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Lorie McClory

February 25, 2010

Update March 3: Get Grantham Town Report here 

Write in for trustee

Jessica Smith is running as a write-in for the Trustees of the Trust Funds. She is currently the Planning Board Clerk. Write Jessica on your ballot on March 9.

On the ballot are two contested seats: Town Clerk/Tax Collector with incumbent Rita Eigenbrode and Casey Laurie, and School Board with incumbent Jeff Walla and Phil Schaefer.

Polls are open 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9 at the Grantham Town Hall.

Register to vote

If you are a Grantham resident but have not registered to vote yet, you may do so at the Town Clerk’s office during regular hours until close of business Feb. 26. Or you can register with the Supervisors of the Checklist from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Feb. 27 at town hall. Or you may also register to vote at the official election from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. March 9 at town hall.

Grantham selectman on TV

Don’t miss Grantham Selectman Warren Kimball’s television premier on American Pickers on the History Channel beginning at 9 a.m. March 1. The show, produced by an independent TV production company based in NYC, follows Mike & Frank, two self-proclaimed "antique archaeologists" as they "travel around the country searching for the rare and remarkable in people’s junk." I’ve got to be out, but I’m definitely setting the recorder.

School meeting March 2

Don’t miss your opportunity to vote on the FY11 budget for the Grantham Village School. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. March 2 in the school gym. Babysitting services are available for the meeting. Please contact Liz Borger at to reserve your spot.

The proposed budget and warrant articles are available to view on the district website:

And before the meeting…

Art opening at GVS

The Grantham Parent Teacher Group of Grantham Village School invites everyone to a Multigenerational Art Opening and Sealed Bid Auction from 5 to 6 p.m. March 2 in the school cafeteria. Six beautiful works of paint-on-cloth were created using heliographic (sun-painting) techniques by student artists and local Grantham artists. These pieces measure roughly 2 feet by 4 feet and are mounted for display in your home.

Sealed bids may be submitted for each of the six scenes of our natural world during the opening. Top bidders will be contacted on March 3. Winning bidders will agree to allow the works of art to be displayed at the school through the end of the school year. All proceeds from the auction will support GVS programs sponsored by the Grantham Parent Teacher Group.

This project is funded by a generous grant from the Eastman Charitable Foundation.

Bistro events for March

Jason Cann shares his acoustical stylings from 6 to 9 p.m. March 5 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau. Make reservations early since Jason’s a pretty popular entertainer.

The public is cordially invited to another Vegetarian Dining Club dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. March 18. Enjoy a three-course vegetarian dinner is $25/person, including tax and gratuity. Vegan option available. Contact Carol Moses by March 13 to make reservations, or 603-863-3263. Let her know of any dietary restrictions.

Sticker check March 6

Stickers are required for entry to the Transfer Station. A sticker check will be conducted at the Transfer Station on March 6. If you do not have a 2010 sticker, you will be turned away.

Stickers can be obtained at the Selectmen’s Office during regular hours. The license plate number of the vehicle it’s going on is required. The first sticker for each household is free; others are $10 each.

Potluck March 6

The monthly community potluck will begin at 6 p.m. March 6 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome.

Lunch Bunch March 9

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon March 9 at the Grantham United Methodist Church. Come for a great lunch and visit with your neighbors. Donations accepted.

Got Girl Scout Cookies yet?

Don’t miss your last opportunity to buy cookies from the Grantham Junior Girl Scout Troop prior to Town Meeting on March 9. The booth will be open between 3:15 and 5:30 p.m. at the Town Hall. Buy a favorite like Thin Mints, Samoas or Tagalongs, choose from the oldies but goodies – Trefoils and Do-Si-Dos, or grab a newbie – Lemon Chalet and Berry Munch. For $3.50 a box, you are getting great cookies and helping to support the Grantham Girl Scouts.

Garden Club meets March 12

The Grantham Garden Club will meet at 10:30 a.m. March 12 at the Grantham Town Hall, with speaker Merle Shotanus speaking on vegetable gardening. The meeting is open to the public. For more information, call 603.863.8163.

Eastman Lake Ice Out Contest

Entry forms are available now throughout Grantham for the annual Eastman Lake Ice Out contest. Pick up a form and fill in the chart to predict the exact time that the cement block will fall through the ice for your chance to win a share of the $350 pot.

Join in the fun and donate to a great cause: the Eastman Charitable Foundation, which has given grants to many Grantham entities, including GVS and the Park and Ride Tree fund.

All entries must be post marked no later than midnight March 31 to be eligible for one of three prizes. Winners will be announced at the Chowda Suppa on April 25.

212 health kits sent to Haiti

The Grantham United Methodist Church would like to thank the community for the great response to the request for items for Health Kits for Haiti. A total 212 kits were shipped from Grantham.

New service group in town

Grantham Good Neighbors is a group of community volunteers who are available to provide occasional help to Grantham residents. They can give rides to people who need transportation to a medical appointment or for other essential needs, or stay with a housebound adult whose spouse or family member needs a break for a couple of hours (although they are not licensed to administer medications or trained to do heavy lifting or personal care), or provide other services as needed.

If you need help please contact Heddy Fantl at 603-667-3733, Ted Fantl at 603-667-3734 or Ebba McArt at 603-863-9525. 


• The next regular monthly meeting for the Grantham School Board is 6:30 p.m. March 1 in the Jerry Whitney Conference Room at Grantham Town Hall.

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

• Family Fun Sundays at the new town park on Shedd Road (off Route 10 South), 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Feb. 28 and March 7. Enjoy music while you skate, free hot chocolate, a marshmallow roasting station and hotdogs while they last. Bring a sled to take a ride down our mini sledding hill.

To Kill a Mockingbird is the book for the March 18 Big Read book discussion hosted by Dunbar Free Library at 7 p.m. in the Grantham Town Hall. Free books and discussion materials are available at the library. This event is free and open to the public, and teens are encouraged to attend.

• 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.

• In addition to the food collection box, there will be a donation box at Grantham Town Hall for the Upper Valley Humane Society for the month of February. Items needed are bleach, liquid laundry detergent, power dishwasher detergent, paper towels, clean towels and clean blankets.

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.


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