Harvey Lake Watershed Association To Meet June 24
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.
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.
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.
annual meeting will be to hear reports and organize the
association’s activities during the upcoming year.
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
Else Cilley Chapter NSDAR May Meeting
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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 www.northwoodnh.org 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
CBNA FCCLA 2014-2015 Chapter Activities
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
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.
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
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
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
Barrington: Student: Madison Elizabeth Gass, Teacher: Tom
Oyster River: Student: Madison Hoppler, Teacher: Valerie
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
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.
youth of today will be our future leaders of tomorrow!
the good citizens of Northwood,
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.
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.
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.
got it about half built by the time January came and the snow
shot down the building.
had been helping us drill the granite corners from an old
foundation in Durham and brought his drill to split up ledge in
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
are painting the old Post Office before we leave.
brother bailed. He wants to go to the Meadows State Park and
build our next wall. I couldn’t be happier.
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.