Northwood resident, Abigail Devaney, has enrolled at James
Madison University for the fall 2017 semester. Devaney’s
selected major isHistory - BA.
Northwood Church Hosts “Drive-In” Movie Night
Advent Christian Church is hosting another community event with
a Drive-in Movie Night this Friday, August 25, held outdoors at
the church, 113 School St. Northwood. This event is free. It
will start at dusk about 7:30pm. The feature movie “When The
Game Stands Tall” is a thrilling motion picture inspired by a
true story. WHEN THE GAME STANDS TALL, tells the remarkable
journey of legendary football coach Bob Ladouceur (Jim
Caviezel), who took the De La Salle High School Spartans from
obscurity to a 151-game winning streak that shattered all
records for any American sport and along the way taught his team
about the value of purpose and significance over the glory of
titles and streaks. Inspirational, motivational, a great film
for the whole family!
Starring Jim Caviezel, Michael Chiklis,
Alexander Ludwig, Clancy Brown, and Laura Dern
recommend the movie to anyone, whether they follow sports or
not. Good character is in short supply these days, and this film
shows a compelling picture of what attractive character looks
like when the pressure is on.” Mark Householder, President,
Athletes in Action
Drive up and watch from your car or bring
a blanket or lawn chair and sit on the lawn. Popcorn,
refreshments and drinks will be available. If threat of rain the
showing will be indoors, same time.
Join us for this free
public showing under license by Outreach Films on Friday August
25. You are always welcome every Sunday at 10 am for worship.
Letter To The Editor
I recently attended a recycling meeting,
which some of you know, I haven’t done in a number of years. I
can report that the committee is alive and well and moving
forward finding ways to keep our recycling programs on track.
It seems the committee’s major problem is the Board of
Selectmen. Every time an idea is brought forward the BOS has
shot it down. It could be that we are the only town in the US
and possible the entire world that won’t even try to save
taxpayers money through better recycling programs, no less leave
a better world for our kids.
One of the most used excuses is
that they don’t want to spend the money! These improvements
would have no effect on our operating budget, as the money would
come from the Northwood Transfer Station Expendable Trust Fund,
which the taxpayers established in 2000 for the purpose of
keeping the transfer station up to date with new programs and
The monies in this fund come from revenues
from current recycling programs and has a balance of just under
$50,000. In 2016, $12,484 was deposited into it. If we don’t
keep moving forward with our programs we will not be able to
take advantage of opportunities available to us.
So the next
time you go to the “dump” try to think of it as a way to save
yourself some money by recycling.
Check out the Swap Shop!
Volunteers are working hard to make it a great place to find a
treasure or pick up a best seller!
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature:
1940’s “His Girl
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30
p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (August 25 & 26) for our
“LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1940’s romantic comedy “His
Girl Friday,” starring Cary Grant, Rosalind Russell and Ralph
In “His Girl Friday,” we meet ace reporter Hildy
Johnson (Russell), who resigned from her job at a top Chicago
newspaper four months ago – but try telling that to her former
editor and husband Walter Burns (Grant), who has been sending
her telegrams night and day, trying to get her to return to her
post. She has gotten a quickie divorce and is set to marry the
perfectly nice but awfully dull insurance salesman Bruce Baldwin
(Bellamy) the very next day. Walter, who admits he was a good
boss but a bad husband, doesn’t want to lose her, either as a
reporter or as the love of his life. When he learns of this
development, Walter pulls out all the stops to convince Hildy to
write one last big story – the story of her career! – about
convicted murderer Earl Williams, a man whose case was bungled
by the local sheriff, and who is scheduled to be executed within
24 hours. She pursues the story while Walter finds more
ways to impede the wedding. As Walter works by Hildy’s side, she
must figure out what she really wants in life.
the popular stage play “The Front Page,” and directed by the
legendary Howard Hawks, it’s no wonder that “His Girl Friday” is
considered to be a classic screwball comedy and a masterpiece of
mid-20th century filmmaking. It is one of the first films to use
fast-paced, overlapping dialogue, particularly in scenes where
the characters are wittily sparring with one another. All of the
well-cast actors give top-notch performances, particularly Grant
and Russell, who ad-libbed some of their clever dialogue. New
York Times critic Frank S. Nugent called “‘His Girl Friday’…
the maddest newspaper comedy of our times.” What’s not to love?
Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this romantic
screwball classic from the past.
68 Hours Of Hunger Of Northwood, Nottingham, Strafford, And CBNA
68 Hours of Hunger of Northwood, Nottingham, Strafford, and CBNA
provides food to the students in the schools in Strafford,
Nottingham, and Northwood (including Coe-Brown) for the 68 hours
from Friday afternoon until Monday morning when the students
return to school. Many children receive breakfast and
lunch at school Monday-Friday, but do not have access to food
over the weekends. Through donations, we collect and buy
food and send it home every Friday with these children.
The cost of food runs around $10 per child per weekend.
We are in need of monthly packers, weekly
food deliverers, food donations, and monetary donations.
In addition, we are looking for volunteers to help with
fundraising ideas and with fundraisers we have established.
Just a few hours a year could benefit us tremendously.
know that no one wants to see our children go hungry, so please
consider how you might help.
Please contact Sarah at
firstname.lastname@example.org or Linda at
mail we can be reached at End 68 Hours of Hunger Northwood, 62
Knowles Way, Northwood, NH 03261.
Thank You From The 2017 Northwood Bean Hole Bash Committee
special thank you to the Northwood Congregational Church for the
use of their tent and Fellowship Hall and Coe Brown Northwood
Academy for the use of their parking lots, athletic fields and
the tables and chairs for the dinner. Another special
thank you to D.R Dimes and Company, Ltd for their donation of
the beautiful Windsor chair for the raffle, the winner was Hal
Kreider. The winner of the material and braiding lessons
to complete a rug from the Braiders of the Lost Art, was Bob
The pie eating contest was a huge success and we plan
to bring it back again next year. Now the children have
shown how it’s done, lets get the adults to participate next
Thank you to the Northwood Police Department and
Northwood Fire-Rescue for their service along with Northwood
Parks and Recreation committee for organizing the bike/wagon
parade and the field games.
We appreciate all of the
wonderful items donated for the auction and the bidders for your
Over 250 Bean Hole Bash dinners were served
and many quarts of beans were taken home, we hope the earlier
starting time was helpful in reducing the previous long waiting
Our congratulations to Mark Colby and Tim Zanis as
winners of the horseshoe tournament.
Please join us in the
thanking the local businesses listed in our brochure for their
support of this community event along with the many vendors and
local organizations for participating in the craft fair/flea
Thank you also to the unsung heroes that helped in in
so many ways, putting up and taking down the tent, setting up
and folding up the tables and chairs, driving the golf carts,
working on the bean pit, preparing the beans then serving them
and cleaning up afterwards. THANK YOU EVERYONE FOR YOUR
HELP IN MAKING THE 2017 BEAN HOLE BASH A SUCCESS.
always looking for ideas and suggestions to improve this
community event. Please send your thoughts to Northwood
Bean Hole Bash, PO Box 353, Northwood, NH 03261 or starting in
January, 2018, join the organizing committee, we meet at the
Northwood Community Hall, 7:00 PM on the 2nd Wednesday of the
SAVE THE DATE: JULY 27TH AND 28TH, 2018!
Letter To The Editor
Standing by His Man
I had originally
planned this installment to call for the Legislature to address
again the legal age at which girls (13) and boys (14) can marry.
Middle school marriage seems a little young to me. A bill to
raise it to 18 was “indefinitely postponed” – rather than
amended – when the possibility that 18-year-old enlistees might
want to marry their 17-year-old pregnant girlfriends before
shipping out was raised.
But the recent events in
Charlottesville and our Representative’s comments on Trump’s
comments have changed the subject.
The Concord Monitor
(8/17/17) queried 54 Republicans about who was responsible for
the violence in Charlottesville and if they agreed with
President’s assertion that “there were some ‘very fine people’
among the neo-Nazi and white nationalist marchers.”
Representative responded, in part, “I don’t believe it is fair
to blame one side more than the other… There are two sides to
every story. This is what President Trump stated, and I stand by
that as a matter of fact.”
This is in contrast to local
Republican strategist Tom Rath who is quoted (8/16/17) saying,
“The idea that there are two sides here, when one side came with
helmets, battle shields and batons – it’s just wrong… People say
they had a permit, but the permit was not to commit violence
against other people.”
Nationally, Senator John McCain
tweeted, “There’s no moral equivalency between racists &
Americans standing up to defy hate & bigotry.”
Lindsey Graham tweeted, “Mr. President, I encourage you to try
to bring us together as a nation after this horrific event in
Charlottesville. Your words are dividing Americans, not healing
To his credit, our Representative echoes this
sentiment: “We need to raise ourselves to a higher level and
realize we are one tribe in reality.”
The President is not
Letter To The Editor
Regardless of whether or not Mr.
Jandebeur felt the bus drivers demands were greedy, his recently
published letter was callous, tactless, and now resulting in
direct harm to the students, guardians, teachers, and school
staff of Northwood.
The priority of securing safe
transportation and ensuring accessibility to education was cast
aside in favor of personal complaint.
I encourage that going
forward, this school board member is held accountable for their
choice of comment in regards to school matters.
the damage such comments have on the children should be weighed
more heavily than one’s desire to express personal frustration,
especially when choosing to sit on a board that holds
responsibility for making decisions in the interest of the
Added stress and instability to students, families,
teachers, and school staff are all that has resulted from the
repeated choice this member has made to insult and undermine
members of our community in relation to school operations.
raising an issue, it would be much more proactive to propose a
solution or plan of action than it is to continually insult
people via publication in the local paper.