Chesley Memorial Library will host a make-and-take St. Patrick’s Day
Craft Session on Saturday, March 17, from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm. No
registration required; all ages welcome.
the time to think about enrolling your child in preschool! The
Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the
2012-2013 school year.
Center School is a parent cooperative preschool located next to the
Town Hall in Northwood, which provides a developmental program for
three, four, and five year-olds of Northwood and surrounding towns.
There are openings in our two-day (T/Th) program and three-day
(M/W/F) morning programs. Call us soon and come for a visit! For
information, please call director Karen Andersen at the school at
Not Too Late
still can join the Northwood Community Marathon. The Wellness
Committee at Northwood School is trying to get as many children and
adults as we can, to join our Marathon event.
Are you out walking or running during the week? Go to the school’s
website www.northwood.k12.nh.us and click on the forms for Northwood
Community Marathon and start logging your miles.
walk 25.2 miles from now until April 14th, then join us as we come
together to complete our last mile in the Northwood School fields.
We hope to have all children register by March 15th, just fill out
the registration and participation forms. Adults may log their miles
and preregister, or just show up on the final day.
wanting to join us on Wednesday afternoons from 2:15 to 3:15; it is
not too late for that either. Right now we have over 60 children and
15 adults participating in these Marathon Wednesdays and we would
love for more people of all ages to join us.
Hopefully children and family members are setting good examples and
motivating one another to get out and moving, as this exercise has
no cost, but is of high value and can be fun for families to do
Arts Students Participate In Youth Art Month Exhibitions
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce
that the following students have been selected to participate in the
51st Anniversary of March as Youth Art Month. The celebration
showcases artwork created by students in grades K-12.
YAM is a
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. Two exhibits will
take place. One in City Hall, Manchester and will run through April
27th. The other in the Red River Theater, Concord, which runs March
reception at the Red River Theater in Concord took place on Tuesday
afternoon, March 6th from 4-6 pm. The following students are
participating in the Red River Theater exhibit: Lauren Gordon
(Nottingham), Jacob Dowe (Barrington), Meredith Ingham (Strafford),
Leanne Baratier (Strafford), Katharina Cozine (Strafford), Emily
Reiff (Strafford), and Moriah Mazzochi (Strafford).
opening reception at City Hall in Manchester took place on
Wednesday, March 7th from 6-8 pm. Congratulations to Leah Hastings
(Nottingham), Devin Beck (Nottingham), Kyle Hanson (Barrington),
Leanne Baratier (Strafford), Katherine Forsythe (Strafford), and
Katharina Cosine (Strafford) for participating in the Manchester
City Hall exhibit.
thanks to Northwood town historian, Joann Baily, for pointing out in
a recent letter that Route 4 was originally a privately built and
first moved to Old Turnpike Road in the 1980s, Alfred Bartlett told
me he still called Route 4 the "new road", well remembering how it
had straightened out the road on which we now lived.
Consequently, I did some research and discovered that private roads
were "commonplace" in the early republic, according to Professor
Daniel Klein of the University of California. From 1800-1810 alone
45 turnpike companies were incorporated in New Hampshire.
were massive undertakings and relied on widespread investment from
the community. Stock purchased was more like a contribution to
community improvement rather than a business investment," according
to Dr. Klein.
imagine the voluntary nature of the arrangement probably resulted in
a lot less rancor among neighbors than proposed local projects often
do at town meetings. In any case, private turnpikes declined because
of competition from canals and railroads, and because the companies
were ultimately bankrupted by government regulations.
attempt by Congress to fund roads was vetoed by President Madison
because he thought "such expenditures were unconstitutional"
according to Professor Thomas DiLorenzo of Loyola. So President
Eisenhower cited national defense needs to justify the Interstate
roads are making a comeback, however, in private developments all
over America. For example, the official website for North Oaks,
Minnesota, which is almost exactly the same size as Northwood,
Oaks celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2006. Because residents’
properties extend to halfway across the road, all residential roads
in the City are private. The City owns no property."
Northwood Girls Basketball Finish First
Northwood grade 3-4 Girls Basketball Team finished its 2011-12
season in first place with a 4-1-1 league record, and 5-1-2 overall.
Front row, left to right are: Morgan Tatem, Paige Valli, Makayla
DeButts, and Alex Elliot. Back row, left to right are: Assistant
Coach Tim Cox, Jennifer Bettencourt, Addison Cox, Mary Thoms,
Madison Tatem, and Head Coach Dave Elliot.
Northwood grade 3-4 Girls Basketball Team tied Deerfield 4-4
recently in a "Best Matchup" season ending game for both teams. With
the tie, Northwood finished with a league best record of 4-1-1 and
Northwood jumped out to an early 4-0 lead in the first half with
hoops from 4th graders Paige Valli and Makayla DeButts. The host
team, Deerfield, managed a bucket in the second frame to narrow the
Northwood lead, 4-2.
was a defensive battle with both teams holding strong, but Deerfield
scored with two minutes remaining to tie the game. Each team had
numerous scoring opportunities in the overtime period, but failed to
capitalize. Northwood had defeated Deerfield in its two previous
regular season matchups, 16-14 and 12-4.
Northwood out scored its opponents for the season, 89-69. Valli and
DeButts led the team with 26 and 24 points, respectively. Classmate
Mary Thoms added 17. 3rd Grader Jennifer Bettencourt chipped in with
12 points. Alexandra Elliot had four, while Morgan Tatem and Addison
Cox each added two points.
teams included Strafford, Deerfield, and a second Northwood 1 and
Coe-Brown To Host Regional Drama Festival
Theatre will be hosting a New Hampshire Educational Theatre Guild
Drama Festival on Saturday, March 17, 2012. Nine schools from around
the state, including Coe-Brown, will be performing their 40 minute
productions on the stage in the Gerrish Gym, from early in the
morning until late in the evening.
five performances of the day will be selected to move on to the
NHETG State Drama Festival which will be held at Manchester West
High School on March 30 and 31. In addition to Coe-Brown, the
schools performing at CBNA that day include Conval Regional High
School, Gilford High School, Laconia Christian School, Laconia High
School, Plymouth Regional High School, Portsmouth High School,
Profile School, and White Mountains Regional High School.
event is open to the public. Tickets are $2 per show or $10 for the
day and will be available at the door on the day of the festival.
Northwood Economic Development Committee will hold the next Business
After Hours at Anytime Fitness on Wednesday, March 14 at 5:30 pm.
This is a great opportunity to meet fellow Northwood business
owners, make connections, and just enjoy the company. Business
owners have the opportunity to give a brief overview of their
business. Light refreshments will be served.
Fitness is located on First New Hampshire Turnpike next to Northwood
Garage and Northwood House of Pizza. If you need directions or
additional information, please contact Diane Young at 942-5586.
are a Northwood business owner, or are considering opening a
business in Northwood, and are not currently receiving mailings from
the economic development committee, please contact Ms. Young to have
your e-mail added to the list.
To The Editor
time things will have settled out, some will be elected and some
not. Contracts, budgets, etc. will have passed muster, or not. You
will have had your say. I hope many of you voted, it’s a good
Support Staff Contract also will have been decided, but I would like
to address the letter submitted last week by the Support Staff. It
is painfully disingenuous. The front page of the contract is dated
July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2015, that is to my reckoning 4 years.
also conveniently forgot to tell you of their step increases that
amount to almost $54,000 over their 15¢, 25¢, and 35¢ cola increase.
that only one of their NECC members is on the secretary insurance is
again ridiculous. She is the only one who is on the family plan. If
all 7 suddenly needed the 2 person or family plan instead of the
buyout or being on a single plan they would have it.
vs. 35 hour is very interesting. My 1½ year old copy of their
current status quo contract says 32.5 hours. A one month old copy
miraculously says 35 hours. I can put 2 and 2 together and so can
you approved it and your taxes go up, look in the mirror. If your
children enter Coe-Brown way behind their fellow students because
you continue to support poor performances, that is your choice too.
You’re the boss, hope you voted.
Deerfield Cooperative Preschool News
was a fun month for us to learn all about money. Not only did we
learn about money and coins but we also took this opportunity to
learn about many of the Presidents that are found on the coins. The
kids had so much fun being creative and designing their very own
coins too! We topped of the month with a field trip to Northeast
Credit Union in Northwood.
be hosting a Spring Open House informational session for 2012-2013
enrollment on Thursday, March 22nd from 2-4pm and again from 6-8pm.
Everyone at DCP looks forward to meeting those interested in
enrolling their children or just seeking information. Current parent
members, along with the teachers, are happy to review the
preschool’s program, learn your needs, provide tours of the facility
and answer questions. For details, contact Melissa at 463-7353. Hope
to see you then!
be holding elections for the School Board for the 2012/2013 school
year. Current positions available are Vice Chair, Chair-Elect,
Secretary and Treasurer. These positions are open to all members of
the Community – you do not need to have a child enrolled in the
school to be on the Board. Anyone interested in any of the open
positions may contact the Preschool at 463-7353.
Are you looking forward to Spring as much as we are? Then join us
for the 2nd Annual Deerfield Veterinary Clinic Drag ‘N’ Fly 5K, a
race for everyone! This event, hosted by Deerfield Cooperative
Preschool, will be held Saturday May 19th. Start time is 10am at the
Deerfield Town Hall. Come and run or walk to support Deerfield
Cooperative Preschool, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire,
and the Dragon Playground Fund at Deerfield Community School. In
addition we will have a raffle and a Kids’ Fun Run. For registration
or for further information about sponsorship opportunities, please
go to www.dcpreschool.com/5k.