Lorie McClory

July 21, 2012


Music at Bistro Nouveau

Brooks Hubbard returns to The.Fix@6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, July 20. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

The.Fix@6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Eastman’s Pianoman John Lovejoy plays and sings July 27, Jason Cann is back Aug. 3, and Shawn Wyatt returns Aug. 10.


Book sale

The Council on Aging Chapin Senior Center will hold a book sale 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 21 and 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Sunday, July 22 at the center, 37 Pleasant St. in New London.


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


Summer Reading Program: Dream Big, Read!

A special Bedtime Story Hour will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 30 (and again Monday, Aug. 27) at the Dunbar Free Library. Open to all ages. Bring Teddy, wear your pajamas and come listen to stories by Miss Dawn.


Bourbon Dinner

Reservations are now being taken for a bourbon dinner pairing beginning at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 1 at Bistro Nouveau.

Dinner starts with roasted duck crostini with cherry jam, watercress, and maple vinaigrette paired with Jim Beam - Red Stagg. The second course is ancho chili coffee rubbed pork porterhouse with corn succotash, fingerlings and bourbon scented onions paired with Makers 46. Finish the evening with brown sugar and bourbon braised peaches with mascarpone cream and toasted pecans paired with Basil Haydens small batch.

Cost is $45/person. Call 863-4500 for reservations.


Plant sale funds scholarships

The Grantham Garden Club offers a financial scholarship funded by our annual plant sale. Each year, a New Hampshire resident pursuing a career in some area of landscaping, horticulture, forestry, agriculture, plant sciences or environmental sciences is chosen.

Congratulations to this year’s recipients: Samuel Nelson, UNH – Thompson School of Applied Science (2011 graduate of Newport High School); and Keelin Banks, Green Mountain College (2012 graduate of Kearsarge Regional High School).


Zumba classes on hold

With the closing of the dance studio at Grantham Greenway, Zumba classes are on hold until a new venue is found.


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.


Art sale benefits DFL

Grantham artist Paula Dorr will be selling her artwork to benefit Dunbar Free Library from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, August 11 at the library. Work includes giclee prints, digital photos, original pastel and oil paintings, greeting cards, jewelry, and hand-dyed silk scarves. All will be priced affordably, and 50% of proceeds will go to the library.

This is Dorr’s attempt to clear out her studio to make room for more art. Two years ago this event was a wonderful success.


August events at GUMC

The monthly Community Luncheon will be held at noon Tuesday, Aug. 14 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome; $2 donation requested.

This year’s Vacation Bible School will be held Aug. 23-25 (4-6 p.m. Thursday and Friday; 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday). More information, including how to register your child, will follow.


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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