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Lorie McClory

September 21, 2012

 Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit on Sept. 5 in memory of  Eleanor Barton by Joyce Barton and family.


Music at Bistro Nouveau

Brooks Hubbard will return to Bistro Nouveau 6-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 21 for an evening of acoustical music. No cover charge.


Wetlands inventory results forum Sept. 25

The Grantham Conservation Commission will hold a Wetlands Inventory Results Public Forum at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Town Hall’s Lower Level Auditorium. Dr. Rick Van de Poll, the wetland scientist leading Grantham’s Wetlands Inventory project, will present data and results from the Revised NH Method evaluations performed on 54 wetland evaluation units identified in Grantham and discuss recommendations arising based on these data with regard to potential prime wetland candidates.


Fall fire safety information from GFD

As nights are getting cooler and heating costs continue to rise, it is time for a fire in the fireplace or the woodstove to take the chill off.  The Grantham Fire Department reminds everyone to have their chimneys cleaned and inspected. A chimney fire or cracked chimney liner can have disastrous results, bringing the cheerful warmth at the hearth to an end.

The Grantham Fire Department also makes the following recommendations. Be sure to have working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your house; these will provide an early warning if there is a problem, saving lives and property.  Have a screen or glass doors for the fireplace to prevent sparks and embers from shooting out into the room, which will lead to fires. To prevent burns or the temptation of playing with fire, small children should not be left alone in rooms with fireplaces or woodstoves, and older children should be instructed of the hazards. 


Night club music featured

"Music, Martinis and Memories" Night Club music featuring vocalist Kim Meredith and Grantham residents George Rice (saxophone), Alden Keyser (percussion) and Joe Henderson (piano), and former Grantham resident Andy Bourke (bass) will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26 at The Center at Eastman.  Free and open to everyone.


Drug Take Back Day returns

Grantham Police Department will be participating in the National Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 29 at the Grantham Police Department. Bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.


The importance of solar energy

Eastman Community Association and the Eastman Charitable Foundation present Solar Energy—Its Importance in Our Future on Sunday Sept. 30 at the South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. Registration begins at 4 p.m.; program, 4:30. Bill Bender, president of Solaflect Energy LLC, will present an overview of solar power in today’s economy. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Free admission and open to everyone.


12th Annual Chowder Challenge

Don’t miss this yummy Chowder Challenge, which includes a performance by The Flames featuring Grantham’s John Lovejoy. Taste chowder from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 13 in Sunapee Harbor to benefit the Sunapee PTO. There will also be craft vendors and all the shops will be open.


"Uncover your roots" raffle

The Grantham Historical Society is having a raffle to win four hours of family history research ($99 value) from Vast Branches  (, who will "Uncover Your Roots."  Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Purchase at GHS on Dunbar Hill Road from 1 t 4 p.m. Fridays, or at the next GHS function Oct. 25. Drawing will be held at the Holiday Crafts Fair, Nov. 18, at the Grantham Town Hall.


Land dedication to Will Hastings

At 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, the Grantham Conservation Commission and Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) will hold a dedication ceremony in memory of Grantham native Wilfred "Will" Hastings at a Leavitt Hill Road property. The property is located about 1.7 miles up Leavitt Hill Road starting from the parking area just off Miller Pond Road. A group hike to the dedication ceremony site will leave the parking area at 9 a.m.

Now called the "Leavitt Hill Wetlands," this piece of land was recently purchased and conserved by UVLT with the financial assistance of the Town of Grantham. In the event of inclement weather, the ceremony will be held at Grantham Town Hall, Lower Level Meeting Room. For more information, visit the town calendar at and click on the event in the October calendar, or call Kristina at 863-0688.

GUMC October events announced

The following events will take place at the Grantham United Methodist Church. These events are open to everyone.

Saturday, Oct. 6, 6 p.m., Pot Luck Dinner

Tuesday, Oct. 9, Noon, Community Lunch; $2 donation requested.

Sundays, Oct. 14 and Oct. 28, 5-7 p.m., Youth Group

Additional Note: An informational meeting was held Sept. 14 to discuss the formation of a greater Lake Sunapee area, faith-based cancer prayer and support group. The result was a decision to start leadership training for the group. The community will be updated with the progress and start of the group.


Flu shots coming Oct. 13

The Town of Grantham and Lake Sunapee Visiting Nurse Association will host its annual Health & Safety Fair and Flu Shot Clinic from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13 in Grantham Town Hall. Complete details will be posted on the town’s website next week.



• Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime and Storytime have returned for the fall. Laptime for ages up to 36 months is held at 10 a.m. each Wednesday. Storytime for ages 3-5 years is held at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Adults are required to attend with their children.

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

• ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge every Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. $3/person. Everyone welcome regardless of experience. Arrive early to help set up.

• The Grantham Food Pantry is in need of the following items: pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, rice, peanut butter, cereal, soup, beans, veggies, fruit and tuna. Donations can be dropped off at 65 Roses, Dunbar Free Library or Grantham Town Hall.  Please call Caitlin with any questions at 361-2604. The 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, call Caitlin at 603-361-2604 or visit


Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Saturday Fall Walkabout Series

Sept 22 This hike will start at the Proctor Academy and climb gradually up from the Blackwater River Valley up to the Winslow State Park on the shoulder of Mt. Kearsarge. Enjoy excellent views on the 6.0 miles of Moderate to Difficult hiking. Please contact Gerry Gold 526-2857

Sept. 29 The Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway is leading a hike from Winslow State Park over Mt. Kearsarge and down to Kearsarge Valley Road in Sutton. Enjoy excellent views. 6.0 miles, Difficult. Please contact Susan Chiarella 717-2222




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