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March 28, 2010

How to sell on E-Bay March 27

Don’t forget to come to the E-bay lecture if you would like to learn about how to sell things you don’t want and want some money for! Begins at 9 a.m. March 27 in the basement of Town Hall. Free and open to the public!

Sax is featured

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon is almost over. Don’t miss "spirited and spunky" saxophonist Cercie Miller from 4 to 7 p.m. March 28 at The Center at Eastman. Cost is $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (62+) and students (-17). A bistro menu and full beverage selection is offered during all performances by Bistro Nouveau. Make reservations by contacting the Wightsteeple Box Office at 763-8732 or Information about specific shows is available at

The final show of the season will be held on Easter Sunday, April 4.

Eastman Lake Ice Out Contest

Entry forms are available now throughout Grantham for the annual Eastman Lake Ice Out contest. Pick up a form and fill in the chart to predict the exact time that the cement block will fall through the ice for your chance to win a share of the $350 pot.

Join in the fun and donate to a great cause: the Eastman Charitable Foundation, which has given grants to many Grantham entities, including GVS and the Park and Ride Tree fund.

All entries must be postmarked no later than midnight March 31 (or prior to Ice Out, whichever comes first) to be eligible for one of three prizes. Winners will be announced at the Chowda Suppa on April 25.

Compost bin sale

Do your part for Earth Day 2010… purchase a compost bin or rain barrel to benefit the Grantham Recreation Park. Forms are available at; click on the 2010 Compost Bin Sale link (right above the community calendar) and at the Dunbar Free Library. For more information, contact the Selectmen’s office at 863-6021. Did you know that one compost bin diverts about 500 pounds of organic waste from our landfill? Orders must be received by April 2.

Register early for triathlon

Only 10 spots remain for the adult field in the eighth annual Splash, Mash and Dash Sprint Triathlon being held June 19. The triathlon benefits the Upper Valley Humane Society. Visit for information and links to register.

Community Potluck April 3

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. April 3 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.

Snowdusters meet

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC, Inc. meet at 7 p.m. April 6 in the Grantham Town Hall. More information at


Lunch Bunch munch

The Lunch Bunch community luncheon will be held at noon April 13 at the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. Donations are accepted.

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 April 20 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.

Raffles continue

Lebanon High School Project Graduation is selling raffle tickets for two separate drawings: a lovely, queen-sized quilt made by Grantham’s own Jill Williams $1 each or six for $5); and two tickets to a Red Sox/Yankee game on Oct. 2 ($5 each or sox for $20). I have raffle tickets for the baseball game and can get quilt tickets if anyone would like. Just let me know at

Golf memberships available

Get a 25 percent discount off membership fees for your first season of golf at Eastman. The discounted rate also applies if you have not been a member since 2004. Join the course where the best golfers in the state will be playing the 2010 New Hampshire Golf Association State Amateur Championship in July. For more information, visit or call Daryl Arsenault at 863-7633. The course is scheduled to open April 17, weather permitting.


• 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 offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations are brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

• In addition to the food collection box, there is a box to collect new stuffed animals for Turnings Points Network.

• Make your donation to the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce Park & Ride tree planting fun. The goal is $5,500. Mail donations to Park & Ride Tree Project, Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1340, Grantham, NH, 03753. Contact Dan Foster at 863-1839 for more information.

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at 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 as the body of an email at least two weeks in advance to Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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