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August 18, 2010

Free movies continue

Enjoy free movies in Meadow Park in Newport every Saturday through Sept. 11. All movies begin at dusk and are weather-permitting. Bring a blanket or low-back chair for seating. Concessions are available beginning after 6 p.m.

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


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.


Special VDE bond vote Aug. 26

The Village District at Eastman water district will hold a Special Meeting with bond vote beginning at 7 p.m. Aug 26 at The Center at Eastman. Voters will be asked 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 603-863-6512.


Language classes sponsored by GPTG

Adult Conversational Spanish and German Classes will offered at the Grantham Village School beginning in October. Classes are 6-7 p.m. weekly, German on Tuesdays and Spanish on Wednesdays, for eight weeks. This wonderful program is sponsored by the Grantham Parent Teacher Group. The donation is $100 per person. Space limited. Call 863-8001 for details and to register.


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.


MSD’s first golf tournament

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters Outdoor Recreation Club will be hosting its first Golf Tournament Sept. 18 at the Newport County Club. Registration fee is $85 per player, which includes 18 holes with a cart and a luncheon buffet. Registration starts at 7 a.m. and a shotgun start is at 8 a.m. As always, raffle tickets and mulligans will be sold before play begins and prizes will be drawn during the awards presentation. The hole-in-one prize is a 2010 Toyota Tundra donated by White River Toyota.


Registration forms can be found on our web site, All money raised will go directly back into the community. If you have questions concerning this tournament, please contact Chair Bob Moulton at 603-359-5761 or 603-448-6930 or

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.


Support groups open to all

Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice offers free, public support groups in New London. Advance registration required to Meg Ames, 603-526-4077.

* Parent-Child Program every Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., September-May (runs on school year calendar) at St. Andrew’s Church, 52 Gould Rd.

* Widow To Widow Support Group, the first Monday each month, 10 a.m.-noon at Lake Sunapee Region VNA, 107 Newport Rd.

* Caregiver Support Group, the first Thursday each month, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lake Sunapee Region VNA, 107 Newport Road

* Bereavement Support Groups, including "Handing the Holidays after You’ve Had a Loss" and "Growing through Grief." Call for scheduling details.



• 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.

• Paula Dorr, Grantham, and Karen Gouchberg, Killington, Vt. continue to show their latest paintings at the Quechee Marshland Farms in Quechee, Vt. until Sept. 8. Call 892-295-3133 for more information. Hours are flexible.

• 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.

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