CBNA To Host Winter Financial Aid Night
Maris Madden from the University of New Hampshire, a volunteer
of the New Hampshire Association of Student Financial Aid
Administrators, will be conducting a Winter Financial Aid Night
on Tuesday, November 10 at 6:30 pm for students and families of
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy. Ms. Madden will be providing
information about the financial aid process, forms that will
need to be completed, various programs that the government
offers, and other available options that families can use to
cover the cost of education. All parents and students who are
going on to any level of post-secondary education are encouraged
CBNA Theatre Students To Present Once Upon A Mattress
CBNA students Janais Axelrod as Princess Winnifred
and Joseph Guptill as Prince Dauntless rehearse a scene from
Once Upon a Mattress.
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre will proudly present the
whimsical musical Once Upon a Mattress on October 22, 23 and 24,
2015 at 7 pm in the Gerrish Gym on the CBNA campus.
With Music by Mary Rodgers, Book by Jay Thompson, Dean Fuller
and Marshall Barer, and Lyrics by Marshall Barer, Once Upon a
Mattress turns the story of The Princess and the Pea on its
head. Did you know, for instance, that Princess Winnifred
actually swam the moat to reach Prince Dauntless the Drab, or
that Lady Larken’s love for Sir Harry provided a rather
compelling reason that she reach the bridal altar post haste? Or
did you know that, in fact, it wasn’t the pea at all that caused
the princess a sleepless night? Carried on a wave of wonderful
songs, this rollicking spin on the familiar classic of royal
courtship and comeuppance provides for some side-splitting
shenanigans. Chances are you’ll never look at fairy tales quite
the same way again.
cast includes seniors Janais Axelrod, Jessica Cooper, Isaac
Guzofski, Jared Neal, Emily Therrien, and Ryan Wadleigh; juniors
Cassandra Barnhart, Lauren Burrows, Joseph Guptill, and Arianna
Jones; sophomores Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm, Nina
Laramee, Jacob Lock, Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Allison Rose,
Courtney Snow, and Julia Sommers; and freshmen Braelin Ash,
Shayla Ashley, Ian Gollihur, Mackenzie Flanders, Cooper Leduke,
Logan Morton, Olivia Roach and Madison Rollins. The production
is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with choreography
by Kolby Hume and musical direction by David Deardorff.
Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for students and
seniors, and will be available by calling 942-5531, ext. 237, by
email [email protected] or at
the main office before or after school. Hope to see you there.
It’s Not Too Early To Schedule Your Visit With Alison
Gomes, Pediatric Dentist At Northwood Family Dental
Dr. Alison Gomes wants to be your child’s pediatric
recently met with Pediatric Dentist Alison Gomes of Northwood
Family Dental Center to find out what makes pediatric dentistry
different from adult dentistry and why my children should have
been seeing a dentist even before they have teeth.
Besides loving kids, what makes a pediatric dentist different
from the dentist we visit as adults? Well, there’s a lot more to
it than you think. First of all Dr. Gomes loves to be the first
impression that kids get of the dentist office. By the time most
of us visit the dentist we either have a problem or we have
preconceived notions that going to the dentist is a bad thing.
Dr. Gomes wants to change all that. “I actually prefer parents
not to preface the visit with any talk about what to expect at
the dentist. Often their own experience will shade what they
tell their kids, especially if it was a bad experience.” Dr.
Gomes wants to avoid words like shot, drill, needle, pain. “I’d
prefer they don’t ‘talk it up’ either, just let your child know
they are going to the dentist and let us handle the rest. We’ve
been specifically trained to share the experience with the child
to make it just another everyday normal experience.”
Pediatric dentists receive two additional years of training that
involve learning about a child’s growth and development as a
whole, not just their mouths and teeth. Pediatric Dentists also
take classes in child psychology and behavior so they know what
to expect and how to prevent or react to certain fears the child
may have. Therefore they are specifically trained to in talking
with and spending time with your child.
asked Dr. Gomes, “It seems that children are receiving treatment
much earlier these days than when I was a kid, is this true or
is there just more of an awareness of oral health?”
“The first dental visit is recommended when the first tooth
erupts or by age one, whichever comes first. There are so many
tips we can give parents before their child’s teeth even emerge
and we can get a good idea how to time treatment with their
growth if they start to visit us early on, either to prevent
issues or handle them in the best way possible.” Dr. Gomes
states. For instance we know that soda is not the best drink for
young teeth but many juices carry as much or even more sugar
than soda. Dr. Gomes suggests white milk or water for growing
teeth and gums. “ 90% of our job as pediatric dentists is
talking to the child and parent about prevention of problems
through diet and oral hygiene. Bringing your child to the
dentist regularly may help prevent the need for more extensive
treatment and allow us to recommend treatments, such as
orthodontics or braces at the most appropriate time.”
Gomes wants to create your child’s first impression of who and
what a dentist is. The first visit is called the “knee to knee”
visit when the 1 or 2 year old will sit in mom or dad’s lap, not
in the dentist chair, while the dentist speaks to your child and
does the initial exam. The only preparation that you might give
your child is for his/her to be well rested and fed and have
taken any prescribed medications. That way Dr. Gomes has the
opportunity to make the best first impression of what a visit to
the dentist is like. Personally, my visit with Dr. Allison Gomes
was very relaxing. She’s a caring individual with a bright smile
and she even let me have the comfy chair.
Northwood Youth Photography Contest
young photographers were selected to receive recognition for the
photos they submitted to the call for entries to feature a
favorite Northwood location. Town Administrator Joseph Gunter
set up the program to encourage youth to connect with their town
using their creative abilities. The Northwood Board of Selectmen
presented puzzles donated by Piece Time Puzzles of Northwood
that were made from the photos submitted by the children.
Enlargements of the photos were framed and are displayed at the
town hall. Shown receiving their puzzles are from left: Libby
White, Scott Ireland, Seth Ireland and Sarah McGuiness.
Presenting the puzzles from left are Selectman Scott Bryer, Town
Administrator Joseph Gunter, Selectman Chairman Timothy
Jandebeur and Selectman Richard Wolf. Absent from photo are
Megan and Ben Brieger who submitted winning photos.
Sharon E. Langlois
Northwood – Mrs. Sharon E. Langlois, 67, died,
surrounded by loving family, on Thursday, October 8, 2015 at her
home on Upper Deerfield Road in Northwood.
Born in Newburyport, MA, on March 22, 1948, Sharon was the
daughter of the late Clifford Fairbanks and Geraldine (Dorr)
spent early years in Massachusetts and after her move to NH
lived in Deerfield before becoming a Northwood resident.
Sharon had worked as a nursing aide for the Sisters of the Holy
Cross in Manchester.
is survived by her husband of 49 years, Norman Langlois of
Northwood; 3 sons, Norman Langlois of Rockledge, FL, Keith
Langlois of Beaubridge, LA, and Joseph Langlois of Nashua; 6
grandchildren; 1 great grandchild; 3 siblings, Sandra Watson of
Manchester, Mark Perry of Amesbury, MA, and Toni Price of
Rockledge, FL; and nieces and nephews.
Graveside services for Mrs. Langlois were held Friday, October
16, at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Northwood.
Petit of the Still Oaks Funeral & Memorial Home is assisting
with arrangements and offers an on-line guestbook at