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August 19, 2015

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Are 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 for movie information.



Harvey Lake Watershed Association To Meet


A 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.


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 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].



Thank You

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. 


We 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 event. 


We 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.


The Northwood Hannaford was incredibly generous with their donation of water, bananas and ice. 


We 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.


We 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. 


We 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.


We 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 healing!



Letter To The Editor


On 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.


I 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.


I told the audience I was speaking only as a member of the Northwood community, that I was not a Catholic, nor a member of St. Joseph’s.


My 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

By Meggin Dail

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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.


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Just one of the great signs around the store to help make your shopping easier.


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It 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 much more.


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  


The 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.  


The 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.


The 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 welcome.  


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


As 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.


At 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. 


If 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.


Ginger Dole






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