During the month of October, the Northwood Congregational
Church, UCC will be recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness
Month by collecting items for several organizations.
Donations of shampoo, conditioner, soap, wash cloths, feminine
hygiene products, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, body wash,
socks, toilet paper, bath and hand towels will be collected and
distributed to organizations including - local New Hampshire
domestic violence shelters, Rosie’s Place in Boston, End
68-Hours of Hunger, and several local Food Pantries.
Donations (of any size) can be brought to the church, located at
881 First NH Turnpike (Route 4) next to Coe-Brown Northwood
Academy, and placed in the collection box (in Fellowship Hall)
when the church is open ~~ Wednesday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 12:30
p.m., or Sunday 8:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Northwood
Congregational Church, UCC services are open to all - we invite
you to join us for our 9:00 service any Sunday morning.
Thanksgiving And Winter Holiday Food Baskets
Northwood Emergency Food Pantry and Northwood area churches will
be providing Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Food Baskets for
any Northwood resident in need. If you are in need of receiving
a Thanksgiving or Winter Holiday Basket, please stop by the
Northwood Town Hall and fill out the forms available at the
front desk and return no later than 4 pm on Wednesday, November
1 for Thanksgiving and Friday, December 1 for holiday basket.
Business hours for town hall are Monday-Friday 8-4.
Northwood Fire-Rescue Association is once again organizing the
Northwood Santa’s Helpers program to assist families who are
finding it difficult to provide Christmas gifts for their
children. Santa’s Helpers assist with gifts for age’s
birth to 18 years old. To participate in this program, you
and your child(ren) MUST BE RESIDENTS OF NORTHWOOD at the time
of application and at the time of delivery.
Forms are available at the Northwood Town Hall during regular
business hours: Monday-Friday 8-4. The forms must be completed
and returned no later than Thursday, November 30 at 4 pm.
Northwood Fire did a great job presenting fire safety
tips to kindergarten, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd grade students. Thank
you, NFD for making sure we’re all safe!!
Northwood School has such amazing and dedicated students! These
awesome eighth graders help second graders with math and reading
twice a week! So proud of these young ladies for being a
positive example and caring about the NWS students and
3rd Annual Soup’s On!
November 4th, 4:00 to 6:00 p.m.
Please join the Friends of the Chesley Memorial Library on
Saturday, November 4th, for our Soup’s On fundraising event that
offers a selection of hot, homemade soups, cornbread, cookies,
and beverages. Soup is served in to-go packaging so you
can enjoy it in the cozy Chesley Memorial Library or take it
home for later. Stop by for a tasty hot meal, enjoy the
musical accompaniment and help support the services our
community relies upon!
Chesley Memorial Library is on the corner of Route 43 and the
1st NH Turnpike. All proceeds go to the Friends of the
Chesley Memorial Library for the support of Library services.
LRPA After Dark Celebrates Halloween With Its 2nd Annual
“Shocktober” Festival, A Month Of Scary Cinema!
Weekend’s Feature: 1962’s “Carnival of Souls”
Throughout October, join Lakes Region Public Access Television
each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. for a scary good
time! “LRPA After Dark” celebrates Halloween with four
frightening films from Hollywood’s past. This weekend (October
20 & 21), we present the eerily atmospheric cult favorite,
1962’s “Carnival of Souls,” directed by Herk Harvey and starring
Mary Henry (Hilligoss) and two friends are out in a car,
enjoying the day. At a stop light, some guys in another car
challenge them to a street race, and they accept. As the girls’
car speeds across a bridge, the driver loses control and the car
plunges into a river. A search party drags the river for
the car, and just when things look dire, Mary emerges from the
water, cold and dazed. She can’t seem to remember any details
about the wreck and has no real answers for the searchers. To
move on with her life, Mary accepts a job in a different state
as a church organist. On the drive to her new position, she
passes a mysterious deserted carnival pavilion to which she
finds herself inexplicably drawn. As she is looking at the
pavilion, Mary is startled by an ominous man looming in her
path, nearly causing her to drive off the road. She blames this
vision on a lingering aftereffect of the accident, composes
herself, and drives to her destination. Mary arrives at her
destination and takes a room at a boarding house, meets her new
employer, and generally tries to get on with her life. However,
she can’t stop seeing the apparition of the menacing man – nor
can she get the vision of the abandoned carnival pavilion out of
her head. What do these frightening visions mean? Will she
ever be able to move on with her life?
Although it was an initial failure at the box office, “Carnival
of Souls,” made on a shoestring budget of less than $20,000 and
with a total crew of six, has since become a highly regarded and
well-loved horror cult classic. Upon the film’s re-release in
1989, critic Roger Ebert awarded the film three out of four
stars and wrote that the movie was “… an odd, obscure horror
film that was made on a low budget in 1962 and still has an
intriguing power. Unlike most of today’s horror movies,
‘Carnival of Souls’ has few special effects. Instead, it depends
on crisp black-and-white photography, atmosphere and
surprisingly effective acting.” Lead actress Candace Hilligoss
studied with famed teacher Lee Strasberg at the Actor’s Studio
in New York City, and brings remarkable depth to the character
of Mary. This movie’s not to be missed! So grab your candy corn
and join LRPA after dark for this fan favorite classic from the
Mark your calendars for our final Halloween treat:
October 27 & 28: 1972’s “Horror Express”
Braiders Of The Lost Art Open House
Braiders of the Lost Art will be holding an Open House on
Sunday, October 22, 2017 at the Northwood Community Hall from
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM. The Community Hall is located on the
corner of Main and School Streets.
group is dedicated to keeping alive this time-honored craft that
will grace any style home and become a family heirloom.
Braiders will be on hand to demonstrate how strips of wool can
be turned into beautiful rugs, bags, gift baskets and other
items. We will have a display of items demonstrating how we go
from the beginning to the finished project.. This informal
setting will allow you to ask our members any questions you may
have regarding this unique craft handed down from previous
generations, as we hope to hand the skill down to future
hope you will join us whether you want to learn more about
braiding, have questions or just want to look at the
possibilities of what can be made starting with a simple braid.
Harvey Lake Woman’s Club Of Northwood
Harvey Lake Woman’s Club of Northwood cordially invites all
ladies to join us. We have been an ecumenical and
welcoming club since 1913.
thank the people of Northwood for supporting our fundraisers for
all this time. These fundraisers consist of our bake sales
at voting times, Beanhole Bash and significant other events.
With these funds we are able to provide a sizeable scholarship
to a graduating senior at Coe-Brown who intends to further her
education and has been accepted at a college. We also
sponsor the Northwood 68 Hours of Hunger.
of our outreach programs consists of making small pillows for
patients in the Concord Hospital, the VNA, and the Northwood
Fire and Rescue Santa Fund.
regular meetings are held the first Tuesday of the month at 1 pm
in the Fellowship Hall of the Northwood Congregational Church.
If you are interested in learning more about us, please contact
our President, Betty, at 942-6272.
CBNA Theatre Students To Present Godspell October 26,
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the
classic musical Godspell, conceived and originally directed by
John-Michael Tebelak with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz
on Thursday, Friday and Saturday October 26, 27 & 28, 2017, in
the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.
Godspell, which is based on the Gospel according to St. Matthew,
a small group of people help Jesus tell different parables by
using a wide variety of games, storytelling techniques and a
hefty dose of comedy. The show includes an eclectic blend of
songs, ranging in style from pop to vaudeville which are
employed as the story dances across the stage. Jesus’ messages
of kindness, tolerance, community and love come vibrantly to
life in this well-known musical.
ensemble cast includes Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Brian Downer,
Mackenzie Flanders, Nina Laramee, Cooper Leduke, Paige Marston,
Alex Mercedes, Connor Nowak, Alyssa Reiff, Rylee Rogers, Allison
Rose, Aiden Schutte, Julia Sommer, and Darin Sweet with
additional performances by Mirah Johnston, and Lily Marston.
Production stage manager junior Cody Peck will be leading an
experienced production team of skilled theatre technicians who
will bring Godspell to life. The production is directed by
faculty member Elizabeth Lent with assistance and choreography
from faculty member Kolby Hume. Music direction is by David
Reserved tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for students and
seniors, and are available at
http://cbnanh.booktix.com. For further information, call
942-5531, ext. 237, or email email@example.com. Hope
to see you there.
Letter To The Editor
still have many things to do to bring the transfer station up to
par. One, of course, is the new swap shop building. Margaret
Walker and I will be bringing all of the information we have
gathered to the board of selectmen on October 24. We have spent
much time and effort, so hopefully, the board will approve the
plan and we can get things rolling along.
called the Reeds Ferry Sheds for an exact price for the building
and was surprised to learn that if we install the building in
Jan. or Feb. there is a 15% discount. The total cost for a 14’ x
18’ building with three 30” x 40” windows and one door with a
window is $6767.06 With the 15% discount of $1015.06, the
building will cost $5752.06 Delivery and set up are included in
selectmen approved $3,000 for the recycling committee to have
magnets printed up with recycling information on them for your
fridge and they were going to mail them out. Seems like an
excessive amount of money to spend and I am not sure that they
haven’t waited too long to get them this year. This recycling
committee seems a little quiet about what they are doing.
Anyway, $3,000 for magnets or $6,000 for a new swap shop
building! Seems like a no brainer to me.
also have to say, the jungle surrounding the transfer station
seems to be swallowing it. I don’t think it would take that much
time or money to push the jungle back, not only around the burn
pits but the highway building is about to disappear too.
Till Next Time,
Marion L. Knedler
Marion L. Knedler, 73, of Northwood, NH, died suddenly on
September 27, 2017.
Born in Portland, ME on July 11, 1944, she was the daughter of
Irvin Dale and Jane (Flaherty) Knedler. Marion was proud to be
raised in a military family and resided in many locations
including Virginia, Okinawa, and Kansas.
Marion earned a Master Degree in social work from Springfield
College. Afterwards, she pursed a career in human services.
served with the United States Army Reserves.
Until her retirement, Marion was employed with the United States
Housing & Urban Development Department and the United States
Social Security Administration. Afterwards, she pursued a new
career in human services. Marion interned at the Moore Center,
New Horizons for NH, and Easter Seals NH. She was the volunteer
coordinator with New Horizons for several years. Later, she was
employed with the NHJTC Family Independence Program. Marion
found her passion as an adjunct professor at Manchester
Community College where she was the director of the CAPS
Program. In addition, she was an attendant at the Northwood
Marion was outspoken and conscientious for the causes she
espoused, particularly human services, social ethics, and
Marion enjoyed riding her lawn mower and loved kayaking. She was
proud of her “lettered sweater” which she earned from field
hockey and volleyball. She will be remembered for being a
staunch democrat as well as for her lifelong dedication to
philanthropy and generosity to others, especially women in need.
She was an avid Red Sox and New England Patriots fan. She
enjoyed traveling to Key West, and lived their motto, “One Human
Family”. Marion resided on Lucas Pond for twenty-two years and
had a “Maine sense of humor” and believed “fear is a reaction,
courage is a decision”.
will be joining her mother and most beloved “Gram”, Margaret
MacMinn Flaherty. She will return to her Friday evening dinners
with Pauline and Lee.
Family members include her wife, Cheryl Ann McDonald; three
brothers, Richard Dale Knedler and his wife, Susan Gage-Knedler,
of Standish, ME and the Sea Breeze Tea House, Harpswell, ME,
Thomas Irvin Knedler and his wife, Marlene Klaus Knedler, of
Cedar Hill, TX, and Timothy Knedler and his wife, Lisa Knedler;
nephews, Thomas Irvin Knedler, Jr. and his partner, Geoff
Phillips, of Baltimore, MD, Blake Liam Knedler, and Eben Tate
Knedler, all of New Gloucester, ME; many dear extended family
and wonderful neighbors. She was fond of her dogs, Libby,
Seamus, Bennie Boo Boo, and Pete the cat.
Services: A celebration of life will be held Saturday, October
21, 2017, at 1 PM in the Northwood Congregational Church, 881
1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH. Casual dress is
Burial will take place Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Webber
(Pineland) Cemetery, New Gloucester, ME, followed by a gathering
at the Sea Breeze Tea House, Harpswell, ME.
lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Girls at
Work, 4 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03104.