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Mountain Village Charter School to host chamber of commerce event on May 13

MEREDITH — The newly formed Mountain Village Charter School will host the Central NH Chamber of Commerce on May 13th, from 5-7 p.m. as friends and colleagues gather for an evening with the best networking in the region. Located at 13 Route 25 at the rotary in Plymouth, the Mountain Village Charter School is a public, tuition-free, elementary charter school.

Their mission is to nourish an educational community engaging the child through a nature-based, Montessori approach. The curriculum inspires abstract thinking by exploring creative thought and critical reasoning. The approach places equal emphasis on rigorous academics, artistic expression, social development and community service.

This business-networking event, conducted by the Central NH Chamber, is part of its active support of the regional businesses and is possible through the generous support of these key area businesses and professionals. The Central Chamber of Commerce serve the business community by promoting the greater area as a unique place to live, work, and play; recognizing its business, social, and economic opportunities.

For more information about the Business After Hours, or the Central NH Chamber of Commerce you may contact the Chamber office at 726-3804, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:28

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Castle in the Clouds to open on May 9

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Castle in the Clouds team will open for its 101st season on Saturday, May 9 and the Castle is open weekends through the rest of May.

Visitors can tour the mansion, dine at the award winning Carriage House Restaurant, take in the newest exhibit in the art gallery, and visit the Castle gift shop. On opening day, May 9 visitors can enjoy games, new family programming and delicious treats. Also, thanks to sponsors Crystal Geyser and Irwin Motors, all Moultonborough residents can tour Lucknow free on opening day as part of Moultonborough Appreciation Day. Residents should bring a photo ID with proof of residency to the front gate to receive free admission.

The Castle will be open weekends only, including Memorial Day Monday, May 25, until Saturday, June 6 when the Castle opens daily for the rest of the season. Details of the many exciting programs and events planned for this season can be found on the Castle in the Clouds website, www.castleintheclouds.org, or by calling 603-476-5900.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:16

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Cruise night to feature classic, snazzy vehicles

GILFORD — The Gilford Community Church will hold another edition of its Spring Dust-Off Family Cruise Night on Thursday, May 21, in the church parking lot, starting at 5 p.m. This event brings together the best of all car hobby vehicles.

Over the past several years, this event has attracted high-dollar hot rods, dragsters, funny cars, sports cars, Indy racecars, fire engines, tractors, rare and not-so-rare antique cars, trucks, muscle cars, exotics and more to entertain participants and spectators alike. The event is open free of charge for both participants and spectators.

Pulled-pork barbecue will be available at 6 p.m. for $12 per person in advance. Tickets are available at the Gilford Community Church office until May 19. A limited number of tickets may be available for $15 at the gate.

This year's featured car has been built by one of the Dust-Off's co-hosts, Dennis Franciosi, who starts with an idea and transforms it into an amazing reality. The frame, including the running gear and body, were designed and hand-built by Franciosi in his local garage. He did all the finish bodywork and painting and the result is an automotive work of art.

In the event of rain, the event will be re-scheduled for May 28. More information is available by calling Don Allard, 279-1070, Bill Littlefield, 528-4394, Dennis Franciosi, 524-8384.

Gilford Community Church is located at 19 Potter Hill Road.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 08:00

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Free workshop offered in Gilford on Tuesday on reducing food cravings

GILFORD — Barbara E. Belmont from Belmont Coaching and Consulting Services will offer a free workshop entitled "Reduce Food Cravings and Control Emotional Eating using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques) on Tuesday, May 12,  from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm at "Body Design by Joy", at 25 Sawmill Road, Gilford.

Pre-register by calling Body Design by Joy at 603-524-1860. Cost is free. Please bring the item you would like to reduce your craving for.

Belmont will teach how to release food cravings and reduce emotional eating by using a very simple to learn relaxation tool called Emotional Freedom Techniques "EFT", also known as tapping on the Meridians. EFT can be described very simply as an emotional version of acupuncture without the needles.

Belmont is a relaxation coach and AAMET (Association for the Advancement of Meridian Energy Techniques) Certified EFT Practitioner. She helps her professional stressed and overwhelmed clients who struggle with stress and their inner critic that undermines them increase confidence, release the emotional connection between food cravings and emotional eating and communicate their needs without feeling guilty.


Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:55

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