Join in Celebrating the Life of Meg McGoldrick, of Northwood,
who passed away Friday July 7, 2017.
An active community
member Meg managed the Northwood Food Pantry, and Northwood
Farmers’ Market (where she sold flowers). Celebration on
Friday Aug 18, 7 – 9pm at the Knights of Columbus, 52 Bradley St
Concord, NH. Wear bright / flowered clothing.
Optional - bring a story and/or flower(s) from your garden.
It’s Bean Hole Bash time again.
Mark your calendars, because on July 28th and 29th a lot of fun
times will be happening right here in town.
Keep the flyer in
this week’s Sun and get ready to enjoy small town USA. Of course
the main event is the bean dinner on Saturday. The beans will be
very tender after 16+ hours in the ground roasting.
At 6 pm
on Friday night we will be have an auction. There is something
for everyone including desks, office chairs, filing cabinet, an
air hockey table, and so much more. We are still looking for
more. If you have anything cluttering up your garage, basement
or shed please donate it. We’ll pick it up. The money stays
right here in town, going for good causes.
So, come to the
auction and have some fun or donate to a good cause and help the
community. Call me for donation pickup. 603-303-5224. Come
sample the beans at the Northwood Bean Hole Bash.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (July 28 & 29) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1950’s’ dark and gritty film noir drama
“D.O.A.,” starring Edmond O’Brien and Pamela Britton.
in flashback, “D.O.A.” introduces us to Frank Bigelow (O’Brien),
a businessman visiting San Francisco for a carefree week of
bachelor fun before he weds his fiancée Paula Gibson (Britton).
O’Brien meets up with a group of salesmen and winds up in a
wild, waterfront jazz bar, only to have a mysterious stranger
switch his drink. O’Brien wakes up in the morning with the
hangover of his life. Feeling worse and worse, he visits a
hospital, where doctors give him tragic news: he has been
poisoned with “luminous toxin” – and there’s no antidote. The
poisoning must have been deliberate, but who could have done it,
and why? With nothing to lose, Bigelow spends his next frantic
days attempting to solve the mystery of this heinous act.
“D.O.A.” was based on the1931 German film “Der Mann, Der Seinen
Morder Sucht,” a black comedy about a man who arranges for his
own death but then regrets his hasty decision. When it was
adapted for American audiences, director Rudolph Mate created a
much darker and more chaotic world, filled with dive bars and
dangerous people. “D.O.A.” features the talented (and
underappreciated) Edmond O’Brien in one of his most memorable
roles. The film was remade in 1988 starring Dennis Quaid and Meg
Ryan. Critics and audiences heartily agreed: the original
“D.O.A.” was definitely the best. Jeff Stafford of Turner
Classic Movies described it as “one of the most imaginative and
frenetic entries in the film noir genre … “ and pointed out that
it “ … works as both a detective thriller and as a bleak,
nihilistic melodrama.” Judge “D.O.A.” for yourself! Grab your
popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this unflinching thriller
from the past.
Letter To The Editor
The dedicated reader
will recall that Rock. 1 Rep. Brian J. Stone emailed me last
month to request suggestions for “potential legislation for the
next year that could benefit Northwood.”
Having suggested, in
the last installment, that the Legislature fund kindergarten at
the same level as Grades 1-12 – and not with keno money, here I
would like to suggest that legislators re-visit the whole issue
of the state’s contribution to school funding.
If you are
over 40 and began to pay attention – at 20 – 20 years ago, you
will recall the Claremont Case and the long and expensive
struggle to get the governor(s) and legislature to accept more
financial responsibility for school funding. First, it took
years before the State Supreme Court ruled that when the State
Constitution says that the State must “cherish” education, the
State must back up the “cherishing” with money. Then more years
went by as the legislature decided how much was an “adequate”
Today, that amount is a little over $3,600/student,
an amount that is profoundly INADEQUATE on its face when every
district in the State is spending well in excess of
Of course, this inadequacy is most felt by
the same property-poor towns that brought the suit in the first
place. This can be seen in the data presented in a recent
Monitor article. Property-rich towns pay teacher salaries – on
average - of $70,000 and up. Property-poor towns pay less than
Northwood School comes in at $44,490, slightly ahead
of Pittsfield at $41,459.
I think that it is time to re-visit
what it means for the State to provide “adequate” funding to the
school districts of New Hampshire, because $3,600 is not enough.
If you agree – or have other legislation of your own to propose
– contact Rep. Stone at 724-1404 or
See you at the Bean Hole Bash.