Sunapee’s candidates forum is set for Monday, Feb. 29

Voting DaySunapee, 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:

http://www.town.sunapee.nh.us/Pages/SunapeeNH_Clerk/Town%20&%20School%202016%20Sample%20Ballot

Sunapee’s voting day is Tuesday, March 8.

Filing period for Sunapee town and school offices starts

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.

Sunapee Candidate’s Night set for March 4

SampleBallotSunapee, N.H. — A local candidate’s night will be held on Wednesday, March 4,  at 7 p.m., at the Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street.

“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.

View town and school sample ballots via the town website. For voter registration and election information, visit the Town Clerk‘s office.

Sunapee Student Art Show: Opening reception May 22

SMHA art showSunapee. N.H. – The Annual Sunapee Middle High School Art Show will be on display for a week with the opening reception on Thursday, May 22, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. The public is invited to attend.

The show, which will be in the school’s Common area, will include a wide array of artwork from students in grades 6-12, but will highlight the work of seniors.

Both two and three-dimensional pieces will be shown, with the work of underclassmen grouped together in the center and seniors encircling the room with individual sections.

The exhibit will feature not only conceptual development pieces but also the expressive output of individual ideas and imaginations, said Gail Baade, the SMHS art teacher. One will see references to the elements and principles of art, art history, whimsical art and nature.

SMHS Artwork 004The show can also be viewed during normal school hours through the afternoon of May 29.

Photos show a panel of mixed student work (above) and an acrylic by Savannah Borelli, title: “The Squeal” – a parody of “The Scream” by E. Munch.

Sunapee Flash Bash will show student photography

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Sunapee, N.H. — Sunapee will host its 2nd annual Flash Bash, an exhibit of photos by Sunapee students, at the Harbor House Livery (aka Old Town Hall), Main Street, Sunapee Harbor, on May 17 and 18. Using their cameras, students in grades K-12 have captured faces, places and moments in time that tell a Sunapee story. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, May 17, from 4 to 7 p.m. The gallery will also be open on Sunday, May 18, from noon to 3 p.m.  Light refreshments will be served.

During the show, a docent for the Harbor House Livery will be present to share information about the landmark building, its history and restoration plans. For more information, contact info@projectsunapee.org.

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.

Salt Hill Pub wins Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge

Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge logo“It was a wonderful day” and the Lake Sunapee Chowder Challenge attracted a “huge turnout,” said Charleen Osborne, co-president of the Sunapee Parent Teacher Organization.  “Thank you to everyone who made this event happen!”

The SPTO held its annual Chowder Challenge at Sunapee Harbor on Sunday, September 29. Local restaurants and chowder enthusiasts competed for the title of best chowder maker.

Salt Hill Pub, with locations in Newport, Lebanon and Hanover, won the top honors in three categories.

This year’s (2013) winners are:

Judges Choice – Salt Hill Pub

People’s Choice
1st Place – Salt Hill Pub
2nd Place – Mountain Edge, Mountain Spirits Tavern
3rd Place – Sanctuary Dairy Farm with Rich Ducharme

Kid’s Choice
1st Place – Salt Hill Pub
2nd Place – Sanctuary Dairy Farm with Rich Ducharme
3rd Place – Mountain Edge, Mountain Spirits Tavern

Best Decorated – Sunapee Cove Assisted Living