Northwood NH News

May 20, 2009


Walk NH At Northwood School

The Wellness Committee at Northwood School invites all students, along with their parents, staff members and all Northwood Community members to walk together and participate in the Walk NH program on Tuesday June 2 from 2:15-3:00 at Northwood School.  Our goal is to help students and their families become more aware of the importance of exercise in daily living. Walking can be done by almost anyone, anywhere.  So let’s all get together and encourage our children to get on a healthy track and “get walking”.   No sign up is necessary, just show up with your walking shoes.  Parents do need to attend with their children. BYOWB (Bring Your Own Water Bottle).

Bike Rodeo at Northwood School

Northwood children- Bring your bikes and join us for the Northwood School Wellness Committee’s annual Bike Rodeo at Northwood School (back playground) on June 5 from 4:30 – 6:00.  You will be able to get your bike safety inspected, ride the obstacle course, have a helmet check, and get some bike safety tips.  Some prizes will be handed out, so stop by for our 2009 Bike Rodeo.

The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Soccer camps are now accepting registrations. The camps run from Monday August 4th through Friday August 7th. The CBNA Youth Soccer Camp for athletes entering grades 4 through 8 will run from 8am – 12 noon. The CBNA Soccer Academy will run from 1pm – 5pm. The Soccer Academy for High School Athletes will feature a certified Strength & Conditioning Coach to aid in pre-season conditioning. Registration is $80.00 per camper before July 1st, $90.00 after July 1st. There is a family discount for 2 or more players from the same family for $70.00 per camper. Go to and click on the Seasonal Sports link under summer programs for registration forms and information or email Coach Josh Hils at

The Town of Northwood holds its annual Memorial Day Remembrance event on Monday, May 25, 2009, commencing 10:00AM, with a community procession from Coe Brown to the Town Hall perimeter (highway four is closed to vehicle traffic during the event).


The procession is led by Northwood resident and Bagpiper John Newman, with the Coe Brown band members offering traditional music for the event.

Attendees are encouraged to line the procession route for viewing.

Shannan Brown, current VFW Post Commander leads fellow veterans in the procession.

This year’s guest of honor is First Sergeant Bob Fletcher, assigned to Fort Bragg, NC  as the acting Battalion Command Sergeant Major for USACAPOC.

Bob is a Northwood resident, recognized for his efforts and contributions  to the  town community.

Calling all Preschoolers!

Our morning program is full, but Deerfield Cooperative Preschool (DCP) has openings in our 2009/2010 T/Th afternoon program, 1:30-4:00pm. DCP strives to provide age appropriate curriculum, meeting the needs of the whole child and to create an environment where children and families love and value learning. Also at DCP we offer Summer Camp. Camp is sure to engage your child (age 3-6) in learning through; crafts, interactive games, outside play and field trips. Bug Camp (July 6-10) and Ocean Camp (August 4-8) Mon-Fri 9:00am-2:00pm. Sign up for one or both. Space is limited, so act now! We invite you to explore DCP and find out more, call Melissa at 463-7353 or at go to




John Allen, Sr. and Irene Poirier would like to announce their engagement. John is a life long resident of Northwood and is retired from a career with the State of New Hampshire. Irene is a native of New England and worked for many years at St. Joseph’s Hospital for Children in California, before coming to New Hampshire. John and Irene are both residents of The Meadow at Northwood. A late summer wedding is planned.



Watershed Starts 2009 Season

Northwood Lake Watershed Association President, Jim Vaillancourt, outlined plans for the 2009 season at the May meeting.

June will be a busy month with the following activities: Saturday, June 13, there will be a session with Amy Smagula of the New Hampshire Department of Environmental Sciences to instruct attendees on the Weed Watcher program. The training session will be held at the Boy Scout Camp. June 19 will be the season’s first neighborhood meeting of the Watershed Association. Also, a June event will be held to review the milfoil situation. We will locate areas with milfoil and determine the effect of last year’s milfoil treatment and this winter’s drawdown of the lake.

For more information on June events, visit the Watershed’s website.

Doug Chamberlin, Lake Host Coordinator, said the Lake Host Program can always use more volunteers. Lake Hosts inspect incoming and outgoing boats at the town launch for exotic weeds. To sign up for Lake Host Training go to

The Spring newsletter will be sent to members soon.

The purpose of the Northwood Lake Watershed Association is “to preserve and protect the quality of Northwood Lake and its surroundings for the collective interest of lake users.” Help us by becoming a member.
Enjoy the lake this summer!



Northwood Transfer Station/Recycling Center

Spring cleaning is in full swing and many residents will soon be clearing out items no longer needed or useful. When planning your trip to the transfer station, it helps to sort and separate items for recycling and disposal. A brochure which lists all the information about the transfer station is available at the town hall during regular business hours. There is also a list of items that are recycled and related fees on the town website:  You will also find directions to the facility, hours of operation, and rules and regulations. Admittance to the recycling center is by permit only, available at the Town Clerk’s office during her regular business hours. You will need to bring proof of residency with you.

With many people opening up their camps on the upcoming holiday weekend, it is easy to get ready for a trip to the transfer station on Monday and not remember that it is a holiday for everyone. The transfer station is closed on Monday, May 25 so that the employees may enjoy the holiday with their families. Please plan accordingly.

The recycling committee strives to improve waste management through recycling and other processes and welcomes any ideas and input from Northwood residents. The committee meets on the first Monday of the month at 7 pm at the town hall and meetings are open to the public.



Harvey Lake - Messabout

A Messabout is a gathering of small boat owners and their kayaks, canoes, dinghies, small sailboats and other small non-motorized craft. It’s a social and educational get-together, no special programs, no commercial selling/marketing, just regular folks and small boats enjoying the company and the crafts.

Join us, or pass the word to folks you know, for an afternoon of small boats. Every kind of craft, handcrafted, fiberglass, Kevlar(tm), or plastic are welcome. The location is a private residence  on the secluded, shallow/rocky end of 95 acre Harvey Lake, in Northwood, NH.

DATE: Saturday June 20, 2009. Noon - 5 PM. There is a gas grill so bring food and beverages and make it a potluck dinner with your new friends. A great place to swim and/or fish too.

Activities and organized get-togethers for small craft owners in  the central and coastal New Hampshire area have been few for many years. This is an opportunity to begin changing that.


DIRECTIONS: From RT 4 in Northwood, NH. turn south (right if heading east on RT 4) on to Harmony Road, one half mile east of Coe Brown School. If heading west on RT 4 (toward Concord) Harmony Road is about 3 blocks past the entrance to Northwood Meadows State Park. Location is #110 Harmony Rd, about ½ mile from the RT 4 intersection.




Harvey Lake Watershed Association To Meet

NORTHWOOD – The Harvey Lake Watershed Association will host its annual membership meeting, election of officers and pot-luck dessert tasting Sunday, June 14, 2009, at 5 p.m. at the home of member Doris Entwisle, 859 First New Hampshire Turnpike.

In addition to choosing officers for the next two years, members are invited to hear reports on the Lake Host program at the boat ramp, along with a report on the volunteer water-testing program.

For more information, contact association president Bob Charest at 892-1684 or by e-mail at



Northwood Recreation Update

Join the Northwood Recreation Department on Saturday, May 23rd for a BEACH PARTY to celebrate opening day at the town beaches. We will be at Northwood Lake Beach from 3:00 - 7:00 with games, volleyball, music, and a fire. The Beach Party will take place rain or shine. Memorial Day weekend marks the opening of all 3 of the towns beaches; Mary Waldren Beach, Bennetts Bridge Beach, and Northwood Lake Beach. The beaches are open from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM daily. Beach use is open to all Northwood Residents at no charge. For additional information contact the Recreation Department at












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