Northwood NH News

June 14, 2017


Congratulations to Margaret Elizabeth Blake of Northwood who graduated with a degree in speech pathology (MS) from The Graduate School at James Madison University during the May 4, 2017 graduate school commencement exercises.


Blake was among more than 450 students who received master’s, educational specialist and doctoral degrees.


Book Swap at Northwood School


The Northwood School Literacy Committee is hosting a Book Swap for students during the day on June 19.  This is a great way to recycle books that you have finished with and get them into the hands of new readers!


We would like to collect gently used books which would be suitable for students in grades K-7.  Books may be dropped off at the school office between the hours of 8:30 and 1:30 by Friday, June 16.  If you have any questions, you can call Ellen Gibson at 942-5488.

In honor of her outstanding academic achievement, Emmanuel College has named Catherine Jarvis of Northwood to the Dean’s List for the Spring 2017 semester. To earn a spot on the Dean’s List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of 3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.



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From left to right are Anthony, Officer Mike Evans, Al and Anthony


Guptill Lamprey Pasture Conservation Land Clean Up


Northwood has found a terrific work force and has enlisted their help for completing many town projects.  This is the inmate labor crew from the Correctional Facility in Brentwood organized and is led by Corrections Officer Mike Evans. Recently this group helped Conservation Commission member Wini Young clear 3.5 miles of trails that she had flagged on the Guptill Lamprey Pasture conservation land.  The Northwood Conservation Commission project will link the new trails to the Northwood Meadows State Park trails.


The crew and Ms. Young worked at the site for 10 hours and the clearing is almost done. Ms. Young is grateful for their hard work and is scheduling their return to complete more trail work this summer.



This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1947’s “Life With Father”


Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (June 16 & 17) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1947’s Academy Award-nominated comedy “Life With Father,” starring William Powell, Irene Dunne, with a wonderful supporting cast including Elizabeth Taylor and Martin Milner.


“Life With Father” is the story of turn-of-the-century stockbroker Clarence Day (Powell), a no-nonsense businessman who runs his Madison Avenue home with the same efficiency as he runs his Wall Street office. Day’s numerous rules and domestic eccentricities make keeping hired help nearly impossible, but his mild tempered and wily wife Vinnie (Dunne) manages to keep their home together. Clarence and Vinnie have four red-headed sons who are beginning to spread their wings in the areas of school, work and love – and their antics threaten to turn Day’s neatly ordered life upside down in the process. Along the way, we are introduced to Vinnie’s cousin Cora (Zazu Pitts) and her young, beautiful companion Mary (Taylor), who, in Day’s opinion, disrupt the household with their visit. There are rapid fire discussions about life, love, business, religion and even a ceramic pug!


“Life With Father” began as a memoir written by Clarence Day, Jr. about his family’s life in 1880s New York. It was adapted into a play that ran for more than seven years and holds the record for the longest-running non-musical play on Broadway, staging nearly 3,225 performances. Based upon its enormous popularity with critics and audiences alike, Warner Bros. paid over half a million dollars for the screen rights to the play, the highest price paid to that date. They cast two very popular actors, Powell and Dunne, as the leads, and filled out the supporting cast with stellar character actors (Zazu Pitts and Edmund Gwenn) as well as those whose stars would soon be on the rise, including the very young Elizabeth Taylor, and Martin Milner, who would go on to a successful television career on the shows “Route 66” and “Adam-12.” Directed by Michael Curtiz (“Casablanca,” “Mildred Pierce,” “White Christmas”), “Life With Father” was nominated for four Academy Awards, including Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Art Direction and Best Score. It was very well received at the box office, winding up on several critics’ lists as a top ten movie of the year. In a 1948 interview in the Saturday Evening Post, William Powell noted that the character of Clarence Day was his favorite screen role to date. The film remains a classic, allowing the viewer to step back into New York in the Gay Nineties. What else do you need to know? Grab your popcorn and join us after dark for this comedic trip down memory lane.



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CBNA students Lindsay Wright (Right), Sydney Ho-Sue (Left) work with a spectrometer on loan from the University of New Hampshire


CBNA Students Work With Spectrometers In Conjunction With UNH


Recently, Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students had the opportunity to use two UV-Vis Spectrometers on loan from the University of New Hampshire’s Joan and James Leitzel Center for Mathematics, Science and Engineering Education Advancing Science Program through the collaboration of Ms. Tiffany Hatstat and UNH professor Dr. Stephen Hale. Using this instrumentation, Ms. Hatstat’s and Mr. Gregory Samuel’s Chemistry students were able to perform two experiments. The first experiment was a forensic spectroscopic analysis of simulated crime scene samples to determine the hypothetical cause of death for student written murder mysteries. In the second experiment, students synthesized aspirin samples and spectroscopically determined the purity of their aspirin products. As a result of having access to this type of instrumentation, students were able to experience what is like to be a scientist in the real world and how science does not always have predicted outcomes.



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CBNA senior Ryan L. Graeme the 2017 recipient of the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award


CBNA Student Receives 2017 DEKALB Agricultural Award


Ryan L. Graeme, a senior at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, was recently presented with the CBNA’s highest agricultural honor, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award, sponsored by the Monsanto Company.


Graeme, the son of Rebecca Gowitzke of Northwood, received the award for excellence in academics, leadership and agricultural work experience.  Some of Graeme’s significant experiences and accomplishments have included National Bronze Placing Horse Evaluation Team, Chapter Vice-President, and award winning Forestry team for three years at CBNA. Mr. Graeme is under the supervision of Sarah Ward and Charles Whitten, agricultural education instructors at CBNA.


This year the, the DEKALB Agricultural Accomplishment Award celebrates its 70th anniversary. Over these 70 years, more than 168,000 high school seniors from across the country have received the Award, which has become a symbol for excellence in agricultural education.  As the 2017 winner of this award, Graeme’s name will be recorded on a permanent plaque displayed at Coe-Brown.


Monsanto, a long-time supporter of agricultural education, FFA, 4-H and other farm youth organizations and initiatives, has sponsored the DEKALB Award, named for its brand of seed, since 1998.  Monsanto is a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality.



Three CBNA Students Accepted To St. Paul’s Summer Study Program


Headmaster David Smith is pleased to announce that three Coe-Brown Northwood Academy juniors, Olivia Lee, Raven Barnes and Allison Rose, have been accepted into the highly selective St. Paul’s School Advanced Studies Program this summer.


Every summer, St. Paul’s opens its doors to the most highly qualified juniors in New Hampshire’s public high schools for an intensive, five-week program of study.  Students will live on campus and have the opportunity to study one topic in depth, hone their writing skills, and participate in a wide variety of activities and athletics. To be chosen for this honor, students must complete a competitive application process, including an in-depth interview. Congratulations to these highly qualified students.












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