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Local Grantham, NH & Upper Valley Events: May 2013


The May flowers have arrived, and there are some delightful upcoming events this month in the Grantham, NH area and Upper Valley Region.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013:

The Eastman Family Singers performance begins at 7 p.m. at The Center at Eastman. This is an intergenerational group of vocalists who will present a compositions from a variety of musical genres - from “Alleluia” to English folk songs to pop. Admission is free; donations gratefully accepted.

Learn how to downsize at the Definitive Downsizing Workshop held at 4 p.m. in the Sugar River Bank Community Room, 10 N. Main St. in Newport, NH. Sponsored by Sponsored by Summercrest Senior Living, the workshop will feature Bill Smith, fine estate auctioneer of William A. Smith Appraisals; Leslie “Jazz” Barnette, a professional organizer of Jazz Personal Management; and Sage Scott and Annie Ballin, interior designers of Sage’s Interiors & Annie Ballin & Co. Please RSVP.

The 2013 Valley Quest season opens. Get ready for some fun adventures! Pick up your Best of Valley Quest book at your local bookstore and head out.

In anticipation of the Northern New England Repertory Theatre Company’s staging of Ibsen’s Hedda Gabler (May 30-June 8), AVA Gallery Executive Director Bente Torjusen will give a free, public lecture on Henrik Ibsen & Edvard Munch beginning at 5:30 p.m. at AVA Gallery in Lebanon, NH. He will focus on the work of two Norwegian masters—playwright, theater director and poet Henrik Ibsen (1828 -1906) and painter and printmaker Edvard Munch (1863-1944)— the interplay between their work and  how the notorious Hedda Gabler, as well as protagonists from other Ibsen dramas, resonated with Munch’s life and art.

Friday, May 3, 2013:

Kick-off of this year’s Fix @ 6 music series at Bistro Nouveau in Eastman, NH. This series runs every Friday through Labor Day Weekend. Come listen to the acoustical stylings of Jason Cann from 6 to 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 4, 2013:

Community Potluck Dinner at Grantham United Methodist Church. Bring a dish to share at this delicious community-wide event.

Giselle at the Lebanon Opera House May 4th and May 5th including performances by several Grantham residents.This is the City Center Ballet’s performance of Giselle, a tale of love, loss, forgiveness and beauty – a true romantic ballet. Reserved seating is available through Lebanon Opera House Box Office at 448-0400 or Advance pricing is $25 adults, $20 seniors and $12 children; $5 more at the door.

Saturday, May 11, 2013:

Mother and Son Dinner and Magic Show event at 5 p.m. at Grantham Town Hall. Enjoy an evening of good fun and magic. Put on your best clothes for a formal evening with mom, including a family-style dinner served at your table, an ice-cream social, a formal picture taken by Towne Studios, and a fantastic magic show performed by Norman Magic Productions Inc.This event is reservation only, so please RSVP no later than May 4th to save your spot. Cost is $20 per couple; $5 for an additional son. Send checks made out to the Town of Grantham to Field, PO Box 771, Grantham, NH 03753, or drop them off at the town office to be placed in the “Our Town” mail box.
Such a lovely variety of activities for individuals, couples, and families alike in the Grantham, NH area and Upper Valley Region.

The above information is a portion of the local events posted in Grantham News & Events 4/26/13. Find more news and events for Grantham, NH and surrounding towns at

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Upcoming Benefit Concert in Lebanon, NH


 Bel Canto Singers Benefit, Lebanon, NH

Benefit concert Saturday, 3/23/13 at First Congregational Church on South Park Street in Lebanon, NH with proceeds going to the Bel Canto Chamber Singers. This is a great example of some of the cultural offerings to the community Lebanon, NH and the Upper Valley.

If you're already an Upper Valley resident, this is a wonderful opportunity to support your local cultural arts. If you are interested in becoming a part of this community, contact CG Shepherd Realty, LLC

Lebanon, NH 7th Annual Full Moon Fiesta This Saturday!


Lebanon, NH is a thriving city in the Upper Valley
with a Recreation & Parks Department thatLebanon, NH Full Moon Fiesta hosts great community events year-round.

If you’re tired of sitting inside and looking at the New England snow piling up outside, choose to get active outdoors this winter starting with the Lebanon, NH 7th Annual Full Moon Fiesta on Saturday, February 9, 2013 from 6-8pm at Storrs Hill Ski Lodge.

This wonderful, "eco-friendly" progressive dinner allows the whole family to travel by snowshoe, ski, or snowboard around Storrs Hill in Lebanon, NH, while local sponsoring restaurants provide light food and hot beverages. Bring your own mugs, bowls, and spoons to reduce waste, or rent a bowl and spoon for $1.  

The fee is $10 per person, and ages 5 and under are free. All proceeds benefit the Lebanon, NH Recreation & Parks Scholarship Fund and the Lebanon Outing Club.

You can register at or

Learn more about the Lebanon, NH community and what it has to offer.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

Upcoming Eastman, NH Community Events


Now that you’ve taken some time in January to recover from the holidays, reorganize your life, and plan ahead for 2013, it’s time for Eastman, NH community events to kick  into gear. This month is starting off with a packed weekend offering options for all ages.

Eastman, NH Winter 2013SATURDAY, February 9, 2013:

Eastman Golf Links Open House 11am-2pm at The Center at Eastman. Free to everyone! Get information on 2013 membership options, leagues and groups, see some brand new equipment, plus some instructional pointers from Golf Pro Mark Larrabee! As if that weren’t enough, there will be raffles and door prizes too. Find more information about Eastman Golf Links.

Reservation Deadline for Wine Tasting Group of Eastman (WTGE) “Cuisine and Wines of Spain” dinner and wine tasting on February 21 at 7:30pm at Bistro Nouveau. Paid reservations only at $55 per person, which includes tax and gratuity.

Bistro Brain Busters Trivia Night at 7pm at The Center at Eastman. January was sold out, so reservations are recommended: 603-863-8000

SUNDAY, February 10, 2013:

JOSA (Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon) with Vocalist David Scott from 4-7pm at The Center at Eastman. $18 for adults and $16 for seniors (62+) and students (17-). Call for reservations: 603-763-8732 or after 2pm the day of, call 603-863-8000.

TUESDAY, February 12, 2013:

Greensward Social 5pm at South Cove Activity Center. Bring a neighbor, your own beverage, and an appetizer to share.

WEDNESDAY, February 13, 2013:

Eastman Snowshoe Hike 8:30am carpool from Cross Country Center and leaving Wilder Dam at 9:15am. Hike along Indian Ridge between DHMC and Wilder Dam. Three miles total distance. Little elevation. Easy/Moderate.

Songs for a Winter Evening 7:30pm at The Center at Eastman. Pianist and Eastman, NH resident Joe Henderson and mezzo-soprano Jennifer Hansen will give there performance for the 2013 Dartmouth Vaughan Recital Series, including works by Schumann and Korngold. All are welcome and no charge!

Information provided by Eastman Highlights Issue 13-06, February 8, 2013.

Eastman, NH is a four-season residential and recreational community offering numerous activities and amenities for its residents. More wonderful indoor and outdoor community activities and events for Eastman, NH residents to come. Check back next week for more upcoming events.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

More Coats Needed for Coat Drive in Newport & the Upper Valley


CG Shepherd Realty, LLC continues to collect coats year-round to be distributed to those in need in Newport, NH and the Upper Valley.

More coats are needed, especially extra-large. After many deliveries, the Newport soup CG Shepherd Realty, LLC coat drivekitchen had run out of coats. They came out to Grantham to get the ones we have here last week.

Do you have gently-used coats? Drop off coats at our Grantham office, in our coat collections can, or in one of our Shepherd Realty Smart Cars when you see them parked around town. We'll get them to Newport to be distributed accordingly.

Thank you all for your tremendous support! It is greatly needed during this time of year.

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Leavitt Hill Wetlands Dedication Recap: Grantham NH


On Saturday, October 6, 2012, after a week of rain, it was decided that the dedication of the Leavitt Hill Wetlands, Grantham NHLeavitt Hill Wetlands in memory of Wilfred “Will” Hastings be moved indoors to the Grantham Town Hall. The Leavitt Hill Wetlands were recently purchased by the Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) with the assistance of the Town of Grantham. This property was previously owned by Will Hastings, who was a Grantham NH native, active in the town, and an avid outdoorsmen.

Here is a little more about Will and his contribution to Grantham NH shared by his wife, Karen:
“Everyone knows certain things about Will Hastings but he had many interests and experiences that aren't widely known. He had Grantham country roots but was a world traveller and lover of history especially Greek History. He could communicate with folks in other countries just with his hand gestures and sweet laugh and smile...He loved all animals but was especially fond of cats...”

“When Will was a Selectman, he felt the town should buy certain parcels of Reney land for the school, fire station, and cemetery.  The general consensus was that the town couldn't afford it.  At that juncture, Will stated, "if the town won't buy it, I will". Immediately the mood changed and the town voted to purchase the land which now houses those three important functions. Will was a strategic planner all his life...Will always believed in preserving land for future generations of Grantham residents.”

Thank you to all who made it out for the dedication. It is so wonderful to be part of a community who cares about the environment, our neighbors, and future generations.

You can learn more about the Upper Valley Land Trust and preservation of the Leavitt Hill Wetlands.

CG Shepherd Realty, LLC: Serving New Hampshire’s Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee and Upper Valley Regions, Eastman, & Vermont Real Estate Buying and Selling Needs for Over 24 Years.

Eastman NH Rentals: Come See the Fall Foliage


This is the most beautiful time of year in New Hampshire, and you can take full advantage of it with Eastman NH rentals! Breathtaking fall foliage covers the mountains of the Upper Valley/Dartmouth-Lake Sunapee Region. Don't miss a chance to enjoy the beauty of the season with the inspiring sights and smells of autumn. Book your Eastman NH rentals today to reserve your fall retreat!

Eastman NH Activities:

Pull out your sweaters and scarves and experience the season as it was meant to be! There are so many amenities to enjoy with your Eastman NH rentals. Go hiking or biking on the many Eastman NH golf coursemiles of trails throughout Eastman NH, kayak or canoe on the the tranquil lake, or play a leisurely game of golf at the 18-hole championship golf course. Outdoor recreation abounds in Eastman NH, but there's more. Visit the local farmer's market for the taste of fresh produce, preserves, and baked goods, and after a day of exploring, cozy up to the fire with a warm mug of apple cider and your favorite book.

Eastman NH Events:

If you prefer a more eventful evening, there are plenty of other options. The Center at Eastman regularly hosts performances and activities. For example, this Saturday, Oct. 13, Classicopia presents “Tantalizing Trios” beginning at 7:30 p.m., bringing you the music of Beethoven, Turina and Piazzolla performed by pianist Daniel Weiser, violinist Ralph Allen and cellist Iris Jortner. Cost is $20 for adults and free for children under 18.  If you want something more casual, Bistro Nouveau, the restaurant located in the Center at Eastman NH, often features live music on the weekends, and that’s just in town.

One of the wonderful features of Eastman NH is its convenient location just a short drive from Hanover NH and Lebanon NH, both of which offer a variety of arts and entertainment as well as restaurants and shopping. You can check out the fall schedules of the Hopkins Center for the Arts located on the campus of Dartmouth College in Hanover NH and the Lebanon Opera House to see what’s available to you this season.

All of this and more is waiting for you at Eastman NH rentals. Homes and condos available for small and large groups. Whether you want to escape by yourself or bring along your family and friends, we have something for you at Eastman NH. Contact CG Shepherd Realty, LLC to book your Eastman NH getaway and join us in admiring the beauty of fall in New Hampshire.

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Leavitt Hill Wetlands Dedication Ceremony: Grantham NH


The Leavitt Hill Wetlands were recently purchased by the Upper Valley Land Trust (UVLT) with the assistance of the Town of Grantham. This property was previously owned by Wilfred “Will” Hastings, and will be dedicated in memory of him on Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 10:00am.
Will Hastings was a Grantham native, active in the town, and an avid outdoorsmen. His love of the woods and all wildlife makes the dedication of the preservation of this land all the more meaningful.Leavitt Hill Wetlands, Grantham NH

Prior to the ceremony, there will be a group hike to the property with the Grantham Conservation Commission members and Upper Valley Land Trust personnel. Feel free to join them. They will be leaving from the parking lot off Miller Pond Road at 9:00am.

Visit Upper Valley Land Trust’s website for more information about the Leavitt Hill Wetlands dedication ceremony, including directions to the location of the ceremony and a rain location.

The UVLT is a community-based land conservancy that works closely with local conservation commissions, such as that of Grantham NH, as well as neighborhood groups, landowners and civic leaders to identify and protect the Upper Valley Region’s most special places, such as the treasured Leavitt Hill Wetlands in Grantham NH. When deciding which conservation projects to undertake, they consider “the nature of the resources to be conserved, the potential public and environmental benefits, the level of community support, as well as future stewardship obligations.” (Upper Valley Land Trust)

The UVLT will continue educate and empower people to support land conservation, and more specifically, monitor and enforce the conservation protections of the Leavitt Hill Wetlands, because our beloved wetlands are worth conserving and preserving for our community and the future generations of Grantham NH residents.

Visit the UVLT website for more information on how you can get involved with land conservation in the Upper Valley Region.

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Grantham NH Community Events: September 2012


As we enter into this beautiful autumn season in Grantham NH, there are many activities and events offered to the residents of Grantham NH, Eastman NH, and the surrounding area. Whether you’re looking for ways to explore the outdoors, make some music, or connect with other people in the community, Grantham NH has plenty to offer.

Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Fall Walkabout Series:
Sept. 15: hike over Ragged Mountain and the series of peaks just over 2,200 feet in elevation. Hike from New Canada Road in Wilmot over Ragged and finish down at Proctor Academy in Andover. 6.0 miles of difficult hiking.
Sept 22: This hike will start at the Proctor Academy and climb gradually up from the Blackwater River Valley up to the Winslow State Park on the shoulder of Mt. Kearsarge. Enjoy excellent views on the 6.0 miles of moderate to difficult hiking.
Sept. 29: Hike from Winslow State Park over Mt. Kearsarge and down to Kearsarge Valley Road in Sutton. Enjoy excellent views. 6.0 miles of difficult hiking. Learn more about how to participate in these SRKG Walkabout Series.

Season 7 of Harmony Night begins: A multigenerational, A Cappella, community chorus. It just began on Sept. 10 but it’s not too late to join. Harmony Night meets Monday evenings from 6:30-8:30pm in the music room at Lebanon High School. All ages and experience levels are welcome! Great opportunity to experience, or re-experience, the A Cappella style.

Grantham Garden Club Meeting: Sept. 14 in the Grantham Town Hall Lower Level. The program, which begins at 10:30 a.m., is “Tulip's Blooming in Holland,” a presentation by Sonja Strong and Liz Kreig from Garden Division Manager at Chippers, who will review how to successfully plant bulbs in our area. The program is preceded by a social at 9:30am and business meeting at 10am.

Free Piano Concert Sept. 19: Pianist JJ Chen, aThe Center at Eastman NH resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, will perform an evening of music from both the classical and romantic period composers as well as works by Gershwin beginning at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 19 at The Center at Eastman. All are welcome.

Music at Bistro Nouveau Fix@6: Brooks Hubbard returns Friday, Sept. 21 providing live acoustic music at the Bistro Nouveau at the Center at Eastman. No cover charge.

Wetlands inventory results forum Sept. 25: The Grantham Conservation Commission will hold a Wetlands Inventory Results Public Forum at 7 pm on Tuesday, Sept. 25 in the Town Hall’s Lower Level Auditorium. Dr. Rick Van de Poll, the wetland scientist leading Grantham’s Wetlands Inventory project, will present data and results from the Revised NH Method evaluations performed on 54 wetland evaluation units identified in Grantham and discuss recommendations arising based on these data with regard to potential prime wetland candidates.

“Music, Martinis and Memories” Night Club Music: Free evening of music beginning at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at The Center at Eastman. Featuring vocalist Kim Meredith and Grantham residents George Rice (saxophone), Alden Keyser (percussion) and Joe Henderson (piano). Everyone is welcome.

Solar Energy Presentation: Eastman Community Association and the Eastman Charitable Foundation present Solar Energy—Its Importance in Our Future on Sunday Sept. 30 at the South Cove Activity Center in Eastman. Registration begins at 4 pm; program at 4:30. Bill Bender, president of Solaflect Energy LLC, will present an overview of solar power in today’s economy. A reception with light refreshments will follow. Free admission and open to everyone.

(Information of Grantham News provided by Lorie McClory  9/7/12 and 9/14/12)

Remember, this is just a small sampling of the activities available in Grantham NH.

If you want to be a part of this active community, contact CG Shepherd Realty, LLC to speak with one of our qualified REALTORS® about homes for sale in Grantham NH.

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Grantham NH Community Events: August 2012


Grantham NH may be a quaint, rural New England community, but it certainly doesn't lack culture. This month, Grantham NH offers many events for the artist in all of us. Take a look at these Grantham NH community events coming up in August 2012.

The.Fix@6: Live music in the Tavern at Bistro Nouveau at The Center at Eastman every Friday through Labor Day weekend. Returning artists include Jason Cann on Aug. 3rd, Shawn Wyatt on Aug. 10th, and Brooks Hubbard on Aug. 17th.

Bedtime Story Hour: A special offering at the Dunbar Free Library on Monday, Aug. 27th at 7pm. Open to all ages. Teddy bears and pajamas are welcomed.

Dancers Inc: Back in town at the Grantham Greenway Complex. Directed by Maribeth Hagan, also director of the New London Dance Company, Dancers Inc offers all genres of dance for all ages.There will be an open house Aug. 20th and 23rd from 5-7pm. You can sign-up for classes or just come check it out.

Music in the Meadow: This annual program on Tuesday evenings begins Aug. 7th and runs through Aug. 28th at the Grantham Recreation Park on Shedd Road. Bands play from 6-8pm Programs are free, and the evening also includes free kids crafts and $1 ice cream social. North

Country Chordsmen: A barbershop harmony group is returning to The Center at Eastman at 7:30pm Aug. 8th. Fabulous, fun, and FREE program open to everyone. Sponsored by the Dunbar Free Library, Friends of DFL and Eastman Community Association.

Art Sale: Grantham artist Paula Dorr will be selling her artwork to benefit the Dunbar Free dunbar library, grantham nhLibrary from 10am to 3pm on Saturday, Aug. 11th at the library. Offerings include giclee prints, digital photos, original pastel and oil paintings, greeting cards, jewelry, and hand-dyed silk scarves. 50% of proceeds go to library.

So enjoy the artistic offerings of Grantham NH this summer. If you want to become part of this active, close-knit community, contact CG Shepherd Realty, LLC to learn more about all of the wonderful amenities that Grantham NH has to offer. Find more Grantham NH news and events at Lake Sunapee Region, NH Local News and Information.

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Image: Dunbar Free Library, Grantham NH
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