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Lorie McClory

October 24, 2008

Last day to order pie
Today is the last day to order pies to benefit the Lebanon High School Band trip to Florida in April. The 10-inch, frozen pies will be delivered the Friday before Thanksgiving. Choose from raspberry, blueberry, strawberry-rhubarb, apple, dutch apple and bumbleberry (berry mix) for $11 each; or mud, peanut butter and pecan for $15 each. Contact any of the following Grantham band members to order: Mike Cyphers, Colleen Gilliat, Luke Giveen, Shawn McClory, Kyle Paquette, Kenneth Stitt or Greg Williams.

Stranger than fiction
True crime writers Kate Flora & Jayne Hitchcock present "We're Not Making This Up" at the Grantham Town Hall beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Ever wonder what the story behind the story is? Hear from true crime writers and cybersleuths about what really goes on behind the scenes. This free, public program is sponsored by the generous support of the Friends of the Dunbar Free Library. For more information call 863-2172 or visit


Stroke prevention is topic
Life Line Screening will hold a stroke prevention program at Grantham Town Hall on Thursday. This is NOT a free program and pre-registration is required by calling 800-
364-0457, or you may see prices and register at

An informational flyer states that these screenings are not reimbursable by Medicare and Life Line Screening does not file insurance claims.


Trick or treat Friday
Halloween is always a big day here in Grantham. The Grantham Police will provide the children of Grantham with a safe Halloween celebration. As  has been their custom for the past several years, all officers will be working a special detail from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday to ensure that Grantham children have safe roadways on which to travel from house to house in the village area. Also, the library will be open that night for trick-or-treating. Stop in to say hi and get your
picture taken!


Piano treat Friday
Classicopia brings a piano quartet to The Center at Eastman at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Pianist Dan Weiser will accompany three other outstanding artists in a program featuring Beethoven and Mendelssohn. Admission is $15 for adults; 18 and younger admitted free.


Potluck Nov. 8
The monthly potluck at the Grantham United Methodist Church will be held on Nov. 8 beginning at 6 p.m. This will be a Thanksgiving themed evening. (This is a change from the regular first Saturday.)

Silent auction for recreation park
An open house and silent auction will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Nov. 8 at the new recreation field and building on Shedd Road (Route 10 south to Cote Road to Shedd). Stop by and see our new property and make a bid on some great stuff.


Fundraising auction Nov. 15
A fundraising auction - both live and silent - to benefit Turning Points Network will be held on Nov. 15 at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman. Bid on getaways, ski tickets, artwork and much more while enjoying Bistro Nouveau's wonderful hors d'oeuvres. A limited number of tickets are available. Cost is $25/person and $45/couple. 

Turning Points Network was formerly known as Women's Supportive Services and has offices in Newport and Claremont. Turning Points Network strives to end all forms of domestic abuse, sexual assault and stalking in our community by enhancing the safety and well-being of individuals and families through empowerment and advocacy; helping create a community responsive to all victims and survivors; and working for social change through education, outreach and systems advocacy. 

The organization has begun reaching out into other communities and is working with the Grantham Village School and the Grantham Police Department. For more information, call 542-8338 x 109 or email


Dividing one lot to three
The Grantham Planning Board has approved dividing the lot at 75 Learning Drive (housing the school, cemetery and fire station) into three lots so each entity would own its own land. The subdivision will include a right of way on the nature trail that runs through the cemetery.


• 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.
• Pick up your 2009 Grantham Transfer Station sticker at the Town Hall.
• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.


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