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.
Northwood CrankPullers Annual Snowmobile
WaterCross 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!
Gates open at 7am, registration 7-9am
and the water crossing will start at 10am.
2016 Annual Northwood Trunk or Treat!
All ages are welcome.
Saturday, October 29, 4:30pm - 7:00pm
Route 4 Soccer Fields
Northwood, NH 03261
Harvey Lake Women’s Club News
The next meeting of the HLWC will be
held at Joann Bailey’s on Tues., September 6th at 12:00 noon.
Please bring a bag lunch. Drinks and desserts will be provided
by Marie Bapple & Elaine Covey. This is the meeting where we
hold our annual baby shower for Concord Hospital. New or gently
used layette items and new baby supplies are appropriate.
It was voted at the July meeting to
support monthly as our good neighbor program, “Stop 68 hours of
hunger”. For more information call Betty Smith @ 942-6272, or
Lucy Silva @ 942-9848. This will be our new monthly commitment,
in lieu of the Food Pantry.
We received thank you’s from our Book Scholarship recipients,
and from two comfort pillow recipients.
Please keep Alice Gilchrist, Ruth Bencal, and Pat Moore in our
prayer after their recent surgeries.
CBNA To Host Run To Fall 5K
The Run to Fall 5k has been an annual community event for 15
years where runners and walkers come together to race on
Coe-Brown Northwood Academy’s own cross country course. This
year’s run will take place on Sunday, September 11 at 10 am at
the CBNA track in Northwood. Events for the day include a
2.5k walk, a 5k run and a 400 meter kids run, as well as “fun
spots” throughout the course which encourage participation. Come
support CBNA’s cross country team and sign up today! The first
125 entrants will receive free Nike shirts! Preregistration is
$17. Sign up at runtofall5k.weebly.com. Registration on the
morning of the race between 8-9:45 am is $20. If you have any
questions or need more information, please feel free to e-mail
Tanner Richards or Allison Pratt at
Letter To The Editor
To the Editor,
1. The #s used here are from the
results of the Common Core tests done in the 15/16 year. The SAU
has had them for some time, I had to ask to get them. Another
town’s school board found out from a lawyer that they are public
knowledge and therefore they had a right to them.
2. The overall scores show a slight
improvement in ELA, English, language and arts. Math, despite
all of the effort, fell one point overall. In short, while last
year’s board whistled Dixie and this year’s played the fiddle
(Nero/burning/Rome), the only principal in the last three who
had a positive impact was chased out of town directly
influencing the resigning of the best vice-principal in a long
time, not to mention the loss of the best teacher in Northwood,
in my opinion.
So, in ELA the lower grades are well
above the state average. By 5th they are way behind. In math
it’s really sad. Only 30% of 3rd graders are proficient or
better. 7 out of ten are not. Nottingham number is 72%. In 5th
grade only 32%. Our best is 8th grade at 52%. Thank goodness for
Coe-Brown. You parents are fighting for the wrong thing.
Remember, the worst teacher (you can
see we have them) gets the same pay increase as the best, and we
have them. A crappy education won’t change until that does.
I believe the superintendent should
drive curriculum, he is charged with student achievement.
However, he says that he hasn’t the time (yes I have witnesses).
Defensively, do we need a curriculum director? We just passed up
a wonderful opportunity to achieve that goal.
I want you to know!
This Weekend’s LRPA After Dark Feature
1953’s “The Hitch-Hiker”
LACONIA—Join Lakes Region Public
Access Television at 10:30 p.m. this Friday and Saturday night
(September 2 & 3) for our “LRPA After Dark” presentation of
1953’s gritty crime thriller “The Hitch-Hiker,” starring Edmond
O’Brien, Frank Lovejoy, and William Talman.
“The Hitch-Hiker” was inspired by the
events of real-life serial killer Billy Cook, a psychopath who
murdered six people on a 22-day killing spree in the early
1950s. The film was directed by Ida Lupino, a well-known actress
who went on to a successful career as a director at a time in
Hollywood when female directors were very scarce. In fact,
Lupino was the only female member of the Director’s Guild from
the late 1940s through the early 1950s and is still considered
one of Hollywood’s most prolific female directors. “The
Hitch-Hiker” earned Lupino and her cast strong reviews and was a
box-office success. It went on to be one of 25 films selected in
1998 for preservation by the National Film Registry. In his
review of “The Hitch-Hiker,” noted critic Leonard Maltin said:
“Well-made suspense yarn about two men on a hunting trip whose
car is commandeered by a murderous fugitive. Good performances,
especially by a venal Talman in the title role.” What more does
a movie-lover need? So grab your popcorn and join LRPA after
dark for this crime drama from the past.
Letter To The Editor
As a member of the Northwood School Board for the past six
months, I have seen and heard good things and bad about
Northwood School. It’s unfortunate that I’ve seen the
Administration, School Board, and teachers denigrated in print
and on social media – not only by parents and residents, but by
each other. This accomplishes nothing.
We do not always agree on every issue. We simply have
different ideas about what is best for our school’s students.
In the last six months, I have voted to begin standardizing our
Math and Reading programs, to rework our budget to bring back a
2/5 Curriculum Director, to outsource the school lunch program
to improve our students’ nutritional choices, and to spend
$35,000 on computer technology for additional grades. I
also sat on a committee to hire our new Principal and wrote (and
received) a $200,000 grant to bring the school a coordinator and
I am hard pressed to find an “anti-education” agenda in my past
or recent history, and I am certain that our administrators,
teachers, and other Board members can give examples of their own
dedication to the improvement of education.
In the past year, Northwood School took steps to standardize its
curriculum, began regular meetings to improve the working
relationship between the School and Town, ramped up its RTI
program with impressive preliminary results, started a formal
schoolwide leadership team, and saw the first improvement in
testing scores in several years. Being responsible for the
education of our Town’s children is difficult, and we should
respect those who give their time and their hearts to the
process. We are making progress, and I hope that will
continue as we start this school year. I also hope,
however, that we can do so in a supportive and respectful
McGee - Severance
Lindsay McGee of Concord and Scott
Severance of Northwood announce their engagement.
McGee, daughter of Tracey Horner of
Concord and Matthew McGee of Bedford, graduated from Keene State
College in 2011 with a Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education
and Psychology. She is currently enrolled at NHTI to receive her
special education certification. She works full time as a 1:1
Educational Assistant for students with Autism at Abbot-Downing
School in Concord. She is also the Instructional Coordinator
part-time at Sylvan Learning Center in Bedford.
Severance, son of Marcia and Brian
Severance of Northwood, graduated from NHTI in 2003 with an
Associates Degree in Paramedic Emergency Medicine. He is
currently enrolled at American Public University for his
Bachelors Degree in Emergency and Disaster Management. He works
full time as a Paramedic at Northwood Fire-Rescue. Their wedding
date is set for August 12, 2017.
Letter To The Editor
To the editor,
Harriet Cady is a candidate for the
office of State Representative serving Rockingham District #32
that includes Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham.
Political corruption has permeated New
Hampshire local cities, municipalities and school districts.
Harriet understands that unresolved matters affecting citizens
in Rockingham District #32 share commonality with other N.H.
Districts. The remedies are engrained in the N.H. Constitution
and N.H. RSA Laws.
All municipal and school district elected officials are public
servants, agents answerable to the public. Right to know laws
that protect the rights of the citizens are under constant
attack. Whether elected officials are ignorant to or just
dismissive of the rights of the electorate, the citizens are at
a disadvantage while local school and municipal governments have
the luxury of taxpayer funded law firms.
Harriet has a degree in Public
Administration and extensive experience serving on numerous
local boards, committees and as a Town Administrator providing
her with a hands on know-how of the inner workings of local
government. Harriet has amassed an arsenal of knowledge gathered
through her Right to know (RTK) championing.
Harriet is no stranger to Concord. She
has assisted many committees and served in the legislature from
2002-2006. She is ready to serve on day one.
She would be a formidable force for
the people of Candia, Deerfield, Northwood and Nottingham.
Jim Berlo & Jim Johnson Brentwood
Letter To The Editor
On September 13th, Northwood,
Nottingham, Deerfield and Candia, have the privilege and
opportunity to cast their vote for our district’s State
Representative in the Republican Primary.
Without hesitation, I will be supporting a dedicated woman who
has worked very hard to serve our community since being in
office. Yvonne Dean-Bailey, having resided in Northwood for 16
years, has experience and enthusiasm to continue representing
us. She is a strong supporter of the second amendment, is
fiscally conservative, and advocates for the tax payer. Yvonne
supports school choice rather than forcing common core. Her
record is one of diligence and integrity. Yvonne on a personal
level, if you have not had the pleasure of meeting her, has a
contagious smile, and speaks with sincerity. She knows how to
listen, and when to speak. An anonymous quote reads
“Speak in such a way that others love to listen to you. Listen
in such a way that others love to speak to you.” I encourage you
to come out to the polls September 13th to join me in supporting
Republican Yvonne Dean-Bailey.
Letter To The Editor
Harriet Cady signs popped up last week like mushrooms after a
spring rain, so now we have a real race in the Republican
primary for Rockingham District 32 – Northwood, Deerfield,
Candia and Nottingham.
The candidates couldn’t be more
different: a septuagenarian real estate agent with a long
history of activism – some would say, causing trouble – in civic
life and a 20-something who lives with her mother, hasn’t
finished college, doesn’t have a real job, has never paid
property taxes – and wants to “represent NH.”
A letter in the Monitor points to
Harriet’s “arsenal of knowledge gathered through her
right-to-know championing” and notes her service as a town
administrator. She served in Northwood in that role for 1 year,
1 month, and, I’m told by a neighbor, overspent the legal fees
line item in that short time with her antics. FYI, the letter
writers live in Brentwood!
Yvonne D-B, meanwhile is supported in
a letter to The Suncook Sun by “tax-fighter” John Reagan, who
points to her voting record that “shows her conservative
appreciation for the taxpayers.” Not so for the taxpayers of
Candia and Deerfield, whose full-day kindergarten programs will
continue to receive HALF the state support they deserve thanks,
in part, to YDB’s “no” vote. Down-shifting costs to towns is not
a value that represents me.
Republican voters in Rockingham
District 1 – Northwood are spared making such a difficult choice
in the primary. Former failed candidate Brian J. Stone – another
20-something – is running unopposed because, after registering
to run, Joe McCaffrey was discovered to be “Undeclared” and
ineligible to run as a Republican. As Rick Perry might say,
Not to worry, voters. In November, the
Democrats will present two estimable candidates for your
consideration: our own Mike Smith in District 1 and Nottingham’s
Hal Rafter in District 32.