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Lorie McClory

March 12, 2009

Annual meetings

I won’t bore you with the details since you all probably know the results, but I want to say thank you to everyone who helped make the day run smoothly, in particular our new 4-H'ers, the Lucky Charms, who helped keep our blood sugar levels up so we could get through the town business.

See you all Wednesday at the school meeting, which begins at 7 p.m. in the school gym.


The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's Office will not have evening hours on Wednesday, March 18 so the clerks can attend the School District Meeting at the Grantham Village School .

Spring sports registration and fundraising

Spring sports registration for baseball, softball and T-ball for ages 4 to 12 ends on Wednesday, March 18. Printable registration forms are available on the Athletic Page on the town website, Send forms to school with your child or drop the paperwork off at the town office, attention Athletic Director Marsha Googins. For fees and payment information, contact Googins at or call 863-6124.

Also, the baseball and softball teams are selling magazine subscriptions and renewals to support their program. Please contact Athletic Director Marsha Googins at 863-6124 or

GVS building project update from the building committee

The concrete floors in the new classrooms and hallway were completed last week allowing the first tour on March 14. Besides the floors, wall blocking for the ceilings and electrical and data lines is being installed in the new classrooms. The other trades should begin moving fast now that the floors are in. For those who didn’t get to take the tour, the building committee will host an information table at the Annual District Meeting at 7 p.m. March 18 in the GVS gym. The committee received a request for a financial update, so in closing, here is a quote from Ron Bauer, vice president of Trumbull-Nelson: “We are tracking on schedule and on budget.”

Silent auction

Artful Things (below Salt Hill on the Lebanon Common) will hold a silent auction from 7 to 9 p.m. March 20 to benefit the Cary Armstrong Roth Fund, whose mission is to support relationship building and mentoring. For more details, visit

Health fair and Red Sox tickets!

The Sunapee PTO will sponsor a Health, Recreation and Safety Fair from 9 a.m. to noon March 21 in the Sherburne Gym on Route 11 in Sunapee. The event is free to all.

BONUS: With opening day right around the corner, Sunapee Recreation is offering a Red Sox ticket raffle, and the winner will be drawn at noon at the fair. For $5 per chance, you could win two tickets to see the Red Sox play the Baltimore Orioles on April 18. Transportation is provided by coach bus. The only place to get raffle tickets is at the Health, Recreation and Safety Fair.

Lebanon farmers market

The Lebanon United Methodist Church hosts a farmers market from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March 21.


Search for superintendent

The Superintendent Search Committee public forum begins at 7 p.m. March 24 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria. Come tell them what qualities and qualifications you think should be a priority.

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.

Going green

Patrick Miller of the New Hampshire Institute of Health Policy and Practice will speak on “Win-Win: Simple actions you can take at home to reduce energy consumption, costs and protect New Hampshire’s changing climate” beginning at 2 p.m. March 28 at the Dunbar Free Library. This program is courtesy of the UNH Speakers Bureau.

Register dogs by April 30

April 30 is the deadline to obtain a 2009 dog license.  Remember that a current rabies vaccination is required to license your dog. If you no longer have a dog, please let the Town Clerk know, 863-5608, so you are not mistakenly fined for not registering your pet.

Pitch/Hit/Run May 3

Grantham Athletics has teamed up with Aquafina to host a pitch, hit and run competition for children ages 7 to 14 beginning at 9 a.m. May 3 at the Grantham Village School ball field. Free to all participants, and everyone will be entered in a free drawing. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Athletic Director Marsha Googins at 863-6124 or


• Bring food donations to the collection box in the town hall foyer.

• 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 Sunday service begins 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


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