Woodchucks’ Revenge to perform at Sunapee Coffeehouse

SCCoffeeHouseThe musical quartet Woodchucks’ Revenge will be performing at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, on Friday,  Oct. 17 from 7 to 9 p.m.

The Woodchucks’ repertoire ranges from New England fiddle tunes to modern cowboy songs and from Irish Ballard’s to ’60s folk, blues and bluegrass. Songs about Vermont and mountains and life in New England are show staples along with a healthy dose of humor and a small but growing number of originals, according to the release.

The quartet includes Peter Cady (on guitar), Kristina Cady (on fiddle and bass), Sandy Morse( on guitar, mandolin, and banjo) and Mike Lussen (on banjo, tenor and six-string guitar, bouzouki, ukulele, and bohdran.)

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series. The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience. There is no cover charge but the CoffeeHouse emcee for the evening will pass the hat for the musicians. For directions, performance or volunteer info, visit www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Sunapee’s Harbor House Livery Hosts Arts & Crafts Show Oct. 12

Sunapee, NH. — The Pop-Up Gallery at the Harbor House Livery on Main Street in Sunapee Harbor Village will host an arts and crafts exhibit and sale on Sunday afternoon, October 12 from noon to 4 p.m. A local non-profit, Project Sunapee, sponsors the annual event to showcase local talent and to share information about the 1890 landmark building. HHL docents will share a video history and plans for its restoration and reuse.

Featured artisans in this year’s show include:

  • Artists who paint on wood, paper, canvas & whimsical sculptures
  • Potters of wheel thrown & hand-built ceramics
  • Purveyors of sweet & savory edibles
  • Designers of wearable art, hand spun wool & fine needlework
  • Sunapee Graniteworks American Beads
For more information, visit www.projectsunapee.org.

Muster Field Farm Celebrates Harvest Day Oct. 5

The barn at the Muster Field Farm Museum, North Sutton, N.H.

The Pillsbury Barn at the Muster Field Farm Museum, North Sutton, N.H., will host live music by Sferes & White and Click and Jonie Horning on Harvest Day, October 5.

North Sutton, N.H. — Celebrate the summer’s harvest at Muster Field Farm Museum on Harvey Road on Sunday, October 5, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. It’s a time to enjoy the beauty of the farm and reap the benefits of the growing season. This event is free to all.

Special activities include guided tours of the historic Matthew Harvey Homestead and live music by Sferes & White and Click & Jonie Horning in the Pillsbury Barn. There will be hayrides, old-time games, and artist exhibits & demonstrations. A warm meal will be available for purchase in the Pillsbury Barn: homemade soups, fresh bread and cider. Fresh produce will be for sale in the farm stand.

New this year will be a Food Preservation Workshop (1-3 p.m.) presented by UNH Cooperative Extension Service in partnership with Muster Field Farm Museum.

For more information and/or directions, call 603-927-4276 or visit www.musterfieldfarm.com.

SRK Greenway announces Autumn Hikes and Trail Work

2014 Oct Q2c AdLake Sunapee Region, N.H. — The SRK (Sunapee-Ragged-Kearsarge) Greenway Coalition kicks off its October schedule of outings with a six-mile, classic New Hampshire hike (moderately difficult) on Mt. Kearsarge, from Winslow State Park to Valley Road in North Sutton, on Saturday, October 4. See the SRKGC website calendar for details.

Trail work follows at Mount Sunapee State Park on the Summit Trail on Sunday, October 12. This is a cooperative undertaking of the SRKGC and the Goshen Conservation Commission. After an easy half-mile hike to the work site, the task at hand is to clear water drains on Mount Sunapee’s beautiful western slope trail

Other hikes and trail work follow throughout the month. The public is invited to participate. For more information and to sign up, visit: www.srkg.com.

The SRK Greenway is a 75-mile loop of hiking trails, surrounding Lake Sunapee, crossing Sunapee, Ragged, and Kearsarge Mountains, and maintained by Greenway volunteers. The Greenway’s mission is to create and maintain a forever green, great circle of trail corridors and conserved lands providing walkers with minimally-developed access to the mountains, lakes, vistas and historical sites of the region.

Sunapee CoffeeHouse: Weiland & Myrick perform Oct. 3

KENNY WEILAND & BRAD MYRICKSunapee, N.H. — Kenny Weiland and Brad Myrick are both accomplished solo performers. When they join forces, high spirited jazz, swing, and funky tunes are the result. Kenny has released four CDs of original songs, and two of his songs were featured on NPR‘s “Car Talk”.

Kenny and Brad will be performing at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse, at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, on Friday, October 3 starting at 7 p.m.

This is their second appearance at the CoffeeHouse and they’ve decided to split the show. Brad will energize the audience in the second set performing originals from his upcoming solo CD. There is no cover charge; the emcee for the evening will pass the hat for the musicians. For more information, visit the CoffeeHouse website: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org

Craig Werth to perform at Sunapee CoffeeHouse

CRAIG WERTHSunapee, N.H. — Singer-songwriter-instrumentalist Craig Werth will perform in Sunapee at the Community CoffeeHouse at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street, on Friday, September 26 at 7 p.m.

Since 2006, Craig has performed and toured internationally appearing in concerts and festivals in Scotland, England, Ireland, Australia and across North America. After touring internationally for five years with multiple Juno award-winning artist David Francey, Craig Werth is singing his own highly acclaimed songs throughout his New England homeland.

His CoffeeHouse performance will likely include a variety of instruments. He often accompanies himself with five or more instruments… guitars, banjo, ukulele, bouzouki and shruti box.

Craig has three solo albums including “The Spokes Man” (2013) that garnered several “top new album of the year” accolades. His song, “The Spokes Man,” pays tribute to a real-life 78-year old retired custodian who rebuilds bicycles and gives them away to bike-less kids in Durham, North Carolina.

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series that offers regular performances throughout the year.

The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience. There is no cover charge; the CoffeeHouse passes the hat and all funds collected go to the musicians.

For directions, performance or volunteer info, visit the CoffeeHouse website at: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.

Hale Award given to Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben photo by Steve Liptay

Bill McKibben photo by Steve Liptay

Newport, N.H.– The Trustees of the Richards Free Library and the Judges of the Sarah Josepha Hale Award announced that author and environmentalist Bill McKibben is the 2014 Hale Award Medalist.

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, the grassroots climate change movement. A Middlebury College professor, he is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies. In 2013 he won the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Award for his environmental activism. Continue reading

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