Lake Sunapee UMC will hold Open House Sept. 14

Photo by Charlotte Carlson, Sunapee, N.H.

Photo by Charlotte Carlson, Sunapee, N.H.

Moultonborough Youth Praise Band and Sunapee Time Travelers to sing at Open House!

Sunapee, N.H. — (Announcement/article by The Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church) — There will be an Open House on Saturday, September 14, 2013 at The Lake Sunapee United Methodist Church from 1 to 4 p.m.

Many of us have been to or in the Methodist Church on the corner of Lower Main Street and Route 11. We have been to a meeting there, attended Sunapee Seniors, listened to music at the Community Coffeehouse or attended a wedding or a funeral. Some of us may have even visited a time of worship on Sunday morning.

But did you know that there is more going on that reaches into the community and around the world?

The church family is opening up its doors this weekend with an Open House.

In the parking lot (1-4 p.m.), we will have information tables and displays of some of the community opportunities. We will also have the Moultonborough Youth Praise Band and our own Sunapee Time Travelers singing.

It is a time to get to know us as we get to know you. Continue reading

Sunapee Gardeners: “We could use extra hands”

From the Sunapee Gardeners

Never too late to play in the dirt!

Sunapee Gardeners are seeking volunteers (male or female) to help in the town gardens this summer.

The Sunapee Gardeners are volunteers who come together to enhance our community by planting and maintaining the many gardens in the Sunapee and George’s Mills areas. Our main focus is the beautification of our town through our gardening endeavors and education programs. Sunapee Gardeners have been active beautifying the harbor since 1990. Your participation will bring you pleasure and pride in your community.

Help a little, help a lot. On planting day, June 1, we could use extra hands. If interested, call Peg Chalmers, Sunapee Gardeners chairperson, 603-763-5562.

Photo by Pat Hall, Sunapee

Medical Reserve Corps intern Chris Casey attends WalkBoston

Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps intern Christopher Casey (right) meets U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin at WalkBoston.

Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) intern Christopher Casey, of Colby Sawyer College, attended a special event in Boston Thursday, March 22, 2012.

WalkBoston is a large annual event promoting walkable communities for health and wellness. It was hosted in person by U.S. Surgeon General Regina Benjamin.

Casey walked representing New Hampshire’s Greater Sullivan County MRC.

WalkBoston promotes making walking safer and easier to encourage better health, a cleaner environment and vibrant communities.

Casey is a Bachelor of Public Health candidate at Colby Sawyer College in New London. His internship project at the Greater Sullivan County Medical Reserve Corps has provided him with many experiences that show him how to organize a volunteer team for disaster relief.

Casey is also becoming an Medical Reserve Corps advocate by hosting a volunteer information session in April to recruit new volunteers and by posting health tips on Twitter.

The MRC is a group of willing and able volunteers, who can help the community when a public health emergency strikes.

  • For more information about how to join your local MRC Unit, or for internship opportunities, contact Jessica McAuliff, a regional coordinator of public health and preparedness, at (603) 398-2222.
  • Follow the unit on Twitter at and on the web at

6th Annual Sunapee Harbor Magic Dec 3

Save the date, Saturday, December 3rd. It’s the sixth annual celebration of Sunapee Harbor Magic with an array of holiday activities  planned from 1 to 4:30 pm at Sunapee Harbor village. There will be food and drinks offered on the MV Kearsarge and a sale of homemade pies and an a silent auction at Pete’s Shed on River Road. Also at Pete’s Shed you’ll find Santa’s workshops: gingerbread cookies, Christmas stories, crafts, magic performances and face painting. And at 2 pm the rec department will hold the Looney Lunge with costumed participants splashing into Lake Sunapee. Also, there will be hay rides, caroling and, at 4:30 pm, the harbor lighting. For a complete list of activities, here is this year’s flyer… to view, save and share with others.

Sunapee Harbor Magic 2011 – Flyer (PDF 459 KB)

It’s time to sign up for Sunapee Green-Up

Here’s an opportunity to be outdoors, help the community, and get a good workout, depending on the route you choose. Sunapee’s community-wide clean up is coming. Sunapee Green-Up Day is Saturday, May 7 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon. The rain date is Sunday, May 8.

The clean-up brings together families, neighbors and friends, and student and community groups–all pitching in to pick up litter and trash along Sunapee roads and highways and to give organizational support.

Like last year, after the clean up volunteers will gather at Sunapee Harbor at noon for a picnic. Local restaurants–Sunapee Pizza Chef, Sunapee Pizza Market, and Wildwood Smokehouse–will provide the food and the Sunapee Seniors, the desserts.

The more volunteers, the better

Sunapee Green-Up Day attracted 200 volunteers in 2010, and organizers hope more take part this year.

Rose Batts, the coordinator of the zone captains, said the Green-Up needs more people for the more demanding routes, such as routes 11 and 103 that have inclines and banks. She is putting out a call for volunteers to sign up for these more physically challenging sections of state highway. People usually work in pairs along both sides of the road in these areas, Batts said.

You will find a safety check list, helpful tips, road maps, and sign-up information on the Green-Up website.

Click on the links below for the street maps used for volunteer sign-ups and assignments.

For more information, contact Sunapee Road Agent Tony Bergeron ( or Rhonda Gurney (

Sunapee Green-Up Day is May 7th

  • Learn more about Sunapee Green-Up Day by clicking on the poster above…or go to:
  • Download, print and share the 2011 Green-Up Day poster (PDF 262 KB) here: Green-Up Day 2011 Poster
  • Find what you need to know at the Green-Up website. It includes street maps, volunteer forms, and helpful tips for participants.
  • And if you need more information, contact Rhonda Gurney, Sunapee, or Sunapee Road Agent Tony Bergeron.

New London: Interested in getting more involved?

By New London Town Administrator Jessie Levine

Dear Citizens,

Interested in getting more involved with the town?

New London could not function without the time and experience of its many volunteers, both elected and appointed. The following positions will be up for election this year and will be voted upon at Town Elections on Tuesday, March 8, 2011:

1 Selectman – 3 years
1 Trustee of Trust Funds – 3 years
3 Budget Committee Members  – 3 years
1 Budget Committee Member – 1 year
1  Cemetery Commissioner – 3 years
2  Tracy Memorial Library Trustee – 3 years Continue reading