Afternoons or evenings…the choice is yours! The
Northwood/Nottingham Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the
Blaisdell Memorial Library in Nottingham on Wednesday, March 23, at
6:30 p.m. to discuss “Julie & Julia” by Julie Powell.
Participants will need to bring a dish to share for a potluck
dinner. Call 942-5472 for more information. The Afternoon Book
Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on
Thursday, April 7, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “Smilla’s Sense Of Snow”
by Peter Hoeg.
New members are welcome in both groups
14th Annual Creature Comforts Dessert Tasting And Silent Auction
Please join us for Cocheco Valley Humane Society’s 14th Annual
Creature Comforts Dessert Tasting and Silent Auction. This
popular event will be held on March 20, 2011 at the Regatta Room in
Eliot, Maine from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. and will feature a spread of
delectable desserts from local businesses, a contest to see which
vendor deserves “Best in Taste” and “Best in Presentation,” and a
wide array of silent auction items. Over 300 people are
expected to attend!
This year’s featured entertainer is New
Hampshire comedian Jay Grove (http://www.jaygrove.com).
Grove’s fast-paced and punched-up tales of his small town
upbringing, coupled with his rapport with crowds and love of having
a good time, have made him a crowd favorite literally from coast to
coast. His material always gives fans the feeling that they’re
joking around with an old friend instead of sitting through an
Proceeds from this event will help support CVHS’s
Champion’s Fund. Founded in 2008, the fund was named after a
happy, sociable nine-month-old German Shepherd cross who came to the
shelter in December 2007 with a deformed leg. His leg had been
broken at some point in his young life but was never repaired.
Through the generosity of donors, Champion’s costly surgery was a
success, and today he enjoys long walks with his new family.
In 2010, Champion’s Fund covered the cost of surgical medical
procedures for 43 shelter animals, giving them a second chance at
We hope you will join us in making this event a
success for the animals. Tickets are limited and are $25 in
advance, $30 at the door, or buy a table of ten tickets for $200.
Tickets are on sale now at
http://www.cvhsonline.org/tickets.cfm. Or call
603-749-5322, Ext 113 for more information on ticket sales.
BRITISH ARE COMING!
As the number of soccer
players in the USA nears 20 million, the number one soccer company
in the United States, Canada and Australia, Challenger Sports, has
been invited to hold one of their nationwide program of British
Soccer training camps right here in the growing soccer community of
The Northwood Recreation Department has teamed up to
host the week long British Soccer camp during the week of June 27th
– July 1st, at the Northwood Athletic Fields, on Route 4 in
The camp will run Monday through Friday and each child
will be coached by a member of Challenger’s British coaching staff
flown to the USA exclusively to work on these programs. Challenger
will hold over 3,000 British Soccer camps this summer and will coach
over 120,000 players between the ages of 4 and 18.
Soccer Camp is more than a week of drills and skills. In addition to
taking part in a daily regimen of foot skill development, technical
and tactical practices and daily tournament style plays, each child
will also be treated to a rich cultural experience. Our staff
also makes respect, responsibility, integrity, leadership and
sportsmanship a priority. They will teach these important life
lessons throughout the entire day.
The most popular part of each
camp is the Camp World Cup. The coaches use this daily tournament to
teach the players about life, customs and traditions of other
countries. The campers are asked to make up cheers, bring flags,
wear team colors, and learn as much as they can about the country
The Northwood Recreation Department is offering
British Soccer camp sessions for the following ages:
• Ages 4-5,
9:00 am- 10:30 am, $98.
• Ages 6-10, 9:00 am- 12:00 pm, $136.
Ages 10-14, 9:00 am- 4:00 pm, $186.
Each camper will receive a
free camp T-shirt, soccer ball, giant soccer poster and an
individual skills performance evaluation. In addition, any child who
signs up online at least 45 days prior to camp will receive a
genuine British Soccer replica Jersey (value $39)
limited – parents are encouraged to sign up on line in advance to
To sign up for the camp either visit
or contact Kathy Boudreau at 603-942-5586 x209 or email
As I’ve said before, I am often puzzled nowadays. But now I
think I know why we might need that militia (HB343). On
March 19th, the Speaker of the NH House, Bill O’Brien, the head of
the NHGOP, Jack Kimball, and Rep. Dan Itse, self-proclaimed
constitutional expert, will be speaking at the Nullify Now New
Hampshire forum at SNHU.
So what’s this nullification
stuff? Well, it’s a legal theory that a state has the right to
nullify, or invalidate, any federal law that a state has deemed
unconstitutional. But doesn’t the US Constitution say that
“This Constitution, and the Laws of the United States which shall be
made in pursuance thereof; and all treaties made, or which shall be
made, under the authority of the United States, shall be the supreme
law of the land; and the judges in every state shall be bound
thereby, anything in the constitution or laws of any state to the
I don’t know about you, but I really
like being a citizen of the United States. I don’t really think
being a citizen of the Republic of NH would have the same benefits
for me, especially if the current legislature was running things!
And the militia? Well, I suspect if we try to nullify federal
laws, there just might be some efforts to enforce them. Could
they find enough NH citizens willing to fight their own country?
Sure doesn’t sound very patriotic to me!
I just want to thank the voters who have been there for me and to
let them know I will do my best as a new schoolboard member.
is time to look at what we get for our money as well as to spend it
and as a taxpayer who looks for good value for my money that is my
promise to all Northwood students to do the best to make sure their
education prepares them for the future.
Thanks again for the
votes and confidence in me.
Kenneth “Kenny” Witham
On Saturday, April 2nd, join neighbors and friends
at Coe Brown Northwood Academy at 7 PM for a free screening of a new
film called Green Fire, the first full-length, high definition
documentary film ever made about legendary conservationist Aldo
The film explores Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part
of the twentieth century, showing how he shaped and influenced the
modern conservation movement. Green Fire is an engaging
portrait of Leopold’s vision of a community that cares about people
and about land. His call for a land ethic ties together a wide range
of modern conservation concerns and offers rich insights for the
For more information, contact Carl Wallman at
email@example.com or 435-5209.
Sponsored by: NALMC, Bear-Paw Regional Greenways, Friends of
Northwood Meadows State Park, Northwood Conservation Commission.
Brown Art Students Selected for Regional Art Show
Art Department is pleased to announce that the following students
have been selected to participate in a regional Art Exhibition for
Concord/Central area schools in the 50th National Anniversary of
March as Youth Art Month. The celebration showcases artwork
created by students in grades K-12. Locally, YAM is statewide
exhibition of student art sponsored by the New Hampshire Art
Educators’ Association. This observance emphasizes the value
of art education for all children and encourages crucially needed
public support for quality school art programs. The Red River
Theaters, Concord, NH, hosts the year’s Concord area exhibition.
An opening reception took place on Thursday, March 10th from
4-5 pm at Red River Theaters on Main Street in Concord.
Congratulations to Allison DeFlumeri, Leah Hastings, Leanne Baratier,
Devin Beck, Jessica Goudreault, Alba Rodriguez Gimeno, Travis Newton
and Miranda Allan for this honor.
School To Hold Parent Cooperative Preschool Auction
Annual Auction will be held on Saturday, March 26th at the Bow Lake
Grange Hall in Strafford. A preview of the auction items
starts at 6:30 and the auction will begin at 7:00 pm.
be many exciting items to bid on, including 2 Red Sox Tickets,
Autographed Red Sox Ball, Sky Diving gift certificate, Jellystone
Park Camping Weekend, Ski Passes, Handmade Items, Monarchs and
Fishercats Tickets, many gift certificates for area restaurants and
other businesses, and of course the “famous” preschool bowls.
With so many diverse items, there will be great bargains and lots of
The Center School is a preschool located next to the
Northwood town hall in the old American Legion building. It is
indeed a small one-room school house! Since it is a parent
cooperative preschool, it is up to the parents to raise money for
items such as playground equipment, classroom supplies, and any
building repairs. The annual auction is the school’s biggest
fundraiser. Local businesses are contacted for a donation to
our school, a non-profit organization, which we then auction off.
Thank you to all who donated items or services for the auction, last
year as well as this year. We are hoping this year’s auction
will be our biggest yet! This year’s proceeds will be used to
fix some plumbing issues for the 200+ year old schoolhouse and some
new playground equipment.
For more information or to make
a donation, call the Center School at 942-7686.
Brown FBLA Members To Attend State Leadership Conference
attending the Spring Leadership Conference: back from left – Matthew
Norton, Matthew Burns, Evan Horvath, Gabrielle Giannelli. Front –
Ashley Hardy, Olivia Sparrow, Alicia Giannelli, and Regan Butler;
missing include: Skyler Mitchell, David Ikewood, Blake Heyn,
and Ashlyn Correia.
Brown Northwood Academy is among the many schools throughout New
Hampshire that will be attending the Future Business Leaders of
America State Leadership Conference at the Radisson Hotel in
The conference is a two day affair, beginning on
March 31st. The conference includes individual and chapter
competitions pertaining to business and leadership skills as well as
opportunities for chapters to network with other FBLA members in New
Hampshire. Chapter members have put forth great efforts in preparing
for this event all year.
The following are the Coe-Brown FBLA
members attending the Spring Leadership conference and which
competitions they are competing in. Those attending from Nottingham
include Ashley Hardy, Business Graphics; Alicia Giannelli, Health
Care Administration; Gabrielle Giannelli, Business Calculations;
Ashlyn Correia, Job Interview; Evan Horvath, Impromptu Speaking;
Blake Heyn, Economics; and Skyler Mitchell, Sports Management.
Those attending from Strafford include Olivia Sparrow, Business
Communications; David Ikewood, Job Interview; and Matthew Burns,
Attending from Barrington is Matthew
Attending from Northwood is Regan Butler,
Brown FFA Members Demonstrate Skills At Tractor Supply
Pictured from left to right Jenna Brown, Kelsey Brown, Samantha
Emond and Savanah Reed
CBNA FFA officers President Kelsey Brown, Vice President Jenna
Brown, Secretary Samantha Emond, and member Savannah Reed,
accompanied by advisor Charles Whitten, held a demonstration and
information session at Tractor Supply on February 19, 2011.
Tractor Supply is a dedicated sponsor of the FFA, a national
youth organization. Dan Riedy, manager of the Chichester
Tractor Supply, gave the group the opportunity to present a
demonstration about FFA and agriculture at the store.
to educate the public about the opportunities that the organization
provides. The demonstration was for the FFA Chapter’s Agriculture
Communications project. Students brought books from their
agricultural classes to show people what they learn in their
classes, and also answered questions that people had. Because
of this experience, the FFA students realized that not many people
are aware of FFA, and this motivated them even more to want to teach
people about agriculture and FFA.