Memorial Library News
The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet in Northwood on
Wednesday, January 27, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “The Finest
Hours” by Michael Tougias. Looking ahead to February: the
Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet on Wednesday, February
3, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “The Boston Girl” by Anita Diamant.
The Evening Book Discussion Group will meet in Nottingham on
Wednesday, Februury 24, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss “Eleanor & Park”
by Rainbow Rowell. New members welcome!
Meet your friends and neighbors at the
Chesley Memorial Library Senior Café during this winter season!
The Senior Café meets every Monday from 1:00-2:30 p.m. Are
you looking for a chance to get out and make new friends? Would
you like to enjoy some home baked goodies and a cup of coffee to
warm you up? Visit our Senior Café!
The Friends of the Northwood Libraries
will hold their next meeting on Monday, February 8, at 6:45 p.m.
The Chesley Memorial Library Board of Trustees will meet at the
library on Friday, February 12, at 10:15 a.m.
Many of our museum passes are still valid if you are looking for
something to do this month. The library has the following
museum and local attraction passes available: Boston Museum of
Fine Arts, Canterbury Shaker Village, Children’s Museum of NH,
SEE Science Center, and Strawbery Banke. Each pass works a
little differently…some let you in free while others provide
discounted admission. We can also provide you with
information on when to visit the Currier Museum of Art in
Manchester for free admission. Please call the library at
942-5472 for more information.
Lego Club @ Your Library
The weather is still cold so maybe you’re looking for something
inside to do with your family. LEGOs are out every
Wednesday from 12:00-6:00 pm for your enjoyment. We have LEGOs
for all ages so drop in and 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!
Maker Play Day
Drop in for our “Maker Play Days” any Thursday! We will be
offering a variety of maker play programs throughout the year
with many of the kits coming from the New Hampshire State
Library. This month features Brainflakes!
Brainflakes help to teach spatial reasoning and are suitable for
children over three years old. Just ask at the circulation
desk and you can sign the kit out for thirty minutes on a
first-come, first-serve basis on any Thursday during our regular
hours. Have fun creating!
Junior Book Club
Readers ages 8-12 are invited to join Chesley Memorial Library’s
Junior Book Club! We will meet on Thursday, February 4, from
5:00-6:00 pm to discuss “Pie” by Sarah Weeks. Stop by the
library to pick up your copy to read then come back to discuss
the book…and to enjoy some pie too!
Join Bedtime Math’s Crazy 8s Club!
It’s a totally new kind of math club for kids in grades three
through five…you’ll build stuff, run and jump, make music, and
make a mess! Join us at the library Tuesdays at 3:30 p.m. to
make some mischief with math!
1000 Books Before Kindergarten
Give your child the tools to become a successful reader! Join
the “1000 Books Club” sponsored by the Chesley Memorial Library
with help from Northwood School teachers. The program is
open to any child from birth to the start of kindergarten.
Reading aloud to children at birth strengthens their language
skills and builds their vocabulary – two important tools for
learning to read when they enter kindergarten. Join us at
the library on Saturday, January 23, at 11:00 a.m. to learn more
about the program. You can register at any time even if you are
unable to attend. If you signed up for the “100 Books
Before Club” you will already be registered for the “1000 Books
Club” but please join us at the party to learn how the program
will work in this new phase.
Boat ramps and
As previously reported, the Town Budget was approved by the
Budget Committee with little disagreement, including a
$61,060 warrant article to “repair and rebuild” Mary
Waldron Beach and boat ramp on Bow Lake Road.
I agreed with Selectman Jandebeur’s
argument that the Town should provide services like this to its
residents to make it a more attractive place to live and work.
While there was some discussion about
how heavily the beach is used and the adequacy of parking, no
one stood up and said, “If people want to swim or launch their
boat, they should buy their own lake-front lot!”
Pretty crazy, huh? But this was the
reaction of at least one person at the school deliberative
session last year when we were considering a warrant article to
offer full-day kindergarten to our children. “If these parents
want full-day kindergarten, let them pay for it,” I recall it
This was, of course, the way it was
years ago when Gladys Gardner offered kindergarten in her home –
for a fee. And when she retired, a number of years went by
without any kindergarten in town.
Then, as I recently learned from Peter
and Jan Stimmel, they and other young couples with children
pushed the School Board to offer kindergarten for all the same
reasons that this year we are petitioning to expand it to a
Join us in that effort. And vote for
Representatives and a Senator who will support increased
kindergarten funding at the State level.
Amy Hanavan, parent
To the Editor,
All day kindergarten has reared its
controversial head again. I had hoped that it would not. It’s
devisive. It will almost always come down to “return on
investment” to me.
For three years I have known an ugly
little secret at Northwood School, students in our kindergarten
program are not any more prepared to go into first grade than
those students who do not participate in kindergarten.
I was on a roof in Deerfield helping a
lady when I received a call from an SAU staff member about the
subject. He said and I quote, “it’s worse than you thought.” So
far since then, I have asked that the data, data, data be
presented to the Board, the problem delineated and the plan to
fix the problem be brought forward. The problems have not even
been addressed. I started this process in a non-public venue and
took it public when nothing was done. Think heads in the sand.
The last time I asked, a few week ago,
the answer received was that it would be presented soon. It was
explained that there might be new data, hopefully better. Of
course. Two of us missed the last meeting due to an important
Budget Committee meeting. Maybe? I want to see the old data and
new raw data myself. I want a plan so that in a year there is
accountability if the plan works, or not. Every problem in the
last ten years and current ones are because of a lack of
The Board did not vote to have all day kindergarten. Several
ache to. I will not, not until there is clear evidence that it
is educationally working. Dumping another 105K into a fire
just doesn’t work for me.
By Meggin Dail
Errol Enos Chef Owner of 3M Diner in
Deerfield, making YUMMALICIOUS a household word.
3M Diner in Deerfield is literally
minutes from Route 4, 107 or 43. I know because I go there once
a week. I drive the beautiful scenic drive up 107 into Deerfield
and find myself there in no time at all. Once there I’m greeted
with warmth, smiles, happy customers and the wonderful smell of
How did I find 3M Diner? It wasn’t
very hard, it’s not exactly off the beaten path at 43 North
Road, Deerfield. It is situated in a building housing other
businesses, tucked in on the bottom floor to your left with a
welcome flag and a sign offering free coffee with every
breakfast sandwich to go (perfect for you plow guys). After all,
it may just be the breakfast sandwich that started it all. When
Errol Enos was working for Harding Metals, he made breakfast
sandwiches for his 20 co-workers on two griddles. Errol knows
how to work a griddle.
When I ask Chef and Owner Errol what
makes his breakfast/lunch joint different from the others, he
doesn’t hesitate, “I make the best omelettes.” and then “And
burgers.” A burger and omelette joint? What more can you ask
for? That’s just it, ask for just about anything. Errol
specializes in the made to order egg and burger dishes. “We
stuff our burgers.” With what you ask? “Anything you want. One
of the favorites, though is the stuffed bacon and blue cheese
burger.” Mouth currently watering.
So where did Errol learn to cook? “ I
traveled. I went out to Arizona and worked as a waiter at
Randy’s Restaurant for a while, that’s when I decided I wanted
to own my own diner someday. I also worked in Las Vegas.” When
Errol came back home, you may remember seeing him at the old
Northwood Country Market where he worked as the cook there for
11 years. Eventually Errol got his wish to become the owner of a
diner when he purchased a place in Rochester before moving to
Why 3M? “People ask me, ‘what, you
mean the tape?’ No, 3M is for my kids. They mean the world to
me. Makayla, 8; Michael, 6 and Mason, 4 are the 3 Ms in my
life.” By the twinkle in his eye, you know he means it. It’s
almost that same look he gets when he tells you his omelettes
are “YUMMALICIOUS!!!!” (and his staff groans and rolls their
Friendly Family Fun are the 3 Fs of
3M, check it out for yourself this week, 11 minutes from Route
4, 8 minutes from Routes 107 and 43. Tell Errol I sent you.