Join in Celebrating the Life of Meg McGoldrick, of Northwood,
who passed away Friday July 7, 2017.
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
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1971’s “Evel Knievel”
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (August 4 & 5) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1971’s “Evel Knievel,” starring George
“Evel Knievel” is a somewhat satiric but good-natured biography
of Bobby “Evel” Knievel (Hamilton), famed motorcycle daredevil
and self-proclaimed “last American gladiator.” As the film
opens, Knievel is at California’s Ontario Motor Speedway,
preparing for his next big stunt: jumping his bike over 19
automobiles. Knievel begins to reflect on his life and memories,
and so the story is told in flashback. We see Knievel as a young
boy, attending his first daredevil show, with tragic results; we
see Knievel as a young man, full of ego and wild charm; and we
see him in the present day, facing greater stunts and crazy
“Evel Knievel” is one of several biopics of the late, great
stunt rider, but for many of his fans, this one is the very
best. Don Druker of The Chicago Reader summed it up by writing,
“George Hamilton’s performance as the amiable megalomaniac is an
affectionate portrait of a truly crazy man, rounded out with
casual, throwaway humor.” What better way to end Motorcycle
Week? So grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for this
bike-filled cult classic. Not a MetroCast subscriber? Log onto
Livestream (Livestream.com/lrpatv) where you can catch all the
Letter To The Editor
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy “Class of 2020” is hosting a silent
auction in November as a class fundraiser. As many are aware, a
lot of planning, work, and donations are required in order to
run a successful auction. We are wondering if any local
businesses would be willing or are able to donate an item to
our silent auction. Any donation would be extremely helpful and
all of the profits will go directly towards the sophomore class.
If you are willing to donate anything please let me know!
Secretary, Class of 2020
the parents of Northwood students,
you know, Northwood Transportation is no longer providing bus
services. We have been diligently exploring other options, but
the shortage of bus drivers has proven to be a large hurdle.
Dail Transportation (STA) has agreed to provide school busses,
as long as we are able to recruit drivers.
provide the level of service we had last year, we would need six
bus routes. At the present time, we do not have enough drivers
to do six routes. We are in the process of finalizing the number
of drivers that we have and then we will attempt to set the
routes to pick up our K-12 students.
Since it is doubtful that we will start the year with enough
drivers, the routes will need to be extended. We appreciate
your patience as we establish routes. It is our hope that we
will be able to post the routes to the website in early August.
If/when (September/October?) we recruit the six drivers we
need, the routes will then be readjusted to provide the full
service we have enjoyed in the past.
you have any further questions, feel free to call the SAU
offices at 942-1290. Once again, thank you for your
Northwood School Board
Regional Farmers’ Market Opening
Antique Alley Regional Farmers’ Market will open for the first
time on Friday, August 4th. The market will be located on the
Pirate Mechanical property at 442 1st NH Turnpike (Route 4) in
Northwood and will run from 4:00 to 6:30 every Friday through
the end of September. This is an expansive community endeavor
bringing together volunteer board members, vendors, sponsors,
and customers from several area towns in support of local food.
goal is to provide for this region of New Hampshire a thriving
local food scene along the lines of what the Seacoast Eat Local
organization offers to that region. There will be a wide
variety of local fruits and vegetables, meats, maple products,
flowers, crafts, and more available at the market. For more
information and to stay updated, please visit and “like” our
Facebook page at
Big Note Of Thanks!
volunteer staff of Willow’s Run would like to thank the
community for such a successful race. In our third year we saw
121 runners and walkers hit the start line on the morning of
July 15th on the beautiful cross country trails of Coe Brown
appreciate the support of the raffle and we were especially
grateful to the VFW Northwood, Lisa Riley, and Candice Pratt of
The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, Debbie Baird of
the National Alliance for Mental Illness, and Justin Looser from
Portsmouth Regional Hospital for manning resource tents where
participants and their families could get free information and
resources regarding mental health.
are also grateful to Seacoast Pathways members for your
assistance packing swag bags and running the raffle. We
appreciate Coe Brown’s continued support in allowing us to use
their beautiful facility. We are especially grateful to The
Suncook Valley Sun and Ross Morse for your commitment to help us
get the word out about this community event. We know without
you we would not be successful.
Many business owners came together to make the event possible:
Anytime Fitness Northwood manned the water station, James Mertz
of Suddenly Still Photography donated professional photography
services, and many people donated to our swag bags—most notably
Brian Gardner of J&B Auto donated 100 free auto inspections,
$4,500 worth of services—making the swag bags more valuable than
the cost of registration for the race.
also are grateful to the generous team at Umami Café for the
after party and your generous donation, and Sprout for Business
helped us with flyers, banners, and emails.
There was an army of nearly 40 volunteers behind the scenes that
made the race a success—a selfless show of community spirit. It
takes a village—and because of this incredible village we are
able to spread hope, help, and healing to those living with
mental illness and suicide loss survivors. If you’d like to
help, please visit our website
. A donation presentation ceremony will be announced in early
September and details posted on the website. Thank you!
“Ocean Frontiers Iii: Leaders In Ocean Stewardship & The New
Chesley Memorial Library will show “Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders
in Ocean Stewardship & the New Blue Economy” on Monday, August
7, at 2:00 p.m. Ocean Frontiers III, produced by Green Fire
Productions, chronicles recent efforts along the Eastern
seaboard to plan for healthy oceans, robust ocean economies and
a sustainable future.
“Ocean planning is essential for protecting the health and
resilience of our oceans,” said Karen Meyer, Executive Director
of Green Fire Productions and producer of Ocean Frontiers III.
“We want to use this film as a way to continue building support
for the new Northeast and Mid-Atlantic ocean plans, and keep the
momentum strong in the regions that are developing their plans –
including the West Coast and the Pacific Islands.”
Ocean Frontiers III explores the intersection of national
security, marine commerce, recreation and conservation. It also
dives deeper into expanding industries such as offshore wind
energy and aquaculture. The film allows viewers to witness an
unprecedented collaboration of stakeholders – including
fishermen, coastal planners, military officials, Native American
leaders, environmental advocates, scientists and wind energy
executives – who are working to manage and balance all the uses
of the ocean so it can thrive for generations to come.
award-winning Ocean Frontiers film series follows North American
ocean planning from its early days, highlighting the use of new
ocean data and extensive stakeholder input to keep national
security strong, the economy growing, and ocean habitats
“There’s a huge amount of pride in the work that’s been done to
identify solutions that benefit our communities, our economy and
our ocean,” Meyer said. “I’m inspired by all of the people who
are part of this collaborative effort and are leading the way to
a sustainable and thriving ocean.”
Letter To The Editor
constant reader will recall that I was invited by our
Representative to suggest “potential legislation for the next
year that could benefit Northwood.”
This suggestion stems from my service on the Conservation
Commission and my attendance at conferences put on by the N.H.
Association of Conservation Commissions and the N.H. Lakes
also belong to the Jenness Pond Shore Owners Association and by
living on Jenness, I came to learn about the threat posed by
Eurasian milfoil (Myriophyllum spicatum).
Learning that it was already in Northwood Lake, in 2002, I wrote
a grant and received some funding by the state to an initiate a
Lake Host program to monitor boats coming into Jenness. That
program continues to this day and has been successful – so far,
but with less state funding.
each year, at the N.H. Lakes conference, I learn about the 10
other plants and critters – think zebra mussels - that are
invading our lakes and rivers.
Each year, at the NHACC meeting, I have learned about the
invasive fauna and flora that are killing our forests and taking
over our roadsides.
forests are endangered by the hemlock woolly adelgid (Adelges
tsugae), the emerald ash borer (Agrilus planipennis) and the red
pine scale (Matsucoccus resinosae), to name three we are
the roadsides of Northwood and around the state, you are seeing
flourishing stands of Japanese knotweed (Fallopia japonica).
With stalks that resemble bamboo, this perennial develops a deep
root system and expands its territory each year.
While the Department of Environmental Services is aware of these
threats, they lack the manpower and resources to respond, nor is
there a state-level strategy to respond – leaving it to the
towns to do what they can.
More needs to be done by the Governor and Legislature.