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Lorie McClory

August 21, 2009

Activities for August seem to be winding down just as the good weather comes in. That’s typical with families gearing up for back to school. Speaking of which…

Back to School Storytime

Don’t miss the last Storytime before school starts. Bring a blanket to the Dunbar Free Library’s back lawn at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 for this final, and very special, edition before school begins on Sept. 2. Moms and Dads can cuddle up for the stories too. Personally, I love being read to!


Auto registration changes

August registrations are due, and payment for the town and state portions of the Motor Vehicle registration can now be made with one check, made payable to the Town of Grantham.
You can also renew electronically via EREG (short for Electronic Registration) from the town’s website ( and click on the EREG license plate. There is a fee for the EREG service.

If you have questions about the new process, contact the Town Clerk’s Office at 863-5608, or

Registration reminder letters will again be sent to residents beginning in September.


Community luncheon

September’s Lunch Bunch community luncheon will begin at noon Sept. 12 in the basement of the Grantham United Methodist Church on Route 10. Come at 11:45 for a free blood pressure screening. Donations are accepted and anyone is welcome; you don’t have to live in Grantham.


Donations needed for Park & Ride landscaping

Since November of 2006, the Grantham Park & Ride has been well utilized. It’s not unusual to count 20 to 30 vehicles parked on any given day.

The Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce is continuing its effort to plant trees around the Park & Ride. The NH Dept. of Transportation has provided a planting list of 11 trees and given preliminary approval for placement.

The chamber is asking everyone to help raise $5,500 for the planting project. The hope is to have the trees in the ground by fall. Your donation will help turn the Park & Ride into a beautiful and pleasant stop for everyone.

Please mail your donation to: Park & Ride Tree Project, Grantham Area Chamber of Commerce, P.O. Box 1340, Grantham, NH, 03753. If you wish, include your name and mailing address so that we may acknowledge your donation.
Contact Dan Foster at 863-1839 for more information.


DFL book delivery

For those who are homebound, Dunbar Free Library offers book delivery service. Just call the library and let them know what you want. There is a program through the state for free mail delivery as well, and now a new program allowing handicapped individuals free downloadable audiobooks. Call us for more information, 863-2172.

To receive announcements of programs and new books via e-mail, send a request to


Chowder galore on Sept. 27

Mark your calendar for the Sept. 27 annual Chowder Challenge in Sunapee Harbor. This is the largest fundraiser for the Sunapee PTO and includes soups, bisque, stews and chowders. Co-sponsored by the Lake Sunapee Region Chamber of Commerce, this is a local and less crazy alternative to the event at Hampton Beach.

The group is still looking for participants and sponsors. More information is available at



• The town has a food collection box in the town hall foyer. Food donations are brought alternately to The Listen Center and the Newport Food Pantry.

• Selectmen meet at 5 p.m. the second and fourth Wednesdays each month.

• School board’s next meeting is 6:30 p.m. Sept. 14 in the downstairs meeting room at Grantham Town Hall.

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

• Visit for official minutes, meeting dates and more.

• Visit for great events throughout the Sunapee Region.

Don’t forget to send your news or events at least two weeks in advance to Let your neighbors know what’s going on.

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