Northwood NH News

April 26, 2017


NALMC’s Annual Woodcock Walk
Wednesday, April 26
7 PM
Led By Julie Robinson


Julie Robinson is an extraordinary wildlife biologist who worked as Small Game Project Leader for NH Fish and Game for 27 years. She will lead us on a tour of Short Creek Farm (formerly Harmony Hill Farm) to witness the dramatic mating dance of the woodcock and learn about its habitat.


Bring your binoculars.
Meet at the NALMC kiosk at the corner of Winding Hill Road and Harmony Road at 7:00 PM.


6 PM Special Bonus Event

Jeff Backer, farmer at Short Creek Farm: How to raise beef, pigs, and vegetables as part of a holistic approach to farm management.


Questions? Contact Carl Wallman at (603) 435-5209 or email


Chesley Memorial Library

Cupcake War

The library will hold its third annual Cupcake War April 25 through April 29! Bring your own (undecorated) cupcake to the library on Tuesday, April 25, from 1:00-6:00 p.m.  Decorations will be available here and cupcakes will be on display once completed.  Vote for your favorite cupcake during library hours on Wednesday, April 26, or Thursday, April 27 (10:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m.) or vote during the Teddy Bear Sleepover on Friday, April 28, from 6:00-7:00 p.m.  The winner will be announced on Saturday, April 29.  All ages welcome; registration not required.


Teddy Bear Sleepover

Teddy Bear Sleepover at the Chesley Memorial Library!  April 28 is the night the teddy bears (and their other stuffed friends!) have their sleepover at the library.  Bring your cuddly friend to the library on Friday, April 28, at 6:00 p.m. Enjoy stories and snacks.  Tuck your friend in for the night and come back to the library at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 29, to join your friend for breakfast.  No registration required; all ages welcome.  (Don’t let the kids have all the fun, adults have stuffed friends too!)  If you would like your friend to join the sleepover but you are not able to drop him or her off on Friday night, please call the library at 942-5472 to make other arrangements.

Beau Pingree of Northwood is currently completing Colby-Sawyer College’s internship requirement with Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury, N.H. Pingree is majoring in Graphic Design.


Internships are field experiences designed to provide a student learning opportunity under collaborative supervision between Colby-Sawyer College faculty, staff, and work site professionals. Internships offer the opportunity for students to enhance their academic programs with work experience related to career interests in all industry areas in national and international settings.



Northwood Household Hazardous Waste Collection


Northwood residents are allowed to bring up to 10 gallons of household hazardous waste to the collection day to be held at Turnkey Landfill, 90 Rochester Neck Road in Rochester on Saturday, May 6 from 8:30 am to 12:30 am.  This is a one day annual event so be sure to mark your calendar. Rochester is a short drive to do your part in keeping our environment free from toxic and hazardous substances.  Some of the products that are accepted include weed killers, insecticides, pool chemicals, lithium batteries, fuel additives, starter fluids, creosote, antifreeze, automotive fluids, oil based paints and stains, paint strippers, photographic chemicals and much more.  For a complete list of products, view the event flyer at, Public Works page, and scroll down to see the event listed. The link to the pdf is:


Other valuable information is included on disposal of a variety of items and a list of alternatives to hazardous products which make excellent substitutes for toxic cleaners.



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Members of the CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter attend the 2017 State Convention with their advisors Mrs. Sarah Ward (right) and Mr. Charles Whitten (left).


CBNA FFA Much-to-Do Chapter Announces State Convention Award Recipients


At the recent State FAA Convention held at held at the Mount Washington Hotel, Bretton Woods, NH on April 6-8, 2017, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FFA’s Much-To-Do Chapter received a number of State Awards and Recognitions. In the category of  SAE Recognition (second year members only),  Olivia Pittman received a Gold Runner up in Entrepreneurship; Joe Garcia received silver third place in Entrepreneurship; and Madeleine Lounsbury received silver third place in Placement.(In Entrepreneurship the student owns the project. In Placement, the project is in a workplace.) Proficiency Awards went to Faith Wilson, a Gold Runner up in  Nursery Landscape Placement for working for her father’s landscaping business and Sydney Wilson who was the State Winner in Agriculture Sales and Service for working at a Farmer’s Market. State Degree Recipients were Preston Bethke, Ryan Graeme and Hunter Tetu. In Career Development Events the team consisting of Faith Wilson, Ryan Graeme, Preston Bethke, Devin Sullivan, Nicole Anthony, Sarah Jensen and Madeleine Lounsbury placed third in Nursery and Landscaping. The team consisting of Joe Garcia, Olivia Pittman, Baily Travers, and Paul Bane received second place in Agriculture Sales and Service with the high individual on the team Joe Garcia in third place. In Forestry, the team consisting of Faith Wilson, Hunter Tetu, Ryan Graeme, Tyler Millette, Dan Gallant and Daydrian Morin took fourth place. In Career Skills- Freshman & Sophomore Level, freshman Colin Gollihur took third place individual. Students who also participated in Career Development Events who did well but did not place included Elizabeth Ward in Animal Welfare, Sarah Jensen in Creed Speaking, and Paul Bane in Chapter Display. Chapter Delegates that were selected are Sarah Jensen and Paul Bane, and Madeleine Lounsbury was selected as a Nominating Committee Member. Congratulations to all the state award winners.





Open Letter to Sen John Reagan:
In a “Letter to the Editor” last week I publically acknowledged you as being the one Republican senator who voted against a bill which would in effect potentially reduce or eliminate access to nutrition to more than 40,000 children in NH (SB7).  Naturally I assumed that you were such a strong supporter of children in need that you would vote against your party affiliation in order to protect NH children.


I was wrong! This morning I read that at the request of Education Commissioner Edelblut, you “introduced an amendment to HB 356 to vastly expand the role of the Commissioner of Education.” Among the many other unwise changes this bill would make is to assign Commissioner Edelblut as administrator of special education law and put him in control of the Division of Instruction for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders and the Division of Career Technology and Adult Learning.


Frank Edelblut’s work background is as an accountant, auditor, and venture capitalist. His children are home schooled. He has no background in Education. I do have an educational background in Special Education, and have been working since 1969 with severely and multiply disabled children. It is unethical and unwise for the state of NH to put the education of these children in the hands on one man who has no experience with general or Special Education. Submitting your amendment and circumventing a public hearing on it indicates that you are attempting to undermine NH public education.


Corinne Dodge



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Local Author Mike Edgecomb


Local author Mike Edgecomb will hold a book signing for “To Fly On A Cloud: New Hampshire” at the Chesley Memorial Library on Saturday, April 29, from 10:00-11:00 a.m. Copies will be available to purchase for $10.00.


About the book: “Jacob is eating breakfast while he waits for his friend Max. It is almost time to walk to school. He glances out the window and sees his friend, but also sees something more alarming. Violent storm clouds are approaching! Jacob runs out his front door to save Max, but it is too late. At the last second they get scooped up by Bandit and begin the adventure of a lifetime. Bandit, a magical cloud becomes a friend and guide as they visit and learn all about New Hampshire.”


About the author: Michael Edgecomb was the captain of a pirate ship. He built forts and castles and explored the wilderness. All of this happened to him in the woods behind his house when he was a boy. He was able to live out every childhood adventure he could imagine. His adventures continue today, but now he explores all of New Hampshire with his wife and four children. Mike has been a lifelong resident of New England, spending the last 21 years in New Hampshire.



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CBNA FBLA (from left) Michael Mulligan, Joel Boulanger, Caitlyn Pitre, Ander Wensberg, Mikayla Prina, Donald MacCallum, Advisor  Dr. JoAnn Zylak, Peter Vollersten, & Derek Meyer attend the FBLA State Leadership Conference.


CBNA FBLA Chapter Attends State Leadership Conference


Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s Future Business Leaders of America attended the 45th State Leadership Conference held at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH on March 23 & 24, 2017. Those who participated in the State Leadership Conference were Ander Wensberg of Strafford who competed with Donald MacCallum of Epsom in Graphic Design. The team of Chelsea McCallion, Michael Mulligan, and Caitlyn Pitre of Strafford, and Northwood respectively also participated. Mikayla Prina of Nottingham and Joel Boulanger of Northwood competed in Economics. Derek Meyer of Nottingham competed in Personal Finance. Our three State Finalists this year included Peter Vollertsen of Strafford competing in Insurance; Liu Yong, an exchange student residing in Deerfield, competing in Business Calculations and Nate Schroeder of Strafford placing in Impromptu Speaking. Wrapping up the competitions was Summer Barnes of Strafford placing first overall in the Organ Awareness project that she chaired as a state project. In addition to this, the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy FBLA Chapter received second place in the Making Cents state officer project, and also received the Honorary Chapter Award.



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1954’s “Suddenly”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (April 28 & 29) for this week’s “LRPA After Dark” encore presentation of 1954’s film noir crime drama “Suddenly,” starring Sterling Hayden and Ol’ Blue Eyes himself, Frank Sinatra.


“Suddenly” tells the tale of three would-be assassins who come to the town of Suddenly, California, with murder on their minds: specifically, killing the President of the United States as he travels through on the train. They pose as FBI agents to gain entrance to a home, then take everyone hostage while they plan their despicable deed. Sinatra made this film hot off of his Oscar-winning role in “From Here to Eternity,” and was keen to play a villain. He did so to high critical praise. A sad footnote to this film is that allegedly,” Suddenly” is the film that Lee Harvey Oswald watched the evening before he shot President Kennedy to death in Dallas, TX.  Hollywood legend has it that, upon hearing this news, Sinatra demanded that “Suddenly” be pulled from any further film distribution. Because of this, many younger viewers have never had the chance to see this film, one that The New York Times hailed as “… a compact study of terror and suspense, with a bit of a nervous contemplation of a psychopathic character thrown in.”  If you’ve never seen “Suddenly,” you’re in a classic film treat! So grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this crime drama from the past.



The Accidental Caregiver’s Survival Guide


The Inn at Deerfield, a non-profit organization which specializes in caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia, presents The Accidental Caregiver’s Survival Guide by A. Michael Bloom on May 16, 2017 at 6:00 pm.


The presentation will be held at the Deerfield Community Church, 15 Church Street, Deerfield, NH.  There is no charge to attend and light refreshments will be served.


Certified Professional Coach and Caregiving Without Regret™ Expert A. Michael Bloom, MA, MS, CPC, has energized hundreds of caregivers with soul-saving coping strategies that support them in saving lives, including their own. With a wealth of practical expertise as both a family and professional caregiver, Michael serves as a welcome and sought-after catalyst to guide caregivers to stay energized and committed to work that has never been more important than it is today.  Michael is the author of the book, The Accidental Caregiver’s Survival Guide: Your Roadmap to Caregiving Without Regret.


For more information, please contact The Inn at Deerfield at 603-463-7002 or .  RSVP encouraged but not required.  The Inn is an equal opportunity employer and provider.












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