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June 10, 2015

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Harvey Lake Watershed Association To Meet June 24


A membership meeting of the Harvey Lake Watershed Association is scheduled for Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at 6:30 p.m., at the Northwood Town Hall, Route 4, Northwood.


The association is a small group of volunteers consisting of lake residents who were formed 12 years ago to protect the watershed of Harvey Lake, which consists of the 116-acre lake behind Coe Brown Academy and the immediate area of the lake.


The association sponsors the annual Lake Host program for Harvey Lake through the N.H. Lakes Association and conducts water testing through the state’s Volunteer Lake Assessment Program. Volunteers also conduct an organized weed watching program to be on the lookout for invasive aquatic plants.


The annual meeting will be to hear reports and organize the association’s activities during the upcoming year.


All members and those interested in the continued vitality of the lake are welcome and urged to attend. For more information, contact HLWA President Bob Charest at 892-3488 or by email at [email protected].



Else Cilley Chapter NSDAR May Meeting

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Four students, all of Sandown, NH, were recently honored at the May Else Cilley Chapter, NSDAR, meeting.  Haley Donovan (back row left) received a first place certificate and cash prize for her Christopher Columbus essay conveying the life of first mate on Columbus’ historic journey. Genevieve Harnois (front row left) was awarded a bronze medal, sixth grade first place certificate, and cash prize.  Taylor Oakley (back row right) was awarded a bronze medal, fifth grade first place certificate, and cash prize.  Abigail Farone (front row right) was awarded a fifth grade third place certificate and a book.  The girls’ essays relayed the accounts of a child’s experiences traveling through Ellis Island in 1892.


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Four students, all of Sandown, NH, were recently honored at the Else Cilley Chapter, NSDAR May meeting.  Pictured above left to right are Chapter Regent, Nancy Gervino of East Hampstead and a teacher at Timberlane Regional Middle School; Haley Donovan, a student at Timberlane Regional High School and chapter winner of Christopher Columbus Essay Contest; Genevieve Harnois, a student at Timberlane Regional Middle School and sixth grade winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest, Taylor Oakley, a fifth grader at Sandown Central Elementary School and fifth grade winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest; Abigail Farone, a fifth grader at Sandown Central School and fifth grade third place winner of the DAR American History Essay Contest; and Jan Gilman, Vice Regent, American History Committee Chairman, and a fourth grade teacher at Sandown Central School.


During the May meeting of the Else Cilley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, the members honored winners of the Junior American Citizens Art Contest, the Christopher Columbus Essay and American History Essay contests sponsored by the chapter.  The Christopher Columbus essay was open to all high school students.  Entries recounted the experience of someone asked to join Columbus on his historic journey.  The American History essay topic related to a child’s experience passing through Ellis Island in the 1892 and was open to students in grades 5-8.  The Junior American Citizen entries created a banner related to the topic of “Focus on the Future”.  Several students from Sandown Central Elementary School, Timberlane Regional Middle School, and Timberlane Regional High School participated in the contests this year.  All winners happened to be from Sandown, NH.


During the ceremony, Haley Donovan received the first place award and a cash prize for her Christopher Columbus Essay. American History Essay winners were Eve Harnois who was awarded the sixth grade first place certificate, a bronze medal, and cash prize.  Taylor Oakley was awarded the fifth grade first place certificate, a bronze medal, and cash prize.  Abigail Farone was awarded a third place certificate and a book.  


The students attended the presentation with their families and friends.   Following the presentation of the awards, the winners, their families, guests, and members participated in a game related to The American Revolution led by member Rebecca Rush.  The student and family teams competed admirably, with all four teams receiving close scores.  Student captains won book prizes. 


The second place fifth grade American History Essay winner, Isabella Nichols, was unable to attend and was awarded a second place certificate and a book at her school.  Reese Bower, Joseph Dube, and Graham Zambrowicz were unable to attend the ceremony and received first place certificates and gift cards for their JAC banner at their school.  The boys’ entry also received recognition last month at the NHSODAR ceremony for first place in the state, and first place in the Northeast Regional divisions of the contest.  


The chapter’s June meeting will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2015, beginning at 1:30 on the Nottingham Square lawn in Nottingham, NH.  American flags will be collected for a flag disposal ceremony in conjunction with a Northwood Boy Scout troop.  Light refreshments will be served.


The DAR is a non-profit, non-political volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through education.  Women interested in joining the DAR are encouraged to attend a meeting.  The public is always welcome.  For more information, visit our website,



Northwood Recreation Update

Swimming Lessons


Northwood residents can register now for swimming lessons offered for free by the Recreation Department.  Lessons will are scheduled for July 6th – July 17th and July 27th – August 7th.  Day and evening lessons are available.  These lessons are for children 3 years old and older.  We are also offering a Parent-Child lesson for children 18 months – 3 years old, July 13th – July 16th. Register by June 29th.


Visit for registration information and additional information about these programs.  Details can be found in our Brochure on the website. Or email the Recreation Department at [email protected] with questions.



CBNA FCCLA 2014-2015 Chapter Activities

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CBNA FCCLA 2015 members left to right: (back row l-r) Densi van Gerena, Nick Lounsbury, Mrs. Canfield, Shane Marshall, Austin Anderson, Sydney Fisher, Ashley Reiff, Kayla Williamson, Allison Jones, Angela Dutcher, Mrs. Morales (front row l-r) Meraya Knight, Desiree Wentworth, Jolene Levesque, Nicole Hodgdon, Callie Brochu, Lexi Arsenault


This year has been a very busy year for Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s chapter of Family Career and Community Leaders of America. FCCLA, formally FHA, is the only career and technical organization that focuses on family. Student members and officers of this organization believe in the need for strong families in our society and many plan to enter into careers relating to the fields of social work, psychology, education, and culinary arts.


The 2014-15 CBNA FCCLA chapter was led by a great officer team, which included: President, senior Claire Decker (Northwood); Secretary, senior Meraya Knight (Northwood); Treasurer, senior Austin Anderson (Strafford); Membership Representative, senior Debbie Peabody (Northwood); Reporter, senior Crystal Janvrin (Northwood); and Connection Team Officer, junior Kenzi Prina (Nottingham). In addition, senior Anna Jennison (Nottingham) demonstrated amazing leadership skills and dedication representing CBNA by serving as a NH FCCLA state officer as State Vice President of Community Service. 


In September, CBNA FCCLA hosted the Homecoming Pancake Breakfast, which was a great success in its first year. Later in the fall, the chapter helped Meraya Knight with her Stuff-a-Bus food drive for End 68 Hours of Hunger, an organization that provides food for the weekends to local children in need.  This event began a relationship between the two organizations.  CBNA FCCLA has been volunteering one week per month to pack the bags for the End 68 Hours of Hunger program that serves Northwood, Nottingham and Strafford. 


CBNA FCCLA was also represented in April at the NH FCCLA Spring Conference at Attitash.  The following students competed at the state level and qualified to compete at the National FCCLA conference in July: seniors Claire Decker and Debbie Peabody received gold for Promote and Publicize; senior Allison Jones (Epsom) received silver in Recycle and Redesign; senior Kayla Williamson (Strafford) received silver in Teach and Train; senior Meraya Knight received silver in the category of National Programs in Action; senior Austin Anderson received silver in Life Event Planning; and juniors Jolene Levesque (Northwood), Densi van Gerena (Northwood), and Nicole Hodgdon (Strafford), received silver for State Display. All chapter members and officers who attended Spring Conference also worked extremely hard as volunteers to help the conference run smoothly and represented Coe-Brown with great pride.


With the current school year coming to a close, the following 2015-16 students were inducted on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, as the new officers for the CBNA FCCLA Chapter: Membership Representative, Densi van Gerena; Connection Team Reporter, sophomore Desiree Wentworth (Barrington); Media Coordinator, sophomore Donald MacCallum (Northwood); Activities Coordinator, junior Callie Brochu (Deerfield); Treasurer, freshman Allison Rose (Northwood); Secretary, Mackenzi Prina; Vice President, Jolene Levesque; and President, Nicole Hodgdon.


Advisors Mrs. Mandy Morales and Mrs. Toni Canfield are incredibly proud of these, and all members of the CBNA FCCLA chapter, for their many accomplishments this year. Congratulations to all.



Saddleback Mountain Lions Club Honors Local Peace Poster Winners

Submitted By: Bill Lounsbury

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During 2015, Saddleback Mountain Lions Club sponsored three schools in the Lions International Peace Poster Contest. The winning students each received a $25.00 award as well as a Certificate of Achievement and the teachers were given a Certificate of Appreciation. The schools that participated are as follows:


Barrington: Student: Madison Elizabeth Gass, Teacher: Tom Benello


Oyster River: Student:  Madison Hoppler, Teacher: Valerie Wolfson


Northwood: Student: Emma Pinard,  Teacher: Rita DalleMolle


Saddleback Mountain Lions Club is very proud, not only of these winners, but all the students who participated. We applaud the teachers from these schools for their willingness to participate in such a meaningful international event which is held in over 200 countries.


Lions Club International sponsored this contest to encourage young people, ages 11-13, to think about peace, and creatively express what it means to them and to share their own unique visions with the world; approximately 400,000 students around the world participated.


The youth of today will be our future leaders of tomorrow!





To the good citizens of Northwood,

On a moonlit night last October, I tore down the stonewall at the Narrows in front of the old Post Office. I basically got tired of looking at it. I told my brother, Mark, he could pick then est public service job, if he helped me on this one.


We were working with Tim Jandebeur, Joe McCaffrey,  Jimmy, and Charlie from the town, cleaning up our stone project from the Northwood Beach. They agreed to bring the backhoe over and finish clearing the large base rock for us.


We worked when we could, October, November, and December, using the rock there and bringing it from Pittsfield with Steve Bailey’s truck, my buddy George’s truck, and the back seat of the Buick.


We got it about half built by the time January came and the snow shot down the building.


Joe had been helping us drill the granite corners from an old foundation in Durham and brought his drill to split up ledge in Pittsfield.


This is where my brother, Mark, really stepped it up. I’d say he sledded out at least 10 tons of ledge rock with a hard plastic narrow sled, January and February.


When March came, we dug out the wall and finished it my mid-April.


We are painting the old Post Office before we leave.


My brother bailed. He wants to go to the Meadows State Park and build our next wall. I couldn’t be happier.


The neighborhood contributed everything from advice, lunch, candy, pies, wood chips, and a little contraband. Also a picnic table and a Carl Wallman bench. Lessons of geology from Chester and his rat dog. Lessons of empathy from Meg and Lexi.


Dan Schroth Piermarocchi






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