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Lorie McClory

May 29, 2009

Town Wide Yard Sale

Whether you’re buying or selling, make sure you’re ready for the town wide yard sale tomorrow. Between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., sellers will be set-up at their houses as well as centrally located at the Grantham Town Hall. Buyers can get maps that indicate sellers’ homes. Maps can be found on the town’s home page:


Walk NH begins June 1

The third annual Walk NH kick-off for Grantham will begin with registration at 5:30 p.m. June 1 at The Center at Eastman. The goal of Walk NH is a healthier, happier, more fit population. You can walk 70 miles (the width of NH) or 190 miles (the length) between June and September. For more information, visit


Toddler/Preschool soccer

Grantham Toddler/Preschool Summer Soccer will be held at 5 p.m. Thursdays from June 25 to Aug. 13 at the Eastman Fields across from South Cove. This is open to all Grantham children ages 2 to 5 who are not yet in kindergarten. Cost is $5/child. Registration will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. June 4 at 901 Dunbar Hill Road, or register by mail by June 12. For more information visit toddler soccer  or email Erin Ames at


Pot luck June 6

There will be a community pot luck supper at the church hall at 6 p.m. June 6. All are welcome. Please bring a dish to share.


Golfers wanted

The Lebanon High School Class of 2010 will hold a scramble 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.; foursomes (and fivesomes) tee off at 4.

The class is also looking for prize and raffle donations, hole sponsors, barbecue donations and more. For more information or to sign up as a golfer or sponsor, contact Joy or Don Gobin at 863-6725 or


Senior luncheon

A senior luncheon will be held at noon June 10 in the church hall. A blood pressure screening will be included. Donations are accepted but not required.


It’s magic!

“Joel Ash Creates Magic” will be presented at 7:30 p.m. June 10 at The Center at Eastman. Ash is an artistic engineer and magician who lives in Grantham. The program is free and open to the public.


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.


Essential Knits still in business

One of my faithful readers and informants tells me that Essential Knits, the yard shop at Grantham Greenway, is moving into the space right next door that had formerly housed Hearthside. Continue to visit this and all our other fabulous Grantham businesses!

GVS building project update

by Building Committee Chairwoman Leslie Brown...

There are two weeks of school remaining for Grantham Village School students and then there are 10 weeks of summer vacation. The race is on! Those 10 weeks are what Trumbull-Nelson has to accomplish quite a bit of work in the existing school.

The next two weeks are critical as well. The school's mission is to keep the kids learning, host the typical end-of-the-year events, and prepare to hand the building over to the demolition crew ASAP.

When you walk through the school, it is already obvious that this is not a typical year. The heat is out of the building, many ceiling tiles have been removed, teachers are packing early boxes, and more things than usual are being removed from the hall walls. 

The big move will be June 13 and 14. There will also be lots of packing after school during the week of June 8-12. I am looking to help provide as much support as possible. Many teachers are contacting individual student families to arrange help. Please help if you can. If you do not anticipate being contacted directly by a teacher and are available to help, please contact me at 863-7586 or Please specify the days and times you are available and a means to contact you. I will provide your contact information to a staff member who is looking for assistance at a matching time. Thanks in advance!


Grantham has a FreeCycle group! 

(Information from Mary Cantlin)

The FreeCycle Network is made up of 4,751 groups with 6,757,643 members across the globe. The Grantham group has 264 members. FreeCycle is a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns and thus keeping good stuff out of landfills.

Membership is free, and everything posted must be free, legal and appropriate for all ages. To view the items being given away or sought in Grantham, you must be a member of the local group. Join us at


This group is not meant to replace the Swap Shop at Mt. Trashmore. It is just another place to find “treasures” that someone else has out grown.


Watercraft donations sought

Sunapee Recreation is seeking donations of kayaks, canoes, sunfish sailboats, paddles and oars. Boats and gear should be in safe, usable or reparable condition and can be picked up at your convenience. To make a tax deductable donation, contact Scott Blewitt at 863-0336.


Safety Break at P&R

The Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Safety Break at the Grantham Park & Ride from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. June 13. This is the first weekend of the annual Laconia Motorcycle Week. The chamber will be offering free coffee and spring water, and a "bathroom break."



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

Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.



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