Northwood NH News

June 13, 2018


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 List.


To 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.



Tip 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 Milner. 


“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 ceramic pug! 


“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 first project.



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.


We are also in Senate District 17, where our current Senator claims to be a “tax fighter.” How’s that going?


The 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.


I encourage my neighbors to attend attorney Andru Volinsky’s presentation June 13 at Pittsfield Middle High School on school funding.


And 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.


Tom Chase, Chair

Northwood Democratic Committee



Letter To The Editor


I 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. 


At 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 electrical. NOTHING! 


So 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 landfills. 


I 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

818 lst NH Turnpike

Northwood, NH 03261


Let them know how you feel.


All 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!


Til Next Time,

Viena Dow












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