Northwood NH News

June 10, 2009


Northwood resident Stacie Beliveau graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Newbury College in Brookline, MA, on May 10, 2009. Stacie was also selected to Who’s Who Among Students for demonstrating high academic achievement and participation in co-curricular activities.



Join Us For A Celebration!
Celebrate Northwood School!

Please join Northwood School Administration and Staff for a time to celebrate our school’s accomplishments this year. We are very proud to have received recognition as the 2009 “Ed ies”  K-8  School of Excellence.  Our school also exited School in Need of Improvement Status. Please join us on June 22, 2009 from 2:30- 3:30 in the Northwood School gym. Our award will be on display as well as our banner. We will also have a slide show of how we got here. Cake will be served. We look forward to seeing you there!



Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Summer Soccer Camps

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is accepting registrations for their 2009 Summer Soccer Camps. The camps run from Monday, August 3rd through Friday, August 7th. The morning session from 8 -12 noon will be for all soccer players entering grades 4 through 8. The cost is $75 if registered before July 1st, $85 if registered after July 1st. All campers receive a water bottle, shirt, bag and soccer ball. Family discounts are available for 2 or more campers from the same family!

The afternoon session from 1 - 5 p.m. is for all soccer players entering grades 9-12 and is open to any soccer player from any school! Cost is $80 if registered before July 1, $90 if registered after July 1 and we will feature a NATA and NSCA Certified trainer and strength and conditioning coach. Family discounts are available for families with 2 or more campers!

For more information and for downloadable registrations please visit and click on the summer programs link! You can also call 942 - 5531 xt;144 or email for more information!



New Hampshire Lakes Association Thanks NLWA

The New Hampshire Lakes Association thanked the Northwood Lake Watershed Association Lake Host Program in the following communication.

“Volunteers from your lake participated in the Lake Host Program this year. The Lake Host Program is funded through the DES and Federal grants. The program was developed in 2002 by NH LAKES and NHDES to educate and prevent boaters from spreading exotic aquatic plants to lakes and ponds in New Hampshire. Since then, the number of participating lakes and ponds and volunteers has doubled, the number o boats inspected has tripled, and the number of “saves” (exotic plants discovered) has increased from four in 2002 to a total of 224 in 2008.

The program is invaluable in educating boaters and protecting NH’s waterbodies from aquatic plant infestations, thereby preventing recreational hazards, property value decline, aquatic ecosystem decline, aesthetic issues, and saving costly remediation efforts. Lake Host staff made three “saves” at your lake and discovered the following aquatic vegetation entering or leaving your lake in 2008.

Variable milfoil (exotic)
Bladderwort (native)

Great work! We encourage volunteers to continue participating in the Lake Host Program to protect the future of your lake.”



Last Call To Register For CBNA Golf Tournament

The Fourth Annual Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (CBNA) Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament scheduled for Friday, June 12, at Candia Woods Golf Links in Candia is shaping up to be an exciting event. To register, call the academy at 603-942-5531, ext. 186, or visit www.

The tournament, which begins at 2 p.m., includes 18 holes of golf with a cart, an awards dinner and raffle drawings. Proceeds from the tournament will go towards the academy’s endowment fund. Tournament sponsors include Presenting Sponsor Graystone Builders of Strafford, Hole in One Sponsor Northwood Power Equipment, Closest to the Pin Sponsor Heritage True Value Hardware of Northwood and Hole Sponsors Northwood Physical Therapy, Northwood Diner, M.D. Tasker Construction of Northwood, Johnson’s Restaurant of Northwood and The Inn at Deerfield, a home for elders with dementia.

Any golfer is welcome to participate in the tournament. The registration fee is $95 per person and can be paid ahead or on the day of the tournament. Registration forms can be downloaded from the CBNA web site,, under the alumni/development section. Additional business sponsors are also welcome.

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (CBNA), founded in 1867, is a small co-educational public-private secondary school accepting students in grades 9-12 and offering the highest quality curriculum of studies. The academy campus is located on the shores of Harvey Lake in Northwood, New Hampshire. For more information visit



Books For Books

Submitted By Melissa Moore
Library Media Specialist
The Got Books? Donation book bin has been moved to the parking lot of Northwood Diner. All proceeds earned from this fundraising program are used to purchase new books for the Northwood School Library.

People are encouraged to place their used books into the bin. When the bin is full, we call the Got Books? Company and they come to empty it out. The books are sorted and recycled through a variety of outlets. Some are donated to military families, other books are placed with charitable organizations, and some are sold at two used books stores managed by the Got Books? Program. The Northwood School Library is paid by the pound for all the books recycled in the program. We have been receiving a check a month and it has helped us keep new books on the shelves.

When Mrs. Oxnard’s grade 8 students visited the library recently, I was thrilled to be able to show them many new titles that are current bestsellers. This program helped us buy the 2009 Newbery Medal winner, The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, as well many others.

Materials acceptable for the book bin include adult hardcovers and paperbacks, children’s books, audio books, videos, and DVD’s. Encyclopedias, magazines, and catalogs are not accepted.

So in the next few months, when you’re finished with a book, please think about donating it for further use. Your help is appreciated. I would like to express my appreciation to the owner of Northwood Diner, Mr. Bob Clark for being willing to host the book bin at the Northwood Diner.



Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Senior Scholarships And Awards

Class of 2009

Alumni Scholarships: Allison Box, Ross Breton, Jihyon Im, Jordan LaPointe, Brian Theriault.
Ann E. Helmboldt Memorial Scholarship: Alexander Drew.
Ann White Northwood Theater Workshop (Renee Laberge Memorial Scholarship): Lucy Sutton.
Annual Merit Scholarship: Michelle Wegner.
Barrington Women’s Club Scholarship: Kimberly Worcester.
Brenda Lynn and Robert Daley Scholarships: Taryn Connor, Joshua Frase.
Bruce A. Viel Scholarship: Jonathan Daigle, Oluwaseun Odueyungbo, Kimberly Worcester.
CBNA Faculty and Staff Scholarship: Alan Burnell, Cordelia Reagan, Special Recognition, Shain Jandebeur.
CBNA National Society Scholarships: Aidan Cecchetti, Melissa Laurion.
Charles McCormick Memorial Scholarship: David Carr.
Christina Blanchard Memorial Scholarship: Tylee Schraufnagel.
David Behm Music Scholarship: Rebecca Lake.
Denise Elliott Dennett Scholarship: Lydia-Ann DeBenedictis.
Dodge Trucks Scholarship: Devon Farr.
Frisbie Memorial Hospital Auxiliary Scholarship: Tylee Schraufnagel.
George N. Cate Scholarships: Allison Box, Taryn Connor, Joshua Frase, Austin Frizzell, Morgan Hilow, Melissa Laurion, Adriane Moreno, Jason Robertson, Tylee Schraufnagel, Philip Shiere, Lucy Sutton, Michelle Wegner.
Harvey Lake Women’s Club Scholarship: Hannah DeBenedictis, Jihyon Im.
Just Us Cardinals Scholarship: Morgan Hilow, Andrew Mason.
Nathan Coleman Lake, Jr. Memorial Scholarship: Tylee Schraufnagel.
Norman and Helen Johnson Memorial Scholarship: Liam Pillsbury.
Northwood Crankpullers Scholarship: Brianna Jean.
Northwood Elementary Teachers’ Association Scholarship: Reid Thibeault.
Northwood Fire/Rescue Department Scholarship: Jason Buxton , Jihyon Im.
Patti Roberge Memorial Scholarship: Jessica Morrill, Brian Theriault.
Pinkham Scholarship: Rebecca Davis.
Ralph “Duke” Seavey ‘39 Memorial Scholarship: Hannah DeBenedictis.
Raymond Rotary Club: Zoe Lillis.
Ryan Kane Memorial Scholarship: Rhiannon Egan, Brian Theriault.
Saddleback Mountain Lions Club Scholarship: Reid Thibeault, Michelle Wegner.
SOPA Scholarships: Rebecca Lake, Adriane Moreno.
Strafford Garden Club Scholarship: Tylee Schraufnagel.
Strafford Women’s Club Scholarship: Adriane Moreno, Tylee Schraufnagel.
Student Council Leadership Scholarships: Shauna Foley, Louis-James Landry, Jason Robertson.
Vincent “Mike” Bane Scholarship: Reid Thibeault.
William O’Neal Oratory Award, Austin Frizzell.

United States Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award: Patrick Hodgdon, Tylee Schraufnagel.
United States Marine Corps High School Awards: Distinguished Athlete Awards: Reid Thibeault, Kimberly Worcester.
United States Marine Corps Scholastic Excellence Awards: Austin Frizzell, Adriane Moreno.
United States Marine Corps Semper Fidelis Awards: Tristan Blanchard, Rebecca Davis.



MDA Trans NH Bike Tour


Seven Coe-Brown Students from area towns and their teacher will be riding again this year for the Muscular Dystrophy Association Bike Ride. This is a 250 mile bike ride, June 26-28th, starting at the Canadian border in Pittsburgh, NH, and ending three days later in Concord, NH.

This year’s ride is dedicated to a young boy named Teagan House, of Rochester, NH, who was diagnosed with Duchenne MD at 3 years old and is now 9, trying to live as “normal” a life as possible. There is currently no cure or even treatment to help slow the disease progression. This event is about the people of all ages and their families who fight each and every day to live with Muscular Dystrophy.

If you able to contribute any amount, please make a tax-deductible donation to the MDA. All contributions go to the Muscular Dystrophy Association of New Hampshire to fund research and help those affected with MD. 

Checks can be made payable to: MDA (Muscular Dystrophy Association), and mailed to:
Mr. Ryan Kaplan
c/o Coe-Brown Academy
907 First NH Tpke
Northwood, NH 03261



Harvey Lake Women’s Club Promotes Awareness Of Domestic Violence


If you were traveling along Rts. 4, 202 or 43 last week and saw purple t-shirts hanging from a clothesline at the municipal parking lot and wondered why, the answer is awareness. A group of ladies from the Harvey Lake Womens Club hung the three shirts, each with one word, to bring awareness to the problem of domestic violence. Domestic violence awareness was selected as the signature project of the General Federation of Women’s Club International at their conference in Chicago in 2008.  The t-shirts with their single words are the visual reminder that harm to women within their homes or families must end. In a concerted effort with GFWC, the Harvey Lake Club is promoting awareness and participating in fundraising for needed expansion of shelters and counseling programs. To date, over 16 million dollars has been raised through this project. Members of the Harvey Lake Women’s Club who participated at the site to hang the shirts were: Ann Kelley, Charlotte Klaubert, Elaine Covey, Lucy Silva, Marie Bapple, Ginny Rogers and Joann Bailey.



Northwood Recreation Update

By Kathy Boudreau Recreation Director
Summer is fast approaching and registration is underway for two of the Recreation Department’s hottest summer programs.  For Northwood residents, swimming lessons are still available at no charge.  Session dates are as follows:  July 6th – 10th (AM), July 13th – 17th (PM), July 27th – 23rd (AM), August 3rd – 7th (AM).  Registrations must be received no later than the Thursday prior to the start of the sessions.  Space is limited, so act now. Summer Camp is back; bigger and better ever than before.  We are offering six one week sessions beginning July 6th. Camp will run from 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM.  Summer Camp will consist or a structured schedule which includes craft projects, outdoor activities, games, and much more.  Weekly field trips will also be included. Resident fees are $80 per one week session, with multiple child discounts available.  Non-resident fees are $95 per child, per session. Before camp care and after camp care is also available at an additional cost. Registration forms can be obtained from the town web site at Contact the Recreation Department at 942-5586 x209 or for additional information.




MaryAnn (McLean) Hanrahan

Northwood - MaryAnn (McLean) Hanrahan, 53, passed away on June 5, 2009.

She was born in Medford, Mass., on March 4, 1956, to the late Frank McLean and Dorothea Leonard McLean. She was a graduate of Malden Catholic Girls High School and a graduate of Bunker Hill Community College.

In 1982, she met Ed Hanrahan and in 1985, they married. Together, they built a dome home in Newmarket where they welcomed their daughters into the world. She excelled in her role as a wife and mother. She was fiercely devoted to her family and friends and worked diligently at instilling honesty, faith, compassion, independence, and the pursuit of higher education in her children. She was known for saying "NEVER, EVER, hurt a child, an animal, or an old person." - a motto she lived by her entire life.

She was fond of saying, "If you're not part of the solution, then you are part of the problem. If you are part of the problem, then just go away." She was a problem solver, and never afraid to jump in to make things right.

In 1997, the family moved to Northwood where they became parishioners of St. Joseph's Church. A devout Catholic, she became an active member in the church and school.

MaryAnn had a sense of humor that sustained her through some difficult times and by which people recognized her. Her laughter and wit will live on in the hearts and minds of those she has left behind.

She is survived by her husband, Ed; daughters, Kate and Sara Hanrahan, and Lianon Close; siblings, Julia O'Brien, Denise Egan and Frankie, Malcolm and Lenny McLean; along with many nieces, nephews, extended family and countless close friends, especially Mimi and Rich Desharnais. Everyone shares in the loss of this unique and wonderful woman.

MaryAnn has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be sent to the care of Kate and Sara Hanrahan, 154 Mountain Ave., Northwood 03261, to be used for their college education.

A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 10, 2009,  at St. Joseph Catholic Church, N.H. Turnpike, Route 4, Northwood.

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