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Lorie McClory

May 4, 2012

Perriello Family update

As we all try to come to grips with the violence we’ve had in town, I’d like to pass along information on ways to help the family of Natalie Perriello.

There will be a candlelight memorial at the Grantham Recreation Fields on Shedd Road beginning at 8 p.m. tonight, Friday, May 4. Candles will be provided. There will be a tent provided by Promania/Gobin Family in case of rain.

A trust fund account has been set up for the Perriello children and donations can be made at any Lake Sunapee Bank.

Scholarships have been set up at Lebanon and Mascoma high schools in Natalie Perriello’s name. Donations may be sent to LHS, c/o Nan Parsons, 195 Hanover St., Lebanon, NH 03766, or Mascoma Valley Regional School District, c/o Business Manager, PO Box 789, Enfield, NH 03748.

Lebanon High School is accepting donations of stuffed animals that will be given to organizations that deal with young victims of violence.

More details on the following will be provided as they become available:

* A fundraising dance and silent auction will be held at The Center at Eastman on Saturday, May 26.

* A walk-a-thon is being planned by Lebanon High School Students for Memorial Day Weekend.

* A benefit car show will be held at the high school Saturday, June 2.

Music at The Center

Acoustical musician Jason Cann kicks off the Fix @ 6 at the Tavern from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, May 4 at The Center at Eastman. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

Fix @ 6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. For the remainder of May, Sean Wyatt brings classic rock May 11 (6-8 p.m.), the ever-popular Brooks Hubbard returns May 18 (6-8 p.m.) and Mark & Debbie Bond May 25 (7-10 p.m.).

Community dinner and Luncheon at GUMC

The monthly community potluck supper will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 5 in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church, Route 10. Bring a dish to share and enjoy the company of your neighbors.

The monthly community luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, May 8, also at the church. This is a great time to catch up with friends and neighbors.

Thank a nurse

Annually, National Nurses Week begins on May 6, marked as RN Recognition Day, and ends on May 12, the birthday of Florence Nightingale, founder of nursing as a modern profession. During this week, registered nurses all over the country will be honored. Take a moment to thank all the nurses you know. (Thanks, EP!)

Sunflower Quartet plays

Go to The Center at Eastman at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 9, for an evening of chamber music with the Sunflower Quartet, featuring Ann Givens (flute), Steve Jordan (oboe), Tom Norton (clarinet) and Earl North (bassoon). Fee and open to the public.

Grantham DI raising funds to go to Global competition

Grantham Village School’s Destination Imagination team is raising funds to help pay for its trip to Tennessee for Global competition. Please help them out by attending the following fundraisers.

* Car Wash: 8 a.m.-noon Saturday, May 12 at the Grantham Fire Department (rain date: May 19)

* Tickets to June 9 Fisher Cats game: The team is selling tickets for the 7:05 p.m. Saturday, June 9 NH-DI night with the Fisher Cats (vs. Bowie Baysox) at Northeast Delta Dental Stadium in Manchester. Tickets are $10 each and the DI team gets $4 of each ticket sold. Ticket orders and payment must be received by Thursday, May 3. Cash or checks made out to "Grantham Village School – DI" will be accepted. The team will deliver the tickets to you prior to the game. Contact Laurie Hanks ( or 863-1239) to purchase tickets.

Clark speaks at Friends meeting

Plan to attend the annual meeting of the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 15 with speaker Edie Clark, New Hampshire history and food author, who will talk on "New England: Myth or Reality." For a description of the program, visit the New Hampshire Humanities Council website


Ride of Silence

Bicyclists are invited to participate in the Ride of Silence beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 from the Park & Ride on Route 10. Join Eastman Recreation in this 8.5-mile, round-trip, silent bike ride to honor cyclists who have been injured or killed while cycling on public roadways. Helmets are required. Grantham and Croydon police will escort the event. For more information about the local event, contact Recreation at 863-6772; for information on this world-wide event, visit

Improv group at Bistro

The Destination Imagination improv group will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 16 at The Center at Eastman. This local team has won a spot to complete in the Global DI competition in Knoxville, Tenn. later this month. Come see their performance before they take it on the road. The team includes Eastman Members Geoffrey Blike (grade 11); Gavin Morgan and Gergana Alteva (grade 10); Julia Blike (grade 9); and Lebanon resident Ethan Ticehurst (grade 10). All welcome and no charge. Have dinner before in the Bistro... Wednesday night is 2 for $38. Reservations at 863-8000.

Women Who Make a Difference luncheon

The 13th annual Women Who Make a Difference luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 16 at the Ware Campus Center at Colby-Sawyer College, New London. The guest speaker will be Nancy Sporborg, author of It’s Not About the Hike and creator of the Keene Pumpkin Festival. But the real draw is the presentation of the 2012 Woman Who Makes a Difference and High School Woman Who Makes a Difference awards. (Grantham’s Laurie Field was one of the first recipients!)

Cost is $40 per ticket, with proceeds benefitting the Pediatric Program of Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice. Tickets typically sell out, so call 526-4077 to reserve your seats soon.

Stompers to perform at AIL meeting

The 13th annual Adventures in Learning thirteenth meeting will take place at 4 p.m. Thursday, May 17 at Sawyer Fine Arts Center, Colby-Sawyer College. There will be a photo retrospective by Maureen Rosen, a performance by the Granite State Stompers (including Grantham’s Alden Keyser and Bill Zimmerman), and a wine and hors d’oeuvres reception. The event is open to the public as well as AIL members, but reservations are required. Please contact Janet St. Laurent by May 10 at 526-3690 or

Plant sale May 19

The Grantham Garden Club’s Annual Plant Sale will begin at 9 a.m. May 19 in the lower level at the Grantham Town Hall. The proceeds from this rain-or-shine event go to the club’s scholarship fund. Get there early for best selection. It sells out quickly!

Health fair and bike rodeo

Grantham’s Get Fit Health Fair and Bike Rodeo will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Grantham Village School. Come visit local exhibitors representing a variety of businesses in the health and fitness field, blood pressure screening, samples, demonstrations and giveaways. Enjoy fun activities and learn about bicycle safety.

Bring your bike from 10 to 11 to the G.V.S. parking lot and travel your way through our obstacle course. Register your ride with the Grantham P.D., learn safety skills, visit the "decorate your bike" station and receive free gifts and prizes.

Questions? Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or


"So Easy to Preserve" will be presented at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 19 at the Fellowship Church in Charlestown. Topics include how to use pressure canners, basic freezing/canning and up-to-date canning recipes. Pre-register for this free program by contacting Teresa Lock at or 787-6944.More information at

Concord Coach is topic of meeting

The Grantham Historical Society Annual Meeting will be held Thursday, May 24 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall. A potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m.; bring a dish to share. Beginning at 7, Peter James will discuss Concord Coach & the History of the Abbot & Downing Co. The program is free and open to all.

Tag sale at MVCS

The Annual Tag Sale at Mid Vermont Christian School will be held 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Friday, May 25 and 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, May 26 in the high school gym, just off Route 4 in Quechee, Vt. All proceeds benefit the school, which is attended by several Grantham children.

Have a safe and happy week.

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