Northwood NH News

November 29, 2017




The 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 Santa’s Helpers


The Northwood Fire Rescue Association is still accepting applications for the 2017 Northwood Santa’s Helpers.  Our mission is to assist Northwood families experiencing difficulty in purchasing Christmas gifts for their children.


To be able to participate in this neighbor helping neighbor program, you and your children must be residents of Northwood at the time of application and at the time of delivery.  We serve children ages birth to 18 years old.


Applications are available at the reception window at the Northwood Town Hall and the Welfare Director’s office, Northwood Food Pantry, Northwood Fire Station, and on the community bulletin board at the Northwood Post Office. Please complete the forms and mail to the listed address as soon as possible.


Watch for our specially marked boxes that will be appearing at local merchants for your donation of new unwrapped gifts that will be matched to a child’s Christmas wish.  We sincerely appreciate all of the support we receive each year from the citizens of Northwood making this program possible.



Northwood Recreation Santa Parade


Northwood Recreation is happy to announce that this year we are adding a Santa Parade to our holiday festivities on Sunday, December 3rd! The parade will include Santa Clause, Northwood Police, Northwood Fire and Rescue, and Northwood Highway Department.


Santa will be hitching a ride in one of the fire trucks, while his elves get the sleigh ready for Christmas Eve. The Parade route is approximately one hour long. Santa is looking forward to seeing all the boys and girls in Northwood waving to him as he continues along the parade route. He is especially eager to see all of the houses in town decorated for our Holidays Light contest.


The parade will start at Northwood School at 3:00, Santa will be traveling down Route 4 East:


· Right on Deer Run Lane

· Left to Mountain View

· Right on Route 4 east

· Right on Masten Drive

· Left to  Davlynn Drive

· Left on Route 4 west

· Right on  Rochester Rd (202)

· Left to Strafford Rd

· Left to Allen Farm Rd (loop)

· Right to Strafford Rd

· Right at Church St turning into Hannaford Parking lot

· Right on Route 4 west

· Right on Green St 

· Across Route 4 on to Bow St  on left

· Across Route 4 on to Ridge Rd

· Left on Sherburne Hill

· Right on Knowles Way

· Left on Pender Rd

· Left on Bow Lake Rd

· Right on to Route 4

· Left on Kelsey Mill Rd

· Right to Blakes Hill Rd

· Straight across Route 4 to Main St

· Left on School St

· Straight across Route 4 to Lakeshore Dr 

· Right on to Route 4 to Town Hall 


Please join us after the parade at the Town Hall for the Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 4:00-6:00. There will be crafts for the children, photos with Santa, hot chocolate and snacks, and Christmas carols around the town tree.



Winter Arts Festival 2017 At CBNA

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Winter Arts Festival logo designed by Alexis Call.


The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that this year’s Winter Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, December 5, 2017, in the main building of the CBNA campus, in Northwood. The festival will open at 6 pm to a student exhibition of entries to The Scholastic Art Awards in the Multi-Purpose Room. 


At 7 pm, the Select Chorus will formally open the evening followed by a visual presentations of award recipients that will be moving on to the regional level of the Scholastic Art Awards of NH, and then performances by the CBNA Concert Chorus and members of CBNA theatre classes.


The evening will conclude with a performance by the CBNA Concert Band.  Students, faculty, friends and community members are all invited. 


As in the past, this special evening in the arts helps to provide additional financial support for supplies and repairs for the programs of the CBNA Fine Arts Department that cannot be planned for in advance.  Your continued generosity is greatly appreciated. Admission is free to all participating students, while general admission is $5.00 each or $20.00 for a family of four or more.  Please join us for a memorable evening of visual and performing arts.



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:

1964’s “Santa Claus Conquers The Martians”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (December 1 & 2) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1964’s Christmas sci-fi adventure (!) “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” starring John Call as Santa Claus and a very young Pia Zadora as Martian girl Girmar.


The plot of “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” is simple: children on Mars are jaded, dispiritied and unhappy. They can monitor Earth’s news stories and are envious of how happy Santa Claus makes children on our planet. Their fearless leader decides to send an expedition to the North Pole to kidnap Santa and bring him back to the Red Planet to cheer up their children.  Why not? “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians” is a low budget film that has earned a place on most “Worst Movies of All Times” lists, and with good reason. None of the production crew, including the director or producer, had much experience making films.  The cast included New York-based actors with mostly minor stage roles or small-budget television commercials in their credits. The movie was filmed in Long Island in a former aircraft hangar. The film does make good use of stock footage of U.S. Air Force jets and aircraft, and is saturated in wonderful 60’s color. Reviewing the film on December 17, 1964 edition of the New York Times, Howard Thompson wrote, “’Santa Claus Conquers the Martians’ is aimed at the very small fry, who will probably eat it up .... Santa and the children finally return home, leaving a happy planet behind them, and if that isn’t the Christmas spirit, we don’t know what is.” That’s what this movie is all about – making the viewer happy! If you’ve never seen “Santa Claus Conquers the Martians,” join us for this silly, amusingly awful movie. Grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this holiday treat.


Join LRPA After Dark as we celebrate the holidays all month long: 


December 8 & 9: 1944’s “Christmas Holiday”


December 15 & 16: 1980’s “A Christmas Without Snow”


December 22 & 23: 1935’s “Scrooge” followed by Christmas cartoons 


December 29 & 30: 1941’s “Meet John Doe”


And on Monday December 25: a day of family-friendly holiday movies, shows and cartoons!


And mark your calendars for the annual Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction presented by CruCon Cruise Outlet, Tuesday, December 5 – Saturday, December 9. Join LRPA for minute-by-minute coverage all week long on MetroCast Channel 25 and also on Live Stream at Or listen in with our radio partners 104.9 FM The Hawk and 101.5 FM WEEI.



CBNA FBLA Attends Fall Leadership Workshop


Members of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), along with their advisor Dr. Joann Zylak, recently attended the annual Fall Leadership Workshop held at Southern New Hampshire University.


There were many presentations including an address from an entrepreneurial student from Franklin Pierce University and presentations by NH State FBLA Officers, including CBNA senior and state officer Nate Schroeder, speaking passionately about their statewide projects for the year.


There was also a presentation of chapter awards, installation of state officers, and a workshop that allowed all New Hampshire members to network with each other. The keynote address was given by Manchester fire fighter and paramedic Chris Hickey, whose successful Safe Stations project in Manchester is leading the fight against the Opioid crisis on both the local and national levels.












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