Join us for a “Tick Talk” at the Chesley Memorial Library in
Northwood on Monday, November 13, at 1:00 p.m. (The
program was rescheduled due to the inclement weather on the
original date.) 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.
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.
Letter To The Editor
Wow, so many amazing things happened at Northwood School in
October I’m afraid I’m going to leave something out, but here is
what we’ve been up to this month.
you haven’t already, consider following our Northwood School
Educators Facebook page where you can see detailed pictures and
videos of the gorgeous artwork and talented musicians we have
Some highlights: Staff renewed CPR and first aid
certifications and attended other professional workshops at NEA
NH Fall Instructional Day as well as back at school October 6th;
all grade levels had high quality presentations about safe touch
from Haven educators; 25 staff got flu shots at school;
Northwood Fire and Police Departments taught our youngest
students all about safety; our 6th graders transformed Mrs.
Bechtold’s classroom into a wonderful ancient Egyptian tomb and
enthusiastically taught all our other students and staff all
about their artifacts; 3rd grade had a terrific outdoor field
trip to Great Bay Discover Center; staff organized another Trunk
or Treat as a safe and fun Halloween activity for the children
of Northwood; Middle School Halloween dance; the PTA held a K-5
Halloween dance; and our Kindergarten sponsored a Hat Day
to benefit hurricane victims in Puerto Rico. To top it all
off, we got the good news that both our 4th and 8th graders had
above state average levels of proficiency on their NECAP Science
tests. Way to go, Northwood School!
Beth Benham, RN, BSN
Northwood School Nurse
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1953’s “The Limping Man”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (November 10 & 11) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1950’s film noir crime drama “The Limping
Man,” starring Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister and Alan Wheatley.
Former WWII GI Frank Pryor (Bridges) travels from the U.S. to
England to visit his wartime flame Pauline French (Lister), whom
he hasn’t seen in six years. Upon Frank’s arrival at the
airport, a man standing next to him is shot by a sniper. Because
of his proximity to the murder, Inspector Braddock (Wheatley)
from Scotland Yard detains Frank for questioning. After, Frank
goes to Pauline’s apartment, only to learn that she knew the man
who was slain, but does not want to discuss it. The detectives
from Scotland Yard know that something is amiss, and keep Frank
and Pauline under surveillance. Frank discovers that Pauline has
a dark secret in her past involving the slain man. As Frank get
drawn further into Pauline’s intrigue, events become more
dangerous for everyone involved. Who is the slain man, and what
does he mean to Pauline?
Rarely seen in the U.S., “The Limping Man” is a British film
noir directed by American Cy Endfield under the pseudonym of
“Charles de Lautour.” Endfield was an associate of Orson Welles.
He lost his contract at RKO, moved around to various production
companies, and was eventually named as a Communist by the House
Un-American Activities Committee. After being blacklisted in
Hollywood, Endfield moved to Britain and continued to work on
films, many of which were noir-ish in nature. Of “The Limping
Man,” a reviewer wrote: “This film has more twists and turns
than a roller coaster – and you’ll love every minute of it!” So
grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this surprising
noir thriller crime thriller from the past.
Wow! I just had the pleasure of attending several
performances of the musical Godspell, performed on the stage of
our very own Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Kudos to the
cast, crew and faculty directors of this classical musical! The
production was nothing short of amazing, a truly stunning
performance which delivered on so many levels.
we all know, the news these days, both nationally and locally,
seems to be dominated by negativity. This production provided
the audience with so many positive messages. You could
feel the passion, energy and enthusiasm throughout the
performance. The emotion was palpable! It was very evident
that this talented cast of students had put a tremendous amount
of time and effort into this production. We should all feel very
proud to have so much artistic talent in all of the communities
that CBNA serves. To that end, it was nice to see people in
attendance who may not have had a personal connection to the
students or staff, people who came out just to enjoy and
support a local community event.
am the proud parent of two children who have both been very
involved in music and/or theatre at CBNA. As a result, I
have attended many theatre productions, concerts and arts
festivals. I have attended even when my children were not
students at CBNA. We are very fortunate to have such a
wonderful resource in our community and I would like to
encourage the community at large to attend more of these
wonderful events. You will not be disappointed.
Thank you to all who had a hand in bringing Godspell to the
stage last week! It was clearly evident how much you all enjoyed
performing and one could feel the genuine spirit of comaraderie
and caring. You inspired me.
These lovely works of art were accomplished by our talented
Northwood School students.
Letter To The Editor
time is fast approaching (Nov. 14) when I will present all the
information I’ve collected about getting a new swap shop
building at the transfer station to the Board of Selectmen. This
should be a stress-free meeting as most people feel that it is
a good plan. The new location of the swap shop will give the
attendants clear site lines to all areas and hopefully there
will be no surprises anywhere. Finding a gas stove in the bulb
shed is a little off-putting. There are items that have a cost
of disposal. Some people try to hide them so they don’t have to
pay. This costs all of us money.
am also proposing moving the trailer that was used by the road
agent and setting it up where we store the fridges, TVs, tires
and ACs, to be used by the attendants when they are stripping
recyclable materials from these. By adding a large door to the
front half of the trailer we can store bulbs and electronics
which will save the cost of a new shed for this purpose. Always
good to save money by recycling!
rest of the trailer will be a work and storage area for the
stripped materials until we get enough to take to the dealer.
This part of the shed will also need a large door, and it will
have a lock to prevent any loss of materials. Moving this
building and adding two doors is a lot cheaper than two new
This will solve a lot of problems at the transfer station and
increase our ability to run more efficiently, which is our
Hopefully, the Selectmen will agree with this proposal and we
will be able to move ahead.
CBNA FFA Has A Successful Day At The Deerfield Fair
CBNA FFA Forestry Team shows off their awards at the 2017
CBNA Dairy Judging Team after winning third in the state at the
2017 Deerfield Fair.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do FFA Chapter had a very
successful day at the recent 2017 Deerfield Fair Career
Development Event. This is an annual event that FFA Chapters
from all over New Hampshire attend to compete in areas such as
Forestry, Safe Tractor, Floral Design and Dairy Evaluation.
CBNA Forestry team took first place overall with top individual
recognitions going to students in the following categories:
Cross Cut: First Place: Riley Gadtke, Tyler Millette,
Joseph Whiting and Elizabeth Parece; Second Place: Dakota
McPhee, Faith Wilson, Jacob McHugh, and Patrick Murray; Third
Place: John Renner. Cole Hodgdon, Danny Gallant, and Daydrian
Morin. Log Rolling: First Place: John Renner and Cole
Hodgdon; Third Place: Ryan Bane and Collin Gollihur. Wood Split:
First Place: Luke Belbin. Bow Saw: Second Place: Devin
Sullivan and Luke Belbin. Pulp Toss: Third Place: Patrick Murray
and Jacob McHugh.
Safe Tractor Team did well with Ben Peverly taking Fourth Place
in individual and the team of Peverly, Caleb Rollins and Paul
Bane taking Second in the state in that event.
Horticulture Team also did well, with the team of Molly
Swansburg and Faith Wilson in Second Place, Anna
Prescott-Nichols and Madeleine Lounsbury placing Third and Sarah
Jensen and Kennedi Stowell placing Fifth.
Rounding out the awards was the Dairy Judging Team of Samantha
Schroeder, Eden Yurek, Molly Swansburg, and Ashley Gatchell,
which took Third Place in the state.
Congratulations to all.
Northwood Historical Society
Northwood Historical Society will be hosting a potluck supper
and program on November 14, 2017 at the Northwood Community Hall
located at the corner of Main and School Streets.
supper will start at 6:00 PM, bring a dish to share: appetizer,
salad, main dish or dessert and along with your place setting.
Starting at 7:00 PM the program will be on the history of
schools in Northwood. The first town meeting, March 23,
1773, raised the funds for the support of five schools.
Eventually nine school districts were established so no child
had to walk more than a mile to school. Each district had a
school committee, hiring teachers and paying bills, with money
raised by the town. Several of these early school houses are
still standing in town. How many can you locate? Did
you know there were once two high schools in Northwood?
Many more interesting facts will be presented in this unique
look back on the early history of education in Northwood.
supper and program are free and open to the public. We
hope you will plan on joining us for an evening of neighbors
getting together for good food and fun facts.