October 15, 2010
The cross on the Grantham United Methodist church was lit on Oct. 15 in
memory of Kenneth O. Barton by Joyce Barton and Family. It will be lit
on Oct. 18 in memory of Douglas Masone by Pat Masone, and Alfred Holmes
by Joey Holmes. It will be lit on Oct. 20 in memory of Ed Masone
by Pat Masone.
Runners: on your mark
Grantham’s first Run for the Rec! will be held Oct. 16 at the
Grantham Town Fields on Shedd Road. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m.,
the Kids’ Race at 9 a.m., and the 5K Run/Walk at 10 a.m. Parents
must sign waivers during registration for their children. The
children’s race is $5/person; the 5K is $20/person. Proceeds
benefit the Grantham Recreation Park and playing fields.
Register in advance here.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.granthamnh.net/activities.
Fall Auto Expo
Grantham’s Jeremy Walla, a senior at Sunapee High School, has
developed a Fall Auto Expo to be held 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16 on the
New London Town Common. The event is his senior project, with
proceeds benefitting The First Tee of New Hampshire, an organization
that teaches core values and life skills through golf. The following
dealerships will show 2011 model vehicles: Holloway Motors Mercedes
Benz; Jaguar of Exeter; Ira Lexus of Manchester; Ira BMW of Stratum;
The Car Store of Norwich Subaru; and Werner Mazda of Manchester.
Admission is free, but people can test drive the cars for a donation of
between $10 and $20 per test drive to The First Tee of New Hampshire.
Any dealership interested in participating should call Jeremy at
863-4974. To learn more about The First Tee of New Hampshire,
Ham & Bean dinner Oct. 16
Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC, welcomes the community to its
annual Ham and Bean Dinner beginning at 5 p.m. Oct. 16 in the lower
level of the Grantham Town Building. This dinner is in celebration
of all the land owners who support the club. All proceeds
from this dinner will go back into the community. For more
information or to make a donation, please visit
www.bluemountainsnowdusters.com or call 863-1551.
Vegetarian dining deadline Oct. 16
The public is cordially invited to another Vegetarian Dining Club
dinner, beginning at 6 p.m. Oct. 21 but you must make reservations by
Oct. 16. Enjoy a three-course vegetarian dinner for $25/person,
including tax and gratuity. Drinks additional; vegan option
available. This month’s meal features appetizers of grilled
tofu in a Cajun-style barbecue sauce, main course of vegetable
jambalaya and sweet apple beignets dusted with powdered sugar for
dessert. Contact Carol Moses to make reservations,
School supplies needed by Oct. 17
This is the last weekend to drop off supplies for the School Kits for
Haiti project being organized by the Grantham United Methodist Church.
Supplies may be dropped off at the church between 9 a.m. and noon
The following new supplies are needed: 1 pair of blunt scissors
(rounded tip); 3 pads (or loose leaf) 8 ½” x11”
ruled paper; 1 30-cm ruler; 1 hand-held pencil sharpener; 6 unsharpened
pencils with erasers; 1 eraser (2 ½”); 1 box of 24
crayons; a cloth bag (14” X 16”) with either a Velcro,
button or snap closure.
Please contact either Robin Palermo (863-5933) or Janet Lowell
(863-8820) with questions, concerns or for more information. Thank you
so much for your generosity and caring toward those in need.
Blood pressure and foot clinic
Blood pressure and foot clinic with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting
Nurses and Hospice will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon every third Tuesday
(this month Oct. 19) at the Grantham Town Hall. Free blood pressure
screenings. Basic toenail care – a soak, trim, file, clean and
lotion – is $20, unless you have diabetes. In that case, the cost
is $25 and you will need a doctor’s order for the foot care. Call
526-4077 to schedule a time.
Collections for care packages
The Grantham Parent Teacher Group is collecting at the school items for
care packages for the New Hampshire National Guard members who were
recently called up to go to Afghanistan. The items being collected are:
baby wipes (packets only no tubs); beef jerky/slim jims; energy bars;
sunflower seeds; peanuts; seasoning salt; any candy that is not
chocolate, which melts when shipped; powdered energy/electrolyte
replacement drink mix; chewing gum; Avon Skin So Soft; AA batteries;
personal hygiene gear, i.e. disposable razors, toothbrushes and tooth
paste; lip balm; eye wash / drops; heavy, freezer-weight, zipper-style
plastic storage bags - assorted sizes. Items may be dropped off by Nov.
3 at the school, Dunbar Free Library or town hall.
Register to vote in November election
The Grantham Supervisors of the Checklist will hold a public session
from 11 a.m. to noon Oct. 23 at the town office for additions and
corrections to the voter checklist. No additions or corrections shall
be made to the checklist after this session, until Election Day Nov. 2
except as provided in RSA 654:12. RSA 654:8, II.
School budget is topic Oct. 25
The Grantham School Board will hold a 2011-2012 Budget Forum at 6:30
p.m. Oct. 25 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria. All are welcome
“Get aHEAD: Emerging Knowledge and Significance of Sports-Related
Concussions” is the topic of a talk beginning at 5:30 p.m. Nov.
10 in Auditorium E at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.
Come hear a variety of experts talk about all aspects of sports
concussions, the importance of recognizing if a young athlete has had a
concussion and what signs to look for. Plus, learn about neurocognitive
and balance testing before and after a concussion. This free event is
appropriate for coaches, athletic directors, parents of school
athletes, first responders, and anyone who works in contact sports.
Baseline testing for young athletes, ages 11 and older, will also be available at a cost of $40 per child.
Registration is required by Nov. 5. Call (603) 650-8867 or email email@example.com. For more information, visit
Support groups open to all
Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice offers free, public support groups
in New London. Advance registration required to Meg Ames, 603-526-4077.
* Parent-Child Program every Wednesday, 9-11 a.m., September-May (runs
on school year calendar) at St. Andrew’s Church, 52 Gould Rd.
* Widow To Widow Support Group, the first Monday each month, 10 a.m.-noon at Lake Sunapee Region VNA, 107 Newport Rd.
* Caregiver Support Group, the first Thursday each month, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lake Sunapee Region VNA, 107 Newport Road
* Bereavement Support Groups, including “Handling the Holidays
After You’ve Had a Loss” and “Growing Through
Grief.” Call for scheduling details.
• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.
• Storytime at Dunbar Free Library: babies and toddlers (with
adults) at 10 a.m. Wednesdays through Dec. 15 (except Nov. 24);
preschoolers at 10 a.m. Thursdays through Dec. 16 (except Nov. 25).
• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.
• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food
donations are brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport
• Artwork by Grantham resident and artist Nance Driscoll will be
featured at Salubre Trattoria, 3 Lebanon St., Hanover during the month
• Burn permits are required for any outdoor burning. For a permit
application, visit www.granthamnh.net. Click on departments, click on
fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to
• FYI Hikers/Bikers: NH Bureau of Trails will close the Northern
Rail Trail until Oct. 15 for construction between Potter Place in
Andover and the Danbury town line.
• Visit www.granthamnh.net for official minutes, meeting dates, lists of elected officials and more.
• Find news and events
for Grantham and surrounding towns at sunacom.com.
PS: All the Grantham Sunacom columns are still active. They can
be retrieved on the Archives
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