Send cards to Edna Edna Karasik of Butternut Road has recently been
diagnosed with cancer and is residing in Hanover Terrace Nursing Home. Cards may
be sent to Edna at the nursing home, Room 33, 49 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 03755. If
you’d like to call her directly, dial 603-640-1523. Her sons say she would
enjoy the contact. Participate in Feb. 11 Library brainstorming
meeting Dunbar Free Library Trustees Wendi Grant and Lorie McClory invite everyone to a library addition fundraising meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the library. In addition to brainstorming ideas for fundraisers, we will try to organize some ideas already submitted, including a kick-off gala, a town-wide solicitation mailing, and a penny drive to involve the younger library users. Please come with ideas and open minds. Italian dinner, BINGO and Basket Raffle Friday Italian Dinner Night: The sixth grade class will
host an Italian Dinner Fundraiser 5-6:15 p.m. at the school. For further
details, contact GVS at 863-1681. BINGO: The Grantham Parent Teacher Group hosts
Bingo Night and Basket Raffle 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Grantham Village
School. This is a free night of fun with BINGO prizes donated from local
businesses, including gift cards, equipment rentals, books, games, chocolates
and more. Bring your own reusable markers (pennies work well); two-card maximum
per person. Basket Raffle: The GPTG Basket Raffle tickets are
available at the door Jan. 25 or by contacting Erin Ames in advance at
Send cards to Edna
Edna Karasik of Butternut Road has recently been diagnosed with cancer and is residing in Hanover Terrace Nursing Home. Cards may be sent to Edna at the nursing home, Room 33, 49 Lyme Rd., Hanover, NH 03755. If you’d like to call her directly, dial 603-640-1523. Her sons say she would enjoy the contact.
Participate in Feb. 11 Library brainstorming meeting
Dunbar Free Library Trustees Wendi Grant and Lorie McClory invite everyone to a library addition fundraising meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 11 at the library. In addition to brainstorming ideas for fundraisers, we will try to organize some ideas already submitted, including a kick-off gala, a town-wide solicitation mailing, and a penny drive to involve the younger library users. Please come with ideas and open minds.
Italian dinner, BINGO and Basket Raffle Friday
Italian Dinner Night: The sixth grade class will host an Italian Dinner Fundraiser 5-6:15 p.m. at the school. For further details, contact GVS at 863-1681.
BINGO: The Grantham Parent Teacher Group hosts Bingo Night and Basket Raffle 6:30-7:45 p.m. Friday, Jan. 25 at Grantham Village School. This is a free night of fun with BINGO prizes donated from local businesses, including gift cards, equipment rentals, books, games, chocolates and more. Bring your own reusable markers (pennies work well); two-card maximum per person.
Basket Raffle: The GPTG Basket Raffle tickets are available at the door Jan. 25 or by contacting Erin Ames in advance firstname.lastname@example.org $5 each or 6 for $25. You need not be present to win! There are 14 themed, laundry-size baskets available to win, including Arts & Crafts, Outdoor Fun, Cooking, Fitness, Family Entertainment, Road Trip, Camping, Science and Nature!
File to run for town office
The filing period for town and school offices is open through Feb. 1. File for town positions at the Town Clerk’s Office and for the school district positions at the SAU Office, each during regular hours. Additionally, each office will be open until 5 p.m. Feb. 1 for last minute filings.
The following town positions will be open:
Selectman 3-year term
Planning Board 3-year term
Town Clerk/Tax Collector 3-year term
Trustee of the Trust Funds 3-year term
Cemetery Trustee 3-year term
Trustee of the Dunbar Free Library 3-year term, 2 positions
The following school district positions will be open:
A Meet the Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28 in the lower level meeting room at Grantham Town Hall.
The annual school meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. March 5 in the school gym. Election of Town and School Officers will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 12. Town Meeting will be held in the evening of March 12.
Winter Market on the Green
The fourth Saturday of each month, January through April, will feature a Market on the Green at Whipple Town Hall in New London from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be produce, preserves, baked goods, craft items and art, as well as prepared food and drink available. For more information, visit www.marketonthegreen.com.
NEHSA offers cross country lessons
The New England Handicapped Sports Association will offer individual adaptive or group family lessons in cross country skiing or snowshoeing 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 at the Eastman Cross Country Center. Contact NEHSA, 763-9158 or email@example.com for more information.
Benny Sharoni comes to JOSA
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon continues its 21st year Sunday, Jan. 27 with saxophonist Greg Abate (www.gregabate.com).
The program runs from 4 to 7 p.m.; doors open at 3. Tickets are $18/adult; $16/senior or student (62 and older or 17 and younger). Reservations are recommended by contacting the Wightsteeple Box Office at 763-8732 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For reservations after 2 p.m. the day of the show, call Bistro Nouveau at 863-8000. Visit www.josajazz.com for a schedule and complete details on season passes and tickets to individual performances. Bistro menu and full bar available.
The next performance will be Feb. 9 with vocalist David Scott, who is participating in JOSA for the first time.
Take Flight! Artist in Residence encourages students to fly
There’s a wide world outside Grantham Village School, and a community art project, with the help of artist-in-residence Annie Ballin, will encourage students to use their education and "take flight" beyond the doors of the school. Workshops will take place Jan. 28 through Feb. 8 in the art room under the supervision of Ballin and GVS art teacher Betty Larrabee. Adults will install the components and cover the display with Plexiglas. It will remain up for a limited time, then the space will be used for future displays. (Hopefully it will stay up through the Annual School District Meeting so everyone can take a look!)
Community events at GUMC
The Grantham United Methodist Church will host the
following events that are open to everyone:
97th annual Newport Winter Carnival
"Vegas" is the theme of the 97th annual Newport Winter Carnival, being held Feb. 3-10. Complete information at www.newportwintercarnival.org.
Songs for a Winter Evening
Pianist and Grantham resident Joe Henderson and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Hansen will perform "Songs for a Winter Afternoon: Lieder of Robert Schumann and Eric Korngold" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13 at The Center at Eastman. Enjoy dinner before the concert by making reservations at the Bistro Nouveau, 863-8000. All welcome and no charge.
Grantham School District budget hearing Feb. 5
The Grantham School Board will hold a public hearing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 5 in the school cafeteria to discuss the 2013-14 district budget proposal.
Snowdusters meet Feb. 5
The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC will hold a regular club meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 5 at the Grantham Town Hall.
Gardeners meet on wildflowers, woodland gardens and native plants
The Friday, Feb. 8 meeting of the Grantham Garden Club will feature a presentation by Thelma Hewitt about wildflowers, woodland flower gardens and native plants in rock gardens. The social portion of the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.; the business portion at 10; and the presentation at 10:30. The club meets at Grantham Town Hall, and the meeting is open to the public.
Register now for upcoming outdoor events
The 2nd Annual Loppet for David's House is now accepting registrations. The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 16 with start times between 9 a.m. and noon. Minimum pledges required, with proceeds going to David’s House: $50/adult; $15/child; $125/family. Participants who raise a minimum of $300.78 will receive a Skida fleece-lined Nordic hat and commemorative pin. Complete details and registration at www.davids-house.org/loppet.
Registration for the 2013 Splash, Mash and Dash Triathlon is now open. This year’s event will be held Saturday, June 15. As always, the triathlon is limited in the number of participants it can accommodate; last year, both adult and child fields filled early. Go to www.eastmannh.org/tri for complete details and to register.
Bridge Adventures returns in April
Bridge Adventures week-long program returns to The Center at Eastman April 15-18 with instructors Marti & Gary Ronemus. The program runs daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with two sessions that are broken up with a lunch buffet from Bistro Nouveau. This is suited to all Bridge players (social, party or duplicate), but a basic knowledge of Bridge is required.
The cost of the program is $185/person, which includes the bridge sessions, lunch buffet, tax and gratuity. Reservations must made by check payable to Eastman Bridge Club, PO Box 867, Grantham, NH 03753. For more information, contact Jane Verdrager, 865-5508 or email@example.com.
Calling all cyclists, walkers and rowers for the 2013 Prouty!!
The 2013 Norris Cotton Cancer Center Prouty fundraising campaign has begun and the Grantham Mountaineers BMSD Prouty Team is looking for cyclists, walkers and rowers to participate in the 32nd annual Prouty and Prouty Ultimate on July 12-13 in Hanover. The team goal this year is to raise $22,000 and recruit 55 members.
You can cycle, walk or row the Prouty. It is not a race! If you enjoy any of these activities, mark your calendar and join the fun! The team will again be co-captained by Susan Mattson and Merle Schotanus. To join, visit www.TheProuty.org and follow the instructions; or contact Susan Mattson (863-0746, or firstname.lastname@example.org); or Merle Schotanus (863-2293 or email@example.com). If you can’t participate, donations can be made through those channels as well.
Established in 2008 by the Blue Mountain Snowdusters (BMSD), Grantham’s Outdoor Recreation Club since 1974, the Grantham Mountaineers Prouty campaign is the BMSD summer companion to its winter Easter Seals fundraising program.
• Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime for ages up to 36 months is held at 10 a.m. Wednesdays. Storytime for ages 3-5 years is held at 10 a.m. Thursdays. Adults are required to attend with their children.
• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.
• CG Shepherd Realty collects coats year-round to be distributed to people in need. Drop off gently used coats at Shepherd’s Grantham office in Sawyer Brook Plaza, in the coat collections can, or in one of Shepherd’s Smart Cars when you see them parked around town.
• The morning walking program continues at Grantham Village School gym from 7:30 to 8 a.m. each morning that school is in session. Participants must bring clean sneakers to wear while walking.
• The town always needs volunteers for its many boards including the Zoning Board, Planning Board and Capital Improvement Plan Committee. If you are interested in volunteering on any of these boards/committees, please contact Town Administrator Melissa White at 603-863-6021 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
• ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge every Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. $3/person. Everyone welcome regardless of experience. Arrive early to help set up.
• The Grantham Food Pantry is accepting donations at 65 Roses, Dunbar Free Library or Grantham Town Hall. The pantry at 65 Roses is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call Caitlin at 361-2604 or visit www.granthamfoodpantry.org.
• Winter Parking Ordinance: No vehicle parking on any street or way or in a public parking lot within the Town of Grantham between the hours of 11 p.m. and 7 a.m. from Nov. 1 to April 1. Vehicles towed at owner’s expense and violators will be subject to a fine of $50.
• Town Winter Sand: The Town of Grantham will provide sand for all residents during the winter months. Sand is available for private use only and to be collected by private individuals. There shall be NO use of the sand facility by Commercial Sanding/Plow Operators. Sand is to be taken from the designated area and residents ARE NOT ALLOWED to remove sand from the Highway Department’s sand shed. If the designated area is empty please notify the Selectmen’s Office. Violators will be subject to a $25 fine.
• Street Obstruction Ordinance: No person shall deposit snow, ice or any other materials on any Class V town-maintained road or push snow or ice across the traveled surface of any Town of Grantham road. Violators will be subject to a $25 fine.