Northwood Democrats are invited to the next meeting at the
Community Hall in the Narrows, Wed., Feb 15, at 7pm. Topics will
include the upcoming town and school elections. RSVP to Johanna
Chase, 942-8940, email@example.com.
Letter To The Editor
There are many people who are saying that full-day kindergarten
is not beneficial for children. They are wrong.
It’s 2017, and I can’t even believe we are having an argument
about the benefits of full-day kindergarten in Northwood. I’m an
educator in Portsmouth and I have been teaching for 15 years.
Portsmouth has had a full-day kindergarten for as long as I can
remember and my elementary school has been in the top ten in the
state of New Hampshire. We have found that students leave
full-day kindergarten with stronger reading and math skills,
better social skills, and more independence.
People assume that parents can educate their own children in the
hours before or after half-day kindergarten. If every parent
were able to do that, then this would not even be an issue.
However, the reality is many students are going home and parked
in front of a television because their parent needs to work.
Extending the day to a full-day program means that our youngest
students have just doubled the amount of time they spend with
quality teachers learning.
kindergarten curriculum is based on a full-day program, so in a
half-day program, teachers are already having to make decisions
about what they cannot teach. When students don’t learn the
basics in kindergarten, first grade teachers have to spend the
first few months catching children up. We do not want kids and
teachers having to play the “catch-up” game every year.
Students in full-day kindergarten have the time to learn what
they need to learn. They finish the year being fully prepared
for first grade curriculum.
Members of the School Board have already done the difficult work
of paring down the budget while still committing to giving our
students the best possible start in public education. Now it’s
CBNA Students Receive Statewide Recognition In
Scholastic Art Awards Of New Hampshire 2017
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to
announce that eighteen CBNA art students representing 28 works
of art received recognition in The 2017 Scholastic Art Awards of
New Hampshire - A Regional Affiliate of the Alliance for Young
Artists & Writers, Inc. Their works are among the 925 pieces of
Gold Key, Silver Key and Honorable Mention Award winning works
on display beginning Tuesday, January 23 through Saturday,
February 5 at the Stockbridge Theatre on the campus of Pinkerton
Academy, Derry, NH. The exhibition is open to the public Mon. –
Fri. 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. An awards reception will take place in
the theatre on Sunday, February 5. Students in grades 7-9 will
be honored at a ceremony beginning at noon, followed by grade
10-12 at 1:00 PM. The exhibition will close at 3:00 PM. CBNA
Student award totals: 12 Gold Keys, 4 Silver Keys, and 15
Honorable Mentions. In addition, two seniors, Sarah Turmell -
Honorable Mention and Curtis Lashon - Silver Key and Honorable
Mention, were recognized for their portfolios, an opportunity
that will provide them with scholarship opportunities. The Gold
Key artworks will continue on to compete in the national
competition later this spring.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Student recipients are as follows:
Emma Arsenault (11) Silver Key Award – Photography Title:
Annabella Fasulo (10) Gold Key Award – Mixed Media Title: Safety
Gold Key Award – Drawing Title: Elementary Hatred
Raven Barnes (11) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Title:
Sydney Jacques (9) Silver Key Award – Photography Title: Nailed
Silver Key Award – Photography Title: Decomposing
Zowi Woodman (12) Gold Key Award – Drawing Title: Hidden
Kelsey Wallace (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography Title:
Lily Grace York (12) Silver Key Award –Mixed Media Title: Paint
Davio DeLuca (12) Gold Key Award – Photography Title: Adventure
Gold Key Award – Photography Title: Drops
Silver Key Award – Photography Title: America
Shannon Jackson (9) Gold Key Award – Drawing Title: Origins
Gold Key Award – Printmaking Title: Guitarist
Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media Title: Empty Gold
Madelyn Dallaire (11) Honorable Mention Award – Photography
Mackenzie Ledoux (10) Silver Key Award – Printmaking Title:
Cassandra Barnhart (12) Honorable Mention Award – Mixed Media
Title: Say Anything
Honorable Mention Award – Painting Title: Tastes Like Travelling
Griffen Bono (10) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Title:
Bottles and Circles
Curtis Lashon (12) Honorable Mention Award – Photography
Title: Northwood Sunrise
Silver Key Award – Portfolio 1 Title: Friendly Waters
Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio 2 Title: Oh Sun How You
Sophia Menjivar (12) Honorable Mention Award – Drawing Title:
Sarah Turmel (12) Silver Key Award – Drawing Title: Flies and
Honorable Mention Award – Portfolio
Shemrey Lussier (11) Silver Key Award – Photography Title:
Jordan May (12) Honorable Mention Award - Drawing Title: The
Letter To The Editor
Seven years ago I attended a public hearing on the school
budget. It was a disaster and was responsible for my interest in
the Northwood School Board. The hall was packed with citizens,
however, even simple questions could not be answered.
Three years ago the process was changed to streamline it. Since
then the Budget Committee does what it does, votes for or
against the budget and only then, several weeks later has a
public hearing. Public input is meaningless, ignored, and
frankly not appreciated. The chair stated that all of the towns
around us do it the same. No, they don’t. None. Certainly not
Nottingham or Deerfield. Their citizens are shown respect. She
thinks that the same stupid magnet that obviously attracts
students also brings in adults.
was a remarkable meeting where she ran interference for the
School Board. The SB rep was not asked or allowed to answer one
question. Ditto for the SAU Business Administrator. No, almost
all were answered by herself or she pushed the question to her
good friend, Bunny. A few went to the Superintendent but when a
questioner wanted him to clarify his answer she refused to allow
it. Another wanted to know if the committee had looked at
student or teacher counts. “I didn’t feel the need to
challenge,” she said. Exactly.
BC was off by over $700,000 on the budget year that ended
6/30/16. They asked for and received that year’s ending
financial statement. It would have been the best tool to use in
deliberations on the new budget. However, they did not spend one
second looking at it. I guess the democratic process doesn’t
work for the majority of them either.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature: 1939’s “Love Affair”
Celebrate Valentine’s Day early! Join Lakes Region Public Access
Television at 10:30 PM this Friday and Saturday night (February
10 & 11) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1939’s
romantic melodrama “Love Affair,” starring Irene Dunne and
“Love Affair,” two strangers — French playboy Michel Marnet
(Boyer) and American singer Terry McKay (Dunne) — meet aboard a
cross-Atlantic ocean liner and fall in love, despite the fact
that each are engaged to marry someone else. They agree to meet
six months later at the top of the Empire State Building. Fate,
however, intervenes, and their plan takes a different turn.
this plot sounds familiar, it should be, as “Love Affair” has
been remade twice; in 1957 as “An Affair to Remember” with Cary
Grant and Deborah Kerr, and again in 1994 as “Love Affair”
starring Warren Beatty and Annette Bening. “Love Affair” was a
very popular movie in its time, and received six Academy Award
nominations, including Best Actress, Supporting Actress (a
haunting Maria Ouspenskaya), Art Direction, Screenplay, Song and
Picture. The New York Times described “Love Affair” as “ … an
extraordinarily fine film … a glowing and memorable picture.”
“Love Affair” is bona fide classic! So grab your popcorn and
join LRPA after dark for this crime drama from the past.
Letter To The Editor
Mary Waldron Beach and Boat Ramp was deeded to the State of NH
by her family. The State of NH deeded it in 1957 to the Town of
Northwood. There is no record that the Town of Northwood has
ever done any significant repairs or upkeep to the beach area or
launch since its inception.
it is a critical time. Party boats and regular boats have a very
hard time launching without causing some damage to the pontoons
and trailers. What impact does this have on Northwood’s economy?
The waterways in Northwood contribute a huge boost to the local
economy. For six months of the year the population of Northwood
goes from 4,200 to 10,000 in the summer. All those extra summer
people use our grocery stores, our hardware store, and our
restaurants. They buy our local gas, fuel oil, and propane to
heat their cottages. One thing they do not use is our schools,
but they pay huge taxes that help keep mine and your taxes down.
would all of us cut off our noses by voting “no” to the Mary
Waldron Beach and Boat Ramp Warrant Article? This is an
important issue that we cannot just decide to vote down because
it will save each of us 13 cents on each $1,000 of our assessed
little people who have boats and don’t live on the lake would be
denied the bit of recreation we moved here to enjoy. Please
consider all of the facts and quality of lives before you turn
down the warrant article to fix the beach and boat ramp. Vote
“yes” to support what is good about Northwood.
CBNA Students Recognized For 2017 Scholastic Writing Awards
number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students were recently
recognized by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire
through The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards. This is a
remarkable achievement and milestone for young writers at CBNA
who were mentored by English department faculty. A panel of
writers, teachers, and literary professionals selected their
work as being among the best works submitted by New Hampshire
teenagers. Students are judged against other entries in the
following categories: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, personal
memoirs, persuasive essays, humor, science fiction and fantasy.
Of the more than 750 submissions to The Scholastic Writing
Awards that New Hampshire students sent this year, the following
students from CBNA were honored:
Silver Keys—Cassandra Barnhart (Northwood), Shannon Jackson (2)
(Nottingham), Tristan Jardon (Nottingham), Mirah Johnston
(Nottingham), Caroline Lavoie (Barrington), Olivia Roach
(Nottingham), Kelsey Wallace (Strafford)
Honorable Mentions – Braelin Ash (Northwood), Alicia Baratier
(Strafford), Lauren Best (Nottingham), Ruby Carr (Nottingham),
Addison Craven (Strafford), Caroline Lavoie (2) (Barrington),
Olivia Lee (Strafford), Lily Libbey (Strafford), Noah Olewine
(Northwood), Nicholas Shutt (Northwood), Madison
May, all award recipients, including those whose work was
selected as honorable mention, will be invited to attend the NH
regional awards ceremony to be held at Plymouth State
University. In addition, every piece of writing which received a
gold or silver key or an honorable mention will be published in
this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.
Congratulations to this next generation of writers.
CBNA Science Students Work With UNH Professor
CBNA sophomores Emerson Ross (left) and Logan Morton work
with UNH professor Dr. Nan Yi on a project to create biodiesel.
Recently, some Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students taking
introductory biology and introductory physical science classes
have had the opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary
collaboration featuring student designed experiments exploring
calorimetry of food, connections to energy use in the human
body, research into biological sources of fuel production, and
research into the production of biodiesel using corn products,
which led to classroom debate on the pros and cons of using
a result of this collaboration, students had a unique
opportunity to experience an in-class field trip, with Dr. Nan
Yi, Professor of Chemical Engineering, at the University of New
Hampshire as a culminating activity. Bringing chemical
engineering into the CBNA classroom, Dr. Yi and the students
chemically produced biodiesel from used cooking oil donated by
the UNH dining halls. By the end of the extended class, the
students had produced enough biodiesel to make small oil lamps
which used the biodiesel as a fuel source.
Nona Claire (Woodward) Holmes
Nona Claire (Woodward) Holmes, died on January 29 at Epsom
Healthcare Center, the beloved wife of Allan (Joe) G. Holmes for
sixth-five years. Nona was born May 17, 1930 in Philadelphia,
PA and was raised in Tucson, AZ. She attended Wellesley College
before her marriage.
addition to her husband, she is survived by Ms. Deborah L. Ward
of Virginia Beach, VA; Mr. Fred B. Holmes of Strafford, NH; Mrs.
Pamela M. Wood of Meridian, ID; Mr. Craig A. Holmes of San
Diego, CA; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was predeceased by her parents, Horace B. and Kathryn
Woodward, and her sister, Mrs. Marie Gardner, of Arkansas.
Nona was prominent on boards and community activities, including
the Northwood Zoning Board of Adjustment, and was active in the
NH Sheep Breeders Association. She loved showing sheep across
New England both professionally and with her children and
neighborhood kids in 4-H. She drove the Coe-Brown Northwood
Academy school bus for many years.
memorial service will be held on February 11 at 1 pm at the
Advent Christian Church on School Street, Northwood, NH.
Reception to follow in lower level of the church.
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to: The
Building Fund at Northwood Advent Christian Church, PO Box 115,
Northwood, NH 03261.