Northwood NH News

July 4, 2018


Vacation Bible School!

Shipwrecked -

Rescued by Jesus!


Adventure awaits with games, crafts, skits, songs, snacks and more! 


Join us Monday through Friday, July 16 – 20, from 9am to noon at 

St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Northwood. 


Children will have the opportunity to learn daily Bible stories and verses to help them remember that Jesus is always with us in times of need. Ages - PreK and up  


Register now! Call Jeannie Garcia at 942-8716 or 435-6242.

Registration $10 fee per child



Congratulations to Phaleap Taing of Northwood, who was named to the dean’s list at Norwich University for the spring 2018 semester.



It’s The Fabulous Fifties On LRPA After Dark

During The Month Of July

This Weekend’s Feature: 1951’s “Royal Wedding”


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. First up is this weekend (July 6 & 7) is the beautiful 1951 MGM musical Royal Wedding, starring Fred Astaire and Jane Powell. This spectacular film, directed by Stanley Donen, includes two of Astaire’s most famous dance routines: the “Hat Rack Dance” sequence (where he makes even a piece of furniture look good), and the infamous “Dance on the Ceiling” -- if you’ve never seen it, then you must tune in and watch, because it’s absolute magic.


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

July 13 & 14: 1953’s The Limping Man (followed by two Gumby cartoons!)

July 20 & 21: 1950’s Panic in the Streets 

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



Letter To The Editor

Not a gym


I attended the NH Democratic Party annual convention last weekend (June 23) held at the Stratham Middle School. It was a chance to vote on the party platform, which, by the way, supports the legalization of marijuana AND same-sex marriage – in contrast to the Republicans’ platform. And I heard all eleven candidates for the 1st Congressional District seat. But what really impressed me was the Stratham Middle School. Complete with a 500-seat auditorium for the performing arts.


Having attended – and endured – many performances in the gym/cafeteria/stage at Northwood School and still more in Gerrish Gymnasium at Coe-Brown, I was envious.


But this is just another example of what a property-rich town can do for its students that a property-poor town can’t.


Fortunately, the Concord Monitor reports that “a panel of lawmakers is studying New Hampshire’s formula for doling out money for schools.” The Chair says, “The formula’s broken. We’ve got to fix it.”


But don’t get your hopes up, poor towns. Republican Rep. Glenn Cordelli of Tuftonboro “thinks one thing is already off the table: asking property-rich towns to help pay for the cost of educating kids in property-poor communities.”


Therein lies the problem. A mentality that sees children as citizens of their town, and not of their state.


And while I despair of changing Rep. Cordelli’s mindset, I do know that there are more poor towns – with more representatives – than rich towns. And that if voters send more of them to Concord, the funding formula can be rewritten to provide an adequate education to ALL of New Hampshire’s children – and not just the ones who happen to live in Stratham, Tuftonboro and other property-rich towns.


Tom Chase

Democratic candidate for the NH House

Rockingham County District 32




Lorraine K. DeButts Rudd

WEST NOTTINGHAM – Mrs. Lorraine K. DeButts Rudd, 72, of West Nottingham, passed away on June 21, 2018 in the Concord Hospital after a period of declining health.


Born in Exeter, Lorraine was the daughter of Donald Gates and Shirley Gates (Pender).  


Prior to her retirement, Lorraine was employed as a shipper for American Traditional in Northwood.  She also lived in Hilton Head for a time with her husband where they flipped several homes together.


She enjoyed camping but above all, cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren.


She was predeceased by Richard DeButts, her son, Robert DeButts and her sister, Donna Gates.


She is survived by her beloved husband, William M. Rudd; her children: Laurie McPhee and her husband Frank of  Northwood and Richard DeButts, Jr. and his wife Sheri of Northwood; her stepchildren: William P. Rudd and his wife Kate of Deerfield, Ann Deschamps and her husband Timothy of Southborough, MA and Jeffrey Rudd and his wife Donna of Southborough, MA; her siblings: Carol Barrett of Epsom, Ronny Gates and his wife Patty of Epsom, Dicky Gates and his wife Jeannie of TN, Darlene Comeau and her husband Tim of Epsom, Gladys Gates of Epsom, Cindy Merrill of Epsom, Debbie Tisbert and her husband Dan of Deerfield, Ricky Gates and his wife Karen of Pittsfield, Billy Gates and his wife Charlene of Hillsboro, Donny Gates, Jr. and husband Steve Hall of Oregon and Reggie Gates and his wife Lynn of Farmington.  She was the loving grandmother to Sarah, Frank, Shawn, Casey, Makayla, Timothy, Matthew, Tiffany, William and Evan; and great grandmother to Sophia Aileah, Mckenzie, Keria, Frank, Lola and Elliot.


Burial will take place at the convenience of the family.  To share a memory or offer a condolence, please visit 












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