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Notes from the Heart...
The Heart of New England's Weekly Newsletter
Issue #140 ~ January 1, 2007
The Heart of New
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Greetings from The Heart of  New England!

Feature of the Week:
"Wild" Ideas for Surviving New England Winters
New Guidebook Features Northern Forest Artists

In Season Recipe:
Polenta: Easy & Versatile

Mark Your Calendar:
New Hampshire's 2007 Winter Carnivals

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January's Prize of the Month
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Worth Quoting

"Look not mournfully into the past.  It comes not back again.  Wisely improve the
present.  It is thine.  Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear."

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

More New England proverbs & quotes

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

A few days ago we saw what we northern New Englanders have been waiting
for weeks now: snow.  It came down, light, fluffy, the way it should at this
time of year.  Today, the first day of 2007, it is all but gone -- and rain is
pouring down. We expect snow at this time of year and get rather sullen and
irritable when it doesn't come.  But, it will, and before long we'll be
wondering how on earth we're going to get through the rest of the winter.  For
those of you living in this part of the globe (or any northern clime), here's
some "wild" ideas on surviving these winter months...
click here for story...

More Stories this Week: easy & versatile!
by Charlie Burke
Polenta is classic, elemental food,
made of cornmeal, water and salt.
Like pasta, it is a blank slate, taking
on the flavors and nuances of the
many dishes with which it is served.
Click here for story & recipe...

New Guide "Hand Made in the Northern Forest"
...lists 365 artisans and craftspeople, galleries, craft marketplaces, special
attractions, restaurants and historic inns, organized into 13 driving tours
throughout the four-state Northern Forest region. Colorful maps of each route
guide tourists on their way while giving them a sense of place. Underscoring
the importance of heritage in the Northern Forest, each chapter includes a
cultural heritage profile, sidebar articles and interesting “tidbits” about
locations along the way.  
Click here for more info...

And Mark Your Calendars for:
Winter Carnival Time in New Hampshire
Dartmouth College in Hanover started it all in 1910 with ice sculptures and a
giant bonfire. In 1940, Dartmouth student Ted Geissel (aka “Dr. Seuss”)
created one of his distinctive characters to illustrate the Winter Carnival
program. Now Dartmouth's Winter Carnival scheduled for February 9-11,
2007 features snow sculptures, a polar bear swim and other collegiate winter
fun. Continuing the tradition, there are Winter Carnivals in Franconia, Mount
Washington Valley, Laconia, Keene and Somersworth that provide fun for the
whole family and balance wintry weather with bonfires to keep fairgoers
warm. Click here for statewide listings of winter carnivals...

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

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

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