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May 7, 2010

Cann on May 7

Jason Cann shares his acoustical stylings from 6 to 9 p.m. May 7 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau. Make reservations early since Jason’s a pretty popular entertainer, 863-8000.


Not too late to donate or walk

A group of Grantham residents will be walking in the May 8 Turning Points Network 5K Walk-a-Thon and would like people to walk with or sponsor the group. The event begins at 10 a.m. from the Claremont Middle School. The Grantham contact is Milly Dunfey or 863-9248


Breakfast for Mom

Don’t miss this year’s Mother’s Day Breakfast Buffet from 8 to 10 a.m. May 9 at Grantham Town Hall. The menu includes sausage, OJ, coffee, egg dishes, pancakes, sausage gravy and biscuits, hash browns, breads, muffins, corn beef hash and fruit, and every mom gets a flower. Cost is $8/adult, $4/child 5 to 11, and children 4 and younger are free. Proceeds benefit "Our Town."


Lunch Bunch May 11

The Lunch Bunch will meet at noon May 11 in the downstairs at Grantham United Methodist Church. All are welcome to come for a great lunch and visit with your neighbors. Donations accepted.


Office closed

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 12 in order for the staff to attend the Annual Spring Workshop for Dartmouth/Lake Sunapee Region City and Town Clerks. The office will be open from 2 to 5 p.m. and 6 to 8 p.m.


Friends present Two Old Friends

Mac McHale and Emery Hutchings will perform some of their favorites from the Northeast winds as well as some old-time traditional country music beginning at 7 p.m. May 12 in the lower level of the Grantham Town Hall. The program, which is free and open to the public, is sure to include some of your favorite Irish sea songs, a good amount of hot picking instrumentals and some great sing-a-longs. Refreshments will be served.

This program is generously sponsored by the New Hampshire Humanities Council in conjunction with the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. For information, call 863-2172.


Get there at 9 for best selection

The annual Grantham Garden Club Plant Sale will begin at 9 a.m. May 15 at the Grantham Town Hall. Proceeds benefit the club’s Scholarship Fund. There are always gorgeous plants – annuals, perennials, hanging pots – to choose from, but it gets busy early, so don’t be late!


CRVO ends its `09/10 season

Three residents of Grantham – Andy Bourke, Harry Critchley and Mary Lou Schaefer – will be playing with the Connecticut River Valley Orchestra, a professional symphony based at the Claremont Opera House, when it presents its final concert of the season entitled "An Evening in Paris" at 4 p.m. May 16. Gold seats are $35; adults $25; seniors $20; students $10; children 12 and younger accompanied by an adult get in free. For tickets call 542-4433 or visit or


New market needs vendors

New this year, the Grantham Farmers Market and Craft Fair are scheduled for 3 to 6 p.m. July 27 through Aug. 17 at the Grantham Recreation Park. This is a special four-week pilot event for Grantham.

The Grantham Farmers' Market is organized to provide a marketing venue for local farmers, growers, bakers, prepared food providers, and craftspeople, while offering the general public access to high quality, fresh products. Vendors may sign up for one or all four weeks.

If interested, please contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or


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 May 18 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.


Aging programs offered

A series of free informative sessions entitled "High Tea & Crucial Conversations about Aging" will be held at Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Rd. in Hanover beginning May 5. All sessions begin with high tea at 3:30 p.m.; presentations begin at 4. Reservations are required by contacting Anna Ballou at 653-8506 or


May 19: Companion/Caregiver Services: Hiring the Right Person. Learn easy steps for hiring someone privately, using an agency and understanding the law. Speakers: Roberta Berner, executive director, Grafton County Senior Citizens Council; Dana Michalovic, director, ServiceLink Resource Center of Grafton County; Diana Cox, director, Resident Health Services, Kendal at Hanover.

June 2: Getting Rid of the Stuff: How to downsize to a new home or de-clutter your current home. Speakers: Marie LeBlanc, Transition Liquidation Services; Kathy Ashton, Home Transitions.


BBQ May 21 benefits Project Graduation

The 22nd annual Lebanon Project Graduation BBQ will be held from 5 to 7:30 p.m. May 21 on the Lebanon Green. Catered by Bloods Seafood, dinners available include 1 ¼-pound lobster ($25), 10-ounce center cut NY strip steak ($22), and BBQ chicken leg quarter and Black Angus hamburger or cheeseburger ($15). Dinners include vegetable pasta salad or garden fresh green salad, corn on the cob, dinner roll with butter, watermelon and drinks. You can eat there under the tent or take it home.

There will also be a bake sale and dessert table, hot dog stand, live music and activities.

Pre-sales required by May 14 due to the limited number of tickets available. If there are tickets available at the park, there is no guarantee for the type of dinner. To purchase tickets, contact any Lebanon High School Senior, including Shawn McClory (863-0850), Greg Gobin (863-5726) and Kyle Paquette (863-5726).


Last call for raffle tickets

Lebanon High School Project Graduation is selling raffle tickets for two separate drawings: a lovely, queen-sized, primarily blue quilt made by Grantham’s own Jill Williams ($1 each or six for $5); and two tickets to the Red Sox/Yankee game on Oct. 2 ($5 each or six for $20). Contact Lorie McClory at to purchase them. The drawing will be held at the Project Graduation BBQ on May 21 (see notice above).


Buy or sell, but don’t miss it

Grantham Town Wide Yard Sale will be held all around town and inside the town hall from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. May 22. Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or to place your location on the map. For those who would like to be centrally located space is available inside the Grantham Town Hall for $5 per table or outside the town hall for free. This is sponsored by "Our Town," Grantham’s Activities Department.


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.


People needed for Old Home Day

Old Home Day will be celebrated again on July 4. This year’s parade theme is "Celebrate New Hampshire."

Organizers are looking for crafters, entertainers, demonstrators and local produce. Come join us in the field to represent your local club, group or business. Also individuals are needed to run children's games, help with parking, and set-up and clean-up.

If interested, please contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or Visit for more details.


Hazardous waste day June 26

Start cleaning your basement, garage, kitchen and bathrooms and set aside those items you don’t know how to dispose of in preparation for Grantham’s Household Hazardous Waste Day on June 26 in the Town Hall parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon. Use this link for more information:



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

• Storytimes are held 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 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.


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