Lorie McClory

March 15, 2013

 Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit March 14 in memory of Ed Masone by Pat Masone.

It will be lit on March 23 in memory of Carl Miles by Pat Masone, and on March 29 in memory of Alfred Holmes by Joey Holmes.

It will be lit for Easter in memory of Ed Masone and Mr. and Mrs. Carl Miles by Pat Masone; in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Henry Swensen, Mr. and Mrs. Dudley Swensen, Mr. and Mrs. Arnold Swensen, Jon and Elizabeth Swensen and Perley Sanborn by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen and Naomi Sanborn; and in memory of Mr. and Mrs. Dewlos Mutney, Mr. and Mrs. John Holmes and Beverly Bridge by Mr. and Mrs. Francis Mutney.


Brooks Hubbard at Bistro

Bistro Nouveau presents Brooks Hubbard from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, March 15 in the Tavern at The Center at Eastman. No cover, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.


Bistro serves up prize-winning dessert March 15-17

Bistro Nouveau’s triple chocolate cake pudding with espresso crème anglaise and chocolate mousse was voted the favorite of 11 chocolate desserts sampled by more than 450 people last weekend during the 18th annual ChocolateFest hosted by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce. This dessert is from the catering menu, but this weekend, come to Bistro this weekend for your chance to have this special dessert. Reservations at 863-8000. 


"Jiri to Everest Base Camp" is slide show lecture

Local photographer Jim Block will present his slideshow "Jiri to Everest Base Camp" taking the audience on a journey through Nepal beginning at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17 at Our Lady Fatima Church, 724 Main St. in New London.  His slideshow is sponsored by the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway and will be a part of their 2013 Annual meeting.

A potluck supper starts at 5 p.m. If you would like to participate in the potluck dinner, please contact Jean LaChance 927-4345. 

Jim Block photographs the natural world, people, and almost anything he sees. Well over a thousand of his photos have been published and many have appeared on the cover of books, magazines, calendars, and maps. Jim has also enjoyed teaching digital photography for over a dozen years. His popular Blog can be found at

The slideshow presentation is free and all ages are welcome. For more information, visit


Tom Chapin plays in Plainfield

This is not in Grantham, but many people may be interested in seeing Grammy winner Tom Chapin at the Plainfield Town Hall beginning at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 24. Cost is $25/adult and $15/child. This is in celebration of his new CD "The Incredible Flexible You."


Christine Fawson comes to JOSA

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon continues its 21st year Sunday, March 24 with trumpeter and vocalist Christine Fawson

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 For reservations after 2 p.m. the day of the show, call Bistro Nouveau at 863-8000. Visit for a schedule and complete details on season passes and tickets to individual performances. Bistro menu and full bar available.

The final performance of the season will be April 7 with Cercie Miller and Dominique Eade.


Isles of Shoals is topic

Brenda Watts will make a presentation on the Isles of Shoals beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 27 at The Center at Eastman. Brenda, a Grantham resident, has taught courses about the Shoals at both Adventures in Learning (AIL) at Colby-Sawyer College and Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth (ILEAD), and has hosted five trips to Star Island. She is a member of the Isles of Shoals Historical and Research Associates.

The program is free and open to the public.


Computer class and special Storytime March 30

"Last Saturday" Storytime will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 30.  Everybody welcome; small children must be accompanied by an adult.

Librarian Dawn Huston will offer a new series of computer classes beginning March 30. The first one, being held at 1 p.m. at the library, will be on how to download free eBooks from New Hampshire Downloadable Books Consortium to your Kindle.  For best results, have your Kindle and your Amazon username and password with you. If you don’t have a Kindle but might be considering buying one, Dawn will demonstrate on the library’s Kindle.


Shana Stack Band brings line dancing to Grantham March 30

The Shana Stack Band will be performing at Grantham Village School Saturday, March 30. Line dancing lessons begin at 5:30 p.m.; the band plays from 6 to 7:30. Cost is $5/person with a family maximum cost of $20. Ice cream novelties will be available to purchase during the set break while supplies last. The event is sponsored by the Grantham Parent Teacher Group.

The Shana Stack Band focuses on Top 40 country music and original pieces. They have played at Meadowbrook, opening for Sugarland and Reba McEntire. Visit their website for more information on the band and links to their music. We will leave plenty of floor space for dancing! It is sure to be a great night! 

Email Erin at if you have questions.

Easter Sunday services scheduled

Easter Sunday Services will be held Sunday, March 31 in Grantham beginning at sunrise at Gray Ledges and at 9 a.m. at the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is invited.


Transfer station closed Easter Sunday

The Grantham Transfer Station will be closed Sunday, March 31 for Easter.


Kindergarten registration for 13/14 school year begins

Grantham Village School kindergarten registration for children who will be 5 years of age on or before Sept. 30, 2013 has begun. Parents and guardians should call 863-1681 before April 5 to register and schedule a screening time for a Friday in May.


Bridge events offer learning and competition

Bridge Adventures week-long program returns to The Center at Eastman April 15-18 with instructors Marti & Gary Ronemus. The program runs daily from 9:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. with two sessions that are broken up with a lunch buffet from Bistro Nouveau. This is suited to all Bridge players (social, party or duplicate), but a basic knowledge of Bridge is required.

The cost of the program is $185/person, which includes the bridge sessions, daily lunch buffet, tax and gratuity. Reservations must made by check payable to Eastman Bridge Club, PO Box 867, Grantham, NH 03753. View a printable flyer with all the details.

Additionally, the Eastman Bridge Club will host a Silver Point Non-Life Master Bridge Tournament (less than 500 ACBL Master Points) at The Center at Eastman Saturday, April 20 (stratified pairs - 2 sessions) and Sunday, April 21 (Swiss teams - 2 sessions), 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. Advance Registration is $35/day or $65/both days; day-of registration if available is $40/day. Cost includes continental breakfast, luncheon buffet and lecture on duplicate bridge prior to morning sessions by Certified ACBL Tournament Director Marti Ronemus. View a printable flyer with complete details. Make checks payable and mail to: Eastman Bridge Club, PO Box 867, Grantham, NH 03753.

For more information on either event, contact Jane Verdrager at 865-5508 or


Calling all cyclists, walkers and rowers for the 2013 Prouty!!

The 2013 Norris Cotton Cancer Center Prouty fundraising campaign has begun, and the Grantham Mountaineers BMSD Prouty Team is looking for cyclists, walkers and rowers to participate in the 32nd annual Prouty and Prouty Ultimate on July 12-13 in Hanover. The team goal this year is to raise $22,000 and recruit 55 members.

It is not a race! If you enjoy any of these activities, mark your calendar and join the fun! The team will again be co-captained by Susan Mattson and Merle Schotanus. To join, visit and follow the instructions; or contact Susan Mattson (863-0746, or; or Merle Schotanus (863-2293 or If you can’t participate, donations can be made through those channels as well.

New this year to the Prouty: Golf at Hanover Country Club.

For complete details on this year’s event, visit here.

Established in 2008 by the Blue Mountain Snowdusters (BMSD), Grantham’s Outdoor Recreation Club since 1974, the Grantham Mountaineers Prouty campaign is the BMSD summer companion to its winter Easter Seals fundraising program.



• 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.

• Drop off food at the Grantham Town Hall for local food banks that serve Grantham residents.

• 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.

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.



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