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Issue #155 - May 6, 2007
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Greetings from
of New England!

In this issue...
Book Review: Logging Railroads
Recipe: Little Neck Clams
Mark Your Calendars:
Mother's Day Weekend (NH)
Spring Fling (ME)

Click here to enter our giveaway for May...
two murder mystery books set on the coast of
Maine by author Karen MacInerney.

Worth Quoting

"To me, faith is not worrying."  ~ John Dewey

More New England proverbs & quotes

Notes from the Heart...

How do you know when spring has truly arrived?  It could be when the peepers
sing their songs.  Or when the forsythias bloom.  Or when the first robin arrives.
Or when the farmers' markets appear in town.  For me, the true sign of spring is
when the mail carriers wear shorts! Spotted one just the other day. Yes, spring
is (almost) here in northern New England :)  ~M

This week's feature:
Over the years Bill Gove has been chugging along the rails of New Hampshire
history, producing a steady harvest of books on logging and railroads --
J.E. Henry’s Logging Railroads, Logging Railroads of the Saco River Valley, and Log
Drives on the Connecticut River
. His new book is Logging Railroads Along the
Pemigewasset River
. As his to-the-point titles suggest, Gove, a retired forester,
says it like it is and was.  
Click here to read book review...

This Week's Recipe:
Little Neck Clams in White Wine Sauce
with Tomatoes and Pancetta
By Charlie Burke
Restaurants all over the country order New England
farmed little neck clams which are said to be of the
highest quality, and I’ve heard chefs say they can
identify them by their unique flavor. Little neck clams lack the large belly of
local soft shelled clams which are served as New England’s famous fried clams
and also are nearly free of sand. Most are farmed in the Wellfleet area of Cape
Cod; shellfish farming is environmentally friendly because the native clams live
on natural nutrients in sea water and produce no pollution.
Click here for story & recipe...

Mark Your Calendars:

Mother's Day Weekend at Charmingfare Farm
Candia, NH ~ May 12 & 14, 2007 ~
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Celebrate the Mother’s Day weekend, May 12th
& 13th at Charmingfare Farm in Candia, NH.  
Each day, the first 125 moms who visit the farm
will receive a special gift and all moms can
register to win prizes.  Meet the  farm animal moms and their newest arrivals.  
Learn how these animals take care of their families.  For more information, call
483-5623 or visit their website at

Spring Fling at the Hamilton House in South Berwick, ME
Saturday, May 19, 2007 ~ 11 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

A traditional symbol of spring, lambs from a nearby farm will be on site for
petting and visitors can learn to wash their fleece. Children and adults alike
will learn how to churn butter and will be offered a taste of their efforts. A
treasure hunt covering the extensive landscape will end in a special surprise for
all participants and many spring-themed crafts will be offered. Children will
have a chance to plant a flower to take home and to paint a flower pot to place
their flower in. While making bird masks, visitors will learn about some of the
birds that make the Hamilton House their home. Tours of the Hamilton House
and the sites extensive gardens will be offered at predetermined times. For
more information, please call 603-436-3205 or visit

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


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