Up & Coming Weekly

July 11, 2023

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WWW.UPANDCOMINGWEEKLY.COM 14 UCW JULY 12 - 18, 2023 EVENTS Fishing education workshops and summer day camps are available in July at the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center on Raeford Road. All of the workshops and summer day camps mentioned are free. e Family Fishing Workshop will take place on July 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. e Family Fishing Workshop is designed for the entire family and teaches the basics of fishing. Children aged 15 and younger must be accom- panied by a parent or guardian. All tackle and bait are provided, and no outside tackle or bait is allowed. e workshop includes fishing in the center's stocked ponds. e fami- lies will learn but are not limited to: How to set up and cast a fishing rod; how to tie a basic fishing knot; how to catch a fish; catch and releasing fishing methods; and how to properly handle a fish. e Camp Largemouth summer day camp will take place on July 19 to 21, from 9 a.m. to noon. Camp Largemouth is a three-day summer day camp for teens aged 14 to 17. is camp focuses on bass. Campers will learn about bass fish and various bass fishing techniques. e Fly-fishing Summer Camp will take place from July 26 to 28, from 9 a.m. to noon. e Fly-fishing Summer Camp is a three-day summer day camp for ages 14 to 17. Day 1 includes an introduc- tion to fly-fishing and beginning fly-tying. Day 2 offers fly-casting in- struction. Day 3 will be fly-fishing for panfish and catfish. It is recommended participants wear sunscreen and weather-appro- priate clothing, such as closed-toe shoes, and no sweatpants. You can view a schedule of classes and register by visiting their website. e Pechmann Fishing Education Center is the only fishing education center in North Carolina. Built in 2007, it was founded and is operated by the NC Wildlife Resources Commission. e center's instructors teach a va- riety of programs to anglers of all ages and abilities. e center is named after John E. Pechmann, a criminal attorney from Fayetteville, who was the chairman of the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission. He also sponsored vari- ous youth fishing programs. For more information please con- tact the John E. Pechmann Fishing Education Center via their website at https://www.ncwildlife.org/Learning/ John-E-Pechmann-Fishing-Educa- tion-Center, or via phone at 910-868- 5003. e Pechmann Center is open Monday to Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and on weekends during events only. e Pechmann Fishing Education Center is located at 7489 Raeford Road in Fayetteville. For those familiar with the Pechmann Center, it is no longer accessible by traveling South Reilly Road due to construction of Fayette- ville's I-295 loop. Access is available by continuing on Raeford Road, then by turning north onto Rim Road, then right on Old Raeford Road. Pechmann Fishing Education Center hosts summer classes by AUBRETTE REID AUBRETTE REID, Staff Writer. COMMENTS? editor@upandcom- ingweekly.com. 910-484-6200. September 9, 2023 Saturday - 12 Noon The CROWN EXPO 1960 Coliseum Drive, Fayetteville, NC 28306 The 1st statewide ceremony in North Carolina to recognize those men & women who suffered for the cause of liberty & freedom. Our Prisoners of War Those Missing in Action Help honor these veterans and their families with your ticket purchase or sponsorship. WWW.NCPOWMIA.COM General Questions: 919-810-1383 . SELLING A BUSINESS? BUYING A BUSINESS? Business Sales • Mergers & Acquisitions • Franchises akelsey@tworld.com Ashley Kelsey (910) 302-6447 www.transworldeast.com

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