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Lorie McClory

March 18, 2011

Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit March 19 in memory of Joshua Dunbar and March 29 in memory of Alfred Holmes by Joey Holmes. It will be lit March 23 in memory of Carl Miles by Pat Masone.

Cookie opportunity!

The Grantham Brownie Troop #42060 will be offering Girl Scout cookies for sale at Grantham Pizza Chef 4-8 p.m. March 18 and 11 a.m.-2 p.m. March 19. They’ll have all eight varieties of cookies in limited quantities. One-stop shopping for lunch or dinner and dessert! For more information, contact Amy Cranage at cranhan@comcast.net or 252-8531.

 

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.

 

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.

 

Final trivia night of the season

The final Bistro Brain Busters Trivia Night until fall begins at 7 p.m. March 26 at Bistro Nouveau. Come with a team of two to six players and compete for "great" prizes during a fun evening of friendly competition MC’d by Kathy Pomer with her crack team of mathematicians. The event is free; there will be a cash bar and pub menu available. Call 863-8000 to reserve a table for your team. Walk-ins are accommodated on a space-available basis.

 

Sax and vocals featured at JOSA

Jazz vocalist Rebecca Parris will perform from 4 to 7 p.m. March 27 during JOSA at The Center at Eastman. Doors open at 3, and tickets are $18/adults and $16/seniors/students. Make reservations via credit card by contacting Wightsteeple Productions at 763-8732 or bill.wightman@comcast.net. 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 www.josajazz.com.

 

WAIT Training

Laura Carroll of TLC Educational Services will give a presentation on WAIT Training (Why Am I Tempted?) beginning at 6:30 pm. March 29 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall. Adults are invited to come inform themselves on ways to empower children to build healthy relationships. This is a program Carroll would like to take into classrooms.

 

Cann at the Bistro April 1

Upper Valley acoustical musician Jason Cann will play at Bistro Nouveau, 6-9 p.m. April 1. Reservations are strongly suggested: 863-6772.

 

Rabies clinic April 2

The annual rabies clinic will be held 1-2 p.m. April 2 at the Grantham Volunteer Fire Department. Vaccinations for both cats and dogs are $12 each. Dogs can be licensed with the town at the same time. And speaking of licensing your dog…


Time to license your dog (or report a death)

Existing 2010 dog licenses expire on April 30, so get to the Town Clerk’s Office to renew as soon as possible. Civil forfeiture for not obtaining a dog license is a fine of $25 (RSA 466:13); fines will begin on June 1.

Also, if your dog has passed away in the last year, please notify the Town Clerk’s Office so you are not fined for non-renewal. Call them at 863-5608.

Fees: Male or Female $10; Spayed/Neutered Male or Female $7.50; Senior Citizen (65+) Owner $2 for the first dog, regular fee for others; Puppies(3-6 months old) $7.50.

Town clerk hours: 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Thursday; 6-8 p.m. Tuesday and Wednesday.

License renewals may be obtained through the mail. Send payment with a self-addressed, stamped envelope to Grantham Town Clerk, PO Box 135, Grantham, NH 03753.

You may also renew online at www.granthamnh.net/townclerk.

 

Gospel music at community potluck April 2

The Community Potluck will begin at 6 p.m. April 2, with the Middle River Gospel Group singing after dinner. Everyone is welcome, just bring a dish to share.

 

Scholarship opportunity

Each year the Grantham Garden Club offers a financial scholarship to a New Hampshire resident pursuing a career in some area of landscaping, horticulture, forestry, agriculture, plant sciences or environmental sciences. To be eligible, the person must be enrolled full- or part-time or enrolling in a certified college or technical school program. For an application, please contact Vicki Jepson at (603) 763-5372 or vjepson@comcast.net. Completed applications are due by May 1.

 

Museum tickets discounted

Be sure to take advantage of the new discount coupons for the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. The MFA has recently expanded, and the Art of the Americas Wing is now open with 53 new galleries! Unlike DFL’s other museum passes, this is a discount coupon that does not need to be returned. Pick one up next time you visit the library and use it during your next visit to Boston. The coupons are good through April 30, which means they may come in handy for April vacation...? Each coupon entitles two visitors to $7 MFA admission (normally $20/adult!). Stop by the library for more information or call 863-2172.

 

Reminders

• 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 www.granthamfoodpantry.org 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

• 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.

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

 

 

Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates, lists of elected officials and more. 

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

 Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to grantham-news@comcast.net. Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

And if that’s not enough, there’s always granthamvoice.com.

 

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