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Lorie McClory

June 17, 2010


Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit July 2 in memory of Brandon Newton by Becky Newton, and on July 17 in memory of Perley Sanborn by Naomi Sanborn and family.


Attention golfers:

This weekend (June 18-20), come play 18 holes at Eastman Golf Links for $49 including cart between 1 and 4 p.m. The golf course is in beautiful shape for everyone as they prepare for the 2010 NH Men's Amateur Golf Tournament being held July 12-17. There are a limited number of tee times for these specials, so book one by calling at 863-4500 or visiting


Summer Reading Program begins

The summer reading program "Splish, Splash, Read!" kicks off at 10 a.m. June 19 with "Splish, Splash Science!" at Grantham Village School. For more information, contact the library, 863-2172.


Summer Solstice Celebration June 19

Revels North presents its annual Summer Solstice Celebration from 6 p.m. until dusk June 19 on the Norwich, Vt. Town Green (rain location: Norwich Congregational Church). This year’s theme is An Evening of Barnyard Midsummer Magic. Bring your homemade sun or barnyard animal and join the opening parade at 6 p.m. The rest of the evening includes a Revels choral performance (6:30); music, dance and craft workshops at 7:30; and the dance around the solstice bonfire at 8:30.

Everyone is welcome to bring a picnic dinner or purchase food, drinks and dessert beginning at 5 p.m.

For information, call 802-333-3549 or visit


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


Benefit for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center

Silent-action lovers and golfers are invited to participate in the Eastman Benefit for Norris Cotton Cancer Center. The silent auction and dessert party begins at 6:30 p.m. June 24 at The Center at Eastman. Come bid on a large variety of one-of-a-kind items and services from area businesses while enjoying delicious desserts prepared by Bistro Nouveau. Cost is $15 per person.

Golfers are welcome to the 28th annual Classic Golf Tournament, which begins with a shotgun start at 10 a.m. June 25 at Eastman Golf Links. Cost is $130/person, which includes golf and cart, lunch and an after-golf party with prizes and awards.

Both require advance registration. Visit or call Carol Moses at 863-3263.


Car wash for scholarships

The youth of the Grantham United Methodist Church will hold a car wash and bake sale at the Grantham Fire Station the morning of June 26 to raise money for camp scholarships.


Hazardous waste day June 26

One week left to prep 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 on what you can bring.



Eastmanaires concert "Let Freedom Ring"

Don’t miss the Eastmanaires annual patriotic concert, which begins at 4 p.m. June 27 in the Draper Room at the Eastman Center. Donations are welcome.


Afghan raffle at DFL

Have you noticed the beautiful afghan in the display case at the Dunbar Free Library? Just below Oliver’s ducks. Anyway, it was made by  Terri Heepe and donated to the Friends of DFL to raise some money. Tickets are available at the library for $2 each or 3 for $5. The winner will be drawn at Old Home Day on July 4th.


Soccer for the little ones

Toddler-Preschool Summer Soccer will be held from 5 to 5:45 p.m. Thursdays, July 8 through Aug. 12 at the Grantham Athletic Fields on Shedd Road. For details and registration information, visit


Bricks, pavers and benches for "sale"

The Grantham Playground Committee has extended its "Buy-A-Brick" fundraiser through the month of July.  Since the Town of Grantham’s spring 2010 newsletter was mailed out, they received orders for another 21 engraved bricks, three engraved pavers and one engraved bench. To date they have sold 64 bricks, 22 pavers and 3 benches, but they’d still like to reach their goal of 100 bricks.

Forms are available at the Grantham Town Hall or at

This is your last chance to place an order before the installation of the shade garden patio in September at the Grantham Recreation Park.


Elected officials link

Take a minute to visit the town website ( and look at the new link for the town’s elected officials. (Thanks, Melissa!) While there, look at all the other great stuff you can find.



• Bakers needed for the annual library cookie walk at July 4th’s Old Home Day. Drop cookies during library hours on July 2 or 3.

• The DFL Trustees and the Friends of the DFL provide free or discounted passes to the following attractions: Billings Farm & Museum, The Fells, The Currier Museum of Art, the McAuliffe/Shepard Discovery Center, Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum, Squam Lake Science Center, Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Contact the library at 863-2172 for more details on how you can use these passes.

• Children entering third through seventh grades are welcome to Camp Invention from July 12 through 16 at the Grantham Village School. Cost is $119 per child. The program funs from noon to 4 p.m. each day. To sign up for "In The Wild Blue Y’Under™," contact Stacy Hogsett at 603-236-9084 or For more information about Camp Invention, visit

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

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at 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 Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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