FBLA Week At CBNA
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of Future Business Leaders
of America will be celebrating FBLA Week during the week of
February 4 through the 10th. FBLA members are America’s future
leaders in our community. The group participates in five
activities throughout the year -Professional Development;
fundraising for attendance to workshops, socials/networking, and
State Leadership Conferences; civic activities locally;
social/networking activities to connect education with
businesses/government; and service—helping local businesses with
getting THEIR work done while learning at the same time.
Wednesday, Feb. 7, will bring a presentation on the Opioid
Crisis and awareness in CBNA’s Library from 2:30 pm until 3:30
pm. All Career and Technical Student Organizations will be in
attendance. On Thursday, Feb. 8, the group will celebrate FBLA
Awareness Day. Members will wear blue and gold and distribute
FBLA flyers and applications, and on Friday, Feb. 9, the winner
of the Wellness/Fitness Challenge will be announced and members
plan to end the week with a pizza social.
you have any questions about this organization, want more
information, or just want to learn more about FBLA, contact Dr.
Zylak - firstname.lastname@example.org at
CBNA or our State and Local Officer, senior Nathaniel Schroeder
Letter To The Editor
Bennett Island Saved
Last weekend (1/27), I attended the annual meeting of Bear-Paw
Regional Greenways, the non-profit conservation organization
with which the Northwood Conservation Commission has worked. I
was delighted to learn that the effort to raise $200,000 to
purchase a conservation easement on Bennett Island had reached
its goal and the deal is getting done.
Bennett Island is a 10+-acre island that sits just off Mary
Waldron Beach in Bow Lake, partly in Strafford and partly in
Northwood. It hosts a Bald Eagle’s nest and a loon nest along
also learned that when the fund-raising faltered, the Strafford
Conservation Commission doubled their initial $25,000 pledge to
Northwood Conservation Commission, on which I serve, considered
a similar $25,000 contribution, but when we presented this idea
to the Select Board in the fall, we were “shot down.”
am not here to re-litigate the matter. The island is protected
from development in perpetuity, and that is the important thing.
I am here to ask voters who care about conserving special places
to consider this when they cast their vote for Selectman in the
Important Dates To Remember
School Deliberative Session: Thursday, February 8, at 6 pm at
Northwood School Gymnasium. Northwood registered voters
will discuss the school district warrant articles, including the
2018-2019 proposed school budget, and take any action on them
before the articles are placed on the official ballot.
Town Meeting Second Session-Elections: Tuesday, March 13 at St.
Joseph’s Parish Center next to the town hall. Ballot voting will
take place for town and school positions; town and school
warrant articles including proposed budgets; and proposed
amendments to the zoning ordinance. Polls are open 7 am to
Northwood Recreation has two events coming up this month that
you won’t want to miss. Winter Family Fun Day is Saturday,
February 10 from 2-4 at the recreation field at Northwood Ridge.
There will be lots of activities including ice skating, snowman
contest, snow games and a bonfire. On Saturday, February
18, 8 am to 11 am, the 11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby will be
held on Harvey Lake. Children ages 15 and under can try their
hand at ice fishing to win prizes and enjoy a fun outdoor winter
activity. Complete details on both events may be viewed at the
Northwood NH Recreation Commission Facebook page.
Letter To The Editor
School choice is coming. It won’t be in a big swoosh but it’s on
NH it really started with a legal ruling between Croydon and the
Department of Education. You can look up the case but to cut to
the chase it broke the glass ceiling on the monopoly that public
schools have had on education.
Further bills have passed both the House and Senate here in NH.
This is just the beginning. Of course the issue is money, not
the best education possible for our children. We’ll have plenty
of time to talk as this change takes hold.
Choice scares the heck out of those in public education, even
though they are the ones driving the desire of many parents.
Right now only the rich have a real choice. However, there are
parents with little means that give up a lot to send their
children to private schools.
Private school for K-8 run $6K and high schools over $7K in NH.
In the 2009/10 year, we have an average of 15 homeschooled
children. It has more than doubled now. Why? Poor education,
politics in school, religion and pushing false science were some
of the reasons given at a public meeting in Deerfield.
However, some towns do their best to provide choice. I mentioned
that Coe-Brown gave Nottingham a three year, much better cost
than Northwood has. Trying to tilt who goes where. Nottingham
high school students can go to and are bussed to their choice,
Dover High or CB.
asked, 95 out of 100 Northwood residents would assume that most
would go to CB. Not so. Of the 60 students going to high school
next year, two thirds are going to Dover, their choice. Chew on
Letter To The Editor
Last May, Center School Cooperative Preschool in Northwood made
the difficult decision to close their doors. For over 35 years
the school had provided preschool education to the children of
Northwood, Nottingham, Strafford, and Pittsfield.
board of directors wanted to ensure that the surplus they had
after closing would continue to serve the children in these
communities. The board presented End 68 Hours of Hunger SAU #44
with a generous donation.
With this money, we hope to start providing some fresh options
to our menu. We would like to sincerely thank the board for
their generosity and support.
68 Hours of Hunger provides food bags to students in our schools
that may not have access to food over the weekends and during
school vacations. If you or a family member you know could
benefit from our program, please reach out to your school’s
guidance counselors or administration.
never know the identity of the students receiving weekend food,
we do not ask about family finances that would qualify children,
we do not turn away anyone in need.
more information about our program or information on
volunteering or donating, you can email us at
Sarah Laliotis and Linda Kramas
68 Hours of Hunger Coordinators
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1939’s “Love Affair”
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early! Join Lakes Region Public Access
Television at 10:30 PM this Friday and Saturday night (February
9 & 10) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1939’s
romantic melodrama “Love Affair,” starring Irene Dunne and
“Love Affair,” two strangers — French playboy Michel Marnet
(Boyer) and American singer Terry McKay (Dunne) — meet aboard a
cross-Atlantic ocean liner and fall in love, despite the fact
that each are engaged to marry someone else. They agree to meet
six months later at the top of the Empire State Building. Fate,
however, intervenes, and their plan takes a different turn.
this plot sounds familiar, it should be, as “Love Affair” has
been remade twice; in 1957 as “An Affair to Remember” with Cary
Grant and Deborah Kerr, and again in 1994 as “Love Affair”
starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. “Love Affair” was a
very popular movie in its time, and received six Academy Award
nominations, including Best Actress, Supporting Actress (a
haunting Maria Ouspenskaya), Art Direction, Screenplay, Song and
Picture. The New York Times described “Love Affair” as “ … an
extraordinarily fine film … a glowing and memorable picture.”
“Love Affair” is bona fide classic! So grab your popcorn and
join LRPA after dark for this crime drama from the past.
Letter To The Editor
went to the last selectmen’s meeting with information about our
plastic recycling and TV disposal programs. My intention was not
to tell them what to do, it was to give them the cost figures so
they could make an informed decision about these programs.
We’re paying over $400 per ton to dispose of TVs. Someone needs
to be checking to find the best hauling deals around. If this is
the best deal, so be it, but we need to know this is our only
option. It doesn’t mean we charge more to residents to cover the
cost, it means find a better way.
loads of plastic were hauled in 2017 and because we have only
one compactor for garbage we had to put the overflow in the
furniture bin sixteen times. All six loads were polluted with
either cardboard or the wrong kind of plastic which means they
were land-filled not recycled.
the next time you rinse out a plastic jug, squash it to fit in
your bin, then bring it to the transfer station and put it in
the compactor that should be used for trash, remember that it’s
being buried just like our garbage. We are not saving the world
from plastic, it is not being made into anything else, it’s
plastic program is not accomplishing anything except making a
mess when our one trash compactor is full. We need to find a
better way to dispose of plastic. Until that time, the selectmen
have to make the right decision, and start using both compactors
for trash. There are better ways to dispose of plastic, we just
need to find them.