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!
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!
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
quickly! School starts the first week of September.
at Deerfield, a non-profit residence for people with Alzheimer’s and
other types of dementia, is looking for board members. This
volunteer board oversees and approves the policies, direction, and
administration of The Inn. In addition, board members represent the
communities which surround The Inn, and help with fundraisers and
public events. The time commitment is approximately 4 hours per
quarter. If you are interested in being a part of this
organization, please contact Joe Dubiansky, Board Chairman, at
[email protected] or
Sept. 7th, 10 am -
Coe-Brown Academy’s Outdoor Basketball Court, First NH Turnpike,
Three on Three Competition, 3 to 5 teams will compete while helping
to raise money for The American Cancer Society.
Admission will be $2 for adults and kids 12 and under are free.
Refreshments will be available with proceeds to be donated to the
American Cancer Society. For more information or questions, call
Jake at 774-4736.
Scouting! Northwood Scouts start Thursday, September 5th. Cub
Scouts (up to 5th grade) meet every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm, and
Boy Scouts (grades 6-12) meet right after from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm at
St. Joe’s Church Hall, Route 4 next to the Town Hall. Go to
or call 269-7760 for more information.
next meeting of the Northwood Republicans will be held Monday,
September 9, at 7 pm, at Tasker’s Garage, behind the Northwood Post
Office. We are people who like lower taxes, fewer regulations, and
smaller government. If that sounds like you, please join us. We
will be discussing fall activities, speakers, and more. For
information call 724-0320.
sticker was found on our Got Social Security? Thank Democrats bumper
sticker after doing some errands in Northwood. It sure is news to
us! I wonder how we ever qualified for our most appreciated monthly
Social Security checks, and why we filed tax returns every year and
paid what was due. It’s a mystery!
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy New Staff
Coe-Brown Academy is pleased to introduce the newest members of its
staff for the 2013-2014 school year.
Elizabeth Evans joins the CBNA faculty as a French teacher in the
World Language Department. Ms. Evans received a BA from Swarthmore
College and an MA/ABD from Stanford University with degrees in
Sociology/Anthropology and taught Anthropology at UNH for a number
of years and, since her dissertation work involved living and
working in France, later took over the French program at Strafford
School, where she taught World Languages (French for most students)
for four years.
Jennifer Morrissette joins the CBNA staff as a paraprofessional.
Mrs. Morrissette is a graduate of Coe-Brown and has her Bachelors
and Masters Degrees from the University of NH. She has served as an
AmeriCorps member working for the Granite State Education Corps and
as a Title I reading and math instructor.
Ryan is the newest member of CBNA’s English department and comes to
CBNA with a BA and an MAT from the University of New Hampshire. Ms.
Ryan will be teaching World Literature, British Literature and
Wentworth will be serving CBNA as a Paraprofessional. Mrs. Wentworth
has over ten years experience working with students with behavioral
and academic challenges in a variety of settings, including the
Discovery Child Enrichment Center, Rochester Child Care Center, and
Milton Elementary School. She has advanced paraprofessional
certifications from the Richard Creteau Technology Center.
To The Editor
Recently I spoke to many of you on an issue that was very near and
dear to me. I’ll say we, but I personally asked you to approve a
School Board issue that would give 6 teachers an incentive to
retire, allowing for us to hire less expensive replacements. 83% of
you approved the plan, thank you.
question asked was what guarantee the voters had? I repeatedly told
you that the School Board had an agreement with the principal to
limit new hires at 40K or less. I still believe this to be
absolutely the case. However the Board violated what “I” believe was
an agreement on this issue. 3 other members stated that they felt
that an average pay was the agreement. One member stated that anyone
who did not feel that they met the “spirit” of the agreement was
“myopic”. OK, so this Board member who spent many, many hours taking
this issue to Superior Court without counsel saving thousands of
dollars, who spent three days at the recycling center (you’re
welcome Jim), is myopic. So be it.
even our Presidents parse words and frankly outright lie to us; I
like to tell you the truth. I believe that I did, but it appears
that I misled you. I apologize and have learned a very valuable
weeks ago I took on the extra duty of being the Board Representative
to the Budget Committee knowing that the difficulties would be
immense. I have informed the Board that I have rescinded that
decision. I have great respect for the Budget Committee and I will
not be put into a situation where I might “mistakenly” mislead them.
As they say “been there, done that”. I didn’t enjoy it.
G. Libby, Jr.
G. Libby, Jr., 77, died on Tuesday, August 20, 2013, at his
Freeport, ME, on April 3, 1936, he was the son of the late Cedric G.
and Ruth (Giles) Libby, Sr. He graduated from Brockton High School
with the class of 1954. He then attended Business University of
Pittsburgh and received his degree in May 1985.
a veteran and served in the United States Navy.
to his retirement, Mr. Libby owned and operated M & S Auto Supply,
located in Freeport and Yarmouth, ME. He was president of several
professional associations associated with his business. In his
mid-sixties, he started a very successful second career as a real
estate agent, in Florida and New Hampshire.
a member of the Freeport town planning board. Mr. Libby established
Freeport’s athletic boosters club, (1975) and was long time
president. He was a high school basketball official and high school
baseball umpire, and a mites hockey coach. He gave much of his time
to the little league of St. Cloud, FL.
Libby was an avid swimmer, landscaper, firewood splitter, and lawn
mower extraordinaire. He was a master at cribbage, pinochle, poker,
yahtzee, uno, dominoes, and various board games.
of his family include; his wife, Pamela (Hubbard) Libby, of
Northwood; his children, Ronald D. Libby, of Spotsylvania Virginia;
Michael Safford, of Webster, ME; Stephanie Long, of Lee, NH; four
granddaughters, two grandsons, two great granddaughters; two
brothers, Kenneth Libby, of Stowe, VT; Keith Libby, of Hudson, FL; a
sister, Lorraine Thompson, of Sebring, FL; many nieces, nephews,
aunts and uncles. Mr. Libby was predeceased by his oldest son,
Rodney D. Libby, and by his two brothers, Dwight and Bruce Libby.
are no calling hours. A private graveside service followed by
military honors will be held at the NH State Veterans Cemetery, 110
D.W. Highway, in Boscawen.
Cremation Society of NH is in charge of the arrangements.
an online memorial please go to
of flowers, donations may be made to The Alzheimer’s Association, NH
Chapter, 5 Bedford Farms Drive, Suite 201, Bedford, NH 03110 or to
Beacon Hospice, 95 Brewery Lane, Unit 10, Portsmouth, NH 03801, in
memory of Mr. Libby.