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July 13, 2009

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Cross lighting

The Cross at the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit July 17 in memory of Perley Sanborn by Naomi Sanborn and family.


Community luncheon July 14

The Lunch Bunch, a community luncheon, is held every second Tuesday at noon in the basement of the Grantham United Methodist Church on Route 10. Come at 11:45 for a free blood pressure screening. Donations are accepted and everyone is welcome; you don’t have to live in Grantham.
This month (Tuesday, July 14) will feature a picnic-like menu of cold cuts and breads, green salad, potato and macaroni salads, and various bars and cookies for dessert.
In June, 25 people attended, so this is a great place to see friends and neighbors. 


Old Home Day wrap-up

Rubber Ducky Race: The fourth annual Rubber Ducky Race to benefit the Grantham Parent Teacher Group was run on the pond at the new town fields. (In what appears to be Mother Nature’s twisted sense of humor, this year we had too much current on the brook as opposed to previous years of nearly no current at all.) This year’s winners were Jim Goucher ($250), Missy Walla ($150) and Kathy Pomer ($100). The GPTG would like to thank Mike and Mia at Rum Brook Market for letting them sell tickets outside their business several days throughout June.

Library Cookie Walk: A big thank you to all those who baked for and/or bought cookies at the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library Cookie Walk at Old Home Day. We had another successful year, raising $524 to help support the library. Thanks and we will see you next year.


Take a photographic journey

“Discovering The Peruvian Amazon & Lima, Peru,” a photographic journey with Andrea Sodano and Chas Norton, begins at 7:30 p.m. July 15 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. The event is free and open to the public.


Craft in the Park

The annual, free Craft in the Park program begins at 10 a.m. July 28 and continues each Tuesday through Aug. 18 (rain dates are Wednesdays) at the new town park on Shedd Road. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Brian S. Tilton LLC - Metal Framing & Drywall is again the generous sponsor who makes this program possible.


Poker Run for Sunapee Recreation

Sunapee Harbor Kayak and Canoe Poker Run will begin at 9 a.m. Aug. 1 in Sunapee Harbor. Make stops along your route to draw a playing card; play your poker hand later for prizes. Participants younger than 12 must be with a parent. Bring your own canoe or kayak, and life jacket for each participant. Pre-registration at Dewey Beach. Fee is $5 per person.

'Tweens decorate flip-flops

Children ages 9 and older are invited to the final Wednesday Night Crafts at Dunbar Free Library. Beginning at 7 p.m. Aug. 5, the `tweens will decorate flip-flops (BYO pair of flip-flops). Advance registration is required, 863-2172.


Kearsarge Magazine wins ECO Award

Kearsarge Magazine is an ECO Award of Merit winner for writer Laurie Reynolds Rardin's summer 2008 article “More Green on the Map.” ECO Awards ( recognize outstanding achievement by environmental communications professionals.

The Kearsarge Magazine article covered several Lake Sunapee/Kearsarge communities that are working hard to protect wildlife habitats, watersheds, agricultural lands and historic properties. The magazine is owned and edited by Grantham’s own Laura Jean Whitcomb.

The ECO Award is the second award Kearsarge Magazine has won this year; the first was a 2009 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the Blogs, Forums & Wikis category for the blog “Life in New Hampshire's Lake Sunapee/Kearsarge Area.”

Information about Kearsarge Magazine can be found at The summer 2009 issue of Kearsarge Magazine is on stands now, including at Rumbrook Market.



Don your bathing suit for Sprinkler Mondays each week at 3 p.m. at Dunbar Free Library.

DFL weekly story times for children continue for children ages 4 and younger (with an adult) at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Aug. 5; and for children ages 5 to 9 at 10 a.m. Thursdays through Aug. 6.

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.

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

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

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