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Northwood NH News

November 2, 2016

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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.



Letter To The Editor


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 live.


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 Northwood.


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 representative.


Tim Jandebeur




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 done!


Virginia Drew,

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 government?


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 and communities?


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.


Michael Faiella




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 the fun!



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.


Book Discussions

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 December.


Senior Café

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.


Museum Passes

 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 keep checking.


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

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.






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