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January 9, 2009

Grantham hoopsters place

The annual Elks Club Hoop shoot was held at the CCBA in Lebanon on Dec. 8, resulting in some kudos for Grantham players. The following shooters placed in their age groups: 

  • Kolton O'Keefe, second place ages 8-9

  • Caleb Broughton, second place ages 10-11

  • Andrew Googins, first place, ages 12-13

  • Cole Curcio, third place ages 12-13

First place winners moved to the next level of competition held in Littleton on Jan. 4. 

Andrew Googins, an 8th grader at Lebanon Junior High School, placed second in the Northwest District.

Everyone is welcome to visit the Grantham Village School gym on Saturdays through mid-February to enjoy youth basketball (and grab a hot dog while you’re there!). A schedule of home games can be found on the athletic department's webpage at


Numerology Thursday

Don’t miss a presentation on numerology by Catherine Gibson, a numerologist and tarot consultant, at the Dunbar Free Library on Thursday. The program, which is sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library, begins at 7 p.m., and light refreshments will be served. Call 863-2172 for more details.


See Allagash moose Thursday

Rick “Mooseman” Libbey of Andover will present his slide show, "Moose Man Nature Photos" at The Center at Eastman at 7:30 p.m., Thursday. Libbey, a photographer and author, takes marvelous images of moose in the Allagash wilderness and tells stories that are both interesting and educational. The program is free and open to the public.


Great programs for all

The Grantham Athletic Department is offering the following programs. Contact those listed or Athletic Director Marsha Googins at 863-6124 or for more information.

Adult volleyball on Fridays at the Grantham Village School gym beginning on Friday, Jan. 16 at 7:30 p.m. Contact Len Angelli at 603-398-4025 or

Adult basketball continues on Sundays at 7 p.m. at the Grantham Village School gym. Contact Keith Grohbrugge at

Snowshoeing for all ages begin at noon Saturday, Jan. 17. Meet at the Grantham Recreation Park facility on Shedd Road. Free to all, but donations are welcomed.

Whether you are new to this winter pastime or a pro, join our guide, Tom TenHaken, for a few hours of great exercise and gorgeous scenery exploring the trails around Grantham. Moonlight hikes will be planned too!

Participants must provide their own snowshoes. Children 14 and younger must be accompanied by an adult on all hikes. Pre-registration is necessary (only 20 snowshoers per session) and details can be found on the athletic department’s page on the town website, (The website also has information about snowshoes and how to choose a pair that’s right for you.)

For each hike, make sure you have the proper winter outerwear, snowshoes and water bottle. Cancellations will be available via email and phone for registered participants and posted on the town website under Athletic Department. 

Additional hikes will be held on Jan. 19 (1 p.m.), Jan. 21 (9 a.m.), Jan. 24 (9:30 a.m.), Jan. 27 (10 a.m.), Jan. 30 (6:30 p.m.) and Jan. 31 (2 p.m.). February schedule TBA.


Farmers’ Market Saturday

The Lebanon United Methodist Church hosts the monthly farmers market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday.


Nordic Nibbles Jan. 18

Eastman Cross Country Center is again hosting Nordic Nibbles, a progressive ski and snowshoe brunch on Jan. 18. 

For $6/person, you can move from station to station for a warming fire and a hearty nibble provided by many area restaurants and food providers, including Bistro Nouveau at Eastman, MacNamara Dairy, the Backside Inn, and many, many more. Call Eastman Recreation at 863-6772 to register for your time: either 11 a.m. or noon.

Visit for details on this and similar events happening through March in New London, Lebanon and Hanover.


Register to run

The filing period to run for town and school offices begins Jan. 21 and closes Jan. 30. The Grantham Town Meeting and election for town and school officers will begin at 10 a.m. March 10 at town hall.

The Grantham School District Annual Meeting will be held at 7 p.m. March 18 at Grantham Village School.


The following positions will be up for election in the town: 

Selectman - 3 years
Planning Board - 3 years (2 positions)
Trustee of Dunbar Free Library - 3 years (2 positions)
Trustee of Trust Funds - 3 years
Cemetery Trustee - 3 years

Applications are available at the town clerk’s office 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m.-12 p.m. and 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Friday, and 7-9 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.

The office will be open for last-minute filings from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Jan. 30.


The following positions will be up for election in the school district: 

School Board - 3 years (2 positions)
Treasurer - 1 year
Clerk - 1 year
Moderator - 1 year

Applications are available from the School District Clerk at Grantham Village School Monday through Friday 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., and additionally on Jan. 30 from 3 to 5 p.m.



The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations will be brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

Get your Grantham Transfer Station sticker at town hall by Feb. 1 to avoid being turned away.

Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

Weekly Storytimes are held at Dunbar Free Library at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for babies and toddlers with an adult, and at 10 a.m. Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult.

Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

Don’t miss Grantham artist JoAnn Pippin’s exhibit of New England landscapes and close-ups of nature at Dartmouth Hitchcock Hospital, Doctors Building, 3rd Floor Clinic, through the end of February.

Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at


Send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to to let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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