:45-1:30       Continue field discussion

1:30                 Adjourn

 

SAF Category 1–3.5 CFE’s
PLP 4.0 credits

 

REGISTER HERE

Directions:
From Route 10 in Marlow, take 123A West. After 4.9 miles, in South Acworth, right onto Hill Road. Fol-low Hill Road for 2.1 miles to the five-way intersection in the Town of Acworth. Turn left onto Charlestown Road. After 1.8 miles turn right onto Black North Road. Go about 1 mile to woodlot gate on right (N 43.24980, W 72.32214). Follow signs to the workshop. Note: Some GPS units show that Black North Road is accessible from the north but the only passable access is from Charlestown Road.

 

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Location

  • Fred Ernst Property, Black North Rd., Acworth, NH, 03601

Drip Irrigation Twilight Meeting
Friday, 06/03/2016 (03:00 PM - 07:00 PM)

 

Presenters: Trevor Hardy of Brookdale Fruit Farm and Bill LaMont, Professor of Vegetable Crops at Penn State.

 

More details to come.

 

Location

  • Brookdale Fruit Farm, 36 Broad Street, Hollis, NH, 03049

Saturday, 06/04/2016

NH Professional Loggers Program Mechanized Harvesting: Cut to Length
Saturday, 06/04/2016 (08:00 AM - 12:00 PM)

 

Course Content:
Learn what makes Cut to Length harvesting distinctly different from other harvest systems utilized in the northeast. Topics will include machine details, operating procedures, systems maintenance and troubleshooting, operating costs and “must have” items for a complete CTL toolbox. Location of this workshop is subject to change. Please make sure we have your contact information.

 


Instructors:
Steve Patten, NHTOA
Wade Paight, Cutting Edge Timber Harvesting

 
Class size is limited please sign up early. Please visit the website for class status: www.nhtoa.org
Register for Classes: Phone: (603) 224-9699 Please have your credit card and expiration date handy.

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED.


Mail to:
NHTOA, 54 Portsmouth St. Concord, N.H. 03301
CHECKS, MONEY ORDERS, VISA, MASTER CARD, DISCOVER CARD ACCEPTED

Linked file:

Location

  • Bigelow Hill Road, Troy, NH,


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