The Northwood Democrats will meet on
Wednesday, June 15, at 7:00 pm at the Northwood Community
Center, 135 Main Street, Northwood Narrows. The filing period
will be complete at that time, and we invite you to join us to
meet the candidate for Rockingham District 1 State
Representative, Mike Smith, and to learn about other Democrats
who are running in our area. For more information call Vice
Chair Tom Chase at 942-8940.
The Pittsfield High School Class Of 1966 50th Class Reunion
will be held in the Pittsfield Congregational Church vestry on
July 23rd from 3-6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. If
you can attend call Pete Riel at 603-269-8861.
To the Editor,
Awash, as in flooded. The Northwood
School district is awash in money. This will be the third year
in a row that money will be returned to the taxpayers in
Northwood. Fact, we could have handed over $800K back. About
$100K was spent on items that the administration asked for in a
“wish list.” The only thing remarkable was that the list didn’t
include anything to further the education of our students.
Another $100K was spent on two items that could not be bought
next year since the budget failed to pass. So they were
purchased this year. It’s like a carrot cake with double cream
cheese frosting, irresistible.
More? $16.34/thousand is your school
tax rate. that is 40% more than the average school tax rate in
NH. The municipal (town) tax rate is $5.06, 14% less than the
average NH town. $600K could fix that red listed bridge twice
More? We just bought bats for $150
each, in a K-8 school. That’s down from last years $300 bats.
Where are the $300 bats? As a Northwood taxpayer I’ll feel like
the budget is getting right when a $50 bat, bought with someone
else’s money, is appreciated.
While it’s unfair to continually
appropriate more money than needed from the tax payers, if the
kids were getting a decent education I would feel differently
about the cost.
Cooperative Preschool 5K
Submitted By Kerry
Despite a constantly changing
forecast, it turned out to be a beautiful day for the 6th Annual
Drag-N-Fly 5K Fun Run/Walk sponsored by Deerfield Veterinary
Clinic on Saturday May 14th! The event was hosted by the
Deerfield Cooperative Preschool (DCP) and held at the Old Town
Hall in Deerfield.
This year’s race had almost 120 participants ranging in age from
3 to 69, some pushing/riding strollers, some enjoying the race
with their leashed dogs! The first place finisher Craig Fram
completed the course in 19:58 winning both overall and 50+ age
category. 2nd place was John Murphy at 22:12 winning the 9-12
age category, and 3rd place was Sam Hopkins at 22:57. Sam’s
sister Sophie Hopkins followed at 24:08 coming in first among
all female entrants. Full race results can be viewed at 3C’s
The race is not only a fundraiser for
DCP, but also an opportunity for the non-profit preschool to
give back to the community which supports it. This year’s net
proceeds will be divided between DCP, David’s House of Lebanon,
NH, a home away from home for families of children receiving
long term care from Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth, and Branch
River Farm, a local conservation center in Deerfield, open for
farm visits, classes, and children’s summer camp.
In addition to both the 5K road race
and Children’s Fun Run, this year’s event offered a pre-race
warm up by Anytime Fitness of Northwood, pony rides by Wolf
Creek Stables, and face painting by Chrystina Moran. DCP would
like to thank everyone who donated to our raffle baskets or
volunteered, and enormous thank you’s to our Level Sponsors,
Deerfield Veterinary Clinic, Scribe Software, Brian Eagan
Builders, Ridgeview Construction, St. Laurent Collision Center,
The Pines Seafood House, Wolf Creek Stables, and Candia First
Stoppe, for helping make this day such a success.
Else Cilley May Contest Winners
Else Cilley Junior American Citizen
and Christopher Essay Contest winners proudly display their
first place certificates and a book won during a Presidential
Trivia Game at a recent chapter meeting.
The Else Cilley Chapter, National Society Daughters of the
American Revolution, honored their contest winners at the May
21st meeting. Five students and their families joined
members at the chapter owned historic Nottingham Square
Schoolhouse for light refreshments, an awards ceremony, and a
Presidential Trivia Game.
Christopher Columbus Essay Contest winner Haley Donovan, a
resident of Sandown, NH and a student at the Timberlane Regional
High School, was presented a certificate and cash prize.
Junior American Citizen Contest winners received award
certificates and a Barnes and Noble gift card. JAC fourth
grade winners, also from Sandown, NH and students at Sandown
North Elementary School, included Chayse Poulin, first place
winner of the poster contest; Samantha Oakley, first place
winner of the stamp design contest; and Madison Loik, first
place winner of the short story contest. The first place winner
for the eighth grade in the poetry contest was Emily Anderson, a
Nottingham resident who attends Portsmouth Academy.
All four Else Cilley Chapter JAC winners also received
first place at the State and Northeast Region levels.
The next meeting of the Else Cilley Chapter will be held on
Saturday, June 18th, beginning at 1:30 pm in the Nottingham
Square Schoolhouse. All are welcome to attend the meeting,
which will include a presentation about a 1910 quilt honoring
Raymond Revolutionary and Civil War soldiers and a book on
letters written to and from Civil War soldiers.
Letter To The Editor
The Northwood GOP will be hosting two
exciting events to kick off the election season! Come join us to
meet local Republicans/Conservatives and meet our Republican
candidates for higher office. Both events will be held at the
Community Center at 135 Main Street.
On Saturday, June 11th we will be
hosting Mayor Ted Gatsas - Candidate for Governor and Pat Conway
our County Attorney for Rockingham. The event will begin at
10AM. Coffee and donuts will be served.
On Monday, June 13th, we will be
hosting Executive Councilor Chris Sununu - Candidate for
Governor and Rep. Jack Flanagan - Candidate for Congressional
District 2. This event begins at 7PM - refreshments will be
I encourage all Republicans and Conservatives to join us at
these meetings so we can choose great candidates that will win
in November. RSVPs are appreciated, but not required to
Rep. Yvonne Dean - Bailey
Rev. Clinton Taber To Speak At
The Northwood Advent Christian Church
will host Rev. Clint Taber on Sunday June 12 at the 10:00
service. Throughout his more than 50 years of ministry he has
done extensive preaching and teaching on many subjects in
churches, camp meetings and conference settings. He is viewed as
a creative thinker and is the author of the book, “Earth’s Final
Dawn”, which is available on Amazon.
Clint Taber has been a successful pastor, served as
Superintendent of the Eastern Regional Association for over 30
years, served as Associate Professor of Pastoral Studies at
Berkshire Christian College, served as Administrative Director
of the college and developed one of the earliest on-line
education programs in Christian Education called TEMPE,
(Theological Education and Ministry Preparation by Extension).
He has a heart for people and a love for sharing the word of
Everyone is welcome to attend. The
church is located at 113 School St. in Northwood.