Christmas Day Service
Northwood Advent Christian Church 113 School St, Northwood
invites you to a special Christmas Day service December 25 at 10
A.M. We know Christmas is a busy day with family so this will be
an abbreviated service designed with family in mind to help you
discover the real reason we celebrate this day. Carols, candles,
the Christmas story all told new and fresh, the greatest story
ever told that will never get old but is life changing and
history making! You are invited to do like the shepherds and the
wise men and come worship at the feet of Jesus on Christmas Day
and meet the Prince of Peace, the King of Love, the Hope of the
world and the Joy of every longing heart.
CBNA Ugly Sweater Day 2016
CBNA students and staff embrace their holiday ugly
sweaters at the recent CBNA Ugly Sweater Event.
Friday, December 9, students and staff at Coe-Brown Northwood
Academy were recently caught spreading a bit of holiday cheer on
the school’s annual “Ugly Holiday Sweater” day. Students
competed for a chance to win gift cards to Dunkin Donuts by
wearing their ugliest sweaters. Sweaters were judged by a panel
of faculty members. This year’s winners were senior Joseph
Guptill in the category of ugliest unaltered sweater and junior
Courtney Snow for the ugliest altered sweater. This activity
provides a chance for CBNA students and staff to get into the
holiday spirit and spread some good cheer throughout the school
Letter To The Editor
Northwood Budget Committee is yet another example of how it is
rigged against you. Bree is the School Board representative on
the BC. As I entered town hall for the budget presentation she
wanted to talk, wanted to know if she had to vote along with the
wishes of the majority of the SB. I said yes because you
represent them. She and I did not vote for this outrageous
budget and to bury kindergarten and a full time curriculum
director in it. The vice-chair of the BC overhearing us butted
in to agree with me.
Chair and Vice-Chair of the BC have on three occasions used
their bully pulpit to push for a friend and their own personal
agenda including kindergarten and full time director being
hidden in the budget. So how is that fair? Bree was told by the
board how to vote. The duo received their instructions from the
electorate. 60% of the SB voted to hide the two items in the
budget. 76% of you said no to the director and 63% said no to
all day kindergarten. Bree did what was expected, took three for
the team, voting for the board. The duo and their double
standard, well they voted their own self interest as usual, the
heck with your wishes. There is no difference except Bree has a
moral compass. The duo, not so much.
the budget is approved, all warrant articles approved. Now after
the fact they will have a public hearing (only because they have
to) and take input which like in past years, they will ignore.
It’s rigged, already over. You and the will of the people, lose.
Letter To The Editor
Every Who down in Northwood, liked their school a lot,
not the Jandebeur-Grinch, he certainly did not.
hated the school, the whole education system.
don’t ask me why, no one quite knows the reason.
could be that he had no more children in school,
could be that he is a bit of a fool.
I think that the most likely reason of all,
be that his heart is two sizes too small.
Whatever the reason, his heart or his cred,
sat there in meetings, just shaking his head,
Staring down from his seat, with a sour grinchy-frown,
later complaining about every decision put down.
“They’re hiding the money, they’re avoiding the blame,”
“they’re conspiring against me, and the school board is lame!”
made up some facts (and to no one’s surprise),
took to the paper, to publish more lies.
weekly reminder, that’s just what I’ll do,”
“I’ll send in some ‘truths’ that I know just aren’t true”
blames teachers and parents, to all that will listen
Blames voters, the admin; even coaches get a dissin’!
his antics fooled many, and his schtick got so bold,
when you look to the facts, well lo and behold!
of the statements, that he touts so dear,
shown to be false: crystal and clear.
when the town comes up with a reasonable budget,
He’s says ‘It’s too much!’ and tells them to shove it.
When confronted with facts, well he zagged and he zigged,
ignoring reality, shouts “The system is rigged!!”
continues this way, always acting the nayer
instead of being constructive or a helpful a team player.
to be continued (hopefully with a happy ending).
Merry Christmas, everyone!
Keith McGuigan, Northwood
Northwood School Wellness Committee
The Wellness Committee at Northwood School recently
organized a Food Drive as part of our community service oriented
Team Time activities for the quarter. Students and staff
collected 17 overflowing boxes of non- perishable foods and
personal hygiene items for our local food pantry to help meet
needs throughout the winter season. The generosity of our
school families is deeply appreciated.
7th and 8th graders’ jobs were to retrieve, sort and count all
the donations. Our K-4 classes have been decorating boxes for
holiday food “baskets” so the recipients have something more
cheerful than a cardboard box to hold the goodies.
The 5th and 6th grade classes worked on writing letters of
gratitude to service members and veterans which will be shared
with them throughout the year in care packages sent by Operation
Time and again, the Northwood School community goes above and
beyond in their generosity toward one another. We hope everyone
will be blessed with all that they need in this season of giving
Letter To The Editor
Northwood is the town in which I live and that I love. I am
proud of the fact that by 40+ votes the town went with Trump.
However, just as Trump’s platform ran partially on the idea it
was time to “Drain The Swamp” in Washington- I think a little
draining is needed here.
town of Northwood’s voters-- asked a few times about all-day
kindergarten spoke. It has been defeated on a number of
occasions, much to the chagrin of some. So, much like they do in
Washington when something can’t legitimately be passed they
“tack it on” something that has a good chance of passing. The
all-day kindergarten, rejected by voters is tacked to the
upcoming school-year budget. This is a backdoor, underhanded
approach to pass something that has NOT passed by informed,
legitimate vote of the people.
understand the pro’s and con’s of the arguments, however, kids,
upon entering 1st grade have 12 years (or more) of full-time
education ahead. Does it really need to start at 5 years old?
The main job of kindergarten as I see it is 1) learn to share,
2) learn to play nice, 3) socialize with peers, 4) learn “how”
to be a student and 5) learn to color inside the lines. Does it
take all day for a year, with added tax burden to ALL taxpayers
for kids to learn that?
Drain the swamp, in Washington and here in the town I love. God
Bless America and God Bless and guide our President-elect.
Paul Johnston, Northwood
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature: 1944’S “Christmas
Join Lakes Region Public Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this
Friday and Saturday night (December 23 & 24) for our “LRPA After
Dark” presentation of 1944’s noir-ish melodrama “Christmas
Holiday,” starring Deanna Durbin and Gene Kelly.
Before shipping out overseas, Lt. Charles Mason discovers, via a
telegram, that his fiancée has married another man. He decides
to go and confront her in person, but bad weather forces his
plane to San Francisco to land in New Orleans. While in The Big
Easy, Mason meets a man who takes him to a nightclub/brothel.
Performing there is singer Jackie Lamont (Durbin). Mason offers
to buy Jackie a drink, but instead she asks him to take her to
midnight Mass, as it is Christmas Eve. Jackie becomes
uncontrollably upset during Mass, after afterward tells Mason
her story (through flashbacks). Her real name is Abigail, and
she’s married to a man named Robert Manette (Kelly) who is
serving a life sentence for murder. Robert came from a prominent
New Orleans family where he lived with his domineering mother in
the family estate. When he and Abigail met, they felt an instant
connection. Robert warned Abigail that he was a gambler, but
that he would give it up if she married him. They lived for
several months in wedded bliss, but then Robert began staying
out all night. One evening, Robert murders his bookie, and his
mother covers up the crime, expecting Abigail to assist in this
deception. The police catch Robert; he is convicted and sent to
prison. Robert’s mother blames Abigail for not being supportive.
Abigail changes her name to avoid being recognized, but stays in
New Orleans to be near Robert, as, despite everything, she still
loves him. Soon after telling Mason her story, Robert breaks out
of jail and heads straight to find Abigail. Can a Christmas
miracle save the day?
Despite the fact that its two stars, Deanna Durbin and Gene
Kelly, were both big Hollywood musical stars in their day,
“Christmas Holiday” is a rarely seen film. It also casts both
the actors completely against type: Durbin, usually the good
girl, playing a “hostess” in a questionable “nightclub,” and
Kelly, always the charming, affable hero, here playing anything
but. Christmas is really only the background to this story,
which is dark and complicated. If you’ve never seen Gene Kelly
play a “bad guy,” this is the film for you. So grab your popcorn
and join us after dark for this rare screen gem from the past.
sure to join us on Christmas Day, when we’ll be supplementing
our regular Sunday programming with a day of family-friendly
holiday movies, shows and cartoons starting at 5:00 a.m.!