FORUM ANNUAL MEETING
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
www.forumhome.org for more information. Refreshments
will be served.
It’s “May Murder Madness”
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.
can’t find television like this it anywhere but LRPA TV,
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Stream through our website (www.lrpa.org) where you
can catch all the fun.
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.
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
and Nat raised us all in a Pembroke home, on Old Buck Street,
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.
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
Uncle Paul passed in 2003 and Natalie in 2004. The party was
it wasn’t. After a bit dad met his present wife, Charlene
Musick. They moved to Northwood, spent 14 wonderful years
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.
took care of the women in his life. And in the end they took
care of him.
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
was predeceased by his first wife, Eva Piermarocchi; and second
wife, Natalie Montminy. Son, Randy; sister, Martha Wheeler; and
brother, Paul Schroth.
celebration of life was held May 6th at the Grace Community
Church in Rochester. Glenn and God had the plan. Best