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Lorie McClory

July 16, 2010

Advance warning: There will be no Grantham News next week. See you in August.


Grantham Farmers Market cancelled

The Grantham Farmers' Market planned for late July/early August has been cancelled due to lack of vendors. Knowing Laurie Field, she’ll try again next year.


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.


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 21: "The Afghanistan Quagmire" with Former UN Ambassador Peter Galbraith. July 28: "Can a broken system produce tomorrow’s leaders and gender balance" with Lina Abirafeh, gender and conflict specialist, and Jennifer Fluri, Dartmouth associate professor. Aug. 4: "Stones will not stop us: Iran’s indomitable women" with Haleh Esfandiari, author, editor and director at Woodrow Wilson International Center, and "Kashmir: Political flashpoint in a Nuclear Age" with Abigail McGowan, UVM associate professor. For details on all the speakers and topics, visit


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.



Antique show/sale in New London

The 44th annual New London Garden Club Antique Show and Sale will be held 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 24 on the New London Town Green, rain or shine. In addition to antiques, plants and flower arrangements, and homemade lunch and snacks will be sold. Proceeds benefit local civic beautification projects and UNH scholarships. Donation: $5; early admission at 8 a.m. is $20. More information at 526-4543 or 763-2840.


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.


Grantham holds outdoor music event

The Flames, according to the Dartmouth list of local bands, play classic rock, and Aug. 3 is your chance to hear them play during Grantham Recreation's Music in the Meadow, 6-8 p.m. at the new recreation complex off Rt.10 just west of downtown Grantham. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic dinner, family and friends and enjoy a great night with a fun, local band.

If you miss them on Aug. 3, catch The Flames from 6 to 9 p.m. Aug. 13 at the Norwich Bandstand.



• 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.

• The art exhibit "Friends across the River," featuring Grantham’s Paula Dorr and her friend Karen Gouchberg will be on exhibit through Aug. 12 at the Quechee Inn at Marshland Farms on Main Street in Quechee.

• 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.

Th-th-th-that’s all, Folks. Enjoy the rest of July!


• 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.


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