Northwood Emergency Food Pantry will be moving as of May 10,
The new location will be next door at St. Joseph’s
Parish Center: 844 1st NH Turnpike, Northwood.
This is the
same location the Town uses for voting.
The hours and days of
distribution will remain the same:
First Saturday of each
month from 9:30 – 11:00
Second Monday of each month from
Last Wednesday of each month from 9:00-10:30
Spring in Northwood. The colors are as beautiful as the fall.
Photo Joyce Orcutt
Letter To The Editor
No Good Deed
As I hope all of you
know, town elections for town officials and ELECTED board and
committees were held in March. As I assume some of you know, at
that time also, members of APPOINTED boards and committees whose
terms had expired needed to be reappointed by the Board of
In years past, these reappointments have been a
relatively routine matter: persons willing to continue serving
were reappointed. In some part, this was because they were doing
a good job. In larger part, it was because it has become
increasingly hard to find people who have WHAT IT TAKES to
I emphasize “what it takes” because it takes time and
energy and a willingness to devote some of that to doing the
town’s business. And fewer and fewer people seem to have what it
So you would think that the Board of Selectmen would
reappoint those who were willing to serve.
Not so this year.
I have learned that the BOS has declined to reappoint three (3)
members of the Board of Adjustment whose terms expired in March:
Curtis Naleid, Matthew Fowler, and Thomas Johnson. (See page 7
of the Annual Report.)
I have also heard that in response to
this act of political execution (my phrase), the Chair Roy
Pender and another member have resigned.
eliminates the Board, and the BOS must perform its duties until
such time as it can be reconstituted. (I wouldn’t want to serve.
At the same time, the BOS – while reappointing
two members without a murmur (Shelley Frost and Grace Levergood)
– declined to reappoint long-serving and former chair, Steve
Roy, to the Conservation Commission.
I am dumbfounded.
Steve has served on the Commission for more than a decade, and
has provided invaluable leadership and expertise. What were they
Tom Chase, member
Northwood Advent Christian Church: Do You Really Know Me?
In 1981 a Centennial Celebration was held with Reverend Carl
Rundgren, Reverend Raymond Beecroft, Pastor Emeritus, Reverend
Cecil W. Temple and Reverend Everett Pender presiding over the
celebration. The church has been blessed with several long term
dedicated leaders. Rev. Rundgren served from 1978 until his
sudden death in 2003. Since 2003, Rev. Donald Plummer has lead
our church, first as interim pastor and now as full time pastor.
Music has always been a large part of our worship and we
were blessed by the installation of a pipe organ given by Alfred
Mallet in memory of his wife. Rev. Rundgren was blessed with a
beautiful voice and shared it freely for many years. Rev.
Plummer is blessed with a beautiful voice and is a gifted
musician. He shares these gifts in our worship and on many other
Northwood Advent Christian Church has always been
an active mission minded church and holds the distinction of
being the first in the denomination to contribute to missions.
Several missionaries came from our church. In 1900 Nellie Dow
went to China and was supported there by our church. In the
1980’s Chuck and Michelle Bailey went to Africa and we
contributed to their support. Peter Johnson left in 2000 to do
mission work in Honduras. We are blessed to have an active
women’s mission group continuing to support our mission field
both home and abroad.
Our church maintained an active Sunday
school until the 1990’s. Although not presently active, Eric and
Colleen Rundgren have used the skills and talents God has
bestowed on them to create a beautiful classroom that is set up
and awaiting children to learn about God’s Word. Eric and
Colleen planted a beautiful flower garden at the northwestern
corner of the church. Their efforts continue as they invest
their time and skills to complete the renovation of the
downstairs to include a handicap bathroom, new kitchen area, and
God has blessed us with the donation of
a new furnace. The space saved allowed for a larger
restroom with handicap accessibility, remodeling of the kitchen,
classrooms and even a small office for church records. Donations
of appliances blessed us with the ability to host potluck meals
and share times of fellowship. The roof was repaired and a metal
roof was installed to prevent future damage.
the walls has allowed us to use the sanctuary in the winter and
save on energy cost. In 2011 a stair lift was installed to allow
people with limited mobility access to the sanctuary. God has
richly blessed His church and continues to provide for the needs
as they arise. He uses the skills, talents, and resources that
He has blessed each of us with to meet those needs. Over
the last 50 years, while the names and faces of our congregation
have changed, our commitment to supporting the church as a warm
and inviting place to worship God has remained strong. That
commitment is reflected by members serving as officers of the
church, committing time and resources to maintain the church or
in other ways God leads and directs us. Although our church
congregation is small, the Northwood Advent Christian Church
stands strong as a beacon in this community welcoming all who
want to join us in worshiping a loving God.
Now that you
“really know” about our church, we invite you to share any and
all of our services. Our Church Worship meets on Sunday with
Bible Study at 9 am and Worship Service at 10 am. In a world of
uncertainty, join us in worshipping the one with all the
Northwood Advent Christian Church.
BNA freshman Connor Nowak (right) works with UNH professor Dr.
Nan Yi on a project exploring ratios of propanol alcohol and
CBNA Science Students Continue Work with UNH Professor
Continuing the collaboration between the UNH department of
chemical engineering and Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, science
teacher Joanne Goelzer and University of New Hampshire professor
Dr. Nan Yi recently challenged the students enrolled Mrs.
Goelzer’s Honors Physical Science class to a seemingly
impossible task. Following student research and presentations on
chemical reactions, Mrs. Goelzer’s students were asked to
explore ratios of propanol alcohol and water which would allow
paper certificates soaked in the mixture to catch on fire yet
leave the paper untouched by the flame. As a reward for
outstanding critical thinking skills and measurement acumen, any
certificates unscathed by the blue flames of the burning
propanol will be redeemed by the students for bonus points on