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Lorie McClory

September 12, 2011

Local drop off for Hurricane relief

The Grantham Fire Department is hosting a "Fill the Tahoe" to gather necessities for Vermont hurricane victims at the Grantham Fire Station from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. both Sept. 17 and 18. Items needed include non-perishable food, diapers, batteries, baby wipes, water, paper plates, cutlery, N95 masks (can be purchased at home repair stores), socks and underclothes, Wal-mart gift cards, etc. Items will be taken to The Haven in White River Junction, Vt. Direct questions to Melissa at 603-727-8792 or Kevin at 603-252-0096.

Information on a volunteer work day Sept. 18 is below by date.


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.


Free music continues at Bistro Nouveau

Come to Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16 for tropical, acoustical music with Pete Merrigan. The following week, Sept. 23, itís Granthamís Piano Man John Lovejoy. Reservations are strongly recommended, 863-8000.


2nd annual golf tournament for trail maintenance

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters, ORC, will hold its annual golf tournament Saturday, Sept. 17 at Newport Golf Club. Registration is $85/player, which includes greens fees, cart and luncheon buffet. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and a shot gun start will be at 9. Singles and walk-ins are welcome until 8 a.m. As always, raffle tickets and mulligans will be sold before play begins, and prizes will be drawn during the awards. This yearís hole-in-one prize is a 2011 Toyota Tacoma 4x4 donated by White River Toyota and Harpoon Brewery.

Proceeds from the tournament support the maintenance and upkeep of the local trail systems sustained by the Blue Mountain Snowdusters, ORC.  For additional information please visit or contact Bob Moulton at (603)359-5761 or (603) 448-6930 or


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 programís 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 Childrenís 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 Childrenís Center. Payment will be made directly to the Childrenís Center.

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


Volunteers needed

You are invited to participate in a Vermont work day Sunday, Sept. 18 to assist the storm struck individuals affected by Hurricane Irene. The event is sponsored by Lebanon Area Chamber of Commerce. To volunteer or for more information, call the chamber at 603-448-1203.


Dorr painting accepted at juried exhibit

Paula Dorr's pastel painting "House Beyond the Marsh" has recently been accepted into a Juried National Exhibit at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod in South Yarmouth, Mass. Four of her paintings are presently on display at South Cove Activity Center, Eastman until the end of September. Her work will also be shown at the New London Hospital from Sept. 15 until Jan. 6.


Country music Sept. 28

"The Acoustical Coalition," a group of country musicians, will play country music and talk about it beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the Draper Room at The Center of Eastman. This is 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, childrenís games, music and more.

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



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

ē If you registered to vote prior to 2006, you must go to the Town Clerkís Office with a driverís license or a passport or information on where you were born, and to fill out an updated registration card. The Town Clerkís 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.

ē 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 Eastmanís South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.


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