Letter To The Editor
Sacred Cow; an idea, custom, or institution held, especially
unreasonably, to be above criticism. Coe-Brown Northwood
just got off the phone with a grandmother who has less than a
stellar view of CB or our new superintendent. Personally I’m
still smarting from learning that Nottingham was able to
negotiate a much better deal from CB than Northwood. Just so you
know. I cannot, of course, talk about the Grandmother’s issue,
but I can in generalities.
Coe-Brown is an excellent high school for college bound
students. Every college bound student in NH should go to CB, I
told Headmaster Smith. It is all that CB cares about. Most all
of their effort, money, strategy and schooling goes to that
endeavor. To a fault.
break public education into four categories, college bound,
votech (trades like plumbing, electric, landscaping,
construction), special education and alternative education. CB
for college prep is top rate. I feel that they push it too far.
There is more college debt than charge card debt. But for votech
and special education students there is far better available for
Northwood students. Dover for instance is the Regional Technical
Center and our students can go there. My daughter did and we
feel that she received a much better education there than
being lost at CB. Finally, CB doesn’t have alternative
education. Those students are put in a room above the SAU with a
computer. A tragedy.
About a third of Nottingham students go to Dover.
have many graduated CB students in Northwood who can barely
read, rite (sic) or do rithmetic (sic), the three R’s. Taxpayers
paid about $60,000 for that. No refunds.
CBNA FFA Chapter Attends FFA Winter Leadership Camp
CBNA FFA Members at the FFA Winter Leadership Camp. Left
to right: Front Row: Courtney Gervais, Bailey Travers, State
President Sydney Wilson (CBNA Class of ‘16), Elizabeth Parece,
Ashley Gatchell. Back Row: Tucker Hill, Patrick Murray,
Colin Gollihur, Tyler Millette, and Joe Garcia
Members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do FFA
chapter, along with advisors Charles Whitten and Sarah Ward,
recently attended FFA Winter Leadership Camp, a two day camp
focused on Personal Growth and Leadership Skills, presented by
Corey Flournoy, former National FFA President and the New
Hampshire State FFA Officer team.
Located at Camp Brookwoods in Alton, NH, FFA members from across
the state gathered together to learn more about themselves in
order to learn the skills necessary to grow to be better
agriculture leaders. Students participated in individual,
small group and large group activities and to learn life skills
in cooperation, sharing, role modelling and more.
students truly enjoyed this experience because it gave them an
opportunity to meet with other FFA members across the state in a
non-competitive atmosphere helping to foster friendships and
future agricultural connections.
CBNA Announces Poetry Out Loud Contest
Thursday, February 1, 2018, at 6 pm in the Gerrish Gym, twenty
Coe-Brown students will participate in this year’s Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy Poetry Out Loud school contest as part of the
Poetry Out Loud National Recitation Contest, presented in
partnership with the NH Arts Council, the National Endowment for
the Arts, and the Poetry Foundation. This program is part of a
national program that encourages high school students to learn
about great poetry through memorization, performance, and
CBNA winner will advance to the regional competition. New
Hampshire’s champion will then advance to the Poetry Out Loud
National Finals in Washington, DC, where $50,000 in awards and
school stipends will be distributed.
This event is free and open to the public.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature: 1936’s “Sabotage”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (February 2 & 3) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of Alfred Hitchcock’s 1936 espionage thriller
“Sabotage,” starring Sylvia Sidney, Oscar Homolka and John
Loder, followed by some vintage cartoons!
of London goes dark, and people at a cinema are angry, demanding
their money back. Just as the blackout occurs, the cinema’s
owner, Karl Verloc (Homolka), secretly comes home to his
upstairs residence through the back entrance, pretending that
has been asleep. When his much younger wife (Sidney) comes to
get him, Verloc tells her to refund the customers’ money, much
to Mrs. Verloc’s surprise, as they are short of cash. Verloc
reassures her, stating that her that he will be “coming into
money soon.” Shortly thereafter, the electricity is
restored, and it is revealed that the blackout was an act of
sabotage on the city’s power grid. Verloc is a member of a
secret European terrorist group and took part in the thwarted
blackout. As such, he gets a new, more serious and dangerous
assignment – to place explosives at the Piccadilly Circus train
station, a job that he makes him uncomfortable. Unbeknownst to
Verloc, he has aroused the suspicions of Scotland Yard.
Detective Ted Spencer (Loder) has been assigned to investigate
Verloc. Spencer goes undercover as a greengrocer and befriends
Mrs. Verloc’s younger brother Stevie, using his friendship with
the boy to get closer to the family, as Scotland Yard is unsure
as to whether or not Mrs. Verloc is part of the terrorist plot.
Spencer grows fonder of both Stevie and his sister as Verloc
becomes more suspicious. The detective begins to create doubt in
Mrs. Verloc’s mind: what is her husband really doing when he
leaves the house? She starts to pay closer attention to her
husband and question his actions. Verloc realizes that he’s
being watched so his contacts come up with a devious plan to get
the bomb to Piccadilly Circus, which includes getting Stevie to
unknowingly deliver the package. Will Spencer be able to
intervene in time? And what will happen to those who engage in
subject matter of “Sabotage” – organized terrorist activities –
may have felt outrageous to pre-WWII audiences, but will seem
very up-to-date to today’s viewer. The film includes one
of Hitchcock’s most infamous scenes, one that shocked audiences
in 1936 and is still quite powerful more than 70 years later.
“Sabotage” features outstanding performances from both Oscar
Homolka and Sylvia Sidney, as well as first-rate production
values and cinematography. Four years completing this film,
Hitchcock moved to Hollywood and directed “Rebecca” for David O.
Selznick, beginning his long and illustrious U.S. career. If
you’ve never seen “Sabotage,” then grab your popcorn and meet us
after dark for this thrilling movie from the past.
These Northwood School students earned a “camping experience” in
their classroom because of their hard work and following
expected behavior. Way to go, Mrs. Bongiovanni’s class!
Anne M. White
Northwood: Anne Maria (McCarthy) White, 94, of
Rand Road died at her home following a lengthy illness.
was born in Trealow, Wales, Great Britain, the daughter of
Timothy and Catherine (O’Flynn) McCarthy. She was raised
in London, England where she met her late husband, David White,
a US Army Corpsman during WWII. They were married in
Pittsfield, NH following the war.
is survived by three daughters, Christine Burton and husband,
Gary, of Meredith, NH; Carole Dennis and husband, John
Efroymson, of Ithaca, NY; and Catherine McLean and husband,
Donald, of Milford, NH; eight grandchildren and nine great
grandchildren; a brother, Desmond McCarthy of Boca Raton, FL.
Memorial Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Saturday,
January 27th at St. Joseph’s Church in Northwood. Father
John MacKenzie, Pastor, officiated. Burial will be in the Pine
Grove Cemetery, Manchester at a later date.
lieu of flowers, donations in her memory may be made to CRVNA,
Hospice Program, 33 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301.
The Waters Funeral Home, David Pollard Director, is assisting
the family with arrangements.