Northwood NH News

May 17, 2017


Friends of the Chesley Memorial Library


Join us on May 20th for a great evening out in Northwood with 2 NH favorites!


Author Becky Rule will supply the humor and Cordwood will supply bluegrass music for an evening of Humor and Harmony at the Northwood Masonic Hall, Route 4.


A silent auction will have many must-haves, including gift cards and local maple syrup, services and crafts.


Refreshments will be available.


The fun starts at 7:00 – you won’t want to miss it!


Suggested donation: $6


Proceeds will support the work done at the Library sponsored by the Friends of the Chesley Memorial Library.



Boy Scout Spaghetti Dinner


May 20 from 4:30 to 7:30 at St. Joseph Hall, Northwood. The Boy Scouts will hold a fund raiser spaghetti dinner. Salad, dinner, and dessert with drinks will be served, as well as a special silent auction table!



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A retirement luncheon was given to Marcia Severance by her co-workers at the Northwood Town Hall.  Joining in to wish her well were former co-workers and administrators she has worked with in recent years. From left: former Executive Administrator and Selectman Marion Knox; former Town Administrator Paul Martel; Marcia Severance in front; current Selectman Scott Bryer; former Town Administrator Brent Lemire; current Town Administrator Joseph Gunter.


Marcia Severance Retires After 38 Years With Town Of Northwood


Marcia Severance has been a familiar face to people who arrive at the Northwood Town Hall needing assistance. For the past 38 years, she has been responsible for completing a multitude of necessary tasks for Northwood residents, business owners and people seeking information about our town. Her title of Building and Assessing Clerk meant that she was responsible for the processing of property deeds received from Rockingham County Registry of Deeds into town records, a job she did with impeccable attention to detail. She also worked with the building department to make sure permits and letters were completed correctly and in a timely manner. Whether it was a request for a veteran’s exemption, an Intent to Cut form or posting a listing on the cable community bulletin, Marcia was the one making sure it was being done. She was the “go to” person when inquiries came in about people or places in Northwood.  A life-long Northwood resident, she provided her invaluable knowledge of our community to those seeking information.  She will be remembered and missed for her kind and pleasant approach to serving the public and her coworkers.



Else Cilley April 15th Meeting


The Else Cilley Chapter, NSDAR, held their first meeting of the year on Saturday April 15, at the home of Regent, Katherine Fernald, in Nottingham, NH.  The program was a virtual tour of the Children’s Attic, sponsored by the NHSODAR, in the DAR Museum in Washington D.C, The general business meeting included devotions, patriotic exercises, the President General’s message, and a National Defense message. Flag, Indian, Constitution, and Conservation facts were read and reports given by several committees including American History, Junior American Citizens, and Schoolhouse.  The treasurer and secretary’s reports were also given.  New business included plans for the upcoming celebration of the four-general monument in Nottingham Square to be held on Saturday, July 15, 2017.


The organization Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) is a lineage-based membership service organization for women who are directly descended from a person involved in United States’ struggle for independence. A non-profit group, they work to promote historic preservation, education, and patriotism. Interested women in the Nottingham area are welcome to join members of the Else Cilley Chapter at one of their meetings.  Visit our website at


The next meeting of the Else Cilley Chapter will be held at the chapter owned Nottingham Square Schoolhouse, 1 Ledge Farm Road, on Saturday, May 20, 2017.  Light refreshments will be served beginning at 1:30pm.  Following the opening ritual, the program will include the presentation of awards to the chapter’s Christopher Columbus Essay, American History Essay, and Junior American Citizen Contest winners with the  entertaining annual History trivia game to follow.












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