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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.

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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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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 www.moultonboroughnh.gov and will close on Friday May 15.


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