Northwood Recreation Easter Egg Hunt
Join the Northwood
Recreation Department for our 7th Annual Easter Egg Hunt for
Northwood children ages 10 and under! The event will take place
on Saturday, April 8, 2017 at 10 am at Northwood Elementary
School. Be on the lookout for the Easter Bunny around 9:45 am.
Where there is an egg hunt there is bound to be a bunny nearby.
The Easter Egg Hunt will begin at 10:00 AM SHARP with 2 golden
eggs hidden in each age group. Find a golden egg and
receive a special prize! Don’t forget to bring your own basket
and cameras to capture all the fun moments. This is a free
event and is open to Northwood residents only.
Easter Egg Hunt
Ages 11 and over are invited to
join the race for the Golden Egg IN THE DARK on Friday, April 7,
2017 at 8:00ish (after it gets dark). Be sure to bring A
FLASHLIGHT and something to collect eggs in. Location is
Northwood Elementary School. This is a free event and is open to
Northwood residents only. For additional information on either
Easter Egg Hunt contact the Recreation Department Director
Sharon at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 942-5586 x209.
To the Voters of Northwood,
Thank you for your
continuing support of our school.
NTA and NESPA
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1932’s “The Most
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at
10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (March 31 & April 1)
for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1932’s
mystery-adventure “The Most Dangerous Game,” starring Joel
McCrea, Fay Wray and Leslie Banks.
“The Most Dangerous Game”
opens aboard a luxury yacht sailing to South America. One of the
passengers is big game hunter, author and adventurer Bob
Rainsford (McCrea). The ship runs aground on a coral reef in
dangerous, shark-infested waters. Several passengers enter the
ocean but only Rainsford survives the shark attacks, swimming to
a remote island. Looking for help, he comes upon the jungle
fortress of Count Zaroff (Banks), an exiled Russian aristocrat.
He also meets other victims of recent shipwrecks, including Eve
Trowbridge (Wray) and her brother Martin. The Count, himself an
avid sportsman who has turned the island into a private hunting
preserve, knows of Rainsford’s hunting prowess and is delighted
to host him as his island’s newest “guest.” Eve confides to
Rainsford that she feels something is not right on the island –
several other survivors have recently gone missing. Searching
the fortress, they come across a room filled with big game
trophies, and one of them is a man’s head! Rainsford realizes
that the Count is a madman who hunts humans for sport. Rainsford
and Eve soon find themselves as the prey in the most dangerous
game! How will they escape with their lives?
Dangerous Game” began production at RKO Studios at the same time
as “King Kong.” The films had the same producers, so to save
money, they shared several of the same actors (notably, Fay
Wray) and jungle sets, as well as the same editor, screenwriter
and composer. Fans of “Kong” may feel a similar style and pace
to “The Most Dangerous Game.” The film was very well received
during its time by critics and moviegoers alike. Although the
story has been adapted for film many times throughout the years,
our version is considered to be the closest to the original
story and still the very best. All three leads give solid
performance, particularly Leslie Banks as the over-the-top Count
Zaroff. In his review, Mordaunt Hall of the New York Times
noted, … “Through the imaginative fashion in which it has been
produced … the fantastic theme of ‘The Most Dangerous Game’
makes a highly satisfactory melodrama.” What are you waiting
for? Grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this vintage
Letter To The Editor
On March 21st Northwood voters said--for
the 4th consecutive year--that they don’t want full-day
kindergarten. They also said--for the 2nd consecutive year--that
they don’t want a full-time curriculum director. Will
Northwood’s school board override the repeatedly expressed will
of the people?
The local election, postponed to March 21
due to a snowstorm, went on as planned with a total of 811
Northwood voters casting their ballots. There were only
two contested races: Keith McGuigan kept his seat on the school
board for a 3 year term, defeating challenger Marie Correa
450/315 votes. James Vaillancourt was elected a trustee of trust
funds over incumbent Lee Baldwin.
All town warrant articles
proposed by the selectmen, and the budget committee’s
recommended 2017 budget, were passed by voters with the
exception of the backhoe lease/purchase. Approved petition
articles included the removal of Sherburne Hill Road as a scenic
road, to not consider Range Road as a scenic road, and funding
for the Mary Waldron Beach boat ramp project. Voters kept
the police commission in place by voting against a petition to
eliminate the 3 person board.
The Northwood zoning ordinance
was amended with all planning board proposed changes adopted by
voters except for a change in the definition of a structure to
include driveways. The approved amendments include Home Business
and Accessory Dwelling Units as permitted uses when specific
criteria are met; content neutral sign regulations; adoption of
the TIF (Tax Increment Financing) District; and changes to
On the school ballot, voters approved
the proposed 2017-2018 operating budget and the collective
bargaining agreements for the teachers and para-professionals.
All other school board recommended warrant articles passed; all
5 petition warrant articles did not receive voter approval.
Thank you to the 314 people who voted for me, but I
lost by 135 votes.
I very much want to thank those that
helped me by putting out my signs, wrote letters, and stood with
me at the Transfer Station and at the polls last Tuesday.
Again, thanks to those who supported me.
Letter To The Editor
I have not often found
myself on the prevailing side, and am still getting used to the
idea. But it sure beats losing.
As I stood outside the polls
last Tuesday, holding a Keith McGuigan sign, I wondered how
things would turn out. After all, he was up against the
Republican establishment that has proclaimed “Northwood votes
Republican!” And there they were: Tim Jandebeur, Mike and Mary
Faiella, Joe McCaffrey, and a seemingly endless stream of
well-wishers. All in support of Marie Correa. Mailings. Signs
along the highways. Visibilities at the transfer station.
Letters and more letters in The Sun.
But in the end, 450
folks came out to vote for Keith, and only 315 for Ms. Correa.
And the operating budget developed by Chair McGuigan and the
Board received even more (572) support.
The people have
spoken, and now it is time to stop talking and start working on
improving our school. With the 3-year teachers’ contract and the
2-year support personnel’s contract approved as well, the focus
can be on the education of our children.
Important to this
effort will be the New England Association of Schools & Colleges
Accreditation process. Feedback is, as they say, the breakfast
of champions. And this will help to identify strengths and
It should be noted that both Strafford (by
petition) and Chichester (in school meeting) approved full-day
kindergarten. If you want to see why this is a good idea, I
commend to you the YouTube video developed by two of the
Now our attention should turn to Concord to encourage our
legislators to support Senate Bill 191 that provides full
funding - $3,600/student – for full-day kindergarteners. Our
Senator John Reagan is a co-sponsor of this bill, but our
Representatives – especially Yvonne Dean-Bailey – may need
Leona “Lee” M. Guptill
Leona “Lee” M. Guptill, 84, beloved mother, grandmother,
great-grandmother, sister, aunt and friend died on March 12th at
her home surrounded by family. Lee was born February 9, 1933 in
Bristol, CT, daughter of the late Alfred and Bertha Welch.
1954, Lee married Frank L. Guptill, who passed away in 1996,
after 41 years of marriage. They lived in Northwood where they
raised their 3 children. Lee was a homemaker and worked at
various jobs until she entered the Postal Service in 1970. Her
career in the PO began in Gossville and Epsom. In 1982, she was
appointed Postmaster of West Nottingham until her retirement in
cherished time spent with her family and friends, was active in
the community and enjoyed sewing, reading, crossword puzzles
and, at age 83, learned to quilt. She loved to cook and share
what she made! Lee was also a very talented artist/painter.
Much of her artwork can be found in the homes of family and
leaves her daughter Sheri (Bruce) DeTrude of Northwood, sons
Kerry (Susan) Guptill of Barnstead and Keith (Jamie) Guptill of
Northwood; 6 grandchildren: grandchildren Kevin DeTrude, Alissa
Keenliside, Megan Sikora, Kristen Kirouac, Jessica Guptill and
Joseph Guptill; 9 great grandchildren; a number of relatives and
There will be a Celebration of Life held in the spring when the
sun is shining, the grass is green and flowers are
blooming...just the way Mum would like it.
Memorial donations can be made in her name to Concord Regional
Visiting Nurse Association Hospice Program, 30 Pillsbury St.
Concord, NH 03301.