Northwood NH News

October 11, 2017


During the month of October, the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC will be recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month by collecting items for several organizations.  Donations of shampoo, conditioner, soap, wash cloths, feminine hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, body wash, socks, toilet paper, bath and hand towels will be collected and distributed to organizations including - local New Hampshire domestic violence shelters, Rosie’s Place in Boston, End 68-Hours of Hunger, and several local Food Pantries.  Donations (of any size) can be brought to the church, located at 881 First NH Turnpike (Route 4) next to Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, and placed in the collection box (in Fellowship Hall) when the church is open ~~ Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., or Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.  Northwood Congregational Church, UCC services are open to all - we invite you to join us for our 9:00 service any Sunday morning.



Congratulations to Mary Victoria Rose Deveau of Northwood who graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in Boston, Mass. The university held its summer commencement on August 20, 2017.



Letter To Editor,


Northwood has mandatory recycling. It is for household waste only. No business owner may use the transfer station for waste generated from their business. There are fees for certain items. Check the pamphlet for fees.


The average American produces 4.4 lbs. of trash every single day. 323.7 million people in the US produce roughly 728,000 TONS daily and all of it has to be disposed of. 


From 1920-1970 most of our garbage ended up in dumps, just buried in the ground. Prior to that just about every farm or home had a dump heap out back. Granted, in the old days we did not have much garbage at all. No plastics, not much packaging and no Styrofoam. The plan was to use every scrap of everything. Dishwater went on the rose bushes and food scraps went to piggies and chickens.


Reduce---Reuse---Recycle We’ve all heard this before, but if we all try to do a little, it might help a lot! 


Remember, every piece of Styrofoam you discard will still be sitting in a landfill five centuries from now. 


Take advantage of the recycling programs we have at the transfer station and see if we can come up with some new ones to save money and generate less waste. Check out the Swap Shop next time. Just what you’ve been looking is probably waiting for you. 


Till Next Time,

Viena Dow



New Staff At Northwood School 2017-2018 


We are pleased to announce and welcome our Northwood School new staff members:


Hannah Bongiovanni, 3rd Grade Teacher


Catlin Brown, Curriculum Director


Chelsea Clairmont, 2nd Grade Teacher


Shaun Coderre, Title I Paraprofessional


Cynthia Imperio, Library Aide


Ashlyn Martineau, Physical Education Teacher



Letter To Editor


I’ve lived in Northwood for years and I’ve never put an article in the paper but I would like to give my thoughts on the NFL kneeling during the national anthem. I proudly served in the military for many years. I am a disabled Viet Nam vet. I fought for our freedoms. The right to protest and our freedom of speech, but I believe you can protect without disrespecting our flag that represents the United States of America and our national anthem.


This is a direct insult to all of us who served to protect the freedoms you enjoy every day. The flag does not represent one color or one race, it represents all of us. It deserves our respect.


The United States Supreme Court also disrespects our flag by allowing it to be worn, torn, and burned in public protest. They say the first amendment allows this. I say BULL! The congress and senate need to pass a law that protects our symbol of freedom, the American flag. It’s time to stand up and demand that our flag be protected and respected. If you like kneeling you should move to a country that won’t let you do anything but kneel.         


I’m sorry to say, I think the Patriot is a dying breed.


A Proud Vet,

Ronald Freeman 



Letter To Editor


To the Editor,

It was uplifting to see so many positive letters praising the Northwood Elementary School in last week’s Sun. The school is fortunate to have such a caring nurse, creative paraprofessionals, and supportive parents.


My relationship to the school is long and unique. As a homeschooling family, we were able to play sports, go to Science camp, and be involved in enrichment programs thanks to principal Beth Herzfeld. The school housed the Girl and Boy Scout programs as well as a kick-butt summer recreation program. Eventually, several of my kids attended junior high there.


However, my most memorable experience was an artist-in-residence during the years 2011 and 2012. Working with Fran Bechtold and Maggie Frechette was wonderful. Their enthusiasm was exceeded only by the students’ level of engagement. Lunch in the teacher’s room revealed a caring staff,  brainstorming about how to better support students and enhance curriculum.


Not every adult in the community gets to have the opportunity to be in the classroom, to see up close what is actually going on. And though I have also worked up the street with NES graduates for the last 15 years, my view is certainly limited. But particularly in light of this year’s challenging schedule changes, my hat has to go off to all of you who have brought it to the field everyday – teachers, staff, parents, and the kids.


Patricia Savage

(active citizen)




LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween

With Its 2nd Annual “Shocktober” Festival,

A Month Of Scary Cinema!

This Weekend’s Feature: 1959’s “A Bucket of Blood”


Throughout October, join Lakes Region Public Access Television each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. for a scary good time! “LRPA After Dark” celebrates Halloween with four frightening films from Hollywood’s past. This weekend (October 13 & 14), we serve up horror hipster-style with 1959’s darkly comic film “A Bucket of Blood,” directed by Roger Corman and starring Dick Miller, Barboura Morris and Antony Carbone.


Meet Walter Paisley (Miller), busboy at San Francisco’s Yellow Door Café, the hangout for a crowd of beatnik poets, artists and musicians. It also attracts a pair of undercover police officers, looking to make a drug bust. Walter is naive and talentless, but is filled with blind admiration for this group and wants desperately to belong. He particularly wants to impress Carla (Morris), an artist on whom he’s developed an unrequited crush. No one, including Carla, thinks he has any creative gift. They treat him with open disdain, but that doesn’t change Walter’s mind. One night, he goes home and works on a sculpture, only to be frustrated with his lack of success. He accidentally kills his landlady’s cat, which, after he recovers from his shock and disgust, gives him a morbidly wicked idea. The next day, he brings his newest work of art into the café – an incredibly lifelike sculpture of a cat! Leonard De Santis (Carbone), the café’s owner, proudly displays this piece of art, which earns Walter the respect and praise that he was so eager to receive. One night, after receiving a suspicious gift from an admirer, an undercover detective follows Walter home, with tragic (!) results. What’s an up-and-coming artist to do?


“A Bucket of Blood” is one of director Roger Corman’s most beloved movies, and has rightly earned its place as a classic B horror film. Not only does it satirize the often phony, pretentious world of art, but has also been hailed as Corman’s sly commentary on the film world. He made this movie in five days on an almost non-existent budget, and many critics (especially those in Europe) hailed the film as a marvel, and began to recognize Corman as a truly important filmmaker. The irony is delicious, and so are the high-camp horror hijinks. It’s not to be missed! So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark for this beatnik horror classic from the past.


Mark your calendars for these coming Halloween treats:

October 20 & 21 1962’s “Carnival of Souls” 

October 27 & 28: 1972’s “Horror Express”



Fourteen Artworks Added To CBNA Permanent Collection From The Class Of 2017

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Several pieces of artwork donated to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection by members of the Class of 2017 hang in the main foyer of Pinkham Hall at CBNA.


Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is proud to announce that fourteen members of the Class of 2017 have had their artwork added to the CBNA Permanent Art Collection.  Each year, senior students who have completed a prescribed course of visual arts study are invited to donate one piece of their two-dimensional artworks to the school’s collection.  The works by the following CBNA members of the Class of 2017 were displayed as a group exhibition during the summer at Barrington Family Practice and Walk-in Care and have returned to CBNA and are on display in the upper foyer area in Pinkham Hall for 2017-2018 school year.  During the summer exhibit in Barrington, a special opportunity allowed patrons of the Family Practice to cast their vote for their favorite piece.  Jennifer, Office Manager announced that Brielle MacLeod’s scratchboard drawing - k was the recipient of a $100 Visa gift card for receiving the most “people’s choice” votes throughout the June to September exhibit.


In honor of the 150th year of CBNA, the art department is pleased to announce additional special class exhibitions from the permanent art collection.  The class of 2016 is on display in the new lower conference room adjacent to the Library and the class of 2015 is on display in the Guidance Conference room, all will be on display for the remainder of the school year.


A total of  302 pieces have now been installed since the collection started with the class of 1987.  Congratulations recent graduates!  


Class of 2017 Additions

289       Cassandra Barnhart – Tastes like Travelling – Gouache on Paper – 14” x 18” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


290       Morgan Call – Half Dozen – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


291       Emelia Cronshaw – You Hold My Heart – Pastel on Paper – 13” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


292       Abigail Devaney – Pony Tail – Scratchboard – 12” x 10” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


293       Curtis Lashon – Bottom Third of Frosty – Digital Color Photograph – 18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


294       Brielle Macleod – k. – Scratchboard – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


295       Emily Marie – Hiding Behind the Mask – Colored Pencils – 20” x 16” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


296       Sophia Menjivar – Greasy Personality – Acrylic on Canvas Board – 11” x 14” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


297       Shaun Stevens – Dross – Watercolor & Ink on Paper – 10” x 12” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


298       Sarah Turmel – Laugh at the Beautiful – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


299       Elizabeth Ward – Starry Bright – Pastel on Paper –24” x 30” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


300       Isabella Wilson – Anura and I– Watercolor & Ink on Paper –18” x 24” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


301       Zowi Woodman – Hidden in the Trees – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)


302       LilyGrace York – History is History – Watercolor & Ink on Paper –16” x 20” – Foyer Area – Pinkham Hall (2017-2018)




Gary Haven Smith

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Gary Haven Smith, 68, of Northwood passed away on September 28th after a short battle with an illness.  He was born in Boston and resided in Northwood for the past 43 years.  Every step of his life was creative.  In his youth, Gary sculpted in Greece and Italy. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire where he later served as an adjunct professor. Gary has become internationally recognized for his art with work featured around the world, including Japan and Holland.  He was the first recipient of the Artist’s Achievement Grant from the Greater Piscataqua Community Foundation. In 2006, Gary was awarded the Life Time Fellow for the New Hampshire Council of the Arts.  From the moment he woke up until he went to sleep, he lived his life creatively. Gary landscaped and built his own home and studios. He enhanced every space he occupied.  He felt comfortable in any country and loved traveling the world throughout his life.  His passion extended beyond creating art, into his love of teaching, love of his fellow man and he touched and inspired everyone he came in contact with.  He was a loving husband, father, brother, uncle, and friend.  


He is survived by his wife, Susan H. Pratt-Smith; son, Devon W. Smith; brother, Douglas Smith; sister-in-law, Elizabeth Carleton and many other extended cherished family members. 


A memorial service took place on Saturday, October 7th at Northwood Congregational Church.  


In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation made payable to the Gary Haven Smith Memorial Fund. Checks can be mailed to: UNH Foundation, Elliott Alumni Center, 9 Edgewood Road Durham, NH, 03824.


Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Smith family.



Monika B. (Powarcinsky) Douglas


LYNN, MA- Mrs. Monika B. (Powarcinsky) Douglas, 75, of Lynn, MA, passed away peacefully at the Epsom Healthcare Center after a lengthy illness.


Born in Germany, Monika was the daughter of the late Fritz and Selma (Grimm) Powarcinsky.  She came to Lynn in 1977 and after her husband’s passing, she divided time between Lynn and Northwood, NH.


Prior to her retirement, she was a social worker for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Social Services.


She was predeceased by her husband, Harry R. Douglas.


She is survived by her children, Shirley M. Lundrigan of Northwood and Roland and Billy Douglas both of Lynn.  She was the sister to Uwe Powarcinsky of Germany.  Also survived by 6 grandchildren and 10 great grandchildren.


In keeping with Monika’s wishes, there will be no calling hours and a private burial will take place in Puritan Lawn Memorial Park.  Assisting the family with arrangements is the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home in Epsom.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit












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