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.
Thinking of running for a local town or school office? The filing period in Sunapee is underway and runs from January 20, 2016, through January 29, 2016. The filing forms for town offices are available at the Town Clerk’s Office during regular business hours. Filing forms for school offices are available at the Sunapee SAU office, 70 Lower Main Street.
The town offices due for re-election are: two selectmen, three-year terms; moderator, two-year term; treasurer, one-year term; one fire engineer, four-year term; one cemetery commissioner, one-year term, and one cemetery commissioner, three-year term; two library trustees, three-year terms; one trustee of trust fund, three-year term; one planning board member, one-year term, and two planning board members, three-year terms; one supervisor of the checklist, six-year term; one water and sewer commissioner, one-year term, and three water and sewer commissioners, three-year terms; two zoning board members, three-year terms.
School offices due for re-election are: moderator, one-year term; treasurer, one-year term; school clerk, one-year term; two school board members, three-year terms, and one school board member, one-year term.
“This is the opportunity for all voters to meet the candidates running for town and school offices. Candidates will make a brief introductory statement and then welcome questions and comments from the audience,” says the public invitation. Sponsoring the forum is Project Sunapee, a community non-profit, which does not endorse or oppose any candidate.
Voting for town and school officers and on the town and school warrants, including budgets, takes place on Tuesday, March 10, from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., at the Sherburne Gymnasium, Route 11.