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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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
energize360.org 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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
Ken Rick, Commissioner