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Lorie McClory

September 15, 2011

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.


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.


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


Build a Grantham Scarecrow

Itís time for the scarecrows to return to Grantham. Donít miss your opportunity to help make more at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 24 at the Town Park on Shedd Road, where more than 20 scarecrows will be waiting to be dressed. These Autumn guests will then be placed along Route 10 for travelers and residents to enjoy through the month of October.

In the event of rain we will be inside the town hall.

Would your business like to own an original Grantham Scarecrow? Call or e-mail Laurie Field before Sept. 18 at 863-9143 or


Friends of DFL win state award

The Friends of Dunbar Free Library has been awarded the 2011 Sue Palmatier Award for Outstanding Support by a Friends Group by the New Hampshire Library Trustee Association. DFL Friends is chaired by Susan Wren.

In the nomination letter, library trustee President Mary Comeau-Kronenwetter wrote: "The mission statement of the DFL Friends is to promote and enhance the services of Dunbar Free Library. The library, the DFL patrons and the residents of Grantham benefit immensely from the hard work and dedication of this volunteer group. They not only support the library financially, but also provide cultural enrichment opportunities for all Grantham residents that rival much larger communities in the state."


The Friends of Dunbar Free Library was established in 1990 in response to the library expansion, raising money for the new carpeting. Programming offered by the Friends is diverse, including hosting programs for children and adults and providing passes to regional museums and cultural sites, including The Fells in Newbury and the Museum of Science in Boston.


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.


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.


Snowdusters annual meeting

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters, O.R.C., will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2 at Willie Newhall's and Eryn Bagley's home, 938 Rt. 10 South. Enjoy great food and company. This is a great time to meet our members, officers, directors and hear about projects for the up-coming season. You can even join the club that day. For additional information, please visit or call Jodie Jones-Poljacik at 443-0432.



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

ē Storytime at Dunbar Free Library each week at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for children 3 and younger, and 10 a.m. Thursdays for children 4 and older. Adult escort required.

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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