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

Classical guitarist Claude Bourbon to perform in Sunapee

CLAUDE BOURBON

French classical guitarist Claude Bourbon performs at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m.

Sunapee, N.H. — French classical guitarist Claude Bourbon performs at the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, September 12 at 7 p.m. The Coffeehouse meets at the Lake Sunapee  Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street.

Food and beverages will be available. There is no cover charge but a hat is passed for the musician and venue expenses.

The CoffeeHouse kicks off the Fall Session with French singer-songwriter and brilliant musician Claude Bourbon who takes blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian styling’s into uncharted territories

“Come experience a rich evening of music listening to top quality performer Claude Bourbon weave his magic. He is known throughout Europe and America for his amazing guitar performances,” says the CoffeeHouse release.

Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland where for a time he was classically trained, but he soon felt the need to explore the guitar without the limitations of written music and delved headlong into folk, blues, jazz and rock music. Now based in the U.K., he has become a world-renowned player, highly acclaimed for his finger-picking style—plucking, picking and strumming at such speed that his fingers seem to appear just as a blur. His sound instantly creates ambience – from haunting Spanish moods to lyrical, romantic jazz. He has crafted an unbelievable fusion of classical and jazz, with ethereal Eastern influences, Spanish and Latin elements with strains of Western folk.

The Sunapee Community Coffeehouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series that offers Friday night performances November through December, with an Open Mic Night in October and December.

The venuSCCoffeeHousee is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet friendly setting with an attentive audience. The CoffeeHouse encourages local talent and original works.

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

 

 

Author Dan Szczesny to visit Sunapee July 28

Sunapee, N.H. — When hiker Dan Szczesny and his nine-year-old ward, Janelle, first set foot on the trail to Mt. Kearsarge in Novmber 2011, neither of them knew that this easy hike to one of the state’s most popular mountain tops would change both their lives. But what followed was a hiking odyssey that lasted over a year as the two hikers cross-crossed the state on their way to a 225-mile epic attempt to complete a little-known hiking list called The 52 With a View.

Dan Szczesny, author of The Adventures of Buffalo and Tough Cookie, along with Janelle, will present a slide show program and do book signings in Sunapee at Abbott Library, 542 Route 11, on Monday, July 28 at 7 p.m.

For more information, contact Abbott Library, phone 603-763-5513.

Little Loon Grows Up at LSPA July 22

Sunapee, N.H. — Tonight (Tuesday, July 22) at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association headquarters at Sunapee Harbor, Kittie Wilson will present Little Loon Grows Up! — her observations and photographs of the loon family of Pleasant Lake in New London. The program starts at 7 p.m. and is open to all free of charge. Visit the LSPA website for more information: www.lakesunapee.org or call 603-763-2210.

Related links:

“Come Listen to the Loons” by Kittie Wilson (YouTube video)

Loon Preservation Committee (N.H.) - Live LoonCam

 

 

 

 

Sunapee Historical Society Museum to hold Open House

Sunapee Historical Society MuseumSunapee, N.H.– Have you ever wondered what is in the large gray shed opposite the Anchorage in Sunapee Harbor? It’s the Sunapee Historical Society Museum and its directors would like to show you what is there during a special Open House on Sunday, July 27 from 4 to 7 p.m.

The directors will be giving tours explaining some of the items in the collection and their vision for taking better care of some of it. Also, they’ll be running the equipment from the machine shop that serviced the Woodsum steamboats and serving refreshments. Everyone is welcome.

The museum’s regular hours during July and August: Open afternoons 1-4 on Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays and on Wednesday evenings, 7-9.  Closed on Mondays.  Admission is free, though donations are always welcome.

Free programs at the museum coming up:

  •  July 24, 7 p.m.: A Magic Lantern Show featuring slides from the collection.
  •  August 7, 7 p.m.: Woodbine Dessert Night with refreshments from the cookbook.
  •  August 21, 7 p.m.:  The Wooden Launches of Lake Sunapee.
For more information, email sunapeehistory@gmail.com or call 603-763-8809.
 

Sunapee Riverfest: Come Celebrate Community July 20

Celebrate summer and celebrate community at the Sunapee Riverfest on Sunday, July 20 from 4 to 8 p.m. along River Road, Sunapee Harbor village. Sponsored by Project Sunapee, the event promises lots of fun, frolic and food. There will be games of luck and skill for all, a rubber duck race, a bakers’ contest with blue ribbon awards, and plenty of food from BBQ chicken to desserts. In attendance will be the ‘Lil Red Baron’s Caboose, Madi’s Hot Dog Wagon, and the ice cream kids from Sanctuary Dairy Farm. The Whiskey Stones band and Sunapee’s own Time Travelers will offer music. For a complete list of activities and participating organizations and for ticket information, visit Project Sunapee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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