Northwood NH News

September 12, 2018


Coe-Brown Northwood Academy New Staff

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its staff for the 2018-2019 school year.


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Colby Baker joins the faculty in the area of Choral Music. In his third year of education, Mr. Baker holds degrees from the College of the Holy Cross and the University of Florida. He will also be directing the CBNA select chorus as well as serving as the music director for CBNA Theatre musical productions.


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Amanda Dooda joins the CBNA faculty in the area of Social Studies. Ms. Dooda holds degrees from the University of Southern Maine and from the University of New Hampshire and brings six years of teaching experience to the Coe-Brown community.


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Alexander Drew joins CBNA as a paraprofessional with three years’ experience in education. He holds degrees from the University of Massachusetts and Great Bay Community College.


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Jon Ludwig joins CBNA faculty in the area of instrumental music.  Mr. Ludwig brings seven years of teaching expertise to CBNA with degrees from the University of New Hampshire and the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. He will also be taking the reins of the CBNA Pep Band and the Jazz Ensemble.


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Daniel Rawls joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Mr. Rawls attended the Community College of the Air Force and the Graduate School of the University of New Hampshire and will be working with students in the Student Services Division.


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Jennifer Sommerer is the newest member of the CBNA World Language faculty in the area of Spanish. Ms. Sommerer attended Kennesaw State University, Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara, and Bowling Green State University. She brings five years’ experience in education to CBNA, and plans to work with students in the National Spanish Honor Society and Student Travel Abroad as well as with other staff members on the school Safety Committee.


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Nettie Stiman joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional. Ms. Stiman attended Plymouth State University and will be working with students as member of the CBNA Student Services Division.


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Steven Wedick brings seven years of teaching experience to CBNA as the new Auto Mechanics and Welding Instructor. He attended NHTI Nashua and will be working with students in the Division of Life Skills.



No Need To Check Your Television -- 

It’s “Silent September” All Month Long On LRPA After Dark!

Classic Films from Hollywood’s Silent Era


This Weekend’s Features: 

Three Classic Comedies Starring Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd


Actions speak louder than words during the month of September on LRPA After Dark! Join us each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. for “Silent September,” as we pay homage to Hollywood’s great silent film era. 


Almost every genre of film -- action, comedy, romance, western, horror, sci-fi -- can be traced back to the silent era that began nearly 125 years ago and ran until the introduction of “talkies” in the late 1920s. Many technical and artistic elements that modern moviegoers take for granted, such as scene continuity, close up shots, enhanced lighting and feature-length films, were developed during this important time in the history of cinema. Lakes Region Public Access Television is proud to highlight some of the most interesting films of this period. 


We continue our month of silent films this weekend (September 14 & 15) with three classic comedy shorts. First up is 1921’s “Never Weaken” (28 minutes), one of Harold Lloyd’s amazing “thrill comedies,” a trademark of his extraordinary career. Lloyd’s character, “The Boy,” is deeply in love with “The Girl” (Mildred Davis). Through a series of misunderstandings, The Boy believes that The Girl is going to marry someone else. His misery leads him to some very drastic – and wildly dangerous – measures, which, happily, do not turn out the way that he had planned. This short is a treasure for the silent film fan. Our second feature, 1921’s “The Play House” (22 minutes), stars Buster Keaton, who also co-wrote and co-directed the short. The film opens with a much-heralded “dream sequence,” one that employed wonderful special effect techniques that allowed Keaton to play multiple roles at the same time. This film has always been a favorite of Keaton’s many fans, and is a delight from start to finish. Our final short is 1917’s “The Immigrant” (24 minutes), starring (as well as written and directed by) Charlie Chaplin.  Chaplin’s beloved “Little Tramp” is an immigrant traveling to America on a comically difficult voyage. While on board the ship he meets Edna Purviance, another traveler, and has many adventures before they land in New York. The second half of the film finds Charlie trying to adapt to his new life in the US. It is every bit as charming as any full-length Chaplin feature. The actor once said that this film “ … touched me more than any film I’ve made.”


“Never Weaken,” “The Play House” and “The Immigrant” were all critical and box office successes. Where else but on LRPA can you enjoy Harold Lloyd, Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin all in one glorious night? So grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for a night of daredevil stunts, cinematic innovation, and sweetly romantic comedy.


Mark your calendars for LRPA’s entire Silent September lineup:


September 14 & 15: Three Classic Comedy Shorts:

1921’s “Never Weaken,” starring Harold Lloyd

1921’s “The Play House,” starring Buster Keaton

1917’s “The Immigrant,” starring Charles Chaplin


September 21 & 22:

1919’s “Male and Female,” starring Gloria Swanson


September 28 & 29:

1913’s short “Suspense,” followed by 1920’s “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” starring John Barrymore


Coming in October:  LRPA’s 3rd Annual “Shocktober” Filmfest!



Northwood Budget Committee Openings

Submitted By Ginger Dole, Budget Committee Chair


The Northwood Budget Committee is looking for two individuals who are willing to serve and commit the necessary time for the upcoming budget season.  The budget committee is a volunteer committee of Northwood residents who review and recommend annual budgets for the town, school district, water district and Cove Village District for voter consideration at the March election. There are no requirements to be a budget committee member except a willingness to serve and to take the time to review the information provided.  Knowledge or understanding of accounting, budgets or math is helpful. Training and information on the budget process is available to members at no cost. Elected members serve a three year term; vacancies are filled until the next March election.


The individuals selected for appointment must be available for the following scheduled 2018/2019 dates: 


• The first two Saturdays in December, 12/1 & 12/8 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM.


• The next two Mondays & Wednesdays, 12/3 & 12/5, and 12/10 & 12/12 beginning at 7:00PM.


• The two January dates are Wednesday, 1/9/19 & Thursday, 1/10/19 at 7:00 PM


For those of you interested in applying, please submit a letter of interest to the Northwood Town Hall, attention Board Administrator Linda Smith, 818 First NH Turnpike, Northwood, NH  03261.   The submission deadline is Friday, October 12th at 4:00 PM.  The committee will review the letters and vote to appoint during our meeting on 10/17/18.  You will need to be present, to answer any questions of the committee, at the October 17th Budget Committee Meeting to be considered.   Any questions can be directed to Linda Smith at 942-5586 X205 at the Town Hall.



Dr. Of Ministry Degree Conferred

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The Evangelical Theological Seminary is pleased to announce that it has conferred a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Biblical Theology on Ross E. Allen of Northwood.  Ross, a life-long resident of Northwood, has several years of Bible teaching experience.  He established Light for the Last Days, a Bible prophecy teaching ministry, in 1990.


He is especially pleased that this degree was conferred on August 7th, his 74th birthday (you’re never too old to learn).  He hopes to expand his teaching ministries and to develop a solid ministry of evangelism that will have a positive impact for the Lord in our state of New Hampshire.


The Evangelical Theological Seminary (ETS) was established in 1981 as the Educational Division for Theological and Ecclesiastical Studies of Abundant Life Ministries in Orlando, FL.  The degree programs are designed solely for religious vocations and provide a biblically-oriented theological education and training for those who are already in the ministry, for those just beginning their ministry, or for laity who have a desire to gain more biblical and theological knowledge. This includes pastors, missionaries, evangelists, Bible teachers, church workers, church staff members, ministry directors, and musicians.



Comedy Hypnosis Comes To CBNA

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Steve Wronker Comedy Hypnosis appearing at CBNA on September 14.


Steve Wronker’s Funny Business, a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 14, 2017, at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.  Steve Wronker is a unique entertainer with a unique slant on the most hilarious, the most outrageous, and the funniest form of comedy available in today’s entertainment market, and the SWFB comedy hypnosis show is extremely different from any other hypnosis show available. Audience members become the stars of the show. A true entertainer, Steve puts audience volunteers into his show and orchestrates a program of absolute hilarity! With over 300 family friendly routines to choose from, no two shows are alike! The show is being sponsored by CBNA Theatre and kicks off CBNA’s annual CBNA Homecoming. Tickets are $10 general admission and are available at or at the door on the night of the show. Prepare to be thoroughly entertained when you attend Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at CBNA on September 14!



Northwood Historical Society Turns 50


The Northwood Historical Society just met an impressive milestone, we are 50 years old. We are having a celebration on September 18, 2018 at the Northwood Community Hall located at the corner of Main and School Street in Northwood Narrows. 


There will be a program about the history of our museum building, the Bryant Library and our history as an organization.  We will start at 7:00 PM with the program to follow. If you have ever been a member or were on the board, please come and accept our thanks by having a piece of anniversary cake. This event is free and open to the public. 


If you enjoy history and would like to know more about about the Northwood Historical Society, this will be a chance to learn about our organization in an informal setting.  We hope you will join us in celebrating our first 50 years and become a new member or renew your current membership has we start our next 50 years of preserving Northwood’s history.



CBNA To Hold Annual Homecoming September 14 & 15


Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that our Annual Homecoming will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, September 14 and 15, 2018. 


The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for students on Friday, followed by the family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show Steve Wronker’s Funny Business at 7 pm ($10) in the Gerrish Gym. 


A full day of fantastic family activities is planned across the campus for Saturday the 15th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am, Cross Country vs. Portsmouth and Bow at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer vs. Oyster River at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer vs. Plymouth at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball vs. St. Thomas at 2:30, 3:45, and 5.


To get the day started there will be a pancake breakfast hosted by the CBNA Chapter of FCCLA  from 8-10 am in the Smith Hall Lobby. Pre-sale tickets are $8 per person or $25 for a family of 4 or more, or $10 per person or $30 for a family of 4 or more at the door. Contact Mrs. Morales for more info at


Other activities during the day will include a woodman’s demo, silent auction, and activity booths. Concessions will be offered throughout the day.  Homecoming Saturday will end with a homecoming semi-formal dance sponsored by the senior class for current students from 7-10 pm.


For more information about any of the events, contact CBNA at 603-942-5531.  Whether you attend Homecoming every year or have never been, this is the year to check it out! Hope to see you there.



Letter To The Editor

Got Pets? Got Vets?


New Hampshire does not have a College of Veterinary Medicine of its own, so its would-be vets must go out of state for training. To help pay for this, the state had a program that paid the difference between in-state and out-of-state tuition at two vet schools in New England: Tufts and Cornell.


Note that this was for a maximum of 2 seats/year at each of the two schools, a maximum outlay of $48,000 in a multi-billion-dollar budget.


My daughter, Gabriele, was the beneficiary of this program when she graduated from college in 2008 and was admitted at Cornell. This made more than a $12,000 a year difference for her first two years. Tuition in-state was still over $32,000!


But in 2010, the program was cancelled by the Bill O’Brien-led NH Legislature. At the same time, funding for the University System was drastically cut and continues at a level 35% less than it was in 1988.


The result is that UNH has the highest in-state tuition IN THE COUNTRY and its graduates have the highest amount of student loans IN THE COUNTRY. And as a consequence, many students leave the state for college and never come back. My daughter did.


This is why I am running for the House. Education funding in NH - from Keno-funded kindergarten to college and beyond - is inadequate. And because it is financed so heavily with local property taxes, it is driving people out of their homes.


It is time to restructure our system of taxation. Let’s stop “shucking’ and jivin’” and cutting and shifting.


Tom Chase, Candidate

Rockingham County

House District 32



Northwood School New Staff Members 2018-2019

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Amanda Walchak 

3rd grade teacher


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Ben Ludwig

7th & 8th grade

ELA teacher


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Cathy Caron

Speech Pathologist


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Christopher Burns 

Physical Education and Health Teacher


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Colleen Krochmal 

School Nurse


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Kelly Garcea

3rd grade teacher


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Laura Witt

5th grade teacher


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Monique Harrington

6th grade teacher


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Nate Beuttenmueller 

6th, 7th & 8th grade Spanish Teacher


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Sara Egan



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Talitha Linden-Darrow  NECC lead teacher












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