Congratulations to Nicholas Angelone who graduated magna
cum laude from Norwich University in Northfield, VT with a
Bachelor of Science in Nursing.
4th of July Boat Parade, Pleasant Lake, Northwood
This Weekend’s Lrpa After Dark Feature:
1950’s “Panic In The
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television this
Friday and Saturday night (July 14 & 15) for our “LRPA
After Dark” presentation of 1950’s action-packed and seldom-seen
film noir “Panic in the Streets,” directed by Elia Kazan and
starring Richard Widmark, Jack Palance (in his film debut),
Barbara Bel Geddes and Zero Mostel.
In a squalid
neighborhood of New Orleans, a back-room poker game has led to a
disagreement among a group of thugs. A man named Kolchak,
complaining of illness, leaves the game (with all the earnings),
and the other gangsters follow, determined to gain back their
losses at any cost. Kolchak is fatally shot by gang leader
Blackie (Palance), along with two others, including Raymond
Fitch (Mostel). They leave Kolchak’s unidentified body on the
docks. When he is brought to the city morgue, the coroner finds
the bullets, but become suspicious about a virus present in
Kolchak’s blood. He calls Dr. Clinton Reed (Widmark), a U.S.
Public Health Services officer, to come in on his day off to
examine the body, reluctantly leaving his wife Nancy (Bel
Geddes) and their young son at home. Reed and the coroner
determine that the murder victim has pneumonic plague, similar
to bubonic plague but spread by physical contact and just as
deadly to those exposed but untreated. Reed calls an emergency
meeting with the mayor, police chief and other city officials to
debrief them on this dire situation. While at first they are
skeptical, the officials come to understand the danger, and that
they have only 48 hours to contain the spread of the plague.
They must work quickly and carefully, lest the city be overcome
with panic. What follows is a desperate race against time to
learn everything they can about the dead man – who he is, where
he came from, and most importantly, with whom he came into
contact. Will Dr. Reed and the police stop the spread of the
deadly disease on time?
“Panic in the Streets” was shot
entirely on location in gritty New Orleans, giving the movie a
gripping sense of realism that other film noirs, often filmed on
a set, do not possess. Kazan, having already won the Oscar for
“On the Waterfront,” made the most of his colorful location. The
film’s scenes include abandoned lots, train tracks, back alleys,
dive bars, flophouses and the like. The director also favored
the use of locals, rather than Hollywood extras, to add
authenticity to each scene. The film won the Academy Award for
Best Screenplay, was chosen by the National Board of Review as
one of the Top Ten Films of 1950, garner Kazan the International
Award at the Venice Film Festival that same year. In its review,
The New York Times noted that “… Elia Kazan has directed [it]
with a keen sense of appreciation for violence and suspense.” If
you’re a lover of classic movies and of suspenseful noir, you
owe it to yourself to see “Panic in the Streets.” Garb your
popcorn and meet after dark for this seldom-seen thriller from
our cinematic past.
Northwood Bean Hole Bash
Calling all flea market and craft
vendors, space is still available for the 2017 Bean Hole Bash,
July 29th . Booth rental is $25.00 for a 10 x 10 space,
forms can be obtained from
The Northwood Recreation Committee is planning a decorated bike
parade, the horseshoe tournament is schedule for Friday night
with free play on Saturday and bring your appetite for the pie
Friday night will feature a country auction
with a wide arrange of treasures and the burying of the beans.
The events will conclude Saturday night with our Bean Hole Bean
Supper, adults $10.00 and children under 12 $5.00.
local merchants to obtain your 2017 brochure with the list of
our sponsors and the schedule of events.
Letter To The Editor
I recently (6/27/17)
received an email from our District 1 Representative, Brian J.
Stone. It read: With the NH legislative break now in full swing,
I wanted to reach out to you as I research potential legislation
for the next year that could benefit Northwood.
If you have
potential ideas for legislation, or concerns regarding current
RSA’s, please feel free to contact me.
I look forward to
hearing from you.
Representative Brian J.
NH House, Rockingham 1 Northwood
County Government Committee
Cell- (603) 724-1404
was sent this as a member of the Budget Committee, but I thought
that I would see this as an open invitation to you all to share
your thoughts with our representative.
In this installment, I
would like to encourage Rep. Stone to promote legislation that
increases and speeds up the money sent to towns for road and -
in our case - bridge maintenance.
The town has been raising
and setting aside $84,000/year for several years into the Red
Listed Bridge Capital Reserve Fund for the repair of Bennett
Bridge. Since we can’t directly collect gas taxes, this has been
raised with property taxes.
So one suggestion that I would
make is to raise the gas tax again and for the state to send
more money to Northwood and other towns to assist in the
maintenance and repair of our long-neglected infrastructure.
I would also note that the state will be sending Northwood
monies to assist in this project, but like care for the mentally
ill, we will have to wait our turn to receive reimbursement. If
the state raised more gas tax revenue, this wait time – over 5
years! – could be reduced.
I’m sure that Representative Stone
would welcome your thoughts as well.