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June 24, 2015

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Pleasant Lake Watershed Restoration Plan Project


As part of The Pleasant Lake Preservation Association’s Annual Meeting there will be an overview presentation open to the public of the Pleasant Lake Watershed Restoration Plan Project, June 27, 2015, 9:00 AM at the Deerfield Town Hall, Church Street Deerfield, NH.



Higher Ground

Baptist Church

100 Old Turnpike Rd., Nottingham, NH 03290


Higher Ground is blessed to have R. Loren Sandford, (Pastor, Author, Songwriter, Speaker, Prophet) from New Song Church and Ministries, Denver, CO coming to speak to us about the prophetic ministry.


Saturday, June 27 – Pastor Loren’s Prophetic Training

Session I and II: 9:00am – 12:00pm followed by a luncheon

Session III and IV: 1:00pm – 4:00pm followed by a book signing

Register online today: $10 per person. All are welcome!

Registration link: 2139093634 

Sunday, June 28 - Pastor Loren Preaches: 10:00am



Congratulations to Ashley Jones, a member of the Class of 2017, who was named to the Spring 2015 Dean’s List at Stonehill College.


To qualify for the Dean’s List, students must have a semester grade point average of 3.50 or better and must have completed successfully all courses for which they were registered.


Jones is a Foreign Languages major at the College.



Strawberry Festival


That “berry-sweet” time of year has arrived, and on Saturday, June 27 from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. the Northwood Congregational Church, UCC will be having their Annual Strawberry Festival and Outdoor Yard Sale.


Start your day with a hearty breakfast of strawberry (or plain) pancakes and sausage, or stop by for a grilled hot dog or hamburger served with fresh potato salad and other tasty lunch fare between 11:00 and 2:00.  Strawberry smoothies, homemade strawberry shortcakes piled with whip cream and ice cream will be served all day long.  There will also be a Bake Sale offering creatively themed strawberry items, including pies, handmade in kitchens of the local chefs of our church!  Plenty of quarts of locally picked strawberries will also be on sale for you to take home for your own baking and canning.


You may also find a treasure (or two) at our outdoor Yard Sale under the big tent!  New this year, is an opportunity for individuals to purchase a 12’ x 15’ space for $20.00 so that we can offer additional buying opportunities for our customers.  An invitation is also being extended to vendors to purchase a 5’ x 10’ space for $10.00 so that your display can be set up, giving you an opportunity to hand out business cards and/or catalogs.


For more details regarding the Strawberry Festival contact Pam at (603) 491-6114 or [email protected]


For more details regarding the Yard Sale contact Faith at (603) 608-1121 or [email protected] with “Yard Sale” indicated on the subject line.


The Northwood Congregational Church is located next to Coe-Brown Northwood Academy, 881 First NH Turnpike/Route 4.



Northwood Lake  Watershed


The NLWA received outstanding support from all three towns of Northwood, Deerfield, and Epsom to support our ongoing work to protect the health of Northwood Lake and its watershed from the unchecked spread of invasive aquatic species, including variable milfoil.  Warrant articles passed in Deerfield, Epsom and Northwood secured some economic support from these towns for what is looking to be an expensive road ahead.


Now for the challenges…We are facing a long term battle in the fight against invasives species, particularly variable milfoil.  In order to reduce the levels of milfoil in the lake to a controlled and sustainable level, we will be facing costs  in the neighborhood of $30,000.00 for the 2015 season alone.  This will include a chemical treatment of the lake followed by diver assisted harvesting (DASH) and hand-pulling by certified, professional divers.


Even with the increased support from our municipal governments, the spending gap is considerable and concerning.  We will need to get support wherever we can find it in order to put together a sustainable, long term plan.


I urge all of you to stay informed about issues that affect our lake and please support this important work of the association by joining or renewing your membership.  The association dues  is $50.00 and we welcome any additions with this amount.  Our membership form will be available at the Northwood Post Office and the association website,  We also welcome and need your ideas and your participation.


The Annual NLWA meeting will be held on Saturday July 18th at 9AM at the Northwood Town Hall.  The guest speaker will be Sara Steiner from NH DES VLAP (New Hampshire Department of Environmental Services-Volunteer Lake Assessment Program).



Letter To The Editor


To the good citizens of Northwood:

I have to disagree with my friend and neighbor Dan Schroth about one detail of his June 10 letter to the SVS.


In the last paragraph of this letter he refers to a ‘Carl Wallman bench.” The correct attribute for this bench is an Aldo Leopold inspired bench. This bench was seen in the Aldo Leopold documentary ‘Green Fire” and it was copied by numerous people and organizations as a symbol for his Land Ethic philosophy.


On Oct 1, 2011, NALMC ( held a bench building workshop and we built 23 of these Leopold benches that were circulated in Northwood Meadows State Park and around town at all the public buildings. Every year at the Northwood Bean Hole Bash, a group of NALMC volunteers puts on a bench building demonstration and we will have another one this year on July 25.


Carl Wallman



Letter To The Editor


To The Sun:

In response to the letter of Dan Schroth last week concerning the stone wall he and others built in Northwood Narrows at the corner of School Street and Main Street. (Rt. 107) If no one has written a letter of thanks - here is a long overdue one.


For many years Giles Country Store had occupied that spot and when that was gone it left a rather sad empty space. Then the little Narrows Post Office was moved over from its perch by the brook, but the space still seemed to say, “Fix me up or find something to put here.” Then Dan Schroth and many others, with their trucks and their strength, built a lovely curved stone wall around this property which everyone driving or walking by can admire. It’s just such a spirit of giving that makes our town and all small New Hampshire villages so special to call home. AND Mr. Schroth does not even live in Northwood. Did you notice in his letter that he has his eye on another project in Northwood? Hooray!


So, A VERY BIG THANK YOU to Dan and all those who helped you complete that stone wall. Thanks for creating something that will be admired and enjoyed long after we are gone. Stone walls last!



Arlene W. Johnson

for all of Northwood



Family Fun Day With Gospel Magician


The Northwood Advent Christian Church is hosting a Family Fun Day on Sunday, June 28, from 3-5 PM with food, games, bounce house, and a special  presentation by Gospel Illusionist Mark Boody. The church is located at  113 School St. in Northwood.


This fun time will be rain or shine and will have activities for all ages starting at 3 and ending with a memorable illusion presentation at 4:30 with Mark Boody.


Mark has been practicing magic tricks since he was a child and has performed throughout New England, New York and Florida. 


He loves presenting eternal truths through illusions, “For nothing is impossible with God” (Luke 1:37).


Everything is free and everyone is invited.  Join us June 28 from 3-5.


Watch for more free community events coming this summer including our “Drive-In” movie night and the outdoor summer concert.



Letter To The Editor


Question: How much do your children, your grandchildren or the communities children matter to you? More specifically how much does their education matter to you? For many the answer would be quite a lot, so what I want to bring to your attention before summer vacation is a very, very important meeting that will have everything to do with your children’s future. Now if this doesn’t matter to you, you can stop reading here. 


On June 25th at 6:30 at Northwood School gymnasium there is going to be an open discussion of the Common Core program along with Smarter Balanced testing that’s being foisted on the schools of New Hampshire in the name of better education. Most people including educators know little about these programs , if for no other reason that they are wholly untested  theories . Billions of dollars have been spent in selling these programs, and I mean $elling, to various states by special interests - publishers, software developers, etc. Early reports from various states are that instead of lifting up students it is dumbing them down, and perhaps worse, confusing them so that the entire educational process becomes destructive and boring.  The children are being used as guinea pigs.


I would suggest if you want to get the most out of the meeting and do the children that matter to you a favor,  you do some homework (that awful word) and read both the pros and the cons. There is a lot of good stuff on youtube if your video oriented. Highly recommended would be the video “Stop the Common Core”, whether you think you’re pro or con. Also presentations by Dr. Duke Pesta are detailed and excellent.


Well its up to you. Don’t bother coming  if you prefer to leave your children’s education up to somebody else.     


SINCERELY, Joseph McCaffrey





Dear clients and friends,

I am writing to let you all know about an important change taking place at the Northwood Veterinary Hospital. After nearly 26 years of caring for your pets and sharing your joys and sorrows, I have decided it is time for me to make a change. Therefore, as of June 12, 2015, Dr. Hugh H. Davis, of Northwood, will be taking over ownership and operation of Northwood Veterinary Hospital.


While I will miss seeing all of my furry (and not-so-furry) friends here at the hospital, I am very happy to know that I am placing you all in the best of hands with Dr. Davis. Having known him and his wife, Nancy Fantom (of Saddleback Pet Services) for many years, I am confident that his experience, dedication, and compassion will more than meet all of your expectations.


Our hospital staff will be ready to help you with any questions during this transition. For the time being, the hours of operation, appointments, and surgeries will remain unchanged. Please visit our website at as time goes along for updated information.


My best wishes to allof you, and I thank you for all the confidence you have placed in me by allowing me to care for your most special family members these many years!



Judith Mahoney, DVM






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