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Lorie McClory

September 6, 2008

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit September 11th in memory of Eleanor Barton by Joyce Barton and family.


Stump! Trivia at Bistro Nouveau

Stump! Trivia, a team trivia contest played in bars and restaurants all over the country, begins at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman. Stump! Trivia is a two-hour game in which teams of two to six people test their skills at an assortment of trivia questions ranging from anatomy to literature, movies to history. Another game is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Sept. 25. There will be plenty of opportunities to win some great prizes. Call 863-8000 to reserve your table.


Need a passport?

A special passport event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sept. 20 at the Grantham Post Office on Willis Avenue. You will need to bring proof of U.S. citizenship, proof of identity and two identical passport photos (if you don’t have them, you can have your photo taken at the event for $15). For minors under 14 years of age, each child must appear in person and both parents or legal guardians must present evidence of identity.

There is a $25 acceptance fee payable to the postal service and a $75 U.S. Department of State fee. Both can be paid by check. For more information, contact the Grantham Post Office at 603-863-2280.


Walk Grantham Four Corners

Dick Hocker and Renee Gustafson will lead a Grantham Historical Society walk on Sept. 20 to Grantham Four Corners. The carpool will leave the historical society building on Dunbar Hill Road at 10 a.m. Grantham Four Corners is an early settlement. The walk will include views of cellar holes, a school site and a cemetery. Bring a lunch to eat at Lily Pond, a beautiful and very remote site. The walk is approximately two miles and should be fun and very informative. Ken Story from the G.H.S. and Hocker, chair of Grantham Conservation Commission, will supply a plethora of interesting facts. Contact Renee Gustafson at 863-7487 for more information.


Come tour Costa Rica


Elaine and Frank Lasher will offer a photographic trip through Costa Rica beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 24 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.

Build a Scarecrow

It’s time to build scarecrows beginning at 3:15 p.m. Sept. 25 at the new town park on Shedd Road. Our Town provides all the supplies for these scarecrows that will be used to decorate Grantham along Route 10. Children must be accompanied by an adult… no drop offs, please. It will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. For more information, contact the Grantham Activities Department at 863-9143 or field83@comcast.net.

Wanna buy an ambulance?

The Grantham FAST Squad is selling a 1993 Ford E-250 Diesel (non-power stroke) Type II Ambulance with 10,812 miles … and some electrical issues. The vehicle can be viewed behind the Fire Station. Put your bid in writing and submit to the Grantham Town Administrator, 300 Route 10 South, Grantham NH 03753 or email to admin@granthamnh.net. Offers accepted until 5 p.m. Sept. 29. Best offer takes it! Contact the fire station at 603-863-5710 for more details.

Exhibitors wanted for Health & Safety Fair 


The second annual Health and Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 at the Grantham Town Hall. There is space available for displays and demonstrations by Grantham-based businesses that offer health and safety related services, including (but certainly not limited to) yoga, reiki, massage, acupuncture, skin care, etc.

This event is being hosted by the Town of Grantham, in cooperation with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and New London Hospital. The VNA will host a flu shot clinic and various displays of their community services. New London Hospital will provide health screenings and offer health information.
Spaces are limited and will be offered on a first come, first served basis. 

If you would like to participate, contact the Town of Grantham’s Administrative Assistant Martha Menard at mmenard@granthamnh.net or 603-863-6021.

Volunteers are also needed to help register visitors for flu shots, hand out refreshments and evaluations, and for other work. Contact Menard to offer your time.

GVS Walking Bridge

At the Aug. 27 Board of Selectmen’s meeting, Administrator Tina Stearns said the walking bridge between Grantham Village School and the fire station is in place, including the deck and rails, and the entrances on both sides will be completed the first week of September.

Stearns said the school district can now move ahead with getting utilities to the addition at GVS. The Selectmen agreed to provide an easement for a utility pole. Stearns said GVS will look to provide down-casted lights on the bridge.

Vogel appointed

Selectmen have appointed Tom Vogel to the Grantham Conservation Commission.


Reminders

• Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime (ages up to 3 years) every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Storytime (ages 3 to 5 years) every Thursday at 10 a.m.
• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.
• Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates and more.
Send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to grantham-news@comcast.net to let your neighbors know what’s going on.


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