Lorie McClory

July 12, 2012


Last chance to sponsor teams for the Prouty

The 31st annual Prouty is July 13 and 14 and it’s not too late to sponsor someone or a team in the event.

The Grantham Mountaineers Prouty Team again has cyclists, walkers and rowers participating To be a sponsor, visit the Prouty website at and follow the instructions, or contact Susan Mattson at 863-0746 or; or Merle Schotanus at 863-2293 or

Lebanon Crew (which includes many Grantham students) is also participating this year. In addition, for every individual donation made to the Friends of Lebanon Crew for the Prouty, 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.


Music at Bistro Nouveau

Musician change: Don’t miss Shawn Wyatt during The.Fix@6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 13. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

The.Fix@6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Brooks Hubbard returns July 20, Eastman’s Pianoman John Lovejoy plays and sings July 27, and Jason Cann is back Aug. 3.


Household Hazardous Waste Day July 14

Grantham will hold its Household Hazardous Waste Day from 9 a.m. to noon July 14 at the Grantham Town Hall, 300 Route 10 South.  You can view the full brochure of what to bring – and not bring – at the town website Remember, this is held only every other year, so get there if you can!


Elisabeth von Trapp comes to Newport

The Episcopal Church of the Epiphany is pleased to host Elisabeth von Trapp, granddaughter of the legendary Maria and Baron von Trapp, whose story inspired The Sound of Music. Von Trapp will perform outdoors under the tent at The Old Courthouse Restaurant in Newport at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 14. No tickets are required for the performance, but donations are encouraged. First-come, first-choice of seat.


New superintendent hired

From School Board Chairman Jeff Walla: On July 1, we welcomed Jacqueline (Jacqui) Guillette as our new Superintendent of Schools. Jacqui joins us after a one-year "retirement" from Superintendent work, most recently for the Claremont/Cornish/Unity school district.

Jacqui was selected by the search committee after a broad search with candidates both near and far. Jacqui was the unanimous choice of the committee and the school board.

She currently has two grandchildren attending schools in our district: one at Grantham Village School and the other starting at the Lebanon High School in the fall. Jacqui has also been a school principal, most recently at Lebanon Junior High School from 1990 to 2000. Our superintendent position is part-time, and Jacqui devotes the rest of her work time to her consulting business, Capstone Consulting LLC, which provides educational leadership training, coaching and mentoring among many other things.

Jacqui has a reputation as a creative, thoughtful leader, and we are fortunate to have her join us to lead our district as we address the goals of our long-range plan. Welcome to Grantham, Jacqui!


Summer Reading Program: Dream Big, Read!

This is the last week of Storytime at Dunbar Free Library at 10 a.m. until fall; Wednesdays for ages 4 and younger; Thursdays for ages 5 through 9.

`Tweens (ages 9 and older only) are invited to a campfire from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at the library. Pre-registration is required at least one week prior, 863-2172.

Bedtime Story Hour, 7 p.m. Monday, July 30 & Monday, Aug. 27 at the library. Open to all ages. Bring Teddy, wear your pajamas and come listen to stories by Miss Dawn.


The Honeymooners perform July 18

The Honeymooners quartet is back beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 18 at The Center at Eastman. This fun group features Grantham’s Dan & Gayle Signor and Norwich, VT’s Lisa & Chris Henderson singing doo-wop, barbershop, gospel and show tunes a cappella. The program is free and open to the public.


Climbing all 67 of New England’s 4,000 footers

Nancy Sporborg and her friend Pat Piper started walking the sidewalks of Keene and ended up climbing 67 of the 4,000-footers in New England. Come hear them speak about their adventures beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 25 at The Center at Eastman. The program, which is presented by the Dunbar Free Library and the Eastman Community Association, is free and open to the public.

NOTE: Nancy Sporburg is the creator of the Keene Pumpkin Festival and the author of It's Not About The Hike


Register now for soccer camp

The Grantham Athletic Department is holding a soccer camp in conjunction with Premier Soccer Academy of New Hampshire of Bedford. This is a great way for your player to have fun while improving their soccer skills! The program runs July 30-Aug. 6 at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road. It is open to boys and girls of all ages. Times and costs vary by program chosen.

Log on to Athletic Department page at Town of Grantham website ( for complete information and registration info. You can also contact Marsha Googins at 667-1303 or


Zumba Gold class begins in August

A new Zumba Gold class for seniors begins at 6:30 a.m. Aug. 6 and continues each Monday at the Zumba studio in the Grantham Greenway. This slower paced, low-impact class is 45 minutes long. Stop by the studio for more details.


Rec park work on-going

Construction at the Grantham Recreation Park began July 5 and is on-going. Perimeter fencing has been erected and parking areas designated. Please be mindful and safe when using the park.

Also, the park is a CARRY IN/CARRY OUT area, including all belongings and trash. Porta-potties are for specific use only and not as trash receptacles. Please be respectful of our park and facilities.


Grantham EMS needs volunteers

Grantham’s Emergency Medical Services needs volunteers needed for the fire department, fast squad and auxiliary. Contact Rosie Bard at 863-7967 for more information or to volunteer.


Election and voter registration dates

Aug. 14 - The Supervisors of the Checklist will post a corrected, up-to-date checklist at the Town Office and the Dunbar Free Library. Voters should look at the checklist to make sure they are registered to vote and that the party listed is correct.

Sept. 4 – This is the last day for the Town Clerk/Supervisors to accept voter registration applications until the Sept. 11 State Primary Election.

Sept. 11 - State Primary Election – New voters may register at the polls.

Oct. 23 - Corrected checklist will be posted at the Town Office and the Dunbar Free Library.

Oct. 27 - Last day for Town Clerk/Supervisors to accept voter registration applications before the Nov.6 General Election.

Nov. 6 - General Election Day



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

• 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 and Grantham Town Hall. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.




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