Grantham
Lorie McClory

August 31, 2012

 

School is open

I want to wish all the students, teachers, administrators, staff, bus drivers and parents a wonderful school year.

Drivers: Please remember that it is against the law to pass a bus that is stopped with its lights flashing no matter where it is: on a street or in a parking lot.

 

Music at Bistro Nouveau

This week’s Bistro Nouveau Fix@6 is Saylyn, a seven-piece reggae band that is true to the music’s Jamaican roots. This end-of-summer bash is 7:30-10:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 31 with Jamaican specials and promos in addition to the great music. There is no cover charge.

The Fix@6 concludes next week with Jason Cann, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7.

 

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.

 

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 because the state’s new Voter ID Law begins with this election. To find out what is required under this law, go to www.granthamnh.net/townclerk and click on the voter information link.

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… See State Primary note above.

 

Country music featured

The Acoustical Coalition will play, sing and talk about country music during a program beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 5 at The Center at Eastman. The program is free and open to the public.

 

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 janevny@comcast.net.

 

Call for donations for the Grantham Food Pantry

The Grantham Food Pantry is in need of the following items: pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, rice, peanut butter, cereal, soup, beans, veggies, fruit and tuna. Donations can be dropped off at 65 Roses, Dunbar Free Library or Grantham Town Hall.  Please call Caitlin with any questions at 361-2604.

 

Electronics Recycling Day

The annual Electronics Recycling Day will be held 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8 in the Eastman Golf Links overflow parking lot on Greensward Drive. Items collected include televisions, computers, monitors, cell phones and more. There is a fee for many items, but the amount paid is tax deductible through WinCycle. View a poster with complete details and start getting your things together.

 

Inaugural Color Splash 5K benefits LAC

The first Color Splash 5K Run will be held Saturday, Sept. 8 in Newport to benefit the Library Arts Center.  Kids and adults have the opportunity to be doused with color in the "Color Corridor" during the "fun run" right before the 5K begins. Run or walk. Form a team or sign up solo and have a blast! Participate in large-scale art installations along the course. Timed course for runners. PRIZES! Here are more details and registration info.

 

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 www.davids-house.org/page.aspx?pid=415.

 

Harmony Night seeks members

Season 7 of Harmony Night begins at Lebanon High School on Monday, Sept. 10. Singers of all ages and experience levels are welcome to join this multi-generational, a cappella, community chorus. Harmony Night meets in the music room on Monday evenings from 6:30 – 8:30 pm, when school is in session. Families are welcome! Co-directed by Grantham residents Gaye LaCasce and Dan Signor (choral music teacher at LHS) and their daughter, Alexa Beal, this musical experience includes learning, laughter and an opportunity to experience (or re-experience) the a cappella style. For information, contact Dan at 863-2319 or dsignor@sau88.net.

 

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.

 

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.



A rewarding volunteer opportunity

The Lake Sunapee Region VNA & Hospice is looking for caring, compassionate men and women to join their interdisciplinary hospice team. Being a hospice volunteer is truly a personally gratifying experience. Hospice Volunteer Training will be held 5:30-8:30 p.m. Thursdays from Sept. 13 through Nov. 8 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon. They also will train people who have served in the military who wish to be companions for veteran clients in the We Honor Veterans Program.

For more information and an application, contact the LSRVNA Hospice bereavement coordinator at 526-4077. Space is limited.

 

Reminders

• 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 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 and Grantham Town Hall. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.

Fall walkabout series begins Sept. 8

The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway begins its fall walkabout series. Complete details about the September walks are below. More info about the SRKG can be found at www.srkg.com.

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 bwfaughnan@comcast.net 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 smithbaer@tds.net 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 geecubed@yahoo.com 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 schiarella@myfairpoint.net 717-2222

 

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

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