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Lorie McClory

March 20, 2009

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit March 23 in memory of Carl Miles by Ed and Pat Masone, and on March 26th in memory of John Mohla by June Mohla.

 

Only reported here

The annual election of the Hog Reeves and Fence Viewers always gets overlooked in the hype of the budget and other financial issues of town and school meeting. This election is not on the ballot, but that doesn’t mean these posts are any less important than others.

If you have any issues with hogs, cows, horses or other such animals roaming wild through the countryside, contact 2009 Hog Reeves Jesse and April Barton.

If your neighbor’s fence is in disrepair—perhaps it is the cause of the animals getting loose—please contact 2009 Fence Viewers Steve and Kim Becker.

Good luck, Hog Reeves and Fence Viewers. I look forward to reading your report next year.

 

Last two JOSA concerts

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon continues on March 22 with international vocalist Shawn Monteiro. On April 5, the season finale features saxophonist extraordinaire Greg Abate and veteran tenor saxophonist Ted Casher. Performances are 4-7 p.m. at The Center at Eastman.

Tickets are $18/adult and $16/senior (62+) or student (17-). Reservations at 763-8732, or last minute at 863-8000. More information at www.wightsteeple.com.

 

Search for superintendent

The Superintendent Search Committee public forum begins at 7 p.m. Tuesday 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. Wednesday 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

Way to go, Grantham! Thus far, Grantham residents have committed to saving more than 19,000 pounds of CO2 in the NH Carbon Challenge, which translates into a cost savings of more than $2,500. If you haven't taken the NH Carbon Challenge yet, check it out at http://carbonchallenge.sr.unh.edu/.

And don't forget 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.

 

Trivia Night March 28

Bistro Brain Busters Trivia Night fun continues at 6:30 p.m. March 28 at The Center at Eastman. Teams of two to six people vie for prizes (and bragging rights) during an unforgettable night of trivia fun. Come see if you have what it takes to win. Call Bistro Nouveau at 863-8000 for reservations. The last few have sold out.

 

Ice Out 2009

Don't miss your chance at the $200 grand prize for Ice Out 2009. Guess the exact date and time a cement block will fall through the ice on Eastman Lake (or at least be the closest!) and mail it on or before March 31 (postmark required). Entry forms can be picked up at locations throughout Grantham. Second place winner will get $100; third, $50.

Even if you don’t do Ice Out, everyone is invited to the annual Ice Out Chowda Suppa at 4 p.m. April 26 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Ice Out winners will claim their prizes and all will enjoy hearty chowder (or macaroni and cheese for those who prefer). Minimum donation is $10/adult and $5/child.

Ice Out is sponsored by the Eastman Lakes & Streams Committee. Net proceeds benefit the Eastman Charitable Foundation, which supports and protects the Greater Grantham Watershed.  

 

CSA this summer

Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) with Edgewater Farm and McNamara Dairy returns this summer. Applications and pricing information is available by calling Eastman Recreation, 863-6772. March 22 is the last day to sign up without a penalty. Applications received after this date are subject to a $30 late fee. No applications accepted after May 1.

 

Reminders

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

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

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

• Register your dog by April 30. A current rabies vaccination is required. 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.

• 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 leonard.angelli@dartmouth.edu).

• Adult basketball at 7 p.m. Sundays at the Grantham Village School gym (Keith Grohbrugge at Keith.Grohbrugge@catchdata.com).

• Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at www.sunacom.com.

Send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to grantham-news@comcast.net to let your neighbors know what’s going on.


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