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.

Adirondack folk singer Alex Smith will perform in Sunapee Feb. 27

AlexSmithrev2Sunapee, N.H. — Coming to the Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse on Friday, February 27 is Adirondack folk singer Alex Smith, who brings a rich voice to poignant and thought-provoking songs. The music starts at 7 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church (downstairs), 9 Lower Main Street.

Smith grew up in the heart of the Adirondack Mountains in Long Lake, N.Y., where he began writing and playing traditional folk songs in his early teens. He hasn’t stopped since. Smith is now touring behind his studio album release Hamilton County (Wepecket Island Records).

Enjoy a preview via YouTube, Smith performing “The Ballad of Blue Mountain Lake,” which was in the Emmy award-winning documentary “Songs to Keep: Treasures of an Adirondack Folk Collector” (Mountain Lake PBS production).

The Sunapee 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 but the CoffeeHouse will pass the hat for the musicians and to help cover venue expenses. For directions, performance or volunteer info, visit:

Upcoming programs at Sunapee Abbott Library

Program Calendar from Abbott Library

11 Soonipi Circle, Sunapee, N.H.

Friday – February 6 – 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM
We’ll supply all the materials so you can make beautiful valentines for the loveys in your life! Everyone welcome!

Monday – February 9 – 6:30 PM
ADVENTURES with GRANDCHILDREN: How to Add Excitement and Memories to Your Retirement Years

Lynn Trainor, Sunapee resident & author of 4 books about adventure trips with his grandchildren, will give a 1 hour presentation on how to enjoy retirement through travel with your grandchildren & how to write memorable books about these adventures. Lynn began his adventure trips 5 years ago, loves the one-on-one time he has with each grandchild, & he would like to share how you can learn to enjoy a similar hobby. Lynn will present recommendations on how to plan your trips, how to write books about your trips, & offer his lessons learned from the four trips he has taken with his grandchildren. Please join us for and evening to expand your retirement interests.

Tuesday – February 10 – 6:00 PM
Are you so frustrated with homework that you dread evenings in your home? Is homework a battleground in your house? Would you like some help?

In this program, Susan will offer tips, tools and strategies for reducing stress around homework for all ages. This program will be interactive and you will be invited to share your real-life situations and struggles. Susan’s warm, caring nature and attentiveness to all participants will leave you feeling heard and understood. You will leave this program with new ideas and knowing that you are not alone in your frustration.

Susan Cowan Morse is an educational coach and consultant based in New London, NH. She enjoys working with students of all ages through a strengths-based approach. While her specialty is AD/HD and executive functions, she works with a broad range of needs.

Friday – February 13 – 3:30 PM
Come and read to our newest volunteer: Bumblebee! Bumblebee is a dog who loves when children read to her. Bumblebee is a 3 ½ year old miniature labradoodle and a certified therapy dog. Bring a book of your own, or choose one from the library shelves.

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:

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:

Sunapee CoffeeHouse Open Mic kicks off 2015 season

SCCoffeeHouseSunapee, N.H. — The Sunapee Community CoffeeHouse will host Open Mic tonight, January 9, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the Sunapee Methodist Church, Lower Main Street.

“We love our Open Mics and the people it supports,” says a CoffeeHouse organizer Tom Daniels. “The atmosphere can be magic.”

Professionals to first timers performers are invited to participate. Registration starts at 6:45  p.m. For more information, visit:

Celebrate Sunapee Harbor Magic Dec 6


Sunapee forum will discuss concept plan for music and arts center

Sunapee, N.H. — A concept plan for developing a new music and arts based center in Sunapee Harbor will be discussed at a forum on Thursday, Novemeber 20, at 7 p.m., at the Lake Sunapee Protective Association, Main Street, Sunapee Harbor. The public is invited to attend. The program will include presentations about:
  • the Sunapee Harbor Riverway (founded in 1992 to “preserve and protect” the harbor’s unique character),
  • historical information about the Harbor House Livery (a town-owned property along the riverway), and
  • how this concept plan developed from it creators, The Better Future Alliance (experienced in community-based planning and design).

The forum partners are the Sunapee Harbor Riverway Corporation, the town-appointed Harbor House Livery Committee, and The Better Future Alliance, L3C. Attendees will be invited to share their ideas and suggestions. Light refreshments will be served.


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