For more information about Flash Bash 2016, visit www.projectsunapee.org.
Sunapee, N.H. — French-Algerian guitarist, singer and composer Pierre Bensusan is coming to Sunapee this week.
The renowned artist will be performing at a special concert hosted by the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse at the Harbor House Livery, 58 Main Street, on Thursday, May 5, from 7 to 9 p.m. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. There is a $20 suggested donation for this event.
“Pierre’s music gives me the shakes. No other guitarist shares his strange gifts of sophistication, accessibility and downright joy. Even at its most complex, Pierre’s music only needs ears to be enjoyed,” says Leo Kottke of Bensusan’s music.
Bensusan’s name became synonymous with contemporary acoustic guitar genius, long before the terms New Age, New Acoustic Music or World Music were invented.
“One of the truly gifted musicians of our time – he plays the guitar as if it were the very soul of himself,” says George Winston.
For more information about this special CoffeeHouse event, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.
New London, N.H. — Kevin Gardner, tradesman and author of the The Granite Kiss, will be the guest speaker at the annual meeting of the Sunapee Ragged Kearsarge Greenway Coalition (SRKG) on Sunday, March 13, 2016, at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Main Street, New London. Gardner’s talk will start about 6:30 p.m., following a potluck dinner and brief business meeting. The public is invited to attend. (See below.)
Gardner will cover a few of the main topics of his book about New England stone walls, touching on history, technique, stylistic development, and aesthetics.
In his talk, Gardner will explain how and why New England came to acquire its thousands of miles of stone walls, the ways in which they and other dry stone structures were built, how their styles emerged and changed over time, and their importance to the New England landscape. Along the way, he will build a miniature wall or walls on a tabletop, using tiny stones from a five-gallon bucket.
A lifelong resident of Hopkinton, N.H., Gardner is like a lot of independent rural Yankees; he’s been a jack of many trades, a builder, logger, writer, teacher, radio voice, even an actor and director.
For more than forty years he has been a stone wall builder in a family business widely known for traditional New England stonework, particularly for historic restoration of antique structures. In 2001, Gardner published The Granite Kiss: Traditions and Techniques of Building New England Stone Walls.
The program is open to the public. SRKG’s annual meeting starts with a pot-luck supper (5:00 p.m.) held in the lower level of the church. To contribute to the dinner, contact SRKG volunteer Jean LaChance (603-927-4345). If you are attending only the presentation, plan to arrive about 6:30 p.m. For more information about the SRK Greenway, visit its website at www.srkg.org.
Sunapee, N.H. — A Sunapee 2016 Candidates Forum will be held on Monday evening, February 29, at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street.
“This is your opportunity to participate and become informed of candidates’ qualifications and opinions on town and school issues of vital interest to our community’s future,” the release states. Project Sunapee is sponsoring the event as a community service. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m. for voters to meet with the candidates; refreshments will be available. The forum, moderated by the League of Women Voters, will start at 7 p.m. The snow date is Wednesday, March 2.
This year’s contested races in Sunapee are for the board of selectmen, zoning board, water and sewer commission and school board.
View a sample ballot for town and school offices (and warrant articles) at the Sunapee Town Offices, 23 Edgemont Road, or via the town website:
Sunapee’s voting day is Tuesday, March 8.
Sunapee, N.H. — On Saturday, March 5 from 1 to 3 p.m., Ausbon Sargent Land Preservation Trust will host a snowshoe walk throughout the newly conserved Wendell Marsh North and South properties in Sunapee, N.H.
All participants are asked to meet at 12:45 p.m. at the sewer treatment plant on Treatment Plant Road off Rte.11 in Sunapee. From there, the group will carpool to the start of the hike on Ryder Corner Road and snowshoe down to the treatment plant for refreshments in the Break Room. Participants are invited to take a tour of the plant led by the plant superintendent.
Please RSVP by March 4 by contacting Kristy at Ausbon Sargent at 603-526-6555 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Read related SunapeeNews.com article: Land conservation effort underway in Sunapee: Wendell Marsh North (2/13/ 2013)
(Photos provided by Ausbon Sargent)