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.
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!
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.
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.
meet your neighbors and friends and celebrate the citizens,
businesses, organizations and the Town of Northwood.
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!
more details regarding the Strawberry Festival contact Peggy
Kofer at (603) 608-8627 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
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
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
Thank you for your public service and hopefully your
reconsideration of this appointment.
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: https://tinyurl.com/NorthwoodNH If you cannot complete the
online survey, please stop by the SAU office and complete a
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.