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February 6, 2009

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit Feb. 7 in memory of Elizabeth Swensen by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen, and Naomi Sanborn and families.

Card shower for Ramona Flewelling

For those of you who may remember Ramona Flewelling, she will be celebrating her 100th birthday on Feb. 12. She would love to receive cards from Grantham residents and beyond: Ramona Flewelling, Havenwood, 33 Christian Ave. , Concord , N.H. 03301.

A bit of history: Kenneth and Ramona Flewelling placed 845 acres of their property under strict conservation easements through the Land Conservation Investment Program. The property is on Miller Pond Road and is known as Sherwood Forest.

Come hear about wild canids

Christine Schadler is a wild canid ecologist, which means she's an expert on wolves, coyotes and foxes. She will compare coyote and wolf ecology, behavior and social dynamics as well as discuss the return of the wolf to New England beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.

Budget and warrant hearings

The Grantham School Board will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed 2009-10 school budget beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the Grantham Village School cafeteria.  Contact SAU 75 with questions 863-9689.

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

Programs at DFL

F is for February and Family this month at Dunbar Free Library.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Drop in to the library between 10 and 11 a.m. Feb. 14 to create a special Valentine – for yourself or someone you love!

“He's bigger than life, funnier than most, and creates magical mayhem wherever he goes!” You won’t want to miss the hilarity when magician Mr. Phil & Company comes to town at 7 p.m. Feb. 18.  Join us at the town hall (lower level) and laugh off your cabin fever!

Calling all fashionistas, fancy ladies and lads: please join us in your fanciest attire for a special Fancy Nancy Storytime at 10 a.m. Feb. 20 at the library.

These programs are supported by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. For more information on the programs or on supporting friends’ programming, please contact the library at 863-2172.

New location, art camp and programs

My ARTery has moved to a new location: 36 Maggie's Lane (perpendicular to Learning Drive where Grantham Village School is located).

Vacation Art Camp is offered for all ages the weeks of Feb. 16 and Feb 23. Camp runs 10 a.m. to noon every day. Cost is $100 per child each week, which includes all supplies and snack. Reserve now to insure a spot.

My ARTery is also offering TOT class for preschoolers and parents/caregivers 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays. $15/class or get a discount when you register for a month.

The Occasional Artist for school-aged children meets 3-5 p.m. the first Friday of every month. $25 per class.

For more information, call 863-7775 or 863-7170 or visit

Fresh produce and milk program

The fresh produce CSA box share will be offered again this summer to local residents. Produce comes weekly from Edgewater Farm, and there is an optional milk program with McNamara Dairy. Although the program is sponsored by the Eastman Recreation Department, it is open to anyone interested. A meeting to explain the program will be held at 6 p.m. Feb. 16 at The Center at Eastman. Applications will be available at the meeting and are available now at the Eastman Recreation Office on Draper Road .

Grantham trucks for sale

The town is selling a 1986 Pierce Dash truck and a 1997 Ford F477 dump truck. Trucks will be sold as is and can be viewed at the Grantham Fire Department. Sealed bids are due to the Selectmen’s Office, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham , NH 03753 no later than 4 p.m. Feb. 20.  Bids will be opened during the selectmen’s meeting beginning at 5 p.m. Feb. 25. Call the Grantham Selectmen’s Office with questions, 863-6021.


Meet your candidates

Candidates Night will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 24 at Grantham Town Hall , lower level. As always, Town Moderator Victoria Smith will oversee a fun and informative evening.

Running for office this year are:

Town: Selectman: Harold Haddock Jr., Russell E. Lary, Simon J. Mayer; Planning Board (two positions): Carl D. Hanson, Tanya McIntire, Karen Ryan; Trustee of Trust Funds: Don Noordsy; Trustee of Dunbar Free Library (two positions) Edward C. Jenik Jr., Tanya McIntire; Cemetery Trustee: no one filed.

School: School Board (two positions): Leslie Brown, Robert McCarthy; Moderator: Carl Hanson; Clerk: no one filed; Treasurer: no one filed.

Red Sox games

Sunapee Recreation is excited to offer the following trips to see the Boston Red Sox:

  • April 18 vs. Baltimore Orioles, seats are in grandstand sec. 32. Bus leaves from Sherburne Gym at 3 p.m.; game time 7 p.m. $60/person.
  • July 26 vs. Baltimore , seats are in grandstand sec. 32. Bus leaves Sherburne Gym at 9:30 a.m.; game time 1:30 p.m. $60/person.
  • Aug. 29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays, seats are in pavilion box sec. 6.  Bus leaves Sherburne Gym at 3 p.m.; game time 7 p.m. $120/person.

Seats are limited, so reserve today. Payment is expected shortly after reserving tickets, payable to Sunapee Recreation. Contact Sunapee Recreation Director Scott Blewitt for more information:

Hunter Education & Safety Class

The Grantham Police Department will sponsor a Hunter Education & Safety Class from 6 to 10 p.m. April 21-25 at the Grantham Town Hall , lower level meeting room. This class will cover all issues necessary to obtain a New Hampshire hunting license.  Anyone under the age of 18 will need a parent or legal guardian present to register.  Class is limited to 20 students so be sure to sign up early.  There will be a $5 registration fee. Registration will be held the first night of class. To sign up or ask questions, call the Grantham Police Department at 863-6844. Open to the public.


• Anne Goucher continues her six-week lecture and exercise series at 6 p.m. Mondays through March 2 at The Center at Eastman. Cost is $10/week. More information at 863-7659 or

• The ice skating rink located on Shedd Road is open every day. The Feb. 15 skating party theme is Valentine's Day: decorate a heart-shaped cookie and create Valentine cards and tissue paper flowers (11 a.m.-2 p.m.). For more information, contact Activities Coordinator Laurie Field,

• The Grantham Town Offices and Dunbar Free Library will be closed Feb. 16 for President's Day.

• The Lebanon United Methodist Church hosts the monthly farmers market, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Feb. 21.

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

• Grantham United Methodist Church Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week. Communion the first Sunday each month.

• Visit for upcoming programs and events, official minutes, meeting dates and more.


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