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.
Benefit Concert for “Breast Cancer Awareness” on Saturday,
November 4th at 7pm. Evergreen Lodge #53 (Odd Fellows Hall),
1198 Short Falls Road, Epsom, NH. Donations gratefully accepted.
Featuring Walter George and Friends Bluegrass/Country Band.
Also, Jimbo Pero and Jim Pero. Refreshments provided. For
information call Gary or Vickie at 736-4707.
“Tick Talk” at the Chesley Memorial Library in Northwood on
Monday, October 30, at 1:00 p.m. The New Hampshire
Division of Public Health services will provide an informational
presentation on tickborne diseases. The presentation will
cover topics including: the signs and symptoms of tickborne
diseases that cause illness in New Hampshire; the epidemiology
and distribution of tickborne diseases in New Hampshire and
throughout the United States; steps to take to prevent tick
bites and transmission of tickborne diseases; and proper tick
removal and disposal.
cast of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s production of Godspell
rehearses a scene from the show which will run Thursday, Friday
and Saturday, October 26, 27 & 26 at 7 pm. Ticket information
can be found at
http://cbnanh.booktix.com/ or by calling 603-942-5531 ext.
LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween
With Its 2nd Annual “Shocktober” Festival,
Month Of Scary Cinema!
This Weekend’s Feature: 1972’s “Horror Express”
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. For our final weekend
(October 27 & 28), we present the 1972 horror/sci-fi thriller
“Horror Express,” starring Christopher Lee and Peter Cushing,
with a cameo appearance by Telly Savalas.
year: 1906. While on expedition in remote Manchuria, British
anthropologist Alexander Saxton (Lee) discovers the remains of a
primitive creature that may be the “missing link” in human
evolution. The specimen is packed in a crate to be shipped back
to Europe on the Trans-Siberian Express. Also boarding the train
in Shanghai is Dr. Wells (Cushing), a colleague and friendly
rival of Saxton’s in the British scientific community. Saxton
has some trouble getting his discovery onto the crowded train.
While the crate sits on the platform waiting to be loaded, a
thief dares to peek inside at contents. Minutes later he is
found dead, his corpse bleeding from blank, white eyes. Panic
ensues, and a Russian monk claims that the crate’s contents are
evil and must be destroyed. Saxton dismisses the monk’s warnings
and the train, loaded with passengers and the specimen, begins
its long journey to the West. Dr. Well’s curiosity about the
crate gets the best of him, and he bribes a baggage handler to
look inside and report back with his findings. The handler never
gets to tell Wells what he sees, because staring at the
creature’s red eyes puts him into the same death trance that
killed the thief on the platform. The creature escapes and
begins a murderous spree. Saxton confesses his discovery to
Wells and together, they race against time to contain the beast
and stop the killings. Yet each time they seem to get closer to
stopping the carnage, someone else aboard the train gets drawn
into the killings. How can one creature attack so many
passengers? What is the secret of the mysterious creature?
When “Horror Express” was first released in 1972, it was all but
ignored by critics. Yet over the years, it has grown into a cult
favorite for its mash up of genres, including horror, sci-fi and
period adventure-thriller. The story was loosely adapted from
John Campbell Jr.’s novella “Who Goes There?,” which was the
inspiration for the films “The Thing from Another World” and
both versions of “The Thing.” “Horror Express” is also notable
for its two leads, British Hammer Horror greats Christopher Lee
and Peter Cushing. The two actors were colleagues and friends.
In fact, legend has it that Cushing, whose wife had died earlier
that year, arrived on the set and told the director that he
couldn’t work on the film because he was still in mourning. Lee
stepped up and worked closely with Cushing to create a relaxed
and supportive atmosphere on the set – and the film was finished
on time. Fans return to “Horror Express” again and again for its
brisk pacing, quirky characters (Telly Savalas’s cameo is a true
1970s pleasure!) and its comically dark humor. What’s not
to love? So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark on the
train ride of your life – or death!
Letter To The Editor
purpose of the swap shop is to stop disposing of good items
someone else can use. These items should not be used for
re-sale. You can re-gift if you want, but not re-sell. The idea
is to help each other out, not take advantage of other people’s
Next, those of you who are throwing cardboard boxes, paint cans,
painted wood and stumps in the burn pit, STOP! You know the
rules and if we don’t start using the burn pit according to the
NHDES rules they can and will shut us down. As is usually the
case, a few people trying to get away with something is making
it bad for everyone else.
glass pit is next on my list. As the name implies, glass is the
only thing that is thrown in this pit. Not windows with wooden
frames or windows with aluminum frames. These are construction
and go into the demo bin. Again, I’m not sure we all know this
and again I say this pit can be shut down if we don’t use it
Without the burn pit or the glass pit, our cost of disposal will
rise and everyone will pay.
more point I may bring up. There are cameras at the transfer
station, so the next time you sling a cardboard box into the
burn pit, smile-you are on camera and you may be getting a fine
or a revocation of your transfer station permit in your mailbox.
Till Next Time,
Douglas James Peterson
Douglas James Peterson, 72, of Jenness Pond Rd. passed October
15 at Harris Hill Center in Concord, NH.
was born June 6, 1945 in Athol, MA to the late Ernest and Geneva
Peterson. Doug was a 3-sport All Star at Athol High School
and straight A student. He graduated from UMass Amherst with a
Wildlife Biology degree. Animals and nature were his passion,
and he shared and instilled that love in his 5 children.
He was a mathematical wizard, and a prankster, with a great
sense of humor. He loved golf, birdwatching, football, and his
dogs. He served in the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam
War in Guam and Okinawa working on B-52 bombers. He served
as Selectman in the town of Northwood.
is survived by his wife, Karen Tasker of Northwood, who lovingly
and patiently cared for him through the ‘long goodbye’ of
Alzheimer’s. Also, daughter Heidi Jameson of Clewiston,
FL, son Mark Peterson of Helena, MT, son Todd Peterson of Playa
Vista, CA son Michael Peterson of Santa Monica, CA,
son Derek Peterson of Exeter, NH, 4 grandchildren and a sister,
Noreen Christensen of Bow, NH.
Doug’s wishes, there will be no calling hours or services. Those
wishing to give in memoriam of Doug, may give a donation to the
Alzheimer’s Association, 166 S. River Road, #210, Bedford, NH