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Lorie McClory

April 23, 2009

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I reported last week that the Eagle Times will no longer be printing the Grantham column. In response, I received a note from Katina Caraganis, a reporter for The Connecticut Valley Spectator:

“Just as an FYI, even though the Spectator doesn't run all of Grantham’s events every week due to space constraints, we do run as much as we can and we encourage people to read the Spectator.  I am the Grantham reporter for the Spectator, which is owned by the same people as the Eagle Times, and would welcome story ideas from people all over town.  You are more than welcome to make my contact information public to whoever may want it: Katina Caraganis, 103 Hanover Street, Box 5, Lebanon, NH, 03766;”

As always, people are also welcome to send information or story ideas to the Valley News:

Chowda Suppa Sunday

The annual Chowda Suppa will begin at 4 p.m. Sunday in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. For a minimum donation of $10/adult or $5/child, you can enjoy hearty chowder (or mac & cheese if you prefer) to benefit the Eastman Charitable Foundation and the greater Grantham watershed. There also will be displays and demonstrations, craft projects, BINGO, raffles and many more activities. This family-friendly event is sponsored by the Eastman Lakes & Streams Committee.

Car wash May 2

A car wash will be held from 8 a.m. to noon May 2 at the Grantham Fire Station to benefit the Wolf Pack AAU basketball program.

GVS Building tour May 2

From Building Committee Chairwoman Leslie Brown

The next tour of the Grantham Village School building addition will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. May 2. The rooms in the expansion wing really look like classrooms now with the drywall up and the windows in. By the time of the tour, the acoustical decking on the classroom ceilings will be installed. The staff at GVS voted this week on their favorite of three interior color schemes and painting is set to begin over the next week.  Additionally, much work has concentrated in the cafeteria in recent weeks, so while only a peek was offered during the last tour, visitors will be able to see the full room. Exterior brickwork is also beginning, so changes on the outside of the building will be dramatic as well.

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

Remember Mom

The annual Mother’s Day breakfast buffet will be held from 8 to 10 a.m. May 10 at the Grantham Town Hall. Cost is $ 8/adults, $4/child 6-11, and free for children 5 and younger.

Grantham Town Wide Yard Sale

Last year’s event was so well received that Our Town is doing it again. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 30, set-up at your house and get your location put on a map or be centrally located at the Grantham Town Hall. You can rent a table in the town hall for $5 or set-up outside for free. Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or to place your location on the map or reserve your table. It’s free, and Our Town does all the advertising.


• 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.

• If you wish to be included in the Fuel Buying Group with Irving for the coming heating season, contact Arthur and Pam Harkins at 863-6423 or

• Stop in at the Grantham Historical Society (34 Dunbar Hill Rd.) to see some old and new photos of the Grantham Mountain fire, read some interesting facts about the fire, write your memories of the fire or the stories you have heard from family or friends. The office is open from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays.

• 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.



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