As many of you know, we have been
doing a little bit of construction over here at the store these
past few months. Our hope is that we will be able to re-open
with an amazing farm to table café this spring, but in order to
do so the store will need to take a little bit of time off to
restructure the business.
The plan is to put seating in the area
that the store is in currently, so in order to finish
construction the store is going to have to close for a little
while. Because of this there will be a clean-out sale on the
remaining food items in the store over the next few weeks to
make moving and rearranging a bit easier. Everything in here
will be for sale at cost! January 31st the doors will close
until the spring. During that time we will be going over the
different products that the store carries and deciding which
ones are going to come back and which are not. Your input about
the which products you’re interested in seeing in here and which
ones you wish we carried would be very helpful so that we can
make the store even more amazing when we open it back up!
The sale will start this Thursday
January 7th and continue until the 31st or whenever everything
runs out, whichever comes first. I will continue to order dairy,
eggs and bread each week. Those items will not be marked down.
We will continue to keep you posted as things unfold.
For all of you who are excited about
the café, we will be on the agenda for the town of Northwood’s
planning board meeting on January 28th. Please feel free to come
Thank you so much for your support and
Jess and Bob
Hunky Dunk Farm and Keepin’ it Local
Welcomes Katie LeClerc Greer
and Digital Responsibility for Students in Grades 6-8 and 9-12:
January 21, 2016
Strafford School (Gr. 6-8): 10:50-11:40 Nottingham School (Gr.
6-8): 9:20-10:10 Northwood School (Gr. 6-8): 1:35-2:20
The majority of kids in grades 6 and beyond have social
networking accounts and are actively networking with others
using various forms of technology (i.e. apps, messaging, etc.).
At this stage, it’s imperative for them to know that there are
consequences for their actions, as once they send, save or
share, their information is out there – and stays out there –
forever. The following is an example of what is
covered during this session:
• What is personal information? What
are privacy settings?
• Social Networking including current trends
• Interactive gaming rules and thoughts
• Texting/smartphone usage including app trends, appropriateness
• Technology tattoos and creating a favorable, positive online
PARENTS/GUARDIANS: We have
included something special for you that you will not want to
miss! Join us at Nottingham School for a compelling,
informational evening Parent Program (*must be 18 years or
older to attend) January 21, 2016, 6:30pm-8:00pm
* FREE RAFFLE PRIZE TICKET just for
attending will be given to every parent at the evening event for
a chance to win gift cards and technology related prizes!
* FREE CHILDCARE will be provided that
will include movies and crafts!
* 6:00-6:30pm there will be coffee and
snacks prior to the Parent Presentation!
Our kids are doing WHAT? What can I do
to protect them? What apps should I be worried about? Is social
networking safe? Is my child being cyberbullied? What’s texting?
Sexting? What’s next? It’s often overwhelming being a parent
today in our technology-driven society. Keeping up with the
latest trends and dangers can often seem like an impossible
task. Katie will help you navigate the digital waters and let
you know what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next when it comes
to your children and technology, and provides parents with
proactive initiatives to keep kids safe.
Katie LeClerc Greer has been featured on Fox25 News Boston, the
O’Reilly Factor and The Meredith Vieira Show. For more
information on Katie LeClerc Greer and her presentation, visit
Letter To The Editor
To the Editor,
A default budget is, by design, a
means for citizens to reign in irresponsible spending. There are
two ways in New Hampshire to manage the towns’ budgets. The
traditional is an annual town meeting where everything is voted
on and finalized by a small segment of the town, in Northwood,
maybe with luck, 150 people. A small group can easily sway the
vote. An SB2 town, like Northwood, has a deliberative session to
talk about things and maybe change them in small ways but the
actual vote is at a second session where the actual voting is in
the privacy of a booth, usually over within 15 minutes. Five to
six times more people make the decisions on everything including
both the town and school budgets. If the budget does not pass
then the default budget becomes the budget.
The default budget is last years
budget plus any contractual agreements - any one time purchases
in last year’s budget. Pretty straight forward. The default
budget, along with local control, is under attack in Northwood.
With little enforcement of the default budget there is more and
more “playing” where anything goes, and does.
For instance, the $88,171 that I
mentioned last week, it should not be in the budget. Those very
same pie in the sky maybe students are in the default budget
also, which is far worse.
I really look hard at the budgets, but
this is way too out of line to even look for. I missed it. Any
last vestiges of faith in the SAU budget process and their
fairness flew out the window along with a correct default
budget. The oversight of the default budget needs to go to the
Letter To The Editor
As everyone is aware, February 9, 2016 is the date for the New
Hampshire Primary. This process usually causes lots of
confusion. When a voter first registers to vote, a choice is
made as to a party (either Democrat, Republican or UNDECLARED).
Consequently, if you are registered as a Democrat or a
Republican, you will receive the corresponding ballot.
However, if you are registered Undeclared, you will select
either Democrat or Republican ballot for that particular
So, now after you vote, you will need to make another decision.
If you voted Republican or Democrat and you want to remain with
that party, you don’t need to do anything. If you want to
return to the Undeclared status, you will need to let the
Supervisors of the Checklist know to change you back.
If you fail to do this last step, you will continue from that
date to be whichever party you voted in the Primary. This
only becomes an issue with a Primary Election. On a
regular election for Town/School matters or the general
elections for president, governor, senators, representatives,
etc., it doesn’t matter what party you are registered, as only
one ballot is used.
As I said in the beginning, I know this is very confusing.
If you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the
Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office (942-5586, x-201) and we will
be happy to help you. See you on February 9!
Judy C. Pease,
Northwood Town Clerk/Tax Collector
Laura M. Arsenault
NORTHWOOD – Laura M. Arsenault, 51, of
Northwood, passed away unexpectedly in the early hours of
December 26, 2015.
Laura was born March 26, 1964 in
Amesbury, MA. She spent many years working in Legislative
Services at the New Hampshire State House. Laura loved to swim,
ski, kick box, hike, and spend time with her family at Bow Lake
on warm summer days.
Laura is survived by her husband,
Donald Arsenault; her children, Peter Arsenault and Alexis
Arsenault, all of Northwood; her mother and three sisters of
Massachusetts; and her brother of New York.
A memorial service will be held at the
St. Joseph’s Church in Northwood on January 16, 2016 at 11 a.m.
Flowers are accepted or memorial donations may be made in
Laura’s Memory to: The American Heart Association.
Arrangements are under the care of the
Purdy Memorial Chapel.
To sign our online guestbook, please go to
Sharon Lee Fanjoy
Sharon Lee Fanjoy, 71, passed away
peacefully on Christmas Day 2015 with her husband and her dear
friend and sister-in-law, Nancy Page, by her side. She was born
in Kittery, ME on January 27th, 1944.
Sharon was the daughter of Roger and
Marion Manson. In addition to her parents she was also
predeceased by her two brothers, Robert and William Manson.
Sharon married her best friend,
Russell R. Fanjoy, on May 21st, 1971, they made their home in
Northwood, residing on North River Lake Rd in Northwood, NH for
Together they raised three sons:
Bruce A. Fanjoy, of Pembroke, NH, Dwayne S. Fanjoy Sr., of
Strafford, NH and Derrick L. Fanjoy, of Manchester, NH. In
addition to her husband of 44 years, Sharon leaves behind her
sons; her two granddaughters, Dominique A. Fanjoy and
Aurora-Bella Way; two grandsons, Dwayne S. Fanjoy Jr. and Trever
R. Fanjoy; as well as many loved cousins, nieces and nephews.
Sharon and Butch were dedicated
foster parents for children of special needs for many years in
their home in Northwood, NH. Prior to her retirement, she worked
as a buyer at Portsmouth Naval Shipyard. She loved being a
homemaker and treasured providing her family with fresh
vegetables, fruits, and homemade jams and baked goods from their
yard and gardens. She was a very giving person, and loved
helping people. Sharon was adored very much and will be greatly
missed by all who knew her.
Some of Sharon’s favorite things to
do were getting together with her family and friends and
spending time at their seasonal camp on Silver Lake in Maine.
She loved penguins and developed an amazing collection of
penguin home decor. She also loved loons and was an avid bird
watcher. Sharon enjoyed making crafts as well as playing cards
games, and, she was hard to beat. She loved to travel the back
roads scouting for deer, moose and other wildlife. Sharon had a
love for animals especially their cat, Peppy.
SERVICES: A private celebration of her
life will be held at her Son, Dwayne Fanjoy’s, home in
Strafford, NH at a later date.