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.

Sunapee School District: On the bulletin board

Dinner and a Movie

The junior class is holding a fundraiser — Family Night: Dinner and a Movie at the Sherburne Gym — on Saturday, March 24, 2012, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. “Puss in Boots” will be shown on the big screen with dinner served during intermission. Tickets: $5 per person/maximum $20 per family. The doors open at 4:30 p.m.  Proceeds will benefit the middle high school prom in May.

Download/view the poster: Dinner and a Movie – “Puss in Boots” (188kb PDF).

SCES students and Seniors

On Monday, March 12, 2012, the kindergarten and first grade classrooms from the Sunapee Central Elementary School met with the Sunapee Seniors at the Methodist church. The children sang St. Patrick’s Day songs and handed out holiday crafts, and the seniors provided juice and cookies.  Kindergarten teacher Jackie Keegan said, “A great time was had by all.”

Raising brook trout

Katie Blewitt’s fourth grade classroom and Keegan’s kindergarten are working together and raising brook trout.  With guidance from Lake Sunapee Protective Association and N.H. Fish and Game, the students have 220 eggs chilling in the classroom.

The Chess Club

On Thursday, March 15 and March 22, the Sunapee Chess Club led by volunteer Eugene Tappen will be meeting with the New London Elementary School Chess Club at the New London Outing Club.  This is the third year the children have joined together. The Chess Club is for third, fourth and fifth graders interested in learning the game and for those wanting to increase their competitive skills.

Sunapee candidates forum is Feb. 27

The Sunapee Seniors will hold a public forum on Monday, February 27, 2012, for candidates running for town and school offices in Sunapee. The meeting will be held at the Sunapee Methodist Church on Lower Main Street, starting at 1 p.m. The agenda includes discussion of town and school warrant articles.

Seniors host Sunapee candidates forum Feb. 27

The Sunapee Seniors will hold a Candidates Day program on Monday, February 27 at 1 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. All Sunapee residents are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be offered following the program.

The Seniors invited all candidates seeking town and school offices to attend and present their views and qualifications. Also, Town Manager Donna Nashawaty and School Superintendent Brendan Minnihan will be available to explain  town and school warrant articles and John Walden, director of the town library, will be available to discuss the proposed new library and related warrant articles.

In the event of inclement weather, the candidates program will be held on Tuesday, February 28 at 1 p.m. at the church. For more information, contact Sunapee Seniors President Joe Internicola at joeinternicola@gmail.com.

Voting takes place on Tuesday, March 13, 2012.

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Sunapee Seniors plan for Valentine’s Day and Candidates’ Day

The Sunapee Seniors will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a pot luck luncheon on Monday, February 14th at 12:00 noon at the Sunapee Methodist Church.  Lyn and Frank Gallup, Rose Batts and Lois Giblin are in charge of  arrangements, and “Capt. Al” Peterson will provide the musical entertainment.

Then, at the Seniors second meeting of the month on February 28th, the focus will turn to Town Meeting and Town Elections. The Sunapee Seniors are inviting all candidates for school and town offices to present their views and qualifications during their annual Candidates’ Day program. The meeting on the 28th will be held at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street, starting at 1 p.m. and will include a brief presentation of local warrant articles by town and school representatives.

All candidates interested in participating in the Candidates’ Day program are asked to contact Sunapee Seniors President Joe Internicola by February 18. Phone 763-1048 or email joeinternicola@gmail.com.

Voting in Sunapee takes place on Tuesday, March 8, 2011.

Sunapee Seniors invite local candidates to speak

“The Sunapee Seniors cordially invite all candidates for Sunapee school and town offices to present their views and qualifications to our members and  all other interested Sunapee residents at our annual Candidates’ Day meeting on Monday, Feb. 28 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church,” announces Joe Internicola, president of the Seniors.

“Each candidate is requested to limit his/her presentation to five minutes.  There will be time for questions and answers following each talk.”

All candidates interested in participating are asked to contact Joe Internicola by February 18. Phone 763-1048 or email joeinternicola@gmail.com.

Also included in the Candidates’ Day program will be a brief discussion of town and school warrant articles by Donna Nashawaty, the Sunapee town manager; Brendan Minnihan, the Sunapee school superintendent; and Shaun Carroll, the school board chairman, says Internicola.

Light refreshments will be offered following the program.

Abraham Lincoln will visit Sunapee this month

Lincoln Presenter Steve Wood, Claremont, stands next to a statue of a beardless Abraham Lincoln at the site of the 1858 Lincoln-Douglas Debate in Alton, Illinois.

Sunapee will get “A Visit With Abraham Lincoln” this month.

The event will take place on Monday, January 24 at the Sunapee Methodist Church on Lower Main Street at 1 p.m. It’s sponsored by the Sunapee Seniors and the New Hampshire Humanities Council.

At the Sunapee Seniors’ second meeting of the month, Steve Wood of Claremont will portray Lincoln and will give a talk centered around Lincoln’s 1860 visit to New Hampshire that included stops in Concord, Manchester, Dover, and Exeter.

Steve Wood has portrayed Abraham Lincoln at historical societies, libraries, schools, and community events since 1995.

He and his wife Sharon are members of the Association of Lincoln Presenters, which recognized Steve and Sharon as the Best Abraham and Mary Lincoln Team for both 2003 and 2006.  And Steve took second place in the Lincoln Look-Alike Contest held in Hodgenville, Kentucky in 2000.

Since retiring from the University of New Hampshire Cooperative Extension, after nearly 30 years as an Extension Educator in Forest Resources, Steve has been devoting more time to his historical presentations of Abraham Lincoln, says Joe Internicola, president of the Sunapee Seniors.

The program on the 24th is open to all. The Sunapee Seniors will offer light refreshments after the program. Continue reading

Sunapee Seniors hosts NEHSA at Jan. 10 meeting

Sunapee Seniors will present a program about the New England Handicapped Sports Association on Monday, January 10 at 1 pm at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 17 Lower Main Street. The public is invited to attend. Light refreshments will follow the program. NEHSA Director Tom Kersey will be the guest speaker. He will present a slide show about NEHSA activities including the role of its volunteer members who come from all sectors of the community and occupations….”doctors, nurses, policemen, firemen, students, office workers, plumbers, judges, lawyers, electricians, teachers, realtors, airline pilots, flight attendants, postal workers, UPS employees, information technology managers, pharmacists and machinists, to list a few,” notes the program announcement.

What this diverse group all shares is a common interest in working with students, children and adults, who have a variety of major to minor obstacles to navigate around: visual impairments, multiple sclerosis, traumatic brain injury, cerebral palsy, cancer, amputations, spinal cord injuries and autism…. These challenges do not hold them back from recreation and the snow sports they enjoy at Mount Sunapee Resort.

Joe Internicola is president of Sunapee Seniors and Ray Digiovanni, membership chair. For Sunapee Seniors membership information, contact Ray at 603-763-2937.

Sunapee Seniors Hosts Veterans Day Program Nov. 8

Sunapee Seniors will hold a Veterans Day program today, Monday, Nov. 8th at 1 pm at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street. All are invited to attend. Light refreshments will be served following the program. Read more…

For Sunapee Seniors membership and program information, contact Ray Digiovanni, 603-763-2937.

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