Northwood NH News

July 15, 2009


The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Board of Trustees presented retiring Strafford Elementary School Principal Richard Jenisch with a plaque recently honoring his 21 years of support to the Academy and service to the community. L-R: CBNA Headmaster David Smith, Dick Jenisch and CBNA Board of Trustees President James Colburn.


CBNA Golf tournament Raises $3,700 For Academy’s Endowment Fund



The winning foursome from the 2009 CBNA golf tournament consisted of (left to right) Steve and Donna Leighton, father of Kate ’04 and Ashley ’06; Jim Kelly and Brad Kelly.

The Fourth Annual Coe-Brown Northwood Academy (CBNA) Alumni and Friends Golf Tournament was held on June 12 at Candia Woods Golf Links and raised $3,700 for the academy’s endowment fund. The lead sponsors for the tournament were Graystone Builders of Strafford and Fred Fuller Oil Company of Hudson.

Thirty-five golfers participated with the team of Steve Leighton, Donna Leighton, Jim Kelly and Brad Kelly emerging as the winners with a gross score of 66. The second place team consisted of Randy Burgess, Robert Woodman, Jim Langley and Bill Wainright; their gross score was 68.

Northwood Power Equipment was the hole-in-one sponsor again this year, although no one was lucky enough to win a tractor. Hole sponsors for this year’s tournament were Holy Rosary Regional Credit Union, Northwood Physical Therapy, Northwood Diner, Meyer Family Dentistry, Coe-Brown Alumni Association, M.D. Tasker Construction of Northwood, Civil Consultants of Dover, Whitcher Builders of Strafford, Dowling Corporation of Portsmouth, Sign Spectrum of Northwood and The Inn at Deerfield, a home for elders with dementia.

Raffle and tournament prize sponsors were Wal-Mart Rochester, Hannaford Concord, Spinelli Cinemas, Chadbourn’s Restaurant and Gift Shop of Northwood, Smuttynose Brewing Company, Dunkin’ Donuts of Northwood, Irving Mainway of Northwood, Northwood Garage, Nippo Lake Golf Club, Candia Woods Golf Links, Collins Sports Center, Shaw’s Supermarket Concord, Fisher Cats Baseball, the Lazy Lion Café of Deerfield, Mountain Road Trading Post and Coca-Cola of Northern New England.

Heritage True Value Hardware of Northwood sponsored the Closest to the Pin Contest, which was won by Trevor Mauck ‘02. New England Dragway donated the prize for the Longest Putt, which was won by Joy Wood.

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



Northwood Lake Watershed Annual Meeting

Saturday, July18 is the Northwood Lake Watershed Association Annual Meeting. It will be held at the Northwood Town Beach on Lakeshore Drive at 9:30 a.m. Sara Steiner, Volunteer Lake Assessment Program Coordinator will be the featured speaker. She will speak on “Results and Recommendations of the Volunteer Lake Assessment Program”.

Elections will be held at the meeting and directors from around the lake are needed. Directors represent their neighbors’ views at the NLWA board meetings. The meetings are held March through October. The more representation the board has around the lake, the more and better information the board has in making decisions about milfoil, water quality, education and finances. Directors are needed from all areas of the lake, especially the SLEEPY HOLLOW, LAKE SITES, LAKESHORE DRIVE and TASKER LANE neighborhoods. Please consider becoming a Director.

About the Association: In 1992 the Northwood Lake Watershed Association was formed to preserve and protect the quality of Northwood Lake and its surroundings for the collective interest for lake users.

Since then our activities have included the monitoring and treatment of the ever present milfoil in our lake, water quality testing through the Volunteer Lake Assessment Program, invasive exotic screening through the Lake Host Program, as well as providing educational resources to our members and the lake community at large. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in Northwood Lake. You don’t have to live on the lake to join. Annual dues are $20 per member (a member can be an individual, family, business or organization). Your dues go to things like milfoil treatment, annual lake vegetation survey and water quality testing programs.

Come join us at the Northwood Town Beach, July 18, for the Annual Meeting.



News From The Northwood School Board

On Monday, July 6, the School Board finalized plans for the Northwood School’s Principal Search. The Board will be forming a search committee consisting of 2 Board members, the Superintendent, the SAU Special Education Director, 4 school staff representatives, 1 Coe-Brown representative, and 2 community members.

Anyone who is interested in participating should submit a letter of interest, via mail or email, to the SAU by July 17. (SAU #44, 23A Mountain Ave., Northwood, NH 03261, Please note: committee members must be available for numerous evening meetings from July 23-August 6.

Please contact Northwood School Board Chair, Colleen Pingree with questions (942-5249,



Else Cilley Chapter D.A.R.

The Else Cilley Chapter D.A.R. held a Bake Sale and Antique Appraisal at their June meeting. Dan Olmstead, a local auctioneer, was available from 10 a.m. to noon to estimate the value of objects brought in by members and the public.

At the same time, Registrar Ann Chaplin was there to help prospective members with their Genealogy.

After Mr. Olmstead left, the regular meeting was called to order by Regent Jan Gilman, who thanked the members for their donations of food.

Chaplain Rebecca Shoup led the opening ritual.

The President General’s message from the May/June issue of the American Spirit Magazine was read by Katherine Fernald. An interesting article in the Jan./Feb. issue of the National Defender was read about submarines. The first sub to sink another vessel was the H. L. Hunley, in the Civil War.

A letter from the V.A. Hospital in Bedford, Mass., was received to thank the group for the cancelled postage stamps sent for their collections.

Member Katherine Fernald reported that she had shown a group of third grade students from Nottingham Elementary School around the Town Square, where the Historic Schoolhouse belonging to the D.A.R. is located. She spoke about the D.A.R., the monuments erected by the group, and the proper flag protocol during the National Anthem.

The next meeting and Annual Picnic will be held on Wednesday, July 15th at noon at the Fernald Farm, will also include a tour of the  working dairy farm.



Chesley Memorial Library Goes Green

Summer is in full swing at the Chesley Memorial Library (despite the icky weather!) and our Summer Reading Programs (we have 3!) are rolling along.  This year we have split the programs into three age groups: children, teens & tweens, and adults.  Children going into Kindergarten up through 5th grade are invited to participate in the Summer Reading Program, which features the theme Going Green At Your Library!  The Summer Reading Club, for teens and tweens in grades 6 and up, features the theme Get Your Green On!  Adults are encouraged to participate in our newest program- Read, Return, Repeat. 

All of our themes this year focus on all things “Green” and the environment.  We are using less paper in our materials, learning about the environment, and all of our activities are featuring reused or recycled materials!  Registration began for all three programs on Wednesday, July 1, and already we have a number of participants!  If you haven’t registered though, you still have time!  Just stop by the library and ask about Summer Reading!

For complete details regarding these programs please visit our web site at or call the library at 942-5472.


Reading Challenge

I, Danielle- Youth Librarian at the Chesley Memorial Library, hereby Challenge all Summer Reading Program and Summer Reading Club participants to read for a combined 50,000 minutes over the summer.  If the 50,000 minute mark is reached by the end of the programs I will dye my hair either Pink or Green!  Vote for your color choice at the library!  (As an added bonus: If you win this challenge, my hair will be either pink or green for my vacation at Walt Disney World!)












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