Pleasant Lake Watershed Restoration Plan Project
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
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
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!
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
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.
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.
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.
more details regarding the Strawberry Festival contact Pam at
(603) 491-6114 or [email protected]
more details regarding the Yard Sale contact Faith at (603)
608-1121 or [email protected] with
“Yard Sale” indicated on the subject line.
Northwood Congregational Church is located next to Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy, 881 First NH Turnpike/Route 4.
Northwood Lake Watershed
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.
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,
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.
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, www.northwood.org. We
also welcome and need your ideas and your participation.
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
the good citizens of Northwood:
have to disagree with my friend and neighbor Dan Schroth about
one detail of his June 10 letter to the SVS.
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.
Oct 1, 2011, NALMC (www.nalmc.net) 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
Letter To The Editor
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.
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
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
Arlene W. Johnson
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.
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
Watch for more free community events coming this summer
including our “Drive-In” movie night and the outdoor summer
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.
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.
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,
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
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
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 northwoodvet.net as time goes along
for updated information.
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