Northwood NH News

June 21, 2017


Congratulations to Garrett Kunz of Northwood, a sophomore majoring in mechanical engineering who was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2017 semester at Clarkson University.


Dean’s List students must achieve a minimum 3.25 grade-point average and also carry at least 14 credit hours.



Flag Etiquette


VFW Post 7217 Commander Dan Barnhart will present a flag etiquette program at the Chesley Memorial Library on Tuesday, June 27, at 6:00 p.m.  Learn about the history of the flag, how to fold a flag, how to display a flag, how to retire a flag, and more.  All ages welcome!



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Birds Of Prey With Jane Kelly


Jane Kelly from On the Wing will present “Birds of Prey” at the Chesley Memorial Library on Thursday, June 22, at 6:00 p.m. The presentation is free and open to the public.  She will be accompanied by four of her raptors.  Together, they will offer a glimpse into the complex relationships between raptors and humans and the reasons why protection and rehabilitation are so important.


On the Wing is a raptor rehab center located in Epping.  The facility is dedicated to the rescue and care of injured raptors.  On The Wing is a part of an amazing team including: Veterinary Emergency and Surgery Hospital, NH Fish and Game, Animal Control Officers, Local and State Law Enforcement and the general public....together making a difference for wildlife.  Jane Kelly is a federal and state licensed rehabilitator, educator, and falconer, specializing in raptors. A little over seven years ago, she found 10 dead barred owls along the shoulder of RT 101 between Auburn and Hampton. It was a calling she couldn’t ignore and she decided to get involved to bridge the gap for wildlife through education and rehabilitation.  Her work has been featured in a variety of newspaper and magazine articles, radio interviews, and television appearances.



Save The Date


The 2017 Northwood Bean Hole Bash is fast approaching. Please make your calendar for July 28th and 29th for this community event.


The committee has been at work adding events and bring back some of the more proper events including the Friday night auction. Last year there were many great buys and friendly bidding with a great auctioneer keeping it lively. We are looking to add an old fashioned pie eating contest on Saturday for all age groups, hope we will have many hungry participants. The craft fair/flea market will be back, rental space is $25.00, free space is available for Northwood non profits. Forms can be obtain by emailing  Calling all horseshoe players, there will be a tournament starting 6:00 PM Friday and free play on Saturday. Bring your appetite for our famous bean hole bean supper, this year serving will start at 4:00 PM. Be sure to purchase your raffle ticket for a chance to win a heirloom quality piece of furniture generously donated by D.R. Dimes and Company, LTD.


Come and meet your neighbors and friends and celebrate the citizens, businesses, organizations and the Town of Northwood.



Strawberry Festival


That “berry-sweet” time of year has arrived, and on Saturday, June 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC will be having their Annual Strawberry Festival and Outdoor Yard Sale. New this year is the Second Time Around Jewelry Table.


Start your day with a hearty breakfast of strawberry (or plain) pancakes and sausage, or stop by for a grilled hot dog or hamburger served with fresh potato salad and other tasty lunch fare between 11:00 and 2:00.  Strawberry smoothies, homemade strawberry shortcakes piled with whip cream and ice cream will be served all day long.  There will also be a Bake Sale offering creatively themed strawberry items, including pies (show up early, they sell quickly!), handmade in kitchens of the local chefs of our church!  Plenty of quarts of locally picked strawberries will also be on sale for you to take home for your own baking and canning.


You may also find a treasure (or two) at our outdoor Yard Sale under the big tent!  


For more details regarding the Strawberry Festival contact Peggy Kofer at (603) 608-8627 or


The Northwood Congregational Church is located next to Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 881 First NH Turnpike/Route 4.



Open Letter to the Selectmen


I am concerned regarding your decision not to reappoint Steve Roy to the Conservation Commission. Mr. Roy has served exemplary for many years. During his tenure, the Commission has accomplished numerous projects that have and will continue to benefit the citizens of Northwood. Many of these successes were during Steve’s role as chairman. His leadership on the Commission is well-known statewide by other conservation commissions and nonprofit organizations that deal with land, water and natural resource protection.


Besides Mr. Roy’s years of volunteerism to the Town, he is also a long-time regulator for the NH Department of Environmental Services (DES). It is my understanding that the primary reason you refused to reappoint Mr. Roy was due to a complaint filed at DES regarding possible state violations by the Town under RSA 483-A at the Mary Waldron beach.


Although Mr. Roy is a resident of Northwood and a member of the Conservation Commission when this complaint was filed, he is also a state regulator that enforces environmental laws and regulations. Thus, a public official owes their loyalty to the rule of law. Mr. Roy may have allegiances to the town as a commission member, he is bound by state law and by ethics policies to report any type of possible violations to state environmental authorities.


I urge the Selectmen to reconsider reappointing Steve Roy to the Conservation Commission. He has been a valued commission member for many years and to deny him another term would send a terrible message to our citizens and our limited number of volunteers. That if you volunteer for the Town of Northwood and do a good job you may not get reappointed. Please put Northwood’s best interests first and reappoint Steve Roy.


Thank you for your public service and hopefully your reconsideration of this appointment.


Jim Hadley



Letter To The Editor


The Northwood Strategic Planning Team would like to invite the community to provide feedback to us regarding key priorities for the next five years. We are a diverse group made up of board members, teachers, administrators, students, and community members tasked with identifying strategic issues, setting goals, and selecting strategies to reach those goals with the aim of developing a strategic plan by early 2018.


To achieve this task, we need community feedback. Please take five minutes to tell us what you think: If you cannot complete the online survey, please stop by the SAU office and complete a paper copy.


In the fall, the Strategic Planning Team will be hosting a public forum for additional feedback. Thank you in advance for taking the time to complete this survey.


Tom Chase
Lauren Dow
Robert Gadomski
Tiffany George
Shirley Glennon
Ellen Gibson
Bree Gunter
Dana Hochgraf
Brianna Jackson
Keith McGuigan
Scott Reuning
Eva Roy
Jim Vaillancourt
Jocelyn Young












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