Northwood NH News

July 18, 2018


You still have time to tune in for “Libraries Rock” this summer at the Chesley Memorial Library!  Sign up at the “Registration Station” and pick up your events calendar the next time you visit the library.  Drop-in craft sessions will be held on Wednesdays through August 1 from 10:30a.m. until 5:30 p.m.  There will be a couple of games out at each craft session; plan to come with a group of friends so you can enjoy the games together after making the craft.  You can also earn raffle tickets for each book read for a chance to win prizes at the end of the program.  Check out our web site ( for more information!



Need to get rid of some stuff? Register for Northwood’s Community Yard Sale, Saturday, July 28th from 8:000 am – 2:00 pm (Rain or Shine) Registration fee is $15 and proceeds benefit Friends of Northwood Recreation’s playground fund.


You price and tag your own items, set up the sale at your own house and you keep the profits. Register with Northwood Recreation and your house will be included on the official Community Yard Sale map. You will also receive a numbered location sign to help shoppers find your sale easily. Time is running out so register today! Thank you for supporting Northwood’s future playground!



It’s The Fabulous Fifties On LRPA After Dark

During The Month Of July

This Weekend’s Feature: 

1950’s “Panic In The Streets”


Throughout July, Lakes Region Public Access Television will feature four films from the fabulous 50’s, a decade known in cinema, for many things, including the end of the Hollywood musical; the “Red Scare” and blacklisting of screenwriters; film noir standouts; and Cold War/atomic panic. Join us each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. as we salute this remarkable decade. This weekend (July 20 & 21) we’re proud to present the 1950’s action-packed and seldom-seen film noir Panic in the Streets, directed by Elia Kazan and starring Richard Widmark, Jack Palance (in his film debut), Barbara Bel Geddes and Zero Mostel. “Panic in the Streets” was shot entirely on location in gritty New Orleans, giving the movie a gripping sense of realism that other film noirs, often filmed on a set, do not possess. Kazan, having already won the Oscar for “On the Waterfront,” made the most of his colorful location. The film’s scenes include abandoned lots, train tracks, back alleys, dive bars, flophouses and the like. The director also favored the use of locals, rather than Hollywood extras, to add authenticity to each scene. The film won the Academy Award for Best Screenplay, was chosen by the National Board of Review as one of the Top Ten Films of 1950 and garnered Kazan the International Award at the Venice Film Festival that same year. In its review, The New York Times noted that “… Elia Kazan has directed [it] with a keen sense of appreciation for violence and suspense.” If you’re a lover of classic movies and of suspenseful noir, you owe it to yourself to see “Panic in the Streets.” Garb your popcorn and meet after dark for this thriller from our cinematic past. 


Mark your calendars for all of July’s Fabulous Fifties Films:


July 27 & 28: 1957’s Attack of the Crab Monsters



Chris Roundy Announces For District 17 State Senate Seat

My name is Chris Roundy; I grew up in Barrington and have been living in Nottingham for the past 7 years with my wife Jaime and daughter Sydney.  I went to college at UNH and law school in Boston; and for the past 14 years have maintained my law practice in Dover.  I have also been on the board of Community Partners for the past 10 years.  I help oversee their $30 million budget to provide mental health and developmental disabilities service for all of Strafford County.  A little more background on me: I am an unrepentant ski bum at heart, a triathlete, and an Eagle Scout.


I am running for office to destroy my law practice.  That practice specializes in helping out people who have fallen through the holes in the system, whether that system is set-up by the State, the Feds, or private insurance companies.  Currently I can help one person at a time, send me to Concord so we can help ALL our neighbors.


We need to do more to address the opioid crisis and the holes in our mental health care system. There shouldn’t be a daily average of 45 people statewide waiting for beds at the state mental hospital. Our most sick should not be sitting in the same facility for “treatment” as felons.  We still aren’t doing enough to treat the people in our community with mental health issues.  There has not been a rate increase for the provision of mental health services since 2006.  Too often substance abuse goes hand in hand with mental health and for that “dual diagnosis” population we are not going to get anywhere unless we effectively treat both problems at the same time.   We need appropriate funding and service provision to make sure that our healthcare system as a whole provides quality care for all, while fighting the opioid crisis.  


We need to protect our public schools, not cut their funding and raise our property taxes.  Public education offers people a pathway towards a better future and the fulfillment of the American Dream.  Public funding of private/religious education is not the Granite State way.


We need to encourage younger workers to come into the state, and invest in our infrastructure.  These two items more than any tax cut will encourage and enable small businesses to move into our state and grow.  We can start by not disenfranchising those who have made a partial investment in our state by coming here to pursue their secondary education.  


We can do better together. Send me to Concord to be YOUR guy.  I have been my client’s guy dealing with the feds, the state, and the insurance companies for 15 years.  Please allow me the honor of being your guy in concord.  My name is Chris Roundy and I am asking for your support and your vote in November.



Northwood Garden Club


The newly formed Northwood Garden Club will be meeting on Friday, July 20 at 6:30 at the Community Hall, located at the intersection of Main Street and School Street in Northwood Narrows.  All are welcome. If you are a beginner or seasoned gardener, or someone who would like to learn more about gardening, please plan to join and bring your ideas.  



2018 Northwood Bean Hole Bash, July 27th And 28th


The Bash is back at Coe Brown and the Congregational Church with parking across the road at Smith Hall.


A 5K race will start Friday evening at 6:00 PM, information and link for applications is found on Facebook page Bean Hole Bash 5K kick-off.


In place of the auction this year, from 6:30-9:30 PM, Mary Fagan Trio will be performing a free concert under the tent.  You may have heard them at Umami Restaurant and enjoyed their Americana style music. 


New this year, will be on-site smoked pulled pork sandwiches-donations will be accepted with all of the proceeds going to “Ending 68 Hours of Hunger.”  Our annual horseshoe tournament will start at 6:00 PM, Corn Hole Games will also be available to test your skills.


The Congregational Church will be serving a pancake breakfast out of the Crankpuller’s food trailer starting at 8:00 AM, Saturday morning.


Another new event this year will be a free clothing swap under the tent Saturday morning, bring your clean, good condition and out grown clothes and swap for something new or just pick up something you find useful.


9:30 AM the Craft Fair/Flea Market will open with area vendors selling their crafts and many local non profit organizations providing information about their programs.  Don’t forget to visit the Parish Hall for the baked goodies and the Chesley Library book display.  At 10:00 AM will be a children’s bike, scooter or wagon and parade, decorate you vehicle of choice in red, white and blue. There will also be field games and Northwood Fire Rescue will have a kids firefighters obstacle course. Kids of all ages, bring your appetite for the pie eating contest at 2:30 PM.   The bean pit will be uncovered at 3:00 PM and the supper will start serving at 4:00 PM.

Be sure to purchase your raffle tickets for a chance to win one of two heirloom quality chairs with a retail value of $883.00, generously donated by D.R. Dimes and Company, Ltd, braiding lessons and wool to complete a rug from the Braiders of the Lost Art or gift certificates from Johnson’s Seafood and Steak Restaurant.



In Memory Of Meg McGoldrick


The Chesley Memorial Trustees and staff worked with Meg for several years as she improved our front door garden. She and her husband, Ted, spent many hours in the front garden and advising us on our children’s gardens. Meg kept Honey Bees at her home and loved her Northwood home and its beautiful gardens. We recently learned about Mason Bees and thought they would be wonderful addition to our library yard in memory of our dear Library friend, Meg McGoldrick. The Mason Bee is known as a gentle bee that lives a solitary life. The bees are native to our area and are known for their cohabitation with humans. They reside in tubes of wood and pack their eggs in a special nutritious mud that sustains their young. The Mason Bee is considered the hardest working bee as they simply pollinate and do not produce honey or a hive. Thus, we will have more food with their assistance with no fear of stinging. We have added a book to our Library on the Mason Bees (Mason Bee Revolution: How the Hardest Working Bee Can Save the World One Backyard at a Time by Dave Hunter and Jill Lightner) should you wish to consider them for your home as well.












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