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August 8, 2018

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Kids’ Fishing Derby

CBNA Senior Project

Of Zac Sheehan 

10-12, Saturday, 9/8/18 Harvey lake, Northwood 

Parking at the


Congregational Church and Coe-Brown 

$5 per child.

All proceeds go to the Alzheimer’s Association.



The Northwood Republican Committee will have guest speaker Bill Baldwin at the August 13 monthly meeting. Bill Baldwin is running for Rockingham county sheriff. Meeting is Monday, August 13th, at 7pm at the  Northwood Community Center located at 135 Main Street. All are welcome.


For questions please email



Music Night At Northwood Advent Christian Church


The Northwood Advent Christian Church 113 School St. in Northwood invites the community to a special night of music with the Plummer Sisters on Sunday, August 12 from 4:30-6:30pm. 


The Plummer Sisters, Sharon, Marilyn, Lori and Melody, grew up in a musical family and all were singing and playing the piano from a young age. Now they live from Maine to Florida and it is a rare treat to have them all together. The songs will feature a lot of praise and worship music and songs to lift your heart and spirit. 


The program will be outdoors, weather permitting, and the event will start with food and desserts at 4:30 with the music really starting at 5:30. Don’t miss this good time for all!



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 (August 10 & 11) 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 long?


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!



Letter To The Editor


Selectmen’s meetings de-escalate to gutter level screaming and swearing matches! Is this really the way we want to be represented? It’s embarrassing to say the least.


Members of the board are treating residents with contempt and the level of disrespect shown is appalling. It appears the selectmen have no interest in listening. It would seem they have their own agenda. I once read that a little power is a dangerous thing. This board certainly proves that statement true. Anyone who has sat through a selectmen’s meeting has to agree that it’s time for a change.


Moneys raised for the fire dept. addition will go back into the general fund (hopefully), because the selectmen will not allow volunteers to help with the building.


There have been complaints of rat infestations at buildings that should be condemned.


The swap shop is an ongoing drama! We should be using that building now, but the selectmen will not approve spending $1,500 needed to finish it and yet they’re going to spend $18,000 or more on an electronic gate for the highway dept. and pay for it with money taken from the Transfer Station Expendable Trust, and I repeat, the transfer station has a gate. This new gate is for the highway dept. No one has explained how they’re taking money from the transfer station trust to pay for something for the highway dept. How is this justified?


The list is long of things that need improvement, we all except that, but we also need leaders with integrity and common sense. When election time rolls around we have the ability to change this situation. Remember these last couple of years and vote for a better board and a better future.


Respect and integrity don’t cost anything and we all deserve them!


Til Next Time

Viena Dow



Thank You


The Northwood CrankPullers Snowmobile Club would like to thank all who attended the Northwood Bean Hole Bash and supported our food trailer and the event as a whole.


Remember, we are always looking for new members and looking forward to you joining us at our Annual Snowmobile Watercross in September.  Check out our webpage or Facebook page for details.






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