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December 11, 2009

Cross lightings

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church was lit in November for the following people: Nov. 5 in memory of Kenneth Barton by Joyce Barton & Family; Nov. 16 in memory of Peggy Miles by Ed & Pat Masone; Nov. 26 in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Swensen, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Swensen, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Swensen, Jon & Elizabeth Swensen, and Perley Sanborn by Mr. & Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Swensen, and Naomi Sanborn & families.

In December, the cross will be lit for: Dec. 4 in memory of Joshua Dunbar by Joey Holmes and family; Dec. 9 in memory of John Holmes by Mr. & Mrs. Francis Mutney; Dec. 17 in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Joshua Dunbar by Joey Holmes; Dec. 25 in memory of Mr. & Mrs. John Holmes and Mr. & Mrs. Dewlos Mutney by Mr. & Mrs. Francis Mutney, in memory of Mr. & Mrs. Henry Swensen, Mr. & Mrs. Arnold Swensen, Mr. & Mrs. Dudley Swensen, Jon & Elizabeth Swensen, Clifford Swensen and Perley Sanborn by Mr. & Mrs. Norman Fontaine, Mr. & Mrs. Lee Swensen, and Naomi Sanborn & families.

If you would like the cross outside the church lit in memory of someone, please contact Joey Holmes or Kristy Heath.


Listed below…

Are all the names of the Grantham students who are on the high honor and honor rolls at Lebanon High School and Lebanon Junior High School. We are very proud of the work these students have done and congratulation them on their efforts.


Soap making class

Karolina Burtt, owner of Kaja Naturals, is holding glycerin soap making classes from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 12. Cost to make four pounds of soap is $85 (including $25 for materials). Call or email Burtt to reserve your spot: 603-219-6773 or (put “soap making class” in the subject line).


Make ornaments at DFL

Children are invited to Dunbar Free Library to create ceramic and other types of ornaments beginning at 1 p.m. Dec. 12. The free program is sponsored by the Friends of DFL. Register by telephone (863-2172), email (, or stop by the library.


Grantham Christmas Lights Contest

Judging for Our Town Christmas Lights Contest will begin at 6 p.m. Dec 13, with prizes awarded to first, second and third place. In addition, a special Holiday Spirit Award will be given to the best decorated home or business on Route 10. Enter by sending an email to with your name, address and phone number. Let the Grantham spirit shine! Contact Laurie Field with questions, 863-9143.


Last call for grant applications

Dec. 15 is the deadline for Eastman Charitable Foundation’s latest round of grant applications for projects in Grantham, Enfield and Springfield. For an application form and the guidelines, contact Carol Moses at


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 every third Tuesday at the Grantham Town Hall. The next one will be Dec. 15. Blood pressure screenings are free. Basic toenail care will be $20; a soak, trim, file, clean and lotion will be $25. People who are diabetic need a doctor’s order for foot care. Call 526-4077 to schedule a time.


Don’t miss the book fair

The annual Scholastic Book Fair sponsored by Beta Sigma Phi will be open to the public from 2 to 8 p.m. Dec. 15 and 16 at Grantham Village School’s new cafeteria. This year’s theme is “Destination Book Fair... Reading Around the World.” There will be books for all ages, including more adult books this year! Everyone is welcome. You might find some great gifts for your children, grandchildren and friends… or maybe yourself.


Eastmanaires Christmas concert

Don’t miss your chance to get into the spirit of the holidays at the annual Eastmanaires Christmas Concert at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 19 or 4 p.m. Dec. 20 at The Center at Eastman. Donations are accepted at the door, and there may be a visit from Mr. & Mrs. Claus. Call 863-6423 for more information.


Food is price of admission

The BCCC (Big Combined Choral Concert) will be held at 7 p.m. Dec. 21 at the Seminary Hill School Auditorium in Lebanon. Featured performers will be the Harmony Night a Cappella Chorus, The Honeymooners, North Country Chordsmen, and Lebanon High School choral groups Showtime, Chorus and Superlatives. (Many of these groups include Grantham residents.) Admission is free, but you are welcome to bring a non-perishable item to contribute to a local food pantry.


Spend New Year’s Eve close to home

Bistro Nouveau again holds its popular New Year's Eve Bash at The Center at Eastman beginning at 9 p.m. with a dessert buffet, dancing, champagne toast and balloon drop at midnight. Cost is $30/person or $50/couple. Reservations taken; 4 to a table. Seating is limited to 120 people. Tickets must be purchased in advance. More information at 603-863-8000.

Bistro Nouveau will also be serving dinner off their regular menu from 4 to 9 p.m. in both the Tavern and the Hearth Room. Make reservations by calling 603-863-8000.


School meetings set

The Grantham School Board will hold a budget workshop at 5 p.m. Jan. 4 in the Jerry Whitney Room at Grantham Town Hall. The board will follow with a meeting at 7 p.m.


There’s still time to help

Provide help to others this holiday season through Listen Community Services Holiday Basket Program, which assists low income, Upper Valley families with children and seniors 65 and older. The program provides warm clothing, wish list items for children and seniors, and a food certificate for each family. Contact Kristin Farquharson, Listen’s program counselor, at 603-448-4553 to participate.


Warm items needed

Charlotte Broughton is collecting warm clothes, rugs, blankets, etc. to be shipped free via Lebanon Fed-Ex to two Indian tribes in Black Hawk, S.D. The North American Heritage Association, a four-star charity, is appealing on behalf of the four poorest counties in the United States. Unemployment on these reservations is 70 percent, and the need for clothes and money to buy small propane stoves for their flimsy huts is great. Last winter, temperatures dropped to 50-below, resulting in a grandmother on the Rosebud Reservation freezing to death.

If you care to donate and share excess clothing (or would like literature on the Indians), call Charlotte to have it picked up, boxed and shipped, 603-863-5453. Charlotte extends her thanks to everyone, including Fed-Ex who makes this possible.



Mark your calendars for Bistro Brain Busters trivia night on Jan. Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman.

• Storytimes at Dunbar Free Library: 10 a.m. Wednesdays for infants and toddlers up to age 3 with an adult; and 10 a.m. Thursdays for preschool-aged children with an adult.

Pick up your 2010 transfer station stickers at the Selectmen’s Office.

Evening hours at the Town Clerk/Tax Collector's office have changed to 6-8 p.m. Wednesdays and Thursdays.

Dec. 31 is the deadline to buy a brick to support the community playground. Forms are available at Grantham Town Hall, Rum Brook Market, and at

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

• Harmony Night a capella chorus begins again Jan. 4.

• There are at least three great internet ways to find information on Grantham: (the town’s official site), and


Lebanon High School honor roll

Grade 9, High Honors: Geoffrey Blike, Mary Caffrey, Connor Greeley, Haley Jones, Erin McClory, Leanna Travis; Honors: Taylor Anderson, Benjamin Becker, Phoebe Buckman, Nikayla Cartier, Alisabeth Collier, Andrew Googins, Ashley Goucher, Vincent Guerin, Sara Hagan, Liane Holdowsky, John Hunt, Mariana Marcano, Daniel Martin, Brooke Morgan, Darryl Sean Rose, Colette Schmidt, Zachary Wilson

Grade 10, High Honors: Jennifer Arnold, Zachary Bessette; Honors: Emily Broughton, Michael Cyphers, Cody Dziegelewski, Alyssa Goucher, Logan Kenney, Jillian Malnati, Emma Richard, Kenneth Stitt, Leo Wallin

Grade 11, High Honors: Colleen Gilliatt, Haleigh Paquette, Madeleine Wells-Bogue; Honors: Matthew Blandin, Sarah Caffrey, Lindsay Cohen, Danielle Field, Jeffrey Glinos, Marlin Hueil, Daniel Lendaro, Jeremy Marsh, Tyler Sekula, Katherine Siegel, Michael Willis

Grade 12, High Honors: Joshua Cyphers, Jayson Martin, Ellie Valliere; Honors: Samantha Bessette, Tammy Chou, Kaitlyn Covel, Sarah Eigenbrode, Gregory Gobin, Owen Hagan, Nicholas Kierstead, Christopher Lane, Tamara Marks, Shawn McClory, Sarah McKahan, Nichole Mitchell, Chelsea Ordway, Kyle Paquette, Matthew Smith, Rebecca Valente, Jesse Webber, Gregory Williams

Lebanon Junior High honor roll

High Honors: Julia Blike, Otto Bonk, Madeline Brown, Rebecca Holdowsky, Christopher Lovejoy, Jeffrey Purdy

Honors: Gergana Alteva, Zack Balfour, Rachel Berg, Natalie Cartier, Duncan Craig, Lauren Cressey, Madison Gallien, Brielle Giaccone, Jennifer Gleim, Amelia Hammond, Nicholas Hanslin de Sherbinin, Travis Hastings, Christopher Hoag, Hanna Laramie, Jennifer Laramie, Zachary Liebold, Aquiles Marcano, Heidi Martin, Kassandra McCurley, Gavin Morgan, Hanna O’Connor, Ashley O’Keefe, Elizabeth Peterson, Michaela Schones, Nicholas Shepherd, Hannah Smith, Jane Tangen, Austin Tate, Conner Tilton, Nicholas Widmann, Andrew Word


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