Northwood Democratic Town Committee will hold its caucus to elect
officers for 2013-2014 on Wednesday, February 20 at 7:00 pm at the
Northwood Community Center, 135 Main St., Northwood Narrows. All
registered Democrats in Northwood are invited to attend. If you
have any questions, please contact Lucy Edwards, the current town
[email protected] or on her cell phone, 603-312-6049.
Letter To The Editor
February 27th at 7:00 pm there will be a candidates night at the
Northwood Town Hall. This is a great time for all you voters to ask
questions you may have for this years candidates.
running for School Board. My goal is to do whatever I can to make
sure our children get the best education we can give them. I have
five grand children; I know how important a good education is. Let’s
face it, today’s children are tomorrow’s future.
looking forward to seeing you voters on candidates night to answer
any questions you may have.
Candidate for School Board
Knights of Columbus Council 11606 of Our Lady of Lourdes/St. Joseph
Parish is sending out a tremendous thank you to the Pizza Shops who
participated and helped with our very successful Pizza Bowl 2013
Fundraiser held on January 27, 2013: The first two shops are from
Candia, Lindy’s Gourmet Deli and Pizzaria at the Candia First Stoppe
Country Store, 285 Old Candia Rd.; Candia House of Pizza located at
3 Main Street; Liar’s Paradise Pizza is of 118 Stage Road,
Nottingham. These three shops were new to the event this year and we
thank them for coming the distance and supporting our fundraiser.
next two Pizza Competitors were from Northwood: Chubby’s Pizza at
Northwood Country Market and Cooper Hill Pizzeria both on 1st NH
Turnpike (Rt. 4); Jack’s Pizza is on 11 Catamount Street,
Pittsfield, Pizza Spinners at the Lee Market Place on the Lee
Traffic Circle. The last four competitors competed last year and we
appreciate your spirit and willingness to participate again.
Dante’s Oven Pizzeria is located at 1724 Dover Rd. (Rt. 4), Epsom.
you had a good time competing. Every pizza shop contributed some
great pizzas. We encourage people to support these Pizza Shops in
Candia, Nottingham, Northwood, Pittsfield, Lee and Epsom. Everyone
who came to the Pizza Bowl had a great time trying all kinds of
Knights of Columbus Council 11606 is truly grateful to all who
participated to make this event so successful to enable us to carry
out our mission.
Northwood Recreation Update
Saturday, February 23rd, the Northwood Recreation will begin holding
our Annual Ice Fishing Derby. The Derby will be held on Harvey Lake
from 8:00 am to noon. Children do not need a fishing license.
Adults are welcome to fish, but must be licensed to fish in the
State of New Hampshire. Prizes will be given to children 16 and
under in a categories including first fish, shortest fish, and
longest fish. Please bring your ice fishing gear. If you are not
an avid ice fisherman, the Recreation Department will be providing
some tip-ups and bait for those who would like to try something new.
This is a FREE event.
Northwood Congregational Church will be opening their doors to offer
bathroom facilities and will be selling delicious food. Food items
include a variety of baked goods, soups, hot dogs, coffee, hot
chocolate, and juice. Parking is available at the Northwood
Registration in advance is requested, but not required. The event
will be held rain or shine, safe ice permitting. Contact the
Northwood Recreation Department at 942-5586 x209 or by e-mail at
[email protected] for additional information.
suspect something positive is happening at Northwood Elementary
School. As many know, the school has not been performing well when
compared to other schools in NH, even in our own neighborhood. This
has been true for far too many years despite some short range
attempts to correct “under performance.” And with taxpayers spending
over $17 thousand per student, the results are found wanting. Mind
you, there are teachers who try very hard to bring their best
efforts to their classes. But something is getting in the way of
a big subject for here. Two over-arching concepts I see missing are
consistency combined with a long term mission of successful methods
leading to enthusiasm. It seems to me that teachers who see their
good efforts multiplied by succeeding efforts can only be more
encouraged in the mission of the school - to achieve the best
education for all the children with the available resources.
Quality results in education has far more to do with consistency
and creativity than simply spending more money. Many, many other
schools around the country do it... Why not us?
news is in the offing as one of two finalists for SAU 44
administrator is about to be chosen. I attended the
public forum where they introduced themselves to the community last
week. Both seem worthy individuals, experienced and enthusiastic for
the job. Kudos to the three boards search committee, which made a
thorough effort. It’s time for improvement and we are on our way.
running for School Board and would appreciate the vote of all who
want a cost conscious and excellent school as the goal, achieved by
the way, sooner than later. Each grade “under performed” by a child
is lost time not to be reclaimed.
Finding A Reason To Enjoy Each Season
in New England we get to experience such a variety of wonderful
things that nature has to offer. With each season comes a new gift.
Sometimes it is hard to realize what that gift is but I will share
my secret to enjoying the outdoors no matter what is falling out of
the sky or what the thermometer reads.
Fortunately, winter has always been my favorite season. Each fall as
the winds would whip wildly throughout the night, shredding the
trees of their crispy brown leaves I would start dreaming of that
first snowstorm of the season. Thoughts of sledding, making
snowmen, eating fresh snow and spending hours in the woods searching
for animal prints would start to race through my mind. When the
season ended I found myself feeling sad about the melting snow but
always loved watching my mom’s crocuses pop up in the garden through
the snow. I took great joy in knowing the tulips and daffodils would
am an adult and I still love the winter. I wish that we had the
snowy winters that I remember just a few years ago but I cannot
control the weather so I enjoy whatever is thrown my way.
to truly enjoying the gifts that each season brings to you is
finding an outdoor hobby suitable for that season. Right now it has
been very icy outside and has bounced between being snowy and icy.
I love to run and have taken to the trails even when they are snow
covered or full of ice.
there is deep snow, snowshoeing can be really enjoyable. There are
various kinds of snowshoes that are out on the market and you do not
have to be a hard-core athlete or even a weekend warrior to enjoy
the benefits of snowshoeing. If you get a pair that is comfortable
and appropriate for your weight you can do nice long hikes on local
trails. Some people prefer to use hiking poles while others do not.
The benefits of snowshoes are that you don’t sink into the snow
(this is called postholing) and twist your legs around. Using
snowshoes creates wonderfully smooth trails for everyone to enjoy.
By postholing you not only have an unenjoyable experience but you
create hazardous trail conditions for other users once the postholes
enjoy running, there are running snowshoes that you can purchase.
The advantage to running snowshoes is that they are much lighter and
they are intended to be used with sneakers. They are smaller than a
traditional snowshoe and they can be used on soft or hard snow.
a great way to get off the cold hard pavement and avoid frightening
traffic! Running on snow covered single track, snowmobile trails or
rail trails are a great way to stay in shape during the winter
months! There are even snowshoe races throughout the country that
allow runners of all disciplines and abilities to get out and have
the trails are icy there are several options to create a fun outdoor
experience. For people interested in hiking on trails but don’t want
to slip and fall on the ice there are various traction devices on
the market. I find, for myself, that either Microspikes or
Hillsound spikes work the best with my sneakers and hiking boots.
They are also wonderful on glare ice and you can even run with them
on your sneakers! They are fairly lightweight and look like a rubber
spider web with small metal cleats on the bottom. The spikes are
easy to put on and will last you a few years before needing to be
snow conditions there are special screws that you can place into the
treads of your sneakers. I like the La Sportiva Hobnails. They come
with a special tool to properly place them into your shoe and they
can be removed with the same tool. What I really like about the
hobnails is that they don’t add the extra weight or bulk of the
going outdoors in the winter, it is important to wear the
appropriate clothing. If you are not dressed correctly you will not
have an enjoyable experience. If you are going for a slower hike,
you will want to have a warm jacket. On really cold days, a down or
synthetic jacket works very well. A warm fleece hat, some mittens, a
warm pair of boots and a pair of soft-shell pants will keep you
comfortable when paired with a warm base layer. When you are
walking, you do not produce as much heat and you need to bring
clothing to keep you warm.
running outdoors, you will feel cold when you start but as you move
faster you will become very warm. I have run in temperatures below
zero and wore a warm base layer top, two pair of running tights, a
medium weight running jacket, a fleece hat, wool socks, fleece
gloves with mittens over them, a BUFF around my neck and face, and
my sneakers. On most winter days I am able to run with a very light
running jacket, fleece gloves, a fleece hat, wool socks, one pair of
running tights and a medium weight running top. It always amazes me
with how quickly the body warms up when exerting a lot of energy.
secret to enjoying the outdoors is bringing a friend or a dog along
with you. When you are alone and it is cold out, sometimes the
hardest part is getting out of the house or even the car and onto
the trail. When you have a friend or a dog, you will find that the
miles pass by much quicker, you will notice the cold less and you
will have fun! When you are finished make sure you have dry clothes
to change into immediately as you will become cold very quickly. So
go outside and enjoy the animal tracks in the woods, the sound of
fresh snowflakes falling on the ground, the trees creaking in the
cold or the peaceful silence of winter.
Chef Amie Hurd, Coe-Brown Alumni, will be appearing
February 14th at 10 pm
on The Food Network’s ‘Chef Wanted.’ Be Sure
L. Magoon, Sr.
Robert L. “Rocky” Magoon, Sr., 74, a resident of Northwood for more
than 50 years, died Tuesday, February 5, 2013.
Lincoln, Rocky was the son of Merlin and Dorothy (Burbank) Magoon.
he joined the US Air Force and served until 1963. After his
discharge, Rocky worked as a truck driver for Agway in Epsom and R.
Bailey and Co. in Northwood. He spent 15 years with the State of
NH, Department of Transportation, working out of 604 Shed in
Northwood until his retirement in 2001.
an avid outdoorsman and especially enjoyed hunting and fishing.
of his family include his wife of 34 years, Glennys (Cass) Magoon of
Northwood; 4 children, Robert Magoon, Jr., and wife Tracy of
Pittsfield, Leslie Magoon and wife Carol of Penacook, Tammy Merrill
and husband Brian of Epsom, and James Magoon and fiancée Denise Boyd
of Epsom; 15 grandchildren; 4 great grandchildren; 5 siblings, John
Ingalls and wife Priscilla of No. Woodstock, Kenneth Magoon and
wife, Mary Lou of Hill, Bliss Magoon and wife Claire of Parsonsfield,
ME, Marcus Magoon of Pittsfield, and Coral Nieder of Concord; and
nieces and nephews.
burial with military honors was February 11th at the NH State
Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen.
Memorial donations may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research
Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105.
and friends may sign an on-line guestbook by visiting