Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of New Hampshire recruits, trains and supervises volunteers to serve as advocates for abused and neglected children in the New Hampshire court system. As part of the national nonprofit organization National CASA (NCASAA), we envision a world in which all children are safe, nurtured and living in permanent homes.
Adventures in Learning is a community-based program of educational enrichment for adults living in the Kearsarge-Lake Sunapee region. Sponsored by Colby-Sawyer College, Adventures in Learning provides a peer learning experience for those with a vigorous interest in the world of ideas and for those who wish to continue their intellectual growth in an informal setting.
Incorporated in 1975, BMSD is a 501(c)3 charitable non-profit, all volunteer organization that provides year-round outdoor recreation such as snowmobiling, XC skiing, snowshoeing, walking, hiking, bicycling, and horseback riding.
Community Alliance of Human Services (CAHS) provides direct service to several thousand Sullivan County residents each year. Our mission statement is simple and unique: support individuals and families in their decision to maintain their independence. Many of today’s problems affecting families in Sullivan County reflect larger societal issues such as poverty, aging, disabilities, lack of transportation, and abuse. Community Alliance works with other service providers advocating for services and resources for our clients. We work both on individual and community level. Services are flexible and continually evolving to respond to changing needs.
Founded in 2005 as a non-profit organization, the Eastman Charitable Foundation (ECF) focuses on environmental preservation, cultural programs, and recreational activities within Eastman and the surrounding towns of Enfield, Grantham, and Springfield, New Hampshire that:
- preserve natural environments within and abutting the watershed in affiliation with existing conservation groups and land trusts,
- educate our residents through workshops and lectures on environmental issues and sustainable practices,
- support cultural programs and activities within the community, and
- enhance recreational activities that foster community-building and appreciation for our unique environment
- support regional environmental, recreational, and cultural activities
Eastman is a sustainable, intergenerational, recreational community that offers an active, four-season lifestyle.
Eastman is situated in three towns: Enfield, Grantham, and Springfield
Size of Eastman: over 3,600 acres
Original number of sub-divided lots: 2,181
ECA-owned lots: 331
Undeveloped lots privately owned: 119
Developed lots: Single-family homes: 987; Condos: 336
Number of full-time vs part-time residents: In the 2010 survey, 62% of Eastman Members listed their Eastman property as their “primary residence;” 59% said they live here year-round; 14% seasonally; 22% weekends/vacations.
Size of Eastman Lake: 335 acres, 2 miles long x ½ mile wide
Height of lake: 1,095 feet above sea level
Type of fish in the lake: Pickerel, small & large-mouth bass, and suckers
Ownership of lake: All lakes (actually “great ponds” in New Hampshire) are owned by the state and must have some form of public access.
Depth of lake: Average depth is 10 feet, deepest spot is 30 feet.
Roads, Trails & Wildlife:
Paved and unpaved roads: 55 miles
Hiking trails: 17 miles
Groomed cross country trials: 36K, or nearly 22.5 miles
List of typical wildlife: Loons, fox, bear, moose, deer, turtles, and much more!
Year Eastman Golf Links opened: The first 9 holes opened in 1972; the second 9, in 1976.
Golf course statistics: Yardage 6,731; Par 71; Rating 73.5
Golf carts rented per day: On average 63 carts are rented daily.
Buckets of balls dispensed per day: An average of 125 buckets, or 4,400 balls
Pool dimensions: 75 feet long x 24 feet wide, not including the walkway or shallow section
The Good Neighbor Health Clinics, Inc. is a non-profit free health care facility established in 1992 for the purpose to offer free primary medical and dental care to the people of the Upper Connecticut River Valley who are in need and lack the resources to obtain adequate care.
The Grantham Garden Club's education programs are open to the public without charge. Doors open at 9:30am for social time with refreshments, and Programs start at about 10:30am, immediately following a short business meeting that begins at 10:00am. The public is welcome to attend our socials and meetings, as well as the education programs.
Listen provides services and support to meet the critical needs of Upper Valley individuals and families. For more information click on the link above or call (603) 448-4553.
The Chapin Senior Center serves nine towns including Grantham for people over 50. They offer a wide variety of services including a transportation program.
This site is filled with information about places in NH including field trip ideas, state facts, and historical information.
This site offers live traffic cameras located all around NH as well as instant traffic e-Alerts.
The New Hampshire Geographically Referenced Analysis and Information Transfer System (NH GRANIT) is a cooperative project to create, maintain, and make available a statewide geographic data base serving the information needs of state, regional, and local decision-makers.
Aerobic Equipment: 4 treadmills, 2 recumbent bikes, 1 upright bike, 4 elliptical machines, 1 rowing machine
Strength Equipment: Free weights w/bench, chest press, seated leg press, seated row, shoulder press, ab crunch machine, leg extension, seated leg curl
Launched in February 2003, Ready is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
In 2004, The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) launched Ready Business, an extension of the Ready campaign that focuses on business preparedness.Ready Business helps owners and managers of small- to medium-sized businesses prepare their employees, operations and assets in the event of an emergency. The campaign’s messages are being delivered through ReadyBusiness section of this Web site, brochures, radio, print and internet PSAs and key partnerships.
In 2006, FEMA launched Ready Kids, a tool to help parents and teachers educate children ages 8 - 12 about emergencies and how they can help get their family prepared. The program includes family-friendly Web pages and online materials developed by Sesame Workshop and Discovery Education.
In 2008, The Ready Campaign added a section on their web site for military families. The entire Department highlights emergency preparedness through National Preparedness Month (NPM), a nationwide effort held each September to encourage Americans to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses and schools. View the Ready Public Service Advertisements.
SCS provides services for citizens of Chesire and Sullivan counties that includes direct assistance to low income people and families as well as housing, homeless services, energy services, and many other programs.
Turning Points Network is a private, non-profit agency offering crisis and support services to female and male survivors of domestic violence, sexual violence and stalking. All direct services are free and confidential. TPN works with survivors, their friends and loved ones, service providers and concerned community members.
The Commission has been providing professional planning assistance to municipal boards since 1963 when it was the Upper Valley Development Council. Our current staff's areas of expertise include comprehensive planning, land use regulations, transportation planning, natural resource inventories, community/economic development, public participation, affordable housing, and hazard mitigation planning.
The Commission is one of nine Regional Planning Commissions (RPC) in New Hampshire enabled through state legislation (RSA 36:45). RPCs were created to coordinate all aspects of planning, act as a liaison between local and state/federal governments and provide advisory technical assistance. Regional Planning Commissions seek to promote intergovernmental collaboration and coordination throughout the regions they serve.
The Commission serves 27 municipalities, local groups such as river advisory committees, economic development councils, housing organizations and others who affect the future land use of the region.
The Commission is governed by Commissioners appointed by member communities and counties and a small number of at-large-members. It is the Commissioners' role to be a regional collaborator and bring local issues to the attention of the Commission and conversely to articulate regional strategies that can benefit local efforts.