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September 25, 2009

Tour Grantham’s cemeteries

Grantham Historical Society hosts NH Old Graveyards Association’s fall meeting with a talk and visits to Grantham’s cemeteries beginning at 11 a.m. Sept. 26 at the Grantham Historical Society, 34 Dunbar Hill Rd. Allen Walker will speak at 11, and tours of the cemeteries will begin at 1 p.m. Choose from the Mountain Cemetery at Four Corners led by Renee Gustafson and Bob Champagne (hiking boots and water bottle recommended) or the Dunbar Hill/Brown Cemeteries led by Allen Walker.
Bring a bag lunch if you plan to come for the morning talk and afternoon tour. Desserts and drinks provided. Everyone is welcome. Contact Pat Andrews, 526-2740, or more information.


Snowdusters meet

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC, Inc. will hold its annual meeting at 4 p.m. Sept. 26 at Willie Newhall’s, 938 Route 10 South. More information on this group can be found at


Looking for golfers

It’s not too late to get in on the 18-hole, scramble golf tournament to benefit the Lebanon High School Golf and Hockey teams. Beginning at noon Sept. 27 at Eastman Golf Links, golfers will get 18 holes with cart, a cookout and great prizes for $80 ($60 if you’re an EGL member). Registration begins at 11 a.m. 

You can contact Lorie McClory if you’re interested in playing, 863-0850 or or just show up on Sunday. Individuals as well as foursomes are welcome to enter.


Chowder galore on Sept. 27

Mark your calendar for the Sept. 27 annual Chowder Challenge in Sunapee Harbor. Between 12 and 3 p.m., taste soups and chowders and vote for your favorite. Cost is $10/person, with children 12 and younger free. Proceeds benefit the Sunapee PTO.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, includes a raffle, special children’s events, music and more. More information is available at


Open house at GFD

The Grantham Fire Department invites everyone to an open house at the fire station from 9 a.m. to noon October 3. The event will include station and truck tours, an auto accident extrication demonstration at 10:30 a.m., children’s activities and refreshments, as well as the ever-important opportunity to and thank our firefighters.


Flu shots and health information

The annual Grantham Health and Safety Fair will be held 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 3 at Grantham Town Hall and is sponsored by Friends of New London Hospital, the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association & Hospice, and the Town of Grantham. Flu shots are $40 for people who do not have Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem or Pilgrim Health Care; insurance cards must be presented at the clinic. A $5 discount will be offered if paid at time of clinic with cash or check. People must be 19 years or older to receive a shot.
There will also be a myriad of displays, screenings and demonstrations, including chair yoga at 10 a.m.

Monthly potluck

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 3 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.


Land and water conservation are topic

Make reservations to attend the symposium “Water… More important than oil?” from 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 11 at the South Cove Activity Center. Sponsored by the Eastman Charitable Foundation, the program will address conserving water and land resources in Grantham, Springfield and Enfield. Participants will come from the conservation commissions in all three towns, the Eastman Lakes & Streams and SustainAbility committees, the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, the Ausbon-Sargent Land Preservation Trust, the Nature Conservancy and the Upper Valley Land Trust.

The three conservation commissions and the two Eastman committees will present their substantive conservation efforts, with special focus on conserving land and water resources on or near Eastman Lake and adjoining watersheds. People from the four non-governmental organizations will discuss the expertise and working tools their organizations can bring to assist with local conservation efforts and activities. A general Q&A session will conclude the event.

There will also be displays to promote the organizations and to illustrate graphically their particular areas of expertise. 

The major goal of the symposium is to inform and educate interested citizens about the resources available to help preserve the rural character of our communities, conserve our water and land resources, and continue to make our communities healthy and invigorating places in which to live---with abundant and clean water, clear air, and a continuously replenished woodlands and wildlife environment. Space is limited, so register soon:



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

• Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for infants and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult, and at 10 a.m. Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult. Now through Dec. 10 with the exception of Thanksgiving week.

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

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates 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.

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