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Lorie McClory

November 5, 2010

Bistro events for November

Acoustical musician Jason Cann will perform from 6 to 9 p.m. Nov. 5 in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau. No cover charge.

Bistro Brain Busters with Kathy Pomer and her crack team will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 20 at Bistro Nouveau. Register your team of two to six players by calling 863-8000. Great prizes and lots of fun. The trivia contest is free; bistro menu and cash bar available.


Potluck and gospel music

There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Nov. 6 in the Grantham United Methodist Church hall. Music will be by Middle-River Gospel. Everyone is welcome; just bring a dish to share.


Used sports equipment sale

The Sunapee PTO will sponsor a used sports equipment sale from 9 a.m. to noon Nov. 6 in the Sherburne Gym in Sunapee. I used to get great stuff for my kids at these sales. It’s usually in good condition because the kids outgrow it before it gets worn out.

If you have items to sell on consignment, drop them off between 5 and 7 p.m. Nov. 5 (seller gets 75 percent; SPTO, 25 percent). Money and unsold equipment must be picked up between noon and 1 p.m. Nov. 6. Questions? Email


UVHS dog grooming workshop and benefit dinner

The Upper Valley Humane Society presents a grooming workshop, 2-4 p.m. Nov. 7, with Lyndsey LeClair, owner of Comfort Canine Salon in Lebanon. Dogs will be present for demonstrations of basic grooming techniques, simple scissoring techniques, bathing, choosing appropriate grooming equipment, trimming nails, cleaning ears, plucking ear hair and teeth brushing. Do NOT bring your own dogs. Cost is $30/person. For more information or to register, call 448-6888 ext. 123, or email

A benefit dinner for the Upper Valley Humane Society will be held at the Common Man Restaurant in Claremont Nov. 23. Seatings for the three-course dinners are at 5 and 7 p.m. Cost is $20/person, with 50 percent of the proceeds going to the humane society. Tickets can be purchased by calling 448-6888 ext. 100, or at the Common Man.


Medicare help available

A Medicare specialist will be available Tuesday mornings at Grantham Town Hall to help with open enrollment or other issues. Call ServiceLink at 448-1558, leave a telephone number, and the counselor will call you to make an appointment.


Lunch bunch

Join friends and neighbors at noon Nov. 9 for lunch in the lower level of the Grantham United Methodist Church. Everyone is welcome. Donations accepted.


Plan for traffic delays Nov. 10

The northbound lane on Route 10 from the Grantham Fire Station to Lake Sunapee Bank will be closed from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Nov. 10 for tree removal over Sawyer Brook. Traffic will be down to one lane. Please expect delays during this time.


A cappella quartet to perform

The Honeymooners, a mixed quartet of two married couples from the Upper Valley (including the Signors from Grantham), will perform at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 10 at The Center at Eastman.  They are an a cappella quartet performing doo-wop, barbershop, gospel, novelty songs and lots of humor. Free and open to the public.


Veterans and active military personnel wanted

The Grantham Brownie Girl Scouts would like the chance to show their appreciation and thanks for your service to our country. Please join them at 2:30 p.m. Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11 in the lower level of Grantham Town Hall for home baked cookies, cake, coffee and cider. The Brownies also would like to learn more about how important your service was/is to our country.

In order for them to plan accordingly, it would be helpful if you could contact Beverly Austin (Brownie Leader) at 863-9576 or if you would like to attend or if you would like more information about this event.


Veterans’ Day and Thanksgiving closings

The town offices, Dunbar Free Library and the transfer station will be closed for Veterans’ Day, Nov. 11, and for Thanksgiving, Nov. 25. Additionally, the library will close at noon Nov. 24, and the town offices will be closed Nov. 26.

There will be no Storytime on Nov. 11, Nov. 24 or Nov. 25.



American Floral Design from Traditional to Contemporary

Learn about the history of American floral design through the decades from Peg Birch during the next Grantham Garden Club program, beginning at 10:30 a.m. Nov. 12 at the Grantham Town Hall. See arrangements in the various styles, and one lucky person will win one of the arrangements. Open to the public. For more information, call 863-8163.


Family Portrait Day to benefit sixth grade trip

The sixth grade at Grantham Village School is sponsoring a Lifetouch Family Portrait Day from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Nov. 13 in the GVS cafeteria as a fundraiser to help defray the cost of their class trip in May to Environmental Camp. The Lifetouch photographer offers several backgrounds for you to choose from and uses digital equipment so you can view your shot on the spot. The sitting fee is $10, which will go to the sixth grade as part of their fundraising. With each sitting fee you will receive a free 8 x 10 portrait of your photo session.

To reserve a sitting time, email Brenda Molloy at


Turkey Trot to benefit needy

Registration is open for the Nov. 13 Turkey Trot to benefit Upper Valley families in need and local food pantries. The annual walk and run, which will be on new routes beginning and ending at Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center, begin at 11 a.m.; on-site registration begins at 9:30 a.m.

The 5.29K run will be along Eastman roads, while the two-mile walk will be along Trail 6 from South Cove to West Cove and back.

Pre-registration is $12/person or $25/family. Registration forms are available at Eastman Recreation at South Cove or register at As always, entry fees benefit needy families in the local communities, and participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items for local pantries.

For more information, call 863-6772.


Alaskan Summer

Fred and Millie Dunfey will present "Alaskan Summer" beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 13 at The Center at Eastman. The event, sponsored by the Eastman Woodlands & Wildlife Committee, is free and open to the public. Call 863-8163 for more information.


Blood pressure and foot clinic

A blood pressure and foot clinic with the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurses and Hospice will be held 9:30 a.m. to noon Nov. 16 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.


Hospice Month Events 2010

The following events are sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Region Visiting Nurse Association and Hospice and benefit the Hospice Program.
* Time of Remembrance to celebrate the lives of loved ones at 11 a.m. Nov. 13 at Tracy Memorial Library in New London. All are welcome. 
* The 22nd Annual Hospice Benefit Dinner at 6 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Millstone Restaurant in New London. $50.00 per person (includes hors d’oeuvres and complimentary cocktail)
RSVP by November 12, 526-4077.
* Craft Fair, including food and entertainment, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. Nov. 20 at the Kearsarge Community Presbyterian Church in New London. 
Contact Cathy Raymond or Meg Ames for details, 526-4077.


FYI for fresh produce lovers… 

A Winter Farmers Market will be held at the Lebanon United Methodist Church, 18 School St., from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the third Saturday of each month from January to April. More information as they get closer.



• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month. (There is a meeting scheduled for the day before Thanksgiving, but they may change the time.)

• 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. 11 and 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 Food Pantry.

• Burn permits are required for any outdoor burning. For a permit application, visit . Click on departments, click on fire, and click the link for the application. It takes a few seconds to download.

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