Northwood NH News

May 23, 2018




The 2018 Annual Meeting of The Forum will be held on June 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 pm at the Northwood Community Center at 35 Main Street in Northwood Narrows. There will be a brief business meeting, and a raffle of donated prizes from local businesses. Only members are eligible to win raffle prizes. See for more information.  Refreshments will be served.  



It’s “May Murder Madness” 

As LRPA Highlights Cinema Noir All Month Long!

This Weekend’s Feature: 1950’s “D.O.A.”


Throughout May, Lakes Region Public Access Television will highlight some of the most dark and gritty movies ever to come out of Hollywood! Join us each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. for “May Murder Madness,” a tribute to vintage film noir. This weekend (May 18 & 19), we finish out the month with 1950’s relentlessly dark and complex “D.O.A.,” starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton. 


Told in flashback, “D.O.A.” introduces us to Frank Bigelow (O’Brien), a businessman visiting San Francisco for a carefree week of bachelor fun before he weds his fiancée Paula Gibson (Britton). O’Brien meets up with a group of salesmen and winds up in a wild, waterfront jazz bar, only to have a mysterious stranger switch his drink. O’Brien wakes up in the morning with the hangover of his life. Feeling worse and worse, he visits a hospital, where doctors give him tragic news: he has been poisoned with “luminous toxin” – and there’s no antidote. The poisoning must have been deliberate, but who could have done it, and why? With nothing to lose, Bigelow spends his next frantic days attempting to solve the mystery of this heinous act. 


“D.O.A.” was based on the 1931 German film “Der Mann, Der Seinen Morder Sucht,” a black comedy about a man who arranges for his own death but then regrets his hasty decision. When it was adapted for American audiences, director Rudolph Mate created a much darker and more chaotic world, filled with dive bars and dangerous people. “D.O.A.” features the talented (and underappreciated) Edmond O’Brien in one of his most memorable roles. The film was remade in 1988 starring Dennis Quaid and Meg Ryan. Critics and audiences heartily agreed: the original “D.O.A.” was definitely the best.  Jeff Stafford of Turner Classic Movies described it as “one of the most imaginative and frenetic entries in the film noir genre … “ and pointed out that it “ … works as both a detective thriller and as a bleak, nihilistic melodrama.” Judge “D.O.A.” for yourself! Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this unflinching thriller from the past. 


You can’t find television like this it anywhere but LRPA TV, MetroCast Channel 25. Not a subscriber? Then log onto Live Stream through our website ( where you can catch all the fun. 




Henry Schroth


NORTHWOOD – Our father, Henry Schroth, passed away in the wee hours of the morning of Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Hyder Family Hospice House in Dover.


Henry was born Nov. 25, 1931, in Fitchburg, Mass., he was the son of the late Paul and Martha (White) Schroth.


After high school Henry served in the U.S. Army, National Guard. Hank or Joe as he was often called, worked in the family TV and antenna business, TRL, in Lowell, Mass. Dad had eloped with our mother, Eva and soon had six children. In 1961 the entire troop moved to Pittsfield. When dad and Uncle Paul bought the old farm from their aunt Lou Tucker. Yahoo! Wild Goose Pond, fishing, swimming, playing with our cousins, playing in the rock piles. Freedom. Dad took a job at Sears on Main Street, fixing TV’s, soon he was competing with Mel Richards in the appliance department for Salesman of the Week. Life was good.


On Thursday afternoon, April 15, 1971, our mother had a stroke and died. Everything changed. Dad joined parents without partners and soon fell in love with Natalie Colby (Montminy) and her three kids.


Dad and Nat raised us all in a Pembroke home, on Old Buck Street, Pembroke. 


Dad and Uncle Paul started buying apartment buildings and always had work for us. Dad and Nat ran Montminys store after dad retired from Sears. Gave Mark his first job at the store.


Dad had been doing part-time TV work while at Sears, with his brother, Paul. Now they were free to travel the country with Natalie and Aunt Lu in their RV’s and come home to their business work.


Uncle Paul passed in 2003 and Natalie in 2004. The party was over.


But it wasn’t. After a bit dad met his present wife, Charlene Musick. They moved to Northwood, spent 14 wonderful years together.


Charlene works as a caregiver and together with dad invested and remodeled some pretty tough properties. At 86 he and Charlene had just bought another property to fix up. Dad and Charlene always had people who needed extra care living with them. Dad loved Charlene’s kids, just like his own, and people who needed care were lucky to stay with Henry and Charlene.


He took care of the women in his life. And in the end they took care of him. 


A few words that I heard at dad’s service. Hero. Soldier. Golfer. Sweeter over time. Helped every one of us. Husband and best friend. Good for his word. Teacher. He taught us all. Best dad ever. We have to get by without him. This is unchartered territory. He loved us all.


Members of his family include his wife, Charlene Musick of Northwood and her family from Farmington, Dover, Rochester area. His sister, Mary Pattie of Dennisport, Mass. His children, Michael Schroth of Haverhill, Mass., Suzanne of Manchester, Daniel and wife, Nancy of Pittsfield, Deborah Landry of Concord, Joel and wife, Karen of Pittsfield, Carlene Colby of Pembroke, Marcelle Colby Quimby and Wayne of West Virginia and Mark Colby of Pittsfield. Grandchildren, James, Justin, Janelle, Dillon, Jessica, Zina and Marshal. Great-grandchildren, Jack, Abby and Darren.


He was predeceased by his first wife, Eva Piermarocchi; and second wife, Natalie Montminy. Son, Randy; sister, Martha Wheeler; and brother, Paul Schroth.


His celebration of life was held May 6th at the Grace Community Church in Rochester. Glenn and God had the plan. Best celebration ever.












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