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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #125 ~ September 17, 2006
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England Marketplace:
Greetings from The Heart of  New England

Features of the Week:
Leaf Peeping: Let's Count the Ways

In Season Recipe:
Eggplant with Goat Cheese & Pesto

Mark Your Calendar:
New Hampshire's Halloween Events ->

September Prize of the Month:
Vermont-Made Jigsaw Puzzle

Worth Quoting

"The man is richest whose pleasures are the cheapest"

Henry David Thoreau

More New England proverbs & quotes

Print of the Week
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Notes from my back porch...

My husband left for Alaska this morning for a conference on global warming
(in his capacity as a Keene city councilor). There, along with other city officials
from around the country and the world, he will take a tour of some of the
receding glaciers.  As much as I would have loved to have gone, I don't know
if I could bear the sadness of seeing that.  I often think about our own little
corner of the world in New England and what global warming might mean to
our beautiful autumns, our glorious snow-filled winters, our spring-time
maple syrup.  Just the other day I read that the average yearly temperature in
New England has risen by 4 degrees.  

Needless to say, I am looking at my mini-van with a rather jaded eye these
days.  In the meantime, I'm thinking about buying some carbon credits
(,, or for
information on how this works).  That is, until I buy a totally solar-powered
car :)  Ford, about it?

Our Stories This Week:

When it comes to leaf-peeping, don’t be fooled.
There is more than one way to peep a leaf. Hail
to the “peep” this fall with a visit to Mt. Washington
Valley, located in the heart of New Hampshire’s
White Mountains. Offering not only spectacular
foliage but a wide variety of ways to enjoy
the harvest hues of Mother Nature’s artistry,
there’s plenty of great ways to enjoy
Mt. Washington Valley’s fall foliage
throughout this autumn. But remember, be sure to book your reservation
soon or forever hold your peep. The early bird gets the best rooms!
Click here to discover the many ways to peep leaves in New Hampshire...

In Season Recipe:
Eggplant with Goat Cheese & Pesto
By Charlie Burke

We picked the last or our thin purple eggplant
this week, and I am determined to use them all
over the next week or so.
Click here for delicious
recipe for eggplant with goat cheese and pesto...

Enjoy this week's newsletter & thanks for stopping by
The Heart of New England!

PS -- Don't forget to enter this month's new giveaway -- a hand-cut wooden
jigsaw puzzle, compliments of X-Man Puzzles of Rutland, Vermont!  
Click here to enter today!

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Mark Your Calendar...

New Hampshire Knows Halloween
In New Hampshire, Halloween is for everyone. What else would you expect
of the state that just made the pumpkin its official state fruit? Fourth graders
from the Keene area took their roots (vines?) to heart when they applied their
civics lessons to convincing the State Legislature that the pumpkin should be
honored. After all, Keene holds the Guinness World Record for displaying the
most lighted jack o'lanterns in one place at one time. Click here for a  
sampling of the treats, er, events New Hampshire has to offer this Halloween...

For more Northern New England events for this month visit:
Calendar of (Uniquely-Northern New England) Events


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