Northwood NH News

May 24, 2017


The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will hold an Open House to celebrate the traveling art exhibit The Road Not Taken, Artistic Impressions of the Poetry of Robert Frost, art by New Hampshire artists Inge Seaboyer, Judy Krassowski and Corinne Dodge.  The Open House will be held at the Chesley Memorial Library on Tuesday, May 30, from 4:00-7:00 p.m.  Northwood School fourth graders will also be displaying projects from their New Hampshire unit.  The Road Not Taken will remain on display at the library until the end of June.



Letter To The Editor


This Thursday, May 25th, the Northwood School District Strategic Planning Committee will hold its first meeting at 6pm in the school library.  This meeting is open to the public and anyone in the community is welcome to come observe and contribute.  There are also still openings on the committee itself -- if you’re interested in joining, please email Dr. Gadomski at


Keith McGuigan, Northwood School Board



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1934’s “Of Human Bondage”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (May 26 & 27) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1934’s melodrama “Of Human Bondage,” starring Bette Davis and Leslie Howard.


In “Of Human Bondage,” we meet Philip Carey (Howard), socially awkward and painfully self-conscious due to a clubfoot. He has dreams of becoming an artist, but is advised by his teacher to give up on those dreams due to limited talent. Philip returns home to London to enroll in medical school. Joining a fellow student at a tearoom, Philip meets Mildred Rogers (Davis), a vulgar Cockney waitress who attracts many of her male customers with her wanton ways. Philip tries to flirt with Mildred, but she rudely rebuffs him. Undaunted, he persuades her to go on a dinner date, where she continues to mistreat him. Philip becomes obsessed with Mildred, daydreaming of her instead of studying for his exams. He proposes marriage, but she rejects him for another man, taunting him for loving her, and leaving Philip brokenhearted. Just as Philip is getting back on his feet and finding contentment with another woman, Mildred returns – with another man’s child. Will Philip learn from his mistakes, or will the bond that he feels for Mildred  draw him back under her spell?


Bette Davis was so convinced that “Of Human Bondage” would be her breakthrough film that for six straight months, she begged Jack L. Warner, the head of Warner Brothers, to lend her out to RKO to make this picture. Warner felt that the terribly unglamorous and indecent part would ruin her career, but he eventually gave in. It was the right decision, as both critics and movie goers alike found her spellbinding in this sadistic, heartless role. Davis had made 21 films before “Of Human Bondage,” but Mildred the waitress was the character that catapulted her to Hollywood superstardom. “Of Human Bondage” was adapted from the W. Somerset Maugham novel and made into a movie two more times, once in 1946 with Paul Henreid and Eleanor Parker, and again in 1964, with Kim Novak and Laurence Harvey. Neither film was the critical success that is our original. The New York Times critic Mordaunt Hall wrote that Davis’s portrayal of Mildred was “enormously effective” and said this of Leslie Howard’s performance: “One might be tempted to say that his portrait of Philip Carey excels any performance he has given before the camera.” This movie truly is a classic. Grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for the movie that made la Davis a star.



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Congressional Art Award winning photograph Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty by CBNA senior Curtis Lashon to be displayed for the next year in Washington, D.C.


CBNA Students Participate In Congressional Art Competition


The following 16 Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently participated in the 35th annual Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second Congressional District: from Barrington - Sarah Doiron; from Northwood - Nicolas LaMontagne, Curtis Lashon, Mabel Mackey, Emily Marie, Aimee Mason, and Sarah Turmel; from Nottingham - Shannon Jackson, Raven Barnes, Maeve Kibbie, and Serena Poulin; from Strafford - Emelia Cronshaw, Rebekah Hinrichsen, Olivia Lee, Brielle Macleod, and Fiona O’Shea . The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on Friday, May 12 at the Kimball Jenkins School of Art in Concord.  The first place award was presented to CBNA senior Curtis Lashon for his photograph entitled: Naturally Formed Bottom Half of Frosty.  The color digital photograph will be framed and will be on display in the tunnel connecting the Congressional Delegation in Washington, DC. beginning in June, 2017 through May, 2018. In addition, several students received scholarship offers from the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester.  Seniors Emelia Cronshaw, Sarah Turmel, and Curtis Lashon were offered BFA Scholarships, while junior Sarah Doiron, and sophomore Serena Poulin each received summer workshop scholarships. Congratulations to all.












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