Free Lunch and Fellowship
What a good idea! Thank you Norma Heroux. Seventeen people enjoyed
the soup and corn bread, brownies and ice cream on September 15 at
the Northwood Congregational Church. We had such a good time that
Lucy Silva has offered to provide lunch on Wednesday, October 6,
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Future lunches are planned for October 20 and November 17. Come and
There is still time to join the fun at the Chesley Memorial
Library’s Lapsit and Story Time programs! Lapsit Story Times are
held on Wednesdays at 10:00 a.m. for children eighteen months
through three years of age; Story Times are held on Thursdays at
10:00 a.m. for children three through five years of age.
Registration required. Call Lynne at 942-5472 for more information.
Northwood Recreation Update
Northwood Recreation Department is offering ABC Music and Me, taught
by Miss Kim. Jumping Beans is the theme. Travel to the imaginary
Amazon Rain Forest. Learn about some Spanish instruments and people
while listening to music, dancing and hearing a story about a boy
named Diego and his love of instruments. Class will meet on
Thursday, October 7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th from 1:00 -1:45 at the
Northwood Community Hall. This class is designed for children 3-5
years old. Register by September 30th. Cost is
$20/family for both Northwood Residents and Non-residents. Register
in advance with the Recreation Department. Registration forms and
additional information can be found online at
Northwood Lake Drawdown
The Northwood Lake Watershed
Association received a notice from The New Hampshire Department of
Environmental Services (DES) of the annual fall drawdown of
Northwood Lake. The Northwood Lake dam is owned and controlled by
On October 9th, approximately 250 to 300 cubic feet per
second will be released into the the Little Suncook River from the
Northwood Lake Dam in Epsom.
Release will start at, or near, 8AM
each day and stops will be replaced by 4 PM the same day. It usually
takes about 3 weeks to drop the lake 6 feet. DES reminds people that
canoeing and kayaking have inherent risks, and paddling Northwood
Lake and Little Suncook River is at the paddlers own risk.
drawdowns are conducted each fall to reduce winter ice damage to
shoreline properties and to reduce spring flooding. Drawdowns also
give property owners an opportunity to conduct any necessary repairs
to their waterfront property, provided they first secure a permit
from the DES Wetlands Bureau at (603) 271-2147. Generally, lake
levels are allowed to return to the normal full lake level in the
Visit us for more Northwood Lake information at:
This information came from a member of the NH Legislature.
Budget Deliberations during 2009 showed a number of things:
Justices got a 5.5 percent raise.
2. All court staff got a 5.5
3. Justices who commute often get paid money to
travel from their homes to their courtrooms. Last - year this
was lowered a bit perhaps because state employees did receive
a raise percentage that was much higher than other workers in NH.
4. The Judicial Branch had $3 million ADDED to their budget by
the legislature in 2009.
5. Additionally, a separate fund with a
separate revenue stream was established by the legislature to
purchase computing hardware and infrastructure hardware.
support items 1 -5 can be find in written files from the House
Finance Committee which are kept in the state house.
Governor asked for a cut. The Judicial Branch fired back by reducing
court hours and taking their case to the public by delaying cases.
Does this sound like NH doesn’t have enough money?
Are we going
to get another Claremont suit asking the courts to decide they don’t
have enough money and thus an order to fund them as we did in
We have all seen how more money has brought us lower
Lake Woman’s Club
Submitted By Jean W. Lane
On September 13,
thirteen members traveled to the Currier Art Museum in Manchester.
Many had not been to the newly renovated facility. All enjoyed the
experience, especially the photography exhibit “The Human Spirit.”
September 14, the Club sold sandwiches, goodies and baked goods
at the primary election. Thanks to all who made this venture a great
Tuesday, October 5, is the club’s annual Guest Night.
The dinner will be a potluck meal at 6 p.m. at the Northwood
Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. Program for the evening will
be a sing-a-long by Ruth Bencal. Start thinking now of your own
favorites. Members are encouraged to bring guests. This supper is
open to the public.
Dues for 2011 will be accepted at this
Our next comfort pillow workshop will be held on
Friday, October 8, from 9a.m. to 12 noon at the Northwood
Congregational Church Fellowship Hall. If you would like to bring a
bit of comfort to women recovering from breast cancer surgery, you
are invited to join the HLWC women in their semi-annual event. If
you have an interested in serving the community, we invite you to
HLWC is a member of the General Federation of Woman’s
Clubs. For more information, contact Ginny Rogers, President, at
As I run for a seat in the NH legislature, I am following in some
very productive legislators’ footprints. Our state is doing much
better than just about any other place in the nation as we come out
of the Great Recession. NH Democrats have made a big difference in
our lives over the past 4 years.
Here are a few of their
• Supported NH businesses with a Research and
Development tax credit.
• Created New Hampshire Working to help
workers and companies recover from the recession by avoiding
layoffs, expediting return to work, and providing training to help
workers get new jobs.
• Increased the NH minimum wage for the
first time in 10 years.
• NH is rated the safest and one of the
healthiest states to live in.
• NH is the best place to raise a
family according to the Annie E Casey Foundation, which does surveys
on this measure.
There are lots more. NH’s unemployment rate is
40% below the rest of the country and our bond rating is excellent,
which means the state can borrow at low interest rates, saving a lot
of money in the long run. Having worked for a financial services
firm I know how important that rating can be. That good rating is
the result of well-crafted management in hard times.
If we can
continue this kind of fiscal management as the country comes out of
the recession, we will have put the state in a good position to meet
the challenges of the future. I would appreciate your vote on Nov.
2nd so that I can join the other Democrats in the legislature to
continue moving in the right direction, forward.
More at my blog
NO GOING BACK
Northwood - Dorothy S. Lincoln, “Dottie”, 84, of
First NH Turnpike, passed away on Sept.18, 2010, at the Dover
Rehabilitation & Living Center.
Dottie was born on Jan. 4, 1926
in Teaneck, NJ, the daughter of Albert and Emily Struckmann.
greatest joy in life was being a mother, grandmother and great
grandmother. She was a member of the First Baptist Church in
Dottie was a beloved mother to her children; a
daughter, Judith Mills and husband Phillip of Barrington; two sons,
David Lincoln and wife Christine of Cape Coral, Fl, and Steven
Lincoln and wife Theresa of Rochester NH; a beloved grandmother to
seven grandchildren: Kelli Palmer and husband Brad, Chris Calvo and
wife Malisa, Ryan Ryder and wife Tracy, Alexandra Griffin and
husband Chris, Samantha Mills, Samantha Lincoln, Victoria Lincoln; a
great grandmother to Greg Paradis, Corey Paradis, Ashley Longver,
Hannah Palmer, Julia Calvo, Lucas Ryder, Ayden Griffin, Grayson
Griffin, Jacob Ryder.
She was predeceased by her husband of 56
years, John N. Lincoln; and her son, John N. Lincoln Jr.
Memorial contributions may be made to Parkinson’s Disease
Foundation, 1359 Broadway, Suite 1509, New York, NY 10018 or
A funeral service
was held on Sat., Sept. 25, 2010, at the First Baptist Church in
Northwood with Rev. Patricia Ketzler, officiating.
were under the direction of Purdy Memorial Chapel, Lee, NH.
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