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The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #118 ~ July 9 2006
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Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Features of the Week:
On the Road with Bookstore Tourism
The Palettes of Bennington, Vermont

In Season Recipe:
Brochetta (made with greenhouse-grown tomatoes)

Calendar Pick of the Week
26th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival  
(in Vermont's Northeast Kingdom)

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"A good example is the best sermon."

(New England proverb)

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Notes from my back porch...

We drove through Bennington, Vermont last weekend on our way to upstate
NY to visit family for the 4th of July.  Bennington always seems to have
creative displays on its main drag in the summer -- last year it was life-sized
painted moose.  This year it's huge palettes (in celebration of a state-wide
palettes display).  Writer Lorianne DiSabato writes about this whimsical art
exhibit in this week's feature story
Palette-ing Around Bennington, Vermont.

And if you love books and you love to travel, here's a story that pairs these
two obsessions together.  Book author by Larry Portzline (who wrote
Tourism: The Book Addict's Guide to Planning & Promoting Bookstore Road Trips for
Bibliophiles & Other Bookshop Junkies
) writes for us this week about how to plan
your own bookshop road trip to northern New England:
On the Road with
Bookstore Tourism.

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Thanks for stopping by The Heart of New England & see you next week!


In Season Recipe: Brochetta
by Charlie Burke

I used greenhouse-grown tomatoes for this simple recipe for brochetta, which
offers a delightful taste of summer (and of Italy) to your family and guests.  
Read on...

For more recipes click here

Visit this week's sponsor:
1811 House in Manchester, Vermont

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A romantic getaway that offers an exceptional view of the mountains and the
extensive gardens on the 7 1/2 acres of property. Wood burning fireplaces, 90
different single malt scotches in on premise pub. Close to everything, fully
air-conditioned. Starting at US $210.  
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Calendar Pick of the Week

26th Annual Stars and Stripes Festival   
A Northeast Kingdom cultural heritage spectacular.
Lyndonville, VT  
Jul 15, 2006  
10-4 pm.  

This celebration features a parade with entertainment and floats, shopping
with crafts and local vendors, a political milking contest - come see Vermont
politicians show their stuff - and more. Visit historic sites, including 5 covered
bridges and the Cobleigh Library, celebrating 100 years in 2006. Family
entertainment, music, food, and good old-fashioned fun.

Location:  Downtown Lyndonville and Bandstand Park  
Phone(s):  (802) 626-9696

For more Vermont events for July & August visit:
Vermont Calendar of (uniquely-Vermont) Events

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