Candidates Night cancelled
A Meet the Candidates Night will not be held this year because there are no contested seats.
Grantham Food Pantry ends
I received information earlier this week that the Grantham Food Pantry will no longer be in service. Thank you for all your prior donations.
Last chance to help the animals
This is the last Saturday in February and your last chance to bring a donation for the Sullivan County Humane Society to Bistro Nouveau and get any burger on the menu for $6. Donations can include cat or dog food, pet carriers, blankets, towels, sheets, cleaning or office supplies, used ink cartridges, gift cards to Staples or WalMart. Call Bistro for more info or reservations: 863-8000.
NEHSA cross country and snowshoe lessons Feb. 24
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, Feb. 24 at the Eastman Cross Country Center. Contact NEHSA, 763-9158 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Billy Novick comes to JOSA
Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon continues its 21st year Sunday, Feb. 24 with clarinet and sax player Billy Novick.
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 email@example.com. 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 March 10 with vocalist Kathy Kosins (www.kathykosins.com).
Grantham Mountaineers hold team kick-off
The Grantham Mountaineers will kick-off its 2013 campaign Tuesday, Feb. 26 at Susan Mattson’s home, 26 Fairway Dr. Starting at 5:30 p.m., the event will be an opportunity for returning team members to reconnect and for potential new members to find out more about who we are and the exciting events we have planned for the 2013 Prouty year. You will also learn more about The Prouty, fund raising tips, and how to become a team member. Join us for the fun! Refreshments will be served.
"The Prouty" is a July event, not a race, for walkers, bikers and rowers of all levels, held to benefit the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Join us to participate or become a friend of the team.
Travelogue to Holland Feb. 27
Enjoy an evening of education, mirth and great photography during "A Travelogue to Holland" with Geri and Craig Cohen and Toby and Marty Kurtz beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27 at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.
Read Across America March 1
Our Town and the Dunbar Free Library team up to host a Dr. Seuss Birthday Party beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, March 1 at the Grantham Town Hall. This Read Across America event begins with an animated reading. Children will make a hat like the Cat’s, receive a free book and bookmark, and of course there will be birthday cake! This is a free event to encourage children (and parents) to read.
Jason Cann at Bistro
Bistro Nouveau presents Jason Cann from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 1 in the Tavern at The Center at Eastman. No cover, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.
Golf open house March 2
Get ready for golf season at Eastman Golf Links Open House from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, March 2 at The Center at Eastman. Get a look at just-released Taylor Made Golf and Adams Golf equipment, get some instructional pointers from Golf Pro Mark Larrabee, get information on 2013 membership options and learn about the 2013 leagues and groups, and much more. There will be raffles and door prizes, too. Free to everyone.
Community dinner and lunch planned for March
The following community-wide events will be held in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome to attend.
Saturday, March 2, 6 p.m. Potluck Dinner. Bring a dish
Annual School Meeting March 5; Town Meeting March 12
The annual school meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 in the school gym (bad weather date: Thursday, March 7). Election of Town and School Officers will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 12. Town Meeting will begin at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 12 at the Town Hall. The Town Clerk’s Office will close at 4 p.m.; there will be no evening hours.
Got cookies? If not, they do.
Grantham Cadette Troop #22368 will be selling Girl Scout cookies prior to the Annual School District Meeting on Tuesday, March 5. Girl Scout cookies are $4 per box. We’ll have Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Savannah Smiles, and Thank U Berry Munch. Please support our Girl Scouts!
BMSD meeting March 5
The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC will hold its next meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 5 at the Grantham Town Hall.
"Ella: The Queen of Swing" March 6
Don’t miss "The Queen of Swing," the story of Ella Fitzgerald, from homeless in Harlem to the Queen of Swing, told by Nanette Perrotte combining social history, musicology and storytelling, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 6 at The Center at Eastman. The program is free and open to the public. It is presented by the Friends of the Dunbar Library and the Eastman Community Association.
Bistro Brain Busters Trivia March 9
Enjoy a fun-filled night out with Kathy Pomer and her crack trivia team beginning at 7 p.m. Saturday, March 9 at The Center at Eastman. Teams of 2 to 6 are challenged through multiple rounds with the winners taking home great prizes. Reservations recommended: 863-8000. Free.
• 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.
• The morning walking program continues at Grantham Village School gym from 7:30 to 8:10 a.m. each morning that school is in session (no walking Feb. 18-22) until April vacation. Participants must bring clean sneakers to wear while walking.
• 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.
• 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.