Northwood NH News

April 12, 2017


Meeting Notice


The next meeting of the Northwood Democrats is Wednesday, April 19, at the Northwood Community Center in Northwood Narrows at 6:30pm. (Note the earlier start time.)


We have invited Amanda Sears, Campaign Director of the NH Campaign for a Family Friendly Economy to speak with us. The CFFE is working to build a better future for working people and a more stable economy by fighting for smart policies that lift Granite State families and make our communities stronger, including: liveable wages, affordable quality child care, paid family and medical leave, and paid sick days.


All are welcome to join us for this informative discussion.



Northwood Congregational Church Holy Week


The Northwood Congregational Church invites you  to their celebration of Holy Week. All are welcome.The Maundy Thursday service will be held at 7 PM in the Vestry on Thursday April 13.


This is a quiet service of readings, Communion, and music.On Good Friday, the Sanctuary will be open for meditation and prayer from 3 PM to 5 PM.There will be two services on Easter Sunday, a lakeside Sunrise service at 7 AM, and a joyful Easter service at 9 AM in the Sanctuary.


In between the two services there will be a breakfast in the Fellowship Hall. The church is located at 881 Old New Hampshire Turnpike, near Coe Brown Academy. The church is handicapped accessible, but the lakeside is not.


For more information, please call the Pastor, Rev. Teri Motley, at 603-942-7116, or email



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1939’s “The Little Princess”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (April 14 & 15) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1939’s family-friendly melodrama “The Little Princess,” starring Shirley Temple, Mary Nash, Ian Hunter Captain Crewe (Hunter) is called to Africa from his home in London to fight in the Second Boer War. The Captain is a widower with a young daughter named Sara (Temple). Before he departs, he enrolls Sara in Miss Minchin’s School for Girls, run by the cold and conniving Amanda Minchin (Nash). Sara’s social status and family privilege garners her preferential treatment from Miss Minchin, including a private room and riding lessons. As the war comes to an end, Sara eagerly anticipates her father’s arrival back in London. One day, the school receives tragic news: The Captain has been reported as killed in action, and his wealth has been confiscated in the spoils of the war. With no further financial support, Miss Minchin sells Sara’s belongings, turns her into a kitchen servant and relegates her to the bare and cheerless attic. Despite this terrible turn of events, Sara keeps up a brave front and remains cheerful. More than anything, she believes that her father may still be alive. She begins sneaking out of the attic, desperately searching the hospital in the hope that she’ll be reunited with her father. The drudgery of her hard work combined with her miserable surroundings elicits pity from a fellow servant, who tries to make her room more comfortable with blankets and other small tokens. When Miss Minchin discovers the addition to Sara’s quarters, she locks her in the attic as a prisoner and summons the police. Sara escapes and runs to the hospital, with Miss Minchin pursuing her the whole way. A new group of soldiers has arrived in the ward — could Sara’s father be among them? Will she escape the clutches of terrible Miss Minchin and live a life happily ever after?


Shirley Temple, “America’s Little Sweetheart,” was by far the most famous child actress of her time, and perhaps of all time. Beginning her career at the tender age of three, she acted, sang and danced her way into the hearts of Depression-weary movie goers. Her superstardom was ubiquitous.  Millions of dollars’ worth of merchandise was sold bearing her likeness, including dolls, records, clothing and much more. Temple was the number one box office draw in the U.S. from 1935-1938. Ironically, “The Little Princess” was Temple’s first Technicolor feature – a film on which 20th Century Fox spared no expense, and which was very well received by both critics and film goers – but it was her last real box office success as a child star. It seems that fans began to lose interest in an older, more mature Temple. However, for the movie buff, everything that viewers loved about Temple the child actress is on display in “The Little Princess”: her sunny, disposition, song and dance routines, and a plot that can pluck at your heartstrings. What’s not to love? Grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this uplifting musical melodrama.



Beau Pingree Exhibits Work at Colby-Sawyer College Senior Art Show


Beau Pingree of Northwood will display work in graphic design at the Colby-Sawyer College Fine and Performing Arts Department’s annual Senior Art Exhibition, featuring graduating art majors’ best work in a variety of media.


An opening reception will be held on Friday, April 21 at 5 p.m at the college’s Marian Graves Mugar Art Gallery in the Sawyer Fine Arts Center. The exhibition runs through Saturday, May 6. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Take Control Of Your Energy Future


A group of Northwood residents is bringing Energize 360: Seacoast NH to Northwood! Energy leaders from five New Hampshire communities - Dover, Durham, Lee, Northwood and Portsmouth - have joined forces to launch this initiative, a community-led effort to encourage homeowners, business owners and non-profits along the Seacoast to to “take control of their energy future” by lowering energy use, driving down energy costs and transitioning to clean energy.


We invite you to join us on Monday, May 1, 2017 at 6:30 pm at the Northwood Community Center to learn what you can do to lower your energy costs. Every participant will get a free site visit, a Home Heating Index score and a comprehensive analysis of their energy usage specific to their homes. Energize 360 offers energy audits, weatherization, solar electric systems and heat pump installations, as well as help qualifying for all available rebates and incentives.


The program includes tiered discounts. Energize 360 also pledges to fund clean energy projects in each of the five communities. These funds may be allocated toward a project for a non-profit, school or municipal facility. Projects may include energy audits, weatherization, solar electricity or heat pumps. The funds available for community projects and the discounts available both increase as participation in the campaign increases. The program ends June 30th. Energize 360 discounts cannot be combined with other discounts.


Energize 360 is a partnership between Seacoast Regional Energy Hub, Seacoast Area Renewable Energy Initiative (SEAREI), ReVision Energy, Yankee Thermal Imaging and the energy leaders from five Seacoast communities. The participating program vendors were selected by an independent committee through a competitive bidding process that took into consideration competence and cost. The program is not sponsored by any municipality.


RSVPs to Lucy Edwards at are encouraged for the May 1 launch event in Northwood but are not required. If possible, please bring utility and heating fuel bills to launch event. For more information, please visit or call (603) 679-1777.





To Representatives Yvonne Dean-Bailey and Brian Stone,
As I’m sure you both know, Northwood recently passed the school operating budget - a budget that was specifically designed to fund the expansion of our kindergarten program to a full day. At the same time, the town voted to re-elect School Board Chair Keith McGuigan, 450-315, defeating Marie Correa who was strongly supported by the Republican establishment.


Keith, of course, along with Board members Shane Wells, and Barbie Hartford, was the leader of this kindergarten expansion effort.


Mr. Stone, a political profile I found online indicates that you are married, though separated, with one child. As a parent, I hope that you have come to appreciate the importance of early childhood education to support and enhance that which the child receives a home. And so I hope that you support the expansion of our kindergarten program.


Importantly, in this regard, you are about to be the representative of a town with full-day kindergarten.


Ms. Dean-Bailey, you are now the representative of 3 towns - Northwood, Deerfield and Candia - that have or will have full-day kindergarten.


As the House considers its budget proposal, I strongly encourage you to support efforts to include the full funding of kindergarten in the final budget.


First, more than 80% of the kindergarten programs in NH are full day. It is no longer the case that schools use one teacher to teach two half-day classes. It’s time to “up-shift” part of this cost to the state.


Second, I suggest that you read the writing on the political wall, as Senator John Reagan has. As I’m sure you are aware, this year, for the first time, he co-sponsored the Senate bill to increase funding for full-day programs. I urge you to follow suit.


I, and many of your constituents in Northwood, will be watching closely.


Tom Chase





To the Residents of Northwood:
The Northwood Police Commission would like to extend our sincere appreciation for your support during the recent election. We thank you for your affirmative vote to keep the police commission in place to continue to serve the citizens of Northwood.


The police commission was adopted by voters in 1987 and continues to meet monthly on the third Tuesday of each month at the town hall at 5 pm. The meetings are open to the public and there is time set aside for public comment.  Written comments or concerns may be sent to the commission at PO Box 722, Northwood, NH 03261. Correspondence is addressed at our monthly meetings. 


Richard Cummings, Chairman
John Schlang, Commissioner
Ken Rick, Commissioner












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