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Castle in the Clouds to mark rebuilding of front portico Friday

MOULTONBOROUGH — As the Castle in the Clouds heads into its centennial year in 2014, a year of celebration and dedication, it is happily celebrating a great season in 2013.

With record attendance, weddings all season long, and important improvements to the buildings and additions to the staff this has been a busy and productive year.

The major restoration project this year, the faithful rebuilding of Lucknow's front portico, will be finished on October 18 and celebrated with a ribbon cutting attended by board members, and representatives from major funders--the Mcinish Foundation, LCHIP, and the Bank of New Hampshire.

With the completion of this work the Castle Preservation Society will have invested more than $2,000,000 into the Castle property in restoration, rebuilding and renovation.

The Castle Preservation Society also recently welcomed two new senior managers to the Castle family. Charles "Chuck" Clark is filling a newly created, and much needed position of Director of Operations. Chuck comes from COSI, the nationally recognized science center in Columbus, Ohio, where he was for ten years involved in various aspects of Guest Relations and most recently director of the department. He will oversee three crucial guest centered areas: food service, admissions and weddings, rentals, and programs. James Towle, newly hired as Castle Facility Director, comes from the Holderness School where he has been Assistant Facility Director for the past ten years.

Castle in the Clouds will close for the regular season at the end of the Day, October 27. That is also Moultonborough appreciation day, when Moultonborough residents tour the property and the Lucknow mansion for free

. Even after the regular season, there is lots of activity at the Castle. Murder Mystery Dinner Theater is back again the first weekend in November: the Saturday evening performance is sold out, but there is still good availability on Sunday November 3 at 1 p.m. This year's production, "Treason in the Court" invites guests to revel in a time of merry-making and celebration--but with treason and murder afoot. A buffet meal from Hart's caterers and the show, all for $55, will make for a merry memorable event..

And Christmas at the Castle will also be back, this year November 22-24 and November 29-December 1 with music, vintage decorations, and other seasonal treats.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:54

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Weight Institute of New Hampshire Offers Bariatric Support Group


LACONIA — The Weight Institute of New Hampshire (WINH), a department of Lakes Region General Hospital, is pleased to offer a monthly bariatric support group. Facilitated by registered dietitian Kathleen Hayward, RD LD, the support group will meet the third Thursday of every month from 6-7 p.m, and is open to patients and family members who have had or will be having bariatric surgery at LRGH or elsewhere.

This month's support group will be meeting tonight at the WINH Conference Room in the Medical Office Building (85 Spring Street, Laconia), and will feature a patient who has had weight loss surgery.

To register call 527-2946.

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Better Choices, Better Health: Learn to Live Well with a Chronic Disease

LACONIA — Did you know that nearly one out of every two adults have at least one chronic disease? These chronic diseases may include arthritis, chronic pain, asthma, obesity, osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease and any other chronic condition that you live with on a daily/weekly basis, which may significantly limit your every-day activities.

Learn how to manage your symptoms/disease with the Better Choices, Better Health workshop presented by LRGHealthcare. This free six session program will be available at the Taylor Community, Woodside beginning Wednesday, October 30 through December, 11 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m.

Those attending the workshops will apply skills for living a full, healthy life with a chronic condition, learn to set weekly goals and develop a practical step-by-step plan for improving health and quality of life.

Workshop leaders will guide participants through this proven program developed by the Stanford University School of Medicine. These sessions are ideal for anyone living with a chronic health condition or a caregiver of someone with a chronic health condition.

For more information or to register for this upcoming workshops, call LRGHealthcare Education Services at 527-7120.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:48

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Moultonborough Rec Department offering trip to King Arthur Flour

MOULTONBOROUGH — The Moultonborough Recreation Department is planning a trip to King Arthur Flour and the Simon Pearce store in Norwich, Vt., on Friday, November 15.

Participants will travel by coach bus to visit King Arthur Flour's newly renovated campus, where they will  enjoy a baking demonstration and a lunch prepared by their professional chefs. Lunch is included in the cost of this trip. People will  also get to visit the brand new retail store andbrowse all the kitchen tools and gadgets.

After lunch, participants will travel to the Simon Pearce store in the Mill at Quechee, Vt. where they can observe glassblowers at work on a self-guided tour and browse the beautiful and unique hand blown creations in their shop.

The cost of this trip is $45 per person and is intended for adults age 18+. The fee includes admission, lunch, baking demonstration and coach bus transportation. Menu choices for lunch are available on our website. We will depart from the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 8 a.m. on Friday, November 15 and will return at 6 p.m. Pre-registration for this trip is required by November 7.

Contact the Moultonborough Recreation Department at 476-8868 to register or for more information on this or other MRD activities.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 16 October 2013 09:46

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