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December 12, 2008

Musical Monday night!

The Eastmanaires perform the second of their holiday concerts 7:30 p.m. Monday at The Center at Eastman. Donations accepted at the door, and Santa will make a special appearance.

Also Monday is the BCCC - the Big Combined Choral Concert - at Seminary Hill School in West Lebanon. This free holiday concert features Harmony Night, a multi-generational a cappella community chorus directed by Grantham residents Dan Signor and his wife, Gaye LaCasce. (Many of you know Dan as the choral director at Lebanon High and Lebanon Junior High schools.)

Other ensembles singing tonight include the Lebanon High School Chorus, Showtime and Superlatives, and quartets Rat Race and The Honeymooners

Local Grantham performers include Frank Valente and his daughter, Becca (or should we say Becca and her dad, Frank?), Dave Sekula, Nichole Mitchell and Jeff Russell.

Also, there is public caroling on Dec. 17. Meet at Village Pizza parking lot at 4:30 p.m. and dress warmly.

The Lebanon Junior High School Band and Chorus concert begins at 7 p.m. Dec. 18 at the Lebanon Opera House. This is also free and open to the public.


Cross lighting

The cross on the Grantham United Methodist Church will be lit Dec. 17 in memory of Joshua and Mildred Dunbar by Joey Holmes.


New baby boy

Trenton Bauer Judkins was born on Oct. 10, 2008, weighing 8 pounds 13 ounces, and measuring 20 inches long. Mom and Dad are Emily and Josh Judkins of Wilmot, and maternal grandparents are Ron and Bonnie Bauer of Grantham.


Holiday library changes

Dunbar Free Library's Laptime and Storytime are done until Jan. 7.

That said, there will be a Family Holiday Storytime at 10 a.m. Dec. 20 with juice and cookies, and a Pajama-time Storytime in PJs at 7 p.m. Dec. 29 featuring tales of snow.

The library will close at noon Dec. 24 and Dec. 31, and will be closed all day Dec. 25 and Jan. 1.


Vacation art camp

MyARTery will hold an art camp on Dec. 22 and 23. There are two sessions each day, 8:30-11:30 a.m. and 12:20-3:30 p.m., and cost is $35 per session. E-mail Kristin at for more info.

A Penguin New Year's Eve?

Start 2009 off right by attending the New Year's Eve Family Dance Party from 6 to 8 p.m. Dec. 31 at Grantham Town Hall. This year's theme: Penguin. Admission is $5 per person with a maximum of $20 per family. Price includes noisemaker, party hat or lei, make-your-own ice cream sundae bar, popcorn, beverages, and a balloon drop and ginger ale toast at "midnight" (7:45). There will be dancing, and everyone can put their name in the drawing to be chosen this year's King and Queen of the New Year.

For more information about Our Town events, contact Laurie Field at 863-9143.


Help with Grantham school planning

The Grantham School Board is establishing a Long-Range Planning Committee that will be charged with developing a five- to-10-year plan for the school district encompassing programs and configurations for students at primarily the elementary level. In addition, this committee will provide input relative to the middle school and high school levels.

The committee will consider demographics, population, tax rate impacts, and state requirements. If selected, committee members will be required to make a four-hour per month commitment for the duration of this planning process. The school board anticipates committee work beginning no later than February and is expected to recommend a long-range plan to the Grantham School Board in October.

The committee members will be selected by the Grantham School Board and serve at the pleasure of the school board.
If you are interested, please send a letter of interest and a resume to David Armstrong, SAU #75, PO Box 287, Grantham, NH 03753


Write to Ramsay

Ramsay Mellish is spending time as a missionary in Rwanda, Africa and could use a few cards and letters. Ramsay is a 2008 graduate of Lebanon High School. His mom, Penny, said he likes it there but is finding life a little slow. Let's all give him something to read! Write to Ramsay care of Cakwaya, Augustine; PO Box 2715; Kigali, Rwanda; Africa.



• 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.


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