Grantham
Lorie McClory

June 2, 2012

 Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit on May 25 in memory of Douglas Masone by Pat Masone; on May 26 in memory of Henry Swensen by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen and Naomi Sanborn; and on May 27 in memory of Dr. George Stevens by Jewel Tillotson.

Music at The Center

Upper Valley favorite Jason Cann comes to the Fix @ 6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, June 1. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

Fix @ 6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Wayne Canney makes his Bistro debut June 8 and Brooks Hubbard returns June 15.

Grantham Town Wide Yard Sale

Don’t miss Grantham’s Town Wide Yard sale from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 2. Sales are all around town and inside the town hall. Maps of sales and restrooms locations are available at the town hall.

Also, the Grantham Fire Department will be offering space at the fire station that day as well: $5 outside and $10 inside. They will also hold a bake sale. Call Melissa at 727-8792 for space. All proceeds benefit the GFD Association.

Community food events

Each of the following events is held in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church and is open to everyone

The monthly community potluck dinner begins at 6 p.m. June 2.

The monthly community luncheon begins at noon June 12.

A Capella featured June 3

The 10th Annual a Cappella Showcase will be held at Lebanon Opera House at 3 p.m. Sunday, June 3. This fundraiser for the LOH was established by Grantham resident Dan Signor, director of choral music at Lebanon Junior High and High schools.

Many Grantham residents will be featured in the show, which attracts a cappella singers of all styles from all over New Hampshire and Vermont. Local groups performing include Harmony Night (the multi-generational community a cappella chorus directed by Signor, his wife, Gaye LaCasce, and daughter, Alexa Beal, and includes many Grantham-ites!); Lebanon school groups Treblemakers, Showtime, Superlatives, Sha Na Na and LHS Chorus; and many other local groups such as the North Country Chordsmen, The Honeymooners, Ompompamusic and Zazzle. Tickets are available through the Lebanon Opera House box office at www.lebanonoperahouse.org, and all proceeds are donated to LOH.

Humane society holds supply drive

The Upper Valley Humane Society is holding a supply drive in June at both Grantham Town Hall and the Eastman South Cove Activity Center. Items most appreciated include cat & dog toys, peanut butter, wet dog food, bleach,fabric softener sheets,laundry & dishwasher detergent, paper towels and garbage bags (30- and 50-gallon size). For more items, visit UVHS website: www.uvhs.org.

Supervisors hold session for voter registration and changes

The Grantham Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 5 for additions or corrections to the voter checklist. This session is the last opportunity for voters already registered to change or declare a party affiliation. Only undeclared voters may declare a party on primary election day. Voters registered as Democrat or Republican must take their party ballot.

Storytimes extended one week

Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, June 6 for children 3 and younger, and 10 a.m. Thursday, June 7 for children 4 and older. An adult chaperone is required. There will then be a break until the summer reading program begins.

Stompers come back to The Center

Plan to attend a great evening of traditionally styled jazz with the Granite State Stompers, including Grantham residents Bill Zimmerman and Alden Keyser, 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 6 at The Center at Eastman. All welcome and no charge.

Garden club topic: loons

The Grantham Garden Club will meet Friday, June 8 in the lower level of the Grantham Town Hall. The topic will be All about Loons. The social portion of the meeting begins at 9:30 a.m.; the business meeting, at 10; the presentation, at 10:30.

Car wash to benefit student ambassador

A benefit car wash will be held at the Grantham Fire Station from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, June 9 to support Wolf Tillotson, who was chosen to participate in this year’s People to People Student Ambassador program.

Father-Daughter Dance June 16

The annual Father-Daughter Dance will be held 6:30-8:30 p.m. Saturday, June 16 at the Grantham Town Hall. Each father will receive a complimentary photo to remember the night. Every daughter will be presented with a flower when she comes through the door. The evening also includes hot and cold refreshments and an ice-cream social. The cost is $20 pre-registration per couple; $25 at the door. Each additional daughter is $5. Please RSVP by June 9th. Forms can be found at www.granthamnh.net/activities.

Old Home Day: Farm & Garden

Old Home Day is Wednesday, July 4, and this year’s parade theme is Farm and Garden. The parade, which begins at 11 a.m., is open to anyone who would like to build a float, ride a bike, walk in or show their vehicle in the parade. To participate, contact Laurie Field at field83@comcast.net or 863-9143.

Old Home Day is looking for anyone in the farm and garden business who would like to promote or sell what they do under the Grantham Chamber of Commerce tent. This year's tent will house farmers market vendors as well.

Also, Laurie is in need of people to park cars, set -up tables and chairs, and clean up. Please contact her at the above email or telephone number.

Custodian position open

The Town of Grantham is seeking a part-time building custodian.  Basic duties include cleaning the town hall meeting room and kitchen area, interior painting, general building maintenance and snow shoveling. Evenings and weekends a must. Pay range $13-$17, dependent on qualifications.

 Applicant must have a valid driver's license, pass a pre-employment criminal background check, drug and alcohol screening and be able to lift 75 pounds.

 Job description and applications are available at the Selectmen's Office and on our website at www.granthamnh.net/jobs. To apply, send completed application to Town of Grantham, Attention Melissa White, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753.

Transportation rep needed

Grantham is in need of a representative to serve on the Transportation Advisory Committee for the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission. The purpose of the committee is to provide technical advice and policy recommendations regarding transportation planning issues. It helps prioritize transportation projects within the region and write the regional transportation plan. Anyone interested in serving in this capacity should contact Town Administrator Melissa White at 863-6021 or mwhite@granthamnh.net.

Lebanon Crew looks for Prouty donations

Lebanon Crew is participating in the Prouty this year. For every individual donation made to the Friends of Lebanon Crew for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Chicago Soft, Ltd. will make a matching donation (up to $500) to Lebanon Crew. If you would like to make a donation to Friends of Lebanon Crew’s Prouty team, use the link below. You can make it as a general team donation or choose a team member that you know here

Tournament to benefit veterans

The Second Annual Veterans Benefit Golf Tournament will begin at 11:30 A.M. June 23 at Eastman Golf Links. Cost is $100 per person and includes golf, cart, lunch and participation in all three Hole-in-One chances on the course. Prizes will be awarded for top three team scores. Please make checks out and mail to: The Home Depot 3408 Associate Committee, 451 Washington St., Claremont, NH 03743. Contact Kevin Jones at 863-1755 for more information.

Eastman Golf Links goes green(er)

Zero sort recycling has come to Eastman Golf Links, the only golf course in the Upper Valley to have this service on the course. Zero sort containers have been placed outside the Golf Shop and on holes 1, 2, 10 and 11. Golfers are urged to use these for glass, plastic and aluminum to help make EGL even greener.

Reminders

• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• The library trustees are looking for people interested in helping to raise funds for the Dunbar Free Library building expansion project. If interested, please contact any of the trustees: Susan Mellow, Ed Jenik, Wendi Grant, Kevin Hughes or Lorie McClory; or stop in at the library and leave your name and contact information.

• The Grantham Food Pantry at 65 Roses in Rum Brook Plaza is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday through Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, visit www.granthamfoodpantry.org or call Caitlin at 603-361-2604. Donations of non-perishable food, toiletry and baby items can be dropped off at the Dunbar Free Library and Grantham Town Hall. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

• Zumba Fitness with instructor Angie Shonts is 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays and 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays in the Grantham Village School gym. $5/class with 10% of proceeds going to GVS. Wear comfortable clothes and bring clean workout shoes and water. For more information, contact Shonts at 704-214-2271 or shonts@comcast.net. Change in location and class times coming soon!

• The Grantham Mountaineers Prouty Team is now recruiting cyclists, walkers and rowers to participate in the 31st annual Prouty and Prouty Ultimate Friday and Saturday, July 13-14 in Hanover. Participants can cycle, walk or row the Prouty. It is not a race. If you enjoy any of these activities, mark your calendar and join the fun! To join our team, visit the Prouty website at www.TheProuty.org and follow the instructions, or contact Susan Mattson at 863-0746 or susancmattson@gmail.com; or Merle Schotanus at 863-2293 or schot@comcast.net.

• Registration for Colby-Sawyer’s Adventures in Learning summer courses has begun; it ends July 3. AIL is an enriching, learning experience for those with a vigorous interest in the world of ideas and who wish to continue their intellectual growth in an informal setting. To view the summer course offerings and to register online go to www.colby-sawyer.edu/adventures. For more information or to request a catalog, call Janet St. Laurent at 526-3690.

 

 

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