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Lorie McClory

October 9, 2008

Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit Oct. 15 in memory of Kenneth O. Barton by Joyce Barton and family, and on Oct. 18 in memory of Douglas Masone by Ed and Pat Masone, and in memory of Alfred Holmes by Joey Holmes and family.


Winter sport registrations

Registration for basketball and cheerleading will be held from 3:15 to 5 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday in the Grantham Village School Gym Foyer. Basketball is open to boys and girls in kindergarten through sixth grades. Cheerleading is open to boys and girls in third through sixth grades. For more information, please email or call 863-6124.

College planning for K-8 parents

Early College Planning for Parents with children in grade K-8 will be held at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Grantham Town Hall. Presented by the New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation and sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library, this free seminar focuses on the parent’s role in academic and financial preparation for college. For more information, call 863-2172 or visit


GHS fall meeting

The Grantham Historical Society’s fall meeting begins at 7 p.m. Thursday at the historical society building on Dunbar Hill Road. Mary Kronenwetter, Ed.D, will present a PowerPoint on Austin Corbin: the History & Legacy of Corbin Park, a prestigious private hunting park that 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.


Pastel show at LAC

Newport Library Arts Center’s New England Juried Pastel Painting Show closes Friday. The LAC is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays.


Preserving our rural landscape

Join the Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust for a discussion on preserving our rural landscape through conservation easements and land acquisitions beginning at 7 p.m. Oct. 21 at the Dunbar Free Library. Sponsored by the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library, this program is free and open to the public. For more information, call 863-2172 or visit


Straight from London

Pam Goodall, approaching her 60th birthday, set off riding a tailor-made bicycle that would take her around the world – through Europe, Asia, America and part of Mexico – on a 10,000-mile journey alone! Her only certainty was that she never knew where she would be sleeping at the end of each day. Goodall comes from England to take us on her unforgettable journey beginning at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 22 at The Center at Eastman. The event is free and open to the public.

Haunted Pumpkin Fest Oct. 25

The annual Haunted Pumpkin Festival will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Oct. 25 in the Grantham Village School gymnasium. It’s great fun for the whole family, and everyone is welcome come in costume!

There will be a haunted house, games, costume contest, pumpkin carving contest, costume parade, prizes and great food! Purchase tickets at the door to enter the haunted house or play games. Tickets are five for $1 and most games are one or two tickets and you play until you win.

Bring your jack-o'-lantern or decorated pumpkin between 5 and 6 p.m. and enter the haunted pumpkin contest. Open to kids 15 and younger. Prizes will be given.

There will also be a scarecrow raffle for $1 per ticket.

Support our Athletic Department – have dinner at Frank's Café. Come dine on haunting treats: a glass of witch’s brew, mummy dogs, or gnaw on a boney bat wing. There will also be a raffle, including four tickets for the 2009 season of the Fisher Cats and an authentic autographed photo of Boston Red Sox's Jason Varitek. If you can help out at Frank’s Café, contact Recreation Director Marsha Googins at or 863-6124.

As always, this fun event is sponsored by Our Town. Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or email with questions or to volunteer.


Adult art classes have openings

My ARTery on Willis Avenue in Grantham has openings in the following adult beginning art classes:

Watercolor painting with Caren Calfati, one two-hour evening (7-9) session each week for six weeks beginning in November.

Oil painting with Laurie Hayward, one two-hour evening (7-9) session each week for six weeks beginning in November.

Watercolor painting with Audrey Monroe, three-hour session on Thursday mornings each week. This is an on-going class, and you can pay as you go.

Call 863-7775, email, visit, or stop in to see what My ARTery is all about.

My ARTery also has gift certificates available so you can give a gift of an art class for the holidays.


Transfer station stickers available

The new 2009 Grantham Transfer Station stickers are available now at the Grantham Selectboard’s Office. The first sticker is free to property owners and any additional stickers are $10 each. Vehicle registration is required to obtain your sticker as the plate numbers again will be written on the sticker. This year’s stickers go back on the bumper and are (my favorite color) bright yellow. Contact Martha Menard at 863-6021 or with questions.


Reminders and plan-aheads

• 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.

Send your news, births, graduations, events, etc. to to let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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