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Lorie McClory

March 10, 2011

I’m very proud of our Grantham voters for turning out in such larger numbers at the polls. So many of you came that they ran out of ballots! Let’s hope the interest in electing our local officials continues.


Grantham entertainer spreads the love

Pianist and vocalist John Lovejoy will tickle the ivories and delight your ears from 6 to 9 p.m. March 11 at the Bistro. John plays many favorites, and it’s always fun to sing along. Reservations strongly recommended: 863-8000.

Additionally, he will perform 7-10 p.m. March 23 and April 9 at the Canoe Club in Hanover.


Special Italian Night

Bistro Nouveau will hold Italian Night beginning at 5 p.m. March 12. You choose the ingredients and your dinner is made to order right in front of you. Comes with cheesy garlic bread and caesar salad. Cost is $15.95/adult and $7.95/child; tax, gratuity and beverages additional. Reservations strongly recommended: 863-8000.


Sax and vocals featured at JOSA

JOSA continues its 19th season with saxophonist Cercie Miller and vocalist Dominique Eade March 13. The show is 4-7 p.m.; doors open at 3. Tickets are $18/adults and $16/seniors/students. Make reservations via credit card by contacting Wightsteeple Productions at 763-8732 or Tickets may also be purchased at the door with check or cash. As always, sit-in musicians are welcome and enjoy reduced ticket prices.

In addition to a wonderful afternoon of music, the JOSA experience includes the culinary delights of Bistro Nouveau prepared by Owner/Chef Doug Langevin and his fabulous staff. For JOSA, they offer an a la carte menu and a full range of beverages from the moment you arrive through the end of the show. For more information, visit

Plan ahead: Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris will perform March 27.


Social media for businesses

Interested in learning more about social media? The Grantham Chamber of Commerce is hosting "Social Media for Small Business" with speaker Andrew Hemingway of Hemingway Consulting Service, beginning at 7 p.m. March 14 in the lower level at Grantham Town Hall.

The evening will focus on how to use social media to generate leads, create opportunities and ultimately produce sales. If you want to create a brand, there are many strategies to promote and create brand loyalty via the social media. Experts are saying that the social media is "word of mouth on steroids," networking to the masses.

Hemingway is an online community management consultant. After his presentation, there will be a panel discussion with representatives from Bacon Graphics of Newport and Sensible Solutions of Claremont.

Grantham chamber members are admitted free; non-members pay $5. For more information on the Grantham chamber, contact President Don Gobin at 863-6725.


Blood pressure and foot clinic

Blood pressure and foot clinic with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurses and Hospice will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon March 15 at the Grantham Town Hall. Free blood pressure screenings. Basic toenail care – a soak, trim, file, clean and lotion – is $20, unless you have diabetes. In that case, the cost is $25 and you will need a doctor’s order for the foot care. Call 526-4077 to schedule a time.


St. Patty's Family Quest

Try your luck at winning a pot of gold, worth $25. Beginning March 1, entry forms may be picked up in the town hall foyer or downloaded from the town website (; click Departments, click Activities and follow the link. The winner will be announced on St. Patrick's Day, March 17.


Final winter moonlight event

Sign up by March 16 to attend the March 18 moonlight ski and snowshoe dinner at Bistro Nouveau and the Eastman Cross Country Center. Cost is $18/person and all levels of skier are welcome. All other events this season have sold out, so call soon: 863-4500.


Musical program March 16

Eastman resident and pianist Joe Henderson will perform a "Chamber Music Conversation" with three musician friends, featuring music by Beethoven, Schumann and Brahms, beginning at 7:30 p.m. March 16 at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.


Water district meeting and elections

Village District of Eastman annual meeting and election of officers will begin at 7 p.m. March 23 at The Center at Eastman. Incumbent Commissioner Duncan Wood was out of the country during the filing period and will be nominated from the floor of the water district’s annual meeting.


Walking Club and Shamrock Shuffle challenge

The Walking Club is open 7:30-8:10 a.m. through June 7 each day school is in session inside the Grantham Village School gym. Walk 17 miles in the month of March and be one of the winners of our Shamrock Shuffle challenge. Note: 28 laps equals one mile. Hope to see you there with your sneakers on.


Grantham girl seen in NSN

A snippet from a video of Grantham teen Erin McClory appeared in the director’s cut of the movie "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never." She is the daughter of Dan and Lorie McClory and is a sophomore honor student at Lebanon High School.


QU freshman joins fraternity

Shawn McClory, a freshman at Quinnipiac University, was accepted into the CT Epsilon Chapter of Sigma Phi Epsilon. Shawn is the son of Dan and Lorie McClory.


Farm fresh produce… delivered?

Gypsy Meadows Farm wants to deliver to Grantham. A certified-organic, local grower (Plainfield) and supplier to local sources such as the Co-op, Gypsy offers small and large shares of freshly picked produce during the summer growing season. Farmers Michael and Jan already have a couple of Grantham subscribers who pick up their own boxes, but with enough subscribers they can deliver to Grantham.

To find out more check out GMF's 2011 CSA brochure, their website, and their blog. For questions contact Also, feel free to call Jean, one of their subscribers, for "a testimonial," 863-0582.



• Grantham Village School kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2011 has begun. Please call 603-863-1681 before April 8. Screenings will be held on the four Thursdays in May.

• The Grantham Food Pantry at 65 Roses in Rum Brook Plaza is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit or call Caitlin at 603-361-2604. Donations of non-perishable food, toiletry and baby items can be dropped off at the Dunbar Free Library, Grantham Town Hall and Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund

• For those who are homebound, Dunbar Free Library offers book delivery service. Call the library at 863-2172 and let them know what you want. To receive announcements of programs and new books via e-mail, send a request to

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

• Storytime at Dunbar Free Library begins 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.

• Free ice skating is available on the town pond on Shedd Road every day.

• Men’s pick up basketball, 7 p.m. Sundays at the GVS gym.



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