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
see the school. For information, please email at director Karen
Andersen [email protected]
or call the school at 942-7686. Check out our Facebook page at
or our website at
Don’t miss “Movie Tuesday” at the Chesley Memorial Library on
Tuesday, August 25! The library staff will show a movie for kids
at 2:00 p.m. and a movie for adults at 7:00 p.m. Stay cool,
enjoy some popcorn, and watch a movie. Call the library or
check out the library web site at
chesleylib.com for movie
Harvey Lake Watershed Association To Meet
membership meeting of the Harvey Lake Watershed Association is
scheduled for Wednesday, Aug. 26, 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.
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
Submitted By Kim Mihelich & Jamie Joyce
Race Directors/ Willow’s Run
Willow’s Run would like to thank the overwhelming support we
received from the community at our inaugural race 8/8. We had
134 registered runners and nearly $2000.00 in raffle goods and
services donated. The weather was perfect and went off without
a hitch due to the dedicated efforts of an enthusiastic and
knowledgeable volunteer pool of nearly 50 people.
owe a debt of gratitude to all who worked tirelessly behind the
scenes getting our website and Facebook page launched, wrote our
PSA that aired on iheart media stations, designed and
distributed posters and signs, and promoted this charitable
are very grateful to The Suncook Valley Sun for the many ads you
printed. Your efforts to get the word out on our behalf
demonstrate your commitment toward our community.
Thank you to Coe Brown for the use of your beautiful facility
and to Tim Cox and Brent Tkaczyk for the assistance and guidance
along the way.
Thank you Matthew Skidds for being so supportive and believing
in our vision.
Thank you runners and walkers who came out and supported us,
Triple G Photography for recording the magic of the day, and Sam
Southworth for serenading us.
Northwood Hannaford was incredibly generous with their donation
of water, bananas and ice.
are grateful to a long list of donors who partnered with us to
pull off a wonderful race and allowed us to surpass our original
donation goal for establishing suicide prevention and education
initiatives at Coe Brown.
were thrilled to partner with the Northwood VFW as they handed
out free PTSD crisis resources, gun locks, and information on
where to get help as well as donating bagels and Power Bars.
also appreciated the very generous support of Portsmouth
Hospital, our only Silver level sponsor. Their commitment was
apparent by the presence of Justin Looser, Director of
Behavioral Health who addressed the crowd regarding removing the
stigma associated with suicide.
are still processing some donations and will be announcing plans
to present our donation to Coe Brown soon. The level of
support, enthusiasm, and dedication to this vital cause has
highlighted all that is good in our community. We look forward
to holding this event next year. Suicide prevention is
everybody’s business and together we can create hope, help, and
Letter To The Editor
Tuesday evening I spoke briefly at the Northwood Selectmen’s
meeting regarding the recent exchange between the Catholic
Priest, Fr. John Loughnane, at St. Joseph’s Church, and
Selectman Tim Jandebeur from the Northwood Board of Selectmen.
My remarks were directed at Mr. Jandebeur because, as a member
of the Northwood community, and a constituent of his, I was
embarrassed by his inappropriate use of the term “jerk” to
describe Fr. Loughnane, in a recent letter to the editor.
understand that they had an exchange about the use of the
church’s parking lot during the Bean Hole Bash celebration. For
whatever reason the pastor denied the community use of the lot.
Mr. Jandebeur took offense to this action and subsequently
called the Priest a “jerk.” No matter what their differences
were, it is appalling to me that an elected official would
resort to such a juvenile manner in which to express his disdain
for the Priest’s decision. I asked him if he would make amends
to the priest and apologize. Mr. Jandebeur stated clearly that
he was not acting as an elected official when he wrote the
letter and that he would not apologize because he thought the
priest had threatened him in some manner.
told the audience I was speaking only as a member of the
Northwood community, that I was not a Catholic, nor a member of
intent was to provide Mr. Jandebeur with an opportunity to begin
to heal the chasm that now exists between the church and the
Town of Northwood as a result of his callous remark. By speaking
to the issue I hoped a more compassionate tone between the
entities involved might be generated and a stronger sense of
community would be created.
Karl Doc Bergeron
Come To The Northwood Farmers’ Market At Hunky Dunk’s Farm And
Keepin’ It Local Market
Hunky Dunk’s Farm and Keepin’ It Local Market host the Northwood
Farmers’ Market on Tuesdays 3-6 PM on Route 4 in Northwood, 284
First NH Turnpike.
Just one of the great signs around the store to help make your
just doesn’t get fresher or prettier than this!
Since the beginning of summer Hunky Dunk’s Farm, Keepin’ It
Local Market has been hosting the Northwood Farmers’ Market on
Tuesdays 3-6 PM, indoors at their wonderful store at 284 First
NH Turnpike/ Route 4 in Northwood (diagonally across from TD
Bank). But you only have a few Tuesdays left as the market ends
for the summer on August 25, 2015. You’ll find veggies,
desserts, cheese, ice cream, syrups, honeys, meats, flowers and
After the 25th you’ll still find lots of reasons to visit Hunky
Dunk’s Farm and Keepin’ It Local Market, more than 47 reasons
actually because that’s how many different New Hampshire farms
and producers they showcase at their store. I couldn’t list them
all here for space reasons but you can visit Jesicka Belair, the
owner and she’ll be happy to provide you with a list.
Upon walking into Hunky Dunk’s Keepin’ It Local, you’ll
immediately get that feeling of a country store with a twist.
Every product is prominently displayed, you’ll find fridges full
of meat and dairy, as well as shelves of honey, granola,
lotions, soaps and much much more. The store is spacious and
easy to move around in and Jesicka Belair is very friendly and
loves to answer your questions about the products. There are fun
and informative handmade signs up around the store to make
shopping easy. You’ll forget you’ve just stepped from a parking
lot off Route 4 because inside is calm and cool and friendly.
Jesicka Belair was very excited to share that Dan Schroth of
Pittsfield recently completed the stone wall in front of the
shop. Jesicka Belair and Hunky Dunk’s Farm is definitely all
about Keepin’ It Local. Besides hosting the Tuesday Farmers’
Market (when the shop itself is closed), they are open 6 days a
week 10 am-6 pm and would love to have you come check them out.
One more business we’re proud to have advertising with The Sun.
Else Cilley Chapter, NSDAR, Nottingham
Else Cilley Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution held
its July meeting at the historic Nottingham Schoolhouse in
Nottingham, NH. Delicious refreshments were provided by members
Deanna Rush of Port Charlotte, Fl, Katie Wheeler of New Castle,
and Lynne Sweet of New Market. NH State Regent Phyllis Gagnon
provided an two informative talks; one on her state project,
which was the erection of a monument for Revolutionary War
Veterans at the Veterans Cemetery in Boscowen, and the second
was a slide show of the Children’s Attic in the New Hampshire
period room of the DAR Museum in Washington DC.
This month’s agenda included the various reports from officers
and committee chairman including American History, Constitution,
and National Defense messages.
chapter is selling raffle tickets or a handmade well house as
part of this year’s fundraising efforts. All proceeds will be
used for maintenance and restoration of the Nottingham Square
Schoolhouse located on Ledge Farm Road in Nottingham, NH. The
original Schoolhouse was built in 1770 and rebuilt in 1850. It
was used as a schoolhouse until 1920. The Else Cilley Chapter,
a non-profit, founded in Nottingham in 1898 has taken ownership
and maintained the Schoolhouse since then. The winner will be
drawn at Nottingham Day, September 19, 2015. You do not need to
be present to win. Free delivery to New Hampshire residents can
be arranged. All checks can be make payable to the Else Cilley
Chapter, NSDAR. For tickets or more information, please contact
Katherine at [email protected] or
(603) 396-9132. Thank you for your support.
next meeting of the Else Cilley Chapter will be held at the
Nottingham Square Schoolhouse on Thursday, August 20, beginning
at 1:30 p.m. Jackie Marshall will present a program on how to
use the DAR website to do genealogy. The public is always
Women interested in joining the DAR are encouraged to attend a
meeting. 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 and various service projects. For more
information, visit our website,
Northwood CBNA Parents
some of you have become aware, the Northwood School Board voted
on a new Transportation contract and has approved bus stops for
two bus routes. They have eliminated the third bus we have had
for many years. This has resulted in very long walks for many
students to group stops, primarily on Routes 4, 43, and 202.
their last school Board meeting, the Board agreed to place the
third bus discussion on the agenda for their next meeting,
Thursday, August 20th, at 6:30 PM. Parents and involved
residents will have the opportunity to express their concerns or
questions regarding this situation at this time. At
last evening’s special meeting, 13 residents came but comments
were limited to the proposed bus stop locations only.
you have questions or concerns, please plan to attend the School
Board meeting on 8/20/15. This is your opportunity to inform
the school board of the need to restore the third bus route in
the interest of student safety.