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Lorie McClory

July 30, 2009

GVS Building Committee Update
From Leslie Brown (held over from July 23)

Great progress continues on the Grantham Village School site. The new wing and four of the renovated classrooms have received their final cleaning and have been handed over to the maintenance crews for classroom restocking. The last of the renovated classrooms are receiving their flooring this week, ceilings are being installed in the small group spaces, and the library is being painted.

Outside, the first of the trees were planted this week and the slabs for the garages poured. 

Principal Kurt Gergler continues to update the pictures of the construction progress on the school website. Please visit and scroll down to the bottom of the page to view the progress yourself.

The school board will be touring the building at the start of the next school board meeting on Monday, Aug. 3 at 6:30 p.m. The public is welcome.


`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.


Art sale for DFL

Art teacher and library supporter Paula Dorr needs room in her studio so she can create more. She's selling prints, paintings, jewelry and photographs on the library lawn from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 8, rain or shine, and 50 percent of all proceeds go to the library. Only cash or checks payable to Dunbar Free Library accepted.


Soccer registration

The Grantham Recreation Department will hold soccer registration for kindergarten through sixth grade children from 1 to 3 p.m. Aug. 9 at Grantham Town Hall, lower level. For more information, contact Recreation Director Marsha Googins, 863-6124.


PYO blueberries

The blueberry patch is open at Grantham Recreation Park, 119 Shedd Road. Pick your own blueberries for $3 per pint. Please bring exact change. Proceeds benefit the Recreation Park.


Busy week in Sunapee and on the lake

The annual Lake Sunapee Rock Bass Derby on Aug. 8 offers prizes for young and old. 

Last year over 2,000 rock bass were donated to the Squam Lake Science Center. All are welcome! No limit to team sizes. Pre-register at Dewey Beach and fish all day starting at 6 a.m. Weigh in is at 11 a.m. sharp in Sunapee Harbor. No cost to participate. Fishing license required for 16 years and older and can be purchased online at or at Wal-Mart. For more information, contact Scott Blewitt at 863-0336.

Stick around for the Sunapee Harbor Canoe/Kayak Race beginning at 1 p.m. Aug. 8. Four categories for canoe and kayak: Parent/Child, Doubles, Singles, and Senior. Bring your own boat/paddles/life jackets. Race course is around Sunapee Harbor with a limited number of canoes/kayaks for reservation. Sign up at Dewey Beach by August 7. Call Brian Garland at 763-2554 for more information.

If you're an Aerosmith fan you'll love "Draw the Line" with opening band "Road House." Tickets for the Aug. 8 concert in Sunapee's Sherburn Gym are $20 each and are on sale at Sunapee Town Hall and Dewey Beach. Check out "Draw the Line" at

On Sunday, Aug. 9, it's Love Your Lakes Day with the antique boat parade. Enjoy the antique boat parade, exhibits, activities and more between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Free and open to the public.


Puppeteer Aug. 13

Don't miss puppeteer Martha Dana, who uses beautiful hand-crafted puppets to bring your favorite stories to life, at 10 a.m. Aug. 13 at Dunbar Free Library. This is free and open to the public and generously sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library.


Sen. Shaheen comes to town

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen will hold office hours at Dunbar Free Library from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 21.


DFL delivery service

For those who are homebound, Dunbar Free Library offers book delivery service. Just call the library and let them know what you want. There is a program through the state for free mail delivery as well, and now a new program allowing handicapped individuals free downloadable audiobooks. Call us for more information, 863-2172.

To receive announcements of programs and new books via e-mail, send a request to



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

• Make your donation to the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce Park & Ride tree planting fun. The goal is $5,500. Mail donations to Park & Ride Tree Project, Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1340, Grantham, NH, 03753. Contact Dan Foster at 863-1839 for more information.

• The last summer story time at Dunbar Free Library for children ages 4 and younger (with an adult) is 10 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5; and for children ages 5 to 9 at 10 a.m. is Thursday, Aug. 6.

• 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 anyone is welcome; you don't have to live in Grantham.

• 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.

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.


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