The Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Alumni Association is currently
accepting scholarship applications for 2016. Scholarships are
http://www.coebrown.org/alumni or by emailing
Qualified applications will be graduates of Coe-Brown (including
the graduating class of 2016).
Please mail completed applications to:
907 First NH
The submission deadline is April 1,
2016 at 12pm.
Any questions can be directed to Rebecca at
Please do not contact Coe-Brown Northwood Academy for
Are you thinking about enrolling your child in preschool for
next fall? The Center School in Northwood is accepting
registrations for the 2016-2017 school year. The Center School
is a parent cooperative preschool located next to the town hall
in Northwood, which provides an emergent developmental program
for three, four, and five year-olds of Northwood and surrounding
towns. There are openings in our two-day (T/Th) program and
three-day (M/W/F) morning programs. Call or email us soon to get
an information packet or to make an appointment to come for a
visit! For information, please email at director Karen Andersen
or call her at the school at 942-7686. Check out our
Facebook page at
Writers’ Night Out
It’s “Writers’ Night Out” at the Chesley Memorial Library on
Thursday, March 24, 7:00-8:30 p.m. Join acclaimed local
authors Rebecca Rule (from Northwood) and James Patrick Kelly
(from Nottingham) in an informal gathering to gain writing
inspiration. Discuss what you are working on, what you are
reading, where you are submitting your work, or anything that
captures you! The program is co-sponsored by the Chesley
Memorial Library and the Blaisdell Memorial Library.
Sit ‘N’ Sew
Learn paper-piecing the Carol Doak way! Local resident Pam
Williams and fellow seamstress from Lyndeborough, Carol Wright,
will be at the Chesley Memorial Library on Thursday, March 24,
from 12:00-3:00 p.m. to teach you how to paper-piece the easy
way, using Carol Doak’s patented method.
Using this method, you can easily
create quilt blocks which can then be joined together to create
beautiful quilts or smaller projects such as wall hangings,
trivets, tote bags, coasters, and more. The advantage to using
Carol’s method is that points are more easily attained, a tricky
undertaking in the more traditional way of piecing.
The library has some Carol Doak books available to check out and
Pam will bring some of her other books for you to review. Pam
and Carol will demonstrate with the “Introduction to Paper
Piecing Pattern” which is available for free on Carol Doak’s
website (www.caroldoak.com) and is
the only one allowed to use for teaching purposes.
If you own a Carol Doak book, please
feel free to print your own foundations on newsprint (or other
thin paper) and bring them in, along with your choice of fabrics
if you would like to create another block with your own fabrics.
Two extra sewing machines will be
available for people’s use and all materials will be provided.
No fee. Ages 10 and up.
NACC Holds Special Services for Easter
The Northwood Advent Christian Church
invites all to their Easter weekend programs to celebrate and
reflect on the great significance of the events that took place
on that first Easter weekend! The church is located at 113
School St, (rt. 107) Northwood.
The weekend starts with a Maundy
Thursday service Thursday night at 7:00pm with a meditation and
communion reflecting on the last night Jesus shared with his
disciples before his crucifixion.
Easter day starts with a sunrise
service at 6:45 outside, weather permitting, followed by
breakfast and fellowship. At 10 o’clock, a special Easter
worship service of hymns, special music, and message on the Hope
of Easter! Plan now to come and hear the message of hope for our
Letter To The Editor
Albert Einstein was known for his
“thought experiments” where he used his imagination and
intuition to gain insight into the nature of things. Let’s try
Imagine that you have two kids who are
learning to play baseball. There is a summer camp that they can
attend that has a morning session devoted to learning the rules
of the game and what to do in situations that arise. For
example, the pitcher covering first base on a ground ball to the
left of first base. The afternoon session is spent on playing
and practicing what’s been learned.
Unfortunately for your kids, you can
only afford 1-1/2 sessions, so both go in the morning, but only
one stays on for the afternoon. At the end of two weeks, who is
the better ball player? And who likes the game better? And who
has made more friends?
You don’t need to be genius to figure
Interestingly, the town of Exeter has
handled kindergarten in just this way for several years. Because
of space constraints, they have had both half- and full-day
programs. The benefits of the latter have led the voters this
year to support a $5.4 million addition to their middle school
to house full-day K for all.
Fortunately, Northwood School has the
space available to accommodate a full-day program. And I hope
our newly constituted School Board will move in that direction
Next time, more on what’s been called
“the best research yet on the effects of full-day kindergarten.”