Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a
Snowmobile Safety Course for ages 12-15 at the Lake Shore Farm
(275 Jenness Pond Rd, Northwood) on Saturday, December 2nd from
8 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact
Jeremy DeTrude @ 603-833-7063 (no charge for course but
donations are always welcome). Space is limited so call
early. And as always, we really appreciate our landowners and
are always looking for new members.
Northwood School Board approved (by a 5-0 vote) the following
letter to be sent to the Teachers and Staff of the Northwood
Dear Teachers and Staff of Northwood School,
behalf of the Northwood School Board, I’d like to take this
opportunity to say, thank you!
on the board appreciate the excellent job that you are doing in
the school this year (and past years), and want to thank you for
your continued efforts at educating our youths and making our
school something to be proud of. We know that the sudden
transition to a drastic new schedule has not been easy, and are
very thankful that you’ve been able to work with us and with the
new school times. Hopefully, we’ll be back to normal soon.
also like to point out that we’re seeing that our standardized
test scores from last year have shown some great improvement,
with most grades showing year-over-year gains in Math, ELA, and
Science, and many grades’ scores exceeding the NH state
averages. We’ve seen a big jump in the school’s ranking on
schooldigger.com, moving up over 55 spots and now sitting
solidly in the top-half of the state, above 59.4% of the other
elementary schools in New Hampshire. We understand that
standardized test scores are only one aspect of a good
education, but that is something to be proud of nonetheless. It
does not go unnoticed by the board or the town.
please keep up the good work. It is appreciated and we hope
everyone is having a great start to the academic year.
Chairperson, Northwood School Board
Thank you so much to local veterans Colleen Krochmal, Nick
McLellan, Geoffrey Boffitto, and our technology director Steve
Robert for coming in and sharing what it personally means to be
a veteran. It was a pleasure and honor to have these speakers at
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am proud to be a member of this community. I would like to thank
the teachers, administrators, school board, and bus drivers who
met a tremendous challenge head on and overcame a difficult
recently had great news in the form of test scores and state
rankings that show the Northwood School is on the rise. We
also have a crew of newly licensed bus drivers who stepped up to
help get our kids back on schedule. This is no small feat in a
time when finding bus drivers in rural communities has become
have a staff of teachers and administrators that have made a lot
of sacrifices to make the current schedule work and continue to
show enthusiasm in teaching our kids regardless of the time of
day. I can’t imagine how we could ever measure this but please
know it is greatly appreciated. This will certainly bring
positive energy and momentum to the Northwood School and
community in the coming years.
is up to all of us to continue to build on these positives and
make our community stronger every day!
Ryan P. Hanavan
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (November 17& 18) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1938’s glamorous melodrama “Algiers,”
starring Charles Boyer and Hedy Lamarr. “Algiers” was the first
American film for Lamarr, considered by many to be the most
beautiful woman to have ever appeared on screen, and the one
that made her an international star. The film is also known for
Boyer’s often repeated and much imitated line, “Come with me to
the Casbah,” a line that he never actually spoke in the movie!
Finally, Boyer’s character in the film, “Pepe le Moko,” was the
inspiration for the Warner Brother’s cartoon character “Pepe le
Pew.” How many of you baby boomers out there remember him? Need
we say more? Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this
gorgeous, exotic thriller.
Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball Team Coming to CBNA
Members of Harlem Rockets Comedy Basketball will be coming to
Coe-Brown on Friday, November 17, 2017 to benefit CBNA Hoop.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be hosting some very special
guests on Friday, November 17, at 6:30 pm at Smith Hall on the
CBNA Campus, Northwood, NH. The Harlem Rockets, a talented
group of basketball entertainers who combine incredible show
time basketball skills and family-friendly comedy will face the
CBNA Faculty All-Stars in a game benefiting the CBNA boys and
girls basketball programs.
Having played over 2500 games in 16 years without a single
defeat, the Harlem Rockets offer something for everyone to
enjoy. Sports enthusiasts will be intrigued by the
athleticism and size of the Rockets. Basketball
aficionados will be dazzled by the ball-handling wizardry of
Kaseem “The Ankle Breaker” Williams, one of the world’s
extraordinary street-ball dribblers. Audiences will also be
intrigued by the game of Junie “King of the Battleground
Champion” Sanders and left awestruck by high-flying dunks of
Anthony “Amazing” Gordon and Angelo “TNT” Gordon, and since this
is comedy basketball, the Harlem Rockets will present the
Zaniest Showman of All Time… Tex Barnwell “One of Show
Basketball’s All Time Greats,” the “Crown Prince of Laughs.” The
Harlem Rockets incorporate the audience, especially children,
into the show and are always available to meet the fans and give
autographs at halftime and after the game.
this special event to raise money for the CBNA Basketball
Program, the CBNA Faculty All-Stars have graciously agreed to
face the Harlem Rockets. The Faculty All Stars include Sam
Struthers, Mark Carrier, Brent Tkaczyk, Tim Cox, Bill Clarke,
Joel Kutylowski, Nate Bassett, Michael Clauss, Karen Carey,
Peter Attisano, Aaron Ash, Andrew Mason, Shawn White and Ryan
Advance tickets for what promises to be a fun-filled evening for
the community are $8 for students and seniors and $10 for adults
and are available from basketball team members or at the CBNA
Main Office. Tickets will also be available at the door the
night of the game at a cost of $10 for students and seniors and
$12 for adults. Get your tickets early. This is a special
event you don’t want to miss.
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was at the transfer station one day this week (surprise) and two
young women came in. I asked if they were registered voters so
they could sign my petition for the new building and was very
surprised when they both said they were not registered to vote
and they had no intentions of ever voting because their vote
would make no difference to anything, that they would still have
people telling them how to live their lives.
Shocked and surprised, I was almost speechless. I thought our
young people were much more enlightened than that. In this day
and age, to believe that your one vote won’t make a difference
is bordering on ridiculous.
Your right to vote is why women have the right to choose. Your
right to vote is why you have the right to voice your opinion.
Your right to vote allows you to elect people, or in some case
to get rid of people in authority, who are not doing the will of
the people. Many things are wrong with our society, but the
right to vote is certainly not one of them.
What is wrong is winning about things you think are wrong and
not doing anything about it. Your one vote is all you need to
make a change.
my suggestion to the young women and men who are not registered
is to get yourselves registered to vote and next time someone
asks if you are a registered voter, you look them in the eye and
say “I’m and American, of course I’m a registered voter”.
know this letter was not my usual topic of discussion but next
letter I will let you know how my meeting with the board of
Till Next Time,
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We’ve noticed that many letters from Northwood have not been
posted in The Sun. While I don’t question your right to post
whatever you wish in your wonderful newspaper, I would like to
point out a number of things. I still purchase newspapers and
read yours religiously. I have come to think of social media in
the same way as others do the second amendment. I have to remind
myself daily that social media is not the culprit but instead
some pusillanimous human is.
have, with great appreciation, used The Sun over the years to
keep Northwood informed on many issues. There are those who
would like to shut me up. However, it is impossible to go
anywhere in town without people showing appreciation.
While Facebook says that the cost of education in Northwood is
$14K per student, in reality it is closer to $20K. While
Facebook touts how well we are doing educationally the reality
is quite different.
year ago when some were saying how good we were doing I posted
the actual scores on Facebook. They were deleted in an hour.
This year I spent $132.00 and posted them in your paper. 52% of
third grade not proficient in reading, 57% of grade 5 not
proficient in math. There’s worse. Yet at last weeks board
meeting, they were clapping, and the board put more money in
next year’s budget for raises over 3%.
Northwood taxes have skyrocketed this year, up $1.34/thousand of
property value. $1.32 of that increase is local school taxes.
Next year will be worse.
Northwood needs to know the facts. I stand behind everything I
have ever said in The Sun. Your service in the past and the
future is appreciated.
are writing to invite you to a conversation about the Northwood
School District strategic plan. The Strategic Planning Team has
been meeting for several months now and needs your feedback. The
team has developed a new vision statement and raised eight
strategic issues that need to be solved for the Northwood School
District to achieve this vision. The vision: “The
Northwood School will engage and inspire life-long learners to
become globally aware and prepared to take their next steps.”
following issues need to be addressed by the strategic plan:
How might we effectively engage the community to increase
support, trust, interest, and pride in our school?
How might we create a high-quality academic system that assures
a path to success for each student?
How might we strategically pursue progressive changes to improve
curriculum and instructional practices?
How might we increase student engagement and empowerment?
How might we assess performance and report growth across
academic and non-academic domains?
How might we assure that all students’ diverse emotional and
social needs are being met?
How might we attract and retain high quality, teachers,
administrators, and staff?
How might we improve culture and climate?
Please join us (at a location TBD) on November 30th at 6:00 p.m.
to share your ideas of how we might address these issues.
RSVP recommended, please notify Amy West,
Northwood School Strategic Planning Committee
Program Aims To Provide Hungry With Hundreds Of Thousands Of
Hannaford Supermarkets today announced the 2017 launch of
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger, a charitable campaign focused on
helping feed individuals who do not have access to enough
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger is a partnership between the
supermarket and its customers in Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont,
Massachusetts and New York to provide food and monetary
donations to local pantries and regional food banks. Donations
benefit the nearly one in seven Americans – 41.2 million people
-- who do not have access to all the nutritious food they need.
Last year, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger generated enough food
and cash donations to purchase 911,000 meals for individuals at
risk of going hungry in the Northeast.
“Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger makes giving easy at a time of the
year when many people are thinking about their neighbors in
need,” said Eric Blom, Hannaford spokesman. “This program
is a powerful partnership between our customers, local hunger
relief agencies and Hannaford to provide financially struggling
individuals with nutritious food.”
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger has three parts:
Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger Boxes: Customers purchase a box of
food staples for $10, and choose whether to have the box
delivered to the local pantry or to donate it personally.
Register Donation: Throughout the month of December, customers
may donate money to a local food pantry, in $5 increments, right
at the register.
Buy One, Give One: For four weeks, starting Nov. 19 customers
can trigger Hannaford donations to food banks by purchasing a
particular product on specific days. For each item purchased,
Hannaford will donate an identical product to the state or
regional food bank.
Each Hannaford store determines what local food pantries to
support. Stores compete with one another to encourage donations.
one should have to choose between paying to heat their home or
eat a nutritious meal. This program provides food for
people who are facing that kind of hard choice each month,” Blom
said. “Our customers make a real difference in the community
with their donations through Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger.”
Since 2008, Hannaford Helps Fight Hunger has contributed a total
of more than $9 million in food, customer cash gifts and
Hannaford cash donations to local food pantries and food banks.
About Hannaford Supermarkets
Hannaford Supermarkets, based in Scarborough, Maine, operates
181 stores in the Northeast. Stores are located in Maine, New
York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont. Hannaford
employs more than 27,000 associates. Additional information can
be found at www.hannaford.com.