Northwood NH News

January 17, 2018


 

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Mrs. Ahlberg’s Northwood School 4th grade students proudly presented their projects on different layers of earth and land forms which show those layers.

 

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Congratulations to Northwood School’s Kiara Summers for winning an honorable mention award in the NH Scholastic Arts and Writing Competition.  Kiara’s work is titled, “Reptile” and will be displayed in the NH Scholastic Art Show located in the Stockbridge Theatre at Pinkerton Academy, Derry, NH from 1/15/2018 - 2/05/2018.  Congratulations Kiara for your wonderful accomplishment!

 


 

Coe-Brown Northwood Academy

Quarter 2 Honor Roll 2017-2018

 

Headmaster David S. Smith is pleased to announce the honor roll for the second  quarter.

 

Grade 12 HIGH HONOR ROLL

Emma Arsenault , Raven Barnes, Sandra Black, Timothy Bowen, Paul Colson, Emily Cunningham, Sarah Dupuis, Julia Greene, Hannah Halka, Cora Hodgdon, Emily Lentz, Alexander Mercedes, Erik Nelson, Alyssa Reiff, Victoria Sheridan, Garrett Skidds, Julia Sommer, Kathryn Spadafora, Hailey Stevens, Lindsay Wright

 

Grade 12 HONOR ROLL

Emily Anderson, Bailey Arnold-Fuchs, Haley Arnold-Fuchs, Sierra Baker, Alicia Baratier, Maxim Begin, Taylor Bettencourt, Erin Boodey, Jaelyn Brooks, Suzannah Buzzell, Sydney Carney, Domminique Depianti, Sarah Doiron, Emma DuBois, Derek Elwell, Isabelle Feenstra, Aidan Fillion, Jocelyn Gagnon, Matthew Garrett, Sydney Gast, Spencer Goad, Jordan Haddock, Joseph Hebert-Morello, Rebekah Hinrichsen, Sydney Ho-Sue, Olivia Husted, Brady Johnson, Dakota Kline, David Krunklevich, Danielle Landry, Nina-Marie Laramee, Kathryn Levesque, Isabelle Lupinacci, Shemrey Lussier, Aimee Mason, Trevor Massingham, Eleanor McDonough, Cailinn Monahan, Amaya Newport, Margaret Norman, Scott Norwood, Jalin Noseworthy, Maxwell Nowak, Shania Patten, Jack Percy, Shannon Perreault, Kayla Pollak, Nicole Rogier, Caleb Rollins, Allison Rose, Nicholas Sanderson, Nathanial Schroeder, Faith Shiere, Courtney Snow, Jacob Spainhower, Drew Stevens, Casey Szmyt, Evan Tanguay, Kieran Taylor, Caitlyn Ustaszewski, Benjamin Watson, Ander Wensberg

 

Grade 11 HIGH HONOR ROLL

Elijah  Allen, Shayla Ashley , Shealyn Bedell, Susan Burnap, Maggie Eaton, Alice Ewing, Cassuarina French, Ian Gollihur, Cameron Goodwin, Kirsten Gunderson, Colby Hoffman, Todd Holman, Paige Marston, Shane Marston, Sydney Neuman, Maria Ortiz, Kelsey Pine, Emma Tobbe, Megan Wimsatt

 

Grade 11 HONOR ROLL

Aidan Ahern, Taevamaria Ahern Kaitlyn Allsup, Nicholas Allsup, Alissa Ames, Braelin Ash, Jose Victor Barreira, Griffen Bono, Hailley Brunner, Clayton Canfield, Travis Carbone, Luke Chalifour, Madison Cunningham Makenzie Daly, Jalyse Daudelin, Gabriel Deely, Pietra Depianti, Alivia DiPrizio, Brian Downer, Madison Downing, Nicholas Dyer, Taylor Edgecomb, Olivia Farrar Mackenzie Flanders, Autumn Graham, Leah Gustin, Benjamin Healey, Kayla Hicking, Alyssa Hill, Zachary Hodgdon, Nathaniel Hoffman, Sean Hooper, Alyssa Hubbard, Delaney Jean, Sarah Jensen, Adah Keeney, Brandon Lamarre, Nicolas LaMontagne, Tyler LaMontagne, Albert Lapiejko, Benjamin Lavoie, Logan Ledoux, Mackenzie Ledoux, Cooper Leduke, Gwyneth Locke, Lillian Marie, Michael Marini, Lily Marston, Caleb Mihelich, Jonathan Moehlmann, Logan Morton, Spencer Murphy, Dylan Nigro, Michael Nikolaus, Jackson Noel, Emily Olofson, Reegan Osborne, Cody Peck, Stephen Peroff, Serena Poulin, Carly Ramsey, Alexander Reynosa, Jacob Rich, Olivia Roach, Madison Rollins, Alison Routhier, Hannah Routhier, Zachery Sheehan, Christos Stamnas, Bailey Travers, Marissa Trevino, Emily van Gerena, Julia Warren, Mason Winiarski

 

Grade 10 HIGH HONOR ROLL

Lauren Best, Katherine Blake, Codi Boheen, Madison Bowen, Benjamin Brieger, Ruby Carr, Riley    Colby, Addison Craven, Lauren Curtin, Hunter DeCota, Hazel Dellario, Celia Fogarty, Megan Frost, Nathaniel Huckins, Shannon Jackson, Mirah Johnston, Owen Judge, Hayden Knight, Malachy Leclere, Evan Lentz, Michael MacEachern, Hayleigh McNeil, Katherine Messenger, Cordelia Norris, Connor Nowak, Fiona O’Shea, Michaela Power, Lauren Rose, Madison Tortorella-Lewis, Amanda Womble

 

Grade 10 HONOR ROLL

Hunter Adams, Emily Anderson, Seamus Baker, Jaden Boulanger, Tre’ Bourdon, Lillian Broome, Brianna Burke, Alexis Call,  Shane Cameron, Anthony Comte, Emily Dallaire, Thomas Daly, Matthew Davis, Makayla DeButts, Samuel DelFuoco, Lillian Farley, Olivia Fontes, Jacob Foster, Jeremy Foster, Ashley Gatchell Collin Gier, Jane Hammond, Natalie Harris, Joshua Heckman, Patrick Helm, Seth Howard, Brianna   Jackson, Victoria Johnston, Maeva Kibbie, Madison Kriete, Sophie Laird,  Raymond Lapiejko,  Adeline Leifer,  Elizabeth Libbey, Kaili Linscott, Alexi Mattie,  Dakota McPhee,  Genevieve Melanson, Angelise Moss,  Hannah            Munck, Patrick Murray, Madeline Nelson,  Kendall Nester, Ryan Nester, Abigail O’Connor, Samuel Patteson,  Kelsey Pease,  Jarred Pelletier, Cole Perra,  Eli Pinard, Anna Principato Jacob Radwan Jasmine Rand Kiersten Ranfos Taylor Riel Kathleen Roach Sophia Sabina, Mark Sommer Daniel Strum Cody Tanguay Morgan Tatem Mary Thoms Willow Tritter Paige Valli, Meskerem Wallace Skylar Ward, Samantha Welch,  Alexandra Wheeler,  Dylan White, Luke Wiggin

 

Grade 9 HIGH HONOR ROLL

JenniferBettencourt, Emily Buehne, Aislin Burt, Inle Bush, Hogan Cain, Austin Carrier, Addison Cox, Corinne Fernald, Madeline Grygiel, Aaron Gundersen, Allison Mackey Sarah Marsh, Tessa Millette, Robert Morrison, Kira NealBurk, Olivia Noni, Emma Pinard, Brenna Roy, Valentina White, Jordan Whittier

 

Grade 9  HONOR ROLL

Jacob Anderson, Kirin Asselin, Sylas Aucella, Richard Bacon, Declan Baker, Nicholas Boucher, Phoenix  Boyce, Amelia Brackett, Ava Burbank, Morgan Burnap, Elijah Chamberlain, Charlotte Cleaver, Benjamin Clinch, Jesse Davis, Mya Dicey, Parker Eaton, Molly Ewing, Aidan Flynn, Carter Ford, Camryn Gatchell Kathleen Grace, Broder Gunderson, Porter Heigis, Patrick Hill, Jacob Hobart, Kathryn Hocevar, Jacob Hodgdon, Michael Holderby, Camden Johnson, Olivia Kreps, Piper Leduke, John Levitow III, Grace Matthews, Adeline McAlpin, Giovanni Minasalli, Emily Morris, Grace Morrisette, Riley Mulligan, Hunter Murray, Isabel Myers, Emma Naves, Joseph Passwater, MaryKatherine Patteson, Jacob Phinney, Benjamin Poirier, Andrew Quaglia, Mackenzie Quick, Matthew Ramstrom, Aidyn Short, Cole Smith, Benjamin Snow, Sarah Souliere, Autumn Stevens, Darin Sweet, Maggie Sylvester, Drusilla Szatko, Nicole Thomas, Luke Tkaczyk, Spencer Trott, Thomas Trumble, Beatrice Tursi, Caitlyn van Gerena, Ethan Vollertsen, Anneliese Wade, Eliana Walk, Lian Welch, Tanner Wotton, Joy Yurek, Emma Zollman

 


 

Letter To The Editor

 

To the Editor,

I know that most of you will not get into “it” as much as I do, but I would like you to understand some budgeting. For instance, if our school budget is essentially the same as eight years ago, why did school tax rates escalate so much?

 

Student count is the answer. Every student in a public school in NH receives an adequacy grant of about $3,600. In the 2009/’10 year, we had 726 students. We’re down to 616. So, in 2009/’10 we received about $2,613,600. Lottery/business tax. Now we receive $2,217,600, $396,000 less. Because the budget essentially has not gone down, the taxpayers have had to pick up the tab.

 

Special education has, of course, gone down also.  Less students overall and some have aged out. So we get special education aid. Sorry about this. We get some % (changes yearly) of the cost of students whose expense is 3½ to 10 times the state average. Complicated. We receive a lot less, but the budget really hasn’t gone down much, so you know who picks up the slack.

 

Coe Brown is where they really get us. We have 50+ less students now than then, 284/233. Coe-Brown’s cost is up big again. Up 3.9% to $16,177. 50 students at the 2017/’18 tuition rate is $778,000. Northwood School gobbled that up even though they have 70+ less students.

 

A lot of numbers thrown out at you. I used the 2009/’10 year because that’s when I started. Just on cost alone, we are being severely abused. Tax rates due to Northwood school’s high cost per student is one reason people shy away from here.

 

Tim Jandebeur

The Grinch

(I know Xmas is over)

Northwood

 


 

Fish ‘N Freeze Kid’s Ice Fishing Derby

 

Dress warmly and bring the kids to the 11th Annual Ice Fishing Derby sponsored by Northwood Recreation on Saturday, February 17 from 8:00-11:00 am. It is sure to be a memorable day outdoors on Harvey Lake baiting hooks and catching some nice, big rainbow trout!  The event is for kids ages 15 and under.  Adults are welcome to fish but must be licensed to fish in the State of NH; no fishing license is required for ages 15 and younger.  Please bring your ice fishing gear and park in the Congregational Church parking lot. Bait will be provided. Lunch will be available for purchase at the church at 11:00 am.

 

You may register for the derby online at http://www.northwoodnh.org  Click the Recreation tab on the upper left side to be directed to the recreation site that includes registration sign up, and all information and rules about the derby. 

 


 

This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature: 

1938’s “The Lady Vanishes”

 

Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (January 19 & 20) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1938’s early Hitchcock thriller “The Lady Vanishes,” starring Margaret Lockwood, Michael Redgrave and Dame May Whitty.

 

In “The Lady Vanishes,” we meet young Iris Henderson (Lockwood), vacationing in Europe and traveling back to England via train. She and her fellow passengers, an interesting and mysterious group of people including a young musicologist named Gilbert (Redgrave), are delayed by an avalanche and must spend the night at a local inn. In doing so, Iris befriends an elderly woman named Miss Froy (Whitty). The next morning, while assisting Miss Froy with her luggage, Iris receives a blow to her head. Miss Froy helps her on the train, where they share tea and lovely conversation. Iris falls asleep across the compartment from her new friend, but when she awakes, Miss Froy has disappeared – and her fellow passengers claim that no such person ever existed! Was she a figment of Iris’s imagination? A result of her blow to the head? No one on the train will take her seriously or help her look except for Gilbert, and even he, while becoming smitten with the lovely Iris, has his doubts.

 

“The Lady Vanishes” was Alfred Hitchcock’s last film shot in Great Britain before he made his move to the United States. It was triumph with critics and movie audiences alike, and was in fact the most successful British film of its time. Upon its release in the U.S., it received the New York Film Critics Award for Best Director and was named one of the ten Best Pictures of 1938 by the New York Times, whose critic Frank S. Nugent wrote, “If it were not so brilliant a melodrama, we should class it as a brilliant comedy.”  Most film critics consider it to be the best of Hitch’s early (pre-1940) films. It was a favorite of many directors, including Orson Welles, Peter Bogdanovich and Francois Truffaut, and is included in the book 1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die by Steven Schneider. Be sure to watch for Hitch’s trademark cameo appearance; hint, it’s near the end, in the Victoria train station. No wonder this is a must-see! Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this glorious thriller from the past.

 


 

Letter To The Editor

 

To the residents of Northwood,

After almost 34 years in the Town Clerk’s Office, I have decided not to run for another term.  I have enjoyed my time working here very much, both the good times as well as the bad, and will greatly miss seeing everyone.  But I know it is time to end my stay and enjoy some down time at home or wherever life leads me in the next phase of my journey.  I want to thank all of you who, over the years, have made my job such a rewarding experience.

 

But now I would like to ask for your support for my Deputy, Savannah Audet, who will be running for the position of Town Clerk/Tax Collector.  For a little over a year she has worked tirelessly learning all she could to take over this position, and I am confident she will do a great job.  She has mentioned to me on occasion, “how do you remember all the things you do about the job?”  Brings me back to 1997, when my predecessor, Arlene Johnson, gave up the reigns to me.  I asked her the same thing and she told me not to worry, that I would be able to do it.  I have learned, and I am certain Savannah will learn as well and become a very capable replacement.  

 

Please come out on March 13 and cast your vote for Savannah and while you are there, let me thank you for all the years of memories you have given me.

 

Judy C. Pease

 


 

Letter To The Editor

 

Dear Editor,

We would like extend our sincere thanks to Northwood Fire and Police. Early on Sunday morning, January 7th, our fire alarms went off. 

 

Everyone we dealt with was professional and very effiicent. From the N. H. 911 operator, Northwood dispatcher, and the members of the Northwood fire and police departments who responded. They went above and beyond tracking down the problem and making sure that it was safe for us to return to our house.

 

Dave & Cheryl Turner

 


 

Letter To The Editor

 

I was going to see the Board of Selectmen this week about, what else?, the transfer station, but time this week will be spent choosing a new town administrator. Hopefully, they will find a good one. By the same token, each one of us needs to get involved to some extent in our town. We need to know what’s going on, that way we won’t be surprised by situations that may come up. 

 

As to the plastic recycling, I’ve checked into several different programs to keep it out of the landfill and we will be trying to find the best one for our transfer station. Til then, we need to start using the second compacter for household waste. We cannot keep putting our waste in the furniture or demo. I’ve approached one of our selectman with all the info and he will discuss it with the rest of the board. As soon as we get the go ahead, we will be able to start using our second compacter for trash. This should solve our trash problem. 

 

We will be working at the new storage container this week putting a dividing wall up and building a shelf unit for battery storage. Once this is done, we will transfer everything that’s in the bulb storage on the hill to this area. When you see the new sign go on the new storage trailer, you’ll know it’s open for business.

 

I have to give a big thank you to my husband, Ron, who is helping with the project. Many people have signed on to help with the new swap shop, but we can always use more. If you’d like to join us just sign the sheet in the swap shop.

 

Til next time,

Viena Dow

 


 

Chesley Memorial Library News

Winter Writers With Adi And Becky Rule

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Local writers — whether you are a beginner, much published, or somewhere in between — are invited to a free weekly writers’ workshop, Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Chesley Memorial Library, beginning January 16 and ending February 20.   Depending on the interests of participants (to be discussed at the first meeting), sessions could include group critique, writing exercises, and craft discussion. Some participants may want to come early or stay late for some quiet writing time. All genres welcome.  Let’s get some writing done this winter, learn from each other, and have some fun, too!

 

Senior Café

Celebrate 2018 with your friends and neighbors at the library…the weather outside might be frightful, but the library is so delightful!  The Chesley Memorial Library Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m.  Come on in for a chance to chat, enjoy a copy of coffe or tea, and sample some delicious goodies while you visit.  

 

ChildVoice

The Chesley Memorial Library will continue to display the  “ChildVoice” exhibit during the month of January featuring work from three photographers:  Pulitzer Prize- winning photojournalist, Mary Chind-Willie, Dr. Larry Lindell, and Dr. Neil Mandsager.  ChildVoice has empowered men, women, and children – once rejected and abused – and transformed them into individuals of strength, hope, and dignity. These personal journeys of courage and faith have been captured in verse, photo, and video by visitors to ChildVoice’s Lukome Center in northern Uganda.  Nottingham resident Conrad Mandsager founded ChildVoice in 2006 to restore the voices of children silenced by war in northern Uganda. At that time, more than 30,000 children had been abducted by the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA) and forced to become soldiers. Of the children who were able to escape, many returned home to face innumerable hardships, from post-traumatic stress disorder to a lack of educational opportunities. 

 

Story Time

Story Time for preschoolers of all ages is held on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.   If you have not been attending Story Time, you might want to stop in and check out the program in the New Year.  Children can listen to a story and make a craft to take home.  Registration is encouraged but new participants are always welcome at any time.  Please call Annette at 942-5472 or check out our web site (www.chesleylib.com) for more information.  

 

Book Discussions

The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, January 24, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “The Boys in the Boat” by Daniel Brown.  The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the library on Wednesday, February 7, to discuss their favorite poem.  New members always welcome!

 

Museum Passes

Are you looking for something to do with the family this winter?  The library has passes for: Boston Museum of Fine Arts, Children’s Museum of NH, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center, Seacoast Science Center, and the SEE Science Center.  We will be getting new passes to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts very soon.  Each pass works a little differently…some let you in free while others provide discounted admission.  Call the library at 942-5472 for updated information regarding passes. We can also provide you with information on when to visit the Currier Museum of Art in Manchester for free admission.  

 

Lego Club @ Your Library/Magformers/Brainflakes

The LEGOs are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment.  Why a LEGO Club at the library? LEGO Clubs will give children a chance to learn from play.  Research scientist Dorothy Singer suggests that “promoting play contributes to early literacy development by increasing attention span, memory, creativity, and language and vocabulary skills. It also lays the foundation for logical mathematical thinking, scientific reasoning, and problem solving.”  LEGO creations will be on display until the next session so bring your family and friends back to see your masterpieces!  We also have Magformers and Brainflakes available to create with so let your imagination be your guide.

 

1,000 Books Before Kindergarten

Give your child the tools to become a successful reader! Join the “1000 Books Club” sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library with help from Northwood School teachers.  The program is open to any child from birth to the start of kindergarten.  Reading aloud to children at birth strengthens their language skills and builds their vocabulary – two important tools for learning to read when they enter kindergarten.  Stop by the Chesley Memorial Library to register your child, learn more about the program, and receive a free canvas book bag for registering.

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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