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Lorie McClory

September 17, 2010

Equipment recycling successful

Forty-eight people brought over 3,500 pounds of electronic and office equipment for recycling last weekend when Sustainable Eastman held its first recycling day with WinCycle, a non-profit organization based in Windsor, VT. The event will happen again next year on Sept. 10. But if you have items throughout the year and can’t wit that long, check with your local recycling center or contact WinCycle at or call 802.674.6300.

Yard sale Sept. 18

Gray Ledges Condominium Association will be holding its first-ever community yard sale from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 18, rain or shine. No early birds, please.

Celebrate Allen Walker

A testimonial to honor Allen Walker for his distinguished service to the Grantham community will be held at 2 p.m. Sept. 19 at the Grantham Town Hall. After a brief recognition program, refreshments will be served. All of us in Grantham are grateful for Allen’s friendship and are fortunate to have benefited from his many contributions to our community. This affords us the opportunity to stop by and thank him. The event is sponsored by the Grantham Historical Society and Allen’s many friends.

All singers welcome to join

Eastmanaires will begin their rehearsals at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 23 in the Draper Room at The Center at Eastman. Anyone with an interest in singing is invited to attend. Subsequent rehearsals for the holiday concert will be 5-6:30 p.m. Thursdays. For more information, contact Joanie Whiting (526-2674), Jean Sutherland (863-1856) or Elaine Koester (863-7378).


Take photographic cruise, "Traveling Down the Danube: Munich and Passau to Budapest." with Andrea Sodano and Chas Norton beginning at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 29 at The Center at Eastman. Free and open to the public.

Yard sale planned; donations welcome

The Grantham Democratic Committee will be holding a yard and bake sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 2 at 52 Route 114, in Allen Walker’s yard. The rain date is Oct. 3.  The GDC is accepting donations of salable items in good condition through Sept. 30. NO large electronics (TVs, computers, printers, etc) or baby equipment (cribs, strollers, car seats, etc.) can be accepted. Toys are fine.  Please call 863-5663 or email for more info. 

School kits for Haiti

Once again Grantham United Methodist Church is inviting the community to participate in assembling supplies in the forms of School Kits for Haiti. This will run from September until the second week of October. Collection sites are the GUMC on Tuesday morning from 9:30 AM to 10:30AM and Sunday mornings from 9AM to 12 Noon.

The Kits consist of the following NEW supplies: 1 pair of blunt scissors (rounded tip); 3 pads (or loose leaf) 8 ½" x11" ruled paper; 1 30-cm ruler; 1 hand-held pencil sharpener; 6 unsharpened pencils with erasers; 1 eraser (2 ½"); 1 box of 24 crayons; a cloth bag (14" X 16") with either a Velcro, button or snap closure.

Please contact either Robin Palermo (863-5933) or Janet Lowell (863-8820) with questions, concerns or for more information. Thank you so much for your generosity and caring toward those in need.

Language classes sponsored by GPTG

Adult Conversational Spanish and German Classes will be offered at the Grantham Village School beginning in October. Classes are 6-7 p.m. weekly, German on Tuesdays and Spanish on Wednesdays, for eight weeks. This wonderful program is sponsored by the Grantham Parent Teacher Group. The donation is $100 per person. Space is limited. Call 863-8001 for details and to register.


GFD Auxiliary, anyone?

The Grantham Fire Department is looking for community support through the formation of an auxiliary for people who do not wish to be firefighters, but would still like to help. Some of the functions with which the Grantham Fire Department Auxiliary could help would include providing canteen service (food and beverage) during extended firefighting emergencies, assistance with fundraising events, or helping with fire prevention.

If you would be interested in helping with the formation of a Fire Department Auxiliary please contact GFD Deputy Chief David Beckley at 863-3145. Of course the Grantham Fire Department is also seeking firefighters; please contact them if interested

Health Fair Oct. 2

Grantham’s annual Health Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 2 at the Grantham Town Hall. Flu shots for adults given by the Lake Sunapee Region VNA; they accept Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem and Pilgrim Health Care with cards. Flu shots cost $30 for those without insurance. Various health related tables and booths from New London Hospital, health and safety info from Grantham EMS and Police, and light refreshments will also be featured. PS. The flu vaccine this year has a strain of H1N1 as part of the injection.

The Future of Wind Power in New Hampshire

Ed Cherian of Iberdrola Renewables will discuss the Lempster Wind Power Project beginning at 4 p.m. Oct. 10 at South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. The 12 turbines, which can be seen driving down Route10 from Grantham toward Newport, stand nearly 400 feet tall and are projected to offset carbon dioxide emissions equivalent to taking approximately 5,700 cars off the road each year. Hear about the site selection process, local reaction, actual power output, and how wind power fits into the energy picture for New Hampshire. The program, which is sponsored by the Eastman Charitable Foundation, is free and open to all, with a reception following. For more information, call 863-7586 or visit

Runners: Mark your calendar

Grantham’s first Run for the Rec! will be held Oct. 16 at the Grantham Town Fields on Shedd Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m., the Kids’ Race at 9, and the 5K Run/Walk at 10. Parents must sign waivers during registration for their children. The children’s race is $5/person; the 5K is $20/person. Proceeds benefit the Grantham Recreation Park and playing fields.

You may register in advance here. For more information, contact or visit


• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

• Storytime at Dunbar Free Library: babies and toddlers (with adults) at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 15 (except Nov. 24); preschoolers at 10 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 16 (except Nov. 25).

• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations are brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

• Burn permits are required for any outdoor burning. For a permit application, visit Click on departments, click on fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to download.

• FYI Hikers/Bikers: NH Bureau of Trails will close the Northern Rail Trail until Oct. 15 for construction between Potter Place in Andover and the Danbury town line.

• 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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