Recreation Commission Members Wanted
Currently, the Town of Northwood is
seeking individuals to serve as members of the Northwood
Recreation Commission. A member of the Northwood Recreation
Commission may be an individual of age eighteen (18) years or
older who resides in Northwood.
Our next scheduled meeting is
Wednesday, September 7, 2016 at 7:00pm at the Northwood Town
Hall, 818 1st New Hampshire Turnpike, Northwood NH.
Interested parties may contact Sharon at
or 603-972-5586 X209.
It isn’t too late to sign your little one up for preschool! The
Center School Parent Cooperative Preschool in Northwood still
has openings for this fall. First day of classes is September
7th. Call 942-7686 or go to
www.northwoodcenterschool.com for more information.
Children starting a new school year and adults beginning new
challenges are welcome to the Northwood Congregational Church
Sunday, August 28, for a “Blessing of the Backpacks (and
briefcases)” service. We will celebrate all beginnings, and ask
God’s blessing on people of all ages facing new challenges. The
service starts at 9:00 AM, and all are welcome, no matter where
they may be on life’s journey.
Northwood Church Hosts “Drive-In” Movie Night
Advent Christian Church is hosting another community event with
a Drive-in Movie Night this Friday, August 26, held outdoors at
the church, 113 School St. Northwood. This event is free. It
will start at dusk about 7:30pm. The feature movie will be
“Where Hope Grows” which was in movie theatres around the
country in 2013, starring Kristoffer Polaha, Brooke Burns and
Danica McKellar and David DeSanctis as “Produce.”
The story is about Calvin Campbell who
is a former professional baseball player sent to an early
retirement due to his panic attacks at the plate. Even though he
had all the talent for the big leagues, he struggles with the
curveballs life has thrown him. Today, he mindlessly sleepwalks
through his days and the challenge of raising his teenage
daughter. His life is in a slow downward spiral when it is
suddenly awakened and invigorated by the most unlikely person,
Produce, a young-man with Down’s syndrome who works at the local
grocery store. Calvin slowly loses the chip on his shoulder as
he begins to experience the world through Produce’s eyes. Faith,
work, purpose, and most importantly family, blossom into
Calvin’s life as their friendship develops. The unlikely pair
becomes intertwined giving Calvin’s life new meaning and
purpose. Where Hope Grows is a story of finding redemption
through faith, hope and love.
Drive up and watch from your car or bring a blanket or lawn
chair and sit on the lawn. Popcorn, refreshments and
drinks will be available. If threat of rain the showing will be
indoors, same time.
Join us for this free public showing
under license by Outreach Films on Friday, August 26, and you
are always welcome every Sunday at 10 am for worship.
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark
Feature: 1932’s “The Most Dangerous Game”
Join Lakes Region Public Access
Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night (August
26 & 27) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of 1932’s
mystery-adventure “The Most Dangerous Game,” starring Joel
McCrea, Fay Wray and Leslie Banks.
“The Most Dangerous Game” opens aboard
a luxury yacht sailing to South America. One of the passengers
is big game hunter, author and adventurer Bob Rainsford
(McCrea). The ship runs aground on a coral reef in dangerous,
shark-infested waters. Several passengers enter the ocean but
only Rainsford survives the shark attacks, swimming to a remote
island. Looking for help, he comes upon the jungle fortress of
Count Zaroff (Banks), an exiled Russian aristocrat. He also
meets other victims of recent shipwrecks, including Eve
Trowbridge (Wray) and her brother Martin. The Count, himself an
avid sportsman who has turned the island into a private hunting
preserve, knows of Rainsford’s hunting prowess and is delighted
to host him as his island’s newest “guest.” Eve confides to
Rainsford that she feels something is not right on the island –
several other survivors have recently gone missing. Searching
the fortress, they come across a room filled with big game
trophies, and one of them is a man’s head! Rainsford realizes
that the Count is a madman who hunts humans for sport. Rainsford
and Eve soon find themselves as the prey in the most dangerous
game! How will they escape with their lives?
“The Most Dangerous Game” began production at RKO Studios at the
same time as “King Kong.” The films had the same producers, so
to save money, they shared several of the same actors (notably,
Fay Wray) and jungle sets, as well as the same editor,
screenwriter and composer. Fans of “Kong” may feel a similar
style and pace to “The Most Dangerous Game.” The film was very
well received during its time by critics and moviegoers alike.
Although the story has been adapted for film many times
throughout the years, our version is considered to be the
closest to the original story and still the very best. All three
leads give solid performance, particularly Leslie Banks as the
over-the-top Count Zaroff. In his review, Mordaunt Hall of
the New York Times noted, … “Through the imaginative fashion in
which it has been produced … the fantastic theme of ‘The Most
Dangerous Game’ makes a highly satisfactory melodrama.” What are
you waiting for? Grab your popcorn and meet us after dark for
this vintage thriller.
Dear Voters of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham,
Having worked with Yvonne Dean-Bailey
in the legislature, I am happy to endorse her re-election to
protect the interests of Northwood, Nottingham, Candia and
Yvonne won the special election for
representative following the resignation of her predecessor in
2014. Yvonne comes from a strong Northwood family and has her
values firmly established. Her voting record shows her
conservative appreciation for the taxpayers.
Please join me on September 13 and
cast your vote in Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham
for Yvonne Dean-Bailey the person who has earned your vote and
Senator John Reagan
New Hampshire State Senate District
Seventeen Allenstown, Chichester, Epsom, Loudon, Pembroke,
Pittsfield, Strafford, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham, Raymond
Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway Council
Public Input Session
The Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway Council will hold a public input
session on Wednesday, September 7, 2016, at the George B. White
Building (Deerfield Town Offices), 8 Raymond Road, at 6:30pm.
The purpose of the session is to obtain input from residents and
business owners located along the Byway (see
raise awareness of the Byway initiative, identify concerns in
the corridor communities, and begin the process of developing
the Goals and Objectives for the Corridor Management Plan.
The Byway effort is currently led by the Southern New Hampshire
Planning Commission and made up of members representing the
towns of Candia, Deerfield, and Northwood. The purpose of
the Byway Council is to protect the historic and cultural
features along the Byway, encourage the public to investigate
the historic resources along the Byway, encourage and promote
recreational opportunities, and promote economic development.
Public participation and input is a vital component in the
development of the Corridor Management Plan. This document
is required by NH DOT to ensure statewide recognition of the
Upper Lamprey Scenic Byway, and is expected to be completed by
the end of 2016.
Letter To The Editor
I was pleased to see Mr. Jandebeur thanking our town’s great
volunteers for the hard work they did making the Bean Hole Bash
a success. I appreciate when town leaders and elected
officials take time to recognize our dedicated volunteers.
Unfortunately, Tim’s letter took a turn for the worse as he
segued from thanking volunteers to bashing our school for
squandering funds and not educating our kids. Tim declared
his role on the school board was clearly defined. He said,
“I absolutely believe in transparency in government. As
you can see they hate this concept. I will not go along to
get along.” Tim also declared recently that parents
serving on the school board is a conflict of interest.
Seriously Tim, it is time to look at what you are actually
accomplishing as a school board member. You have done
everything in your power to “educate” us about all that is wrong
in the Northwood School. It is time to put the funds we do
have to effective use. Team with your fellow board
members, school administration, and the SAU and get something
right. Then you can write and tell us a happy story of
success instead of yet another “transparent” tale of squandered
time and money.
Just a reminder Tim, every year that goes by with more and
more negative letters, squandered budgets, and as you put it “a
well below average town in educating our kids,” that’s another
year our kids and families suffer.
Pot stirring only creates greater divides, resulting in less
ability to compromise and influence change. The goal of a
school board member should be to make our school a better place
for TEACHERS TO TEACH AND STUDENTS TO LEARN at a responsible
cost. Is that really your goal?
Northwood CrankPullers Annual
The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club
is hosting its annual Snowmobile WaterCross event at Lake Shore
Farm in Northwood, N.H on Sunday, September 11, 2016!
Bring your family and lawn chairs and get ready for some great
fun or load up your sled and participate! There will be a
Vintage snowmobile display, Swap Meet, club memberships, club
apparel for sale and as always we will have lots of great food!
Visit our website www.northwoodcrankpullers.com
for more details, guidelines and rules on this event.
As always we really appreciate our landowners and are always
looking for new members. Hope to see you there!!
Gates open at 7am, registration 7-9am
and the water crossing will start at 10am.
Robert M. “Sid” Carlson of Northwood, NH (formerly of Barrington
NH, Stoneham MA, and Woburn MA) passed away peacefully in his
sleep on Thursday, August 18. Beloved husband of Norma
(Richardson) for 55 years. Devoted father of Pamela Ganem and
her husband, John, of Exeter, NH, and Gary Carlson and his wife,
Judy, of Northwood, NH. Proud grandfather of Ryan, Justine,
Derek, Sean and Jared, and great-grandfather of Mackenzie.
Loving uncle, cousin and friend. Predeceased by his
parents, Greta and Albert Carlson, and his 7 siblings: Helen,
Doris, Edie, Eddie, Eleanor, Donald and Jean.
Known by his many names: Bobby, Robert, Uncle Bobby, Uncle Bob
and the Gov, Sid’s early career began as a barber in Woburn
Square, a Navy reservist and a Stoneham police officer. He
then trained at the Massachusetts State Police Academy and
earned rank of Sergeant; during his tenure he was special aide
to Governor Frank Sargent. After his retirement, he
created Carlson Detective Agency and remained an active private
detective until his passing.
Above all, he was a devoted and dedicated family man. The
youngest of 8, he transmitted his ingrained “children learn what
they live” motto to his children, grandchildren,
great-grandchild and his extended family of many nieces and
nephews. He organized yearly reunions and holiday
get-togethers as well as co-hosted with his loving Norma years
of Christmas Eve gatherings and summer flockings to Nippo Lake,
With Norma and friends, he founded Suburban Special Needs
Committee, enlightening children and young adults with
developmental delays with yearly “proms” and visits from the
likes of “Killer” Kowalski (wrestler) among others, who became
endeared friends. He has been a member of the Barrington
American Legion and for 26 years proudly carried the American
Flag in the color guard in the Barrington Memorial Day Parade.
He and Norma have been presiding members over the Barrington
Historical Society for over 20 years.
Over the past 12 years he and Norma have wintered in Myrtle
Beach SC. They became the Activities Coordinators of the
Sandcastle South Snowbirds, planning excursions, daily
adventures and fostering friendships.
We struggle with the sudden loss of our beloved Husband, Dad,
Papa, Sid, Bobby, Robert, Governor. He has touched
thousands of hearts with his unselfish, infectious personality,
funny poolside pranks, joke gadgets and “when I was with the
Governor” stories. We are forever blessed to have crossed
his path in this lifetime. You are missed...
Friends and family may call from
4-7:00pm on Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016 at Purdy Memorial Chapel, 2
Concord Rd., Rte 4, Lee, NH 03861.
Funeral service will be held at 10:00am on Wednesday, Aug. 24,
2016 at Purdy Memorial Chapel with Rev. Miram Tirabassi,
officiating with burial to follow at Pine Grove Cemetery in
Northwood, NH. To sign our online guestbook, please go to