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Lorie McClory

September 1, 2011

You can help Hurricane Irene Victims

The American Red Cross is directing all community members with food and clothing donations to The Haven in White River Junction, VT. In turn, The Haven is distributing this emergency food and clothing to all Irene victims who are in need.

Through its Outreach Program, the Haven has also set up a fund specifically to help Irene victims with various emergency needs. All funds donated will go directly to those who have been devastated by the natural disaster.

The Haven is working in partnership with all area resources to ensure that no one falls through the cracks.

To donate food and clothing, stop by The Haven, 713 Hartford Ave., White River Junction, VT. To donate funds you can send a check, call with a credit card number, or go to to make a contribution online. Please specify "Hurricane Irene."


Music every Friday at Bistro Nouveau

Come to Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 2 for the return of Jason Cann, who missed the entire summer because of back problems. After that, Jason will return the first Friday of each month at the same time.

Reservations are strongly recommended, 863-8000.


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.


New school district website

The Grantham School District’s website,, has been updated. The district has worked hard to improve the websites and provide up-to-date information to our parents, guardians and community. Please visit the site; district administrators are excited about its potential.


Dance classes begin Sept. 6
Dancers’ Corner on Route 10 in Grantham is still accepting registrations for Fall 2011. Classes start September 6th! Please feel free to email or call for class placement. Check out our website for the new schedule at See everyone soon!


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.


Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit David's House 

Do you like to play wiffle ball?  Sign up by Sept. 9 for the Sept. 24 Wiffle Ball Tournament to benefit David's House at Grantham Indoor. The day-long event will include tournament play, family play, a homerun derby, prizes, snack bar, and golf simulator competition.

The "Sports Buzz" radio show hosted by former Boston Red Sox pitcher Rob Woodward will be on location.  

Tournament spots are limited, so do some scouting, sign your free agents, make your trades and begin your team's quest for the first ever David's House Title!

Visit to sign up your team today.

Supervisors hold special session

The Grantham Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the Town Offices for corrections or additions to the voter checklist ahead of the Sept. 22 Special Village District Meeting for Eastman residents.


Recycle your old electronics

Do you have unwanted electronic equipment in your house you'd like to dispose of? Gather it together and bring it to the second annual Electronic Recycling Day from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10 at the overflow parking lot on Greensward Drive in Eastman. For a small fee, the equipment will be taken by WinCycle for refurbishing, reuse or recycling. View a flyer with complete details. This event is sponsored by Sustainable Eastman.


Community dinner

There will be a community dinner beginning at noon Tuesday, Sept. 13 in the Grantham United Methodist Church Hall. All are welcome.


A year of curiosity

Author Mary Holland of Hartland, Vt. will present a slide program based on her new book, Naturally Curious, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 14 at The Center at Eastman. This will be a 12-month journey as seen through the eyes of a naturalist. Free and open to the public.


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 or The Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge page on Facebook.


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



• 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 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 for official minutes, meeting dates, lists of elected officials and more. 

Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at 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 Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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