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Lorie McClory

February 26, 2009

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit Feb. 25 in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miles by Ed and Pat Masone.


Memorial Service Saturday

Marcia L. Smith (mother of Matt Smith) passed away on Feb. 7 at Community University Hospital in Tampa, Fla. She was a long-time resident of Grantham. There will be a Memorial Service at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 7 at the Grantham United Methodist Church. Friends and family are welcome.


Informational session Monday

A free information session on Transitions Lifestyle System will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 2 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria. The program will include information on low-glycemic index eating, exercise, stress reduction and supplementation. Please RSVP to Kathy Pomer to ensure your spot: 617-797-6861 or


Potluck March 7

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, March 7 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.


Fun events in Lebanon

The annual Full Moon Fiesta progressive ski/snowshoe dinner is happening Saturday, March 7 from 6 to 8 p.m. More info is available at

The annual Shamrock Shuffle 5K road race will be held on Saturday, March 14. Visit for more information.


My ARTery announces classes for children

The Occasional Artist program will be held 3-5 p.m. Friday, March 6 for children ages 5-10. Cost is $25 for two hours, including supplies and a snack. Bring a friend and the cost is $20/child. The program continues the first Friday of each month.

The new Art-Tots program for ages 2-4 is held 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays. This is a guided art program for children with a parent or guardian. The $15/child fee includes snack and supplies.

A new afterschool art program is held Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 3 to 5 p.m. Snack and supplies are included for $18/child.

HomeSchooler Art will be held Thursdays from 9 to 11 a.m. Call for more information.

All programs will be held at the new My ARTery at 36 Maggie's Lane (off Learning Drive via Route 114). Call or email or 863-7775 or visit


Plan to attend town meeting

Grantham Town Meeting will be held on March 10. Voting for school and town officers and for zoning amendments will be held from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. at the town hall.

The town's deliberative session and voting on the budget and other warrant articles will begin at 5 p.m. March 10 at the town hall.

The school's deliberative session and voting on the budget and other warrant articles will begin at 7 p.m. March 18 in the school gym.

Town Reports will be available March 3. Contact the Selectmen's Office with questions about town information at 863-6021 or Contact the SAU Office with question about school matters, 863-9689.

Caring for aging loved ones

Dennis McCullough, M.D., a faculty member of the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth Medical School, will speak on "Slow Medicine: Elders, families and health systems working together" at 7:30 p.m. March 25 at The Center at Eastman. This free program is intended for people of all ages who are facing issues related to aging. McCullough is author of My Mother, Your Mother... Embracing Slow Medicine, the Compassionate Approach to Caring for Your Aged Loved Ones.


Making it easy to go green

Become part of the Grantham Composting Campaign. The Town of Grantham is doing a group purchase of compost bins, cistern rain barrels and kitchen scrap pails. Paid orders must be submitted no later than April 3. Informational flyers and order forms are available at the Grantham Town Hall and Dunbar Free Library.

You can also take the New Hampshire Carbon Challenge ( to find your carbon footprint and learn how much money you can save by conserving energy. UNH sponsors the site. Note: Have your utility bills handy before you start.

Want to know even more? The Dunbar Free Library has a "Kill-A-Watt" unit that can be checked out for up to one week to help you calculate how much you can save by turning off appliances, computers, televisions, video units and more when they are not in use.

Still not satiated? Come to the library at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28 to hear Patrick Miller of the New Hampshire Institute of Health Policy and Practice speak on "Win-Win: Simple actions you can take at home to reduce energy consumption, costs and protect New Hampshire's changing climate." This program is courtesy of the UNH Speakers Bureau.


Donations needed

Spring cleaning yet? If so, the Sunapee Elementary School is now accepting gently used clothes and wearable sporting equipment at the Sherburne Gym in Sunapee for the second annual Children's Clothing Sale being held on April 11. Proceeds support the school's art and music programs.



  • Food donations continue to pour in at the collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations will be brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

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

  • Storytimes 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 (Len Angelli at 603-398-4025 or

  • Adult basketball at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Grantham Village School gym (Keith Grohbrugge at Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

  • Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at PS: All the Grantham Sunacom columns are still active. They can be retrieved on the Archives page.

PS: Happy 75th, Joey! Thanks for keeping me posted on all the cross lightings and other town happenings.


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