Moultonborough soliciting public opinions regarding selection of next town administrator

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Board of Selectmen are seeking public input to assist the town in selecting its next Town Administrator. The town has contracted with Municipal Resources, Inc. (MRI) for the services of a part time Interim Town Administrator, former Meredith town manager Carol Granfield, who will be also working on the recruitment along with MRI.

The public is invited to attend a forum that will be facilitated to seek input to assist the town shape a Profile and Challenge Statement, and identify challenges for the community along with important traits needed for the Town Administrator. The Forum will be held Monday, May 11 at  the Moultonborough Town Hall at
7 p.m.

The public is invited to participate in a brief online survey that will assist in identifying ideal characteristics important for the next Town Administrator along with challenges for the community. Anyone desiring to complete a written survey instead of online can pick one up at the Town Hall. The survey is online now at and will close on Friday May 15.


I Musicisti band performing at Sant Bani School

SANBORNTON — On Friday, May 8 at 7 p.m., I Musicisti, a group of musicians from the Boston area who perform at venues throughout the region, is presenting one of their "Sensational Soirées" at Sant Bani School. 

Their mission is to educate and continue the performance of interesting and unique classical music. Favorite repertoire written for this configuration of clarinet, voice and piano includes the familiar "Shepherd on the Rock" by Schubert, as well as the beautiful German Songs of Louis Spohr. Other pieces take the audience around the world into the 20th and 21st centuries with familiar works of Vaughan Williams, Ginestera, Piazzolla, Leonard Bernstein, Finzi and other contemporary composers inspired by jazz.

Tickets for the event are $15, with students admitted for free, and can be reserved by calling the School at 934-4240.

Great ladies of history to ‘visit’ Moultonborough Library

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Library will be starting a Living History Program sponsored by the NH Humanities Council titled Great Ladies of History. These programs will be held throughout the month of May.

"A Visit With Queen Victoria," on Wednesday, May 20, at 7 p.m. Living history performer Sally Mummey will impersonate Her Royal Highness, complete with 19th-century dress and Royal Orders. In 1837, teenaged Victoria ascended to the British throne, untrained and innocent. Those who would try to usurp her power underestimated this self-willed intelligent young woman whose mettle sustained her through her 63-year reign. Using Queen Victoria's diary and letters, this program reveals the personal details of a powerful yet humane woman, who took seriously her role as monarch in a time of great expansion.

On Wednesday, May 27, Eleanor Roosevelt, as impersonated by Elena Dodd will present a frank and often humorous look at the struggles and personal fulfillment of a shy young woman who metamorphosed into a strong voice for social justice and universal human rights and was witness to the tumultuous events of her day.

Other literary programs during May include an appearance by author Duke Southard, who will talk about his new novel, "Live Free or Die- A Sequel" on Monday, May 18 at 7 p.m. Duke lived in Tuftonboro for forty years before moving to Arizona in 2009.  This program will focus on his new novel, "Live Free or Die", which was released in February, and will discuss questions that he has found readers pondering since he began presenting programs in 2000. Included are such subjects as how writers come up with their story ideas, and what makes a reader continue reading even when the book stretches the limits of believability. Duke has generously donated four of his books to the library, and they may be borrowed.

There will be a book discussion on "The Shipping News," by E. Annie Proulx on Thursday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. Professor Christine Evans of Lesley University will be the discussion leader. Participants are asked to bring a bag lunch and stay to watch the movie, starring Kevin Spacey and Julianne Moore, following the discussion.

For more information on any upcoming events, call the library at 476-8895, or check the website at

AARP smart driver course scheduled for May 20 at Taylor


LACONIA — The AARP Smart Driver Course, offered by AARP Driver Safety, is the nation's first and largest refresher course designed specifically for drivers age 50 and older.

The new, updated course is scheduled for Wednesday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Taylor Community's Woodside Building, 435 Union Ave. Class size is limited to 20 people. To sign up, call 524-5600, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. The nominal fee is $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members, payable the day of class. AARP members should bring their cards. There will be a break for lunch and the Woodside Café is available for dining.

This course will help participants:

- Learn research-based safety strategies that can reduce the likelihood of having a crash

- Understand the link among the driver, vehicle, and road environment, and how this awareness encourages safer behavior

- Learn how aging, medications, alcohol and other health-related issues affect driving ability and ways to adjust how to allow for these changes

- Increase confidence

- Know how to drive safely when sharing the road with other road users

- Learn the newest safety and advanced features in vehicles

- Learn when driving may no longer be safe

- Explore other ways to travel

Some automobile insurance companies in New Hampshire provide discounts to participants who complete this course. People are encouraged to check with their respective insurance agents for more information.