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
It’s time for a great evening out in
Northwood with 2 NH favorites!
Author Becky Rule will supply the
humor and Cordwood will supply bluegrass music for an evening of
Humor and Harmony at the Northwood Masonic Hall, Route 4.
A silent auction will have many
must-haves, including gift cards and local maple syrup, services
Refreshments will be available.
The fun starts at 7:00 – you won’t
want to miss it!
Suggested donation: $5.00
Proceeds will benefit the Friends of
the Chesley Memorial Library
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark
Feature: 1950’s “D.O.A.”
Join Lakes Region Public Access
Television at 10:30 PM this Friday and Saturday night (May 13 &
14) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1950’s’ dark and
gritty film noir drama “D.O.A.,” starring Edmond O’Brien and
Told in flashback, “D.O.A.” introduces
us to Frank Bigelow (O’Brien), a businessman visiting San
Francisco for a carefree week of bachelor fun before he weds his
fiancée Paula Gibson (Britton). O’Brien meets up with a group of
salesmen and winds up in a wild, waterfront jazz bar, only to
have a mysterious stranger switch his drink. O’Brien wakes up in
the morning with the hangover of his life. Feeling worse and
worse, he visits a hospital, where doctors give him tragic news:
he has been poisoned with “luminous toxin” – and there’s no
antidote. The poisoning must have been deliberate, but who could
have done it, and why? With nothing to lose, Bigelow spends his
next frantic days attempting to solve the mystery of this
“D.O.A.” was based on the1931 German film “Der Mann, Der Seinen
Morder Sucht,” a black comedy about a man who arranges for his
own death but then regrets his hasty decision. When it was
adapted for American audiences, director Rudolph Mate created a
much darker and more chaotic world, filled with dive bars and
dangerous people. “D.O.A.” features the talented (and
underappreciated) Edmond O’Brien in one of his most memorable
roles. The film was remade in 1988 starring Dennis Quaid and Meg
Ryan. Critics and audiences heartily agreed: the original
“D.O.A.” was definitely the best. Jeff Stafford of Turner
Classic Movies described it as “one of the most imaginative and
frenetic entries in the film noir genre … “ and pointed out that
it “ … works as both a detective thriller and as a bleak,
nihilistic melodrama.” Judge “D.O.A.” for yourself! Grab your
popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this unflinching thriller
from the past.
You can’t find television like this it anywhere but LRPA TV,
MetroCast Channel 25. Not a subscriber? Then log onto Live
Stream through our website (www.lrpa.org) where you
can catch all the fun.
CBNA Athletes Sign For College
Recently, several Coe-Brown Northwood
Academy female athletes signed letters of intent to run on track
and field and cross-country teams for scholarships at
Julia Cormier intends to run at
Franklin Pierce University where she will major in education.
Elisabeth Danis will be running at the University of Alabama and
majoring in business. Brooke Laskowsky will run at Cornell
University where she will major in anthropology. Megan
Spainhower will run at Colby-Sawyer College with a major in
nursing, while Appalachian State will benefit from the running
talents of Megan Scannell who will major in business.
Congratulations to these very talented student athletes.
2016 CBNA Paul Guptill ’52 Alumni &
Friends Golf Tournament Registration NOW OPEN!
Join us for this wonderful gathering
of the greater Coe-Brown community, including alumni, faculty,
staff, students, parents and grandparents. The 2016 CBNA Paul
Guptill ’52 Alumni & Friends Golf Tournament will be held at
Nippo Lake Golf Club in Barrington, NH on Saturday, June 11,
The tournament is open to golfers of all skills and ability
levels. It never disappoints… excellent food, giveaways, prizes
and raffles are features of this tournament. Past tournament
golfers can tell you, while many mulligans may be taken and
dreams of holes-in-ones may be crushed, the heart of the event
are the connections you will make with both old and new friends.
Register here at:
Questions and inquiries can be
directed to Amy Spainhower, Director of Development and
Community Outreach at 603-942-5531 x186
Chesley Memorial Library News
Story Time fun is still happening at the Chesley Memorial
Library! Join the fun on Wednesday mornings at 10:30 a.m.
Children can listen to a story and make a craft to take home.
No registration required! The last Story Time will be on
June 8, but don’t worry because the Summer Reading Program will
start up shortly after that to provide lots of fun for preschool
The Evening Book Discussion Group will
meet here in Northwood on Wednesday, May 25, at 7:00 p.m. to
discuss “She Got Up Off the Couch” by Haven Kimmel. New members
welcome! The Afternoon Book Discussion Group will meet on
Wednesday, June 1, at 2:00 p.m. to discuss “Major Pettigrew’s
Last Stand” by Helen Simonson.
Warmer weather is here and it’s easy to get out and about so
come meet your friends and neighbors at the Chesley Memorial
Library! 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 or tea while you socialize? Drop in and spend some
time at the Senior Café!
The library still 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
LEGO fever continues to spread at the Chesley Memorial Library!
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!
Junior Book Club
Readers ages 8-12 are invited to join Chesley Memorial Library’s
Junior Book Club! We will meet on Thursday, June 2, from
5:00-6:00 pm to discuss “Wonder” by R.J. Palacio. Stop by
the library to pick up your copy to read then come back to
discuss the book and enjoy some light refreshments.
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, May 26,
from 12:00-3:00 p.m. to teach you how to paper-piece the easy
way using Carol Doak’s patented method. 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.
Humor&Harmony is back! The Chesley Memorial Library and
the Friends of the Northwood Libraries will sponsor
“Humor&Harmony” featuring Rebecca Rule and Cordwood at the
Masonic Hall on Route 4 in Northwood on Saturday, May 21, from
7:00-9:00 p.m. Suggested donation is $5.00 per person at the
door. Refreshments will be available to purchase and the
Friends will also be sponsoring a silent auction.
Rebecca Rule is a humorist/writer who specializes in funny
stories about New Hampshire. Rebecca Rule gathers and
tells stories and she’ll be telling some of her funniest ones
for Humor and Harmony. Her latest book (and first picture book
for children) is The Iciest, Diciest, Scariest Sled Ride Ever,
illustrated by Jennifer Thermes. Other books include:
Moved and Seconded: NH Town Meeting and Could Have Been Worse:
True Stories, Embellishments, and Outright Lies. She hosts
Our Hometown, on NHPTV.
Cordwood is a bluegrass and folk quartet made up of
instrumental, vocal, and recording artists from Northwood,
Strafford, and Deerfield. This is not your local
neighborhood hobby band. They are a fine group of seasoned
New England musicians. Each can hold his or her own at
field picking or a back stage jam, and yet, as a band, they
present a highly polished on-stage performance. All four
members of Cordwood are storytellers and songwriters, creating
original material for instrumentalists who can sing and
harmonize, sometimes taking the lead vocal, other times hanging
back and lending two, three, or even four part harmonies to a
song. Cordwood provides a unique sound to both originals
and the covers they perform. Their tunes remain heartfelt
and down-home. The band’s material is a mixture of
traditional bluegrass, folk, and swing. Cordwood is Wini
Young on banjo and guitar, Walt Kutylowski on bass, Al Pratt on
guitar, and Bob Young on mandolin, names you may remember from
Big Chicken, The Deerfield Coffeehouse Band, and Fat Hands.
The Chesley Memorial Library will hold its second annual Cupcake
War on May 25 and 26! Bring your own (undecorated) cupcake to
the library on Wednesday, May 25, between 10:00 a.m. and 6:30
p.m. Decorations will be available here and cupcakes will
be on display once completed. Come back on Thursday, May
26, during library hours (10:00am-7:00pm) to vote for your
favorite cupcake. The smell of cupcakes enticed everyone
visiting the library last year and we are sure the same will be
true this year! All ages welcome; registration not
Learn how to knit or crochet at the Chesley Memorial Library!
Join the group at the Chesley Memorial Library on the first and
third Wednesday of every month. Help/instruction available
from 5:30-6:30 p.m.