Lorie McClory

August 2, 2012


There will be no Grantham News column the week of August 13. If you have events that will occur before Aug. 24, please send them to me for next week. Use


Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist church was lit July 17 in memory of Perley Sanborn by Naomi Sanborn.  It will be lit Aug. 13 in memory of Mildred Dunbar and Aug. 27 in memory of Estabell Holmes by Joey Holmes.


Music at Bistro Nouveau

Jason Cann returns to The.Fix@6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 3. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

The.Fix@6 continues every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Return engagements in August include Shawn Wyatt Aug. 10 and Brooks Hubbard Aug. 17.


Music in the Meadow begins Aug. 7

The annual Music in the Meadow program runs Tuesdays from Aug. 7 through Aug. 28 at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road (turn from Route 10 S onto Cote Road and then onto Shedd). Bands play from 6 to 8 p.m. and programs are free. The evenings also include free kids crafts and a $1 ice cream social. Information on specific bands playing can be found on Comcast Channel 8.


Celebrate Cindy!

The Aug. 21 Music in the Meadow performance will be dedicated to Cindy O’Brien, Grantham’s newly retired postmaster. Bring your own picnic and be entertained by the song stylings of the Jim Hollis Band.


North Country Chordsmen perform Aug. 8

The North Country Chordsmen, a barbershop harmony group, will return to The Center at Eastman at 7:30 p.m. Aug 8. This fabulous, fun program is sponsored by the Dunbar Free Library, Friends of DFL and Eastman Community Association. It is free and open to everyone.


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.


Blueberry patch open

The blueberry patch is now open! Pick your own blueberries at the Grantham Recreation Park located on Shedd Road. Cost is $3 per pint. It’s the honor system so please bring the exact change. All proceeds benefit the Recreation Park.


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.


Law enforcement raises funds for Special Olympics

On July 28, members of local law enforcement teamed up with Special Olympics for the "2012 To Serve and Protect." Windshields were washed and gasoline was pumped for the customers of the Grantham Circle K, raising $897 in donations for the New Hampshire Special Olympics. Springfield Police Chief Timothy Julian expressed thanks to all the persons who donated and a special thank you for all the members of law enforcement and their families who donated their time.


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 needs volunteers and EMD

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.

The town is also still looking for people to serve on the Capital Planning Committee. Contact Melissa White for information and to volunteer, 863-6021.

The Town of Grantham is seeking applications for the position of Emergency Management Director. Letters of interest and resume should be submitted along with a Town of Grantham job application to the attention of the Board of Selectmen and mailed to 300 Route 10 South, Grantham, NH 03753. A job description and application are available at (click on "government" then "jobs and opportunities"). Applications for this position close Aug. 17.


Town Clerk closing

There will be no night hours at the Town Clerk’s Office Tuesday, Aug. 21.


Summer Reading Program: Dream Big, Read!

A special Bedtime Story Hour will be held at 7 p.m. 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.



• 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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