thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for next fall? The
Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations for the
2013-2014 school year. The Center School is a parent cooperative
preschool located next to the town hall in Northwood, which provides
a developmental program for three, four, and five year olds of
Northwood and surrounding towns. There are openings in our two-day
(T/Th) program and three-day (M/W/F) morning programs. Call or email
us soon to get an information packet or to make an appointment to
come for a visit! For information, please email director Karen
[email protected] or call her at the school at
Congratulations to Scott Bulger of Northwood, who has been named to
the Dean’s List at the Savannah College of Art and Design for fall
quarter 2012. Full-time undergraduate students who earn a grade
point average of 3.5 or above for the quarter receive recognition on
the Dean’s List.
Applications Being Accepted For Senior Housing In Northwood
the grand opening was held in June 2006, Northwood has been
fortunate to have an elderly housing facility located at 243 Bow
Street which is located behind the elementary school.
called The Meadow at Northwood and consists of 31-one bedroom units.
The housing is owned and operated by Southern NH Services, which is
a community action agency with headquarters in Manchester.
Periodically they do accept new applications, which is currently the
Residents pay 30% of their adjusted monthly income for rent which
includes heat, hot water and electricity.
eligible, you must be 62 years of age or older and meet the federal
HUD income guidelines.
guidelines require that individual gross incomes be at or below
$36,050 per year. For two people, their total income must be at or
below $41,200 per year.
qualify and are interested in an application or more information,
please call their Management Office on Bow Street at 942-8245. Good
Annual Center School Auction
13th Annual Auction for the Center School (Northwood Parent
Cooperative Preschool) will be held at 7 p.m. on Saturday, April 6th
at the Bow Lake Grange in Strafford. All are welcome to come and
join in the fun! There are many unique and exciting items to bid on
including hand-crafted goods, gift certificates to local businesses,
event tickets, and many other great deals! The auction is BYOB, but
snacks will be provided.
annual auction is our largest fundraiser. All proceeds go to any
non-budget items, such as building repairs and upgrades to our 200+
year old building. Last year’s proceeds were used to install new
doors and to paint the exterior of the building. We are also
accepting donations if anyone has any goods or services they would
like to donate. It is a great way to get your business some exposure
and the donation is tax-deductable. Thank you to all the businesses
and individuals who have donated in the past and are donating this
more information please feel free to call Tara or Kristy at the
school (603) 942-7686.
Student Art Exhibit At Nottingham Library
continued celebration of March as Youth Art Month, the Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy Art Department is pleased to announce a special
exhibition of student artwork on display at the Blaisdell Memorial
Library in Nottingham, NH beginning March 22. This exhibition
highlights a variety of courses and techniques that students study
through the art department curriculum. The exhibit will run through
following is a list of students participating:
Beck, Jesse Carlson, Domenica DeLuca, Emily Reiff, Lance Guivens,
Julia Harcourt, Ashley Hardy, Stephen Munroe, Haleigh Simmons
Eastwood, Katie Cilley, Abigail MacCallum, Beau Pingree, Haley Ruth,
Hailey Sernio, Anthony Toscano
Madeleine Adams, Leanne Baratier, Nikole D’Alessandro, Hanna Eaton,
Kendra Gagnon, Anna Goscinski, Ashley Hodil, Meredith Ingham,
Alexandra LaChapelle, Moriah Mazzochi, Kyle Noel, Olivia Sparrow,
Jacquelyn Stevens, Katelyn Terry, Alexander Yonchak, Sophia Wensberg
Bussiere, Olivia Drew, Emma Easle, Lauren Montgomery
Students Raising Funds For D.C. Trip
students in the class of 2013 at the Northwood Elementary School
have been raising money throughout the school year for their annual
class trip. This year, the students chose to go to Washington D.C.
With the recent blessing from the School Board, efforts have been
ramped up to complete the final fund raising necessary to make the
trip a reality for the students.
Fundraisers they have undertaken so far include: candy grams at
Valentine’s Day, pajama days at school, cookie walk at the annual
Holly Fair, school dances, snacks at the basketball games, and more.
Currently, donations are also being solicited for the trip and
anyone may choose to support their trip through a donation at the
following site: http://www.gofundme.com/NES2013.
fundraisers are upcoming, including a Pancake Breakfast at Cooper
Hill Pizza in Northwood on Saturday, April 20th from 9:00-11:30 am.
If you are interested in attending this event, please contact the
office at the school at 942-5488.
March 27 issue of The Sun published a letter from Tom Chase berating
Bruce Hodgdon (and former Speaker O’Brien) for opposing the
acceptance of federal funds to expand Medicaid under the Affordable
Care Act. “Since the federal government would pay 100% for the first
three years and at least 90% thereafter......” While it is not my
purpose to debate the Affordable Care Act, I think Mr. Chase might
be well advised to review the history of some other promises made
by the federal government.
notable example might be IDEA, commonly known as Special Education,
passed in 1975. Congress promised 40% federal funding to cover the
cost but in the 38 years since has not even once provided that level
of funding. It’s now at about 15%.
who is suspicious of federal promises isn’t necessarily ignoring his
constituents as the letter stated. They might just not trust the
feds to do what they say they will and may not deserve being
attacked for it.
read with amusement my neighbor Mike Faiella’s recent letters
inveighing against the proposed increase in the state gas tax to pay
for increased road and bridge maintenance.
he takes a page out of Jim Hadley’s book, Numeracy for Lunacy, to
identify a 15¢/gal. increase on the current tax of 18¢/gal. as an
83% - make that an 83%! – increase. Sounds like more that way,
doesn’t it? Oh, and he omits to say that the increase is phased in
over 3 years.
he ignores the fact that this 18¢/gal. tax has been the same since
1991. That year, in January, regular gas cost on average across the
U.S. of $1.192. By December, it had dropped to $1.053. So the tax
added ($.18 ÷ $1.123 =) 16% to the cost of a gallon of gas on
average in 1991.
today’s average price of $3.68/gal., 18¢ represents 4.89% and the
proposed increase to 33¢/gal. in three years represents a tax of
only 8.97%. And that assumes that the price of a gallon of gas does
numbers suggest that gas is undertaxed – and they help explain why
road and bridge maintenance has fallen behind, even as population
and road use has increased.
latter point – that our roads and bridges are in lousy shape and
getting worse – is not disputed by Mike. And it was not lost on the
voters of Northwood, who by a 57% majority, supported an effort to
spend more money on our town roads. Fortunately, this effort to
raise the money by a bond that would have cost approximately $93,000
over 10 years, failed. Now it remains for the Selectmen and the
State Legislature to raise the money needed the old-fashioned way –
through taxation – and do the work that needs to be done.
recent weeks there have been calls for Northwood voters to support
both a road bond and an increase in the gas tax so that the state
grants, and not Northwood taxpayers, can pay for our roads.
have been calls to expand Medicare in New Hampshire so that the
Federal Government, and not the citizens of New Hampshire, can pay
the medical bills of our poor.
Professor Diane Ravitch, who served in the Department of Education
in both the Bush and Clinton administrations, says that 46 states,
including New Hampshire, have adopted a national curriculum “not
because the Common Core standards were better than their own, but
because they wanted a share of the federal cash.”
theme is clear. People in other towns should pay for Northwood’s
roads. People in other states should pay for New Hampshire’s
medical care and education. The trouble is, as British Prime
Minister Margaret Thatcher once pointed out, eventually you run out
of other people’s money.
Plymouth State University Student Successful At
National Association Of Teachers Of
Singing Festival In Boston
Plymouth State University senior music major Michael Dodge of
Northwood earned second place in Division 2 (ages 18-20) and won the
Special Prize for Best Performance of a German Arts Song in the
National Association of Teachers of Singing Boston Song and Aria
Festival held at the Boston University College of Fine Arts.
performed Dimenticar Ben Mio by Amilcare Ponchielli, Linden Lea by
Ralph Vaughan Williams, and Verborgenheit by Hugo Wolf, for which he
won the special prize. Dodge is the student of Professor of Music
Kathleen Arecchi and was accompanied on piano by PSU Collaborative
Pianist Allan DiBiase.
says participating in adjudicated art song and area festivals
provides students with a performance opportunity to set as a working
goal, and the opportunity to perform for experienced singing
adjudicators and to receive written feedback on all aspects of their
performance, from choice of repertory, mastery of singing technique,
diction accuracy, expressive singing and communicating with an
audience. They also can hear other singers who are in various stages
of their training and to experience the growth in self-confidence
that comes when they challenge themselves to step outside their
current comfortable performing zones.
National Association of Teachers of Singing, Inc. is the largest
professional association of teachers of singing in the world, with
members in 27 countries.
in the Silver Center for the Arts, the Department of Music, Theatre,
and Dance offers majors in music, music education and theatre, with
options that range from music technology or piano performance to
theatrical design, theatre history, dramatic writing and music
theatre performance. The department also offers a self-designed
interdisciplinary dance major that can be combined with other majors
such as theatre or business, a dance pedagogy curriculum approved by
the National Dance Education Organization and flexible minors in
music and dance that allow students to explore and develop their
Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club News
going on with The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club. They would
like to invite everyone to check out the NH Hill Climb Challenge
being held on April 6th at Pats Peak in Henniker, NH. This event has
multiple events, including but not limited to, drag races and
vintage races (this being sponsored by our own NCP Club). Check out
the website for more info on this event at
www.nhhillclimbchallenge.com. Lots of family fun for ending the
check out our website
www.northwoodcrankpullers.com for any details and information on
upcoming events and past event results.
next monthly meeting is April 18th at 7 pm in the Northwood
Community Center. Elections will be held at this time. And a
reminder that our trails are now closed, so please respect this and
a pretty good year for sledding with lots of activities so come join
us, as we are always looking for new members. As always we really
appreciate and are grateful to our landowners.