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Lorie McClory

November 13, 2009

Order Thanksgiving pies now

The Grantham Village School Parent Teacher Group is sponsoring a Thanksgiving pie sale. Fresh apple (from King Blossom right here in Grantham!), pumpkin and pecan pies are available for $15 each. Pre-order your pies by emailing GPTG President Liz Borger at Pies will be available to pick up the Tuesday prior to Thanksgiving.


Turkey Trot benefits local families

Help give to needy families in Grantham, Enfield, Springfield and Newport by participating in the Turkey Trot 5-Mile Run or 2-Mile Walk beginning at 11 a.m. Nov. 14 at The Center at Eastman. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. and the cost is $14/person. Families with children under 18 can participate for a total cost of $25. Participants are also asked to bring a non-perishable food item.


Children’s author reads

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. (Bad weather date: Nov. 21.)


Book discussion planned

A presentation and book discussion of The Sistine Secrets: Michelangelo’s Forbidden message in the Heart of the Vatican will be led by Joel Ash as part of the next meeting of the Sunapee Kearsarge Community Jewish Group beginning at 2 p.m. Nov. 15 at Eastman’s South Cove Activity Center. The program is free and open to the public. Attendees are asked to bring an hors d’oeuvres or dessert to share and their beverage of choice.


Subcommittee meetings Nov. 18

Meetings of the groups handling the town’s recreation area will each meet Nov. 18 in the Jerry Whitney Memorial Conference Room. The Wein House Subcommittee meets at 4 p.m.; the Recreation Park Subcommittee, 7 p.m.


Climbing and skiing with photos

A presentation entitled “A View from the Top: Climbing And Back Country Skiing In North America” begins at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 at The Center at Eastman. Presenter Jim Predmore is a dentist from Hanover who has been climbing and back country skiing for 30 years. The presentation, which includes photographs, is free and open to the public.


Auction for LHS Project Graduation

A live auction will be held on Nov. 21 at Lebanon High School to benefit the annual Project Graduation celebration. Doors open at 9 a.m.; auction begins at 10. There is also a silent auction and several raffle auctions held. This is also a great opportunity to buy pies and cakes for Thanksgiving. There is a concession stand with lunch items and baked goods as well.

More than $10,000 in goods and services have already been collected, including two hand-made Adirondack chairs, leather motorcycle jackets and lots of jewelry, as well as gift certificates for restaurants, retailers and automotive services. This is a great chance to get holiday gifts or buy items for yourself that you would buy anyway, but this way the money goes to a great program.
For more information, contact Lorie McClory at 863-0850.


Run on Thanksgiving

Registration for the 2009 Lake Sunapee Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day is now open. Visit to register. In 2008, 533 runners/walkers joined the fun. Early registrants receive free turkey trot T-shirts. Don’t forget to register the little “gobblers” as well. Last year 70 children joined in.


Mark your calendars for performance

Pontine Theatre of Portsmouth will present A New England Christmas beginning at 7 p.m. Nov. 27 in the downstairs at Grantham Town Hall. The 45-minute performance features holiday-themed short stories and poetry by New England authors. The program includes storytelling, toy theatre and holiday music. Following the performance, audience members are invited to meet the performers and get a close-up look at the set and props.


Please help for the holiday

Listen Community Services Holiday Basket Program, which assists low income, Upper Valley families with children and seniors 65 and older, is in need of donations. The program provides warm clothing, wish list items for children and seniors, and a food certificate for each family. Last year’s program assisted 220 households. Contact Kristin Farquharson, Listen’s program counselor, at 603-448-4553 to participate



• 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.

• Effective Dec. 1, the Town Clerk/Tax Collector’s Office will be open Tuesday and Wednesday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m.

• Pick up your 2010 transfer station stickers at the Selectmen’s Office. Bring the license plate number of the vehicle it’s going on. The first one is free; additional stickers are $10 each.

• Dec. 31 is the deadline to buy a brick to support the community playground. Buy a Brick forms are available at the Grantham Town Office, Rum Brook Market, and online at

• The Eastman Charitable Foundation is seeking grant applications for projects in Grantham, Enfield and Springfield. For an application form and the guidelines, contact Carol Moses at Application deadline: Dec. 15.

• 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 can be retrieved on the Archives page.

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