The Clothes Closet at St. Joseph’s Church in
Northwood offers Free gently used clothing to Men, Women, and
Please visit our new handicapped accessible location
in the Church’s Parish Hall, next to the Northwood Town Hall.
Open Mondays 3:30-4:30 & Thursdays 11:00-Noon.
Come join us
each Monday at 4:30 for a free meal and fellowship at the
Interfaith Community Kitchen at St. Joseph’s Parish Hall.
Northwood Metrocast Customers,
and businesses that experienced service interruptions from
Metrocast during their extended outages from March 14 thru March
17 can call their customer services department (24/7) at
1-800-952-1001 and request a pro rata credit on their next
monthly billing statement. Since all three of their services
were down (phone, cable and internet) the credit to be given
will be on your total bill. The outage was in excess of 50
For example, we have all three services and the
monthly total bill is $209.78. Based on calculations provided by
Metrocast (and verified), the credit to be given to us
represents 12.27% of our total monthly bill. In our case, we
will receive a credit of $25.74 on out next billing cycle of
There is a clause in the Franchise agreement
between Metrocast and the Town of Northwood regarding service
interruptions as follows: “In the event of a Cable System
failure resulting in a Subscriber experiencing a service
interruption for twenty-four (24) or more consecutive hours,
Franchise shall grant such Subscribers, upon request, a pro-rata
credit or rebate on a daily basis, of that portion of the
service charge during the next consecutive billing cycle, or at
its option, apply such credit to any outstanding balance then
I urge all Northwood Metrocast customers to
call them and take advantage of this credit on your next bill.
Since this letter will not make it into The Suncook Sun until
April 5, the credit may not appear until you receive your May
CBNA Public Speaking students (from left) Nick Shutt, Caitlin
Pitre, Governor Lynch, Joseph Guptill and Abigail Devaney
attended the annual HYPE (Hosting Young Philosophy Enthusiasts)
Convention at UNH on Thursday, March 16, where they met with
Governor Lynch and 1000 other NH students to explore the role of
a responsible citizen in today’s society.
Kindergarten registration will be
held on May 2nd. Your child is eligible to attend Kindergarten
if he or she was born before October 1, 2012. Please call
Northwood School at 603.942.5488 or you may visit our website
to print a registration packet. Please call the school to
reserve a session time to attend Kindergarten registration.
Session 1 - 8:30-10:30 am
Session 2 - 10:15-11:45 am
Session 3 - 12:15-1:45 pm
1st Graders New To Northwood School
Please stop by the main office to pick up registration paperwork
as soon as possible. Once you have returned your completed
registration paperwork, a staff member will contact you to
schedule a tour of our school.
Advent Christian Church
We may have driven by hundreds or
even thousands of times. We may have attended a function such as
a wedding, concert, funeral, or movie night. Maybe we even
attended Sunday School when we were kids but do we really “know”
the Northwood Advent Christian Church pictured above?
religious society was established on September 14, 1881 when 47
individuals met at the Elder Parsons’ home and adopted a
covenant and elected the officers needed to form what was then
the Second Advent Christian Church at Northwood Narrows.
Some of the original families who formed the church included:
Bryant, Tasker, Towle, Brown, Parson, Bartlett, Watson, Lewis,
Garland, Griffin, Emerson, Jenness, Clough, Greenleaf, Chaplin,
Caswell, along with others.
Although the church was
established, the church building was not completed until 1888.
Until that time, the meeting house used was “old
hall/schoolhouse” that stood next to where the community hall
building now stands.
After purchasing land from Joseph
Trickey the church was erected by Master Builder Jackson
Philbrick of Epsom, assisted by the men of the church.
is the beginning of our history; we hope you will look for more
of our history and “God’s continued blessings” in upcoming
Also, our Church Worship meets on Sunday with
Bible Study at 9 am and Worship Service at 10 am with Pastor
Donald Plummer. If you are looking for a place to worship God
and feel welcomed, we would love to have you join us.
Northwood Church Hosts Concert The Marshalls
Christian Church 113 School St in Northwood will host Bruce and
Sharon Marshall in concert on Sunday night April 9 at 6 PM. The
Marshalls have been performing together as a husband and wife
team for 35 years and bring their unique powerful vocals and
gospel piano to Northwood for a repeat performance.
Northwood Advent Christian Church is pleased to host this
concert and invites the public to this wonderful performance to
usher in the passion week leading to Easter. The concert is at 6
and the church is located on Rt. 107, 113 School St. in
The Marshalls have performed from Maine to Florida
on the east coast and as far as California in churches,
conferences and other venues and are excited to share in New
Hampshire again. Their music style is from contemporary worship
music to traditional gospel and hymns. Come and you will be
encouraged and blessed.
The Marshalls live in Maine, Sharon
is a graduate of U. Maine with a degree in music education and
was co-host on the morning Kenny and Sharon show on WMSJ out of
Portland. Bruce is an accomplished pianist and employed at Bath
Iron Works. The concert is free, a love offering will be taken.
Letter To The Editor
I’d like to extend a big thank you to
all that took the time out of their day to come out and vote
last week. It was great to see so many people doing their
civic duty and making their voices heard.
Now it’s my turn
to do my duty and push for progress for our schools and
children. I truly appreciate those of you who voted to put
your trust in me, and I hope to earn the trust of those of you
who did not. No matter which camp you are in, I’m very
interested in hearing your opinions and hope to see your
continued or increased involvement at school board meetings or
strategic planning sessions.
I am a firm believer that we
are a strong community that can work together for progress, and
that a diversity of opinions and philosophies is a strength, not
weakness. We all want great schools and a great town
reputation -- let’s work together to make that happen.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1940’s “Our Town”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (April 7 & 8) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1940’s film adaptation of Thornton
Wilder’s beloved play “Our Town,” starring William Holden,
Martha Scott, and Frank Craven.
Set in the fictional town of
Grover’s Corners, New Hampshire, “Our Town” uses a narrator (Mr.
Morgan, played by Frank Craven) to introduce us to the people
living in this small New England town. Life has not
changed much here throughout the years: people are born and grow
up, fall in love, marry, raise families and die. In that way,
Grover’s Corners is like any other place in the world. We meet
Dr. and Mrs. Gibbs (Thomas Mitchell and Fay Bainter), who live
next door to their friends Mr. and Mrs. Webb (Guy Kibbee and
Beulah Bondi). Their oldest children, George Gibbs (Holden) and
Emily Webb (Scott) fall in love and marry. Through the magic of
the narrator, the viewer is able to examine the characters’ most
intimate thoughts, fears, hopes and regrets. Will George and
Emily live happily ever after?
Thornton Wilder was awarded
the 1938 Pulitzer Prize in Drama for “Our Town,” and often
called it the favorite of his works. The play debuted to rave
reviews on Broadway that same year, featuring both Craven and
Scott debuting the very roles that they would play in this film
two years later. Both critics and moviegoers had much praise for
the movie “Our Town,” which went on to receive six Academy Award
nominations: Best Picture, Best Actress (Scott). Best B&W Art
Direction, Best Original Score (written by Aaron Copeland) and
Best Sound Recording. Bosley Crowther of the New York Times
lavished the film with praise -- something he rarely did --
stating “We hesitate to employ superlatives, but of ‘Our Town’
the least we can say is that it captures on film the simple
beauties and truths of humble folks as very few pictures ever
do: it is rich and ennobling in its plain philosophy – and it
gives one a passionate desire to enjoy the fullness of life even
in these good old days of today.” What else do you need to
know? Grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this simple,
dramatic and stunning film adaptation of this most beautiful and
Letter Of Thanks!
To the Citizens of Northwood and Epsom,
On behalf of myself and the Board of Directors for the Northwood
Lake Watershed Association (NLWA), I would like to express our
deepest thanks to all those who voted “Yes” to support our
continuing efforts to control the spread of invasive variable
milfoil in Northwood Lake. The NLWA has spent a
great deal of time and effort over the years working to protect
the lake from the unchecked spread of this invasive plant.
We have been working with the Boards of Selectmen in Northwood,
Epsom and Deerfield every year to secure vital economic support
for our efforts.
Thanks to your help and the generosity of
our membership and communities, we have been able to continue to
execute the treatment plans recommended and endorsed by NH DES.
We will continue to in our efforts to keep this invasive plant
at bay and to maintain the beauty and health of Northwood Lake.
Thank you all so much for your vital, ongoing support for
this important natural resource.
Kevin J. Ash, President
Northwood Lake Watershed Association
Chesley Memorial Library News
Local author Carol Owen will
hold a book signing for “Heartfelt” at the Chesley Memorial
Library on Saturday, April 8, from 10:30-11:30 a.m. Copies
will be available to purchase for $16.00.
About the book:
“Shay is recovering from breast cancer and months of chemo. The
last thing she’s expecting is a good looking, charming man to
come into her world and turn it upside down. Drew Bennett, an
artist getting ready for a big show, needs a place to live and
work while his townhouse in Boston is being renovated. He rents
an apartment in Shay Morgan’s cliff side house in Maine. Shay
and Drew are instantly attracted to each other, but both of them
recognize the timing is wrong. Drew is dealing with a teen-age
daughter who was seriously injured in a car accident. Shay is
emotionally fragile from her illness and filled with worry her
cancer will return. Can they overcome bad timing to find their
way to each other?” (From Amazon)
About the author: “I am a
new resident of New Hampshire after 24 years in North Carolina.
From the time I was very young, I wanted to be a writer, but
life got in the way. I married in college, and we had three
children very close together. I gave up writing and became an
artist which seemed to fit my time better. Now, many years
later, writing has come back. The idea for Heartfelt seized my
mind and my imagination, and wouldn’t let go. I wrote it in 9
Letter To The Editor
The Great Northwood Community Theft.
Full day Kindergarten, some are for it, most are not. The fors,
including Gov. Sununu, cite that it would help working parents
with daycare costs. Social skills and finally academics are
mentioned. The cons say that very few children are actually
ready for school at 5 years old, throwing them out of the house
that early is simply about free daycare (not the taxpayers’ job)
and that it begins too early the indoctrination of young minds
To some degree I agree with everybody on both
sides, however very few children are ready at 5, Northwood
continues to allow only one side of politics which slants
radically left and while many parents refuse to take their
responsibility seriously that does not give the school the right
Half day kindergarten is currently a complete
waste of money and frankly Northwood School is far too dangerous
a place for the very young. Three fistfights in the last 10
days. But the overriding reason I will not vote for full day
kindergarten or a full time curriculum director is that you said
no, again and again, loud and clear.
It is no different than
knocking someone down and stealing their money when they
wouldn’t give it to you. Despite no, no, no, and no, the board
will do it anyway, perpetrating The Great Northwood Community
Kindergarten is not mandated, and should not be. Of
course no one is stopping parents from paying to send their kids
to a full day kindergarten or play program. Out of my mind.