Braiders of the Lost Art Open House
you have or remember the beautiful braided rug your grandmother
members of the Braiders of the Lost Art Braiding Guild will be
holding an open house Sunday, October 25, 2015 at the Northwood
Community Hall located at 135 Main Street in Northwood from 1-3
Whether you just want to appreciate these hand-made heirlooms,
have an interest in learning how to braid at a class or already
know how to braid and wish to join our weekly Guild evening,
please join us in celebrating this old art. Our members will be
on hand to demonstrate and discuss the art and history of
braiding along with a display of many of our in progress and
completed projects. Braiding is not just for rugs, you will be
surprised by the many projects that can be made from sames
braids that once became rugs.
look forward to meeting you and discussing this old craft that
has provided so many heirlooms for future generations to
treasure and enjoy.
Chesley Memorial Library News
Looking for a riveting and educational program on coyotes? Join
us at the Chesley Memorial Library on Tuesday, October 20, at
7:00 p.m. for Chris Schadler’s coyote presentation!
Chris is a Project Coyote representative for New Hampshire and
Vermont. She is also a science advisor to the North East Wolf
Coalition which promotes continued protection of wolves east of
the Mississippi, holds a Masters in Conservation Biology, and
taught Conservation Issues and Wolf Ecology at the University of
Wolf recovery was the focus of her early work, but Chris shifted
her attention to the eastern coyote when she moved to New
England. She chose a farm with known coyote problems to raise
sheep and train her border collies. Using sound livestock
management and common sense, she has avoided any predation for
nearly two decades. A peaceful co-existence between coyote and
livestock has grown an attentive audience for humane management.
Letter To The Editor
99.9% of the time I really enjoy the work that I do for you, the
citizens of Northwood. Looking back over the four years or so
and seeing the changes made, the tax rate reductions, many
improvements at school which will directly relate to our kids’
education and a new feeling in town that we are finally getting
something done, I feel good.
That .1% though just has to rear its ugly head sometimes. Here
is a case in point.
school treasurer has done a lot of work with our bank and the
SAU staff to start online banking. She needs a computer adequate
for the job. A couple of months has gone by since the School
Board voted down a request from our Superintendant to spend “up
to” $600 for one. The prevailing side thought that $200 was
plenty. Those very, I mean very same, people were happy to
approve the purchase of $300 (three hundred dollar) softball
bats for a K8 school. KMart’s best bat, $59.99.
computer issue came up again last week. I was kayaking for two
weeks in the wilderness and our Chair was also out of town.
Essentially $200 was not enough so the Superintendant came back
to the Board with a request for up to $500.
had instructed him to go to our professional technology
director, work with the bank and treasurer to ascertain how much
it would cost for an adequate computer. He did. $500. Seems
reasonable to me.
This is not about a computer, if you haven’t guessed. It is
about one man who is smarter than all the rest of us, including
professionals, and another who is so petty in his dislike of our
treasurer that $1 would be too much.
Sometimes it is frustrating. What do you think? $6K hammers