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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #136 ~ December 4, 2006
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Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Features of the Week:
Book Review: Where the Mountain Stands Alone

In Season Recipe:
Sauteed Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta

Mark Your Calendar:
Free Winter Events in Mt. Washington Valley (NH)

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Worth Quoting

"Never bear more than one trouble at a time.  Some people bear three kinds:
all they have had, all they have now, and all they expect to have."

~Edward Everett Hale

More New England proverbs & quotes

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Notes from my back porch...

Feeling the stress yet?  I mean the holiday stress.  Try as I may to stay
centered and in the Christmas spirit, the holiday madness permeates the air.  
My husband and I went shopping locally this past weekend (trying hard to
avoid big-box stores...but we did go to one).  We're ahead of the rush, and we
got our tree, our house is decorated, but I still need some reminders to slow
down and take in the season.  Here's a link to a free booklet compliments of
the Center for a New American Dream on doing just that called "Simplify the
Holidays."  Get it here at:
www.newdream.org/holiday/simplify.pdf

And don't forget to enter to win one of the
simpler gifts a child can get:
hand-made wooden blocks (made in
Vermont).
Click here to enter our
December giveaway compliments of
Green Mountain Blocks...

More Stories This Week:

Sautéed Shrimp with Angel Hair Pasta
By Charlie Burke
After all the preparation and cooking for Thanksgiving,
simpler, lighter meals are appreciated. We always have
frozen shrimp on hand for quick meals or impromptu
entertaining, so this quick dinner was made without
having to make a trip to the store.
Click here for story & recipe...


Book Review: Where the Mountain
Stands Alone
"Where the Mountain Stands Alone testifies to the adage
'It takes one to know one.' Howard Mansfield, who edited
this collection of “stories of place in the Monadnock region,”
writes beautifully himself ... He selected topnotch work from
writers at their peaks for this soft-cover, coffee-table book,
sumptuously illustrated with photographs, paintings,
etchings, and some lovely line drawings by Guillermo
Nuñez."  
Read on...

And Mark Your Calendars for:
Free Winter Events in NH's Mt. Washington Valley
Who says nothing in life is free? Mt. Washington Valley’s calendar of events
is brimming with cost-free events and programs geared toward celebrating
the holidays and the opening of the ski season. Leave your wallets behind,
because these events are free and open to the public.  Read on...

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

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

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Marcia
Publisher & Editor

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