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Lorie McClory

September 26, 2008

Girls named captains

Three Grantham girls have been named co-captains of the Lebanon Junior High field hockey teams. Erin McClory is co-captain of the Maroon team, and Jenny Laramie and Mariana Marcano are two of three co-captains of the Gold team.


Potluck Saturday

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. Oct. 4 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share.


Exhibit or volunteer at the Second Annual Health & Safety Fair

The second annual Health and Safety Fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 4 at the Grantham Town Hall. Volunteers are needed to help register visitors for flu shots, hand out refreshments and evaluations, and for other work. 

This event is being hosted by the Town of Grantham, in cooperation with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and New London Hospital. The VNA will host a flu shot clinic (for ages 19 and older) and various displays of their community services. New London Hospital will provide health screenings (including bone density and blood pressure) and offer health information.

In addition, there will be displays and demonstrations by Grantham Emergency Management Services and Police Department, home care services, Chair Aerobics at 9:30 a.m. with Susan Martin, Aging in Place at 10:30 a.m. with Janet Correia, and much more.

There may still be space available for displays Grantham-based businesses that offer health and safety related services. For more information contact the Town of Grantham’s Administrative Assistant Martha Menard at or 603-863-6021.

NOTE: Medicare, Medicaid, Anthem and Pilgrim Health Care will be accepted for flu shots. Please bring your insurance card with you. The cost is $40 for those without insurance. A $5 discount will be offered if paid at time of clinic with cash or check.


TC/TC office closing

The Office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector will be closed as follows:

October 8-10 - Annual NH City & Town Clerk's Association Conference

Please plan accordingly so that you will not be inconvenienced.

Thank you for your understanding.


Popcorn is back

Boy Scout popcorn selling has begun. Back is the always decadent “Chocolatey Caramel Crunch,” the microwave packs of “Unbelievable Butter,” butter light and kettle corn, cheese popcorn, caramel corn with either peanuts, or almonds, pecans AND cashews, and that old standby–regular popping corn. New this year: trail mix, a delightful blend of peanuts, M&Ms, raisins, almonds, cashews and dried cranberries.

Grantham has four Boy Scouts selling popcorn this year: Shawn McClory, Tyler Sekula, Kenny Stitt and Greg Williams. Give any one of them a call if you’d like to place an order.

Again this year, the Scouts are sending popcorn to military personnel and their families. If you’d like to participate in that, the cost is $25, which is tax deductible.

If you’d like to see all the products available this year, go to and click on “Consumers.” On the left, select “;” click on “select Council from list;” then click “Daniel Webster Council.” Use the drop down menus for a complete list, and click on an item for details and prices.


Adventures on the Trans-Siberian Railroad

Bob Koester and Bob Friday will give a presentation on their 6,000-mile journey on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, the longest railroad in the world, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 8 at The Center at Eastman.  One of the trip's highlights was viewing the total eclipse of the sun. This informative evening is free and open to the public.


Oktober Fest at Bistro Nouveau

Join the Granite State Stompers for a concert beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 10 at The Center at Eastman. In addition to their traditional, New Orleans-style Dixieland jazz, the Stompers will play German oom-pah music to accompany the German food and beer being served at Bistro Nouveau. Cost for the concert is $10 per person; under 18 free. Information about dinner and reservations can be obtained through Bistro Nouveau at 603-863-8000.


Car wash and pie sale

The Grantham United Methodist Church will hold a car wash and pie sale at the Grantham Fire Station from 9 a.m. to noon Oct. 11. (If the pie I buy lasts longer than me getting out of the parking lot, I may actually freeze it for Thanksgiving!)


Fall meeting Oct. 16

The Grantham Historical Society will hold its fall meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 16 at the historical society building on Dunbar Hill Road.

The community is invited to hear Mary Kronenwetter, Ed.D, who will be presenting a PowerPoint presentation on Austin Corbin: the History & Legacy of Corbin Park.

This prestigious private hunting park, stocked with many exotic and imported animals, hosted guests including Theodore Roosevelt, Grover Cleveland, Woodrow Wilson, Herbert Hoover and the Prince of Wales.

The presentation will be preceded by a short business meeting. Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.


Volunteers needed

“Frank's Café” at the Our Town Haunted Pumpkin Festival is in need of volunteers to help with set up, food preparation, staffing and clean up. The festival is from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 at Grantham Village School. Frank’s Café is in the cafeteria.

For the past two years, the Recreation Department, with the generous help of volunteers, provided ghoulish munchies and drinks for revelers during this fest. Work involves setting up the cafeteria, preparing food (prepping food trays, coolers, fruit cups and more), bussing (cleanup) tables and helping with a raffle.  Baked goods are always welcomed for dessert.

The proceeds roll into the cheerleading program and the concession stand during basketball season. 

If you would like to work during the Oct. 25 event, 30-minute shifts are desirable.

The raffle includes four tickets for the 2009 season of the Fisher Cats and an authentic autographed photo of Boston Red Sox's Jason Varitek.

If you would like to help in any way, please contact Rec. Director Marsha Googins at or 863-6124.



• Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime (ages up to 3 years) every Wednesday at 10 a.m. and Storytime (ages 3 to 5 years) every Thursday at 10 a.m.

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

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.


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