Lorie McClory

November 9, 2012


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Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist will be lit on Thanksgiving in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Swensen, Mr. & Mrs. Henry Swensen, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Swensen, Clifford, Jon & Elizabeth Swensen and Perley Sanborn by Mr. and Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. and Mrs. Lee Swensen and Naomi Swensen and families; also in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Carl Miles and Ed and Douglas Masone by Pat Masone.


7th Annual Holiday Shopping Event

More than 27 crafters and direct sales companies will be represented from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 to help get your holiday shopping started! Breakfast, lunch and coffee will be available this year to benefit the Grantham United Methodist Church's Camp Scholarship Fund and a silent auction will benefit Turning Points Network. Lots of free samples, raffles and ideas for holiday gift-giving and decorating!

Also, there will be a "Flood Bucket/Hygiene Kit" station from the Grantham/Sunapee Churches, where donations can be made to create clean-up kits for those who have been affected by Hurricane Sandy. Kits will be distributed through a larger corporation (UMCOR) that works with the American Red Cross.


Veterans’ Day ceremony and food drive

Join Grantham Cub Scout Pack 276 on Saturday, Nov. 10 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Grantham Fire Department (251 Route 10 South)  for a special Veterans Day event including a flag ceremony and other activities. Bring a canned good or non-perishable food item to donate to our Scouting for Food drive. Can’t stay for the event? Drive through and drop off your food donation! For more information, contact Karen Goldstein, 865-5454 or


Turkey Trot benefits families in need

The annual Turkey Trot Fun Run/ Walk at Eastman Community Association will be held Nov. 10 to benefit needy families within the Upper Valley, providing turkey dinners for Thanksgiving and non-perishable food items for local food banks.  The 5K run and two-mile walk begin from the Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center, located at 25 Road Round Lake in Grantham.

The 5K is a scenic, hilly course on paved and unpaved roads. The two-mile walk is an out-and-back, wooded trail. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. at the activity center, and the race starts at 11 a.m.  Individual registration is $15 in advance, and families (parents and dependent children ages 18 and younger) can participate for $32 in advance. Event day registration is slightly more. All fees include a hearty lunch, and fresh, homemade pies are awarded to the winners. On-line registration is available.


NEHSA seeks volunteers

New England Handicap Sports Association will hold a new member orientation beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 10 in the Spruce Lodge at Mount Sunapee Resort in Newbury. Complete details at


Veterans’ Day closings

The Grantham Town Offices, Transfer Station and Dunbar Free Library will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12 for Veterans’ Day.


GUMC events for November

The Grantham United Methodist Church will host a Community Thanksgiving Lunch at noon Tuesday, Nov 13. $3 donation suggested.


Exercise to help Food Pantry

Tuesdays in November are all about helping others. Starting on Tuesday, November 13, your entrance to ZUMBA will be non-perishable food items for the Grantham Food Pantry. There is a huge need this year. Please help us fill the shelves. Classes are held from 7 to 8 p.m. every Tuesday in Dancer’s Corner in Grantham Greenway (across from the main Eastman entrance).

Classes are also held 7-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays, and 9-10 a.m. Sundays. Classes are $5 each.


Musical event open to everyone

"Hits of the Golden Age," a foot stomping evening with pianist Joe Henderson and vocalist Fran Putnam, will begin at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14 at The Center at Eastman. It's an evening of fine piano, musical history, singing and sing-along. All welcome and no charge.



What? You still didn’t get your flu shot??

With the flu season now upon us, DHMC continues to offer free public flu clinics. If you have not yet received your flu shot, you may drop in at the Aging Resource Center at DHMC between 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 15th; this clinic is open to all adults and children ages nine and older.


Charter Trust Company Hosts Seminar

Charter Trust Company professionals will present a seminar entitled "Now that the election is over, what can we expect in the next four years?" Friday, Nov. 16 in the New London office. Douglas Tengdin, chief investment officer, will lead the discussion. Two separate times are being offered: 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. Space is limited, so please RSVP to Kristen Lyden at 224-1350 or


Live auction Nov. 17

The Lebanon Project Graduation Auction for the class of 2013 will be held Saturday, Nov. 17 in the Lebanon High School cafeteria. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the live auction begins at 10. There is also a silent auction and several raffles. There will be a concession stand featuring pies and cakes suitable for Thanksgiving, as well as food to eat during the auction.

Donations are still being sought. If you’d like to donate to the auction, contact Lorie McClory at 863-0850. If you’d like to donate to the concession stand (particularly pies and cakes), contact Denise Buckman, 863-7857.


Annual crafts fair Nov. 18

Don't miss the 4th annual Grantham Town Hall Holiday Crafts Fair from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. Sunday, Nov. 18. All products are handmade and created by selected local artisans. Free admission and lunch is available to support the 6th grade class trip.

Shop locally, save gas and avoid the 12A traffic!


Family roots raffle continues

The Grantham Historical Society is having a raffle to win four hours of family history research ($99 value) from Vast Branches (, who will "Uncover Your Roots." Tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Purchase at GHS on Dunbar Hill Road from 1 to 4 p.m. Fridays or at the Holiday Craft Fair Nov. 18 at the Grantham Town Hall. The drawing will be held during the craft fair.


Cribbage league begins Nov. 29

The Bistro Cribbage League is starting again for winter. This second season begins at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29 at The Center at Eastman and will continue the second and fourth Thursdays each month. Teams of two play two games each week. Entry fee for the season is $25/person. Individuals can join and get teamed up.

New this year: come the third Thursday each month and play individual games for $5/week.

For complete information or to sign up, contact Bill Blish at


Bourbon dinner planned

Bistro Nouveau is taking reservations now for the Dec. 1 three-course bourbon dinner prepared by Chef Doug and Rodney Vermeulen from Southern Wine and Spirits. Menu includes roasted duck crostini with cherry jam, and watercress salad with maple vinaigrette (Jim Beam Red Stag Black Cherry); ancho coffee-smoked pork porterhouse with corn succotash, fingerlings and bourbon-scented onions (Makers 46); and brown sugar and bourbon-braised peaches with marscapone cream and toasted pecans (Basil Hayden's Small Batch Bourbon). Cost is $48/person, including tax and gratuity. Dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. Call 863-8000 for reservations.



• Dunbar Free Library’s Laptime and Storytime have returned for the fall. Laptime for ages up to 36 months is held at 10 a.m. each Wednesday. Storytime for ages 3-5 years is held at 10 a.m. every Thursday. Adults are required to attend with their children.

• Grantham United Methodist Church worship service at 9 a.m. each Sunday, with Pastor Patricia Williams. Everyone is welcome to attend.

• ACBL-sanctioned duplicate bridge every Thursday at 1 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. $3/person. Everyone welcome regardless of experience. Arrive early to help set up.

• The Grantham Food Pantry at 65 Roses is in need of the following items: pasta, pasta sauce, macaroni & cheese, rice, peanut butter, cereal, soup, beans, veggies, fruit and tuna. Donations can be dropped off at 65 Roses, Dunbar Free Library or Grantham Town Hall. The pantry is open for food pick up from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday and 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturdays. For more information, call Caitlin at 603-361-2604 or visit


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