Discussion Of Dementia
Inn at Deerfield, a non-profit organization which specializes in
caring for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of
dementia, presents a conversation with Greg O’Brien and Dr.
Juergen Bludau on May 26, 2015 at 6:00pm.
presentation will be held at the Deerfield Community Church, 15
Church Street, Deerfield, NH. There is no charge to attend and
light refreshments will be served.
more information, please contact The Inn at Deerfield at
603-463-7002 or [email protected]
. RSVP encouraged but not required. The Inn is an equal
opportunity employer and provider.
you thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for next
fall? The Center School in Northwood is accepting registrations
for the 2015-2016 school year. The 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.
There are openings in our morning programs. Call or email us
soon to get an information packet or to make an appointment to
come for a visit! For information, please email at director
Karen Andersen [email protected]
or call her at the school at 942-7686. Check out our Facebook
page at https://www.facebook.com/TheCenterSchoolNorthwood
or our website at
CBNA Students Participate In Congressional Art
Junior Ryu Kondrup’s award winning art works.
Twenty-two Coe-Brown Northwood Academy students recently
participated in the 34th Annual Congressional Art Competition:
An Artistic Discovery in Congresswoman Ann Kuster’s Second
Congressional District. These students are: from Barrington -
Abigail Ahern, Alyssa Bussiere Olivia Drew and Jamie Pratt; from
Northwood - Alexa Barnes, Hannah Herter, Julie Souryavong, Lily
Hunt, Sadie Sabina, Erika Grand,
Megan Leduke, Audrey Getman, Jesse Ohrenberger, Billie Pingree,
Veronica Swindell and Ryu Kondrop; from Nottingham - Gage
Desrosiers and Andrew Lambert and from Strafford - Alandra
Beaver, Hannah Eaton, Jacquelyn Stevens and Alexander Yonchak.
The exhibition, reception, and awards ceremony took place on
Friday, May 1, 2015, from 6:00- 7:30 pm at the Kimball Jenkins
School of Art in Concord. Based on his entries, junior Ryu
Kondrup was awarded a scholarship to attend the New Hampshire
Institute of Art’s Pre-College Program. Congratulations to all.
Letter To The Editor
Words Without Knowledge
letter writer to last week’s Suncook Sun implied that I
deliberately misrepresented Maureen Mann’s voting record. He
also said I “accused” her of what he called “voting atrocities.”
So I went back and redid my research.
found that the writer was clearly confused about Rep. Mann’s
vote to defeat a bill that would have protected property owners
from having government seize their property for private
development. She did vote “yes,” but it was on a motion to kill
the bill. She voted against property owners’ rights, just as I
also voted for a bill that allowed lobbyists to sit on judicial
rules committees, just as I said. The writer finds it suspicious
that I omitted listing the conditions under which lobbyists are
excluded. The fact remains, however, that it’s apparently just
fine for lobbyists to sit on judicial committees--with certain
exclusions--at least as far as Ms. Mann and the writer are
concerned. Others might take a different view.
also voted against allowing “any member of the public to record
any public official in the course of his or her official
duties,” just as I said. The writer’s defense is that some
Republicans voted against it too, and besides, she co-sponsored
a bill to require police to wear body cameras. So she did, but
it’s still not the same as the bill she voted against.
Incidentally, why is reporting Maureen Mann’s voting record
called “accusing” her? Also, if the writer thinks such votes to
be “voting atrocities,” maybe he should reconsider supporting
any case, I’d like to suggest that we avoid attributing dark
motives to those we disagree with. Let’s stick to the issues.
Personal attacks and hyperbole stifle the free and open debate
so necessary in a democratic society.
Northwood Recreation Update
Northwood Recreation Department has a variety of sports camps
and activities for all ages to choose from this summer.
Bear Cub Lacrosse- This is an introductory program for boys and
girls entering 1st – 9th grade. We will hold practices on
Tuesday and Thursday nights through the summer. Not only will
we be teaching the children lacrosse skills and rules, but we
will also be teaching parents how to coach lacrosse.
Soccer Camp – Soccer Camp is sponsored by the Northwood
Recreation Department and run by the Seacoast United Soccer
Club. This week long camp, August 10th – 14th is available to
kids 4-13 years old.
Summer Soccer Skills – This is a program run by volunteer
coaches that is ideal for the child who would like another night
of practice to work on his or her soccer skills. We are offering
this to children entering 1st – 6th grades. The group will meet
Wednesday evenings during the summer.
Adult Co-Ed Slow Pitch Softball – Find 9 to 15 of your friends
and register your team to participate in our adult softball
league. Games will take place two nights a week during July and
Visit www.northwoodnh.org for
registration information and additional information about these
programs. Details can be found in our Brochure on the website.
Or call the Recreation Department at 942-5586 x209 with
Letter To The Editor
there be light!
the time you read this, the District 32 election will be over,
and I hope that the better Mann won. Regardless of the outcome,
the struggle for New Hampshire’s future will continue. And with
the Free State movement continuing to infiltrate our
communities, the call for “less government” will continue.
to celebrate progress to date thanks to MORE government, and
give the lie to their core premise that less government is good
government, let us celebrate the 80th anniversary of the Rural
Electrification Act (REA) of 1935.
May 11 of that year, President Roosevelt issued an Executive
Order establishing the Rural Electrification Administration that
implemented the provisions of the REA that offered federal loans
to cooperative electric companies to install electrical
distribution systems to serve rural areas across the U.S.
Wikipedia tells us that “REA crews traveled through the American
countryside, bringing teams of electricians with them. The
electricians added wiring to houses and barns to utilize the
newly available electric power provided by the line crews.
A standard REW installation consisted of … a ceiling-mounted
light fixture in each room and one outlet.”
sounds pretty minimal given our electrified lifestyles, but I’m
sure it was a revelation. And some of us got a taste of that
pre-REA life during one of last winter’s storms.
while this example of government intervention may sound quaint,
New Hampshire’s North Country continues to suffer economically
from a lack of high-speed internet service, as it did from a
lack of electrification 80 years ago. And where does a solution
lie to that problem?
good news is that this New Deal progress won’t be undone. While
some may exercise their freedom to live off the grid – and in
the dark in other ways as well, the rest of us don’t have to.