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April 3, 2009

Student inducted

Jordan E. Allen, of High Pond Road, has been inducted into the National Technical Honor Society.  She is a senior at Lebanon High School and enrolled in the Natural Resources program at Hartford Area Career and Technology Center.

Lucky Charms learn sugaring

Grantham's Lucky Charms 4-H group spent March 28 at the Good Neighbors Sugar House, home of Cliff and Cindy Dyer. The children, along with their parents, gathered sap, watched the boiling and enjoyed some of the most delicious maple treats they've ever tasted. The Lucky Charms 4-H group has grown into 24 spirited achievers ranging from 7 to 15 years old. Their passion and eagerness to learn has been very gratifying. If you would like to share your talents, skills or time, please consider volunteering for your local 4-H group. The Lucky Charms is just one of 30 active 4-H clubs in Sullivan County. 

Caitlyn Brown and Selena Legacy, both 9 yrs., collect maple sap at Good Neighbors Sugar House, Mar. 28. (Laurie Field photo)

Lucky Charms 4-H members, Nathaniel Beaulieu and Isabelle Fabry, both 7 yrs., learn how to turn sap into syrup. ( Laurie Field photo)

Kindergarten registration

If you have a child who will be in kindergarten next year (age 5 by Sept. 30, 2009), contact Grantham Village School at 863-1681.

Quartet performs

The Sunflower Quartet will be playing the music of Mozart, Bartok, Rossini, Gershwin, Joplin, and a few more beginning at 7:30 p.m. April 8 at The Center at Eastman. The quartet, together for three years, is composed of Ann Givens (flute), Steve Jordan (oboe), Tom Norton (clarinet) and Earl North (bassoon), who is also a published music arranger. Free and open to the public.

Get ready for your garden

Pooh Sprague of Edgewater Farm in Plainfield will address Growing Small Fruit beginning at 7 p.m. April 7 at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.

Easter Egg Hunt

The annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Our Town begins promptly at 10 a.m. April 11 at the Grantham Village School , rain or shine …or snow! Bring your favorite basket to collect eggs, and the Easter Bunny will be there, so don't forget your camera.

Clothing, book and bake sales

Get to Sunapee between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. April 11 for both the Sunapee PTO clothing sale at Sherburne Gym and the Sunapee Central Elementary School Scholastic Book Fair at the SCES library.

Senior luncheons return

The Senior Lunch returns to Grantham at noon April 14 at Grantham United Methodist Church. There will also be a blood pressure clinic. Suggested donation for the lunch is $2/person.

Events with Dunbar Free Library 

True crime writers Jayne Hitchcock & Kate Flora share the stories behind the stories in “We're Not Making This Up!” beginning at 7 p.m. April 14 at the Dunbar Free Library. Light refreshments will be served. Free and open to the public.

You won’t want to miss the hilarity when magician Mr. Phil & Company comes to town at 7 p.m. April 17. Come laugh off your cabin fever in the lower level of town hall.

These programs are supported by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. For more information, contact the library at 863-2172.

There will be no weekly Storytimes the week of April 20.

Thanks to funding by the Eastman Charitable Foundation, the Dunbar Free Library is bringing the Montshire Museum of Science's Starlab to the Grantham Village School on April 29. The Starlab is a portable planetarium that brings the stars, planets and galaxies to life in programs designed for all ages.

Many of the Grantham Village School students will enjoy Starlab presentations during their regular school day. The library has arranged for a 3:45 p.m. session for the general public. This is an excellent program for adults and teens, and is not recommended for children under the age of 5.

Since space is limited in the Starlab, you must register in advance with the Dunbar Free Library at 863-2172 or

Get to know your local fire department personnel

The Grantham Fire Department will be hosting their annual Community Night from 7 to 9 p.m. April 18 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall . Come see the town's newest engine, HME Ahrens-Fox Rescue Pumper, see fire extinguisher training and get your blood pressure checked. Department awards will be presented and desserts and beverages will be served.

Hunter safety course

The Grantham Police Department is sponsoring a Hunter Education and Safety Class from 6 to 10 p.m. each night April 21-25 in the lower level meeting room at Grantham Town Hall . This is open to 20 students; anyone under 18 must have a parent or legal guardian present to register. This class will cover what is necessary to obtain a New Hampshire hunting license. Registration is $5. To sign up or for more information, call the Grantham Police Department at 863-6844.

Teams needed for 5K Walk

Turning Points Network is looking for teams for its third annual 5K Walk on April 25 at Claremont Middle School . Call TPN at 543-0155 or visit for more information.

Art in Bloom trip

Make your reservation by April 10 for the April 27 trip to Art in Bloom at the Museum of Fine Arts . The festival of fine arts and fresh flowers offers 50 arrangements inspired by magnificent art. The premier coach bus leaves New London at 8 a.m. and returns by 5:30 p.m. Cost for transportation and admission is $50. Call Peg Birch at 603-526-7657 for more information and to register.

Old Home Day planning begins

Anyone interested in helping with or who has ideas for Old Home Day 2009 should contact Laurie Field as soon as possible: or 863-9143.


• 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.

• 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. (No Storytimes the week of April 20.)

• 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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