February Music Performances

There are lots of music performances around the New London area this February! Check them out below or find them on our Community Calendar.

February 1st

The New England Bluegrass Band at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


February 8th

Mark Erelli at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website


February 9th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Ian Galpeau
Second hour: Open Mic. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or 3 songs.

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


February 17th

Dinner & Concert at The Livery

Starts at: 6pm
58 Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Slim Volume

Tickets: $40/person
Sponsor: Harding Hill Farm
Supports: Full Circle Farm Therapeutic Riding Program

For more information, visit: The Livery

Source: The Livery website


February 23rd

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Tom Pirozzoli

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse

Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


February 29th


Vance Gilbert at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose

Source: The Flying Goose website

January Music Performances

There are lots of music performances around the New London area this January! Check them out below or find them on our Community Calendar.

January 5th

"First Fridays" - Community Contra Dance

Starting at 6pm
Whipple Hall, New London

This traditional New England folk dance is fun for all ages and skill levels. Don't have a partner? No problem! Contra dancing is a social dance and you'll have plenty of chances to dance with others. So grab your dancing shoes and come join us for a night of laughter and fun with live music!

Free admission

For more information, visit: Center for the Arts NH
Source: Sunapee Happenings email


January 7th

Jazz on a Sunday Afternoon (JOSA) at Eastman

4-6:30pm
The Center at Eastman, Grantham

Featured Performer: Greg Abate

Tickets: $25

For more information and to purchase tickets, visit: JOSA

Source: Sunapee Happenings email


January 12th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Dylan Patrick Ward
Second hour: Open Mic. Sign up on site with the host for your 15 min or 3 songs.

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse
Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website


January 13th

Dinner & Concert at The Livery

Starts at: 6pm
The Livery, Sunapee Harbor

Featured Performer: Erin Harpe Country Blues Duo
For dinner select either meat & cheese or vegetarian lasagna alongside a tossed salad and homemade garlic bread. An assortment of desserts and coffee included. BYOB. Meal prepared by Chef Mary McDonald. Sponsored by Bob Skinners Ski & Sport supporting the SCES Winter Activities Program.

Reservations are required
$40 per person

For more information and to make reservations, visit: The Livery

Sources: Sunapee Happenings email & The Livery website


January 18th

Guy Davis at The Flying Goose Brew Pub & Grille

Starts at: 7:30pm
40 Andover Rd, New London

Tickets: $30

To make a reservation or for more information, visit: The Flying Goose
Source: The Flying Goose website


January 19th

Andover Coffeehouse Performance

Starts at: 7pm
Highland Lake Grange Hall, Andover

Featured performer: Holly Furlone
With Open Mic performances

Free admission. Doors open at 6pm for a light dinner and refreshments. Open Mic sign-ups open at 6pm, first come, first serve. Can play two songs or ten minutes.

For more information, visit: Andover Coffeehouse
Source: The Andover Coffeehouse Website


January 26th

Sunapee Coffeehouse Performance

7 – 9pm
9 Lower Main Street, Sunapee

Featured performer: Cosy Sheridan

Free admission with pass the hat for the performer.

For more information, visit: Sunapee Coffeehouse
Source: The Sunapee Coffeehouse Website




Native American Stories of the Night Sky


COMMUNITY EVENTS: Native American Stories of the Night Sky

Christy A. Schmidt, Information Manager


On Friday, April 21, my husband and I, and another 150 people, attended the Mount Kearsarge Indian Museum Native American Stories of the Night Sky. While sipping hot cocoa and hot cider, and enjoying s’mores, attendees gathered around the campfire to listen to tales of the stars.

My favorite was the Winnipesaukee story of trip through the stars to the afterlife. I’m paraphrasing:

All the dogs you have ever known guard a log over a deep chasm. You must cross that chasm to reach the afterlife. If you were good to the dogs – took care of them, loved them, respected them – they will hold that log steady and help you pass. But if you were cruel to them… you’re not getting across!

After the many stories, including an Irish folk tale and some attendees were invited to share, we were able to view Venus and the Moon through telescopes provided by the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center. The weather was cool but clear – and we had an incredible view of the heavens. Discovery Center volunteers were there to educate and inform.

What a wonderful evening! Humans have always enjoyed an oral tradition, sharing stories, history, songs and poetry. The evening was a reminder that no matter our heritage, we share our knowledge and experience through stories.

Check out the BHG Milestone Team Community Calendar for other amazing events – events featuring everything from arts to music to history enliven our life in New Hampshire! Get out there and have some fun!


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Photo courtesy of Mt. Kearsarge Indian Museum

Local Artist: Jane Kenyon


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LOCAL ARTIST DAY: Poet, Jane Kenyon


When the BHG Milestone Team is not helping our community with real estate transactions, we are trading books and sharing stories. This week, Marilyn sent me information about a local poet – and I am thrilled to share her with you!

Meet New Hampshire’s past poet laureate (January 1995-March 1999), Jane Kenyon. She published four volumes of poetry – From Room to Room (1978), The Boat of Quiet Hours (1986), Let Evening Come (1990), and Constance (1993). She was also a talented translator, publishing Twenty Poems of Anna Akmatova (1985).


Fair use; Photograph by Stephen Blos.

Although Kenyon was born in Michigan, she called New Hampshire home in 1975 when she and her husband, poet Donald Hall, moved to his ancestral home in Wilmot. The property has been rescued and is being lovingly restored and managed by At Eagle Pond, Inc..

The film, A Life Together, celebrates the creative couple.

To truly know Jane Kenyon, one must experience her simple but emotionally resonant poetry. In the film, In Her Shoes, the character, Maggie, played by Cameron Diaz, is learning to read. To practice, she reads several poems – including Kenyon’s “Let Evening Come.”


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NH: The State of Firsts


NH: THE STATE OF FIRSTS

Whether you're a New Hampshire newbie or a born granite starter, you may not be aware of the number of achievements New Hampshire has come in at #1. Take a look:

If you find any other New Hampshire Firsts, let us know!


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NH Living: Songs of New Hampshire


Did you know?

Songs of New Hampshire


New Hampshire has 9 state songs: One OfficialOld New Hampshire -and 8 honorary songs. So, let’s sing-along!

We can also add songs that have not been granted an honorary title, but that capture all that is New Hampshire in a modern way: 

And probably the most popular and known New Hampshire tribute: New Hampshire by Sonic Youth!


Happy World Wildlife Day!

Photo Credit: C. A. Schmidt

The Milestone Team of realtors know that one of the many advantages of living in New Hampshire, and in our very own Merrimack County, is our connection to nature and the many beautiful places to enjoy time with friends and family. This month, as we celebrate World Wildlife Day (March 3rd), we suggest a family outing for bird watching! You probably know the New Hampshire state bird is the Purple Finch (pictured above). But New Hampshire has 190 native bird species – and as spring is upon us, this time of year is perfect for spotting our feathered friends among the just budding trees! Put away those computers and phones and get outdoors with your binoculars – or camera. Use a fast shutter speed (at least 1/1000)  And share your photos with us so we can enjoy what you discover!

Find more adventures on our Community Calendar!

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