Northwood NH News

November 1, 2017


On Saturday, November 4th the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC will be hosting their annual Christmas By Design Fair from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Popovers (fresh and hot from the oven) will be available all day and a variety of homemade soups and bread will be available for lunch.  Enjoy a free cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate while you browse our entire first floor of table offerings -- a Christmas table of hand crafted and gently used items; second time around jewelry table; raffle baskets; Dominican Republic coffee and vanilla; SERRV, Heifer International, and Operation Christmas Child tables; bake sale; silent auction; partridge berry bowls; houseplants; and several vendors & local craftspeople offering a variety of hand/homemade items. The church is located next to Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 881 First NH Turnpike/Route 4, we invite you to come for some fun and unique shopping!



Thanksgiving Food Baskets


The deadline for submitting the required form for Northwood residents in need of a Thanksgiving basket is Wednesday, November 1 at 4 pm. The forms are available at the town hall during regular business hours Monday-Friday 8-4.  The food baskets are provided by the Northwood Emergency Food Pantry and area churches.



The Women’s Club of OLO/St. Joseph’s will be holding their annual Xmas Bazaar on Sat., 11/4/17, from 9:00 am-2:00 pm in the Parish Hall in Northwood, NH (next to Northwood Town Hall). There will be a white elephant table, craft items, knitted goods and our cookie walk with some new varieties. We will have a lunch to enjoy while you shop.



Letter To The Editor


State law makes it the duty of the school board to provide, at district expense, elementary and secondary education to all pupils who reside in the district. School boards are required to implement state laws pertaining to public education and to carry out the rules of the State Board of Education. The school board derives its authority from the New Hampshire Constitution, New Hampshire statutes, and the rules of the State Board of Education. The School Board functions through duly adopted policies and actions approved at board meetings. Individual board members have no authority to act on behalf of the district or the board. No individual board member has authority to speak or act for the entire board except when specifically designated to do so by board action. 


The school board is making this statement to make it clear to the members of the school board, district staff and the public generally that only the board acting as a whole has authority to take official action for the district. The individual statements of board members, whether they occur at a public meeting, in social media, in letters to the editor or in any other fashion, are the responsibility of individual board members and not the full board. Board members alone are responsible for their individual conduct and their actions taken outside the scope of their office.


SAU 44 Joint Board

October 25, 2017



Letter to Editor


I visited the Barrington and Lee Transfer Stations this week. I have to say I have transfer station envy! Both facilities are clean and neat and seem to run efficiently. 


Barrington has twice as many residents as Northwood so their transfer station is much larger and, as with ours, the highway department is in a shared area which is very convenient. 


The Lee Transfer Station is in the process of building a new swap shop. They were leveling ground while I was there. I was told it would be supervised by volunteers and would not be open if the volunteers were not available to supervise it. We know what happens at our swap shop if no one is watching, so this seems like a good idea.


Often it’s been said that we shouldn’t compare our town with others, but in this case I think we need to look around us and realize we need to bring the transfer station up to par.


The people using the transfer station and the people working at the transfer station are doing their best but we need to make an effort to move forward. Having a new swap shop and an area that is both safe and easy to use and supervise would be a step in the right direction. 


We have the monies in the expendable trust for these improvements, hopefully the board of selectmen will agree; many of us taxpayers already do agree.


Til Next Time,

Viena Dow 



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:

1952’s The Snows Of Kilimanjaro”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (November 3 & 4) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1952’s adventurous melodrama “The Snows of Kilimanjaro,” starring Gregory Peck, Susan Hayward and Ava Gardner. 


“The Snows of Kilimanjaro” tells the story of American writer Harry Street (Peck) who is on safari in Africa with his second wife Helen (Hayward). Their marriage suffers from Harry drinking, womanizing and world-weary cynicism. A wound on Harry’s leg becomes infected, and as he lays in a feverish delirium, he reflects on his life and past loves. One of his great regrets is losing his beautiful first wife, Cynthia Green (Gardner). Her memory and the way that he lost her haunt his dreams.  As Harry clings to life, Helen nurses him and protects him from the many dangers lurking just outside of the campfire. Will Harry survive the long night, and will he and Helen be able to find love again? 


Based on the short story by Ernest Hemingway, “The Snows of Kilimanjaro” was well received by critics and movie goers alike. It was nominated for two Academy Awards, including Best Art Direction and Best Cinematography. In his New York Time column, critic Bosley Crowther noted “ … They have made a picture that constantly fascinates the eye and stimulates the emotions in small, isolated ways.” It is a beautiful and exotic Technicolor film that exemplifies the often spectacular filmmaking of its generation. Need we say more? Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this gorgeous, dramatic adventure. 












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