Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Food Baskets The Northwood Food
Pantry and Northwood area churches will be sponsoring
Thanksgiving and Winter Holiday Food Baskets for any Northwood
resident in need. If you are in need of receiving a Thanksgiving
or Winter Holiday Basket, please drop by the Northwood Town Hall
and fill out the forms available at the front desk no later than
Monday, November 7 for a Thanksgiving basket and no later than
December 5 for a Holiday Basket. Business hours are
If you have any questions, please
contact the Human Services Director, at 942-5586 ext.208. If you
would like to make a cash or goods donation to help fill these
holiday baskets, please contact Ted Wilkinson at 942-8313.
The members of the Northwood Fire-Rescue Association will be
organizing the Northwood Santa’s Helpers Program. You and
your child(ren) must be residents of Northwood to apply and
receive gifts from this program. We assist families in providing
Christmas gifts for children ages birth through 18 years old.
If you would like your child(ren)’s name added to this year’s
program, please stop by the Town Hall to complete a form by
Wednesday, November 30.
November 5th, 4:00
to 6:00 p.m.
Please join the Friends of the Chesley Memorial Library on
Saturday, November 5th, for our Soup’s On fundraising event that
offers a selection of hot, homemade soups, cornbread, cookies,
and beverages. Soup is served in to-go packaging so you
can enjoy it in the cozy Chesley Memorial Library or take it
home for later. Stop by for a tasty hot meal, enjoy the
musical accompaniment and help support the services our
community relies upon!
The Chesley Memorial Library is on the corner of Route 43 and
the 1st NH Turnpike. All proceeds go to the Friends of the
Chesley Memorial Library for the support of Library services.
Dark Celebrates Halloween
With 1968’s “Night
Of The Living Dead”
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 28 & 29), we present 1968’s horror
masterpiece “Night of the Living Dead,” directed by George A.
Romero and starring a cast of unknowns who would instantly
become cult stars, including Judith O’Dea and Duane Jones.
The plot of “Night of the Living Dead” is very straightforward.
Barbara (O’Dea) and her brother Johnny are visiting their
father’s grave and get attacked by a strange man. Johnny is
badly hurt, but Barbara manages to get away and barricades
herself in a nearby abandoned house. By this time, several other
ominous, shuffling figures have joined the original attacker and
are trying to break into the house. A man named Ben (Jones)
fights off the hoard and joins Barbara inside. He explains
what’s happening – that radiation has caused the dead to rise
from their graves and eat the living! Soon, Ben and
Barbara discover that there are other people hiding in the
house, including a teenaged couple and a family with a young
daughter who has been attacked by one of the undead. What will
happen to our survivors? Will they make it out alive?
“Night of the Living Dead” is the granddaddy of all zombie
movies, and is considered one of the most influential horror
films ever made. It was shot in 30 days for less than $115,000
and many of the cast also served as crew, makeup artists,
production workers and even investors. It was a hit with film
goers, although many critics at the time of its release really
didn’t know what to make of this low-budget movie that broke
many taboos, and featured a young, handsome and successful
African American male as its lead. In 1999, “Night of the
Living Dead” was inducted into the National Film Registry of the
Library of Congress, and made the American Film Institute’s list
of the 100 most thrilling horror films of all time. It’s as
classic as it gets! So grab your candy corn and join LRPA after
dark for this chilling, ghoulish freak show of a film that still
has the power to make you squirm.
And mark your calendar for LRPA’s
Halloween movie 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
CBNA FFA Students Compete In Events At The Deerfield
CBNA FFA students Hunter Tetu (left)
and Caleb Rollins celebrate their first place win in the
Deerfield Fair Tractor Driving Competition.
The CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter
Forestry and Tractor Driving Teams competed at Deerfield Fair in
the Forestry and Safe Tractor Driving Events on Friday,
September 30, 2016 in the Annual Competitions against other FFA
Chapters across the state.
The Tractor Driving teams did very
well with the team of Hunter Tetu and Calen Rollins winning a
blue ribbon for safe tractor driving and the team of Brenda
Hayes and Paul Bane placing fifth in the same event. The event
involved driving tractors through a course, using an excavator
to dig and fill in a hole, tractor parts identification, and
In Forestry students competed in Log
rolling, Cross Cutting, Bow Sawing, Tree Identification, Wood
Split and Pulp Toss, with many students winning individual
awards. The team of Ryan Graeme, Sam Whitehouse, Jacob McHugh,
Wayne Libby, Devon Sullivan, Nick Jensen took home second place
overall in Forestry events. Forestry Coaches are Vin and Nick
Porcella and Much to Do Chapter advisors are Sarah Ward and
VOTE FROM THE
Why would anyone vote from the bottom
of the ballot up? I know some people who wish you would! NH has
400 state representatives and 24 state senators, plus county
officials and executive councillors. Remember that the executive
branch of government depends on the legislative branch to pass
the laws and appropriate the funds to implement them.
That’s why the decisions made by the
people elected from those down-ballot positions may have more
effect on your everyday life than the top of the ballot choices.
When I hear someone say they are so conflicted by the choices
for President this year that they are thinking of just not going
to vote at all, I literally shudder. Choosing the people who
will sit in Congress and the NH General Court really matters!
If you can’t come to a decision about
the top of the ballot, you can still be a responsible citizen.
Here’s a way to approach this election that won’t hurt all of us
while allowing you to do as you wish at the top of the ballot.
Go to your polling place and start at the bottom of the ballot!
And thank you!
This election is stressing everyone
out. A friend asked me the other day: “What are you telling your
I am discouraged by what is being said, how little has
substance, how little of the business before this nation is
being paid attention to. The Supreme Court nominee is yet to be
confirmed, climate change unaddressed, student debt continues to
accrue - hello, is anybody home? I think we are witnessing
the undoing of the two party system. Hopefully, it is not the
undoing of democracy itself.
But this is what I tell my students. That no matter what, the
culture is changing. There is momentum for a more inclusive,
more compassionate culture. We have wonderful students
from China at Coe-Brown Northwood Academy now. “Chinese people
like Americans!” Tang whispers to me during a US history lecture
on the Red Scare.I tell him he is a diplomat simply by showing
up each day. Communism is demystified. “He’s like us”, the kids
think. The world is changing despite the politics.
I also tell my students that Pope Francis told the UN that
climate change is the number one issue facing humanity. We will
need to teach kids to have a global identity to survive.
We can teach them by building upon our successes: reduced acid
rain, ozone repair, cleaned up water ways, advances in
alternative energy. We can teach them to have that paying
attention to our problems is the first step to solving them.
Maslow and Neizsche tell us the best
way to raise kids is to transcend culture. I say transcend what
is being sold along with the soap. Know that no matter who wins
this election, what matters most is that we do not give up on
what we want as active citizens of the global community.
Election draws nigh. Those who support
Clinton are either naively delusional or are “takers”- the
candidates are diametrically opposed. One respects the
Constitution as written, the other seeks to rewrite/reinterpret
it. Denying “individual rights” in lieu of “collective rights”
will hurt us all.
The latest smear of Trump is
brilliant! Early enough to raise doubts, too late to disprove.
What IS factual is 33k deleted emails, dead Americans in
Benghazi and National Security documents on a non-secured
computer/ server. A criminal error in judgement that would yield
charges of treason for anybody else (ie. Snowden).
For stability and balance the pendulum
needs to swing to and fro and it is overdue to swing the other
way. We cannot afford another amplified 4 years of the last 8-
we will not survive.
I work with brilliant doctors whose people skills are
non-existent BUT their ability and skill is what truly matters
so I call that most important, just as in the election. I want
the best person and potential outcome, even if personally I
don’t like them.
We need tax breaks for all, rich and
poor. We need jobs- more paying “in” yields a stronger economy
and a higher GNP. We need to close the borders and screen
immigrants. Come here legally- like my wife. Nobody named Smith
rages Yihad on Americans as God’s will. Come here legally, obey
the law, work, pay your share.
We’re not perfect but we’ve helped
more nations than any country in history. We don’t need another
leader to bow, scrape and apologize for us- we are America! I
worry about Trumps mouth but not where he would lead us- her I
do. I’m a lot like Trump… and I can be trusted, so can he. Get
out and vote.
Paul A. Johnston
Bernie Sanders won 60% of NH’s Democratic Primary vote, but
Hillary Clinton got more NH delegates. Wikileaks’ release
of Democratic National Committee emails showed that the DNC
colluded with the Clinton campaign to deny Bernie Sanders the
nomination. Consequently, Debbie Wasserman Schultz was forced to
resign as DNC National Chairman, whereupon she was immediately
offered a position in the Clinton campaign.
Green Party Presidential candidate Jill Stein has taken up
Bernie Sanders’ causes, particularly regarding war and peace. In
a recent interview she said:.
“Hillary Clinton wants to start an air
war with Russia over Syria by calling for a no-fly zone. We have
2000 nuclear missiles on hair-trigger alert. They are saying we
are closer to a nuclear war than we have ever been. Under
Hillary Clinton, we could slide into nuclear war very quickly
from her declared policy in Syria.”
Dr. Stein isn’t alone in worrying about the threat of war under
a President Clinton. For example, Gerald Horne, history chair at
the University of Houston says, “In January 2017, she’ll
be challenging Russian jets over Syria. This is a direct
provocation. It could easily devolve into World War 3.”
Professor Muhammad Sahimi, University of Southern California,
expects “new catastrophic wars in the Middle East, especially
one with Iran, if she is elected.”
Consider also some recent headlines:
“How Hillary Clinton Became a Warhawk”
(NY Times 4/24/16) “Democrats are Now the Aggressive War Party”
(Guardian 7/29/16) “Face it: A Vote for Hillary Clinton is a
Vote for War” (Daily Beast 1/14/16) “Hillary is the Candidate of
the War Machine” (Huffington Post 2/5/16) “Here Comes Hillary
the Hawk” (New Republic 6/7/16)
“Clinton: I Support Women Registering
for the Draft” (Politico 6/5/16) This election could be
End 68 Hours Of Hunger... Neighbors Stepping Up
Time to empty the table. Who’s going to help fill it
As we continue our Commitment to Community, Northwood Garage is
proud to be teaming up with other local businesses, friends and
neighbors to support “End 68 Hours of Hunger.”
Special thanks to our Neighbors
We have to send out a special “thank you” to Aaron Wilder and
Amy Zirpolo for their support to End 68 Hours of Hunger.
Linda and I were very happy to match their generosity. The
table is overflowing …. but soon will need filling once again.
Match your donation
For every non-perishable donation at the Northwood Garage, Linda
and I will match it! 100% of your donation goes directly
to our community. No child should be hungry. Please show your
support for this worthy cause.
Honoring the lives
of those lost to Domestic Violence
Northwood resident Don Dodge, owner of
Strawberry Banke Landscape & Design Company in Portsmouth,
donated his time and creative abilities to design a memorial
garden to raise awareness of domestic violence. He was enlisted
by a subcommittee of the Greater Manchester Council Against
Domestic & Sexual Violence to help build this garden in the
YWCA-NH gym. This garden highlighted memorial stones with the
names of Manchester area residents who died in the past 10 years
as a result of domestic violence.
Co-sponsored by YWCA-NH and the
Greater Manchester Council Against Domestic & Sexual Violence,
this event featured keynote speaker Raychel Carpenter who shared
her experience as a child witness to domestic violence, the
unveiling of the memorial garden, and release of a report by the
Greater Manchester Council Against Domestic & Sexual Violence
entitled A Week in the Life of Victims of Domestic Violence in
the Manchester area.
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. There are many
events occurring throughout the state. Check with your local
crisis center agency for events near you. If you or someone you
love is experiencing abuse there is support. To speak with a
confidential crisis service advocate (24/7)call: Domestic
Violence1-866-644-3574, Sexual Assault 1-800-277-5570 or
1-800 RELAYNH (1-800-735-2964 TTY/voice.
Brian J. Who?
Did you notice the Brian J. Stone
signs popping up around town after the primary in September?
With Joe McCaffrey’s write-in campaign failing by a wide margin,
Brian is now running as the Republican candidate to represent
I say “again,” because he first ran in
2014 in the Republican primary against Bruce Hodgdon and lost.
He ran again in the 2015 special election primary to fill the
District 32 seat left vacant by the resignation of Brian Dobson,
who went to work for the about-to-be-defeated Frank Guinta.
(Talk about betting on the wrong horse!) But after putting up a
few signs, he disappeared, and Yvonne Dean-Bailey went on to
face Maureen Mann in the general election. Why, I wondered, did
Turning to Google, I think that I
found the answer. The UNH police log from Feb. 24, 2015,
published in Fosters, reports “Brian J. Stone, 23, of 860 First
New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood, was charged Jan. 30 in
connection with violation of protective order; a penalty, at the
Dimond Library. He was taken to the Strafford County Department
I will look to Mike Smith to represent
my and the interests of Northwood in Concord.
With James Spillane, Howard Pearl and
– oh, yes – Donald Trump, I’ve had my fill of men behaving