Sunapee Flash Bash showcases student photos

 

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Community clean up in Sunapee is May 4

 

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Photo of Sunapee’s Harbor House Livery is a contest finalist. Voting is underway.

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Photos of Sunapee’s Harbor House Livery courtesy of Charlotte Carlson, Sunapee.

Sunapee, N.H. — A dramatic winter photograph of the historic Harbor House Livery in Sunapee Harbor Village is one of 50 finalists in Kearsarge Magazine’s First Annual Photo Contest.

Charlotte Carlson, Sunapee, submitted the entry.

“My entry (listed #11 in the magazine contest) was taken on a beautiful January morning,” said Charlotte.

She also submitted a photo of ducks.

“It’s usually quiet in the harbor off-season and several ducks (#26) take advantage of the peaceful water there.”

The Kearsarge Magazine announced its First Annual Photography Contest earlier this year looking for photos of people, places and things in the Lake Sunapee/Kearsarge region.

“Many of the area’s amateur photographers have submitted their best shots and now is the time to vote at the Kearsarge Magazine website,” explained Charlotte. Voting continues until Friday, April 5, 2013.

Sunapee’s Harbor House Livery, seen from the back and reflected in the river, has become Charlotte’s number one subject. She photographs the view throughout the year and at different times of the day.

“I keep my camera with me at all times,” added Charlotte, who is a retired Sunapee schoolteacher.  “I never know when or where I’ll find a photo opportunity and Sunapee Harbor is a great place to visit any day or time.”

To view the contest finalists and pick your favorite, visit the Kearsarge Magazine.

The magazine will publish the winning image in its summer issue.

Sunapee Green-Up Day is May 7th

  • Learn more about Sunapee Green-Up Day by clicking on the poster above…or go to: www.sunapeecleanupday.com/greenup/.
  • Download, print and share the 2011 Green-Up Day poster (PDF 262 KB) here: Green-Up Day 2011 Poster
  • Find what you need to know at the Green-Up website. It includes street maps, volunteer forms, and helpful tips for participants.
  • And if you need more information, contact Rhonda Gurney, Sunapee, or Sunapee Road Agent Tony Bergeron.

Remember the rope tows in downtown Sunapee?

Remember when….the rope tows operated in “downtown” Sunapee?  The photo was taken by Lou Thompson, and “it looks like Charlie Boyce bringing a young girl up the hill,” said Ron Garceau, publisher of SooNipi Magazine.

See yesterday’s Sunapee News article—Lost Ski Areas in SooNipi Country

And to share your memories of skiing downtown Sunapee or learning to ski on a rope tow or at one of New England’s lost ski areas, just leave a comment.

The photo–Ski Tow Hill looking across toward High and Elm streets–comes to us courtesy of Ron Garceau, publisher of SooNipi Magazine, which chronicles the people, businesses, recreation, lifestyles and history of the area.


Lost Ski Areas of SooNipi Country

Click on the image for a PDF of the entire article.

As New England ski areas gear up for what they hope to be a busy holiday season, there are others less fortunate. Recent articles have lamented the loss of ski areas in New Hampshire and Vermont, and they often reference the New England Lost Ski Areas Project.

So, what about lost ski areas in the Sunapee area?

Lost Ski Areas of SooNipi Country, an article by John Warren, was published by Soonipi Magazine in the winter of 2007-2008. It also referenced  NELSAP and its website.

With permission from Ron Garceau, publisher of the Soonipi, here it is. Just click on the image or SooNipi Winter 2007-08 P.46-49 (PDF 197 KB).

Sunapee’s Ski Tow Hill

Unlike many lost ski areas that are sold off for private development, Ski Tow Hill on Route 103B in Sunapee is now public property, owned by the town, and has been officially named Harry Tilton Park. It continues to serve the interest of outdoor enthusiasts offering open-space, forest land and recreation. A new play area, the Lynne Peirce Memorial Playground, opened in 2010, and the town rec department is considering other features for the site.

Rope tow is gone and XC is alive at Dexter’s

At Dexter’s Inn on Stagecoach Road, Sunapee, where there once was a rope tow,  cross-country is alive. The inn offers a network of cross-country ski and snowshoe trails that crisscross the 20 acre property. The ski center is managed by the folks from Norsk who built and maintain the trails and give lessons, said innkeeper John Augustine. This year, Dexter’s is adding night snowshoeing (with headlamps) and horse-drawn sleigh rides. And with more snow, some 6 to 12 inches, the ski center can open.

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Sunapee town offices post holiday hours

The Sunapee Transfer Station will close at noon on Friday, December 24, and be closed all day on Christmas day and New Year’s Day. The Sunapee Town Offices will close at noon on Wednesday, December 22, and be closed on Friday, December 24; Saturday, December 25; and Friday, December 31. The Sunapee board of selectmen, with no agenda items scheduled, canceled their Monday, December 27 meeting. (Selectmen meeting agendas and minutes are available on the town website;  minutes are available by subscribing to town news.)
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