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Lorie McClory

July 10, 2010

Apple Jam for music lovers

King Blossom Guitars presents the second annual Apple Jam from noon to 10 p.m. July 10 at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. There will be performances by Last Kid Picked, Little Memphis, Samuel Bowen, Dan Lawson Band, YouTube’s Riffguy and special guest Sal "Gonzo" Gonzalez. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the gate. Proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.

Local sponsors include ProMania Tent Rentals, Stearns Septic Service, 65 Roses Foundation, Sugar River Bank, Sugar River Flooring.

To purchase tickets or for more information, including a complete list of sponsors, visit You may also purchase tickets by mailing a cashier’s check or money order to King Blossom Charitable Association, 834 Dunbar Hill Rd., Grantham, NH 03753. Tickets purchased in advance will be available at the will call table at the event. All ticket purchases are non-refundable. The gate opens at 11 a.m.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase all day by Mount Sunapee Resort. No outside food or coolers are allowed.


July specials at Eastman Golf Links

For the month of July, EGL is offering 18 holes of golf with a cart for $49 between 1 and 4 p.m. daily. After 4, pay $30, walk or ride. Eastman wants everyone to see what great shape the course is in as it prepares for the 2010 NH Men's Amateur Golf Tournament, being held July 12-17. Book tee times at 863-4500 or The course will be closed July 12-13 due to the state amateur championship.

P.S.: Good luck to EGL Members Wayne Arsenault, Justin Bitler and Tyler Silver, who will compete in the state am.


Vegetarian barbecue?

That’s right, Folks. The next Vegetarian Dining Club will feature a three-course, barbecue-themed dinner beginning promptly at 6 p.m. July 15 at Bistro Nouveau at Eastman. The menu will include roasted vegetable antipasto pizza with goat cheese; vegetarian-style mixed grill with marinated seitan kabobs and seared soy sausage with mashed cauliflower and balsamic-glazed squash; and a homemade summer berry tart. Cost per person is $25, which includes tax and gratuity. Beverages are additional. Take-out is available. Reservations are required by July 10 to Carol Moses at or 603-863-3263. Please mention any dietary restrictions and vegan option, if desired, when making your reservation.


Lunch bunch July 13

Come to the community lunch beginning at noon July 13 in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome; donations are accepted. A great opportunity for lunch and conversation.


School board meets July 12

The next Grantham School Board meeting is 6:30 p.m. July 12 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria. (I hear the Grantham bus schedule is on the agenda.)


ILEAD offers weekly lectures on Middle East

"Perilous Triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran" runs Wednesdays through Aug. 18 from 9 to 11 a.m. in the Spaulding Auditorium at the Hopkins Center in Hanover as part of ILEAD (Institute for Lifelong Education at Dartmouth). The program is open to the public. Cost is $20 per lecture. July 14: Hedayat Amin-Arsala, senior minister, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, will speak on "My Country. My Concern. My Vision;" July 21: "The Afghanistan Quagmire" with Former UN Ambassador Peter Galbraith. Visit for details on all the speakers and topics.


Friends exhibit paintings

The art exhibit "Friends across the River" will feature Grantham’s Paula Dorr and her friend Karen Gouchberg. Paintings will be on exhibit July 9 through Aug. 12 at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms on Main Street in Quechee. The opening reception will be held 3-5 p.m. July 11; wine and appetizers will be served.


GHS news

Grantham Historical Society President Ken Story will discuss the history of the Cote & Reney Lumber Mill, which has been located in Grantham for nearly 100 years, beginning at 2 p.m. July 17 at the Grantham Town Hall. It wasn't tea that led to the American Revolution; it was protecting our lumber supply.  All are welcome.  Refreshments will be served.
GHS is writing The History of Grantham and we need help!  We are looking for writers, editors, researchers and graphic artists to come to an organizational meeting beginning at 7 p.m. July 21 at the town hall. This is a fun way to learn the history of our town.

Just a reminder that GHS dues are tax deductible. New members are always welcome. Come visit us on Fridays from 1-4 p.m. at 34 Dunbar Hill Road. We have lots of displays.



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’s date is July 20. 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.


Annual vocal concert

Caren Calafati will present her yearly vocal concert beginning at 7:30 p.m. July 21 at The Center at Eastman. The program will include songs by various classical and contemporary composers, including favorite Broadway and standard tunes, and new contemporary theater songs. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will also feature traditional Ragtime music for piano by Will Ogmundsen.


Grantham Farmers Market!

New this year, the Grantham Farmers Market and Craft Fair will be held 3 to 6 p.m. July 27 through Aug. 17 at the Grantham Recreation Park. This is a special four-week pilot event for Grantham.

The Grantham Farmers' Market is organized to provide a marketing venue for local farmers, growers, bakers, prepared food providers, and craftspeople, while offering the general public access to high quality, fresh products. Vendors may sign up for one or all four weeks.

If interested, please contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or


Grantham writer published

Grantham resident Janice Winokur has just published a small collection of prose and poetry entitled In the Light of an Alabama Rain: A Meditation. Containing a rich tapestry of insights and reflections, this highly readable collection of vignettes is both memoir and spiritual reflection. The book retails for $12.95 and can be purchased at Morgan Hill, Dartmouth, Norwich, and Borders bookstores.  Orders can also be placed by e-mailing Janice at


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.



• The Dunbar Free Library’s summer reading program for all ages is on-going.

• Stortytime schedule: Wednesdays through Aug. 4 at 10 a.m. for children ages 4 and younger with an adult; and Thursdays through -Aug. 5 at 10 a.m. for children entering kindergarten through grade 4.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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, lists of elected officials 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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