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Lorie McClory

November 7, 2008

Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit Nov. 16 in memory of Peg Miles by Ed and Pat Masone


Alzheimer's assistance initiative

An Alzheimer's assistance initiative has been developed by the Grantham Police Department to assist families and caregivers of Grantham residents who have been diagnosed with Alzheimer's, as well as elderly individuals who tend to wander or become lost. The intent of this initiative is to have a photo of the person with Alzheimer's along with current information, so officers will have easy access to the information should the person become lost.

By contacting the Grantham Police Department and completing a simple form, the information is entered into the computer system so they are able to rapidly respond should the need arise. The form provides all necessary information and would help officers easily identify the missing person. It is necessary to provide a recent photograph to assist in search efforts. If such a photograph is not readily available, one can be taken by the police. The photograph can instantly be sent to all the patrol cruisers' computers. In addition to the computer information, a poster will be generated and copies given to all emergency contact people listed.

The form with additional information can be picked up at the Grantham Police Department in the Grantham Town Hall.


Turkey Trot for the needy

The annual Turkey Trot fun run and walk to benefit needy families in Grantham, Enfield and Springfield will be held Saturday from The Center at Eastman. Registration for the five-mile run or two-mile walk begins at 9:30 a.m. and the events begin at 11. Cost in advance is $12 per person, or $14 the day of the event. There is also a family price of $25 for families with children under the age of 18. Fee includes awards and a luncheon following the completion of both events.

Participants are asked to bring a non-perishable food item that will be donated to a Newport food bank. Register on-line at or contact the Eastman Recreation Office at 863-6772 for a form.

Volunteers are also needed to help during the event. Call Eastman Recreation to help.


Pre-Thanksgiving feast

The annual pre-Thanksgiving benefit turkey dinner will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday at the Grantham Town Hall. This is a turkey dinner with all the fixings. Cost is $10/adult, $5 for children ages 6 to 11, and free for children 5 and younger. Proceeds benefit the Grantham United Methodist Church.


Fundraising auction Saturday

A fundraising auction " both live and silent" to benefit Turning Points Network will be held on Saturday 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 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.

For more information, call 542-8338 x 109 or email

Join Grantham 4-H

It's not too late to join 4-H even if you missed the parent/child meeting on Nov. 3. Contact Laurie Field at 863-9143 or for more information.


Free carpal tunnel symptom session

Learn more about carpal tunnel and the variety of treatment options available, including non-surgical approaches, at a free educational lecture beginning at 6 p.m. Nov. 19 at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman and presented by a surgeon from the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center Hand Clinic. You must RSVP by Friday by calling 650-5609 or visiting


Photo cruise

Photographer Steve Handley presents "Alaska and Canada's Inside Passage: a photographic cruise"  beginning at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 20 at The Center at Eastman. This program is free and open to the public.


Morning run makes room for Thanksgiving dinner

Sunapee Recreation presents the second annual Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk and Little Tikes 1K Chicken Run beginning at 8:15 a.m. Thanksgiving morning. What a great way to start Thanksgiving as a family! Register by visiting, by visiting the Sunapee Town Hall between 5 and 7 p.m. on Thanksgiving-eve, or on race day from 7 to 8 a.m. Sign-up before Friday, Nov. 14 to get a free, official Turkey Trot long-sleeve shirt. 

All racers must pick up their bibs and check in, and each participant receives an award. There will also be an award for the participant with the best costume.

If you don't want to run/walk, course volunteers are needed. Register to help on the website.



Grantham artist Paula Dorr's solo show, "Seasons: A Year of Pastel Painting," continues daily through Nov. 30 at Kendal at Hanover, 80 Lyme Rd., Hanover.

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.


One final note

A great big thank you from the McClory Family to the Grantham FAST Squad and the Police and Fire Departments for their help on Nov. 1 when Shawn had his first accident involving a deer. These wonderful men and women gave their time on a Saturday night to make sure Shawn was not injured and to offer support and guidance from the moment they arrived through the towing of the vehicle.



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