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Lorie McClory

May 15, 2009

Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit Mother's Day, May 10, in memory of Elizabeth Swensen by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen and Naomi Swensen and families; and in memory of Peg Miles by Ed and Pat Masone.  


Plant sale benefits scholarship fund

The Grantham Garden Club’s annual plant sale of annuals, perennials and some vegetables begins at 9 a.m. May 16 at the Grantham Town Hall. There is no ending time because they close up when they sell out each year. Proceeds benefit the Grantham Garden Club Scholarship Fund for a graduating high school student with an interest in horticulture. For more information, call 863-8163.


Benefit car wash tomorrow

Remember those kids I told you about who are going from Grantham to Knoxville, TN for Destination Imagination Global Finals? They're having a car wash tomorrow (Saturday, May 16) from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grantham Fire House. 

Recommended donation is $5 per car, but remember it costs more than that to have it done at an automatic car wash. There will also be baked goods for sale. 

For more information about Destination Imagination in New Hampshire, visit For information about DI Global Finals 2009, visit


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. Register by May 16


You may not be a vegetarian, but...

That doesn’t mean you can’t belly up to the table for a night of great vegetarian food with the Vegetarian Dining Club. Bistro Nouveau hosts this monthly event again at 6 p.m. May 21. The three-course dinner is $25/person, which includes tax and gratuity; beverages are additional. For information or to RSVP, contact Carol Moses at 863-3263 or by May 16. Please mention any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.


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.


Rule returns May 21

Storyteller extraordinaire Rebecca Rule returns to Grantham Town Hall’s lower level meeting room 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. The program is free and open to the public.


Merrigan at Bistro Nouveau May 21

Perennial Upper Valley favorite Pete Merrigan will be at the Bistro the third Thursday of each month through September. Don’t miss the first fun-filled night of your favorite tunes from 6 to 9 p.m. May 21. Call ahead for reservations, 863-8000.


GVS Building Project Update

From Building Chairwoman Leslie Brown:

The GVS Building Committee hosted a community open house May 2, which drew about 50 visitors. On Friday, May 15, the students and staff get to tour the building, and the differences between what the community saw two weeks ago and what our visitors will see today are amazing. The students and staff will see rooms with accent colors and acoustical decking on the ceilings.

The brick and siding work on the outer east and north sides are being completed, and the crews are moving around to the west side of the building.

The Building Committee continues to make final design and purchasing decisions, as well as planning for the move at the end of the school year. However, there will be no regularly scheduled Building Committee meeting May 19th as the committee will be on a site visit to Trumbull-Nelson's millwork shop.

FisherCats and fireworks

Sunapee Recreation is offering a limited number of tickets to see the NH FisherCats play the Trenton Thunder beginning at 7:05 p.m. May 23 at FisherCat Stadium in Manchester. This does not include transportation. Tickets are $25, which includes a full buffet dinner in The Den. Be sure to stay after the game for a spectacular Atlas fireworks show with music provided by 96.5 The Mill. Contact Scott Blewitt,, for tickets ASAP.


Project Grad BBQ May 29

Don’t miss this year’s Lebanon High School Project Graduation BBQ from 5 to 8 p.m. May 29 at Colburn Park (Lebanon Common). Options include lobster, steak, ribs or chicken, all served with potato salad, corn on the cob, rolls and watermelon, and all that is available as “take out.” 

There will also be a hot dog stand, bake good table, live music, a dunk booth, face painting and lots more family fun activities. 

A limited number of tickets will be available at the park, so try to get yours in advance from any Lebanon High junior or senior… there are LOTS of them in Grantham! For more information, contact Rita Broughall at 863-4477 or, or Lorie McClory at 863-0850 or


Grantham Town Wide Yard Sale

Done spring cleaning yet? Get the stuff you don’t want anymore ready for the town wide yard sale on May 30. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., 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.


Walk NH begins June 1

The third annual Walk NH kick-off for Grantham will be held at 5:30 p.m. June 1 at The Center at Eastman. Walk NH is the project of Dr. Susan Lynch (Gov. Lynch's wife), whose goal is a healthier, happier, more fit population. The goal is to walk the 70 miles (the width of NH) or 190 miles (the length) between June and September. For more information, visit


Golf tournament to benefit Class of 2010

Attention ladies, men and junior golfers: the Lebanon High School Class of 2010 will hold a golf tournament at Carter Country Club on June 7. Cost is $30/person for nine holes, barbecue and prizes; $8 to come for the barbecue only. Registration is at 3:30 p.m.; five-somes tee off at 4.
The class is also looking for prize and raffle donations, hole and barbecue sponsors and more. For more information or to sign up, contact Joy or Don Gobin at 863-6725 or



• Anyone interested in helping with or who has ideas for Old Home Day 2009 on 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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