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Lorie McClory

June 16, 2011

Music every Friday at Bistro Nouveau

Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman features PJ Pacifico 6-9 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 17; ( as part of its Fix at Six summer music series each Friday through Labor Day weekend.

The next two weeks feature Grantham’s own John Lovejoy (June 24) tickling the ivories and Brooks Hubbard, July 1, ( with his acoustic/pop/rock style. Reservations are strongly recommended each week, 863-8000.

Spring, Summer, Night, Dreams

Classicopia returns to The Center at Eastman for a night of "Songs about Spring, Summer, Night and Dreams" beginning at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow, Friday, June 17. The evening will feature mezzo-soprano Erma Mellinger and pianist, Daniel Weiser. Cost is $20 for adults and free for children ages 18 and younger.

Take a bite out of cancer

Come support the Norris Cotton Cancer Center with Bistro Nouveau as the Bistro generously donates a portion of its food proceeds to the Grantham Mountaineers Prouty Team between 4:30 and 9 p.m. Saturday, June 18. Grab your family and friends, enjoy a great meal and good company, and help the Mountaineers raise money for NCCC. What a delicious way to support a great cause. Let's Eat! Let's Prouty!

Potluck June 18

The June community potluck supper will be held 6 p.m. Saturday, June 18 in the Grantham United Methodist Church Hall. Everyone is welcome. This is the last community potluck until fall.

Reptile show Sunday to kick off reading program

The Dunbar Free Library kicks off this year’s summer reading program – One World, Many Stories – with World of Fun with Reptiles at 2 p.m. Sunday, June 19 at the Grantham Town Hall (lower level). Experience live reptiles and learn intriguing facts about them. This hands-on experience introduces children to lizards, snakes, turtles, frogs and even an American alligator or two! Don’t worry parents and grandparents: you don’t have to get too close! Generously sponsored by the Friends of Dunbar Free Library.

Golf, raffle and sponsorships benefit cancer center

The 28th Annual Eastman Benefit for Norris Cotton Cancer Center will be held June 24 and there are three ways to participate: 1. Buy tickets for the Raffles for Restaurants or Golf; 2. Play in the golf tournament at Eastman Golf Links; 3. Become a tee or cart sponsor or buy a Memory Block to honor someone's memory. Visit or call Claire Vogel at 863-5776 or Polly Richard at 865-5281 for details about playing in the golf tournament or becoming a sponsor. Raffle forms are available at Eastman Golf Shop, Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center, Lake Sunapee and Sugar River banks, and Dunbar Free Library.

Firemen’s auction returns

The Grantham Volunteer Fire Department will – after a six-year hiatus – hold its Firemen’s Auction beginning at 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2. Donations are being accepted at the fire station on Route 10 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday and Friday. If you can’t get your items to the fire station, a personal pick up can be arranged for Tuesdays or Thursdays by calling Rosie at 254-5573 or the fire station at 863-5710.

GPTG Second Annual Fun Run

The Grantham Parent Teacher Group will hold its Fun Run for children and adults beginning at 12:30 p.m. Monday, July 4 at the Grantham Recreation Field as part of Old Home Day. Races include a ½-mile run for children ages 7 and younger, and a 1-mile run for ages 8 and older, including any interested adults who think they can run a mile.

Cost is $10/adult and $5/child. A free T-Shirts will be given to the first 30 who register by June 17. Register at; click on Upcoming Events and then Grantham Parent Teacher Group Fun Run; or visit the Grantham Village School’s website.

Thanks to all the Fun Run sponsors: Pizza Chef of Grantham; Belle Terre Property Management; B&L Service; C.G. Shepherd Realty, LLC; Closet Treasures;

Grantham Hair Headquarters; Hair Therapy; Merrimack Mortgage Company, Inc.; Mitchell Automotive; Rum Brook Market; Sugar River Bank; Sugar River Flooring, LLC; The Yoga Connection, LLC; and Tie Up Loose Ends, LLC.

Special worship service June 26

The Grantham United Methodist Church will hold a Worship Celebration with all ministry team members leading worship, sharing their faith and reflections, beginning at 10 a.m. Sunday, June 26.

Drama camp for K-6 kids

The Grantham Village School Parent Teacher Group is sponsoring a week-long residency from Children's Stage Adventures from June 27-July 1, culminating in performances of "The Fisherman's Wife" at 1:30 and 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 1.

Admission to the performance is $5 for adults and free for school-aged children.

A limited number of camp spots are still available for children who have finished kindergarten through sixth grade. Open to all children... not just those from Grantham. Helpful teen volunteers are also being sought. Please contact Liz Borger at for more information.

UVHS holds supply drive

In addition, the Upper Valley Humane Society is holding a supply drive in June at both the Grantham Town Hall and the South Cove Recreation Center. Items most appreciated include cat & dog toys; clean towels & blankets (new and used); flat bed sheets; bleach; fabric softener sheets; laundry & dish washing detergent; paper towels; garbage bags (30- to 50-gallon size). For more items, visit

Old Home Day is only two weeks away!!

Ok, two weeks and three days, but who’s counting? Anyway, get ready for some fun, games and community bonding, all on Monday, July 4.

* Start the day at the annual Pancake Breakfast hosted by the Grantham United Methodist Church from 8 to 10 a.m. July 4 to get everyone out of bed and moving! If anyone would like to help or donate ingredients, contact Priscilla Small at 865-5128.

* This year’s parade theme is "Your Favorite Old TV Show." The parade steps off at 11 a.m. from Yankee Barn Road, down Route 10, up Dunbar Hill Road and ends at Grantham Town Hall. Line up begins at 10:15 on Yankee Barn Road. (The church will also be represented in the Old Home Day Parade with a float and by handing out ice pops. If you’d like to participate with the church, including helping with the float, contact Nate Heath at 763-2646.)

* The winner of the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library Kindle Raffle will be drawn at 2 p.m. July 4 at the Old Home Day festivities. Tickets are available now at the library during regular hours for $5 each or 3 for $10 and will be sold at Old Home Day until the time of the drawing. Please note that tickets will only be sold to people age 16 years and older. Proceeds support the Dunbar Free Library.

* Following the parade, activities will be held at the Grantham Recreation Park off Route 10 South, including the second annual GPTG Fun Run (mentioned above). Other events will include games, an antique display, the Jim Hollis Band, bounce houses, Curious Creatures, pony rides, a craft fair, a pie eating contest, three-legged and sack races, and a balloon toss. Food vendors will include ice cream, a pie sale, kettle corn, freshly squeezed lemonade and …

* The Grantham Firefighters will be serving chicken dinners at Old Home Days again this year. The dinner will be barbecued chicken, coleslaw, home-cooked baked beans, and rolls, as well as either soda, lemonade or water. The Grantham Firefighters Association provides benevolent support and safety equipment for the firefighters, and provides scholarship for a Grantham student each year. Last year’s chicken earned great reviews. Come enjoy this year’s.

* Blue Mountain Snow Dusters will be running a grill station serving burgers, dogs, french fries, etc. at Old Home Day on July 4 again this year. The money that is generated from fundraisers goes to ensure the maintenance of the local trail system for all to enjoy.

The group is needs volunteers in a range of positions: cooking, collecting money, greeting individuals at the display booth, setting-up and cleaning-up. Shifts fall between 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m. This is a great way to show your support of BMSD or for a teenager to get community hours in for college, and your help will be greatly appreciated. If you can help, please contact to Eryn Bagley or Willie Newhall at 603-863-9552 or

* The Friends of the Dunbar Free Library will NOT be having a Cookie Walk at Old Home Day this year, but two other local organizations will have fresh baked goods available for sale to satisfy your sweet tooth.

To help out or for more information on anything related to Old Home Day, contact Laurie Field at

Summer Adventure course taught in Grantham

"Give 'em Hell, Harry! The Presidency of Harry S. Truman" is an Adventures in Learning summer course being taught at The Center at Eastman by Gene Lariviere. Classes are 9:30-11:30 a.m. Tuesdays July 19-Aug. 9. Cost is $30 for Adventures in Learning members and $35 for non-members. Registration deadline is July 1.

Contact Janet St. Laurent at 526-3690 for more information or to register by phone. On the internet, complete details on the course are available at (scroll to page 3), and a registration form is available at

GHS’ Veterans Project

The Grantham Historical Society is assembling a list of Grantham people who served in the military from the Revolutionary War to the present time. So far, 26 different sources of information have been used, some of which conflict with others. They have separate databases for the Revolution, War of 1812, Grantham Militia, Civil War, World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam and Middle East conflicts. These are broken into two categories: people who were born in Grantham and/or lived here when they enlisted; and people who moved to Grantham and resided here before or after their military service.

GHS is interested in having full names, rank, branch of service and dates of service, and any other information of interest.

If you would like to find out what GHS already has and/or add names, please email with "Veterans project" in the subject line. They read emails only on Fridays, but will get back to you as soon as possible. You may also stop in at the Historical Society from 1-4 p.m. Fridays to review the information in person. Their office is located on Draper Road, in the old Town Hall building.

Thanks very much with your help with this effort.

GHS Business Photos Project

As the Grantham Historical Society moves forward with The History of Grantham, they have decided that documentation of town businesses is important and this could best be done by taking photos of business signs and/or buildings. We want to include both commercial establishments and home businesses. Pat Andrews and Rae Tober will be taking "drive-by" photos this summer to add to GHS’ collection. If for any reason you do not wish to have a photo taken, please let them know at If you would like to put your name on the list of home businesses for a photo, you may also email them. Some photos may be used in The History, but they will contact businesses for permission in advance. We appreciate your willingness to help with this historical project.


• Weekly Storytime begins again June 22 and 23 at the library: each Wednesday at 10 a.m., June 22 through July 27 for children ages 4 and younger, with an adult; and each Thursday at 10 a.m., June 23 through to July 28 for children ages 5 through 9.

• Walking in the Grantham Village School gym is available to community members and pupils daily (if school is open) from 7:30 to 8:10 a.m. through June 17. Bring proper footwear to change into to insure the beauty of the gym floor and the safety of all walkers.

• Mobile Outreach comes to Grantham Town Hall from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. the second Tuesday of each month to discuss people’s qualifications for programs provided by Southwestern Community Services. For more information, call Becky at 603-719-4134, or visit her at the Grantham Town Hall.

• If you registered to vote prior to 2006, you must go to the Town Clerk’s Office with a driver’s license or a passport or information on where you were born, and to fill out an updated registration card. The Town Clerk’s Office is open Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Fri. 8-noon and 1-4; and Tue.-Wed. 6-8 p.m.

• 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 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, Grantham Town Hall and Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.



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