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Lorie McClory

August 28, 2009

Update   From Heather Grohbrugge: "GPTG is having a Back to School Party on Tuesday, September 1st 5:30 – 8:00. This is an opportunity for the families of GVS to see their new school!

A band will be playing, Pizza Chef is selling dinner, Ice Cream Truck for dessert – or you can pack a picnic dinner."


Music and food at Bistro Nouveau

Acoustical guitarist Jason Cann will be in Bistro Nouveau’s Tavern at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 4. Cann, who is the lead singer for Wherehouse, has a great following; reservations are suggested.

Perennial Upper Valley favorite Pete Merrigan also brings his music to the Tavern from 6 to 9 p.m. Sept. 17. Again, reservations are suggested to see this popular musician.

If you’re a foodie, don’t miss the Vegetarian Dining Club on Sept. 17 at Bistro Nouveau. The three-course dinner begins at 6 p.m. Cost is $25 per person, which includes tax and gratuity. Beverages are additional. Make your reservations with Carol Moses at by Sept. 12. Mention any dietary restrictions when making your reservation.

Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman can be reached at 603-863-8000.


Hours change for one day

The Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be open on Sept. 8 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m.


Community luncheon

September’s Lunch Bunch community luncheon begins at noon Sept. 8 in the basement of the Grantham United Methodist Church on Route 10. Come at 11:45 for a free blood pressure screening. Donations are accepted and anyone is welcome; you don’t have to live in Grantham.


Community potluck dinner

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community potluck, which begins at 6 p.m. Sept. 12 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.


It’s time for Storytime!

Dunbar Free Library Storytime begins again in mid-September. Infant/Toddler Laptime (children up to 3 years with an adult) meets at 10 a.m. Wednesdays, Sept. 16-Dec. 9 (with the exception of Nov. 25). Preschool Storytime (3-5 years with an adult) meets at 10 a.m. Thursdays, Sept. 17-Dec. 10 (with the exception of Nov. 26). For more information, contact the library, 863-2172.


Not for the birds

Mark Suomala, a well known NH birder, will present a program called “Adventures in Birding” at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. The program is free and open to the public.


Homemade or home-grown only

Are you looking for pies, canned goods, pizza jewelry, handcrafts, vegetables and more? The last Community Market of the season will be held from 3 to 6 p.m. Sept. 25 in the Old Town Hall/Church parking lot (inside if raining).

If you’d like to set up a table to sell things, there is a $5 vendor fee, and tables are available for an additional $5. The Community Table also accepts items, with 10 percent of sales going to the Market to pay the sales person and the vendor fee. Items sold will be recorded and money will be given to the vendor. This makes sense for those who only have small amounts of items or no time to sell them. Questions? Call 863-2014.


Chowder galore on Sept. 27

Mark your calendar for the Sept. 27 annual Chowder Challenge in Sunapee Harbor. This is the largest fundraiser for the Sunapee PTO and includes soups, bisque, stews and chowders. Co-sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, this is a local and less crazy alternative to the event at Hampton Beach.

The group is still looking for participants and sponsors. More information is available at


Grantham’s Lucky Charms

Interested in 4-H? Grantham has a group for children ages of 7 to 14. “The Lucky Charms” meet every two weeks. If you would like to join, or have a skill, hobby or interest you would like to share with the club, contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or


DFL book delivery 

For those who are homebound, Dunbar Free Library offers book delivery service. Just call the library and let them know what you want. There is a program through the state for free mail delivery as well, and now a new program allowing handicapped individuals free downloadable audiobooks. Call us for more information, 863-2172.

To receive announcements of programs and new books via e-mail, send a request to



• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations are taken alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

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

• School board’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the downstairs meeting room at Grantham Town Hall.

• Grantham United Methodist Church Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

• Make your donation to the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce Park & Ride tree planting fun. The goal is $5,500. Mail donations to Park & Ride Tree Project, Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1340, Grantham, NH, 03753. Contact Dan Foster at 863-1839 for more information.

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Visit for news, information and online discussion for the Lake Sunapee Region.


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

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