Northwood NH News

March 21, 2018


Chesley Memorial Library News



Do your stuffed animals need a checkup? Bring them to the Chesley Memorial Library’s Stuffed Animal Clinic on Saturday, March 31, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. to get them in perfect health for the spring! Local veterinarian Heather Johnson will be on hand to perform wellness checks on your stuffed animals.  She will even patch them up with band aids, stitch up “minor wounds,”  and/or “prescribe medication” if needed!  Small and large stuffed friends welcome!



The Winter Writers had too much fun to call it quits so they are back for a spring writing session! Local writers — whether beginner, much published, or somewhere in between — are invited to a free weekly writers’ workshop on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Chesley Memorial Library through  April 10.   Sessions include group critique, writing exercises, and craft discussion. Some participants may want to come early or stay late for some quiet writing time. All genres welcome.  Get some writing done this spring, learn from each other, and have some fun, too! Local writers will take turns leading the group sessions with Becky and Adi Rule popping in to lead some of the sessions as well. 



Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Do you need help with knitting or crocheting projects?  Don’t miss this opportunity to receive free lessons at the Chesley Memorial Library! Local artisan Norma Heroux will provide free lessons at the library Thursdays in March from 5:00-7:00 p.m. No registration required.



Spring weather is getting closer so it’s getting easier to get out and about… barring any nor’easters, of course!  Why not meet your friends and neighbors at the Chesley Memorial Library?  The Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. so drop by to enjoy some delicious treats and a cup of tea or coffee while you socialize.  You might even want to come early or stay later to check out the library’s books, movies, or magazines!



Join Mrs. Blake for Story Time on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Preschoolers of all ages can listen to a story and make a craft to take home.  Story Time provides parents and caregivers with the opportunity to talk, read, and play together at the library which helps young children prepare for kindergarten.   Registration is encouraged but new participants are always welcome at any time.  Please call 942-5472 or check out our web site ( for more information.  



The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the library on Wednesday, March 28, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Grit” by Angela Duckworth.  The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the library on Wednesday, April 4, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “Blackberry Winter” by Margaret Mead.  New members welcome!



The library’s museum passes were in frequent use over February vacation, so maybe you didn’t get the chance to use one. Maybe you could plan an afterschool trip or a weekend adventure this month! 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.




The LEGOs are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment.  Why a LEGO Club at the library? LEGO Clubs will give children a chance to learn from play.  We also have Magformers and Brainflakes available to build with so let your imagination be your guide.



Northwood Hires Two Police Officers


Last week the Northwood Police Commission signed on two new officers and welcomed them to the department. From left:  Commissioner Rich Cummings, Officer Sean Desmond, Police Chief Glendon Drolet, Commissioner John Schlang, and Officer Daniel Gilon.



Letter To The Editor

Post-election thoughts


Over 600 Northwood voters braved the blizzard - or voted absentee before the storm - to vote. And the results were gratifying to me.


First, I was re-elected to the Budget Committee where it is my honor to serve. Thank you. (And a shout out to Grace Mattern who stepped forward as a write-in candidate to fill the fourth slot.)


Second, voters took my advice and voted to expand the size of the Select Board from 3 to 5. We will see how that works out.


On the other hand, voters ignored the advice of the Northwood Republican Committee and did not re-elect either Rick Wolf or Tim Jandebeur. Nor did they defeat the proposed school operating budget.


Since almost all of their other recommendations agreed with those of the Budget Committee, it’s hard to see what - if any - influence their yellow sheet had.


On the other hand, I want thank The Suncook Valley Sun for providing a forum where I and many others could share our opinions in the run-up to the election.


So now we go forward with new members on the Select and School Boards - Beth Boudreau, Amy Hanavan and Brian Winslow, respectively. And a new police cruiser and backhoe on order.


I’m looking forward to the new year - and waiting for my signs to melt out of the snowbanks.


Tom Chase













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