January 27, 2016 6:24 pm0 comments

Photo of Phylicia Schwartz for Jan 27 2016 Press ReleaseUnity, NH: Thanks to a new partnership between Sullivan County and the Wellborn Ecology Fund, schools and teachers looking to increase environmental education for their students will find help from the Sullivan County Conservation District in Unity. A $25,000 grant from the Wellborn Ecology Fund to Sullivan County resulted in the creation of an Environmental Education & Outreach Specialist to provide environmental education support to schools in Sullivan County.

In November, the County hired Phylicia Schwartz to fill this new role. Phylicia grew up in rural Iowa as the daughter of a park ranger. She received a bachelor’s degree in biology and environmental science from the University of Dubuque and master’s degrees in environmental education and teaching from Southern Oregon University. She previously worked for Delaware Nature Society as an environmental educator. Phylicia is excited to be working with teachers, students and residents of Sullivan County to expand their knowledge of the environment. (more…)

Gallery Night with David Tibbetts

January 26, 2016 4:19 pm0 comments

imagegirl1The Center for the Arts ~Lake Sunapee Region will host its “Gallery Night” event on February 5th from 5:00 to 7:00pm. The three gallery sites are located in downtown New London. They include Lake Sunapee Bank, Whipple Gallery and the New London Inn.

Lake Sunapee Bank will host David Tibbetts who lives in rural New Hampshire. Water colors are his medium and he loves to fly fish. An ardent outdoorsman, he is fascinated by   light, and how it reflects on rocks and water.

The New London Inn will host the watercolors of Linda Dessaint and the photography of Ken Schuster. Linda works with pastels and her focus is “To capture emotion through light and shadows, colors and shapes.” Ken retired to New Hampshire to pursue his love of photography, after a professional career in media arts. Ken’s photography will draw you into his love of the out of doors. (more…)

The Man in Black is Back

January 21, 2016 5:41 pm0 comments

Johnny Cash H  Ford-300dpiWCNL 1010 Country Radio and The Common Man Inn in association with Claremont Opera House welcome the return of Harold Ford and the Cash Band.  The Spirit of Johnny Cash comes alive at the historic Claremont Opera House Friday, February 19, 8pm when Harold Ford and the Cash Band take the stage.  Mr. Ford’s performance as a Johnny Cash tribute artist is exceptional.  His striking resemblance to Mr. Cash elevates him to a class of his own.  Back by popular demand: When one of the COH Tech personnel saw Mr. Ford he was taken by his resemblance to Johnny Cash and was equally impressed when he began to sing. “There’s hundreds of Johnny Cash impersonators, but you’re [Harold] different. I LIKED what I SAW!”- Tommy Cash 9/30 /14
(referencing Harold’s show).  Harold Ford says, “The members of the Cash Band and I strive to remain true to the humanity that was such an important part of Johnny Cash music.”   It is with great reverence for Johnny Cash, that I am inspired to continue his music and keep his torch burning with this tribute.  The human struggles, challenges, and humorous adventures which Johnny Cash sang about are as prevalent today as they were throughout his career, which spanned over three generations of devoted listeners.  The members of Ford’s band strive to remain true to the humanity that was such an important part of Johnny Cash’s music.  The mission of Harold Ford is to carry on the spirit, message, and music of Johnny Cash.  Johnny Cash’s music is presented in an informal ensemble of songs, spanning his entire career, creating a concert very similar to what Johnny would have produced and performed. True to Johnny’s style of showcasing guest artists and sharing the stage, you will hear The Highwaymen and Carter family songs as well as Statler brother harmonies recreated. (more…)

New England College Hosts Town Hall Meeting with Gov. Martin O’Malley

January 20, 2016 6:24 pm0 comments

New England College will host a Town Hall Meeting for Democratic presidential candidate Governor Martin O’Malley, Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 11:00 AM, in the Simon Center Great Room, located on NEC’s Henniker campus.

O’Malley’s Town Hall Meeting is the eleventh in a series of NEC Town Hall Meetings featuring potential and announced presidential candidates, leading up to New Hampshire’s First in the Nation Presidential Primary (#FITN). This event is free and open to the public. Sponsored by the Center for Civic Engagement at New England College.

Learn more about Gov. O’Malley at

New Book By Author Lee Johndrow

January 18, 2016 4:48 pm0 comments

leejohndrowteamAuthor Lee Johndrow has released a new book this week. Volume 1 of his series,entitled Made In His Image, You Are More Than A Conqueror.

The book is described as follows:

A 30 day inspirational on who you are in Christ and what He has placed in you. If you have ever struggled with feelings of worthlessness, a poor self image or not thinking you have value, this book is for you. I have created this to reveal to you how much God cares for you and who you are. That you are not a mistake but a person who has value and purpose.

Lee has authored other books including, The Interrupted Process, Christmas, Can You Wait? and The Drones Of Heaven. He has a blog that talks about the issues and thought process of a Christian life, as well as developing the relationship between God and everyday lives.

Lee lives in Keene, New Hampshire with his wife. He is on staff with The Village Church in Swanzey.

For more information on Lee or his work, please contact him at

Community Calendar Events for February

January 13, 2016 2:34 pm0 comments


Lake Sunapee Region VNA and Hospice Calendar

Monday Feb 1st


Lebanon Sr. Center

10 Campbell St, Lebanon

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Info: 603-526-4077


New London Office

107 Newport Rd, New London

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Info: 526-4077 (more…)