The Suncook Valley Area Lions
Club (formerly the Pittsfield/Barnstead club) will
be selling SOUPS, CHOWDERS AND CHILIS at the Rotary
Club Penny Sale on Sat. Nov. 2 starting at 6pm at
the PMHS lobby. Come early and enjoy a delicious
homemade soup or chili and then have a great time at
the Penny Sale. For more information, contact Ed at
Veteran Benefits Class
As part of their continuing schedule of
outreach/community events, your VFW department service office will
be conducting an informative class concerning benefits widows of
veterans are entitled to submit VA claims for, after the loss of
their veteran spouse. The event will be held with the Joseph J.
Jeffrey Memorial Post #7217, at the Northwood Community Center, 135
Main Street, Northwood, NH 03261, on Saturday, November 9 from 12
noon to 2 pm.
All Veterans are invited and encouraged to
attend this event and you do NOT have to be eligible for membership
within the VFW to attend this class.
Wellspring Counseling will close on November
26, 2013. The address for records will continue to be: Wellspring,
PO Box 74, Pittsfield, NH 03263.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR 2013
Our Lady of Lourdes Women’s Club of
Pittsfield and St. Joseph Women’s Club of Northwood will be holding
their annual Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, 11/2/13, from 9:00 AM to
2:00 PM in the parish hall in Northwood, NH. (Route 4, next to the
Town Hall). There will be craft items, knitted goods, a white
elephant table with some brand new items, raffles, which include
Celtic tickets, and a bake sale. We will again have our ever-popular
cookie walk with some new and different varieties. There will be
morning muffins and coffee and a luncheon served with some delicious
favorites. Drop by for a visit, you will not be sorry.
Kristina Ingram and Dr. Sarath Bhimineni were
married on August 17th at the Atkinson Resort and Country Club in
Atkinson, N.H. The ceremony was performed by Dana Swenson, uncle
of the bride. Mrs. Bhimineni is the daughter of Deborah Swenson of
Lakeland, FL and Willis Ingram of N. Conway, N.H. She attended
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, Norwich college and Labore college.
Mrs. Bhimineni is a registered nurse. Dr. Bhimineni is the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Rao Bhimineni of Phoenix, AZ. He recently completed
his residency at the University of Massachusetts Memorial Hospital.
The couple will be living in Glendale, AZ.
Harvey Lake Woman’s Club News
Submitted By Lucy Silva And Roberta Stearns
Harvey Lake Woman’s Club Guest Night featured
Don Silva speaking on Henry David Thoreau was enjoyed by all. We
welcomed new member Cindy Ego of Jenness Pond Road of Northwood.
The GFWC-New England Regional Conference,
held in Hampton, New Hampshire, was attended by President Ginny
Rogers, who participated in the Market Place. Betty Smith and Ginny
Rogers attended the GFWC-NH Fall Field Rally in Exeter. Information
was shared on domestic violence, community involvement, “sew much
comfort,” shaken baby syndrome and fund raising.
At the October 11 Pillow Workshop twelve
members and three guests completed 108 pillows.
The Northwood Food Pantry especially requests
coffee and tea this month.
HLWC is a service organization and a member
of General Federation of Women’s Clubs-NH. Its object is to promote
sociability and culture and to make itself a power for good in the
community. All women in the area are invited to join us.
Letter To The Editor
I am deeply concerned about the information
we are receiving about Northern Pass and so went to web site for
Most interesting is the statement by Lisa
Wolford of the Deerfield Planning Board that she had sent letters to
all 70 abutters of the power lines. Further that people voted
against Northern Pass for our community but I wonder how many voting
against the project know that the taxes to be paid by our highest
tax payer would reduce their taxes by about $1.50 per thousand or
$450 per 300 hundred thousand of assessed value.
While I am concerned about the height causing
view problems can they be any worse than the present towers and
lines? What I am more looking at is we will get natural power
without burning coal, oil or other products and save our air
quality. If you have Asthma in family that should be just as much a
concern. I am further amazed that many say NH won’t benefit but
since all electricity going to a central grid can be sold to state
most in need at any one time I see a benefit albeit not all ours.
I would like to see more before the hysteria
of the group think causes our elected officials to turn away that
which could benefit society by cleaner air.
Admittedly there are costs to most industry
and the cost of high power lines may just be our less than
beneficial societal cost to have enough electricity for the
population. But at least in saving the air pollution that those
with children with asthma or other breathing problems will be safer.
Harriet E. Cady
Neil English, A Complete Basket Case
The Northwood Historical Society will be
hosting a harvest supper and program on November 12th at the
Community Hall in the Northwood narrows. The Program will be given
by Neil English of Epsom on the ash splint basket making traditions
of the Wabanaki tribes of Maine and the Canadian Maritimes which
include Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Maliseet and Mikmaq tribes.
Neil’s Interest in the basket making of these
tribes stems from the fact that his Great Grandfather, Everett Scott
was a Penobscot Indian. Neil’s “collection” is constantly growing
and includes examples from each of the four tribes. Some of the
baskets date back to 1835. Neil will guide you on the trail of the
brown ash and sweet grass basket, the utilitarian feather basket, on
to baskets that hold a single sewing thimble, and to fancy Victorian
styles. He will discuss how the craft declined in the 1940’s but
made a come back in the 1970’s. Come listen to this great local
The Harvest supper will be potluck and begin
at 6:00pm. Please bring your own utensils and plate. Drinks will be
provided. The program will begin at 7:00. See you there.
Else Cilley Chapter, NSDAR October News
Submitted By Jan Gilman
Regent Nancy Gervino encourages partrons at
the Nottingham Day Celebration to visit the Else Cilley Chapter,
Daughtersof the American Revolution booth. Six dozen American flags
were distributed during this event.
The Else Cilley Chapter, NSDAR, of Nottingham
participated in the town’s Nottingham Day Celebrations. Members
staffed a booth with information about the chapter, a coloring
activity for children, and a variety of items for a drawing.
Proceeds from the drawing benefit the many chapter projects,
including scholarships, awards for several educational and
environmental contests, as well as preservation of the chapter’s
historic Nottingham Square Schoolhouse.
The Else Cilley Chapter of the DAR works with
the State and National Societies to promote historic preservation,
education, and patriotism. For a full list of Chapter meetins and
more information about the chapter, visit our website at
Turkey Trot – 5K Trail Race
The Northwood Recreation Department will
begin holding our first Turkey Trot 5K race. The race will be held
at the Northwood Meadows State Park on Thanksgiving Morning at 8:30
AM. This is a family friendly race on a beautiful trail with a
fantastic finish. Build a new family tradition. The race day
schedule is as follows.
7:30-8:15 AM: Race-day registration and bib
8:30 AM: 5K Turkey Trot start
9:30 AM: Awards Ceremony at start/finish line
Online registration is available at
active.com. Racers can also register in person with the Northwood
Recreation Department.Register by November 1st to take
advantage of the early registration discount. The cost of the race
is $25 for everyone over 10 years old and a t-shirt will be
included. 10 years old and under will pay only $15.00 without a
t-shirt. After November 1st the price will increase by $5.00.
Contact the Northwood Recreation Department
at 942-5586 x209 or by e-mail at
[email protected] for additional information.
CBNA Parent Information Nights
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy will be holding
Parent Information Nights for parents who are interested in learning
more about the school.
For Barrington and Nottingham parents, this
is an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and what is
available at Coe-Brown as they make their decisions of where to send
their children to high school. For Northwood and Strafford parents,
it is an opportunity to learn more about the school as well as get
acquainted with the various programs offered.
The night will include an information
session, opportunity to ask questions, as well as a tour of the
campus. The Barrington Parent Night will be Monday, November 4 at
6:30 PM. The Northwood/Strafford Parent Night will be Thursday,
November 7 at 6:30 PM and the Nottingham Parent Night will be
Tuesday, November 19 at 6:30 PM.
If you are from another town and are
interested in Coe-Brown, you are welcome to attend one of these
sessions as well.
Letter To The Editor
To the Editor,
I’d like to opine on some issues specific to
Northwood School. It’s easy to harp, however we have reached a point
where improvements are being made and you should know that too.
These are “my” opinions.
* The SAU. We have a new Superintendent, Dr.
Bob Gadomski, Special Education Director Scott Reuning and Business
Administrator Marjorie Whitmore. Without singling out anyone except
to say that Dr. Bob seems to know that everything, correctly, comes
from the top, this new Administration has made remarkable and
positive changes. Energy! Great start guys.
Studies. We have a new SAU Management Study
that is being implemented and a great help. Shortly we will have the
results of a comprehensive Special Education Audit that will give us
* The Budget. It’s not quite finished but is
substantially reduced and honest.
* Teacher and support staff contracts are
ongoing and we expect to bring approvable ones to you in March.
* 6 teacher retirements. We saved more than
expected, 91K the first year. That’s allowing us to fix some safety
issues and purchase needed items. A party was held for those six
with about 70 attendees. Great fun!
* Education. No specifics but there is a new
“feel” to our school.
A better working School Board, a vastly
improved SAU and in Principal Hartford’s opinion the best school
start up since he has been here are all part of it. Attitude! We are
A budget, a support staff and teacher
contract that you will approve are goals for this year. Technology
is an area that we need your help on. Without hardware, software and
training our students will not be able to keep up with their peers
here in NH, never mind the US or World.
Thanks for your continued support,
Bion F. Gardner
Bion F. Gardner, 77, died October 21, 2013 at
his home in Northwood, NH.
He was born January 19, 1936 in Deerfield,
NH, son of the late Felix Edmund Gardner and Irene Pearl (Higgins)
Bion grew up and lived most of his life in
Deerfield, NH. He served in the United States Air Force from
1955-1956. Bion formerly worked as a logger for Dubois and Avery
Campbell. He was a truck driver for Don Wheeler and lastly employed
as a painter at the Seabrook Nuclear Power Plant. Bion had resided
in Northwood, NH for the past 15 years.
He served on the Deerfield Volunteer Fire
Department for many years.
His hobbies included, hunting deer and
Bion was predeceased by his siblings, Bobby,
Ronald, Earl, and Juanita.
He is survived by his wife, Flora (Hodgdon)
Gardner of Northwood, NH, daughter and son-in-law, Stephanie and Jim
Dunn of Hooksett, NH, daughter, Bobbi Barden of Gilford, NH, three
stepdaughters, Susan Wright and her husband Ken Wright, Nancy
Nadeau, and Phyllis Archambault, stepsons, Wayne and his wife Stella
Chase, Tim Chase, and Dennis Hurteau, 2 grandchildren, Mariah and
Breanna, 5 step grandchildren, 2 brothers, Junior Gardner, Richard
Gardner, 2 sisters, Pearl Demyonavich and Beverly Shepard, and
numerous nieces and nephews.
A memorial service was held on Tuesday,
October 29, 2013 at the Brewitt Funeral Home, Raymond, NH. Graveside
services followed at the Old North Cemetery, Garland Rd.,
Donations may be made in his memory to the
Concord Regional VNA & Hospice, 240 Pleasant St., Concord, NH 03301.
For more information, please visit