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April 24, 2013

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Come enjoy a great day of fun with the family!

Jacquelyn Arell Disc Golf Tournament

(All proceeds go to help pay for Jackie’s New York City Photoshoot)

April 28, 2013

@ 10:30am

at The Woods

At Beauty Hill

557 Beauty Hill Road Barnstead, NH


Web Site:

$10.00 Per person 

Everyone is welcome! Call 603-724-4027 or 603-798-7549

to Pre-register

Food and drinks will be available for purchase

Rain Date: May 5, 2013



Bean Hole Bash


Your business or organization can sponsor the Northwood Bean Hole Bash!  Join the Northwood Fire-Rescue Association and friends in reviving a great Northwood tradition, the Bean Hole Bash. This two-day community event will provide an excellent opportunity to showcase your business or organization.  We plan to make this an annual town event, as it was for many years, with activities including a pancake breakfast, a 5K road race, softball games, a flea market, an auction, a barn dance and an old fashioned baked bean supper.


Here’s how you can get involved and have your name associated with this special event: Download the sponsorship form from this link: or contact Meg McGoldrick at 942-8313 or [email protected]. Fill out the form and get it back to the Bean Hole Bash committee by June 12, 2013. We’ll make sure your name is featured on event literature. 


And be sure to put the Bash on your calendar today!



Northwood Elementary Kindergarten Open House


The Northwood Elementary School will again be hosting its annual Open House/Kindergarten Registration for students entering Kindergarten in the fall of 2013. This year’s Open House will be held on Friday, May 17th at the elementary school in Northwood.  Parents of incoming kindergarten students are encouraged to pick up a registration packet in advance if possible from the main office at the school and bring all registration materials to the Open House.  Materials required are proof of a current physical, updated immunization records, and a copy of your child’s birth certificate.


The office will be contacting parents about setting up times to come in to the school throughout that day, so when you pick up a packet, please be sure to be put on the Open House schedule.  The entire event will take about 30-45 minutes and will include some informal activities for the students while parents will be given the opportunity to briefly meet Mrs. Lisa Magnusson, kindergarten teacher, and the current administration – Mr. Richard Hartford, Principal, and Mrs. Lisa LaBella, Assistant Principal.


Please contact the main office at 942-1290 with any questions pertaining to this event.



Get Set For Tricky Tray


Tricky Tray is a major fundraiser presented this year by the Deerfield PTO. This event will support many school projects and events. We greatly appreciate your support and participation. 


Here’s how it works: 


PTO receives donations of goods and services from businesses, organizations and community members. Each donation will be displayed on a numbered tray with the donor’s name on it. This year we are pleased to announce that we will have over 175 unique trays. 


Trays will be available for viewing at Deerfield Community School Thursday, May 2nd, from 2:30 pm - 7 pm and Friday, May 3rd, from 10 am - 6 pm. Drawing will begin at 6:30 pm. 


Tickets will only be available for purchase during the preview times listed above. Tickets are 25¢, 50¢ or $1.


This is a fun and worthwhile fundraiser that everyone enjoys. We hope to see you there. Any questions please contact us at [email protected].



Northwood School Wellness Committee Wraps Up

Another Successful Year Of Promoting Fitness

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On April 13, the Northwood School Marathon Kids participated in the final event organized by the Northwood School Wellness Committee. For the past two months, some students, staff and parents, have been running or walking together Wednesdays after school. In addition, participants logged their running miles during the week. After having completing 25+ miles, Saturday they completed their final mile. Afterwards students played games organized and run by some Coe-Brown students, along with Mrs. Jennifer Cox.  


A huge thank you to them and to the parents: Mrs. Annette Smith, Mrs. Amy Tkaczyk. Mrs. Mary Bulger and school staff: Mrs. Tamara LaMontagne, Mrs. Beth Benham, and Mrs. Linda Kramas who assisted each week on our Marathon Wednesdays. Also, thank you to the Northwood PTA who donated healthy snacks and water to the runners.  


A logo contest was held earlier in the year and Julia Sommers’ design was chosen to be the marathon logo. Tee-shirts designed with this logo were given to the runners, thanks to a grant donation from the Walmart Foundation.  This is the second year that the Northwood School Wellness Committee has had this program for all students and this year there were more than 40 participants. 



Advent Christian Church To Host Special Media Presentation


The Church in the Narrows, at 113 School St. will host Rev. Clint Taber and his media presentation on Living In Perilous Times on Sunday April 28 at 10 am.


People the world over are scanning the horizon looking for some ray of hope. A mood of skepticism, fear and anxiety hangs over our society like a dark cloud. Things are not working out. Some are even wondering if this is a signal that the world as we know it is about to end. 


A generation ago optimism about the future began to soar as we realized the consequences of reckless warring with weapons of mass destruction could result in global genocide.  This was a time to dedicate ourselves to peace and to improving the quality of life for all mankind. But nothing that is happening gives us much confidence for the future. Random acts of violence like the bombings at the Boston Marathon, a global war on terrorism, and crises in the Middle East all serve to remind us that we are living in perilous times.


Clinton E. Taber of Kittery, Maine will be at the Northwood Narrows Advent Christian Church on Sunday morning at 10 am to address these concerns. Taber has been a pastor, teacher, college administrator, musician and bible student for over 50 years. He will deliver a message illustrated with computer generated graphics on the subject “The Triumph of the Kingdom of God.” In this message he will demonstrate how the failing kingdoms and governments of men will soon be replaced with the eternal Kingdom of God at the Second Coming of Jesus Christ.


The public is invited to attend the service which begins at 10 am.




Lead cinch?


One of the great pleasures of living within ear-shot of Jenness Pond is to hear the loons calling.  You can, too, at “Cornell bird calls.” But it’s not quite the same.  


Later this month, the NH House considers a bill that passed in the Senate unanimously which will help preserve this New Hampshire Advantage for generations to come. SB89 continues to tighten the restrictions on fishing tackle using lead, forbidding lead jigs (weighted hooks) of an ounce or less.


This would seem to be a minor matter, but since 2000, 52% of the documented loon deaths in NH were caused by lead jigs.  So who could oppose such common-sense legislation and on what grounds?


It turns out that the NH Bass Federation – representing the fishermen, not the fish, I assume – opposes this measure because, according the Concord Monitor (4/16/13) “non-toxic alternatives…are harder to find and more expensive.”  Of course, the first is true because the law hasn’t passed! But if you stop by Heritage Hardware, you will find that all of the sinkers are non-toxic. So how hard can it be to make non-toxic jigs?


As for expense, I’ve been a Lake Host on Jenness Pond for years, checking to prevent milfoil from being carried into the lake on bass boats.  I figure that a guy driving a $40K pick-up towing a $15K bass boat on the $3K trailer can afford an extra couple of bucks for a non-toxic jig.


So I hope that the House – and our representatives, Maureen Mann and Bruce Hodgden – will pass this bill. Let them know what you think.


Tom Chase

Northwood, NH




Helen L. (Todd) Smith


Helen L. (Todd) Smith of Northwood, NH died after a brief illness.


She and her twin sister were born September 3, 1926 in Claremont, NH to the late Harry M. Todd and the late Glenna F. Todd.


After graduating from Steven High School in 1944, she went to Northampton Commercial College in Northampton, MA. Upon graduation in 1946, she started working at Pratt & Whitney Aircraft  Company in Hartford, CT.


In 1948 she married Seth G. Smith, Jr. and moved to Somerset, MA where the family lived for many years. She later worked at Raytheon in No. Dighton, MA before moving back to NH to work for the State of NH for 30 years before retiring in 1992. In 1981, she earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Services from New Hampshire College.


Helen loved to travel. She went almost yearly to Hawaii to house sit her brother’s home in Kaneohe while he and his wife traveled all around the world. Other places she traveled to include Aruba, Isreal, Alaska, and most every state across America visiting friends and relatives.


She is predeceased by her husband, Seth G. Smith, Jr.; her brother, Richard M. Todd; her sister, Barbara Edwards and brother-in-law Walter Edward.


She is survived by her two sons, Gary S. Smith of Hooksett, NH and David C. Smith of Northwood, NH; her brother Robert E. Todd and wife Anne of Hawaii; and her sister-in-law Judy Todd of Epsom.






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