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Lorie McClory

April 15, 2010

Haitian fundraiser a success

The public supper and concert last week successfully raised $200 for Haitian relief. Thanks to everyone who attended.


Calling all current and future gardeners

The Grantham Garden Club invites everyone to its next meeting entitled "Gardening for the Future: a Checklist for Thoughtful Gardeners." It begins at 10:30 a.m. April 16 at Grantham Town Hall. For more information, call 603-863-8163.


The Romantic Cello April 16

Reserve April 16 for a wonderful evening of music. Classicopia is performing a program entitled "The Romantic Cello," featuring cellist Patrick Owen and pianist Dan Weiser with music by Mendelssohn and Rachmaninoff beginning at 7:30 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. Tickets are $15 for adults and are available at the door. There is no charge for those 18 years or younger.


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.


Flavors of the Valley features locally grown and made

Sample delicious local foods and celebrate spring at Vital Communities’ 9th annual Flavors of the Valley from 2 to 7 p.m. April 20 at Hartford High School in White River Junction, Vt. This is the Upper Valley’s premier tasting, informational and buying event for locally grown foods, with over 50 farms, restaurants, grocers and non-profit organizations sampling and selling a range of local products including meats and poultry, produce, sweeteners, dairy, and prepared foods.

Flavors of the Valley is organized by Valley Food & Farm, a program of Vital Communities. Visit the website for directions and list of vendors:


Musical performance April 23

Camerata New England will perform at 7:30 p.m. April 23 at the Lebanon Opera House. The program includes The Spirit of Russia Variations on a Theme by Tschaikovsky (Anton Arensky); Chamber Symphony Opus 110 A (Dmitri Shostakovitch); Piece for Young Instrumentalists with 20 young string players; Two Pieces for String Orchestra (Nikolai Myaskovsky); and Serenade (Pyotr Tchaikovsky).

Tickets are on sale at or by calling 448-0400.

Learn more about Camerata New England at To be added to their concert email alerts, send email address to


New hours for Chowda Suppa

The Ice Out Chowda Suppa will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. April 25 at South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. Cost is $10 for adults and $5 for children. If you don’t like chowder, have macaroni & cheese instead. Reservations are recommended. Call Bev Woodhouse at 863-7646 or Ebba McArt at 863-9525. Ice Out Contest winners will be announced. Proceeds support the Eastman Charitable Foundation for the protection of the greater Grantham watershed.


Steve Taylor comes to Grantham

"Cows and Communities: How the Lowly Bovine Has Nurtured New Hampshire through Four Centuries" will be presented by Steve Taylor, former New Hampshire agriculture commissioner, beginning at 7 p.m. April 27 at the Grantham Town Hall.

The free, public program is hosted by the Dunbar Free Library and sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council and the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. Light refreshments will be served. For more information, contact the library: 863-2172 or


Car wash and tacos…?!

Grantham’s DI (Destination Imagination) team is off to nationals again. To help pay their way, the students are holding a car wash and "taco station" from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. May 1 at the Grantham Fire Station.


Pot luck and concert

The monthly community pot luck will be held at 6 p.m. May 1 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. The meal will be followed by a concert by Gospel Train. Don’t miss a great meal, fun conversation and a wonderful concert.


BB/BS needs volunteer mentors

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Western New Hampshire is seeking volunteers in Sullivan County for its mentoring programs. College and high school student volunteers are also needed. To learn more about how to have fun and make a difference, contact BBBS of Western New Hampshire at 603-263-0849, visit, or stop by the Claremont office at 126 Washington St.


Walk to stop domestic violence

A group of Grantham residents will be walking in the upcoming Turning Points Network 5K Walk-a-Thon and would like people to join them. The event begins at 10 a.m. May 8 at the Claremont Middle School.

Turning Points Network – formerly Women’s Supportive Services – works to end domestic violence in Sullivan County. You can help by signing up to talk or sponsoring other walkers. More information at

The Grantham contact is Milly Dunfey or 863-9248


Grantham Mountaineers join Prouty

The newly formed "Grantham Mountaineers"- Hiker and Biker Prouty Team- is now recruiting cyclists and walkers for the 29th annual Prouty Century Bike Ride and Challenge Walk.

Established in 2008 by the Blue Mountain Snow Dusters, Grantham’s Outdoor Recreation Club since 1974, the Prouty campaign is the BMSD summer companion to its winter Easter Seals fundraising campaign. The team will again be co-captained by Merle Schotanus and Mary O’Rourke. Our 14-member team raised over $7,500.00 last year and has set its goals this year to recruit at least 25 members and to raise over $10,000 for cancer research and patient support at the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center.

Mark your calendar for July 9 and 10, and join the fun!! To join the Grantham Mountaineers, contact Merle Schotanus at 863-2293 or; or Mary O’Rourke at 863-4197 or ; or go directly to the Prouty website at and follow the instructions to join the team.



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

• Existing dog licenses expire on April 30. Renew or get new ones at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular hours. For more information, call 603-863-5608.

• No Storytimes next week (April 21-25), but they will return the following week 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.

• Burn permits are now required for any outdoor burning. For a permit application, visit Click on departments, click on fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to download.

• 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 at least two weeks in advance to Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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