Join Scouting! Northwood Scouts meets every
Thursday at the St. Joe’s Church Hall. Come by to
join Cub Scouts (up to 5th grade) from 6:00-7:00 pm
and Boy Scouts (grades 6-12) from 7:00 pm to 8:30
pm. St. Joe’s Church Hall, Route 4 next to the Town
Hall. For more information go to
www.northwoodscouts.com or call 269-7760.
you been trying to keep track of what is happening with New
Hampshire’s public education? We have just the program for you! Bill
Duncan, the founder of “Advancing New Hampshire Public Education,”
will be speaking in Northwood on September 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm at
the Northwood Community Center, 135 Main Street, in Northwood
Narrows. Bring your questions.
Advancing New Hampshire Public Education -
http://anhpe.org - tracks education
bills in the Legislature. Their mission is to promote legislation
and policies that improve New Hampshire public education K-16 and
oppose legislation they see as harmful.
program is presented by the Northwood Democrats and is open to the
public. For more information please e-mail Lucy Edwards at
or call her at 603-312-6049.
September is National Library Card Sign-Up Month! The Chesley
Memorial Library will be offering free replacement library cards all
month long to celebrate and invite all patrons and community members
to join us for the annual Open House on Saturday, September 7, from
10:30 am - 12:30 pm. The trustees will be thanking all library
volunteers so please plan to attend if you volunteered at the
library in any capacity. Light refreshments will be
Northwood Advent Christian Church will host a free cookout and music
night to celebrate National Back to Church Sunday on September 15.
The church is located at 113 School St. (Rt. 107) in the Narrows.
The cookout will start at 5pm with hamburgers, hotdogs and chicken
followed at 6:00 with a time of music and praise with local
musicians. The activities will all be outdoors weather permitting.
church has been a part of the Northwood community since the mid
1800’s. This is an invitation for you, our neighbors to come and
check us out and see what God is doing. We are happy to invite you
back to church. Join us Sept. 15 at 5pm and every Sunday at 10 am
for worship service.
Suncook Valley Sno-Riders snowmobile club is holding its 2nd annual
Fall Mum Sale fundraiser!
Saturday, Sept. 14 and Sunday, Sept. 15 (9am-3pm)
EXIT Reward Realty’s field (Corner of Rt. 28 and River Rd.) in
also be selling fall decorative items like hay bales and corn
more information see the club’s Facebook page:
Hold Homecoming Weekend September 13 & 14
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy is pleased to announce that Homecoming
Weekend will be celebrated on Friday and Saturday, September 13 and
14, 2013. The weekend will kick off with “Red and White” day for
students on Friday, followed by an Ultimate Frisbee match at 3:30 pm
and then a family friendly Comedy Hypnosis Show at 7 pm ($10).
day of fantastic activities is planned across the campus for
Saturday the 14th including athletic events: Bass Fishing at 8 am,
Cross Country at 9 am, Girls JV/V Soccer at noon, Boys JV/V Soccer
at 2 pm and Girls R/JV/V Volleyball at 2:30, 3:45, and 5. In
addition, there will be booths and games including a dunking booth,
a woodman’s demo and concessions throughout the day. Homecoming will
culminate with a dance for current students from 7 – 10 pm ($5).
more information about any of the events, contact the school at
603-942-5531. Hope to see you there.
Hypnosis Comes To CBNA
Wronker Comedy Hypnosis
Wronker’s “Funny Business,” a comedy hypnosis extravaganza, will
arrive at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy on Friday, September 13, 2013,
at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus. Steve Wronker is a
unique entertainer with a unique slant on the most hilarious, the
most outrageous, and the funniest form of comedy available in
today’s entertainment market, and the SWFB comedy hypnosis show is
extremely different from any other hypnosis show available. Audience
members become the stars of the show. A true entertainer, Steve puts
lots of volunteers into his show and orchestrates a program of
absolute hilarity! With over 300 family friendly routines to choose
from, no two shows are alike!
show is being sponsored by CBNA Theatre and is CBNA Homecoming
weekend event. Tickets are $10 general admission and will be
available at the door on the night of the show. Prepare to be
thoroughly entertained when you attend Steve Wronker’s “Funny
Business” at CBNA on September 13!
Northwood School Welcomes New Staff
Northwood School welcomed nine new staff members this fall. From
left to right: Jody Labrie (7th/8th grade special education), Andrew
Fersch (7th/8th grade Language Arts/Reading), Sandra Hassett (NECC
tutor), Christy Bielunis (1st grade), Megan Mantell (7th/8th grade
special education), Michel White (physical education/health), Meghan
Libby (2nd grade), Eryn Duffy (5th-7th grade special education), and
Kurt Poeltl (paraprofessional). Not pictured: Erika Grand
Rush, Foreign Language Teacher Of The Year
Northwood School District received word late this summer that
Foreign Language teacher, Rebecca Rush, has received the honor of
New Hampshire’s Foreign Language Teacher of the Year for the 2013-14
school year. Ms. Rush has been employed at the school since the fall
of 2007. She currently instructs students in grades 1-8.
elementary grades, she team teaches with both the music teacher, Ms.
Susan Gokey, and the school’s Library Media Specialist, Mrs. Melissa
Moore, providing students with a richer curriculum in all three
areas. For grades 5 and 6, she allows the students an opportunity
during a Related Arts class that lasts half a year, to choose either
French or Spanish to study, with a focus on the countries and
culture of those two languages. Finally, in 7th and 8th grade, Ms.
Rush teaches a high school level Spanish I program to students who
have met perquisite guidelines, including high marks in previous
reading/language arts classes, NWEA and NECAP scores, and
recommendations from their teachers.
addition, Ms. Rush works tirelessly as a drama advisor, leading
large groups of students in 3-4 dramatic productions each year at
Northwood School is excited to have Ms. Rush a part of their
learning environment and hopes that she will continue to touch the
lives of students both in the classroom and on the stage for many
years to come!
Jeanne Shaheen has made it clear she will vote in favor of an
American War against Syria. Congresswoman Carol Shea-Porter has
indicated she will vote against taking America to war. So we know
where they stand.
Congresswoman Ann McLane Kuster (Concord office 226-1002) and
Senator Kelly Ayotte (Manchester office 622-7979) have not indicated
whether they will support President Obama’s war in Syria.
could be the most important vote of their careers, especially if it
ends up igniting a widespread war in the Middle East, a war that
ends up with American boots and bodies on the ground yet again. The
House and Senate may vote at any time.
Northwood Recreation Department
Northwood Recreation Department is looking to expand the programs
offered to older adults. We would love to add new programs for
adults, especially older adults, to enjoy but we want to hear from
you. Please tell us if there is a program, trip, sport, or class
that you would like to see the Recreation Department offer.
Northwood Recreation Commission is seeking an individual who is
committed to attending commission meetings on the 2nd Wednesday of
the month. This individual should also be willing to volunteer to
assist during Recreation Events. The Commission would also like
interested individuals to be connected to the older adult population
in some way.
[email protected] or call 942-5586 x209 with ideas or
interest in serving.
(Sheehan) Heald, 89, a resident of Northwood, passed away peacefully
after a lengthy illness on August 24, 2013, at Pleasant View Center
in Concord, NH.
born on March 23, 1924, in Natick, MA, the daughter of the late
Edward and Ada (Goss) Sheehan.
resided in Natick for many years and graduated from Natick High
School. After graduation, she worked at Dennison Manufacturing in
Framingham, MA and Ucinite Company in Newton, MA during the war.
married to Everett H. Heald on June 8, 1946, in East Natick, MA.
After her marriage to Everett, she was a lifetime resident of
Needham, MA before moving to Northwood, NH in 1978.
the late Everett H. Heald, she is survived by a daughter, Bette
Sikes of Palm Beach Gardens, FL; a son, Douglas Heald and wife,
Cheryl formerly of Northwood and now residing in Upton, ME; two
grandchildren, Shannon Hastings and husband Randy of Hollywood, FL
and Courtney Smith and husband Nathan of Wylie, TX; two
great-grandchildren, Vincent and Greenlee Smith; several nieces and
loving wife and mother, she was actively involved in her children’s
and grandchildren’s lives. She will be remembered for her kindness,
sweetness, tenderness and softness. She enjoyed family, knitting,
sewing and card playing.
Graveside services were held on Wednesday, September 4 at the New
Hampshire State Veterans Cemetery in Boscawen. Assisting the family
with arrangements is the Cremation Society of New Hampshire.
of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Concord Regional
VNA Home Care, 30 Pillsbury Street, Concord, NH 03301 or the
Alzheimer’s Association, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford,