Lorie McClory

August 24, 2012


Music at Bistro Nouveau

Trent Larrabee returns to The.Fix@6 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24. No cover charge, but reservations are recommended, 863-8000.

Next week, come out for an end-of-summer Jamaican bash with Saylyn, a seven-piece reggae band. The party is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 with music, Jamaican specials and promos. There is no cover charge.


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.


Music in the Meadow continues

The final Music in the Meadow program will be held 6-8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road (turn from Route 10 S onto Cote Road and then onto Shedd). The evening includes free kids crafts and a $1 ice cream social.


Music and laughter Aug. 29

"Ford Daley & Julia" will bring music and songs to find your funny bone beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 29 at The Center at Eastman. All welcome and no charge.


Annual Eastman yard sale

The annual yard sale at South Cove Activity Center will be held 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 1. Also Peppermint Patty's will open at 8 a.m., serving coffee and breakfast items.


Duplicate bridge club begins

A new duplicate bridge club will begin at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 6 at The Center at Eastman. This is an ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge group that is open to all bridge players and master points are earned. Bring your ACBL number if you have one. Partners are not required. Newcomers and less experience players encouraged to attend. Cost is $3 per player. Arrive early to help set-up so that play can start promptly at 1 p.m. Bistro Nouveau will be open for lunch through Columbus Day, after that for a late afternoon snack or dinner. For further information, please contact Jane Verdrager at 603-865-5508 or


Election and voter registration dates

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. Bring your photo ID!!

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 – again, bring your photo ID!


Voter ID law begins with September primary

The Voter ID law will affect the Primary in September and general election in November. To find out what is required under this law, go to and click on the voter information link.


Fall walkabout series begins Sept. 8

The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway begins its fall walkabout series. Complete details about the September walks are at the end of this column. More info about the SRKG can be found at


Events and programs at Grantham UM Church

The following programs will be held at the Grantham United Methodist Church. All are open to anyone who would like to attend.

A gathering brunch will be held Sunday, Sept. 9 after church services, which begin at 9 a.m.

The monthly community lunch will be held at noon Tuesday, Sept 11. A $2 donation is requested.


David's House Golf Tournament at EGL

The 14th annual David’s House Golf Tournament will be held Monday, Sept. 10 at Eastman Golf Links. Registration begins at 10 a.m.; chipping & bunker clinics and a launch monitor station will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m.; and the tournament begins with a shotgun start at noon.

Cost is $135 per person or $540 per foursome, which includes greens and cart fees, lunch and dinner by Bistro Nouveau, tournament gifts and prizes. Create your own foursome or be assigned to one. A post-golf auction and raffle will be held. This is one of David’s House’s biggest fundraisers of the year; all proceeds benefit David’s House.

Even if you don’t golf, guests are welcome to join players for dinner and post-golf activities for $35/person.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For a link to on-line or downloadable registration and sponsor forms, visit

Upcoming closings

There will be no night hours at the Town Clerk’s Office Tuesday, Sept. 11. The office will also be closed Sept. 17-19 and Oct. 17-19.

The Town Offices, Dunbar Free Library and Transfer Station will be closed Monday, Sept. 3 for Labor Day.


Cancer support group forming for Sunapee Region

An informational meeting for the formation of a faith-based cancer support group will be held at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 12 at the Grantham Town Hall, downstairs meeting room. This is open to all residents of the greater Lake Sunapee area.

The speaker will be Den Morton, founder of the Gorham Cancer Prayer Group at the Cressey Road United Methodist Church in Gorham, Maine.

This group will be non- denominational and will offer prayer in additional to the general aspects of a support group. It will be open to all cancer patients as well as their caregivers.


Celebration was a huge success

From Kathy Pomer

A wonderful time was had by all at the Music in the Meadow on Tuesday Aug. 21 when Grantham celebrated Cindy O'Brien’s 35 1/2 years with the US Postal Service, 12 of which were as postmaster of Grantham!

Everyone enjoyed the song stylings of Jim Hollis, who included wonderful hits to celebrate Cindy, including "Mr. Postman" and "Return to Sender." Grantham Selectman Ken Story presented Cindy with a beautiful certificate (signed by all of our political elite) honoring her "efforts, smile and robust sense of humor," and Grantham artist Paula Dorr presented a beautiful, framed postage stamp made in Cindy's likeness. A cake with that likeness, ice cream, water and popcorn were provided by the sponsors of the event: Grantham Hair Headquarters, Shepherd Realty, Rumbrook Market and Merrimack Mortgage. Thanks to the sponsors as well as Sandy Story and Gay Sabin for their creative ideas and to Laurie Field who always makes our hometown events special.

And of course, thank you, Cindy!


Art sale benefits DFL

An art sale held Aug. 11 by Grantham artist Paula Dorr raised $660 for the Dunbar Free Library. Thanks, Paula!


Drug Take Back Day returns

Grantham Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Grantham Police Department. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


Kearsarge Magazine and Upper Valley Life Win Apex Awards

A local family of publications – Kearsarge Magazine, Upper Valley Life, Kid Stuff and Upper Valley Home Improvement Guide – won a 2012 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the Total Publications Programs category. Kid Stuff also received the 2012 APEX Award for Publication Excellence in the New Magazines & Journals category.

"We work hard to promote the businesses, organizations, people and activities in this area, and we're happy that our magazines reflect our dedication to our mission," says Editor and Co-Publisher Laura Jean Whitcomb. "Thanks to our writers, photographers and advertisers for being a part of our award-winning team!"

"Our publications keep locals informed about what is happening in their backyard while providing helpful information to our seasonal visitors," says Sales Director and Co-Publisher Mark Cookson.

This marks the 24th year of APEX awards and the seventh year Kearsarge Magazine has received recognition. For more information, visit


• 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.


Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Saturday Fall Walkabout Series

Sept. 8 Hike from Wilmot Center to New Canada Road approximately 4.2 miles on woodland trails and Class VI roads. Easy to Moderate terrain. Wear good walking shoes. Please contact Brian Faughnan 526-7838

Sept 15 Nick Baer will lead a hike over Ragged Mountain and the series of peaks just over 2,200 feet in elevation. Hike from New Canada Road in Wilmot over Ragged and finish down at Proctor Academy in Andover. 6 miles of Difficult hiking. Please contact Nick Baer 526-8233

Sept 22 This hike will start at the Proctor Academy and climb gradually up from the Blackwater River Valley up to the Winslow State Park on the shoulder of Mt. Kearsarge. Enjoy excellent views on the 6.0 miles of Moderate to Difficult hiking. Please contact Gerry Gold 526-2857

Sept. 29 The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway is leading a hike from Winslow State Park over Mt. Kearsarge and down to Kearsarge Valley Road in Sutton. Enjoy excellent views. 6.0 miles, Difficult. Please contact Susan Chiarella 717-2222


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