Monday Jan 14 at 7pm at the Northwood Community center, the
Northwood Republican Committee is excited to present ...
Title: School Funding in Three Graphs and Two Jokes
this talk, Ian Underwood will discuss a common misunderstanding
about the relationship between school funding and student
achievement, and present a novel way of thinking about
‘fairness’ that would allow us to achieve what we all say we
want — an educated citizenry — at a fraction of current
Speaker: Ian Underwood is a Learning Scientist, educator, and NH
taxpayer representing the Coalition for Fairness in Education.
reserve a seat, please email us at
or call Cheryl 603-344-2190.
Northwood Democrats will hold their first monthly meeting of
2019 on Wednesday, January 16 at 7pm in the Community Hall in
Northwood Narrows, at the corner of Main and School Streets. We
will be discussing the up-coming town election with a special
focus on the Public Safety Complex proposal. Join us to learn
Northwood Congregational Church Epiphany Arts Festival
January 6 through March 3 and Coffee House Sunday January 27,
3:00 - 5:00 pm
Northwood Congregational Church Epiphany Arts Festival for 2019
is back by popular demand.
Epiphany Arts Festival visual arts display will return in all
its glory on Epiphany Sunday, January 6 th and will run through
and be taken down directly after worship service on Sunday,
March 3rd , three days before Ash Wednesday and the beginning of
Lent. Epiphany is also known as Three Kings Day and commemorates
the day that the three kings arrived at the birthplace of baby
Jesus after having followed the star in the Eastern sky for many
days. They showered the infant Jesus with the gifts they had
bought, gold and frankincense and myrrh and so we, to honor the
occasion and celebrate the season of Epiphany, will showcase the
artistic gifts of our church family including but not limited
to: photographs, sculpture, paintings, poetry, jewelry,
drawings, wood work, pottery, calligraphy, needlework, knitting,
enhance the Epiphany Arts Festival, the church is also hosting a
coffee house on Sunday January 27. Church family and
friends will share their gifts of music and writing from 3:00 –
5:00 pm in the Northwood Congregational Church fellowship hall.
Coffee, tea, cookies and other snacks will be provided.
Northwood Congregational Church is located at 881 First NH
Turnpike, Northwood, NH.
Service Of Healing
Saturday, January 12, 2019 at 5:00pm Northwood Congregational
Church, UCC will hold a Service of Healing, for all those who
suffer. All are welcome to participate in this service
which will acknowledge that the winter time can be a very
difficult time for people who have experienced some type of
suffering. Our suffering can result from many things -
loss of a loved one, loss of a beloved pet, loss of a job or the
loss of good health, divorce, addiction, or empty nest.
During the service we will proclaim that God knows our grief,
anger, frustration, and suffering and is there to comfort us
through our experiences. God’s love for us is ever present and
God will make all things new – this is the promise of the
This service will include a welcome by NCC clergy, prayer,
scripture readings and poems, reflective music, silent
reflections, candle lighting, benediction/blessing and silent
members of the community are welcome to join for this important
and timely service of healing.
Northwood Congregational Church is located at 881 First NH
Turnpike (Route 4) in Northwood, NH just east of Coe-Brown
snow/inclement weather date is Saturday, January 19, 2019 at
5:00 pm. If weather is questionable call the church office
Letter To The Editor
Safety Complex Proposal
Last night, 1/3/2019, the Budget Committee reviewed the Public
Safety Complex warrant article, presented by Chief Glenn Drolet
and representatives from the designer, SMP Architecture, and
builder, Turnstone Corporation.
build this complex, the town will use a 20-year bond through the
NH Municipal Association. The total needed is $5,975,000, which
includes purchase of the property ($229K), design ($321K), and
construction ($4.673 million).
This is a “not to exceed” figure, and includes $800K in
“contingency” or “just in case” funds which would be returned to
the town if not needed.
most memorable comment, IMHO, came from BC member Hal Kreider:
“I feel like I have a gun at my head” to do this or else. I
replied that “you feel that way because you do.”
let me mention SOME of the negative outcomes that may befall us
if we don’t proceed with this project.
Foremost is the fact that if we don’t do this now, the problem
won’t go away, and it will only cost more later, as interest
rates go up and the cost of steel increases. (Thank Trump’s
Also, it was mentioned that if the State Fire Marshall condemns
the ridge station, we will be parking our firetruck and
emergency ambulance outside, and the EMT’s will have no place to
since there will be no fire station at that end of town, home
insurance rates will increase.
Then we have the risk of lawsuits because of the inadequacies of
the police department. And the difficulty of finding officers to
Hence “the gun at the head” feeling. And yes, it’s a lot of
money – but spread over 20 years – and it won’t hit tax bills
Bottom Line: The Budget Committee voted to support the warrant
Letter To The Editor
Antique Alley Regional Farmers’ Market had a successful season
bringing products of a local nature to the community this year.
The market is seeking new volunteers and vendors for next season
to bring their products for sale and to act as board members for
organizing the market.
the increasingly globalized world we see foods being shipped
coast to coast and around the world. We see supposedly
organic produce from China and we see problems and issues with
contamination and trust. We see a centralized food distribution
system where the produce of many farmers are being mixed
together to the point where nobody knows where the contamination
comes from and large scale recalls become commonplace.
Building a local capacity for food production can alleviate many
of these problems. Building community food sources builds
community resilience. Trusted food sources where you know your
farmer gives peace of mind and less waste from product recalls.
Unfortunately, we as board members are seeing dwindling numbers
of people coming to these local markets. The enthusiasm is there
of participants, but farmers are falling away due to less people
in attendance. Unless we have a large upwelling of support
from people willing to populate our board and vendors willing to
sell their produce, we unfortunately will have to forgo the
market next year.
Please reach out to us if you want to help. Contact us at
[email protected] or on
our Facebook page or at P.O. box 278, Northwood, NH. We
would like to thank our our past sponsors including RPF
Environmental, Deerfield Family Dentistry, Anytime Fitness,
Umami Café, Deerfield Veterinary Clinic and Out House Ales and
especially to Pirates Mechanical for their generous donations
and use of their property. Please get involved for the
sake of our community and our values.
AARFM Board of Directors
CBNA Hosts First Annual Thomas Conway Classic Basketball
Tournament In Smith Gymnasium
The winning teams. Nottingham Boys’ and Raymond Girls’.
December 26th and 27th CBNA hosted the 1st Annual Thomas Conway
Classic Basketball Tournament for 5th and 6th grade boys and
girls from our local communities.
tournament is in honor of Mr. Thomas R. Conway, a longtime
principal at the Northwood School. Mr. Conway led the
Northwood School for nearly 20 years beginning in the mid
1970’s. He organized and hosted a similar tournament for
many years at Coe-Brown’s Garrish Gymnasium. Although Mr.
Conway was an enthusiast of basketball, his legacy was in the
thoughtful development and nurturing of the youth of our
community. It is with his spirit of selfless giving and
commitment to the youth of our community that we held this
Proceeds from this year’s tournament will be used to fund The
Tom Conway Scholarship, a scholarship presented to a Coe-Brown
Northwood Academy graduate.
Teams from Northwood, Strafford, Nottingham, Epping and Raymond
were represented. Nottingham Boys’ and Raymond Girls’
teams took home the first place trophies.