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Lorie McClory

November 1, 2009

Respect a service that is offered

When I go to the post office, I always take advantage of the large “opportunity mail” recycling wagon in the middle of the room. I take home with me the things I want to shred before recycling, but typically I toss in catalogs and other things I don’t want. This is a wonderful public service provided by the Grantham Post Office.

However, several times I have seen garbage tossed in. Most recently there were two Diet Coke cans standing carefully against the side of the bin because the both still had soda in them!

C’mon, People. Do the right thing and only put in the materials that are supposed to be disposed of because this public service could be taken away.


Claremont is nearest DMV

The Lebanon Motor Vehicle sub-station is permanently closed. This means the nearest licensing and registration location is located on Water Street in Claremont and is open Monday - Friday 8:15 a.m.-4:15 p.m.


School Board holds budget forum

The next school board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Nov. 2 in the Jerry Whitney Conference Room at Grantham Town Hall .


Mathematical fun (not an oxymoron)

NH Public Television presents “Become a Math Detective” at 3 p.m. Nov. 4 in the Grantham Village School cafeteria. This interactive workshop invites participants to use clues and math to solve a variety of mysteries. The program, designed for children in kindergarten through sixth grade, is free and open to the public. Students must be accompanied by an adult.

Note to GVS parents: This event takes place on an early dismissal day for Grantham Village School ; for safety purposes, students may not be left unattended at the school between dismissal and the start of the event.


Family portraits offered


Say “Cheese!” The sixth grade class at Grantham Village School is sponsoring a Lifetouch Family Portrait Day at Grantham Village School to help raise money for the class. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Nov. 7 in the school gym.

The fee is only $10 for a free 8x10 family portrait (sitting fee included). You and your family with be professionally photographed and you will be able to immediately view your portraits. Your studio-quality portraits are sure to become valued family keepsakes.

If you are interested in having your family portrait done, please pick up a form at the front office at GVS or email Julie at Once you have completed the necessary form, you will be contacted to confirm your appointment time.


Potluck lunch Nov. 8

The monthly pot luck supper has been changed to a pot luck lunch on Nov.8 at the Grantham United Methodist Church as Pastor Pat Williams of Sunapee will be preaching that Sunday. The entire community is welcome to attend. Bring a dish to share.


Calling all veterans!

Please join the Lebanon High School community at noon Nov. 10 for a Veteran's Day Assembly at Lebanon High School . Contact Nan Parsons, LHS principal, at 448-2055 for further information.


Free table offered

The Grantham Historical Society has a large circular table that it would like to  donate (free) to any group or individual in Grantham. It measures 7 feet in diameter and is about 20 feet in circumference. It has a handsome leather covering. The table originally came from a law firm in Claremont and has been stored in Grantham for many years. If interested, the table can be viewed by calling Ken Story at 863-3208.

Raffle to fund tree planting project

Enter the Park & Ride Tree Fund raffle to win a beautiful Town of Grantham blanket. Tickets are $3 each; 3 for $6; or 6 for $9. This is sponsored by the Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce. Tickets can be purchased from chamber Vice President Angela MacCreighton at Sugar River Bank, or you can contact her at 863-3140 for more information.


Limited 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


Used sports equipment sale Nov. 7

A used sports equipment sale will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 7 in the Sherburne Gym on Route 10 in Sunapee. Proceeds benefit the Sunapee Recreation Department.

If you have sports equipment around your house that you don't use anymore, drop it off to sell on 30 percent consignment between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Nov. 6 at the Sherburne Gym.

Parents: 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.


All invited to pot luck

Everyone is welcome to the monthly community pot luck, which begins at 6 p.m. Nov. 7 in the downstairs of the Grantham United Methodist Church . Bring a dish to share.


Snowdusters meet Nov. 10

The Blue Mountain Snowdusters ORC, Inc. will hold its monthly meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 in the Grantham Town Hall . Visit for more information about this Grantham-based organization.


Ray will read from Christmas Farm

Join Author Mary Lyn Ray for a reading of her book Christmas Farm at the Dunbar Free Library beginning at 10 a.m. Nov. 14. Copies of the book will be available for sale. The program is recommended for ages 4 and older; children must be accompanied by an adult.

In the event of bad weather, this event will be postponed to Nov. 21.



• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

• Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library at 10 a.m. Wednesdays for infants and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult, and at 10 a.m. Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult. Now through Dec. 10 with the exception of Thanksgiving week.

• Grantham United Methodist Church offers Sunday service at 10 a.m. each week.

• Harmony Night a capella chorus sings every Monday when school is in session, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Lebanon High School . All ages and experience levels are welcome at this free, intergenerational, educational and fun singing experience! Call director Dan Signor at 863-2319 for information.

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Find news and events for Grantham and surrounding towns at PS: All the Grantham Sunacom columns are still active. They can be retrieved on the Archives page.

• Another way to receive and communicate news concerning our community -

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