Sunapee Candidates Forum set for Feb. 22

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Sunapee to celebrate its 250th birthday in 2018

logo-contest-flyer-colorSunapee, N.H. — Nearly 50 years ago, the town of Sunapee celebrated its bicentennial, and now the community is looking ahead to its 250th birthday.

The Sunapee board of selectmen recently approved the weekend of August 17-19, 2018, for the celebration of Sunapee’s Sestercentennial.

A town-appointed committee, chaired by Ron Garceau, has begun the planning. The Sestercentennial Committee is seeking ideas and community involvement from those living in Sunapee and those with ties to the town.

The committee is inviting artists, graphic designers, and creative makers to participate. A logo design contest is now underway. Contest rules are available via the town website. The deadline for design entries is February 15, 2017. Additionally, the committee is considering putting together a community quilt depicting scenes of Sunapee.

For additional information, contact Ron Garceau or any member of the Sestercentennial Committee. For committee updates, visit the town website and the event’s Facebook page.


From from The Story of Sunapee, by John Bartlett:

– On November 9, 1768, The New Royal Governor, John Wentworth,  by authority of King George III, signed his name to a deed of 23,040 acres of undeveloped land and recorded the same as the Charter of Saville.
– In 1781, Saville became incorporated as a township under the new name of Wendell.
– In 1850, the State Legislature changed the name from Wendell to Sunapee.

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.

Ausbon Sargent hosts snowshoe walk of Wendell Marsh North and South on March 5

WendellMarshN_trailSunapee, 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.

Wendell Marsh Sign winter-1Please RSVP by March 4 by contacting Kristy at Ausbon Sargent at 603-526-6555 or kheath@ausbonsargent.org.

Read related SunapeeNews.com article: Land conservation effort underway in Sunapee: Wendell Marsh North (2/13/ 2013)

(Photos provided by Ausbon Sargent)

 

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.

Cosy Sheridan will perform in Sunapee Feb. 6

Cosy SheridanSunapee, N.H. – Another great performer is coming to the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse.

Singer, songwriter, and guitarst Cosy Sheridan will be on stage at the CoffeeHouse on Friday, February 6, starting at 7 p.m. Location: Sunapee Methodist Church, 9 Lower Main Street.

Cosy Sheridan’s satirical viewpoints on everyday life have earned her a place in the hearts of fans across the country. Her concerts are wide-ranging explorations of modern mythology, love songs for adults, contemporary philosophy for the thoughtfully-minded and her signature parody on aging and women.

A N.H. native, she first caught the attention of national folk audiences in 1992 when she won songwriting contests at both the Kerrville Folk Festival and the Telluride Bluegrass Festival. West Side Folk called her “one of the era’s finest and most thoughtful singer-songwriters.”

Enjoy a preview… selections from her digital album “Pretty Bird,” via: www.cosysheridan.com.

Her user-friendly  musical philosophy sets her happily apart… She is a wonderfully lively, very funny and enormously amiable entertainer with a keen and wicked eye for the excesses of our fast-food, tv-happy  and noisome culture. – The Boston Globe

The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse is an all-volunteer, community-based concert series. The venue is for both professionals and amateurs who wish to play in a quiet setting with an attentive audience.

There is no cover charge; the hat is passed for the musicians and to help cover venue expenses. Convenient parking; the entrance is at the rear of the church.

For directions and the performance calendar or to learn about volunteer opportunities, visit: www.sunapeecoffeehouse.org.