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August 12, 2009

Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit on Aug. 13 in memory of Mildred Dunbar by Joey Holmes.
It will be lit on Aug. 27 in memory of Estabell Holmes by Mr. and Mrs. Frances Mutney and on Aug. 29 in memory of John Mohla by June Mohla.


Schmidt girls shine in championship

Lisanne, Alexandra and Colette Schmidt were part of the 102-woman field competing in the 2009 NH Women’s Golf Association Championship at North Conway Country Club Aug. 4-6. Lisanne placed sixth, shooting 238 for 54 holes; Alex placed 11th with a 243; and Colette placed 27th with a 255.
Grantham and Eastman Golf Links, which is their home course, congratulate them for their accomplishments.


Vacation Bible School begins Sunday

All children are invited to Grantham United Methodist Church’s annual Vacation Bible School, which begins Sunday, Aug. 16 from 12 to 2 p.m. The remaining two sessions are Monday and Tuesday from 4 to 6 p.m. For more information, contact Liz Borger at 863-0959.


Soccer registration

The Grantham Recreation Department will hold the final two soccer registrations for kindergarten through sixth grade children from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 13 and 19 at Grantham Town Hall, lower level. Practice times and games TBD. For more information, contact Recreation Director Marsha Googins, 863-6124 or


Summer Dance Party

The 4 of Clubs returns to Bistro Nouveau at Eastman from 8 to 11 p.m. Aug. 15 with fantastic dance music from the 70s, 80s and 90s. The pub menu will be available in the Draper Room during the event. If you’d like to have dinner before, call now for reservations: 863-8000. For more information about the band, and to hear a sample of their music, visit

Park crafts end Tuesday

Come enjoy the last Craft in the Park beginning at 10 a.m. Aug. 18 at the Recreation Park on Shedd Road and stay for the family cookout, featuring hot-dogs, chips, watermelon, drinks and cookies. Rain date is Aug. 19. This event is free and open to the public – sponsored by “Our Town” with funding from Tilton Construction. Contact Laurie Field with questions: 863-9143.


Holmes talk Aug. 19

Tom Brydges, president of The Sherlock Holmes Club of the Upper Valley, will speak about “The World of Sherlock Holmes” beginning at 7:30 p.m. Aug 19 at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.


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.


August auto registrations due

August vehicle registrations are due by the end of the month. Please bring your current registration for renewal. September registration notices will be sent as soon as possible.



• 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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