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Northwood NH News

August 28, 2013

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Are you thinking about enrolling your child in preschool this fall? Are you looking for a place where your child can make friends, learn in a program that encompasses all learning styles and abilities? Do you want your child to go to school at a place where children are allowed to express their normal curiosity while being stimulated and learning new skills? Now is the time to take action! 


The Center School in Northwood is currently accepting registrations for the 2013-2014 school year. There are only a few openings left in our Monday/Wednesday/Friday class at this time.  We also have openings in our Tuesday/Thursday class as well.  Or, if you are interested, your child could come all five mornings! 


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.  Call or email us soon to find out about the school or to get an information packet! For information, please email our director, Karen Andersen at [email protected] or call her at the school at 942-7686.


Act quickly! School starts the first week of September.




Submitted By Lucy Silva And Roberta Stearns


The Harvey Lake Woman’s Club is having a busy summer. On July 27 the Club held a very successful bake and craft sale and is looking forward to next year’s bean hole bash. 


The August 6 meeting was a field trip to Cannon Mountain, a ride up the aerial tramway and stroll to the lookout tower. The day was perfect with views as far as Orford Mountain in Quebec. Two carloads of women then stopped at Profile Lake to view the sculpture which commemorates the Old Man of the Mountain.


On August 22 President Ginny Rogers attended the GFWC-NH Summer Board Meeting and was a panel presenter on “projects their club supports.”


Our September 3 meeting will be a brown bag lunch at Joann Bailey’s camp on Jenness Pond.  We will meet there at 12 noon. Members are asked to bring baby shower items which will be delivered to Concord Hospital.


The Club has received an invitation to the Deerfield Women’s Club’s Tuesday, September 10, Reciprocity Day program and late luncheon. Please call Lucy Silva by Saturday, August 31, for more information and to RSVP.


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


Dear Editor:

The recent Northwood Board of Selectmen article in The Sun, in which they praised and thanked all involved with the July Bean Hole Bash was well deserved by all who spent many hours organizing this event. We can, firsthand, relate to the time and effort that is required for such an event. We both were involved with Northwood’s 200th and 225th anniversary celebrations as treasurer and chairman. We had wonderful committee members, who were willing to do all kinds of work, and we thank each and every one of them again, as we reminisce about those events.


It doesn’t seem possible, but in ten years Northwood will be 250 years old! It is not too soon to start planning for that celebration. Give some serious thought about how you could participate and ask the Selectmen to form a steering committee, and to set funds aside each year to cover the cost of a celebration worthy of Northwood’s 250th birthday!



Joe and Marion Knox



Annual Snowmobile WaterCross Races


The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club is  hosting it’s annual Snowmobile WaterCross races with an antique snowmobile display, flea market at Lake Shore Farm in Northwood, NH on September 8, 2013.  There is lots going on this year, so bring your family and lawn chairs and get ready for some great fun or load up your sled and participate.  


As always, we will have lots of great food as well as club memberships and apparel. Visit our website for more details and guidelines on this event. And as always we really appreciate our landowners and are always looking for new members.  Hope to see you there!


Gates open at 7 am, registration 7-9 am and the racing will start at 10 am.



Card Of Thanks

Submitted By Scott MacNevin



To all of my wonderful neighbors, friends, friends of friends and even strangers that have given me support and love during one of the worst of life’s many events I have ever had to endure.


On Monday morning, August 12, my wife of 30 years, Patrice, was waiting at a stop sign at the end of Ridge road; waiting until it was clear for her to pull out onto Route 4 and go to work at UNH, Durham. While waiting there, she was struck and killed by a driver heading home, who had drifted off of Route 4 after working a night shift. Obviously it was a completely unnecessary and tragic event.


Up until this time in my life, I have never had anyone very close to me pass away. I was completely lost. Lost and stunned and simply walking in circles not knowing what to do. It was then that I realized what truly matters most in this world. And that is simply each other. Not money, not material things but simply people: our community, our families, our friends. And yes, perfect strangers. The outpouring of support and caring and love I received in those first few horrible days of my totally changed life were of the greatest comfort to me and my 21 year old son Dylan. Without that support I just don’t know what I would have done.


Having said this, I want to thank each and every one of you, not just in Northwood, but all of our surrounding communities. We really are all neighbors and need more than ever to watch out for each other.


I am a changed man and I hope a better person now due to what I have learned. We all live on the same planet, we share the same air and we all feel the same joy and the same pain that life can hand out. I feel blessed to have chosen such a wonderful and beautiful place to live and raise a family. I now know what living in a community is really all about: it is all about you, my neighbors, my friends and my fellow man. We are all different but we are all the same.


In closing: The world is changing fast and we are hurrying to adapt. There are more cars on the road than ever and more distractions that take our minds off of what we should be paying attention to. When we, all of us, are driving, we are really sharing the road with each other and as such we have a responsibility to one another. We must never lose sight of this. We must teach this to our kids, we must constantly remind ourselves of this, even if we have been driving a lifetime. Please, drive carefully, wear your seat belts, slowdown (there is never really any hurry anyway if you think about it) and always stay alert. 


Just one avoided tragedy can help to give meaning to the passing of my wonderful, loving wife and devoted mother. Thank you.




Patrice MacNevin


Patrice MacNevin, 56, of Ridge Road, passed away suddenly Monday, Aug. 12, 2013, in Concord.


Patrice was born January 6, 1957, in Lowell, Mass., the daughter of Philip and Patricia (Byrt) Quinn.


She was a graduate of Framingham State College in Massachusetts in 1978 and a graduate MBA of Plymouth State College in 2012. She worked at Academic Affairs at the University of New Hampshire in Durham. Patrice was very interested in continuing educating and was starting the process of getting her PhD.


Patrice was a devoted mother, a devoted wife, very devoted to her family, and devoted to her dog, Bennie. She loved to laugh and touched the lives of countless people with her style, attitude and humor. Patrice also loved the outdoors and was avid in hiking, biking, skiing and kayaking. Patrice also picked up playing the flute around the age of 50 and had recently become interested in bringing her dog Bennie to dog jumping competitions.


Patrice is survived by her husband, Scott MacNevin; a son, Dylan MacNevin; and a brother, Philip Quinn.


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Memorial donations may be made in Patrice’s name to Cocheco Valley Humane Society, 262 County Farm Road, Dover, N.H. 03820.






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