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April 17, 2009

No more Eagle Times column

The Eagle Times, which had picked up the Grantham column after the demise of the Argus-Champion, will no longer run the column. Therefore, the only sources for this information are the Grantham town listserve and at

Remember to send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to to let your neighbors know what’s going on.


Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit on April 13 in memory of Peggy Miles, and will be lit on April 28 in memory of Carl Miles by Ed and Pat Masone.


Lacys are great-grands… again!

Merlin and Dorcie Lacy of Grantham are great-grandparents for the third time with the birth of Sara Joy Stevens on March 13, 2009. Sara weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces.

Sara’s parents are W. Tait and Robyn Stevens of California, and her grandmother is Vivienne Lacy Evans of California.


Magician tonight

You won’t want to miss the hilarity when magician Mr. Phil & Company comes to the lower level of Grantham Town Hall at 7 p.m. April 17. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.


Car washes begin

Don’t forget the first car wash of the season from 9 a.m. to noon April 18, when Erin McClory and her family and friends wash cars to raise money for Erin to attend a Barbizon modeling competition May 2-3 in Framingham, Mass.

On May 2, a car wash will be held from 8 a.m. to noon to benefit the Wolf Pack AAU basketball program.


Get to know your local fire department personnel

The Grantham Fire Department will host its 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, see fire extinguisher training and get your blood pressure checked. Department awards will be presented, and desserts and beverages will be served.


Art camp and other My ARTery programs

April Vacation Art Camp at my ARTery will run April 20-24 from 9 a.m. to noon at a cost of $22 per day (plus supplies) or $120 for the whole week (supplies included). Visit for a list of scheduled projects. Call 863-7775 or contact or to register.


Hunter safety course

The Grantham Police Department is sponsoring a Hunter Education and Safety Class from 6 to 10 p.m. 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.


Register by April 18 for Vegetarian Dining night

The Vegetarian Dining Club, which is open to the public, will hold its next dinner at 6 p.m. April 23 at Bistro Nouveau. Enjoy a three-course dinner for $25 per person, which includes tax and gratuity; beverages are additional. For information or to RSVP, contact Carol Moses at or 863-3263 by April 18. Please mention any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.


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.


Chowda Suppa benefits watershed

The greater Grantham watershed will be the beneficiary of the annual Chowda Suppa, which begins at 4 p.m. April 26 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Come enjoy hearty chowda (or mac & cheese for those who prefer) for a minimum donation of $10/adult, $5/child (tickets at the door). There will be displays and demonstrations, craft projects, BINGO, raffles and many more family-friendly activities. Sponsored by the Eastman Lakes & Streams Committee, with net proceeds to the Eastman Charitable Foundation.

Starlab comes to Grantham

Thanks to funding by the Eastman Charitable Foundation, the Dunbar Free Library is bringing the Montshire Museum of Science's Starlab to Grantham 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, but 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


Pitch/Hit/Run May 3

Grantham Athletics has teamed up with Aquafina to host a pitch, hit and run competition for children ages 7 to 14 beginning at 9 a.m. May 3 at the Grantham Village School ball field. Free to all participants, and everyone will be entered in a free drawing. Volunteers are needed. Please contact Athletic Director Marsha Googins at 863-6124 or


Register now for the annual fuel buying group

If you do wish to be included in the Fuel Buying Group with Irving for the coming heating season, you need to fill out an enrollment form and pay a $10 registration fee. To get an enrollment form, contact Arthur and Pam Harkins at 863-6423 or


Do you remember Grantham Mountain fire?

Grantham Historical Society remembers the Grantham Mountain fire of 1953. Do you? Just looking at the exposed granite on Grantham Mountain gives us a feeling of the intensity of the fire.

Stop in at the Historical Society to see some old and new photos of the fire, read some interesting facts about the fire and sign our “Memory Book.” We want you to write, briefly or not, about memories you have of the fire. Too young to remember the actual fire? Maybe you heard stories from your family or friends about the fire... tell us.  The “Memory Book” is a three-ring binder with loose-leaf pages. If you wish, you can write your memories at home on your own paper and then bring it to the Historical Society.

The Grantham Historical Society is located at 34 Dunbar Hill Rd. and is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays.



• It’s not too late to send your ideas for areas of improvement for Grantham Village School to the GVS Long Range Planning Committee. Please send your suggestions to David Armstrong at or PO Box 1686 , Grantham , NH 03753 .

• 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.

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

• Anyone interested in helping with or who has ideas for Old Home Day 2009 (Saturday, July 4) should contact Laurie Field as soon as possible: or 863-9143.

• 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 offers Sunday service 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.


Send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to to let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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