Congratulations to Joel Boulanger, a Finance major from
Northwood who has been named to the President’s List at Coastal
Carolina University for the Spring 2018 semester. Students named
to the President’s List acheived a perfect 4.0 grade point
average during the semester.
Congratulations to Kayleigh Michelle Sherman of Northwood who
was named to the University of Rhode Island Spring 2018 Dean’s
be included on the Dean’s List, full-time students must have
completed 12 or more credits for letter grades during a semester
and achieved at least a 3.30 quality point average. Part-time
students qualify with the accumulation of 12 or more credits for
letter grades earning at least a 3.30 quality point average.
your hats to these wonderful portraits of Northwood School staff
members created by 2nd graders!
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1947’s “Life With Father”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (June 15 & 16) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1947’s Academy Award-nominated comedy
“Life With Father,” starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, with a
wonderful supporting cast including Elizabeth Taylor and Martin
“Life With Father” is the story of turn-of-the-century
stockbroker Clarence Day (Powell), a no-nonsense businessman who
runs his Madison Avenue home with the same efficiency as he runs
his Wall Street office. Day’s numerous rules and domestic
eccentricities make keeping hired help nearly impossible, but
his mild tempered and wily wife Vinnie (Dunne) manages to keep
their home together. Clarence and Vinnie have four red-headed
sons who are beginning to spread their wings in the areas of
school, work and love – and their antics threaten to turn Day’s
neatly ordered life upside down in the process. Along the way,
we are introduced to Vinnie’s cousin Cora (Zazu Pitts) and her
young, beautiful companion Mary (Taylor), who, in Day’s opinion,
disrupt the household with their visit. There are rapid fire
discussions about life, love, business, religion and even a
“Life With Father” began as a memoir written by Clarence Day,
Jr. about his family’s life in 1880s New York. It was adapted
into a play that ran for more than seven years and holds the
record for the longest-running non-musical play on Broadway,
staging nearly 3,225 performances. Based upon its enormous
popularity with critics and audiences alike, Warner Bros. paid
over half a million dollars for the screen rights to the play,
the highest price paid to that date. They cast two very popular
actors, Powell and Dunne, as the leads, and filled out the
supporting cast with stellar character actors (Zazu Pitts and
Edmund Gwenn) as well as those whose stars would soon be on the
rise, including the very young Elizabeth Taylor, and Martin
Milner, who would go on to a successful television career on the
shows “Route 66” and “Adam-12.” Directed by Michael Curtiz
(“Casablanca,” “Mildred Pierce,” “White Christmas”), “Life With
Father” was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best
Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Score.
It was very well received at the box office, winding up on
several critics’ lists as a top ten movie of the year. In a 1948
interview in the Saturday Evening Post, William Powell noted
that the character of Clarence Day was his favorite screen role
to date. The film remains a classic, allowing the viewer to step
back into New York in the Gay Nineties. What else do you need to
know? Grab your popcorn and join us after dark for this comedic
trip down memory lane.
The Northwood Garden Club will hold its second meeting on June
15, 6:30 pm, at the Community Center, 135 Main Street. All are
welcome to attend as we plan community service projects to
brighten up our town with plantings this summer. For its first
project, the club planted perennials and annuals at the
Northwood Congregational Church. Many hands made light work.
Check out the Facebook page “Northwood NH, Garden Club” to see
what other local gardeners are up to. Above: Members of the
Northwood Garden Club take a break from their work on their
Letter To The Editor
What do Pittsfield and Northwood have in common?
Jenness Pond. Catamount Road. Low teacher salaries. And high
property taxes as we struggle to support our schools.
are also in Senate District 17, where our current Senator claims
to be a “tax fighter.” How’s that going?
Northwood Democratic Committee is sponsoring a meet-and-greet
with our Senate candidate Chris Roundy at 7pm in the Community
Hall on Main Street in Northwood Narrows, Wednesday, June 20.
encourage my neighbors to attend attorney Andru Volinsky’s
presentation June 13 at Pittsfield Middle High School on school
if you come away thinking that it’s time for a change in the law
- and those who make them - join us to hear Chris.
Northwood Democratic Committee
Letter To The Editor
haven’t written for a while, but I thought it was time to let
everyone know, basically what isn’t happening at the Swap Shop.
the last selectmen’s meeting I tried to get the go-ahead to
finish the swap shop and by finish I mean the electrical, walls,
ceiling, paint inside and out, insulation, etc. As many know,
the selectmen, all three, have refused to do anything but
the electrician has been hired and we are waiting for that to be
done. In the meantime, the old building is going strong. Rose,
Linda and I are doing our best to keep things neat and
organized. It’s amazing how many things come and go through the
building, giving new life to unwanted items.
When we think about recycling, many of us just think of aluminum
cans or cardboard, but what we are doing at the swap shop is
just as important as any other recycling program. Reusing and
repurposing is saving dollars and keeping things out of
think it’s time for all of us to let the selectmen know that we
want to get this building finished. Remember, this is $1,500 not
$15,000,000 and its coming from the trust, money already made
from our recycling efforts.
Write to your selectmen at:
Board of Selectmen
lst NH Turnpike
Northwood, NH 03261
them know how you feel.
of the volunteers are ready to finish our Swap Shop. We all want
this building finished and it doesn’t seem fair that these three
selectmen can refuse to finish it.
Hopefully, we’ll remember this when election time rolls around.
I certainly will!