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January 16, 2009

EMT training came in handy

Jeremy LaBombard of Lebanon trained last year as an EMT with the Grantham Fast Squad. Last week, Jeremy got a chance to use that training when a spectator at a girls’ basketball game at Lebanon High School had a heart attack. His quick feet were of particular help when the first AED unit on hand did not work properly and Jeremy ran to get another unit. The sign at the Lebanon High School touts Jeremy’s heroics.

We were at the game and saw first hand Jeremy running across the gym to do what he could to help. We’d also like to extend appreciation to the Grantham Fast Squad for training our young men and women in this fine career path.


Exercise and lecture series

Beginning Jan. 26, Anne Goucher of Grantham will lead a six-week lecture and exercise series that will cover the topics of cardiovascular, strength, flexibility, balance, core training and body composition. The first half hour will be a lecture; the second, exercise.

Goucher has a BS from Plymouth State in exercise science and is a National Strength and Conditioning Association certified strength and conditioning coach; an Aerobics and Fitness Association of America group exercise instructor and personal trainer; a Physical Mind Institute Pilates instructor; and a Yogafit Instructor.

The program continues from 6 to 7 p.m. each Monday through March 2 at The Center at Eastman. Cost is $49 for all six weeks or $10/week for drop-ins.

Contact Goucher at 863-7659 or with any questions. Sign up with Eastman Recreation at 863-6772 or

A minimum of six participants is required for the program to run.


Off Off Off Broadway returns!

For those of you who, like me, miss Off-Off-Off-Broadway are in for a happy surprise. The group will hold a reading of “The Mousetrap” by Agatha Christie beginning at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 6 and 7 at the Grantham Town Hall.

“The Mousetrap” ran for over 25 years in London, so don’t miss this evening of fun and baffling “who-done-it.”

Cost is $5 per person or best offer, with proceeds going to the Dunbar Free Library. Tea and crumpets will be served during intermission.


Casino trip planned

Sunapee Recreation is offering a day trip to Mohegan Sun Casino and Resort leaving at 9 a.m. Feb. 7 from the Sherburne Gym in Sunapee. Attendees do not have to live in Sunapee but must be at least 21 years old. Cost is $35 per person, payable to Sunapee Recreation. Each person will receive a free buffet or a $10 meal certificate and a $10 free bet. Seating is limited, so contact Betty Ramspott at 763-9481 after 5:30 p.m. to reserve your spot.

Budget and warrant hearing

The Board of Selectmen will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed 2009-10 budget and warrant articles at 6 p.m. Feb 12 in the lower level of the town hall. Copies are typically available at the town office prior to the hearing date.


Computer seminars, anyone?

A Dartmouth professor from Grantham has made an offer to the Dunbar Free Library to hold computer seminars. He suggested Internet security, such as how to avoid becoming a victim of various Internet problems, as one topic. Librarian Dawn Huston would like to have people contact her (863-2172) if they are interested in that topic and/or if they have suggestions for other computer topics.


Grantham has four child care facilities

Welcome to the town’s newest child care facility, Fernbank, operated by Barbara Ray. Fernbank joins the other three outstanding programs in town: Turtle Mountain School, Farm Friends Day Care and Tuck-A-Way Farm.



• 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.

• The filing period to run for town and school offices is Jan. 21 through Jan. 30. Applications are available at the town clerk’s office for town offices, and from the school clerk at Grantham Village School for school district offices.

• 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.

• Adult volleyball at 7:30 p.m. Fridays at the Grantham Village School gym.

• Adult basketball at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Grantham Village School gym.

Snowshoeing for all ages continues 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.) from the Grantham Recreation Park facility on Shedd Road. Details at

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.


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