The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club will be hosting a
Snowmobile Safety Course for ages 12-15 at the Lake Shore Farm
(275 Jenness Pond Rd, Northwood) on Saturday, November 12th from
8 am to 3 pm. Lunch will be provided. To register, contact
Jeremy DeTrude @ 603-833-7063. Space is limited so call
early. And as always we really appreciate our landowners and are
always looking for new members.
To the Editor,
After reading this weeks letter from
Tom Chase I almost decided to forego mine. Mr. Chase’s
inferiority complex insists that he rip someone apart in order
to have his way. Whether it is Harriet, Yvonne, or in this case,
Brian Stone, there is simply (in his mind) so much negative to
say that he forgets to say a good word for his own candidate.
Tom Chase is what is wrong with politics today.
I would like you to know why I’m going
to vote for Mike Smith. Mike embodies the very community spirit
that I find lacking in far too many of us. He is all over
Northwood with his wife Betty making our town a better place to
He was very involved in finding us a
place to hold the Bean Hole Bash where parking was free and
everyone could have a good time. He freely gives his time on
committees, at the food pantry, and in many other ways around
I personally have spent hours with him
and have had a chance to get to know that he is a sincere and
dedicated gentleman who deserves a chance to represent Northwood
because of who and what he is, not because someone else is too
old, or too young, or made a mistake somewhere in the past. We
cannot all be perfect you-know-whats like Mr. Chase.
I am proud to be voting for Mike Smith
because he is exactly what we need here in Northwood for a
Letter To The Editor:
Northwood can be proud! What a wonderful group of 4th
graders! Well behaved, informed, and polite!
I had the pleasure of giving a tour of the State House to the
Northwood 4th grade students. I have been giving tours to
students for 16 years and love to see the students come to THEIR
State House to learn more about their government.
The teachers did an outstanding job preparing the students for
their tour and they came to Concord with a great background on
how laws are made in NH. They were enthusiastic and
engaged during their mock legislative session. Just loved
hearing their thoughtful and concerned debate over our bill to
add one hour of school to the school day for all NH students.
Usually this mock bill is voted down by students, but several
great debaters in the class used arguments, such as: “more
education gives you a better chance to get into a good college
and then you can get a better job,” “an extra hour will
help those who need extra help with some subjects,” and as one
student said, “more education equals a better life!”
They happily voted YES in both the House and Senate chambers to
have MORE education! I commend the educators in Northwood
for creating such an engaged community of learners! Well
State House Visitor Center Director
Chesley Memorial Library News
In collaboration with interested
community organizations, the Chesley Memorial Library Trustees
and Friends of the Library are sponsoring a Petition Warrant
Article to buy the Baptist Church at 166 First New Hampshire
Turnpike. The warrant article petitions for $155,000 for the
purchase and renovation of the Church to be used as a community
center/library annex. The Church would be available as a
community center, senior center, youth center, library program
site, and for town voting, etc.
You are invited to one of the walk-throughs to explore the
possibilities for the town. We will meet in the parking
lot behind the church on Saturday, November 5, 2016 at 10:00 am
and on Wednesday, November 9, 2016 at 10:00 am. We hope you can
make one of these dates.
The Northwood Lakers Cross Country
team dominated the NH Div III State Meet on Saturday Oct 22nd.
Northwood’s Aiden Cox , Porter and Maxwell Heigis, Luke and
Tyler Tkaczyk, Logan Mihelich and Wyatt Mackey won with an
impressive 28 points. The Girls took third with Addison Cox
coming in 1st breaking the course record.
Letter To The Editor
Ourselves and Our Posterity
November 8th will be the most important election in our
lifetime. With several Supreme Court nominations looming, it
will set the course for New Hampshire and America for
generations to come. Our great grandchildren will enjoy its
blessings or suffer from its consequences.
Will we pursue an aggressive interventionist foreign policy, one
likely to get us into war, perhaps a world war? Will the
draft be imposed upon us again, this time with women included?
Will our borders remain wide open to
drugs and to anyone who can get here for whatever reason, good
or bad? Will crime continue surging while disorders spread from
one city to another? Will terrorism in America become part of
our way of life, as it is in the Middle East? Where will it
strike us next?
Will we have more regulations, higher
taxes, and fewer private sector jobs? Will companies and jobs
continue to leave the US? Will we be more energy self-sufficient
or more dependent on foreign sources?
Will our right to keep and bear arms
be taken from us? How about our freedom of speech, already
severely curtailed on college campuses and elsewhere? Will our
freedom of religion continue to be eroded? What about the rest
of our Constitutional rights, and our Constitutional form of
Will we go on yielding power to
Washington over education, our police, our land use, our
housing, our health care, and every other aspect of our lives
Will we continue to ignore lawbreaking
in those with whom we sympathize, or will we once again become a
nation where no person, no matter how high the office or
protected the group, is above the law?
Next week we will be voting on our
safety, our security, our liberty, and our sovereignty.
Chesley Memorial Library News
International Games Day @ Your Library
Celebrate International Games Day @ Your Library on Saturday,
November 19, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. International Games Day
is an initiative run by volunteers around the world and
supported by the American Library Association to reconnect
communities through their libraries around the educational,
recreational, and social value of all types of games. Gaming at
the library encourages young patrons to interact with a diverse
group of peers, share their expertise with others, and develop
new strategies for gaming and learning. It’s a great opportunity
for families to get out of the house and play together in the
one community institution that welcomes everyone. The
library will have a variety of games on hand and game stations
will be set up at different locations around the library. Join
Do you want to learn how to knit or crochet? Do you need help
with knitting or crocheting projects? Local artisan Norma
Heroux is willing to provide individual lessons at the Chesley
Memorial Library at your convenience. If you are
interested, please leave your name and phone number at the
library circulation desk. We will pass your information on to
Norma and she will contact you to arrange your lesson.
The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley
Memorial Library on Wednesday, November 2, at 2:00 p.m. to
discuss “Mayflower” by Nathaniel Philbrick. The Evening
Book Discussion Group will meet at the Chesley Memorial Library
on Wednesday, November 30, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Dumplin” by
Julie Murphy. New members always welcome! Looking ahead to
December: the Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet at the
Chesley Memorial Library on Wednesday, December 7, at 2:00 p.m.
to discuss “An Irish Country Christmas” by Patrick Taylor.
The Evening Book Discussion Group will not be meeting in
The Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Enjoy a hot cup of coffee or tea along with library assistant
Diane Kizirian’s home-baked goodies: apple squares, butterscotch
blondies, hermits, cranberry bread…you might even be surprised
if you mention a favorite and find it on the menu for the next
week! Gus the therapy dog will be a regular visitor to the
Senior Café from now on! Gus is an 18 month-old Goldendoodle
recently certified through TDI. He’s ready to visit and prepared
to make you smile! Gus will be joining us at 1:30 p.m.
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the
library on Friday, November 18, at 10:15 a.m. The Friends
of the Library will meet at the library on Monday, November 28,
at 6:45 p.m.
Looking for something fun to do with
the family or friends? Why not try one of the library’s museum
passes? We have the following available: Boston Museum of Fine
Arts, Children’s Museum of NH, McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery
Center, New Hampshire Farm Museum, Seacoast Science Center, or
SEE Science Center! Each pass works a little
differently…some let you in free while others provide discounted
admission. Call the library at 942-5472 for updated
information regarding passes. We can also provide you with
information on when to visit the Currier Museum of Art in
Manchester for free admission.
Lego Club @ Your Library/Magformers
Magformers are here! We now have the
Magformers ready to play with right along with the LEGOs.
You might want to drop in after school just to relax and have
some fun playing with LEGOs and Magformers. Or maybe you
are looking for something to do with your younger children while
your older children are in school! LEGOs and Magformers
are out every Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment.
Let your imagination be your guide. LEGO creations will be on
display until the next session so bring your family and friends
back to see your masterpieces. Speaking of LEGO
masterpieces, make sure to check out the LEGO City in the
display case! Local resident Schuyler Savage has generously
offered to display his LEGO creations in the library to build
enthusiasm for the LEGO club. The LEGO City is currently on
display but there will be other displays coming so make sure to
1,000 Books Before Kindergarten
JOIN THE 1000 BOOK CLUB! The single most important thing
you can do to prepare your children to read is to read to them
every day. Research proves that children need to hear 1000 books
before they begin to learn to read independently. Reading to
children will increase their vocabulary and their listening and
narrative skills. Reading with children will also help to
instill in them self-awareness, confidence and an understanding
of their place in the world. The program is
sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library with help from
Northwood School teachers.
HOW CAN I READ 1000 BOOKS? It’s easy! One book a day for
three years=1000; three books a day for one year=1000; ten books
a week for two years=1000.
WHAT COUNTS? Everything! Every book you read counts every
time you read it! Books your child hears in Storytime count.
Books that others read to your child count. It all counts!
WHERE CAN I SIGN UP? Sign up at the
Chesley Memorial Library. We will give you sheets to help you
keep count of the books you read. You will receive a book bag
when you sign up and will continue to earn incentives as you
read your way to 1000 books.
WHEN: Today! Register anytime when
your child is between birth and five years old.
IMPORTANT: Please update your progress
at the circulation desk every time you read 100 books! We keep
track in a log at the library and update our milestone wall
display in the youth area. 1000 book readers will be recognized
with their name on the library’s sign and will be invited to
attend a special ceremony at the Northwood School next August
with recognition from the library staff and trustees, Northwood
school teachers and personnel, and Northwood School Board.
Story Time meets on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m. This
program is best suited for children under the age of five, but
older siblings are always welcome. Story Time sessions explore a
variety of themes shared through books and crafts while
introducing young children to the joys of reading and the
library. The early literacy practices featured help build
a foundation for a lifelong love of learning. Registration not
required, but please share your contact information with the
library at the first session you attend in case of cancellations
due to weather.
This moose was hanging out behind
Heritage Corner Market in Northwood.