Sunapee Seniors to host candidates forum

The Sunapee Seniors will hold their annual Candidates Day meeting on Monday, February 24 at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. The public is invited to attend. All candidates for Sunapee school and town offices have been invited to present their views and qualifications. Election Day is Tuesday, March 11.

Also, at the Seniors meeting, Sunapee Town Manager Donna Nashawaty and Superintendent of Schools Russell Holden will answer questions about town and school warrant articles and Director Mary Danko from Abbott Library will give a progress report on the new town library under construction.

If the weather is inclement, the meeting will be held on Tuesday, February 25 at 1:00 at the Sunapee Methodist Church.

Sunapee Seniors to host Health Insurance Marketplace session

HealthCare_have questionsSunapee, N.H. — The Sunapee Seniors will host an educational program about the new Health Insurance Marketplace on Monday, January 13, 2014, from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church, Lower Main St., Sunapee. The AARP-led session will explore the implications of the new Marketplace for individuals and families. This event is free and open to the public.

“There’s a lot to learn about the new Health Insurance Marketplace.  And it can be difficult to figure out what it means for you and your family.  That is why Sunapee Seniors is hosting a free one-hour educational session for residents of Greater Sunapee Area,” the release says. “Come and learn about coverage that’s available from the new Health Insurance Marketplace and find out whether you qualify for tax credits.”

“Just about everyone has questions about how the changes will affect them personally, whether they have health insurance, don’t have health insurance, or are covered by Medicare,” says the announcement. “This one-hour educational session will provide an overview of the Health Insurance Marketplace:  who is eligible, how they enroll, tax credits, and options for those with limited incomes.”

For additional information on the Affordable Care Act, visit AARP: www.HealthLawAnswers.org and www.HealthLawFacts.org.

Sunapee Seniors: Wacky Songs That Made Us Laugh

Sunapee, N.H. — Calvin Knickerbocker will present “Wacky Songs That Made Us Laugh” on Monday, October 28 at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. The program, sponsored by the Sunapee Seniors and the New Hampshire Humanities Council, is open to all free of charge.

Knickerbocker is an independent scholar who developed and delivered a dozen courses on American musical history at Rivier University. He has presented programs in retirement communities, senior centers and other venues in New Hampshire and New York.

“Popular songs with humorous lyrics have kept us laughing since Colonial times. We need comic relief and songs provide some of the best (sometimes unintentionally),” the program release says. “Excerpts from hilarious songs help chart the evolution of musical humor from the 1920’s to the 1980’s.  Selections poke fun at WW II enemies, diets, television, sex, summer camp, religion, and many other aspects of life.”

The Sunapee Seniors is a non-profit organization, formed in 1982 and open to all senior citizens (55 or over) who live in Sunapee and neighboring communities. Meetings are held twice monthly, with a July and August recess, and usually on the second and fourth Mondays of the month, at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee United Methodist Church.

Nancy Clark is current president of the group and Joe Internicola, program coordinator.

Sunapee Seniors: Annual Candidates Day Feb. 25

This year’s Candidates Day forum held by the Sunapee Seniors will be on Monday, February 25 (at 1 p.m.) at the Sunapee Methodist Church (meeting room), Lower Main Street, Sunapee. Candidates for school and town offices have been invited to present their views and qualifications. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served after the program.

The group will also discuss this year’s town and school warrant articles with invited guests: Donna Nashawaty, town manager; Brendan Minnihan, school district superintendent; Shaun Carroll, school board chairman; Mary Danko, director of Abbott Library; and Terri White, library trustee.

Election Day is Tuesday, March 12, 2013.

A Town Election sample ballot, which includes the warrant articles, is available on the town website.

Sunapee Seniors invites you to “Your Hit Parade” April 23

“Your Hit Parade — 25 Years Presenting America’s Top Popular Songs” with Calvin Knickerbocker comes to the Sunapee Seniors on Monday, April 23. The program, co-presented by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, starts at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. The public is invited to attend. Refreshments will be served after the program. Read more…

“Your Hit Parade” comes to Sunapee on April 23

“Your Hit Parade — 25 Years Presenting America’s Top Popular Songs” with Calvin Knickerbocker plays at the Sunapee Seniors on Monday, April 23. The program, co-presented by the New Hampshire Humanities Council, starts at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, and you’re invited!

“Your Hit Parade” aired on radio and then on television from 1935 to 1959. The weekly Saturday-night show set the standard for American popular music.

Knickerbocker will outline the show’s history as a “tastemaker” featuring songs inspired by the Great Depression and on through the advent of rock ‘n’ roll. And, he’ll explore the show’s relationship with sponsor American Tobacco and Lucky Strike cigarettes.

The audience will get to listen to excerpts from Hit Parade songs and musicians, from one-hit wonders to classic songs familiar today.

Knickerbocker is an independent scholar who has developed and taught courses on American musical history — from big bands, to folk music and to the music of Broadway. In conjunction with the Humanities Council, he travels the state presenting similarly themed programs., and he has taught at RISE, Nashua’s Rivier Institute for Senior Education, since 1999.

For more information about Sunapee Seniors, contact President Joe Internicola, 603-763-1048 or joeinternicola@gmail.com.

Below: No. 2 on the “Your Hit Parade”  list for May 7, 1955: Dorothy Collins sings “Unchained Melody.”

Sunapee Seniors: “Sunapee’s Brave Boys”

“Sunapee’s Brave Boys: A Talk on Sunapee’s Civil War Experience” will be presented by Becky Rylander on Monday, March 26, 2012, at the next meeting of the Sunapee Seniors. The program starts at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will be offered. Rylander, president of the Sunapee Historical Society, will focus on the local war experience and the lives of some of Sunapee’s veterans after the war. For more information, contact Joe Internicola, president of the Sunapee Seniors, at 603-763-1048 or joeinternicola@gmail.com.

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