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Lorie McClory

September 30, 2011

Ivories tickled tonight

Come to Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman from 7 to 10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30 to enjoy a night with acoustical musician Brooks Hubbard. Reservations are strongly recommended, 863-8000.

Next week, enjoy Jason Cann, 6-9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 7.


Potluck open to everyone

There will be a community Pot Luck supper at the Grantham United Methodist Church hall at 6 p.m. tomorrow, Saturday, Oct. 1. All are welcome, just bring a dish to share.


Snowdusters annual meeting

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters, O.R.C., will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday Oct. 2 at Willie Newhall's and Eryn Bagley's home, 938 Rt. 10 South. Enjoy great food and company. This is a great time to meet our members, officers, directors and hear about projects for the up-coming season. You can even join the club that day. For additional information, please visit or call Jodie Jones-Poljacik at 443-0432.


Power line discussion Oct. 2

The Eastman Charitable Foundation will host a discussion about the proposed high voltage direct current transmission line from Quebec through New Hampshire beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 2 at South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. The program is free and open to the public. Reception will follow.

Guest speakers are Will Abbott, vice president of policy and land management for the Society for the Protection of New Hampshire Forests, and Marie T. van Luling, vice president of communications for Northeast Utilities Systems (PSNH's parent company). Hear both representatives address economic and environmental concerns related to this project and then ask your questions.

For more information, call 863-7586 or visit


TC/TC Office closed

The office of the Town Clerk/Tax Collector will be closed during daytime hours Tuesday, Oct 4. There will be evening hours from 6 to 8.


Juniors earn high honors

This summer, Shelby Hanks and Rachel Grohbrugge earned the Girl Scout Bronze Award – the highest award a Junior Girl Scout can earn. The Bronze Award is centered on community service, and had to be a new, needed and a positive change for the community. The project also had to "live on" – be sustainable. Both Shelby and Rachel had to put in a minimum of 20 hours to earn the Bronze Award. They planted trees and flowers at Grantham’s new recreation park to provide shade around the pavers and bench seating area. Early next spring, visit the bench seating area and enjoy the shade and daffodils!


Cribbage League begins Oct. 6

Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman will hold a Thursday Night Cribbage League beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 6. There will be league play twice a month and cribbage for fun on off weeks for beginners and "old pros" alike. League membership is $25 per person, plus an optional "29 Pool." You can sign up as a two-person team or as a single and get paired up. There will be weekly food and drink specials and surprise raffles. Four tournaments are planned throughout the winter, and playoffs will be at the end of March. For more details or to sign up, contact Bistro Nouveau at 863-8000.


Health fair and flu shots

The annual Grantham Health Fair, sponsored by Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice will be held 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8 at the Grantham town Hall. There will be a variety of health-related booths and activities, including flu shots, and blood pressure and glucose screening. Bring your health insurance card for flu shots.


Dorr recognized as scholar

Samuel Dorr, of Dunbar Hill Road, has been recognized as the Greenberg Center’s 2012 Jerome Caplan Scholar – one of the highest awards for students studying at the center, which is at the University of Hartford.

Dorr, who will be applying as a cantorial student, sang a Ladino, a Spanish-Jewish song about forgiveness. He is a 2006 graduate of Lebanon High School and a member of Congregation Shir Shalom in Woodstock, Vt.

The event took place in West Hartford, Ct. Sept. 25 and marked the 25th anniversary of the Maurice Greenberg Center for Judaic Studies. Following Dorr’s song was guest speaker Wolf Blitzer, a journalist from CNN’s "The Situation Room."


School board holds meeting

The next meeting of the Grantham School Board is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 11 in the Grantham Village School music room. The public is cordially invited to attend.


New musical group takes the stage

The Eastman Instrumental Ensemble will perform beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 12 at The Center at Eastman. This is the inaugural performance by this new group, starring David Nierenberg on cello, Vivian Dolkart and Jane Sachs on flute; Ken Dolkart on guitar, and Mary Lou Schaefer and Caren Calafati on violin. Free and open to the public. Make a night of it and enjoy the Wednesday night two-fer dinner special for $38 before the show. Reservations at 863-8000.


State officials come for meeting

The Grantham School Board will hold a joint meeting with our two General Court representatives and state senator beginning at 6:30 Thursday, Oct. 13 in the Grantham Village School in the cafeteria. Community members are cordially invited to attend.


Buckets for those in flood ravaged areas

The Grantham United Methodist Church is collecting supplies to assemble cleaning buckets for the flood ravaged areas in Vermont and New Hampshire. This is being done through the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR). There are specific items needed to complete these buckets. Donations may be dropped off at the Grantham church on Tuesday mornings from 9:30 to 10:30, or Sunday mornings from 8:30 to 11. The cost to assemble each bucket is approximately $55, so donations of the specific items needed or monetary donations are greatly appreciated.

Items are: five-gallon buckets with lids that reseal; liquid laundry detergent (two 25-ounce or one 50-ounce); liquid household cleaner (12 to 16 ounces) that can be mixed with water (no spray cleaners); dish soap (16- to 28-ounce bottle); can air freshener (aerosol or pump); insect repellent spray (6- to 14-ounce aerosol spray or pump with protective cover); scrub brush (plastic or wooden handle); 18 cleaning wipes ( hand wipes or reusable wipes, no terry cleaning towels); seven sponges; five scouring pads; 50 clothespins; clothesline (two 50-foot or one 100-foot cotton or plastic); 24 roll heavy duty trash bags; five dust masks; two pair disposable kitchen gloves (rubber or latex); and one pair work gloves (cotton or leather).

If you have questions or need items picked up, call Janet Lowell at 863-8820 or GUMC 863-7864.

Thank you in advance for your support and caring for our neighbors in times of crisis!


Annual ham and bean dinner Oct. 15

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters, O.R.C., will hold its annual ham and bean dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Saturdays Oct. 15 at the Grantham Town Hall, lower level. Featuring ham, beans, desserts and much more, this dinner is in appreciation for the support provided by the trail’s land owners. The public is welcome. For more information, please visit, or contact Terry Beaulieu at or 398-5098.


Bridal Gala 2011 at Bistro Nouveau

Bistro Nouveau at Eastman, the New England Wedding Association and Compass Travel are uniting for Bridal Gala 2011 from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 16. In addition to seminars and booths from 35 area vendors, enjoy hot and cold hors d'oeuvres and a cash bar. The first 100 brides receive a 3-day, 2 night getaway, and all brides will be eligible for the grand prize: a 7-day condo vacation anywhere in the world! For more information, contact New England Wedding Association at or 603-724-4039.


Honeymooners perform

The Honeymooners, an a cappela quartet performing barbershop, doo-wop, gospel and lots of fun, will perform at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19 at The Center at Eastman. The program is free and open to the public.


Free financial workshop

Merrimack Mortgage Company of Grantham, in conjunction with Family Financial Strategies and the Law Offices of Michael J Work, will hold a free day of workshops from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22 at Lebanon College. Workshops will include paying for your child’s education, strategies for a comfortable and dignified retirement, legal documents every family must have, and understanding today's mortgage world and credit scores. For more information, visit Call or email to reserve a space: 727-7106 or

Although the workshops are free, attendees are asked to bring a package of Size 3 or 4 diapers as a donation to Hannah House.


Dispose of unwanted drugs

The Grantham Police Department is once again participating in National Drug Take Back Day. Please bring your expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for disposal to the Grantham Police Department between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29. This service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.



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

• Storytime at Dunbar Free Library each week at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for children 3 and younger, and 10 a.m. Thursdays for children 4 and older. Adult escort required.

• If you registered to vote prior to 2006, you must go to the Town Clerk’s Office with a driver’s license or a passport or information on where you were born, and to fill out an updated registration card. The Town Clerk’s Office is open Mon.-Wed. 8 a.m.-5 p.m.; Thurs. 8 a.m.-noon and 1-5 p.m.; Fri. 8-noon and 1-4; and Tue.-Wed. 6-8 p.m.

• The Grantham Food 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, visit or call Caitlin at 603-361-2604. Donations of non-perishable food, toiletry and baby items can be dropped off at the Dunbar Free Library, Grantham Town Hall and Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center. Cash donations go to the Grantham Community Crisis Fund.



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