Of The Lost Art
The Braiders of the Lost Art cordially
invite you to attend our open house on October 23, 2016 from
1:00 pm to 3:00 pm at the Northwood Community Hall at the corner
of Main and School Streets.
Braiders will be on hand to demonstrate and explain their
passion for this old time craft in a informal setting.
Using simple braiding techniques, an heirloom rug can be made
that will become a treasure for future generations.
Examples of some of our finished projects will also be on
If you are already a braider, wish to
see and ask questions on how rugs are made or just view at our
displays, we hope you will join us for our second annual open
Check out our Facebook page for more
information on our guild.
The Americans For
As a candidate for state
representative, I received a “pledge” from Americans for
Prosperity (a Koch lobbying group). I cannot sign it because it
means governing without thinking and actually threatens
The first two items are: “Cut Taxes
and Fees and Oppose any Tax Increase” and “Cut Spending and the
Size of Government”.
No representative should commit to cut
taxes and spending blindly without regard to the impact. None of
us want unnecessary taxes, but public investments are the
foundation of a successful society. NH can’t prosper without an
educated work force and a reliable infrastructure. Cutting core
government functions like these costs more in the long run than
is saved today.
The third item is: “Pass a Right to
Work Law in New Hampshire.”
These laws appear to give employees
more “choice” by giving workers the benefits of collective
bargaining without paying the costs. So union membership
declines and so do middle class wages and benefits, and
inequality of income and wealth increases.
The fourth item is: “Oppose all forms
of Obamacare in New Hampshire, including Medicaid expansion.”
Thousands of NH residents have
coverage, and the overall cost is less than forecast. Why oppose
all forms of the ACA? Let’s improve it rather than simply
eliminating people’s access to health care.
The world is complex, but we need to
deal with reality and understand the consequences of our
Candidate for State Representative
District 32 Candia, Deerfield,
Cutting right to the chase- “feelings”
and ideologies aside this Country is a business and at present a
markedly failing one. Of the two one knows how to run a business
accept it or not. The public seems to have no understanding of
basic economics and many feed into democrat demonization of the
rich. Remember, it takes money to make money- poor people do not
create jobs and those who foolishly hate the rich want to be
rich, no? Rich people, encouraged to reinvest for tax benefits
hire, resulting in more paying in.
Hillary is a dangerous
liability-Benghazi cost American lives, her email/ server
scandal endangered National Security. Donald’s liability is that
big mouth of his but it hasn’t done either of the above.
The next president will pick 2 or 3
Justices- the true legacy of the Office. I want more Scalias who
interpret the Constitution based on original Founding Fathers’
intent not a reinterpretation with legislative rulings from the
bench on matters the vote of the people would never approve.
Hillary has promised to overthrow “Heller”- the 2nd Amendment is
an individual right and is the teeth guarding the others. Third
Party votes are for the Primary (and I respect them) but in Nov.
it’s a waste.
I am an RN, business owner, former
Marine- I interact daily with many- I know no PRODUCTIVE member
of society better off than 8 years ago: she is 4 years of same
or worse. The only who are better off are those chowing at the
“trough” who never fill it but will vote democrat. Do we need 4
more years? It isn’t that he is Reagan- he isn’t, but HE is not
HER and therein lies the rub.
Paul A. Johnston
This is in response to Mr. Jandebeur’s
letter concerning sports at Northwood School. I have been
involved with the school for years as a volunteer, PTA
president, and coach. I coached as a volunteer, an assistant
coach and head coach in the baseball, soccer, and basketball
programs. My past 10 years have been dedicated to the girls’
basketball program primarily.
Different personalities affect how
things get done. There are good and bad coaches, athletic
directors, school administrators and parents. Consistently I see
lots of great kids. The current coaches and athletic director
work hard to be committed and fair. Everyone gets a chance to
play. However not all players are at the same ability level.
That’s why, for example, in basketball there are A and B levels.
That can’t be done in all sports due to the number of players
needed to make a team. Several years extra teams were created so
that every child could receive the opportunity to play at some
level. In basketball, B team players are invited to work with
the A team to learn, have fun and improve their skills.
There are always parents who think
their kids are the greatest. Perceptions of favoritism often
become the mantra, but it is not common at the school. Good
coaches keep it under control. When coaches are replaced by
robots favoritism may completely end.
Unified sports teams are a good idea
but not common in middle schools. I would gladly show you what
middle school sports is about. Plan on being patient, smiling
when you are frustrated, and remaining positive. The kids will
reward you by driving you a little crazy and making your ears
ring by the end of practice but it is well worth it.
Dark Celebrates Halloween
“Planet Of The Vampires”
Throughout October, join Lakes Region
Public Access Television each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30
p.m. for a scary good time! “LRPA After Dark” celebrates
Halloween with four frightening films from Hollywood’s past.
This weekend (October 21 & 23), we present 1965’s eerie
sci-fi-alien gem “Planet of the Vampires,” directed by Italian
horror master Mario Bava and starring an international cast that
features American film actor Barry Sullivan.
In “Planet of the Vampires,” two
spaceships – the Argos and the Galliot – are sent on a mission
to the uncharted planet of Aura. As the crew of the Galliot
enters the planet’s murky atmosphere, the crew inexplicably
begins to violently attack one another. Only Captain Mark
Markary (Sullivan) has the ability to resist this murderous
urge, and he keeps the crew from killing each other. Upon
leaving the ship, the crew finds the remains of the Argo, only
to discover that the entire crew is dead, having apparently
killed one another! Markary and his crew bury some of the dead,
but most seem to be locked in the Argos’ control room. When the
Galliot’s crew returns with tools to unlock the doors, the dead
bodies have disappeared. As the realization that not all is well
begins to set in, the crew of the Galliot tries to leave, but
their ship has some damage that must first be repaired. One by
one, the crew begins to be found dead. Will the Markary and the
rest of the crew get back to civilization? Or will the
mysterious planet Aura keep them all from returning home?
Many film critics and sci-fi writers
agree that Ridley Scott, director of the classic horror movie
“Alien,” was greatly influenced by “Planet of the Vampires.”
Some of the plot points share similarities. It is also
interesting to note that, as the cast was international, each
actor spoke his or her own native language – Italian, Spanish,
Portuguese and English – often with no way of understanding what
the other actor was saying. The film was then dubbed for
individual markets. The movie was made with a very low budget,
and so Bava used miniatures, forced perspectives, colored
lights, leftover props, etc. to achieve the look and atmosphere
of the film. Sci-fi and horror fans love it, and you will too.
So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after dark for this rarely
screened gem from the past.
And mark your calendars for these
coming Halloween treats:
• October 28 & 29: 1968’s “Night of
the Living Dead”: THE ORIGINAL ZOMBIE MOVIE!
• PLUS a Halloween marathon starting
at 5:00 p.m. on October 31! We’ll be airing creepy cartoons and
freaky films, culminating with 1972’s cult favorite, “Horror
Express,” starring the Christopher Lee, Peter Cushing and Telly
Savalas! What’s not to love?
While sexual shenanigans by
politicians have been around since David and Bathsheba (Second
Samuel 11: 2-5), revelations about Donald Trump’s sexual
predations border on assault. Closer to home, the Concord
Monitor has chronicled a case of sexual assault by Loudon
farmer, Howard Pearl, that led him to give up his challenge to
Senator John Reagan in 2014 – but it hasn’t kept him from
running for the House this year.
Even closer to my home, we have the
case of Rep. James Spillane, as reported in The Forum, April 24,
2010: “Deerfield Police Log for February and March 2010 – The
following criminal arrests were made: On March 12, James
Spillane, age 41, of Swamp Road, Deerfield, was arrested for
Domestic Violence related Simple Assault, Negligent Driving and
At trial, Spillane pleaded down to
Simple Assault and was sentenced to a year in jail, but given 2
years of probation. The DUI charge resulted in a $500 fine and a
90-day license suspension.
This is not the kind of person I would
want representing me in Concord.
CBNA Theatre Students To Present Alice In Wonderland
CBNA students Allison Rose (left) as Alice and Cooper
Leduke as the Mad Hatter rehearse a scene from Alice in
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Theatre
will proudly present Alice in Wonderland, an adaptation of the
Lewis Carroll classic, by Eva LeGallienne and Florida Freibus
with music by Richard Addinsell, on Thursday, Friday and
Saturday October 27, 28 & 29, 2016 in the Gerrish Gym on the
This production, which also includes text from Through the
Looking Glass, stays true to the text of the novels, but occurs
in a Wonderland that has an industrial, Victorian “steam punk”
feel to it. Junior Allison Rose, in the role of Alice,
leads the cast of 41 students.
Other students appearing are seniors Cassandra Barnhart, Nora
Canepa, Teagan Folland, Marissa Gast, Joseph Guptill, and
Arianna Jones; juniors Sandra Black, Erin Boodey, Zachary Helm,
Nina Laramee, Jacob Lock, Shemrey Lussier, Alexander Mercedes,
Kayla Pollak, Alyssa Reiff, Julia Sommer, Courtney Snow, and
Casey Szmyt; sophomores Braelin Ash, Shayla Ashley, Mackenzie
Flanders, Cassuarina French, Ian Gollihur, Cooper Leduke, Lily
Marston, Paige Marston, Logan Morton, Cody Peck, Olivia Roach,
Madison Rollins, and Emma Tobbe; and freshmen Patrick Helm,
Mirah Johnston, Connor Nowak, Abbi Pelletier, Caitlin Reynolds,
Rylee Rogers, Lauren Rose, Sophia Sabina, and Ethan Wisminiti.
Orchestra members include Lauren Burrows, Gwyn Norris and AJ
Trembley. The production stage manager is senior Kayla Cates who
will be leading an experienced production team of skilled
theatre technicians who will bring Wonderland to life. The
production is directed by faculty member Elizabeth Lent with
assistance from faculty member Kolby Hume. Music direction is by
David Deardorff. Reserved tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for
students and seniors, and will be available after October 20 by
calling 942-5531, ext. 237, by email
[email protected] or at
the main office before or after school. Hope to see you there.
“US Murders Surged
So ran the NY Times headline last week. In addition to last
year’s upsurge, The Times expects even more killings this year.
Nationally murders rose to 15,696, at the fastest rate in
Unfortunately, the latest FBI data
show that violent crime also rose in New Hampshire, with
increases in murder, rape, aggravated assault, and motor vehicle
Why the increase in violent crime? A Washington Post
headline provides a hint: “Ferguson effect? Savagely beaten cop
didn’t draw gun for fear of media uproar, says Chicago police
According to The Post, “A Chicago
police officer who was savagely beaten at a car accident scene
this week did not draw her gun on her attacker — even though she
feared for her life — because she was afraid of the media
attention that would come if she shot him.”
In Ferguson, Missouri, a policeman used a gun to protect his own
life. The result was a Federal investigation, riots, and
probably the end of that officer’s career. Similar incidents and
riots have since occurred in Baltimore, Charlotte, and
elsewhere. And assassinations of police seem to be a weekly
Read “The War on Cops,” a new book by
Heather MacDonald, to see what today’s police are up against.
Ms. MacDonald coined the term “Ferguson effect,” which occurs
because the police are often denounced by citizens and
politicians. This hostile atmosphere makes police less likely to
intervene in potentially dangerous situations. The result is a
higher violent crime rate.
FBI Director James Comey says he’s
“very worried” about the increasing murder rate. “I think it’s
the potential effect of marginal pullbacks by lots and lots of
police officers that’s changing some cities. I continue to hear
Elections have consequences.