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Lorie McClory

June 5, 2010

Sorry for my absence. Time slips by quickly these days. I will try to get news to you next week, but our son, Shawn, is graduating Thursday and things are really crazy. Please continue to send news and events to grantham-news@comcast.net as early as possible before your event in case I have another brain lapse. … Lorie

 

Acoustical music Friday, June 4

Popular acoustical guitarist and singer Jason Cann will return to Bistro Nouveau’s Tavern in The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. June 4.

Also, the deadline to make reservations for the June Vegetarian Dining Club dinner is June 12. This month’s event, which begins at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at Bistro Nouveau, will feature Indian cuisine. This gourmet, three-course dinner is $25/person, which includes tax and gratuity. Beverages are additional. Contact Carol Moses at carolannmoses@comcast.net for reservations.

 

Delicious food for a cause

There will be a spaghetti supper to benefit the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation sponsored by the Carr Family of 65 Roses beginning at 5 p.m. Saturday, June 5 at the Grantham Town Hall. Cost is $10 per person for a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs, salad, bread and dessert. Many community members have made donations for a raffle. Tickets can be purchased ahead of time at 65 Roses in Rumbrook Plaza or the night of the dinner. Come in to see the list of items too numerous to mention. This is a great way to help a worthy cause and enjoy a wonderful dinner with your neighbors and friends.

 

Lunch bunch

The community lunch this month is noon June 8 at the Grantham United Methodist Church Hall. Everyone is welcome. Donations are accepted.

 

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 every third Tuesday at the Grantham Town Hall. (This month is June 15.) 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.

 

Local author to speak

Jennifer Carson, author of To Find a Wonder, will speak and sign books beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 23 at the Dunbar Free Library. Additionally, Jennifer’s book will be a musical production performed Aug. 5 at the New London Barn Playhouse.

The talk is free and open to the public. For more information, call 863-2172 or visit www.dunbarlibrary.org.

 

Calling all (would be) babysitters!

The Dunbar Free Library is hosting the American Red Cross Babysitter Training Course from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 26 at the Grantham United Methodist Church Hall. Cost is $20 per person. Youth ages 11 to 15 are welcome. Advance registration and payment are is required, and there is a limit of 10 participants. Attendees should bring a bag lunch. Call NOW. This course fills up quickly.

Fee includes the Babysitter’s Training Workbook, Babysitter’s Training Emergency Reference Guide, and Babysitter’s Training CD-ROM.

This program is generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.

For more information or to register, visit the library or call (603) 863-2172.

 

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. 

 

Camp Invention: so much fun, no one knows they’re learning!

Grantham will have its own Camp Invention from July 12 through 16 at the Grantham Village School for children entering third through seventh grades in the fall. Cost is $119 per child. The program funs from noon to 4 p.m. each day.

This year’s theme is "In The Wild Blue Y’Under™." This wonderful, national, summer program has been around for years (http://www.invent.org/camp/default.aspx). Stacy Hogsett will be the camp director, which promises to make it even more fun.

The program is open to children from any location, including vacationing children and grandchildren, anyone with an inventive streak is welcome!

For more information, contact Stacy at 603-236-9084 or goodyhog@gmail.com.

 

Britton promoted

Grantham resident Randy Britton has been promoted to Captain in the US Naval Reserve. (A tip from a friend: For those who are not familiar with Navy ranks, that is equivalent to Army Colonel, or one rank below Admiral.)

 

Park & Ride receives landscaping

Since November of 2006, the Grantham Park & Ride has been well utilized, and the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce has made sure it is well landscaped. The group collected two-thirds of its goal of $5,500 and paid the rest for the great trees and shrubs that are now there. Chamber members are now spending time watering the plants to make sure the investment does not die.

Congratulations to the chamber and thank you for your continued work in our community.

 

Lakes & Streams Committee cited by state

At the 2010 Volunteer Lake Assessment Program's 25th Anniversary Celebration on May 15, the Eastman Lakes & Streams Committee received the Volunteer Limnologist Award and the Secchi Disk Award.

Since 2004, the NH Dept. of Environmental Services has recognized at least one volunteer for dedication and commitment for volunteer lake monitoring. This award has been named the Volunteer Limnologist Award because each time a volunteer monitor collects a water sample from a lake or pond or conducts a Weed Watcher survey, the volunteer is performing the role of a true limnologist.

In addition, the Secchi Disk Award is given to the overall Volunteer Limnologist Award Winner of the Year, a person or group that truly stands on the "cutting edge" of volunteer monitoring.

The state cited the committee’s commitment to water quality monitoring, education of watershed residents, advanced sampling, salt reduction efforts, and many other activities.

 

Reminders

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

• 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 granthamnh.net. Click on departments, click on fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to download.

• Visit granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at sunacom.com. PS: All the Grantham Sunacom columns are still active. They can be retrieved on the Archives page.

 

Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to grantham-news@comcast.net. Let your neighbors know what’s going on.


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