candidates for public office in the Northwood town and school
district election are invited to speak at a public forum to be held
at the Northwood Town Hall on Wednesday, February 27th at 7 p.m. All
Northwood citizens are urged to attend. This is a great opportunity
to meet the people who are running for the open positions and whose
names will appear on the ballot. Election Day is Tuesday March 12,
with voting to take place at St. Joseph’s Parish Center.
Congratulations to Aaron Ash of Northwood, CBNA Class of 2012, who
achieved Dean’s List with the distinction of Honors for Fall
Semester 2012 at the University of Maine, Farmington. Parents are
Helen and Kevin Ash.
To The Editor
to announce my candidacy for the office of treasurer for the Town of
had the honor of serving as the Deputy Town Treasurer under Joe Knox
for the past two years and acting town treasurer since September.
addition of a computer in the office has allowed the accounts held
by the treasurer to be computerized to go along with the required
ledger books. We have reconstructed the accounts permitting us to
expand cash management, saving tax dollars in lower banking fees,
decrease auditing time and reinforce our internal control
years of banking experience in cash management, computer operations,
customer service and loan operations has educated me in executing
clear and accurate records, confidentiality of information, working
within regulations while searching to lower expenses and to work as
a team member.
Northwood resident for over 50 years, I am committed to community
service. I have served as an EMT for 40 years with Northwood Fire
Rescue, past treasurer and chairperson of Northwood Santa’s Helpers.
I am an active member of Northwood Historical Society and a
Salvation Army welfare secretary.
the incumbent for the position for the past several months, I
understand the commitment required to be your town treasurer. I
would appreciate your vote on March 12, 2013.
may have noticed, Federal taxes this year have gone up for everyone,
not just the rich. The cost of medical insurance, food, heating
oil, and so many more basics is rising. The LA Times reports that a
“surge in vegetable prices pushed up wholesale inflation in
January.” Adding insult to injury, the cost of gasoline has gone up
every single day for more than a month. Four years ago the national
average was $1.90 a gallon.
spite of these burdens, the newly elected NH legislature has
proposed bills to increase the gasoline tax and car registration
fees. In addition, legislators have other plans to raise taxes on
heating oil and diesel fuel, and to increase state revenue generally
while decreasing ours.
same time, the economy actually retreated in the last quarter, and
unemployment, already historically high these last 4 years, may
again be on the rise. Moreover, we now learn that “the Conference
Board Consumer Confidence Index, which had declined in December,
fell further in January.”
all this is happening, Northwood taxpayers are being asked to spend
more than $16,000,000 on our school and town. And, just over the
horizon, income tax day is April 15th.
at the local level that our vote counts most. On March 12th, the
polls will be open from 7 am to 7 pm at St. Joseph’s Church.
Northwood Teachers’ Association
Child. Every Chance. Every Day.
Northwood Teachers’ Association celebrates teachers and teaching
with its Teacher of the Month.
February Teacher Of The Month:
remember a time when music wasn’t at the center of my life. By the
time I was five, I had a repertoire of 500 songs, taught to me by
two enthusiastic, gray-haired kindergarten teachers. We’d drag out a
box of assorted tambourines and drums and sing and play away every
day. From that time on, I jumped at the chance to do anything
musical that came my way: accordion lessons, talent shows, church
choir, or school band. There was never any question what I was going
to do when I “grew up.”
is the most amazing subject to teach. There isn’t anything that
can’t be taught in the music room: from history to math to poetry to
science and on and on. But that’s not what I love most. The most
important thing learned in the classroom is teamwork. Whether we’re
singing, dancing, exploring notation or playing instruments (from
recorders to drums to xylophones to trumpets), we always have this
goal: to work together, exploring a subject where we play in
harmony, and everyone wins.
a B.S. in Music Education from UNH with graduate certification in
the Orff/Schulwerk Process. I’ve taught K-8 General Music at
Northwood School since 2007. For the past three years, I have also
directed the growing 5th – 8th grade band program.
CBNA FCCLA Chapter Community Service Activities
FCCLA members who attended the recent Lion’s Club Outing for the
Visually Impaired: Back row left to right: Ashley Lewis, Sadie
Rollins, Scott Eastwood, Parker Galloway, and Adam Prevatt. Front
row left to right: Claire Decker, Paige Doucette, Taylor Olsson, and
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of FCCLA (Family Career and
Community Leaders of America) has recently been involved in many
activities. FCCLA members have worked hard on community service
projects including a coat drive during which members were able to
collect forty coats and donate them to My Friend’s Place in
Rochester, NH. Along with the coat drive, FCCLA members completed a
food drive at CBNA and donated the food to different local food
pantries. During the holidays our chapter collected toys and
donations to help three local families to have a good holiday. Along
with these community service projects, the students were able to
reach out to the Saddleback Lions Club and were able to participate
in their annual Outing for the Visually Impaired. The CBNA FCCLA
chapter members had a wonderful day during this event. Chapter
members hope to continue community service projects throughout the
rest of the year.
Selects New Superintendent Of Schools
Patrick, Chairman of the SAU 44 School Board, is pleased to announce
the selection of the new Superintendent of Schools for the school
districts of Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford. Dr. Robert
Gadomski will succeed Dr. Michael Ludwell, who is retiring at the
end of June.
decision to elect Dr. Gadomski came after the completion of a
rigorous interview process, with two finalists, which culminated in
a unanimous affirmed vote of the Board this past Wednesday, February
13, 2013. Throughout the process, those who met with him were
impressed with his knowledge, background and ability to connect with
teachers, staff and community members.
Gadomski is presently the assistant superintendent of schools for
SAU 9, which serves multiple districts in the North Conway area. His
responsibilities there include curriculum development and oversight,
participation in the development and oversight of a $50,000,000
budget as well as other duties including personnel matters and food
service programs. Prior to coming to SAU 9 five years ago, Dr.
Gadomiski served as the principal for the Belmont Middle School.
Gadomski received his Doctor of Education Degree from Argosy
University in Sarasota Florida, with a focus on Educational
Leadership. He has a C.A.G.S. Degree from Plymouth State College and
a Master of Education Degree from Notre Dame College in Manchester.
Gadomski will officially begin his tenure in SAU 44 on July 1, 2013.
Coe-Brown Students Recognized For 2013 Scholastic Writing Awards
number of Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students were recently
recognized by the National Writing Project in New Hampshire through
The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. This is a remarkable
achievement and milestone for young writers at CBNA who were
mentored by English department faculty.
of writers, teachers, and literary professionals selected their work
as being among the best works submitted by New Hampshire teenagers.
Students are judged against other entries in the following
categories: fiction, flash fiction, poetry, personal narratives,
persuasive essays, humor, science fiction and fantasy. Of the more
than 300 submissions to The Scholastic Writing Awards, which New
Hampshire students sent this year, the following students from CBNA
Key-Hannah Eaton (Strafford)
Silver Key-Molly Boodey (Barrington), Sophia Chartier (Nottingham),
Bailey Docko (Northwood), Nicole Durell (Barrington), Christen
Gallant (Nottingham), Claire Hammond (Nottingham), Brooke Laskowsky
(Deerfield), Bethany Levenson (Nottingham), Jolene Levesque
(Nottingham), Damian May (Strafford), Carter Rollins (Northwood),
Holly Roman (Strafford), Meredith Roman(Strafford), Kristina Seavey
Honorable Mention- Leanne Baratier (Strafford) (2), Molly Boodey
(Barrington) (2), Kayleigh Bounds (Nottingham), Elisabeth Danis
(Nottingham) (2), Emily Greene (Strafford), Ashley Hodil
(Strafford), Katheryn Huckins (Strafford), Lily Hunt (Northwood),
Anna Jennison (Nottingham), Brooke Laskowsky (Deerfield), Damian May
(Strafford), Billie Pingree (Northwood), Meredith Roman (Strafford),
Kristina Seavey (Nottingham), Jake Scarponi (Barrington), Julie
Friday, May 3, 2013, all award recipients, including those whose
work was selected as honorable mention, will be invited to attend
the Middle High School Voices Conference and the NH Regional Awards
Ceremony to be held at Plymouth State University. In addition, every
piece of writing which received a gold or silver key will be
published in this year’s edition of Middle/High School Voices.
Congratulations to this next generation of writers.
FBLA Chapter Celebrates FBLA Week
Future Business Leaders of America Coe-Brown Northwood Academy
recently celebrated FBLA Week, February 10 through February 16, with
a number of activities, designed to raise awareness of FBLA’s many
activities. Members created several bulletin and display boards.
The Chapter hosted a guest speaker from UNH, Amy Davies, who spoke
to members about a paid internship in technology during the summer.
Members also participated in “Crush for a Crush,” a national FBLA
fundraiser for Valentine’s Day which involved selling cans of Crush
soda with special Valentine messages on them. Senior officers also
presented a short program to the CBNA Board of Trustees about FBLA
the week, members celebrated Valentine’s Day with Coe-Brown’s other
Career and Technical Student Organizations FFA and FCCLA with a
breakfast and networking about the State Leadership Conference
preparations. To end the week, the chapter had some social time with
several rounds of bowling and a pizza dinner afterword.
was a very full week of exciting activities for CBNA’s FBLA chapter
and the chapter looks forward to the State Leadership Conference at
the end of March.
Students To Participate In Youth Art Month Exhibition
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Fine Arts Curriculum Coordinator, Mr.
Scott Chatfield is pleased to announce that several CBNA students,
Baratier of Strafford,
Carlson of Nottingham,
Hunt of Northwood, and
Mazzochi of Strafford, have been selected to participate in the
52nd anniversary of March as Youth Art Month (YAM).
celebration showcases artwork created by students in grades K-12.
YAM is a statewide exhibition of student art sponsored by the New
Hampshire Art Educators’ Association. This observance emphasizes the
value of art education for all children and encourages crucially
needed public support for quality school art programs.
exhibition will take place at the Karl Drerup Art Gallery on the
Campus of Plymouth State University from March 1 to March 31, 2013.
A reception at the Drerup Gallery will take place on Sunday
afternoon, March 3 from 12-2 pm.
Coe-Brown FBLA Members Meet Governor
Coe-Brown FBLA members meet with Governor Maggie Hassan from left to
right: Evan Horvath, Mason Twombly, Regan Butler, Governor Hassan,
Alicia Gianelli and advisor Dr. JoAnn Zylak
preparation for the Future Business Leaders of America week, a group
of officers from the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy chapter of FBLA
attended a meeting with Governor Maggie Hassan on February 5, 2013.
The group consisted of three seniors, Alicia Giannelli, Evan
Horvath, and Mason Twombly, one junior, Regan Butler, and advisor
Dr. JoAnn Zylak.
meeting, the group was given time to converse with Governor Hassan
before taking pictures and receiving a signed NH FBLA Proclamation.
Following the meeting, the group took a tour of the historic New
Hampshire State House before returning to CBNA. The Gubernatorial
Proclamation is proudly on display at Coe-Brown as a reminder of
this wonderful accomplishment.
CBNA FBLA chapter thanks the Governor for her time and the
opportunity to meet her and to receive the proclamation.
To The Editor
awesome to see the volume of letters coming out of Northwood. If
only that energy could be turned into action. Vote! Remember,
elections have consequences. While it is obvious that the school
budget is most of the discussion the recent elections put people in
place that have already had an impact on rising costs. And they are
going to continue to escalate. All energy and food costs are rising
while paychecks have gone down. A majority of voters who went and
voted, elected politicians who would make that happen. They bought
deal on the school side is the teachers contract. Don’t be a low
information voter. Go to the school website and check it out. In
just money alone the teachers are asking for a 6%, 3% and another 3%
increase over three years in the step raises. Then they want to be
raised three steps in one move. Subsequently, there will be teachers
who get over an $11,000 raise just in the first year. They want more
in professional development, a 33% increase.
many teachers nearing retirement. They want us to allow 5 teachers a
year to retire and receive a full year of pay, paid out at 20% a
year, on top of their state retirement. They want us to pay for
their dental plan for life. Unlike in the Chicago mess or Manchester
debacle, here in Northwood you the voters decide, not a few
politicians. I’m going to talk about benefits next week.
Northwood Softball Baseball Registration
this year is online registration. Now you can pay online with
credit, debit or PayPal. You can do multiple registrations before
you check out and pay. Registrations are due by March 16, 2013. Any
registrations after that date will be accepted on a space available
basis and will incur a late fee. When visiting our website at
www.northwoodsoftballbaseball.org please look to the upper
right corner for the links.
Spring Clinics will be starting March 16th for Softball and March
17th. Clinics are free for all registered players. Please visit the
website for more information.
have a business in the local area and would like to be a sponsor for
the 2013 season please contact us at
[email protected] so we can send you some
you are visiting our website please don’t forget to register your
email address so we can keep you informed about what’s going on.
Andrew “John” Lane, 87, of Northwood, died Sunday, February 17,
2013, at Presidential Oaks in Concord, NH after a brief illness.
Keene, NH on October 2, 1925, John was the son of the late Earl N.
and Lilly (Lofgren) Lane. He graduated from Keene High School before
entering the U.S. Army Air Corps as an aviation cadet during World
War II. He was an alumnus of Syracuse University in Syracuse, New
York graduating in June, 1950 with a B.S. Degree in Civil
Engineering. John was married to Jean Whitcomb on October 21, 1950.
worked in construction for Arthur Whitcomb Construction Company of
Keene for five years before moving to Northwood in 1955. He then
began his career with the State of New Hampshire Department of
Transportation as a civil engineer in the Bridge Division. Mr. Lane
was promoted to Assistant Bridge Engineer in 1970 and retired as the
State Bridge Engineer in 1989.
was active in his community, having served on the Northwood Highway
Advisory Committee, Northwood Budget Committee, Saddleback Mountain
Lion’s Club, and the American Legion. He was also active in the
Northwood Congregational Church. Most of all, he enjoyed attending
events at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, where he and Jean were
staples at sporting events, as well as plays and musicals. He also
enjoyed snowmobiling and summers at their camp on Wild Goose Pond.
survived by his wife of 62 years, Jean Lane; two children, daughter
Betsy Colburn and her husband Jim of Northwood and their children
Steve, Brian, and Lindsey; daughter Peggy Riley and her husband Pat
of San Antonio, Texas, and their children Sean, Kyle, and Kevin;
nine great grandchildren, and thirteen nieces and nephews. He is
pre-deceased by his parents and brother Richard L. Lane of Swanzey,
special thank you to the wonderful staff at Concord Hospital and
Presidential Oaks who provided boundless care, devotion, and love.
Memorial donations, in his memory, may be made to the Northwood
Congregational Church, PO Box 65, Northwood, NH 03261 or Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy, 907 First New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, NH
Bennett Funeral Home in Concord is handling arrangements. Messages
of condolences may be offered at
L. Hudson, 71, of St. Joseph Drive, Pine Gardens Park, Belmont, died
February 18th at his home following a long illness. He was born in
Lynn, MA, the son of Herm and Nina Hudson. He lived in Northwood for
many years where he owned and operated Hudson’s Fireside Restaurant.
He also was a chef at the Laconia Soda Shop and the Epsom Manor
Nursing Home. He has lived in Belmont for the past 10 years.
survived by his wife of 41 years, Dorothy (Grigway) Hudson of
Belmont; three sons, Nick of Las Vegas, NV, Frank of Lynn, MA., and
Harold of Concord; three daughters, Lori Nelson of China, ME, Stacy
Davis of Epsom and Terri Orman of Manchester; eleven grandchildren
and one great grandchild.
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