Congratulations to Carter Rollins of
Northwood, a graduate of Coe Brown Northwood Academy, who will
attend Clarkson University in Potsdam, N.Y., as a member of the
Class of 2020. Rollins, who will be majoring in computer
science, will begin studying at Clarkson in the fall.
The Northwood Parent Cooperative Preschool (The Center School)
has openings for this fall. We also have exciting changes
happening! We have two new teachers, Ms. Danielle and Ms.
Kelley, starting this fall and extended hours! Please check out
www.northwoodcenterschool.com for information about tuition,
curriculum, our new hours and to access our registration packet.
We also invite everyone interested in
information about The Center School to come by our open house
during The Bean Hole Bash from Saturday, July 30th from
9;30-11:30 at The Center School next to Town Hall. We’ll also
have a booth at The Bean Hole Bash, as well. We hope to see you
Congratulations to Marianna Barnhart
of Northwood who was inducted into the Emmanuel College circle
of national leadership honor society Omicron Delta Kappa during
the Spring 2016 semester.
Membership in Omicron Delta Kappa is
granted to students who demonstrate leadership in athletics,
campus or community service, social and religious activities,
campus government, creative and performing arts, journalism and
media, and scholarship. Undergraduate students who are juniors
and seniors and rank in the upper 35 percent of their class are
eligible for membership
Congratulations to Hailey Serino, a
Veterinary Technology major from Northwood who has been named to
the Spring 2016 Dean’s List at Mount Ida College in Newton,
Mass. for achieving a GPA of 3.33 or higher.
Congratulations to Marianna Barnhart
of Northwood has been named to the Dean’s List for the Spring
2016 semester at Emmanuel College. To earn a spot on the Dean’s
List, Emmanuel students must achieve a grade point average of
3.5 or higher for a 16-credit semester.
Letter To The Editor
National Zoning Board?
Local zoning and planning boards take notice. The Federal
Government is about to seize even more control of local
communities, through a new, under-the-radar Housing and Urban
Development rule called “Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing.”
Anyone put to sleep by this barely
pronounceable bureaucratic title may wind up rudely awakened.
According to Deroy Murdock in the Union Leader, under AFFH,
“Federal ethnocrats now will dragoon local communities into
adjusting their racial composition, housing density, zoning and
AFFH requires that any town or city that has ever received
Federal grants through HUD must rezone neighborhoods to
achieve racial and economic “balance.” Communities failing to
comply may face expensive litigation.
This Federal takeover of local
communities was opposed by Senator Mike Lee, who introduced an
amendment to defund it. The amendment was defeated, however, as
all Senate Democrats and 17 Republicans, including both NH
Senators, voted against it.
As Senator Lee explained, “If any
aspect of a community’s housing and demographic patterns fails
to meet HUD bureaucrats’ expansive definition of ‘fair housing,’
the local government must submit a plan to reorganize the
community’s housing practices according to the preferences and
priorities of the bureaucrats. This rule turns HUD into a
National Zoning Board with the power to unilaterally rewrite
local zoning laws and land-use regulations in every city and
town in America.”
In Westchester County, NY, which
already has low-income and Section 8 housing, but not enough of
it according to HUD, County Executive Rob Astorino is defending
his county in court. He warns that the Federal Government is
“planning to take control of the American suburb and forever
change it in the false name of equality. If HUD gets its way,
small town America will literally disappear. It will be forcibly
urbanized by Washington social engineers.”
Pleasant Lake Watershed Restoration Project Presentation
23, 2016 Deerfield Town Hall
As part of the Pleasant Lake
Preservation Association’s Annual Meeting there will be a
Watershed Restoration Project presentation and workshop open to
the public. The Restoration Project presentation will
commence by 10 AM (preceded by the PLPA Annual Meeting starting
at 9 AM) and will help answer the following questions.
•What is watershed planning?
•Why do we need it for Pleasant Lake?
•What was involved in the process?
•What are the next steps?
•What can I do to help?
The Pleasant Lake Watershed Restoration project began over a
year ago to ensure future generations can enjoy what we do
today. The concept was to understand storm water runoff in
the watershed and its impact on the lake, and to set goals and
prioritize actions that will allow for future use of the lake
while protecting the water quality. Funding for the
project is being provided by NH Department of Environmental
Services. At this meeting watershed scientist Forrest Bell will
provide an update on the results they have compiled and
facilitate breakout sessions to build stakeholder awareness and
consensus on next steps. Local citizens of the towns of
Northwood and Deerfield, are welcome to attend and participate
in this workshop.
Forrest Bell is the owner of FB Environmental Associates and has
been leading successful watershed projects since 1992. He has
worked collaboratively with local expert Don Kretchmer on
several recent lake management projects in New Hampshire.
They will provide an interesting and informative presentation
and workshop highlighting the key components of a watershed
For more information go to
Letter To The Editor
Say no to Trump/Clinton
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could start a “Say no to Trump/Clinton
campaign?” Think of it for a minute. What if every voter
went to the polls in November and made a choice for someone
else? What if the morning after everyone woke up, there
was one of two things happening? One, there was no clear
majority and the decision had to go to the House of
Representatives. Two, maybe one of the third party
candidates (I myself am pulling for Gary Johnson) would pull off
a victory and the current Republican and Democrat political
machines would start to wither away and die. After
watching interviews from both the Libertarian Party candidate
and the Green Party Candidate, both come off with more passion
and integrity than either Trump or Clinton. Both
established parties might have unlimited resources right now,
but if they were embarrassed at the polls maybe things would
change. So, say NO to Trump/Clinton this November and make
a statement that you are tired of the garbage being presented to
you on the ballet.
Got junk???? We need it. The Bean Hole Bash is coming up fast. A
wonderful group of your fellow town citizens are proud to bring
on the 2016 event once again for your enjoyment. Check out the
website www.beanholebash.com to
find a great selection of events going on July 29th and 30th.
This is a community party, meant to bring us together in a fun,
wholesome and very user friendly way.
One of those events is an old fashion country auction. The
auction is to be held at 6pm on Friday night, July 29th. We need
donations. If you have anything around your house, garage or
barn that you no longer need we would love to have it to auction
off. We are not fussy. We’ll pick it up. We will put any
money made to good use right here in Northwood. Anything from
canning jars to unwanted cars and trucks, we’ll take them. Call
Tim, 303-5224 for pick ups. Thanks And, come to the auction. We
already have fish tanks, a doll house, some cages, books, books,
and books and so much more. Bring the kids, the grandparents and
yourselves for a great time. Support our community.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark
Feature: 1945’s “Captain Kidd”
Join Lakes Region Public Access
Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (July 22
& 23) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1945’s
swashbuckling adventure “Captain Kidd,” starring Charles
Laughton, Randolph Scott and Barbara Britton.
In the unabashedly unhistorical
“Captain Kidd,” the larger-than-life pirate (Laughton) convinces
England’s King William III that he is an honest ship’s captain,
and that he’s just the man to escort a treasure-laden vessel
bound for England through the dangerous waters off of
Madagascar. He further persuades the King that he needs a crew
of condemned pirates for the job – and that they should be given
a royal pardon. Kidd’s plan is to double-cross the King and take
the treasures for himself. The pardoned crew is made up of
scalawags and cutthroats (you’ll recognize the great character
actors including John Carradine, Gilbert Roland and Sheldon
Leonard, among others). One of them, Adam Mercy (Scott), is a
smart and sophisticated rogue with manners and intelligence that
very much please Kidd – and later, attract the attentions of
Lady Anne Falconer (Britton). But soon things are not as they
appear. Is Adam really who he says he is? What are his real
intentions? Can a buccaneer such as Kidd trust anyone for very
Although woefully inaccurate in terms
of history (there is a scene that includes the Tower Bridge,
roughly 200 years before it would have been built!), “Captain
Kidd” is well-regarded for strong performances from a deep and
terrific cast, notably Laughton, who “binds the entire affair
with his bravura villainy,” according to Turner Classic Movies.
The legendary New York Times critic Bosley Crowther wrote,
“‘Captain Kidd’ is strictly Charles Laughton’s vehicle; the rest
of the crew are merely along for the ride.” The film received an
Academy Award nomination for Best Original Score. Ahoy, Mateys!
Get ready for a rollicking adventure. Grab your popcorn and join
LRPA after dark – or walk the plank!
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.
Saddleback Mountain Lions have been
busy testing eyes of preschoolers at the Center School in
Northwood. On the day after Mothers’ Day, Lions Bill Lounsbury
and Dave Linden using high tech equipment tested 12 students. We
would like to extend a special thank you to Teacher, Karen
Anderson for assisting.
During the 2015-2016 school year,
students from the Northwood Elementary School & Oyster River
Middle School were given the opportunity to participate in a
Lions International Peace Poster competition which was being
held in over 200 countries around the world. Saddleback Mtn.
Lion, Bill Lounsbury presented awards to each of the students
who won in their schools.
Letter To The Editor
More Less What
Did you know that fire fighting used
to be a for-profit enterprise? If your house caught fire, a
bucket brigade would - sometimes - arrive and bargain with you
to agree on a price to fight the fire. Not a very satisfactory
situation, and in 1736, Benjamin Franklin formed the Union Fire
Company in Philadelphia, a mutual-aid, volunteer model.
Remarkably, the United States did not
have government-run fire departments until the middle of the
next century. Wikipedia says, “on April 1 of 1853, Cincinnati OH
became the first professional fire department by being made up
of 100% full-time, paid employees.”
I recount this history because our
current Senator John Reagan was employed by the City of
Baltimore Fire Department for 30 years, retiring, I assume, with
a generous pension. And I assume, therefore, that fire fighting
is one area where he does not want “less government,” as he
called for in his campaign announcement.
On the other hand, looking at his
votes in the last legislative session, one can see his ideology
at work. For example, he voted – with seven of his Republican
colleagues –to end the expansion of Medicaid, and thereby
uninsure 40,000 people who had signed up in the previous two
One can only imagine the suffering
this would have caused those who were in the middle of
chemotherapy, only to see their treatment end. One can only
speculate about how much these newly uninsured individuals would
have cost to treat – often in emergency rooms, where costs are
As the election approaches, think
about NOT sending John Reagan back to Concord. While government
support for fire fighting might be safe, Medicaid expansion may
not be. And with it will go the support it offers for drug