Lorie McClory

September 29, 2012

 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 to 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.


What's Next for New Hampshire?

Friends of the Dunbar Free Library and Eastman Community Association present an evening with Richard Ober, president and CEO of the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation, beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10 at The Center at Eastman. There will be a question and answer opportunity. Free and open to the public.


UVLSRPC wants your input

There is a suggestion box for the Upper Valley Lake Sunapee Regional Planning Commission on the front desk at the Dunbar Free Library regarding a new plan called "Your Regional Future." Stop by to read some general information on the project and answer a quick, three-question survey on index cards. You can also get more information at


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.


Keep it simple

If you’re interested in learning more about simple living, Dunbar Free Library has the Catamount Institute’s Simple Living Lending Library, with just over 20 books, pamphlets and movies. Check them out.


Electronics recycling count

Despite the bad weather, more than 1.5 tons (3,320 pounds) of electronic materials were collected during the Sustainable Eastman Electronic Recycling Day. Thanks to everyone who participated. Watch for your opportunity again next year!


Poe is New Hampshire Big Read

New Hampshire’s 2012 BIG READ is Edgar Allan Poe! Dunbar Free Library has Poe books behind the circulation desk, including a graphic novel and several collections of short stories and poems. As part of the Big Read, DFL will hold a POEtry Slam on Oct. 18, will work with Our Town and the Blue Mountain Snowdusters to put Poe-inspired touches on the Haunted House on Oct. 27, and will hold a discussion of Poe short stories with Suzanne Brown on Nov. 1. Get psyched about the Big Read!


Oktoberfest at Eastman

Dust off your Lederhosen or unpack your Dirndl, then come for Oktoberfest beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 20 at The Center at Eastman. Enjoy German food prepared by Bistro Nouveau, beer specials, live music and a best dressed contest. Free beer mugs to the first 60 people who register. Cost is $25 per person. Call Eastman Recreation, 863-6772, for reservations.


Save the date

The Grantham Town Hall Holiday Craft Fair will be held on Sunday, Nov.18 instead of in December.
This is a selected group of quality local artisans with their lovely handmade products for your early shopping. Contact Donna Stamper for more info, 863-2621.


Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Saturday Fall Walkabout Series

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



• 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



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