begins Oct. 24 in Grantham
• The annual Haunted Pumpkin Festival will be held Oct. 24 in the school gym. Intended for families with children 12 and younger, everyone is encouraged to come in costume and join in the games, crafts, costume contest and more. Don’t miss Mr. Phil’s Happy Haunting Magic Show (bunny included!) or the Haunted House. Purchase tickets at our entrance gate (5 for a $1) to enter the haunted house or play games.
If you get hungry, dine in Frank’s Café, serving up pizza, beverages and baked goods.
• Trick or Treat throughout the town from to Oct. 31. The fabulous Grantham police and fire departments hand out glow sticks, slow down the traffic and watch over our ghosts and goblins along Route 10.
• Also on Halloween, bring your carved pumpkin
creations to the
dedication and benefit raffle
50/50 raffle to benefit the town park is now in progress with the
drawing held at the last soccer event of the season on Oct. 25. Tickets
are being sold by families with children involved in town recreation
activities and will also be sold at Frank's Café at the annual
Halloween celebration on Oct. 24 in the GVS cafeteria (see above).
Oct. 25, the Grantham Recreation Department is hosting a final soccer
gathering at the recreation park in conjunction with the field
, at which time a
dedication to the Wein Family, from whom Grantham purchased the property
and in whose honor the blueberry patch will be named, will be held.
Don’t miss the fanfare with Town Administrator Becky Newton, our
selectmen, the recreation park committee, spokespeople from the county
begins performance season
Connecticut River Symphony Orchestra will hold its first performance at
Oct. 25 in the Claremont
Opera House, featuring world-acclaimed Norwegian tuba artist Oystein
Baadswick. For more information call Harry Critchley, 863-6542
Board holds budget forum
The Grantham School Board will hold a public budget forum beginning at Oct. 26 in the school cafeteria.
Also, the next school board meeting is scheduled for
Nov. 2 in the Jerry Whitney Conference Room at
Night is back with “Arthritis: Don't let it wear you down” at
Oct. 28 at The Center at
Eastman. Learn about arthritis of the hip and knee, understand common
treatment options and get information about some of the latest
technologies and surgical techniques with Dr. Stephen Kantor, orthopedic
evening includes a healthy and delicious dinner for $25/person,
including tax and gratuity (beverages additional). Call Kathy Pomer to
make your reservation at 865-7414 by Oct. 26.
fun (not an oxymoron)
NH Public Television presents Become a Math Detective at
Nov. 4 in the
Note to GVS parents: This event takes place on an early
dismissal day for
to fund tree planting project
Enter the Park & Ride Tree Fund raffle to win a
beautiful Town of
number of bricks available
The deadline to buy a brick to support the
community playground is Dec. 31. Only 134 bricks will be sold. Bricks
will be “engraved” with the name of your business, your family, your
children, or maybe a special message. A brick patio shade garden at the
new park will be created with the granite bricks, pavers and benches.
The sale of the bricks will provide the funds to purchase playground
equipment. Buy a Brick forms are available at the Grantham Town Office,
Rum Brook Market, and online at www.granthamnh.net.
sports equipment sale Nov. 7
used sports equipment sale will be held from
Nov. 7 in the Sherburne
Gym on Route 10 in Sunapee. Proceeds benefit the Sunapee Recreation
you have sports equipment around your house that you don't use anymore,
drop it off to sell on 30 percent consignment between
Nov. 6 at the Sherburne
this is a great opportunity to get lightly-used children’s sporting
equipment cheaply. Think cleats that are four sizes too big now but will
fit in about two years. Not a bad investment of time and storage space.
invited to pot luck
Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck,
which begins at
Nov. 7 in the downstairs of the
meet Nov. 10
The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC, Inc. will hold its
monthly meet at
Nov. 10 in the
It seems some people in town consider Selectman Warren Kimball a “hoarder” or “junker” because he had at least two nominations (including one from his wife) to the History Channel’s new series “American Pickers,” which will follow two “antique archaeologists” as they travel around the country searching for the “rare and remarkable” in people’s junk.
I have never been in his barn, but I’m told you can find just about anything anyone ever needs in there. I can’t wait to see what’s in there!
magazines’ writer wins award
John Walters, a longtime writer for Kearsarge Magazine and Upper Valley Life, has won the Donald M. Murray Outstanding Journalism Award for 2009 for his collection of articles from those two magazines.
According to the judges, “Writing has to sparkle; it can’t be humdrum; word choices periodically should make you say ‘Aha!’ That's not to say topics can't be flighty or frivolous; they just have to be worth our time. John Walters’ entries meet these tests, and pass quite nicely.”
Kearsarge Magazine and Upper Valley Life are produced by Grantham’s Laura Jean Whitcomb. The publications can be purchased locally at Rum Brook Market.
help for the holiday
Community Services Holiday Basket Program assists low income families
with children and seniors 65 and over who live in many
from those in need are being accepted through Nov. 10.
you would like to donate to this program please contact Kristin
Farquharson, Listen’s program counselor, at 603-448-4553.
• The Lebanon Motor Vehicle sub-station is closed until
further notice. Licensing
and registrations can be done at the
• Selectmen meet at
the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.
• Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library at
Wednesdays for infants and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult, and at
Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult. Now through Dec. 10
with the exception of Thanksgiving week.
• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday
• Harmony Night a capella chorus sings
every Monday when school is in session,
• Visit www.granthamnh.net
for official minutes, meeting dates and more.
• Another way to receive and communicate
news concerning our community - http://GranthamVoice.com.
Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to email@example.com. Let your neighbors know what’s going on.
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