Chesley Memorial Library News, Northwood
There will be a Candidates Night on Wednesday, February 21, at
the Northwood Town Hall. It will begin at 7:00 p.m.
This will be an opportunity for all voters and interested people
to meet those running for Northwood offices in the March
elections. It will be moderated by former Moderator Robbie
Robertson and all candidates will have an opportunity to speak
briefly and answer questions from the audience. This event
is sponsored by the Friends of the Northwood Libraries and the
Harvey Lake Woman’s Club.
Fourth Grade Art Display
Northwood School fourth graders in Mrs. Desmarais’ class have
displayed their talking stick art work at the library this
month. Each student selected an animal from New Hampshire that
reflected their personality and their pictures include
explanations of why they chose that animal to represent them.
Fourth graders in Mrs. Ahlberg’s class have a layered
topographical map of New Hampshire on display that includes
mountains, counties, water sources, and elevation.
February might be a short month, but the cold weather can make
it feel much longer. Are you looking for something to do
inside when it’s cold outside? Try meeting your friends and
neighbors at the library to enjoy some good refreshments and
good conversation. Social connections can help seniors
maintain physical and emotional health so check out the Chesley
Memorial Library Senior Café on Mondays from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Join Mrs. Blake on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. for Story Time.
Preschoolers of all ages can listen to a story and make a craft
to take home. Registration is encouraged but new
participants are always welcome at any time. Story Times
are not held during vacation weeks, but you can always come and
create some fun on Wednesdays from 12:00-6:00 p.m. with the
LEGOs, Magformers, and Brainflakes! Please call 942-5472
or check out our web site (www.chesleylib.com)
for more information.
Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the Blaisdell
Memorial Library in Nottingham on Wednesday, February 28, at
7:00 p.m. to discuss “Landline” by Rainbow Rowell. If you
got a second chance at love, would you make the same call? Read
“Landline” and find out! The Afternoon Book Discussion Group
will meet on Wednesday, March 7, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss
“Unravelling” by Elizabeth Graver. Aimee Slater longs for
a life beyond the small New Hampshire farm she lives on with her
family and moves to Lowell to work in a factory against her
Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the
library on Friday, February 23, at 9:00 a.m. The Friends
of the Library will meet at the library on Monday, February 26,
at 6:45 p.m.
you looking for something to do with the family during February
vacation? The library has passes for: Boston Museum of
Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of NH, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery
Center, Seacoast Science Center, and the SEE Science Center.
Each pass works a little differently…some let you in free while
others provide discounted admission. Call the library at
942-5472 for updated information regarding passes. We can also
provide you with information on when to visit the Currier Museum
of Art in Manchester for free admission.
Northwood School’s first grade teachers celebrated “100 Day”
with their students by dressing up as 100 year old teachers.
It was a fun day for all.
Megan Brieger, Skye Loto and Eva Roy have been selected to
represent Northwood School at the New Hampshire Music Educators
Association Southeast District Music Festival on May 5th, 2018
at Winnacunnet High School in Hampton. These students were
selected to participate with other middle school students from
across the southeast region of the state, representing the top
musicians from 16 area middle schools. All three students
will be playing in the Southeast Middle School Festival Band.
Letter To The Editor
I’ve already been told by one selectman that I should mind my
own business, but as far as I’m concerned, anything I’m
interested in is my business. The selectmen should encourage
citizen involvement, not try to discourage it. People have been
treated badly by the Board of Selectmen over the last year, and
if either of them say they did nothing wrong, they need to
remember it is a board of three and each is responsible for its
actions, all must take responsibility.
It’s almost voting time again and this time we need to be very
sure about who we are electing to be the face and voice of
Northwood. Let’s do our homework and be absolutely sure the
person we’re putting in the position of selectman is who we
think he or she is.
another favorite subject of mine, the new storage trailer is
ready for use so all the fluorescent bulbs, electronics and
batteries are now going to this area. Look for the new signs
generously donated by AMI Graphics.
new swap shop building will be here soon and we will be looking
for help to get it up and running. All who have already signed
up will be getting a call from me. Those who would like to join
the fun can sign up at the swap shop.
Board of Selectmen haven’t made any decision as to the plastic
recycling situation, as far as I know, but hopefully it will be
resolved before spring. I’m sure the selectmen will do the right
thing and find a better way to handle plastic. Throwing it in a
bin and hauling it to a landfill is not recycling plastic, no
matter what anyone says.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature: 1950’s “Quicksand”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (February 23 & 24) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1950’s forgotten noir “Quicksand,”
starring Mickey Rooney, Jeanne Cagney (sister to actor James)
and Peter Lorre.
Auto mechanic Dan Brady (Rooney) wants to impress his hot date
Vera Novak (Cagney), the sultry waitress from the local diner,
but she is a gold-digger with expensive tastes and he doesn’t
have the dough. Dan comes up with a brilliant solution: he’ll
“borrow” $20 for the date from the garage’s cash register and
return the money the next morning. Dan’s friend Buzz owes him
money, and had promised to pay him tomorrow. Dan knows that the
garage’s bookkeeper won’t be in to check the cash drawer for a
few days, which gives him plenty of time to set things straight.
While out on their date, Dan and Vera run into her shady
ex-boyfriend Nick (Lorre), who still has a thing for Vera. The
next morning, Dan can’t get a hold of Buzz – and, unexpectedly,
the bookkeeper arrives two days early to reconcile the cash
drawer! Dan comes up with a new scheme to cover the missing $20
by purchasing, then pawning, an expensive watch. That leads to
more trouble from a detective who threatens Dan with jail if he
doesn’t pay back the pawnshop within 24 hours. Dan then turns to
robbery, and that quickly spirals out of control, eventually
leading to blackmail, kidnapping and more. And you thought your
week was bad! How much further will Dan stoop to resolve his
problems? And how will he get himself out of this quicksand of
“Quicksand” was a rare film in Mickey Rooney’s career. After
years of playing the clean-cut, All-American boy next door,
Rooney was cast against type, playing a small-time tough guy
who, led astray by a pretty face, makes one terrible choice
after another. This was a conscious choice on Rooney’s part, as
he wanted to be known for more serious, adult roles. In fact,
his work in “Quicksand” did lead to other noir-ish films, such
as “The Strip and “Drive a Crooked Road.” Fun fact: Rooney and
Peter Lorre weren’t just the stars of “Quicksand,” but also
acted as behind-the-scenes executive producers. The two stars
co-financed its production, hoping to start their own
independent production company. However, the deal never
materialized, forcing Lorre to declare bankruptcy and, for a
time, move back to Europe. Regardless of the film’s financial
legacy, many critics and film buffs view “Quicksand” as Rooney’s
finest performance, much more real and gritty than any “Andy
hardy” movie. Lorre also gives a dynamo performance, resulting
in a character that is immoral, untrustworthy and menacing – a
true pleasure to watch! What more does a movie-lover need? So
grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this melodramatic
film noir from the past.
Letter To The Editor
school choice letter started a fireball of angst on Facebook. It
was expected. I wanted you to know that you have a choice.
Feeding, clothing and housing children is a part of parenting,
the best education possible is also. During my time on the
Northwood School Board students went to Dover High, the Gunnery
in Ct. Cocheco School of Arts, Pinkerton Academy and
others that I’ve forgotten. One student wanted to play
football, another wanted to be in the equestrian program. A
young lady floundering at Coe-Brown needed a different approach.
All of these students have parents who stepped up and made it
possible, whatever the cost or effort. My hat is off to them.
have three children whose biological parents couldn’t fulfill
their obligations. Our two sons went to Coe-Brown. Finding out
that we had a choice, our daughter went to the Regional
Technical Center at Dover High. Awesome, just awesome. You have
that choice, and more are coming.
Coe-Brown is an absolute wonderful college prep high school.
Many students should get a leg up into the trades etc. That is
exactly why NH set up regional technical centers. Too many
students are simply on the conveyor belt to be dropped off
uneducated at the end. Non college students are just as entitled
to a good education.
Special Education students are near and dear to our hearts. All
students should have equal access to sports. It is truly
glorious to see handicapped students racing up and down a court,
part of a school team learning to be a team player. Dover has
that. Feel free to call or email me. 303-5224 or
an aside, have you noticed that the very same people that go to
the mat for a woman’s right to choose would deprive a parent
their right to choose a school for their child?
Letter To The Editor
Belated Thank You
school deliberative session was finished in record time. Which
was fine, because many in attendance had work or school the next
day. But in the thrill of the moment, I forgot to say “thank
First, let me say thanks to Dr. Robert Gadomski for his service
to the town through the S.A.U. office. I had many interactions
with him over the years, at Budget Committee hearings on the
school budget and in preparing the two petition warrant articles
that I brought before the voters to implement full-day
kindergarten. He was always knowledgable and well-informed,
providing information in a professional manner. I was deeply
troubled to learn that his decision not to renew his contract
was driven, in part, by a lack of respect shown to him by some
of my fellow citizens. Shame on you.
Second, let me thank Ms. Barbie Hartford for her three years of
service on the Board. I’m sure that to work all day as an
oncology nurse and then to return home to a School Board meeting
was not easy. But she served with distinction and joined her two
colleagues, Chair Keith McGuigan and Shane Wells, in bringing
full-day kindergarten to Northwood. Hoorah!
Finally, let me also thank Tim Jandebeur for what I hope will be
his six years of service. During that time, we have disagreed
about many things, and during the years, when I mounted
kindergarten petitions, he insulted me by calling me “Mr.
Kindergarten” when we encountered each other at meetings. But I
must thank Tim, because I think that his negativity and
hostility to the school and its administrators rallied us to
come to its defense and support.
us show our appreciation by voting for Amy Hanavan and Brian
Winslow for School Board.
Northwood School Quarter 2 Honor Roll 2017-2018
Jocelyn Young, Principal and Mr. Adrian Alford, Assistant
Principal are pleased to announce the honor roll for the second
Grade 8 High Honor Roll
Megan Brieger, Jordan Dean, Skye Loto, Eva Roy, Kiara Summers,
Grade 8 Honor Roll
Mikaela Belanger, Burke Bulger, Lacy Davis, Alexandra Elliot,
Mallory Farrar, Nicole Gaedtke, Lucas Laliotis, Kailynne Nicoll
Grade 7 High Honor Roll
Megan Adams, Aidan Cox, Nathaniel Curtis, Jayden Hartigan, Adam
Ludwikowski, Olivia McGrail, Allie McGuigan, Tyler Tkaczyk,
Grade 7 Honor Roll
Caleb Adams, Wyatt Clark, Carly Clemmer, Rylye Coe, Maximus
Compton, Pacey Labelle, Cecilia Mello, Ean Pinard, Katerina
Grade 6 High Honor Roll
Kyla Demontigny, Bailee DeTrude, Andrew George, Maxwell Heigis,
Somer Loto, Kiley Murphy, Holly Smith, Olivia Swett, Makennah
Tatem, Elizabeth Wolf
Grade 6 Honor Roll
Alyviah Blad, Braiden Currier, Campbell Hartford, Jaida Hurd,
Isabelle Laliberte, Michaela Linskey, Saere McGuinness, Kylie
Prusia, Judith Quinney, Hannah Shortt, Julia Stevens, Chloe
Grade 5 High Honor Roll
Eilah Crawn, Amy Demaine
Grade 5 Honor Roll
Sophia Arroyo, Ryan Bailey, Lillian Biron, Jeremy Bisson, Austin
Companion, Caleb Edgecomb, Lillian Gonzalo, Kaylyn Harlow, Aiden
McGuigan, Isaiah Petrin, Aiden Quaglia, Constance Russo, Emili
Sheldon, Emily Valli, Owen Wood
Helen L. McGary
Northwood – Helen L. McGary, 73, of Northwood, formerly of
Seabrook and Amesbury, MA died Monday, February 12, 2018 at
Elliot Hospital in Manchester.
was born in Amesbury December 5, 1944 a daughter of the late
Romeo Hebert and the late Albertine (Hamel) Breteau.
Raised in Amesbury she attended local schools and later made her
home in Seabrook before moving to Northwood in 2013. Her
grandchildren and great grandchildren were her enjoyment.
Family members include her son, Scott Jones and his wife Michele
of Goffstown, Bonnie Jordan and her husband Joshua, Blinda Tower
and her husband John all of Northwood, 8 grandchildren, 21 great
grandchildren, two brothers, Norman Hebert of Northwood, Robert
Hebert of North Hampton, three sisters, Yvonne Laskut of
Missouri, Sheila Vivoda of Delaware, Shirley Clocher of
Seabrook, nieces and nephews.
Services were held February 16 at the Remick & Gendron Funeral
Home-Crematory, Hampton. Please visit
view Helen’s memorial website, sign her tribute wall or for