Northwood NH News

May 30, 2018


Congratulations to Emilee Gancarz of Northwood, who was awarded a bachelor of science degree in mechanical engineering with high distinction on Saturday, May 12, from Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI). Over 1,000 bachelor’s degrees were awarded during the university’s 150th commencement ceremony.



The address of the Northwood Community Center in the announcement of The Forum’s Annual Meeting on June 10 was incorrect. The Community Center is at 135 Main Street in Northwood. Please join us from 7-9 pm.



Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) has announced that Emilee Gancarz of Northwood, N.H., a member of the class of 2018 majoring in mechanical engineering, was named to the university’s Dean’s List for academic excellence for the spring 2018 semester. Congratulations, Emilee!



Evergreen Lodge #53 and American Legion Post #112 are sponsoring a Fishing Derby on Saturday, June 2nd from 8-11. This event is free to youth ages 15 and under. Bring your favorite fishing pole and bait. Some loaner poles and bait will be available. Prizes will be given to the top 3 in each age group. Refreshments will be available.  Location is Center Hill Road, watch for signs. For more info call Gary Benner 736-4707.



Northwood Republican Town Committee


The Northwood Republican Town Committee will be having a 2nd Congressional District Candidates Night on Monday, June 11, 2018, 7:00pm at the Northwood Community Center, 135 Main Street. Please rsvp to We have a Republican primary coming this fall to choose our 2nd Congressional GOP Candidate. We welcome Republicans to come and ask questions and hear them speak. There is nothing like meeting a candidate in person. There are 4 good candidates running and their websites are as follows:


Steve Negron

Stewart Levenson

Lynne Blankenbeker

Brian Belanger


All 4 candidates are on Facebook. Please get engaged and let’s choose the best candidate to win back the 2nd Congressional seat from Democrat Anne Kuster to represent us in Washington DC. Republican President Trump has our economy taking off, he is fighting for our 1st and 2nd Amendment Rights, working on bringing peace through strength to the world, securing our borders, bringing back jobs to the U.S., safeguarding our intellectual property and most of all remembering the forgotten working man. There is much work to do and we need a Conservative Republican in that Congressional seat to do it.


The Northwood Republican Town Committee meets the 2nd Monday of the month at the Northwood Community Center.  Judy Burke, Treasurer.



The Class of 2018 enjoyed a wonderful evening of music and dance​​ at their Semi Formal which was held on May 18th at Northwood School.



​What a treat! Author David A. Kelly was at Northwood School on Thursday, May 24th speaking about his books and love for reading.



Chesley Memorial Library News

Kick off the 2018 Summer Reading Program “Libraries Rock” with Steve Blunt’s “Rocking Sing-Along” program!  A fun, upbeat musical celebration for the whole family--with a kid-friendly mix of original tunes & familiar standards! For summer reading 2018, Steve has a brand new hit single with a classic 1950s sound: “Libraries Rock--Let’s Rock ‘n’ Roll & Read!” He keeps the crowd singing, clapping & moving along--while he sings and plays guitar, djembe drum, ukulele, low brass horn & more. And there’s always a whole lotta shakin’ goin’ on when Steve passes out shaker eggs for all the kids! This award-winning children’s musician is a seasoned performer who delivers a little rock ‘n’ roll--and lots of fun--for library audiences of all ages, especially families with young children.


The Chesley Memorial Library received a “Kids, Books, & the Arts” grant to help bring this performance to Northwood.  Funding for the Kids, Books and the Arts event is provided by the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation, CHILIS, Cogswell Benevolent Trust, and is sponsored in part by a grant from the NH State Council on the Arts & the National Endowment for the Arts as well as funds administered by the New Hampshire State Library and provided by the Institute of Museum and Library Services.  Please provide advance notice to the library if you need a sign language interpreter.


Date: Saturday, June 9

Time: 2:00 p.m.

Location: Northwood Masonic Hall



CBNA Announces The 2018 Inductees Into The CBNA Athletic Hall Of Fame


The following Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Alumni are to be inducted into the CBNA Athletic Hall of Fame:


Mr. Donald MacCallum – Class of 1951

Mr. Donald MacCallum attended Coe-Brown Northwood Academy from 1947 to 1951. He was married to his wife Sandra for 40 years.  Together, they had two sons, Peter and Stephen, and six grandchildren.  Three of those grandchildren, Samantha, Abigail and Donald went on to graduate from Coe-Brown with high honors. Mr. MacCallum served in the United State Marine Corps and was a veteran of the Korean War. He was the president of MacCallum’s Boathouse in Epsom, NH from 1969 to 1998.  While at Coe-Brown, Mr. MacCallum was a member of the CBNA cross country team for four years, and assumed the role of Captain in 1949 and 1950.  In 1950, the CBNA team won the state championship for the first time in the history of the school, and Mr. MacCallum was the top CBNA finisher in the Class C championship meet.  Mr. MacCallum played four years of varsity baseball and was the team captain in 1950 and 1951.  Mr. MacCallum was also a member of the Varsity Basketball team for two years.  Prior to his death in 1999, Mr. MacCallum, was a long-time member of the CBNA Board of Trustees.


Mr. Paul Guptill – Class of 1952

Mr. Paul Guptill attended Coe-Brown Northwood Academy from 1948 to 1952.  For over 50 years he has lived in Florida and Newbury, NH.  He has been married to his wife Julia for 36 years and have two daughters and two granddaughters.  Mr. Guptill served in the United States Army for two years and then went on to attend the University of New Hampshire where he obtained a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering.  After his college graduation he worked as a civil engineer constructing highways in the State of Florida.  He then started his own company, PJ Construction.  During his time at Coe-Brown Mr. Guptill was a four year member of the CBNA varsity baseball team.  He was the starting second baseman on the 1952 state championship baseball team. He was also a four year member of the CBNA varsity basketball team and a four year member of the CBNA Cross Country team finishing as a top runner on the 1950 State Cross Country Championship Team.  The CBNA golf tournament is named after Mr. Guptill and is currently in its 13th year.  Mr. Guptill has been very supportive and a contributing member of CBNA and the Alumni Association.


Mr. Phil Guptill – Class of 1952

Mr. Phil Guptill attended Coe-Brown Northwood Academy from 1948 to 1952 and was the son of Coe Academy graduate Helen (Gerrish) Guptill.  For over 50 years he has lived in Barrington and Dover NH.  He has one son, Paul and a daughter Melanie, who passed away in 2015, a granddaughter and two great grandchildren.  Mr. Guptill served in the United States Marine Corps and is a veteran of the Korean War.  After his service, Mr. Guptill worked in construction and was the owner of PJ Guptill Excavating.  Both Paul and Phil Guptill’s grandfather, Samuel Gerrish, served on the CBNA Board of Trustees for 34 years.  The Gerrish Gym, built in 1961, was dedicated to Mr. Gerrish in 1984.  During his time at Coe-Brown, Phil Guptill was a four year member of the CBNA varsity baseball team.  He was the ace pitcher on the 1952 state championship baseball team. He was also a four year member of the CBNA varsity basketball team.


Mr. David Newell – Class of 1952

Mr. David Newell attended Coe-Brown Northwood Academy from 1948 to 1952.  For the past 30 years, he has lived in Port Henry, NY with his wife Sandra.  He has three children, Michael, Cheryl and Diane and three grandchildren.  After serving 13 years in the United States Army, he began and ran a successful construction business.  During his time at Coe-Brown, Mr. Newell was a four-year member of the CBNA varsity baseball team.  He was the starting catcher on the 1952 State Championship baseball team. Mr. Newell also participated on the cross country team in 1949-1951, where he was one of the top Coe-Brown finishers on the 1950 State Championship team.  Mr. Newell was also a member of the Coe-Brown varsity basketball team for three years. 


All four gentlemen, Mr. MacCallum posthumously, will be inducted at the 13th Annual Paul Guptill Golf Tournament on June 9, 2018, at Nippo Lake Country Club.



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:

1951’s “At War With The Army”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (June 1 & 2) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1951’s musical comedy “At War With the Army,” starring the classic comedy team of Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis. 


Sergeant Victor Puccinelli and Private First Class Alvin Korwin serve in the U.S. Army during WWII. Before enlisting, they were best friends and partners in a nightclub song-and-dance act. Since enlisting and serving on the same base, they tend to get on each other’s nerves. Puccinelli (Martin), a suave ladies’ man, is good at his boring, paper-pushing desk job, but dreams of being transferred to active duty overseas. His CO has no intentions of letting him leave, intending instead to commission him as the company’s Warrant Officer. Korwin (Lewis) is a lovable goofball who works in the mess hall but can’t do anything right. Everything he touches turns to disaster. He’s on K.P. duty as a result of his incompetence. Korwin begs for a weekend pass visit his wife, but can’t seem to catch a break. Things are further complicated by Puccinelli’s love life, which is in a constant whirlwind, plus the fact that Korwin wants his old partner to record a song they have co-written and rehearse for a USO show, much to Puccinelli’s chagrin. Will Puccinelli get to see active duty? Will Korwin get to see his wife back home? Most importantly, will the guys get together and put on the show? 


Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis made 16 movies together over the span of their careers. “At War With the Army” was their third movie, but their first starring vehicle. Their roles in this film, as in all of their movies, follow typecasting: Martin as the handsome Romeo, Lewis as the luckless jokester. “At War With the Army” has everything that you’d expect from a Martin and Lewis movie: loads of wonderful slapstick moments, as well as songs, shtick, crazy mix-ups and zany antics, and even a spoof of Bing Crosby and Barry Fitzgerald in “Going My Way.” This was vintage Martin and Lewis, before egos and jealousy got in the way. If it sounds like fun, then grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this wacky sendup of Army bureaucracy. 



Coe-Brown Northwood Academy 

Baccalaureate Awards – 2018


The following awards were presented by the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Board of Trustees at Baccalaureate on Tuesday, June 22:


For Academic Excellence In English: Sandra Black. 


For Academic Excellence In Vocational Technical Studies: Devin Sullivan.


For Academic Excellence In Science: Sarah Dupuis. 


For Academic Excellence In Social Studies: Hailey Stevens 


For Academic Excellence In Business & Computer Studies: Nathanial Schroeder 


For Academic Excellence In Art: Alicia Baratier.


For Academic Excellence In World Languages: Emily Cunningham. 


For Academic Excellence In Family And Consumer Studies: Courtney Snow. 


For Academic Excellence In Mathematics: Sandra Black.


For Academic Excellence In Physical Education: Evan Tanguay.


For Exceptional Achievement In Choral Music: Nina-Marie Laramee.


For Exceptional Achievement In Instrumental Music: Faith Shiere.


For Exceptional Achievement In Math Team: Garrett Skidds. 


For Exceptional Achievement In Drama: Julia Sommer. 


The DAR Good Citizenship Award: Isabelle Lupinacci.


CBNA Male And Female Outstanding Athlete: Sarah Dupuis and Benjamin Watson.


The Headmaster’s School Service Award: Emma Dubois, Brady Johnson, Danielle Landry, Isabelle Lupinacci, And Nicholas Sanderson.


Perfect Attendance All Four Years: Isabelle Feenstra, Zachary Helm And Casey Szmyt.


Perfect Attendance Senior Year: Taylor Bettencourt, Timothy Bowen, Emily Cunningham, Derek Elwell, Sydney Gast, John Grygiel, Joseph Herbert-Morello, Josiah Hinrichsen, Olivia Husted, Courtney Snow, And Hailey Stevens.


Scholastic Awards For Achieving Honor Roll Status All Four Years: Emma Arsenault, Alicia Baratier, Raven Barnes, Maxim Begin, Taylor Bettencourt, Sandra Black, Jaelyn Brooks, Paul Colson, Emily Cunningham, Domminique Depianti, Emma Dubois, Sarah Dupuis, Derek Elwell, Isabelle Feenstra, Sydney Gast, Sydney Ho-Sue, Brady Johnson, Nina-Marie Laramee, Olivia Lee, Isabelle Lupinacci, Erik Nelson, Amaya Newport, Margaret Norman, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Victoria Sheridan, Garrett Skidds, Julia Sommer, Kathryn Spadafora, Hailey Stevens, And Caitlyn Ustaszewski.


Scholastic Awards For Achieving Honor Roll Status For Three Consecutive Terms Their Senior Year: Emily Anderson, Bailey Arnold-Fuchs, Haley Arnold-Fuchs, Erin Boodey, Timothy Bowen, Suzannah Buzzell, Sydney Carney, Sarah Doiron, Aidan Fillion, Jocelyn Gagnon, Spencer Goad, Julia Greene, Jordan Haddock, Hannah Halka, Joseph Hebert-Morello, Cora Hodgdon, Danielle Landry, Emily Lentz, Kathryn Levesque, Jacob Lock, Shemrey Lussier, Trevor Massingham, Eleanor Mcdonough, Alexander Mercedes, Cailinn Monahan, Maxwell Nowak, Nicole Rogier, Caleb Rollins, Allison Rose, Nicholas Sanderson, Nathanial Schroeder, Faith Shiere, Courtney Snow, Jacob Spainhower, Drew Stevens, Evan Tanguay and Lindsay Wright. 


Valedictorian Award: Sandra J. Black


Salutatorian Award: Sarah E. Dupuis












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