To all of you packrats,
Hopefully this missive
catches you spring cleaning and wondering what to do with stuff
you don’t want or need but that’s too good to be thrown away.
Think Bean Hole Bash 2017, please. It is not that far away, July
28th and 29th. We are going to hold another auction on Friday
night. Last year’s auction was a wonderful success thanks to so
many of your wonderful donations. Not only did we make a
substantial amount of money to put back into the community in a
meaningful way, but we had fun doing it.
There are many new
plans in the works, a pie baking contest (peach please), an ugly
contest (not me), a pie eating contest (peach please), bottle
flipping (???), a yard sale, and a bike parade. We would love to
have your input.
But most of all we want your good junk.
We’ll care for it and make sure to find it a new warm cozy home.
Call me, 303-5224 and my daughter and I will come pick it up.
Troop 312 News
Troop 312 of Northwood will be having some big
events coming up to help raise money for the troop and summer
May 6, from 9-1 we will be holding our spring car wash
at Northwood garage 258 nh turnpike. donations accepted. Thank-
you Northwood garage for your support.
On May 20th we will
have our spaghetti dinner and this year with a twist! A silent
auction table from some great local businesses. More to come on
the dinner! if you would like to donate something great to our
auction table please email us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. and put
in auction table. thank you.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1938’s “The Lady
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30
p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (May 5 & 6) for our “LRPA
After Dark” presentation of 1938’s early Hitchcock thriller “The
Lady Vanishes,” starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave and
Dame May Whitty.
In “The Lady Vanishes,” we meet young Iris
Henderson (Lockwood), vacationing in Europe and traveling back
to England via train. She and her fellow passengers, an
interesting and mysterious group of people including a young
musicologist named Gilbert (Redgrave), are delayed by an
avalanche and must spend the night at a local inn. In doing so,
Iris befriends an elderly woman named Miss Froy (Whitty). The
next morning, while assisting Miss Froy with her luggage, Iris
receives a blow to her head. Miss Froy helps her on the train,
where they share tea and lovely conversation. Iris falls asleep
across the compartment from her new friend, but when she awakes,
Miss Froy has disappeared – and her fellow passengers claim that
no such person ever existed! Was she a figment of Iris’s
imagination? A result of her blow to the head? No one on the
train will take her seriously or help her look except for
Gilbert, and even he, while becoming smitten with the lovely
Iris, has his doubts.
“The Lady Vanishes” was Alfred
Hitchcock’s last film shot in Great Britain before he made his
move to the United States. It was triumph with critics and movie
audiences alike, and was in fact the most successful British
film of its time. Upon its release in the U.S., it received the
New York Film Critics Award for Best Director and was named one
of the ten Best Pictures of 1938 by the New York Times, whose
critic Frank S. Nugent wrote, “If it were not so brilliant a
melodrama, we should class it as a brilliant comedy.” Most
film critics consider it to be the best of Hitch’s early
(pre-1940) films. It was a favorite of many directors, including
Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich and Francois Truffaut, and is
included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by
Steven Schneider. Be sure to watch for Hitch’s trademark cameo
appearance; hint, it’s near the end, in the Victoria train
station. No wonder this is a must-see! Grab your popcorn and
join LRPA after dark for this glorious thriller from the past.
I would like to thank the residents of Deerfield and
Northwood for voting in favor of the additional funding for the
Prevention of Aquatic Invasive Species for some of the lakes in
Deerfield and Northwood. Pleasant Lake will now be able to
expand coverage at the boat launch.
Anyone wishing to
volunteer either to get community service hours (needed in some
cases to graduate) or to become more familiar with the Lake Host
Program are welcome. We will also be hiring a few more
paid Lake Hosts. Paid Lake Hosts will be working 10 – 15
hours per week. Training will be provided for both paid
and volunteer positions. If you like to spend time outside
in the summer months you may really like to work as a Lake Host.
Lake Hosts conduct courtesy boat and trailer inspections, a
brief boater survey, educate boaters about the aquatic invasive
species (plants and animals), and teach boaters the “CLEAN,
DRAIN, AND DRY” method of preventing the spread of aquatic
invasive species. It is so important to help in keeping
these aquatic invasive species from spreading through out NH
Lakes. Volunteer shifts are usually 2-hours per week,
early mornings, afternoons and early evenings. We will be
starting May 25. If you are interested please contact
Holly at: 603-463-7496 or email:
Thank you again for your support.
Road Not Taken
Artistic Interpretations of the Poetry of
The Road Not Taken, a fine art exhibit inspired
by the poetry of Robert Frost, comes to the Chelsey Memorial
Library, in Northwood NH for May and June 2017.
The Road Not
Taken, a fine art exhibit inspired by the poetry of Robert
Frost, is making the rounds of libraries and nature centers
throughout the state of New Hampshire. The presentation,
designed by three Derry artists, Ingeborg V. Seaboyer, Judy
Krassowski and Corinne Dodge, features approximately 30 works
that reflect a variety of personal interpretations of the most
famous as well as some of the “less traveled” works of one of
America’s most inspiring poets, Robert Frost.
Images in pen
and ink, watercolor, acrylics and oils are accompanied by a
selected verse that inspired each individual work. An exhibit
reference book provides additional information on the artists as
well as upcoming exhibit venues.
Originally the exhibit was
created to support the grand re-opening of the Derry Public
Library, Derry NH, in September, 2011. Since that time,
the exhibit has been touring libraries and community venues in
southern New Hampshire. Additional scheduling is underway
to present The Road Not Taken, with a goal of reaching all of
the public libraries in the state.