Northwood NH News

October 25, 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.



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.



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The 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 or by calling 603-942-5531 ext. 237



LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween

With Its 2nd Annual “Shocktober” Festival,

A 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.


The 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


The 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 good will.


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.


The 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 properly.


Without the burn pit or the glass pit, our cost of disposal will rise and everyone will pay. 


One 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,

Viena Dow




Douglas James Peterson


Douglas James Peterson, 72, of Jenness Pond Rd. passed October 15 at Harris Hill Center in Concord, NH.


He 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. 


He 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.


Per 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 03110.












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