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Lorie McClory

August 25, 2011

Cross lightings

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

Music every Friday at Bistro Nouveau

Come to Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman for the return of Chad Hollister (www.chadmusic.com) Aug. 26 as part of Bistro’s Fix @ Six summer music series from 6 to 9 p.m. each Friday through Labor Day weekend.

On Sept. 2, come welcome back Jason Cann, who missed the entire summer because of back problems. After that, Jason will return the first Friday of each month.

Reservations are strongly recommended each week, 863-8000.

New programs for GVS families

This year, in order to better serve family and community needs, Grantham Village School will hold both before- and after-school programs.

The before-school program will run from 7:30 a.m. until the start of school every day school is in session. The cost is $3 per child per day. The program will run from Aug. 31 through Dec. 21, at which time the school district will assess the program’s viability.

The after-school program will run from 3 p.m. until 6 p.m. every day school is in session and is being offered by the Children’s Center of the Upper Valley at GVS. The cost is $10 per child per day. Parents and guardians interested in this program must complete an application available at Grantham Village School or the Children’s Center. Payment will be made directly to the Children’s Center.

For more information on either program, contact the SAU Office at 863-9689. You may also visit http://ccuv.org.

Last outdoor movie this weekend

Movies in the Park in Newport’s Meadow Park conclude with Gnomeo & Juliet on Saturday, Aug. 27. Movies are free and begin at dusk. All shows are weather permitting. Bring blankets or chairs. Directions: Take Route 10 to Newport. Turn right onto Belknap Ave. and left onto Meadow Road.

Freshman orientation Aug. 30

Classes for Lebanon High School students begin on Wed., Aug. 31, but incoming freshmen are invited to a half-day Tuesday, Aug. 30. Students will follow their class schedules, find their lockers, meet teachers, and meet their advisor and advisory group. Students will also have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of some upperclassmen during study halls. The day concludes with a barbecue lunch in the cafeteria with the faculty, staff and student leaders. Students needing bus transportation can ride a bus from and to the Grantham Village School, leaving at 7:15 a.m. and returning at 1 p.m.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact Lebanon High School, 448-2055.

Yard sale Sept. 3

Eastman will hold its Community Yard Sale from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Cove Activity Center. One man’s trash…

Community Potluck Sept. 3

Community potluck dinners begin again at 6 p.m. Sept. 3 and continue each month on the first Saturday in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. They are open to anyone who wishes to attend; this is not just for church members.

Labor Day closings

The Grantham Town Hall, Transfer Station and Dunbar Free Library will be closed on Labor Day, Sept. 5.

Garden club hosts raptors

The Grantham Garden Club will hold a Raptor Encounter with a VINS speaker and live raptors Friday, Sept. 9 in the lower level at Grantham Town Hall. Refreshments are served at 9:30 a.m., the business meeting is at 10, and the presentation begins at 10:30. Everyone is welcome.

Electronic recycling day

Do you have unwanted electronic equipment in your house you'd like to dispose of? Gather it together and bring it to the Sept. 10 electronic recycling day sponsored by Sustainable Eastman. For a small fee, the equipment will be taken by WinCycle for refurbishing, reuse or recycling. Visit www.wincycle.org/recycle.php for info on what can be brought.

Chowder Challenge returns

The 11th annual Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge will be held from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 25 in Sunapee Harbor to benefit the Sunapee Parent Teacher Group. Cost is $10 per person; children 12 years and younger free. Besides tasting and voting on great chowder, the day includes artisan vendors, children’s games, music and more.

For more information visit www.chowderchallenge.org or The Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge page on Facebook.

Reminders

• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• If you registered to vote prior to 2006, you must go to the Town Clerk’s Office with a driver’s license or a passport or information on where you were born, and to fill out an updated registration card. The Town Clerk’s Office is open Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Fri. 8-noon and 1-4; and Tue.-Wed. 6-8 p.m.

• 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 www.granthamfoodpantry.org 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, Grantham Town Hall and Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates, lists of elected officials and more. 

Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at sunacom.com. PS: All the Grantham Sunacom columns are still active. They can be retrieved on the Archives page.

 Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to grantham-news@comcast.net. Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

And if that’s not enough, there’s always granthamvoice.com.

 

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