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Lorie McClory

May 2, 2009

Thanks for the food 

Listen Community Services has sent a thank you to the town for the recent donations to the food pantry program. Last year, Listen’s pantry served over 1,350 Upper Valley households, including seniors and the disabled who live on fixed incomes, providing over $60,000 worth of groceries. Thanks to everyone who continues to bring food donations to the collection box in the Grantham Town Hall foyer.


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 girls’ basketball program.


GVS Building tour May 2

A tour of the Grantham Village School building addition will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. May 2. This is your chance to see the interior color scheme, meet the clerk of the works and ask questions. The Building Committee hopes to see you there.


Pot luck May 2

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. May 2 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share. Pot luck suppers are held the first Saturday of each month.


Pitch/Hit/Run May 3

Don’t miss Sunday’s 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. Hosted by the Grantham Recreation Department in conjunction with Aquafina, this event is 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


Garden design is topic

Grantham Garden Club hosts at talk on Garden Design with New Plants by Sue Howard and Donald Driefuss beginning at 6:30 p.m. May 6 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall. This program is open to the public. Call 863-8163 for more information.


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. Sausage, orange juice, coffee, egg dishes, pancakes, sausage and gravy on biscuits, home fries, corn beef hash, fruit, breads and muffins, plus a flower for every mom. I’m full already!


Grantham lucks out with two visits from Rule Storyteller extraordinaire

Rebecca Rule will be in town twice in May for two different programs. Both programs are free and open to the public, and will be held in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall.

The Friends of the Dunbar Free Library and the NH Humanities Council present “That Reminds Me of a Story: Yankee Humor and the New England Storytelling Tradition” at 7 p.m. May 12. Refreshments will be served. Call 863-2172 for more information. This is part of the Friends annual meeting.

Rule will be back in Grantham at 7 p.m. May 21 for the Grantham Historical Society's annual meeting. 

There will be a covered dish supper at 6 p.m., followed by a brief business meeting at 6:45, and Rule will share more stories at 7. Call 526-2740 for more information.

According to Librarian Dawn Huston, “Those of you who have heard (Rule) before understand that any opportunity to hear her must be seized, and luckily you here in Grantham have that chance.”


Welcome Spring with song

The Eastmanaires concerts “Welcome Spring” will be held at The Center at Eastman beginning at 7:30 p.m. May 16 and 4 p.m. May 17. Donations are appreciated. For information, call 863-6423.


Photographic tour May 20

Take a photographic trip with Jeri and Craig Cohen to Antarctica, South Georgia and the Falkland Islands Austral Summer 2009 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.

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.


Read now for June 16 discussion

The Dunbar Free Library has many copies of Archer Mayor’s Bellows Falls, which is the first of the books for the summer book discussion series “Yankee Crime” sponsored by the DFL Trustees and New Hampshire Humanities Council. Scholar Sandra LeBeau will lead the first discussion beginning at 7 p.m. June 16.

The second book is Howard Frank Mosher’s Stranger in the Kingdom, with the discussion led by Suzanne Brown on Sept. 10. Copies of that book will be coming.


Recreation Park receives donation

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation has given a grant of $5,000 for the new Recreation Park. A matching pledge of $10,000 will be given in the year 2010 if at least half of the funds needed for this project are raised. named website of the week

For the week of April 29, 2009, named the Website of the Week. Sunacom is the only non-commercial, community service, on-line source for local news, information and discussion for the Lake Sunapee Region of New Hampshire.


Census workers in area

U.S. census workers are visiting our area to identify the addresses of all housing units for the 2010 census. Contact with any questions.


Input sought on broadband

The New Hampshire Division of Resources and Economic Development is currently seeking input about the broadband infrastructure in the state in order to develop strategy and create an action plan. Visit to complete the questionnaire.



• 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

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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