Northwood Republicans to Host Women’s Defense League of
Northwood Republicans will meet at the Community Center in
Northwood Narrows on Monday, November 9 at 7 pm. Learn about
the Women’s Defense League, their support of 2nd Amendment
Rights, women’s self-defense, and training to empower women. The
meeting is open to everyone; all are welcome. For more
information contact Cheryl Dean at 344-2190.
OLOL/St. Joseph’s Women’s Club will be having their annual
Christmas Bazaar on Saturday, 11/7/15 in the Parish Hall in
Northwood (located next door to the Northwood Town Hall) from
9:00 AM-2:00 PM). There will be craft items, knitted goods,
baked goods, raffle items, a white elephant table with new and
slightly used items, and a jewelry corner with great Christmas
ideas. You will find our famous cookie walk and a luncheon to
enjoy while you shop.
Letter To The Editor
Where Will Northwood Vote?
fallout from the parking problem at the Bean Hole Bash this
summer may mean that come the First-in-the-Nation presidential
primary in February, Northwood voters may be finding their way
to a new polling place.
far the selectboard has not found a place with the access and
parking of the Parish Hall where we have voted for the past
decade, but Mr. Jandebeur insists that he “will not be bullied.”
I have been attending the selectboard meetings on a regular
basis and I have heard him say this numerous times.
you missed the letters in The Sun this summer, you can find them
in the archives of the Northwood pages of August 5 and August 26
If you would like to see the emails that were exchanged between
Mr. Jandebeur and Father John Loughnane, Mr. Jandebeur has said
that he will gladly share them with you.
There are four elections next year, and more voters turn out in
presidential election years than any other year. Many voters
vote on the way to or from work, and not all of them may know
that the polling place has changed. Mr. Wolf indicated at the
October 27 meeting that he was not concerned about this, which I
found disturbing, to say the least.
have shared my concerns with the board, and I hope you will as
well. If you think a disagreement between a selectman and the
church, which apparently has not been discussed since Mr.
Jandebeur’s letters were written, should not be a reason to
change a polling place with 4 elections coming up next year,
please contact the town administrator at
or 603-942-5586. Your voice matters.
Letter To The Editor
in a very frustrated mood tonight. The news, for the first time
in 25 years math scores have dropped in the US. Arne Duncan,
Secretary of Education, said that he is not surprised. Add,
Superintendents in NH have the scores of the Common Core tests
taken last spring.and have been told by our DOE Commissioner
Barry to not give them out until late November. I had a hard
time believing it so I ask ours. It’s true. President Obama said
Friday that our students are spending too much time being
tested. 2+2 = 4. No tests, no bad results.
Education is not about preparing our students for the trials of
adulthood. It is about money. That money is not going to a good
education. It is going to the educators, especially the
administration and up. It is going to ridiculously overpriced
programs. $50K here, $80K there, for what? We have more bodies
per student than ever before. Just think, we are on our fourth
draft of the 16/17 school budget. The first three were
mathematically incorrect. If the School Board passes it, not me,
our average student cost in Northwood will jump to $20,124.
wonder. We recently had an issue over a bus run. A number of
parents came and spoke about life style, we got an AASHTO
lecture, and other concerns. And good for them. But not one
parent came in when we were talking about math. Not one cared
that the Board passed a motion (not me) to go with Go Math for
just 7th and 8th grades. We had the money for a seamless K-8
program. Nottingham and Strafford both passed on Go Math for a
much better program.
NH Association of Residential Care Homes Volunteer Of
Submitted By Kelly Adams, Executive Director
Inn at Deerfield, Inc.
Northwood resident Bev Pizzano was recently named Volunteer of
the Year for the New Hampshire Association of Residential Care
Homes. NHARCH is the Granite State’s trade and professional
organization for residential and assisted living facilities.
Following is the nomination submitted by The Inn at Deerfield.
Pizzano has been volunteering at The Inn at Deerfield for almost
two years. Bev is a “get in there and interact” kind of woman.
first contact with Bev was an email that she sent me. She had
just moved to the area and was looking for a place to “make an
impact on [her] new community.” We set up a time to talk, and
she arrived more prepared for our “interview” than any potential
employee that I have ever met! She was familiar with
Alzheimer’s and the impact that it can have on personalities and
behavior. She was full of enthusiasm and had tons of ideas and
projects for our residents. I “hired” her on the spot, and she
has been a huge asset to our residents ever since.
comes in every week, rain or shine. She always has a grin and a
cheerful greeting for the staff, but it’s her interactions with
the residents where she really shines. She knows everyone’s
names and she has made a point to learn the character of each of
them. She jokes with the jokers and she sits quietly
with the less boisterous. She spends a few minutes with each
person, leaving a trail of smiles behind her.
always has a plan for the afternoon, which she has prepped ahead
of time. Sometimes it’s a slide show of the residents that
she’s compiled, complete with music and speech bubbles. Or it’s
an ingenious crossword puzzle white board with several sets of
clues which all fit the same boxes. Or it could be classic
movie or TV show clips, with her own dry humor commentary on the
side. Whatever it is, we know that she will be laughing and
talking with the residents, brightening their day and keeping
There are no words to express our gratitude for the way Bev
improves the lives of our residents each week but having her win
the NH Arch Volunteer of the Year Award would be a wonderful
recognition of her incredible dedication and contribution. She
consistently goes above and beyond anything that would be
expected of a staff member, much less a volunteer, and we are so
incredibly lucky to have her as part of our organization.
Letter To The Editor
find it very disturbing as a woman that a female candidate
running for the highest office in our great land is outright
lying to the citizens to gain votes. Only a radical and
dishonest candidate would intentionally hide the fact that women
already have legal recourse if they find that their employer is
breaking The Equal Pay LAW.
have had equal pay guaranteed in this country for 52 years,
since John F Kennedy signed The Equal Pay Act into LAW in 1963.
It is a law in every single state that women get equal pay. We
have labor boards and court systems in each state to ensure this
law is obeyed.
you are not getting equal pay, contact the NH Department of
Labor in Concord to file a complaint. They will do a full
investigation of your employer and correct the situation.
Don’t let Hillary Clinton or any other radical candidate fool
you into not reporting incidents of unequal pay, you already
have the right to equal pay - it’s the LAW!
Letter To The Editor
Heart of the Matter
have heard that the Selectmen are looking for a new place to
hold next year’s four (4!) elections. It seems that Selectman
Jandebeur does not want to return to St. Joseph’s Parish hall
after Citizen Jandebeur referred to the parish priest last
summer as a “jerk” for not allowing parking on the church lot
during the Bean Hole Bash.
seems that the ill will he engendered lingers – at least in his
mind. And he wants to look elsewhere, rather than be “bullied.”
Which, I think, means that he doesn’t want to deal with the
parish priest whom he insulted.
if not there, where? The Town Hall is too small and has
inadequate parking, which is why elections were moved in the
first place. School is in session at Coe-Brown and the
elementary school. And without parking during school hours, the
Congregational Church won’t work. That leaves the Masonic Hall,
at a busy intersection, with inadequate parking, and poor
what are we to do?
would suggest that Selectmen Bryer and Wolf overrule their
colleague in this matter, and charge the Town Administrator
Gunter with approaching Father Loughnane and his parishioners
about once more using their parish hall for our elections.
Maybe we will be pleased to find that they are willing to let
the Town use their facility, and we can put this unfortunate
episode aside. After all, we all need forgiveness from time to
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Parent Information Nights
Coe-Brown Academy will be holding Parent Information Nights for
parents who are interested in learning more about the school.
anyone outside Northwood, Strafford, or Nottingham, this is an
opportunity to learn more about the curriculum and what is
available at Coe-Brown as they make their decisions of where to
send their children to high school. For Northwood, Nottingham,
and Strafford parents, it is an opportunity to learn more about
the school as well as get acquainted with the various programs
night will include an information session presented by the
Administration and Guidance, opportunity to ask questions, as
well as a tour of the campus.
Barrington Parent Night will be Monday, November 2 at 6:30. The
Northwood/Strafford Parent Night will be Thursday, November 5 at
6:30 and the Nottingham Parent Night will be Tuesday, November
17 at 6:30.