Sunapee News: Around and About

In Newport (NH), the Trustees of the Richards Free Library and the judges of the Sarah Josepha Hale Award announced that Henry Louis Gates, Jr. has won this year’s Hale Award. He will accept the award on October 3, 2009 at 8:00 p.m. at the Newport Opera House.

As for other activities, the Richards Free Library will hold a Circle Dance on Tuesday evening, September 8 at 6:30 p.m. Bring comfortable indoor shoes.  No partner is required.  The evening is open to all free of charge. For more information, contact the library, 603-863-3430. The library is located across from the Newport Common at 58 North Main Street.

Lorie McClory has her most recent Grantham column loaded with community news and happenings posted on Speaking of, its publisher Ken Schuster of Newbury also has a photo website that has added to Links, located in the left side column. See Artists/Musicians/Photographers.

Looking for something fun to do locally in the Lake Sunapee area? Or perhaps you’re looking for area travel booklets or what’s happening over the long weekend? Stop by the Sunapee Information Booth (phone 603-763-2201) on Route 11 in the center of town. It’s stocked with a variety of literature including a guide to NH parks, shopping guides, and special event notices; and on the rack one can find the latest edition of the SooNipi Magazine and several local newspapers. (Last week, The Compass, the new regional weekly published by HippoPress, and the InterTown Record out of Sutton were available.) Marilyn Morse, Isabel Torno and Rem Mastin are amongst those that work at the information center. They are longtime Sunapee residents and know the area well.

Sunapee News is looking for help so that we can cover more local news and activities. If you’d like to join the Sunapee News team, let us know. Email:

Croydon and Grantham Community Columns via Sunacom

For Croydon and Grantham community news, catch the latest columns posted August 21 via

Rep. Ricia McMahon on the NH Budget

The NH budget for the next biennium was the most difficult to construct and agree upon. The members of the House and Senate who participated in crafting the budget over the past six months were diligent and determined to present a balanced budget.

via Ricia McMahon, New Hampshire State Representative, District 3 –

Grantham News and Newbury Farmers Market Opens

Visit for the latest news from Grantham reported by community columnist Lorie McClorey. Her articles regularly include Sunapee area events and activities, as well.

The Newbury Farmers & Artisans Market opens today. Hours are Fridays 3 to 6 p.m.  It’s located next to the town library on Route 103. For details, read the June 11 posting on

Local Winery Gives Tours and Tastings

From, Gayle Hedrington reports on a local winery: “All wines produced by family owned and operated Silver Mountain Winery are  sulphate-free. Owners Steve and Cindy Miner buy apples, raspberries, black cherries and honey from New England farmers and use only fresh fruit for their wines. Visitors are welcome for tours and tastings Thursday through Saturday, 10am-5pm, and Sundays 11am-4pm.” Read more at