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Lorie McClory

August 12, 2010

Night of laughs Aug. 13

Comedian Paul Nardizzi was a big hit last time he was here, so don’t miss his all-new material on Aug. 13. Begin the evening at 7:30 p.m. with live music by Wayne Canney. Comedy begins at 8:30 with opening act Mitch Stinson ( Finishing up will be Paul Nardizzi (, who has appeared on Late Night with Conan O'Brian, Comedy Central specials, A&E Improv, NESN Comedy All-Stars and more.

Tickets are $20 day of show, if available. Call 603-863-8000 to purchase with a credit card.


Vegetarian night at Bistro

The Vegetarian Dining Club, which is open to everyone interested, will be held at 6 p.m. Aug. 19 at Bistro Nouveau. This month’s dinner begins with Doug's creamy tomato soup with baked crostini followed by julienne summer vegetables over bow tie pasta in a fresh pesto sauce accompanied by roasted veggie meatballs and ending with a rich, sweet, chocolate cheesecake. Dinner is $25 including tax and 18 percent gratuity. Beverages additional. Reservations required by Aug. 14. For questions about the menu and to RSVP, contact Carol Moses Please mention any dietary restrictions and vegan option when making your reservation.


Free movies in Newport’s Meadow Park

Many Granthamites enjoyed the "drive-in" movie in Grantham during Old Home Day weekend. Now you can enjoy movies in Meadow Park in Newport every Saturday from Aug. 14 through Sept. 11 during the FREE "Movies in the Park" event. All movies begin at dusk and are weather-permitting. Please bring a blanket or low-back chair for general seating.

Concessions will be available from and to the benefit of Richards School PTO and Newport’s Babe Ruth League. Concessions will be available beginning after 6 p.m.

Newport Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with local businesses is proud to present the following movies at Meadow Park:

August 14: The Blind Side Rated PG-13 (Sponsored by 31 Mane Street Salon)

August 21: Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs Rated PG (Sponsored by Salt hill Pub)

August 28: Goonies Rated PG (Sponsored by Lil’ Red Baron Restaurant)

September 4: Shrek Rated PG (Sponsored by McCrillis & Eldredge Insurance)

September 11: Avatar Rated PG-13 (Sponsored by Goodrich Oil)

Season Sponsors: Lake Sunapee Bank and Newport Fitness & Spa

In-kind Sponsors: Bacon Graphics, Newport Recreation, Sunapee Recreation, Town of Newport


Third bus proposal on agenda

The Grantham School Board will hold a meeting at 4 p.m. Aug. 16 in the Grantham Village School Music Room. The agenda includes the third bus schedule recommendation.

Meetings previously posted for Aug. 23 and Aug. 30 have been cancelled.


Register to vote for special VDE meeting

Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session from 7 to 7:30 p.m. Aug. 17 at the town offices for additions and corrections to the checklist. This is the last opportunity for voters to register to vote at the Village District at Eastman water district bond meeting Aug 26. Registrations are taken anytime previous to this public session at the Town Clerk’s office during regular office hours. There will be no registrations taken at the time of the Water District meeting itself.

The special meeting begins at 7 p.m. Aug. 26 at The Center at Eastman so voters can vote to raise and appropriate up to $484,500 for system improvements to the well field, replacing 18 shallow dug wells. This is for all registered voters who live in the Village District at Eastman. For more information, contact the district office at 863-6512.


Music in the Meadow finale

Jim Hollis winds up the inaugural season of Music in the Meadow beginning at 6 p.m. Aug. 17. Activities, popcorn and an ice cream social are available for a small fee. All events are held at the new recreation complex off Rt.10. Bring chairs, blankets, picnic dinner, family and friends and enjoy a great night with a fun, local band.


ILEAD completes lectures on Middle East

"Perilous Triangle: Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iran" concludes Aug. 18 with "A turning point called Kandahar" with NBC Pentagon Reporter Jim Miklaszewski, and Executive Editor and Founder of GlobalPost Charlie Sennot 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.


Barbershop program Aug. 18

The North Country Chordsmen, an award-winning, a cappella, men’s chorus in the barbershop tradition, will be singing at Eastman at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 18 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.


Golf for a cure

The Eastman Women’s Golf Association (EWGA) Rally for the Cure 18-hole golf scramble will be held Aug. 26. All golfers are welcome to participate and non-golfers are welcome to attend the luncheon following golf. A Pink Ribbon Tree to acknowledge those afflicted with breast cancer is on display outside the Pro Shop. Pink ribbons can be purchased in the pro shop for $1 each. Additional donations can also be made with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Koman Foundation. For information and reservations, contact Barbara Price, 603-863-7099.


$49 includes 18 holes and cart

Play 18 holes of golf at Eastman Golf Links seven days a week between 1 and 4 p.m. for $49, walk or ride. Or come after 4 and play for $30, walk or ride. (Full rates apply at all other times.) You can make tee times up to seven days in advance at 863-4500 or


Time to register for primary

The Grantham Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session from 7 to 8 p.m. Sept. 7 at the town office for additions and corrections to the voter checklist. No additions or corrections shall be made to the checklist after this session, until Election Day, Sept. 14, except as provided in RSA 654:12. RSA 654:8, II.


New mental health program in Lebanon

The National Alliance on Mental Illness and the Upper Valley Affiliate will be offering a free, 12-week, educational Family-to-Family program designed for families of an adult person who has been diagnosed with serious and persistent mental illness, as well as those who exhibit behavior that suggests such a diagnosis.

Programs will be held 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesdays from Sept. 1 through Nov. 17 at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Registration is required. To register and for more detailed course information, please call Grantham residents Donna S. 603-863-2621 or Janet L. 603-863-8820.



• The Dunbar Free Library’s summer reading program for all ages is on-going.

• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

• 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.

• 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.

• 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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