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May 2, 2018

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Writers In Bloom Group


Still too cold for your flowers gardens to bloom?  Don’t worry, writers are blooming at the Chesley Memorial Library! 


Local writers — whether beginner, much published, or somewhere in between — are invited to a free weekly writers’ workshop on Tuesdays from 2:00 to 3:30 pm at the Chesley Memorial Library now through May 22.  Sessions include group critique, writing exercises, and craft discussion. Some participants may want to come early or stay late for some quiet writing time. All genres welcome. 


Get some writing done, learn from each other, and have some fun, too! Local writers like Carol Owen will take turns leading the group sessions with Becky and Adi Rule popping in to lead some of the sessions as well.



It’s “May Murder Madness” 

As LRPA Highlights Cinema Noir All Month Long!

This Weekend’s Feature: 1945’s “Detour”


Throughout May, Lakes Region Public Access Television will highlight some of the most dark and gritty movies ever to come out of Hollywood! Join us each Friday and Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. for “May Murder Madness,” a tribute to vintage film noir. This weekend (May 4 & 5), we get the month started with 1945’s thriller “Detour,” starring Tom Neal, Ann Savage and Edmund MacDonald.


In “Detour,” we meet down-on-his-luck Al Roberts (Neal), an ill-fated piano player who hitchhikes to California to reunite with his girlfriend. Along the way, he gets a ride from Charles Haskell (MacDonald), who tells Al an ominous story about his recent encounter with female hitchhiker.  Haskell suffers a fatal heart attack in the middle of nowhere. Al, fearful that he will be accused of murder, buries Haskell’s body, takes his possessions, and assumes his identity. He stops at a gas station, where he picks up a drifter named Vera (Savage). Vera soon figures out the situation and uses it to her advantage, threatening Al to join her in a scheme or to be ratted out to the cops. Will Al be able to extract himself from this nightmare series of events, or will Fate continue to dog him wherever he goes?


“Detour” is an extremely low budget thriller, shot in only six days by director Edgar G. Ulmer. At a running time of less than 70 minutes, the movie packs a lot of story into short film. “Detour” has a cult following among fans of film noir, as it is often considered to be one of the most gloomy and existentialist examples of that genre. Famed critic Roger Ebert was a fan of this film, writing, “ ‘Detour’ is an example of material finding the appropriate form. Two bottom-feeders from the swamps of pulp swim through the murk of low-budget noir and are caught grasping in (the director’s) net. They deserve one another.” It’s a must-see! Grab your popcorn and join LRPA after dark for this dark drama from the past. 


Mark your calendars for these upcoming murderous movies:

May 11 & 12: 1956’s “Please Murder Me!”

May 18 & 19: 1946’s “The Strange Love of Martha Ivers” 

May 24 & 25: 1950’s “D.O.A.”



CBNA FFA Much-To-Do Chapter Attends Annual State Convention

CBNA FFA State Convention Delegates 2018.


Mr. Charles Whitten receiving the FFA Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award for 2018.​


Twenty members of the Coe-Brown Northwood Academy Much-To-Do Chapter of FFA, and their advisors Mrs. Sarah Ward and Mr. Charles Whitten recently attended the 88th State FFA Convention for student recognitions in CDEs (Career Development Events), SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences), Proficiencies (excellence in a particular field or area of agriculture done on their own time), Scholarships, State degree recipients and other special recognitions, held at the Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH. The convention, themed “Activate Change, Spark Passion” featured a speech by National Central Region FFA Vice-President, Piper Merritt and a keynote address by Glenn Lucas of Northwoods Law who shared what his life is like as NH Game Warden.  He also talked about the importance of communication and leadership. The following recognitions were awarded to CBNA students: Chapter Delegates:  Madeleine Lounsbury and Colin Gollihur; Chapter Nominating Committee Member: Joe Garcia; Chapter Courtesy Corps:  Ashely Gatchell and Ben Peverly; Chapter Representative: Madeleine Lounsbury. State Officer Candidate Sarah Jensen was elected FFA State Treasurer for the upcoming school year 2018-2019. Samantha Schroder was awarded the Eastern State Exposition Scholarship of $1000, as well as the $500 FFA Foundation Scholarship. 


The SAE (Supervised Agricultural Experiences) Awards were as follows: Star SAE, Entrepreneurship - Matthew Messenger - Gold, 2nd place and John Renner-Silver, 3rd place; Star SAE, Placement Gold, 2nd place to Courtney Gervais, Silver, 3rd place to Colin Gollihur and Bronze, 4th place to Patrick Murray. An Outstanding Chapter Officer Award went to Sarah Jensen.


Proficiency Awards went to the following students: in Dairy Production, Entrepreneurship – Winner Gold - Olivia Pittman. In Nursery Operations – Winner Gold - Faith Wilson; in Ag Sales - Gold, 2nd place - Madeleine Lounsbury; in Div. Livestock Entrepreneurship - Gold, 2nd place - Joe Garcia; and in Equine -Silver, 3rd place Jordan Bell. 


The CDE (Career Development Event) results were as follows: the Ag Sales and Service Team consisting of Breanna Demerritt, Molly Swansburg, Patrick Murray, and Tucker Hill received second place overall; in Demonstrations Senior Division Devin Sullivan placed first overall; the Floriculture-Team consisting of Sarah Jensen, Molly Swansburg, Breanna Demerritt and Madeleine Lounsbury placed fourth overall.   Sarah Jensen received first -first place individual in Floriculture; in Floral Design Mixed Media Design, Sarah Jensen earned Best in Show  and Molly Swansburg was in second place overall. The Forestry Team consisting of Devin Sullivan, Elizabeth Parece, Daydrian Morin and Tyler Millette placed third overall. The Nursery/Landscape Team of Devin Sullivan, Matt Messenger, John Renner, and Colin Gollihur was second overall with Devin Sullivan in second place high individual. In the Impromptu Speaking-Novice Division Kirin Asselin placed second overall. In addition to all the student recognition, Mr. Charles Whitten was recognized with the Connor Memorial Outstanding Teacher/Advisor Award. Congratulations to the CBNA FFA Much-To-Do chapter for its outstanding showing on the state level.






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